Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

箴言 25

所罗门的箴言(续)

1以下也是所罗门的箴言,由犹大王希西迦的人抄录。

将事隐藏是上帝的荣耀,
    把事查明是君王的光荣。
天之高,地之厚,
    君王的心测不透。
除掉银子里的渣滓,
    银匠就能铸造器皿。
清除君王身边的恶人,
    王位必因公义而巩固。
不可在王面前妄自尊大,
    不要占据大人物的位子。
与其在权贵面前受羞辱,
    不如等人邀请你坐上座。
不可鲁莽地打官司,
    以免败诉、羞愧难当。
遇到跟邻舍争讼,
    不可泄露其秘密,
10 免得听见的人辱骂你,
    你的恶名将永难洗刷。
11 一句话说得合宜,
    就像金苹果放在银器里。
12 对受教者而言,
    智者的责备犹如金耳环和金饰物。
13 忠信的使者叫主人心里舒畅,
    就像夏收之时有冰雪的凉气。
14 夸口送礼物却食言的人,
    就像没有雨水的风和云。
15 坚忍说服君王,
    柔舌折断骨头。
16 找到蜂蜜要酌量而食,
    免得吃多了呕吐。
17 不要频频去邻舍家,
    免得惹人烦、遭人厌。
18 作伪证陷害邻舍的人,
    无异于大锤、刀和利箭。
19 危难时投靠奸诈之人,
    形同倚靠坏牙和跛脚。
20 对忧伤的人唱歌,
    如同天寒脱衣、伤口撒盐。
21 你的仇敌若饿了,
    就给他吃的;
    若渴了,就给他水喝;
22 因为你这是把炭火堆在他头上,
    耶和华必奖赏你。
23 北风带来雨水,
    谗言激起愤怒。
24 宁愿住在屋顶的一角,
    不跟争闹的妻子同屋。
25 有好消息从远方传来,
    如凉水滋润干渴的人。
26 义人向恶人低头,
    就像清泉被搅浑,
    水井受污染。
27 蜂蜜吃得太多有害无益,
    追求自己的荣耀也不光彩。
28 无法自制的人就像被攻破的无墙之城。

Amplified Bible

Proverbs 25

Similitudes, Instructions

1These are also the proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied:


It is the glory of God to conceal a matter,
But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.

As the heavens for height and the earth for depth,
So the hearts and minds of kings are [a]unsearchable.

Take away the dross from the silver,
And there comes out [the pure metal for] a vessel for the silversmith [to shape].

Take away the wicked from before the king,
And his throne will be established in righteousness.

Do not be boastfully ambitious and claim honor in the presence of the king,
And do not stand in the place of great men;

For it is better that it be said to you, “Come up here,”
Than for you to be placed lower in the presence of the prince,
Whom your eyes have seen.


Do not rush out to argue your case [before magistrates or judges];
Otherwise what will you do in the end [when your case is lost and]
When your neighbor (opponent) humiliates you?

Argue your case with your neighbor himself [before you go to court];
And do not reveal another’s secret,
10 
Or he who hears it will shame you
And the rumor about you [and your action in court] will have no end.

11 
Like apples of gold in settings of silver
Is a word spoken at the right time.
12 
Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold
Is a wise reprover to an ear that listens and learns.
13 
Like the cold of snow [brought from the mountains] in the time of harvest,
So is a faithful messenger to those who send him;
For he refreshes the life of his masters.
14 
Like clouds and wind without rain
Is a man who boasts falsely of gifts [he does not give].
15 
By patience and a calm spirit a ruler may be persuaded,
And a soft and gentle tongue breaks the bone [of resistance].
16 
Have you found [pleasure sweet like] honey? Eat only as much as you need,
Otherwise, being filled excessively, you vomit it.
17 
Let your foot seldom be in your neighbor’s house,
Or he will become tired of you and hate you.
18 
Like a club and a sword and a piercing arrow
Is a man who testifies falsely against his neighbor (acquaintance).
19 
Like a broken tooth or an unsteady foot
Is confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble.
20 
Like one who takes off a garment in cold weather, or like [a reactive, useless mixture of] vinegar on soda,
Is he who [thoughtlessly] sings [joyful] songs to a heavy heart.
21 
If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat;
And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
22 
For in doing so, you will [b]heap coals of fire upon his head,
And the Lord will reward you.
23 
The north wind brings forth rain;
And a backbiting tongue, an angry countenance.
24 
It is better to live in a corner of the housetop [on the flat roof, exposed to the weather]
Than in a house shared with a quarrelsome (contentious) woman.
25 
Like cold water to a thirsty soul,
So is good news from a distant land.
26 
Like a muddied fountain and a polluted spring
Is a righteous man who yields and compromises his integrity before the wicked.
27 
It is not good to eat much honey,
Nor is it glorious to seek one’s own glory.
28 
Like a city that is broken down and without walls [leaving it unprotected]
Is a man who has no self-control over his spirit [and sets himself up for trouble].

Notas al pie

  1. Proverbs 25:3 The ancient rabbis explained this as a reference to the countless details of government that are a king’s responsibility.
  2. Proverbs 25:22 This expression may refer to an Egyptian custom in which a penitent man carried a pan of coals on his head as a sign of repentance. The message of these verses is the admonition to return good for evil in the hope that your enemy will be moved to repentance.