Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

箴言 15

1溫和的回答平息怒氣,
    粗暴的言詞激起憤怒。
智者的舌頭傳揚知識,
    愚人的嘴巴吐露愚昧。
耶和華的眼目無所不在,
    善人和惡人都被祂鑒察。
溫和的言詞帶來生命,
    乖謬的話語傷透人心。
愚人蔑視父親的管教,
    接受責備的才算明智。
義人家中財富充足,
    惡人得利惹來禍患。
智者的嘴傳揚知識,
    愚人的心並非如此。
耶和華憎恨惡人的祭物,
    悅納正直人的祈禱。
耶和華憎恨惡人的行徑,
    喜愛追求公義的人。
10 背離正道,必遭嚴懲;
    厭惡責備,必致死亡。
11 陰間和冥府[a]在耶和華面前尚且無法隱藏,
    何況世人的心思呢!
12 嘲諷者不愛聽責備,
    也不願請教智者。
13 心中喜樂,容光煥發;
    心裡悲傷,精神頹喪。
14 哲士渴慕知識,
    愚人安於愚昧。
15 困苦人天天受煎熬,
    樂觀者常常有喜樂。
16 財物雖少但敬畏耶和華,
    勝過家財萬貫卻充滿煩惱。
17 粗茶淡飯但彼此相愛,
    勝過美酒佳餚卻互相憎恨。
18 脾氣暴躁,惹起爭端;
    忍耐克制,平息糾紛。
19 懶惰人的路佈滿荊棘,
    正直人的道平坦寬闊。
20 智慧之子使父親歡喜,
    愚昧的人卻藐視母親。
21 無知者以愚昧為樂,
    明哲人遵循正道。
22 獨斷專行,計劃失敗;
    集思廣益,事無不成。
23 應對得體,心中愉快;
    言語合宜,何等美好!
24 智者循生命之路上升,
    以免墜入陰間。
25 耶和華拆毀傲慢人的房屋,
    祂使寡婦的地界完整無損。
26 耶和華憎恨惡人的意念,
    喜愛純潔的言語。
27 貪愛財富,自害己家;
    厭惡賄賂,安然存活。
28 義人三思而後答,
    惡人張口吐惡言。
29 耶和華遠離惡人,
    卻聽義人的禱告。
30 笑顏令人心喜,
    喜訊滋潤骨頭。
31 傾聽生命的訓誡,
    使人與智者同列。
32 不受管教就是輕看自己,
    聽從責備才能得到智慧。
33 敬畏耶和華使人得智慧,
    學會謙卑後才能得尊榮。

Notas al pie

  1. 15·11 冥府」希伯來文是「亞巴頓」,參考啟示錄9·11

New International Version - UK

Proverbs 15

1A gentle answer turns away wrath,
    but a harsh word stirs up anger.

The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge,
    but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.

The eyes of the Lord are everywhere,
    keeping watch on the wicked and the good.

The soothing tongue is a tree of life,
    but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.

A fool spurns a parent’s discipline,
    but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.

The house of the righteous contains great treasure,
    but the income of the wicked brings ruin.

The lips of the wise spread knowledge,
    but the hearts of fools are not upright.

The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked,
    but the prayer of the upright pleases him.

The Lord detests the way of the wicked,
    but he loves those who pursue righteousness.

10 Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path;
    the one who hates correction will die.

11 Death and Destruction[a] lie open before the Lord –
    how much more do human hearts!

12 Mockers resent correction,
    so they avoid the wise.

13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful,
    but heartache crushes the spirit.

14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge,
    but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.

15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched,
    but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.

16 Better a little with the fear of the Lord
    than great wealth with turmoil.

17 Better a dish of vegetables with love
    than a fattened calf with hatred.

18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict,
    but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.

19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns,
    but the path of the upright is a highway.

20 A wise son brings joy to his father,
    but a foolish man despises his mother.

21 Folly brings joy to one who has no sense,
    but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course.

22 Plans fail for lack of counsel,
    but with many advisors they succeed.

23 A person finds joy in giving an apt reply –
    and how good is a timely word!

24 The path of life leads upward for the prudent
    to keep them from going down to the realm of the dead.

25 The Lord tears down the house of the proud,
    but he sets the widow’s boundary stones in place.

26 The Lord detests the thoughts of the wicked,
    but gracious words are pure in his sight.

27 The greedy bring ruin to their households,
    but the one who hates bribes will live.

28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers,
    but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.

29 The Lord is far from the wicked,
    but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

30 Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart,
    and good news gives health to the bones.

31 Whoever heeds life-giving correction
    will be at home among the wise.

32 Those who disregard discipline despise themselves,
    but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.

33 Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord,
    and humility comes before honour.

Notas al pie

  1. Proverbs 15:11 Hebrew Abaddon