Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

箴言 19

10 愚人奢華宴樂不相宜,
11 智者不輕易發怒,
12 君王的震怒像雄獅怒吼,
13 愚昧之子是父親的災殃,
14 房屋錢財是祖先的遺產,
15 懶惰使人沉睡,
16 遵守誡命的保全性命,
17 善待窮人等於借貸給耶和華,
18 管教孩子宜早不宜晚,
19 脾氣暴躁的人必吃苦頭。
20 你要受教聽勸,
21 人心中有許多計劃,
22 人心愛慕忠誠,
23 敬畏耶和華使人得享生命,
24 懶惰人手放在餐盤,
25 責打嘲諷者,愚人學會謹慎;
26 苛待父親的人可鄙,
27 孩子啊,你若不聽教誨,
28 作偽證者嘲諷公義,
29 刑罰對付嘲諷者,

New International Version - UK

Proverbs 19

1Better the poor whose way of life is blameless
    than a fool whose lips are perverse.

Desire without knowledge is not good –
    how much more will hasty feet miss the way!

A person’s own folly leads to their ruin,
    yet their heart rages against the Lord.

Wealth attracts many friends,
    but even the closest friend of the poor person deserts them.

A false witness will not go unpunished,
    and whoever pours out lies will not go free.

Many curry favour with a ruler,
    and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts.

The poor are shunned by all their relatives –
    how much more do their friends avoid them!
Though the poor pursue them with pleading,
    they are nowhere to be found.[a]

The one who gets wisdom loves life;
    the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.

A false witness will not go unpunished,
    and whoever pours out lies will perish.

10 It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury –
    how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!

11 A person’s wisdom yields patience;
    it is to one’s glory to overlook an offence.

12 A king’s rage is like the roar of a lion,
    but his favour is like dew on the grass.

13 A foolish child is a father’s ruin,
    and a quarrelsome wife is like
    the constant dripping of a leaky roof.

14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents,
    but a prudent wife is from the Lord.

15 Laziness brings on deep sleep,
    and the shiftless go hungry.

16 Whoever keeps commandments keeps their life,
    but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die.

17 Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord,
    and he will reward them for what they have done.

18 Discipline your children, for in that there is hope;
    do not be a willing party to their death.

19 A hot-tempered person must pay the penalty;
    rescue them, and you will have to do it again.

20 Listen to advice and accept discipline,
    and at the end you will be counted among the wise.

21 Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
    but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

22 What a person desires is unfailing love;[b]
    better to be poor than a liar.

23 The fear of the Lord leads to life;
    then one rests content, untouched by trouble.

24 A sluggard buries his hand in the dish;
    he will not even bring it back to his mouth!

25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence;
    rebuke the discerning, and they will gain knowledge.

26 Whoever robs their father and drives out their mother
    is a child who brings shame and disgrace.

27 Stop listening to instruction, my son,
    and you will stray from the words of knowledge.

28 A corrupt witness mocks at justice,
    and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.

29 Penalties are prepared for mockers,
    and beatings for the backs of fools.

Notas al pie

  1. Proverbs 19:7 The meaning of the Hebrew for this sentence is uncertain.
  2. Proverbs 19:22 Or Greed is a person’s shame