Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

箴言 27

1不要為明天誇口,
    因為你不知明天會怎樣。
讓別人誇獎你,不要開口自誇;
    讓外人稱讚你,不要自吹自擂。
石頭沉,沙土重,
    不如愚人惹的麻煩重。
暴怒固然殘酷,
    憤恨好比狂瀾,
    然而嫉妒更是無人能敵。
開誠佈公的責備勝過隱藏的愛。
朋友加的創傷出自真誠,
    仇敵連連親吻卻是多餘。
飽足的人連蜂蜜也嫌棄,
    饑餓的人吃苦食也甘甜。
離鄉背井的人就像離巢的飛鳥。
膏油和香料使人暢快,
    朋友的勸誡更加甘甜。
10 不可拋棄你的朋友和父親的至交。
    患難時別投靠兄弟,
    近鄰勝過遠親。
11 孩子啊,你要做智者,
    使我的心喜樂,
    我好回答譏笑我的人。
12 明哲人遇禍躲避,
    愚昧人前去受害。
13 誰為陌生人作保,
    就拿誰的衣服;
    誰為淫婦作保,
    誰就得交抵押。
14 清早高聲為鄰舍祝福,
    無異於咒詛他。
15 喋喋不休的婦人,
    就像雨天房屋漏個不停;
16 想制止她猶如制止狂風,
    又像用手抓油一樣困難。
17 朋友互相切磋,
如鐵磨鐵越磨越利。
18 看無花果樹的吃無花果,
    照顧主人的也必得尊榮。
19 水能映照人的面貌,
    心能反映人的本相。
20 陰間和死亡填不滿,
    人的眼目永不滿足。
21 鼎煉銀,爐煉金,
    讚美也考驗人。
22 就算把愚人放在臼裡與麥子一起搗碎,
    他仍然難脫愚昧。
23 你要瞭解你的羊群,
    小心照料你的牲畜。
24 因為錢財有用盡時,
    冠冕不能萬代長存。
25 乾草割去,嫩草長出,
    山間的野草都被收起來。
26 小羊的皮毛可做衣服,
    賣山羊的錢可買田地,
27 母山羊的奶足夠你和家人喝,
    也夠養活你的僕婢。

New International Version - UK

Proverbs 27

1Do not boast about tomorrow,
    for you do not know what a day may bring.

Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth;
    an outsider, and not your own lips.

Stone is heavy and sand a burden,
    but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both.

Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming,
    but who can stand before jealousy?

Better is open rebuke
    than hidden love.

Wounds from a friend can be trusted,
    but an enemy multiplies kisses.

One who is full loathes honey from the comb,
    but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet.

Like a bird that flees its nest
    is anyone who flees from home.

Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart,
    and the pleasantness of a friend
    springs from their heartfelt advice.

10 Do not forsake your friend or a friend of your family,
    and do not go to your relative’s house when disaster strikes you –
    better a neighbour nearby than a relative far away.

11 Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart;
    then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt.

12 The prudent see danger and take refuge,
    but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.

13 Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger;
    hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider.

14 If anyone loudly blesses their neighbour early in the morning,
    it will be taken as a curse.

15 A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping
    of a leaky roof in a rainstorm;
16 restraining her is like restraining the wind
    or grasping oil with the hand.

17 As iron sharpens iron,
    so one person sharpens another.

18 The one who guards a fig-tree will eat its fruit,
    and whoever protects their master will be honoured.

19 As water reflects the face,
    so one’s life reflects the heart.[a]

20 Death and Destruction[b] are never satisfied,
    and neither are human eyes.

21 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,
    but people are tested by their praise.

22 Though you grind a fool in a mortar,
    grinding them like grain with a pestle,
    you will not remove their folly from them.

23 Be sure you know the condition of your flocks,
    give careful attention to your herds;
24 for riches do not endure for ever,
    and a crown is not secure for all generations.
25 When the hay is removed and new growth appears
    and the grass from the hills is gathered in,
26 the lambs will provide you with clothing,
    and the goats with the price of a field.
27 You will have plenty of goats’ milk to feed your family
    and to nourish your female servants.

Notas al pie

  1. Proverbs 27:19 Or so others reflect your heart back to you
  2. Proverbs 27:20 Hebrew Abaddon