Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

箴言 29

1屢教不改、頑固不化者,
    必突然滅亡,無可挽救。
義人增多,萬眾歡騰;
    惡人得勢,萬民歎息。
愛慕智慧的使父親歡欣,
    結交妓女的必耗盡錢財。
君王秉公行義,國家安定;
    他若收受賄賂,國必傾倒。
奉承鄰舍,等於設網羅絆他。
惡人被自己的罪纏住,
    義人卻常常歡喜歌唱。
義人關心窮人的冤屈,
    惡人對此漠不關心。
狂徒煽動全城,
    智者平息眾怒。
智者跟愚人對簿公堂,
    愚人會怒罵嬉笑不止。
10 嗜殺之徒憎惡純全無過的人,
    但正直的人保護他們[a]
11 愚人盡發其怒,
    智者忍氣含怒。
12 君王若聽讒言,
    臣僕必成奸徒。
13 貧窮人和欺壓者有共同點:
    他們的眼睛都是耶和華所賜。
14 君王若秉公審判窮人,
    他的王位必永遠堅立。
15 管教之杖使孩子得智慧,
    放縱的子女讓母親蒙羞。
16 惡人當道,罪惡氾濫;
    義人必得見他們敗亡。
17 好好管教兒子,
    他會帶給你平安和喜樂。
18 百姓無神諭便任意妄為,
    但遵守律法的人必蒙福。
19 管教僕人不能單靠言語,
    因為他雖明白卻不服從。
20 言語急躁的人,
    還不如愚人有希望。
21 主人若從小就嬌慣僕人,
    他終必成為主人的麻煩。
22 憤怒的人挑起紛爭,
    暴躁的人多有過犯。
23 驕傲的人必遭貶抑,
    謙卑的人必得尊榮。
24 與盜賊為伍是憎惡自己,
    他即使發誓也不敢作證。
25 懼怕人的必自陷網羅,
    信靠耶和華的必安穩。
26 許多人討君王的歡心,
    但正義伸張靠耶和華。
27 為非作歹,義人厭惡;
    行為正直,惡人憎恨。

Notas al pie

  1. 29·10 但正直的人保護他們」或譯「索取正直人的性命」。

New American Standard Bible

Proverbs 29

Warnings and Instructions

1A man who hardens his neck after much reproof
Will suddenly be broken [a]beyond remedy.
When the righteous [b]increase, the people rejoice,
But when a wicked man rules, people groan.
A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad,
But he who keeps company with harlots wastes his wealth.
The king gives stability to the land by justice,
But a man who takes bribes overthrows it.
A man who flatters his neighbor
Is spreading a net for his steps.
By transgression an evil man is ensnared,
But the righteous sings and rejoices.
The righteous [c]is concerned for the rights of the poor,
The wicked does not understand such [d]concern.
Scorners set a city aflame,
But wise men turn away anger.
When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man,
[e]The foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.
10 Men of bloodshed hate the blameless,
But the upright [f]are concerned for his life.
11 A fool [g]always loses his temper,
But a wise man holds it back.
12 If a ruler pays attention to falsehood,
All his ministers become wicked.
13 The poor man and the oppressor [h]have this in common:
The Lord gives light to the eyes of both.
14 If a king judges the poor with truth,
His throne will be established forever.
15 The rod and reproof give wisdom,
But a child [i]who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.
16 When the wicked [j]increase, transgression increases;
But the righteous will see their fall.
17 Correct your son, and he will give you comfort;
He will also [k]delight your soul.
18 Where there is no [l]vision, the people are unrestrained,
But happy is he who keeps the law.
19 A slave will not be instructed by words alone;
For though he understands, there will be no response.
20 Do you see a man who is hasty in his words?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.
21 He who pampers his slave from childhood
Will in the end find him to be a son.
22 An angry man stirs up strife,
And a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression.
23 A man’s pride will bring him low,
But a humble spirit will obtain honor.
24 He who is a partner with a thief hates his own life;
He hears the oath but tells nothing.
25 The fear of man [m]brings a snare,
But he who trusts in the Lord will be exalted.
26 Many seek the ruler’s [n]favor,
But justice for man comes from the Lord.
27 An unjust man is abominable to the righteous,
And he who is upright in the way is abominable to the wicked.

Notas al pie

  1. Proverbs 29:1 Lit and there is no remedy
  2. Proverbs 29:2 Or become great
  3. Proverbs 29:7 Lit knows the cause
  4. Proverbs 29:7 Lit knowledge
  5. Proverbs 29:9 Lit He
  6. Proverbs 29:10 Lit seek his soul
  7. Proverbs 29:11 Lit sends forth all his spirit
  8. Proverbs 29:13 Lit meet together
  9. Proverbs 29:15 Lit left to himself
  10. Proverbs 29:16 Or become great
  11. Proverbs 29:17 Lit give delight to
  12. Proverbs 29:18 Or revelation
  13. Proverbs 29:25 Lit gives
  14. Proverbs 29:26 Lit face