Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Thimo 1:1-33

Ciugo cia Kwambĩrĩria: Gĩtũmi na Muoroto

11:1 Math 13:3; 1Ath 4:29-34Ici nĩ thimo cia Solomoni mũrũ wa Daudi, ũrĩa warĩ mũthamaki wa Isiraeli:

2nĩ thimo cia gũtũma mũndũ agĩe na ũũgĩ, na ataarĩke;

nĩ cia gũtũma ahote gũtaũkĩrwo nĩ ciugo cia ũũgĩ;

3nĩ cia gũtũma mũndũ ataarĩke ahote kũbarĩrĩra mũtũũrĩre wake,

ekage maũndũ marĩa magĩrĩire, na ma kĩhooto, na marĩa mega;

41:4 Thim 8:5; Thim 8:12nĩ cia gũtũma ũrĩa ũtarĩ na ũũgĩ agĩe na ũmenyo,

na cia gũtũma mũndũ mwĩthĩ agĩe na ũmenyo na ũgereri:

51:5 Thim 9:9arĩa oogĩ-rĩ, nĩmathikĩrĩrie na mongerere wĩruti wao,

nao arĩa akũũrani maũndũ metĩkĩre gũtongorio.

61:6 Thab 49:4; Atiir 14:12Ningĩ nĩ cia gũtũma mũndũ ataũkĩrwo nĩ thimo na ngerekano,

na ataũkĩrwo nĩ ciugo cia andũ arĩa oogĩ, na ndaĩ ciao.

7Kĩambĩrĩria kĩa ũmenyo nĩ gwĩtigĩra Jehova,

no arĩa akĩĩgu nĩ mathũire ũũgĩ na ũtaaro.

Mwĩmenyererei Kũheenererio

81:8 Thim 4:1; Jer 35:8Mũrũ wakwa, thikĩrĩria mataaro ma thoguo,

na ndũgatigane na ũrutani wa maitũguo.

9Maũndũ macio magaatuĩka ithaga rĩa kũgemia mũtwe waku,

na ta mũgathĩ wa kũgemia ngingo yaku.

101:10 Ayub 24:15; Gũcook 13:8Mũrũ wakwa, ehia mangĩgakũheenereria-rĩ,

ndũkanetĩkanie nao.

11Mangĩgakwĩra atĩrĩ, “Ũka ũthiĩ hamwe na ithuĩ;

reke tuoherie mũndũ tũite thakame yake,

reke tũcemaceeme mũndũ o na ũtehĩtie;

121:12 Thab 35:25ningĩ reke tũmamerie marĩ muoyo, o ta ũrĩa mbĩrĩra ĩĩkaga,

na marĩ agima, o ta arĩa maharũrũkaga irima;

13Na ithuĩ-rĩ, tũkĩgĩe na indo cia goro cia mĩthemba yothe,

na tũiyũrie nyũmba ciitũ na indo cia ndaho;

14rutithania wĩra na ithuĩ,

tũkorwo na mũhuko ũmwe ithuothe”;

151:15 Thab 119:101; Kĩam 49:6mũrũ wakwa, tiga gũtwarana nao,

ndũkagerere njĩra ciao;

161:16 Isa 59:7nĩgũkorwo magũrũ mao mahanyũkaga mathiĩ mehia-inĩ,

nao mahiũhaga magaite thakame.

17Kaĩ nĩ wĩra wa tũhũ kũiga gĩkerenge

nyoni ciothe igĩkuonaga-ĩ!

181:18 Thab 71:10Andũ aya mohagĩria thakame yao ene;

maceemaga o mĩoyo yao ene!

19Ũcio nĩguo mũthia wa arĩa othe magĩaga na indo na njĩra ya ungumania;

indo icio iniinaga mĩoyo ya arĩa magĩaga nacio.

Mwĩmenyererei Mũtikarege Ũũgĩ

201:20 Ayub 28:12Ũũgĩ nĩ aretana anĩrĩire njĩra-inĩ,

ningĩ agakayũrũrũka arĩ ihaaro-inĩ cia mũingĩ;

21Aragũthũka na mũgambo mũnene arĩ magomano-inĩ ma njĩra kũu kũrĩ inegene,

o na itoonyero rĩa itũũra inene akoria atĩrĩ:

221:22 Thim 6:32; Thab 50:17“Inyuĩ mũtarĩ ũũgĩ-rĩ, nĩ nginya rĩ mũgũtũũra mwendete njĩra cianyu itarĩ cia ũũgĩ?

Nĩ nginya rĩ anyũrũrania megũtũũra makenagĩra kĩnyũrũri,

na arĩa akĩĩgu mathũire ũmenyo?

23Korwo nĩmwetĩkĩrire kũigua ũtaaro wakwa-rĩ,

nĩingĩamũhingũrĩire ngoro yakwa,

ndũme mũmenye meciiria makwa.

241:24 Isa 65:12; Jer 7:13No tondũ nĩmwaregire kũnjigua rĩrĩa ndetanire,

na gũtirĩ mũndũ werũmbũirie hĩndĩ ĩrĩa ndatambũrũkirie guoko gwakwa,

25na mũkĩagĩra mataaro makwa mothe bata,

na mũkĩaga gwĩtĩkĩra ikaanania rĩakwa-rĩ,

261:26 Thab 2:4; 2Ath 19:21niĩ na niĩ nĩngamũthekerera hĩndĩ yanyu ya mwanangĩko,

na ndĩmũnyũrũrie rĩrĩa mũgaakorererwo nĩ mũtino:

27ĩĩ hĩndĩ ĩrĩa guoya ũkaamũkorerera ta kĩhuhũkanio,

rĩrĩa mwanangĩko ũkaamũhaata ta rũhuho rwa kĩhuhũkanio,

rĩrĩa mũgaakinyĩrĩrwo nĩ mĩnyamaro na ruo rwa ngoro.

281:28 Gũcook 1:45; Ezek 8:18“Hĩndĩ ĩyo nĩmakangaĩra, no ndikametĩka;

nĩmakanjetha na kĩyo, no matikanyona.

291:29 Ayub 21:14Tondũ nĩmathũũrire ũmenyo,

na matiigana gũthuura gwĩtigĩra Jehova,

30tondũ matietĩkĩrire mataaro makwa,

na nĩmamenire ikaanania rĩakwa,

311:31 2Maũ 36:16; Jer 6:19makaarĩa maciaro ma mĩthiĩre yao,

na mahũũnio nĩ maciaro ma mathugunda mao.

321:32 Thim 5:22; Isa 66:4Nĩgũkorwo ũgenyũ wa arĩa matarĩ ũũgĩ nĩũkamooraga,

nakuo kwĩgangara kwa arĩa akĩĩgu nĩgũkamaniina;

331:33 Ndar 24:21; Thab 112:8no ũrĩa wothe ũnjiguaga arĩtũũraga na thayũ,

na atũũre ahooreire, atarĩ ũgwati angĩĩtigĩra.”

New International Version

Proverbs 1:1-33

Purpose and Theme

1The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:

2for gaining wisdom and instruction;

for understanding words of insight;

3for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,

doing what is right and just and fair;

4for giving prudence to those who are simple,1:4 The Hebrew word rendered simple in Proverbs denotes a person who is gullible, without moral direction and inclined to evil.

knowledge and discretion to the young—

5let the wise listen and add to their learning,

and let the discerning get guidance—

6for understanding proverbs and parables,

the sayings and riddles of the wise.1:6 Or understanding a proverb, namely, a parable, / and the sayings of the wise, their riddles

7The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,

but fools1:7 The Hebrew words rendered fool in Proverbs, and often elsewhere in the Old Testament, denote a person who is morally deficient. despise wisdom and instruction.

Prologue: Exhortations to Embrace Wisdom

Warning Against the Invitation of Sinful Men

8Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction

and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.

9They are a garland to grace your head

and a chain to adorn your neck.

10My son, if sinful men entice you,

do not give in to them.

11If they say, “Come along with us;

let’s lie in wait for innocent blood,

let’s ambush some harmless soul;

12let’s swallow them alive, like the grave,

and whole, like those who go down to the pit;

13we will get all sorts of valuable things

and fill our houses with plunder;

14cast lots with us;

we will all share the loot”—

15my son, do not go along with them,

do not set foot on their paths;

16for their feet rush into evil,

they are swift to shed blood.

17How useless to spread a net

where every bird can see it!

18These men lie in wait for their own blood;

they ambush only themselves!

19Such are the paths of all who go after ill-gotten gain;

it takes away the life of those who get it.

Wisdom’s Rebuke

20Out in the open wisdom calls aloud,

she raises her voice in the public square;

21on top of the wall1:21 Septuagint; Hebrew / at noisy street corners she cries out,

at the city gate she makes her speech:

22“How long will you who are simple love your simple ways?

How long will mockers delight in mockery

and fools hate knowledge?

23Repent at my rebuke!

Then I will pour out my thoughts to you,

I will make known to you my teachings.

24But since you refuse to listen when I call

and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand,

25since you disregard all my advice

and do not accept my rebuke,

26I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you;

I will mock when calamity overtakes you—

27when calamity overtakes you like a storm,

when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind,

when distress and trouble overwhelm you.

28“Then they will call to me but I will not answer;

they will look for me but will not find me,

29since they hated knowledge

and did not choose to fear the Lord.

30Since they would not accept my advice

and spurned my rebuke,

31they will eat the fruit of their ways

and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.

32For the waywardness of the simple will kill them,

and the complacency of fools will destroy them;

33but whoever listens to me will live in safety

and be at ease, without fear of harm.”