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Proverbs 1

1The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;

To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;

To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;

To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.

A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:

12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:

13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:

14 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:

15 My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:

16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.

19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

20 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:

21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,

22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.

24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:

26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord:

30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.

31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

Mawu a Mulungu mu Chichewa Chalero

Miyambo 1

Mawu Oyamba: Cholinga ndi Mutu

1Iyi ndi miyambi ya Solomoni mwana wa Davide, mfumu ya Israeli:

Ndi yothandiza kuti munthu adziwe nzeru ndi malangizo;
    kuti amvetse mawu a matanthauzo ozama;
kuti alandire malangizo othandiza kuti achite zinthu mwanzeru,
    akhale wangwiro, wachilungamo ndiponso wosakondera.
Ndi yothandiza munthu wamba kuti aphunzire nzeru za kuchenjera,
    achinyamata kudziwa zinthu bwino ndi kulingalira.
Munthu wanzeru amvetse bwino miyamboyi kuti awonjezere kuphunzira kwake,
    ndi munthu womvetsa zinthu bwino apatepo luso,
kuti azimvetsa miyambi ndi mafanizo,
    mawu a anthu anzeru ndi mikuluwiko.

Kuopa Yehova ndiye chiyambi cha nzeru.
    Zitsiru zimanyoza nzeru ndi malangizo.

Malangizo kuti Asunge Nzeru

Malangizo kwa Achinyamata

Mwana wanga, mvera malangizo a abambo ako
    ndipo usakane mawu okuwongolera a amayi ako.
Ali ngati sangamutu yokongola ya maluwa pamutu pako
    ndiponso ali ngati mkanda mʼkhosi mwako.

10 Mwana wanga, ngati anthu oyipa afuna kukukopa
    usamawamvere.
11 Akadzati, “Tiye kuno;
    tikabisale kuti tiphe anthu,
    tikabisalire anthu osalakwa;
12 tiwameze amoyo ngati manda,
    ndi athunthu ngati anthu otsikira mʼdzenje.
13 Motero tidzapeza zinthu zosiyanasiyana zamtengowapatali
    ndi kudzaza nyumba zathu ndi zolanda;
14 Bwera, chita nafe maere,
    ndipo tidzagawana chuma chathu tonse.”
15 Mwana wanga, usayende nawo pamodzi,
    usatsagane nawo mʼnjira zawozo.
16 Iwowatu amangofuna zoyipa zokhazokha,
    amathamangira kukhetsa magazi.
17 Nʼkopanda phindu kutchera msampha
    mbalame zikuona!
18 Koma anthu amenewa amangobisalira miyoyo yawo yomwe;
    amangodzitchera okha msampha!
19 Awa ndiwo mathero a anthu opeza chuma mwankhanza;
    chumacho chimapha mwiniwake.

Chenjezo Pomwe Tikana Nzeru

20 Nzeru ikufuwula mu msewu,
    ikuyankhula mokweza mawu mʼmisika;
21 ikufuwula pa mphambano ya misewu,
    ikuyankhula pa zipata za mzinda kuti,

22 “Kodi inu anthu osachangamukanu, mudzakondwera ndi kusachangamuka mpaka liti?
    Nanga anthu onyogodola adzakondabe kunyogodola mpaka liti?
    Kapena opusa adzadana ndi nzeru mpaka liti?
23 Tamverani mawu anga a chidzudzulo.
    Ine ndikukuwuzani maganizo anga
    ndi kukudziwitsani mawu anga.
24 Popeza ndinakuyitanani koma inu munakana kumvera.
    Ndinayesa kukuthandizani koma panalibe amene anasamala.
25 Uphungu wanga munawunyoza.
    Kudzudzula kwanga simunakusamale.
26 Ndiye inenso ndidzakusekani mukadzakhala mʼmavuto;
    ndidzakunyogodolani chikadzakugwerani chimene mumachiopacho.
27 Chiwonongeko chikadzakugwerani ngati namondwe,
    tsoka likadzakufikirani ngati kamvuluvulu,
    mavuto ndi masautso akadzakugwerani.

28 “Tsono mudzandiyitana koma sindidzayankha;
    mudzandifunafuna, koma simudzandipeza.
29 Popeza iwo anadana ndi chidziwitso
    ndipo sanasankhe kuopa Yehova,
30 popeza iwo sanasamale malangizo anga
    ndipo ananyoza chidzudzulo changa.
31 Tsono adzadya zipatso zoyenera mayendedwe awo
    ndi kukhuta ndi ntchito zimene anachita kwa ena.
32 Pakuti anthu osachangamuka amaphedwa chifukwa cha kusochera kwawo,
    ndipo zitsiru zimadziwononga zokha chifukwa cha mphwayi zawo.
33 Koma aliyense wondimvera adzakhala mwa bata;
    adzakhala mosatekeseka posaopa chilichonse.”