King James Version

Proverbs 1:1-33

1The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; 2To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; 3To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;1.3 equity: Heb. equities 4To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.1.4 discretion: or, advisement 5A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: 6To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.1.6 the interpretation: or, an eloquent speech

7¶ The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.1.7 the beginning: or, the principal part 8My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: 9For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.1.9 an…: Heb. an adding

10¶ My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. 11If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: 12Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: 13We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: 14Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: 15My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path: 16For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. 17Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.1.17 in the…: Heb. in the eyes of every thing that hath a wing 18And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives. 19So 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:1.20 Wisdom: Heb. Wisdoms, that is, Excellent wisdom 21She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, 22How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? 23Turn 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; 25But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: 26I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; 27When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. 28Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: 29For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: 30They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. 31Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. 32For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.1.32 turning…: or, ease of the simple 33But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Engero 1:1-33

11:1 a 1Bk 4:29-34 b Nge 10:1; 25:1; Mub 1:1Engero za Sulemaani, mutabani wa Dawudi, kabaka wa Isirayiri.

2Yaziwandiika okuyigiriza abantu okuba n’amagezi n’okuyiga,

era n’okutegeera ebigambo eby’obulabufu; eby’obulamu eby’amagezi n’empisa.

3Sulemaani yayagala abantu okuba n’empisa, n’obulamu obw’amagezi,

okukolanga ebituufu, n’okubeera abenkanya n’okugobereranga ensonga;

41:4 a Nge 8:5 b Nge 2:10-11; 8:12okuyigiriza amagezi abatalina bumanyirivu,

n’abavubuka okufuna okumanya n’okutegeera.

51:5 Nge 9:9N’abantu ab’amagezi nabo bwe bawulira beeyongere okuyiga

n’abategeevu beeyongere okubangulwa.

61:6 a Zab 49:4; 78:2 b Kbl 12:8Era engero zino zaawandiikibwa okutegeera engero,

enjogera n’ebikokyo.

71:7 Yob 28:28; Zab 111:10; Nge 9:10; 15:33; Mub 12:13Kale mu kutya Mukama amagezi mwe gasookera,

naye abasirusiru banyooma amagezi n’okulagirirwa.

Amagezi eri Abavubuka

81:8 a Nge 4:1 b Nge 6:20Mwana wange ossangayo omwoyo eri ebiragiro bya kitaawo,

era tolekanga kukuutira kwa maama wo;

91:9 Nge 4:1-9bijja kuba ngule eneeweesanga omutwe gwo ekitiibwa,

n’emikuufu mu bulago bwo.

101:10 a Lub 39:7 b Ma 13:8 c Nge 16:29; Bef 5:11Mwana wange abakozi b’ebibi bwe bakusendasendanga,

tokkirizanga.

111:11 Zab 10:8Bwe bakugambanga nti, “Tugende ffenna twesanyuse,

tunyage, tubbe n’okutta;

tokkirizanga;

121:12 Zab 28:1ng’entaana bw’emira abantu, naffe tubamire tutyo nga bakyali balamu,

era nga balamba, ng’abagenda mu bunnya obuwanvu;

13nga twefunira eby’obugagga bye tutakoleredde,

ne tujjuza amayumba gaffe obugagga obubbe;

14ng’ababi batuyita tubeegatteko,

tugabane kyenkanyi ebibbe n’ebinyage.”

151:15 a Zab 119:101 b Zab 1:1; Nge 4:14Mwana wange totambuliranga wamu nabo,

era ekigere kyo kiziyize okukwatanga ekkubo lyabwe:

161:16 Nge 6:18; Is 59:7Kubanga ebigere byabwe bidduka bunnambiro okukola ebibi,

era kibanguyira okuyiwa omusaayi.

17Nga kuba kumala biseera okutega omutego,

ng’ekinyonyi ky’oyagala okukwata kikulaba,

18naye abantu ng’abo baba beetega bokka,

baba beetega omutego ogunaabakwasa bo bennyini.

191:19 Nge 15:27Bwe lityo bwe libeera ekkubo lya buli muntu anoonya okugaggawalira mu bukyamu.

Obugagga obw’engeri eyo busaanyaawo obulamu bw’abo ababufuna.

Okulabula Eri Abanyooma Amagezi

201:20 Nge 8:1; 9:1-3, 13-15Amagezi galeekaanira waggulu mu nguudo;

gayimusa amaloboozi gaago, mu bifo ebigazi eby’omu bibuga.

21Ne galeekaanira waggulu, mu kifo enguudo ennene we zisisinkanira,

era gasinzira mu miryango gy’ekibuga ne googera:

221:22 Nge 8:5; 9:4, 16Mulituusa ddi mmwe ab’amagezi amatono obutayagala kweyongera kuyiga by’amagezi,

nammwe ab’amalala okunyoomanga eby’amagezi n’abasirusiru okukyawanga okumanya?

23Kale singa muwuliriza okunenya kwange,

laba, ndifuka omutima gwange

n’ebirowoozo byange mu mmwe.

241:24 Is 65:12; 66:4; Yer 7:13; Zek 7:11Kubanga na bayita ne mugaana okuwuliriza,

ne ngolola omukono ne wataba n’omu afaayo,

25era ne mutafaayo ku magezi ge nabawa,

era ne mugaana okubuulirira kwange kwonna,

261:26 a Zab 2:4 b Nge 6:15; 10:24kale nange ndibasekerera nga muli mu nnaku,

era mbakudaalire ng’entiisa ebagwiridde.

27Entiisa bw’eribajjira ng’omuyaga omungi,

ennaku n’okubonaabona, okulumwa n’obubalagaze,

281:28 a 1Sa 8:18; Is 1:15; Yer 11:11; Mi 3:4 b Yob 27:9; Nge 8:17; Ez 8:18; Zek 7:13kale balinkoowoola, naye siriyitaba;

balinnoonya obutaweera naye ne batandaba.

291:29 Yob 21:14Kubanga baakyawa okuyigirizibwa, n’okumanya,

era ne bamalirira obutatya Mukama.

301:30 nny 25; Zab 81:11Ne bagaana okuwuliriza amagezi gange;

ne banyooma okunenya kwange kwonna.

311:31 Yob 4:8; Nge 14:14; Is 3:11; Yer 6:19Kyebaliva balya ebibala eby’ekkubo lyabwe ebbi,

era ne bajjula ebibala eby’enkwe zaabwe.

321:32 Yer 2:19Obusirusiru bulitta ab’amagezi amatono

n’obutafaayo bulizikiriza abasirusiru,

331:33 a Zab 25:12; Nge 3:23 b Zab 112:8naye buli ampuliriza anaabeeranga mirembe,

ng’agumye nga talina kutya kwonna.