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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.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Engero 1

1Engero za Sulemaani, mutabani wa Dawudi, kabaka wa Isirayiri.

Yaziwandiika okuyigiriza abantu okuba n’amagezi n’okuyiga,
    era n’okutegeera ebigambo eby’obulabufu; eby’obulamu eby’amagezi n’empisa.
Sulemaani yayagala abantu okuba n’empisa, n’obulamu obw’amagezi,
    okukolanga ebituufu, n’okubeera abenkanya n’okugobereranga ensonga;
okuyigiriza amagezi abatalina bumanyirivu,
    n’abavubuka okufuna okumanya n’okutegeera.
N’abantu ab’amagezi nabo bwe bawulira beeyongere okuyiga
    n’abategeevu beeyongere okubangulwa.
Era engero zino zaawandiikibwa okutegeera engero,
    enjogera n’ebikokyo.

Kale mu kutya Mukama amagezi mwe gasookera,
    naye abasirusiru banyooma amagezi n’okulagirirwa.

Amagezi eri Abavubuka

Mwana wange ossangayo omwoyo eri ebiragiro bya kitaawo,
    era tolekanga kukuutira kwa maama wo;
bijja kuba ngule eneeweesanga omutwe gwo ekitiibwa,
    n’emikuufu mu bulago bwo.

10 Mwana wange abakozi b’ebibi bwe bakusendasendanga,
    tokkirizanga.
11 Bwe bakugambanga nti, “Tugende ffenna twesanyuse,
    tunyage, tubbe n’okutta;
    tokkirizanga;
12 ng’entaana bw’emira abantu, naffe tubamire tutyo nga bakyali balamu,
    era nga balamba, ng’abagenda mu bunnya obuwanvu;
13 nga twefunira eby’obugagga bye tutakoleredde,
    ne tujjuza amayumba gaffe obugagga obubbe;
14 ng’ababi batuyita tubeegatteko,
    tugabane kyenkanyi ebibbe n’ebinyage.”
15 Mwana wange totambuliranga wamu nabo,
    era ekigere kyo kiziyize okukwatanga ekkubo lyabwe:
16 Kubanga ebigere byabwe bidduka bunnambiro okukola ebibi,
    era kibanguyira okuyiwa omusaayi.
17 Nga kuba kumala biseera okutega omutego,
    ng’ekinyonyi ky’oyagala okukwata kikulaba,
18 naye abantu ng’abo baba beetega bokka,
    baba beetega omutego ogunaabakwasa bo bennyini.
19 Bwe lityo bwe libeera ekkubo lya buli muntu anoonya okugaggawalira mu bukyamu.
    Obugagga obw’engeri eyo busaanyaawo obulamu bw’abo ababufuna.

Okulabula Eri Abanyooma Amagezi

20 Amagezi galeekaanira waggulu mu nguudo;
    gayimusa amaloboozi gaago, mu bifo ebigazi eby’omu bibuga.
21 Ne galeekaanira waggulu, mu kifo enguudo ennene we zisisinkanira,
    era gasinzira mu miryango gy’ekibuga ne googera:

22 Mulituusa ddi mmwe ab’amagezi amatono obutayagala kweyongera kuyiga by’amagezi,
    nammwe ab’amalala okunyoomanga eby’amagezi n’abasirusiru okukyawanga okumanya?
23 Kale singa muwuliriza okunenya kwange,
    laba, ndifuka omutima gwange
    n’ebirowoozo byange mu mmwe.
24 Kubanga na bayita ne mugaana okuwuliriza,
    ne ngolola omukono ne wataba n’omu afaayo,
25 era ne mutafaayo ku magezi ge nabawa,
    era ne mugaana okubuulirira kwange kwonna,
26 kale nange ndibasekerera nga muli mu nnaku,
    era mbakudaalire ng’entiisa ebagwiridde.
27 Entiisa bw’eribajjira ng’omuyaga omungi,
    ennaku n’okubonaabona, okulumwa n’obubalagaze,
28 kale balinkoowoola, naye siriyitaba;
    balinnoonya obutaweera naye ne batandaba.
29 Kubanga baakyawa okuyigirizibwa, n’okumanya,
    era ne bamalirira obutatya Mukama.
30 Ne bagaana okuwuliriza amagezi gange;
    ne banyooma okunenya kwange kwonna.
31 Kyebaliva balya ebibala eby’ekkubo lyabwe ebbi,
    era ne bajjula ebibala eby’enkwe zaabwe.
32 Obusirusiru bulitta ab’amagezi amatono
    n’obutafaayo bulizikiriza abasirusiru,
33 naye buli ampuliriza anaabeeranga mirembe,
    ng’agumye nga talina kutya kwonna.