King James Version

Proverbs 23

1When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee:

And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.

Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.

Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.

Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.

Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

10 Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

11 For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.

12 Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.

13 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.

14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.

15 My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.

16 Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things.

17 Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long.

18 For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.

20 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:

21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

22 Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

24 The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.

25 Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.

26 My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.

27 For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.

28 She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men.

29 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?

30 They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.

31 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.

32 At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.

33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.

34 Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.

35 They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

箴言 23

1你若与官长同席,
    要注意面对的是谁。
如果你是贪吃的人,
    就要节制食欲[a]
不可贪恋他的美食,
    这美食是圈套。

别为钱财耗尽心力,
    要明智,适可而止。
钱财眨眼之间消逝无踪,
    它必长出翅膀如鹰飞去。
不要吃吝啬人的饭,
    不可贪图他的美味。
因为他总是精于算计,
    嘴上说“请吃,请喝”,
    心里却另有盘算。
你必呕出所吃的那点饭,
    你说的美言都必枉费。

不要和愚人说话,
    他必藐视你的智言。
10 不可挪移古时的界石,
    不可侵占孤儿的田地。
11 因他们的救赎主强大,
    祂必对付你,替他们申冤。
12 你要专心接受教诲,
    侧耳倾听智言。
13 不要疏于管教孩子,
    杖责不会使他毙命,
14 杖责能救他脱离死亡。
15 孩子啊,
    你若心里有智慧,
    我心里也会欢喜。
16 你的口若说正直的话,
    我的内心也欢畅不已。
17 不要心里羡慕罪人,
    要终日敬畏耶和华。
18 这样,你必前途光明,
    你的盼望不会幻灭。
19 孩子啊,听我的话,
    要有智慧,心守正道。
20 不要结交酒肉朋友,
21 因为好酒贪吃者必穷困,
    贪睡的人必穿破衣烂衫。
22 要听从生养你的父亲,
    不可轻视年老的母亲。
23 要买真理、智慧、教诲和悟性,
    不可卖掉。
24 义人的父亲喜乐无限,
    智慧之子使父母欢欣。
25 你要使父母快乐,
    叫生你的人欢欣。
26 孩子啊,把你的心交给我,
    欢然走我的道路。
27 妓女是深坑,淫妇是陷阱;
28 她像强盗般埋伏,
    使世间增添奸徒。
29 谁有灾祸?谁有忧伤?
    谁有争吵?谁有怨言?
    谁无故受伤?谁两眼发红?
30 就是那些沉迷醉乡,
    品尝醇和之酒的人!
31 虽然鲜红的酒在杯中闪烁,
    喝下去痛快,但不要盯着它。
32 它终必像蛇一样伤你,
    像毒蛇一样咬你。
33 你的眼会看见怪异的景象,
    你会神智不清,胡言乱语。
34 你好像躺在怒海中,
    又像卧在桅杆顶上。
35 你会说:“人打我,我不痛;
    人揍我,我不知。
    什么时候醒了,再干一杯!”

Notas al pie

  1. 23:2 节制食欲”希伯来文是“把刀放在喉咙上”。