New American Standard Bible

Proverbs 1

The Usefulness of Proverbs

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

To know wisdom and instruction,
To discern the sayings of understanding,
To receive instruction in wise behavior,
Righteousness, justice and equity;
To give prudence to the [a]naive,
To the youth knowledge and discretion,
A wise man will hear and increase in learning,
And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,
To understand a proverb and a figure,
The words of the wise and their riddles.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

The Enticement of Sinners

Hear, my son, your father’s instruction
And do not forsake your mother’s teaching;
Indeed, they are a graceful wreath to your head
And [b]ornaments about your neck.
10 My son, if sinners entice you,
Do not consent.
11 If they say, “Come with us,
Let us lie in wait for blood,
Let us ambush the innocent without cause;
12 Let us swallow them alive like Sheol,
Even whole, as those who go down to the pit;
13 We will find all kinds of precious wealth,
We will fill our houses with spoil;
14 Throw in your lot [c]with us,
We shall all have one purse,”
15 My son, do not walk in the way with them.
Keep your feet from their path,
16 For their feet run to evil
And they hasten to shed blood.
17 Indeed, it is [d]useless to spread the baited net
In the sight of any [e]bird;
18 But they lie in wait for their own blood;
They ambush their own lives.
19 So are the ways of everyone who gains by violence;
It takes away the life of its possessors.

Wisdom Warns

20 Wisdom shouts in the street,
She [f]lifts her voice in the square;
21 At the head of the noisy streets she cries out;
At the entrance of the gates in the city she utters her sayings:
22 “How long, O [g]naive ones, will you love [h]being simple-minded?
And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing
And fools hate knowledge?
23 “Turn to my reproof,
Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you;
I will make my words known to you.
24 “Because I called and you refused,
I stretched out my hand and no one paid attention;
25 And you neglected all my counsel
And did not want my reproof;
26 I will also laugh at your calamity;
I will mock when your dread comes,
27 When your dread comes like a storm
And your calamity comes like a whirlwind,
When distress and anguish come upon you.
28 “Then they will call on me, but I will not answer;
They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,
29 Because they hated knowledge
And did not choose the fear of the Lord.
30 “They would not accept my counsel,
They spurned all my reproof.
31 “So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way
And be satiated with their own devices.
32 “For the waywardness of the [i]naive will kill them,
And the complacency of fools will destroy them.
33 “But he who listens to me shall [j]live securely
And will be at ease from the dread of evil.”

Notas al pie

  1. Proverbs 1:4 Lit simple ones
  2. Proverbs 1:9 Lit necklaces
  3. Proverbs 1:14 Lit in the midst of us
  4. Proverbs 1:17 Lit in vain
  5. Proverbs 1:17 Lit possessor of wing
  6. Proverbs 1:20 Lit gives
  7. Proverbs 1:22 Lit simple ones
  8. Proverbs 1:22 Or naivete
  9. Proverbs 1:32 Lit simple ones
  10. Proverbs 1:33 Lit dwell

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

箴言 1

箴言的价值

1这是大卫的儿子以色列王所罗门的箴言。

为使人认识智慧和教诲,
    领悟真知灼见;
为使人接受劝诫,
    为人处事仁义、公平、正直;
使愚昧人明智,
    使青年有知识和明辨力;
使智者听了长学问,
    明哲听了得指引;
使人领悟箴言和比喻,
    明白智者的话和谜语。

知识始于敬畏耶和华,

    愚人轻视智慧和教诲。
孩子啊,
    你要听从父亲的教诲,
    不可背弃母亲的训言。
因为这要作你头上的华冠,
    颈上的项链。
10 孩子啊,恶人若引诱你,
    千万不要听从。
11 他们若说:“跟我们来吧,
    我们去埋伏杀人,
    暗害无辜者取乐;
12 我们要像阴间一样生吞他们,
    整个吞没他们,
    使他们如坠入坟墓的人;
13 我们必得到各样宝物,
    把战利品装满我们的房屋。
14 跟我们一起干吧,
    大家有福同享!”
15 孩子啊,
    不要走他们的道,
    切莫行他们的路。
16 因为他们奔向罪恶,
    急速地去杀人流血。
17 在飞鸟眼前设网罗,徒劳无功。
18 他们埋伏,却自流己血;
    他们伏击,却自害己命。
19 这就是贪爱不义之财者的结局,
    不义之财终要夺去他们的性命。

智慧的劝诫

20 智慧在大街上高喊,
    在广场上扬声,
21 在热闹的市集宣告,
    在城门口演说:
22 “你们愚昧人喜爱愚昧,
    嘲讽者以嘲弄为乐,
    无知者厌恶知识,
    要到什么时候呢?
23 你们若因我的责备而回转,
    我就向你们显明我的旨意[a]
    叫你们明白我的话语。
24 我呼唤你们,
    你们却充耳不闻;
    我向你们招手,
    你们却视若无睹。
25 你们漠视我的劝诫,
    不接受我的责备。
26 因此,
    你们遭遇灾难时,
    我必发笑;
    惊恐临到你们时,
    我必嗤笑——
27 那时,恐惧如风暴袭击你们,
    灾难如旋风临到你们,
    忧愁和苦难吞没你们。
28 你们呼求我,
    我也不回答;
    你们恳切地寻找我,
    却找不到。
29 因为你们厌恶知识,
    不愿意敬畏耶和华,
30 不接受我的劝诫,
    又藐视我的责备。
31 所以,你们必自食其果,
    因自己的恶谋而吃尽苦头。
32 愚昧人背离正道,
    自招灭亡;
    愚顽人逍遥自在,
    毁掉自己。
33 然而,那听从我的必安然居住,
    得享安宁,
    不怕灾祸。”

Notas al pie

  1. 1:23 我就向你们显明我的旨意”希伯来文是“我就将我的灵浇灌你们”。