New Amharic Standard Version

ምሳሌ 4:1-27

ጥበብ ከሁሉ በላይ መሆኗ

1ልጆቼ ሆይ፤ የአባትን ምክር አድምጡ፤

ልብ ብላችሁ ስሙ፤ ማስተዋልንም ገንዘብ አድርጉ።

2በጎ ትምህርት እሰጣችኋለሁ፤

ስለዚህ ትምህርቴን አትተዉ።

3በአባቴ ቤት ገና ለግላጋ ወጣት፣

ለእናቴም አንድ ልጇ ብቻ በነበርሁ ጊዜ፣

4አባቴ እንዲህ ሲል አስተማረኝ፤

“ቃሌን በሙሉ በልብህ ያዝ፤

ትእዛዜንም ጠብቅ፤ በሕይወት ትኖራለህ።

5ጥበብን አግኛት፤ ማስተዋልን ያዛት፤

ቃሌን አትርሳ፤ ከእርሷም ዘወር አትበል።

6ጥበብን አትተዋት፤ እርሷም ከለላ ትሆንሃለች፤

አፍቅራት፤ እርሷም ትጠብቅሃለች።

7ጥበብ ታላቅ ነገር ናት፤ ስለዚህ ጥበብን አግኛት፤

ያለህን ሁሉ4፥7 ወይም ያገኘኸውን ሁሉ ብታስከፍልህም ማስተዋልን ገንዘብህ አድርጋት።

8ክብርን ስጣት፤ ከፍ ከፍ ታደርግሃለች፤

ዕቀፋት፤ ታከብርሃለች፤

9በራስህ ላይ ሞገሳማ አክሊል ትደፋልሃለች፤

የክብር ዘውድም ታበረክትልሃለች።

10ልጄ ሆይ፤ አድምጠኝ፤ ቃሌንም ልብ በል፤

የሕይወት ዘመንህም ትበዛለች።

11በጥበብ ጐዳና አስተምርሃለሁ፤

ቀጥተኛውንም መንገድ አሳይሃለሁ።

12ስትሄድ ርምጃህ አይሰናከልም፤

ስትሮጥም አትደናቀፍም።

13ምክርን አጥብቀህ ያዛት፤ አትልቀቃት፤

ጠብቃት፤ ሕይወትህ ናትና።

14ወደ ኀጥኣን ጐዳና እግርህን አታንሣ፤

በክፉ ሰዎች መንገድ አትሂድ፤

15ከዚያ አትድረስ፤ አትጓዝበት፤

ሽሸው፤ መንገድህን ይዘህ ሂድ፤

16ክፉ ካላደረጉ አይተኙምና፤

ሰውን ካላሰናከሉ እንቅልፍ ባይናቸው አይዞርም።

17የክፋት እንጀራ ይበላሉ፤

የዐመፅ ወይን ጠጅ ይጠጣሉ።

18የጻድቃን መንገድ ሙሉ ቀን እስኪሆን ድረስ፣

ብርሃኑ እየጐላ እንደሚሄድ የማለዳ ውጋጋን ነው።

19የክፉዎች መንገድ ግን እንደ ድቅድቅ ጨለማ ነው፤

ምን እንደሚያሰናክላቸውም አያውቁም።

20ልጄ ሆይ፤ የምነግርህን አስተውል፤

ቃሌንም በጥንቃቄ አድምጥ።

21ከእይታህ አታርቀው፤

በልብህም ጠብቀው፤

22ለሚያገኘው ሕይወት፤

ለመላው የሰው አካልም ጤንነት ነውና።

23ከሁሉም በላይ ልብህን ጠብቅ፤

የሕይወት ምንጭ ነውና።

24ጥመትን ከአፍህ አስወግድ፤

ብልሹ ንግግርም ከከንፈሮችህ ይራቅ።

25ዐይኖችህ በቀጥታ ይመልከቱ፤

ትክ ብለህም ፊት ለፊት እይ።

26የእግርህን ጐዳና አስተካክል፤4፥26 ወይም ተመልከት

የጸናውን መንገድ ብቻ ያዝ።

27ወደ ቀኝ ወደ ግራ አትበል፤

እግርህን ከክፉ ጠብቅ።

New International Reader's Version

Proverbs 4:1-27

Get Wisdom at Any Cost

1My sons, listen to a father’s teaching.

Pay attention and gain understanding.

2I give you good advice.

So don’t turn away from what I teach you.

3I, too, was once a young boy in my father’s house.

And my mother loved me deeply.

4Then my father taught me.

He said to me, “Take hold of my words with all your heart.

Keep my commands, and you will live.

5Get wisdom, and get understanding.

Don’t forget my words or turn away from them.

6Stay close to wisdom, and she will keep you safe.

Love her, and she will watch over you.

7To start being wise you must first get wisdom.

No matter what it costs, get understanding.

8Value wisdom highly, and she will lift you up.

Hold her close, and she will honor you.

9She will set a beautiful crown on your head.

She will give you a glorious crown.”

10My son, listen. Accept what I say.

Then you will live for many years.

11I instruct you in the way of wisdom.

I lead you along straight paths.

12When you walk, nothing will slow you down.

When you run, you won’t trip and fall.

13Hold on to my teaching and don’t let it go.

Guard it well, because it is your life.

14Don’t take the path of evil people.

Don’t live the way sinners do.

15Stay away from their path and don’t travel on it.

Turn away from it and go on your way.

16Sinners can’t rest until they do what is evil.

They can’t sleep until they make someone sin.

17They do evil just as easily as they eat food.

They hurt others as easily as they drink wine.

18The path of those who do right is like the sun in the morning.

It shines brighter and brighter until the full light of day.

19But the way of those who do what is wrong is like deep darkness.

They don’t know what makes them trip and fall.

20My son, pay attention to what I say.

Listen closely to my words.

21Don’t let them out of your sight.

Keep them in your heart.

22They are life to those who find them.

They are health to a person’s whole body.

23Above everything else, guard your heart.

Everything you do comes from it.

24Don’t speak with twisted words.

Keep evil talk away from your lips.

25Let your eyes look straight ahead.

Keep looking right in front of you.

26Think carefully about the paths that your feet walk on.

Always choose the right ways.

27Don’t turn to the right or left.

Keep your feet from the path of evil.