Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

箴言 1:1-33

箴言的价值

1这是大卫的儿子以色列所罗门的箴言。

2为使人认识智慧和教诲,

领悟真知灼见;

3为使人接受劝诫,

为人处事仁义、公平、正直;

4使愚昧人明智,

使青年有知识和明辨力;

5使智者听了长学问,

明哲听了得指引;

6使人领悟箴言和比喻,

明白智者的话和谜语。

7知识始于敬畏耶和华,

愚人轻视智慧和教诲。

8孩子啊,

你要听从父亲的教诲,

不可背弃母亲的训言。

9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”。

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。”

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.