Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

箴言 11:1-31

1耶和华憎恶骗人的天平,

喜爱公平的砝码。

2傲慢带来羞辱,

谦卑者有智慧。

3正直人靠诚实引导,

奸诈者被奸诈毁灭。

4在降怒之日,财富毫无益处,

唯有公义能救人免于死亡。

5纯全人行义走坦途,

恶人作恶致沉沦。

6正直人被义行所救,

奸诈者被私欲所掳。

7恶人一死,他的希望就破灭,

他对财势的冀望转眼成空。

8义人脱离患难,

恶人落入苦难。

9不敬虔的张口败坏邻舍,

义人却因知识获得拯救。

10义人亨通,全城快乐;

恶人灭亡,人人欢呼。

11城因正直人的祝福而兴盛,

因恶人的口舌而倾覆。

12无知者轻视邻舍,

明哲人保持缄默。

13嚼舌者泄露秘密,

忠信者守口如瓶。

14缺乏智谋,国必败亡;

谋士众多,战无不胜。

15为他人作保,必受亏损;

厌恶当保人,得享平安。

16贤淑的女子得到尊荣,

残暴的男子得到资财。

17仁慈的人造福自己,

残酷的人惹祸上身。

18恶人赚来的转眼成空,

播种公义的必获奖赏。

19坚持行义,必得生命;

追逐罪恶,终必灭亡。

20心术不正的人令耶和华憎恶,

纯全无过的人蒙耶和华喜爱。

21恶人终必落入法网,

义人的子孙必得拯救。

22女子貌美无内涵,

如同猪鼻挂金环。

23义人的愿望结出善果,

恶人的希望招致烈怒。

24有人乐善好施,反倒越来越富;

有人一毛不拔,反而越来越穷。

25慷慨好施的必得昌盛,

恩待他人的必蒙恩待。

26囤粮不卖,惹人咒诅;

乐意卖粮,必蒙祝福。

27寻求良善得恩惠,

追求罪恶遭祸患。

28倚仗财势者必衰败,

义人必兴旺如绿叶。

29祸害自家,必一无所有,

愚人必做智者的仆役。

30义人结果如生命之树,

智者深得人心。

31看啊!义人在世上尚且遭报11:31 义人在世上尚且遭报”七十士译本为“义人尚且难以得救”,参见彼得前书4:18

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New International Reader’s Version

Proverbs 11:1-31

1The Lord hates it when people use scales to cheat others.

But he is delighted when people use honest weights.

2When pride comes, shame follows.

But wisdom comes to those who are not proud.

3Those who do what is right are guided by their honest lives.

But those who aren’t faithful are destroyed by their lies.

4Wealth isn’t worth anything when God judges you.

But doing what is right saves you from death.

5The ways of honest people are made straight because they do what is right.

But those who do what is wrong are brought down by their own sins.

6Godly people are saved by doing what is right.

But those who aren’t faithful are trapped by evil longings.

7Hopes placed in human beings will die with them.

Everything their power promised comes to nothing.

8Those who do right are saved from trouble.

But trouble comes on those who do wrong.

9With their words ungodly people destroy their neighbors.

But those who do what is right escape because of their knowledge.

10When those who do right succeed, their city is glad.

When those who do wrong die, people shout for joy.

11The blessing of honest people builds up a city.

But the words of sinners destroy it.

12Whoever makes fun of their neighbor has no sense.

But the one who has understanding controls their tongue.

13Those who talk about others will tell secrets.

But those who can be trusted keep the secrets of others.

14Without guidance a nation falls.

But many good advisers can bring victory to a nation.

15Whoever promises to pay for what someone else owes will certainly suffer.

But a person who doesn’t agree to pay someone else’s bill is safe.

16A woman who has a kind heart gains honor.

But men who are not kind gain only wealth.

17Those who are kind benefit themselves.

But mean people bring ruin on themselves.

18An evil person really earns nothing.

But the one who plants what is right will certainly be rewarded.

19Surely right living leads to life.

But whoever runs after evil finds death.

20The Lord hates those whose hearts are twisted.

But he is pleased with those who live without blame.

21You can be sure that sinners will be punished.

And you can also be sure that godly people will go free.

22A beautiful woman who has no sense

is like a gold ring in a pig’s nose.

23What godly people long for ends only in what is good.

But what sinners hope for ends only in God’s anger.

24One person gives freely but gets even richer.

Another person doesn’t give what they should but gets even poorer.

25Anyone who gives a lot will succeed.

Anyone who renews others will be renewed.

26People ask for bad things to happen to those who store up grain for themselves.

But people ask for God’s blessing on those who are willing to sell.

27Anyone who looks for what is good will be blessed.

But bad things will happen to a person who plans to do evil.

28Those who trust in their riches will fall.

But those who do right will be as healthy as a green leaf.

29Those who bring ruin on their families will receive nothing but wind.

And foolish people will serve wise people.

30The fruit that godly people bear is like a tree of life.

And those who are wise save lives.

31Godly people get what they should get on earth.

So ungodly people and sinners will certainly get what they should get!