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

更何况罪人和恶人呢?

New International Version

Proverbs 11:1-31

1The Lord detests dishonest scales,

but accurate weights find favor with him.

2When pride comes, then comes disgrace,

but with humility comes wisdom.

3The integrity of the upright guides them,

but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.

4Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath,

but righteousness delivers from death.

5The righteousness of the blameless makes their paths straight,

but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness.

6The righteousness of the upright delivers them,

but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.

7Hopes placed in mortals die with them;

all the promise of11:7 Two Hebrew manuscripts; most Hebrew manuscripts, Vulgate, Syriac and Targum When the wicked die, their hope perishes; / all they expected from their power comes to nothing.

8The righteous person is rescued from trouble,

and it falls on the wicked instead.

9With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors,

but through knowledge the righteous escape.

10When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices;

when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.

11Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted,

but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.

12Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense,

but the one who has understanding holds their tongue.

13A gossip betrays a confidence,

but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.

14For lack of guidance a nation falls,

but victory is won through many advisers.

15Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer,

but whoever refuses to shake hands in pledge is safe.

16A kindhearted woman gains honor,

but ruthless men gain only wealth.

17Those who are kind benefit themselves,

but the cruel bring ruin on themselves.

18A wicked person earns deceptive wages,

but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.

19Truly the righteous attain life,

but whoever pursues evil finds death.

20The Lord detests those whose hearts are perverse,

but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.

21Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished,

but those who are righteous will go free.

22Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout

is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.

23The desire of the righteous ends only in good,

but the hope of the wicked only in wrath.

24One person gives freely, yet gains even more;

another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.

25A generous person will prosper;

whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

26People curse the one who hoards grain,

but they pray God’s blessing on the one who is willing to sell.

27Whoever seeks good finds favor,

but evil comes to one who searches for it.

28Those who trust in their riches will fall,

but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.

29Whoever brings ruin on their family will inherit only wind,

and the fool will be servant to the wise.

30The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,

and the one who is wise saves lives.

31If the righteous receive their due on earth,

how much more the ungodly and the sinner!