Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

箴言 12:1-28

1喜爱管教的喜爱知识,

厌恶责备的愚不可及。

2善良的人蒙耶和华赐恩,

诡诈的人被耶和华定罪。

3人不能靠恶行坚立自己,

义人的根基却不会动摇。

4贤德的妻子是丈夫的冠冕,

无耻的妻子如丈夫的骨瘤。

5义人的心思公平正直,

恶人的计谋阴险诡诈。

6恶人的言语暗藏杀机,

正直人的口拯救生命。

7恶人覆灭不复存在,

义人的家屹立不倒。

8人有智慧受称赞,

心术不正遭唾弃。

9地位卑微却有仆人,

胜过自高却饿肚子。

10义人顾惜自己的牲畜,

恶人的怜悯也是残忍。

11努力耕耘者丰衣足食;

追求虚荣者愚不可及。

12恶人贪恋坏人的赃物,

义人的根结出硕果。

13恶人被自己的恶言所困,

但义人可以脱离险境。

14口出良言,饱尝美福;

双手勤劳,终得回报。

15愚人自以为是,

智者肯听劝诫。

16愚人难压怒气,

明哲忍辱负重。

17忠实的证人讲真话,

作伪证者满口谎言。

18出言不慎犹如利剑伤人,

智者之言却能医治创伤。

19诚实的口永远长存,

撒谎的舌转瞬即逝。

20图谋恶事的心怀诡诈,

劝人和睦的喜乐洋溢。

21义人无往不利,

恶人灾祸连连。

22耶和华厌恶说谎的嘴,

祂喜爱行为诚实的人。

23明哲不露锋芒,

愚人心吐愚昧。

24殷勤的手必掌权,

懒惰者必做奴仆。

25忧虑的心使人消沉,

一句良言振奋人心。

26义人引人走正路,

恶人领人入歧途。

27懒汉不烤猎物,

勤快人得资财。

28公义的道上有生命,

公义的路上无死亡。

New International Reader’s Version

Proverbs 12:1-28

1Anyone who loves correction loves knowledge.

Anyone who hates to be corrected is stupid.

2The Lord blesses anyone who does good.

But he judges anyone who plans to do evil.

3No one can become strong and steady by doing evil.

But if people do what is right, they can’t be removed from the land.

4An excellent woman is her husband’s crown.

But a wife who brings shame is like sickness in his bones.

5The plans of godly people are right.

But the advice of sinners will lead you the wrong way.

6The words of those who are evil hide and wait to spill people’s blood.

But the speech of those who are honest saves them from traps like that.

7Sinners are destroyed and taken away.

But the houses of godly people stand firm.

8A person is praised for how wise they are.

But people hate anyone who has a twisted mind.

9Being nobody and having a servant

is better than pretending to be somebody and having no food.

10Those who do what is right take good care of their animals.

But the kindest acts of those who do wrong are mean.

11Those who farm their land will have plenty of food.

But those who chase dreams have no sense.

12Those who do what is wrong are safe for just a while.

But those who do what is right last forever.

13Those who do evil are trapped by their sinful talk.

But those who have done no wrong escape trouble.

14Many good things come from what people say.

And the work of their hands rewards them.

15The way of foolish people seems right to them.

But those who are wise listen to advice.

16Foolish people are easily upset.

But wise people pay no attention to hurtful words.

17An honest witness tells the truth.

But a dishonest witness tells lies.

18The words of thoughtless people cut like swords.

But the tongue of wise people brings healing.

19Truthful words last forever.

But lies last for only a moment.

20There are lies in the hearts of those who plan evil.

But there is joy for those who work to bring peace.

21No harm comes to godly people.

But sinners have all the trouble they can handle.

22The Lord hates those whose lips tell lies.

But he is pleased with people who tell the truth.

23Wise people keep their knowledge to themselves.

But the hearts of foolish people shout foolish things.

24Hands that work hard will rule.

But people who are lazy will be forced to work.

25Worry makes the heart heavy.

But a kind word cheers it up.

26Godly people are careful about the friends they choose.

But the way of sinners leads them down the wrong path.

27Lazy people do not even cook what they catch.

But those who work hard eat their fill of what is hunted.

28There is life in doing what is right.

Along that path you will never die.