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 Version – UK

Proverbs 12:1-28

1Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,

but whoever hates correction is stupid.

2Good people obtain favour from the Lord,

but he condemns those who devise wicked schemes.

3No-one can be established through wickedness,

but the righteous cannot be uprooted.

4A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown,

but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.

5The plans of the righteous are just,

but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.

6The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood,

but the speech of the upright rescues them.

7The wicked are overthrown and are no more,

but the house of the righteous stands firm.

8A person is praised according to their prudence,

and one with a warped mind is despised.

9Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant

than pretend to be somebody and have no food.

10The righteous care for the needs of their animals,

but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.

11Those who work their land will have abundant food,

but those who chase fantasies have no sense.

12The wicked desire the stronghold of evildoers,

but the root of the righteous endures.

13Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk,

and so the innocent escape trouble.

14From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things,

and the work of their hands brings them reward.

15The way of fools seems right to them,

but the wise listen to advice.

16Fools show their annoyance at once,

but the prudent overlook an insult.

17An honest witness tells the truth,

but a false witness tells lies.

18The words of the reckless pierce like swords,

but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

19Truthful lips endure for ever,

but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.

20Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil,

but those who promote peace have joy.

21No harm overtakes the righteous,

but the wicked have their fill of trouble.

22The Lord detests lying lips,

but he delights in people who are trustworthy.

23The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves,

but a fool’s heart blurts out folly.

24Diligent hands will rule,

but laziness ends in forced labour.

25Anxiety weighs down the heart,

but a kind word cheers it up.

26The righteous choose their friends carefully,

but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

27The lazy do not roast12:27 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain. any game,

but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.

28In the way of righteousness there is life;

along that path is immortality.