Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

箴言 15:1-33

1温和的回答平息怒气,

粗暴的言词激起愤怒。

2智者的舌头传扬知识,

愚人的嘴巴吐露愚昧。

3耶和华的眼目无所不在,

善人和恶人都被祂鉴察。

4温和的言词带来生命,

乖谬的话语伤透人心。

5愚人蔑视父亲的管教,

接受责备的才算明智。

6义人家中财富充足,

恶人得利惹来祸患。

7智者的嘴传扬知识,

愚人的心并非如此。

8耶和华憎恨恶人的祭物,

悦纳正直人的祈祷。

9耶和华憎恨恶人的行径,

喜爱追求公义的人。

10背离正道,必遭严惩;

厌恶责备,必致死亡。

11阴间和冥府15:11 冥府”希伯来文是“亚巴顿”,参考启示录9:11在耶和华面前尚且无法隐藏,

何况世人的心思呢!

12嘲讽者不爱听责备,

也不愿请教智者。

13心中喜乐,容光焕发;

心里悲伤,精神颓丧。

14哲士渴慕知识,

愚人安于愚昧。

15困苦人天天受煎熬,

乐观者常常有喜乐。

16财物虽少但敬畏耶和华,

胜过家财万贯却充满烦恼。

17粗茶淡饭但彼此相爱,

胜过美酒佳肴却互相憎恨。

18脾气暴躁,惹起争端;

忍耐克制,平息纠纷。

19懒惰人的路布满荆棘,

正直人的道平坦宽阔。

20智慧之子使父亲欢喜,

愚昧的人却藐视母亲。

21无知者以愚昧为乐,

明哲人遵循正道。

22独断专行,计划失败;

集思广益,事无不成。

23应对得体,心中愉快;

言语合宜,何等美好!

24智者循生命之路上升,

以免坠入阴间。

25耶和华拆毁傲慢人的房屋,

祂使寡妇的地界完整无损。

26耶和华憎恨恶人的意念,

喜爱纯洁的言语。

27贪爱财富,自害己家;

厌恶贿赂,安然存活。

28义人三思而后答,

恶人张口吐恶言。

29耶和华远离恶人,

却听义人的祷告。

30笑颜令人心喜,

喜讯滋润骨头。

31倾听生命的训诫,

使人与智者同列。

32不受管教就是轻看自己,

听从责备才能得到智慧。

33敬畏耶和华使人得智慧,

学会谦卑后才能得尊荣。

New International Reader’s Version

Proverbs 15:1-33

1A gentle answer turns anger away.

But mean words stir up anger.

2The tongues of wise people use knowledge well.

But the mouths of foolish people pour out foolish words.

3The eyes of the Lord are everywhere.

They watch those who are evil and those who are good.

4A tongue that calms is like a tree of life.

But a tongue that tells lies produces a broken spirit.

5A foolish person turns their back on their parent’s correction.

But anyone who accepts correction shows understanding.

6The houses of those who do what is right hold great wealth.

But those who do what is wrong earn only ruin.

7The lips of wise people spread knowledge.

But the hearts of foolish people are not honest.

8The Lord hates the sacrifice of sinful people.

But the prayers of honest people please him.

9The Lord hates how sinners live.

But he loves those who run after what is right.

10Hard training is in store for anyone who leaves the right path.

A person who hates to be corrected will die.

11Death and the Grave lie open in front of the Lord.

So human hearts certainly lie open to him!

12People who make fun of others don’t like to be corrected.

So they stay away from wise people.

13A happy heart makes a face look cheerful.

But a sad heart produces a broken spirit.

14A heart that understands what is right looks for knowledge.

But the mouths of foolish people feed on what is foolish.

15All the days of those who are crushed are filled with pain and suffering.

But a cheerful heart enjoys a good time that never ends.

16It is better to have respect for the Lord and have little

than to be rich and have trouble.

17A few vegetables where there is love

are better than the finest meat where there is hatred.

18A person with a bad temper stirs up conflict.

But a person who is patient calms things down.

19The way of people who don’t want to work is blocked with thorns.

But the path of honest people is a wide road.

20A wise son makes his father glad.

But a foolish son hates his mother.

21A person who has no sense enjoys doing foolish things.

But a person who has understanding walks straight ahead.

22Plans fail without good advice.

But they succeed when there are many advisers.

23Joy is found in giving the right answer.

And how good is a word spoken at the right time!

24The path of life leads up for those who are wise.

It keeps them from going down to the place of the dead.

25The Lord tears down the proud person’s house.

But he keeps the widow’s property safe.

26The Lord hates the thoughts of sinful people.

But he considers kind words to be pure.

27Those who always want more bring ruin to their households.

But a person who refuses to be paid to lie will live.

28The hearts of those who do right think about how they will answer.

But the mouths of those who do wrong pour out evil.

29The Lord is far away from those who do wrong.

But he hears the prayers of those who do right.

30The cheerful look of a messenger brings joy to your heart.

And good news gives health to your body.

31Whoever listens to a warning that gives life

will be at home among those who are wise.

32Those who turn away from correction hate themselves.

But anyone who accepts correction gains understanding.

33Wisdom teaches you to have respect for the Lord.

So don’t be proud if you want to be honored.