Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

箴言 16:1-33

1心中的策划在于人,

应对之言来自耶和华。

2人看自己的行为都纯全,

但是耶和华却衡量人心。

3把你的事交托耶和华,

你的计划必实现。

4耶和华所造的万物各有其用,

连恶人也是为灾难之日所造。

5耶和华厌恶心骄气傲者,

他们必逃不过祂的责罚。

6慈爱和忠信可让罪恶得赎,

敬畏耶和华使人远离罪恶。

7人所行的若蒙耶和华喜悦,

耶和华必使仇敌与他和好。

8财物虽少但行事公义,

胜过家财万贯却不公义。

9人心中筹划自己的道路,

但耶和华决定他的脚步。

10王口中有上帝的话,

断案时必无差错。

11公道的秤与天平属于耶和华,

袋中一切的砝码由祂制定。

12君王憎恨恶行,

因王位靠公义而立。

13王喜爱公义的言词,

器重说话正直的人。

14王的烈怒如死亡使者,

然而智者能平息王怒。

15王的笑容带给人生命,

他的恩惠像春雨之云。

16得智慧胜过得黄金,

获悟性胜过获白银。

17正直人的大道远离罪恶,

坚守正道的保全性命。

18骄横是沦亡的前奏,

狂傲是败落的预兆。

19宁可谦卑地与贫寒人相处,

也不跟狂傲人共享战利品。

20听从训言的人受益匪浅,

信靠耶和华的人蒙祝福。

21智者以明辨著称,

甜言能说服人心。

22智慧是智者的生命泉,

愚昧为愚人带来惩罚。

23智者三思而后言,

其言使人长见识。

24良言如蜜,

使人心灵甘甜、身体康健。

25有一条路看似正确,

最终却通向死亡。

26工人的胃口促他工作,

口腹之需是他的动力。

27不务正业的人图谋恶事,

他的口舌如烈焰般危险。

28邪僻的人散播纷争,

造谣的人破坏友情。

29残暴之徒引诱邻舍走入歧途。

30恶人眯起眼睛图谋不轨,

歹徒咬着嘴唇策划恶事。

31白发是荣耀的冠冕,

行为公义方能得到。

32不轻易发怒者胜过勇士,

能自我控制胜过攻陷城池。

33人可以摇签求问,

但耶和华决定一切。

New International Reader’s Version

Proverbs 16:1-33

1People make plans in their hearts.

But the Lord puts the correct answer on their tongues.

2Everything a person does might seem pure to them.

But the Lord knows why they do what they do.

3Commit to the Lord everything you do.

Then he will make your plans succeed.

4The Lord works everything out to the proper end.

Even those who do wrong were made for a day of trouble.

5The Lord hates all those who have proud hearts.

You can be sure that they will be punished.

6Through love and truth sin is paid for.

People avoid evil when they have respect for the Lord.

7When the way you live pleases the Lord,

he makes even your enemies live at peace with you.

8It is better to have a little and do right

than to have a lot and be unfair.

9In their hearts human beings plan their lives.

But the Lord decides where their steps will take them.

10A king speaks as if his words come from God.

And what he says does not turn right into wrong.

11Honest scales and balances belong to the Lord.

He made all the weights in the bag.

12A king hates it when his people do what is wrong.

A ruler is made secure when they do what is right.

13Kings are pleased when what you say is honest.

They value people who speak what is right.

14An angry king can order your death.

But a wise person will try to calm him down.

15When a king’s face is happy, it means life.

His favor is like rain in the spring.

16It is much better to get wisdom than gold.

It is much better to choose understanding than silver.

17The path of honest people takes them away from evil.

Those who guard their ways guard their lives.

18If you are proud, you will be destroyed.

If you are proud, you will fall.

19Suppose you are lowly in spirit along with those who are treated badly.

That’s better than sharing stolen goods with those who are proud.

20If anyone pays attention to what they’re taught, they will succeed.

Blessed is the person who trusts in the Lord.

21Wise hearts are known for understanding what is right.

Kind words make people want to learn more.

22Understanding is like a fountain of life to those who have it.

But foolish people are punished for the foolish things they do.

23The hearts of wise people guide their mouths.

Their words make people want to learn more.

24Kind words are like honey.

They are sweet to the spirit and bring healing to the body.

25There is a way that appears to be right.

But in the end it leads to death.

26The hunger of workers makes them work.

Their hunger drives them on.

27A worthless person plans to do evil things.

Their words are like a burning fire.

28A twisted person stirs up conflict.

Anyone who talks about others separates close friends.

29A person who wants to hurt others tries to get them to sin.

That person leads them down a path that isn’t good.

30Whoever winks with their eye is planning to do wrong.

Whoever closes their lips tightly is up to no good.

31Gray hair is a glorious crown.

You get it by living the right way.

32It is better to be patient than to fight.

It is better to control your temper than to take a city.

33Lots are cast into the lap to make decisions.

But everything they decide comes from the Lord.