Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

箴言 19:1-29

1行为正直的穷人,

胜过诡诈的愚人。

2热诚却无知不足取,

行动急躁难免有错。

3人因愚昧而自毁前程,

他的心却抱怨耶和华。

4财富招来许多朋友,

穷人却遭朋友抛弃。

5作伪证者难免受罚,

撒谎的人罪责难逃。

6大家都讨好慷慨的人,

人人都结交好施赠的。

7穷人被亲人厌弃,

朋友都远远躲避。

他苦苦哀求,也无人理会。

8得到智慧的珍惜生命,

持守悟性的享受福乐。

9作伪证者难免受罚,

撒谎的人自取灭亡。

10愚人奢华宴乐不相宜,

奴隶管辖王子更离谱。

11智者不轻易发怒,

饶恕是他的荣耀。

12君王的震怒像雄狮怒吼,

君王的恩泽如草上甘露。

13愚昧之子是父亲的灾殃,

争闹之妻如雨滴漏不止。

14房屋钱财是祖先的遗产,

贤慧之妻乃耶和华所赐。

15懒惰使人沉睡,

懈怠使人挨饿。

16遵守诫命的保全性命,

藐视诫命的自寻死路。

17善待穷人等于借贷给耶和华,

耶和华必回报他的善行。

18管教孩子宜早不宜晚,

不可任由他走向灭亡。

19脾气暴躁的人必吃苦头。

你若救他,一次肯定不够。

20你要受教听劝,

以便得到智慧。

21人心中有许多计划,

唯耶和华的旨意成就。

22人心爱慕忠诚,

受穷胜过撒谎。

23敬畏耶和华使人得享生命,

安然满足,免遭祸患。

24懒惰人手放在餐盘,

却懒得送食物进嘴。

25责打嘲讽者,愚人学会谨慎;

责备明哲人,他会增长见识。

26苛待父亲的人可鄙,

逼走母亲的人可耻。

27孩子啊,你若不听教诲,

就会偏离知识。

28作伪证者嘲讽公义,

恶人的口吞吃罪恶。

29刑罚对付嘲讽者,

鞭子责打愚人背。

King James Version

Proverbs 19:1-29

1Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. 2Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth. 3The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD. 4Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour. 5A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.19.5 unpunished: Heb. held innocent

6Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.19.6 him…: Heb. a man of gifts 7All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him. 8He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.19.8 wisdom: Heb. an heart 9A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish. 10Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes. 11The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.19.11 discretion: or, prudence 12The king’s wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass. 13A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping. 14House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD. 15Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger. 16He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die. 17He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.19.17 that which…: or, his deed 18Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.19.18 for…: or, to his destruction: or, to cause him to die 19A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.19.19 do: Heb. add 20Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. 21There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand. 22The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar. 23The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil. 24A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again. 25Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.19.25 will beware: Heb. will be cunning 26He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach. 27Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge. 28An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.19.28 An…: Heb. A witness of Belial 29Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.