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。

New International Version – UK

Proverbs 19:1-29

1Better the poor whose way of life is blameless

than a fool whose lips are perverse.

2Desire without knowledge is not good –

how much more will hasty feet miss the way!

3A person’s own folly leads to their ruin,

yet their heart rages against the Lord.

4Wealth attracts many friends,

but even the closest friend of the poor person deserts them.

5A false witness will not go unpunished,

and whoever pours out lies will not go free.

6Many curry favour with a ruler,

and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts.

7The poor are shunned by all their relatives –

how much more do their friends avoid them!

Though the poor pursue them with pleading,

they are nowhere to be found.19:7 The meaning of the Hebrew for this sentence is uncertain.

8The one who gets wisdom loves life;

the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.

9A false witness will not go unpunished,

and whoever pours out lies will perish.

10It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury –

how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!

11A person’s wisdom yields patience;

it is to one’s glory to overlook an offence.

12A king’s rage is like the roar of a lion,

but his favour is like dew on the grass.

13A foolish child is a father’s ruin,

and a quarrelsome wife is like

the constant dripping of a leaky roof.

14Houses and wealth are inherited from parents,

but a prudent wife is from the Lord.

15Laziness brings on deep sleep,

and the shiftless go hungry.

16Whoever keeps commandments keeps their life,

but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die.

17Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord,

and he will reward them for what they have done.

18Discipline your children, for in that there is hope;

do not be a willing party to their death.

19A hot-tempered person must pay the penalty;

rescue them, and you will have to do it again.

20Listen to advice and accept discipline,

and at the end you will be counted among the wise.

21Many are the plans in a person’s heart,

but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

22What a person desires is unfailing love19:22 Or Greed is a person’s shame;

better to be poor than a liar.

23The fear of the Lord leads to life;

then one rests content, untouched by trouble.

24A sluggard buries his hand in the dish;

he will not even bring it back to his mouth!

25Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence;

rebuke the discerning, and they will gain knowledge.

26Whoever robs their father and drives out their mother

is a child who brings shame and disgrace.

27Stop listening to instruction, my son,

and you will stray from the words of knowledge.

28A corrupt witness mocks at justice,

and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.

29Penalties are prepared for mockers,

and beatings for the backs of fools.