Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

箴言 20:1-30

1酒使人放肆,烈酒叫人吵闹。

因酒误事,实为不智。

2君王震怒如狮子咆哮,

触怒他的人自寻死路。

3避免纷争是光荣,

愚人个个爱争吵。

4懒惰人不按时耕种,

收获时必一无所得。

5人心的谋略如深水,

唯有哲士才能汲取。

6人都声称自己忠诚,

但谁能找到忠信者?

7义人行为正直,

他的后代也蒙福。

8王坐在宝座上审判,

他的眼目明察罪恶。

9谁敢说:“我心灵洁净,纯洁无罪?”

10缺斤少两、尺寸不足,

都为耶和华所憎恶。

11孩童的举动是否纯良,

都显明他的本性。

12能听的耳,能看的眼,

两者都为耶和华所造。

13不要贪睡,免得贫穷;

勤劳工作,粮食丰足。

14买主总说货物不好,

买走后又连连自夸。

15智慧之言胜过黄金和许多珠宝。

16谁为陌生人作保,就拿去谁的外衣;

谁为外族人作保,就要承担责任。

17骗来的饼觉得香甜,

最后却是满口泥沙。

18集思出良策,

征战靠智谋。

19嚼舌的人泄露秘密,

不可结交多嘴的人。

20咒骂父母的人,

他的生命20:20 生命”希伯来文是“灯”。必消逝在黑暗中。

21早年轻易得来之财,

最终不会成为祝福。

22不要说:“我要以恶报恶”,

要等候耶和华替你申冤。

23耶和华憎恶缺斤少两,

祂厌恶骗人的天平。

24人的脚步由耶和华所定,

人怎能知道自己的道路?

25人向主许愿要三思,

免得事后作茧自缚。

26明君必筛出恶人,

用石磙碾轧他们。

27心灵是耶和华的灯,

鉴察人的肺腑心肠。

28君王靠慈爱和忠信护佑,

他的王位因慈爱而稳固。

29力量是青年的荣耀,

白发是老人的尊荣。

30鞭伤能驱除罪恶,

责打能洁净人心。

New International Reader’s Version

Proverbs 20:1-30

1Wine causes you to make fun of others, and beer causes you to start fights.

Anyone who is led astray by them is not wise.

2A king’s anger brings terror like a lion’s roar.

Anyone who makes him angry may lose their life.

3Avoiding a fight brings honor to a person.

But every foolish person is quick to argue.

4Anyone who refuses to work doesn’t plow in the right season.

When they look for a crop at harvest time, they don’t find it.

5The purposes of a person’s heart are like deep water.

But one who has understanding brings them out.

6Many claim to have love that never fails.

But who can find a faithful person?

7Those who do what is right live without blame.

Blessed are their children after them.

8A king sits on his throne to judge.

He gets rid of all evil when he sees it.

9No one can say, “I have kept my heart pure.

I’m ‘clean,’ and I haven’t sinned.”

10The Lord hates two things.

He hates weights that weigh things heavier or lighter than they really are.

He also hates measures that measure things larger or smaller than they really are.

11Even small children are known by their actions.

So is their conduct really pure and right?

12The Lord has made two things.

He has made ears that hear.

He has also made eyes that see.

13Don’t love sleep, or you will become poor.

Stay awake, and you will have more food than you need.

14“It’s no good. It’s no good!” says a buyer.

Then off they go and brag about what they bought.

15There is gold, and there are plenty of rubies.

But lips that speak knowledge are a priceless jewel.

16Take the coat of one who puts up money for what a stranger owes.

Hold it until you get paid back if it is done for an outsider.

17Food gained by cheating tastes sweet.

But you will end up with a mouth full of gravel.

18Plans are made by asking for guidance.

So if you go to war, get good advice.

19A person who talks about others tells secrets.

So avoid anyone who talks too much.

20If anyone asks for bad things to happen to their father or mother,

that person’s lamp will be blown out in total darkness.

21Property that you claim too soon

will not be blessed in the end.

22Don’t say, “I’ll get even with you for the wrong you did to me!”

Wait for the Lord, and he will make things right for you.

23The Lord hates weights that weigh things heavier or lighter than they really are.

Scales that are not honest don’t please him.

24The Lord directs a person’s steps.

So how can anyone understand their own way?

25A person is trapped if they make a hasty promise to God

and only later thinks about what they said.

26A wise king gets rid of evil people.

He runs the threshing wheel over them.

27The spirit of a person is the lamp of the Lord.

It lights up what is deep down inside them.

28Love and truth keep a king safe.

Faithful love makes his throne secure.

29Young men are proud of their strength.

Gray hair brings honor to old men.

30Blows and wounds scrub evil away.

And beatings make you pure deep down inside.