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 Version

Proverbs 20:1-30

1Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler;

whoever is led astray by them is not wise.

2A king’s wrath strikes terror like the roar of a lion;

those who anger him forfeit their lives.

3It is to one’s honor to avoid strife,

but every fool is quick to quarrel.

4Sluggards do not plow in season;

so at harvest time they look but find nothing.

5The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters,

but one who has insight draws them out.

6Many claim to have unfailing love,

but a faithful person who can find?

7The righteous lead blameless lives;

blessed are their children after them.

8When a king sits on his throne to judge,

he winnows out all evil with his eyes.

9Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure;

I am clean and without sin”?

10Differing weights and differing measures—

the Lord detests them both.

11Even small children are known by their actions,

so is their conduct really pure and upright?

12Ears that hear and eyes that see—

the Lord has made them both.

13Do not love sleep or you will grow poor;

stay awake and you will have food to spare.

14“It’s no good, it’s no good!” says the buyer—

then goes off and boasts about the purchase.

15Gold there is, and rubies in abundance,

but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.

16Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger;

hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider.

17Food gained by fraud tastes sweet,

but one ends up with a mouth full of gravel.

18Plans are established by seeking advice;

so if you wage war, obtain guidance.

19A gossip betrays a confidence;

so avoid anyone who talks too much.

20If someone curses their father or mother,

their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.

21An inheritance claimed too soon

will not be blessed at the end.

22Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!”

Wait for the Lord, and he will avenge you.

23The Lord detests differing weights,

and dishonest scales do not please him.

24A person’s steps are directed by the Lord.

How then can anyone understand their own way?

25It is a trap to dedicate something rashly

and only later to consider one’s vows.

26A wise king winnows out the wicked;

he drives the threshing wheel over them.

27The human spirit is20:27 Or A person’s words are the lamp of the Lord

that sheds light on one’s inmost being.

28Love and faithfulness keep a king safe;

through love his throne is made secure.

29The glory of young men is their strength,

gray hair the splendor of the old.

30Blows and wounds scrub away evil,

and beatings purge the inmost being.