Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

箴言 23:1-35

1你若与官长同席,

要注意面对的是谁。

2如果你是贪吃的人,

就要节制食欲23:2 节制食欲”希伯来文是“把刀放在喉咙上”。

3不可贪恋他的美食,

这美食是圈套。

4别为钱财耗尽心力,

要明智,适可而止。

5钱财眨眼之间消逝无踪,

它必长出翅膀如鹰飞去。

6不要吃吝啬人的饭,

不可贪图他的美味。

7因为他总是精于算计,

嘴上说“请吃,请喝”,

心里却另有盘算。

8你必呕出所吃的那点饭,

你说的美言都必枉费。

9不要和愚人说话,

他必藐视你的智言。

10不可挪移古时的界石,

不可侵占孤儿的田地。

11因他们的救赎主强大,

祂必对付你,替他们申冤。

12你要专心接受教诲,

侧耳倾听智言。

13不要疏于管教孩子,

杖责不会使他毙命,

14杖责能救他脱离死亡。

15孩子啊,

你若心里有智慧,

我心里也会欢喜。

16你的口若说正直的话,

我的内心也欢畅不已。

17不要心里羡慕罪人,

要终日敬畏耶和华。

18这样,你必前途光明,

你的盼望不会幻灭。

19孩子啊,听我的话,

要有智慧,心守正道。

20不要结交酒肉朋友,

21因为好酒贪吃者必穷困,

贪睡的人必穿破衣烂衫。

22要听从生养你的父亲,

不可轻视年老的母亲。

23要买真理、智慧、教诲和悟性,

不可卖掉。

24义人的父亲喜乐无限,

智慧之子使父母欢欣。

25你要使父母快乐,

叫生你的人欢欣。

26孩子啊,把你的心交给我,

欢然走我的道路。

27妓女是深坑,淫妇是陷阱;

28她像强盗般埋伏,

使世间增添奸徒。

29谁有灾祸?谁有忧伤?

谁有争吵?谁有怨言?

谁无故受伤?谁两眼发红?

30就是那些沉迷醉乡,

品尝醇和之酒的人!

31虽然鲜红的酒在杯中闪烁,

喝下去痛快,但不要盯着它。

32它终必像蛇一样伤你,

像毒蛇一样咬你。

33你的眼会看见怪异的景象,

你会神智不清,胡言乱语。

34你好像躺在怒海中,

又像卧在桅杆顶上。

35你会说:“人打我,我不痛;

人揍我,我不知。

什么时候醒了,再干一杯!”

New International Reader’s Version

Proverbs 23:1-35

Saying 7

1When you sit down to eat with a ruler,

look carefully at what’s in front of you.

2Put a knife to your throat

if you like to eat too much.

3Don’t long for his fancy food.

It can fool you.

Saying 8

4Don’t wear yourself out to get rich.

Don’t trust how wise you think you are.

5When you take even a quick look at riches, they are gone.

They grow wings and fly away into the sky like an eagle.

Saying 9

6Don’t eat the food of anyone who doesn’t want to share it.

Don’t long for his fancy food.

7He is the kind of person

who is always thinking about how much it costs.

“Eat and drink,” he says to you.

But he doesn’t mean it.

8You will throw up what little you have eaten.

You will have wasted your words of praise.

Saying 10

9Don’t speak to foolish people.

They will laugh at your wise words.

Saying 11

10Don’t move old boundary stones.

Don’t try to take over the fields of children whose fathers have died.

11That’s because the God who guards them is strong.

He will stand up for them in court against you.

Saying 12

12Apply your heart to what you are taught.

Listen carefully to words of knowledge.

Saying 13

13Don’t hold back correction from a child.

If you correct them, they won’t die.

14So correct them.

Then you will save them from death.

Saying 14

15My son, if your heart is wise,

my heart will be very glad.

16Deep down inside, I will be happy

when you say what is right.

Saying 15

17Do not long for what sinners have.

But always show great respect for the Lord.

18There really is hope for you in days to come.

So your hope will not be cut off.

Saying 16

19My son, listen and be wise.

Set your heart on the right path.

20Don’t join those who drink too much wine.

Don’t join those who stuff themselves with meat.

21Those who drink or eat too much will become poor.

If they sleep too much, they’ll have to wear rags.

Saying 17

22Listen to your father, who gave you life.

Don’t hate your mother when she is old.

23Buy the truth and don’t sell it.

Get wisdom, instruction and understanding as well.

24The father of a godly child is very happy.

A man who has a wise son is glad.

25May your father and mother be glad.

May the woman who gave birth to you be joyful.

Saying 18

26My son, give me your heart.

May you be happy living the way you see me live.

27An unfaithful wife is like a deep pit.

A wife who commits adultery is like a narrow well.

28She hides and waits like a thief.

She causes many men to sin.

Saying 19

29Who has trouble? Who has sorrow?

Who argues? Who has problems?

Who has wounds for no reason? Who has red eyes?

30Those who spend too much time with wine.

Or those who like to taste wine mixed with spices.

31Don’t look at wine when it is red.

Don’t look at it when it bubbles in the cup.

And don’t look at it when it goes down smoothly.

32In the end it bites like a snake.

It bites like a poisonous serpent.

33Your eyes will see strange sights.

Your mind will imagine weird things.

34You will feel like someone sleeping on the ocean.

You will think you are lying among the ropes in a boat.

35“They hit me,” you will say. “But I’m not hurt!

They beat me. But I don’t feel it!

When will I wake up

so I can find another drink?”