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 Version

Proverbs 23:1-35

Saying 7

1When you sit to dine with a ruler,

note well what23:1 Or who is before you,

2and put a knife to your throat

if you are given to gluttony.

3Do not crave his delicacies,

for that food is deceptive.

Saying 8

4Do not wear yourself out to get rich;

do not trust your own cleverness.

5Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone,

for they will surely sprout wings

and fly off to the sky like an eagle.

Saying 9

6Do not eat the food of a begrudging host,

do not crave his delicacies;

7for he is the kind of person

who is always thinking about the cost.23:7 Or for as he thinks within himself, / so he is; or for as he puts on a feast, / so he is

“Eat and drink,” he says to you,

but his heart is not with you.

8You will vomit up the little you have eaten

and will have wasted your compliments.

Saying 10

9Do not speak to fools,

for they will scorn your prudent words.

Saying 11

10Do not move an ancient boundary stone

or encroach on the fields of the fatherless,

11for their Defender is strong;

he will take up their case against you.

Saying 12

12Apply your heart to instruction

and your ears to words of knowledge.

Saying 13

13Do not withhold discipline from a child;

if you punish them with the rod, they will not die.

14Punish them with the rod

and save them from death.

Saying 14

15My son, if your heart is wise,

then my heart will be glad indeed;

16my inmost being will rejoice

when your lips speak what is right.

Saying 15

17Do not let your heart envy sinners,

but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord.

18There is surely a future hope for you,

and your hope will not be cut off.

Saying 16

19Listen, my son, and be wise,

and set your heart on the right path:

20Do not join those who drink too much wine

or gorge themselves on meat,

21for drunkards and gluttons become poor,

and drowsiness clothes them in rags.

Saying 17

22Listen to your father, who gave you life,

and do not despise your mother when she is old.

23Buy the truth and do not sell it—

wisdom, instruction and insight as well.

24The father of a righteous child has great joy;

a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.

25May your father and mother rejoice;

may she who gave you birth be joyful!

Saying 18

26My son, give me your heart

and let your eyes delight in my ways,

27for an adulterous woman is a deep pit,

and a wayward wife is a narrow well.

28Like a bandit she lies in wait

and multiplies the unfaithful among men.

Saying 19

29Who has woe? Who has sorrow?

Who has strife? Who has complaints?

Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?

30Those who linger over wine,

who go to sample bowls of mixed wine.

31Do not gaze at wine when it is red,

when it sparkles in the cup,

when it goes down smoothly!

32In the end it bites like a snake

and poisons like a viper.

33Your eyes will see strange sights,

and your mind will imagine confusing things.

34You will be like one sleeping on the high seas,

lying on top of the rigging.

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?”