Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

箴言 26:1-28

1愚人得尊荣本不合宜,

如夏天降雪、收割时下雨。

2麻雀翻飞,燕子翱翔,

咒诅不会无端降临。

3鞭子打马,缰绳勒驴,

棍棒责打愚人的背。

4别照愚人的愚昧回答他,

免得你像他一样。

5要照愚人的愚昧回答他,

免得他自以为有智慧。

6靠愚人传信,

如同砍断自己的脚,

自讨苦吃。

7愚人口中说箴言,

如同跛子空有腿。

8把尊荣给愚人,

就像把石子绑在甩石器上。

9愚人口中说箴言,

如同醉汉握荆棘。

10雇用愚人或路人,

如同弓箭手乱箭伤人。

11愚人一再重复愚昧事,

就像狗回头吃所吐的。

12自以为有智慧的人,

还不如愚人有希望。

13懒惰人说:“路上有狮子,

街上有猛狮。”

14懒惰人赖在床上滚来滚去,

就像门在门轴上转来转去。

15懒惰人手放在餐盘,

却懒得送食物进嘴。

16懒惰人自以为比七个善于应对的人更有智慧。

17插手他人的纠纷,

犹如揪狗的耳朵。

18-19欺骗邻舍还说是开玩笑,

如同疯子乱抛火把、乱射箭。

20没有木柴,火自然熄灭;

没有闲话,争端便平息。

21好斗之人煽动争端,

如同余火加炭、火上加柴。

22闲言闲语如可口的美食,

轻易进入人的五脏六腑。

23火热的嘴,邪恶的心,

犹如瓦器镀了层银。

24怨恨人的用美言掩饰自己,

心中却藏着诡诈。

25纵然他甜言蜜语,你也不可信他,

因为他心中充满各种可憎之事。

26虽然他用诡计掩饰怨恨,

他的邪恶必被会众揭穿。

27挖陷阱的,必自陷其中;

滚石头的,必自伤己身。

28撒谎的舌恨它所害的人,

谄媚的嘴带来毁灭。

King James Version

Proverbs 26:1-28

1As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool. 2As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come. 3A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s back.

4Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. 5Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.26.5 conceit: Heb. eyes

6He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.26.6 damage: or, violence 7The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.26.7 are…: Heb. are lifted up 8As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.26.8 bindeth…: or, putteth a precious stone in an heap of stones 9As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools. 10The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.26.10 The great…: or, A great man grieveth all, and he hireth the fool, he hireth also transgressors 11As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.26.11 returneth to his folly: Heb. iterateth his folly 12Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him. 13The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets. 14As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed. 15The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.26.15 it grieveth…: or, he is weary 16The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason. 17He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.26.17 meddleth: or, is enraged

18As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,26.18 firebrands: Heb. flames, or, sparks 19So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?

20Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.26.20 Where no…: Heb. Without wood26.20 talebearer: or, whisperer26.20 ceaseth: Heb. is silent 21As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife. 22The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.26.22 innermost…: Heb. chambers 23Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.

24He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;26.24 dissembleth: or, is known 25When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.26.25 speaketh…: Heb. maketh his voice gracious 26Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.26.26 by…: or, in secret 27Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him. 28A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.