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。

New International Version

Proverbs 26:1-28

1Like snow in summer or rain in harvest,

honor is not fitting for a fool.

2Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow,

an undeserved curse does not come to rest.

3A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey,

and a rod for the backs of fools!

4Do not answer a fool according to his folly,

or you yourself will be just like him.

5Answer a fool according to his folly,

or he will be wise in his own eyes.

6Sending a message by the hands of a fool

is like cutting off one’s feet or drinking poison.

7Like the useless legs of one who is lame

is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.

8Like tying a stone in a sling

is the giving of honor to a fool.

9Like a thornbush in a drunkard’s hand

is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.

10Like an archer who wounds at random

is one who hires a fool or any passer-by.

11As a dog returns to its vomit,

so fools repeat their folly.

12Do you see a person wise in their own eyes?

There is more hope for a fool than for them.

13A sluggard says, “There’s a lion in the road,

a fierce lion roaming the streets!”

14As a door turns on its hinges,

so a sluggard turns on his bed.

15A sluggard buries his hand in the dish;

he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth.

16A sluggard is wiser in his own eyes

than seven people who answer discreetly.

17Like one who grabs a stray dog by the ears

is someone who rushes into a quarrel not their own.

18Like a maniac shooting

flaming arrows of death

19is one who deceives their neighbor

and says, “I was only joking!”

20Without wood a fire goes out;

without a gossip a quarrel dies down.

21As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire,

so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife.

22The words of a gossip are like choice morsels;

they go down to the inmost parts.

23Like a coating of silver dross on earthenware

are fervent26:23 Hebrew; Septuagint smooth lips with an evil heart.

24Enemies disguise themselves with their lips,

but in their hearts they harbor deceit.

25Though their speech is charming, do not believe them,

for seven abominations fill their hearts.

26Their malice may be concealed by deception,

but their wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.

27Whoever digs a pit will fall into it;

if someone rolls a stone, it will roll back on them.

28A lying tongue hates those it hurts,

and a flattering mouth works ruin.