Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

箴言 28:1-28

1恶人未被追赶也逃窜,

义人坦然无惧如雄狮。

2国中有罪,君王常换;

国有哲士,长治久安。

3穷人28:3 穷人”有些抄本作“暴君”。欺压贫民,

如暴雨冲毁粮食。

4背弃律法的称赞恶人,

遵守律法的抗拒恶人。

5邪恶之人不明白公义,

寻求耶和华的全然明白。

6行为正直的穷人,

胜过行事邪僻的富人。

7遵守律法的是智慧之子,

与贪食者为伍令父蒙羞。

8人放高利贷牟利,

等于为扶贫者积财。

9人若不听从律法,

他的祷告也可憎。

10引诱正直人走邪道,

必掉进自己设的陷阱;

但纯全无过的人必承受福分。

11富人自以为有智慧,

却被明智的穷人看透。

12义人得胜,遍地欢腾;

恶人当道,人人躲藏。

13自掩其罪,必不亨通;

痛改前非,必蒙怜悯。

14敬畏上帝必蒙福,

顽固不化必遭祸。

15暴虐的君王辖制穷人,

如咆哮的狮、觅食的熊。

16昏庸的君王残暴不仁,

恨不义之财的享长寿。

17背负血债者必终生逃亡,

谁也不要帮他。

18纯全无过的必蒙拯救,

行为邪僻的转眼灭亡。

19勤奋耕耘,丰衣足食;

追求虚荣,穷困潦倒。

20忠信的人必大蒙祝福,

急于发财的难免受罚。

21徇私偏袒实不可取,

人却为一饼而枉法。

22贪婪的人急于发财,

却不知贫穷即将临到。

23责备人的至终比谄媚者更受爱戴。

24窃取父母之财而不知罪者与匪类无异。

25贪得无厌的人挑起纷争,

信靠耶和华的富足昌盛。

26愚人心中自以为是,

凭智慧行事的平安稳妥。

27周济穷人的一无所缺,

视而不见的多受咒诅。

28恶人当道,人人躲藏;

恶人灭亡,义人增多。

New International Reader’s Version

Proverbs 28:1-28

1Sinners run away even when no one is chasing them.

But those who do what is right are as bold as lions.

2A country has many rulers when its people don’t obey.

But an understanding ruler knows how to keep order.

3A ruler who treats poor people badly

is like a pounding rain that leaves no crops.

4Those who turn away from instruction praise sinners.

But those who learn from it oppose them.

5Sinful people don’t understand what is right.

But those who worship the Lord understand it completely.

6It is better to be poor and live without blame

than to be rich and follow a crooked path.

7A child who understands what is right learns from instruction.

But a child who likes to eat too much brings shame on his father.

8Someone might get rich by taking interest or profit from poor people.

But that person only piles up wealth for someone who will be kind to poor people.

9If you don’t pay attention to my instruction,

even your prayers are hated.

10Those who lead honest people down an evil path

will fall into their own trap.

But those who are without blame

will receive good things.

11Rich people may think they are wise.

But a poor person with understanding knows that rich people are fooling themselves.

12When godly people win, everyone is very happy.

But when sinners take charge, everyone hides.

13Anyone who hides their sins doesn’t succeed.

But anyone who admits their sins and gives them up finds mercy.

14Blessed is the one who always trembles in front of God.

But anyone who makes their heart stubborn will get into trouble.

15An evil person who rules over helpless people

is like a roaring lion or an angry bear.

16A ruler who is mean to his people takes money from them by force.

But one who hates money gained in the wrong way will rule a long time.

17Anyone troubled by the guilt of murder

will seek to escape their guilt by death.

No one should keep them from it.

18Anyone who lives without blame is kept safe.

But anyone whose path is crooked will fall into the pit.

19Those who work their land will have plenty of food.

But those who chase dreams will be very poor.

20A faithful person will be richly blessed.

But anyone who wants to get rich will be punished.

21Favoring one person over another is not good.

But a person will do wrong for a piece of bread.

22Those who won’t share what they have want to get rich.

They don’t know they are going to be poor.

23It is better to warn a person than to pretend to praise them.

In the end that person will be more pleased with you.

24Anyone who steals from their parents and says, “It’s not wrong,”

is just like someone who destroys.

25People who always want more stir up conflict.

But those who trust in the Lord will succeed.

26Those who trust in themselves are foolish.

But those who live wisely are kept safe.

27Those who give to poor people will have all they need.

But those who close their eyes to the poor will receive many curses.

28When those who are evil take charge, other people hide.

But when those who are evil die, godly people grow stronger.