Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

箴言 30:1-33

亚古珥的箴言

1以下是雅基的儿子亚古珥的箴言。

这人说:上帝啊,我很疲倦;

上帝啊,我很疲倦,精疲力尽。30:1 希伯来文或译“这人对以铁说,对以铁和乌甲说:”

2我比众人都愚蠢,

不具备人的悟性。

3我从未学到智慧,

也不认识至圣者。

4谁升上高天又降下来?

谁将风聚在掌中?

谁将众水裹在衣服里?

谁定了地的边界?

祂叫什么名字?

祂儿子叫什么名字?

你知道吗?

5上帝的话句句千真万确,

祂作投靠祂之人的盾牌。

6你不可对祂的话有所添加,

免得祂责备你,

揭穿你的虚谎。

7上帝啊,我向你求两件事,

求你在我未死以前赐给我。

8求你使虚伪和谎言远离我,

求你让我不贫穷也不富足,

赐给我需用的饮食,

9免得我因为饱足就不认你,

说:“耶和华是谁呢?”

又恐怕我因穷困而偷窃,

以致辱没我上帝的名。

10别向主人毁谤他的仆人,

免得你受咒诅、担当罪责。

11有一种30:11 ”希伯来文是“世代”,11-14节也相同。人咒诅父亲,

不为母亲祝福。

12有一种人自以为纯洁,

却没有洗掉自己的污秽。

13有一种人趾高气扬,

目空一切。

14有一种人牙如剑,

齿如刀,

要吞吃世间的困苦人和贫穷人。

15水蛭有两个女儿,

她们不停地叫:“给我!给我!”

三样东西从不知足,

永不言“够”的共有四样:

16阴间、不孕的妇人、

干旱的土地和火焰。

17嘲笑父亲、藐视母亲教诲的,

眼睛必被谷中的乌鸦啄出,

被秃鹰吃掉。

18我测不透的妙事有三样,

我不明白的事共有四样:

19鹰在空中飞翔之道,

蛇在石上爬行之道,

船在海中航行之道,

男女相爱之道。

20淫妇的道是这样:

她吃完就擦擦嘴,

说,“我没有做坏事。”

21使大地震动的事有三样,

大地无法承受的事共有四样:

22奴仆做王,

愚人吃饱,

23丑恶女子出嫁,

婢女取代主母。

24地上有四种动物,

身体虽小却极其聪明:

25蚂蚁力量虽小,

却在夏天储备粮食;

26石獾虽不强壮,

却在岩石中筑巢穴;

27蝗虫虽无君王,

却整齐地列队前进;

28壁虎虽易捕捉,

却居住在王宫大内。

29步履威武的有三样,

走路雄壮的共有四样:

30威震百兽、从不畏缩的狮子,

31昂首阔步的雄鸡,

公山羊和率领军队的君王。

32你若行事愚昧、

妄自尊大或图谋不轨,

就当用手掩口。

33激起愤怒会引起争端,

正如搅牛奶会搅出奶油,

拧鼻子会拧出血。

New International Reader’s Version

Proverbs 30:1-33

The Sayings of Agur

1These sayings are the words of Agur, son of Jakeh. These sayings came from God.

This man said to Ithiel:

“I am weary, God.

But I can still have success.

2Surely I am only a dumb animal and not a man.

I don’t understand as other men do.

3I haven’t learned wisdom.

And I don’t know the things the Holy One knows.

4Who has gone up to heaven and come down?

Whose hands have gathered up the wind?

Who has wrapped up the waters in a coat?

Who has set in place all the boundaries of the earth?

What is his name? What is his son’s name?

Surely you know!

5“Every word of God is perfect.

He is like a shield to those who trust in him.

He keeps them safe.

6Don’t add to his words.

If you do, he will correct you.

He will prove that you are a liar.

7Lord, I ask you for two things.

Don’t refuse me before I die.

8Keep lies far away from me.

Don’t make me either poor or rich,

but give me only the bread I need each day.

9If you don’t, I might have too much.

Then I might say I don’t know you.

I might say, ‘Who is the Lord?’

Or I might become poor and steal.

Then I would bring shame to the name of my God.

10“Don’t tell lies about a servant when you talk to their master.

If you do, they will curse you, and you will pay for your lies.

11“Some people curse their fathers.

Others don’t bless their mothers.

12Some are pure in their own eyes.

But their dirty sins haven’t been washed away.

13Some have eyes that are very proud.

They look down on others.

14Some people have teeth like swords.

The teeth in their jaws are as sharp as knives.

They are ready to eat up the poor people of the earth.

They are ready to eat up those who are the most needy.

15“A leech has two daughters.

They cry out, ‘Give! Give!’

“Three things are never satisfied.

Four things never say, ‘Enough!’

16The first is the grave.

The second is a woman who can’t have a baby.

The third is land, which never gets enough water.

And the fourth is fire, which never says, ‘Enough!’

17“One person makes fun of their father.

Another doesn’t honor their mother when she is old.

The ravens of the valley will peck out their eyes.

Then the vultures will eat them.

18“Three things are too amazing for me.

There are four things I don’t understand.

19The first is the way of an eagle in the sky.

The second is the way of a snake on a rock.

The third is the way of a ship on the ocean.

And the fourth is the way of a man with a young woman.

20“This is the way of a woman who commits adultery.

She eats and wipes her mouth.

Then she says, ‘I haven’t done anything wrong.’

21“Under three things the earth shakes.

Under four things it can’t stand up.

22The first is a servant who becomes a king.

The second is a foolish and ungodly person who gets plenty to eat.

23The third is a mean woman who gets married.

And the fourth is a servant who takes the place of the woman she works for.

24“Four things on earth are small.

But they are very wise.

25The first are ants, which aren’t very strong.

But they store up their food in the summer.

26The second are hyraxes, which aren’t very powerful.

But they make their home among the rocks.

27The third are locusts, which don’t have a king.

But they all march forward in ranks.

28And the fourth are lizards, which your hand can catch.

But you will find them in kings’ palaces.

29“Three things walk as if they were kings.

Four things move as kings do.

30The first is a lion, which is mighty among the animals. It doesn’t back away from anything.

31The second is a rooster, which walks proudly.

The third is a billy goat.

And the fourth is a king, who is secure against any who might oppose him.

32“Do you do foolish things?

Do you think you are better than others?

Do you plan evil?

If you do, put your hand over your mouth and stop talking!

33If you churn cream, you will produce butter.

If you twist a nose, you will produce blood.

And if you stir up anger, you will produce a fight.”