Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

箴言 4:1-27

父亲的教诲

1孩子们啊,

你们要听从父亲的教诲,

留心学习,以便领悟,

2因为我给你们的训诲是美好的,

不可背弃我的教导。

3我年幼时在父亲身边,

是母亲唯一的宠儿。

4父亲教导我说:

“要牢记我的话,

遵守我的诫命,就必存活。

5你要寻求智慧和悟性,

不要忘记或违背我的吩咐。

6不可离弃智慧,智慧必护佑你;

你要热爱智慧,智慧必看顾你。

7智慧至上,要寻求智慧,

要不惜一切,求得悟性。

8高举智慧,她必使你受尊崇;

拥抱智慧,她必使你得尊荣。

9她必为你戴上华冠,

加上荣冕。”

10孩子啊,你要听从我的教导,

就必延年益寿。

11我已经指示你走智慧之道,

引导你行正确的路。

12你行走,必不受妨碍;

你奔跑,绝不会跌倒。

13你要持守教诲,不要松懈;

要守护好,因为那是你的生命。

14不要涉足恶人的道,

不要行走坏人的路;

15要避开,不可踏足,

要绕道而行。

16因为他们不作恶就无法入睡,

不绊倒人就无法安眠;

17他们吃的是邪恶饼,

喝的是残暴酒。

18义人的道路好像黎明的曙光,

越照越亮,直到大放光明。

19恶人的道路一片幽暗,

他们不知被何物绊倒。

20孩子啊,你要聆听我的吩咐,

侧耳听我的训言;

21不要让它们离开你的视线,

要牢记在心。

22因为得到它们就得到生命,

全身也必康健。

23要一丝不苟地守护你的心,

因为生命之泉从心中涌出。

24不讲欺诈之言,

不说荒谬的话。

25眼睛要正视前方,

双目要向前直看。

26要铺平脚下的路,

使所行之道稳妥。

27不可偏右偏左,

要远离恶事。

King James Version

Proverbs 4:1-27

1Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. 2For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law. 3For I was my father’s son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother. 4He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live. 5Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. 6Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. 7Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. 8Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. 9She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.4.9 a crown…: or, she shall compass thee with a crown of glory 10Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many. 11I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths. 12When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble. 13Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.

14¶ Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. 15Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away. 16For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall. 17For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence. 18But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. 19The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

20¶ My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. 21Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. 22For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.4.22 health: Heb. medicine

23¶ Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.4.23 with…: Heb. above all keeping 24Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.4.24 a froward…: Heb. frowardness of mouth and perverseness of lips 25Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. 26Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.4.26 let…: or, all thy ways shall be ordered aright 27Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.