Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

箴言 7:1-27

要远离淫妇

1孩子啊,你要遵从我的吩咐,

把我的诫命珍藏在心中。

2遵守我的诫命,你便存活。

要爱护我的训言,

如爱护眼中的瞳仁。

3要系在你的指头上,

刻在你的心版上。

4你要把智慧当作姊妹,

将悟性视为亲人。

5她们能使你远离淫妇,

远离妓女的甜言蜜语。

6我曾在家里的窗前,

透过窗棂往外观看,

7只见在愚昧的青年人中,

有个无知的青年,

8他穿过靠近淫妇的巷口,

朝她的家门走去,

9趁着日暮黄昏,

借着夜色昏暗。

10看啊!一个妓女打扮、

心术不正的女子出来迎接他。

11她喧嚷放荡,不安分守家,

12有时在街上,有时在广场,

或在各巷口守候。

13她缠着那青年,与他亲吻,

厚颜无耻地说:

14“我今天刚献祭还了愿,

家里有平安祭肉7:14 按犹太律法规定,还愿之后所得的祭肉要在第二天吃完。参考利未记7:16

15因此我出来四处寻找你,

终于找到了你!

16我已经铺好了床,

铺上了埃及的绣花布,

17又用没药、沉香、肉桂熏了床。

18来吧,让我们通宵畅饮爱情,

让我们尽情欢爱!

19因为我丈夫不在家,出远门了。

20他带着钱囊去了,月底才回来。”

21淫妇花言巧语勾引他,

用谄媚的话语诱惑他。

22那青年立刻随她而去,

像走向屠宰场的公牛,

又像掉入陷阱的雄鹿,

23直等到利箭射穿他的肝。

他像只自投网罗的飞鸟,

浑然不知要赔上性命!

24孩子们啊,你们要听从我的话,

留意我口中的训言,

25别让你的心偏向淫妇的道,

步入她的歧途。

26因为她使许多人丧命,

被她杀害的数目众多。

27她的家是通往阴间的路,

引人坠入死亡的殿。

New International Reader’s Version

Proverbs 7:1-27

A Warning Against a Woman Who Commits Adultery

1My son, obey my words.

Store up my commands inside you.

2Obey my commands and you will live.

Guard my teachings as you would guard your own eyes.

3Tie them on your fingers.

Write them on the tablet of your heart.

4Say to wisdom, “You are my sister.”

Say to understanding, “You are a member of my family.”

5They will keep you from a woman who commits adultery.

They will keep you from the smooth talk of a sinful wife.

6I stood at the window of my house.

I looked down through it.

7Among those who were childish

I saw a young man who had no sense.

8He went down the street near that sinful woman’s corner.

He walked toward her house.

9The sun had gone down, and the day was fading.

The darkness of night was falling.

10A woman came out to meet him.

She was dressed like a prostitute and had a clever plan.

11She was wild and pushy.

She never stayed at home.

12Sometimes she’s in the streets. Sometimes she’s at other places.

At every corner she waits.

13She took hold of the young man and kissed him.

With a bold face she spoke to him. She said,

14“Today I offered what I promised I would.

At home I have meat left over from my fellowship offering.

15So I came out to meet you.

I looked for you and have found you!

16I have covered my bed

with colored sheets from Egypt.

17I’ve perfumed my bed with spices.

I used myrrh, aloes and cinnamon.

18Come, let’s drink our fill of love until morning.

Let’s enjoy ourselves by sleeping together!

19My husband isn’t home.

He’s gone on a long journey.

20He took his bag full of money.

He won’t be home for several days.”

21She led him astray with her clever words.

She charmed him with her smooth talk.

22All at once he followed her.

He was like an ox going to be killed.

He was like a deer stepping into a trap

23until an arrow struck its liver.

He was like a bird rushing into a trap.

Little did he know it would cost him his life!

24My sons, listen to me.

Pay attention to what I say.

25Don’t let your hearts turn to her ways.

Don’t step onto her paths.

26She has brought down a lot of men.

She has killed a huge crowd.

27Her house is a road to the grave.

It leads down to the place of the dead.