Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

箴言 8:1-36

智慧的呼唤

1智慧不是在呼唤吗?

悟性不是在呐喊吗?

2她在路边高处站立,

她在十字街头停留,

3在城门旁,在入口处大喊:

4“世人啊,我呼唤你们,

我向全人类大声呼吁。

5愚昧人啊,要学会谨慎!

愚顽人啊,要慎思明辨!

6你们听啊,我要说美好的话,

开口谈论正直的事。

7我的口传扬真理,

我的嘴憎恨邪恶。

8我口中的言语公正,

没有一句错谬的话。

9我的话,智者明白,哲士认同。

10要接受我的教诲,而非白银;

要选择知识,而非黄金。

11因为智慧比宝石更珍贵,

一切美物都不能与之相比。

12“我智慧与谨慎同住,

我拥有知识和明辨力。

13敬畏耶和华就当憎恨邪恶,

我憎恨骄傲、狂妄、恶道和谎言。

14我有谋略和真知,

又有悟性和能力。

15君王靠我安邦定国,

首领借我秉公行义,

16王公大臣靠我治理天下,

官宦贵胄凭我公正断案。

17爱我的,我也爱他;

恳切寻求我的,必能寻见。

18富贵和尊荣在我,

恒久的产业和公义也在我。

19我的果实胜过纯金,

我的出产胜过纯银。

20我在公义的道上奔走,

在公平的路上前行。

21我要赐财富给爱我的人,

使他们的库房充盈。

22“在耶和华造物的起头,

在太初万物被造以前,

就已经有我。

23从亘古,从太初,

大地还没有形成以前,

我已经被立。

24没有深渊,

没有涌流的水泉以前,

我已经诞生。

25大山未曾奠定,

小丘未曾形成,

我已经出生。

26那时耶和华还没有造大地和原野,

还没有造一粒尘土。

27祂铺设诸天的时候,我已在场。

祂在深渊上画出地平线,

28上使穹苍坚固,

下使深渊的泉源安稳,

29设定沧海的界限,

使海水不得越过祂定的范围,

为大地奠定根基的时候,

30我就在祂身旁,

做祂的工程师,

天天成为祂的喜乐,

终日在祂面前欢悦,

31因祂所造的人世而欢悦,

因祂所造的世人而喜乐。

32“孩子们啊,你们要听从我,

持守我道路的人有福了。

33要听从教诲,不可轻忽,

要做智者。

34人若听从我、天天在我门口仰望、

时时在我门边等候,就有福了。

35因为找到我的,便找到了生命,

他必蒙耶和华的恩惠。

36没找到我就是害自己;

憎恨我就是喜爱死亡。”

New International Reader’s Version

Proverbs 8:1-36

Wisdom Calls Out

1Doesn’t wisdom call out?

Doesn’t understanding raise her voice?

2At the highest point along the way,

she takes her place where the paths meet.

3Beside the gate leading into the city,

she cries out at the entrance. She says,

4“People, I call out to you.

I raise my voice to all human beings.

5You who are childish, get some good sense.

You who are foolish, set your hearts on getting it.

6Listen! I have things to say that you can depend on.

I open my lips to speak what is right.

7My mouth speaks what is true.

My lips hate evil.

8All the words of my mouth are honest.

None of them is twisted or sinful.

9To those who have understanding, all my words are right.

To those who have found knowledge, they are true.

10Choose my teaching instead of silver.

Choose knowledge rather than fine gold.

11Wisdom is worth more than rubies.

Nothing you want can compare with her.

12“I, wisdom, live together with understanding.

I have knowledge and good sense.

13To have respect for the Lord is to hate evil.

I hate pride and bragging.

I hate evil ways and twisted words.

14I have good sense and give good advice.

I have understanding and power.

15By me kings rule.

Leaders make laws that are fair.

16By me princes and nobles govern.

It is by me that anyone rules on earth.

17I love those who love me.

Those who look for me find me.

18With me are riches and honor.

With me are lasting wealth and success.

19My fruit is better than fine gold.

My gifts are better than the finest silver.

20I walk in ways that are honest.

I take paths that are right.

21I leave riches to those who love me.

I give them more than they have room for.

22“The Lord created me as the first of his works,

before his acts of long ago.

23I was formed a long, long time ago.

I was formed at the very beginning, when the world was created.

24Before there were any oceans, I was born.

It was before there were springs flowing with water.

25Before the mountains were settled in place, I was born.

Before there were any hills, I was born.

26It happened before the Lord made the world and its fields.

It was before he made the dust of the earth.

27I was there when he set the heavens in place.

When he marked out the place where the sky meets the sea, I was there.

28That was when he put the clouds above.

It was when he fixed the ocean springs in place.

29It was when he set limits for the sea

so that the waters had to obey his command.

When the Lord marked out the foundations of the earth, I was there.

30I was constantly at his side.

I was filled with delight day after day.

I was always happy to be with him.

31His whole world filled me with joy.

I took delight in all human beings.

32“My children, listen to me.

Blessed are those who keep my ways.

33Listen to my teaching and be wise.

Don’t turn away from it.

34Blessed are those who listen to me.

They watch every day at my doors.

They wait beside my doorway.

35Those who find me find life.

They receive blessing from the Lord.

36But those who don’t find me harm only themselves.

Everyone who hates me loves death.”