New Amharic Standard Version

ምሳሌ 26:1-28

1በረዶ በበጋ፣ ዝናብ በመከር እንደማያስፈልግ ሁሉ፣

ክብርም ለተላላ አይገባውም።

2ክንፎቿን እንደምታርገበግብ ድንቢጥ ወይም ቱር እንደምትል ጨረባ፣

ከንቱ ርግማንም በማንም ላይ አይደርስም።

3ለፈረስ አለንጋ፣ ለአህያ መሸበቢያ፣

ለተላላ ጀርባም በትር ይገባዋል።

4ቂልን እንደ ቂልነቱ አትመልስለት፤

አለዚያ አንተም ራስህ እንደ እርሱ ትሆናለህ።

5ቂልን እንደ ቂልነቱ መልስለት፤

አለዚያ ጠቢብ የሆነ ይመስለዋል።

6በተላላ እጅ መልእክትን መላክ፣

የገዛ እግርን እንደ መቊረጥ ወይም ዐመፃን እንደ መጋት ነው።

7በቂል አንደበት የሚነገር ምሳሌ፣

ሰላላ የሽባ ሰው እግር ነው።

8ለተላላ ክብር መስጠት፣

በወንጭፍ ላይ ድንጋይ እንደ ማሰር ነው።

9በአላዋቂ አንደበት የሚነገር ምሳሌ፣

በሰካራም እጅ እንዳለ እሾኽ ነው።

10ቂልን ወይም የትኛውንም ዐላፊ አግዳሚ የሚቀጥር፣

ፍላጻውን በነሲብ እየወረወረ ወገኖቹን እንደሚያቈስል ቀስተኛ ነው።

11ውሻ ወደ ትፋቱ እንደሚመለስ ሁሉ፣

ተላላም ቂልነቱን ይደጋግማል።

12ራሱን እንደ ጠቢብ የሚቈጥረውን ሰው አይተሃልን?

ከእርሱ ይልቅ ለተላላ ተስፋ አለው።

13ሰነፍ፣ “በመንገድ ላይ አንበሳ አለ፤

አስፈሪ አንበሳ በአውራ ጐዳና ላይ ይጐማለላል” ይላል።

14መዝጊያ በማጠፊያው ላይ እንደሚዞር፣

ሰነፍም በዐልጋው ላይ ይገላበጣል።

15ሰነፍ እጁን ወጭት ውስጥ ያጠልቃል፤

ወደ አፉ ለመመለስ ግን እጅግ ይታክታል።

16በማስተዋል መልስ ከሚሰጡ ከሰባት ሰዎች ይልቅ፣

ሰነፍ ራሱን ጠቢብ አድርጎ ይቈጥራል።

17በሌሎች ጠብ ጥልቅ የሚል መንገደኛ፣

የውሻ ጆሮ እንደሚይዝ ሰው ነው።

18ትንታግ ወይም የሚገድል ፍላጻ እንደሚወረውር ዕብድ፣

19“ቀልዴን እኮ ነው” እያለ

ባልንጀራውን የሚያታልል ሰውም እንደዚሁ ነው።

20ዕንጨት ከሌለ እሳት ይጠፋል፤

አሾክሻኪ ከሌለም ጠብ ይበርዳል።

21ከሰል ፍምን፣ ዕንጨትም እሳትን እንደሚያቀጣጥል፣

አዋኪ ሰውም ጠብን ያባብሳል።

22የሐሜተኛ ቃል እንደ ጣፋጭ ጒርሻ ነው፤

ወደ ሰው ውስጠኛው ክፍል ዘልቆ ይገባል።

23ክፋትን በልብ ቋጥሮ ለስላሳ ቃል የሚናገር ከንፈር፣

በብር ፈሳሽ26፥23 ወይም በሚያብለጨልጭ ነገር እንደ ተለበጠ የሸክላ ዕቃ ነው።

24ተንኰለኛ በከንፈሩ ይሸነግላል፤

በልቡ ግን ክፋትን ይቋጥራል።

25ንግግሩ ማራኪ ቢሆንም አትመነው፤

ሰባት ርኵሰት ልቡን ሞልቶታልና።

26ተንኰሉ በሽንገላው ይሸፈን ይሆናል፤

ነገር ግን ክፋቱ በጉባኤ ይገለጣል።

27ጒድጓድ የሚምስ ራሱ ይገባበታል፤

ድንጋይ የሚያንከባልልም ተመልሶ በላዩ ላይ ይገለበጥበታል።

28ሐሰተኛ ምላስ የጐዳቻቸውን ትጠላለች፤

ሸንጋይ አንደበትም ጥፋትን ታመጣለች።

King James Version

Proverbs 26:1-28

1As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool. 2As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come. 3A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s back.

4Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. 5Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.26.5 conceit: Heb. eyes

6He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.26.6 damage: or, violence 7The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.26.7 are…: Heb. are lifted up 8As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.26.8 bindeth…: or, putteth a precious stone in an heap of stones 9As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools. 10The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.26.10 The great…: or, A great man grieveth all, and he hireth the fool, he hireth also transgressors 11As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.26.11 returneth to his folly: Heb. iterateth his folly 12Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him. 13The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets. 14As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed. 15The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.26.15 it grieveth…: or, he is weary 16The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason. 17He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.26.17 meddleth: or, is enraged

18As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,26.18 firebrands: Heb. flames, or, sparks 19So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?

20Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.26.20 Where no…: Heb. Without wood26.20 talebearer: or, whisperer26.20 ceaseth: Heb. is silent 21As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife. 22The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.26.22 innermost…: Heb. chambers 23Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.

24He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;26.24 dissembleth: or, is known 25When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.26.25 speaketh…: Heb. maketh his voice gracious 26Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.26.26 by…: or, in secret 27Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him. 28A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.