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።

New International Reader’s Version

Proverbs 26:1-28

1It isn’t proper to honor a foolish person.

That’s like having snow in summer or rain at harvest time.

2A curse given for no reason is like a wandering bird or a flying sparrow.

It doesn’t go anywhere.

3A whip is for a horse, and a harness is for a donkey.

And a beating is for the backs of foolish people.

4Don’t answer a foolish person in keeping with their foolish acts.

If you do, you yourself will be just like them.

5Answer a foolish person in keeping with their foolish acts.

If you do not, they will be wise in their own eyes.

6Sending a message in the hand of a foolish person

is like cutting off your feet or drinking poison.

7A proverb in the mouth of a foolish person

is like disabled legs that are useless.

8Giving honor to a foolish person

is like tying a stone in a slingshot.

9A proverb in the mouth of a foolish person

is like a thorn in the hand of someone who is drunk.

10Anyone who hires a foolish person or someone who is passing by

is like a person who shoots arrows at just anybody.

11Foolish people who do the same foolish things again

are like a dog that returns to where it has thrown up.

12Do you see a person who is wise in their own eyes?

There is more hope for a foolish person than for them.

13A person who doesn’t want to work says, “There’s a lion in the road!

There’s an angry lion wandering in the streets!”

14A person who doesn’t want to work turns over in bed

just like a door that swings back and forth.

15A person who doesn’t want to work leaves his hand in his plate.

He acts as if he is too tired to bring his hand back up to his mouth.

16A person who doesn’t want to work is wiser in his own eyes

than seven people who give careful answers.

17Don’t be quick to get mixed up in someone else’s fight.

That’s like grabbing a stray dog by its ears.

18Suppose a crazy person shoots

flaming arrows that can kill.

19Someone who lies to their neighbor

and says, “I was only joking!” is just like that crazy person.

20If you don’t have wood, your fire goes out.

If you don’t talk about others, arguing dies down.

21Coal glows, and wood burns.

And a person who argues stirs up conflict.

22The words of anyone who talks about others are like tasty bites of food.

They go deep down inside you.

23Warm words that come from an evil heart

are like a shiny coating on a clay pot.

24Enemies use their words as a mask.

They hide their evil plans in their hearts.

25Even though what they say can be charming, don’t believe them.

That’s because seven things God hates fill that person’s heart.

26Their hatred can be hidden by lies.

But their evil plans will be shown to everyone.

27Whoever digs a pit will fall into it.

If someone rolls a big stone, it will roll back on them.

28A tongue that tells lies hates the people it hurts.

And words that seem to praise you destroy you.