New Amharic Standard Version

ምሳሌ 28:1-28

1ክፉ ሰው ማንም ሳያሳድደው ይሸሻል፤

ጻድቅ ግን እንደ አንበሳ ልበ ሙሉ ነው።

2አገር ስታምፅ፣ ገዦቿ ይበዛሉ፤

አስተዋይና ዐዋቂ ሰው ግን ሥርዐትን ያሰፍናል።

3ድኾችን የሚያስጨንቅ ሰው፣28፥3 ወይም ድኻ

ሰብል እንደሚያጠፋ ኀይለኛ ዝናብ ነው።

4ሕግን የሚተዉ ክፉዎችን ያወድሳሉ፤

ሕግን የሚጠብቁ ግን ይቋቋሟቸዋል።

5ክፉዎች ፍትሕን አያስተውሉም፤

እግዚአብሔርን የሚሹ ግን ሙሉ በሙሉ ያውቁታል።

6በአካሄዱ ነውር የሌለበት ድኻ፣

መንገዱ ጠማማ ከሆነ ባለጠጋ ይሻላል።

7ሕግን የሚጠብቅ አስተዋይ ልጅ ነው፤

ከሆዳሞች ጋር ጓደኛ የሚሆን ግን አባቱን ያዋርዳል።

8በከፍተኛ ወለድ ሀብቱን የሚያካብት፣

ለድኻ ለሚራራ፣ ለሌላው ሰው ያከማችለታል።

9ሕግን ላለመስማት ጆሮውን የሚደፍን፣

ጸሎቱ እንኳ አስጸያፊ ነው።

10ቅኖችን በክፉ መንገድ የሚመራ፣

በቈፈረው ጒድጓድ ይገባል፤

ንጹሓን ግን መልካም ነገርን ይወርሳሉ።

11ባለጠጋ ራሱን ጠቢብ አድርጎ ይቈጥር ይሆናል፤

አስተዋይ የሆነ ድኻ ግን መርምሮ ያውቀዋል።

12ጻድቃን ድል ሲነሡ ታላቅ ደስታ ይሆናል፤

ክፉዎች ሥልጣን ሲይዙ ግን ሕዝብ ይሸሸጋል።

13ኀጢአቱን የሚሰውር አይለማም፤

የሚናዘዝና የሚተወው ግን ምሕረትን ያገኛል።

14እግዚአብሔርን ዘወትር የሚፈራ ሰው ቡሩክ ነው፤

ልቡን የሚያደነድን ግን መከራ ላይ ይወድቃል።

15ታዳጊ በሌለው ሕዝብ ላይ የተሾመ ጨካኝ ገዥ፣

እንደሚያገሣ አንበሳ ወይም ተንደንድሮ እንደሚይዝ ድብ ነው።

16ጨካኝ ገዥ ማመዛዘን ይጐድለዋል፤

ያላግባብ የሚገኝን ጥቅም የሚጸየፍ ግን ዕድሜው ይረዝማል።

17የሰው ደም ያለበት ሰው፣

ዕድሜ ልኩን ሲቅበዘበዝ ይኖራል፤

ማንም ሰው አይርዳው።

18አካሄዱ ነቀፋ የሌለበት ሰው ክፉ አያገኘውም፤

መንገዱ ጠማማ የሆነ ግን ድንገት ይወድቃል።

19መሬቱን የሚያርስ የተትረፈረፈ ምግብ ያገኛል፤

ከንቱ ተስፋን ይዞ የሚጓዝ ግን ድኽነትን ይወርሳል።

20ታማኝ ሰው እጅግ ይባረካል፤

ሀብት ለማግኘት የሚጣደፍ ግን ከቅጣት አያመልጥም።

21አድልዎ ማድረግ መልካም አይደለም፤

ሰው ግን ለቊራሽ እንጀራ ሲል በደል ይፈጽማል።

22ስስታም ሀብት ለማከማቸት ይስገበገባል፤

ድኽነት እንደሚጠብቀውም አያውቅም።

23ሸንጋይ አንደበት ካለው ይልቅ፣

ሰውን የሚገሥጽ ውሎ ዐድሮ ይወደዳል።

24ከአባት ከእናቱ ሰርቆ፣

“ይህ ጥፋት አይደለም” የሚል የአጥፊ ተባባሪ ነው።

25ስስታም ሰው ጠብን ያነሣሣል፤

በእግዚአብሔር የሚታመን ግን ይባረካል።

26በራሱ የሚታመን ተላላ ነው፤

በጥበብ የሚመላለስ ግን ክፉ አያገኘውም።

27ለድኾች የሚሰጥ አይቸገርም፤

አይቶአቸው እንዳላየ የሚሆን ግን ብዙ ርግማን ይደርስበታል።

28ክፉዎች ሥልጣን በሚይዙ ጊዜ ሕዝብ ይሸሸጋል፤

ክፉዎች በሚጠፉበት ጊዜ ግን ጻድቃን ይበዛሉ።

New International Reader’s Version

Proverbs 28:1-28

1Sinners run away even when no one is chasing them.

But those who do what is right are as bold as lions.

2A country has many rulers when its people don’t obey.

But an understanding ruler knows how to keep order.

3A ruler who treats poor people badly

is like a pounding rain that leaves no crops.

4Those who turn away from instruction praise sinners.

But those who learn from it oppose them.

5Sinful people don’t understand what is right.

But those who worship the Lord understand it completely.

6It is better to be poor and live without blame

than to be rich and follow a crooked path.

7A child who understands what is right learns from instruction.

But a child who likes to eat too much brings shame on his father.

8Someone might get rich by taking interest or profit from poor people.

But that person only piles up wealth for someone who will be kind to poor people.

9If you don’t pay attention to my instruction,

even your prayers are hated.

10Those who lead honest people down an evil path

will fall into their own trap.

But those who are without blame

will receive good things.

11Rich people may think they are wise.

But a poor person with understanding knows that rich people are fooling themselves.

12When godly people win, everyone is very happy.

But when sinners take charge, everyone hides.

13Anyone who hides their sins doesn’t succeed.

But anyone who admits their sins and gives them up finds mercy.

14Blessed is the one who always trembles in front of God.

But anyone who makes their heart stubborn will get into trouble.

15An evil person who rules over helpless people

is like a roaring lion or an angry bear.

16A ruler who is mean to his people takes money from them by force.

But one who hates money gained in the wrong way will rule a long time.

17Anyone troubled by the guilt of murder

will seek to escape their guilt by death.

No one should keep them from it.

18Anyone who lives without blame is kept safe.

But anyone whose path is crooked will fall into the pit.

19Those who work their land will have plenty of food.

But those who chase dreams will be very poor.

20A faithful person will be richly blessed.

But anyone who wants to get rich will be punished.

21Favoring one person over another is not good.

But a person will do wrong for a piece of bread.

22Those who won’t share what they have want to get rich.

They don’t know they are going to be poor.

23It is better to warn a person than to pretend to praise them.

In the end that person will be more pleased with you.

24Anyone who steals from their parents and says, “It’s not wrong,”

is just like someone who destroys.

25People who always want more stir up conflict.

But those who trust in the Lord will succeed.

26Those who trust in themselves are foolish.

But those who live wisely are kept safe.

27Those who give to poor people will have all they need.

But those who close their eyes to the poor will receive many curses.

28When those who are evil take charge, other people hide.

But when those who are evil die, godly people grow stronger.