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 Version – UK

Proverbs 28:1-28

1The wicked flee though no-one pursues,

but the righteous are as bold as a lion.

2When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers,

but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order.

3A ruler28:3 Or A poor person who oppresses the poor

is like driving rain that leaves no crops.

4Those who forsake instruction praise the wicked,

but those who heed it resist them.

5Evildoers do not understand what is right,

but those who seek the Lord understand it fully.

6Better the poor whose way of life is blameless

than the rich whose ways are perverse.

7A discerning son heeds instruction,

but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.

8Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor

amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.

9If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction,

even their prayers are detestable.

10Whoever leads the upright along an evil path

will fall into their own trap,

but the blameless will receive a good inheritance.

11The rich are wise in their own eyes;

one who is poor and discerning sees how deluded they are.

12When the righteous triumph, there is great elation;

but when the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding.

13Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper,

but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

14Blessed is the one who always trembles before God,

but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble.

15Like a roaring lion or a charging bear

is a wicked ruler over a helpless people.

16A tyrannical ruler practises extortion,

but one who hates ill-gotten gain will enjoy a long reign.

17Anyone tormented by the guilt of murder

will seek refuge in the grave;

let no-one hold them back.

18The one whose way of life is blameless is kept safe,

but the one whose ways are perverse will fall into the pit.28:18 Syriac (see Septuagint); Hebrew into one

19Those who work their land will have abundant food,

but those who chase fantasies will have their fill of poverty.

20A faithful person will be richly blessed,

but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.

21To show partiality is not good –

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

22The stingy are eager to get rich

and are unaware that poverty awaits them.

23Whoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favour

rather than one who has a flattering tongue.

24Whoever robs their father or mother

and says, ‘It’s not wrong,’

is partner to one who destroys.

25The greedy stir up conflict,

but those who trust in the Lord will prosper.

26Those who trust in themselves are fools,

but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.

27Those who give to the poor will lack nothing,

but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.

28When the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding;

but when the wicked perish, the righteous thrive.