New Amharic Standard Version

ምሳሌ 3:1-35

ከጥበብ የሚገኝ ተጨማሪ በረከት

1ልጄ ሆይ፤ ትምህርቴን አትርሳ፤

ትእዛዛቴን በልብህ ጠብቅ፤

2ቀኖችን ይጨምሩልሃል፤ ዓመቶችንም ያረዝሙልሃል፤

ሕይወት፣ ሀብትንና ሰላምን ያበዙልሃል።

3ፍቅርና ታማኝነት ከቶ አይለዩህ፤

በዐንገትህ ዙሪያ እሰራቸው፤

በልብህም ጽላት ላይ ጻፋቸው።

4በዚያን ጊዜ ሞገስንና መልካም ስምን፣

በእግዚአብሔርና በሰው ዘንድ ታገኛለህ።

5በፍጹም ልብህ በእግዚአብሔር ታመን፤

በራስህ ማስተዋል አትደገፍ፤

6በመንገድህ ሁሉ እርሱን ዕወቅ፤

እርሱም ጐዳናህን ቀና ያደርገዋል።3፥6 ወይም ጐዳናህን ያቀናልሃል

7በራስህ አስተያየት ጠቢብ ነኝ አትበል፤

እግዚአብሔርን ፍራ፤ ከክፉም ራቅ።

8ይህም ለሰውነትህ ጤንነትን፣

ለዐጥንትህም ልምላሜን ያመጣልሃል።

9እግዚአብሔርን በሀብትህ፣

ከምርትህ ሁሉ በኵራት አክብረው፤

10ይህን ብታደርግ፣ ጎተራህ ሞልቶ ይትረፈረፋል፤

መጥመቂያህም በአዲስ የወይን ጠጅ ቲፍ ብሎ ይሞላል።

11ልጄ ሆይ፤ የእግዚአብሔርን ተግሣጽ አትናቅ፤

በዘለፋውም አትመረር፤

12አባት ደስ የሚሰኝበትን ልጁን እንደሚቀጣ3፥12 ወይም እንደሚገሥጽ ሁሉ፣

እግዚአብሔርም የሚወደውን ይገሥጻልና።

13ጥበብን የሚያገኛት፣

ማስተዋልንም ገንዘቡ የሚያደርጋት ሰው ቡሩክ ነው፤

14እርሷ ከብር ይልቅ ትርፍ የምታመጣ፣

ከወርቅም ይልቅ ጥቅም የምታስገኝ ናትና።

15ከቀይ ዕንቍ ይበልጥ ውድ ናት፤

አንተ ከምትመኘውም ሁሉ የሚስተካከላት የለም።

16በቀኝ እጇ ረጅም ዕድሜ አለ፤

በግራ እጇም ሀብትና ክብር ይዛለች።

17መንገዷ ደስ የሚያሰኝ ነው፤

ጐዳናዋም ሁሉ ሰላም ነው።

18ለሚያቅፏት የሕይወት ዛፍ ናት፤

የሚይዟትም ይባረካሉ።

19እግዚአብሔር በጥበብ ምድርን መሠረተ፤

በማስተዋል ሰማያትን በየስፍራቸው አጸና፤

20በዕውቀቱ ቀላያት ተከፈሉ፤

ደመናትም ጠልን አንጠበጠቡ።

21ልጄ ሆይ፤ ትክክለኛ ፍርድንና አስተውሎ መለየትን ጠብቅ፤

እነዚህ ከእይታህ አይራቁ፤

22ለነፍስህ ሕይወት፣

ለዐንገትህም ጌጥ ይሆናሉ።

23ከዚያም መንገድህን በሰላም ትሄዳለህ፤

እግርህም አይሰናከልም፤

24ስትተኛ አትፈራም፤

ትተኛለህ እንቅልፍህም ጣፋጭ ይሆናል።

25ድንገተኛን መከራ፣

በክፉዎች ላይ የሚደርሰውንም ጥፋት አትፍራ፤

26እግዚአብሔር መታመኛህ ይሆናልና፤

እግርህንም በወጥመድ ከመያዝ ይጠብቃል።

27ማድረግ እየቻልህ

ለሚገባቸው መልካም ነገር ከማድረግ አትቈጠብ።

28አሁን በእጅህ እያለ፣

ጎረቤትህን፣ “ቈይተህ ተመለስ፤ ነገ እሰጥሃለሁ” አትበለው።

29አንተን ተማምኖ በአጠገብህ በተቀመጠ፣

በጎረቤትህ ላይ ክፉ አትምከርበት።

30ምንም ጒዳት ሳያደርስብህ፣

ያለ ምክንያት ሰውን አትክሰስ።

31በክፉ ሰው አትቅና፤

የትኛውንም መንገዱን አትምረጥ፤

32እግዚአብሔር ጠማማን ሁሉ ይጸየፋልና፤

ለቅን ሰው ግን ምስጢሩን ይገልጥለታል።

33የእግዚአብሔር ርግማን በክፉዎች ቤት ላይ ነው፤

የጻድቃንን ቤት ግን ይባርካል።

34እርሱ በዕቡያን ፌዘኞች ላይ ያፌዛል፤

ለትሑታን ግን ሞገስን ይሰጣል።

35ጠቢባን ክብርን ይወርሳሉ፤

ሞኞችን ግን ለውርደት ያጋልጣቸዋል።

New International Version – UK

Proverbs 3:1-35

Wisdom bestows well-being

1My son, do not forget my teaching,

but keep my commands in your heart,

2for they will prolong your life many years

and bring you peace and prosperity.

3Let love and faithfulness never leave you;

bind them round your neck,

write them on the tablet of your heart.

4Then you will win favour and a good name

in the sight of God and man.

5Trust in the Lord with all your heart

and lean not on your own understanding;

6in all your ways submit to him,

and he will make your paths straight.3:6 Or will direct your paths

7Do not be wise in your own eyes;

fear the Lord and shun evil.

8This will bring health to your body

and nourishment to your bones.

9Honour the Lord with your wealth,

with the firstfruits of all your crops;

10then your barns will be filled to overflowing,

and your vats will brim over with new wine.

11My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline,

and do not resent his rebuke,

12because the Lord disciplines those he loves,

as a father the son he delights in.3:12 Hebrew; Septuagint loves, / and he chastens everyone he accepts as his child

13Blessed are those who find wisdom,

those who gain understanding,

14for she is more profitable than silver

and yields better returns than gold.

15She is more precious than rubies;

nothing you desire can compare with her.

16Long life is in her right hand;

in her left hand are riches and honour.

17Her ways are pleasant ways,

and all her paths are peace.

18She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her;

those who hold her fast will be blessed.

19By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations,

by understanding he set the heavens in place;

20by his knowledge the watery depths were divided,

and the clouds let drop the dew.

21My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight,

preserve sound judgment and discretion;

22they will be life for you,

an ornament to grace your neck.

23Then you will go on your way in safety,

and your foot will not stumble.

24When you lie down, you will not be afraid;

when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

25Have no fear of sudden disaster

or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,

26for the Lord will be at your side

and will keep your foot from being snared.

27Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,

when it is in your power to act.

28Do not say to your neighbour,

‘Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you’ –

when you already have it with you.

29Do not plot harm against your neighbour,

who lives trustfully near you.

30Do not accuse anyone for no reason –

when they have done you no harm.

31Do not envy the violent

or choose any of their ways.

32For the Lord detests the perverse

but takes the upright into his confidence.

33The Lord’s curse is on the house of the wicked,

but he blesses the home of the righteous.

34He mocks proud mockers

but shows favour to the humble and oppressed.

35The wise inherit honour,

but fools get only shame.