Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Òwe 1:1-33

Èròǹgbà àti kókó-ọ̀rọ̀

1Àwọn òwe ti Solomoni, ọmọ Dafidi, ọba Israẹli.

2Láti le ní ọgbọ́n àti ẹ̀kọ́,

Láti ní òye àwọn ọ̀rọ̀-ìjìnlẹ̀.

3Láti gba ẹ̀kọ́ ọgbọ́n, òdodo,

àti ìdájọ́, àti àìṣègbè;

4láti fi òye fún onírẹ̀lẹ̀,

ìmọ̀ àti ìṣọ́ra fún àwọn èwe.

5Jẹ́ kí ọlọ́gbọ́n tẹ́tí kí ó sì ní ìmọ̀ kún ìmọ̀,

sì jẹ́ kí ẹni òye gba ìtọ́sọ́nà.

6Láti mọ ìtumọ̀ òwe àti ìtán-dòwe,

àwọn ọ̀rọ̀ àti àlọ́ àwọn ọlọ́gbọ́n.

7Ìbẹ̀rù Olúwa ni ìbẹ̀rẹ̀ ìmọ̀,

ṣùgbọ́n aláìgbọ́n kẹ́gàn ọgbọ́n àti ẹ̀kọ́.

Ọ̀rọ̀ ìyànjú láti ṣàfẹ́rí ọgbọ́n

8Tẹ́tí, ìwọ ọmọ mi sí ẹ̀kọ́ baba rẹ,

má ṣe kọ ẹ̀kọ́ màmá rẹ sílẹ̀.

9Wọn yóò jẹ́ òdòdó ẹ̀yẹ olóòórùn dídùn lórí rẹ

àti ọ̀ṣọ́ tí ó dára yí ọrùn rẹ ká.

10Ọmọ mi, bí àwọn ẹlẹ́ṣẹ̀ bá ń tàn ọ́,

má ṣe gbà fún wọn.

11Bí wọn bá wí pé, “Wá pẹ̀lú wa;

jẹ́ kí á ba ní ibùba fún ẹ̀jẹ̀ ẹnìkan,

jẹ́ kí á lúgọ ní ìkọ̀kọ̀ de aláìṣẹ̀ ní àìnídìí;

12Jẹ́ ká gbé wọn mì láààyè, bí ibojì òkú,

àti lódidi, bí àwọn tí ń sọ̀kalẹ̀ lọ sínú kòtò;

13A ó rí ọ̀pọ̀lọpọ̀ nǹkan tó níye lórí

a ó sì fi ìkógun kún inú ilé wa;

14Da ìpín rẹ pọ̀ mọ́ àárín wa,

a ó sì jọ pawó sínú àpò kan náà”

15Ọmọ mi, má ṣe bá wọn lọ,

má ṣe rìn ní ojú ọ̀nà wọn;

16Nítorí ẹsẹ̀ wọn ń sáré sí ẹ̀ṣẹ̀,

wọ́n yára láti ta ẹ̀jẹ̀ sílẹ̀.

17Wàhálà asán ni kí ènìyàn máa dẹ àwọ̀n sílẹ̀,

ní ojú ẹyẹ!

18Àwọn ọkùnrin wọ̀nyí ń lúgọ fún ẹ̀jẹ̀ ara wọn.

Ara wọn ni wọ́n ń dá lọ́nà

19Báyìí ni ìgbẹ̀yìn gbogbo àwọn tí ń wá èrè àìtọ́;

yóò mú ẹ̀mí gbogbo ẹni tí ó rí i lọ.

Ìkìlọ̀ láti má ṣe kọ ọgbọ́n sílẹ̀

201.20,21: Òw 8.1-3.Ọgbọ́n kígbe sókè ní pópó

ó gbé ohùn rẹ̀ sókè láàrín ọjà;

21Láàrín ọjà ni ó ti kígbe jáde

Ní ibodè ìlú ni ó ti sọ̀rọ̀ ọ rẹ̀:

22“Yóò ha ti pẹ́ tó tí ẹ̀yin aláìmọ̀kan yóò fi fẹ́ àìmọ̀kan yín tó?

Yóò ha ti pẹ́ tó tí àwọn ẹlẹ́gàn yóò ṣe inú dídùn sí ìpẹ̀gàn tó?

Àwọn aláìgbọ́n kórìíra ìmọ̀?

23Bí ẹ bá ti gbọ́ ìbáwí ì mi ni,

Ǹ bá ti tú ohun tí ó wà nínú ọkàn mi jáde fún yín

kí n sì fi inú mi hàn sí i yín.

24Ṣùgbọ́n níwọ̀n bí ẹ ti kọ ìpè ní ìgbà tí mo pè

kò sì sí ẹni tí ó kọ ibi ara sí mi gbà tí mo na ọwọ́ sí wọn,

25Níwọ́n bí ẹ ti kọ gbogbo ìmọ̀ràn mi,

tí ẹ̀yin kò sì gba ìbáwí mi,

26Èmi pẹ̀lú yóò fi ìdààmú yín rẹ́rìn-ín;

èmi yóò ṣẹ̀fẹ̀ nígbà tí ìyọnu bá dé bá a yín.

27Nígbà tí ìyọnu bá dé bá a yín bí ìjì líle,

Nígbà tí ìdààmú bá dé bá ọ bí ààjà,

nígbà tí wàhálà àti ìbànújẹ́ ọkàn bá bò ọ́ mọ́lẹ̀.

28“Nígbà náà ni wọn yóò ké pè mí ṣùgbọ́n, èmi kò ní dáhùn;

wọn yóò fi ara balẹ̀ wá mi ṣùgbọ́n wọn kì yóò rí mi.

29Níwọ́n bí wọ́n ti kórìíra ìmọ̀

tí wọ́n sì kọ̀ láti bẹ̀rù Olúwa.

30Níwọ́n bí wọn kò ti gbà ìmọ̀ràn mi

tí wọ́n sì kẹ́gàn ìmọ̀ràn mi,

31Wọn yóò jẹ èrè iṣẹ́ ọwọ́ wọn

wọn yóò sì jèrè èso ètè wọn ní kíkún

32Nítorí ìrìnkurìn àwọn aláìmọ̀kan ni yóò pa wọ́n

ìkáwọ́gbera aláìgbọ́n ni yóò pa á run;

33Ṣùgbọ́n ẹnìkan tí ó bá fetí sí mi, yóò gbé láìléwu

yóò sì wà nínú ìdẹ̀ra, láìsí ìbẹ̀rù ìpalára.”

New International Version – UK

Proverbs 1:1-33

Purpose and theme

1The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:

2for gaining wisdom and instruction;

for understanding words of insight;

3for receiving instruction in prudent behaviour,

doing what is right and just and fair;

4for giving prudence to those who are simple,1:4 The Hebrew word rendered simple in Proverbs denotes a person who is gullible, without moral direction and inclined to evil.

knowledge and discretion to the young –

5let the wise listen and add to their learning,

and let the discerning get guidance –

6for understanding proverbs and parables,

the sayings and riddles of the wise.1:6 Or understanding a proverb, namely, a parable, / and the sayings of the wise, their riddles

7The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,

but fools1:7 The Hebrew words rendered fool in Proverbs, and often elsewhere in the Old Testament, denote a person who is morally deficient. despise wisdom and instruction.

Prologue: exhortations to embrace wisdom

Warning against the invitation of sinful men

8Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction

and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.

9They are a garland to grace your head

and a chain to adorn your neck.

10My son, if sinful men entice you,

do not give in to them.

11If they say, ‘Come along with us;

let’s lie in wait for innocent blood,

let’s ambush some harmless soul;

12let’s swallow them alive, like the grave,

and whole, like those who go down to the pit;

13we will get all sorts of valuable things

and fill our houses with plunder;

14cast lots with us;

we will all share the loot’ –

15my son, do not go along with them,

do not set foot on their paths;

16for their feet rush into evil,

they are swift to shed blood.

17How useless to spread a net

where every bird can see it!

18These men lie in wait for their own blood;

they ambush only themselves!

19Such are the paths of all who go after ill-gotten gain;

it takes away the life of those who get it.

Wisdom’s rebuke

20Out in the open wisdom calls aloud,

she raises her voice in the public square;

21on top of the wall1:21 Septuagint; Hebrew / at noisy street corners she cries out,

at the city gate she makes her speech:

22‘How long will you who are simple love your simple ways?

How long will mockers delight in mockery

and fools hate knowledge?

23Repent at my rebuke!

Then I will pour out my thoughts to you,

I will make known to you my teachings.

24But since you refuse to listen when I call

and no-one pays attention when I stretch out my hand,

25since you disregard all my advice

and do not accept my rebuke,

26I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you;

I will mock when calamity overtakes you –

27when calamity overtakes you like a storm,

when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind,

when distress and trouble overwhelm you.

28‘Then they will call to me but I will not answer;

they will look for me but will not find me,

29since they hated knowledge

and did not choose to fear the Lord.

30Since they would not accept my advice

and spurned my rebuke,

31they will eat the fruit of their ways

and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.

32For the waywardness of the simple will kill them,

and the complacency of fools will destroy them;

33but whoever listens to me will live in safety

and be at ease, without fear of harm.’