箴言 Proverbs


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4:1
众子阿,要听父亲的教训,留心得知聪明。
Listen, my sons, to a father's instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.
4:2
因我所给你们的,是好教训。不可离弃我的法则。(或作指教)
I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching.
4:3
我在父亲面前为孝子,在母亲眼中为独一的娇儿。
When I was a boy in my father's house, still tender, and an only child of my mother,
4:4
父亲教训我说,你心要存记我的言语,遵守我的命令,便得存活。
he taught me and said, "Lay hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands and you will live.
4:5
要得智慧,要得聪明。不可忘记,也不可偏离我口中的言语。
Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them.
4:6
不可离弃智慧,智慧就护卫你。要爱他,他就保守你。
Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.
4:7
智慧为首。所以要得智慧。在你一切所得之内,必得聪明。(或作用你一切所得的去换聪明)
Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
4:8
高举智慧,他就使你高升。怀抱智慧,他就使你尊荣。
Esteem her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you.
4:9
他必将华冠加在你头上,把荣冕交给你。
She will set a garland of grace on your head and present you with a crown of splendor."
4:10
我儿,你要听受我的言语,就必延年益寿。
Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many.
4:11
我已指教你走智慧的道,引导你行正直的路。
I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.
4:12
你行走,脚步必不致狭窄。你奔跑,也不致跌倒。
When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.
4:13
要持定训诲,不可放松。必当谨守,因为他是你的生命。
Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.
4:14
不可行恶人的路。不要走坏人的道。
Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men.
4:15
要躲避,不可经过。要转身而去。
Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way.
4:16
这等人若不行恶,不得睡觉。不使人跌倒,睡卧不安。
For they cannot sleep till they do evil; they are robbed of slumber till they make someone fall.
4:17
因为他们以奸恶吃饼,以强暴喝酒。
They eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.
4:18
但义人的路,好像黎明的光,越照越明,直到日午。
The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.
4:19
恶人的道好像幽暗。自己不知因什么跌倒。
But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble.
4:20
我儿,要留心听我的言词,侧耳听我的话语。
My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words.
4:21
都不可离你的眼目。要存记在你心中。
Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart;
4:22
因为得着他的,就得了生命,又得了医全体的良药。
for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body.
4:23
你要保守你心,胜过保守一切。(或作你要切切保守你心)因为一生的果效,是由心发出。
Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.
4:24
你要除掉邪僻的口,弃绝乖谬的嘴。
Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
4:25
你的眼目,要向前正看,你的眼睛,(原文作皮)当向前直观。
Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.
4:26
要修平你脚下的路,坚定你一切的道。
Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm.
4:27
不可偏向左右。要使你的脚离开邪恶。
Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.