箴言 Proverbs


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6:1
我儿,你若为朋友作保,替外人击掌,
My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have struck hands in pledge for another,
6:2
你就被口中的话语缠住,被嘴里的言语捉住。
if you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth,
6:3
我儿,你既落在朋友手中,就当这样行,才可救自己。你要自卑,去恳求你的朋友。
then do this, my son, to free yourself, since you have fallen into your neighbor's hands: Go and humble yourself; press your plea with your neighbor!
6:4
不要容你的眼睛睡觉,不要容你的眼皮打盹。
Allow no sleep to your eyes, no slumber to your eyelids.
6:5
要救自己,如鹿脱离猎户的手,如鸟脱离捕鸟人的手。
Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler.
6:6
懒惰人哪,你去察看蚂蚁的动作,就可得智慧。
Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!
6:7
蚂蚁没有元帅,没有官长,没有君王,
It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,
6:8
尚且在夏天预备食物,在收割时聚敛粮食。
yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.
6:9
懒惰人哪,你要睡到几时呢?你何时睡醒呢?
How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep?
6:10
再睡片时,打盹片时,抱着手躺卧片时,
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest-
6:11
你的贫穷就必如强盗速来,你的缺乏仿佛拿兵器的人来到。
and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.
6:12
无赖的恶徒,行动就用乖僻的口。
A scoundrel and villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth,
6:13
用眼传神,用脚示意,用指点划。
who winks with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers,
6:14
心中乖僻,常设恶谋,布散分争。
who plots evil with deceit in his heart- he always stirs up dissension.
6:15
所以灾难必忽然临到他身。他必顷刻败坏无法可治。
Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed-without remedy.
6:16
耶和华所恨恶的有六样,连他心所憎恶的共有七样。
There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him:
6:17
就是高傲的眼,撒谎的舌,流无辜人血的手,
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
6:18
图谋恶计的心,飞跑行恶的脚,
a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil,
6:19
吐谎言的假见证,并弟兄中布散分争的人。
a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.
6:20
我儿,要谨守你父亲的诫命,不可离弃你母亲的法则。(或作指教)
My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
6:21
要常系在你心上,挂在你项上。
Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck.
6:22
你行走,他必引导你。你躺卧,他必保守你。你睡醒,他必与你谈论。
When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.
6:23
因为诫命是灯,法则(或作指教)是光。训诲的责备是生命的道。
For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life,
6:24
能保你远离恶妇,远离外女谄媚的舌头。
keeping you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife.
6:25
你心中不要恋慕她的美色,也不要被她眼皮勾引。
Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes,
6:26
因为妓女能使人只剩一块饼,淫妇猎取人宝贵的生命。
for the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread, and the adulteress preys upon your very life.
6:27
人若怀里搋火,衣服岂能不烧呢?
Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?
6:28
人若在火炭上走,脚岂能不烫呢?
Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?
6:29
亲近邻舍之妻的,也是如此。凡挨近她的,不免受罚。
So is he who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.
6:30
贼因饥饿偷窃充饥,人不藐视他。
Men do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving.
6:31
若被找着,他必赔还七倍。必将家中所有的,尽都偿还。
Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house.
6:32
与妇人行淫的,便是无知,行这事的,必丧掉生命。
But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself.
6:33
他必受伤损,必被凌辱。他的羞耻不得涂抹。
Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away;
6:34
因为人的嫉恨,成了烈怒。报仇的时候,决不留情。
for jealousy arouses a husband's fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.
6:35
什么赎价,他都不顾。你虽送许多礼物,他也不肯干休。
He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse the bribe, however great it is.