箴言 Proverbs


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17:1
设筵满屋,大家相争,不如有块干饼,大家相安。
Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.
17:2
仆人办事聪明,必管辖贻羞之子,又在众子中,同分产业。
A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son, and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers.
17:3
鼎为炼银,炉为炼金。惟有耶和华熬炼人心。
The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests the heart.
17:4
行恶的留心听奸诈之言。说谎的侧耳听邪恶之语。
A wicked man listens to evil lips; a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue.
17:5
戏笑穷人的,是辱没造他的主。幸灾乐祸的,必不免受罚。
He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.
17:6
子孙为老人的冠冕。父亲是儿女的荣耀。
Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.
17:7
愚顽人说美言本不相宜,何况君王说谎话呢?
Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fool- how much worse lying lips to a ruler!
17:8
贿赂在馈送的人眼中,看为宝玉。随处运动,都得顺利。
A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it; wherever he turns, he succeeds.
17:9
遮掩人过的,寻求人爱。屡次挑错的,离间密友。
He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
17:10
一句责备话,深入聪明人的心,强如责打愚昧人一百下。
A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool.
17:11
恶人只寻背叛,所以必有严厉的使者,奉差攻击他。
An evil man is bent only on rebellion; a merciless official will be sent against him.
17:12
宁可遇见丢崽子的母熊,不可遇见正行愚妄的愚昧人。
Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly.
17:13
以恶报善的,祸患必不离他的家。
If a man pays back evil for good, evil will never leave his house.
17:14
分争的起头,如水放开。所以在争闹之先,必当止息争竞。
Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.
17:15
定恶人为义的,定义人为恶的,这都为耶和华所憎恶。
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent- the Lord detests them both.
17:16
愚昧人既无聪明,为何手拿价银买智慧呢?
Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom?
17:17
朋友乃时常亲爱。弟兄为患难而生。
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
17:18
在邻舍面前击掌作保,乃是无知的人。
A man lacking in judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor.
17:19
喜爱争竞的,是喜爱过犯。高立家门的,乃自取败坏。
He who loves a quarrel loves sin; he who builds a high gate invites destruction.
17:20
心存邪僻的,寻不着好处。舌弄是非的,陷在祸患中。
A man of perverse heart does not prosper; he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble.
17:21
生愚昧子的,必自愁苦。愚顽人的父,毫无喜乐。
To have a fool for a son brings grief; there is no joy for the father of a fool.
17:22
喜乐的心,乃是良药。忧伤的灵,使骨枯干。
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
17:23
恶人暗中受贿赂,为要颠倒判断。
A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice.
17:24
明哲人眼前有智慧。愚昧人眼望地极。
A discerning man keeps wisdom in view, but a fool's eyes wander to the ends of the earth.
17:25
愚昧子使父亲愁烦,使母亲忧苦。
A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him.
17:26
刑罚义人为不善。责打君子为不义。
It is not good to punish an innocent man, or to flog officials for their integrity.
17:27
寡少言语的有知识。性情温良的有聪明。
A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered.
17:28
愚昧人若静默不言,也可算为智慧。闭口不说,也可算为聪明。
Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.