箴言 Proverbs


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20:1
酒能使人亵慢,浓酒使人喧嚷。凡因酒错误的,就无智慧。
Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
20:2
王的威吓,如同狮子吼叫。惹动他怒的,是自害己命。
A king's wrath is like the roar of a lion; he who angers him forfeits his life.
20:3
远离分争,是人的尊荣。愚妄人都爱争闹。
It is to a man's honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.
20:4
懒惰人因冬寒不肯耕种。到收割的时候,他必讨饭,而无所得。
A sluggard does not plow in season; so at harvest time he looks but finds nothing.
20:5
人心怀藏谋略,好像深水。惟明哲人,才能汲引出来。
The purposes of a man's heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out.
20:6
人多述说自己的仁慈。但忠信人谁能遇着呢?
Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find?
20:7
行为纯正的义人,他的子孙,是有福的。
The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him.
20:8
王坐在审判的位上,以眼目驱散诸恶。
When a king sits on his throne to judge, he winnows out all evil with his eyes.
20:9
谁能说,我洁净了我的心。我脱净了我的罪。
Who can say, "I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin"?
20:10
两样的法码,两样的升斗,都为耶和华所憎恶。
Differing weights and differing measures- the Lord detests them both.
20:11
孩童的动作,是清洁,是正直,都显明他的本性。
Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right.
20:12
能听的耳,能看的眼,都是耶和华所造的。
Ears that hear and eyes that see- the Lord has made them both.
20:13
不要贪睡,免致贫穷。眼要睁开,你就吃饱。
Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare.
20:14
买物的说,不好,不好。及至买去,他便自夸。
It's no good, it's no good! says the buyer; then off he goes and boasts about his purchase.
20:15
有金子,和许多珍珠。(或作红宝石)惟有知识的嘴,乃为贵重的珍宝。
Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.
20:16
谁为生人作保,就拿谁的衣服。谁为外人作保,谁就要承当。
Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if he does it for a wayward woman.
20:17
以虚谎而得的食物,人觉甘甜。但后来他的口,必充满尘沙。
Food gained by fraud tastes sweet to a man, but he ends up with a mouth full of gravel.
20:18
计谋都凭筹算立定。打仗要凭智谋。
Make plans by seeking advice; if you wage war, obtain guidance.
20:19
往来传舌的,泄漏密事。大张嘴的不可与他结交。
A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much.
20:20
咒骂父母的,他的灯必灭,变为漆黑的黑暗。
If a man curses his father or mother, his lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.
20:21
起初速得的产业,终久却不为福。
An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning will not be blessed at the end.
20:22
你不要说,我要以恶报恶。要等候耶和华,他必拯救你。
Do not say, "I'll pay you back for this wrong!" Wait for the Lord , and he will deliver you.
20:23
两样的法码,为耶和华所憎恶。诡诈的天平,也为不善。
The Lord detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him.
20:24
人的脚步,为耶和华所定。人岂能明白自己的路呢?
A man's steps are directed by the Lord . How then can anyone understand his own way?
20:25
人冒失说,这是圣物,许愿之后才查问,就是自陷网罗。
It is a trap for a man to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider his vows.
20:26
智慧的王,簸散恶人,用碌碡滚轧他们。
A wise king winnows out the wicked; he drives the threshing wheel over them.
20:27
人的灵是耶和华的灯,鉴察人的心腹。
The lamp of the Lord searches the spirit of a man ; it searches out his inmost being.
20:28
王因仁慈和诚实,得以保全他的国位,也因仁慈立稳。
Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure.
20:29
强壮乃少年人的荣耀。白发为老年人的尊荣。
The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old.
20:30
鞭伤除净人的罪恶。责打能入人的心腹。
Blows and wounds cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being.