箴言 Proverbs


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21:1
王的心在耶和华手中,好像陇沟的水,随意流转。
The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord ; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.
21:2
人所行的,在自己眼中都看为正,惟有耶和华衡量人心。
All a man's ways seem right to him, but the Lord weighs the heart.
21:3
行仁义公平,比献祭更蒙耶和华悦纳。
To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
21:4
恶人发达,眼高心傲,这乃是罪。(发达原文作灯)
Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin!
21:5
殷勤筹划的,足致丰裕。行事急躁的,都必缺乏。
The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.
21:6
用诡诈之舌求财的,就是自己取死。所得之财,乃是吹来吹去的浮云。
A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare.
21:7
恶人的强暴,必将自己扫除。因他们不肯按公平行事。
The violence of the wicked will drag them away, for they refuse to do what is right.
21:8
负罪之人的路,甚是弯曲。至于清洁的人,他所行的乃是正直。
The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright.
21:9
宁可住在房顶的角上,不在宽阔的房屋,与争吵的妇人同住。
Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.
21:10
恶人的心,乐人受祸。他眼并不怜恤邻舍。
The wicked man craves evil; his neighbor gets no mercy from him.
21:11
亵慢的人受刑罚,愚蒙的人就得智慧。智慧人受训诲,便得知识。
When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; when a wise man is instructed, he gets knowledge.
21:12
义人思想恶人的家,知道恶人倾倒,必至灭亡。
The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin.
21:13
塞耳不听穷人哀求的,他将来呼吁也不蒙应允。
If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered.
21:14
暗中送的礼物,挽回怒气。怀中搋的贿赂,止息暴怒。
A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath.
21:15
秉公行义,使义人喜乐,使作孽的人败坏。
When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.
21:16
迷离通达道路的,必住在阴魂的会中。
A man who strays from the path of understanding comes to rest in the company of the dead.
21:17
爱宴乐的,必致穷乏。好酒爱膏油的,必不富足。
He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich.
21:18
恶人作了义人的赎价。奸诈人代替正直人。
The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright.
21:19
宁可住在旷野,不与争吵使气的妇人同住。
Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife.
21:20
智慧人家中积蓄宝物膏油。愚昧人随得来随吞下。
In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.
21:21
追求公义仁慈的,就寻得生命,公义,和尊荣。
He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.
21:22
智慧人爬上勇士的城墙,倾覆他所倚靠的坚垒。
A wise man attacks the city of the mighty and pulls down the stronghold in which they trust.
21:23
谨守口与舌的,就保守自己免受灾难。
He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.
21:24
心骄气傲的人,名叫亵慢。他行事狂妄,都出于骄傲。
The proud and arrogant man-"Mocker" is his name; he behaves with overweening pride.
21:25
懒惰人的心愿,将他杀害,因为他手不肯作工。
The sluggard's craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work.
21:26
有终日贪得无餍的,义人施舍而不吝惜。
All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing.
21:27
恶人的祭物是可憎的,何况他存恶意来献呢?
The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable- how much more so when brought with evil intent!
21:28
作假见证的必灭亡,惟有听真情而言的,其言长存。
A false witness will perish, and whoever listens to him will be destroyed forever.
21:29
恶人脸无羞耻,正直人行事坚定。
A wicked man puts up a bold front, but an upright man gives thought to his ways.
21:30
没有人能以智慧,聪明,谋略,敌挡耶和华。
There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord .
21:31
马是为打仗之日预备的。得胜乃在乎耶和华。
The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord .