箴言 Proverbs


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26:1
夏天落雪,收割时下雨,都不相宜。愚昧人得尊荣,也是如此。
Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, honor is not fitting for a fool.
26:2
麻雀往来,燕子翻飞,这样,无故地咒诅,也必不临到。
Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest.
26:3
鞭子是为打马。辔头是为勒驴。刑杖是为打愚昧人的背。
A whip for the horse, a halter for the donkey, and a rod for the backs of fools!
26:4
不要照愚昧人的愚妄话回答他,恐怕你与他一样。
Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will be like him yourself.
26:5
要照愚昧人的愚妄话回答他,免得他自以为有智慧。
Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes.
26:6
借愚昧人手寄信的,是砍断自己的脚,自受损害。(自受原文作喝)
Like cutting off one's feet or drinking violence is the sending of a message by the hand of a fool.
26:7
瘸子的脚,空存无用。箴言在愚昧人的口中,也是如此。
Like a lame man's legs that hang limp is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.
26:8
将尊荣给愚昧人的,好像人把石子包在机弦里。
Like tying a stone in a sling is the giving of honor to a fool.
26:9
箴言在愚昧人的口中,好像荆棘刺入醉汉的手。
Like a thornbush in a drunkard's hand is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.
26:10
雇愚昧人的,与雇过路人的,就像射伤众人的弓箭手。
Like an archer who wounds at random is he who hires a fool or any passer-by.
26:11
愚昧人行愚妄事,行了又行,就如狗转过来吃它所吐的。
As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.
26:12
你见自以为有智慧的人吗?愚昧人比他更有指望。
Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
26:13
懒惰人说,道上有猛狮,街上有壮狮。
The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!"
26:14
门在枢纽转动,懒惰人在床上也是如此。
As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed.
26:15
懒惰人放手在盘子里,就是向口撤回,也以为劳乏。
The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth.
26:16
懒惰人看自己,比七个善于应对的人更有智慧。
The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer discreetly.
26:17
过路被事激动,管理不干己的争竞,好像人揪住狗耳。
Like one who seizes a dog by the ears is a passer-by who meddles in a quarrel not his own.
26:18
人欺凌邻舍,却说,我岂不是戏耍吗?他就像疯狂的人,抛掷火把,利箭,与杀人的兵器。(杀人的兵器原文作死亡)
Like a madman shooting firebrands or deadly arrows
26:19
is a man who deceives his neighbor and says, "I was only joking!"
26:20
火缺了柴,就必熄灭。无人传舌,争竞便止息。
Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down.
26:21
好争竞的人煽惑争端,就如余火加炭,火上加柴一样。
As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.
26:22
传舌人的言语,如同美食,深入人的心腹。
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts.
26:23
火热的嘴,奸恶的心,好像银渣包的瓦器。
Like a coating of glaze over earthenware are fervent lips with an evil heart.
26:24
怨恨人的用嘴粉饰,心里却藏着诡诈。
A malicious man disguises himself with his lips, but in his heart he harbors deceit.
26:25
他用甜言蜜语,你不可信他,因为他心中有七样可憎恶的。
Though his speech is charming, do not believe him, for seven abominations fill his heart.
26:26
他虽用诡诈遮掩自己的怨恨,他的邪恶必在会中显露。
His malice may be concealed by deception, but his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.
26:27
挖陷坑的,自己必掉在其中。滚石头的,石头必反滚在他身上。
If a man digs a pit, he will fall into it; if a man rolls a stone, it will roll back on him.
26:28
虚谎的舌,恨他所压伤的人。谄媚的口,败坏人的事。
A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.