箴言11 Proverbs

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11:1 诡诈的天平,为耶和华所憎恶。公平的法码,为他所喜悦。

A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

11:2 骄傲来,羞耻也来。谦逊人却有智慧。

When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

11:3 正直人的纯正,必引导自己。奸诈人的乖僻,必毁灭自己。

The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.

11:4 发怒的日子,赀财无益。惟有公义能救人脱离死亡。

Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.

11:5 完全人的义,必指引他的路。但恶人必因自己的恶跌倒。

The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

11:6 正直人的义,必拯救自己。奸诈人必陷在自己的罪孽中。

The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness.

11:7 恶人一死,他的指望必灭绝。罪人的盼望,也必灭没。

When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.

11:8 义人得脱离患难,有恶人来代替他。

The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.

11:9 不虔敬的人用口败坏邻舍。义人却因知识得救。

An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

11:10 义人享福合城喜乐。恶人灭亡,人都欢呼。

When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.

11:11 城因正直人祝福便高举。却因邪恶人的口就倾覆。

By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

11:12 藐视邻舍的,毫无智慧。明哲人却静默不言。

He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

11:13 往来传舌的,泄漏密事。心中诚实的,遮隐事情。

A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

11:14 无智谋,民就败落。谋士多,人便安居。

Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

11:15 外人作保的,必受亏损。恨恶击掌的,却得安稳。

He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.

11:16 恩德的妇女得尊荣。强暴的男子得赀财。

A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches.

11:17 仁慈的人,善待自己。残忍的人,扰害己身。

The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.

11:18 恶人经营,得虚浮的工价。撒义种的,得实在的果效。

The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

11:19 恒心为义的,必得生命。追求邪恶的,必致死亡。

As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.

11:20 心中乖僻的,为耶和华所憎恶。行事完全的,为他所喜悦。

They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.

11:21 恶人虽然连手,必不免受罚。义人的后裔,必得拯救。

Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

11:22 妇女美貌而无见识,如同金环带在猪鼻上。

As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.

11:23 义人的心愿,尽得好处。恶人的指望,致干忿怒。

The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

11:24 有施散的,却更增添。有吝惜过度的,反致穷乏。

There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.

11:25 好施舍的,必得丰裕。滋润人的,必得滋润。

The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

11:26 屯粮不卖的,民必咒诅他。情愿出卖的,人必为他祝福。

He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.

11:27 恳切求善的,就求得恩惠。惟独求恶的,恶必临到他身。

He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.

11:28 依仗自己财物的,必跌倒。义人必发旺如青叶。

He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

11:29 扰害己家的,必承受清风。愚昧人必作慧心人的仆人。

He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

11:30 义人所结的果子,就是生命树。有智慧的必能得人。

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

11:31 看哪,义人在世尚且受报,何况恶人和罪人呢。

Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.

箴言11参考

“发怒的日子”,谁发怒?
11:4 “发怒的日子”指人死亡的时候,或是各人向神交账的日子。在那审判的日子,每个人都要单独面对神,陈明自己所行的一切。在那时,任何资财都不能使我们与神和好。只有爱神,顺服他,才能蒙他悦纳。

义人在世上也受苦啊,脱离患难指的是──
11:7-8 这两节经文和10章3节相似,把人生的两条不同道路作对比,然而这也不是绝对的,因不同人在不同环境中是不一样的。事实上神的子民并非不遇患难与挣扎,只是若依从神的智慧行事,神就会拯救他脱离苦难;恶人则会陷入自己的网罗里。即使义人受苦,他们也确信到末后神必拯救他们脱离永远的死亡。

我心直口快,想甚么说甚么,其他人的感受我不大在乎……
11:9 人可以用口作利器去破坏人际关系,也可以作工具来建立关系。可惜,破坏常比建立容易,发有害的议论易于讲有建设性的话。其实你跟每一个与你相遇的都有人际关系的问题,不是拆毁就是建造;你说的话会产生不同的后果,你要使它成为毁灭的利器,还是建造的工具呢?

好领导一定善于听取他人意见,你是不是个好领导?
11:14 好的领导人需要智慧的谋士,更需要善用他们。一个人的观点与见地毕竟有限,他不可能知道一切,有时也会被自己的成见、情绪,或是错觉所蒙蔽。要想在家庭、教会或工作中,作一个有智慧的领导人,就要寻求他人的意见,聆听他人的指教。在衡量一切的事实以后,才作出自己的抉择(参29章的附表)。

义人必得生命,指的是现世还是永生?
11:19 义人必得生命,是因为:(1)他们每天都能充分发挥其生命力。(2)他们生活正常、饮食均衡、劳逸得当,所以较他人长寿,活得也更有意义。(3)他们没有死亡的恐惧,因为神已把永生赐给他们(参约3:16)。对比之下,恶人不但要面对永远的死亡,并且在今世生活中失去生命的意义。

貌美,不够吗?我看世上人好像都喜欢美女啊……
11:22 人若单有美貌而没有见识的话,很快就会失去吸引力。我们要追求拥有帮助我们作智慧抉择的内在资质,并不要只靠金玉其外的容貌。事实上,并不是所有外貌美丽的人都能愉快地生活或工作。顾惜自己的身体与外貌虽没有错,但我们也要培养自己的思考能力。

人施舍得越多,神的供应也越多,对此我总有所保留……
11:24-25 这两节提出一种似乎矛盾的隽语:我们由于慷慨施舍而变为富有。当世人都说要尽量为自己积存财富的时候,神却赐福给将自己的财产、时间与精力无偿施舍出去的人。我们施舍究竟得到甚么益处呢?我们施舍的时候,神会供应得更多,使我们可以施舍得更多。此外,施舍也使我们对自己的财物有正确的看法,知道财物从来不是真正属于我们的,而是神委托给我们管理并帮助别人的。施舍使我们不作自己财物的奴隶,并因助人心有喜乐,并蒙神悦纳。

我怎样看我的家庭?欣赏时多还是抱怨、不满时多?
11:29 家庭是神赐给我们的最大财富之一。家庭使我们得到接纳、鼓励、指导和安慰。无论是出于怨恨或是渴求独立而破坏家庭关系的人,都是愚昧之人,因为你使自己不能得到他们提供的一切。你要在家庭中努力消除隔阂,促进彼此的沟通、和解与体谅。

怎样才能吸引他人归主?你的人生态度能使人看到神的品性吗?
11:30 智慧人能树立榜样,使人看到人生的意义。就像树能吸引人来到它的树荫下一样,智慧人的人生态度也能吸引他人寻求人生的意义。你自己先得到智慧,就是引领别人归向神的第一步。领人归向神是重要的,因为使他人得到永生,就可使我们保持与神密切的联系。

谁是义人?谁是恶人?
11:31 与流行的看法正相反,没有人犯罪会不受报应的。义人要因他们的信心得赏赐,恶人则要受到罪的刑罚。千万不要想:“这件事无大碍”、“别人不会知道”或“我们不会被发现”而以为可以不受报应(参彼前4:18)。

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