箴言17 Proverbs

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17:1 设筵满屋,大家相争,不如有块乾饼,大家相安。

Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices 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 shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.

17:3 鼎为炼银,炉为炼金。惟有耶和华熬炼人心。

The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.

17:4 行恶的留心听奸诈之言。说谎的侧耳听邪恶之语。

A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty 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。

Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

17:6 子孙为老人的冠冕。父亲是儿女的荣耀。

Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

17:7 愚顽人说美言本不相宜,何况君王说谎话呢。

Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.

17:8 贿赂在馈送人的眼中,看为宝玉。随处运动,都得顺利。

A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.

17:9 遮掩人过的,寻求人爱。屡次挑错的,离间密友。

He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very 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 reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into 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 seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall 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。

Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.

17:13 以恶报善的,祸患必不离他的家。

Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from 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。

The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

17:15 定恶人为义的,定义人为恶的,这都为耶和华所憎恶。

He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

17:16 愚昧人既无聪明,为何手拿价银买智慧呢。

Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?

17:17 朋友乃时常亲爱。弟兄为患难而生。

A friend loveth 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 void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.

17:19 喜爱争竞的,是喜爱过犯。高立家门的,乃自取败坏。

He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.

17:20 心存邪僻的,寻不着好处。舌弄是非的,陷在祸患中。

He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.

17:21 生愚昧子的,必自愁苦。愚顽人的父,毫无喜乐。

He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.

17:22 喜乐的心,乃是良药。忧伤的灵,使骨枯乾。

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

17:23 恶人暗中受贿赂,为要倾倒判断。

A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.

17:24 明哲人眼前有智慧。愚昧人眼望地极。

Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

17:25 愚昧子使父亲愁烦,使母亲忧苦。

A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.

17:26 判罚义人为不善。责打君子为不义。

Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.

17:27 寡少言语的有知识。性情温良的有聪明。

He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

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, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

箴言17参考

试炼的过程是痛苦的,我愿意不愿意让神熬炼我心?
17:3 冶炼金银要用烈火。神也常常使用火一般的试炼,来洁净基督徒。藉著试炼,他使我们知道内心所存的污秽,并且除去一切阻挡我们完全信靠他的杂质。彼得前书1章7节说:“叫你们的信心既被试验,就比那被火试验仍然能坏的金子更显宝贵,可以在耶稣基督显现的时候,得著称赞、荣耀、尊贵。”所以在你遭遇艰难的时候,要知道是神在熬炼你的信心,洁净你的内心。

“戏笑穷人的,是辱没造他的主”那我可要小心待穷人的态度了!
17:5 取笑贫穷和不幸的人,是残酷的行为。但许多人仍这样做,因为这样会使他们觉得自己比别人更成功。但取笑贫穷人,就是取笑造他们的主;同样地,取笑软弱的、有缺陷的、与我们不同的人时,也是取笑神。在你奚落别人寻开心的时候,要仔细地想一想,是谁创造了他们。

甚么意思?难道贿赂也是可行的吗?
17:8 所罗门并不是同意贿赂(参17:15, 23),他只是观察到世人的行为方式。行贿可能使人达到自己的愿望,但是圣经明确地谴责这事(参出23:8;箴17:23;太28:11-15)。

“遮掩人的过犯”不是令他看不到自己的问题吗?
17:9 这一节箴言劝我们要乐意赦免得罪我们的人。当与人争辩的时候,人很容易把对方的一切错误都抖出来,但爱则会使人闭口。所以与人相处必须不计较别人的过犯,尽管这不易做到,也要尽力而为。切勿将与话题无关的事扯入争辩之中。我们既然想长成基督的样式,就应当藉神的能力,饶恕人过去所犯的罪。

你属哪一类的朋友?
17:17 你和一个人极熟识或与他成为真正的朋友,这两者之间有极大的分别。真正友谊的最大特徵是忠诚(“时常亲爱”,永不止息,参林前13:7),在别人遭受苦难或挣扎的时候,向他伸出援手。然而很多人能同甘却不能共苦,他们交友只是为了得到好处,得不到好处时便离去。想想你的朋友,衡量你对他们是否忠诚。要作合乎圣经教导的真正朋友。

心情对健康有极大的影响,你怎样能有良好的心情?
17:22 有喜乐的人会热情地欢迎或鼓励他人。喜乐不但使人对目前的工作充满热诚,也令人对前途有积极的态度。这种人就像良药一样受人欢迎。

有远大的追求不好吗?这……
17:24 “眼望著地极”是说愚昧人追求虚幻的事(参12:11)。务要使你的人生目标与神的一致,使你成为合神心意的人。虽然追求智慧、诚实、忍耐、慈爱似乎不是令人兴奋的事,但这些目标却能决定你的永久将来。所以,你要花时间思考你的梦想和目标,看看是否涵括了你生命最重要的部分。

沉默是金?沉默的好处是──
17:27-28 这一节箴言概括说出保持静默的好处:(1)如果没有值得讲的,沉默是最好的做法;(2)使你有聆听和学习的机会;(3)使你与智慧人相似。你一定要静静地思考、聆听,待有重要的事要说时再发言。

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