箴言20 Proverbs

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20:1 酒能使人亵慢,浓酒使人喧囔。凡因酒错误的,就无智慧。

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby 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。

The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.

20:3 远离分争,是人的尊荣。愚妄人都爱争闹。

It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.

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。

The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

20:5 人心怀藏谋略,好像深水。惟明哲人,才能汲引出来。

Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.

20:6 人多述说自己的仁慈。但忠信人谁能遇着呢。

Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: 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 just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.

20:8 王坐在审判的位上,以眼目驱散诸恶。

A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away 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 made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?

20:10 两样的法码,两样的升斗,都为耶和华所憎恶。

Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD.

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 doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.

20:12 能听的耳,能看的眼,都是耶和华所造的。

The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.

20:13 不要贪睡,免致贫穷。眼要睁开,你就吃饱。

Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

20:14 买物的说,不好,不好。及至买去,他便自夸。

It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.

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。

There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious 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 his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange 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。

Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

20:18 计谋都凭筹算立定。打仗要凭智谋。

Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.

20:19 往来传舌的,泄漏密事。大张嘴的不可与他结交。

He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

20:20 咒骂父母的,他的灯必灭,变为漆黑的黑暗。

Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.

20:21 起初速得的产业,终久却不为福。

An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.

20:22 你不要说,我要以恶报恶。要等候耶和华,他必拯救你。

Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

20:23 两样的法码,为耶和华所憎恶。诡诈的天平,也为不善。

Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good.

20:24 人的脚步,为耶和华所定。人岂能明白自己的路呢。

Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then 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 snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make enquiry.

20:26 智慧的王,簸散恶人,用碌碡辊轧他们。

A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them.

20:27 人的灵是耶和华的灯,鉴察人的心腹。

The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

20:28 王因仁慈和诚实,得以保全他的国位,也因仁慈立稳。

Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.

20:29 强壮乃少年的荣耀。白发为老年人的尊荣。

The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the grey head.

20:30 鞭伤除净人的罪恶。责打能入人的心腹。

The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.

箴言20参考

与别人意见有分歧时你怎样处理?非得争到底吗?
20:3 对自己能力真有把握的人,不需要炫耀。真正英勇的人,也不用找机会来证实。有见识的妇人,能避开纷争;能忍耐的人会避免报复。愚妄人不能避免争斗,有好品格的人则能。你是哪一种人?

一分耕耘,一分收获。你有没有不劳而获的思想?
20:4 相信你已听过类似的警告:如果不努力学习,考试就会不合格;不积谷防饥,到需要时就不能救燃眉之急。神要我们为应付未来的需要作好准备。如果由于我们不计划,不采取行动,使自己陷入困境中的话,就别指望神会来解救。他供应我们,但也要我们尽上自己的责任。

谁能洁净我的心?谁能使我脱离罪?主啊,惟有你!
20:9 没有人是完全无罪的。在我们认罪悔改之后不久,犯罪的思想与行为又会开始悄悄地在我们生命之中抬头。我们时时刻刻皆需要神的洁净。感谢神,在我们祈求的时候,他就赐下赦罪之恩。你与神交谈的时候,要经常认罪悔改,时刻依靠他洁净你。

我对人有没有“两样的法码”?
20:23 “两样的法码”指商人用不同的秤来欺骗顾客。人很难避免犯不诚实的罪,因为我们以为没有人会发现。但是欺诈影响人内心的最深处,使人成为不可靠、不值得信赖的人。最后使他不能认识自己,也不能与别人相处。不要小看不诚实,因为只要丁点儿的不诚实,就足以毒害你的灵命。如果你的生命中有丝毫的不诚实,你就要立刻来到神面前求他赦免。

神已经定了我的一生,我的努力还有用吗?
20:24 我们常常被周围所发生的事情弄糊涂了。有许多事我们永远也不会明白;另外有些事要多年以后才能看出神的作为。这一节箴言劝告我们,虽然我们不完全明白所发生的一切事,也不必担忧。即使我们未能清楚地看出神所定的时间或计划,仍要确信神完全知道他所做的事(有关神应许指引你一生的经文,请参诗37:23)。

人向神许愿应注意甚么?对此圣经一贯的教导是甚么?
20:25 将某事物视为圣物,就是将它分别为圣,当作祭物献给神的意思。这一节箴言指出,人冒失地许愿之后才思考是不对的。神看重人的许愿,也规定人必须还愿(参申23:21-23)。我们许多时为讨神喜悦而向他许愿,这原本是好的。但是主耶稣说,人宁可不向神许愿,因为他知道人难守诺言(参太5:33-37)。如果你仍然觉得许愿是重要的话,就一定要弄清楚你不守诺言的后果。(士11章记载,耶弗他冒失地许愿,要把他回家时最先看见的献为燔祭,结果他回家时,最先看见的是他的女儿。)人不许愿强过许愿以后反悔。真要许愿的话,就要先计算自己的能力,然后才许愿及还愿(关于圣经中草率许愿的人物,请参士11章的附表。)。

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