箴言25 Proverbs

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25:1 以下也是所罗门的箴言。是犹大王希西家的人所誊录的。

These are also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out.

25:2 将事隐秘,乃神的荣耀。将事察清,乃君王的荣耀。

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

25:3 天之高,地之厚,君王之心也测不透。

The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.

25:4 除去银子的渣滓,就有银子出来,银匠能以作器皿。

Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer.

25:5 除去王面前的恶人,国位就靠公义坚立。

Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

25:6 不要在王面前妄自尊大。不要在大人的位上站立。

Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men:

25:7 宁可有人说,请你上来,强如在你觐见的王子面前,叫你退下。

For better it is that it be said unto thee, Come up hither; than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen.

25:8 不要冒失出去与人争竞,免得至终被他羞辱,你就不知道怎样行了。

Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.

25:9 你与邻舍争讼,要与他ㄧ人辩论。不可泄漏人的密事。

Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:

25:10 恐怕听见的人骂你,你的臭名就难以脱离。

Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.

25:11 一句话说得合宜,就如金苹果在银网子里。

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

25:12 智慧人的劝戒,在顺从的人耳中,好像金耳环,和精金的妆饰。

As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

25:13 忠信的使者,叫差他的人心里舒畅,就如在收割时,有冰雪的凉气。

As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.

25:14 空夸赠送礼物的,好像无雨的风云。

Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.

25:15 恒常忍耐,可以劝动君王。柔和的舌头,能折断骨头。

By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

25:16 你得了蜜吗,只可吃够而已。恐怕你过饱就呕吐出来。

Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.

25:17 你的脚要少进邻舍的家,恐怕他厌烦你,恨恶你。

Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour’s house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.

25:18 作假见证陷害邻舍的,就是大槌,是利刀,是快箭。

A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

25:19 患难时倚靠不忠诚的人,好像破坏的牙,错骨缝的脚。

Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.

25:20 对伤心的人唱歌,就如冷天脱衣服,又如硷上倒醋。

As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart.

25:21 你的仇敌,若饿了就给他饭吃。若渴了就给他水喝。

If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

25:22 因为你这样行,就是把炭火堆在他的头上。耶和华也必赏赐你。

For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.

25:23 北风生雨,谗谤人的舌头也生怒容。

The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.

25:24 宁可住在房顶的角上,不在宽阔的房屋与争吵的妇人同住。

It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.

25:25 有好消息从远方来,就如拿凉水给口渴的人喝。

As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

25:26 义人在恶人面前退缩,好像Y1浑之泉,弄浊之井。

A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.

25:27 吃蜜过多,是不好的。考究自己的荣耀,也是可厌的。

It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.

25:28 人不制服自己的心,好像毁坏的城邑,没有墙垣。

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

箴言25参考

希西家是个甚麽样的君王?他有哪些政绩?
25:1 希西家是犹大国少数敬畏神的君王之一(有关希西家的事迹,请参王下18-20章;代下29-32章;赛36-39章)。虽然他的父王亚哈斯封了圣殿的门,但他修理圣殿、恢复敬拜、拆毁敬拜偶像的中心,赢得了周围列国的尊敬,其中有许多国家因此而献礼物给神。希西家让人将这些箴言抄录下来阅读是不足为奇的,因为“凡他所行的,无论是办神殿的事,是遵律法守诫命,是寻求他的神,都是尽心去行,无不亨通”(代下31:21)。

这两句箴言是否似曾相识?啊,想起来了
25:6-7 主耶稣把这个箴言变成比喻(参路14:7-11)。我们不应为自己寻求尊荣,倒应把神交托的工作,安静而忠心地做好。当别人看到我们的素质後,自然会留意我们。

别人能放心地托付你办事吗?为甚麽?
25:13 人很难找到真正可以信靠的人。忠诚的雇员是守时、负责、诚实而辛勤工作的人。这种人极其宝贵,他能帮助雇主解除某些压力。你要找出雇主在哪方面需要你的帮助,并切实去做。

撒一个小谎无伤大雅嘛,为何作者看得如此严重?
25:18 撒谎(作假见证)是恶毒的,它的影响力有如刀剑所造成的伤痕一样永久不消。在你想说长道短的时候,想像自己正在亲自用刀剑刺伤被议论者,也许你就会闭口不语了。

为我的仇敌祝福,我大概也会做,但未必是发自内心的……
25:21-22 神的回报方式最有功效,在人却很难实行。保罗在罗马书中引述了这段箴言(参罗12:19-21)。主耶稣在马太福音中也劝我们为逼迫我们的人祷告(参太5:44)。以善报恶,就是认定神会衡量一切,并倚靠他判断是非。
对社会上的恶势力,你是退缩、妥协还是敢於抗争?
25:26 “在恶人面前退缩”就是将是非标准放在一边,向罪恶妥协。向恶人妥协的人,对人毫无帮助。

你怎样看待荣耀?会不会为得不到心想的荣耀而大不开心?
25:27 专注考究你所当得的荣耀,只会对你有害。这会令你愁苦、灰心、恼怒,却不会为你带来你认为当得的赏赐。为你未获当得的赏赐而难过,会使你失去经由努力而产生的满足感。

制伏己心为甚麽那麽重要?我对此重视吗?
25:28 城墙虽然限制居民的出入,人们却喜欢它。因为若没有城墙,居民就容易受过路劫匪的伤害和外敌的攻击。“制伏己心”虽然会限制我们,但它也是不可缺少的。不能制伏己心,就会受到仇敌各式各样的攻击。你要将制伏己心看作是保护你的城墙。

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