اَلْجَامِعَةِ 10

اَلذُّبَابُ ٱلْمَيِّتُ يُنَتِّنُ وَيُخَمِّرُ طِيبَ ٱلْعَطَّارِ. جَهَالَةٌ قَلِيلَةٌ أَثْقَلُ مِنَ ٱلْحِكْمَةِ وَمِنَ ٱلْكَرَامَةِ. ١ 1
As dead flies cause perfume to stink, so a little folly can overpower wisdom and honor.
قَلْبُ ٱلْحَكِيمِ عَنْ يَمِينِهِ، وَقَلْبُ ٱلْجَاهِلِ عَنْ يَسَارِهِ. ٢ 2
The heart of a wise person tends to the right, but the heart of a fool tends to the left.
أَيْضًا إِذَا مَشَى ٱلْجَاهِلُ فِي ٱلطَّرِيقِ يَنْقُصُ فَهْمُهُ، وَيَقُولُ لِكُلِّ وَاحِدٍ: إِنَّهُ جَاهِلٌ. ٣ 3
When a fool walks down a road, his thinking is deficient, proving to everyone he is a fool.
إِنْ صَعِدَتْ عَلَيْكَ رُوحُ ٱلْمُتَسَلِّطِ، فَلَا تَتْرُكْ مَكَانَكَ، لِأَنَّ ٱلْهُدُوءَ يُسَكِّنُ خَطَايَا عَظِيمَةً. ٤ 4
If the emotions of a ruler rise up against you, do not leave your work. Calm can quiet down great outrage.
يُوجَدُ شَرٌّ رَأَيْتُهُ تَحْتَ ٱلشَّمْسِ، كَسَهْوٍ صَادِرٍ مِنْ قِبَلِ ٱلْمُتَسَلِّطِ: ٥ 5
There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, a kind of error that comes from a ruler:
ٱلْجَهَالَةُ جُعِلَتْ فِي مَعَالِيَ كَثِيرَةٍ، وَٱلْأَغْنِيَاءُ يَجْلِسُونَ فِي ٱلسَّافِلِ. ٦ 6
Fools are given leadership positions, while successful men are given low positions.
قَدْ رَأَيْتُ عَبِيدًا عَلَى ٱلْخَيْلِ، وَرُؤَسَاءَ مَاشِينَ عَلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ كَٱلْعَبِيدِ. ٧ 7
I have seen slaves riding horses, and successful men walking like slaves on the ground.
مَنْ يَحْفُرْ هُوَّةً يَقَعْ فِيهَا، وَمَنْ يَنْقُضْ جِدَارًا تَلْدَغْهُ حَيَّةٌ. ٨ 8
Anyone who digs a pit can fall into it, and whenever someone breaks down a wall, a snake can bite him.
مَنْ يَقْلَعْ حِجَارَةً يُوجَعْ بِهَا. مَنْ يُشَقِّقُ حَطَبًا يَكُونُ فِي خَطَرٍ مِنْهُ. ٩ 9
Whoever cuts out stones can be hurt by them, and the man who chops wood is endangered by it.
إِنْ كَلَّ ٱلْحَدِيدُ وَلَمْ يُسَنِّنْ هُوَ حَدَّهُ، فَلْيَزِدِ ٱلْقُوَّةَ. أَمَّا ٱلْحِكْمَةُ فَنَافِعَةٌ لِلْإِنْجَاحِ. ١٠ 10
If an iron blade is dull, and a man does not sharpen it, then he must use more strength, but wisdom provides an advantage for success.
إِنْ لَدَغَتِ ٱلْحَيَّةُ بِلَا رُقْيَةٍ، فَلَا مَنْفَعَةَ لِلرَّاقِي. ١١ 11
If a snake bites before it is charmed, then there is no advantage for the charmer.
كَلِمَاتُ فَمِ ٱلْحَكِيمِ نِعْمَةٌ، وَشَفَتَا ٱلْجَاهِلِ تَبْتَلِعَانِهِ. ١٢ 12
The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious, but the lips of a fool consume him.
اِبْتِدَاءُ كَلَامِ فَمِهِ جَهَالَةٌ، وَآخِرُ فَمِهِ جُنُونٌ رَدِيءٌ. ١٣ 13
As words begin to flow from a fool's mouth, foolishness comes out, and at the end his mouth flows with wicked madness.
وَٱلْجَاهِلُ يُكَثِّرُ ٱلْكَلَامَ. لَا يَعْلَمُ إِنْسَانٌ مَا يَكُونُ. وَمَاذَا يَصِيرُ بَعْدَهُ مَنْ يُخْبِرُهُ؟ ١٤ 14
A fool multiplies words, but no one knows what is coming. Who knows what is coming after him?
تَعَبُ ٱلْجُهَلَاءِ يُعْيِيهِمْ، لِأَنَّهُ لَا يَعْلَمُ كَيْفَ يَذْهَبُ إِلَى ٱلْمَدِينَةِ ١٥ 15
The toil of fools wearies them, so that they do not even know the road to town.
وَيْلٌ لَكِ أَيَّتُهَا ٱلْأَرْضُ إِذَا كَانَ مَلِكُكِ وَلَدًا، وَرُؤَسَاؤُكِ يَأْكُلُونَ فِي ٱلصَّبَاحِ. ١٦ 16
Woe to you, land, if your king is a young boy, and if your leaders begin feasting in the morning!
طُوبَى لَكِ أَيَّتُهَا ٱلْأَرْضُ إِذَا كَانَ مَلِكُكِ ٱبْنَ شُرَفَاءَ، وَرُؤَسَاؤُكِ يَأْكُلُونَ فِي ٱلْوَقْتِ لِلْقُوَّةِ لَا لِلسُّكْرِ. ١٧ 17
But blessed are you, land, if your king is the son of nobles, and if your leaders eat at the right time, for strength, and not for drunkenness!
بِٱلْكَسَلِ ٱلْكَثِيرِ يَهْبِطُ ٱلسَّقْفُ، وَبِتَدَلِّي ٱلْيَدَيْنِ يَكِفُ ٱلْبَيْتُ. ١٨ 18
Because of laziness the roof sinks in, and because of idle hands the house leaks.
لِلْضَّحِكِ يَعْمَلُونَ وَلِيمَةً، وَٱلْخَمْرُ تُفَرِّحُ ٱلْعَيْشَ. أَمَّا ٱلْفِضَّةُ فَتُحَصِّلُ ٱلْكُلَّ. ١٩ 19
People prepare food for laughter, wine brings enjoyment to life, and money fills the need for everything.
لَا تَسُبَّ ٱلْمَلِكَ وَلَا فِي فِكْرِكَ، وَلَا تَسُبَّ ٱلْغَنِيَّ فِي مَضْجَعِكَ، لِأَنَّ طَيْرَ ٱلسَّمَاءِ يَنْقُلُ ٱلصَّوْتَ، وَذُو ٱلْجَنَاحِ يُخْبِرُ بِٱلْأَمْرِ. ٢٠ 20
Do not curse the king, not even in your mind, and do not curse rich people in your bedroom. For a bird of the sky might carry your words; whatever has wings can spread the matter.