أَمْثَالٌ 10

أَمْثَالُ سُلَيْمَانَ: اَلِٱبْنُ ٱلْحَكِيمُ يَسُرُّ أَبَاهُ، وَٱلِٱبْنُ ٱلْجَاهِلُ حُزْنُ أُمِّهِ. ١ 1
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes his father rejoice but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
كُنُوزُ ٱلشَّرِّ لَا تَنْفَعُ، أَمَّا ٱلْبِرُّ فَيُنَجِّي مِنَ ٱلْمَوْتِ. ٢ 2
Treasures accumulated by wickedness have no value, but doing what is right keeps you from death.
اَلرَّبُّ لَا يُجِيعُ نَفْسَ ٱلصِّدِّيقِ، وَلَكِنَّهُ يَدْفَعُ هَوَى ٱلْأَشْرَارِ. ٣ 3
Yahweh does not let the soul of the righteous person go hungry, but he frustrates the cravings of the wicked.
اَلْعَامِلُ بِيَدٍ رَخْوَةٍ يَفْتَقِرُ، أَمَّا يَدُ ٱلْمُجْتَهِدِينَ فَتُغْنِي. ٤ 4
A lazy hand causes a person to be poor, but the hand of the diligent person gains riches.
مَنْ يَجْمَعُ فِي ٱلصَّيْفِ فَهُوَ ٱبْنٌ عَاقِلٌ، وَمَنْ يَنَامُ فِي ٱلْحَصَادِ فَهُوَ ٱبْنٌ مُخْزٍ. ٥ 5
A wise son gathers a crop in the summer, but it is disgraceful for him to sleep during harvest.
بَرَكَاتٌ عَلَى رَأْسِ ٱلصِّدِّيقِ، أَمَّا فَمُ ٱلْأَشْرَارِ فَيَغْشَاهُ ظُلْمٌ. ٦ 6
Gifts from God are upon the head of the righteous person, but the mouth of the wicked covers up violence.
ذِكْرُ ٱلصِّدِّيقِ لِلْبَرَكَةِ، وَٱسْمُ ٱلْأَشْرَارِ يَنْخَرُ. ٧ 7
The righteous person makes those who remember him happy, but the name of the wicked will rot away.
حَكِيمُ ٱلْقَلْبِ يَقْبَلُ ٱلْوَصَايَا، وَغَبِيُّ ٱلشَّفَتَيْنِ يُصْرَعُ. ٨ 8
Those who are sensible accept commands, but a talkative fool will come to ruin.
مَنْ يَسْلُكُ بِٱلِٱسْتِقَامَةِ يَسْلُكُ بِٱلْأَمَانِ، وَمَنْ يُعَوِّجُ طُرُقَهُ يُعَرَّفُ. ٩ 9
He who walks in integrity walks in safety, but the one who makes his ways crooked, he will be found out.
مَنْ يَغْمِزُ بِٱلْعَيْنِ يُسَبِّبُ حُزْنًا، وَٱلْغَبِيُّ ٱلشَّفَتَيْنِ يُصْرَعُ. ١٠ 10
He who winks the eye causes grief, but a talkative fool will be thrown down.
فَمُ ٱلصِّدِّيقِ يَنْبُوعُ حَيَاةٍ، وَفَمُ ٱلْأَشْرَارِ يَغْشَاهُ ظُلْمٌ. ١١ 11
The mouth of the righteous person is a water spring of life, but the mouth of the wicked covers up violence.
اَلْبُغْضَةُ تُهَيِّجُ خُصُومَاتٍ، وَٱلْمَحَبَّةُ تَسْتُرُ كُلَّ ٱلذُّنُوبِ. ١٢ 12
Hatred stirs up conflicts, but love covers over all offenses.
فِي شَفَتَيِ ٱلْعَاقِلِ تُوجَدُ حِكْمَةٌ، وَٱلْعَصَا لِظَهْرِ ٱلنَّاقِصِ ٱلْفَهْمِ. ١٣ 13
Wisdom is found on the lips of a discerning person, but a rod is for the back of the one who has no sense.
اَلْحُكَمَاءُ يَذْخَرُونَ مَعْرِفَةً، أَمَّا فَمُ ٱلْغَبِيِّ فَهَلَاكٌ قَرِيبٌ. ١٤ 14
Wise men store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool brings destruction near.
ثَرْوَةُ ٱلْغَنِيِّ مَدِينَتُهُ ٱلْحَصِينَةُ. هَلَاكُ ٱلْمَسَاكِينِ فَقْرُهُمْ. ١٥ 15
The wealth of a rich man is his fortified city; the poverty of the poor is their destruction.
عَمَلُ ٱلصِّدِّيقِ لِلْحَيَاةِ. رِبْحُ ٱلشِّرِّيرِ لِلْخَطِيَّةِ. ١٦ 16
The wage of the righteous person leads to life; the profit of the wicked leads them to sin.
حَافِظُ ٱلتَّعْلِيمِ هُوَ فِي طَرِيقِ ٱلْحَيَاةِ، وَرَافِضُ ٱلتَّأْدِيبِ ضَالٌّ. ١٧ 17
There is a path to life for the one who follows discipline, but the one who rejects correction is led astray.
مَنْ يُخْفِي ٱلْبُغْضَةَ فَشَفَتَاهُ كَاذِبَتَانِ، وَمُشِيعُ ٱلْمَذَمَّةِ هُوَ جَاهِلٌ. ١٨ 18
Whoever conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.
كَثْرَةُ ٱلْكَلَامِ لَا تَخْلُو مِنْ مَعْصِيَةٍ، أَمَّا ٱلضَّابِطُ شَفَتَيْهِ فَعَاقِلٌ. ١٩ 19
When there are many words, transgression is not lacking, but he who is careful in what he says is wise.
لِسَانُ ٱلصِّدِّيقِ فِضَّةٌ مُخْتَارَةٌ. قَلْبُ ٱلْأَشْرَارِ كَشَيْءٍ زَهِيدٍ. ٢٠ 20
The tongue of the righteous person is pure silver; there is little value in the heart of the wicked.
شَفَتَا ٱلصِّدِّيقِ تَهْدِيَانِ كَثِيرِينَ، أَمَّا ٱلْأَغْبِيَاءُ فَيَمُوتُونَ مِنْ نَقْصِ ٱلْفَهْمِ. ٢١ 21
The lips of the righteous person nourish many, but fools die because of their lack of sense.
بَرَكَةُ ٱلرَّبِّ هِيَ تُغْنِي، وَلَا يَزِيدُ مَعَهَا تَعَبًا. ٢٢ 22
The good gifts of Yahweh bring wealth and he adds no pain to it.
فِعْلُ ٱلرَّذِيلَةِ عِنْدَ ٱلْجَاهِلِ كَٱلضِّحْكِ، أَمَّا ٱلْحِكْمَةُ فَلِذِي فَهْمٍ. ٢٣ 23
Wickedness is a game a fool plays, but wisdom is a pleasure to a man of understanding.
خَوْفُ ٱلشِّرِّيرِ هُوَ يَأْتِيهِ، وَشَهْوَةُ ٱلصِّدِّيقِينَ تُمْنَحُ. ٢٤ 24
The fear of the wicked person will overtake him, but the desire of righteous people will be granted.
كَعُبُورِ ٱلزَّوْبَعَةِ فَلَا يَكُونُ ٱلشِّرِّيرُ، أَمَّا ٱلصِّدِّيقُ فَأَسَاسٌ مُؤَبَّدٌ. ٢٥ 25
The wicked are like the storm that passes by, and they are no more, but the righteous person is a foundation that lasts forever.
كَٱلْخَلِّ لِلْأَسْنَانِ، وَكَالدُّخَانِ لِلْعَيْنَيْنِ، كَذَلِكَ ٱلْكَسْلَانُ لِلَّذِينَ أَرْسَلُوهُ. ٢٦ 26
Like vinegar on the teeth and smoke in the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.
مَخَافَةُ ٱلرَّبِّ تَزِيدُ ٱلْأَيَّامَ، أَمَّا سِنُو ٱلْأَشْرَارِ فَتُقْصَرُ. ٢٧ 27
The fear of Yahweh prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be short.
مُنْتَظَرُ ٱلصِّدِّيقِينَ مُفَرِّحٌ، أَمَّا رَجَاءُ ٱلْأَشْرَارِ فَيَبِيدُ. ٢٨ 28
The hope of righteous people is their joy, but the years of wicked people will be short.
حِصْنٌ لِلِٱسْتِقَامَةِ طَرِيقُ ٱلرَّبِّ، وَٱلْهَلَاكُ لِفَاعِلِي ٱلْإِثْمِ. ٢٩ 29
The way of Yahweh protects those who have integrity, but it is destruction for the wicked.
اَلصِّدِّيقُ لَنْ يُزَحْزَحَ أَبَدًا، وَٱلْأَشْرَارُ لَنْ يَسْكُنُوا ٱلْأَرْضَ. ٣٠ 30
The righteous person will never be overthrown, but the wicked will not remain in the land.
فَمُ ٱلصِّدِّيقِ يُنْبِتُ ٱلْحِكْمَةَ، أَمَّا لِسَانُ ٱلْأَكَاذِيبِ فَيُقْطَعُ. ٣١ 31
Out of the mouth of the righteous person comes the fruit of wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut out.
شَفَتَا ٱلصِّدِّيقِ تَعْرِفَانِ ٱلْمَرْضِيَّ، وَفَمُ ٱلْأَشْرَارِ أَكَاذِيبُ. ٣٢ 32
The lips of the righteous person know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked, they know what is perverse.