أَمْثَالٌ 13

اَلِٱبْنُ ٱلْحَكِيمُ يَقْبَلُ تَأْدِيبَ أَبِيهِ، وَٱلْمُسْتَهْزِئُ لَا يَسْمَعُ ٱنْتِهَارًا. ١ 1
A wise son hears his father's instruction, but a mocker will not listen to rebuke.
مِنْ ثَمَرَةِ فَمِهِ يَأْكُلُ ٱلْإِنْسَانُ خَيْرًا، وَمَرَامُ ٱلْغَادِرِينَ ظُلْمٌ. ٢ 2
From the fruit of his mouth a person enjoys good things, but the appetite of the treacherous is for violence.
مَنْ يَحْفَظُ فَمَهُ يَحْفَظُ نَفْسَهُ. مَنْ يَشْحَرْ شَفَتَيْهِ فَلَهُ هَلَاكٌ. ٣ 3
The one who guards his mouth protects his life, but the one who opens wide his lips will ruin himself.
نَفْسُ ٱلْكَسْلَانِ تَشْتَهِي وَلَا شَيْءَ لَهَا، وَنَفْسُ ٱلْمُجْتَهِدِينَ تَسْمَنُ. ٤ 4
The appetite of lazy people craves but gets nothing, but the appetite of diligent people will be richly satisfied.
اَلصِّدِّيقُ يُبْغِضُ كَلَامَ كَذِبٍ، وَٱلشِّرِّيرُ يُخْزِي وَيُخْجِلُ. ٥ 5
The righteous person hates lies, but a wicked person makes himself repugnant, and he does what is shameful.
اَلْبِرُّ يَحْفَظُ ٱلْكَامِلَ طَرِيقَهُ، وَٱلشَّرُّ يَقْلِبُ ٱلْخَاطِئَ. ٦ 6
Righteousness protects those who are faultless in their path, but wickedness turns away those who commit sin.
يُوجَدُ مَنْ يَتَغَانَى وَلَا شَيْءَ عِنْدَهُ، وَمَنْ يَتَفَاقَرُ وَعِنْدَهُ غِنًى جَزِيلٌ. ٧ 7
There is someone who enriches himself, but has nothing at all, and there is someone who gives everything away, yet is truly wealthy.
فِدْيَةُ نَفْسِ رَجُلٍ غِنَاهُ، أَمَّا ٱلْفَقِيرُ فَلَا يَسْمَعُ ٱنْتِهَارًا. ٨ 8
The ransom of a rich man's life is his wealth, but a poor person does not hear a threat.
نُورُ ٱلصِّدِّيقِينَ يُفَرِّحُ، وَسِرَاجُ ٱلْأَشْرَارِ يَنْطَفِئُ. ٩ 9
The light of righteous people rejoices, but the lamp of wicked people will be put out.
اَلْخِصَامُ إِنَّمَا يَصِيرُ بِٱلْكِبْرِيَاءِ، وَمَعَ ٱلْمُتَشَاوِرِينَ حِكْمَةٌ. ١٠ 10
Pride only breeds conflict, but for those who listen to good advice there is wisdom.
غِنَى ٱلْبُطْلِ يَقِلُّ، وَٱلْجَامِعُ بِيَدِهِ يَزْدَادُ. ١١ 11
Wealth dwindles away when there is too much vanity, but the one who makes money by working with his hand will make his money grow.
ٱلرَّجَاءُ ٱلْمُمَاطَلُ يُمْرِضُ ٱلْقَلْبَ، وَٱلشَّهْوَةُ ٱلْمُتَمَّمَةُ شَجَرَةُ حَيَاةٍ. ١٢ 12
When hope is postponed, it breaks the heart, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
مَنِ ٱزْدَرَى بِٱلْكَلِمَةِ يُخْرِبُ نَفْسَهُ، وَمَنْ خَشِيَ ٱلْوَصِيَّةَ يُكَافَأُ. ١٣ 13
Whoever despises instruction brings destruction on himself, but he who respects the commandment will be rewarded.
شَرِيعَةُ ٱلْحَكِيمِ يَنْبُوعُ حَيَاةٍ لِلْحَيَدَانِ عَنْ أَشْرَاكِ ٱلْمَوْتِ. ١٤ 14
The teaching of a wise person is a fountain of life, turning you away from the snares of death.
اَلْفِطْنَةُ ٱلْجَيِّدَةُ تَمْنَحُ نِعْمَةً، أَمَّا طَرِيقُ ٱلْغَادِرِينَ فَأَوْعَرُ. ١٥ 15
Good insight wins favor, but the way of the treacherous is never-ending.
كُلُّ ذَكِيٍّ يَعْمَلُ بِٱلْمَعْرِفَةِ، وَٱلْجَاهِلُ يَنْشُرُ حُمْقًا. ١٦ 16
Prudent people act out of knowledge in every decision, but a fool parades his folly.
اَلرَّسُولُ ٱلشِّرِّيرُ يَقَعُ فِي ٱلشَّرِّ، وَٱلسَّفِيرُ ٱلْأَمِينُ شِفَاءٌ. ١٧ 17
A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings reconciliation.
فَقْرٌ وَهَوَانٌ لِمَنْ يَرْفُضُ ٱلتَّأْدِيبَ، وَمَنْ يُلَاحِظ ٱلتَّوْبِيخَ يُكْرَمْ. ١٨ 18
The one who ignores instruction will have poverty and shame, but honor will come to him who learns from correction.
اَلشَّهْوَةُ ٱلْحَاصِلَةُ تَلُذُّ ٱلنَّفْسَ، أَمَّا كَرَاهَةُ ٱلْجُهَّالِ فَهِيَ ٱلْحَيَدَانُ عَنِ ٱلشَّرِّ. ١٩ 19
A longing realized is sweet to the appetite, but fools hate to turn away from evil.
اَلْمُسَايِرُ ٱلْحُكَمَاءَ يَصِيرُ حَكِيمًا، وَرَفِيقُ ٱلْجُهَّالِ يُضَرُّ. ٢٠ 20
Walk with wise people and you will be wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
اَلشَّرُّ يَتْبَعُ ٱلْخَاطِئِينَ، وَٱلصِّدِّيقُونَ يُجَازَوْنَ خَيْرًا. ٢١ 21
Disaster runs after sinners, but righteous people are rewarded with good.
اَلصَّالِحُ يُورِثُ بَنِي ٱلْبَنِينَ، وَثَرْوَةُ ٱلْخَاطِئِ تُذْخَرُ لِلصِّدِّيقِ. ٢٢ 22
A good person leaves an inheritance for his grandchildren, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous person.
فِي حَرْثِ ٱلْفُقَرَاءِ طَعَامٌ كَثِيرٌ، وَيُوجَدُ هَالِكٌ مِنْ عَدَمِ ٱلْحَقِّ. ٢٣ 23
An unplowed field owned by the poor could produce much food, but it is swept away by injustice.
مَنْ يَمْنَعُ عَصَاهُ يَمْقُتِ ٱبْنَهُ، وَمَنْ أَحَبَّهُ يَطْلُبُ لَهُ ٱلتَّأْدِيبَ. ٢٤ 24
The one who does not discipline his son hates him, but one who loves his son is careful to instruct him.
اَلصِّدِّيقُ يَأْكُلُ لِشَبَعِ نَفْسِهِ، أَمَّا بَطْنُ ٱلْأَشْرَارِ فَيَحْتَاجُ. ٢٥ 25
The righteous person eats until he satisfies his appetite, but the stomach of the wicked is always hungry.