أَمْثَالٌ 16

لِلْإِنْسَانِ تَدَابِيرُ ٱلْقَلْبِ، وَمِنَ ٱلرَّبِّ جَوَابُ ٱللِّسَانِ. ١ 1
The plans of the heart belong to a person, but from Yahweh comes the answer from his tongue.
كُلُّ طُرُقِ ٱلْإِنْسَانِ نَقِيَّةٌ فِي عَيْنَيْ نَفْسِهِ، وَٱلرَّبُّ وَازِنُ ٱلْأَرْوَاحِ. ٢ 2
All of a person's ways are pure in his own eyes, but Yahweh weighs the spirits.
أَلْقِ عَلَى ٱلرَّبِّ أَعْمَالَكَ فَتُثَبَّتَ أَفْكَارُكَ. ٣ 3
Commit your works to Yahweh and your plans will succeed.
اَلرَّبُّ صَنَعَ ٱلْكُلَّ لِغَرَضِهِ، وَٱلشِّرِّيرَ أَيْضًا لِيَوْمِ ٱلشَّرِّ. ٤ 4
Yahweh has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble.
مَكْرَهَةُ ٱلرَّبِّ كُلُّ مُتَشَامِخِ ٱلْقَلْبِ. يَدًا لِيَدٍ لَا يَتَبَرَّأُ. ٥ 5
Yahweh hates everyone who has an arrogant heart, but be sure of this, they will not go unpunished.
بِٱلرَّحْمَةِ وَٱلْحَقِّ يُسْتَرُ ٱلْإِثْمُ، وَفِي مَخَافَةِ ٱلرَّبِّ ٱلْحَيَدَانُ عَنِ ٱلشَّرِّ. ٦ 6
By covenant faithfulness and trustworthiness iniquity is atoned for and by the fear of Yahweh people turn away from evil.
إِذَا أَرْضَتِ ٱلرَّبَّ طُرُقُ إِنْسَانٍ، جَعَلَ أَعْدَاءَهُ أَيْضًا يُسَالِمُونَهُ. ٧ 7
When a person's ways are pleasing to Yahweh, he makes even that person's enemies to be at peace with him.
اَلْقَلِيلُ مَعَ ٱلْعَدْلِ خَيْرٌ مِنْ دَخْلٍ جَزِيلٍ بِغَيْرِ حَقٍّ. ٨ 8
Better is a little with what is right, than a large income with injustice.
قَلْبُ ٱلْإِنْسَانِ يُفَكِّرُ فِي طَرِيقِهِ، وَٱلرَّبُّ يَهْدِي خَطْوَتَهُ. ٩ 9
In his heart a person plans out his way, but Yahweh directs his steps.
فِي شَفَتَيِ ٱلْمَلِكِ وَحْيٌ. فِي ٱلْقَضَاءِ فَمُهُ لَا يَخُونُ. ١٠ 10
Insightful decisions are on the lips of a king, his mouth should not betray justice.
قَبَّانُ ٱلْحَقِّ وَمَوَازِينُهُ لِلرَّبِّ. كُلُّ مَعَايِيرِ ٱلْكِيسِ عَمَلُهُ. ١١ 11
Honest scales come from Yahweh; all the weights in the bag are his work.
مَكْرَهَةُ ٱلْمُلُوكِ فِعْلُ ٱلشَّرِّ، لِأَنَّ ٱلْكُرْسِيَّ يُثَبَّتُ بِٱلْبِرِّ. ١٢ 12
When kings do wicked things, that is something to be despised, for a throne is established by doing what is right.
مَرْضَاةُ ٱلْمُلُوكِ شَفَتَا حَقٍّ، وَٱلْمُتَكَلِّمُ بِٱلْمُسْتَقِيمَاتِ يُحَبُّ. ١٣ 13
A king delights in lips that say what is right and he loves the one who speaks directly.
غَضَبُ ٱلْمَلِكِ رُسُلُ ٱلْمَوْتِ، وَٱلْإِنْسَانُ ٱلْحَكِيمُ يَسْتَعْطِفُهُ. ١٤ 14
A king's wrath is a messenger of death but a wise man will try to calm his anger.
فِي نُورِ وَجْهِ ٱلْمَلِكِ حَيَاةٌ، وَرِضَاهُ كَسَحَابِ ٱلْمَطَرِ ٱلْمُتَأَخِّرِ. ١٥ 15
In the light of a king's face is life and his favor is like a cloud that brings a spring rain.
قِنْيَةُ ٱلْحِكْمَةِ كَمْ هِيَ خَيْرٌ مِنَ ٱلذَّهَبِ، وَقِنْيَةُ ٱلْفَهْمِ تُخْتَارُ عَلَى ٱلْفِضَّةِ! ١٦ 16
How much better it is to get wisdom than gold. To get understanding should be chosen more than silver.
مَنْهَجُ ٱلْمُسْتَقِيمِينَ ٱلْحَيَدَانُ عَنِ ٱلشَّرِّ. حَافِظٌ نَفْسَهُ حَافِظٌ طَرِيقَهُ. ١٧ 17
The highway of upright people turns away from evil; the one who protects his life guards his way.
قَبْلَ ٱلْكَسْرِ ٱلْكِبْرِيَاءُ، وَقَبْلَ ٱلسُّقُوطِ تَشَامُخُ ٱلرُّوحِ. ١٨ 18
Pride comes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a downfall.
تَوَاضُعُ ٱلرُّوحِ مَعَ ٱلْوُدَعَاءِ خَيْرٌ مِنْ قَسْمِ ٱلْغَنِيمَةِ مَعَ ٱلْمُتَكَبِّرِينَ. ١٩ 19
It is better to be humble among poor people than to divide the spoil with proud people.
ٱلْفَطِنُ مِنْ جِهَةِ أَمْرٍ يَجِدُ خَيْرًا، وَمَنْ يَتَّكِلُ عَلَى ٱلرَّبِّ فَطُوبَى لَهُ. ٢٠ 20
Whoever contemplates what they are taught will find what is good, and those who trust in Yahweh will be blessed.
حَكِيمُ ٱلْقَلْبِ يُدْعَى فَهِيمًا، وَحَلَاوَةُ ٱلشَّفَتَيْنِ تَزِيدُ عِلْمًا. ٢١ 21
The one who is wise in heart is called discerning and sweetness of speech improves the ability to teach.
ٱلْفِطْنَةُ يَنْبُوعُ حَيَاةٍ لِصَاحِبِهَا، وَتَأْدِيبُ ٱلْحَمْقَى حَمَاقَةٌ. ٢٢ 22
Understanding is a fountain of life to the one who has it, but the instruction of fools is their foolishness.
قَلْبُ ٱلْحَكِيمِ يُرْشِدُ فَمَهُ وَيَزِيدُ شَفَتَيْهِ عِلْمًا. ٢٣ 23
The heart of a wise person gives insight to his mouth and adds persuasiveness to his lips.
اَلْكَلَامُ ٱلْحَسَنُ شَهْدُ عَسَلٍ، حُلْوٌ لِلنَّفْسِ وَشِفَاءٌ لِلْعِظَامِ. ٢٤ 24
Pleasant words are a honeycomb— sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
تُوجَدُ طَرِيقٌ تَظْهَرُ لِلْإِنْسَانِ مُسْتَقِيمَةً وَعَاقِبَتُهَا طُرُقُ ٱلْمَوْتِ. ٢٥ 25
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.
نَفْسُ ٱلتَّعِبِ تُتْعِبُ لَهُ، لِأَنَّ فَمَهُ يَحِثُّهُ. ٢٦ 26
The laborer's appetite works for him; his hunger urges him on.
ٱلرَّجُلُ ٱللَّئِيمُ يَنْبُشُ ٱلشَّرَّ، وَعَلَى شَفَتَيْهِ كَٱلنَّارِ ٱلْمُتَّقِدَةِ. ٢٧ 27
A worthless person digs up mischief and his speech is like a scorching fire.
رَجُلُ ٱلْأَكَاذِيبِ يُطْلِقُ ٱلْخُصُومَةَ، وَٱلنَّمَّامُ يُفَرِّقُ ٱلْأَصْدِقَاءَ. ٢٨ 28
A perverse person stirs up conflict and a gossip separates close friends.
اَلرَّجُلُ ٱلظَّالِمُ يُغْوِي صَاحِبَهُ وَيَسُوقُهُ إِلَى طَرِيقٍ غَيْرِ صَالِحَةٍ. ٢٩ 29
A man of violence lies to his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good.
مَنْ يُغَمِّضُ عَيْنَيْهِ لِيُفَكِّرَ فِي ٱلْأَكَاذِيبِ، وَمَنْ يَعَضُّ شَفَتَيْهِ، فَقَدْ أَكْمَلَ شَرًّا. ٣٠ 30
The one who winks the eye is plotting perverse things; those who purse the lips will bring evil to pass.
تَاجُ جَمَالٍ: شَيْبَةٌ تُوجَدُ فِي طَرِيقِ ٱلْبِرِّ. ٣١ 31
Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained by living the right way.
اَلْبَطِيءُ ٱلْغَضَبِ خَيْرٌ مِنَ ٱلْجَبَّارِ، وَمَالِكُ رُوحِهِ خَيْرٌ مِمَّنْ يَأْخُذُ مَدِينَةً. ٣٢ 32
It is better to be slow to anger than to be a warrior and one who rules his spirit is stronger than one who conquers a city.
ٱلْقُرْعَةُ تُلْقَى فِي ٱلْحِضْنِ، وَمِنَ ٱلرَّبِّ كُلُّ حُكْمِهَا. ٣٣ 33
The lots are cast into the lap, but the decision is from Yahweh.