أَمْثَالٌ 18

ٱلْمُعْتَزِلُ يَطْلُبُ شَهْوَتَهُ. بِكُلِّ مَشُورَةٍ يَغْتَاظُ. ١ 1
One who isolates himself seeks his own desire and he quarrels with all sound judgment.
اَلْجَاهِلُ لَا يُسَرُّ بِٱلْفَهْمِ، بَلْ بِكَشْفِ قَلْبِهِ. ٢ 2
A fool finds no pleasure in understanding, but only in revealing what is in his own heart.
إِذَا جَاءَ ٱلشِّرِّيرُ جَاءَ ٱلِٱحْتِقَارُ أَيْضًا، وَمَعَ ٱلْهَوَانِ عَارٌ. ٣ 3
When a wicked person comes, contempt comes with him— along with shame and reproach.
كَلِمَاتُ فَمِ ٱلْإِنْسَانِ مِيَاهٌ عَمِيقَةٌ. نَبْعُ ٱلْحِكْمَةِ نَهْرٌ مُنْدَفِقٌ. ٤ 4
The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a flowing stream.
رَفْعُ وَجْهِ ٱلشِّرِّيرِ لَيْسَ حَسَنًا لِإِخْطَاءِ ٱلصِّدِّيقِ فِي ٱلْقَضَاءِ. ٥ 5
It is not good to be partial to the wicked person, nor to deny justice to the righteous person.
شَفَتَا ٱلْجَاهِلِ تُدَاخِلَانِ فِي ٱلْخُصُومَةِ، وَفَمُهُ يَدْعُو بِضَرَبَاتٍ. ٦ 6
A fool's lips bring him conflict and his mouth invites a beating.
فَمُ ٱلْجَاهِلِ مَهْلَكَةٌ لَهُ، وَشَفَتَاهُ شَرَكٌ لِنَفْسِهِ. ٧ 7
A fool's mouth is his ruin and he ensnares himself with his lips.
كَلَامُ ٱلنَّمَّامِ مِثْلُ لُقَمٍ حُلْوَةٍ وَهُوَ يَنْزِلُ إِلَى مَخَادِعِ ٱلْبَطْنِ. ٨ 8
The words of a gossip are like delicious morsels and they go down into the inner parts of the body.
أَيْضًا ٱلْمُتَرَاخِي فِي عَمَلِهِ هُوَ أَخُو ٱلْمُسْرِفِ. ٩ 9
Also, one who is slack in his work is a brother to the one who destroys the most.
اِسْمُ ٱلرَّبِّ بُرْجٌ حَصِينٌ، يَرْكُضُ إِلَيْهِ ٱلصِّدِّيقُ وَيَتَمَنَّعُ. ١٠ 10
The name of Yahweh is a strong tower; the righteous person runs into it and is safe.
ثَرْوَةُ ٱلْغَنِيِّ مَدِينَتُهُ ٱلْحَصِينَةُ، وَمِثْلُ سُورٍ عَالٍ فِي تَصَوُّرِهِ. ١١ 11
The wealth of the rich is his fortified city and in his imagination it is like a high wall.
قَبْلَ ٱلْكَسْرِ يَتَكَبَّرُ قَلْبُ ٱلْإِنْسَانِ، وَقَبْلَ ٱلْكَرَامَةِ ٱلتَّوَاضُعُ. ١٢ 12
Before his downfall a person's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor.
مَنْ يُجِيبُ عَنْ أَمْرٍ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَسْمَعَهُ، فَلَهُ حَمَاقَةٌ وَعَارٌ. ١٣ 13
One who answers before listening— it is his folly and shame.
رُوحُ ٱلْإِنْسَانِ تَحْتَمِلُ مَرَضَهُ، أَمَّا ٱلرُّوحُ ٱلْمَكْسُورَةُ فَمَنْ يَحْمِلُهَا؟ ١٤ 14
A person's spirit will survive sickness, but a broken spirit who can bear it?
قَلْبُ ٱلْفَهِيمِ يَقْتَنِي مَعْرِفَةً، وَأُذُنُ ٱلْحُكَمَاءِ تَطْلُبُ عِلْمًا. ١٥ 15
The heart of the intelligent acquires knowledge and the hearing of the wise seeks it out.
هَدِيَّةُ ٱلْإِنْسَانِ تُرَحِّبُ لَهُ وَتَهْدِيهِ إِلَى أَمَامِ ٱلْعُظَمَاءِ. ١٦ 16
A man's gift may open the way and bring him before an important person.
اَلْأَوَّلُ فِي دَعْوَاهُ مُحِقٌّ، فَيَأْتِي رَفِيقُهُ وَيَفْحَصُهُ. ١٧ 17
The first to plead his case seems right until his opponent comes and questions him.
اَلْقُرْعَةُ تُبَطِّلُ ٱلْخُصُومَاتِ وَتَفْصِلُ بَيْنَ ٱلْأَقْوِيَاءِ. ١٨ 18
Casting the lot settles disputes and separates strong opponents.
اَلْأَخُ أَمْنَعُ مِنْ مَدِينَةٍ حَصِينَةٍ، وَٱلْمُخَاصَمَاتُ كَعَارِضَةِ قَلْعَةٍ. ١٩ 19
An offended brother is harder to be won than a strong city, and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.
مِنْ ثَمَرِ فَمِ ٱلْإِنْسَانِ يَشْبَعُ بَطْنُهُ، مِنْ غَلَّةِ شَفَتَيْهِ يَشْبَعُ. ٢٠ 20
From the fruit of his mouth one's stomach is filled; with the harvest of his lips he is satisfied.
اَلْمَوْتُ وَٱلْحَيَاةُ فِي يَدِ ٱللِّسَانِ، وَأَحِبَّاؤُهُ يَأْكُلُونَ ثَمَرَهُ. ٢١ 21
Death and life are controlled by the tongue, and those who love the tongue will eat its fruit.
مَنْ يَجِدُ زَوْجَةً يَجِدُ خَيْرًا وَيَنَالُ رِضًى مِنَ ٱلرَّبِّ. ٢٢ 22
He who finds a wife finds a good thing and receives favor from Yahweh.
بِتَضَرُّعَاتٍ يَتَكَلَّمُ ٱلْفَقِيرُ، وَٱلْغَنِيُّ يُجَاوِبُ بِخُشُونَةٍ. ٢٣ 23
A poor person pleads for mercy, but a rich person answers harshly.
اَلْمُكْثِرُ ٱلْأَصْحَابِ يُخْرِبُ نَفْسَهُ، وَلَكِنْ يُوجَدُ مُحِبٌّ أَلْزَقُ مِنَ ٱلْأَخِ. ٢٤ 24
The one who claims many friends is brought to ruin by them, but there is a friend who comes closer than a brother.