أَمْثَالٌ 19

ٱلْفَقِيرُ ٱلسَّالِكُ بِكَمَالِهِ خَيْرٌ مِنْ مُلْتَوِي ٱلشَّفَتَيْنِ وَهُوَ جَاهِلٌ. ١ 1
Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is perverse in speech and is a fool.
أَيْضًا كَوْنُ ٱلنَّفْسِ بِلَا مَعْرِفَةٍ لَيْسَ حَسَنًا، وَٱلْمُسْتَعْجِلُ بِرِجْلَيْهِ يُخْطِئُ. ٢ 2
Also, it is not good to have desire without knowledge and the one who runs too fast misses the path.
حَمَاقَةُ ٱلرَّجُلِ تُعَوِّجُ طَرِيقَهُ، وَعَلَى ٱلرَّبِّ يَحْنَقُ قَلْبُهُ. ٣ 3
A person's folly ruins his life and his heart rages against Yahweh.
اَلْغِنَى يُكْثِرُ ٱلْأَصْحَابَ، وَٱلْفَقِيرُ مُنْفَصِلٌ عَنْ قَرِيبِهِ. ٤ 4
Wealth adds many friends, but a poor person is separated from his friends.
شَاهِدُ ٱلزُّورِ لَا يَتَبَرَّأُ، وَٱلْمُتَكَلِّمُ بِٱلْأَكَاذِيبِ لَا يَنْجُو. ٥ 5
A false witness will not go unpunished and he who breathes out lies will not escape.
كَثِيرُونَ يَسْتَعْطِفُونَ وَجْهَ ٱلشَّرِيفِ، وَكُلٌّ صَاحِبٌ لِذِي ٱلْعَطَايَا. ٦ 6
Many will ask for a favor from a generous person and everyone is a friend of the one who gives gifts.
كُلُّ إِخْوَةِ ٱلْفَقِيرِ يُبْغِضُونَهُ، فَكَمْ بِٱلْحَرِيِّ أَصْدِقَاؤُهُ يَبْتَعِدُونَ عَنْهُ! مَنْ يَتْبَعُ أَقْوَالًا فَهِيَ لَهُ. ٧ 7
All the brothers of a poor man hate him; how much more do his friends who go far away from him! He calls out to them, but they are gone.
اَلْمُقْتَنِي ٱلْحِكْمَةَ يُحِبُّ نَفْسَهُ. ٱلْحَافِظُ ٱلْفَهْمِ يَجِدُ خَيْرًا. ٨ 8
He who gets wisdom loves his own life; he who keeps understanding will find what is good.
شَاهِدُ ٱلزُّورِ لَا يَتَبَرَّأُ، وَٱلْمُتَكَلِّمُ بِٱلْأَكَاذِيبِ يَهْلِكُ. ٩ 9
A false witness will not go unpunished, but the one who breathes out lies will perish.
اَلتَّنَعُّمُ لَا يَلِيقُ بِٱلْجَاهِلِ. كَمْ بِٱلْأَوْلَى لَا يَلِيقُ بِٱلْعَبْدِ أَنْ يَتَسَلَّطَ عَلَى ٱلرُّؤَسَاءِ! ١٠ 10
It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury— much less for a slave to rule over princes.
تَعَقُّلُ ٱلْإِنْسَانِ يُبْطِئُ غَضَبَهُ، وَفَخْرُهُ ٱلصَّفْحُ عَنْ مَعْصِيَةٍ. ١١ 11
Discretion makes a person slow to anger and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
كَزَمْجَرَةِ ٱلْأَسَدِ حَنَقُ ٱلْمَلِكِ، وَكَالطَّلِّ عَلَى ٱلْعُشْبِ رِضْوَانُهُ. ١٢ 12
The wrath of the king is like the roaring of a young lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.
اَلِٱبْنُ ٱلْجَاهِلُ مُصِيبَةٌ عَلَى أَبِيهِ، وَمُخَاصَمَاتُ ٱلزَّوْجَةِ كَٱلْوَكْفِ ٱلْمُتَتَابِعِ. ١٣ 13
A foolish son is ruin to his father and a quarreling wife is a constant dripping of water.
اَلْبَيْتُ وَٱلثَّرْوَةُ مِيرَاثٌ مِنَ ٱلْآبَاءِ، أَمَّا ٱلزَّوْجَةُ ٱلْمُتَعَقِّلَةُ فَمِنْ عِنْدِ ٱلرَّبِّ. ١٤ 14
A house and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from Yahweh.
اَلْكَسَلُ يُلْقِي فِي ٱلسُّبَاتِ، وَٱلنَّفْسُ ٱلْمُتَرَاخِيَةُ تَجُوعُ. ١٥ 15
Laziness throws a person into a deep sleep, but the one not willing to work will go hungry.
حَافِظُ ٱلْوَصِيَّةِ حَافِظٌ نَفْسَهُ، وَٱلْمُتَهَاوِنُ بِطُرُقِهِ يَمُوتُ. ١٦ 16
The one who obeys the command guards his life, but the person who does not think about his ways will die.
مَنْ يَرْحَمُ ٱلْفَقِيرَ يُقْرِضُ ٱلرَّبَّ، وَعَنْ مَعْرُوفِهِ يُجَازِيهِ. ١٧ 17
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to Yahweh and he will repay him for what he has done.
أَدِّبِ ٱبْنَكَ لِأَنَّ فِيهِ رَجَاءً، وَلَكِنْ عَلَى إِمَاتَتِهِ لَا تَحْمِلْ نَفْسَكَ. ١٨ 18
Discipline your son while there is hope and do not set your desire on putting him to death.
اَلشَّدِيدُ ٱلْغَضَبِ يَحْمِلُ عُقُوبَةً، لِأَنَّكَ إِذَا نَجَّيْتَهُ فَبَعْدُ تُعِيدُ. ١٩ 19
A hot-tempered person must pay the penalty; if you rescue him, you will have to do it a second time.
اِسْمَعِ ٱلْمَشُورَةَ وَٱقْبَلِ ٱلتَّأْدِيبَ، لِكَيْ تَكُونَ حَكِيمًا فِي آخِرَتِكَ. ٢٠ 20
Listen to advice and accept instruction, so you may become wise by the end of your life.
فِي قَلْبِ ٱلْإِنْسَانِ أَفْكَارٌ كَثِيرَةٌ، لَكِنْ مَشُورَةُ ٱلرَّبِّ هِيَ تَثْبُتُ. ٢١ 21
Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the purpose of Yahweh that will stand.
زِينَةُ ٱلْإِنْسَانِ مَعْرُوفَهُ، وَٱلْفَقِيرُ خَيْرٌ مِنَ ٱلْكَذُوبِ. ٢٢ 22
Loyalty is what a person desires and a poor person is better than a liar.
مَخَافَةُ ٱلرَّبِّ لِلْحَيَاةِ. يَبِيتُ شَبْعَانَ لَا يَتَعَهَّدُهُ شَرٌّ. ٢٣ 23
Honor for Yahweh leads people to life; anyone who has it will be satisfied and not afflicted by harm.
اَلْكَسْلَانُ يُخْفِي يَدَهُ فِي ٱلصَّحْفَةِ، وَأَيْضًا إِلَى فَمِهِ لَا يَرُدُّهَا. ٢٤ 24
The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back up to his mouth.
اِضْرِبِ ٱلْمُسْتَهْزِئَ فَيَتَذَكَّى ٱلْأَحْمَقُ، وَوَبِّخْ فَهِيمًا فَيَفْهَمَ مَعْرِفَةً. ٢٥ 25
Strike a mocker, and the naive person will become prudent; discipline one who is discerning, and he will gain knowledge.
ٱلْمُخَرِّبُ أَبَاهُ وَٱلطَّارِدُ أُمَّهُ هُوَ ٱبْنٌ مُخْزٍ وَمُخْجِلٌ. ٢٦ 26
The one who robs his father and chases his mother away is a son who brings shame and reproach.
كُفَّ يَا ٱبْنِي عَنِ ٱسْتِمَاعِ ٱلتَّعْلِيمِ لِلضَّلَالَةِ عَنْ كَلَامِ ٱلْمَعْرِفَةِ. ٢٧ 27
If you cease to hear instruction, my son, you will stray from the words of knowledge.
اَلشَّاهِدُ ٱللَّئِيمُ يَسْتَهْزِئُ بِٱلْحَقِّ، وَفَمُ ٱلْأَشْرَارِ يَبْلَعُ ٱلْإِثْمَ. ٢٨ 28
A corrupt witness mocks justice and the mouth of the wicked swallows iniquity.
اَلْقِصَاصُ مُعَدٌّ لِلْمُسْتَهْزِئِينَ، وَٱلضَّرْبُ لِظَهْرِ ٱلْجُهَّالِ. ٢٩ 29
Condemnation is ready for mockers and flogging for the backs of fools.