أَمْثَالٌ 28

اَلشِّرِّيرُ يَهْرُبُ وَلَا طَارِدَ، أَمَّا ٱلصِّدِّيقُونَ فَكَشِبْلٍ ثَبِيتٍ. ١ 1
The wicked people run away when no one chases them, but righteous people are as bold as a young lion.
لِمَعْصِيَةِ أَرْضٍ تَكْثُرُ رُؤَسَاؤُهَا، لَكِنْ بِذِي فَهْمٍ وَمَعْرِفَةٍ تَدُومُ. ٢ 2
Because of the transgression of a land, it has many rulers, but with a man of understanding and knowledge, it will last a long time.
اَلرَّجُلُ ٱلْفَقِيرُ ٱلَّذِي يَظْلِمُ فُقَرَاءَ، هُوَ مَطَرٌ جَارِفٌ لَا يُبْقِي طَعَامًا. ٣ 3
A poor person who oppresses other poor people is like a beating rain that leaves no food.
تَارِكُو ٱلشَّرِيعَةِ يَمْدَحُونَ ٱلْأَشْرَارَ، وَحَافِظُو ٱلشَّرِيعَةِ يُخَاصِمُونَهُمْ. ٤ 4
Those who forsake the law praise wicked people, but those who keep the law fight against them.
اَلنَّاسُ ٱلْأَشْرَارُ لَا يَفْهَمُونَ ٱلْحَقَّ، وَطَالِبُو ٱلرَّبِّ يَفْهَمُونَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ. ٥ 5
Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek Yahweh understand everything.
اَلْفَقِيرُ ٱلسَّالِكُ بِٱسْتِقَامَتِهِ، خَيْرٌ مِنْ مُعْوَجِّ ٱلطُّرُقِ وَهُوَ غَنِيٌّ. ٦ 6
It is better for a poor person who walks in his integrity, than for a rich person who is crooked in his ways.
اَلْحَافِظُ ٱلشَّرِيعَةَ هُوَ ٱبْنٌ فَهِيمٌ، وَصَاحِبُ ٱلْمُسْرِفِينَ يُخْجِلُ أَبَاهُ. ٧ 7
He who keeps the law is a son who has understanding, but one who is a companion of gluttons shames his father.
اَلْمُكْثِرُ مَالَهُ بِٱلرِّبَا وَٱلْمُرَابَحَةِ، فَلِمَنْ يَرْحَمُ ٱلْفُقَرَاءَ يَجْمَعُهُ. ٨ 8
The one who makes his fortune by charging too much interest gathers his wealth for another who will have pity on poor people.
مَنْ يُحَوِّلُ أُذْنَهُ عَنْ سَمَاعِ ٱلشَّرِيعَةِ، فَصَلَاتُهُ أَيْضًا مَكْرَهَةٌ. ٩ 9
If one turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is detestable.
مَنْ يُضِلُّ ٱلْمُسْتَقِيمِينَ فِي طَرِيقٍ رَدِيئَةٍ فَفِي حُفْرَتِهِ يَسْقُطُ هُوَ، أَمَّا ٱلْكَمَلَةُ فَيَمْتَلِكُونَ خَيْرًا. ١٠ 10
Whoever misleads the upright into an evil way will fall into his own pit, but the blameless will have a good inheritance.
اَلرَّجُلُ ٱلْغَنِيُّ حَكِيمٌ فِي عَيْنَيْ نَفْسِهِ، وَٱلْفَقِيرُ ٱلْفَهِيمُ يَفْحَصُهُ. ١١ 11
The rich person may be wise in his own eyes, but a poor person who has understanding will find him out.
إِذَا فَرِحَ ٱلصِّدِّيقُونَ عَظُمَ ٱلْفَخْرُ، وَعِنْدَ قِيَامِ ٱلْأَشْرَارِ تَخْتَفِي ٱلنَّاسُ. ١٢ 12
When the righteous triumph, there is great glory; but when the wicked arise, people are sought out.
مَنْ يَكْتُمُ خَطَايَاهُ لَا يَنْجَحُ، وَمَنْ يُقِرُّ بِهَا وَيَتْرُكُهَا يُرْحَمُ. ١٣ 13
The one who hides his sins will not prosper, but the one who confesses them and forsakes them will be shown mercy.
طُوبَى لِلْإِنْسَانِ ٱلْمُتَّقِي دَائِمًا، أَمَّا ٱلْمُقَسِّي قَلْبَهُ فَيَسْقُطُ فِي ٱلشَّرِّ. ١٤ 14
The one who always lives with reverence is blessed, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into trouble.
أَسَدٌ زَائِرٌ وَدُبٌّ ثَائِرٌ، ٱلْمُتَسَلِّطُ ٱلشِّرِّيرُ عَلَى شَعْبٍ فَقِيرٍ. ١٥ 15
Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over poor people.
رَئِيسٌ نَاقِصُ ٱلْفَهْمِ وَكَثِيرُ ٱلْمَظَالِمِ. مُبْغِضُ ٱلرَّشْوَةِ تَطُولُ أَيَّامُهُ. ١٦ 16
The ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor, but the one who hates dishonesty will prolong his days.
اَلرَّجُلُ ٱلْمُثَقَّلُ بِدَمِ نَفْسٍ، يَهْرُبُ إِلَى ٱلْجُبِّ. لَا يُمْسِكَنَّهُ أَحَدٌ. ١٧ 17
If a man is guilty because he has shed someone's blood, he will be a fugitive until death and no one will help him.
اَلسَّالِكُ بِٱلْكَمَالِ يَخْلُصُ، وَٱلْمُلْتَوِي فِي طَرِيقَيْنِ يَسْقُطُ فِي إِحْدَاهُمَا. ١٨ 18
Whoever walks with integrity will be kept safe, but the one whose way is crooked will suddenly fall.
اَلْمُشْتَغِلُ بِأَرْضِهِ يَشْبَعُ خُبْزًا، وَتَابِعُ ٱلْبَطَّالِينَ يَشْبَعُ فَقْرًا. ١٩ 19
The one who works his land will have plenty of food, but whoever follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty.
اَلرَّجُلُ ٱلْأَمِينُ كَثِيرُ ٱلْبَرَكَاتِ، وَٱلْمُسْتَعْجِلُ إِلَى ٱلْغِنَى لَا يُبْرَأُ. ٢٠ 20
A faithful man will have great blessings, but the one who gets rich quickly will not go unpunished.
مُحَابَاةُ ٱلْوُجُوهِ لَيْسَتْ صَالِحَةً، فَيُذْنِبُ ٱلْإِنْسَانُ لِأَجْلِ كِسْرَةِ خُبْزٍ. ٢١ 21
It is not good to show partiality, but for a piece of bread a man will do wrong.
ذُو ٱلْعَيْنِ ٱلشِّرِّيرَةِ يَعْجَلُ إِلَى ٱلْغِنَى، وَلَا يَعْلَمُ أَنَّ ٱلْفَقْرَ يَأْتِيهِ. ٢٢ 22
A stingy man hurries after riches, but he does not know that poverty will come upon him.
مَنْ يُوَبِّخُ إِنْسَانًا يَجِدُ أَخِيرًا نِعْمَةً أَكْثَرَ مِنَ ٱلْمُطْرِي بِٱللِّسَانِ. ٢٣ 23
Whoever disciplines someone, afterward will find more favor from him than from the one who flatters him with his tongue.
ٱلسَّالِبُ أَبَاهُ أَوْ أُمَّهُ وَهُوَ يَقُولُ: «لَا بَأْسَ» فَهُوَ رَفِيقٌ لِرَجُلٍ مُخْرِبٍ. ٢٤ 24
Whoever robs his father and his mother and says, “That is no sin,” he is the companion of the one who destroys.
اَلْمُنْتَفِخُ ٱلنَّفْسُ يُهَيِّجُ ٱلْخِصَامَ، وَٱلْمُتَّكِلُ عَلَى ٱلرَّبِّ يُسَمَّنُ. ٢٥ 25
A greedy man stirs up conflict, but the one who trusts in Yahweh will prosper.
اَلْمُتَّكِلُ عَلَى قَلْبِهِ هُوَ جَاهِلٌ، وَٱلسَّالِكُ بِحِكْمَةٍ هُوَ يَنْجُو. ٢٦ 26
One who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but whoever walks in wisdom will keep away from danger.
مَنْ يُعْطِي ٱلْفَقِيرَ لَا يَحْتَاجُ، وَلِمَنْ يَحْجِبُ عَنْهُ عَيْنَيْهِ لَعَنَاتٌ كَثِيرَةٌ. ٢٧ 27
The one who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but whoever closes his eyes to them will receive many curses.
عِنْدَ قِيَامِ ٱلْأَشْرَارِ تَخْتَبِئُ ٱلنَّاسُ، وَبِهَلَاكِهِمْ يَكْثُرُ ٱلصِّدِّيقُونَ. ٢٨ 28
When the wicked arise, people hide themselves; but when they perish, the righteous increase.