أَمْثَالٌ 29

اَلْكَثِيرُ ٱلتَّوَبُّخِ، ٱلْمُقَسِّي عُنُقَهُ، بَغْتَةً يُكَسَّرُ وَلَا شِفَاءَ. ١ 1
A person who has received many rebukes but who stiffens his neck will be broken in a moment beyond healing.
إِذَا سَادَ ٱلصِّدِّيقُونَ فَرِحَ ٱلشَّعْبُ، وَإِذَا تَسَلَّطَ ٱلشِّرِّيرُ يَئِنُّ ٱلشَّعْبُ. ٢ 2
When righteous people increase, the people rejoice, but when a wicked person is the ruler, the people sigh.
مَنْ يُحِبُّ ٱلْحِكْمَةَ يُفَرِّحُ أَبَاهُ، وَرَفِيقُ ٱلزَّوَانِي يُبَدِّدُ مَالًا. ٣ 3
Whoever loves wisdom makes his father rejoice, but he who keeps company with prostitutes destroys his wealth.
اَلْمَلِكُ بِٱلْعَدْلِ يُثَبِّتُ ٱلْأَرْضَ، وَٱلْقَابِلُ ٱلْهَدَايَا يُدَمِّرُهَا. ٤ 4
The king establishes the land by justice, but the one who demands bribes tears it down.
اَلرَّجُلُ ٱلَّذِي يُطْرِي صَاحِبَهُ يَبْسُطُ شَبَكَةً لِرِجْلَيْهِ. ٥ 5
A man who flatters his neighbor is spreading a net for his feet.
فِي مَعْصِيَةِ رَجُلٍ شِرِّيرٍ شَرَكٌ، أَمَّا ٱلصِّدِّيقُ فَيَتَرَنَّمُ وَيَفْرَحُ. ٦ 6
In the sin of an evil person is a trap, but the righteous person sings and rejoices.
ٱلصِّدِّيقُ يَعْرِفُ دَعْوَى ٱلْفُقَرَاءِ، أَمَّا ٱلشِّرِّيرُ فَلَا يَفْهَمُ مَعْرِفَةً. ٧ 7
The righteous person knows the rights of the poor; the wicked person does not understand such knowledge.
اَلنَّاسُ ٱلْمُسْتَهْزِئُونَ يَفْتِنُونَ ٱلْمَدِينَةَ، أَمَّا ٱلْحُكَمَاءُ فَيَصْرِفُونَ ٱلْغَضَبَ. ٨ 8
Mockers set a city on fire, but those who are wise turn away wrath.
رَجُلٌ حَكِيمٌ إِنْ حَاكَمَ رَجُلًا أَحْمَقَ، فَإِنْ غَضِبَ وَإِنْ ضَحِكَ فَلَا رَاحَةَ. ٩ 9
When a wise person has an argument with a fool, he rages and laughs, and there will be no rest.
أَهْلُ ٱلدِّمَاءِ يُبْغِضُونَ ٱلْكَامِلَ، أَمَّا ٱلْمُسْتَقِيمُونَ فَيَسْأَلُونَ عَنْ نَفْسِهِ. ١٠ 10
The bloodthirsty hate the one who is blameless and seek the life of the upright.
اَلْجَاهِلُ يُظْهِرُ كُلَّ غَيْظِهِ، وَٱلْحَكِيمُ يُسَكِّنُهُ أَخِيرًا. ١١ 11
A fool reveals all his anger, but a wise man holds it back and calms himself down.
اَلْحَاكِمُ ٱلْمُصْغِي إِلَى كَلَامِ كَذِبٍ كُلُّ خُدَّامِهِ أَشْرَارٌ. ١٢ 12
If a ruler pays attention to lies, all his officials will be wicked.
اَلْفَقِيرُ وَٱلْمُرْبِي يَتَلَاقَيَانِ. ٱلرَّبُّ يُنَوِّرُ أَعْيُنَ كِلَيْهِمَا. ١٣ 13
The poor person and the oppressor are similar, for Yahweh gives light to the eyes of them both.
اَلْمَلِكُ ٱلْحَاكِمُ بِٱلْحَقِّ لِلْفُقَرَاءِ يُثَبَّتُ كُرْسِيُّهُ إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ. ١٤ 14
If a king judges the poor by the truth, his throne will be established forever.
اَلْعَصَا وَٱلتَّوْبِيخُ يُعْطِيَانِ حِكْمَةً، وَٱلصَّبِيُّ ٱلْمُطْلَقُ إِلَى هَوَاهُ يُخْجِلُ أُمَّهُ. ١٥ 15
The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child freed from discipline puts his mother to shame.
إِذَا سَادَ ٱلْأَشْرَارُ كَثُرَتِ ٱلْمَعَاصِي، أَمَّا ٱلصِّدِّيقُونَ فَيَنْظُرُونَ سُقُوطَهُمْ. ١٦ 16
When wicked people are in power, transgression increases, but righteous people will see the downfall of those wicked people.
أَدِّبِ ٱبْنَكَ فَيُرِيحَكَ وَيُعْطِيَ نَفْسَكَ لَذَّاتٍ. ١٧ 17
Discipline your son and he will give you rest; he will bring delights into your life.
بِلَا رُؤْيَا يَجْمَحُ ٱلشَّعْبُ، أَمَّا حَافِظُ ٱلشَّرِيعَةِ فَطُوبَاهُ. ١٨ 18
Where there is no prophetic vision the people run wild, but the one who keeps the law is blessed.
بِٱلْكَلَامِ لَا يُؤَدَّبُ ٱلْعَبْدُ، لِأَنَّهُ يَفْهَمُ وَلَا يُعْنَى. ١٩ 19
A slave will not be corrected by words, for though he understands, there will be no response.
أَرَأَيْتَ إِنْسَانًا عَجُولًا فِي كَلَامِهِ؟ ٱلرَّجَاءُ بِٱلْجَاهِلِ أَكْثَرُ مِنَ ٱلرَّجَاءِ بِهِ. ٢٠ 20
See a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
مَنْ فَنَّقَ عَبْدَهُ مِنْ حَدَاثَتِهِ، فَفِي آخِرَتِهِ يَصِيرُ مَنُونًا. ٢١ 21
One who pampers his slave from youth, at the end of it there will be trouble.
اَلرَّجُلُ ٱلْغَضُوبُ يُهَيِّجُ ٱلْخِصَامَ، وَٱلرَّجُلُ ٱلسَّخُوطُ كَثِيرُ ٱلْمَعَاصِي. ٢٢ 22
An angry person stirs up strife and a master of rage commits many sins.
كِبْرِيَاءُ ٱلْإِنْسَانِ تَضَعُهُ، وَٱلْوَضِيعُ ٱلرُّوحِ يَنَالُ مَجْدًا. ٢٣ 23
A person's pride brings him low, but one who has a humble spirit will be given honor.
مَنْ يُقَاسِمْ سَارِقًا يُبْغِضْ نَفْسَهُ، يَسْمَعُ ٱللَّعْنَ وَلَا يُقِرُّ. ٢٤ 24
One who shares with a thief hates his own life; he hears the curse and says nothing.
خَشْيَةُ ٱلْإِنْسَانِ تَضَعُ شَرَكًا، وَٱلْمُتَّكِلُ عَلَى ٱلرَّبِّ يُرْفَعُ. ٢٥ 25
The fear of man makes a snare, but the one who trusts in Yahweh will be protected.
كَثِيرُونَ يَطْلُبُونَ وَجْهَ ٱلْمُتَسَلِّطِ، أَمَّا حَقُّ ٱلْإِنْسَانِ فَمِنَ ٱلرَّبِّ. ٢٦ 26
Many are those who seek the face of the ruler, but from Yahweh is justice for a person.
اَلرَّجُلُ ٱلظَّالِمُ مَكْرَهَةُ ٱلصِّدِّيقِينَ، وَٱلْمُسْتَقِيمُ ٱلطَّرِيقِ مَكْرَهَةُ ٱلشِّرِّيرِ. ٢٧ 27
An unjust man is an abomination to righteous people, but the one whose way is upright is detestable to the wicked person.