أَمْثَالٌ 3

يَا ٱبْنِي، لَا تَنْسَ شَرِيعَتِي، بَلْ لِيَحْفَظْ قَلْبُكَ وَصَايَايَ. ١ 1
My son, do not forget my commands and keep my teachings in your heart,
فَإِنَّهَا تَزِيدُكَ طُولَ أَيَّامٍ، وَسِنِي حَيَاةٍ وَسَلَامَةً. ٢ 2
for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.
لَا تَدَعِ ٱلرَّحْمَةَ وَٱلْحَقَّ يَتْرُكَانِكَ. تَقَلَّدْهُمَا عَلَى عُنُقِكَ. اُكْتُبْهُمَا عَلَى لَوْحِ قَلْبِكَ، ٣ 3
Do not let covenant faithfulness and trustworthiness ever leave you, tie them together about your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
فَتَجِدَ نِعْمَةً وَفِطْنَةً صَالِحَةً فِي أَعْيُنِ ٱللهِ وَٱلنَّاسِ. ٤ 4
Then you will find favor and a good reputation in the sight of God and man.
تَوَكَّلْ عَلَى ٱلرَّبِّ بِكُلِّ قَلْبِكَ، وَعَلَى فَهْمِكَ لَا تَعْتَمِدْ. ٥ 5
Trust in Yahweh with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding;
فِي كُلِّ طُرُقِكَ ٱعْرِفْهُ، وَهُوَ يُقَوِّمُ سُبُلَكَ. ٦ 6
in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.
لَا تَكُنْ حَكِيمًا فِي عَيْنَيْ نَفْسِكَ. ٱتَّقِ ٱلرَّبَّ وَٱبْعُدْ عَنِ ٱلشَّرِّ، ٧ 7
Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear Yahweh and turn away from evil.
فَيَكُونَ شِفَاءً لِسُرَّتِكَ، وَسَقَاءً لِعِظَامِكَ. ٨ 8
It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment for your body.
أَكْرِمِ ٱلرَّبَّ مِنْ مَالِكَ وَمِنْ كُلِّ بَاكُورَاتِ غَلَّتِكَ، ٩ 9
Honor Yahweh with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce,
فَتَمْتَلِئَ خَزَائِنُكَ شِبْعًا، وَتَفِيضَ مَعَاصِرُكَ مِسْطَارًا. ١٠ 10
and your storehouses will be filled up and your vats will be bursting, full of new wine.
يَا ٱبْنِي، لَا تَحْتَقِرْ تَأْدِيبَ ٱلرَّبِّ وَلَا تَكْرَهْ تَوْبِيخَهُ، ١١ 11
My son, do not despise Yahweh's instruction and do not hate his rebuke,
لِأَنَّ ٱلَّذِي يُحِبُّهُ ٱلرَّبُّ يُؤَدِّبُهُ، وَكَأَبٍ بِٱبْنٍ يُسَرُّ بِهِ. ١٢ 12
for Yahweh disciplines those he loves, as a father deals with a son who pleases him.
طُوبَى لِلْإِنْسَانِ ٱلَّذِي يَجِدُ ٱلْحِكْمَةَ، وَلِلرَّجُلِ ٱلَّذِي يَنَالُ ٱلْفَهْمَ، ١٣ 13
The one who finds wisdom is blessed; he also gets understanding.
لِأَنَّ تِجَارَتَهَا خَيْرٌ مِنْ تِجَارَةِ ٱلْفِضَّةِ، وَرِبْحَهَا خَيْرٌ مِنَ ٱلذَّهَبِ ٱلْخَالِصِ. ١٤ 14
What you gain from wisdom is better than what silver will give in return and its profit is better than gold.
هِيَ أَثْمَنُ مِنَ ٱلَّلآلِئِ، وَكُلُّ جَوَاهِرِكَ لَا تُسَاوِيهَا. ١٥ 15
Wisdom is more precious than jewels and nothing you desire can compare to her.
فِي يَمِينِهَا طُولُ أَيَّامٍ، وَفِي يَسَارِهَا ٱلْغِنَى وَٱلْمَجْدُ. ١٦ 16
She has length of days in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.
طُرُقُهَا طُرُقُ نِعَمٍ، وَكُلُّ مَسَالِكِهَا سَلَامٌ. ١٧ 17
Her ways are ways of kindness and all her paths are peace.
هِيَ شَجَرَةُ حَيَاةٍ لِمُمْسِكِيهَا، وَٱلْمُتَمَسِّكُ بِهَا مَغْبُوطٌ. ١٨ 18
She is a tree of life to those who take hold of it, those who hold on to it are happy.
ٱلرَّبُّ بِٱلْحِكْمَةِ أَسَّسَ ٱلْأَرْضَ. أَثْبَتَ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ بِٱلْفَهْمِ. ١٩ 19
By wisdom Yahweh founded the earth, by understanding he established the heavens.
بِعِلْمِهِ ٱنْشَقَّتِ ٱللُّجَجُ، وَتَقْطُرُ ٱلسَّحَابُ نَدًى. ٢٠ 20
By his knowledge the depths broke open and the clouds dropped their dew.
يَا ٱبْنِي، لَا تَبْرَحْ هَذِهِ مِنْ عَيْنَيْكَ. ٱحْفَظِ ٱلرَّأْيَ وَٱلتَّدْبِيرَ، ٢١ 21
My son, keep sound judgment and discernment, and do not lose sight of them.
فَيَكُونَا حَيَاةً لِنَفْسِكَ، وَنِعْمَةً لِعُنُقِكَ. ٢٢ 22
They will be life to your soul and an adornment of favor to wear around your neck.
حِينَئِذٍ تَسْلُكُ فِي طَرِيقِكَ آمِنًا، وَلَا تَعْثُرُ رِجْلُكَ. ٢٣ 23
Then you will walk on your way in safety and your foot will not stumble;
إِذَا ٱضْطَجَعْتَ فَلَا تَخَافُ، بَلْ تَضْطَجِعُ وَيَلُذُّ نَوْمُكَ. ٢٤ 24
when you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
لَا تَخْشَى مِنْ خَوْفٍ بَاغِتٍ، وَلَا مِنْ خَرَابِ ٱلْأَشْرَارِ إِذَا جَاءَ. ٢٥ 25
Do not be afraid of sudden terror or devastation caused by the wicked, when it comes,
لِأَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ يَكُونُ مُعْتَمَدَكَ، وَيَصُونُ رِجْلَكَ مِنْ أَنْ تُؤْخَذَ. ٢٦ 26
for Yahweh will be on your side and will keep your foot from being caught in a trap.
لَا تَمْنَعِ ٱلْخَيْرَ عَنْ أَهْلِهِ، حِينَ يَكُونُ فِي طَاقَةِ يَدِكَ أَنْ تَفْعَلَهُ. ٢٧ 27
Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.
لَا تَقُلْ لِصَاحِبِكَ: «ٱذْهَبْ وَعُدْ فَأُعْطِيَكَ غَدًا» وَمَوْجُودٌ عِنْدَكَ. ٢٨ 28
Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again, and tomorrow I will give it,” when you have the money with you.
لَا تَخْتَرِعْ شَرًّا عَلَى صَاحِبِكَ، وَهُوَ سَاكِنٌ لَدَيْكَ آمِنًا. ٢٩ 29
Do not make a plan to harm your neighbor— the one who lives close and trusts you.
لَا تُخَاصِمْ إِنْسَانًا بِدُونِ سَبَبٍ، إِنْ لَمْ يَكُنْ قَدْ صَنَعَ مَعَكَ شَرًّا. ٣٠ 30
Do not argue with a person without a reason, when he has done nothing to harm you.
لَا تَحْسِدِ ٱلظَّالِمَ وَلَا تَخْتَرْ شَيْئًا مِنْ طُرُقِهِ، ٣١ 31
Do not envy a violent person or choose any of his ways.
لِأَنَّ ٱلْمُلْتَوِيَ رَجْسٌ عِنْدَ ٱلرَّبِّ، أَمَّا سِرُّهُ فَعِنْدَ ٱلْمُسْتَقِيمِينَ. ٣٢ 32
For the devious person is detestable to Yahweh, but he brings the upright person into his confidence.
لَعْنَةُ ٱلرَّبِّ فِي بَيْتِ ٱلشِّرِّيرِ، لَكِنَّهُ يُبَارِكُ مَسْكَنَ ٱلصِّدِّيقِينَ. ٣٣ 33
The curse of Yahweh is on the house of the wicked person, but he blesses the home of righteous people.
كَمَا أَنَّهُ يَسْتَهْزِئُ بِٱلْمُسْتَهْزِئِينَ، هَكَذَا يُعْطِي نِعْمَةً لِلْمُتَوَاضِعِينَ. ٣٤ 34
He mocks mockers, but he gives his favor to humble people.
ٱلْحُكَمَاءُ يَرِثُونَ مَجْدًا وَٱلْحَمْقَى يَحْمِلُونَ هَوَانًا. ٣٥ 35
Wise people inherit honor, but fools will be lifted up in their shame.