أَمْثَالٌ 5

يَا ٱبْنِي، أَصْغِ إِلَى حِكْمَتِي. أَمِلْ أُذُنَكَ إِلَى فَهْمِي، ١ 1
My son, pay attention to my wisdom; incline your ears to my understanding,
لِحِفْظِ ٱلتَّدَابِيرِ، وَلْتَحْفَظَ شَفَتَاكَ مَعْرِفَةً. ٢ 2
so you may learn about discretion and your lips may protect knowledge.
لِأَنَّ شَفَتَيِ ٱلْمَرْأَةِ ٱلْأَجْنَبِيَّةِ تَقْطُرَانِ عَسَلًا، وَحَنَكُهَا أَنْعَمُ مِنَ ٱلزَّيْتِ، ٣ 3
For the lips of an adulteress drip with honey and her mouth is smoother than oil,
لَكِنَّ عَاقِبَتَهَا مُرَّةٌ كَٱلْأَفْسَنْتِينِ، حَادَّةٌ كَسَيْفٍ ذِي حَدَّيْنِ. ٤ 4
but in the end she is as bitter as wormwood, cutting like a sharp sword.
قَدَمَاهَا تَنْحَدِرَانِ إِلَى ٱلْمَوْتِ. خَطَوَاتُهَا تَتَمَسَّكُ بِٱلْهَاوِيَةِ. (Sheol h7585) ٥ 5
Her feet go down to death; her steps go all the way to Sheol. (Sheol h7585)
لِئَلَّا تَتَأَمَّلَ طَرِيقَ ٱلْحَيَاةِ، تَمَايَلَتْ خَطَوَاتُهَا وَلَا تَشْعُرُ. ٦ 6
She gives no thought to the path of life. Her footsteps wander; she does not know where she is going.
وَٱلْآنَ أَيُّهَا ٱلْبَنُونَ ٱسْمَعُوا لِي، وَلَا تَرْتَدُّوا عَنْ كَلِمَاتِ فَمِي. ٧ 7
Now, my sons, listen to me; do not turn away from listening to the words of my mouth.
أَبْعِدْ طَرِيقَكَ عَنْهَا، وَلَا تَقْرَبْ إِلَى بَابِ بَيْتِهَا، ٨ 8
Keep your path far away from her and do not come near the door of her house.
لِئَلَّا تُعْطِيَ زَهْرَكَ لِآخَرِينَ، وَسِنِينَكَ لِلْقَاسِي. ٩ 9
In that way you will not give away your honor to others or years of your life to a cruel person;
لِئَلَّا تَشْبَعَ ٱلْأَجَانِبُ مِنْ قُوَّتِكَ، وَتَكُونَ أَتْعَابُكَ فِي بَيْتِ غَرِيبٍ. ١٠ 10
strangers will not feast on your wealth; what you have worked for will not go into the house of strangers.
فَتَنُوحَ فِي أَوَاخِرِكَ، عِنْدَ فَنَاءِ لَحْمِكَ وَجِسْمِكَ، ١١ 11
At the end of your life you will groan when your flesh and your body waste away.
فَتَقُولَ: «كَيْفَ أَنِّي أَبْغَضْتُ ٱلْأَدَبَ، وَرَذَلَ قَلْبِي ٱلتَّوْبِيخَ! ١٢ 12
You will say, “How I hated instruction and my heart despised correction!
وَلَمْ أَسْمَعْ لِصَوْتِ مُرْشِدِيَّ، وَلَمْ أَمِلْ أُذُنِي إِلَى مُعَلِّمِيَّ. ١٣ 13
I would not obey my teachers or incline my ear to my instructors.
لَوْلَا قَلِيلٌ لَكُنْتُ فِي كُلِّ شَرٍّ، فِي وَسَطِ ٱلزُّمْرَةِ وَٱلْجَمَاعَةِ». ١٤ 14
I was almost completely ruined in the midst of the assembly, among the gathering of the people.”
اِشْرَبْ مِيَاهًا مِنْ جُبِّكَ، وَمِيَاهًا جَارِيَةً مِنْ بِئْرِكَ. ١٥ 15
Drink water from your own cistern and drink running water from your own well.
لَا تَفِضْ يَنَابِيعُكَ إِلَى ٱلْخَارِجِ، سَوَاقِيَ مِيَاهٍ فِي ٱلشَّوَارِعِ. ١٦ 16
Should your springs overflow everywhere and your streams of water flow in the public squares?
لِتَكُنْ لَكَ وَحْدَكَ، وَلَيْسَ لِأَجَانِبَ مَعَكَ. ١٧ 17
Let them be for yourself alone and not for strangers with you.
لِيَكُنْ يَنْبُوعُكَ مُبَارَكًا، وَٱفْرَحْ بِٱمْرَأَةِ شَبَابِكَ، ١٨ 18
May your fountain be blessed and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth,
ٱلظَّبْيَةِ ٱلْمَحْبُوبَةِ وَٱلْوَعْلَةِ ٱلزَّهِيَّةِ. لِيُرْوِكَ ثَدْيَاهَا فِي كُلِّ وَقْتٍ، وَبِمَحَبَّتِهَا ٱسْكَرْ دَائِمًا. ١٩ 19
for she is a loving deer and a graceful doe. Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; may you be continually intoxicated by her love.
فَلِمَ تُفْتَنُ يَا ٱبْنِي بِأَجْنَبِيَّةٍ، وَتَحْتَضِنُ غَرِيبَةً؟ ٢٠ 20
For why should you, my son, be captivated by an adulteress; why should you embrace the breasts of an immoral woman?
لِأَنَّ طُرُقَ ٱلْإِنْسَانِ أَمَامَ عَيْنَيِ ٱلرَّبِّ، وَهُوَ يَزِنُ كُلَّ سُبُلِهِ. ٢١ 21
Yahweh sees everything a person does and watches all the paths he takes.
ٱلشِّرِّيرُ تَأْخُذُهُ آثَامُهُ وَبِحِبَالِ خَطِيَّتِهِ يُمْسَكُ. ٢٢ 22
A wicked person will be seized by his own iniquities; the cords of his sin will hold him tight.
إِنَّهُ يَمُوتُ مِنْ عَدَمِ ٱلْأَدَبِ، وَبِفَرْطِ حُمْقِهِ يَتَهَوَّرُ. ٢٣ 23
He will die because he lacks instruction; he is led astray by his great foolishness.