أَمْثَالٌ 1

أَمْثَالُ سُلَيْمَانَ بْنِ دَاوُدَ مَلِكِ إِسْرَائِيلَ: ١ 1
The proverbs of Solomon son of David, the king of Israel.
لِمَعْرِفَةِ حِكْمَةٍ وَأَدَبٍ. لِإِدْرَاكِ أَقْوَالِ ٱلْفَهْمِ. ٢ 2
These proverbs are to teach wisdom and instruction, to teach words of insight,
لِقُبُولِ تَأْدِيبِ ٱلْمَعْرِفَةِ وَٱلْعَدْلِ وَٱلْحَقِّ وَٱلِٱسْتِقَامَةِ. ٣ 3
that you may receive instruction in order to live by doing what is right, just, and fair.
لِتُعْطِيَ ٱلْجُهَّالَ ذَكَاءً، وَٱلشَّابَّ مَعْرِفَةً وَتَدَبُّرًا. ٤ 4
These proverbs are also to give wisdom to the naive, and to give knowledge and discretion to young people.
يَسْمَعُهَا ٱلْحَكِيمُ فَيَزْدَادُ عِلْمًا، وَٱلْفَهِيمُ يَكْتَسِبُ تَدْبِيرًا. ٥ 5
Let wise people listen and increase their learning, and let discerning people get guidance,
لِفَهْمِ ٱلْمَثَلِ وَٱللُّغْزِ، أَقْوَالِ ٱلْحُكَمَاءِ وَغَوَامِضِهِمْ. ٦ 6
to understand proverbs, sayings, and words of wise people and their riddles.
مَخَافَةُ ٱلرَّبِّ رَأْسُ ٱلْمَعْرِفَةِ، أَمَّا ٱلْجَاهِلُونَ فَيَحْتَقِرُونَ ٱلْحِكْمَةَ وَٱلْأَدَبَ. ٧ 7
The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge— fools despise wisdom and instruction.
اِسْمَعْ يَا ٱبْنِي تَأْدِيبَ أَبِيكَ، وَلَا تَرْفُضْ شَرِيعَةَ أُمِّكَ، ٨ 8
My son, hear the instruction of your father and do not lay aside the rules of your mother;
لِأَنَّهُمَا إِكْلِيلُ نِعْمَةٍ لِرَأْسِكَ، وَقَلَائِدُ لِعُنُقِكَ. ٩ 9
they will be a graceful wreath for your head and pendants hanging from your neck.
يَا ٱبْنِي، إِنْ تَمَلَّقَكَ ٱلْخُطَاةُ فَلَا تَرْضَ. ١٠ 10
My son, if sinners try to entice you into their sin, refuse to follow them.
إِنْ قَالُوا: «هَلُمَّ مَعَنَا لِنَكْمُنْ لِلدَّمِ. لِنَخْتَفِ لِلْبَرِيءِ بَاطِلًا. ١١ 11
If they say, “Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood, let us hide and attack innocent people for no reason.
لِنَبْتَلِعْهُمْ أَحْيَاءً كَٱلْهَاوِيَةِ، وَصِحَاحًا كَٱلْهَابِطِينَ فِي ٱلْجُبِّ، (Sheol h7585) ١٢ 12
Let us swallow them up alive, like Sheol takes away those who are healthy, and make them like those who fall into the pit. (Sheol h7585)
فَنَجِدَ كُلَّ قِنْيَةٍ فَاخِرَةٍ، نَمْلَأَ بُيُوتَنَا غَنِيمَةً. ١٣ 13
We shall find all kinds of valuable things; we will fill our houses with what we steal from others.
تُلْقِي قُرْعَتَكَ وَسْطَنَا. يَكُونُ لَنَا جَمِيعًا كِيسٌ وَاحِدٌ». ١٤ 14
Throw in your lot with us; we will all have one purse together.”
يَا ٱبْنِي، لَا تَسْلُكْ فِي ٱلطَّرِيقِ مَعَهُمْ. اِمْنَعْ رِجْلَكَ عَنْ مَسَالِكِهِمْ. ١٥ 15
My son, do not walk down that road with them; do not let your foot touch where they walk;
لِأَنَّ أَرْجُلَهُمْ تَجْرِي إِلَى ٱلشَّرِّ وَتُسْرِعُ إِلَى سَفْكِ ٱلدَّمِ. ١٦ 16
their feet run to evil and they hurry to shed blood.
لِأَنَّهُ بَاطِلًا تُنْصَبُ ٱلشَّبَكَةُ فِي عَيْنَيْ كُلِّ ذِي جَنَاحٍ. ١٧ 17
For it is useless to spread the net in the sight of any bird.
أَمَّا هُمْ فَيَكْمُنُونَ لِدَمِ أَنْفُسِهِمْ. يَخْتَفُونَ لِأَنْفُسِهِمْ. ١٨ 18
These men lie in wait for their own blood— they set an ambush for their own lives.
هَكَذَا طُرُقُ كُلِّ مُولَعٍ بِكَسْبٍ. يَأْخُذُ نَفْسَ مُقْتَنِيهِ. ١٩ 19
So are the ways of everyone who gains riches by injustice; unjust gain takes away the lives of those who hold on to it.
اَلْحِكْمَةُ تُنَادِي فِي ٱلْخَارِجِ. فِي ٱلشَّوَارِعِ تُعْطِي صَوْتَهَا. ٢٠ 20
Wisdom cries aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the open places;
تَدْعُو فِي رُؤُوسِ ٱلْأَسْوَاقِ، فِي مَدَاخِلِ ٱلْأَبْوَابِ. فِي ٱلْمَدِينَةِ تُبْدِي كَلَامَهَا ٢١ 21
at the head of the noisy streets she cries out, at the entrance of the city gates she speaks,
قَائِلَةً: «إِلَى مَتَى أَيُّهَا ٱلْجُهَّالُ تُحِبُّونَ ٱلْجَهْلَ، وَٱلْمُسْتَهْزِئُونَ يُسَرُّونَ بِٱلِٱسْتِهْزَاءِ، وَٱلْحَمْقَى يُبْغِضُونَ ٱلْعِلْمَ؟ ٢٢ 22
“How long, you naive people, will you love being naive? How long, you mockers, will you delight in mockery, and how long, you fools, will you hate knowledge?
اِرْجِعُوا عِنْدَ تَوْبِيخِي. هَأَنَذَا أُفِيضُ لَكُمْ رُوحِي. أُعَلِّمُكُمْ كَلِمَاتِي. ٢٣ 23
Pay attention to my correction; I will pour out my thoughts to you; I will make my words known to you.
«لِأَنِّي دَعَوْتُ فَأَبَيْتُمْ، وَمَدَدْتُ يَدِي وَلَيْسَ مَنْ يُبَالِي، ٢٤ 24
I have called, and you have refused to listen; I reached out with my hand, but there was no one who paid attention.
بَلْ رَفَضْتُمْ كُلَّ مَشُورَتِي، وَلَمْ تَرْضَوْا تَوْبِيخِي. ٢٥ 25
But you have ignored all my instruction and paid no attention to my correction.
فَأَنَا أَيْضًا أَضْحَكُ عِنْدَ بَلِيَّتِكُمْ. أَشْمَتُ عِنْدَ مَجِيءِ خَوْفِكُمْ. ٢٦ 26
I will laugh at your calamity, I will mock you when the terror comes—
إِذَا جَاءَ خَوْفُكُمْ كَعَاصِفَةٍ، وَأَتَتْ بَلِيَّتُكُمْ كَٱلزَّوْبَعَةِ، إِذَا جَاءَتْ عَلَيْكُمْ شِدَّةٌ وَضِيقٌ. ٢٧ 27
when your fearful dread comes like a storm and disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you.
حِينَئِذٍ يَدْعُونَنِي فَلَا أَسْتَجِيبُ. يُبَكِّرُونَ إِلَيَّ فَلَا يَجِدُونَنِي. ٢٨ 28
Then they will call upon me, and I will not answer; they will desperately call for me, but they will not find me.
لِأَنَّهُمْ أَبْغَضُوا ٱلْعِلْمَ وَلَمْ يَخْتَارُوا مَخَافَةَ ٱلرَّبِّ. ٢٩ 29
Because they hate knowledge and did not choose the fear of Yahweh,
لَمْ يَرْضَوْا مَشُورَتِي. رَذَلُوا كُلَّ تَوْبِيخِي. ٣٠ 30
they would not follow my instruction, and they despised all my correction.
فَلِذَلِكَ يَأْكُلُونَ مِنْ ثَمَرِ طَرِيقِهِمْ، وَيَشْبَعُونَ مِنْ مُؤَامَرَاتِهِمْ. ٣١ 31
They will eat the fruit of their ways, and with the fruit of their schemes they will be filled.
لِأَنَّ ٱرْتِدَادَ ٱلْحَمْقَى يَقْتُلُهُمْ، وَرَاحَةَ ٱلْجُهَّالِ تُبِيدُهُمْ. ٣٢ 32
For the naive are killed when they turn away, and the indifference of fools will destroy them.
أَمَّا ٱلْمُسْتَمِعُ لِي فَيَسْكُنُ آمِنًا، وَيَسْتَرِيحُ مِنْ خَوْفِ ٱلشَّرِّ». ٣٣ 33
But whoever listens to me will live in safety and will rest secure with no fear of disaster.”