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旧约 -- 箴言(Proverbs) -- 第 31 章 ( 本篇共有 31 章 )
31:1利慕伊勒王的言语,是他母亲教训他的真言。
The sayings of King Lemuel--an oracle his mother taught him:
31:2我的儿啊,我腹中生的儿啊,我许愿得的儿啊,我当怎样教训你呢?
"O my son, O son of my womb, O son of my vows,
31:3不要将你的精力给妇女,也不要有败坏君王的行为。
do not spend your strength on women, your vigor on those who ruin kings.
31:4利慕伊勒啊,君王喝酒,君王喝酒不相宜;王子说,浓酒在那里也不相宜。
"It is not for kings, O Lemuel--not for kings to drink wine, not for rulers to crave beer,
31:5恐怕喝了就忘记律例,颠倒一切困苦人的是非。
lest they drink and forget what the law decrees, and deprive all the oppressed of their rights.
31:6可以把浓酒给将亡的人喝,把清酒给苦心的人喝,
Give beer to those who are perishing, wine to those who are in anguish;
31:7让他喝了,就忘记他的贫穷,不再记念他的苦楚。
let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more.
31:8你当为哑巴(或作“不能自辩的”)开口,为一切孤独的伸冤。
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.
31:9你当开口按公义判断,为困苦和穷乏的辨屈。”
Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."
31:10才德的妇人谁能得着呢?她的价值远胜过珍珠。
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
31:11她丈夫心里倚靠她,必不缺少利益,
Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
31:12她一生使丈夫有益无损。
She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
31:13她寻找羊绒和麻,甘心用手作工。
She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.
31:14她好像商船从远方运粮来,
She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.
31:15未到黎明她就起来,把食物分给家中的人,将当作的工分派婢女。
She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls.
31:16她想得田地就买来,用手所得之利栽种葡萄园。
She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
31:17她以能力束腰,使膀臂有力。
She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.
31:18她觉得所经营的有利,她的灯终夜不灭。
She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.
31:19她手拿捻线竿,手把纺线车。
In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
31:20她张手周济困苦人,伸手帮补穷乏人。
She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
31:21她不因下雪为家里的人担心,因为全家都穿着朱红衣服。
When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
31:22她为自己制作绣花毯子,她的衣服是细麻和紫色布作的。
She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
31:23她丈夫在城门口与本地的长老同坐,为众人所认识。
Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
31:24她作细麻布衣裳出卖,又将腰带卖与商家。
She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.
31:25能力和威仪是她的衣服。她想到日后的景况就喜笑。
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
31:26她开口就发智慧,她舌上有仁慈的法则。
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
31:27她观察家务,并不吃闲饭。
She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
31:28她的儿女起来称她有福,她的丈夫也称赞她,
Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
31:29说:“才德的女子很多,惟独你超过一切!”
"Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."
31:30艳丽是虚假的,美容是虚浮的,惟敬畏耶和华的妇女必得称赞。
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31:31愿她享受操作所得的,愿她的工作,在城门口荣耀她。
Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
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