February 02, 2007

Proverbs 2 How to be wise?

箴言Proverbs 2: 智慧之果 The Benefits of Wisdom

2:1 年輕人哪,要學習我的教導,不可忘記我給你的指示。
My child,* listen to what I say, and treasure my commands.

2:2 要聽明智的訓言,明白它的意義。

Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding.

2:3 是的,要追求知識;要尋求領悟。
Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding.

2:4 要像尋求銀子一樣熱心,像搜索寶藏一樣認真。
Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures.

2:5 這樣,你就會領悟甚麼是敬畏上主,明白甚麼是認識上帝。
hen you will understand what it means to fear the LORD, and you will gain knowledge of God.

"Hey! you want more money? God says, search insight and understanding like you want more money! Then you will know how to fear the Lord! But where is our focus? Money? or KNOWLEDGE of God?"

2:6 因為,賜智慧的是上主,知識和悟性都是從他來的。
For the LORD grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

2:7 他幫助正直的人,保護誠實的人。
He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity.

2:8 他幫助待人公道的人,衛護對他忠誠的人。
He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to him.

2:9 你若聽從我,就會知道甚麼是誠實、公平、正直,知道甚麼是你們應當做的。
Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and you will find the right way to go.

2:10 你會成為明智的人,而知識會使你歡愉。
or wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy.

2:11 你的遠見要衛護你,悟性要保護你,

Wise choices will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe.

"How to be safe? know His way! Know what He says! YOU hv to find the right way!"

2:12 使你不至於做錯了事,要保守你,使你遠離那些以口舌惹是生非的人,
Wisdom will save you from evil people, from those whose words are twisted.

2:13 遠避那些背棄正道、生活在黑暗中、
These men turn from the right way to walk down dark paths.

2:14 喜歡作惡、以邪惡為樂、
They take pleasure in doing wrong, and they enjoy the twisted ways of evil.

2:15 走彎曲道路、不可信賴的人。
Their actions are crooked, and their ways are wrong.

2:16 智慧使你能夠抗拒想用甜言蜜語勾引你的女人。
Wisdom will save you from the immoral woman, from the seductive words of the promiscuous woman.

2:17 這女人對自己的丈夫不貞,忘記了自己神聖的誓約。

She has abandoned her husband and ignores the covenant she made before God.

2:18 你如果上她的家,無異走上死路;她的路導向陰間。 Entering her house leads to death; it is the road to the grave.*

2:19 凡去探望她的人沒有一個回來,沒有回到生路上來的人。

The man who visits her is doomed. He will never reach the paths of life.


Follow the steps of good men instead, and stay on the paths of the righteous.

"Find a model to Follow! and don't forget, the best model is JESUS CHRIST!"

2:21 正直忠誠的人得以定居在這片土地上;

For only the godly will live in the land, and those with integrity will remain in it.


But the wicked will be removed from the land, and the treacherous will be uprooted.

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