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משלי‏

Mishlei (Proverbs)

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1לֵ֣ץ הַ֭יַּין הֹמֶ֣ה שֵׁכָ֑ר וְכָל ־ שֹׁ֥גֶה בּ֝֗וֹ לֹ֣א יֶחְכָּֽם ׃Prv 20:1
Wine is a mocker, and beer is a brawler.
Whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
2נַ֣הַם כַּ֭כְּפִיר אֵ֣ימַת מֶ֑לֶךְ מִ֝תְעַבְּר֗וֹ חוֹטֵ֥א נַפְשֽׁוֹ ׃Prv 20:2
The terror of a king is like the roaring of a lion.
He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.
3כָּב֣וֹד לָ֭אִישׁ שֶׁ֣בֶת מֵרִ֑יב וְכָל ־ אֱ֝וִ֗יל יִתְגַּלָּֽע ׃Prv 20:3
It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife;
but every fool will be quarreling.
4מֵ֭חֹרֶף עָצֵ֣ל לֹא ־ יַחֲרֹ֑שׁ ‏{ ישאל וְשָׁאַ֖ל }‏ בַּקָּצִ֣יר וָאָֽיִן ׃Prv 20:4
The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter;
therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.
5מַ֣יִם עֲ֭מֻקִּים עֵצָ֣ה בְלֶב ־ אִ֑ישׁ וְאִ֖ישׁ תְּבוּנָ֣ה יִדְלֶֽנָּה ׃Prv 20:5
Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water;
but a man of understanding will draw it out.
6רָב ־ אָדָ֗ם יִ֭קְרָא אִ֣ישׁ חַסְדּ֑וֹ וְאִ֥ישׁ אֱ֝מוּנִ֗ים מִ֣י יִמְצָֽא ׃Prv 20:6
Many men claim to be men of unfailing love,
but who can find a faithful man?
7מִתְהַלֵּ֣ךְ בְּתֻמּ֣וֹ צַדִּ֑יק אַשְׁרֵ֖י בָנָ֣יו אַחֲרָֽיו ׃Prv 20:7
A righteous man walks in integrity.
Blessed are his children after him.
8מֶ֗לֶךְ יוֹשֵׁ֥ב עַל ־ כִּסֵּא ־ דִ֑ין מְזָרֶ֖ה בְעֵינָ֣יו כָּל ־ רָֽע ׃Prv 20:8
A king who sits on the throne of judgment
scatters away all evil with his eyes.
9מִֽי ־ יֹ֭אמַר זִכִּ֣יתִי לִבִּ֑י טָ֝הַ֗רְתִּי מֵחַטָּאתִֽי ׃Prv 20:9
Who can say, “I have made my heart pure.
I am clean and without sin?”
10אֶ֣בֶן וָ֭אֶבֶן אֵיפָ֣ה וְאֵיפָ֑ה תּוֹעֲבַ֥ת יְ֝הוָ֗ה גַּם ־ שְׁנֵיהֶֽם ׃Prv 20:10
Differing weights and differing measures,
both of them alike are an abomination to Yahweh.
11גַּ֣ם בְּ֭מַעֲלָלָיו יִתְנַכֶּר ־ נָ֑עַר אִם ־ זַ֖ךְ וְאִם ־ יָשָׁ֣ר פָּעֳלֽוֹ ׃Prv 20:11
Even a child makes himself known by his doings,
whether his work is pure, and whether it is right.
12אֹ֣זֶן שֹׁ֭מַעַת וְעַ֣יִן רֹאָ֑ה יְ֝הוָ֗ה עָשָׂ֥ה גַם ־ שְׁנֵיהֶֽם ׃Prv 20:12
The hearing ear, and the seeing eye,
Yahweh has made even both of them.
13אַל ־ תֶּֽאֱהַ֣ב שֵׁ֭נָה פֶּן ־ תִּוָּרֵ֑שׁ פְּקַ֖ח עֵינֶ֣יךָ שְֽׂבַֽע ־ לָֽחֶם ׃Prv 20:13
Don’t love sleep, lest you come to poverty.
Open your eyes, and you shall be satisfied with bread.
14רַ֣ע רַ֭ע יֹאמַ֣ר הַקּוֹנֶ֑ה וְאֹזֵ֥ל ל֝֗וֹ אָ֣ז יִתְהַלָּֽל ׃Prv 20:14
“It’s no good, it’s no good,” says the buyer;
but when he is gone his way, then he boasts.
15יֵ֣שׁ זָ֭הָב וְרָב ־ פְּנִינִ֑ים וּכְלִ֥י יְ֝קָ֗ר שִׂפְתֵי ־ דָֽעַת ׃Prv 20:15
There is gold and abundance of rubies;
but the lips of knowledge are a rare jewel.
16לְֽקַח ־ בִּ֭גְדוֹ כִּי ־ עָ֣רַב זָ֑ר וּבְעַ֖ד ‏{ נכרים נָכְרִיָּ֣ה }‏ חַבְלֵֽהוּ ׃Prv 20:16
Take the garment of one who puts up collateral for a stranger;
and hold him in pledge for a wayward woman.
17עָרֵ֣ב לָ֭אִישׁ לֶ֣חֶם שָׁ֑קֶר וְ֝אַחַ֗ר יִמָּֽלֵא ־ פִ֥יהוּ חָצָֽץ ׃Prv 20:17
Fraudulent food is sweet to a man,
but afterwards his mouth is filled with gravel.
18מַ֭חֲשָׁבוֹת בְּעֵצָ֣ה תִכּ֑וֹן וּ֝בְתַחְבֻּל֗וֹת עֲשֵׂ֣ה מִלְחָמָֽה ׃Prv 20:18
Plans are established by advice;
by wise guidance you wage war!
19גּֽוֹלֶה ־ סּ֭וֹד הוֹלֵ֣ךְ רָכִ֑יל וּלְפֹתֶ֥ה שְׂ֝פָתָ֗יו לֹ֣א תִתְעָרָֽב ׃Prv 20:19
He who goes about as a tale-bearer reveals secrets;
therefore don’t keep company with him who opens wide his lips.
20מְ֭קַלֵּל אָבִ֣יו וְאִמּ֑וֹ יִֽדְעַ֥ךְ נֵ֝ר֗וֹ ‏{ באישון בֶּאֱשׁ֥וּן }‏ חֹֽשֶׁךְ ׃Prv 20:20
Whoever curses his father or his mother,
his lamp shall be put out in blackness of darkness.
21נַ֭חֲלָה ‏{ מבחלת מְבֹהֶ֣לֶת }‏ בָּרִאשֹׁנָ֑ה וְ֝אַחֲרִיתָ֗הּ לֹ֣א תְבֹרָֽךְ ׃Prv 20:21
An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning,
won’t be blessed in the end.
22אַל ־ תֹּאמַ֥ר אֲשַׁלְּמָה ־ רָ֑ע קַוֵּ֥ה לַֽ֝יהוָ֗ה וְיֹ֣שַֽׁע לָֽךְ ׃Prv 20:22
Don’t say, “I will pay back evil.”
Wait for Yahweh, and he will save you.
23תּוֹעֲבַ֣ת יְ֭הוָה אֶ֣בֶן וָאָ֑בֶן וּמֹאזְנֵ֖י מִרְמָ֣ה לֹא ־ טֽוֹב ׃Prv 20:23
Yahweh detests differing weights,
and dishonest scales are not pleasing.
24מֵיְהוָ֥ה מִצְעֲדֵי ־ גָ֑בֶר וְ֝אָדָ֗ם מַה ־ יָּבִ֥ין דַּרְכּֽוֹ ׃Prv 20:24
A man’s steps are from Yahweh;
how then can man understand his way?
25מוֹקֵ֣שׁ אָ֭דָם יָ֣לַע קֹ֑דֶשׁ וְאַחַ֖ר נְדָרִ֣ים לְבַקֵּֽר ׃Prv 20:25
It is a snare to a man to make a rash dedication,
then later to consider his vows.
26מְזָרֶ֣ה רְ֭שָׁעִים מֶ֣לֶךְ חָכָ֑ם וַיָּ֖שֶׁב עֲלֵיהֶ֣ם אוֹפָֽן ׃Prv 20:26
A wise king winnows out the wicked,
and drives the threshing wheel over them.
27נֵ֣ר יְ֭הוָה נִשְׁמַ֣ת אָדָ֑ם חֹ֝פֵ֗שׂ כָּל ־ חַדְרֵי ־ בָֽטֶן ׃Prv 20:27
The spirit of man is Yahweh’s lamp,
searching all his innermost parts.
28חֶ֣סֶד וֶ֭אֱמֶת יִצְּרוּ ־ מֶ֑לֶךְ וְסָעַ֖ד בַּחֶ֣סֶד כִּסְאֽוֹ ׃Prv 20:28
Love and faithfulness keep the king safe.
His throne is sustained by love.
29תִּפְאֶ֣רֶת בַּחוּרִ֣ים כֹּחָ֑ם וַהֲדַ֖ר זְקֵנִ֣ים שֵׂיבָֽה ׃Prv 20:29
The glory of young men is their strength.
The splendor of old men is their gray hair.
30חַבֻּר֣וֹת פֶּ֭צַע ‏{ תמריק תַּמְר֣וּק }‏ בְּרָ֑ע וּ֝מַכּ֗וֹת חַדְרֵי ־ בָֽטֶן ׃Prv 20:30
Wounding blows cleanse away evil,
and beatings purge the innermost parts.
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