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משלי‏

Mishlei (Proverbs)

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1פַּלְגֵי ־ מַ֣יִם לֶב ־ מֶ֭לֶךְ בְּיַד ־ יְהוָ֑ה עַֽל ־ כָּל ־ אֲשֶׁ֖ר יַחְפֹּ֣ץ יַטֶּֽנּוּ ׃Prv 21:1
The king’s heart is in Yahweh’s hand like the watercourses.
He turns it wherever he desires.
2כָּֽל ־ דֶּרֶךְ ־ אִ֭ישׁ יָשָׁ֣ר בְּעֵינָ֑יו וְתֹכֵ֖ן לִבּ֣וֹת יְהוָֽה ׃Prv 21:2
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes,
but Yahweh weighs the hearts.
3עֲ֭שֹׂה צְדָקָ֣ה וּמִשְׁפָּ֑ט נִבְחָ֖ר לַיהוָ֣ה מִזָּֽבַח ׃Prv 21:3
To do righteousness and justice
is more acceptable to Yahweh than sacrifice.
4רוּם ־ עֵ֭ינַיִם וּרְחַב ־ לֵ֑ב נִ֖ר רְשָׁעִ֣ים חַטָּֽאת ׃Prv 21:4
A high look, and a proud heart,
the lamp of the wicked, is sin.
5מַחְשְׁב֣וֹת חָ֭רוּץ אַךְ ־ לְמוֹתָ֑ר וְכָל ־ אָ֝֗ץ אַךְ ־ לְמַחְסֽוֹר ׃Prv 21:5
The plans of the diligent surely lead to profit;
and everyone who is hasty surely rushes to poverty.
6פֹּ֣עַל א֭וֹצָרוֹת בִּלְשׁ֣וֹן שָׁ֑קֶר הֶ֥בֶל נִ֝דָּ֗ף מְבַקְשֵׁי ־ מָֽוֶת ׃Prv 21:6
Getting treasures by a lying tongue
is a fleeting vapor for those who seek death.
7שֹׁד ־ רְשָׁעִ֥ים יְגוֹרֵ֑ם כִּ֥י מֵ֝אֲנ֗וּ לַעֲשׂ֥וֹת מִשְׁפָּֽט ׃Prv 21:7
The violence of the wicked will drive them away,
because they refuse to do what is right.
8הֲפַכְפַּ֬ךְ דֶּ֣רֶךְ אִ֣ישׁ וָזָ֑ר וְ֝זַ֗ךְ יָשָׁ֥ר פָּעֳלֽוֹ ׃Prv 21:8
The way of the guilty is devious,
but the conduct of the innocent is upright.
9ט֗וֹב לָשֶׁ֥בֶת עַל ־ פִּנַּת ־ גָּ֑ג מֵאֵ֥שֶׁת מִ֝דְיָנִ֗ים וּבֵ֥ית חָֽבֶר ׃Prv 21:9
It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop,
than to share a house with a contentious woman.
10נֶ֣פֶשׁ רָ֭שָׁע אִוְּתָה ־ רָ֑ע לֹא ־ יֻחַ֖ן בְּעֵינָ֣יו רֵעֵֽהוּ ׃Prv 21:10
The soul of the wicked desires evil;
his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.
11בַּעְנָשׁ ־ לֵ֭ץ יֶחְכַּם ־ פֶּ֑תִי וּבְהַשְׂכִּ֥יל לְ֝חָכָ֗ם יִקַּח ־ דָּֽעַת ׃Prv 21:11
When the mocker is punished, the simple gains wisdom.
When the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.
12מַשְׂכִּ֣יל צַ֭דִּיק לְבֵ֣ית רָשָׁ֑ע מְסַלֵּ֖ף רְשָׁעִ֣ים לָרָֽע ׃Prv 21:12
The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked,
and brings the wicked to ruin.
13אֹטֵ֣ם אָ֭זְנוֹ מִזַּעֲקַת ־ דָּ֑ל גַּֽם ־ ה֥וּא יִ֝קְרָ֗א וְלֹ֣א יֵעָנֶֽה ׃Prv 21:13
Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor,
he will also cry out, but shall not be heard.
14מַתָּ֣ן בַּ֭סֵּתֶר יִכְפֶּה ־ אָ֑ף וְשֹׁ֥חַד בַּ֝חֵ֗ק חֵמָ֥ה עַזָּֽה ׃Prv 21:14
A gift in secret pacifies anger;
and a bribe in the cloak, strong wrath.
15שִׂמְחָ֣ה לַ֭צַּדִּיק עֲשׂ֣וֹת מִשְׁפָּ֑ט וּ֝מְחִתָּ֗ה לְפֹ֣עֲלֵי אָֽוֶן ׃Prv 21:15
It is joy to the righteous to do justice;
but it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.
16אָדָ֗ם תּ֭וֹעֶה מִדֶּ֣רֶךְ הַשְׂכֵּ֑ל בִּקְהַ֖ל רְפָאִ֣ים יָנֽוּחַ ׃Prv 21:16
The man who wanders out of the way of understanding
shall rest in the assembly of the dead.
17אִ֣ישׁ מַ֭חְסוֹר אֹהֵ֣ב שִׂמְחָ֑ה אֹהֵ֥ב יַֽיִן ־ וָ֝שֶׁ֗מֶן לֹ֣א יַעֲשִֽׁיר ׃Prv 21:17
He who loves pleasure shall be a poor man.
He who loves wine and oil shall not be rich.
18כֹּ֣פֶר לַצַּדִּ֣יק רָשָׁ֑ע וְתַ֖חַת יְשָׁרִ֣ים בּוֹגֵֽד ׃Prv 21:18
The wicked is a ransom for the righteous;
the treacherous for the upright.
19ט֗וֹב שֶׁ֥בֶת בְּאֶֽרֶץ ־ מִדְבָּ֑ר מֵאֵ֖שֶׁת ‏{ מדונים מִדְיָנִ֣ים }‏ וָכָֽעַס ׃Prv 21:19
It is better to dwell in a desert land,
than with a contentious and fretful woman.
20אוֹצָ֤ר ׀ נֶחְמָ֣ד וָ֭שֶׁמֶן בִּנְוֵ֣ה חָכָ֑ם וּכְסִ֖יל אָדָ֣ם יְבַלְּעֶֽנּוּ ׃Prv 21:20
There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise;
but a foolish man swallows it up.
21רֹ֭דֵף צְדָקָ֣ה וָחָ֑סֶד יִמְצָ֥א חַ֝יִּ֗ים צְדָקָ֥ה וְכָבֽוֹד ׃Prv 21:21
He who follows after righteousness and kindness
finds life, righteousness, and honor.
22עִ֣יר גִּ֭בֹּרִים עָלָ֣ה חָכָ֑ם וַ֝יֹּ֗רֶד עֹ֣ז מִבְטֶחָֽה ׃Prv 21:22
A wise man scales the city of the mighty,
and brings down the strength of its confidence.
23שֹׁמֵ֣ר פִּ֭יו וּלְשׁוֹנ֑וֹ שֹׁמֵ֖ר מִצָּר֣וֹת נַפְשֽׁוֹ ׃Prv 21:23
Whoever guards his mouth and his tongue
keeps his soul from troubles.
24זֵ֣ד יָ֭הִיר לֵ֣ץ שְׁמ֑וֹ ע֝וֹשֶׂ֗ה בְּעֶבְרַ֥ת זָדֽוֹן ׃Prv 21:24
The proud and haughty man, “scoffer” is his name;
he works in the arrogance of pride.
25תַּאֲוַ֣ת עָצֵ֣ל תְּמִיתֶ֑נּוּ כִּֽי ־ מֵאֲנ֖וּ יָדָ֣יו לַעֲשֽׂוֹת ׃Prv 21:25
The desire of the sluggard kills him,
for his hands refuse to labor.
26כָּל ־ הַ֭יּוֹם הִתְאַוָּ֣ה תַאֲוָ֑ה וְצַדִּ֥יק יִ֝תֵּ֗ן וְלֹ֣א יַחְשֹֽׂךְ ׃Prv 21:26
There are those who covet greedily all day long;
but the righteous give and don’t withhold.
27זֶ֣בַח רְ֭שָׁעִים תּוֹעֵבָ֑ה אַ֝֗ף כִּֽי ־ בְזִמָּ֥ה יְבִיאֶֽנּוּ ׃Prv 21:27
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination:
how much more, when he brings it with a wicked mind!
28עֵד ־ כְּזָבִ֥ים יֹאבֵ֑ד וְאִ֥ישׁ שׁ֝וֹמֵ֗עַ לָנֶ֥צַח יְדַבֵּֽר ׃Prv 21:28
A false witness will perish,
and a man who listens speaks to eternity.
29הֵעֵ֬ז אִ֣ישׁ רָשָׁ֣ע בְּפָנָ֑יו וְ֝יָשָׁ֗ר ה֤וּא ׀ ‏{ יכין יָבִ֬ין }‏ ‏{ דרכיו דַּרְכּֽוֹ ׃ }‏Prv 21:29
A wicked man hardens his face;
but as for the upright, he establishes his ways.
30אֵ֣ין חָ֭כְמָה וְאֵ֣ין תְּבוּנָ֑ה וְאֵ֥ין עֵ֝צָ֗ה לְנֶ֣גֶד יְהוָֽה ׃ פ Prv 21:30
There is no wisdom nor understanding
nor counsel against Yahweh.
31ס֗וּס מ֭וּכָן לְי֣וֹם מִלְחָמָ֑ה וְ֝לַֽיהוָ֗ה הַתְּשׁוּעָֽה ׃Prv 21:31
The horse is prepared for the day of battle;
but victory is with Yahweh.
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