The Book of Wisdom  智慧篇

Chapters 1, 2

Love virtue, honesty and simplicity,
since God is found by people whose hearts are seeking goodness.

Selfishness, dishonesty and bad habits,
these close the door of our hearts and prevent Wisdom from entering.

Bad people persecute good people,
since the lives of good people are a reproach to bad people.

12

愛善行、誠實和簡樸,
因為心尋求美德的人就找到

自私、欺詐和惡習關閉我們的心
並阻擋智慧進入。

惡人迫害義
因義人的生命是惡人的恥

 

Lord, please help me to be a good person

,請幫助我做一個好人


Chapters 3 - 5

When good people die, they are in God's hands.
Even if they died a tragic death, they are at peace.

A long life is not what makes a person honorable.
Honor is due to anyone of any age who is wise and understanding.

On the other hand, arrogance and misuse of wealth
bring dishonor, in this life and in the next.

Our life is short. We must live it wisely and well.

3 5

當義人們逝世,他們在的雙手裏。
即使他們慘死,他們是處於安寧中。

長壽不是使人變得可敬的。
尊敬歸於任何年齡的聰明和通情達理的人。

另一方面,傲慢和濫用財富的人,
為今生及來世帶來耻辱。

我們的生命短暫,我們應明智地好好生活。

Dear Lord, please help me to live my life wisely and not foolishly

親愛的,請幫我明智而不糊塗地生活


Chapters 6, 7

Listen, rulers of the nations, govern with justice,
for you will be judged by the Lord.

Rulers, if you want to govern successfully,
seek Wisdom and she will guide your decisions.

A wise ruler is a blessing for his people.
The more wise people there are, the better our world will be.

When I, Solomon, became a ruler,
I prayed for Wisdom.

I prayed, and the spirit of Wisdom came to me.
In Wisdom's company, all good things came to me.

67

聽著,國家的統治者,以正義治國,
因為你們會受審判。

統治者,如果你們想治國成功,
尋求智慧而她會指導你們的決策。

英明的統治者是人民的福氣。

智者越多,世界越美好。

Solomon成為統治者我祈求智

我祈求,而智慧之靈來找我。
和智慧一起,一切好事來找我。

Lord, please give me the gift of Wisdom

,請給我才智


Chapters 8, 9

From my youth I sought and loved Wisdom.
Wisdom teaches us temperance, prudence, justice and fortitude.

I prayed for Wisdom like this:

"God of our ancestors and Lord of mercy,
in Wisdom you made all things.

Grant me Wisdom who was with you when you made the world.
May she teach me what is right,
so that I may be a good ruler.

89

我從幼便找尋和喜愛智慧。
智慧教我們節制、謹慎、正義和堅毅。

我這樣祈求智慧:

我們列祖的、慈悲的
你以智慧創造一切。

賜我智當你創造世界時,她已與你同
願她教導我甚麼是對,
好使我成為一位優秀的統治者。

Lord, please give me Wisdom, as you gave Wisdom to King Solomon

,請賜智慧給所有政府領導人,
如同你賜智慧給
Solomon


Chapters 10 - 19

Wisdom has been present in the world since the beginning of time.
Wisdom has always been a close friend of good people.

Wise people see God in the beauty of creation.
Foolish people are blind to God's presence in creation.

Wise people ponder God's goodness and kindness.
Wise people  try to be good and kind to other people.

10 19

自一開始智慧巳存在世界。
智慧常是義人的密友。

智者在創造物的美看到
愚人在創造物中看不見的存

智者深思的善良和仁慈。
智者設法對其他人友好和親切。

Lord, please help me see and imitate your goodness and kindness

,請幫助我看見和效法你的善良和仁慈