اَلْجَامِعَةِ 11

اِرْمِ خُبْزَكَ عَلَى وَجْهِ ٱلْمِيَاهِ فَإِنَّكَ تَجِدُهُ بَعْدَ أَيَّامٍ كَثِيرَةٍ. ١ 1
Send out your bread on the waters, for you will find it again after many days.
أَعْطِ نَصِيبًا لِسَبْعَةٍ، وَلِثَمَانِيَةٍ أَيْضًا، لِأَنَّكَ لَسْتَ تَعْلَمُ أَيَّ شَرٍّ يَكُونُ عَلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ. ٢ 2
Share it with seven, even eight people, for you do not know what disasters are coming on the earth.
إِذَا ٱمْتَلَأَتِ ٱلسُّحُبُ مَطَرًا تُرِيقُهُ عَلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ. وَإِذَا وَقَعَتِ ٱلشَّجَرَةُ نَحْوَ ٱلْجَنُوبِ أَوْ نَحْوَ ٱلشَّمَالِ، فَفِي ٱلْمَوْضِعِ حَيْثُ تَقَعُ ٱلشَّجَرَةُ هُنَاكَ تَكُونُ. ٣ 3
If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth, and if a tree falls toward the south or toward the north, wherever the tree falls, there it will remain.
مَنْ يَرْصُدِ ٱلرِّيحَ لَا يَزْرَعْ، وَمَنْ يُرَاقِبِ ٱلسُّحُبَ لَا يَحْصُدْ. ٤ 4
Anyone who watches the wind might not plant, and anyone who watches the clouds might not harvest.
كَمَا أَنَّكَ لَسْتَ تَعْلَمُ مَا هِيَ طَرِيقُ ٱلرِّيحِ، وَلَا كَيْفَ ٱلْعِظَامُ فِي بَطْنِ ٱلْحُبْلَى، كَذَلِكَ لَا تَعْلَمُ أَعْمَالَ ٱللهِ ٱلَّذِي يَصْنَعُ ٱلْجَمِيعَ. ٥ 5
As you do not know the path of the wind, nor how a baby's bones grow in the pregnant womb, so also you cannot comprehend the work of God, who created everything.
فِي ٱلصَّبَاحِ ٱزْرَعْ زَرْعَكَ، وَفِي ٱلْمَسَاءِ لَا تَرْخِ يَدَكَ، لِأَنَّكَ لَا تَعْلَمُ أَيُّهُمَا يَنْمُو: هَذَا أَوْ ذَاكَ، أَوْ أَنْ يَكُونَ كِلَاهُمَا جَيِّدَيْنِ سَوَاءً. ٦ 6
In the morning plant your seed; until the evening, work with your hands as needed, for you know not which will prosper, whether morning or evening, or this or that, or whether they will both alike be good.
اَلنُّورُ حُلْوٌ، وَخَيْرٌ لِلْعَيْنَيْنِ أَنْ تَنْظُرَا ٱلشَّمْسَ. ٧ 7
Truly the light is sweet, and it is a pleasant thing for the eyes to see the sun.
لِأَنَّهُ إِنْ عَاشَ ٱلْإِنْسَانُ سِنِينَ كَثِيرَةً فَلْيَفْرَحْ فِيهَا كُلِّهَا، وَلْيَتَذَكَّرْ أَيَّامَ ٱلظُّلْمَةِ لِأَنَّهَا تَكُونُ كَثِيرَةً. كُلُّ مَا يَأْتِي بَاطِلٌ. ٨ 8
If someone lives many years, let him be happy in all of them, but let him think about the coming days of darkness, for they will be many. Everything to come is vanishing vapor.
اِفْرَحْ أَيُّهَا ٱلشَّابُّ في حَدَاثَتِكَ، وَلْيَسُرَّكَ قَلْبُكَ فِي أَيَّامِ شَبَابِكَ، وَٱسْلُكْ فِي طُرُقِ قَلْبِكَ وَبِمَرْأَى عَيْنَيْكَ، وَٱعْلَمْ أَنَّهُ عَلَى هَذِهِ ٱلْأُمُورِ كُلِّهَا يَأْتِي بِكَ ٱللهُ إِلَى ٱلدَّيْنُونَةِ. ٩ 9
Take joy, young man, in your youth, and let your heart be joyful in the days of your youth. Pursue the good desires of your heart, and whatever is within the sight of your eyes. However, know that God will bring you into judgment for all these things.
فَٱنْزِعِ ٱلْغَمَّ مِنْ قَلْبِكَ، وَأَبْعِدِ ٱلشَّرَّ عَنْ لَحْمِكَ، لِأَنَّ ٱلْحَدَاثَةَ وَٱلشَّبَابَ بَاطِلَانِ. ١٠ 10
Drive anger away from your heart, and ignore any pain in your body, because youth and its strength are vapor.