أَيُّوبَ 12

فَأَجَابَ أَيُّوبُ وَقَالَ: ١ 1
Then Job answered and said,
«صَحِيحٌ إِنَّكُمْ أَنْتُمْ شَعْبٌ وَمَعَكُمْ تَمُوتُ ٱلْحِكْمَةُ! ٢ 2
“No doubt you are the people; wisdom will die with you.
غَيْرَ أَنَّهُ لِي فَهْمٌ مِثْلَكُمْ. لَسْتُ أَنَا دُونَكُمْ. وَمَنْ لَيْسَ عِنْدَهُ مِثْلُ هَذِهِ؟ ٣ 3
But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Indeed, who does not know such things as these?
رَجُلًا سُخْرَةً لِصَاحِبِهِ صِرْتُ. دَعَا ٱللهَ فَٱسْتَجَابَهُ. سُخْرَةٌ هُوَ ٱلصِّدِّيقُ ٱلْكَامِلُ. ٤ 4
I am something for my neighbor to laugh at— I, one who called on God and who was answered by him! I, a just and blameless man—I am now something to laugh at.
لِلْمُبْتَلِي هَوَانٌ فِي أَفْكَارِ ٱلْمُطْمَئِنِّ، مُهَيَّأٌ لِمَنْ زَلَّتْ قَدَمُهُ. ٥ 5
In the thought of someone who is at ease, there is contempt for misfortune; he thinks in a way that brings more misfortune to those whose foot is slipping.
خِيَامُ ٱلْمُخَرِّبِينَ مُسْتَرِيحَةٌ، وَٱلَّذِينَ يُغِيظُونَ ٱللهَ مُطْمَئِنُّونَ، ٱلَّذِينَ يَأْتُونَ بِإِلَهِهِمْ فِي يَدِهِمْ! ٦ 6
The tents of robbers prosper, and those who provoke God feel secure; their own hands are their gods.
«فَٱسْأَلِ ٱلْبَهَائِمَ فَتُعَلِّمَكَ، وَطُيُورَ ٱلسَّمَاءِ فَتُخْبِرَكَ. ٧ 7
But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you; ask the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you.
أَوْ كَلِّمِ ٱلْأَرْضَ فَتُعَلِّمَكَ، وَيُحَدِّثَكَ سَمَكُ ٱلْبَحْرِ. ٨ 8
Or speak to the earth, and it will teach you; the fish of the sea will declare to you.
مَنْ لَا يَعْلَمُ مِنْ كُلِّ هَؤُلَاءِ أَنَّ يَدَ ٱلرَّبِّ صَنَعَتْ هَذَا؟ ٩ 9
Which animal among all these does not know that the hand of Yahweh has done this?
ٱلَّذِي بِيَدِهِ نَفَسُ كُلِّ حَيٍّ وَرُوحُ كُلِّ ٱلْبَشَرِ. ١٠ 10
In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.
أَفَلَيْسَتِ ٱلْأُذُنُ تَمْتَحِنُ ٱلْأَقْوَالَ، كَمَا أَنَّ ٱلْحَنَكَ يَسْتَطْعِمُ طَعَامَهُ؟ ١١ 11
Does not the ear test words just as the palate tastes its food?
عِنْدَ ٱلشَّيْبِ حِكْمَةٌ، وَطُولُ ٱلْأَيَّامِ فَهْمٌ. ١٢ 12
With aged men is wisdom; in length of days is understanding.
«عِنْدَهُ ٱلْحِكْمَةُ وَٱلْقُدْرَةُ. لَهُ ٱلْمَشُورَةُ وَٱلْفِطْنَةُ. ١٣ 13
With God are wisdom and might; he has counsel and understanding.
هُوَذَا يَهْدِمُ فَلَا يُبْنَى. يُغْلِقُ عَلَى إِنْسَانٍ فَلَا يُفْتَحُ. ١٤ 14
See, he breaks down, and it cannot be built again; if he imprisons someone, there can be no release.
يَمْنَعُ ٱلْمِيَاهَ فَتَيْبَسُ. يُطْلِقُهَا فَتَقْلِبُ ٱلْأَرْضَ. ١٥ 15
See, if he withholds the waters, they dry up; and if he sends them out, they overwhelm the land.
عِنْدَهُ ٱلْعِزُّ وَٱلْفَهْمُ. لَهُ ٱلْمُضِلُّ وَٱلْمُضَلُّ. ١٦ 16
With him are strength and wisdom; people who are deceived and the deceiver are both in his power.
يَذْهَبُ بِٱلْمُشِيرِينَ أَسْرَى، وَيُحَمِّقُ ٱلْقُضَاةَ. ١٧ 17
He leads counselors away barefoot in sorrow; he turns judges into fools.
يَحُلُّ مَنَاطِقَ ٱلْمُلُوكِ، وَيَشُدُّ أَحْقَاءَهُمْ بِوِثَاقٍ. ١٨ 18
He takes off the chain of authority from kings; he wraps a cloth about their waists.
يَذْهَبُ بِٱلْكَهَنَةِ أَسْرَى، وَيَقْلِبُ ٱلْأَقْوِيَاءَ. ١٩ 19
He leads priests away barefoot in sorrow and overthrows mighty people.
يَقْطَعُ كَلَامَ ٱلْأُمَنَاءِ، وَيَنْزِعُ ذَوْقَ ٱلشُّيُوخِ. ٢٠ 20
He removes the speech of those who had been trusted and takes away the understanding of the elders.
يُلْقِي هَوَانًا عَلَى ٱلشُّرَفَاءِ، وَيُرْخِي مِنْطَقَةَ ٱلْأَشِدَّاءِ. ٢١ 21
He pours contempt upon princes and unfastens the belt of strong people.
يَكْشِفُ ٱلْعَمَائِقَ مِنَ ٱلظَّلَامِ، وَيُخْرِجُ ظِلَّ ٱلْمَوْتِ إِلَى ٱلنُّورِ. ٢٢ 22
He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings deep shadows into the light.
يُكَثِّرُ ٱلْأُمَمَ ثُمَّ يُبِيدُهَا. يُوَسِّعُ لِلْأُمَمِ ثُمَّ يُجْلِيهَا. ٢٣ 23
He makes nations strong, and he also destroys them; He enlarges nations, and he also leads them along as prisoners.
يَنْزِعُ عُقُولَ رُؤَسَاءِ شَعْبِ ٱلْأَرْضِ، وَيُضِلُّهُمْ فِي تِيهٍ بِلَا طَرِيقٍ. ٢٤ 24
He takes away understanding from the leaders of the people of the earth; he causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no path.
يَتَلَمَّسُونَ فِي ٱلظَّلَامِ وَلَيْسَ نُورٌ، وَيُرَنِّحُهُمْ مِثْلَ ٱلسَّكْرَانِ. ٢٥ 25
They grope in the dark without light; he makes them stagger like a drunk man.