أَيُّوبَ 13

«هَذَا كُلُّهُ رَأَتْهُ عَيْنِي. سَمِعَتْهُ أُذُنِي وَفَطِنَتْ بِهِ. ١ 1
See, my eye has seen all this; my ear has heard and understood it.
مَا تَعْرِفُونَهُ عَرَفْتُهُ أَنَا أَيْضًا. لَسْتُ دُونَكُمْ. ٢ 2
What you know, the same I also know; I am not inferior to you.
وَلَكِنِّي أُرِيدُ أَنْ أُكَلِّمَ ٱلْقَدِيرَ، وَأَنْ أُحَاكَمَ إِلَى ٱللهِ. ٣ 3
However, I would rather speak with the Almighty; I wish to reason with God.
أَمَّا أَنْتُمْ فَمُلَفِّقُو كَذِبٍ. أَطِبَّاءُ بَطَّالُونَ كُلُّكُمْ. ٤ 4
But you whitewash the truth with lies; you are all physicians of no value.
لَيْتَكُمْ تَصْمُتُونَ صَمْتًا. يَكُونُ ذَلِكَ لَكُمْ حِكْمَةً. ٥ 5
Oh, that you would altogether hold your peace! That would be your wisdom.
اِسْمَعُوا ٱلْآنَ حُجَّتِي، وَٱصْغُوا إِلَى دَعَاوِي شَفَتَيَّ. ٦ 6
Hear now my own reasoning; listen to the pleading of my own lips.
أَتَقُولُونَ لِأَجْلِ ٱللهِ ظُلْمًا، وَتَتَكَلَّمُونَ بِغِشٍّ لِأَجْلِهِ؟ ٧ 7
Will you speak unrighteously for God, and will you talk deceitfully for him?
أَتُحَابُونَ وَجْهَهُ، أَمْ عَنِ ٱللهِ تُخَاصِمُونَ؟ ٨ 8
Will you show him partiality? Will you argue the case for God?
أَخَيْرٌ لَكُمْ أَنْ يَفْحَصَكُمْ، أَمْ تُخَاتِلُونَهُ كَمَا يُخَاتَلُ ٱلْإِنْسَانُ؟ ٩ 9
Will it be good for you when he searches you out? Could you deceive him as you might deceive men?
تَوْبِيخًا يُوَبِّخُكُمْ إِنْ حَابَيْتُمُ ٱلْوُجُوهَ خِفْيَةً. ١٠ 10
He would surely reprove you if in secret you showed partiality.
فَهَلَّا يُرْهِبُكُمْ جَلَالُهُ، وَيَسْقُطُ عَلَيْكُمْ رُعْبُهُ؟ ١١ 11
Will not his majesty terrify you, and the dread of him fall upon you?
خُطَبُكُمْ أَمْثَالُ رَمَادٍ، وَحُصُونُكُمْ حُصُونٌ مِنْ طِينٍ. ١٢ 12
Your memorable sayings are proverbs made of ashes; your defenses are defenses made of clay.
«اُسْكُتُوا عَنِّي فَأَتَكَلَّمَ أَنَا، وَلْيُصِبْنِي مَهْمَا أَصَابَ. ١٣ 13
Hold your peace, let me alone, so that I may speak, let come what may on me.
لِمَاذَا آخُذُ لَحْمِي بِأَسْنَانِي، وَأَضَعُ نَفْسِي فِي كَفِّي؟ ١٤ 14
I will take my own flesh in my teeth; I will take my life in my hands.
هُوَذَا يَقْتُلُنِي. لَا أَنْتَظِرُ شَيْئًا. فَقَطْ أُزَكِّي طَرِيقِي قُدَّامَهُ. ١٥ 15
See, if he kills me, I will have no hope left; nevertheless, I will defend my ways before him.
فَهَذَا يَعُودُ إِلَى خَلَاصِي، أَنَّ ٱلْفَاجِرَ لَا يَأْتِي قُدَّامَهُ. ١٦ 16
This will be the reason for my deliverance, for no godless person would come before him.
سَمْعًا ٱسْمَعُوا أَقْوَالِي وَتَصْرِيحِي بِمَسَامِعِكُمْ. ١٧ 17
God, listen carefully to my speech; let my declaration come to your ears.
هَأَنَذَا قَدْ أَحْسَنْتُ ٱلدَّعْوَى. أَعْلَمُ أَنِّي أَتَبَرَّرُ. ١٨ 18
See now, I have set my defense in order; I know that I am innocent.
مَنْ هُوَ ٱلَّذِي يُخَاصِمُنِي حَتَّى أَصْمُتَ ٱلْآنَ وَأُسْلِمَ ٱلرُّوحَ؟ ١٩ 19
Who is the one who would argue against me in court? If you came to do so, and if I were proved wrong, then I would be silent and give up my life.
إِنَّمَا أَمْرَيْنِ لَا تَفْعَلْ بِي، فَحِينَئِذٍ لَا أَخْتَفِي مِنْ حَضْرَتِكَ. ٢٠ 20
God, do only two things for me, and then I will not hide myself from your face:
أَبْعِدْ يَدَيْكَ عَنِّي، وَلَا تَدَعْ هَيْبَتَكَ تُرْعِبُنِي. ٢١ 21
withdraw your oppressive hand from me, and do not let your terrors make me afraid.
ثُمَّ ٱدْعُ فَأَنَا أُجِيبُ، أَوْ أَتَكَلَّمُ فَتُجَاوِبُنِي. ٢٢ 22
Then call me, and I will answer; or let me speak to you, and you answer me.
كَمْ لِي مِنَ ٱلْآثَامِ وَٱلْخَطَايَا؟ أَعْلِمْنِي ذَنْبِي وَخَطِيَّتِي. ٢٣ 23
How many are my iniquities and sins? Let me know my transgression and my sin.
لِمَاذَا تَحْجُبُ وَجْهَكَ، وَتَحْسِبُنِي عَدُوًّا لَكَ؟ ٢٤ 24
Why do you hide your face from me and treat me like your enemy?
أَتُرْعِبُ وَرَقَةً مُنْدَفَعَةً، وَتُطَارِدُ قَشًّا يَابِسًا؟ ٢٥ 25
Will you persecute a driven leaf? Will you pursue dry stubble?
لِأَنَّكَ كَتَبْتَ عَلَيَّ أُمُورًا مُرَّةً، وَوَرَّثْتَنِي آثَامَ صِبَايَ، ٢٦ 26
For you write down bitter things against me; you make me inherit the iniquities of my youth.
فَجَعَلْتَ رِجْلَيَّ فِي ٱلْمِقْطَرَةِ، وَلَاحَظْتَ جَمِيعَ مَسَالِكِي، وَعَلَى أُصُولِ رِجْلَيَّ نَبَشْتَ. ٢٧ 27
You also put my feet in the stocks; you closely watch all my paths; you examine the ground where the soles of my feet have walked
وَأَنَا كَمُتَسَوِّسٍ يَبْلَى، كَثَوْبٍ أَكَلَهُ ٱلْعُثُّ. ٢٨ 28
although I am like a rotten thing that wastes away, like a garment that moths have eaten.