أَيُّوبَ 14

«اَلْإِنْسَانُ مَوْلُودُ ٱلْمَرْأَةِ، قَلِيلُ ٱلْأَيَّامِ وَشَبْعَانُ تَعَبًا. ١ 1
Man, who is born of woman, lives only a few days and is full of trouble.
يَخْرُجُ كَٱلزَّهْرِ ثُمَّ يَنْحَسِمُ وَيَبْرَحُ كَٱلظِّلِّ وَلَا يَقِفُ. ٢ 2
He sprouts from the ground like a flower and is cut down; he flees like a shadow and does not last.
فَعَلَى مِثْلِ هَذَا حَدَّقْتَ عَيْنَيْكَ، وَإِيَّايَ أَحْضَرْتَ إِلَى ٱلْمُحَاكَمَةِ مَعَكَ. ٣ 3
Do you look at any of these? Do you bring me into judgment with you?
مَنْ يُخْرِجُ ٱلطَّاهِرَ مِنَ ٱلنَّجِسِ؟ لَا أَحَدٌ! ٤ 4
Who can bring something clean out of something unclean? No one.
إِنْ كَانَتْ أَيَّامُهُ مَحْدُودَةً، وَعَدَدُ أَشْهُرِهِ عِنْدَكَ، وَقَدْ عَيَّنْتَ أَجَلَهُ فَلَا يَتَجَاوَزُهُ، ٥ 5
Man's days are determined. The number of his months is with you; you have appointed his limits that he cannot pass.
فَأَقْصِرْ عَنْهُ لِيَسْتَرِحْ، إِلَى أَنْ يُسَرَّ كَٱلْأَجِيرِ بِٱنْتِهَاءِ يَوْمِهِ. ٦ 6
Look away from him that he may rest, so that he may enjoy his day like a hired man if he can do so.
«لِأَنَّ لِلشَّجَرَةِ رَجَاءً. إِنْ قُطِعَتْ تُخْلِفْ أَيْضًا وَلَا تُعْدَمُ خَرَاعِيبُهَا. ٧ 7
There can be hope for a tree; if it is cut down, it might sprout again, so that its tender stalk does not disappear.
وَلَوْ قَدُمَ فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ أَصْلُهَا، وَمَاتَ فِي ٱلتُّرَابِ جِذْعُهَا، ٨ 8
Though its root grows old in the earth, and its stump dies in the ground,
فَمِنْ رَائِحَةِ ٱلْمَاءِ تُفْرِخُ وَتُنْبِتُ فُرُوعًا كَٱلْغِرْسِ. ٩ 9
yet even if it only smells water, it will bud and send out branches like a plant.
أَمَّا ٱلرَّجُلُ فَيَمُوتُ وَيَبْلَى. ٱلْإِنْسَانُ يُسْلِمُ ٱلرُّوحَ، فَأَيْنَ هُوَ؟ ١٠ 10
But man dies; he becomes weak; indeed, man stops breathing, and then where is he?
قَدْ تَنْفَدُ ٱلْمِيَاهُ مِنَ ٱلْبَحْرَةِ، وَٱلنَّهْرُ يَنْشَفُ وَيَجِفُّ، ١١ 11
As water disappears from a lake, and as a river loses water and dries up,
وَٱلْإِنْسَانُ يَضْطَجِعُ وَلَا يَقُومُ. لَا يَسْتَيْقِظُونَ حَتَّى لَا تَبْقَى ٱلسَّمَاوَاتُ، وَلَا يَنْتَبِهُونَ مِنْ نَوْمِهِمْ. ١٢ 12
so people lie down and do not rise again. Until the heavens are no more, they will not awake nor be roused out of their sleep.
«لَيْتَكَ تُوارِينِي فِي ٱلْهَاوِيَةِ، وَتُخْفِينِي إِلَى أَنْ يَنْصَرِفَ غَضَبُكَ، وَتُعَيِّنُ لِي أَجَلًا فَتَذْكُرَنِي. (Sheol h7585) ١٣ 13
Oh, that you would hide me away in Sheol away from troubles, and that you would keep me in private until your wrath is over, that you would set me a fixed time to stay there and then call me to mind! (Sheol h7585)
إِنْ مَاتَ رَجُلٌ أَفَيَحْيَا؟ كُلَّ أَيَّامِ جِهَادِي أَصْبِرُ إِلَى أَنْ يَأْتِيَ بَدَلِي. ١٤ 14
If a man dies, will he live again? If so, I would wish to wait all my weary time there until my release should come.
تَدْعُو فَأَنَا أُجِيبُكَ. تَشْتَاقُ إِلَى عَمَلِ يَدِكَ. ١٥ 15
You would call, and I would answer you. You would have a desire for the work of your hands.
أَمَّا ٱلْآنَ فَتُحْصِي خَطَوَاتِي، أَلَا تُحَافِظُ عَلَى خَطِيَّتِي! ١٦ 16
You would number and care for my footsteps; you would not keep track of my sin.
مَعْصِيَتِي مَخْتُومٌ عَلَيْهَا فِي صُرَّةٍ، وَتُلَفِّقُ عَلَيَّ فَوْقَ إِثْمِي. ١٧ 17
My transgression would be sealed up in a bag; you would cover up my iniquity.
«إِنَّ ٱلْجَبَلَ ٱلسَّاقِطَ يَنْتَثِرُ، وَٱلصَّخْرَ يُزَحْزَحُ مِنْ مَكَانِهِ. ١٨ 18
But even mountains fall and come to nothing; even rocks are moved out of their place;
ٱلْحِجَارَةُ تَبْلِيهَا ٱلْمِيَاهُ وَتَجْرُفُ سُيُولُهَا تُرَابَ ٱلْأَرْضِ، وَكَذَلِكَ أَنْتَ تُبِيدُ رَجَاءَ ٱلْإِنْسَانِ. ١٩ 19
the waters wear down the stones; their flooding washes away the dust of the earth. Like this, you destroy the hope of man.
تَتَجَبَّرُ عَلَيْهِ أَبَدًا فَيَذْهَبُ. تُغَيِّرُ وَجْهَهُ وَتَطْرُدُهُ. ٢٠ 20
You always defeat him, and he passes away; you change his face and send him away to die.
يُكْرَمُ بَنُوهُ وَلَا يَعْلَمُ، أَوْ يَصْغُرُونَ وَلَا يَفْهَمُ بِهِمْ. ٢١ 21
If his sons are honored, he does not know it; and if they are brought low, he does not see it.
إِنَّمَا عَلَى ذَاتِهِ يَتَوَجَّعُ لَحْمُهُ وَعَلَى ذَاتِهَا تَنُوحُ نَفْسُهُ». ٢٢ 22
He feels only the pain of his own body, and he mourns for himself.