أَيُّوبَ 16

فَأَجَابَ أَيُّوبُ وَقَالَ: ١ 1
Then Job answered and said,
«قَدْ سَمِعْتُ كَثِيرًا مِثْلَ هَذَا. مُعَزُّونَ مُتْعِبُونَ كُلُّكُمْ! ٢ 2
“I have heard many such things; you are all miserable comforters.
هَلْ مِنْ نِهَايَةٍ لِكَلَامٍ فَارِغٍ؟ أَوْ مَاذَا يُهَيِّجُكَ حَتَّى تُجَاوِبَ؟ ٣ 3
Will useless words ever have an end? What is wrong with you that you answer like this?
أَنَا أَيْضًا أَسْتَطِيعُ أَنْ أَتَكَلَّمَ مِثْلَكُمْ، لَوْ كَانَتْ أَنْفُسُكُمْ مَكَانَ نَفْسِي، وَأَنْ أَسْرُدَ عَلَيْكُمْ أَقْوَالًا وَأُنْغِضَ رَأْسِي إِلَيْكُمْ. ٤ 4
I also could speak as you do, if you were in my place; I could collect and join words together against you and shake my head at you in mockery.
بَلْ كُنْتُ أُشَدِّدُكُمْ بِفَمِي، وَتَعْزِيَةُ شَفَتَيَّ تُمْسِكُكُمْ. ٥ 5
I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the quivering of my lips will bring you relief!
«إِنْ تَكَلَّمْتُ لَمْ تَمْتَنِعْ كَآبَتِي، وَإِنْ سَكَتُّ فَمَاذَا يَذْهَبُ عَنِّي؟ ٦ 6
If I speak, my grief is not lessened; if I keep from speaking, how am I helped?
إِنَّهُ ٱلْآنَ ضَجَّرَنِي. خَرَّبْتَ كُلَّ جَمَاعَتِي. ٧ 7
But now, God, you have made me weary; you have made all my family desolate.
قَبَضْتَ عَلَيَّ. وُجِدَ شَاهِدٌ. قَامَ عَلَيَّ هُزَالِي يُجَاوِبُ فِي وَجْهِي. ٨ 8
You have made me dry up, which itself is a witness against me; the leanness of my body rises up against me, and it testifies against my face.
غَضَبُهُ ٱفْتَرَسَنِي وَٱضْطَهَدَنِي. حَرَقَ عَلَيَّ أَسْنَانَهُ. عَدُوِّي يُحَدِّدُ عَيْنَيْهِ عَلَيَّ. ٩ 9
God has torn me in his wrath and persecuted me; He grinds his teeth in rage; my enemy fastens his eyes on me as he tears me apart.
فَغَرُوا عَلَيَّ أَفْوَاهَهُمْ. لَطَمُونِي عَلَى فَكِّي تَعْيِيرًا. تَعَاوَنُوا عَلَيَّ جَمِيعًا. ١٠ 10
People have gaped with open mouth at me; they have hit me reproachfully on the cheek; they have gathered together against me.
دَفَعَنِيَ ٱللهُ إِلَى ٱلظَّالِمِ، وَفِي أَيْدِي ٱلْأَشْرَارِ طَرَحَنِي. ١١ 11
God hands me over to ungodly people, and throws me into the hands of wicked people.
كُنْتُ مُسْتَرِيحًا فَزَعْزَعَنِي، وَأَمْسَكَ بِقَفَايَ فَحَطَّمَنِي، وَنَصَبَنِي لَهُ غَرَضًا. ١٢ 12
I was at ease, and he broke me apart. Indeed, he has taken me by the neck and dashed me to pieces; he has also set me up as his target.
أَحَاطَتْ بِي رُمَاتُهُ. شَقَّ كُلْيَتَيَّ وَلَمْ يُشْفِقْ. سَفَكَ مَرَارَتِي عَلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ. ١٣ 13
His archers surround me all around; God pierces my kidneys and does not spare me; he pours out my bile on the ground.
يَقْتَحِمُنِي ٱقْتِحَامًا عَلَى ٱقْتِحَامٍ. يَعْدُو عَلَيَّ كَجَبَّارٍ. ١٤ 14
He smashes through my wall again and again; he runs upon me like a warrior.
خِطْتُ مِسْحًا عَلَى جِلْدِي، وَدَسَسْتُ فِي ٱلتُّرَابِ قَرْنِي. ١٥ 15
I have sewn sackcloth on my skin; I have thrust my horn into the ground.
اِحْمَرَّ وَجْهِي مِنَ ٱلْبُكَاءِ، وَعَلَى هُدْبِي ظِلُّ ٱلْمَوْتِ. ١٦ 16
My face is red with weeping; on my eyelids is the shadow of death
مَعَ أَنَّهُ لَا ظُلْمَ فِي يَدِي، وَصَلَاتِي خَالِصَةٌ. ١٧ 17
although there is no violence in my hands, and my prayer is pure.
«يَا أَرْضُ لَا تُغَطِّي دَمِي، وَلَا يَكُنْ مَكَانٌ لِصُرَاخِي. ١٨ 18
Earth, do not cover up my blood; let my cry have no resting place.
أَيْضًا ٱلْآنَ هُوَذَا فِي ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ شَهِيدِي، وَشَاهِدِي فِي ٱلْأَعَالِي. ١٩ 19
Even now, see, my witness is in heaven; he who vouches for me is on high.
ٱلْمُسْتَهْزِئُونَ بِي هُمْ أَصْحَابِي. لِلهِ تَقْطُرُ عَيْنِي ٢٠ 20
My friends scoff at me, but my eye pours out tears to God.
لِكَيْ يُحَاكِمَ ٱلْإِنْسَانَ عِنْدَ ٱللهِ كَٱبْنِ آدَمَ لَدَى صَاحِبِهِ. ٢١ 21
I ask for that witness in heaven to argue for this man with God as a man does with his neighbor!
إِذَا مَضَتْ سِنُونَ قَلِيلَةٌ أَسْلُكُ فِي طَرِيقٍ لَا أَعُودُ مِنْهَا. ٢٢ 22
For when a few years have passed, I will go to a place from where I will not return.