أَيُّوبَ 17

«رُوحِي تَلِفَتْ. أَيَّامِي ٱنْطَفَأَتْ. إِنَّمَا ٱلْقُبُورُ لِي. ١ 1
My spirit is consumed, and my days are over; the grave is ready for me.
«لَوْلَا ٱلْمُخَاتِلُونَ عِنْدِي، وَعَيْنِي تَبِيتُ عَلَى مُشَاجَرَاتِهِمْ. ٢ 2
Surely there are mockers with me; my eye must always see their provocation.
كُنْ ضَامِنِي عِنْدَ نَفْسِكَ. مَنْ هُوَ ٱلَّذِي يُصَفِّقُ يَدِي؟ ٣ 3
Give now a pledge, be a guarantee for me with yourself; who else is there who will help me?
لِأَنَّكَ مَنَعْتَ قَلْبَهُمْ عَنِ ٱلْفِطْنَةِ، لِأَجْلِ ذَلِكَ لَا تَرْفَعُهُمُ. ٤ 4
For you, God, have kept their hearts from understanding; therefore, you will not exalt them over me.
ٱلَّذِي يُسَلِّمُ ٱلْأَصْحَابَ لِلسَّلْبِ، تَتْلَفُ عُيُونُ بَنِيهِ. ٥ 5
He who denounces his friends for a reward, the eyes of his children will fail.
أَوْقَفَنِي مَثَلًا لِلشُّعُوبِ، وَصِرْتُ لِلْبَصْقِ فِي ٱلْوَجْهِ. ٦ 6
But he has made me a byword of the people; they spit in my face.
كَلَّتْ عَيْنِي مِنَ ٱلْحُزْنِ، وَأَعْضَائِي كُلُّهَا كَٱلظِّلِّ. ٧ 7
My eye is also dim because of sorrow; all my body parts are as thin as shadows.
يَتَعَجَّبُ ٱلْمُسْتَقِيمُونَ مِنْ هَذَا، وَٱلْبَرِئُ يَنْتَهِضُ عَلَى ٱلْفَاجِرِ. ٨ 8
Upright men will be stunned by this; the innocent man will stir himself up against godless men.
أَمَّا ٱلصِّدِّيقُ فَيَسْتَمْسِكُ بِطَرِيقِهِ، وَٱلطَّاهِرُ ٱلْيَدَيْنِ يَزْدَادُ قُوَّةً. ٩ 9
The righteous man will keep to his way; he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger.
«وَلَكِنِ ٱرْجِعُوا كُلُّكُمْ وَتَعَالَوْا، فَلَا أَجِدُ فِيكُمْ حَكِيمًا. ١٠ 10
But as for you all, come on now; I will not find a wise man among you.
أَيَّامِي قَدْ عَبَرَتْ. مَقَاصِدِي، إِرْثُ قَلْبِي، قَدِ ٱنْتَزَعَتْ. ١١ 11
My days are past; my plans are shattered, and so are the desires of my heart.
يَجْعَلُونَ ٱللَّيْلَ نَهَارًا، نُورًا قَرِيبًا لِلظُّلْمَةِ. ١٢ 12
These people, these mockers, change the night into day; light is near to darkness.
إِذَا رَجَوْتُ ٱلْهَاوِيَةَ بَيْتًا لِي، وَفِي ٱلظَّلَامِ مَهَّدْتُ فِرَاشِي، (Sheol h7585) ١٣ 13
If the only home I hope for is Sheol; and if I have spread my couch in the darkness; (Sheol h7585)
وَقُلْتُ لِلْقَبْرِ: أَنْتَ أَبِي، وَلِلدُّودِ: أَنْتَ أُمِّي وَأُخْتِي، ١٤ 14
and if I have said to the pit, 'You are my father,' and to the worm, 'You are my mother or my sister,'
فَأَيْنَ إِذًا آمَالِي؟ آمَالِي، مَنْ يُعَايِنُهَا؟ ١٥ 15
where then is my hope? As for my hope, who can see any?
تَهْبِطُ إِلَى مَغَالِيقِ ٱلْهَاوِيَةِ إِذْ تَرْتَاحُ مَعًا فِي ٱلتُّرَابِ». (Sheol h7585) ١٦ 16
Will hope go down with me to the gates of Sheol when we descend to the dust?” (Sheol h7585)