أَيُّوبَ 18

فَأَجَابَ بِلْدَدُ ٱلشُّوحِيُّ وَقَالَ: ١ 1
Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said,
«إِلَى مَتَى تَضَعُونَ أَشْرَاكًا لِلْكَلَامِ؟ تَعَقَّلُوا وَبَعْدُ نَتَكَلَّمُ. ٢ 2
“When will you stop your talk? Consider, and afterwards we will speak.
لِمَاذَا حُسِبْنَا كَٱلْبَهِيمَةِ، وَتَنَجَّسْنَا فِي عُيُونِكُمْ؟ ٣ 3
Why are we regarded as beasts, stupid in your sight?
يَا أَيُّهَا ٱلْمُفْتَرِسُ نَفْسَهُ فِي غَيْظِهِ، هَلْ لِأَجْلِكَ تُخْلَى ٱلْأَرْضُ، أَوْ يُزَحْزَحُ ٱلصَّخْرُ مِنْ مَكَانِهِ؟ ٤ 4
You who tear at yourself in your anger, should the earth be forsaken for you or should the rocks be removed out of their places?
«نَعَمْ! نُورُ ٱلْأَشْرَارِ يَنْطَفِئُ، وَلَا يُضِيءُ لَهِيبُ نَارِهِ. ٥ 5
Indeed, the light of the wicked person will be put out; the spark of his fire will not shine.
ٱلنُّورُ يُظْلِمُ فِي خَيْمَتِهِ، وَسِرَاجُهُ فَوْقَهُ يَنْطَفِئُ. ٦ 6
The light will be dark in his tent; his lamp above him will be put out.
تَقْصُرُ خَطَوَاتُ قُوَّتِهِ، وَتَصْرَعُهُ مَشُورَتُهُ. ٧ 7
The steps of his strength will be made short; his own plans will cast him down.
لِأَنَّ رِجْلَيْهِ تَدْفَعَانِهِ فِي ٱلْمِصْلَاةِ فَيَمْشِي إِلَى شَبَكَةٍ. ٨ 8
For he will be thrown into a net by his own feet; he will walk into a pitfall.
يُمْسِكُ ٱلْفَخُّ بِعَقِبِهِ، وَتَتَمَكَّنُ مِنْهُ ٱلشَّرَكُ. ٩ 9
A trap will take him by the heel; a snare will lay hold on him.
مَطْمُورَةٌ فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ حِبَالَتُهُ، وَمِصْيَدَتُهُ فِي ٱلسَّبِيلِ. ١٠ 10
A noose is hidden for him on the ground; and a trap for him in the way.
تُرْهِبُهُ أَهْوَالٌ مِنْ حَوْلِهِ، وَتَذْعَرُهُ عِنْدَ رِجْلَيْهِ. ١١ 11
Terrors will make him afraid on every side; they will chase him at his heels.
تَكُونُ قُوَّتُهُ جَائِعَةً وَٱلْبَوَارُ مُهَيَّأٌ بِجَانِبِهِ. ١٢ 12
His wealth will turn into hunger, and calamity will be ready at his side.
يَأْكُلُ أَعْضَاءَ جَسَدِهِ. يَأْكُلُ أَعْضَاءَهُ بِكْرُ ٱلْمَوْتِ. ١٣ 13
The parts of his body will be devoured; indeed, the firstborn of death will devour his parts.
يَنْقَطِعُ عَنْ خَيْمَتِهِ، عَنِ ٱعْتِمَادِهِ، وَيُسَاقُ إِلَى مَلِكِ ٱلْأَهْوَالِ. ١٤ 14
He is torn from the safety of his tent and marched off to the king of terrors.
يَسْكُنُ فِي خَيْمَتِهِ مَنْ لَيْسَ لَهُ. يُذَرُّ عَلَى مَرْبِضِهِ كِبْرِيتٌ. ١٥ 15
People not his own will live in his tent after they see that sulfur is scattered within his home.
مِنْ تَحْتُ تَيْبَسُ أُصُولُهُ، وَمِنْ فَوْقُ يُقْطَعُ فَرْعُهُ. ١٦ 16
His roots will be dried up beneath; above will his branch be cut off.
ذِكْرُهُ يَبِيدُ مِنَ ٱلْأَرْضِ، وَلَا ٱسْمَ لَهُ عَلَى وَجْهِ ٱلْبَرِّ. ١٧ 17
His memory will perish from the earth; he will have no name in the street.
يُدْفَعُ مِنَ ٱلنُّورِ إِلَى ٱلظُّلْمَةِ، وَمِنَ ٱلْمَسْكُونَةِ يُطْرَدُ. ١٨ 18
He will be driven from light into darkness and be chased out of this world.
لَا نَسْلَ وَلَا عَقِبَ لَهُ بَيْنَ شَعْبِهِ، وَلَا شَارِدَ فِي مَحَالِّهِ. ١٩ 19
He will have no son or son's son among his people, nor any remaining kinfolk where he had stayed.
يَتَعَجَّبُ مِنْ يَوْمِهِ ٱلْمُتَأَخِّرُونَ، وَيَقْشَعِرُّ ٱلْأَقْدَمُونَ. ٢٠ 20
Those who live in the west will be horrified at what happens to him one day; those who live in the east will be frightened by it.
إِنَّمَا تِلْكَ مَسَاكِنُ فَاعِلِي ٱلشَّرِّ، وَهَذَا مَقَامُ مَنْ لَا يَعْرِفُ ٱللهَ». ٢١ 21
Surely such are the homes of unrighteous people, the places of those who do not know God.”