أَيُّوبَ 24

«لِمَاذَا إِذْ لَمْ تَخْتَبِئِ ٱلْأَزْمِنَةُ مِنَ ٱلْقَدِيرِ، لَا يَرَى عَارِفُوهُ يَوْمَهُ؟ ١ 1
Why are times for judging wicked people not set by the Almighty? Why do not those who are faithful to God see his days of judgment come?
يَنْقُلُونَ ٱلتُّخُومَ. يَغْتَصِبُونَ قَطِيعًا وَيَرْعَوْنَهُ. ٢ 2
There are wicked people who remove boundary markers; there are wicked people who take away flocks by force and put them in their own pastures.
يَسْتَاقُونَ حِمَارَ ٱلْيَتَامَى، وَيَرْتَهِنُونَ ثَوْرَ ٱلْأَرْمَلَةِ. ٣ 3
They drive away the donkey of those without fathers; they take the widow's ox as security.
يَصُدُّونَ ٱلْفُقَرَاءَ عَنِ ٱلطَّرِيقِ. مَسَاكِينُ ٱلْأَرْضِ يَخْتَبِئُونَ جَمِيعًا. ٤ 4
They force needy people out of their path; poor people of the earth all hide themselves from them.
هَا هُمْ كَٱلْفَرَاءِ فِي ٱلْقَفْرِ يَخْرُجُونَ إِلَى عَمَلِهِمْ يُبَكِّرُونَ لِلطَّعَامِ. ٱلْبَادِيَةُ لَهُمْ خُبْزٌ لِأَوْلَادِهِمْ. ٥ 5
See, these poor people go out to their work like wild donkeys in the wilderness, looking carefully for food; perhaps the Arabah will provide them food for their children.
فِي ٱلْحَقْلِ يَحْصُدُونَ عَلَفَهُمْ، وَيُعَلِّلُونَ كَرْمَ ٱلشِّرِّيرِ. ٦ 6
Poor people reap in the night in other people's fields; they glean grapes from the harvest of those wicked people.
يَبِيتُونَ عُرَاةً بِلَا لِبْسٍ، وَلَيْسَ لَهُمْ كُسْوَةٌ فِي ٱلْبَرْدِ. ٧ 7
They lie naked all night without clothing; they have no covering in the cold.
يَبْتَلُّونَ مِنْ مَطَرِ ٱلْجِبَالِ، وَلِعَدَمِ ٱلْمَلْجَإِ يَعْتَنِقُونَ ٱلصَّخْرَ. ٨ 8
They are wet with the showers of the mountains; they lie next to large rocks because they have no shelter.
«يَخْطَفُونَ ٱلْيَتِيمَ عَنِ ٱلثُّدِيِّ، وَمِنَ ٱلْمَسَاكِينِ يَرْتَهِنُونَ. ٩ 9
There are wicked people who pluck orphans from their mothers' breast, and wicked people who take children as security from poor people.
عُرَاةً يَذْهَبُونَ بِلَا لِبْسٍ، وَجَائِعِينَ يَحْمِلُونَ حُزَمًا. ١٠ 10
But the poor people go about naked without clothing; although they go hungry, they carry bundles of grain belonging to other people.
يَعْصِرُونَ ٱلزَّيْتَ دَاخِلَ أَسْوَارِهِمْ. يَدُوسُونَ ٱلْمَعَاصِرَ وَيَعْطَشُونَ. ١١ 11
The poor people make oil within the walls of those wicked men; they tread the wicked men's winepresses, but they themselves suffer thirst.
مِنَ ٱلْوَجَعِ أُنَاسٌ يَئِنُّونَ، وَنَفْسُ ٱلْجَرْحَى تَسْتَغِيثُ، وَٱللهُ لَا يَنْتَبِهُ إِلَى ٱلظُّلْمِ. ١٢ 12
From out of the city the dying groan, and the throat of the wounded cries out for help. But God does not ascribe blame
«أُولَئِكَ يَكُونُونَ بَيْنَ ٱلْمُتَمَرِّدِينَ عَلَى ٱلنُّورِ. لَا يَعْرِفُونَ طُرُقَهُ وَلَا يَلْبَثُونَ فِي سُبُلِهِ. ١٣ 13
Some of these wicked people rebel against the light; they know not its ways, nor do they stay in its paths.
مَعَ ٱلنُّورِ يَقُومُ ٱلْقَاتِلُ، يَقْتُلُ ٱلْمِسْكِينَ وَٱلْفَقِيرَ، وَفِي ٱللَّيْلِ يَكُونُ كَٱللِّصِّ. ١٤ 14
Before daylight the murderer rises and he kills poor and needy people; in the night he is like a thief.
وَعَيْنُ ٱلزَّانِي تُلَاحِظُ ٱلْعِشَاءَ. يَقُولُ: لَا تُرَاقِبُنِي عَيْنٌ. فَيَجْعَلُ سِتْرًا عَلَى وَجْهِهِ. ١٥ 15
Also, the eye of the adulterer waits for the twilight; he says, 'No eye will see me.' He disguises his face.
يَنْقُبُونَ ٱلْبُيُوتَ فِي ٱلظَّلَامِ. فِي ٱلنَّهَارِ يُغْلِقُونَ عَلَى أَنْفُسِهِمْ. لَا يَعْرِفُونَ ٱلنُّورَ. ١٦ 16
In the darkness wicked people dig into houses; but they shut themselves up in the daytime; they do not care for the light.
لِأَنَّهُ سَوَاءٌ عَلَيْهِمُ ٱلصَّبَاحُ وَظِلُّ ٱلْمَوْتِ. لِأَنَّهُمْ يَعْلَمُونَ أَهْوَالَ ظِلِّ ٱلْمَوْتِ. ١٧ 17
For all of them, thick darkness is like the morning; for they are friends with the terrors of thick darkness.
خَفِيفٌ هُوَ عَلَى وَجْهِ ٱلْمِيَاهِ. مَلْعُونٌ نَصِيبُهُمْ فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ. لَا يَتَوَجَّهُ إِلَى طَرِيقِ ٱلْكُرُومِ. ١٨ 18
Swiftly they pass away, however, like foam on the surface of the waters; their portion of the land is cursed; no one goes to work in their vineyards.
ٱلْقَحْطُ وَٱلْقَيْظُ يَذْهَبَانِ بِمِيَاهِ ٱلثَّلْجِ، كَذَا ٱلْهَاوِيَةُ بِٱلَّذِينَ أَخْطَأُوا. (Sheol h7585) ١٩ 19
As drought and heat melt away the snow into waters, so Sheol takes away those who have sinned. (Sheol h7585)
تَنْسَاهُ ٱلرَّحِمُ، يَسْتَحْلِيهِ ٱلدُّودُ. لَا يُذْكَرُ بَعْدُ، وَيَنْكَسِرُ ٱلْأَثِيمُ كَشَجَرَةٍ. ٢٠ 20
The womb that bore him will forget him; the worm will feed sweetly on him; he will be remembered no more; in this way, wickedness will be broken like a tree.
يُسِيءُ إِلَى ٱلْعَاقِرِ ٱلَّتِي لَمْ تَلِدْ، وَلَا يُحْسِنُ إِلَى ٱلْأَرْمَلَةِ. ٢١ 21
The wicked one devours the barren women who have not borne children; he does no good to the widow.
يُمْسِكُ ٱلْأَعِزَّاءَ بِقُوَّتِهِ. يَقُومُ فَلَا يَأْمَنُ أَحَدٌ بِحَيَاتِهِ. ٢٢ 22
Yet God drags away the mighty people by his power; he rises up and does not strengthen them in life.
يُعْطِيهِ طُمَأْنِينَةً فَيَتَوَكَّلُ، وَلَكِنْ عَيْنَاهُ عَلَى طُرُقِهِمْ. ٢٣ 23
God allows them to think they are secure, and they are happy about that, but his eyes are on their ways.
يَتَرَفَّعُونَ قَلِيلًا ثُمَّ لَا يَكُونُونَ وَيُحَطُّونَ. كَٱلْكُلِّ يُجْمَعُونَ، وَكَرَأْسِ ٱلسُّنْبُلَةِ يُقْطَعُونَ. ٢٤ 24
These people are exalted; still, in only a little while, they will be gone; indeed, they will be brought low; they will be gathered up like all the others; they will be cut off like the tops of ears of grain.
وَإِنْ لَمْ يَكُنْ كَذَا، فَمَنْ يُكَذِّبُنِي وَيَجْعَلُ كَلَامِي لَا شَيْئًا؟». ٢٥ 25
If it is not so, who can prove me to be a liar; who can make my speech worth nothing?”