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«لِأَنَّهُ يُوجَدُ لِلْفِضَّةِ مَعْدَنٌ، وَمَوْضِعٌ لِلذَّهَبِ حَيْثُ يُمَحِّصُونَهُ. ١ 1
Surely there is a mine for silver, a place where they refine gold.
ٱلْحَدِيدُ يُسْتَخْرَجُ مِنَ ٱلتُّرَابِ، وَٱلْحَجَرُ يَسْكُبُ نُحَاسًا. ٢ 2
Iron is taken out of the earth; copper is smelted out of the stone.
قَدْ جَعَلَ لِلظُّلْمَةِ نَهَايَةً، وَإِلَى كُلِّ طَرَفٍ هُوَ يَفْحَصُ. حَجَرَ ٱلظُّلْمَةِ وَظِلَّ ٱلْمَوْتِ. ٣ 3
A man sets an end to darkness and searches out, to the farthest limit, the stones in obscurity and thick darkness.
حَفَرَ مَنْجَمًا بَعِيدًا عَنِ ٱلسُّكَّانِ. بِلَا مَوْطِئٍ لِلْقَدَمِ، مُتَدَلِّينَ بَعِيدِينَ مِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ يَتَدَلْدَلُونَ. ٤ 4
He breaks open a shaft away from where people live, places that are forgotten by anyone's foot. He hangs far away from people; he swings to and fro.
أَرْضٌ يَخْرُجُ مِنْهَا ٱلْخُبْزُ، أَسْفَلُهَا يَنْقَلِبُ كَمَا بِٱلنَّارِ. ٥ 5
As for the earth, out of which comes bread, it is turned up below as if by fire.
حِجَارَتُهَا هِيَ مَوْضِعُ ٱلْيَاقُوتِ ٱلْأَزْرَقِ، وَفِيهَا تُرَابُ ٱلذَّهَبِ. ٦ 6
Its stones are the place where sapphires are found, and its dust contains gold.
سَبِيلٌ لَمْ يَعْرِفْهُ كَاسِرٌ، وَلَمْ تُبْصِرْهُ عَيْنُ بَاشِقٍ، ٧ 7
No bird of prey knows the path to it, nor has the falcon's eye seen it.
وَلَمْ تَدُسْهُ أَجْرَاءُ ٱلسَّبْعِ، وَلَمْ يَعْدُهُ ٱلزَّائِرُ. ٨ 8
The proud animals have not walked such a path, nor has the fierce lion passed there.
إِلَى ٱلصَّوَّانِ يَمُدُّ يَدَهُ. يَقْلِبُ ٱلْجِبَالَ مِنْ أُصُولِهَا. ٩ 9
A man lays his hand on the flinty rock; he overturns mountains by their roots.
يَنْقُرُ فِي ٱلصُّخُورِ سَرَبًا، وَعَيْنُهُ تَرَى كُلَّ ثَمِينٍ. ١٠ 10
He cuts out channels among the rocks; his eye sees every valuable thing there.
يَمْنَعُ رَشْحَ ٱلْأَنْهَارِ، وَأَبْرَزَ ٱلْخَفِيَّاتِ إِلَى ٱلنُّورِ. ١١ 11
He ties up the streams so they do not run; what is hidden there he brings out to the light.
«أَمَّا ٱلْحِكْمَةُ فَمِنْ أَيْنَ تُوجَدُ، وَأَيْنَ هُوَ مَكَانُ ٱلْفَهْمِ؟ ١٢ 12
Where will wisdom be found? Where is the place of understanding?
لَا يَعْرِفُ ٱلْإِنْسَانُ قِيمَتَهَا وَلَا تُوجَدُ فِي أَرْضِ ٱلْأَحْيَاءِ. ١٣ 13
Man does not know its price; neither is it found in the land of the living.
ٱلْغَمْرُ يَقُولُ: لَيْسَتْ هِيَ فِيَّ، وَٱلْبَحْرُ يَقُولُ: لَيْسَتْ هِيَ عِنْدِي. ١٤ 14
The deep waters under the earth say, 'It is not in me'; the sea says, 'It is not with me.'
لَا يُعْطَى ذَهَبٌ خَالِصٌ بَدَلَهَا، وَلَا تُوزَنُ فِضَّةٌ ثَمَنًا لَهَا. ١٥ 15
It cannot be gotten for gold; neither can silver be weighed as its price.
لَا تُوزَنُ بِذَهَبِ أُوفِيرَ أَوْ بِٱلْجَزْعِ ٱلْكَرِيمِ أَوِ ٱلْيَاقُوتِ ٱلْأَزْرَقِ. ١٦ 16
It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with precious onyx or sapphire.
لَا يُعَادِلُهَا ٱلذَّهَبُ وَلَا ٱلزُّجَاجُ، وَلَا تُبْدَلُ بِإِنَاءِ ذَهَبٍ إِبْرِيزٍ. ١٧ 17
Gold and crystal cannot equal it in worth; neither can it be exchanged for jewels of fine gold.
لَا يُذْكَرُ ٱلْمَرْجَانُ أَوِ ٱلْبَلُّوْرُ، وَتَحْصِيلُ ٱلْحِكْمَةِ خَيْرٌ مِنَ ٱللَّآلِئِ. ١٨ 18
No mention is worth making of coral or jasper; indeed, the price of wisdom is more than rubies.
لَا يُعَادِلُهَا يَاقُوتُ كُوشَ ٱلْأَصْفَرُ، وَلَا تُوزَنُ بِٱلذَّهَبِ ٱلْخَالِصِ. ١٩ 19
The topaz of Cush does not equal it; neither can it be valued in terms of pure gold.
«فَمِنْ أَيْنَ تَأْتِي ٱلْحِكْمَةُ، وَأَيْنَ هُوَ مَكَانُ ٱلْفَهْمِ؟ ٢٠ 20
From where, then, comes wisdom? Where is the place of understanding?
إِذْ أُخْفِيَتْ عَنْ عُيُونِ كُلِّ حَيٍّ، وَسُتِرَتْ عَنْ طَيْرِ ٱلسَّمَاءِ. ٢١ 21
Wisdom is hidden from the eyes of all living things and is kept hidden from the birds of the heavens.
اَلْهَلَاكُ وَٱلْمَوْتُ يَقُولَانِ: بِآذَانِنَا قَدْ سَمِعْنَا خَبَرَهَا. ٢٢ 22
Destruction and Death say, 'We have heard just a rumor about it with our ears.'
ٱللهُ يَفْهَمُ طَرِيقَهَا، وَهُوَ عَالِمٌ بِمَكَانِهَا. ٢٣ 23
God understands the way to it; he knows its place.
لِأَنَّهُ هُوَ يَنْظُرُ إِلَى أَقَاصِي ٱلْأَرْضِ. تَحْتَ كُلِّ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ يَرَى. ٢٤ 24
For he looks to the very ends of the earth and sees under all the heavens.
لِيَجْعَلَ لِلرِّيحِ وَزْنًا، وَيُعَايِرَ ٱلْمِيَاهَ بِمِقْيَاسٍ. ٢٥ 25
He made the force of the wind and parceled out the waters by measure.
لَمَّا جَعَلَ لِلْمَطَرِ فَرِيضَةً، وَمَذْهَبًا لِلصَّوَاعِقِ، ٢٦ 26
He made a decree for the rain and a path for the thunder.
حِينَئِذٍ رَآهَا وَأَخْبَرَ بِهَا، هَيَّأَهَا وَأَيْضًا بَحَثَ عَنْهَا، ٢٧ 27
Then he saw wisdom and announced it; he established it, indeed, and he examined it.
وَقَالَ لِلْإِنْسَانِ: هُوَذَا مَخَافَةُ ٱلرَّبِّ هِيَ ٱلْحِكْمَةُ، وَٱلْحَيَدَانُ عَنِ ٱلشَّرِّ هُوَ ٱلْفَهْمُ». ٢٨ 28
To people he said, 'See, the fear of the Lord—that is wisdom; to depart from evil is understanding.'”