أَيُّوبَ 33

«وَلَكِنِ ٱسْمَعِ ٱلْآنَ يَا أَيُّوبُ أَقْوَالِي، وَٱصْغَ إِلَى كُلِّ كَلَامِي. ١ 1
So now, Job, I beg you, hear my speech; listen to all my words.
هَأَنَذَا قَدْ فَتَحْتُ فَمِي. لِسَانِي نَطَقَ فِي حَنَكِي. ٢ 2
See now, I have opened my mouth; my tongue has spoken in my mouth.
اِسْتِقَامَةُ قَلْبِي كَلَامِي، وَمَعْرِفَةُ شَفَتَيَّ هُمَا تَنْطِقَانِ بِهَا خَالِصَةً. ٣ 3
My words come from the uprightness of my heart; my lips speak pure knowledge.
رُوحُ ٱللهِ صَنَعَنِي وَنَسَمَةُ ٱلْقَدِيرِ أَحْيَتْنِي. ٤ 4
The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty has given me life.
إِنِ ٱسْتَطَعْتَ فَأَجِبْنِي. أَحْسِنِ ٱلدَّعْوَى أَمَامِي. اِنْتَصِبْ. ٥ 5
If you can, answer me; set your words in order before me and stand up.
هَأَنَذَا حَسَبَ قَوْلِكَ عِوَضًا عَنِ ٱللهِ. أَنَا أَيْضًا مِنَ ٱلطِّينِ تَقَرَّصْتُ. ٦ 6
See, I am just as you are in God's sight; I also have been formed out of the clay.
هُوَذَا هَيْبَتِي لَا تُرْهِبُكَ وَجَلَالِي لَا يَثْقُلُ عَلَيْكَ. ٧ 7
See, terror of me will not make you afraid; neither will my pressure be heavy upon you.
«إِنَّكَ قد قُلْتَ في مَسَامِعِي، وَصَوْتَ أَقْوَالِكَ سَمِعْتُ. ٨ 8
You have certainly spoken in my hearing; I have heard the sound of your words saying,
قُلْتَ: أَنَا بَرِيءٌ بِلَا ذَنْبٍ. زَكِيٌّ أَنَا وَلَا إِثْمَ لِي. ٩ 9
'I am clean and without transgression; I am innocent, and there is no sin in me.
هُوَذَا يَطْلُبُ عَلَيَّ عِلَلَ عَدَاوَةٍ. يَحْسِبُنِي عَدُوًّا لَهُ. ١٠ 10
See, God finds opportunities to attack me; he regards me as his enemy.
وَضَعَ رِجْلَيَّ فِي ٱلْمِقْطَرَةِ. يُرَاقِبُ كُلَّ طُرُقِي. ١١ 11
He puts my feet in stocks; he watches all my paths.'
«هَا إِنَّكَ فِي هَذَا لَمْ تُصِبْ. أَنَا أُجِيبُكَ، لِأَنَّ ٱللهَ أَعْظَمُ مِنَ ٱلْإِنْسَانِ. ١٢ 12
See, in this you are not right—I will answer you, for God is greater than man.
لِمَاذَا تُخَاصِمُهُ؟ لِأَنَّ كُلَّ أُمُورِهِ لَا يُجَاوِبُ عَنْهَا. ١٣ 13
Why do you struggle against him? He does not account for any of his doings.
لَكِنَّ ٱللهَ يَتَكَلَّمُ مَرَّةً، وَبِٱثْنَتَيْنِ لَا يُلَاحِظُ ٱلْإِنْسَانُ. ١٤ 14
For God speaks once— yes, twice, though man does not notice it.
فِي حُلْمٍ فِي رُؤْيَا ٱللَّيْلِ، عِنْدَ سُقُوطِ سُبَاتٍ عَلَى ٱلنَّاسِ، فِي ٱلنُّعَاسِ عَلَى ٱلْمَضْجَعِ. ١٥ 15
In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, in slumber on the bed—
حِينَئِذٍ يَكْشِفُ آذَانَ ٱلنَّاسِ وَيَخْتِمُ عَلَى تَأْدِيبِهِمْ، ١٦ 16
then God opens the ears of men, and frightens them with threats,
لِيُحَوِّلَ ٱلْإِنْسَانَ عَنْ عَمَلِهِ، وَيَكْتُمَ ٱلْكِبْرِيَاءَ عَنِ ٱلرَّجُلِ، ١٧ 17
in order to pull man back from his sinful purposes, and keep pride from him.
لِيَمْنَعَ نَفْسَهُ عَنِ ٱلْحُفْرَةِ وَحَيَاتَهُ مِنَ ٱلزَّوَالِ بِحَرْبَةِ ٱلْمَوْتِ. ١٨ 18
God keeps man's life back from the pit, his life from crossing over to death.
أَيْضًا يُؤَدَّبُ بِٱلْوَجَعِ عَلَى مَضْجَعِهِ، وَمُخَاصَمَةُ عِظَامِهِ دَائِمَةٌ، ١٩ 19
Man is punished also with pain on his bed, with constant agony in his bones,
فَتَكْرَهُ حَيَاتُهُ خُبْزًا، وَنَفْسُهُ ٱلطَّعَامَ ٱلشَّهِيَّ. ٢٠ 20
so that his life abhors food, and his soul abhors delicacies.
فَيَبْلَى لَحْمُهُ عَنِ ٱلْعِيَانِ، وَتَنْبَرِي عِظَامُهُ فَلَا تُرَى، ٢١ 21
His flesh is consumed away so that it cannot be seen; his bones, once not seen, now stick out.
وَتَقْرُبُ نَفْسُهُ إِلَى ٱلْقَبْرِ، وَحَيَاتُهُ إِلَى ٱلْمُمِيتِينَ. ٢٢ 22
Indeed, his soul draws close to the pit, his life to those who wish to destroy it.
إِنْ وُجِدَ عِنْدَهُ مُرْسَلٌ، وَسِيطٌ وَاحِدٌ مِنْ أَلْفٍ لِيُعْلِنَ لِلْإِنْسَانِ ٱسْتِقَامَتَهُ، ٢٣ 23
But if there is an angel who can be a mediator for him, a mediator, one from among the thousands of angels, to show him what is right to do,
يَتَرَاَءَفُ عَلَيْهِ وَيَقُولُ: أُطْلِقُهُ عَنِ ٱلْهُبُوطِ إِلَى ٱلْحُفْرَةِ، قَدْ وَجَدْتُ فِدْيَةً. ٢٤ 24
and if the angel is kind to him and says to God, 'Save this person from going down to the pit; I have found a ransom for him,'
يَصِيرُ لَحْمُهُ أَغَضَّ مِنْ لَحْمِ ٱلصَّبِيِّ، وَيَعُودُ إِلَى أَيَّامِ شَبَابِهِ. ٢٥ 25
then his flesh will become fresher than a child's; he will return to the days of his youthful strength.
يُصَلِّي إِلَى ٱللهِ فَيَرْضَى عَنْهُ، وَيُعَايِنُ وَجْهَهُ بِهُتَافٍ فَيَرُدُّ عَلَى ٱلْإِنْسَانِ بِرَّهُ. ٢٦ 26
He will pray to God, and God will be kind to him, so that he sees God's face with joy. God will give the person his triumph.
يُغَنِّي بَيْنَ ٱلنَّاسِ فَيَقُولُ: قَدْ أَخْطَأْتُ، وَعَوَّجْتُ ٱلْمُسْتَقِيمَ، وَلَمْ أُجَازَ عَلَيْهِ. ٢٧ 27
Then that person will sing in front of other people and say, 'I sinned and perverted that which was right, but my sin was not punished.
فَدَى نَفْسِي مِنَ ٱلْعُبُورِ إِلَى ٱلْحُفْرَةِ، فَتَرَى حَيَاتِيَ ٱلنُّورَ. ٢٨ 28
God has rescued my soul from going down into the pit; my life will continue to see light.'
«هُوَذَا كُلُّ هَذِهِ يَفْعَلُهَا ٱللهُ مَرَّتَيْنِ وَثَلَاثًا بِٱلْإِنْسَانِ، ٢٩ 29
See, God does all these things with a person, twice, yes, even three times,
لِيَرُدَّ نَفْسَهُ مِنَ ٱلْحُفْرَةِ، لِيَسْتَنِيرَ بِنُورِ ٱلْأَحْيَاءِ. ٣٠ 30
to bring his soul back from the pit, so that he may be enlightened with the light of life.
فَٱصْغَ يَا أَيُّوبُ وَٱسْتَمِعْ لِي. اُنْصُتْ فَأَنَا أَتَكَلَّمُ. ٣١ 31
Pay attention, Job, and listen to me; be silent and I will speak.
إِنْ كَانَ عِنْدَكَ كَلَامٌ فَأَجِبْنِي. تَكَلَّمْ. فَإِنِّي أُرِيدُ تَبْرِيرَكَ. ٣٢ 32
If you have anything to say, answer me; speak, for I wish to prove that you are in the right.
وَإِلَّا فَٱسْتَمِعْ أَنْتَ لِي. اُنْصُتْ فَأُعَلِّمَكَ ٱلْحِكْمَةَ». ٣٣ 33
If not, then listen to me; remain silent, and I will teach you wisdom.”