أَيُّوبَ 34

فَأَجَابَ أَلِيهُو وَقَالَ: ١ 1
Moreover, Elihu continued to speak:
«ٱسْمَعُوا أَقْوَالِي أَيُّهَا ٱلْحُكَمَاءُ، وَٱصْغَوْا لِي أَيُّهَا ٱلْعَارِفُونَ. ٢ 2
“Listen to my words, you wise men; hear me, you who have knowledge.
لِأَنَّ ٱلْأُذُنَ تَمْتَحِنُ ٱلْأَقْوَالَ، كَمَا أَنَّ ٱلْحَنَكَ يَذُوقُ طَعَامًا. ٣ 3
For the ear tries words as the palate tastes food.
لِنَمْتَحِنْ لِأَنْفُسِنَا ٱلْحَقَّ، وَنَعْرِفْ بَيْنَ أَنْفُسِنَا مَا هُوَ طَيِّبٌ. ٤ 4
Let us choose for ourselves what is just: let us discover among ourselves what is good.
«لِأَنَّ أَيُّوبَ قَالَ: تَبَرَّرْتُ، وَٱللهُ نَزَعَ حَقِّي. ٥ 5
For Job has said, 'I am righteous, but God has taken away my rights.
عِنْدَ مُحَاكَمَتِي أُكَذَّبُ. جُرْحِي عَدِيمُ ٱلشِّفَاءِ مِنْ دُونِ ذَنْبٍ. ٦ 6
Regardless of my rights, I am considered to be a liar. My wound is incurable, although I am without sin.'
فَأَيُّ إِنْسَانٍ كَأَيُّوبَ يَشْرَبُ ٱلْهُزْءَ كَٱلْمَاءِ، ٧ 7
What man is like Job, who drinks up mockery like water,
وَيَسِيرُ مُتَّحِدًا مَعَ فَاعِلِي ٱلْإِثْمِ، وَذَاهِبًا مَعَ أَهْلِ ٱلشَّرِّ؟ ٨ 8
who goes around in the company of those who do evil, and who walks with wicked men?
لِأَنَّهُ قَالَ: لَا يَنْتَفِعُ ٱلْإِنْسَانُ بِكَوْنِهِ مَرْضِيًّا عِنْدَ ٱللهِ. ٩ 9
For he has said, 'It is no use to a person to take pleasure in doing what God wants.'
«لِأَجْلِ ذَلِكَ ٱسْمَعُوا لِي يَا ذَوِي ٱلْأَلْبَابِ. حَاشَا لِلهِ مِنَ ٱلشَّرِّ، وَلِلْقَدِيرِ مِنَ ٱلظُّلْمِ. ١٠ 10
So listen to me, you men of understanding: far be it from God that he should do wickedness; far be it from the Almighty that he should commit sin.
لِأَنَّهُ يُجَازِي ٱلْإِنْسَانَ عَلَى فِعْلِهِ، وَيُنِيلُ ٱلرَّجُلَ كَطَرِيقِهِ. ١١ 11
For he pays back a person's work; he makes every man come upon the reward of his own ways.
فَحَقًّا إِنَّ ٱللهَ لَا يَفْعَلُ سُوءًا، وَٱلْقَدِيرَ لَا يُعَوِّجُ ٱلْقَضَاءَ. ١٢ 12
Indeed, God does nothing wicked, nor does the Almighty ever pervert justice.
مَنْ وَكَّلَهُ بِٱلْأَرْضِ، وَمَنْ صَنَعَ ٱلْمَسْكُونَةَ كُلَّهَا؟ ١٣ 13
Who put him in charge over the earth? Who put the whole world under him?
إِنْ جَعَلَ عَلَيْهِ قَلْبَهُ، إِنْ جَمَعَ إِلَى نَفْسِهِ رُوحَهُ وَنَسَمَتَهُ، ١٤ 14
If he ever set his intentions only on himself, and if he ever gathered back to himself his spirit and his breath,
يُسَلِّمُ ٱلرُّوحَ كُلُّ بَشَرٍ جَمِيعًا، وَيَعُودُ ٱلْإِنْسَانُ إِلَى ٱلتُّرَابِ. ١٥ 15
then all flesh would perish together; mankind would return to dust again.
فَإِنْ كَانَ لَكَ فَهْمٌ فَٱسْمَعْ هَذَا، وَٱصْغَ إِلَى صَوْتِ كَلِمَاتِي. ١٦ 16
If now you have understanding, listen to this; listen to the sound of my words.
أَلَعَلَّ مَنْ يُبْغِضُ ٱلْحَقَّ يَتَسَلَّطُ، أَمِ ٱلْبَارَّ ٱلْكَبِيرَ تَسْتَذْنِبُ؟ ١٧ 17
Can one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn God, who is righteous and mighty?
أَيُقَالُ لِلْمَلِكِ: يَا لَئِيمُ، وَلِلْنُدَبَاءِ: يَا أَشْرَارُ؟ ١٨ 18
God, who says to a king, 'You are vile,' or says to nobles, 'You are wicked'?
ٱلَّذِي لَا يُحَابِي بِوُجُوهِ ٱلرُّؤَسَاءِ، وَلَا يَعْتَبِرُ مُوسَعًا دُونَ فَقِيرٍ. لِأَنَّهُمْ جَمِيعَهُمْ عَمَلُ يَدَيْهِ. ١٩ 19
God, who does not show favoritism to leaders and does not acknowledge rich people more than poor, for they all are the work of his hands.
بَغْتَةً يَمُوتُونَ وَفِي نِصْفِ ٱللَّيْلِ. يَرْتَجُّ ٱلشَّعْبُ وَيَزُولُونَ، وَيُنْزَعُ ٱلْأَعِزَّاءُ لَا بِيَدٍ. ٢٠ 20
In a moment they will die; at midnight people will be shaken and will pass away; mighty people will be taken away, but not by human hands.
لِأَنَّ عَيْنَيْهِ عَلَى طُرُقِ ٱلْإِنْسَانِ، وَهُوَ يَرَى كُلَّ خَطَوَاتِهِ. ٢١ 21
For God's eyes are upon a person's ways; he sees all his steps.
لَا ظَلَامَ وَلَا ظِلَّ مَوْتٍ حَيْثُ تَخْتَفِي عُمَّالُ ٱلْإِثْمِ. ٢٢ 22
There is no darkness, no thick gloom where the doers of iniquity may hide themselves.
لِأَنَّهُ لَا يُلَاحِظُ ٱلْإِنْسَانَ زَمَانًا لِلدُّخُولِ فِي ٱلْمُحَاكَمَةِ مَعَ ٱللهِ. ٢٣ 23
For God does not need to examine a person further; there is no need for any person to go before him in judgment.
يُحَطِّمُ ٱلْأَعِزَّاءَ مِنْ دُونِ فَحْصٍ، وَيُقِيمُ آخَرِينَ مَكَانَهُمْ. ٢٤ 24
He breaks mighty men into pieces for their ways that need no further investigation; he puts others in their places.
لَكِنَّهُ يَعْرِفُ أَعْمَالَهُمْ، وَيُقَلِّبُهُمْ لَيْلًا فَيَنْسَحِقُونَ. ٢٥ 25
In this way he has knowledge of their deeds; he overthrows these people in the night; they are destroyed.
لِكَوْنِهِمْ أَشْرَارًا، يَصْفِقُهُمْ فِي مَرْأَى ٱلنَّاظِرِينَ. ٢٦ 26
In the open sight of others, he kills them for their wicked deeds like criminals
لِأَنَّهُمُ ٱنْصَرَفُوا مِنْ وَرَائِهِ، وَكُلُّ طُرُقِهِ لَمْ يَتَأَمَّلُوهَا، ٢٧ 27
because they turned away from following him and refused to acknowledge any of his ways.
حَتَّى بَلَّغُوا إِلَيْهِ صُرَاخَ ٱلْمِسْكِينِ، فَسَمِعَ زَعْقَةَ ٱلْبَائِسِينَ. ٢٨ 28
In this way, they made the cry of poor people come to him; he heard the cry of afflicted people.
إِذَا هُوَ سَكَّنَ، فَمَنْ يَشْغَبُ؟ وَإِذَا حَجَبَ وَجْهَهُ، فَمَنْ يَرَاهُ سَوَاءٌ كَانَ عَلَى أُمَّةٍ أَوْ عَلَى إِنْسَانٍ؟ ٢٩ 29
When he stays silent, who can condemn him? If he hides his face, who can perceive him? He rules over nation and individual alike,
حَتَّى لَا يَمْلِكَ ٱلْفَاجِرُ وَلَا يَكُونَ شَرَكًا لِلشَّعْبِ. ٣٠ 30
so that a godless man may not rule, so that there may be no one to entrap people.
«وَلَكِنْ هَلْ لِلهِ قَالَ: ٱحْتَمَلْتُ. لَا أَعُودُ أُفْسِدُ؟ ٣١ 31
Suppose someone says to God, 'I am certainly guilty, but I will not sin any longer;
مَا لَمْ أُبْصِرْهُ فَأَرِنِيهِ أَنْتَ. إِنْ كُنْتُ قَدْ فَعَلْتُ إِثْمًا فَلَا أَعُودُ أَفْعَلُهُ. ٣٢ 32
teach me what I cannot see; I have committed sin, but I will do it no longer.'
هَلْ كَرَأْيِكَ يُجَازِيهِ، قَائِلًا: لِأَنَّكَ رَفَضْتَ؟ فَأَنْتَ تَخْتَارُ لَا أَنَا، وَبِمَا تَعْرِفُهُ تَكَلَّمْ. ٣٣ 33
Do you think that God will punish that person's sin, since you dislike what God does? You must choose, not I. So say what it is that you know.
ذَوُو ٱلْأَلْبَابِ يَقُولُونَ لِي، بَلِ ٱلرَّجُلُ ٱلْحَكِيمُ ٱلَّذِي يَسْمَعُنِي يَقُولُ: ٣٤ 34
Men of understanding will say to me— indeed, every wise man who hears me will say,
إِنَّ أَيُّوبَ يَتَكَلَّمُ بِلَا مَعْرِفَةٍ، وَكَلَامُهُ لَيْسَ بِتَعَقُّلٍ. ٣٥ 35
'Job speaks without knowledge; his words are without wisdom.'
فَلَيْتَ أَيُّوبَ كَانَ يُمْتَحَنُ إِلَى ٱلْغَايَةِ مِنْ أَجْلِ أَجْوِبَتِهِ كَأَهْلِ ٱلْإِثْمِ. ٣٦ 36
If only Job were put on trial in the smallest details of his case because of his talking like wicked men.
لَكِنَّهُ أَضَافَ إِلَى خَطِيَّتِهِ مَعْصِيَةً. يُصَفِّقُ بَيْنَنَا، وَيُكْثِرُ كَلَامَهُ عَلَى ٱللهِ». ٣٧ 37
For he adds rebellion to his sin; he claps his hands in mockery in our midst; he piles up words against God.”