أَيُّوبَ 35

فَأَجَابَ أَلِيهُو وَقَالَ: ١ 1
Moreover Elihu continued, saying,
«أَتَحْسِبُ هَذَا حَقًّا؟ قُلْتَ: أَنَا أَبَرُّ مِنَ ٱللهِ. ٢ 2
“Do you think this is just when you say, 'My right before God'?
لِأَنَّكَ قُلْتَ: مَاذَا يُفِيدُكَ؟ بِمَاذَا أَنْتَفِعُ أَكْثَرَ مِنْ خَطِيَّتِي؟ ٣ 3
For you ask, 'What use is it to me?' and, 'Would I be better off if I had sinned?'
أَنَا أَرُدُّ عَلَيْكَ كَلَامًا، وَعَلَى أَصْحَابِكَ مَعَكَ. ٤ 4
I will answer you, both you and your friends.
اُنْظُرْ إِلَى ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَأَبْصِرْ، وَلَاحِظِ ٱلْغَمَامَ. إِنَّهَا أَعْلَى مِنْكَ. ٥ 5
Look up at the sky, and see it; see the sky, which is higher than you.
إِنْ أَخْطَأْتَ فَمَاذَا فَعَلْتَ بِهِ؟ وَإِنْ كَثَّرْتَ مَعَاصِيَكَ فَمَاذَا عَمِلْتَ لَهُ؟ ٦ 6
If you have sinned, what harm do you do to God? If your transgressions pile up high, what do you do to him?
إِنْ كُنْتَ بَارًّا فَمَاذَا أَعْطَيْتَهُ؟ أَوْ مَاذَا يَأْخُذُهُ مِنْ يَدِكَ؟ ٧ 7
If you are righteous, what can you give to him? What will he receive from your hand?
لِرَجُلٍ مِثْلِكَ شَرُّكَ، وَلِٱبْنِ آدَمَ بِرُّكَ. ٨ 8
Your wickedness may hurt a man, as you are a man, and your righteousness might benefit another son of man.
«مِنْ كَثْرَةِ ٱلْمَظَالِمِ يَصْرُخُونَ. يَسْتَغِيثُونَ مِنْ ذِرَاعِ ٱلْأَعِزَّاءِ. ٩ 9
Because of many acts of oppression, people cry out; they call for help from the arms of mighty men.
وَلَمْ يَقُولُوا: أَيْنَ ٱللهُ صَانِعِي، مُؤْتِي ٱلْأَغَانِيِّ فِي ٱللَّيْلِ، ١٠ 10
But no one says, 'Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night,
ٱلَّذِي يُعَلِّمُنَا أَكْثَرَ مِنْ وُحُوشِ ٱلْأَرْضِ، وَيَجْعَلُنَا أَحْكَمَ مِنْ طُيُورِ ٱلسَّمَاءِ؟ ١١ 11
who teaches us more than he teaches the beasts of the earth, and who makes us wiser than the birds of the sky?'
ثَمَّ يَصْرُخُونَ مِنْ كِبْرِيَاءِ ٱلْأَشْرَارِ وَلَا يَسْتَجِيبُ. ١٢ 12
There they cry out, but God gives no answer because of the pride of evil men.
وَلَكِنَّ ٱللهَ لَا يَسْمَعُ كَذِبًا، وَٱلْقَدِيرُ لَا يَنْظُرُ إِلَيْهِ. ١٣ 13
God will certainly not hear a foolish cry; the Almighty will pay no attention to it.
فَإِذَا قُلْتَ إِنَّكَ لَسْتَ تَرَاهُ، فَٱلدَّعْوَى قُدَّامَهُ، فَٱصْبِرْ لَهُ. ١٤ 14
How much less will he answer you if you say that you do not see him, that your case is before him, and that you are waiting for him!
وَأَمَّا ٱلْآنَ فَلِأَنَّ غَضَبَهُ لَا يُطَالِبُ، وَلَا يُبَالِي بِكَثْرَةِ ٱلزَّلَّاتِ، ١٥ 15
Now you say that his anger does not punish, and he does not take even a litte notice of transgression.
فَغَرَ أَيُّوبُ فَاهُ بِٱلْبَاطِلِ، وَكَبَّرَ ٱلْكَلَامَ بِلَا مَعْرِفَةٍ». ١٦ 16
So Job opens his mouth only to speak foolishness; he piles up words without knowledge.”