أَيُّوبَ 36

وَعَادَ أَلِيهُو فَقَالَ: ١ 1
Elihu continued on and said,
«ٱصْبِرْ عَلَيَّ قَلِيلًا، فَأُبْدِيَ لَكَ أَنَّهُ بَعْدُ لِأَجْلِ ٱللهِ كَلَامٌ. ٢ 2
“Permit me to speak a little longer, and I will show you some things because I have a little more to say in defense of God.
أَحْمِلُ مَعْرِفَتِي مِنْ بَعِيدٍ، وَأَنْسُبُ بِرًّا لِصَانِعِي. ٣ 3
I will obtain my knowledge from far off; I will acknowledge that righteousness belongs to my Maker.
حَقًّا لَا يَكْذِبُ كَلَامِي. صَحِيحُ ٱلْمَعْرِفَةِ عِنْدَكَ. ٤ 4
For indeed, my words will not be false; someone who is mature in knowledge is with you.
«هُوَذَا ٱللهُ عَزِيزٌ، وَلَكِنَّهُ لَا يَرْذُلُ أَحَدًا. عَزِيزُ قُدْرَةِ ٱلْقَلْبِ. ٥ 5
See, God is mighty, and despises no one; he is mighty in strength of understanding.
لَا يُحْيي ٱلشِّرِّيرَ، بَلْ يُجْرِي قَضَاءَ ٱلْبَائِسِينَ. ٦ 6
He does not preserve the life of wicked people but instead does what is right for those who suffer.
لَا يُحَوِّلُ عَيْنَيْهِ عَنِ ٱلْبَارِّ، بَلْ مَعَ ٱلْمُلُوكِ يُجْلِسُهُمْ عَلَى ٱلْكُرْسِيِّ أَبَدًا، فَيَرْتَفِعُونَ. ٧ 7
He does not withdraw his eyes from righteous people but instead sets them on thrones like kings forever, and they are lifted up.
إِنْ أُوثِقُوا بِٱلْقُيُودِ، إِنْ أُخِذُوا فِي حِبَالَةِ ٱلذِّلِّ، ٨ 8
If they are bound in chains and trapped in cords of suffering,
فَيُظْهِرُ لَهُمْ أَفْعَالَهُمْ وَمَعَاصِيَهُمْ، لِأَنَّهُمْ تَجَبَّرُوا، ٩ 9
then he reveals to them what they have done, and their transgressions and their pride.
وَيَفْتَحُ آذَانَهُمْ لِلْإِنْذَارِ، وَيَأْمُرُ بِأَنْ يَرْجِعُوا عَنِ ٱلْإِثْمِ. ١٠ 10
He also opens their ears to his instruction, and commands them to turn back from iniquity.
إِنْ سَمِعُوا وَأَطَاعُوا قَضَوْا أَيَّامَهُمْ بِٱلْخَيْرِ وَسِنِيهِمْ بِٱلنِّعَمِ. ١١ 11
If they listen to him and worship him, they will spend their days in prosperity, their years in contentment.
وَإِنْ لَمْ يَسْمَعُوا، فَبِحَرْبَةِ ٱلْمَوْتِ يَزُولُونَ، وَيَمُوتُونَ بِعَدَمِ ٱلْمَعْرِفَةِ. ١٢ 12
However, if they do not listen, they will perish by the sword; they will die because they have no knowledge.
أَمَّا فُجَّارُ ٱلْقَلْبِ فَيَذْخَرُونَ غَضَبًا. لَا يَسْتَغِيثُونَ إِذَا هُوَ قَيَّدَهُمْ. ١٣ 13
Those who are godless in heart store up their anger; they do not cry out for help even when God ties them up.
تَمُوتُ نَفْسُهُمْ فِي ٱلصِّبَا وَحَيَاتُهُمْ بَيْنَ ٱلْمَأْبُونِينَ. ١٤ 14
They die in their youth; their lives end among the cultic prostitutes.
يُنَجِّي ٱلْبَائِسَ فِي ذِلِّهِ، وَيَفْتَحُ آذَانَهُمْ فِي ٱلضِّيقِ. ١٥ 15
God rescues afflicted people by means of their afflictions; he opens their ears by means of their oppression.
«وَأَيْضًا يَقُودُكَ مِنْ وَجْهِ ٱلضِّيقِ إِلَى رَحْبٍ لَا حَصْرَ فِيهِ، وَيَمْلَأُ مَؤُونَةَ مَائِدَتِكَ دُهْنًا. ١٦ 16
Indeed, he would like to draw you out of distress into a broad place where there is no hardship and where your table would be set with food full of fatness.
حُجَّةَ ٱلشِّرِّيرِ أَكْمَلْتَ، فَٱلْحُجَّةُ وَٱلْقَضَاءُ يُمْسِكَانِكَ. ١٧ 17
But you are full of judgment on wicked people; judgment and justice have laid hold of you.
عِنْدَ غَضَبِهِ لَعَلَّهُ يَقُودُكَ بِصَفْقَةٍ. فَكَثْرَةُ ٱلْفِدْيَةِ لَا تَفُكُّكَ. ١٨ 18
Do not let your anger entice you to mockery, or the greatness of a ransom to turn you aside.
هَلْ يَعْتَبِرُ غِنَاكَ؟ لَا ٱلتِّبْرَ وَلَا جَمِيعَ قُوَى ٱلثَّرْوَةِ! ١٩ 19
Can your wealth benefit you, so that you will not be in distress, or can all the force of your strength help you?
لَا تَشْتَاقُ إِلَى ٱللَّيْلِ ٱلَّذِي يَرْفَعُ شُعُوبًا مِنْ مَوَاضِعِهِمْ. ٢٠ 20
Do not desire the night, to commit sin against others, when peoples are cut off in their place.
اِحْذَرْ. لَا تَلْتَفِتْ إِلَى ٱلْإِثْمِ لِأَنَّكَ ٱخْتَرْتَ هَذَا عَلَى ٱلذِّلِّ. ٢١ 21
Be careful that you do not turn to sin because you are being tested by suffering so that you will stay away from sinning.
«هُوَذَا ٱللهُ يَتَعَالَى بِقُدْرَتِهِ. مَنْ مِثْلُهُ مُعَلِّمًا؟ ٢٢ 22
See, God is exalted in his power; who is a teacher like him?
مَنْ فَرَضَ عَلَيْهِ طَرِيقَهُ، أَوْ مَنْ يَقُولُ لَهُ: قَدْ فَعَلْتَ شَرًّا؟ ٢٣ 23
Who has ever instructed him about his way? Who can ever say to him, 'You have committed unrighteousness?'
اُذْكُرْ أَنْ تُعَظِّمَ عَمَلَهُ ٱلَّذِي يُغَنِّي بِهِ ٱلنَّاسُ. ٢٤ 24
Remember to praise his deeds, of which people have sung.
كُلُّ إِنْسَانٍ يُبْصِرُ بِهِ. ٱلنَّاسُ يَنْظُرُونَهُ مِنْ بَعِيدٍ. ٢٥ 25
All people have looked on those deeds, but they see those deeds only from far away.
هُوَذَا ٱللهُ عَظِيمٌ وَلَا نَعْرِفُهُ وَعَدَدُ سِنِيهِ لَا يُفْحَصُ. ٢٦ 26
See, God is great, but we do not understand him well; the number of his years is incalculable.
لِأَنَّهُ يَجْذُبُ قِطَارَ ٱلْمَاءِ. تَسُحُّ مَطَرًا مِنْ ضَبَابِهَا ٢٧ 27
For he draws up the drops of water that he distills as rain from his vapor,
ٱلَّذِي تَهْطِلُهُ ٱلسُّحُبُ وَتَقْطُرُهُ عَلَى أُنَاسٍ كَثِيرِينَ. ٢٨ 28
which the clouds pour down and drop in abundance on mankind.
فَهَلْ يُعَلِّلُ أَحَدٌ عَنْ شَقِّ ٱلْغَيْمِ أَوْ قَصِيفِ مِظَلَّتِهِ؟ ٢٩ 29
Indeed, can anyone understand the extensive spread of the clouds and the thunder from his hut?
هُوَذَا بَسَطَ نُورَهُ عَلَى نَفْسِهِ، ثُمَّ يَتَغَطَّى بِأُصُولِ ٱلْيَمِّ. ٣٠ 30
See, he spreads his lightning around him and covers the roots of the sea.
لِأَنَّهُ بِهَذِهِ يَدِينُ ٱلشُّعُوبَ، وَيَرْزُقُ ٱلْقُوتَ بِكَثْرَةٍ. ٣١ 31
In this way he judges the peoples and gives food in abundance.
يُغَطِّي كَفَّيْهِ بِٱلنُّورِ، وَيَأْمُرُهُ عَلَى ٱلْعَدُوِّ. ٣٢ 32
He fills his hands with the lightning until he commands it to strike its mark.
يُخْبِرُ بِهِ رَعْدُهُ، ٱلْمَوَاشِيَ أَيْضًا بِصُعُودِهِ. ٣٣ 33
Its thunder warns of the storm, the cattle can also hear it is coming.