ايوب 38

فَأَجَابَ ٱلرَّبُّ أَيُّوبَ مِنَ ٱلْعَاصِفَةِ وَقَالَ: ١ 1
Then Yahweh responded to Job, out of a storm, and said: —
«مَنْ هَذَا ٱلَّذِي يُظْلِمُ ٱلْقَضَاءَ بِكَلَامٍ بِلَا مَعْرِفَةٍ؟ ٢ 2
Who is it that darkeneth counsel, by words, without knowledge?
اُشْدُدِ ٱلْآنَ حَقْوَيْكَ كَرَجُلٍ، فَإِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ فَتُعَلِّمُنِي. ٣ 3
Gird, I pray thee—like a strong man—thy loins, that I may ask thee, and inform thou me:
أَيْنَ كُنْتَ حِينَ أَسَّسْتُ ٱلْأَرْضَ؟ أَخْبِرْ إِنْ كَانَ عِنْدَكَ فَهْمٌ. ٤ 4
Where wast thou, when I founded the earth? Tell, if thou knowest understanding!
مَنْ وَضَعَ قِيَاسَهَا؟ لِأَنَّكَ تَعْلَمُ! أَوْ مَنْ مَدَّ عَلَيْهَا مِطْمَارًا؟ ٥ 5
Who set the measurements thereof, if thou knowest? Or who stretched out over it a line?
عَلَى أَيِّ شَيْءٍ قَرَّتْ قَوَاعِدُهَا؟ أَوْ مَنْ وَضَعَ حَجَرَ زَاوِيَتِهَا، ٦ 6
Whereon were the pedestals thereof sunk? Or who laid the corner stone thereof; —
عِنْدَمَا تَرَنَّمَتْ كَوَاكِبُ ٱلصُّبْحِ مَعًا، وَهَتَفَ جَمِيعُ بَنِي ٱللهِ؟ ٧ 7
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
«وَمَنْ حَجَزَ ٱلْبَحْرَ بِمَصَارِيعَ حِينَ ٱنْدَفَقَ فَخَرَجَ مِنَ ٱلرَّحِمِ. ٨ 8
Or [who] shut in, with double doors, the sea, when, bursting out of the womb, it came forth;
إِذْ جَعَلْتُ ٱلسَّحَابَ لِبَاسَهُ، وَٱلضَّبَابَ قِمَاطَهُ، ٩ 9
When I put a cloud as the garment thereof, and a thick cloud as the swaddling-band thereof;
وَجَزَمْتُ عَلَيْهِ حَدِّي، وَأَقَمْتُ لَهُ مَغَالِيقَ وَمَصَارِيعَ، ١٠ 10
And brake off for it my boundary, and fixed a bar and double doors;
وَقُلْتُ: إِلَى هُنَا تَأْتِي وَلَا تَتَعَدَّى، وَهُنَا تُتْخَمُ كِبْرِيَاءُ لُجَجِكَ؟ ١١ 11
And said—Hitherto, shalt thou come, and no further, —and, here, shalt thou set a limit to the majesty of thy waves?
«هَلْ فِي أَيَّامِكَ أَمَرْتَ ٱلصُّبْحَ؟ هَلْ عَرَّفْتَ ٱلْفَجْرَ مَوْضِعَهُ ١٢ 12
Since thy days [began] hast thou commanded the morning? or caused the dawn to know its place;
لِيُمْسِكَ بِأَكْنَافِ ٱلْأَرْضِ، فَيُنْفَضَ ٱلْأَشْرَارُ مِنْهَا؟ ١٣ 13
That it might lay hold of the wings of the earth, and the lawless be shaken out of it?
تَتَحَوَّلُ كَطِينِ ٱلْخَاتِمِ، وَتَقِفُ كَأَنَّهَا لَابِسَةٌ. ١٤ 14
It transformeth itself like the clay of a seal, so that things stand forth like one arrayed;
وَيُمْنَعُ عَنِ ٱلْأَشْرَارِ نُورُهُمْ، وَتَنْكَسِرُ ٱلذِّرَاعُ ٱلْمُرْتَفِعَةُ. ١٥ 15
That their light may be withdrawn from the lawless, and, the lofty arm, be shivered.
«هَلِ ٱنْتَهَيْتَ إِلَى يَنَابِيعِ ٱلْبَحْرِ، أَوْ فِي مَقْصُورَةِ ٱلْغَمْرِ تَمَشَّيْتَ؟ ١٦ 16
Hast thou entered as far as the springs of the sea? Or, through the secret recesses of the resounding deep, hast thou wandered?
هَلِ ٱنْكَشَفَتْ لَكَ أَبْوَابُ ٱلْمَوْتِ، أَوْ عَايَنْتَ أَبْوَابَ ظِلِّ ٱلْمَوْتِ؟ ١٧ 17
Have the gates of death been disclosed to thee? And, the gates of the death-shade, couldst thou descry?
هَلْ أَدْرَكْتَ عَرْضَ ٱلْأَرْضِ؟ أَخْبِرْ إِنْ عَرَفْتَهُ كُلَّهُ. ١٨ 18
Hast thou well considered, even the breadths of the earth? Tell—if thou knowest it all!
«أَيْنَ ٱلطَّرِيقُ إِلَى حَيْثُ يَسْكُنُ ٱلنُّورُ؟ وَٱلظُّلْمَةُ أَيْنَ مَقَامُهَا، ١٩ 19
Where then is the way, the light shall abide? And, the darkness, where then is its place?
حَتَّى تَأْخُذَهَا إِلَى تُخُومِهَا وَتَعْرِفَ سُبُلَ بَيْتِهَا؟ ٢٠ 20
That thou mayest conduct it unto the bound thereof, and that thou mayest perceive the paths to its house.
تَعْلَمُ، لِأَنَّكَ حِينَئِذٍ كُنْتَ قَدْ وُلِدْتَ، وَعَدَدُ أَيَّامِكَ كَثِيرٌ! ٢١ 21
Thou knowest, for, then, hadst thou been born! And, in number, thy days are many!
«أَدَخَلْتَ إِلَى خَزَائِنِ ٱلثَّلْجِ، أَمْ أَبْصَرْتَ مَخَازِنَ ٱلْبَرَدِ، ٢٢ 22
Hast thou entered into the treasuries of the snow? And, the treasuries of the hail, couldst thou see?
ٱلَّتِي أَبْقَيْتَهَا لِوَقْتِ ٱلضَّرِّ، لِيَوْمِ ٱلْقِتَالِ وَٱلْحَرْبِ؟ ٢٣ 23
Which I have reserved for a time of distress, for the day of conflict and of war?
فِي أَيِّ طَرِيقٍ يَتَوَزَّعُ ٱلنُّورُ، وَتَتَفَرَّقُ ٱلشَّرْقِيَّةُ عَلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ؟ ٢٤ 24
Where then is the way the lightning is parted? The east wind spreadeth itself abroad over the earth.
مَنْ فَرَّعَ قَنَوَاتٍ لِلْهَطْلِ، وَطَرِيقًا لِلصَّوَاعِقِ، ٢٥ 25
Who hath cloven—for the torrent—a channel? Or a way for the lightning of thunders;
لِيَمْطُرَ عَلَى أَرْضٍ حَيْثُ لَا إِنْسَانَ، عَلَى قَفْرٍ لَا أَحَدَ فِيهِ، ٢٦ 26
To give rain over the no-man’s land, the desert, where no son of earth is;
لِيُرْوِيَ ٱلْبَلْقَعَ وَٱلْخَلَاءَ وَيُنْبِتَ مَخْرَجَ ٱلْعُشْبِ؟ ٢٧ 27
To satisfy the wild and the wilderness, to cause to spring forth the meadow of young grass?
«هَلْ لِلْمَطَرِ أَبٌ؟ وَمَنْ وَلَدَ مَآجِلَ ٱلطَّلِّ؟ ٢٨ 28
Hath the rain a father? Or who hath begotten the drops of dew?
مِنْ بَطْنِ مَنْ خَرَجَ ٱلْجَمَدُ؟ صَقِيعُ ٱلسَّمَاءِ، مَنْ وَلَدَهُ؟ ٢٩ 29
Out of whose womb, came forth the ice? And, the hoar-frost of the heavens, who hath given it birth?
كَحَجَرٍ صَارَتِ ٱلْمِيَاهُ. ٱخْتَبَأَتْ. وَتَلَكَّدَ وَجْهُ ٱلْغَمْرِ. ٣٠ 30
Like a stone, are the waters congealed, and, the face of the roaring deep, becometh firm!
«هَلْ تَرْبِطُ أَنْتَ عُقْدَ ٱلثُّرَيَّا، أَوْ تَفُكُّ رُبُطَ ٱلْجَبَّارِ؟ ٣١ 31
Canst thou bind the fetters of the Pleiades? Or, the bands of Orion, canst thou unloose?
أَتُخْرِجُ ٱلْمَنَازِلَ فِي أَوْقَاتِهَا وَتَهْدِي ٱلنَّعْشَ مَعَ بَنَاتِهِ؟ ٣٢ 32
Canst thou bring forth the signs of the Zodiac each in its season? Or, the Bear and her Young, canst thou lead?
هَلْ عَرَفْتَ سُنَنَ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ، أَوْ جَعَلْتَ تَسَلُّطَهَا عَلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ؟ ٣٣ 33
Knowest thou, the statutes of the heavens? Or didst thou appoint his dominion over the earth?
أَتَرْفَعُ صَوْتَكَ إِلَى ٱلسُّحُبِ فَيُغَطِّيَكَ فَيْضُ ٱلْمِيَاهِ؟ ٣٤ 34
Canst thou lift up, to the thick cloud, thy voice, and the overflow of waters cover thee?
أَتُرْسِلُ ٱلْبُرُوقَ فَتَذْهَبَ وَتَقُولَ لَكَ: هَا نَحْنُ؟ ٣٥ 35
Canst thou send forth the lightnings, so that they go, and say to thee, Behold us?
مَنْ وَضَعَ فِي ٱلطَّخَاءِ حِكْمَةً، أَوْ مَنْ أَظْهَرَ فِي ٱلشُّهُبِ فِطْنَةً؟ ٣٦ 36
Who hath put—into cloud-forms—wisdom? Or who hath given—to the meteor—understanding?
مَنْ يُحْصِي ٱلْغُيُومَ بِٱلْحِكْمَةِ، وَمَنْ يَسْكُبُ أَزْقَاقَ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ، ٣٧ 37
Who can count the thin clouds, in wisdom? And, the bottles of the heavens, who can empty out;
إِذْ يَنْسَبِكُ ٱلتُّرَابُ سَبْكًا وَيَتَلَاصَقُ ٱلْمَدَرُ؟ ٣٨ 38
When the dust is cast into a clod, and the lumps are bound together?
«أَتَصْطَادُ لِلَّبْوَةِ فَرِيسَةً، أَمْ تُشْبِعُ نَفْسَ ٱلْأَشْبَالِ، ٣٩ 39
Wilt thou hunt—for the Lioness—prey? Or, the craving of the Strong Lion, wilt thou satisfy;
حِينَ تَجْرَمِزُّ فِي عِرِّيسِهَا وَتَجْلِسُ فِي عِيصِهَا لِلْكُمُونِ؟ ٤٠ 40
When they settle down in dens, abide in covert, for lying in wait?
مَنْ يُهَيِّئُ لِلْغُرَابِ صَيْدَهُ، إِذْ تَنْعَبُ فِرَاخُهُ إِلَى ٱللهِ، وَتَتَرَدَّدُ لِعَدَمِ ٱلْقُوتِ؟ ٤١ 41
Who prepareth for the Raven his nourishment, —when his young ones—unto GOD—cry out, [when] they wander for lack of food?