أَيُّوبَ 38

فَأَجَابَ ٱلرَّبُّ أَيُّوبَ مِنَ ٱلْعَاصِفَةِ وَقَالَ: ١ 1
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
«مَنْ هَذَا ٱلَّذِي يُظْلِمُ ٱلْقَضَاءَ بِكَلَامٍ بِلَا مَعْرِفَةٍ؟ ٢ 2
Who [is] this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
اُشْدُدِ ٱلْآنَ حَقْوَيْكَ كَرَجُلٍ، فَإِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ فَتُعَلِّمُنِي. ٣ 3
Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
أَيْنَ كُنْتَ حِينَ أَسَّسْتُ ٱلْأَرْضَ؟ أَخْبِرْ إِنْ كَانَ عِنْدَكَ فَهْمٌ. ٤ 4
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
مَنْ وَضَعَ قِيَاسَهَا؟ لِأَنَّكَ تَعْلَمُ! أَوْ مَنْ مَدَّ عَلَيْهَا مِطْمَارًا؟ ٥ 5
Who hath laid the measures of it, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
عَلَى أَيِّ شَيْءٍ قَرَّتْ قَوَاعِدُهَا؟ أَوْ مَنْ وَضَعَ حَجَرَ زَاوِيَتِهَا، ٦ 6
Upon what are the foundations of it fastened? or who laid its corner stone;
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 up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, [as if] it had issued out of the womb?
إِذْ جَعَلْتُ ٱلسَّحَابَ لِبَاسَهُ، وَٱلضَّبَابَ قِمَاطَهُ، ٩ 9
When I made a cloud its garment, and thick darkness a swaddling band for it,
وَجَزَمْتُ عَلَيْهِ حَدِّي، وَأَقَمْتُ لَهُ مَغَالِيقَ وَمَصَارِيعَ، ١٠ 10
And broke up for it my decreed [place], and set bars and doors,
وَقُلْتُ: إِلَى هُنَا تَأْتِي وَلَا تَتَعَدَّى، وَهُنَا تُتْخَمُ كِبْرِيَاءُ لُجَجِكَ؟ ١١ 11
And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed.
«هَلْ فِي أَيَّامِكَ أَمَرْتَ ٱلصُّبْحَ؟ هَلْ عَرَّفْتَ ٱلْفَجْرَ مَوْضِعَهُ ١٢ 12
Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; [and] caused the day-spring to know its place;
لِيُمْسِكَ بِأَكْنَافِ ٱلْأَرْضِ، فَيُنْفَضَ ٱلْأَشْرَارُ مِنْهَا؟ ١٣ 13
That it might take hold of the ends of earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
تَتَحَوَّلُ كَطِينِ ٱلْخَاتِمِ، وَتَقِفُ كَأَنَّهَا لَابِسَةٌ. ١٤ 14
It is turned as clay [to] the seal; and they stand as a garment.
وَيُمْنَعُ عَنِ ٱلْأَشْرَارِ نُورُهُمْ، وَتَنْكَسِرُ ٱلذِّرَاعُ ٱلْمُرْتَفِعَةُ. ١٥ 15
And from the wicked their light is withheld, and the high arm shall be broken.
«هَلِ ٱنْتَهَيْتَ إِلَى يَنَابِيعِ ٱلْبَحْرِ، أَوْ فِي مَقْصُورَةِ ٱلْغَمْرِ تَمَشَّيْتَ؟ ١٦ 16
Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?
هَلِ ٱنْكَشَفَتْ لَكَ أَبْوَابُ ٱلْمَوْتِ، أَوْ عَايَنْتَ أَبْوَابَ ظِلِّ ٱلْمَوْتِ؟ ١٧ 17
Have the gates of death been opened to thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shades of death?
هَلْ أَدْرَكْتَ عَرْضَ ٱلْأَرْضِ؟ أَخْبِرْ إِنْ عَرَفْتَهُ كُلَّهُ. ١٨ 18
Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all.
«أَيْنَ ٱلطَّرِيقُ إِلَى حَيْثُ يَسْكُنُ ٱلنُّورُ؟ وَٱلظُّلْمَةُ أَيْنَ مَقَامُهَا، ١٩ 19
Where [is] the way [where] light dwelleth? and [as for] darkness, where [is] its place,
حَتَّى تَأْخُذَهَا إِلَى تُخُومِهَا وَتَعْرِفَ سُبُلَ بَيْتِهَا؟ ٢٠ 20
That thou shouldest take it to its bound, and that thou shouldest know the paths [to] its house?
تَعْلَمُ، لِأَنَّكَ حِينَئِذٍ كُنْتَ قَدْ وُلِدْتَ، وَعَدَدُ أَيَّامِكَ كَثِيرٌ! ٢١ 21
Knowest thou [it], because thou wast then born? or [because] the number of thy days [is] great?
«أَدَخَلْتَ إِلَى خَزَائِنِ ٱلثَّلْجِ، أَمْ أَبْصَرْتَ مَخَازِنَ ٱلْبَرَدِ، ٢٢ 22
Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,
ٱلَّتِي أَبْقَيْتَهَا لِوَقْتِ ٱلضَّرِّ، لِيَوْمِ ٱلْقِتَالِ وَٱلْحَرْبِ؟ ٢٣ 23
Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
فِي أَيِّ طَرِيقٍ يَتَوَزَّعُ ٱلنُّورُ، وَتَتَفَرَّقُ ٱلشَّرْقِيَّةُ عَلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ؟ ٢٤ 24
By what way is the light parted, [which] scattereth the east wind upon the earth?
مَنْ فَرَّعَ قَنَوَاتٍ لِلْهَطْلِ، وَطَرِيقًا لِلصَّوَاعِقِ، ٢٥ 25
Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;
لِيَمْطُرَ عَلَى أَرْضٍ حَيْثُ لَا إِنْسَانَ، عَلَى قَفْرٍ لَا أَحَدَ فِيهِ، ٢٦ 26
To cause it to rain on the earth, [where] no man [is]; [on] the wilderness in which [there is] no man;
لِيُرْوِيَ ٱلْبَلْقَعَ وَٱلْخَلَاءَ وَيُنْبِتَ مَخْرَجَ ٱلْعُشْبِ؟ ٢٧ 27
To satisfy the desolate and waste [ground]; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?
«هَلْ لِلْمَطَرِ أَبٌ؟ وَمَنْ وَلَدَ مَآجِلَ ٱلطَّلِّ؟ ٢٨ 28
Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of the dew?
مِنْ بَطْنِ مَنْ خَرَجَ ٱلْجَمَدُ؟ صَقِيعُ ٱلسَّمَاءِ، مَنْ وَلَدَهُ؟ ٢٩ 29
Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?
كَحَجَرٍ صَارَتِ ٱلْمِيَاهُ. ٱخْتَبَأَتْ. وَتَلَكَّدَ وَجْهُ ٱلْغَمْرِ. ٣٠ 30
The waters are hid as [with] a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.
«هَلْ تَرْبِطُ أَنْتَ عُقْدَ ٱلثُّرَيَّا، أَوْ تَفُكُّ رُبُطَ ٱلْجَبَّارِ؟ ٣١ 31
Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
أَتُخْرِجُ ٱلْمَنَازِلَ فِي أَوْقَاتِهَا وَتَهْدِي ٱلنَّعْشَ مَعَ بَنَاتِهِ؟ ٣٢ 32
Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in its season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with its sons?
هَلْ عَرَفْتَ سُنَنَ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ، أَوْ جَعَلْتَ تَسَلُّطَهَا عَلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ؟ ٣٣ 33
Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set its dominion on the earth?
أَتَرْفَعُ صَوْتَكَ إِلَى ٱلسُّحُبِ فَيُغَطِّيَكَ فَيْضُ ٱلْمِيَاهِ؟ ٣٤ 34
Canst thou lift thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee?
أَتُرْسِلُ ٱلْبُرُوقَ فَتَذْهَبَ وَتَقُولَ لَكَ: هَا نَحْنُ؟ ٣٥ 35
Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say to thee, Here we [are]?
مَنْ وَضَعَ فِي ٱلطَّخَاءِ حِكْمَةً، أَوْ مَنْ أَظْهَرَ فِي ٱلشُّهُبِ فِطْنَةً؟ ٣٦ 36
Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?
مَنْ يُحْصِي ٱلْغُيُومَ بِٱلْحِكْمَةِ، وَمَنْ يَسْكُبُ أَزْقَاقَ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ، ٣٧ 37
Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,
إِذْ يَنْسَبِكُ ٱلتُّرَابُ سَبْكًا وَيَتَلَاصَقُ ٱلْمَدَرُ؟ ٣٨ 38
When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?
«أَتَصْطَادُ لِلَّبْوَةِ فَرِيسَةً، أَمْ تُشْبِعُ نَفْسَ ٱلْأَشْبَالِ، ٣٩ 39
Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,
حِينَ تَجْرَمِزُّ فِي عِرِّيسِهَا وَتَجْلِسُ فِي عِيصِهَا لِلْكُمُونِ؟ ٤٠ 40
When they couch in [their] dens, [and] abide in the covert to lie in wait?
مَنْ يُهَيِّئُ لِلْغُرَابِ صَيْدَهُ، إِذْ تَنْعَبُ فِرَاخُهُ إِلَى ٱللهِ، وَتَتَرَدَّدُ لِعَدَمِ ٱلْقُوتِ؟ ٤١ 41
Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry to God, they wander for want of food.