أَيُّوبَ 41

«أَتَصْطَادُ لَوِيَاثَانَ بِشِصٍّ، أَوْ تَضْغَطُ لِسَانَهُ بِحَبْلٍ؟ ١ 1
Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook? Or tie up his jaws with a cord?
أَتَضَعُ أَسَلَةً فِي خَطْمِهِ، أَمْ تَثْقُبُ فَكَّهُ بِخِزَامَةٍ؟ ٢ 2
Can you put a rope into his nose, or pierce his jaw through with a hook?
أَيُكْثِرُ ٱلتَّضَرُّعَاتِ إِلَيْكَ، أَمْ يَتَكَلَّمُ مَعَكَ بِٱللِّينِ؟ ٣ 3
Will he make many pleas to you? Will he speak soft words to you?
هَلْ يَقْطَعُ مَعَكَ عَهْدًا فَتَتَّخِذَهُ عَبْدًا مُؤَبَّدًا؟ ٤ 4
Will he make a covenant with you, that you should take him for a servant forever?
أَتَلْعَبُ مَعَهُ كَٱلْعُصْفُورِ، أَوْ تَرْبِطُهُ لِأَجْلِ فَتَيَاتِكَ؟ ٥ 5
Will you play with him as you would with a bird? Will you tie him up for your servant girls?
هَلْ تَحْفِرُ جَمَاعَةُ ٱلصَّيَّادِينَ لِأَجْلِهِ حُفْرَةً، أَوْ يَقْسِمُونَهُ بَيْنَ ٱلْكَنْعَانِيِّينَ؟ ٦ 6
Will the groups of fishermen bargain for him? Will they divide him up to trade among the merchants?
أَتَمْلَأُ جِلْدَهُ حِرَابًا وَرَأْسَهُ بِإِلَالِ ٱلسَّمَكِ؟ ٧ 7
Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?
ضَعْ يَدَكَ عَلَيْهِ. لَا تَعُدْ تَذْكُرُ ٱلْقِتَالَ! ٨ 8
Put your hand on him just once, and you will remember the battle and do it no more.
هُوَذَا ٱلرَّجَاءُ بِهِ كَاذِبٌ. أَلَا يُكَبُّ أَيْضًا بِرُؤْيَتِهِ؟ ٩ 9
See, the hope of anyone who does that is a lie; will not anyone be thrown down to the ground just by the sight of him?
لَيْسَ مِنْ شُجَاعٍ يُوقِظُهُ، فَمَنْ يَقِفُ إِذًا بِوَجْهِي؟ ١٠ 10
None is so fierce that he dare stir Leviathan up; who, then, is he who can stand before me?
مَنْ تَقَدَّمَنِي فَأُوفِيَهُ؟ مَا تَحْتَ كُلِّ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ هُوَ لِي. ١١ 11
Who has first given anything to me in order that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole sky is mine.
«لَا أَسْكُتُ عَنْ أَعْضَائِهِ، وَخَبَرِ قُوَّتِهِ وَبَهْجَةِ عُدَّتِهِ. ١٢ 12
I will not keep silent concerning Leviathan's legs, nor about the matter of his strength, nor about his graceful form.
مَنْ يَكْشِفُ وَجْهَ لِبْسِهِ، وَمَنْ يَدْنُو مِنْ مَثْنَى لَجَمَتِهِ؟ ١٣ 13
Who can strip off his outer covering? Who can penetrate his double armor?
مَنْ يَفْتَحُ مِصْرَاعَيْ فَمِهِ؟ دَائِرَةُ أَسْنَانِهِ مُرْعِبَةٌ. ١٤ 14
Who can open the doors of his face— ringed with his teeth, which are a terror?
فَخْرُهُ مَجَانُّ مَانِعَةٌ مُحَكَّمَةٌ مَضْغُوطَةٌ بِخَاتِمٍ. ١٥ 15
his back is made up of rows of shields, tight together as with a close seal.
ٱلْوَاحِدُ يَمَسُّ ٱلْآخَرَ، فَٱلرِّيحُ لَا تَدْخُلُ بَيْنَهَا. ١٦ 16
One is so near to another that no air can come between them.
كُلٌّ مِنْهَا مُلْتَصِقٌ بِصَاحِبِهِ، مُتَلَكِّدَةً لَا تَنْفَصِلُ. ١٧ 17
They are joined to each other; they stick together, so that they cannot be pulled apart.
عُطَاسُهُ يَبْعَثُ نُورًا، وَعَيْنَاهُ كَهُدُبِ ٱلصُّبْحِ. ١٨ 18
Light flashes out from his snorting; his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning dawn.
مِنْ فِيهِ تَخْرُجُ مَصَابِيحُ. شَرَارُ نَارٍ تَتَطَايَرُ مِنْهُ. ١٩ 19
Out of his mouth go burning torches, sparks of fire leap out.
مِنْ مَنْخَرَيْهِ يَخْرُجُ دُخَانٌ كَأَنَّهُ مِنْ قِدْرٍ مَنْفُوخٍ أَوْ مِنْ مِرْجَلٍ. ٢٠ 20
Out of his nostrils goes smoke like a boiling pot on a fire that has been fanned to be very hot.
نَفَسُهُ يُشْعِلُ جَمْرًا، وَلَهِيبٌ يَخْرُجُ مِنْ فِيهِ. ٢١ 21
His breath kindles coals into flame; fires go out from his mouth.
فِي عُنُقِهِ تَبِيتُ ٱلْقُوَّةُ، وَأَمَامَهُ يَدُوسُ ٱلْهَوْلُ. ٢٢ 22
In his neck is strength, and terror dances in front of him.
مَطَاوِي لَحْمِهِ مُتَلَاصِقَةٌ مَسْبُوكَةٌ عَلَيْهِ لَا تَتَحَرَّكُ. ٢٣ 23
The folds of his flesh are joined together; they are firm on him; they cannot be moved.
قَلْبُهُ صُلْبٌ كَٱلْحَجَرِ، وَقَاسٍ كَٱلرَّحَى. ٢٤ 24
His heart is as hard as a stone— indeed, as hard as a lower millstone.
عِنْدَ نُهُوضِهِ تَفْزَعُ ٱلْأَقْوِيَاءُ. مِنَ ٱلْمَخَاوِفِ يَتِيهُونَ. ٢٥ 25
When he raises himself up, even the gods become afraid; because of fear, they draw back.
سَيْفُ ٱلَّذِي يَلْحَقُهُ لَا يَقُومُ، وَلَا رُمْحٌ وَلَا مِزْرَاقٌ وَلَا دِرْعٌ. ٢٦ 26
If a sword strikes him, it does nothing— and neither does a spear, an arrow, or any other pointed weapon.
يَحْسِبُ ٱلْحَدِيدَ كَٱلتِّبْنِ، وَٱلنُّحَاسَ كَٱلْعُودِ ٱلنَّخِرِ. ٢٧ 27
He thinks of iron as if it were straw, and of bronze as if it were rotten wood.
لَا يَسْتَفِزُّهُ نُبْلُ ٱلْقَوْسِ. حِجَارَةُ ٱلْمِقْلَاعِ تَرْجِعُ عَنْهُ كَٱلْقَشِّ. ٢٨ 28
An arrow cannot make him flee; to him sling stones become chaff.
يَحْسَبُ ٱلْمِقْمَعَةَ كَقَشٍّ، وَيَضْحَكُ عَلَى ٱهْتِزَازِ ٱلرُّمْحِ. ٢٩ 29
Clubs are regarded as straw; he laughs at the whirring flight of a spear.
تَحْتَهُ قُطَعُ خَزَفٍ حَادَّةٌ. يُمَدِّدُ نَوْرَجًا عَلَى ٱلطِّينِ. ٣٠ 30
His lower parts are like sharp pieces of broken pottery; he leaves a spreading trail in the mud as if he were a threshing sledge.
يَجْعَلُ ٱلْعُمْقَ يَغْلِي كَٱلْقِدْرِ، وَيَجْعَلُ ٱلْبَحْرَ كَقِدْرِ عِطَارَةٍ. ٣١ 31
He makes the deep to foam up like a pot of boiling water; he makes the sea like a pot of ointment.
يُضِيءُ ٱلسَّبِيلُ وَرَاءَهُ فَيُحْسَبُ ٱللُّجُّ أَشْيَبَ. ٣٢ 32
He makes a shining wake behind him; one would think the deep had gray hair.
لَيْسَ لَهُ فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ نَظِيرٌ. صُنِعَ لِعَدَمِ ٱلْخَوْفِ. ٣٣ 33
On earth there is no equal to him, who has been made to live without fear.
يُشْرِفُ عَلَى كُلِّ مُتَعَالٍ. هُوَ مَلِكٌ عَلَى كُلِّ بَنِي ٱلْكِبْرِيَاءِ». ٣٤ 34
He sees everything that is proud; he is king over all the sons of pride.”