أَيُّوبَ 5

«اُدْعُ ٱلْآنَ. فَهَلْ لَكَ مِنْ مُجِيبٍ؟ وَإِلَى أَيِّ ٱلْقِدِّيسِينَ تَلْتَفِتُ؟ ١ 1
Call out now; is there anyone who will answer you? To which of the holy ones will you turn?
لِأَنَّ ٱلْغَيْظَ يَقْتُلُ ٱلْغَبِيَّ، وَٱلْغَيْرَةَ تُمِيتُ ٱلْأَحْمَقَ. ٢ 2
For anger kills the foolish man; jealousy kills the silly one.
إِنِّي رَأَيْتُ ٱلْغَبِيَّ يَتَأَصَّلُ وَبَغْتَةً لَعَنْتُ مَرْبِضَهُ. ٣ 3
I have seen a foolish person taking root, but suddenly I cursed his home.
بَنُوهُ بَعِيدُونَ عَنِ ٱلْأَمْنِ، وَقَدْ تَحَطَّمُوا فِي ٱلْبَابِ وَلَا مُنْقِذَ. ٤ 4
His children are far from safety; they are crushed in the city gate. There is no one to rescue them.
ٱلَّذِينَ يَأْكُلُ ٱلْجَوْعَانُ حَصِيدَهُمْ، وَيَأْخُذُهُ حَتَّى مِنَ ٱلشَّوْكِ، وَيَشْتَفُّ ٱلظَّمْآنُ ثَرْوَتَهُمْ. ٥ 5
The hungry eat up their harvest; they even take it from among the thorns. The thirsty pant for their wealth.
إِنَّ ٱلْبَلِيَّةَ لَا تَخْرُجُ مِنَ ٱلتُّرَابِ، وَٱلشَّقَاوَةَ لَا تَنْبُتُ مِنَ ٱلْأَرْضِ، ٦ 6
For difficulties do not come out from the soil; neither does trouble sprout from the ground.
وَلَكِنَّ ٱلْإِنْسَانَ مَوْلُودٌ لِلْمَشَقَّةِ كَمَا أَنَّ ٱلْجَوَارِحَ لِٱرْتِفَاعِ ٱلْجَنَاحِ. ٧ 7
Instead, mankind is born for trouble, just as sparks fly upward.
«لَكِنْ كُنْتُ أَطْلُبُ إِلَى ٱللهِ، وَعَلَى ٱللهِ أَجْعَلُ أَمْرِي. ٨ 8
But as for me, I would turn to God himself; to him I would commit my cause—
ٱلْفَاعِلِ عَظَائِمَ لَا تُفْحَصُ وَعَجَائِبَ لَا تُعَدُّ. ٩ 9
he who does great and unsearchable things, marvelous things without number.
ٱلْمُنْزِلِ مَطَرًا عَلَى وَجْهِ ٱلْأَرْضِ، وَٱلْمُرْسِلِ ٱلْمِيَاهَ عَلَى ٱلْبَرَارِيِّ. ١٠ 10
He gives rain on the earth, and sends water on the fields.
ٱلْجَاعِلِ ٱلْمُتَوَاضِعِينَ فِي ٱلْعُلَى، فَيَرْتَفِعُ ٱلْمَحْزُونُونَ إِلَى أَمْنٍ. ١١ 11
He does this in order to set up on high those who are low; to raise to safety those who mourn.
ٱلْمُبْطِلِ أَفْكَارَ ٱلْمُحْتَالِينَ، فَلَا تُجْرِي أَيْدِيهِمْ قَصْدًا. ١٢ 12
He breaks the plans of the crafty people, so that their hands cannot achieve success.
ٱلْآخِذِ ٱلْحُكَمَاءَ بِحِيلَتِهِمْ، فَتَتَهَوَّرُ مَشُورَةُ ٱلْمَاكِرِينَ. ١٣ 13
He traps wise people in their own crafty actions; the plans of twisted people are hurried to their end.
فِي ٱلنَّهَارِ يَصْدِمُونَ ظَلَامًا، وَيَتَلَمَّسُونَ فِي ٱلظَّهِيرَةِ كَمَا فِي ٱللَّيْلِ. ١٤ 14
They encounter darkness in the daytime, and grope at noonday as if it were night.
ٱلْمُنَجِّيَ ٱلْبَائِسَ مِنَ ٱلسَّيْفِ، مِنْ فَمِهِمْ وَمِنْ يَدِ ٱلْقَوِيِّ. ١٥ 15
But he saves the poor person from the sword in their mouths and the needy person from the hand of mighty people.
فَيَكُونُ لِلذَّلِيلِ رَجَاءٌ وَتَسُدُّ ٱلْخَطِيَّةُ فَاهَا. ١٦ 16
So the poor person has hope, and injustice shuts her own mouth.
«هُوَذَا طُوبَى لِرَجُلٍ يُؤَدِّبُهُ ٱللهُ. فَلَا تَرْفُضْ تَأْدِيبَ ٱلْقَدِيرِ. ١٧ 17
See, blessed is the man whom God corrects; therefore, do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.
لِأَنَّهُ هُوَ يَجْرَحُ وَيَعْصِبُ. يَسْحَقُ وَيَدَاهُ تَشْفِيَانِ. ١٨ 18
For he wounds and then binds up; he wounds and then his hands heal.
فِي سِتِّ شَدَائِدَ يُنَجِّيكَ، وَفِي سَبْعٍ لَا يَمَسُّكَ سُوءٌ. ١٩ 19
He will rescue you out of six troubles; indeed, in seven troubles, no evil will touch you.
فِي ٱلْجُوعِ يَفْدِيكَ مِنَ ٱلْمَوْتِ، وَفِي ٱلْحَرْبِ مِنْ حَدِّ ٱلسَّيْفِ. ٢٠ 20
In famine he will ransom you from death, and in war from the hands of the sword.
مِنْ سَوْطِ ٱللِّسَانِ تُخْتَبَأُ، فَلَا تَخَافُ مِنَ ٱلْخَرَابِ إِذَا جَاءَ. ٢١ 21
You will be hidden from the scourge of the tongue; and you will not be afraid of destruction when it comes.
تَضْحَكُ عَلَى ٱلْخَرَابِ وَٱلْمَحْلِ، وَلَا تَخْشَى وُحُوشَ ٱلْأَرْضِ. ٢٢ 22
You will laugh at destruction and famine, and you will not be afraid of beasts of the earth.
لِأَنَّهُ مَعَ حِجَارَةِ ٱلْحَقْلِ عَهْدُكَ، وَوُحُوشُ ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ تُسَالِمُكَ. ٢٣ 23
For you will have a covenant with the stones in your field, and the beasts of the field will be at peace with you.
فَتَعْلَمُ أَنَّ خَيْمَتَكَ آمِنَةٌ، وَتَتَعَهَّدُ مَرْبِضَكَ وَلَا تَفْقِدُ شَيْئًا. ٢٤ 24
You will know that your tent is in safety; you will visit your sheepfold and you will not miss anything.
وَتَعْلَمُ أَنَّ زَرْعَكَ كَثِيرٌ وَذُرِّيَّتَكَ كَعُشْبِ ٱلْأَرْضِ. ٢٥ 25
You will also know that your seed will be great, that your offspring will be like the grass on the ground.
تَدْخُلُ ٱلْمَدْفَنَ فِي شَيْخُوخَةٍ، كَرَفْعِ ٱلْكُدْسِ فِي أَوَانِهِ. ٢٦ 26
You will come to your grave at a full age, like a stack of grain bundles that goes up at its time.
هَا إِنَّ ذَا قَدْ بَحَثْنَا عَنْهُ. كَذَا هُوَ. فَٱسْمَعْهُ وَٱعْلَمْ أَنْتَ لِنَفْسِكَ». ٢٧ 27
See, we have examined this matter; it is like this; listen to it, and know it for yourself.”