أَيُّوبَ 8

فَأَجَابَ بِلْدَدُ ٱلشُّوحِيُّ وَقَالَ: ١ 1
Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said,
«إِلَى مَتَى تَقُولُ هَذَا، وَتَكُونُ أَقْوَالُ فِيكَ رِيحًا شَدِيدَةً؟ ٢ 2
“How long will you say these things? How long will the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?
هَلِ ٱللهُ يُعَوِّجُ ٱلْقَضَاءَ، أَوِ ٱلْقَدِيرُ يَعْكِسُ ٱلْحَقَّ؟ ٣ 3
Does God pervert justice? Does the Almighty pervert righteousness?
إِذْ أَخْطَأَ إِلَيْهِ بَنُوكَ، دَفَعَهُمْ إِلَى يَدِ مَعْصِيَتِهِمْ. ٤ 4
Your children have sinned against him; we know this, for he gave them into the hand of their sins.
فَإِنْ بَكَّرْتَ أَنْتَ إِلَى ٱللهِ وَتَضَرَّعْتَ إِلَى ٱلْقَدِيرِ، ٥ 5
But suppose you diligently sought God and presented your request to the Almighty.
إِنْ كُنْتَ أَنْتَ زَكِيًّا مُسْتَقِيمًا، فَإِنَّهُ ٱلْآنَ يَتَنَبَّهُ لَكَ وَيُسْلِمُ مَسْكَنَ بِرِّكَ. ٦ 6
If you are pure and upright, then he would surely stir himself on your behalf and restore you to your rightful place.
وَإِنْ تَكُنْ أُولَاكَ صَغِيرَةً فَآخِرَتُكَ تَكْثُرُ جِدًّا. ٧ 7
Even though your beginning was small, still your final condition would be much greater.
«اِسْأَلِ ٱلْقُرُونَ ٱلْأُولَى وَتَأَكَّدْ مَبَاحِثَ آبَائِهِمْ، ٨ 8
Please ask the former generations, and give your attention to what our ancestors learned.
لِأَنَّنَا نَحْنُ مِنْ أَمْسٍ وَلَا نَعْلَمُ، لِأَنَّ أَيَّامَنَا عَلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ ظِلٌّ. ٩ 9
(We were only born yesterday and know nothing because our days on earth are a shadow).
فَهَلَّا يُعْلِمُونَكَ؟ يَقُولُونَ لَكَ، وَمِنْ قُلُوبِهِمْ يُخْرِجُونَ أَقْوَالًا قَائِلِينَ: ١٠ 10
Will they not teach you and tell you? Will they not speak words from their hearts?
هَلْ يَنْمِي ٱلْبَرْدِيُّ فِي غَيْرِ ٱلْغَمَقَةِ، أَوْ تَنْبُتُ ٱلْحَلْفَاءُ بِلَا مَاءٍ؟ ١١ 11
Can papyrus grow without a marsh? Can reeds grow without water?
وَهُوَ بَعْدُ فِي نَضَارَتِهِ لَمْ يُقْطَعْ، يَيْبَسُ قَبْلَ كُلِّ ٱلْعُشْبِ. ١٢ 12
While they are still green and not cut down, they wither before any other plant.
هَكَذَا سُبُلُ كُلِّ ٱلنَّاسِينَ ٱللهَ، وَرَجَاءُ ٱلْفَاجِرِ يَخِيبُ، ١٣ 13
So also are the paths of all who forget God; the hope of the godless will perish.
فَيَنْقَطِعُ ٱعْتِمَادُهُ، وَمُتَّكَلُهُ بَيْتُ ٱلْعَنْكَبُوتِ! ١٤ 14
His confidence will break apart, and his trust is as weak as a spider's web.
يَسْتَنِدُ إِلَى بَيْتِهِ فَلَا يَثْبُتُ. يَتَمَسَّكُ بِهِ فَلَا يَقُومُ. ١٥ 15
He leans on his house, but it will not support him; he takes hold of it, but it does not stand.
هُوَ رَطْبٌ تُجَاهَ ٱلشَّمْسِ وَعَلَى جَنَّتِهِ تَنْبُتُ خَرَاعِيبُهُ. ١٦ 16
Under the sun he is green, and his shoots go out over his entire garden.
وَأُصُولُهُ مُشْتَبِكَةٌ فِي ٱلرُّجْمَةِ، فَتَرَى مَحَلَّ ٱلْحِجَارَةِ. ١٧ 17
His roots are wrapped about the heaps of stone; they look for good places among the rocks.
إِنِ ٱقْتَلَعَهُ مِنْ مَكَانِهِ، يَجْحَدُهُ قَائِلًا: مَا رَأَيْتُكَ! ١٨ 18
But if this person is destroyed out of his place, then that place will deny him and say, 'I never saw you.'
هَذَا هُوَ فَرَحُ طَرِيقِهِ، وَمِنَ ٱلتُّرَابِ يَنْبُتُ آخَرُ. ١٩ 19
See, this is the “joy” of such a person's behavior; other plants will sprout out of the same soil in his place.
«هُوَذَا ٱللهُ لَا يَرْفُضُ ٱلْكَامِلَ، وَلَا يَأْخُذُ بِيَدِ فَاعِلِي ٱلشَّرِّ. ٢٠ 20
See, God will not cast away an innocent man; neither will he take the hand of evildoers.
عِنْدَمَا يَمْلَأُ فَاكَ ضَحِكًا، وَشَفَتَيْكَ هُتَافًا، ٢١ 21
He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, your lips with shouting.
يَلْبَسُ مُبْغِضُوكَ خِزْيًا، أَمَّا خَيْمَةُ ٱلْأَشْرَارِ فَلَا تَكُونُ». ٢٢ 22
Those who hate you will be clothed with shame; the tent of the wicked will be no more.”