أَيُّوبَ 9

فَأَجَابَ أَيُّوبُ وَقَالَ: ١ 1
Then Job answered and said,
«صَحِيحٌ. قَدْ عَلِمْتُ أَنَّهُ كَذَا، فَكَيْفَ يَتَبَرَّرُ ٱلْإِنْسَانُ عِنْدَ ٱللهِ؟ ٢ 2
“I truly know that this is so. But how can a person be in the right with God?
إِنْ شَاءَ أَنْ يُحَاجَّهُ، لَا يُجِيبُهُ عَنْ وَاحِدٍ مِنْ أَلْفٍ. ٣ 3
If he wants to argue with God, he cannot answer him once in a thousand times.
هُوَ حَكِيمُ ٱلْقَلْبِ وَشَدِيدُ ٱلْقُوَّةِ. مَنْ تَصَلَّبَ عَلَيْهِ فَسَلِمَ؟ ٤ 4
God is wise in heart and mighty in strength; who has ever hardened himself against him and succeeded?—
ٱلْمُزَحْزِحُ ٱلْجِبَالَ وَلَا تَعْلَمُ، ٱلَّذِي يَقْلِبُهَا فِي غَضَبِهِ. ٥ 5
he who removes the mountains without warning anyone when he overturns them in his anger—
ٱلْمُزَعْزِعُ ٱلْأَرْضَ مِنْ مَقَرِّهَا، فَتَتَزَلْزَلُ أَعْمِدَتُهَا. ٦ 6
he who shakes the earth out of its place and sets its supports trembling.
ٱلْآمِرُ ٱلشَّمْسَ فَلَا تُشْرِقُ، وَيَخْتِمُ عَلَى ٱلنُّجُومِ. ٧ 7
It is the same God who tells the sun not to rise, and it does not, and who covers up the stars,
ٱلْبَاسِطُ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَحْدَهُ، وَٱلْمَاشِي عَلَى أَعَالِي ٱلْبَحْرِ. ٨ 8
who by himself stretches out the heavens and tramples down the waves of the sea,
صَانِعُ ٱلنَّعْشِ وَٱلْجَبَّارِ وَٱلثُّرَيَّا وَمَخَادِعِ ٱلْجَنُوبِ. ٩ 9
who makes the Bear, Orion, the Pleiades, and the constellations of the south.
فَاعِلُ عَظَائِمَ لَا تُفْحَصُ، وَعَجَائِبَ لَا تُعَدُّ. ١٠ 10
He does great and unsearchable things, and wonderful things that cannot be counted.
«هُوَذَا يَمُرُّ عَلَيَّ وَلَا أَرَاهُ، وَيَجْتَازُ فَلَا أَشْعُرُ بِهِ. ١١ 11
See, he goes by me, and I do not see him; he passes on also, but I do not perceive him.
إِذَا خَطَفَ فَمَنْ يَرُدُّهُ؟ وَمَنْ يَقُولُ لَهُ: مَاذَا تَفْعَلُ؟ ١٢ 12
If he takes something away, who can stop him? Who can say to him, 'What are you doing?'
ٱللهُ لَا يَرُدُّ غَضَبَهُ. يَنْحَنِي تَحْتَهُ أَعْوَانُ رَهَبَ. ١٣ 13
God will not withdraw his anger; the helpers of Rahab bow beneath him.
كَمْ بِٱلْأَقَلِّ أَنَا أُجَاوِبُهُ وَأَخْتَارُ كَلَامِي مَعَهُ؟ ١٤ 14
How much less could I answer him, could I choose words to reason with him?
لِأَنِّي وَإِنْ تَبَرَّرْتُ لَا أُجَاوِبُ، بَلْ أَسْتَرْحِمُ دَيَّانِي. ١٥ 15
Even if I were righteous, I could not answer him; I could only plead for mercy with my judge.
لَوْ دَعَوْتُ فَٱسْتَجَابَ لِي، لَمَا آمَنْتُ بِأَنَّهُ سَمِعَ صَوْتِي. ١٦ 16
Even if I called and he answered me, I would not believe that he was listening to my voice.
ذَاكَ ٱلَّذِي يَسْحَقُنِي بِٱلْعَاصِفَةِ، وَيُكْثِرُ جُرُوحِي بِلَا سَبَبٍ. ١٧ 17
For he breaks me with a tempest and multiplies my wounds without cause.
لَا يَدَعُنِي آخُذُ نَفَسِي، وَلَكِنْ يُشْبِعُنِي مَرَائِرَ. ١٨ 18
He does not allow me to regain my breath; but he fills me with bitterness.
إِنْ كَانَ مِنْ جِهَةِ قُوَّةِ ٱلْقَوِيِّ، يَقُولُ: هَأَنَذَا. وَإِنْ كَانَ مِنْ جِهَةِ ٱلْقَضَاءِ يَقُولُ: مَنْ يُحَاكِمُنِي؟ ١٩ 19
If it is a matter of strength, behold, he is mighty! If it is a matter of justice, who can summon him?
إِنْ تَبَرَّرْتُ يَحْكُمُ عَلَيَّ فَمِي، وَإِنْ كُنْتُ كَامِلًا يَسْتَذْنِبُنِي. ٢٠ 20
Though I am in the right, my own mouth would condemn me; and though I am blameless, my words would prove me to be guilty.
«كَامِلٌ أَنَا. لَا أُبَالِي بِنَفْسِي. رَذَلْتُ حَيَاتِي. ٢١ 21
I am blameless, but I do not care any more about myself; I despise my own life.
هِيَ وَاحِدَةٌ. لِذَلِكَ قُلْتُ: إِنَّ ٱلْكَامِلَ وَٱلشِّرِّيرَ هُوَ يُفْنِيهِمَا. ٢٢ 22
It makes no difference, which is why I say that he destroys blameless people and wicked people together.
إِذَا قَتَلَ ٱلسَّوْطُ بَغْتَةً، يَسْتَهْزِئُ بِتَجْرِبَةِ ٱلْأَبْرِيَاءِ. ٢٣ 23
When a whip suddenly kills, he mocks the despair of the innocent.
ٱلْأَرْضُ مُسَلَّمَةٌ لِيَدِ ٱلشِّرِّيرِ. يُغَشِّي وُجُوهَ قُضَاتِهَا. وَإِنْ لَمْ يَكُنْ هُوَ، فَإِذًا مَنْ؟ ٢٤ 24
The earth is given into the hand of wicked people; God covers the faces of its judges. If it is not he who does it, then who is it?
أَيَّامِي أَسْرَعُ مِنْ عَدَّاءٍ، تَفِرُّ وَلَا تَرَى خَيْرًا. ٢٥ 25
My days are swifter than a running messenger; my days flee away; they see no good anywhere.
تَمُرُّ مَعَ سُفُنِ ٱلْبَرْدِيِّ. كَنَسْرٍ يَنْقَضُّ إِلَى قَنَصِهِ. ٢٦ 26
They are as fast as papyrus reed boats, and as fast as the eagle that swoops down on its victim.
إِنْ قُلْتُ: أَنْسَى كُرْبَتِي، أُطْلِقُ وَجْهِي وَأَتَبَلَّجُ، ٢٧ 27
If I said that I would forget about my complaints, that I would take off my sad face and be happy,
أَخَافُ مِنْ كُلِّ أَوْجَاعِي عَالِمًا أَنَّكَ لَا تُبَرِّئُنِي. ٢٨ 28
I would be afraid of all my sorrows because I know that you will not consider me innocent.
أَنَا مُسْتَذْنَبٌ، فَلِمَاذَا أَتْعَبُ عَبَثًا؟ ٢٩ 29
I will be condemned; why, then, should I try in vain?
وَلَوِ ٱغْتَسَلْتُ فِي ٱلثَّلْجِ، وَنَظَّفْتُ يَدَيَّ بِٱلْإِشْنَانِ، ٣٠ 30
If I washed myself with snow water and made my hands ever so clean,
فَإِنَّكَ فِي ٱلنَّقْعِ تَغْمِسُنِي حَتَّى تَكْرَهَنِي ثِيَابِي. ٣١ 31
God would plunge me in a ditch, and my own clothes would be disgusted with me.
لِأَنَّهُ لَيْسَ هُوَ إِنْسَانًا مِثْلِي فَأُجَاوِبَهُ، فَنَأْتِي جَمِيعًا إِلَى ٱلْمُحَاكَمَةِ. ٣٢ 32
For God is not a man, as I am, that I could answer him, that we could come together in court.
لَيْسَ بَيْنَنَا مُصَالِحٌ يَضَعُ يَدَهُ عَلَى كِلَيْنَا. ٣٣ 33
There is no judge between us who might lay his hand upon us both.
لِيَرْفَعْ عَنِّي عَصَاهُ وَلَا يَبْغَتْنِي رُعْبُهُ. ٣٤ 34
There is no other judge who could take God's rod off me, who could keep his terror from frightening me.
إِذًا أَتَكَلَّمُ وَلَا أَخَافُهُ، لِأَنِّي لَسْتُ هَكَذَا عِنْدَ نَفْسِي. ٣٥ 35
Then would I speak up and not fear him. But as things are now, I cannot do that.