أَيُّوبَ 1

كَانَ رَجُلٌ فِي أَرْضِ عَوْصَ ٱسْمُهُ أَيُّوبُ. وَكَانَ هَذَا ٱلرَّجُلُ كَامِلًا وَمُسْتَقِيمًا، يَتَّقِي ٱللهَ وَيَحِيدُ عَنِ ٱلشَّرِّ. ١ 1
There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and Job was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned from evil.
وَوُلِدَ لَهُ سَبْعَةُ بَنِينَ وَثَلَاثُ بَنَاتٍ. ٢ 2
There were born to him seven sons and three daughters.
وَكَانَتْ مَوَاشِيهِ سَبْعَةَ آلَافٍ مِنَ ٱلْغَنَمِ، وَثَلَاثَةَ آلَافِ جَمَلٍ، وَخَمْسَ مِئَةِ فَدَّانِ بَقَرٍ، وَخَمْسَ مِئَةِ أَتَانٍ، وَخَدَمُهُ كَثِيرِينَ جِدًّا. فَكَانَ هَذَا ٱلرَّجُلُ أَعْظَمَ كُلِّ بَنِي ٱلْمَشْرِقِ. ٣ 3
He possessed seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred pairs of oxen, and five hundred donkeys and a great many servants. He was the man who was the greatest of all the people of the East.
وَكَانَ بَنُوهُ يَذْهَبُونَ وَيَعْمَلُونَ وَلِيمَةً فِي بَيْتِ كُلِّ وَاحِدٍ مِنْهُمْ فِي يَوْمِهِ، وَيُرْسِلُونَ وَيَسْتَدْعُونَ أَخَوَاتِهِمِ ٱلثَّلَاثَ لِيَأْكُلْنَ وَيَشْرَبْنَ مَعَهُمْ. ٤ 4
On each son's assigned day, he would give a feast in his house. They would send and call for their three sisters to eat and drink with them.
وَكَانَ لَمَّا دَارَتْ أَيَّامُ ٱلْوَلِيمَةِ، أَنَّ أَيُّوبَ أَرْسَلَ فَقَدَّسَهُمْ، وَبَكَّرَ فِي ٱلْغَدِ وَأَصْعَدَ مُحْرَقَاتٍ عَلَى عَدَدِهِمْ كُلِّهِمْ، لِأَنَّ أَيُّوبَ قَالَ: «رُبَّمَا أَخْطَأَ بَنِيَّ وَجَدَّفُوا عَلَى ٱللهِ فِي قُلُوبِهِمْ». هَكَذَا كَانَ أَيُّوب يَفْعَلُ كُلَّ ٱلأَيَّامِ. ٥ 5
When the days of the feast were over, Job would send for them and he would consecrate them. He would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings for each of his children, for he would say, “It may be that my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” Job always did this.
وَكَانَ ذَاتَ يَوْمٍ أَنَّهُ جَاءَ بَنُو ٱللهِ لِيَمْثُلُوا أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ، وَجَاءَ ٱلشَّيْطَانُ أَيْضًا فِي وَسْطِهِمْ. ٦ 6
Then it was the day when the sons of God came to present themselves before Yahweh. Satan also came with them.
فَقَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ لِلشَّيْطَانِ: «مِنْ أَيْنَ جِئْتَ؟». فَأَجَابَ ٱلشَّيْطَانُ ٱلرَّبَّ وَقَالَ: «مِنَ ٱلْجَوَلَانِ فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ، وَمِنَ ٱلتَّمَشِّي فِيهَا». ٧ 7
Yahweh said to Satan, “From where have you come?” Then Satan answered Yahweh and said, “From wandering on the earth, from going back and forth on it.”
فَقَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ لِلشَّيْطَانِ: «هَلْ جَعَلْتَ قَلْبَكَ عَلَى عَبْدِي أَيُّوبَ؟ لِأَنَّهُ لَيْسَ مِثْلُهُ فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ. رَجُلٌ كَامِلٌ وَمُسْتَقِيمٌ، يَتَّقِي ٱللهَ وَيَحِيدُ عَنِ ٱلشَّرِّ». ٨ 8
Yahweh said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and turns from evil.”
فَأَجَابَ ٱلشَّيْطَانُ ٱلرَّبَّ وَقَالَ: «هَلْ مَجَّانًا يَتَّقِي أَيُّوبُ ٱللهَ؟ ٩ 9
Then Satan answered Yahweh and said, “Does Job fear God without reason?
أَلَيْسَ أَنَّكَ سَيَّجْتَ حَوْلَهُ وَحَوْلَ بَيْتِهِ وَحَوْلَ كُلِّ مَا لَهُ مِنْ كُلِّ نَاحِيَةٍ؟ بَارَكْتَ أَعْمَالَ يَدَيْهِ فَٱنْتَشَرَتْ مَوَاشِيهِ فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ. ١٠ 10
Have you not put a barrier around him, around his house, and around all that is his from every side? You have blessed the deeds of his hands, and his cattle have burst forth in the land.
وَلَكِنِ ٱبْسِطْ يَدَكَ ٱلْآنَ وَمَسَّ كُلَّ مَا لَهُ، فَإِنَّهُ فِي وَجْهِكَ يُجَدِّفُ عَلَيْكَ». ١١ 11
But now stretch out your hand and touch all that he has, and see if he does not curse you to your face.”
فَقَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ لِلشَّيْطَانِ: «هُوَذَا كُلُّ مَا لَهُ فِي يَدِكَ، وَإِنَّمَا إِلَيهِ لَا تَمُدَّ يَدَكَ». ثمَّ خَرَجَ ٱلشَّيْطَانُ مِنْ أَمَامِ وَجْهِ ٱلرَّبِّ. ١٢ 12
Yahweh said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your hand. Only against him himself do not stretch out your hand.” Then Satan went away from the presence of Yahweh.
وَكَانَ ذَاتَ يَوْمٍ وَأَبْنَاؤُهُ وَبَنَاتُهُ يَأْكُلُونَ وَيَشْرَبُونَ خَمْرًا فِي بَيْتِ أَخِيهِمِ ٱلْأَكْبَرِ، ١٣ 13
It came about that on a certain day, his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house.
أَنَّ رَسُولًا جَاءَ إِلَى أَيُّوبَ وَقَالَ: «ٱلْبَقَرُ كَانَتْ تَحْرُثُ، وَٱلْأُتُنُ تَرْعَى بِجَانِبِهَا، ١٤ 14
A messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were feeding beside them.
فَسَقَطَ عَلَيْهَا ٱلسَّبَئِيُّونَ وَأَخَذُوهَا، وَضَرَبُوا ٱلْغِلْمَانَ بِحَدِّ ٱلسَّيْفِ، وَنَجَوْتُ أَنَا وَحْدِي لِأُخْبِرَكَ». ١٥ 15
Then the Sabeans fell on them and took them away. As for the servants, they have struck them with the edge of the sword. I alone have escaped to tell you.”
وَبَيْنَمَا هُوَ يَتَكَلَّمُ إِذْ جَاءَ آخَرُ وَقَالَ: «نَارُ ٱللهِ سَقَطَتْ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَاءِ فَأَحْرَقَتِ ٱلْغَنَمَ وَٱلْغِلْمَانَ وَأَكَلَتْهُمْ، وَنَجَوْتُ أَنَا وَحْدِي لِأُخْبِرَكَ». ١٦ 16
While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “The fire of God fell from the heavens and burned up the sheep and the servants. I alone have escaped to tell you.”
وَبَيْنَمَا هُوَ يَتَكَلَّمُ إِذْ جَاءَ آخَرُ وَقَالَ: «ٱلْكَلْدَانِيُّونَ عَيَّنُوا ثَلَاثَ فِرَقٍ، فَهَجَمُوا عَلَى ٱلْجِمَالِ وَأَخَذُوهَا، وَضَرَبُوا ٱلْغِلْمَانَ بِحَدِّ ٱلسَّيْفِ، وَنَجَوْتُ أَنَا وَحْدِي لِأُخْبِرَكَ». ١٧ 17
While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three groups, attacked the camels, and have taken them away. As for the servants, they have struck them with the edge of the sword. I alone have escaped to tell you.”
وَبَيْنَمَا هُوَ يَتَكَلَّمُ إِذْ جَاءَ آخَرُ وَقَالَ: «بَنُوكَ وَبَنَاتُكَ كَانُوا يَأْكُلُونَ وَيَشْرَبُونَ خَمْرًا فِي بَيْتِ أَخِيهِمِ ٱلْأَكْبَرِ، ١٨ 18
While he was yet speaking, another also came and said, “Your sons and your daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house.
وَإِذَا رِيحٌ شَدِيدَةٌ جَاءَتْ مِنْ عَبْرِ ٱلْقَفْرِ وَصَدَمَتْ زَوَايَا ٱلْبَيْتِ ٱلْأَرْبَعَ، فَسَقَطَ عَلَى ٱلْغِلْمَانِ فَمَاتُوا، وَنَجَوْتُ أَنَا وَحْدِي لِأُخْبِرَكَ». ١٩ 19
A strong wind came from the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house. It fell on the young people, and they died. I alone have escaped to tell you.”
فَقَامَ أَيُّوبُ وَمَزَّقَ جُبَّتَهُ، وَجَزَّ شَعْرَ رَأْسِهِ، وَخَرَّ عَلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ وَسَجَدَ، ٢٠ 20
Then Job rose, tore his robe, shaved his head, lay facedown on the ground, and worshiped God.
وَقَالَ: «عُرْيَانًا خَرَجْتُ مِنْ بَطْنِ أُمِّي، وَعُرْيَانًا أَعُودُ إِلَى هُنَاكَ. ٱلرَّبُّ أَعْطَى وَٱلرَّبُّ أَخَذَ، فَلْيَكُنِ ٱسْمُ ٱلرَّبِّ مُبَارَكًا». ٢١ 21
He said, “I was naked when I came out of my mother's womb, and I will be naked when I will return there. It is Yahweh who gave, and it is Yahweh who has taken away. May the name of Yahweh be blessed.”
فِي كُلِّ هَذَا لَمْ يُخْطِئْ أَيُّوبُ وَلَمْ يَنْسِبْ لِلهِ جَهَالَةً. ٢٢ 22
In all this matter, Job did not sin, nor did he accuse God of wrongdoing.