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Job 1

Job’s Character and Wealth

1[a]There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God [with reverence] and abstained from and turned away from evil [because he honored God]. Seven sons and three daughters were born to him. He also possessed 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke (pairs) of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and a very great number of servants, so that this man was the greatest [and wealthiest and most respected] of all the men of the east (northern Arabia). His sons used to go [in turn] and feast in the house of each one on his [b]day, and they would send word and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. When the days of their feasting were over, Job would send [for them] and consecrate them, rising early in the morning and offering burnt offerings according to the number of them all; for Job said, “It may be that my sons have sinned and [c]cursed God in their hearts.” Job did this at all [such] times.

Now there was a day when the sons of God (angels) came to present themselves before the [d]Lord, and Satan (adversary, accuser) also came among them. The Lord said to Satan, “From where have you come?” Then Satan answered the Lord, “From roaming around on the earth and from walking around on it.” The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered and reflected on My servant Job? For there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God [with reverence] and abstains from and turns away from evil [because he honors God].” Then Satan answered the Lord, “Does Job fear God for nothing? 10 Have You not put a hedge [of protection] around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands [and conferred prosperity and happiness upon him], and his possessions have increased in the land. 11 But put forth Your hand now and touch (destroy) all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face.” 12 Then the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, all that Job has is in your power, only do not put your hand on the man himself.” So Satan departed from the presence of the Lord.

Satan Allowed to Test Job

13 Now there was a day when Job’s sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, 14 and a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were feeding beside them, 15 and the [e]Sabeans attacked and swooped down on them and took away the animals. They also killed the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” 16 While he was still speaking, another [messenger] also came and said, “The fire of God (lightning) has fallen from the heavens and has burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed them, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” 17 While he was still speaking, another [messenger] also came and said, “The [f]Chaldeans formed three bands and made a raid on the camels and have taken them away and have killed the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” 18 While he was still speaking, another [messenger] also came and said, “Your sons and your daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, 19 and suddenly, a great wind came from across the desert, and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people and they died, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”

20 Then Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head [in mourning for the children], and he fell to the ground and worshiped [God]. 21 He said,

“Naked (without possessions) I came [into this world] from my mother’s womb,
And naked I will return there.
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;
Blessed be the name of the Lord.”

22 Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God.

Notas al pie

  1. Job 1:1 The written structure of this book is unusual because it combines prose and poetry. No other book in the Bible uses this prose-poetry-prose pattern. Chapters 1 and 2 are prose, and introduce the poetic monologues and dialogues that comprise the essence of the story of Job. The opening verse of each of the intervening chapters is also prose as is the denouement in ch 42:7-17. A slightly longer introductory prose section is in ch 32:1-6a. Job is probably the most ancient book in the Bible and in addition to its biblical message it is highly regarded as a literary masterpiece.
  2. Job 1:4 Lit house of each man his day. It has been inferred by some that his refers to Job, and that his day was Job’s birthday or some other special occasion for him. But the Hebrew wording indicates instead that his refers to each of the brothers in turn, and since there were seven of them, it follows that they held a banquet every day of the week, rotating from house to house, as is also indicated in v 5. This is evidence both of the brothers’ prosperity and the close relationship they maintained with one another.
  3. Job 1:5 Lit blessed, a euphemism for “cursed.” The very idea of cursing God was so repugnant and sacrilegious to the godly that they would not use the word in speech or thought.
  4. Job 1:6 Heb YHWH (Yahweh), and so throughout chs 1, 2, 12, 38, 40, 42.
  5. Job 1:15 Terrorizing robbers from SW Arabia.
  6. Job 1:17 Marauding nomads from the Arabian desert. Much later the Chaldeans became the dominant people in the Babylonian Empire.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Jobu 1

Ìbẹ̀rẹ̀ ìgbé ayé Jobu

1Ọkùnrin kan wà ní ilẹ̀ Usi, orúkọ ẹni tí í jẹ́ Jobu; ọkùnrin náà sì ṣe olóòtítọ́, ó dúró ṣinṣin, ẹni tí ó bẹ̀rù Ọlọ́run, tí ó kórìíra ìwà búburú, A sì bi ọmọkùnrin méje àti ọmọbìnrin mẹ́ta fún un. Ohun ọ̀sìn rẹ̀ sì jẹ́ ẹ̀ẹ́dẹ́gbàárin (7,000) àgùntàn, àti ẹgbẹ̀ẹ́dógún (3,000) ìbákasẹ, àti ẹ̀ẹ́dẹ́gbẹ̀ta (500) àjàgà ọ̀dá màlúù, àti ẹ̀ẹ́dẹ́gbẹ̀ta (500) abo kẹ́tẹ́kẹ́tẹ́, ó sì pọ̀; bẹ́ẹ̀ ni ọkùnrin yìí sì pọ̀jù gbogbo àwọn ará ìlà-oòrùn lọ.

Àwọn ọmọ rẹ̀ a sì máa lọ í jẹun àsè nínú ilé ara wọn, olúkúlùkù ní ọjọ́ rẹ̀; wọn a sì máa ránṣẹ́ pé arábìnrin wọn mẹ́tẹ̀ẹ̀ta láti jẹun àti láti pẹ̀lú wọn. Ó sì ṣe, nígbà tí ọjọ́ àsè wọn pé yíká, ni Jobu ránṣẹ́ lọ í yà wọ́n sí mímọ́, ó sì dìde ní kùtùkùtù òwúrọ̀, ó sì rú ẹbọ sísun níwọ̀n iye gbogbo wọn; nítorí tí Jobu wí pé: bóyá àwọn ọmọ mi ti ṣẹ̀, wọn kò sì ṣọpẹ́ fún Ọlọ́run lọ́kàn wọn. Bẹ́ẹ̀ ní Jobu máa ń ṣe nígbà gbogbo.

Ìdánwò Jobu àkọ́kọ́

Ǹjẹ́ ó di ọjọ́ kan, nígbà tí àwọn ọmọ Ọlọ́run wá í pé níwájú Olúwa, Satani sì wá pẹ̀lú wọn. Olúwa sì bi Satani wí pé, “Níbo ni ìwọ ti wá?”

Nígbà náà ní Satani dá Olúwa lóhùn wí pé, “Ní ìlọ-síwá-sẹ́yìn lórí ilẹ̀ ayé, àti ní ìrìnkèrindò nínú rẹ̀.”

Olúwa sì sọ fún Satani pé, “Ìwọ ha kíyèsi Jobu ìránṣẹ́ mi, pé kò sí ẹni tí ó dàbí rẹ̀ ní ayé, ọkùnrin tí í ṣe olóòtítọ́, tí ó sì dúró ṣinṣin, ẹni tí ó bẹ̀rù Ọlọ́run, ti ó sì kórìíra ìwà búburú.”

Nígbà náà ni Satani dá Olúwa lóhùn wí pé, “Jobu ha bẹ̀rù Ọlọ́run ní asán bí?” 10 “Ìwọ kò ha ti ṣọgbà yìí ká, àti yí ilé rẹ̀ àti yí ohun tí ó ní ká, ní ìhà gbogbo? Ìwọ bùsi iṣẹ́ ọwọ́ rẹ̀, ohun ọ̀sìn rẹ̀ sì ń pọ̀ si ní ilẹ̀. 11 Ǹjẹ́, nawọ́ rẹ nísinsin yìí, kí ó sì fi tọ́ ohun gbogbo tí ó ni; bí kì yóò sì bọ́hùn ni ojú rẹ.”

12 Olúwa sì dá Satani lóhùn wí pé, “Kíyèsi i, ohun gbogbo tí ó ní ń bẹ ní ìkáwọ́ rẹ, kìkì òun tìkára rẹ̀ ni ìwọ kò gbọdọ̀ fi ọwọ́ rẹ kàn.”

Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni Satani jáde lọ kúrò níwájú Olúwa.

13 Ó sì di ọjọ́ kan nígbà tí àwọn ọmọ rẹ̀ ọkùnrin àti obìnrin, tí wọ́n mu ọtí wáìnì nínú ilé ẹ̀gbọ́n wọn ọkùnrin, 14 oníṣẹ́ kan sì tọ Jobu wá wí pé: “Àwọn ọ̀dá màlúù ń tulẹ̀, àwọn kẹ́tẹ́kẹ́tẹ́ sì ń jẹ ní ẹ̀gbẹ́ wọn; 15 Àwọn ará Sabeani sì kọlù wọ́n, wọ́n sì ń kó wọn lọ pẹ̀lú, wọ́n ti fi idà sá àwọn ìránṣẹ́ pa, èmi nìkan ṣoṣo ní ó sá àsálà láti ròyìn fún ọ.”

16 Bí ó ti ń sọ ní ẹnu; ẹnìkan dé pẹ̀lú tí ó sì wí pé, “Iná ńlá Ọlọ́run ti ọ̀run bọ́ sí ilẹ̀, ó sì jó àwọn àgùntàn àti àwọn ìránṣẹ́; èmi nìkan ṣoṣo ní ó sálà láti ròyìn fún ọ.”

17 Bí ó sì ti ń sọ ní ẹnu, ẹnìkan sì dé pẹ̀lú tí ó wí pé, “Àwọn ará Kaldea píngun sí ọ̀nà mẹ́ta, wọ́n sì kọlù àwọn ìbákasẹ, wọ́n sì kó wọn lọ, pẹ̀lúpẹ̀lú wọ́n sì fi idà sá àwọn ìránṣẹ́ pa; èmi nìkan ṣoṣo ni ó sá àsálà láti ròyìn fún ọ!”

18 Bí ó ti ń sọ ní ẹnu, ẹnìkan dé pẹ̀lú tí ó sì wí pé àwọn ọmọ rẹ ọkùnrin àti obìnrin ń jẹ, wọ́n ń mu ọtí wáìnì nínú ilé ẹ̀gbọ́n. 19 Sì kíyèsi i, ẹ̀fúùfù ńláńlá ti ìhà ijù fẹ́ wá kọlu igun mẹ́rẹ̀ẹ̀rin ilé, ó sì wó lu àwọn ọ̀dọ́mọkùnrin náà, wọ́n sì kú, èmi nìkan ṣoṣo ni ó yọ láti ròyìn fún ọ.

20 Nígbà náà ni Jobu dìde, ó sì fa aṣọ ìgúnwà rẹ̀ ya, ó sì fá orí rẹ̀ ó wólẹ̀ ó sì gbàdúrà 21 wí pé:

“Ní ìhòhò ní mo ti inú ìyá mi jáde wá,
    ni ìhòhò ní èmi yóò sì tún padà lọ.
Olúwa fi fún ni, Olúwa sì gbà á lọ,
    ìbùkún ni fún orúkọ Olúwa.”

22 Nínú gbogbo èyí Jobu kò ṣẹ̀, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni kò sì fi òmùgọ̀ pe Ọlọ́run lẹ́jọ́.