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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.

Ang Pulong Sang Dios

Job 1

Ang Matarong nga Kabuhi ni Job

1May isa ka tawo nga nagaestar sa duta sang Uz nga ang iya ngalan si Job. Matarong kag wala sing kasawayan ang iya kabuhi. Nagatahod siya sa Dios kag nagalikaw sa paghimo sang malain. May pito siya ka anak nga lalaki kag tatlo ka babayi. May 7,000 siya ka karnero, 3,000 ka kamelyo, 500 ka paris sang mga baka, kag 500 ka asno nga babayi. May madamo man siya nga mga suluguon. Siya ang pinakamanggaranon sa tanan nga tawo sa sidlangan sang Israel.

Kinabatasan na sang iya mga anak nga lalaki ang pagbulos-bulos hiwat sang punsyon sa ila mga balay kag ginaimbitar nila ang ila tatlo ka utod nga babayi sa pagtambong. Kada tapos sang punsyon, nagahalad gid si Job para matinluan ang iya mga anak. Aga pa siya nagabugtaw kag nagahalad sang mga halad nga ginasunog para sa tagsa niya ka anak kay nagahunahuna siya nga basi nakasala ang iya mga anak kag nakahambal sang malain kontra sa Dios sa ila tagipusuon. Amo ina permi ang ginahimo ni Job.

Ang Una nga Pagtilaw kay Job

Isa ka adlaw, nagtipon ang mga anghel[a] sa presensya sang Ginoo, kag nag-upod sa ila si Satanas. Nagsiling ang Ginoo kay Satanas, “Diin ka naghalin?” Nagsabat si Satanas sa Ginoo, “Naglibot-libot sa kalibutan.” Nagsiling ang Ginoo sa iya, “Natalupangdan mo bala ang akon alagad nga si Job? Wala sing pareho sa iya sa kalibutan. Matarong kag wala sing kasawayan ang iya kabuhi. Nagatahod siya sa akon kag nagalikaw sa paghimo sang malain.” Nagsabat si Satanas, “Ginatahod ka lang niya tungod kay ginapakamaayo mo siya. 10 Ginaprotektaran mo siya kag ang iya panimalay, pati ang tanan niya nga pagkabutang. Ginapakamaayo mo ang tanan niya nga ginahimo, gani nagdamo ang iya kasapatan sa bug-os nga duta. 11 Pero kuhaa bala ang tanan nga ara sa iya, kag sigurado gid nga pakamalauton ka niya.” 12 Nagsiling ang Ginoo kay Satanas, “Sige, kuhaa ang tanan nga ara sa iya, pero indi lang siya pag-anha.” Gani naghalin si Satanas sa presensya sang Ginoo.

13 Isa ka adlaw, samtang nagapunsyon ang mga anak ni Job sa balay sang kamagulangan nila nga utod, 14 may nag-abot nga isa ka tawo kay Job kag nagbalita, “Samtang ginaarado namon ang imo mga baka kag nagahalab ang imo mga asno nga babayi sa unhan lang, 15 gulpi lang nga ginsalakay kami sang mga Sabeanhon. Ginpangdala nila ang mga sapat, kag ginpamatay ang imo mga suluguon. Ako lang gid ang nakapalagyo sa pagsugid sa imo.”

16 Samtang nagahambal pa ang tawo, nag-abot ang isa naman ka tawo kag nagbalita, “Naigo sang kilat ang imo mga karnero kag ang mga manugbantay sini, kag nasunog sila. Ako lang gid ang nakapalagyo sa pagsugid sa imo.”

17 Samtang nagahambal pa ang tawo, nag-abot ang isa pa ka tawo kag nagbalita, “Ginsalakay kami sang tatlo ka grupo sang mga Kaldeanhon. Ginpamatay nila ang kaupod ko nga mga suluguon kag ginpangdala ang imo mga kamelyo. Ako lang gid ang nakapalagyo sa pagsugid sa imo.”

18 Samtang nagahambal pa ang tawo, nag-abot pa gid ang isa ka tawo kag nagbalita, “Samtang nagapunsyon ang imo mga anak didto sa balay sang ila kamagulangan nga utod, 19 gulpi lang nag-abot ang mabaskog nga hangin halin sa desierto, kag nawasak ang bug-os nga balay. Narumpagan ang imo mga anak kag nagkalamatay sila. Ako lang gid ang nakapalagyo sa pagsugid sa imo.”

20 Pagkabati sadto ni Job, nagtindog siya kag gin-gisi niya ang iya bayo sa kasubo. Dayon ginpakiskisan niya ang iya ulo kag naghapa siya sa duta sa pagsimba sa Ginoo. 21 Nagsiling siya, “Natawo ako nga wala sing dala kag mapatay man ako nga wala sing dala. Ang Ginoo ang naghatag sang tanan nga ara sa akon, kag siya man ang nagkuha sini. Dalayawon ang ngalan sang Ginoo!” 22 Sa pihak sang tanan nga natabo, wala makasala si Job paagi sa pagbasol sa Dios.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:6 mga anghel: sa literal, mga anak sang Dios.