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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.

Kurdi Sorani Standard

ئەیوب 1

سەرەتا: ژیانی ئەیوب پێش تاقیکردنەوە

1پیاوێک هەبوو لە خاکی عوچ ناوی ئەیوب بوو، کەسێکی ڕاست و بێ کەموکوڕی بوو، لەخواترس بوو، خۆی لە خراپە لا دەدا. حەوت کوڕ و سێ کچی هەبوو. مەڕوماڵاتەکەشی، حەوت هەزار مەڕ و سێ هەزار وشتر و پێنج سەد جووت مانگا و پێنج سەد ماکەر بوو، خزمەتکارەکانیشی زۆر زۆر بوون، ئەیوب لەنێو هەموو خەڵکی ڕۆژهەڵاتدا مەزنترین کەس بوو.

کوڕەکانیشی بە نۆرە هەر جارەی لە ماڵی یەکێکیان خوانیان ساز دەکرد، سێ خوشکەکەیان بانگهێشت دەکرد بۆ ئەوەی لەگەڵیان بخۆن و بخۆنەوە. کاتێک کە ڕۆژانی خوان سازکردنەکە دەسووڕایەوە، ئەیوب بەدوایاندا دەینارد و پیرۆزی دەکردن، بۆ ڕۆژی پاشتر بەیانی زوو هەڵدەستا و بەپێی ژمارەیان قوربانی سووتاندنی پێشکەش دەکرد، چونکە ئەیوب دەیگوت: «ڕەنگە منداڵەکانم گوناهیان کردبێت و لە دڵیاندا نەفرەتیان لە خودا کردبێت.» ئەیوب بە بەردەوامی ئەم کارەی دەکرد.

یەکەم تاقیکردنەوەی ئەیوب

ئەوە بوو ڕۆژێکیان فریشتەکان[a] هاتن بۆ ئەوەی لەبەردەم یەزدان بوەستن، شەیتانیش لەگەڵیان هات. جا یەزدان بە شەیتانی فەرموو: «لەکوێوە هاتیت؟»

شەیتانیش وەڵامی یەزدانی دایەوە: «لە گەڕان لەسەر زەوی و هاتوچۆکردن تێیدا.»

یەزدانیش بە شەیتانی فەرموو: «خۆ چاوت نەبڕیوەتە سەر ئەیوبی بەندەم؟ چونکە لە زەویدا کەس نییە وەک ئەو، کەسێکی وا ڕاست و بێ کەموکوڕی، لەخواترسە و لە خراپە لادەدات.»

شەیتانیش وەڵامی یەزدانی دایەوە: «ئایا ئەیوب بەخۆڕایی لەخواترسە؟ 10 ئایا لەبەر ئەوە نییە کە تۆ لە دەوری خۆی و ماڵەکەی و هەرچی هەیەتی لە هەموو لایەکەوە پەرژینت لێ داوە؟ کارەکانی دەستی ئەوت بەرەکەتدار کردووە، جا مەڕوماڵاتی بەناو زەویدا بڵاو بووەتەوە، 11 بەڵام ئێستا دەست درێژبکە و لە هەموو ئەوە بدە کە هەیەتی، بزانە چۆن بەرەو ڕوو نەفرەتت لێ دەکات.»

12 جا یەزدان بە شەیتانی فەرموو: «ئەوەتا هەرچی هەیەتی لە دەستی تۆدایە، بەڵام دەست بۆ خۆی مەبە.»

ئینجا شەیتان لەبەردەم یەزدان چووە دەرەوە.

13 ئەوە بوو ڕۆژێکیان کوڕ و کچەکانی لە ماڵی برا گەورەکەیان دەیانخوارد و شەرابیان دەخواردەوە. 14 نێردراوێک بۆ لای ئەیوب هات و گوتی: «مانگاکان جووتیان دەکرد و ماکەرەکانیش لەلایانەوە دەلەوەڕان، 15 سەبئییەکان بەسەریاندا دان و بردیانن، خزمەتکارەکانیان دایە بەر شمشێر، تەنها من دەرباز بووم هەتا هەواڵت بدەمێ!»

16 هێشتا ئەم قسەی دەکرد، یەکێکی دیکە هات و گوتی: «ئاگری خودا لە ئاسمانەوە هاتە خوارەوە و مەڕەکان و خزمەتکارەکانی سووتاند، تەنها من دەرباز بووم هەتا هەواڵت بدەمێ!»

17 هێشتا ئەم قسەی دەکرد، یەکێکی دیکە هات و گوتی: «کلدانییەکان بە سێ کۆمەڵەوە پەلاماری وشترەکانیان دا و بردیانن، خزمەتکارەکانیان دایە بەر شمشێر، تەنها من دەرباز بووم هەتا هەواڵت بدەمێ!»

18 هێشتا ئەم قسەی دەکرد، یەکێکی دیکە هات و گوتی:

«کوڕ و کچەکانت لە ماڵی برا گەورەکەیان دەیانخوارد و شەرابیان دەخواردەوە، 19 لەناکاو بایەکی بەهێز لە چۆڵەوانییەوە هات و لە هەر چوار گۆشەی ماڵەکەی دا و ماڵەکە بەسەر خزمەتکارەکاندا داڕما و مردن، تەنها من دەرباز بووم هەتا هەواڵت بدەمێ!»

20 جا ئەیوب هەستا و کەواکەی دادڕی و سەری خۆی ڕنییەوە و کەوتە سەر زەوی و کڕنۆشی برد، 21 گوتی:

«بە ڕووتی لە سکی دایکمەوە هاتووم و
    بە ڕووتیش دەگەڕێمەوە ئەوێ.
یەزدان دای و یەزدانیش بردییەوە،
    ستایش بۆ ناوی یەزدان.»

22 لەگەڵ هەموو ئەمانەشدا ئەیوب گوناهی نەکرد و خودای خەتابار نەکرد.

Notas al pie

  1. 1‏:6 عیبری: کوڕانی خودا، لێرە و لە 2‏:1. بڕوانە پەیدابوون 6‏:2‏‏.‏