Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

約伯記 1

約伯的敬虔

1烏斯有一個人名叫約伯,他純全正直,敬畏上帝,遠離罪惡。 他有七子三女、 七千隻羊、三千隻駱駝、五百對牛、五百頭母驢及許多僕婢。他在東方人中最富有。 約伯的兒子們經常輪流在自己家裡設宴,派人邀請他們的三個姊妹來一起吃喝。 宴會的日子結束後,約伯便派人召來他的兒女,為他們行潔淨禮。他清早起來,為他們每個人獻上燔祭,因為他想:「也許我的孩子們犯了罪,心中褻瀆了上帝。」約伯常常這樣做。

撒旦控告約伯

有一天,眾天使[a]來朝見耶和華,撒旦也在他們當中。 耶和華問撒旦:「你從哪裡來?」撒旦答道:「我在地上到處遊走。」 耶和華問撒旦:「你注意到我的僕人約伯了嗎?世上沒有人像他那樣純全正直,敬畏我,遠離罪惡。」 撒旦說:「約伯敬畏你難道無緣無故嗎? 10 你豈不是像籬笆一樣四面保護他及其全家和一切產業嗎?你使他事事蒙福,牛羊遍地。 11 倘若你伸手毀壞他擁有的一切,他必當面褻瀆你。」 12 耶和華對撒旦說:「好吧,他的一切都在你手中,但不可傷害他。」撒旦便從耶和華面前退去。

約伯失去所有

13 有一天,約伯的兒女正在長兄家吃喝, 14 有報信的人來對約伯說:「牛正在耕田、驢正在旁邊吃草的時候, 15 示巴人忽然來襲,搶走了牲口,用刀殺了你的僕人,只有我一人逃脫來向你報信。」 16 話音未落,又有人來報信說:「上帝的火從天而降,燒死了羊群和牧人,只有我一人逃脫來向你報信。」 17 話音未落,又有人來報信說:「迦勒底人分三隊來襲,搶走了駱駝,用刀殺了你的僕人,只有我一人逃脫來向你報信。」 18 話音未落,又有人來報信說:「你的兒女正在長兄家吃喝的時候, 19 忽然從曠野颳來一陣狂風,摧毀了房子四角,房子倒塌,壓死了屋裡所有的人,只有我一人逃脫來向你報信。」

20 約伯站起來,撕裂外袍,剃掉頭髮,俯伏在地上敬拜, 21 說:「我從母腹赤身而來,也必赤身而去。賞賜的是耶和華,收回的也是耶和華。耶和華的名當受稱頌!」 22 約伯遭此不幸,仍沒有犯罪,也沒有埋怨上帝。

Notas al pie

  1. 1·6 眾天使」希伯來文是「上帝的眾子」,2·138·7同。

New International Version - UK

Job 1

Prologue

1In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil. He had seven sons and three daughters, and he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys, and had a large number of servants. He was the greatest man among all the people of the East.

His sons used to hold feasts in their homes on their birthdays, and they would invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. When a period of feasting had run its course, Job would make arrangements for them to be purified. Early in the morning he would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them, thinking, ‘Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.’ This was Job’s regular custom.

One day the angels[a] came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan[b] also came with them. The Lord said to Satan, ‘Where have you come from?’

Satan answered the Lord, ‘From roaming throughout the earth, going to and fro on it.’

Then the Lord said to Satan, ‘Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.’

‘Does Job fear God for nothing?’ Satan replied. 10 ‘Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. 11 But now stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face.’

12 The Lord said to Satan, ‘Very well, then, everything he has is in your power, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.’

Then Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.

13 One day when Job’s sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the eldest brother’s house, 14 a messenger came to Job and said, ‘The oxen were ploughing and the donkeys were grazing nearby, 15 and the Sabeans attacked and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!’

16 While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, ‘The fire of God fell from the heavens and burned up the sheep and the servants, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!’

17 While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, ‘The Chaldeans formed three raiding parties and swept down on your camels and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!’

18 While he was still speaking, yet another messenger came and said, ‘Your sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the eldest brother’s house, 19 when suddenly a mighty wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on them and they are dead, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!’

20 At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship 21 and said:

‘Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
    and naked I shall depart.[c]
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;
    may the name of the Lord be praised.’

22 In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.

Notas al pie

  1. Job 1:6 Hebrew the sons of God
  2. Job 1:6 Hebrew satan means adversary.
  3. Job 1:21 Or shall return there