Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

約伯記 1


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。


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。


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 Living Translation

Job 1


1There once was a man named Job who lived in the land of Uz. He was blameless—a man of complete integrity. He feared God and stayed away from evil. He had seven sons and three daughters. He owned 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 teams of oxen, and 500 female donkeys. He also had many servants. He was, in fact, the richest person in that entire area.

Job’s sons would take turns preparing feasts in their homes, and they would also invite their three sisters to celebrate with them. When these celebrations ended—sometimes after several days—Job would purify his children. He would get up early in the morning and offer a burnt offering for each of them. For Job said to himself, “Perhaps my children have sinned and have cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular practice.

Job’s First Test

One day the members of the heavenly court[a] came to present themselves before the Lord, and the Accuser, Satan,[b] came with them. “Where have you come from?” the Lord asked Satan.

Satan answered the Lord, “I have been patrolling the earth, watching everything that’s going on.”

Then the Lord asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless—a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil.”

Satan replied to the Lord, “Yes, but Job has good reason to fear God. 10 You have always put a wall of protection around him and his home and his property. You have made him prosper in everything he does. Look how rich he is! 11 But reach out and take away everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face!”

12 “All right, you may test him,” the Lord said to Satan. “Do whatever you want with everything he possesses, but don’t harm him physically.” So Satan left the Lord’s presence.

13 One day when Job’s sons and daughters were feasting at the oldest brother’s house, 14 a messenger arrived at Job’s home with this news: “Your oxen were plowing, with the donkeys feeding beside them, 15 when the Sabeans raided us. They stole all the animals and killed all the farmhands. I am the only one who escaped to tell you.”

16 While he was still speaking, another messenger arrived with this news: “The fire of God has fallen from heaven and burned up your sheep and all the shepherds. I am the only one who escaped to tell you.”

17 While he was still speaking, a third messenger arrived with this news: “Three bands of Chaldean raiders have stolen your camels and killed your servants. I am the only one who escaped to tell you.”

18 While he was still speaking, another messenger arrived with this news: “Your sons and daughters were feasting in their oldest brother’s home. 19 Suddenly, a powerful wind swept in from the wilderness and hit the house on all sides. The house collapsed, and all your children are dead. I am the only one who escaped to tell you.”

20 Job stood up and tore his robe in grief. Then he shaved his head and fell to the ground to worship. 21 He said,

“I came naked from my mother’s womb,
    and I will be naked when I leave.
The Lord gave me what I had,
    and the Lord has taken it away.
Praise the name of the Lord!”

22 In all of this, Job did not sin by blaming God.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:6a Hebrew the sons of God.
  2. 1:6b Hebrew and the satan; similarly throughout this chapter.