1There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. 2And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters. 3His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.1.3 substance: or, cattle1.3 household: or, husbandry1.3 men: Heb. sons
4And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them. 5And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.1.5 continually: Heb. all the days
6¶ Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.1.6 Satan: Heb. the adversary1.6 among: Heb. in the midst of 7And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. 8And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?1.8 considered: Heb. set thy heart on 9Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? 10Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.1.10 substance: or, cattle 11But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.1.11 and he…: Heb. if he curse thee not to thy face 12And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.1.12 power: Heb. hand
13¶ And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s house: 14And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them: 15And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. 16While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.1.16 The fire…: or, A great fire 17While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.1.17 fell: Heb. rushed 18While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s house: 19And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.1.19 from…: Heb. from aside, etc
20Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,1.20 mantle: or, robe 21And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. 22In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.1.22 charged…: or, attributed folly to God
1Ɔbarima bi tenaa ase wɔ Us1.1 Us yɛ ɔman bi a na ɛda Yordan apuei fam. Na Hiob nyɛ Israelni. asase so a na ne din de Hiob. Na ne ho nni asɛm na ɔyɛ pɛ; na osuro Onyankopɔn, na ɔtwe ne ho fi bɔne ho. 2Na ɔwɔ mmabarima baason ne mmabea baasa, 3na ɔwɔ nguan mpem ason, yoma mpem abiɛsa, anantwi mpamho ahannum ne mfurumbere ahannum, na ɔwɔ asomfo bebree. Na ɔyɛ onipa kɛse pa ara wɔ nnipa a wɔwɔ Apuei fam nyinaa no mu.
4Na ne mmabarima no to pon nnidiso nnidiso wɔ wɔn afi mu, na wɔto nsa frɛ wɔn nuabeanom baasa no ne wɔn bɔ mu didi, nom. 5Sɛ aponto nna no twa mu a, Hiob soma kɔfrɛ wɔn na wodwira wɔn ho. Ɔsɔre anɔpahema bɔ ɔhyew afɔre ma wɔn mu biara, efisɛ na osusuw sɛ, “Ebia na me mma no ayɛ bɔne na wɔadome Onyankopɔn wɔ wɔn koma mu.” Eyi yɛ dwuma a na Hiob di no bere ano bere ano.
Hiob Sɔhwɛ A Edi Kan
6Da bi, abɔfo no de wɔn ho bɛkyerɛɛ Awurade, na Satan kaa wɔn ho bae. 7Awurade bisaa Satan se, “Wufi he na wobaa ha?”
Satan buaa Awurade se, “Mifi asase so akyinkyinakyinkyin ne emu akɔneabadi mu.”
8Na Awurade bisaa Satan se, “Woadwene me somfo Hiob ho ana? Obiara nte sɛ ɔno wɔ asase so, ne ho nni asɛm na ɔteɛ, ɔyɛ onipa a osuro Onyankopɔn na okyi bɔne.”
9Satan buaa Awurade se, “Hiob suro Onyankopɔn kwa ana? 10Wunnyee ban mfaa ɔno, ne fie ne biribiara a ɔwɔ ho ana? Woahyira ne nsa ano adwuma so, enti ne nguan ne nʼanantwi ase atrɛw asase no so. 11Na wo de, teɛ wo nsa na sɛe nea ɔwɔ nyinaa, na obegyina wʼanim na wadome wo.”
12Awurade ka kyerɛɛ Satan se, “Eye, nea ɔwɔ nyinaa wɔ wo nsam, nanso ɔno ankasa de, mfa wo nsateaa nka no.”
Na Satan fii Awurade anim kɔe.
13Da bi a Hiob mmabarima ne ne mmabea redidi na wɔrenom bobesa wɔ wɔn nuabarima panyin fi no, 14ɔbɔfo bi baa Hiob hɔ bɛkae se, “Anantwi no refuntum na mfurum no redidi wɔ wɔn nkyɛn no, 15Sabiafo1.15 Na Sabiafo yɛ atubrafo a na wɔte Arabia anafo fam. bɛtow hyɛɛ yɛn so, sesaw wɔn kɔe. Wɔde afoa kunkum apaafo no, na me nko ara na miguanee a merebɛbɔ wo saa amanneɛ yi.”
16Bere a ogu so rekasa no, ɔbɔfo foforo bi ba bɛkae se, “Onyankopɔn gya fi soro abɛhyew wo nguan ne wo nguanhwɛfo no nyinaa, na me nko ara na miguanee a merebɛbɔ wo amanneɛ yi.”
17Ogu so rekasa no, ɔbɔfo foforo bi bɛkae se, “Kaldeafo1.17 Na Kaldeafo yɛ atubrafo a wɔte sare a ɛwɔ Mesopotamia so. Wɔn ara na wɔbɛtenaa Babilonia yɛɛ no ahemman. de akorɔmfo akuw abiɛsa baa wo yoma so bɛsoaa wɔn kɔe. Wɔde afoa kunkum asomfo no na me nko ara na miguanee a merebɛbɔ wo amanneɛ yi.”
18Bere a ogu so rekasa no, ɔbɔfo foforo bi ba bɛkae se, “Na wo mmabarima ne wo mmabea redidi na wɔrenom bobesa wɔ wɔn nuabarima panyin fi, 19na prɛko pɛ, ahum bi bɔ fii sare no so bedwiraa ofi no ntwea anan no. Ofi no dwiriw guu wɔn so na akunkum wɔn, na me nko ara na miguanee a merebɛbɔ wo amanneɛ yi.”
20Eyi maa Hiob sɔre gyinaa hɔ, sunsuan nʼatade mu na oyii ne tinwi. Afei ɔtenaa fam sɔree Awurade 21kae se,
“Adagyaw na mede fi me na yam bae,
na adagyaw na mede bɛsan akɔ.
Awurade de mae, na Awurade afa;
nhyira nka Awurade din!”
22Eyi nyinaa mu no, Hiob anyɛ bɔne sɛ ɔbɛbɔ Onyankopɔn sobo.