King James Version

Job 1

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.

And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.

His 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.

And 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.

And 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.

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them.

And 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.

And 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?

Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?

10 Hast 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.

11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.

12 And 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.

13 And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:

14 And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them:

15 And 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.

16 While 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.

17 While 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.

18 While 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:

19 And, 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.

20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,

21 And 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.

22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

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。