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
Yobu n’eby’Amaka ge byonna
11:1 a Yer 25:20 b Ez 14:14, 20; Yak 5:11 c Lub 6:9; 17:1 d Lub 22:12; Kuv 18:21Waaliwo omusajja mu nsi ya Uzzi1:1 Uzzi yali nsi eyali ku luuyi olw’ebuvanjuba olw’omugga Yoludaani. Yobu teyali Muyisirayiri. erinnya lye Yobu; yali muntu ataliiko kya kunenyezebwa, nga wa mazima, eyeewalanga ekibi, era ng’atya Katonda. 21:2 Yob 42:13Yalina abaana aboobulenzi musanvu n’aboobuwala basatu. 31:3 Yob 29:25Mu byobugagga ebingi ennyo bye yalina; mwe mwali endiga kasanvu, eŋŋamira enkumi ssatu, emigogo gy’ente ezirima ebikumi bitaano, endogoyi enkazi ebikumi bitaano, n’abaddu bangi nnyo nnyini; yali mwatiikirivu okusinga abantu abalala bonna mu nsi z’ebuvanjuba.
4Batabani be baakwatanga embaga z’amazaalibwa gaabwe buli omu mu mpalo ng’ennaku zaabwe bwe zaali ziddiriŋŋananga mu maka ga buli omu; era baayitanga bannyinaabwe bonsatule okubajagulizaangako. 51:5 a Lub 8:20; Yob 42:8 b Yob 8:4 c 1Bk 21:10, 13Ennaku z’embaga bwe zaggwangako, Yobu yabatumyanga n’abatukuza;1:5 Etteeka lya Musa nga terinnabaawo, omukulu w’ennyumba ye yabanga kabona w’ennyumba ye. yakeeranga mu makya n’abaweerangayo ebiweebwayo ebyokebwa ng’omuwendo gwabwe bwe gwali ng’alowooza nti, “Oboolyawo ng’abaana bange bayonoonye ne bavvoola Katonda mu mitima gyabwe.” Kino yakikolanga bulijjo.
Setaani Agezesa Yobu
61:6 a Yob 38:7 b Yob 2:1Olunaku lumu, bamalayika ne bajja mu maaso ga Mukama, ne Setaani naye n’ajjiramu. 71:7 1Pe 5:8Mukama n’abuuza Setaani nti, “Ova wa?”
Setaani n’addamu Mukama nti, “Nva kutalaaga nsi yonna okulaba ebintu nga bwe biri.”
81:8 a Yos 1:7; Yob 42:7-8 b nny 1Mukama Katonda n’abuuza Setaani nti, “Weetegerezza omuddu wange Yobu, atalina amufaanana, anzisaamu ekitiibwa, ataliiko kyakunenyezebwa era eyeewala buli ngeri yonna eyinza okukozesa omuntu ebibi?”
91:9 1Ti 6:5Setaani n’addamu Mukama Katonda nti, “Ekitiibwa akussaamu kya bwereere? 101:10 a Zab 34:7 b nny 3; Yob 29:6; 31:25; Zab 128:1-2Tomukozeeko lukomera ye n’ennyumba ye, n’eby’obugagga by’alina? Buli ky’akola okiwadde omukisa; n’eby’obugagga bye byeyongedde nnyo obungi! 111:11 a Yob 19:21 b Yob 2:5Kale geza okwate ku by’alina obimuggyeko olabe nga taakwegaane nga n’ensi yonna eraba!” 12Mukama Katonda n’agamba Setaani nti, “Byonna by’alina biri mu mikono gyo, naye togeza n’okwata ku bulamu bwe.” Oluvannyuma lw’ebyo Setaani n’ava mu maaso ga Mukama.
Yobu afiirwa Abaana be n’eby’Obugagga bwe
13Awo olunaku lumu, batabani ba Yobu ne bawala be bwe baali banywa omwenge era nga baliira ebyassava mu maka ga mukulu waabwe, 14omubaka n’ajja eri Yobu n’amugamba nti, “Ente zibadde zirima nga n’endogoyi ziri kumpi nazo, 151:15 Lub 10:7; Yob 6:19Abaseba1:15 Abaseba baali balunzi abaatambulanga okuva mu kifo ekimu nga balaga mu kirala, nga babeera mu bukiikaddyo bwa Buwalabu. ne bazigwako ne bazitwala era n’abaddu bonna ne babatta nze nsigaddewo nzekka okujja okukutegeeza bino.”
161:16 a Lub 19:24 b Lv 10:2; Kbl 11:1-3Oyo aba akyayogera ebyo, laba, omubaka omulala n’atuuka naye n’amugamba nti, “Omuliro gubuubuuse nga guva mu ggulu ne gusaanyaawo endiga zonna n’abasumba baazo, nze nsigaddewo nzekka okukutegeeza bino.”
171:17 Lub 11:28, 31N’oyo aba akyayogera, n’omubaka omulala n’atuuka, n’agamba nti, “Abakaludaaya1:17 Abakaludaaya baali batambuze mu ddungu okuva mu kifo ekimu okudda mu kirala nga babeera mu Mesopotamiya. Oluvannyuma baasalawo okubeera mu kifo kimu ne bassaawo Obwakabaka bw’e Babulooni. bazze nga beetegese mu bibinja bisatu, ne bagwa ku ŋŋamira ne bazitwala era ne batta n’abaddu ababadde bazirabirira, era nze nzekka nze nsigaddewo okujja okukumanyisa bino.”
18Aba akyayogera, laba, n’omulala n’ajja n’amugamba nti, “Batabani bo ne bawala bo babadde baliira era nga banywera omwenge mu nnyumba ya mukulu waabwe, 191:19 Yer 4:11; 13:24laba, omuyaga ogw’amaanyi guvudde mu ddungu ne gugoyaagoya ennyumba yonna mwe babadde era bonna bafiiriddemu nze mponyeewo nzekka okujja okukubikira.”
201:20 a Lub 37:29 b 1Pe 5:6Yobu olwawulira bino byonna, n’agolokoka n’ayuza ebyambalo bye n’amwa omutwe gwe, n’avuunama n’asinza: 211:21 a Mub 5:15; 1Ti 6:7 b 1Sa 2:7 c Yob 2:10; Bef 5:20; 1Bs 5:18n’agamba nti,
“Nazaalibwa sirina kantu
era bwe ntyo bwe ndiddayo.
Mukama ye yawa era Mukama y’aggyeewo,
erinnya lya Mukama Katonda lyebazibwe.”
221:22 Yob 2:10Mu bino byonna Yobu teyayonoona kubanga teyeemulugunyiza Katonda.