Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Yobu 1

Yobu n’eby’Amaka ge byonna

1Waaliwo omusajja mu nsi ya Uzzi[a] erinnya lye Yobu; yali muntu ataliiko kya kunenyezebwa, nga wa mazima, eyeewalanga ekibi, era ng’atya Katonda. Yalina abaana aboobulenzi musanvu n’aboobuwala basatu. Mu 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.

Batabani 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. Ennaku z’embaga bwe zaggwangako, Yobu yabatumyanga n’abatukuza;[b] 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

Olunaku lumu, bamalayika ne bajja mu maaso ga Mukama, ne Setaani naye n’ajjiramu. Mukama n’abuuza Setaani nti, “Ova wa?”

Setaani n’addamu Mukama nti, “Nva kutalaaga nsi yonna okulaba ebintu nga bwe biri.”

Mukama Katonda n’abuuza Setaani nti, “Weetegerezza omuddu wange Yobu, atalina amufaanana, anzisaamu ekitiibwa, ataliiko kyakunenyezebwa era eyeewala buli ngeri yonna eyinza okukozesa omuntu ebibi?”

Setaani n’addamu Mukama Katonda nti, “Ekitiibwa akussaamu kya bwereere? 10 Tomukozeeko lukomera ye n’ennyumba ye, n’eby’obugagga by’alina? Buli ky’akola okiwadde omukisa; n’eby’obugagga bye byeyongedde nnyo obungi! 11 Kale geza okwate ku by’alina obimuggyeko olabe nga taakwegaane nga n’ensi yonna eraba!” 12 Mukama 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

13 Awo olunaku lumu, batabani ba Yobu ne bawala be bwe baali banywa omwenge era nga baliira ebyassava mu maka ga mukulu waabwe, 14 omubaka n’ajja eri Yobu n’amugamba nti, “Ente zibadde zirima nga n’endogoyi ziri kumpi nazo, 15 Abaseba[c] ne bazigwako ne bazitwala era n’abaddu bonna ne babatta nze nsigaddewo nzekka okujja okukutegeeza bino.”

16 Oyo 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.”

17 N’oyo aba akyayogera, n’omubaka omulala n’atuuka, n’agamba nti, “Abakaludaaya[d] 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.”

18 Aba 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, 19 laba, omuyaga ogw’amaanyi guvudde mu ddungu ne gugoyaagoya ennyumba yonna mwe babadde era bonna bafiiriddemu nze mponyeewo nzekka okujja okukubikira.”

20 Yobu olwawulira bino byonna, n’agolokoka n’ayuza ebyambalo bye n’amwa omutwe gwe, n’avuunama n’asinza: 21 n’agamba nti,

“Nazaalibwa sirina kantu
    era bwe ntyo bwe ndiddayo.
Mukama ye yawa era Mukama y’aggyeewo,
    erinnya lya Mukama Katonda lyebazibwe.”

22 Mu bino byonna Yobu teyayonoona kubanga teyeemulugunyiza Katonda.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 Uzzi yali nsi eyali ku luuyi olw’ebuvanjuba olw’omugga Yoludaani. Yobu teyali Muyisirayiri.
  2. 1:5 Etteeka lya Musa nga terinnabaawo, omukulu w’ennyumba ye yabanga kabona w’ennyumba ye.
  3. 1:15 Abaseba baali balunzi abaatambulanga okuva mu kifo ekimu nga balaga mu kirala, nga babeera mu bukiikaddyo bwa Buwalabu.
  4. 1:17 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.

The Message

Job 1

11-3 Job was a man who lived in Uz. He was honest inside and out, a man of his word, who was totally devoted to God and hated evil with a passion. He had seven sons and three daughters. He was also very wealthy—seven thousand head of sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred teams of oxen, five hundred donkeys, and a huge staff of servants—the most influential man in all the East!

4-5 His sons used to take turns hosting parties in their homes, always inviting their three sisters to join them in their merrymaking. When the parties were over, Job would get up early in the morning and sacrifice a burnt offering for each of his children, thinking, “Maybe one of them sinned by defying God inwardly.” Job made a habit of this sacrificial atonement, just in case they’d sinned.

The First Test: Family and Fortune

6-7 One day when the angels came to report to God, Satan, who was the Designated Accuser, came along with them. God singled out Satan and said, “What have you been up to?”

Satan answered God, “Going here and there, checking things out on earth.”

God said to Satan, “Have you noticed my friend Job? There’s no one quite like him—honest and true to his word, totally devoted to God and hating evil.”

9-10 Satan retorted, “So do you think Job does all that out of the sheer goodness of his heart? Why, no one ever had it so good! You pamper him like a pet, make sure nothing bad ever happens to him or his family or his possessions, bless everything he does—he can’t lose!

11 “But what do you think would happen if you reached down and took away everything that is his? He’d curse you right to your face, that’s what.”

12 God replied, “We’ll see. Go ahead—do what you want with all that is his. Just don’t hurt him.” Then Satan left the presence of God.

13-15 Sometime later, while Job’s children were having one of their parties at the home of the oldest son, a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys grazing in the field next to us when Sabeans attacked. They stole the animals and killed the field hands. I’m the only one to get out alive and tell you what happened.”

16 While he was still talking, another messenger arrived and said, “Bolts of lightning struck the sheep and the shepherds and fried them—burned them to a crisp. I’m the only one to get out alive and tell you what happened.”

17 While he was still talking, another messenger arrived and said, “Chaldeans coming from three directions raided the camels and massacred the camel drivers. I’m the only one to get out alive and tell you what happened.”

18-19 While he was still talking, another messenger arrived and said, “Your children were having a party at the home of the oldest brother when a tornado swept in off the desert and struck the house. It collapsed on the young people and they died. I’m the only one to get out alive and tell you what happened.”

20 Job got to his feet, ripped his robe, shaved his head, then fell to the ground and worshiped:

21 Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
    naked I’ll return to the womb of the earth.
God gives, God takes.
    God’s name be ever blessed.

22 Not once through all this did Job sin; not once did he blame God.