Ketab El Hayat

أيوب 7:1-21

1أَلَيْسَتْ حَيَاةُ الإِنْسَانِ جِهَاداً شَاقّاً عَلَى الأَرْضِ، وَأَيَّامُهُ كَأَيَّامِ الأَجِيرِ؟ 2فَكَمَا يَتَشَوَّقُ الْعَبْدُ إِلَى الظِّلِّ، وَالأَجِيرُ يَرْتَقِبُ أُجْرَتَهُ، 3هَكَذَا كُتِبَتْ عَلَيَّ أَشْهُرُ سُوءٍ، وَلَيَالِي شَقَاءٍ قُدِّرَتْ لِي. 4إِذَا رَقَدْتُ أَتَسَاءَلُ: مَتَى أَقُومُ؟ وَلَكِنَّ اللَّيْلَ طَوِيلٌ، وَأَشْبَعُ قَلَقاً إِلَى الصَّبَاحِ. 5اكْتَسَى لَحْمِي بِالدُّودِ وَحَمْأَةِ التُّرَابِ، وَجِلْدِي تَشَقَّقَ وَتَقَرَّحَ. 6أَيَّامِي أَسْرَعُ مِنْ مَكُّوكِ النَّسَّاجِينَ، تَتَلاشَى مِنْ غَيْرِ رَجَاءٍ!

7فَاذْكُرْ يَا اللهُ أَنَّ حَيَاتِي لَيْسَتْ سِوَى نَسَمَةٍ، وَأَنَّ عَيْنَيَّ لَنْ تَعُودَا تَرَيَانِ الْخَيْرَ. 8إِنَّ عَيْنَ مَنْ يَرَانِي الآنَ لَنْ تُبْصِرَنِي فِيمَا بَعْدُ، وَتَلْتَفِتُ عَيْنَاكَ إِلَيَّ فَلا تَجِدَانِنِي بَعْدُ. 9كَمَا يَضْمَحِلُّ السَّحَابُ وَيَزُولُ، هَكَذَا الْمُنْحَدِرُ إِلَى الْهَاوِيَةِ لَا يَصْعَدُ، 10لَا يَرْجِعُ بَعْدُ إِلَى مَنْزِلِهِ، وَمَكَانُهُ لَا يَعْرِفُهُ بَعْدُ. 11لِذَلِكَ لَنْ أُلْجِمَ فَمِي، وَسَأَتَكَلَّمُ مِنْ عُمْقِ عَذَابِ رُوحِي، وَأَشْكُو فِي مَرَارَةِ نَفْسِي. 12أَبَحْرٌ أَنَا أَمْ تِنِّينٌ، حَتَّى أَقَمْتَ عَلَيَّ حَارِساً؟ 13إِنْ قُلْتُ: إِنَّ فِرَاشِي يُعَزِّينِي وَمَرْقَدِي يُزِيلُ كُرْبَتِي، 14فَأَنْتَ تُرَوِّعُنِي بِالأَحْلامِ وَتُرْهِبُنِي بِالرُّؤَى. 15لِذَلِكَ فَضَّلْتُ الاخْتِنَاقَ وَالْمَوْتَ عَلَى جَسَدِي هَذَا. 16كَرِهْتُ حَيَاتِي، فَلَنْ أَحْيَا إِلَى الأَبَدِ، فَكُفَّ عَنِّي لأَنَّ أَيَّامِي نَفْخَةٌ. 17مَنْ هُوَ الإِنْسَانُ حَتَّى تَعْتَبِرَهُ وَتُعِيرَهُ كُلَّ اهْتِمَامٍ؟ 18تَفْتَقِدُهُ فِي كُلِّ صَبَاحٍ وَتَمْتَحِنُهُ فِي كُلِّ لَحْظَةٍ؟ 19حَتَّى مَتَى لَا تُحَوِّلُ وَجْهَكَ عَنِّي، وَتَكُفُّ رَيْثَمَا أَبْلَعُ رِيقِي؟ 20إِنْ أَخْطَأْتُ فَمَاذَا أَفْعَلُ لَكَ يَا رَقِيبَ النَّاسِ؟ لِمَاذَا جَعَلْتَنِي هَدَفاً لَكَ؟ لِمَاذَا جَعَلْتَنِي حِمْلاً عَلَى نَفْسِي؟ 21لِمَاذَا لَا تَصْفَحُ عَنْ إِثْمِي وَتُزِيلُ ذَنْبِي، لأَنَّنِي الآنَ أَرْقُدُ فِي التُّرَابِ، وَعِنْدَمَا تَبْحَثُ عَنِّي أَكُونُ قَدْ فَنِيتُ».

New International Reader's Version

Job 7:1-21

1Job continued,

“Don’t all human beings have to work hard on this earth?

Aren’t their days like the days of hired workers?

2I’ve been like a slave

who longs for the evening shadows to come.

I’ve been like a hired worker

who is waiting to be paid.

3I’ve been given several months that were useless to me.

My nights have been filled with suffering.

4When I lie down I think,

‘How long will it be before I can get up?’

The night drags on.

I toss and turn until sunrise.

5My body is covered with worms and sores.

My skin is broken. It has boils all over it.

6“My days pass by faster than a weaver can work.

They come to an end. I don’t have any hope.

7God, remember that my life is only a breath.

I’ll never be happy again.

8The eyes that see me now won’t see me anymore.

You will look for me. But I’ll be gone.

9When a cloud disappears, it’s gone forever.

And anyone who goes down to the grave never returns.

10He never comes home again.

Even his own family doesn’t remember him.

11“So I won’t keep quiet.

When I’m suffering greatly, I’ll speak out.

When my spirit is bitter, I’ll tell you how unhappy I am.

12Am I the ocean? Am I the sea monster?

If I’m not, why do you guard me so closely?

13Sometimes I think my bed will comfort me.

I think my couch will keep me from being unhappy.

14But even then you send me dreams that frighten me.

You send me visions that terrify me.

15So I would rather choke to death.

That would be better than living in this body of mine.

16I hate my life. I don’t want to live forever.

Leave me alone. My days don’t mean anything to me.

17“What are human beings that you think so much of them?

What are they that you pay so much attention to them?

18You check up on them every morning.

You test them every moment.

19Won’t you ever look away from me?

Won’t you leave me alone even for one second?

20If I’ve really sinned, tell me what I’ve done to you.

You see everything we do.

Why do you shoot your arrows at me?

Have I become a problem to you?

21Why don’t you forgive the wrong things I’ve done?

Why don’t you forgive me for my sins?

I’ll soon lie down in the dust of my grave.

You will search for me. But I’ll be gone.”