The Story Begins
1There was a man who lived in the land of Uz. His name was Job. He was honest. He did what was right. He had respect for God and avoided evil. 2Job had seven sons and three daughters. 3He owned 7,000 sheep and 3,000 camels. He owned 500 pairs of oxen and 500 donkeys. He also had a large number of servants. He was the most important man among all the people in the east.
4His sons used to give feasts in their homes on their birthdays. They would invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. 5The time for enjoying good food would end. Then Job would make plans for his children to be made pure and “clean.” He would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them. He would do it early in the morning. He would think, “Perhaps my children have sinned. Maybe they have spoken evil things against God in their hearts.” That’s what Job always did for his children when he felt they had sinned.
6One day angels came to the Lord. Satan also came with them. 7The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?”
Satan answered, “From traveling all around the earth. I’ve been going from one end of it to the other.”
8Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you thought about my servant Job? There isn’t anyone on earth like him. He is honest. He does what is right. He has respect for God and avoids evil.”
9“You always give Job everything he needs,” Satan replied. “That’s why he has respect for you. 10Haven’t you guarded him and his family? Haven’t you taken care of everything he has? You have blessed everything he does. His flocks and herds are spread all through the land. 11But now reach out your hand and strike down everything he has. Then I’m sure he will speak evil things against you. In fact, he’ll do it right in front of you.”
12The Lord said to Satan, “All right. I am handing everything he has over to you. But do not touch the man himself.”
Then Satan left the Lord and went on his way.
13One day Job’s sons and daughters were at their oldest brother’s house. They were enjoying good food and drinking wine. 14During that time a messenger came to Job. He said, “The oxen were plowing. The donkeys were eating grass near them. 15Then the Sabeans attacked us and carried off the animals. They killed some of the servants with their swords. I’m the only one who has escaped to tell you!”
16While he was still speaking, a second messenger came. He said, “God sent lightning from the sky. It struck the sheep and killed them. It burned up some of the servants. I’m the only one who has escaped to tell you!”
17While he was still speaking, a third messenger came. He said, “The Chaldeans separated themselves into three groups. They attacked your camels and carried them off. They killed the rest of the servants with their swords. I’m the only one who has escaped to tell you!”
18While he was still speaking, a fourth messenger came. He said, “Your sons and daughters were at their oldest brother’s house. They were enjoying good food and drinking wine. 19Suddenly a strong wind blew in from the desert. It struck the four corners of the house. The house fell down on your children. Now all of them are dead. I’m the only one who has escaped to tell you!”
20After Job heard all these reports, he got up and tore his robe. He shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground and worshiped the Lord. 21He said,
“I was born naked.
And I’ll leave here naked.
The Lord has given, and the Lord has taken away.
May the name of the Lord be praised.”
22In spite of everything, Job didn’t sin by blaming God for doing anything wrong.
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.