New Living Translation

Job 1

Prologue

1There once was a man named Job who lived in the land of Uz. He was blameless—a man of complete integrity. He feared God and stayed away from evil. He had seven sons and three daughters. He owned 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 teams of oxen, and 500 female donkeys. He also had many servants. He was, in fact, the richest person in that entire area.

Job’s sons would take turns preparing feasts in their homes, and they would also invite their three sisters to celebrate with them. When these celebrations ended—sometimes after several days—Job would purify his children. He would get up early in the morning and offer a burnt offering for each of them. For Job said to himself, “Perhaps my children have sinned and have cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular practice.

Job’s First Test

One day the members of the heavenly court[a] came to present themselves before the Lord, and the Accuser, Satan,[b] came with them. “Where have you come from?” the Lord asked Satan.

Satan answered the Lord, “I have been patrolling the earth, watching everything that’s going on.”

Then the Lord asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless—a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil.”

Satan replied to the Lord, “Yes, but Job has good reason to fear God. 10 You have always put a wall of protection around him and his home and his property. You have made him prosper in everything he does. Look how rich he is! 11 But reach out and take away everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face!”

12 “All right, you may test him,” the Lord said to Satan. “Do whatever you want with everything he possesses, but don’t harm him physically.” So Satan left the Lord’s presence.

13 One day when Job’s sons and daughters were feasting at the oldest brother’s house, 14 a messenger arrived at Job’s home with this news: “Your oxen were plowing, with the donkeys feeding beside them, 15 when the Sabeans raided us. They stole all the animals and killed all the farmhands. I am the only one who escaped to tell you.”

16 While he was still speaking, another messenger arrived with this news: “The fire of God has fallen from heaven and burned up your sheep and all the shepherds. I am the only one who escaped to tell you.”

17 While he was still speaking, a third messenger arrived with this news: “Three bands of Chaldean raiders have stolen your camels and killed your servants. I am the only one who escaped to tell you.”

18 While he was still speaking, another messenger arrived with this news: “Your sons and daughters were feasting in their oldest brother’s home. 19 Suddenly, a powerful wind swept in from the wilderness and hit the house on all sides. The house collapsed, and all your children are dead. I am the only one who escaped to tell you.”

20 Job stood up and tore his robe in grief. Then he shaved his head and fell to the ground to worship. 21 He said,

“I came naked from my mother’s womb,
    and I will be naked when I leave.
The Lord gave me what I had,
    and the Lord has taken it away.
Praise the name of the Lord!”

22 In all of this, Job did not sin by blaming God.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:6a Hebrew the sons of God.
  2. 1:6b Hebrew and the satan; similarly throughout this chapter.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Jobu 1

Ìbẹ̀rẹ̀ ìgbé ayé Jobu

1Ọkùnrin kan wà ní ilẹ̀ Usi, orúkọ ẹni tí í jẹ́ Jobu; ọkùnrin náà sì ṣe olóòtítọ́, ó dúró ṣinṣin, ẹni tí ó bẹ̀rù Ọlọ́run, tí ó kórìíra ìwà búburú, A sì bi ọmọkùnrin méje àti ọmọbìnrin mẹ́ta fún un. Ohun ọ̀sìn rẹ̀ sì jẹ́ ẹ̀ẹ́dẹ́gbàárin (7,000) àgùntàn, àti ẹgbẹ̀ẹ́dógún (3,000) ìbákasẹ, àti ẹ̀ẹ́dẹ́gbẹ̀ta (500) àjàgà ọ̀dá màlúù, àti ẹ̀ẹ́dẹ́gbẹ̀ta (500) abo kẹ́tẹ́kẹ́tẹ́, ó sì pọ̀; bẹ́ẹ̀ ni ọkùnrin yìí sì pọ̀jù gbogbo àwọn ará ìlà-oòrùn lọ.

Àwọn ọmọ rẹ̀ a sì máa lọ í jẹun àsè nínú ilé ara wọn, olúkúlùkù ní ọjọ́ rẹ̀; wọn a sì máa ránṣẹ́ pé arábìnrin wọn mẹ́tẹ̀ẹ̀ta láti jẹun àti láti pẹ̀lú wọn. Ó sì ṣe, nígbà tí ọjọ́ àsè wọn pé yíká, ni Jobu ránṣẹ́ lọ í yà wọ́n sí mímọ́, ó sì dìde ní kùtùkùtù òwúrọ̀, ó sì rú ẹbọ sísun níwọ̀n iye gbogbo wọn; nítorí tí Jobu wí pé: bóyá àwọn ọmọ mi ti ṣẹ̀, wọn kò sì ṣọpẹ́ fún Ọlọ́run lọ́kàn wọn. Bẹ́ẹ̀ ní Jobu máa ń ṣe nígbà gbogbo.

Ìdánwò Jobu àkọ́kọ́

Ǹjẹ́ ó di ọjọ́ kan, nígbà tí àwọn ọmọ Ọlọ́run wá í pé níwájú Olúwa, Satani sì wá pẹ̀lú wọn. Olúwa sì bi Satani wí pé, “Níbo ni ìwọ ti wá?”

Nígbà náà ní Satani dá Olúwa lóhùn wí pé, “Ní ìlọ-síwá-sẹ́yìn lórí ilẹ̀ ayé, àti ní ìrìnkèrindò nínú rẹ̀.”

Olúwa sì sọ fún Satani pé, “Ìwọ ha kíyèsi Jobu ìránṣẹ́ mi, pé kò sí ẹni tí ó dàbí rẹ̀ ní ayé, ọkùnrin tí í ṣe olóòtítọ́, tí ó sì dúró ṣinṣin, ẹni tí ó bẹ̀rù Ọlọ́run, ti ó sì kórìíra ìwà búburú.”

Nígbà náà ni Satani dá Olúwa lóhùn wí pé, “Jobu ha bẹ̀rù Ọlọ́run ní asán bí?” 10 “Ìwọ kò ha ti ṣọgbà yìí ká, àti yí ilé rẹ̀ àti yí ohun tí ó ní ká, ní ìhà gbogbo? Ìwọ bùsi iṣẹ́ ọwọ́ rẹ̀, ohun ọ̀sìn rẹ̀ sì ń pọ̀ si ní ilẹ̀. 11 Ǹjẹ́, nawọ́ rẹ nísinsin yìí, kí ó sì fi tọ́ ohun gbogbo tí ó ni; bí kì yóò sì bọ́hùn ni ojú rẹ.”

12 Olúwa sì dá Satani lóhùn wí pé, “Kíyèsi i, ohun gbogbo tí ó ní ń bẹ ní ìkáwọ́ rẹ, kìkì òun tìkára rẹ̀ ni ìwọ kò gbọdọ̀ fi ọwọ́ rẹ kàn.”

Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni Satani jáde lọ kúrò níwájú Olúwa.

13 Ó sì di ọjọ́ kan nígbà tí àwọn ọmọ rẹ̀ ọkùnrin àti obìnrin, tí wọ́n mu ọtí wáìnì nínú ilé ẹ̀gbọ́n wọn ọkùnrin, 14 oníṣẹ́ kan sì tọ Jobu wá wí pé: “Àwọn ọ̀dá màlúù ń tulẹ̀, àwọn kẹ́tẹ́kẹ́tẹ́ sì ń jẹ ní ẹ̀gbẹ́ wọn; 15 Àwọn ará Sabeani sì kọlù wọ́n, wọ́n sì ń kó wọn lọ pẹ̀lú, wọ́n ti fi idà sá àwọn ìránṣẹ́ pa, èmi nìkan ṣoṣo ní ó sá àsálà láti ròyìn fún ọ.”

16 Bí ó ti ń sọ ní ẹnu; ẹnìkan dé pẹ̀lú tí ó sì wí pé, “Iná ńlá Ọlọ́run ti ọ̀run bọ́ sí ilẹ̀, ó sì jó àwọn àgùntàn àti àwọn ìránṣẹ́; èmi nìkan ṣoṣo ní ó sálà láti ròyìn fún ọ.”

17 Bí ó sì ti ń sọ ní ẹnu, ẹnìkan sì dé pẹ̀lú tí ó wí pé, “Àwọn ará Kaldea píngun sí ọ̀nà mẹ́ta, wọ́n sì kọlù àwọn ìbákasẹ, wọ́n sì kó wọn lọ, pẹ̀lúpẹ̀lú wọ́n sì fi idà sá àwọn ìránṣẹ́ pa; èmi nìkan ṣoṣo ni ó sá àsálà láti ròyìn fún ọ!”

18 Bí ó ti ń sọ ní ẹnu, ẹnìkan dé pẹ̀lú tí ó sì wí pé àwọn ọmọ rẹ ọkùnrin àti obìnrin ń jẹ, wọ́n ń mu ọtí wáìnì nínú ilé ẹ̀gbọ́n. 19 Sì kíyèsi i, ẹ̀fúùfù ńláńlá ti ìhà ijù fẹ́ wá kọlu igun mẹ́rẹ̀ẹ̀rin ilé, ó sì wó lu àwọn ọ̀dọ́mọkùnrin náà, wọ́n sì kú, èmi nìkan ṣoṣo ni ó yọ láti ròyìn fún ọ.

20 Nígbà náà ni Jobu dìde, ó sì fa aṣọ ìgúnwà rẹ̀ ya, ó sì fá orí rẹ̀ ó wólẹ̀ ó sì gbàdúrà 21 wí pé:

“Ní ìhòhò ní mo ti inú ìyá mi jáde wá,
    ni ìhòhò ní èmi yóò sì tún padà lọ.
Olúwa fi fún ni, Olúwa sì gbà á lọ,
    ìbùkún ni fún orúkọ Olúwa.”

22 Nínú gbogbo èyí Jobu kò ṣẹ̀, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni kò sì fi òmùgọ̀ pe Ọlọ́run lẹ́jọ́.