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
1Ɔbarima bi tenaa ase wɔ Us1.1 Us yɛ ɔman bi a na ɛda Yordan apueeɛ fam. Na Hiob nyɛ Israelni. asase so a na ne din de Hiob. Na ne ho nni asɛm na ɔyɛ pɛ; na ɔsuro Onyankopɔn, na ɔtwe ne ho firi bɔne ho. 2Na ɔwɔ mmammarima baason ne mmammaa baasa, 3na ɔwɔ nnwan mpem nson, nyoma mpem mmiɛnsa, anantwie mpamho ahanum ne mfunumu bereɛ aha enum, na ɔwɔ asomfoɔ bebree. Na ɔyɛ onipa kɛseɛ paa wɔ nnipa a wɔwɔ Apueeɛ fam nyinaa no mu.
4Na ne mmammarima no to ɛpono nnidisoɔ nnidisoɔ wɔ wɔn afie mu, na wɔto nsa frɛ wɔn nnuammaa baasa no ne wɔn bɔ mu didi, nom. 5Sɛ apontoɔ nna no twam a, Hiob soma kɔfrɛ wɔn na wɔdwira wɔn ho. Ɔsɔre anɔpahema bɔ ɔhyeɛ afɔdeɛ ma wɔn mu biara, ɛfiri sɛ ɔdwene sɛ, “Ebia na me mma no ayɛ bɔne na wɔadome Onyankopɔn wɔ wɔn akoma mu.” Yei yɛ dwuma a na Hiob di no ɛberɛ-ano-berɛ ano.
Hiob Sɔhwɛ A Ɛdi Ɛkan
6Ɛda bi, abɔfoɔ no de wɔn ho bɛkyerɛɛ Awurade, na Satan kaa wɔn ho baeɛ. 7Awurade bisaa Satan sɛ, “Wofiri he na wobaa ha?”
Satan buaa Awurade sɛ, “Mefiri asase so akyinkyinakyinkyini ne emu akɔneabadie mu.”
8Na Awurade bisaa Satan sɛ, “Wadwene me ɔsomfoɔ Hiob ho anaa? Obiara nte sɛ ɔno wɔ asase so, ne ho nni asɛm na ɔtene, ɔyɛ onipa a ɔsuro Onyankopɔn na ɔkyiri bɔne.”
9Satan buaa Awurade sɛ, “Hiob suro Onyankopɔn kwa anaa? 10Wonnyee ban mfaa ɔno, ne fie ne biribiara a ɔwɔ ho anaa? Woahyira ne nsa ano adwuma so, enti ne nnwan ne nʼanantwie ase atrɛ asase no so. 11Na wo deɛ, tene wo nsa na sɛe deɛ ɔwɔ nyinaa, na ɔbɛgyina wʼanim na wadome wo.”
12Awurade ka kyerɛɛ Satan sɛ, “Ɛyɛ, deɛ ɔwɔ nyinaa wɔ wo nsam, nanso ɔno ankasa deɛ, mfa wo nsateaa nka no.”
Na Satan firii Awurade anim kɔeɛ.
13Ɛda bi a Hiob mmammarima ne ne mmammaa redidi na wɔrenom bobesa wɔ wɔn nuabarima panin fie no, 14ɔbɔfoɔ bi baa Hiob hɔ, bɛkaa sɛ, “Anantwie no refɛntɛm na mfunumu no redidi wɔ wɔn nkyɛn no, 15Sebafoɔ1.15 Na Sabafoɔ yɛ atukɔtenafoɔ a na wɔte Arabia anafoɔ fam. bɛto hyɛɛ yɛn so, sesaa wɔn kɔɔeɛ. Wɔde afena kunkumm apaafoɔ no, na me nko ara na medwaneeɛ a merebɛbɔ wo saa amaneɛ yi.”
16Ɛberɛ a ɔgu so rekasa no, ɔbɔfoɔ foforɔ bi ba bɛkaa sɛ, “Onyankopɔn ogya firi soro abɛhye wo nnwan ne wo nnwanhwɛfoɔ no nyinaa, na me nko ara na medwaneeɛ a merebɛbɔ wo amaneɛ yi.”
17Ɔgu so rekasa no, ɔbɔfoɔ foforɔ bi bɛkaa sɛ, “Kaldeafoɔ1.17 Na Kaldeafoɔ yɛ atukɔtenafoɔ a wɔte ɛserɛ a ɛwɔ Mesopotamia so. Wɔn ara na wɔbɛtenaa Babilonia yɛɛ no ahemman. de akorɔmfoɔ akuo mmiɛnsa baa wo nyoma so bɛsoaa wɔn kɔeɛ. Wɔde afena kunkumm asomfoɔ no na me nko ara na medwaneeɛ a merebɛbɔ wo amaneɛ yi.”
18Ɛberɛ a ɔgu so rekasa no, ɔbɔfoɔ foforɔ bi ba bɛkaa sɛ, “Na wo mmammarima ne wo mmammaa redidi na wɔrenom bobesa wɔ wɔn nuabarima panin fie, 19na prɛko pɛ, ahum bi bɔ firii ɛserɛ no so bɛdwiraa efie no ntwea ɛnan no. Efie no dwiri guu wɔn so na akunkum wɔn, na me nko ara na medwaneeɛ a merebɛbɔ wo amaneɛ yi.”
20Yei maa Hiob sɔre gyinaa hɔ, sunsuanee nʼatadeɛ mu na ɔyii ne tirinwi. Afei ɔtenaa fam sɔree Awurade 21kaa sɛ,
“Adagya na mede mefiri me maame yam baeɛ,
na adagya na mede bɛsane akɔ.
Awurade de maeɛ, na Awurade afa;
nhyira nka Awurade din!”
22Yei nyinaa mu no, Hiob anyɛ bɔne sɛ ɔbɛbɔ Onyankopɔn soboɔ.