King James Version

Job 22:1-30

1Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said, 2Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself?22.2 as he…: or, if he may be profitable, doth his good success depend thereon? 3Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect? 4Will he reprove thee for fear of thee? will he enter with thee into judgment?

5Is not thy wickedness great? and thine iniquities infinite? 6For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought, and stripped the naked of their clothing.22.6 the naked…: Heb. the clothes of the naked 7Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, and thou hast withholden bread from the hungry. 8But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; and the honourable man dwelt in it.22.8 mighty…: Heb. man of arm22.8 honourable…: Heb. eminent, or, accepted for countenance 9Thou hast sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken. 10Therefore snares are round about thee, and sudden fear troubleth thee; 11Or darkness, that thou canst not see; and abundance of waters cover thee. 12Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are!22.12 height of the stars: Heb. head of the stars 13And thou sayest, How doth God know? can he judge through the dark cloud?22.13 How: or, What 14Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh in the circuit of heaven.

15Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden? 16Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflown with a flood:22.16 whose…: Heb. a flood was poured upon their foundation 17Which said unto God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do for them?22.17 for: or, to 18Yet he filled their houses with good things: but the counsel of the wicked is far from me. 19The righteous see it, and are glad: and the innocent laugh them to scorn. 20Whereas our substance is not cut down, but the remnant of them the fire consumeth.22.20 substance: or, estate22.20 the remnant…: or, their excellency

21Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.22.21 him: that is, God 22Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart. 23If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles. 24Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.22.24 as dust: or, on the dust 25Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver.22.25 defence: or, gold22.25 plenty…: Heb. silver of strength 26For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God. 27Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows. 28Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways. 29When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.22.29 the humble…: Heb. him that hath low eyes 30He shall deliver the island of the innocent: and it is delivered by the pureness of thine hands.22.30 He shall…: or, The innocent shall deliver the island

Ketab El Hayat

أيوب 22:1-30

أليفاز

1أَلِيفَازُ 2«أَيَنْفَعُ الإِنْسَانُ اللهَ؟ إِنَّمَا الْحَكِيمُ يَنْفَعُ نَفْسَهُ! 3هَلْ بِرُّكَ مَدْعَاةٌ لِمَسَرَّةِ الْقَدِيرِ؟ وَأَيُّ كَسْبٍ لَهُ إِنْ كُنْتَ زَكِيًّا؟ 4أَمِنْ أَجْلِ تَقْوَاكَ يُوَبِّخُكَ وَيَدْخُلُ فِي مُحَاكَمَةٍ مَعَكَ؟ 5أَوَ لَيْسَ إِثْمُكَ عَظِيماً؟ أَوَلَيْسَتْ خَطَايَاكَ لَا مُتَنَاهِيَةً؟ 6لَقَدِ ارْتَهَنْتَ أَخَاكَ بِغَيْرِ حَقٍّ، وَجَرَّدْتَ الْعُرَاةَ مِنْ ثِيَابِهِمْ. 7لَمْ تَسْقِ الْمُعْيِيَ مَاءً، وَمَنَعْتَ عَنِ الْجَائِعِ طَعَامَكَ. 8صَاحِبُ الْقُوَّةِ اسْتَحْوَذَ عَلَى الأَرْضِ، وَذُو الْحُظْوَةِ أَقَامَ فِيهَا. 9أَرْسَلْتَ الأَرَامِلَ فَارِغَاتٍ وَحَطَّمْتَ أَذْرُعَ الْيَتَامَى، 10لِذَلِكَ أَحْدَقَتْ بِكَ الْفِخَاخُ وَطَغَى عَلَيْكَ رُعْبٌ مُفَاجِئٌ. 11اظْلَمَّ نُورُكَ فَلَمْ تَعُدْ تُبْصِرُ، وَغَمَرَكَ فَيَضَانُ مَاءٍ.

12أَلَيْسَ اللهُ فِي أَعَالِي السَّمَاوَاتِ، يُعَايِنُ النُّجُومَ مَهْمَا تَسَامَتْ؟ 13وَمَعَ هَذَا فَأَنْتَ تَقُولُ: مَاذَا يَعْلَمُ اللهُ؟ أَمِنْ خَلْفِ الضَّبَابِ يَدِينُ؟ 14إِنَّ الْغُيُومَ الْمُتَكَاثِفَةَ تُغَلِّفُهُ فَلا يَرَى، وَعَلَى قُبَّةِ السَّمَاءِ يَخْطُو. 15هَلْ تَظَلُّ مُلْتَزِماً بِالسَّيْرِ فِي الطَّرِيقِ الَّتِي سَلَكَهَا الأَشْرَارُ؟ 16الَّذِينَ قُرِضُوا قَبْلَ أَوَانِهِمْ، وَجُرِفُوا مِنْ أَسَاسِهِمْ، 17قَائِلِينَ لِلهِ: فَارِقْنَا. وَمَاذَا فِي وُسْعِ اللهِ أَنْ يَفْعَلَ بِهِمْ؟ 18مَعَ أَنَّ اللهَ غَمَرَ بُيُوتَهُمْ بِالْخَيْرَاتِ، فَلْتَبْعُدْ عَنِّي مَشُورَةُ الأَشْرَارِ. 19يَشْهَدُ الصِّدِّيقُونَ (عِقَابَ الأَشْرَارِ) وَيَفْرَحُونَ، وَالأَبْرِيَاءُ يَسْتَهْزِئُونَ قَائِلِينَ: 20قَدْ بَادَ مُقَاوِمُونَا، وَمَا تَبَقَّى مِنْهُمُ الْتَهَمَتْهُ النِّيرَانُ.

21اسْتَسْلِمْ إِلَى اللهِ، وَتَصَالَحْ مَعَهُ فَيُصِيبَكَ خَيْرٌ. 22تَقَبَّلِ الشَّرِيعَةَ مِنْ فَمِهِ، وَأَوْدِعْ كَلامَهُ فِي قَلْبِكَ. 23إِنْ رَجَعْتَ إِلَى الْقَدِيرِ وَاتَّضَعْتَ، وَإِنْ طَرَحْتَ الإِثْمَ بَعِيداً عَنْ خِيَامِكَ، 24وَوَضَعْتَ ذَهَبَكَ فِي التُّرَابِ، وَتِبْرَ أُوفِيرَ بَيْنَ حَصَى الْوَادِي، 25وَإِنْ أَصْبَحَ الْقَدِيرُ ذَهَبَكَ وَفِضَّتَكَ الثَّمِينَةَ، 26عِنْدَئِذٍ تَتَلَذَّذُ نَفْسُكَ بِالْقَدِيرِ، وَيَرْتَفِعُ وَجْهُكَ نَحْوَ اللهِ. 27تُصَلِّي إِلَيْهِ فَيَسْتَجِيبُ، وَتُوْفِي نُذُورَكَ، 28وَيَتَحَقَّقُ لَكَ مَا تَعْزِمُ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ أَمْرٍ، وَيُضِيءُ نُورٌ عَلَى سُبُلِكَ 29حَقّاً إِنَّ اللهَ يُذِلُّ الْمُتَكَبِّرِينَ وَيُنْقِذُ الْمُتَوَاضِعِينَ، 30وَيُنَجِّي حَتَّى الْمُذْنِبَ بِفَضْلِ طَهَارَةِ قَلْبِكَ».