Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Au'uts, whose name was Ayub. And that man was perfect and straight, and one who feared Alahiym and turned aside from evil.
Job 1:2 And seven sons and three daughters were born to him.
Job 1:3 And his possessions were seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred female donkeys, and a very large body of servants, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the East.
Job 1:4 And his sons went and had a feast in the house of each on his day, and sent and invited their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.
Job 1:5 And it came to be, when the days of feasting had gone round, that Ayub would send and set them apart, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings – the number of them all – for Ayub said, “It might be that my sons have sinned and cursed Alahiym in their hearts.” This Ayub always did.
Job 1:6 And the day came to be that the sons of Alahiym came to present themselves before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and Satan also came among them.
Job 1:7 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to Satan, “From where do you come?” And Satan answered 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and said, “From diligently searching in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.”
Job 1:8 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Ayub, that there is none like him on the earth, a perfect and straight man, one who fears Alahiym and turns aside from evil?”
Job 1:9 And Satan answered 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and said, “Is Ayub fearing Alahiym for naught?
Job 1:10 “Have You not made a hedge around him, and around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.
Job 1:11 But stretch out Your hand, please, and strike all that he has – if he would not curse You to Your face!”
Job 1:12 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to Satan, “See, all that he has is in your hand. Only do not lay a hand on himself.” And Satan went out from the presence of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
Job 1:13 And the day came to be when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in the house of their brother, the first-born.
Job 1:14 And a messenger came to Ayub and said, “The oxen were ploughing and the donkeys feeding alongside them,
Job 1:15 when Shaba fell upon them and took them away, and they smote the servants with the edge of the sword. And I alone have escaped to inform you!”
Job 1:16 While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “The fire of Alahiym fell from the shamiym and burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them. And I alone have escaped to inform you!”
Job 1:17 While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “The Kashdiym formed three bands, and made a raid on the camels and took them away, and they smote the servants with the edge of the sword. And I alone have escaped to inform you!”
Job 1:18 While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in the house of their brother, the first-born,
Job 1:19 and see, a great wind came from the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young men, and they are dead. And I alone have escaped to inform you!”
Job 1:20 Then Ayub rose up and tore his robe, and shaved his head, and he fell to the ground and did obeisance.
Job 1:21 And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I return there. 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has given, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has taken away. Blessed be the Name of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.”
Job 1:22 In all this Ayub did not sin nor ascribe wrong-doing unto Alahiym.
Job 2:1 Again the day came to be that the sons of Alahiym came to present themselves before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and Satan also came among them to present himself before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
Job 2:2 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to Satan, “From where do you come?” And Satan answered 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and said, “From diligently searching in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.”
Job 2:3 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Ayub, that there is none like him on the earth, a perfect and straight man, one who fears Alahiym and turns aside from evil? And still he holds fast to his integrity, although you incited Me against him, to destroy him without cause.”
Job 2:4 And Satan answered 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and said, “Skin for skin, and all that a man has he would give for his life!
Job 2:5 “But stretch out Your hand, please, and strike his bone and his flesh – if he would not curse You to Your face!”
Job 2:6 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to Satan, “See, he is in your hand, only spare his life.”
Job 2:7 And Satan went out from the presence of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and smote Ayub with loathsome sores from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.
Job 2:8 And he took a potsherd with which to scrape himself while he sat in the midst of the ashes.
Job 2:9 And his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast to your integrity? Curse Alahiym and die!”
Job 2:10 But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Indeed, should we accept only good from Alahiym, and not accept evil?” In all this Ayub did not sin with his lips.
Job 2:11 And three of the friends of Ayub heard of all this evil that came on him, and each one came from his own place – Aliyphaz the Thiymaniy, and Baldad the Shuchiy, and Tsuphar the Naumathiy – and they met together to come to sympathise with him and to comfort him.
Job 2:12 And they lifted up their eyes from a distance, and did not recognize him, and they lifted their voices and wept. And each one tore his robe and sprinkled dust on his head toward the shamiym.
Job 2:13 Then they sat down with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that the pain was very great.
Job 3:1 After this Ayub opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth.
Job 3:2 And Ayub spoke, and said,
Job 3:3 “Let the day perish on which I was born, and the night it was said, ‘A male child has been conceived.’
Job 3:4 Let that day be darkness. Let not Aluah from above seek for it, nor let light shine upon it.
Job 3:5 Let darkness and the shadow of death buy it back, let a cloud dwell on it, let all that blackens the day frighten it.
Job 3:6 That night – let darkness seize it. Let it not be included among the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months.
Job 3:7 Look, let that night be silent! Let no singing come into it!
Job 3:8 Let those curse it who curse the day, who are ready to stir up Luyathan.
Job 3:9 Let the stars of its twilight be dark. Let it wait for light, but have none. And let it not see the eyelashes of the dawn.
Job 3:10 For it did not shut up the doors of my mother’s womb, nor hide trouble from my eyes.
Job 3:11 Why did I not die from the womb, come forth from the belly and expire?
Job 3:12 Why were there knees to receive me? Or breasts for me to suck?
Job 3:13 For now I would have been lying in peace. I would have slept – then I would have been at rest,
Job 3:14 with sovereigns and counselors of the earth, who built ruins for themselves,
Job 3:15 or with rulers who had gold, who filled their houses with silver,
Job 3:16 or as a hidden untimely birth, as infants who never saw light?
Job 3:17 There the wrong cease raging, and there the weary are at rest,
Job 3:18 the prisoners rest together, they do not hear the voice of the oppressor.
Job 3:19 The small and great are there, and the servant is free from his master.
Job 3:20 Why does He give light to the sufferer, and life to the bitter of being,
Job 3:21 who are waiting for death, but it does not come, and search for it more than treasures;
Job 3:22 who rejoice exceedingly, they are glad when they find the grave?
Job 3:23 Why does He give light to a man whose way has been hidden, and whom Aluah has hedged in?
Job 3:24 For my sighing comes before I eat, and my groanings pour out like water.
Job 3:25 For that which I greatly feared has come upon me, and that which I dreaded has overtaken me.
Job 3:26 I have not been at ease, nor have I been undisturbed, nor been at rest, yet trouble comes!”
Job 4:1 And Aliyphaz the Thiymaniy answered and said,
Job 4:2 “If one tries a word with you, would you become impatient? But who is able to withhold himself from speaking?
Job 4:3 See, you have instructed many, and you have made weak hands strong.
Job 4:4 Your words have raised up him who was stumbling, and you have strengthened the weak knees.
Job 4:5 But now it has come to you, and you are impatient; it strikes you, and you are troubled.
Job 4:6 Is not your reverence your trust, the integrity of ways your expectancy?
Job 4:7 Remember, please: Who, being innocent, has ever perished? And where have the straight ones ever been cut off?
Job 4:8 According to what I have seen, those who plough wickedness and sow suffering reap the same.
Job 4:9 Through the breath of Aluah they perish, and through the Spirit of His nostrils they are consumed.
Job 4:10 The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, but the teeth of the young lions shall be broken.
Job 4:11 An old lion perishes for lack of prey, and the cubs of the lioness are scattered.
Job 4:12 And unto me a word was secretly brought, and my ear received a little of it.
Job 4:13 Amid thoughts from visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on men,
Job 4:14 fear came upon me, and trembling, causing my bones to shake greatly.
Job 4:15 Then a spirit passed before my face, the hair on my body stood up.
Job 4:16 It stood still, but I could not discern its appearance. A form was before my eyes – silence, then a voice I heard,
Job 4:17 ‘Is mortal man more righteous than Aluah? Is man more clean than his Maker?
Job 4:18 ‘Look, He puts no trust in His servants, and He charges His messengers with straying.
Job 4:19 ‘How much more those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed like a moth?
Job 4:20 ‘From morning till evening they are beaten down, they perish forever, with no one regarding.
Job 4:21 ‘Are not the cords of their tents pulled up? They die, without wisdom!’
Job 5:1 “Call out, please, is there anyone to answer you? And to which of the set-apart ones would you turn?
Job 5:2 For wrath kills the fool, and envy slays the simple.
Job 5:3 I myself have seen the fool taking root, but suddenly his home was cursed.
Job 5:4 His sons are far from safety, they are crushed in the gate, with no one to deliver.
Job 5:5 The hungry eat up his harvest, taking it even from the thorns, and the snare snaps up their wealth.
Job 5:6 For evil does not come from the dust, nor does trouble spring from the ground;
Job 5:7 for man is born for trouble, and the sparks fly upward.
Job 5:8 But as for me, I would seek Al, and I would submit my case to Alahiym,
Job 5:9 who is doing great and unsearchable deeds, innumerable wonders,
Job 5:10 who is giving rain on the earth’s face, and is sending waters on the field’s face;
Job 5:11 to set the lowly on high, and those who mourn shall be lifted to safety,
Job 5:12 thwarting the schemes of the crafty, so that their hands do not work effectively;
Job 5:13 catching the wise in their own craftiness, and the counsel of schemers are swept away.
Job 5:14 By day they encounter darkness, and at noon they grope as in the night.
Job 5:15 But He saves the needy from the sword of their mouth, from the clutches of the strong.
Job 5:16 Thus the poor have expectancy, and unrighteousness shuts her mouth.
Job 5:17 Look, blessed is the man whom Aluah does reprove, so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.
Job 5:18 For He bruises, but He binds up; He smites, but His hands heal.
Job 5:19 In six distresses He delivers you, and in seven no evil strikes you.
Job 5:20 In scarcity of food He shall redeem you from death, and in battle from the power of the sword.
Job 5:21 When the tongue scourges you are shielded, and you have no fear when destruction comes.
Job 5:22 At destruction and at starvation you laugh, and you have no fear of the beasts of the earth.
Job 5:23 For your covenant is with the stones of the field, and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.
Job 5:24 And you shall know that your tent is in peace, and shall visit your tent and not sin,
Job 5:25 and shall know that your seed are many, and your offspring like the grass of the earth.
Job 5:26 You shall come to the grave in ripe old age, like the stacking of grain in its season.
Job 5:27 Look, this we have searched out, it is so. Hear it, and know for yourself.”
Job 6:1 And Ayub answered and said,
Job 6:2 “Oh, that my grief were thoroughly weighed, and my calamity be placed on the scales!
Job 6:3 For it would outweigh the sand of the sea, therefore my words have been rash.
Job 6:4 For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, my spirit drinks in their poison, the onslaughts of Aluah are arrayed against me.
Job 6:5 Does the wild donkey bray when it has grass, or does the ox bellow over its fodder?
Job 6:6 Is tasteless food eaten without salt? Is there any flavor in the liquid of a chalamuth?
Job 6:7 I refuse to touch it, they are like food when I am sick.
Job 6:8 Oh that I might have my desire, that Aluah would grant me what I long for!
Job 6:9 That it would please Aluah to crush me, loose His hand and cut me off!
Job 6:10 Then I would still have comfort, and I would rejoice in pain, though not spared, for I have not hidden the words of the Set-apart One.
Job 6:11 What strength do I have, that I should wait? And what is my end, that I should prolong my life?
Job 6:12 Is my strength the strength of stones? Is my flesh of bronze?
Job 6:13 Is my help not within me? And is ability driven from me?
Job 6:14 To a despiser of friends: shame! For he is forsaking the fear of the Almighty.
Job 6:15 My brothers are as undependable as a valley, as a bed on which streams once ran,
Job 6:16 which are dark because of the ice, in which the snow is hidden.
Job 6:17 When it is warm, they cease to flow; when it is hot, they vanish from their place.
Job 6:18 The paths of their way turn aside, they enter wastes and perish.
Job 6:19 Passengers of Thama looked expectantly, travelers of Shaba waited for them.
Job 6:20 They were ashamed because they had trusted, they came there and were disappointed.
Job 6:21 Indeed, you have now become the same! You see my downfall and are afraid.
Job 6:22 Did I ever say, ‘Give to me’? or, ‘Offer a bribe for me from your wealth’?
Job 6:23 or, ‘Rescue me from the hand of the enemy?’ or, ‘Redeem me from the hand of oppressors’?
Job 6:24 Teach me, and I shall be silent. And show me where I have gone astray.
Job 6:25 Words of uprightness are harsh! But what does your reproving reprove?
Job 6:26 Do you reckon to reprove my words, and the sayings of one in despair, which are as wind?
Job 6:27 You would cast lots over the fatherless, and make merchandise of your friend!
Job 6:28 But now, please look at me – whether I would lie to your face.
Job 6:29 Relent, please, let there be no unrighteousness. Relent! My righteousness is still in it.
Job 6:30 Is there unrighteousness on my tongue? Does my taste not discern what is perverse?
Job 7:1 “Does not man have to struggle on earth? For his days are like the days of a hired man.
Job 7:2 Like a servant who sighs for the shade, and like a hireling longing for his wages,
Job 7:3 so am I allotted months of futility. And nights of trouble have been appointed to me.
Job 7:4 When I lie down, I say, ‘When am I going to rise, and the night be ended?’ For I have had my fill of tossing till dawn.
Job 7:5 My body is covered with worms and dirt, my skin is cracked and it festers.
Job 7:6 My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, and are spent without expectancy.
Job 7:7 Remember that my life is a breath! My eye is never again to see good.
Job 7:8 The eye of him who sees me sees me no longer. Your eyes are upon me, and I am no more.
Job 7:9 The cloud fades and vanishes away, so he who goes down to the grave does not come up.
Job 7:10 He returns no more to his house, nor does his place know him any more.
Job 7:11 I also, I do not hold my mouth, I speak in the distress of my spirit, I complain in the bitterness of my being.
Job 7:12 Am I the sea, or a sea monster, that You set a guard over me?
Job 7:13 When I say, ‘My bed does comfort me, my couch does ease my complaint,’
Job 7:14 then You frighten me with dreams and make me afraid with visions,
Job 7:15 so that my being chooses strangling, death rather than my bones.
Job 7:16 I have wasted away, I would not live forever. Leave me alone, for my days are a breath.
Job 7:17 What is man, that You should make him great, that You should set Your heart on him,
Job 7:18 that You should visit him every morning, trying him every moment?
Job 7:19 How long do You not look away from me, nor leave me alone till I swallow my saliva?
Job 7:20 Have I sinned? What have I done to You, O Watcher of men? Why have You set me as Your target, so that I am a burden to You?
Job 7:21 And why do You not pardon my transgression, and take away my crookedness? For now I lie down in the dust, and You shall seek me, but I am not.”
Job 8:1 And Baldad the Shuchiy answered and said,
Job 8:2 “How long are you going to speak like this, since the words of your mouth are a strong wind?
Job 8:3 Does Al twist right-ruling? Or does the Almighty twist what is right?
Job 8:4 If your sons have sinned against Him, and He delivers them into the hand of their transgression,
Job 8:5 if you diligently seek Al and plead with the Almighty,
Job 8:6 if you were clear and straight, then indeed He would awake for you, and shall bless your righteous dwelling place.
Job 8:7 Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end would greatly increase.
Job 8:8 Indeed, please ask the former generation, and prepare for the research of their fathers,
Job 8:9 for we are but of yesterday, and know not, because our days on earth are as a shadow.
Job 8:10 Do they not teach you, speak to you, and bring forth words from their heart?
Job 8:11 Does papyrus grow without a marsh, a reed thrive without water?
Job 8:12 While it is yet green, not cut down, it dries out before any plant.
Job 8:13 So are the paths of all who forget Al, and the expectancy of a defiled one does perish,
Job 8:14 whose refuge is cut off, and whose trust is a spider’s web.
Job 8:15 He leans on his house, but it does not stand. He holds it fast, but it does not last.
Job 8:16 He is moist before the sun, and his branches spread out in his garden.
Job 8:17 His roots wrap around a heap, and look for a place in the stones.
Job 8:18 If he is destroyed from his place, then it shall deny him: ‘I have not seen you.’
Job 8:19 See, this is the joy of His way, and out of the dust others grow.
Job 8:20 See, Al does not cast away the perfect, neither hold the hand of evil-doers.
Job 8:21 While He fills your mouth with laughter, and your lips with rejoicing,
Job 8:22 those hating you put on shame, and the tent of the wrong is no more.”
Job 9:1 And Ayub answered and said,
Job 9:2 “Truly I know it is so. But how is man right with Alahiym?
Job 9:3 If one wished to dispute with Him, he would not answer Him one time out of a thousand.
Job 9:4 Wise in heart and mighty in strength – who has hardened himself against Him and is at peace?
Job 9:5 He who removes mountains, and they do not know it, when He overturns them in His displeasure;
Job 9:6 who shakes the earth out of its place, and its columns tremble;
Job 9:7 who commands the sun, and it does not rise; and He seals up the stars,
Job 9:8 stretching out the shamiym by Himself, and treading upon the waves of the sea;
Job 9:9 who made Aush, Kasil, and Kimah, and the rooms of the south;
Job 9:10 who performs great and unsearchable deeds, and innumerable wonders.
Job 9:11 Look, He goes by me, and I do not see; and He moves past, but I do not discern Him.
Job 9:12 Look, He snatches away, who brings it back? Who says to Him, ‘What are You doing?’
Job 9:13 Aluah does not turn back His dis-pleasure, the helpers of pride stoop under Him.
Job 9:14 How much less would I answer Him, choose my words with Him?
Job 9:15 For though I were righteous, I would not answer Him. I pray to Him for my right-ruling.
Job 9:16 Though I had called and He answered me, I would not believe that He was listening to my voice.
Job 9:17 For He crushes me with a storm, and has multiplied my wounds for no cause.
Job 9:18 He does not allow me to recover my breath, but fills me with bitterness.
Job 9:19 If I speak of power? Look, He is mighty. And if of right-ruling? Who sets me a time?
Job 9:20 If I am righteous? My mouth would declare me wrong. Am I perfect? It would declare me perverse.
Job 9:21 Am I perfect? Do I not know my own being? I despise my life!
Job 9:22 It is all the same, therefore I say, ‘He destroys the perfect and the wrong.’
Job 9:23 If the scourge slays suddenly, He laughs at the trial of the innocent.
Job 9:24 Earth has been given into the hand of the wrong. He covers the faces of its judges. If it is not He, then who is it?
Job 9:25 My days have become swifter than a runner – they have fled, they have not seen good.
Job 9:26 They have passed by like swift ships, like an eagle swooping on its prey.
Job 9:27 If I say, ‘Let me forget my complaint, let me put off my sad face, and let me smile,’
Job 9:28 I shall be afraid of all my sufferings. I know that You do not hold me innocent.
Job 9:29 If I am wrong, why should I labor in vain?
Job 9:30 If I washed myself with snow water, and cleansed my hands with soap,
Job 9:31 then You would plunge me into a ditch, and my garments shall abhor me.
Job 9:32 For He is not a man as I am that I answer Him, and we come together into right-ruling.
Job 9:33 There is no mediator between us, to lay his hand upon us both.
Job 9:34 Let Him take His rod away from me, and let His dread frighten me.
Job 9:35 Then I would speak and not fear Him, for I am not so within myself.
Job 10:1 “My being has grown weary of life. I let loose my complaint, I speak in the bitterness of my being.
Job 10:2 I say to Aluah, ‘Do not declare me wrong, show me why You strive with me.
Job 10:3 Is it good to You that You should crush, that You should despise the work of Your hands, and shine on the counsel of the wrong?
Job 10:4 Do You have eyes of flesh? Do You see as man sees?
Job 10:5 Are Your days like the days of a mortal man? Are Your years like the days of a mighty man,
Job 10:6 that You should seek for my crookedness and search out my sin?
Job 10:7 For You know that I am not wrong, and there is no one to deliver from Your hand.
Job 10:8 Your hands have made me and shaped me, together all around, yet You destroy me.
Job 10:9 Remember, please, that You have made me like clay. And would You turn me into dust again?
Job 10:10 Did You not pour me out like milk, and curdle me like cheese?
Job 10:11 Skin and flesh you put on me, and wove me with bones and sinews.
Job 10:12 Life and kindness You have bestowed on me, and Your visitation has preserved my spirit.
Job 10:13 And these You have laid up in Your heart, I know that this was with You:
Job 10:14 If I sin, then You watch me, and let no crookedness of mine go unpunished.
Job 10:15 If I am wrong, woe to me! And if I am righteous, I would not lift up my head – filled with shame and seeing my grief!
Job 10:16 If I lift it up high, you hunt me as a lion, and again You would show Yourself marvelous against me.
Job 10:17 You renew Your witnesses against me, and increase Your vexation toward me; changes and a host are with me.
Job 10:18 So why have You brought me forth from the womb? Oh, that I had perished and no eye had seen me!
Job 10:19 I should have been as though I had not been – brought from the womb to the grave.
Job 10:20 Are not my days few? Then cease! Leave me alone, so that I brighten up a little,
Job 10:21 Before I go, and not return, to the land of darkness and the shadow of death,
Job 10:22 a land as dark as darkness itself, as the shadow of death, without any order, whose light is as darkness.”
Job 11:1 And Tsaphar the Naumathiy answered and said,
Job 11:2 “Should a multitude of words go un-answered? And should a man of lips be declared right?
Job 11:3 Should your babblings silence men? And should you mock, and no one make you ashamed?
Job 11:4 Since you have said, ‘My discourse is flawless, and I have been clean in Your eyes.’
Job 11:5 But if only Aluah would speak, and open His lips against you,
Job 11:6 and show you the secrets of wisdom, doubling your ability. Know then that Aluah forgets some of your crookedness for you.
Job 11:7 Would you find out Aluah by searching, or search out the end of the Almighty?
Job 11:8 It is higher than the shamiym – what would you do? Deeper than the grave – what would you know?
Job 11:9 Their measure is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.
Job 11:10 If He passes through and shuts up, and gathers, then who does reverse it?
Job 11:11 For He knows false men. When He sees wickedness does He not consider it?
Job 11:12 But a senseless man takes heart when a wild donkey’s colt is born a man!
Job 11:13 If you would prepare your heart, and stretch out your hands toward Him;
Job 11:14 if wickedness were in your hand, put it far away and do not let perverseness dwell in your tents;
Job 11:15 then indeed you shall lift up your face without spot; and you shall stand firm, and not be afraid,
Job 11:16 because you would forget sorrow, and remember it as waters that have passed away,
Job 11:17 and your life would be brighter than noon. You would soar upward, you would be like the morning.
Job 11:18 And you shall trust, because there is expectancy. And when you have searched you shall lie down in safety.
Job 11:19 And you shall rest, and no one would make you afraid, and many shall seek your favor.
Job 11:20 But the eyes of the wrong are consumed, and they shall not escape, and their expectancy is the breathing out of life!”
Job 12:1 And Ayub answered and said,
Job 12:2 “Truly you are the people, and wisdom would die with you!
Job 12:3 But I, like you, have a heart too; I am not less than you. And who does not know such as these?
Job 12:4 I have become a laughing-stock to my friends – one who has called on Aluah and He answered him! A laughing-stock is the righteous, the perfect one!
Job 12:5 A lamp is despised in the thought of one who is at ease – prepared for those whose feet slip.
Job 12:6 The tents of robbers are at peace, and those who provoke Al are complacent, to him who brings Aluah into his hand!
Job 12:7 But now ask the beasts, and they teach you; and the birds of the shamiym, and they declare it to you;
Job 12:8 or speak to the earth, and it teaches you; and the fish of the sea inform you.
Job 12:9 Who among all these does not know that the hand of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has done this,
Job 12:10 in whose hand is the life of all that live, and the breath of all mankind?
Job 12:11 Does the ear not try words? And the mouth taste food for itself?
Job 12:12 With the aged is wisdom, and understanding with length of days.
Job 12:13 With Him are wisdom and might, He has counsel and understanding.
Job 12:14 Look, He breaks down, and it is not rebuilt. If He imprisons a man, there is no release.
Job 12:15 Look, He withholds the waters, and they dry up. And He sends them out, and they overwhelm the earth.
Job 12:16 With Him are strength and ability. The misled and the misleader are His.
Job 12:17 He leads counselors away stripped, and makes judges go mad.
Job 12:18 He loosens the bonds of sovereigns, and binds a girdle on their loins;
Job 12:19 who leads away priests as a spoil, and overthrows the mighty;
Job 12:20 turning aside the lip of the trusted ones, and takes away the discernment of the elders;
Job 12:21 pouring scorn on nobles, and loosens the girdle of the strong;
Job 12:22 revealing deep matters out of darkness, and He brings the shadow of death to light;
Job 12:23 making nations great, and He destroys them; spreading out the nations, and He leads them out.
Job 12:24 turning aside the heart of the chiefs of the people of the earth, and He makes them wander in a pathless waste.
Job 12:25 They grope in darkness, having no light, and He makes them stagger like a drunkard.
Job 13:1 “Look, my eye has seen it all, my ear has heard and understood it.
Job 13:2 What you know, I know too; I am not less than you.
Job 13:3 But I would speak to the Almighty, and I delight to reason with Al.
Job 13:4 But you smear with falsehood, worthless healers, all of you!
Job 13:5 If you would only be silent, then it would be your wisdom!
Job 13:6 Please hear my reasoning, and listen to the pleadings of my lips.
Job 13:7 Would you speak perversely for Al, and speak deceit for Him?
Job 13:8 Would you be partial towards Him? Would you plead for Al?
Job 13:9 Would it be well when He searches you out? Or could you deceive Him as one deceives a man?
Job 13:10 He would certainly reprove you if you secretly show partiality.
Job 13:11 Should not His excellence make you afraid, and the dread of Him fall upon you?
Job 13:12 Your weighty sayings are proverbs of ashes, your shields are shields of clay.
Job 13:13 Be silent before me, and let me speak, and let whatever come upon me!
Job 13:14 Why do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hands?
Job 13:15 Though, He does slay me – I wait! But I show my ways to be right before Him.
Job 13:16 He also is my deliverance, for a defiled one does not come before Him.
Job 13:17 Listen closely to my words, and with your ears to what I say.
Job 13:18 Look, please, I have prepared my case, I know that I am in the right.
Job 13:19 Who is he who would strive with me? For then I would keep silent and die.
Job 13:20 Only two matters do not do to me, then I am not hidden from Your face:
Job 13:21 Withdraw Your hand far from me, and let not dread of You make me afraid.
Job 13:22 Then call, and let me answer; or let me speak, and You reply to me.
Job 13:23 How many are my crookednesses and sins? Let me know my transgression and my sin.
Job 13:24 Why do You hide Your face, and reckon me as Your enemy?
Job 13:25 Would You frighten a leaf driven to and fro? And would You pursue dry stubble?
Job 13:26 For You write bitter charges against me, and make me inherit the crookednesses of my youth,
Job 13:27 and put my feet in the stocks, and look closely to all my paths. You set a limit for the soles of my feet.
Job 13:28 And he, like that which is rotten, wastes away, as a garment that is moth-eaten.
Job 14:1 “Man born of woman is of few days and turmoil-filled.
Job 14:2 He comes forth like a flower and withers. He flees like a shadow and does not continue.
Job 14:3 Yet on such a one You open Your eyes, and bring me to right-ruling with Yourself!
Job 14:4 Who brings the clean out of the unclean? No one!
Job 14:5 Since his days are decided, the number of his months is with You, You have appointed his bounds which he does not pass over.
Job 14:6 Look away from him and let him rest, till like a hired man he enjoys his day.
Job 14:7 For there is expectancy for a tree, if it is cut down, that it does sprout again, and that its tender branch does not cease.
Job 14:8 Though its root grows old in the earth, and its stump dies in the ground,
Job 14:9 at the scent of water it buds and brings forth foliage like a plant.
Job 14:10 But man dies and is powerless, and man expires, and where is he?
Job 14:11 Water disappears from the sea, and a river dries up and is parched,
Job 14:12 and man shall lie down and not rise. Till the shamiym are no more, they awake not, nor are aroused from their sleep.
Job 14:13 If only You would hide me in the grave, conceal me until Your wrath turns away. Set me a time, and remember me!
Job 14:14 If a man dies, would he live again? All the days of my struggle I wait, till my change comes.
Job 14:15 You would call, and I would answer You. You have yearned for the work of Your hands.
Job 14:16 For now You count my steps – do You not watch over my sin?
Job 14:17 My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and You cover over my crookedness.
Job 14:18 But a falling mountain crumbles away, and a rock is moved from its place,
Job 14:19 as water wears away stones, its out-pouring washes away the soil of the earth – so You have destroyed the expectancy of man.
Job 14:20 You overpower him, forever, and he is gone – his face changes and You send him away.
Job 14:21 His sons come to esteem, and he does not know it. And they are brought low, and he does not perceive it.
Job 14:22 He feels only the pain of his flesh, and he mourns over himself.”
Job 15:1 And Aliyphaz the Thiymaniy answered and said,
Job 15:2 “Would a wise man answer with vain knowledge, or fill his belly with the east wind?
Job 15:3 Would he reason with useless talk, or by speeches with which do not profit?
Job 15:4 Indeed, you do away with reverence, and withhold prayer before Al.
Job 15:5 For your crookedness teaches your mouth what to say, and you choose the tongue of the crafty.
Job 15:6 Not I, but your own mouth condemns you. And your own lips witness against you.
Job 15:7 Were you the first one born? Or were you made before the hills?
Job 15:8 Have you heard the secret counsel of Aluah? And do you limit wisdom to yourself?
Job 15:9 What do you know that we do not know – understand, that is not within us?
Job 15:10 Both the gray-haired and the aged are among us, much older than your father.
Job 15:11 Are the comforts of Al not enough for you – and a word that deals gently with you?
Job 15:12 What have you taken to heart? And why do your eyes flash?
Job 15:13 That you should turn your spirit against Al, and let such words go out of your mouth?
Job 15:14 What is man, that he should be clean? And one born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
Job 15:15 Look, He puts no trust in His set-apart ones, and the shamiym are not clean in His eyes,
Job 15:16 how much less one who is loathsome and corrupt, drinking unrighteousness like water!
Job 15:17 Let me show you – hear me – and this I have seen and declare,
Job 15:18 which the wise declare, and have not hidden from their fathers,
Job 15:19 to them alone the land was given, and no stranger passed over into their midst:
Job 15:20 All the days of the wrong one he is paining himself, and few years have been stored up for the ruthless.
Job 15:21 A frightening sound is in his ears; in peace a destroyer comes to him.
Job 15:22 He believes not to return from darkness, and he is reserved for the sword.
Job 15:23 He wanders about for food – where is it? He knows that a day of darkness is prepared for him.
Job 15:24 Distress and pain frighten him – they overwhelm him, like a sovereign ready for the attack.
Job 15:25 Because he has stretched out his hand against Al, and acts mightily against the Almighty.
Job 15:26 He runs against Him defiantly, with thick-bossed shields.
Job 15:27 For he has covered his face with his fatness, and he has put layers of fat on his loins.
Job 15:28 But he dwells in ruined cities, in houses which no one lives in, which have been ready to become heaps.
Job 15:29 He shall not be rich, and his wealth shall not rise, and his possessions shall not overspread the earth.
Job 15:30 He does not turn away from darkness. The flame dries up his branches, and he turns aside by the breath of His mouth.
Job 15:31 Let him not trust in falsehood, deceiving himself, for falsehood is his reward.
Job 15:32 Before his day it is accomplished, and his branch shall not be green.
Job 15:33 He shakes off his unripe grape like a vine, and throws off his blossom like an olive tree.
Job 15:34 For the company of the defiled ones is barren, and fire consumes the tents of bribery.
Job 15:35 They conceive trouble and bring forth wickedness, even their womb prepares deception.”
Job 16:1 And Ayub answered and said,
Job 16:2 “I have heard many matters like these; all of you are comforters of trouble!
Job 16:3 Is there an end to words of wind? Or what provokes you that you answer?
Job 16:4 I might also speak like you, if you were in my place. I might heap up words against you, and shake my head at you.
Job 16:5 I might strengthen you with my mouth, and my moving lips might bring relief.
Job 16:6 If I speak, my pain is not relieved; and if I refrain, does it leave me?
Job 16:7 But now He has wearied me. You have stunned all my company.
Job 16:8 And You have plucked me, and it is a witness. And my failure rises up against me, it bears witness to my face.
Job 16:9 He has torn in His wrath, and He hates me. He has gnashed at me with His teeth; my adversary sharpens His eyes upon me.
Job 16:10 They open wide their mouths at me, in scorn they have smitten my cheeks, they mass themselves together against me.
Job 16:11 Al has handed me over to the perverse, and cast me into the hands of the wrong.
Job 16:12 I was at ease, but He broke me. And He took me by my neck and shattered me, and He has set me up for His target.
Job 16:13 His archers surround me, He splits my kidneys in two and does not spare, He pours out my bile on the ground.
Job 16:14 He made a breach in me, breach upon breach. He runs upon me like a mighty man.
Job 16:15 I sewed sackcloth over my skin, and laid my horn in the dust.
Job 16:16 My face is reddened from weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;
Job 16:17 though no violence was on my hand, and my prayer sincere.
Job 16:18 O earth, do not cover my blood, and let my cry have no resting place!
Job 16:19 See, even now my witness is in the shamiym, and my defender is on high.
Job 16:20 My friends are they that scorn me; my eyes pour out tears to Aluah.
Job 16:21 O that one might plead for a man with Aluah, as a man with his neighbor!
Job 16:22 When a few years are past, then I shall go the way of no return.
Job 17:1 “My spirit has been broken, my days have been extinguished, graves are for me.
Job 17:2 Truly, mockeries are with me, and my eye rests on their insults!
Job 17:3 Please lay down a pledge for me with Yourself. Who would strike hands with me?
Job 17:4 For You have hidden their heart from understanding, therefore You do not exalt them.
Job 17:5 He who denounces friends for a share, even the eyes of his children shall fail.
Job 17:6 But He has made me a byword of the people, whereas in former times I was as a drum.
Job 17:7 And from sorrow my eye has grown dim, and all my members are like shadows.
Job 17:8 Upright ones are astonished at this, and the innocent stirs himself up against the defiled one.
Job 17:9 And the righteous holds to his way, and he who has clean hands becomes stronger and stronger.
Job 17:10 But please, come back again, all of you, for I do not find a wise one among you.
Job 17:11 My days have passed by, my plans have been broken off – the desires of my heart.
Job 17:12 They would turn night into day, saying that light is near, in the presence of darkness!
Job 17:13 If I wait – the grave is my house, I shall make my bed in darkness,
Job 17:14 I shall say to corruption, ‘You are my father,’ – to the worm, ‘You are my mother and my sister.’
Job 17:15 Where then is my expectancy? As for my expectancy, who would see it?
Job 17:16 Would it sink down into the grave? Would we together go down into the dust?”
Job 18:1 And Baldad the Shuchiy answered and said,
Job 18:2 “When do you put an end to words? Understand, and let us then talk.
Job 18:3 Why should we be reckoned as beasts, as stupid in your eyes?
Job 18:4 You who tear yourself to pieces in displeasure – would the earth be forsaken for your sake? Or the rock move from its place?
Job 18:5 Indeed, the light of the wrong goes out, and the flame of his fire does not shine.
Job 18:6 The light shall be dark in his tent, and his lamp beside him is put out.
Job 18:7 The steps of his strength are impeded, and his own counsel overthrows him.
Job 18:8 For he is sent into a net by his own feet, and he walks on a pit-fall.
Job 18:9 The net seizes his heel, a snare prevails over him.
Job 18:10 A noose is hidden on the ground for him, and a trap for him in the path.
Job 18:11 Alarms frighten him on all sides, and chase him at his heels.
Job 18:12 His strength is starved, and calamity is ready at his side.
Job 18:13 It devours parts of his skin, the first-born of death devours his parts.
Job 18:14 He is torn from the shelter of his tent, and they parade him before the sovereign of alarms.
Job 18:15 In his tent dwells that which is none of his; brimstone is scattered on his house.
Job 18:16 His roots below dry up, and his branch is cut off above.
Job 18:17 Remembrance of him perishes from the earth, and he has no name on the street.
Job 18:18 They thrust him from light into darkness, and chase him out of the world.
Job 18:19 He leaves no offspring or descendant among his people, nor any survivor in his dwellings.
Job 18:20 Those in the west are astonished at his day, as those in the east are frightened.
Job 18:21 Indeed, such are the dwellings of the perverse, and this is the place of him who does not know Al.”
Job 19:1 And Ayub answered and said,
Job 19:2 “How long would you grieve my life, and crush me with words?
Job 19:3 These ten times you have insulted me, shamelessly you attack me.
Job 19:4 Even if I have truly gone astray, my straying remains with me.
Job 19:5 If indeed you would exalt yourselves above me, and plead against me my reproach,
Job 19:6 know then that Aluah has overthrown me, and has surrounded me with His net.
Job 19:7 See, I cry, ‘Violence!’ but I am not heard. I cry aloud, but there is no right-ruling.
Job 19:8 He has fenced up my way, and I pass not over. And He has placed darkness in my paths.
Job 19:9 He has stripped me of my esteem, and taken the crown from my head.
Job 19:10 He breaks me down on every side, and I am gone; and uproots my expectancy like a tree.
Job 19:11 And He kindled His wrath against me, and He counts me as one of His enemies.
Job 19:12 His companies come together, and they cast up their way against me, and encamp all around my tent.
Job 19:13 He has removed my brothers far away from me, and my friends are completely estranged from me.
Job 19:14 My near ones have fallen away, and my close friends have forgotten me.
Job 19:15 The guests in my house, and my female servants, reckon me for a stranger – I am a foreigner in their eyes.
Job 19:16 I have called my servant, but he gives no answer – I have to beg him with my mouth.
Job 19:17 My spirit is strange to my wife, and my kindness to the children of my own body.
Job 19:18 Even young children have scorned me. I rise, and they speak against me.
Job 19:19 All my intimate friends loathe me, and those whom I love have turned against me.
Job 19:20 My bone clings to my skin and to my flesh, and I have escaped by the skin of my teeth.
Job 19:21 Show favor to me, show favor to me, O you my friends, for the hand of Aluah has struck me!
Job 19:22 Why do you persecute me like Al does, and are not satisfied with my flesh?
Job 19:23 Oh, that my words were written down! Oh, that they were inscribed in a book,
Job 19:24 engraved on a rock with an iron pen and lead, forever!
Job 19:25 For I know that my Redeemer lives, and as the Last shall rise over the dust;
Job 19:26 and after my skin has been struck off, then in my flesh I shall see Aluah,
Job 19:27 whom I myself shall see on my side, and not a stranger. My kidneys have failed within me!
Job 19:28 If you say, ‘Why do we persecute him?’ Seeing the root of the matter has been found in me,
Job 19:29 fear the sword yourselves, for wrath brings the punishment of the sword, so that you know there is a judgment.”
Job 20:1 Then Tsuphar the Naumathiy answered and said,
Job 20:2 “Truly, my thoughts make me respond, even because of my haste within me.
Job 20:3 I have listened to the reproof which insults me, and the spirit of my understanding makes me answer.
Job 20:4 You have known this of old, since man was placed on earth,
Job 20:5 that the singing of the wrong is short-lived, and the joy of the defiled one is but for a moment?
Job 20:6 Although his pride mounts up to the shamiym, and his head does reach to the clouds,
Job 20:7 he perishes forever like his own dung. Those who have seen him say, ‘Where is he?’
Job 20:8 He flies away like a dream, and is not found. And he is driven away like a vision of the night.
Job 20:9 Eyes that saw him do so no more, nor does his place see him any more.
Job 20:10 His sons seek the favor of the poor, and his hands give back his wealth.
Job 20:11 His bones shall be filled with his youth, but it lies down with him in the dust.
Job 20:12 Though evil is sweet in his mouth, he hides it under his tongue,
Job 20:13 though he fondles it and does not forsake it, but still keeps it in his mouth,
Job 20:14 his food is turned in his stomach, the bitterness of cobras is in him.
Job 20:15 He has swallowed down riches, then vomits them up – Al drives it out of his stomach.
Job 20:16 He sucks the poison of cobras; the tongue of the poisonous snake slays him.
Job 20:17 He looks not on streams, the rivers flowing with honey and cream.
Job 20:18 He is giving back what he labored for, and does not eat it – like wealth from his trade, but he does not enjoy.
Job 20:19 For he has oppressed, he has forsaken the poor, he has seized a house which he did not build.
Job 20:20 For he shall not know ease in his innermost, neither save what he desires.
Job 20:21 There is no left-over after he has eaten, therefore his good does not last.
Job 20:22 With all his plenty he is in distress; the hand of every laborer comes against him.
Job 20:23 It shall be, at the filling of his stomach, that He casts on him His burning wrath, and rains it down on him while he is eating.
Job 20:24 He shall flee from the iron weapon, a bronze bow pierce him through.
Job 20:25 It is drawn, and comes out of the body, and the gleaming point comes out of his gall. Fears come upon him.
Job 20:26 All darkness waits for his treasures. A fire not blown consumes him, it destroys what remains in his tent.
Job 20:27 The shamiym reveal his crookedness, and the earth rises up against him.
Job 20:28 The increase of his house departs, flowing away in the day of His wrath.
Job 20:29 This is the portion from Alahiym for a wrong man, and the heritage Al has decreed for him.”
Job 21:1 And Ayub answered and said,
Job 21:2 “Listen closely to my word, and let this be your comfort.
Job 21:3 Bear with me and let me speak, and after I have spoken, keep mocking.
Job 21:4 As for me, is my complaint against man? And why should I not be impatient?
Job 21:5 Look at me and be appalled, then put your hand on your mouth.
Job 21:6 And when I consider it I am frightened, and my body shudders.
Job 21:7 Why do the wrong live, become old, and become mighty in power?
Job 21:8 Their seed is established with them before their face, and their offspring before their eyes.
Job 21:9 Their houses are peace without fear, neither is the rod of Aluah upon them.
Job 21:10 Their bull breeds and does not fail, their cow calves without miscarriage.
Job 21:11 They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.
Job 21:12 They sing to the tambourine and lyre, and rejoice to the sound of the flute.
Job 21:13 They spend their days in goodness, and in a moment go down to the grave.
Job 21:14 And they say to Al, ‘Turn aside from us, for we have no desire to know Your ways.
Job 21:15 Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him? And what profit do we have if we pray to Him?’
Job 21:16 See, is their good not in their own hand? (The counsel of the wrong has been far from me).
Job 21:17 How often is the lamp of the wrong put out, and does come upon them their calamity, sorrows He allots in His displeasure?
Job 21:18 They are like straw before the wind, and like chaff that a storm steals away.
Job 21:19 You say, ‘Aluah stores up one’s wickedness for his children.’ Let Him repay him, so that he knows it.
Job 21:20 Let his eyes see his destruction, and let him drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
Job 21:21 For what is his delight in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off?
Job 21:22 Does anyone teach Al knowledge, since He judges those that are exalted?
Job 21:23 One dies in his perfect strength, completely at ease and satisfied;
Job 21:24 His pails are filled with milk, and his bones are juicy with marrow.
Job 21:25 Another one dies in the bitterness of his being, and never eats with pleasure.
Job 21:26 Together they lie down in the dust, and worms cover them.
Job 21:27 Look, I know your thoughts, and the plots with which you would wrong me.
Job 21:28 For you say, ‘Where is the house of the noble one? And where is the tent, the dwelling place of the wrong ones?’
Job 21:29 Have you not asked those passing by the way? And do you not know their signs?
Job 21:30 That the wicked is kept for the day of calamity. They are brought to the day of wrath.
Job 21:31 Who declares his way to his face? And who repays him for what he has done?
Job 21:32 As for him, he is brought to the grave, and a watch is kept over the tomb.
Job 21:33 The clods of the valley shall be sweet to him, and all men follow him, innumerable are those before him.
Job 21:34 How then do you comfort me in vain, seeing that perverseness remains in your answers?”
Job 22:1 And Aliyphaz the Thiymaniy answered and said,
Job 22:2 “Would a strong man be of use to Al? Even he who is wise be of use to Him?
Job 22:3 Is it a delight to the Almighty that you are righteous? Or gain, that you make your ways perfect?
Job 22:4 Is it because of your fear of Him that He reproves you, or enters into right-ruling with you?
Job 22:5 Is not your evil great? And is there no end to your crookednesses?
Job 22:6 For you take pledges from your brother for naught, and strip the naked of their garments.
Job 22:7 You do not give the weary water to drink, and you have withheld bread from the hungry.
Job 22:8 But the man of strength, he has the earth, and the highly respected man dwells in it.
Job 22:9 You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless are crushed.
Job 22:10 Therefore snares are all around you, and sudden fear alarms you,
Job 22:11 or darkness, so that you do not see, and a flood of water covers you.
Job 22:12 Is not Aluah in the height of shamiym? And see the highest stars, how lofty they are!
Job 22:13 And you have said, ‘What does Al know? Would He judge through the dark cloud?
Job 22:14 ‘Clouds screen Him, so that He does not see, and He moves about the circuit of the shamiym.’
Job 22:15 Do you observe the old way which wicked men have trod,
Job 22:16 who were cut down before their time, whose foundations were swept away by a flood?
Job 22:17 They said to Al, ‘Turn aside from us!’ And what did the Almighty do to them?
Job 22:18 Yet He filled their houses with the good! (But the counsel of the wrong has been far from me).
Job 22:19 The righteous see it and are glad, and the innocent mock at them and say,
Job 22:20 ‘Truly, our adversaries are cut off, and fire has consumed their excess.’
Job 22:21 Be of service to Him, and be at peace; thereby blessing shall come to you.
Job 22:22 Please accept the Torah from His mouth, and lay up His words in your heart.
Job 22:23 If you return to the Almighty, you are built up. If you remove unrighteousness far from your tents,
Job 22:24 and lay your gold in the dust, and the gold of A'uphir among the stones of the valleys,
Job 22:25 then the Almighty shall be your gold and your silver, strength to you.
Job 22:26 Then you shall certainly delight in the Almighty, and lift up your face to Aluah,
Job 22:27 make your prayer to Him. And He shall hear you, and you shall pay your vows.
Job 22:28 And whatever you decide on shall be established for you, and light shine on your ways.
Job 22:29 For they have made low, and you say, ‘Up!’ And He saves the lowly of eyes.
Job 22:30 Would He deliver one who is not innocent? So by the cleanness of your hands you shall be delivered.”
Job 23:1 And Ayub answered and said,
Job 23:2 “Even today my complaint is bitter; my hand is heavy on account of my groaning.
Job 23:3 If only I knew where to find Him, I would come to His dwelling-place!
Job 23:4 I would present my case before Him, and fill my mouth with proofs.
Job 23:5 I would know the words which He would answer me, and understand what He would say to me.
Job 23:6 Would He contend with me in great power? No! But He would pay attention to me.
Job 23:7 There the upright might reason with Him, and I would go safe forever from my Judge.
Job 23:8 See, I go forward, but He is not; and backward, but I do not perceive Him;
Job 23:9 to the left where He is working, but I do not see; He turns to the right, but I do not see.
Job 23:10 For He knows the way that I take. When He has tried me, I would come forth as gold.
Job 23:11 My foot has held fast to His steps. I have guarded His way, and did not turn aside.
Job 23:12 I have not strayed from the command of His lips. I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily portion.
Job 23:13 But He is One, and who does turn Him? And He does whatever His being has desired.
Job 23:14 For He completes my portion, and many like these are with Him.
Job 23:15 Therefore I am troubled at His presence; I consider, and I am afraid of Him.
Job 23:16 For Al has made me faint-hearted, and the Almighty has alarmed me;
Job 23:17 because I was not cut off before darkness, and from my face He has covered the thick darkness.
Job 24:1 “Times are not hidden from the Almighty, and why have not those who know Him seen His days?
Job 24:2 They remove landmarks; they rob and feed on flocks;
Job 24:3 they drive away the donkey of the fatherless; they take the widow’s ox as a pledge;
Job 24:4 they turn the needy out of the way; the poor of the earth have hidden together.
Job 24:5 See, as wild donkeys in the wilderness they go about their tasks, eager seekers for prey; the desert gives his bread, for the children.
Job 24:6 They reap his fodder in a field and they glean the vineyard of the wrong.
Job 24:7 They spend the night naked, without a garment, and without covering in the cold.
Job 24:8 They are wet with the showers of the hills, and have embraced a rock for lack of shelter.
Job 24:9 They snatch away the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge from the poor;
Job 24:10 naked, they shall go about without a garment; and hungry, they shall take away sheaves.
Job 24:11 They press out oil within their walls; winepresses they shall tread, yet suffer thirst.
Job 24:12 Men groan in the city, and the beings of the wounded cry out, and Aluah does not regard it as foolish.
Job 24:13 They have become rebels against the light; they have not known His ways nor remained in His paths.
Job 24:14 The murderer rises at daylight, he slays the poor and needy, and in the night he is as a thief.
Job 24:15 And the eye of the adulterer watches for dusk, saying, ‘No eye sees me.’ And he puts a covering on the face.
Job 24:16 In the dark he has broken into houses; by day they shut themselves up; they have not known light.
Job 24:17 For all of them morning is the same as the shadow of death, when he discerns the extreme fears of the shadow of death.
Job 24:18 He is swift on the face of the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth; he does not turn into the way of vineyards.
Job 24:19 Drought and heat snatch away snow waters – the grave those who have sinned.
Job 24:20 The womb forgets him, the worm feeds sweetly on him; he is remembered no more, and wickedness is broken like a tree;
Job 24:21 treating evil the barren who does not bear, and does no good for the widow.
Job 24:22 But He draws the mighty away with His power – He rises up, and no one is certain of life.
Job 24:23 He gives him safety, and he leans on it; yet His eyes are on their ways.
Job 24:24 They are lifted up for a little while, then they are gone, then they shall be brought low. Like all else they are gathered up, and they are cut off like the heads of grain.
Job 24:25 And if it is not so, who does prove me a liar, and make my word worthless?”
Job 25:1 And Baldad the Shuchiy answered and said,
Job 25:2 “Rule and fear belong to Him, making peace in His high places.
Job 25:3 Is there any number to His armies? And on whom does His light not rise?
Job 25:4 So how could man be righteous before Al? Or how could he be flawless who is born of a woman?
Job 25:5 See, even the moon does not shine, and the stars have not been flawless in His eyes,
Job 25:6 how much less man, a maggot, and a son of man, a worm?”
Job 26:1 And Ayub answered and said,
Job 26:2 “How have you helped the powerless, saved an arm not strong?
Job 26:3 How have you given counsel to the unwise, or declared sound advice to many?
Job 26:4 With whom have you spoken words? And whose spirit came from you?
Job 26:5 The dead wait – those under the waters and those inhabiting them.
Job 26:6 The grave is naked before Him, and destruction has no covering.
Job 26:7 He it was who stretched out the north over emptiness, hanging the earth upon space,
Job 26:8 binding up waters in His thick clouds, and the cloud is not torn under them,
Job 26:9 covering the surface of His throne, spreading His cloud over it.
Job 26:10 He put a circular boundary on the surface of the waters, at the boundary of light and darkness.
Job 26:11 The columns of the shamiym tremble, and are stunned at His reproof.
Job 26:12 By His power He has calmed the sea, and by His understanding He struck down Rahab.
Job 26:13 By His Spirit He adorned the shamiym. His hand whirled the fleeing serpent.
Job 26:14 See, these are the fringes of His ways, and how little a matter is heard of Him! And who understands the thunder of His power?”
Job 27:1 And Ayub again took up his discourse, and said,
Job 27:2 “As Al lives, who has turned aside my right-ruling, and the Almighty, who has made my life bitter,
Job 27:3 as long as my breath is in me, and the Spirit of Aluah in my nostrils,
Job 27:4 my lips do not speak unrighteousness, nor my tongue utter deceit.
Job 27:5 Far be it from me that I grant that you are right. Until I die I would not turn aside my integrity from me.
Job 27:6 My righteousness I hold fast, and I do not let it go. My heart does not reproach me as long as I live.
Job 27:7 Let my enemy be like the wrongdoer, and he who rises up against me like the unrighteous.
Job 27:8 For what is the expectancy of the defiled one, when He does cut off, when Aluah takes away his life?
Job 27:9 Would Al hear his cry when distress comes upon him?
Job 27:10 Would he delight himself in the Almighty – call on Aluah at all times?
Job 27:11 Let me teach you by the hand of Al, that which is with the Almighty I do not hide.
Job 27:12 See, all of you have seen it. Why then are you altogether vain?
Job 27:13 This is the portion of a wrong man with Al, and the inheritance of cruel ones, which they receive from the Almighty:
Job 27:14 If his children are increased, it is for the sword; and his offspring shall not have enough to eat.
Job 27:15 Those who remain of him are buried in death, and their widows do not weep.
Job 27:16 Though he heaps up silver like dust, and lays up garments like clay –
Job 27:17 he lays up, but the righteous puts it on, and the innocent divides the silver.
Job 27:18 He built his house like a moth, like a booth which a watchman made.
Job 27:19 He lies down, a rich man, but he is not gathered. When he opens his eyes, it is no more!
Job 27:20 Alarms overtake him like a flood; a storm wind shall steal him away in the night.
Job 27:21 The east wind takes him away, and he is gone; for it sweeps him from his place.
Job 27:22 And it hurls itself against him and does not spare; he swiftly flees from its power.
Job 27:23 It claps its hands at him, and it hisses him out of his place.
Job 28:1 “Indeed, there is a mine for silver, and a place where gold is refined.
Job 28:2 Iron is taken from the earth, and copper is smelted from ore.
Job 28:3 An end to darkness he has set, and to every limit he is searching, to rocks in deepest darkness.
Job 28:4 He opens a shaft far away from people; they are forgotten by feet; they hang far away from men; they swing to and fro.
Job 28:5 Earth, out of which grows food, is turned underneath as by fire;
Job 28:6 its stones are the place of sapphires, and it has dust of gold.
Job 28:7 No bird of prey knows the path, nor has the hawk’s eye seen it.
Job 28:8 The proud beasts have not trodden it, nor has the fierce lion passed over it.
Job 28:9 He puts his hand on the flint; he shall overturn the mountains at the roots.
Job 28:10 He cuts out channels in the rocks, and his eye sees every precious gem.
Job 28:11 He dams up the sources of the rivers; and he brings to light what is hidden.
Job 28:12 And wisdom – where is it found? And where is the place of understanding?
Job 28:13 Man does not know its value, and it is not found in the land of the living.
Job 28:14 The deep has said, ‘It is not in me,’ and the sea has said, ‘It is not with me.’
Job 28:15 Gold is not given for it, nor is silver weighed out as its price.
Job 28:16 It is not valued in the gold of A'uphir, in precious shaham or sapphire.
Job 28:17 Gold or crystal are not to be compared with it, nor is it exchanged for a vessel of fine gold.
Job 28:18 No mention is made of coral or crystal, for the price of wisdom is above rubies.
Job 28:19 The topaz of Kush is not to be compared with it, nor is it valued in clean gold.
Job 28:20 And wisdom – from where does it come? And where is the place of understanding?
Job 28:21 It has been hidden from the eyes of all living, and concealed from the birds of the shamiym.
Job 28:22 Destruction and death have said, ‘With our ears we have heard a report of it.’
Job 28:23 Alahiym has understood its way, and He has known its place.
Job 28:24 For He looks to the ends of the earth, sees under all the shamiym,
Job 28:25 making a weight for the wind, and measuring out the waters by measure.
Job 28:26 When He made a law for the rain, and a way for the lightning of thunder,
Job 28:27 then He saw wisdom and declared it; He prepared it and also searched it out.
Job 28:28 And He said to man, ‘See, the fear of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, that is wisdom, and to turn from evil is understanding.’ ”
Job 29:1 And Ayub again took up his discourse, and said,
Job 29:2 “Oh, that I were as in months past, as in the days when Aluah protected me;
Job 29:3 when His lamp shone on my head, when I walked in the dark by His light;
Job 29:4 as I was in the days of my autumn, when the intimacy of Aluah was on my tent;
Job 29:5 when the Almighty was still with me, when my children were around me;
Job 29:6 when my steps were bathed with cream, and the rock poured out rivers of oil for me.
Job 29:7 When I went out to the gate by the city, to take my seat in the open square,
Job 29:8 the young men saw me and hid, and the aged rose up, they stood;
Job 29:9 rulers held back their words, and laid a hand on their mouth;
Job 29:10 the voice of leaders was hushed, and their tongue clung to the roof of their mouth.
Job 29:11 For when the ear heard, it blessed me, and when the eye saw, it gave witness of me;
Job 29:12 because I rescued the poor who cried out, and the fatherless who had no helper.
Job 29:13 The blessing of the perishing one would come upon me, and I made the widow’s heart sing for joy.
Job 29:14 I put on righteousness, and it robed me; right-ruling was my cloak and turban.
Job 29:15 I was eyes to the blind, and I was feet to the lame.
Job 29:16 I was a father to the poor, and I investigated the case which I did not know.
Job 29:17 And I broke the jaws of the perverse, and snatched the prey from his teeth.
Job 29:18 Then I thought I would die in my nest, and increase my days as the sand,
Job 29:19 my root reaching out to the waters, and dew lying all night on my branch,
Job 29:20 my esteem fresh within me, and my bow renewed in my hand.
Job 29:21 To me they listened, and they waited, and kept silence at my counsel.
Job 29:22 After my words they did not speak again, and my speech settled on them.
Job 29:23 And they waited for me like the rain, and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.
Job 29:24 I smiled at those who did not believe, and the light of my face they did not dim.
Job 29:25 I chose the way for them, and sat as chief, and I dwelt like a sovereign in the army, like one who comforts mourners.
Job 30:1 “But now they laugh at me, those younger than I, whose fathers I would have refused to put with my sheep dogs.
Job 30:2 Of what use to me is the strength of their hands, since their manhood power has perished?
Job 30:3 They are dried up from lack and hunger, they flee to a parched land, formerly a waste and ruin.
Job 30:4 They pluck salt herbs by the bushes, and broom tree roots for their food.
Job 30:5 They were driven out from among men, they shouted at them as at a thief,
Job 30:6 to dwell in the gullies of valleys, holes of the ground and clefts.
Job 30:7 Among the bushes they cry out, under the nettles they huddled together –
Job 30:8 sons of fools, even sons without a name, they have been whipped out of the land.
Job 30:9 And now I have become their song, and I am a byword to them.
Job 30:10 They have loathed me, they have kept far from me, and did not refrain from spitting in my face.
Job 30:11 Because He has loosed my bowstring and afflicted me, they have thrown off restraint in my presence.
Job 30:12 At my right hand a brood rises; they pushed away my feet, and they raise up against me their destructive ways.
Job 30:13 They have broken up my path, they gain by my ruin; no one restrains them.
Job 30:14 They come as through a wide breach; rushing on me under the ruins.
Job 30:15 Destructions are turned upon me; they pursue my life as the wind, and my welfare has passed like a cloud.
Job 30:16 And now my life pours itself out; days of affliction seize me.
Job 30:17 My bones have been pierced in me at night, and my gnawings never lie down.
Job 30:18 By great exertion is my garment changed – it girds me as the collar of my coat,
Job 30:19 throwing me into the mud, and I have become like dust and ashes.
Job 30:20 I cry out to You, but You do not answer me; I stand up, but You only look at me.
Job 30:21 You have become cruel to me; with the power of Your hand You oppose me.
Job 30:22 You lift me up to the wind, making me to ride it; and You melt me in a storm.
Job 30:23 For I have known that You bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.
Job 30:24 Yet does not one in a heap of ruins stretch out his hand, or in calamity cry out for help?
Job 30:25 Did I not weep for him who was in trouble? Was my being not grieved for the poor?
Job 30:26 When I looked for good, then evil came to me. And when I waited for light, darkness came.
Job 30:27 My inward parts boiled and did not rest; days of affliction went before me.
Job 30:28 I went about blackened, but not by the sun; I stood up in the assembly, I cried for help.
Job 30:29 I became a brother of jackals, and a companion of ostriches.
Job 30:30 My skin became black upon me, and my bones burned with heat.
Job 30:31 So my lyre becomes mourning, and my flute the sound of weeping.
Job 31:1 “I have made a covenant with my eyes. How then could I gaze at a maiden?
Job 31:2 For what is the portion of Aluah from above, and the inheritance of the Almighty from on high?
Job 31:3 Is it not calamity to the perverse, and strangeness to the workers of wickedness?
Job 31:4 Does He not see my ways, and number all my steps?
Job 31:5 If I have walked with falsehood, or if my foot has hurried to deceit,
Job 31:6 let Him weigh me in a right scale, and let Aluah know my integrity.
Job 31:7 If my step does turn from the way, or my heart has gone after my eyes, or if any spot has clung to my hands,
Job 31:8 let me sow, and another eat; and let my harvest be rooted out.
Job 31:9 If my heart has been enticed by a woman, or if I have lurked at my neighbor’s door,
Job 31:10 let my wife grind for another, and let others bow down over her.
Job 31:11 For that would be a wicked scheme, and a punishable crookedness.
Job 31:12 For that would be a fire that burns to destruction, and take root among all my increase.
Job 31:13 If I have refused the plea of my male servant or my female servant when they complained against me,
Job 31:14 then what should I do when Al rises up? And when He punishes, what should I answer Him?
Job 31:15 Did not He who made me in the womb make him? And did not One fashion us in the womb?
Job 31:16 If I have withheld the poor from pleasure, or caused the widow’s eyes to fail,
Job 31:17 or eaten my piece of bread by myself, and the fatherless did not eat of it –
Job 31:18 but from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, and from my mother’s womb I guided her –
Job 31:19 if I have seen anyone perish for lack of garments, or a poor one without covering;
Job 31:20 if his loins have not blessed me, and he warmed himself with the fleece of my sheep;
Job 31:21 if I have raised my hand against the fatherless, when I saw I had help in the gate;
Job 31:22 let my arm fall from my shoulder, and my arm be broken from the bone.
Job 31:23 For I am in dread of destruction from Al, and from His excellence I could not escape.
Job 31:24 If I have put my trust in gold, or called fine gold my refuge;
Job 31:25 if I have rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gained much;
Job 31:26 if I have looked at the sun when it shines, or the moon moving in brightness,
Job 31:27 so that my heart has been secretly enticed, and my mouth has kissed my hand –
Job 31:28 that too is a punishable crookedness, for I would have denied Al above.
Job 31:29 If I have rejoiced when he who hated me was ruined, or lifted myself up when evil found him –
Job 31:30 also I have not allowed my mouth to sin by asking for a curse on his life –
Job 31:31 if the men of my tent did not say, ‘Who is there that has not been satisfied with his meat?’
Job 31:32 The stranger did not have to spend the night in the street, for I have opened my doors to the way.
Job 31:33 If I have covered my transgressions like Adam, by hiding my crookedness in my bosom,
Job 31:34 then let me fear the great crowd, and dread the scorn of clans, then I would be silent, and go out of the door!
Job 31:35 Who would give me a hearing? See, my signature, let the Almighty answer me, and let my accuser write a bill!
Job 31:36 Would I not take it up on my shoulder, bind it on me for a crown?
Job 31:37 I would declare to Him the number of my steps – I would approach Him like a prince.
Job 31:38 If my land cries out against me, or its furrows weep together;
Job 31:39 if I have eaten its fruit without payment, or caused its owners to die;
Job 31:40 let thistles grow instead of wheat, and useless weed instead of barley.” The words of Ayub are ended.
Job 32:1 Then these three men ceased to answer Ayub, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
Job 32:2 And the wrath of Aliyhua, son of Barak'Al the Buziy, of the clan of Ram, burned against Ayub. His wrath burned because he declared himself right rather than Alahiym.
Job 32:3 And against his three friends his wrath burned, because they had found no answer, and pronounced Alahiym wrong.
Job 32:4 And because they were years older than he, Aliyhua had waited to speak to Ayub.
Job 32:5 And when Aliyhua saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, his wrath burned.
Job 32:6 And Aliyhua, son of Barak'Al the Buziy, responded and said, “I am young in years, and you are aged. Therefore I was afraid to let you know my opinion.
Job 32:7 I said, ‘Days should speak, and many years should teach wisdom.’
Job 32:8 But truly it is the spirit in man and the breath of the Almighty that gives him understanding.
Job 32:9 The multitude are not wise, nor do the aged understand right-ruling.
Job 32:10 Therefore I have said, ‘Listen to me, let me also make my opinion known to you.’
Job 32:11 Look, I waited for your words, I listened to your reasonings, while you searched out what to say.
Job 32:12 And I paid close attention to you. But look, not one of you proved Ayub wrong, nor answered his words.
Job 32:13 Lest you say, ‘We have found wisdom’ – it is Al that drives him away, not man.
Job 32:14 Now he has not ordered words against me, so I would not answer him with your words.
Job 32:15 They have broken down; they have not answered again; words have departed from them.
Job 32:16 And I have waited, but they do not speak, because they have stood still, they answered no more.
Job 32:17 Let me answer on my part, let me also make my opinion known.
Job 32:18 For I am filled with words; the spirit within me presses me.
Job 32:19 See, within me it is like wine not opened; it shall burst like new wineskins.
Job 32:20 Let me speak, so that I find relief; let me open my lips and answer.
Job 32:21 Please, let me not show partiality to anyone, nor let me flatter any man.
Job 32:22 For I do not know how to flatter, lest my Maker should soon take me away!
Job 33:1 “And yet, O Ayub, please hear my speech and listen to all my words.
Job 33:2 See, please! I shall open my mouth, my tongue shall speak in my mouth.
Job 33:3 My words are from the uprightness of my heart, my lips shall speak knowledge clearly.
Job 33:4 The Spirit of Al has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
Job 33:5 If you are able, answer me, set yourself in order before me, take your stand.
Job 33:6 See, I am like you before Al, I too have been formed out of clay.
Job 33:7 See, no fear of me should alarm you, nor should pressure by me be heavy on you.
Job 33:8 But you have spoken in my hearing, and the sound of words I hear, saying,
Job 33:9 ‘I am clear, without transgression; I am innocent, and I have no crookedness.
Job 33:10 See, He finds occasions against me, He counts me as His enemy;
Job 33:11 He puts my feet in the stocks, He watches all my paths.’
Job 33:12 See, in this you have not been righteous. Let me answer you: Aluah is greater than man!
Job 33:13 Why have you complained against Him? Because He does not answer all His matters?
Job 33:14 For Al does speak once, or twice – though one does not notice it –
Job 33:15 in a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, while slumbering on a bed,
Job 33:16 then He opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction,
Job 33:17 to turn man from his deed, and conceal pride from man.
Job 33:18 He keeps back his being from the Pit, and his life from passing away by the sword.
Job 33:19 And he is reproved with pain on his bed, and with unceasing distress in his bones,
Job 33:20 so that his life loathes bread, and his being desirable food.
Job 33:21 His flesh wastes away, and his bones which were not seen stick out.
Job 33:22 And his being draws near the Pit, and his life to the destroyers.
Job 33:23 If there is a messenger for him, a mediator, one among a thousand, to show man His straightness,
Job 33:24 then He shows favor to him, and says, ‘Release him from going down to the Pit, I have found an atonement.
Job 33:25 ‘Let his flesh become fresher than a child’s, let him return to the days of his youth.’
Job 33:26 He prays to Aluah, and He accepts him. And he sees His face with joy, and He restores to man his righteousness.
Job 33:27 He sings to men and says, ‘I have sinned, and I have perverted what was right, and it did not profit me.’
Job 33:28 He has redeemed my being from going down to the Pit, and my life sees the light.
Job 33:29 See, Al does all these – twice, three times with a man,
Job 33:30 to bring back his being from the Pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.
Job 33:31 Pay attention, Ayub, listen to me, keep silent, and let me speak.
Job 33:32 If there are words, answer me; speak, for I desire to declare you right.
Job 33:33 If not, listen to me, keep silent, and let me teach you wisdom.”
Job 34:1 Then Aliyhua responded and said,
Job 34:2 “Hear my words, you wise men; give ear to me, you who have knowledge.
Job 34:3 For the ear tries words as the palate tastes food.
Job 34:4 Let us choose what is right for us; let us know among us what is good.
Job 34:5 For Ayub has said, ‘I am righteous, but Al has taken away my right.
Job 34:6 Would I lie concerning my right? My wound is incurable – without transgression.’
Job 34:7 What man is like Ayub, who drinks mocking like water,
Job 34:8 who goes in company with the workers of wickedness, and walks with men of wrongness?
Job 34:9 For he has said, ‘It does not profit a man that he takes delight in Alahiym.’
Job 34:10 Therefore, listen to me, you men of heart: far be it from Al to do wrong, and from the Almighty to commit unrighteousness.
Job 34:11 For He repays man’s work to him, and makes man to find a reward according to his path.
Job 34:12 The truth is, Al does not do wrong, and the Almighty does not twist right-ruling.
Job 34:13 Who has assigned to Him the earth? And who has laid out all the world?
Job 34:14 If He sets His heart on him, should He gather to Himself his spirit and his breath,
Job 34:15 all flesh would expire together and man return to dust.
Job 34:16 If you have understanding, hear this! Give ear to the sound of my words:
Job 34:17 Should the one who hates right-ruling govern? Or would you declare a most righteous one wrong?
Job 34:18 Who shall say to a sovereign: ‘Baliy'aul,’ to nobles: ‘Wrong one’? –
Job 34:19 who is not partial to princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor? For they are all the work of His hands.
Job 34:20 In a moment they die, in the middle of the night; the people are shaken and pass away; and the mighty are taken away without a hand.
Job 34:21 For His eyes are on the ways of man, and He sees all his steps.
Job 34:22 There is no darkness nor shadow of death where the workers of wickedness hide themselves.
Job 34:23 For He sets a man no stated time to appear before Al in right-ruling.
Job 34:24 He breaks in pieces the mighty, without inquiry, and puts others in their place.
Job 34:25 Truly, He knows their works, and He shall overthrow in the night, and they are crushed.
Job 34:26 As wrong ones He slaps them in the presence of onlookers,
Job 34:27 because they turned from following Him, and they regarded not all His ways,
Job 34:28 so as to cause the cry of the poor to come to Him; for He hears the cry of the afflicted.
Job 34:29 And when He is silent, who would then condemn? And when He hides His face, who then sees Him, whether it is against a nation or a man alone?
Job 34:30 So that a defiled one should not reign, lest the people be ensnared.
Job 34:31 For has anyone said to Al, ‘I have taken away, I do not act corruptly.
Job 34:32 ‘Teach me what I do not see. If I have done unrighteousness, I shall not do so again’?
Job 34:33 Should He repay you because you have refused? For you choose, and not I, therefore speak what you know.
Job 34:34 Let men of heart say to me, and a wise man who listens to me:
Job 34:35 ‘Ayub does not speak with knowledge, and his words are without wisdom.’
Job 34:36 Would that Ayub be tried to the end, since his answers are like those of wicked men!
Job 34:37 For he adds rebellion to his sin – he claps his hands among us, and multiplies his words against Al.”
Job 35:1 And Aliyhua responded and said,
Job 35:2 “Do you think this is right? Do you say, ‘My righteousness is more than that of Al’?
Job 35:3 For you say, ‘Of what use is it to you? What do I gain more than if I had sinned?’
Job 35:4 Let me answer you and your friends with you.
Job 35:5 Look to the shamiym, and see. And consider the clouds which are higher than you.
Job 35:6 If you sin, what would you do against Him? If your transgressions are increased, what would you do to Him?
Job 35:7 If you are righteous, what do you give Him? Or what does He receive from your hand?
Job 35:8 Your wrong is for a man like yourself, and your righteousness for a son of man.
Job 35:9 Because of the multitude of oppressions they cry out; they cry out for help because of the arm of the many.
Job 35:10 And no one says, ‘Where is Aluah my Maker, who gives songs in the night,
Job 35:11 teaching us more than the beasts of the earth, and makes us wiser than the birds of the shamiym?’
Job 35:12 There they cry, but He answers not, because of the pride of evil ones.
Job 35:13 Only, it is false that Al does not hear, and that the Almighty pays no attention to it.
Job 35:14 Although you say you do not see Him, yet right-ruling is before Him, and you wait for Him.
Job 35:15 And now, is it for naught that His displeasure has come? Yet He has not taken note of extreme arrogance,
Job 35:16 so Ayub opens his mouth in vain, he increases words without knowledge.”
Job 36:1 Then Aliyhua continued and said,
Job 36:2 “Bear with me a little, and let me show you there is still more to say for Alahiym.
Job 36:3 I bring my knowledge from afar and ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
Job 36:4 For truly my words are not false; the One perfect in knowledge is with you.
Job 36:5 See, Al is mighty, but rejects no one – mighty in power and heart.
Job 36:6 He does not keep the wrongdoer alive, but He gives right-ruling to the oppressed ones.
Job 36:7 He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous, and sovereigns on the throne, and seats them forever, and they are exalted.
Job 36:8 And if they are bound in shackles, caught in the cords of affliction,
Job 36:9 then He reveals to them their work, and their transgressions, that they behaved proudly.
Job 36:10 And He opens their ear for discipline, and commands that they turn back from wickedness.
Job 36:11 If they obey and serve, they complete their days in blessedness, and their years in pleasantness.
Job 36:12 But if they do not obey, they perish by the sword, and die without knowledge.
Job 36:13 But the defiled ones in heart become enraged – let them not cry for help when He binds them.
Job 36:14 Their being dies in youth, and their life among the male prostitutes.
Job 36:15 He rescues the afflicted one in his affliction, and opens their ears in oppression.
Job 36:16 And He also would have brought you out of distress, into a broad place where there is no restraint. And what is set on your table would be filled with rich food.
Job 36:17 But you are filled with the judgment of the wrong, judgment and right-ruling take hold of you.
Job 36:18 Beware, that rage does not entice you to scoffing. And do not let a large bribe turn you aside.
Job 36:19 Would He value your riches? No, not precious ore, nor all your strength!
Job 36:20 Do not long for the night, when people go up in their place.
Job 36:21 Beware, do not turn to wickedness, for you have chosen this rather than affliction.
Job 36:22 See, Al is exalted by His power; who is a Teacher like Him?
Job 36:23 Who has appointed Him His way, or who has said, ‘You have worked unrighteousness’?
Job 36:24 Remember to extol His work, of which men have sung.
Job 36:25 All men have seen it, man looks on it from afar.
Job 36:26 See, Al is great, beyond our under-standing, and we do not know the number of His years.
Job 36:27 For He draws up drops of water, which distil as rain from the mist,
Job 36:28 which the clouds drop down – pour down in showers on man.
Job 36:29 Also, who understands the spreading of clouds, the crashing from His booth?
Job 36:30 See, He has spread his light upon it, and He has covered the depths of the sea.
Job 36:31 For by these He judges the peoples; He gives plenty of food.
Job 36:32 He has covered His hands with lightning, and commands it to strike.
Job 36:33 Its noise declares concerning Him, also the cattle, as to what is coming up.
Job 37:1 “At this too my heart trembles, and leaps from its place.
Job 37:2 Listen, listen to the trembling of His voice, and the sound that comes from His mouth.
Job 37:3 He lets it loose under all the shamiym, and His lightning to the ends of the earth.
Job 37:4 After it a voice roars. He thunders with the voice of His excellency, and He does not hold them back when His voice is heard.
Job 37:5 Al thunders wondrously with His voice; doing great deeds, which we do not understand.
Job 37:6 For He says to the snow, ‘Be on the earth,’ also to the gentle rain and the heavy rain of His strength.
Job 37:7 He seals up the hand of every man, for all men to know His work.
Job 37:8 Then the beast goes into its lair, and they stay in their dens.
Job 37:9 From the room of the south comes the whirlwind, and cold from the scattering winds of the north.
Job 37:10 By the breath of Al ice is given, and the expanse of water becomes solid.
Job 37:11 He also loads the thick clouds with moisture; He scatters His bright clouds.
Job 37:12 And they swirl about, being turned by His guidance, to do whatever He commands them on the face of the earthly world.
Job 37:13 He causes it to come, whether as a rod, or for His land, or for kindness.
Job 37:14 Listen to this, O Ayub, stand still and consider the wonders of Al.
Job 37:15 Do you know when Aluah placed them, and caused the lightning of His cloud to shine?
Job 37:16 Do you know the balancing of the clouds, the wonders of the One perfect in knowledge?
Job 37:17 Why are your garments hot, when the earth is stilled from the south?
Job 37:18 Did you, with Him, spread out the clouds, strong as a hard mirror?
Job 37:19 Teach us what we should say to Him; we do not set in order because of darkness.
Job 37:20 Should He be told that I would speak? Would any man ask to be swallowed up?
Job 37:21 And now, they shall not look on the light that is bright behind the clouds, when the wind has passed and cleared them.
Job 37:22 From the golden north it comes – with Aluah is awesome excellency.
Job 37:23 The Almighty, we have not found Him out, He is exalted in power and right-ruling and great in righteousness – He does not oppress.
Job 37:24 Therefore men fear Him. He does not regard any who are wise of heart.”
Job 38:1 Then 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 answered Ayub out of the whirlwind, and said,
Job 38:2 “Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
Job 38:3 Now gird up your loins like a man, and I ask you, and you answer Me.
Job 38:4 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if you have understanding.
Job 38:5 Who set its measurements, if you know? Or who stretched the line upon it?
Job 38:6 Upon what were its foundations sunk? Or who laid its corner-stone,
Job 38:7 when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of Alahiym shouted for joy?
Job 38:8 Or who enclosed the sea with doors, when it burst forth and came from the womb;
Job 38:9 when I made the clouds its garment, and thick darkness its swaddling band;
Job 38:10 and assigned for it My law, and set bars and doors;
Job 38:11 and said, ‘This far you have come, but no farther, and here your proud waves stop?’
Job 38:12 Have you ever commanded the morning, and caused the dawn to know its place,
Job 38:13 to take hold of the ends of the earth, and the wrong be shaken out of it?
Job 38:14 It is changed like clay under a seal, and they stand out like a garment.
Job 38:15 And their light is withheld from the wrong, and the arm lifted up is broken.
Job 38:16 Have you come to the sources of the sea? Or have you walked about in the recesses of the deep?
Job 38:17 Were the gates of death revealed to you? Or have you seen the gates of the shadow of death?
Job 38:18 Have you understood the breadth of the earth? Declare, if you know it all.
Job 38:19 Where is the way to the dwelling of light? And darkness, where is its place,
Job 38:20 that you should take it to its boundary, and know the paths to its home?
Job 38:21 Do you know? For you would have been born then, and the number of your days been many!
Job 38:22 Have you entered into the storehouses of snow, or have you seen the storehouses of hail,
Job 38:23 which I have kept for the time of distress, for the day of fighting and battle?
Job 38:24 Where is the way that light is divided, or the east wind scattered over the earth?
Job 38:25 Who has cleft a channel for the overflowing water, or a way for the thunderclaps,
Job 38:26 to make rain fall on land where no one is, a wilderness in which there is no man;
Job 38:27 to satisfy the wild and waste places, and to make the seeds of grass to sprout?
Job 38:28 Does the rain have a father? Or who has brought forth the drops of dew?
Job 38:29 From whose belly comes the ice? And who gave birth to the frost of the shamiym?
Job 38:30 The waters harden like stone, and the surface of the deep is frozen.
Job 38:31 Do you bind the bands of Kimah, or loosen the cords of Kasil?
Job 38:32 Do you bring out the constellations in its season? Or do you lead the Bear with its sons?
Job 38:33 Do you know the laws of the shamiym? Or do you set their rule over the earth?
Job 38:34 Do you lift up your voice to the clouds, so that floods of water cover you?
Job 38:35 Do you send out lightnings, and they go and say to you, ‘Here we are!’?
Job 38:36 Who has put wisdom in the inward parts? Or who has given understanding to the heart?
Job 38:37 Who has wisdom to count the clouds, or to tip over the bottles of the shamiym,
Job 38:38 when the dust hardens in clumps, and the clods cling together?
Job 38:39 Do you hunt the prey for the lion, or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,
Job 38:40 when they crouch in dens, sit in the cover of their hiding place?
Job 38:41 Who provides food for the raven, when its young ones cry to Al, and wander about without food?
Job 39:1 “Do you know the time when the wild mountain goats bear young? Or do you observe when the deer gives birth?
Job 39:2 Do you number the months they complete? Or do you know the time when they bear young?
Job 39:3 They bow down, they bring forth their young, their labor pains are ended.
Job 39:4 Their young ones are thriving, they grow up in the field. They shall leave and shall not return to them.
Job 39:5 Who set the wild donkey free? Who loosed the bonds of the wild donkey,
Job 39:6 whose home I have made the desert, and the salt land his dwelling?
Job 39:7 He laughs at the commotion of the city; he does not hear the shouts of the driver.
Job 39:8 The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searches for all that is green.
Job 39:9 Would the wild ox be pleased to serve you? Or spend the night by your feeding trough?
Job 39:10 If you bind the wild ox in the furrow with ropes, would he plough the valleys behind you?
Job 39:11 Would you rely on his great strength? Or would you leave your labor to him?
Job 39:12 Would you trust him to bring home your grain, and gather it to your threshing-floor?
Job 39:13 The wings of the ostrich flap joyously, but they are not the pinions and plumage of kindness!
Job 39:14 She leaves her eggs on the ground, and warms them in the dust;
Job 39:15 and she forgets that a foot might crush them, or a wild beast tread on them.
Job 39:16 She treats her young harshly, as if not hers; her toil is in vain, without fear,
Job 39:17 because Aluah has made her forget wisdom, and did not endow her with understanding.
Job 39:18 When she lifts herself on high, she laughs at the horse and its rider.
Job 39:19 Have you given the horse strength? Have you covered his neck with a mane?
Job 39:20 Would you make him leap like a locust? His splendid snorting is frightening.
Job 39:21 He paws in the valley, and rejoices in strength. He gallops into the clash of arms.
Job 39:22 He laughs at fear, and is not frightened; nor does he turn back from the sword.
Job 39:23 The quiver rattles against him, the glittering spear and lance.
Job 39:24 He eats up the ground with fierceness and rage, and he does not stand still when the shuphar sounds.
Job 39:25 At the blast of the shaphar he says, ‘Aha!’ And from afar he smells the battle, the thunder of commanders and shouting.
Job 39:26 Does the hawk fly by your wisdom, spreading its wings toward the south?
Job 39:27 Does the eagle mount up at your command, and make its nest on high?
Job 39:28 It dwells on the rock, and lodges on the crag of the rock and the stronghold.
Job 39:29 From there it searches out the prey, its eyes see it from afar.
Job 39:30 And its young ones suck up blood. And where the slain are, there it is!”
Job 40:1 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 answered Ayub, and said,
Job 40:2 “Should a reprover contend with the Almighty? Let him who reproves Aluah answer it.”
Job 40:3 And Ayub answered 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and said,
Job 40:4 “See, I am insignificant, what would I answer You? I lay my hand over my mouth.
Job 40:5 Once I have spoken, but I have no answer – and twice, but I say no more.”
Job 40:6 Then 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 answered Ayub out of the whirlwind, and said,
Job 40:7 “Now gird up your loins like a man; I ask you, and you answer Me.
Job 40:8 Would you also set aside My judgment? Would you pronounce Me wrong, and you be declared righteous?
Job 40:9 Or do you have an arm like Al? Or do you thunder with a voice like His?
Job 40:10 Deck yourself, please, with excellency and grandeur, and put on esteem and splendor.
Job 40:11 Scatter abroad the rage of your wrath, and look on everyone who is proud and bring him low.
Job 40:12 Look on everyone who is proud, humble him. And tread down the wrong-doers in their place.
Job 40:13 Hide them in the dust together, bind their faces in obscurity.
Job 40:14 Then even I would confess to you that your own right hand does save you.
Job 40:15 See now, Bahamuth, which I made along with you – he eats grass like an ox.
Job 40:16 See now, his strength is in his loins, and his power is in his stomach muscles.
Job 40:17 He bends his tail like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are knit together.
Job 40:18 His bones are like tubes of bronze, his ribs like bars of iron.
Job 40:19 He is the beginning of the ways of Al. His Maker brings near His sword.
Job 40:20 For the mountains yield food for him, and all the beasts of the field play there.
Job 40:21 He lies under the slender trees, under cover of reed and swamp.
Job 40:22 The slender trees cover him with their shade; the willows by the stream surround him.
Job 40:23 See, if a river rages, he is not alarmed; he feels safe, even if the Yardan gushes into his mouth,
Job 40:24 Before his eyes, shall he be caught, with snares? Or his nose pierced?
Job 41:1 “Would you draw out Luyathan with a hook, or snare his tongue with a line which you lower?
Job 41:2 Would you put a cord through his nose, or pierce his jaw with a hook?
Job 41:3 Would he keep on pleading with you? Would he speak softly to you?
Job 41:4 Would he make a covenant with you to be taken as a servant forever?
Job 41:5 Would you play with him as with a bird? Or leash him for your young girls?
Job 41:6 Would trading partners bargain over him? Would they divide him among the merchants?
Job 41:7 Fill his skin with harpoons? Or his head with fishing spears?
Job 41:8 Put your hand on him – think of the struggle! Do not do it again!
Job 41:9 See, any expectation of him is disappointed – he is laid low even at the sight of him!
Job 41:10 No one is so foolhardy to wake him up. Who then is able to stand against Me?
Job 41:11 Who has given to Me first, that I should repay him – under all the shamiym that is Mine?
Job 41:12 I would not keep silent concerning his limbs, or his mighty power, or his chiyn frame.
Job 41:13 Who shall take off the surface of his skin? Who approaches him with a double bridle?
Job 41:14 Who shall open the doors of his face, with his frightening teeth all around?
Job 41:15 Rows of scales are his pride – closed up, a binding seal.
Job 41:16 One to the other they fit closely, not even a breath enters between them.
Job 41:17 They are joined one to another, they stick together and are not separated.
Job 41:18 His sneezings flash forth light, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
Job 41:19 Out of his mouth go firebrands – sparks of fire shoot out.
Job 41:20 Out of his nostrils comes smoke, like a boiling pot or kettle.
Job 41:21 His breath sets coals on fire, and a flame goes out of his mouth.
Job 41:22 Strength dwells in his neck, and fear leaps before him.
Job 41:23 The folds of his flesh cleave together. They are firm on him, immovable.
Job 41:24 His heart is as hard as stone, even as hard as the lower millstone.
Job 41:25 When he raises himself up, the mighty are afraid. Because of his crashings they are bewildered.
Job 41:26 No sword that reaches him does prevail, neither spear, dart, or lance.
Job 41:27 He reckons iron as straw, bronze as rotten wood.
Job 41:28 The arrow does not make him flee, sling-stones become like stubble to him.
Job 41:29 Clubs are reckoned as straw, he laughs at the rattle of a lance.
Job 41:30 His undersides are like sharp potsherds. He sprawls on the mud like a threshing-sledge.
Job 41:31 He makes the deep boil like a pot, he makes the sea like a pot of ointment.
Job 41:32 He leaves a shining path behind him. One would think the deep to be gray-haired.
Job 41:33 No one on earth is like him – one made without fear.
Job 41:34 He sees all that is haughty. He is sovereign over all the sons of pride.”
Job 42:1 And Ayub answered 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and said,
Job 42:2 “You know that You are able to do all, and that no purpose is withheld from You.
Job 42:3 Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge? Therefore I declared but I did not understand, matters too marvelous for me, which I did not know.
Job 42:4 Listen, please, and let me speak. I ask You, then would You make it known to me?’
Job 42:5 I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You.
Job 42:6 Therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.”
Job 42:7 And it came to be, after 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 had spoken these words to Ayub, that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to Aliyphaz the Thiymaniy, “My wrath has burned against you and your two friends, for you have not spoken of Me what is right, as did My servant Ayub.
Job 42:8 And now, take seven bulls and seven rams, and go to My servant Ayub, and offer up a burnt offering for yourselves. And let My servant Ayub pray for you – for I accept him – lest I punish you; because you have not spoken of Me what is right, as did My servant Ayub.”
Job 42:9 So Aliyphaz the Thiymaniy and Baldad the Shuchiy, Tsaphar the Naumathiy went and did as 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 commanded them. And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 accepted the face of Ayub.
Job 42:10 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 turned the captivity of Ayub when he prayed for his friends. And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 gave Ayub twice as much as he had before.
Job 42:11 And all his brothers, and all his sisters, and all those who had been his friends before, came to him and ate food with him in his house. And they sympathised with him and comforted him for all the evil that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 had brought upon him. And they each gave him a piece of silver and each one a ring of gold.
Job 42:12 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 blessed the latter days of Ayub more than his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys.
Job 42:13 And he had seven sons and three daughters.
Job 42:14 And he called the name of the first Yamiymah, and the name of the second Qatsiauh, and the name of the third Qaran-Haphuk.
Job 42:15 And in all the land were found no women so pretty as the daughters of Ayub. And their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers.
Job 42:16 And after this Ayub lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children and grandchildren for four generations.
Job 42:17 And Ayub died, old and satisfied with days.