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約伯傳 Job
1約伯回答說:1Job answered and said:
2直到今天,我還是痛苦的哀訴,他沉重的手掌,使我不得不呻吟。2Again today my complaint is rebellious; I groan under his heavy hand.
3惟願我知道怎樣能尋到天主,能到達他的寶座前,3If only I knew where to find him, if only I could go to his dwelling,
4好將我的案情向他陳訴,因為我口中滿了證詞!4I would bring my case before him and lay out in full my arguments.
5唯願我知道他答覆我的話,明瞭他向我說什麼!5I would find out his answer and understand what he would say.
6他豈能靠強力同我爭辯?決不,他必留神聽我。6Would he need great power to debate with me? No! he needs only to listen!
7如此,他會分辨出同他爭論的是個正直人,也許我可永久不再受裁判!7He would know the complainant to be an upright man and I would be free of my judge.
8可是我往東行,他不在那裡;我往西行,也找不到他;8But if I go eastward, he is not there; if I go westward, I still cannot see him.
9往北找,也看不見他;往南去,也見不到他。9Seeking him in the north, I do not find him; looking for him in the south, he is not there.
10他洞悉我所有的行動。他若試驗我,我必如純金出現。10But he knows my every step, and I will come out as gold in his test.
11我的腳緊隨著他的足跡,謹守他的道,總沒有偏離。11I have always walked along his path; I have kept his ways and not turned aside.
12他所發的命令,我總沒有違背;他口中的訓言,我常保存在心中。12I have not departed from his commands, instead I have treasured his words.
13但他所決定的,誰能變更?他所樂意的,必要實行。13But who can oppose once he has decided? He does what he desires.
14他為我注定的,必要完成;類似的事,還有很多。14He will carry out his decree and other plans laid out for me.
15因此,為了他,我很驚慌,一想起來就害怕。15That is why I am terrified when I think of all this.
16天主使我的心沮喪,全能者使我恐怖。16God has made me lose courage; the Almighty has made me afraid,
17因為我雖面臨黑暗,幽暗雖遮蓋我的面,我仍不喪氣。17but I am not silenced by darkness, by the thick gloom that covers my face.
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