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約伯傳 Job
1全能者為何不劃定一個期限呢?忠於他的人為何看不到他的日子?1Why is what happens hidden from God? Why do his faithful never see his justice?
2惡人挪移地界,搶去羊群自去牧放;2The wicked remove landmarks and steal both flocks and shepherds.
3趕走孤兒的驢,拿去寡婦的牛作抵押;3They seize the orphan's ass and for a pledge take the widow's ox.
4迫使窮人離開正路,使境內的貧民隱藏不露。4The needy stay far from the road, the poor go into hiding.
5看啊!他們像曠野的野驢,出來尋覓食物;他們縱使到晚操作,卻找不到養子女的食物。5Like wild asses in the wasteland, they look for food; the poor toil in the night, there is no food for their children!
6夜間遂到田間去收割,到惡人的葡萄園中去摘取。6They gather fodder in the fields, work in the vineyards of the wicked.
7赤身過宿,無衣蔽體;嚴寒之時,沒有舖蓋。7Destitute, they lie down naked, shivering in the freezing cold.
8在山中為暴雨淋透,因無處避身,而臥於磐石下。8Drenched with mountain rains, they hug the rocks for lack of shelter.
9另有些人將孤兒從母懷中搶去,剝去窮人的衣服作抵押,9The fatherless child is snatched from the breast, the infant of the poor seized for a debt.
10致使他們無衣赤身行走,枵腹擔荷麥捆;10Without clothes, they go naked, starving as they carry the sheaves.
11在石槽中搾油、踐踏,反受口渴之苦。11Between the millstones they crush olives; they tread the winepress but suffer thirst.
12臨死者的呻吟,聲聞城外;負傷者呼求救援,天主卻不理會他們的哀求。12In the city the dying groan, and the wounded cry out for help but God pays no attention.
13另有些人反抗光明,不認識光明的道路,更不走光明的途徑。13Many rebel against the light, they do not know its way or stay in its path.
14兇手黎明即起,去殺害困苦和貧窮的人,夜間去作盜賊。14When dawn breaks, the murderer rises to kill the poor and the helpless.
15姦夫的眼盼望黃昏,他心裡說:「沒有眼可看見我!」就將自己的臉遮蔽起來。15The adulterer waits for dusk, thinking that no eye watches him. At night the thief walks about and puts a mask over his face,
16竊賊夜間挖穿屋墻,白日將自己關起,不願看見光明,16ready to break into the houses that he chose during the day.
17因為早晨對這班人有如死影,他們已熟悉了黑暗的恐怖。17Morning is their darkest hour the time for them to fear.
18是否如此?誰能證明我說謊,誰能以我的話為荒誕?18The wicked are foam on the face of the waters; their portion of the land is cursed, and no one goes to their vineyards.
19 19As drought and heat snap up the thawed snow, so Sheol swallows up the sinner,
20 20and the womb which formed him, forgets him. Evil men are no longer remembered, like a fallen tree they are broken.
21 21They preyed on the barren, childless woman, and showed no kindness to the widow.
22 22But the Powerful stands against them and drags away the mighty.
23 23He may let them feel secure, but his eyes are upon their ways.
24 24They are momentarily exalted, and then gone; they wither and fade like a weed. They are cut off like heads of grain.
25 25If this is not so, who can prove me wrong and reduce my words to nothing?
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