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約伯傳 Job
1約伯繼續他的言論說:1Job continued his discourse:
2我指著那剝奪我權利的天主起誓,指著使我心靈苦痛的全能者起誓:2As surely as God lives, who denies my right, the Almighty, who has made me bitter,
3幾時我還有氣息,我鼻中尚有天主賦予的生氣,3as long as I have life within me and God's breath in my nostrils,
4我的口唇決不說謊言,我的舌頭決不講虛話。4my lips will not speak falsehood nor my tongue utter deceit.
5若叫我說你們有理,那決辦不到;到我斷氣,我決不放棄我的純正。5Never will I admit you are right, nor deny my integrity till I die.
6我堅持我的正義,決不罷休;對於已往的生活,我問心無愧。6Never will I let go of my righteousness; my conscience is not put to shame.
7惟願恨我的人,遭惡人的命運;起來攻擊我的人,遭罪犯的處分。7Let my enemy be as the wicked and my adversary as the unrighteous.
8惡人呼籲時,有何期待?當他向天主舉起靈魂時,有何希望?8For what hope has the godless when God cuts him off, when God takes away his life?
9災難臨到他身上時,天主豈能聽他的呼求?9God will not listen to his call when he is beset by trouble.
10他豈是以全能者為喜樂,時時祈求天主?10For he did not delight in the Almighty or call upon him constantly.
11我要將天主的作為教導你們;對全能者的意旨,我決不隱瞞。11See, I tell you the deeds of God and do not conceal the ways of the Almighty.
12其實,這一切你們都熟悉,但為何還這樣空談?12You have witnessed this yourselves. Why then these empty words? Third discourse of Nahama
13納阿瑪人左法爾就說:這是天主給惡人定的命運,是強暴者由全能者所承受的產業:【第二十四章】13This is a wicked man's portion from God, the heritage of an oppressor which he receives from the Almighty.
14他們輕如水萍,隨波逐流,地上的家業已被詛咒,榨酒者不再走入他們的葡萄園。14Though his children be many, the sword is their destiny. His offspring will go hungry.
15亢旱酷暑怎樣溶盡雪水,陰府也怎樣將罪犯吸去。15The plague will bury those who survive, and their widows will not mourn for them.
16懷孕他的要忘掉他,蛆蟲要腐蝕他,人不再記念他,邪惡如樹一般被人砍倒。16He may heap up silver like dust and pile up clothes like clay,
17他欺壓了不生育的石女,沒有善待寡婦。17but what he stores, the just will wear, and the innocent divide his silver.
18然而天主將以威力擄獲強者,他必興起,使他們不能保存生命。18He builds his house like a cobweb, or like the hut a watchman makes.
19雖暫時讓他們平安休息,但他的眼正監視著他們的行徑。19Once more he lies down rich and wakes to see his wealth all gone.
20他們居於高位,不久即不見了;他們必喪亡,有如鹹草;必被剪去,猶如麥穗。20Terrors rush upon him by day; at night a whirlwind carries him away.
21他的子女雖眾多,都必死於刀下;他的後代子孫,不得飽食。21The east wind lifts him up, and he disappears as it sweeps him out of his place.
22剩餘的人,為瘟疫所葬送;他們的遺孀,不舉喪哀弔。22People strike at him without mercy as he flees headlong from their hands.
23他們雖積蓄銀子,多如塵沙;備製衣服,多如土堆;23They clap their hands in mockery and hiss at him from where they are.
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