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约伯传 Job
1约伯继续他的言论说:1Job continued his discourse:
2我指著那剥夺我权利的天主起誓,指著使我心灵苦痛的全能者起誓:2As surely as God lives, who denies my right, the Almighty, who has made me bitter,
3几时我还有气息,我鼻中尚有天主赋予的生气,3as long as I have life within me and God's breath in my nostrils,
4我的口唇决不说谎言,我的舌头决不讲虚话。4my lips will not speak falsehood nor my tongue utter deceit.
5若叫我说你们有理,那决办不到;到我断气,我决不放弃我的纯正。5Never will I admit you are right, nor deny my integrity till I die.
6我坚持我的正义,决不罢休;对于已往的生活,我问心无愧。6Never will I let go of my righteousness; my conscience is not put to shame.
7惟愿恨我的人,遭恶人的命运;起来攻击我的人,遭罪犯的处分。7Let my enemy be as the wicked and my adversary as the unrighteous.
8恶人呼吁时,有何期待?当他向天主举起灵魂时,有何希望?8For what hope has the godless when God cuts him off, when God takes away his life?
9灾难临到他身上时,天主岂能听他的呼求?9God will not listen to his call when he is beset by trouble.
10他岂是以全能者为喜乐,时时祈求天主?10For he did not delight in the Almighty or call upon him constantly.
11我要将天主的作为教导你们;对全能者的意旨,我决不隐瞒。11See, I tell you the deeds of God and do not conceal the ways of the Almighty.
12其实,这一切你们都熟悉,但为何还这样空谈?12You have witnessed this yourselves. Why then these empty words? Third discourse of Nahama
13纳阿玛人左法尔就说:这是天主给恶人定的命运,是强暴者由全能者所承受的产业:【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他们轻如水萍,随波逐流,地上的家业已被诅咒,榨酒者不再走入他们的葡萄园。14Though his children be many, the sword is their destiny. His offspring will go hungry.
15亢旱酷暑怎样溶尽雪水,阴府也怎样将罪犯吸去。15The plague will bury those who survive, and their widows will not mourn for them.
16怀孕他的要忘掉他,蛆虫要腐蚀他,人不再记念他,邪恶如树一般被人砍倒。16He may heap up silver like dust and pile up clothes like clay,
17他欺压了不生育的石女,没有善待寡妇。17but what he stores, the just will wear, and the innocent divide his silver.
18然而天主将以威力掳获强者,他必兴起,使他们不能保存生命。18He builds his house like a cobweb, or like the hut a watchman makes.
19虽暂时让他们平安休息,但他的眼正监视着他们的行径。19Once more he lies down rich and wakes to see his wealth all gone.
20他们居于高位,不久即不见了;他们必丧亡,有如咸草;必被剪去,犹如麦穗。20Terrors rush upon him by day; at night a whirlwind carries him away.
21他的子女虽众多,都必死于刀下;他的后代子孙,不得饱食。21The east wind lifts him up, and he disappears as it sweeps him out of his place.
22剩余的人,为瘟疫所葬送;他们的遗孀,不举丧哀吊。22People strike at him without mercy as he flees headlong from their hands.
23他们虽积蓄银子,多如尘沙;备制衣服,多如土堆;23They clap their hands in mockery and hiss at him from where they are.
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