約伯記 Job


Chapter Verses
3:1
此后,约伯开口咒诅自己的生日,
After this, Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth.
3:2
说,愿我生的那日,和说怀了男胎的那夜都灭没。
He said:
3:3
May the day of my birth perish, and the night it was said, 'A boy is born!'
3:4
愿那日变为黑暗。愿神不从上面寻找它。愿亮光不照于其上。
That day-may it turn to darkness; may God above not care about it; may no light shine upon it.
3:5
愿黑暗和死荫索取那日。愿密云停在其上。愿日蚀恐吓它。
May darkness and deep shadow claim it once more; may a cloud settle over it; may blackness overwhelm its light.
3:6
愿那夜被幽暗夺取,不在年中的日子同乐,也不入月中的数目。
That night-may thick darkness seize it; may it not be included among the days of the year nor be entered in any of the months.
3:7
愿那夜没有生育,其间也没有欢乐的声音。
May that night be barren; may no shout of joy be heard in it.
3:8
愿那咒诅日子且能惹动鳄鱼的,咒诅那夜。
May those who curse days curse that day, those who are ready to rouse Leviathan.
3:9
愿那夜黎明的星宿变为黑暗,盼亮却不亮,也不见早晨的光线(光线原文作眼皮)。
May its morning stars become dark; may it wait for daylight in vain and not see the first rays of dawn,
3:10
因没有把怀我胎的门关闭,也没有将患难对我的眼隐藏。
for it did not shut the doors of the womb on me to hide trouble from my eyes.
3:11
我为何不出母胎而死。为何不出母腹绝气。
Why did I not perish at birth, and die as I came from the womb?
3:12
为何有膝接收我。为何有奶哺养我。
Why were there knees to receive me and breasts that I might be nursed?
3:13
不然,我就早已躺卧安睡。
For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest
3:14
和地上为自己重造荒邱的君王,谋士。
with kings and counselors of the earth, who built for themselves places now lying in ruins,
3:15
或与有金子,将银子装满了房屋的王子一同安息。
with rulers who had gold, who filled their houses with silver.
3:16
或像隐而未现,不到期而落的胎,归于无有,如同未见光的婴孩。
Or why was I not hidden in the ground like a stillborn child, like an infant who never saw the light of day?
3:17
在那里恶人止息搅扰,困乏人得享安息。
There the wicked cease from turmoil, and there the weary are at rest.
3:18
被囚的人同得安逸,不听见督工的声音。
Captives also enjoy their ease; they no longer hear the slave driver's shout.
3:19
大小都在那里。奴仆脱离主人的辖制。
The small and the great are there, and the slave is freed from his master.
3:20
受患难的人,为何有光赐给他呢?心中愁苦的人,为何有生命赐给他呢?
Why is light given to those in misery, and life to the bitter of soul,
3:21
他们切望死,却不得死。求死,胜于求隐藏的珍宝。
to those who long for death that does not come, who search for it more than for hidden treasure,
3:22
他们寻见坟墓就快乐,极其欢喜。
who are filled with gladness and rejoice when they reach the grave?
3:23
人的道路既然遮隐,神又把他四面围困,为何有光赐给他呢?
Why is life given to a man whose way is hidden, whom God has hedged in?
3:24
我未曾吃饭就发出叹息。我唉哼的声音涌出如水。
For sighing comes to me instead of food; my groans pour out like water.
3:25
因我所恐惧的临到我身,我所惧怕的迎我而来。
What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me.
3:26
我不得安逸,不得平静,也不得安息,却有患难来到。
I have no peace, no quietness; I have no rest, but only turmoil."