約伯記 Job


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21:1
约伯回答说,
Then Job replied:
21:2
你们要细听我的言语,就算是你们安慰我。
Listen carefully to my words; let this be the consolation you give me.
21:3
请宽容我,我又要说话。说了以后,任凭你们嗤笑吧。
Bear with me while I speak, and after I have spoken, mock on.
21:4
我岂是向人诉冤,为何不焦急呢?
Is my complaint directed to man? Why should I not be impatient?
21:5
你们要看着我而惊奇,用手捂口。
Look at me and be astonished; clap your hand over your mouth.
21:6
我每逢思想,心就惊惶,浑身战兢。
When I think about this, I am terrified; trembling seizes my body.
21:7
恶人为何存活,享大寿数,势力强盛呢?
Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power?
21:8
他们眼见儿孙,和他们一同坚立。
They see their children established around them, their offspring before their eyes.
21:9
他们的家宅平安无惧。神的杖也不加在他们身上。
Their homes are safe and free from fear; the rod of God is not upon them.
21:10
他们的公牛孳生而不断绝。母牛下犊而不掉胎。
Their bulls never fail to breed; their cows calve and do not miscarry.
21:11
他们打发小孩子出去,多如羊群。他们的儿女踊跃跳舞。
They send forth their children as a flock; their little ones dance about.
21:12
他们随着琴鼓歌唱,又因箫声欢喜。
They sing to the music of tambourine and harp; they make merry to the sound of the flute.
21:13
他们度日诸事亨通,转眼下入阴间。
They spend their years in prosperity and go down to the grave in peace.
21:14
他们对神说,离开我们吧。我们不愿晓得你的道。
Yet they say to God, 'Leave us alone! We have no desire to know your ways.
21:15
全能者是谁,我们何必事奉他呢?求告他有什么益处呢?
Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What would we gain by praying to him?'
21:16
看哪,他们亨通不在乎自己。恶人所谋定的离我好远。
But their prosperity is not in their own hands, so I stand aloof from the counsel of the wicked.
21:17
恶人的灯何尝熄灭。患难何尝临到他们呢?神何尝发怒,向他们分散灾祸呢?
Yet how often is the lamp of the wicked snuffed out? How often does calamity come upon them, the fate God allots in his anger?
21:18
他们何尝像风前的碎秸,如暴风刮去的糠秕呢?
How often are they like straw before the wind, like chaff swept away by a gale?
21:19
你们说,神为恶人的儿女积蓄罪孽。我说,不如本人受报,好使他亲自知道。
It is said, 'God stores up a man's punishment for his sons.' Let him repay the man himself, so that he will know it!
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愿他亲眼看见自己败亡,亲自饮全能者的忿怒。
Let his own eyes see his destruction; let him drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
21:21
他的岁月既尽,他还顾他本家吗?
For what does he care about the family he leaves behind when his allotted months come to an end?
21:22
神既审判那在高位的,谁能将知识教训他呢?
Can anyone teach knowledge to God, since he judges even the highest?
21:23
有人至死身体强壮,尽得平靖安逸。
One man dies in full vigor, completely secure and at ease,
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他的奶桶充满,他的骨髓滋润。
his body well nourished, his bones rich with marrow.
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有人至死心中痛苦,终身未尝福乐的滋味。
Another man dies in bitterness of soul, never having enjoyed anything good.
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他们一样躺卧在尘土中,都被虫子遮盖。
Side by side they lie in the dust, and worms cover them both.
21:27
我知道你们的意思,并诬害我的计谋。
I know full well what you are thinking, the schemes by which you would wrong me.
21:28
你们说,霸者的房屋在哪里?恶人住过的帐棚在哪里?
You say, 'Where now is the great man's house, the tents where wicked men lived?'
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你们岂没有询问过路的人吗?不知道他们所引的证据吗?
Have you never questioned those who travel? Have you paid no regard to their accounts-
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就是恶人在祸患的日子得存留,在发怒的日子得逃脱。
that the evil man is spared from the day of calamity, that he is delivered from the day of wrath?
21:31
他所行的,有谁当面给他说明。他所做的,有谁报应他呢?
Who denounces his conduct to his face? Who repays him for what he has done?
21:32
然而他要被抬到茔地,并有人看守坟墓。
He is carried to the grave, and watch is kept over his tomb.
21:33
他要以谷中的土块为甘甜,在他以先去的无数,在他以后去的更多。
The soil in the valley is sweet to him; all men follow after him, and a countless throng goes before him.
21:34
你们对答的话中既都错谬,怎么徒然安慰我呢?
So how can you console me with your nonsense? Nothing is left of your answers but falsehood!