約伯記 Job


Chapter Verses
23:1
约伯回答说,
Then Job replied:
23:2
如今我的哀告还算为悖逆。我的责罚比我的唉哼还重。
Even today my complaint is bitter; his hand is heavy in spite of my groaning.
23:3
惟愿我能知道在哪里可以寻见神,能到他的台前。
If only I knew where to find him; if only I could go to his dwelling!
23:4
我就在他面前将我的案件陈明,满口辩白。
I would state my case before him and fill my mouth with arguments.
23:5
我必知道他回答我的言语,明白他向我所说的话。
I would find out what he would answer me, and consider what he would say.
23:6
他岂用大能与我争辩吗?必不这样,他必理会我。
Would he oppose me with great power? No, he would not press charges against me.
23:7
在他那里,正直人可以与他辩论。这样,我必永远脱离那审判我的。
There an upright man could present his case before him, and I would be delivered forever from my judge.
23:8
只是,我往前行,他不在那里,往后退,也不能见他。
But if I go to the east, he is not there; if I go to the west, I do not find him.
23:9
他在左边行事,我却不能看见,在右边隐藏,我也不能见他。
When he is at work in the north, I do not see him; when he turns to the south, I catch no glimpse of him.
23:10
然而他知道我所行的路。他试炼我之后,我必如精金。
But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.
23:11
我脚追随他的步履。我谨守他的道,并不偏离。
My feet have closely followed his steps; I have kept to his way without turning aside.
23:12
他嘴唇的命令,我未曾背弃。我看重他口中的言语,过于我需用的饮食。
I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.
23:13
只是他心志已定,谁能使他转意呢?他心里所愿的,就行出来。
But he stands alone, and who can oppose him? He does whatever he pleases.
23:14
他向我所定的,就必做成。这类的事他还有许多。
He carries out his decree against me, and many such plans he still has in store.
23:15
所以我在他面前惊惶,我思念这事,便惧怕他。
That is why I am terrified before him; when I think of all this, I fear him.
23:16
神使我丧胆,全能者使我惊惶。
God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me.
23:17
我的恐惧,不是因为黑暗,也不是因为幽暗蒙蔽我的脸。
Yet I am not silenced by the darkness, by the thick darkness that covers my face.