١ أخبار 21

وَوَقَفَ ٱلشَّيْطَانُ ضِدَّ إِسْرَائِيلَ، وَأَغْوَى دَاوُدَ لِيُحْصِيَ إِسْرَائِيلَ. ١ 1
An adversary arose against Israel and incited David to count Israel.
فَقَالَ دَاوُدُ لِيُوآبَ وَلِرُؤَسَاءِ ٱلشَّعْبِ: «ٱذْهَبُوا عِدُّوا إِسْرَائِيلَ مِنْ بِئْرِ سَبْعٍ إِلَى دَانَ، وَأْتُوا إِلَيَّ فَأَعْلَمَ عَدَدَهُمْ». ٢ 2
David said to Joab and to the commanders of the army, “Go, count the people of Israel from Beersheba to Dan and report back to me, that I may know their number.”
فَقَالَ يُوآبُ: «لِيَزِدِ ٱلرَّبُّ عَلَى شَعْبِهِ أَمْثَالَهُمْ مِئَةَ ضِعْفٍ. أَلَيْسُوا جَمِيعًا يَا سَيِّدِي ٱلْمَلِكَ عَبِيدًا لِسَيِّدِي؟ لِمَاذَا يَطْلُبُ هَذَا سَيِّدِي؟ لِمَاذَا يَكُونُ سَبَبَ إِثْمٍ لِإِسْرَائِيلَ؟» ٣ 3
Joab said, “May Yahweh make his army a hundred times greater than it is. But my master the king, do they not all serve my master? Why does my master want this? Why bring guilt on Israel?”
فَٱشْتَدَّ كَلَامُ ٱلْمَلِكِ عَلَى يُوآبَ. فَخَرَجَ يُوآبُ وَطَافَ فِي كُلِّ إِسْرَائِيلَ ثُمَّ جَاءَ إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ. ٤ 4
But the king's word was enforced against Joab. So Joab left and went throughout all Israel. Then he came back to Jerusalem.
فَدَفَعَ يُوآبُ جُمْلَةَ عَدَدِ ٱلشَّعْبِ إِلَى دَاوُدَ، فَكَانَ كُلُّ إِسْرَائِيلَ أَلْفَ أَلْفٍ وَمِئَةَ أَلْفِ رَجُلٍ مُسْتَلِّي ٱلسَّيْفِ، وَيَهُوذَا أَرْبَعَ مِئَةٍ وَسَبْعِينَ أَلْفَ رَجُلٍ مُسْتَلِّي ٱلسَّيْفِ، ٥ 5
Then Joab reported the total of the count of the fighting men to David. There were in Israel 1,100,000 men who drew the sword. Judah alone had 470,000 soldiers.
وَأَمَّا لَاوِي وَبَنْيَامِينُ فَلَمْ يَعُدَّهُمْ مَعَهُمْ لِأَنَّ كَلَامَ ٱلْمَلِكِ كَانَ مَكْرُوهًا لَدَى يُوآبَ. ٦ 6
But Levi and Benjamin were not counted among them, for the king's command had disgusted Joab.
وَقَبُحَ فِي عَيْنَيِ ٱللهِ هَذَا ٱلْأَمْرُ فَضَرَبَ إِسْرَائِيلَ. ٧ 7
God was offended by this action, so he attacked Israel.
فَقَالَ دَاوُدُ لِلهِ: «لَقَدْ أَخْطَأْتُ جِدًّا حَيْثُ عَمِلْتُ هَذَا ٱلْأَمْرَ. وَٱلْآنَ أَزِلْ إِثْمَ عَبْدِكَ لِأَنِّي سَفِهْتُ جِدًّا». ٨ 8
David said to God, “I have greatly sinned by doing this. Now take away your servant's guilt, for I have acted very foolishly.”
فَكَلَّمَ ٱلرَّبُّ جَادَ رَائِيَ دَاوُدَ وَقَالَ: ٩ 9
Yahweh told Gad, David's prophet,
«ٱذْهَبْ وَكَلِّمْ دَاوُدَ قَائِلًا: هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: ثَلَاثَةً أَنَا عَارِضٌ عَلَيْكَ فَٱخْتَرْ لِنَفْسِكَ وَاحِدًا مِنْهَا فَأَفْعَلَهُ بِكَ». ١٠ 10
“Go say to David, 'This is what Yahweh says: I am giving you three choices. Choose one of them.'”
فَجَاءَ جَادُ إِلَى دَاوُدَ وَقَالَ لَهُ: «هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: ٱقْبَلْ لِنَفْسِكَ: ١١ 11
So Gad went to David and said to him, “Yahweh says this, 'Choose one of these:
إِمَّا ثَلَاثَ سِنِينَ جُوعٌ، أَوْ ثَلَاثَةَ أَشْهُرٍ هَلَاكٌ أَمَامَ مُضَايِقِيكَ وَسَيْفُ أَعْدَائِكَ يُدْرِكُكَ، أَوْ ثَلَاثَةَ أَيَّامٍ يَكُونُ فِيهَا سَيْفُ ٱلرَّبِّ وَوَبَأٌ فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ، وَمَلَاكُ ٱلرَّبِّ يَعْثُو فِي كُلِّ تُخُومِ إِسْرَائِيلَ. فَٱنْظُرِ ٱلْآنَ مَاذَا أَرُدُّ جَوَابًا لِمُرْسِلِي». ١٢ 12
either three years of famine, three months being pursued by your enemies and being caught by their swords, or else three days of Yahweh's sword, that is, a plague in the land, with the angel of Yahweh destroying throughout all the land of Israel.' Now then, decide what answer I should take to the one who sent me.”
فَقَالَ دَاوُدُ لِجَادٍ: «قَدْ ضَاقَ بِيَ ٱلْأَمْرُ جِدًّا. دَعْنِي أَسْقُطْ فِي يَدِ ٱلرَّبِّ لِأَنَّ مَرَاحِمَهُ كَثِيرَةٌ، وَلَا أَسْقُطُ فِي يَدِ إِنْسَانٍ». ١٣ 13
Then David said to Gad, “I am in great distress! Let me fall into the hand of Yahweh rather than into the hand of man, for his merciful actions are very great.”
فَجَعَلَ ٱلرَّبُّ وَبَأً فِي إِسْرَائِيلَ، فَسَقَطَ مِنْ إِسْرَائِيلَ سَبْعُونَ أَلْفَ رَجُلٍ. ١٤ 14
So Yahweh sent a plague on Israel, and seventy thousand people died.
وَأَرْسَلَ ٱللهُ مَلَاكًا عَلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ لِإِهْلَاكِهَا، وَفِيمَا هُوَ يُهْلِكُ رَأَى ٱلرَّبُّ فَنَدِمَ عَلَى ٱلشَّرِّ، وَقَالَ لِلْمَلَاكِ ٱلْمُهْلِكِ: «كَفَى ٱلْآنَ، رُدَّ يَدَكَ». وَكَانَ مَلَاكُ ٱلرَّبِّ وَاقِفًا عِنْدَ بَيْدَرِ أُرْنَانَ ٱلْيَبُوسِيِّ. ١٥ 15
God sent an angel to Jerusalem to destroy it. As he was about to destroy it, Yahweh watched and changed his mind about the harm. He said to the destroying angel, “Enough! Now draw back your hand.” At that time the angel of Yahweh was standing at the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
وَرَفَعَ دَاوُدُ عَيْنَيْهِ فَرَأَى مَلَاكَ ٱلرَّبِّ وَاقِفًا بَيْنَ ٱلْأَرْضِ وَٱلسَّمَاءِ، وَسَيْفُهُ مَسْلُولٌ بِيَدِهِ وَمَمْدُودٌ عَلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ. فَسَقَطَ دَاوُدُ وَٱلشُّيُوخُ عَلَى وُجُوهِهِمْ مُكْتَسِينَ بِٱلْمُسُوحِ. ١٦ 16
David looked up and saw the angel of Yahweh standing between earth and heaven, having a drawn sword in his hand raised over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders, clothed in sackcloth, lay facedown on the ground.
وَقَالَ دَاوُدُ لِلهِ: «أَلَسْتُ أَنَا هُوَ ٱلَّذِي أَمَرَ بِإِحْصَاءِ ٱلشَّعْبِ؟ وَأَنَا هُوَ ٱلَّذِي أَخْطَأَ وَأَسَاءَ، وَأَمَّا هَؤُلَاءِ ٱلْخِرَافُ فَمَاذَا عَمِلُوا؟ فَأَيُّهَا ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهِي لِتَكُنْ يَدُكَ عَلَيَّ وَعَلَى بَيْتِ أَبِي لَا عَلَى شَعْبِكَ لِضَرْبِهِمْ». ١٧ 17
David said to God, “Is it not I that commanded that the army be numbered? I did this wicked thing. But these sheep, what have they done? Yahweh my God! Let your hand strike me and my family, but do not let the plague remain on your people.”
فَكَلَّمَ مَلَاكُ ٱلرَّبِّ جَادَ أَنْ يَقُولَ لِدَاوُدَ أَنْ يَصْعَدَ دَاوُدُ لِيُقِيمَ مَذْبَحًا لِلرَّبِّ فِي بَيْدَرِ أُرْنَانَ ٱلْيَبُوسِيِّ. ١٨ 18
So the angel of Yahweh commanded Gad to say to David, that David should go up and build an altar for Yahweh at the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
فَصَعِدَ دَاوُدُ حَسَبَ كَلَامِ جَادَ ٱلَّذِي تَكَلَّمَ بِهِ بِٱسْمِ ٱلرَّبِّ. ١٩ 19
So David went up as Gad instructed him to do in the name of Yahweh.
فَٱلْتَفَتَ أُرْنَانُ فَرَأَى ٱلْمَلَاكَ. وَبَنُوهُ ٱلْأَرْبَعَةُ مَعَهُ ٱخْتَبَأُوا، وَكَانَ أُرْنَانُ يَدْرُسُ حِنْطَةً. ٢٠ 20
While Ornan was threshing wheat, he turned and saw the angel. He and his four sons with him hid themselves.
وَجَاءَ دَاوُدُ إِلَى أُرْنَانَ. وَتَطَلَّعَ أُرْنَانُ فَرَأَى دَاوُدَ، وَخَرَجَ مِنَ ٱلْبَيْدَرِ وَسَجَدَ لِدَاوُدَ عَلَى وَجْهِهِ إِلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ. ٢١ 21
When David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David. He left the threshing floor and bowed to David with his face to the ground.
فَقَالَ دَاوُدُ لِأُرْنَانَ: «أَعْطِنِي مَكَانَ ٱلْبَيْدَرِ فَأَبْنِيَ فِيهِ مَذْبَحًا لِلرَّبِّ. بِفِضَّةٍ كَامِلَةٍ أَعْطِنِي إِيَّاهُ، فَتَكُفَّ ٱلضَّرْبَةُ عَنِ ٱلشَّعْبِ». ٢٢ 22
Then David said to Ornan, “Sell me this threshing floor, so I can build an altar for Yahweh. I will pay the full price, so that the plague may be removed from the people.”
فَقَالَ أُرْنَانُ لِدَاوُدَ: «خُذْهُ لِنَفْسِكَ، وَلْيَفْعَلْ سَيِّدِي ٱلْمَلِكُ مَا يَحْسُنُ فِي عَيْنَيْهِ. اُنْظُرْ. قَدْ أَعْطَيْتُ ٱلْبَقَرَ لِلْمُحْرَقَةِ، وَٱلنَّوَارِجَ لِلْوَقُودِ، وَٱلْحِنْطَةَ لِلتَّقْدِمَةِ. ٱلْجَمِيعَ أَعْطَيْتُ». ٢٣ 23
Ornan said to David, “Take it as your own, my master the king. Do with it what is good in your sight. Look, I will give you oxen for burnt offerings, threshing sledges for wood, and wheat for the grain offering; I will give it all to you.”
فَقَالَ ٱلْمَلِكُ دَاوُدُ لِأُرْنَانَ: «لَا! بَلْ شِرَاءً أَشْتَرِيهِ بِفِضَّةٍ كَامِلَةٍ، لِأَنِّي لَا آخُذُ مَا لَكَ لِلرَّبِّ فَأُصْعِدَ مُحْرَقَةً مَجَّانِيَّةً». ٢٤ 24
King David said to Ornan, “No, I insist on buying it for the full price. I will not take what is yours and offer it as a burnt offering to Yahweh if it costs me nothing.”
وَدَفَعَ دَاوُدُ لِأُرْنَانَ عَنِ ٱلْمَكَانِ ذَهَبًا وَزْنُهُ سِتُّ مِئَةِ شَاقِلٍ. ٢٥ 25
So David paid six hundred shekels of gold for the place.
وَبَنَى دَاوُدُ هُنَاكَ مَذْبَحًا لِلرَّبِّ، وَأَصْعَدَ مُحْرَقَاتٍ وَذَبَائِحَ سَلَامَةٍ، وَدَعَا ٱلرَّبَّ فَأَجَابَهُ بِنَارٍ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَاءِ عَلَى مَذْبَحِ ٱلْمُحْرَقَةِ. ٢٦ 26
David built an altar for Yahweh there and offered on it burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. He called on Yahweh, who answered him with fire from heaven on the altar for burnt offerings.
وَأَمَرَ ٱلرَّبُّ ٱلْمَلَاكَ فَرَدَّ سَيْفَهُ إِلَى غِمْدِهِ. ٢٧ 27
Then Yahweh gave an order to the angel, and the angel put his sword back into its sheath.
فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلْوَقْتِ لَمَّا رَأَى دَاوُدُ أَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ قَدْ أَجَابَهُ فِي بَيْدَرِ أُرْنَانَ ٱلْيَبُوسِيِّ ذَبَحَ هُنَاكَ. ٢٨ 28
When David saw that Yahweh had answered him at the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite, he performed the sacrifice there at that same time.
وَمَسْكَنُ ٱلرَّبِّ ٱلَّذِي عَمِلَهُ مُوسَى فِي ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ وَمَذْبَحُ ٱلْمُحْرَقَةِ كَانَا فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلْوَقْتِ فِي ٱلْمُرْتَفَعَةِ فِي جِبْعُونَ. ٢٩ 29
Now at that time, Yahweh's tabernacle, which Moses had made in the wilderness, and the altar for burnt offerings, were at the high place at Gibeon.
وَلَمْ يَسْتَطِعْ دَاوُدُ أَنْ يَذْهَبَ إِلَى أَمَامِهِ لِيَسْأَلَ ٱللهَ لِأَنَّهُ خَافَ مِنْ جِهَةِ سَيْفِ مَلَاكِ ٱلرَّبِّ. ٣٠ 30
However, David could not go there to ask for God's direction, because he was afraid of the sword of the angel of Yahweh.