١ أخبار 23

وَلَمَّا شَاخَ دَاوُدُ وَشَبِعَ أَيَّامًا مَلَّكَ سُلَيْمَانَ ٱبْنَهُ عَلَى إِسْرَائِيلَ. ١ 1
When David was old and near the end of his life, he made Solomon his son king over Israel.
وَجَمَعَ كُلَّ رُؤَسَاءِ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَٱلْكَهَنَةِ وَٱللَّاوِيِّينَ، ٢ 2
He gathered together all the leaders of Israel, with the priests and Levites.
فَعُدَّ ٱللَّاوِيُّونَ مِنِ ٱبْنِ ثَلَاثِينَ سَنَةً فَمَا فَوْقُ، فَكَانَ عَدَدُهُمْ حَسَبَ رُؤُوسِهِمْ مِنَ ٱلرِّجَالِ ثَمَانِيَةً وَثَلَاثِينَ أَلْفًا. ٣ 3
The Levites who were thirty years old and older were counted. They numbered thirty-eight thousand.
مِنْ هَؤُلَاءِ لِلْمُنَاظَرَةِ عَلَى عَمَلِ بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ أَرْبَعَةٌ وَعِشْرُونَ أَلْفًا. وَسِتَّةُ آلَافٍ عُرَفَاءُ وَقُضَاةٌ. ٤ 4
“Of these, twenty-four thousand were to oversee the work of Yahweh's house, and six thousand were officers and judges.
وَأَرْبَعَةُ آلَافٍ بَوَّابُونَ، وَأَرْبَعَةُ آلَافٍ مُسَبِّحُونَ لِلرَّبِّ بِٱلْآلَاتِ ٱلَّتِي عُمِلَتْ لِلتَّسْبِيحِ. ٥ 5
Four thousand were gatekeepers, and four thousand were to praise Yahweh with the instruments that I made to give praise,” David said.
وَقَسَمَهُمْ دَاوُدُ فِرَقًا لِبَنِي لَاوِي: لِجَرْشُونَ وَقَهَاتَ وَمَرَارِي. ٦ 6
He divided them into groups that corresponded to Levi's sons: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
مِنَ ٱلْجَرْشُونِيِّينَ: لَعْدَانُ وَشَمْعِي. ٧ 7
From the clans descended from Gershon, there were Ladan and Shimei.
بَنُو لَعْدَانَ: ٱلرَّأْسُ يَحِيئِيلُ ثُمَّ زِيثَامُ وَيُوئِيلُ، ثَلَاثَةٌ. ٨ 8
There were three of Ladan's sons: Jehiel the leader, Zetham, and Joel.
بَنُو شَمْعِي: شَلُومِيثُ وَحَزِيئِيلُ وَهَارَانُ، ثَلَاثَةٌ. هَؤُلَاءِ رُؤُوسُ آبَاءٍ لِلَعْدَانَ. ٩ 9
There were three of Shimei's sons: Shelomoth, Haziel, and Haran. These were the leaders of the clans of Ladan.
وَبَنُو شَمْعِي: يَحَثُ وَزِينَا وَيَعُوشُ وَبَرِيعَةُ. هَؤُلَاءِ بَنُو شَمْعِي أَرْبَعَةٌ. ١٠ 10
There were four of Shimei's sons: Jahath, Ziza, Jeush, and Beriah.
وَكَانَ يَحَثُ ٱلرَّأْسَ وَزِيزَةُ ٱلثَّانِيَ. أَمَّا يَعُوشُ وَبَرِيعَةُ فَلَمْ يُكَثِّرَا ٱلْأَوْلَادَ، فَكَانُوا فِي ٱلْإِحْصَاءِ لِبَيْتِ أَبٍ وَاحِدٍ. ١١ 11
Jahath was the oldest, and Ziza the second, but Jeush and Beriah did not have many sons, so they were considered as one clan with the same duties.
بَنُو قَهَاتَ: عَمْرَامُ وَيِصْهَارُ وَحَبْرُونُ وَعُزِّيئِيلُ، أَرْبَعَةٌ. ١٢ 12
There were four of Kohath's sons: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.
اِبْنَا عَمْرَامَ: هَارُونُ وَمُوسَى، وَأُفْرِزَ هَارُونُ لِتَقْدِيسِهِ قُدْسَ أَقْدَاسٍ هُوَ وَبَنُوهُ إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ، لِيُوقِدَ أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ وَيَخْدِمَهُ وَيُبَارِكَ بِٱسْمِهِ إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ. ١٣ 13
These were Amram's sons: Aaron and Moses. Aaron was chosen to set apart the most holy things, that he and his descendants would offer incense before Yahweh, to serve him and to give blessings in his name forever.
وَأَمَّا مُوسَى رَجُلُ ٱللهِ فَدُعِيَ بَنُوهُ مَعَ سِبْطِ لَاوِي. ١٤ 14
But as for Moses the man of God, his sons were considered to be Levites.
اِبْنَا مُوسَى: جَرْشُومُ وَأَلِيعَزَرُ. ١٥ 15
Moses' sons were Gershom and Eliezer.
بَنُو جَرْشُومَ: شَبُوئِيلُ ٱلرَّأْسُ. ١٦ 16
Gershom's descendant was Shubael the oldest.
وَكَانَ ٱبْنُ أَلِيعَزَرَ: رَحَبْيَا ٱلرَّأْسَ، وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لِأَلِيعَزَرَ بَنُونَ آخَرُونَ. وَأَمَّا بَنُو رَحَبْيَا فَكَانُوا كَثِيرِينَ جِدًّا. ١٧ 17
Eliezer's descendant was Rehabiah. Eliezer had no other sons, but Rehabiah had many descendants.
بَنُو يِصْهَارَ: شَلُومِيثُ ٱلرَّأْسُ. ١٨ 18
Izhar's son was Shelomith the leader.
بَنُو حَبْرُونَ: يَرِيَّا ٱلرَّأْسُ وَأَمَرْيَا ٱلثَّانِي وَيَحْزِيئِيلُ ٱلثَّالِثُ وَيَقْمَعَامُ ٱلرَّابِعُ. ١٩ 19
Hebron's descendants were Jeriah, the oldest, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.
اِبْنَا عُزِّيئِيلَ: مِيخَا ٱلرَّأْسُ وَيَشِّيَّا ٱلثَّانِي. ٢٠ 20
Uzziel's sons were Micah the oldest, and Ishijah the second.
اِبْنَا مَرَارِي: مَحْلِي وَمُوشِي. اِبْنَا مَحْلِي: أَلِعَازَارُ وَقَيْسُ. ٢١ 21
Merari's sons were Mahli and Mushi. Mahli's sons were Eleazar and Kish.
وَمَاتَ أَلِعَازَارُ وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ بَنُونَ بَلْ بَنَاتٌ، فَأَخَذَهُنَّ بَنُو قَيْسَ إِخْوَتُهُنَّ. ٢٢ 22
Eleazar died without having any sons. He had only daughters. The sons of Kish married them.
بَنُو مُوشِي: مَحْلِي وَعَادِرُ وَيَرِيمُوثُ، ثَلَاثَةٌ. ٢٣ 23
Mushi's three sons were Mahli, Eder, and Jerimoth.
هَؤُلَاءِ بَنُو لَاوِي حَسَبَ بُيُوتِ آبَائِهِمْ رُؤُوسُ ٱلْآبَاءِ حَسَبَ إِحْصَائِهِمْ فِي عَدَدِ ٱلْأَسْمَاءِ حَسَبَ رُؤُوسِهِمْ عَامِلُو ٱلْعَمَلِ لِخِدْمَةِ بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ، مِنِ ٱبْنِ عِشْرِينَ سَنَةً فَمَا فَوْقُ. ٢٤ 24
These were Levi's descendants corresponding to their clans. They were the leaders, counted and listed by name, of the clans that did the work in the service of Yahweh's house, from twenty years old and upward.
لِأَنَّ دَاوُدَ قَالَ: «قَدْ أَرَاحَ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ إِسْرَائِيلَ شَعْبَهُ فَسَكَنَ فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ. ٢٥ 25
For David said, “Yahweh, the God of Israel, has given rest to his people. He makes his home in Jerusalem forever.
وَلَيْسَ لِلَّاوِيِّينَ بَعْدُ أَنْ يَحْمِلُوا ٱلْمَسْكَنَ وَكُلَّ آنِيَتِهِ لِخِدْمَتِهِ». ٢٦ 26
The Levites will no longer need to carry the tabernacle and all the equipment used in its service.”
لِأَنَّهُ حَسَبَ كَلَامِ دَاوُدَ ٱلْأَخِيرِ عُدَّ بَنُو لَاوِي مِنِ ٱبْنِ عِشْرِينَ سَنَةً فَمَا فَوْقُ. ٢٧ 27
For by David's last words the Levites were counted, from twenty years old and upward.
لِأَنَّهُمْ كَانُوا يَقِفُونَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ بَنِي هَارُونَ عَلَى خِدْمَةِ بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ فِي ٱلدُّورِ وَٱلْمَخَادِعِ، وَعَلَى تَطْهِيرِ كُلِّ قُدْسٍ وَعَمَلِ خِدْمَةِ بَيْتِ ٱللهِ، ٢٨ 28
Their duty was to assist Aaron's descendants in the service of Yahweh's house. They were to care for the courtyards, the rooms, the ceremonial purification of all the things that belong to Yahweh, and other work in the service of God's house.
وَعَلَى خُبْزِ ٱلْوُجُوهِ وَدَقِيقِ ٱلتَّقْدِمَةِ وَرِقَاقِ ٱلْفَطِيرِ وَمَا يُعْمَلُ عَلَى ٱلصَّاجِ وَٱلْمَرْبُوكَاتِ وَعَلَى كُلِّ كَيْلٍ وَقِيَاسٍ، ٢٩ 29
They also took care of the bread of the presence, the fine flour for grain offerings, the unleavened wafers, the baked offerings, the offerings mixed with oil, and all the measuring of the amounts and sizes of things.
وَلِأَجْلِ ٱلْوُقُوفِ كُلَّ صَبَاحٍ لِحَمْدِ ٱلرَّبِّ وَتَسْبِيحِهِ وَكَذَلِكَ فِي ٱلْمَسَاءِ، ٣٠ 30
They also stood every morning to thank and praise Yahweh. They also did this in the evening
وَلِكُلِّ إِصْعَادِ مُحْرَقَاتٍ لِلرَّبِّ فِي ٱلسُّبُوتِ وَٱلْأَهِلَّةِ وَٱلْمَوَاسِمِ بِٱلْعَدَدِ حَسَبَ ٱلْمَرْسُومِ عَلَيْهِمْ دَائِمًا أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ، ٣١ 31
and whenever burnt offerings were offered to Yahweh, on the Sabbath and at the new moon festivals and feast days. A fixed number, assigned by decree, always had to be present before Yahweh.
وَلِيَحْرُسُوا حِرَاسَةَ خَيْمَةِ ٱلِٱجْتِمَاعِ، وَحِرَاسَةَ ٱلْقُدْسِ، وَحِرَاسَةَ بَنِي هَارُونَ إِخْوَتِهِمْ فِي خِدْمَةِ بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ. ٣٢ 32
They were in charge of the tent of meeting, the holy place, and helped their fellow descendants of Aaron in the service of Yahweh's house.