وَقَالَ إِيلِيَّا ٱلتِّشْبِيُّ مِنْ مُسْتَوْطِنِي جِلْعَادَ لِأَخْآبَ: «حَيٌّ هُوَ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ إِسْرَائِيلَ ٱلَّذِي وَقَفْتُ أَمَامَهُ، إِنَّهُ لَا يَكُونُ طَلٌّ وَلَا مَطَرٌ فِي هَذِهِ ٱلسِّنِينَ إِلَّا عِنْدَ قَوْلِي».١1
And Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, By the living Lord, the God of Israel, whose servant I am, there will be no dew or rain in these years, but only at my word.
وَكَانَ كَلَامُ ٱلرَّبِّ لَهُ قَائِلًا:٢2
Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying,
«ٱنْطَلِقْ مِنْ هُنَا وَٱتَّجِهْ نَحْوَ ٱلْمَشْرِقِ، وَٱخْتَبِئْ عِنْدَ نَهْرِ كَرِيثَ ٱلَّذِي هُوَ مُقَابِلُ ٱلْأُرْدُنِّ،٣3
Go from here in the direction of the east, and keep yourself in a secret place by the stream Cherith, east of Jordan.
فَتَشْرَبَ مِنَ ٱلنَّهْرِ. وَقَدْ أَمَرْتُ ٱلْغِرْبَانَ أَنْ تَعُولَكَ هُنَاكَ».٤4
The water of the stream will be your drink, and by my orders the ravens will give you food there.
فَٱنْطَلَقَ وَعَمِلَ حَسَبَ كَلَامِ ٱلرَّبِّ، وَذَهَبَ فَأَقَامَ عِنْدَ نَهْرِ كَرِيثَ ٱلَّذِي هُوَ مُقَابِلُ ٱلْأُرْدُنِّ.٥5
So he went and did as the Lord said, living by the stream Cherith, east of Jordan.
وَكَانَتِ ٱلْغِرْبَانُ تَأْتِي إِلَيْهِ بِخُبْزٍ وَلَحْمٍ صَبَاحًا، وَبِخُبْزٍ وَلَحْمٍ مَسَاءً، وَكَانَ يَشْرَبُ مِنَ ٱلنَّهْرِ.٦6
And the ravens took him bread in the morning and meat in the evening; and the water of the stream was his drink.
وَكَانَ بَعْدَ مُدَّةٍ مِنَ ٱلزَّمَانِ أَنَّ ٱلنَّهْرَ يَبِسَ، لِأَنَّهُ لَمْ يَكُنْ مَطَرٌ فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ.٧7
Now after a time the stream became dry, because there was no rain in the land.
وَكَانَ لَهُ كَلَامُ ٱلرَّبِّ قَائِلًا:٨8
Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying,
«قُمِ ٱذْهَبْ إِلَى صِرْفَةَ ٱلَّتِي لِصِيدُونَ وَأَقِمْ هُنَاكَ. هُوَذَا قَدْ أَمَرْتُ هُنَاكَ ٱمْرَأَةً أَرْمَلَةً أَنْ تَعُولَكَ».٩9
Up! go now to Zarephath, in Zidon, and make your living-place there; I have given orders to a widow woman there to see that you have food.
فَقَامَ وَذَهَبَ إِلَى صِرْفَةَ. وَجَاءَ إِلَى بَابِ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ، وَإِذَا بِٱمْرَأَةٍ أَرْمَلَةٍ هُنَاكَ تَقُشُّ عِيدَانًا، فَنَادَاهَا وَقَالَ: «هَاتِي لِي قَلِيلَ مَاءٍ فِي إِنَاءٍ فَأَشْرَبَ».١٠10
So he got up and went to Zarephath; and when he came to the door of the town, he saw a widow woman getting sticks together; and crying out to her he said, Will you give me a little water in a vessel for my drink?
وَفِيمَا هِيَ ذَاهِبَةٌ لِتَأْتِيَ بِهِ، نَادَاهَا وَقَالَ: «هَاتِي لِي كِسْرَةَ خُبْزٍ فِي يَدِكِ».١١11
And when she was going to get it, he said to her, And get me with it a small bit of bread.
فَقَالَتْ: «حَيٌّ هُوَ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُكَ، إِنَّهُ لَيْسَتْ عِنْدِي كَعْكَةٌ، وَلَكِنْ مِلْءُ كَفٍّ مِنَ ٱلدَّقِيقِ فِي ٱلْكُوَّارِ، وَقَلِيلٌ مِنَ ٱلزَّيْتِ فِي ٱلْكُوزِ، وَهَأَنَذَا أَقُشُّ عُودَيْنِ لِآتِيَ وَأَعْمَلَهُ لِي وَلِٱبْنِي لِنَأْكُلَهُ ثُمَّ نَمُوتُ».١٢12
Then she said, By the life of the Lord your God, I have nothing but a little meal in my store, and a drop of oil in the bottle; and now I am getting two sticks together so that I may go in and make it ready for me and my son, so that we may have a meal before our death.
فَقَالَ لَهَا إِيلِيَّا: «لَا تَخَافِي. ٱدْخُلِي وَٱعْمَلِي كَقَوْلِكِ، وَلَكِنِ ٱعْمَلِي لِي مِنْهَا كَعْكَةً صَغِيرَةً أَوَّلًا وَٱخْرُجِي بِهَا إِلَيَّ، ثُمَّ ٱعْمَلِي لَكِ وَلِٱبْنِكِ أَخِيرًا.١٣13
And Elijah said to her, Have no fear; go and do as you have said, but first make me a little cake of it and come and give it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son.
لِأَنَّهُ هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ إِسْرَائِيلَ: إِنَّ كُوَّارَ ٱلدَّقِيقِ لَا يَفْرُغُ، وَكُوزَ ٱلزَّيْتِ لَا يَنْقُصُ، إِلَى ٱلْيَوْمِ ٱلَّذِي فِيهِ يُعْطِي ٱلرَّبُّ مَطَرًا عَلَى وَجْهِ ٱلْأَرْضِ».١٤14
For this is the word of the Lord, the God of Israel: The store of meal will not come to an end, and the bottle will never be without oil, till the day when the Lord sends rain on the earth.
فَذَهَبَتْ وَفَعَلَتْ حَسَبَ قَوْلِ إِيلِيَّا، وَأَكَلَتْ هِيَ وَهُوَ وَبَيْتُهَا أَيَّامًا.١٥15
So she went and did as Elijah said; and she and he and her family had food for a long time.
كُوَّارُ ٱلدَّقِيقِ لَمْ يَفْرُغْ، وَكُوزُ ٱلزَّيْتِ لَمْ يَنْقُصْ، حَسَبَ قَوْلِ ٱلرَّبِّ ٱلَّذِي تَكَلَّمَ بِهِ عَنْ يَدِ إِيلِيَّا.١٦16
The store of meal did not come to an end, and the bottle was never without oil, as the Lord had said by the mouth of Elijah.
وَبَعْدَ هَذِهِ ٱلْأُمُورِ مَرِضَ ٱبْنُ ٱلْمَرْأَةِ صَاحِبَةِ ٱلْبَيْتِ وَٱشْتَدَّ مَرَضُهُ جِدًّا حَتَّى لَمْ تَبْقَ فِيهِ نَسَمَةٌ.١٧17
Now after this, the son of the woman of the house became ill, so ill that there was no breath in him.
فَقَالَتْ لِإِيلِيَّا: «مَا لِي وَلَكَ يَا رَجُلَ ٱللهِ! هَلْ جِئْتَ إِلَيَّ لِتَذْكِيرِ إِثْمِي وَإِمَاتَةِ ٱبْنِي؟».١٨18
And she said to Elijah, What have I to do with you, O man of God? have you come to put God in mind of my sin, and to put my son to death?
فَقَالَ لَهَا: «أَعْطِينِي ٱبْنَكِ». وَأَخَذَهُ مِنْ حِضْنِهَا وَصَعِدَ بِهِ إِلَى ٱلْعُلِّيَّةِ ٱلَّتِي كَانَ مُقِيمًا بِهَا، وَأَضْجَعَهُ عَلَى سَرِيرِهِ،١٩19
And he said to her, Give your son to me. And lifting him out of her arms, he took him up to his room and put him down on his bed.
وَصَرَخَ إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ وَقَالَ: «أَيُّهَا ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهِي، أَأَيْضًا إِلَى ٱلْأَرْمَلَةِ ٱلَّتِي أَنَا نَازِلٌ عِنْدَهَا قَدْ أَسَأْتَ بِإِمَاتَتِكَ ٱبْنَهَا؟»٢٠20
And crying to the Lord he said, O Lord my God, have you sent evil even on the widow whose guest I am, by causing her son's death?
فَتَمَدَّدَ عَلَى ٱلْوَلَدِ ثَلَاثَ مَرَّاتٍ، وَصَرَخَ إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ وَقَالَ: «يَارَبُّ إِلَهِي، لِتَرْجِعْ نَفْسُ هَذَا ٱلْوَلَدِ إِلَى جَوْفِهِ».٢١21
And stretching herself out on the child three times, he made his prayer to the Lord, saying, O Lord my God, be pleased to let this child's life come back to him again.
فَسَمِعَ ٱلرَّبُّ لِصَوْتِ إِيلِيَّا، فَرَجَعَتْ نَفْسُ ٱلْوَلَدِ إِلَى جَوْفِهِ فَعَاشَ.٢٢22
And the Lord gave ear to the voice of Elijah, and the child's spirit came into him again, and he came back to life.
فَأَخَذَ إِيلِيَّا ٱلْوَلَدَ وَنَزَلَ بِهِ مِنَ ٱلْعُلِّيَّةِ إِلَى ٱلْبَيْتِ وَدَفَعَهُ لِأُمِّهِ، وَقَالَ إِيلِيَّا: «ٱنْظُرِي، ٱبْنُكِ حَيٌّ»٢٣23
And Elijah took the child down from his room into the house and gave him to his mother and said to her, See, your son is living.
فَقَالَتِ ٱلْمَرْأَةُ لِإِيلِيَّا: «هَذَا ٱلْوَقْتَ عَلِمْتُ أَنَّكَ رَجُلُ ٱللهِ، وَأَنَّ كَلَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ فِي فَمِكَ حَقٌّ».٢٤24
Then the woman said to Elijah, Now I am certain that you are a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in your mouth is true.