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 Eliu the prophet, the Thesbite of Thesbae of Galaad, said to Achaab, As the Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be these years dew nor rain, except by the word of my mouth.
وَكَانَ كَلَامُ ٱلرَّبِّ لَهُ قَائِلًا:٢2
And the word of the Lord came to Eliu, [saying],
«ٱنْطَلِقْ مِنْ هُنَا وَٱتَّجِهْ نَحْوَ ٱلْمَشْرِقِ، وَٱخْتَبِئْ عِنْدَ نَهْرِ كَرِيثَ ٱلَّذِي هُوَ مُقَابِلُ ٱلْأُرْدُنِّ،٣3
Depart hence eastward, and hide you by the brook of Chorrath, that is before Jordan.
فَتَشْرَبَ مِنَ ٱلنَّهْرِ. وَقَدْ أَمَرْتُ ٱلْغِرْبَانَ أَنْ تَعُولَكَ هُنَاكَ».٤4
And it shall be [that] you shall drink water of the brook, and I will charge the ravens to feed you there.
فَٱنْطَلَقَ وَعَمِلَ حَسَبَ كَلَامِ ٱلرَّبِّ، وَذَهَبَ فَأَقَامَ عِنْدَ نَهْرِ كَرِيثَ ٱلَّذِي هُوَ مُقَابِلُ ٱلْأُرْدُنِّ.٥5
And Eliu did according to the word of the Lord, and he sat by the brook of Chorrath before Jordan.
وَكَانَتِ ٱلْغِرْبَانُ تَأْتِي إِلَيْهِ بِخُبْزٍ وَلَحْمٍ صَبَاحًا، وَبِخُبْزٍ وَلَحْمٍ مَسَاءً، وَكَانَ يَشْرَبُ مِنَ ٱلنَّهْرِ.٦6
And the ravens brought him loaves in the morning, and flesh in the evening and he drank water of the brook.
وَكَانَ بَعْدَ مُدَّةٍ مِنَ ٱلزَّمَانِ أَنَّ ٱلنَّهْرَ يَبِسَ، لِأَنَّهُ لَمْ يَكُنْ مَطَرٌ فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ.٧7
And it came to pass after some time, that the brook was dried up, because there had been no rain upon the earth.
وَكَانَ لَهُ كَلَامُ ٱلرَّبِّ قَائِلًا:٨8
And the word of the Lord came to Eliu, [saying],
«قُمِ ٱذْهَبْ إِلَى صِرْفَةَ ٱلَّتِي لِصِيدُونَ وَأَقِمْ هُنَاكَ. هُوَذَا قَدْ أَمَرْتُ هُنَاكَ ٱمْرَأَةً أَرْمَلَةً أَنْ تَعُولَكَ».٩9
Arise, and go to Sarepta of the Sidonian [land]: behold, I have there commanded a widow-woman to maintain you.
فَقَامَ وَذَهَبَ إِلَى صِرْفَةَ. وَجَاءَ إِلَى بَابِ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ، وَإِذَا بِٱمْرَأَةٍ أَرْمَلَةٍ هُنَاكَ تَقُشُّ عِيدَانًا، فَنَادَاهَا وَقَالَ: «هَاتِي لِي قَلِيلَ مَاءٍ فِي إِنَاءٍ فَأَشْرَبَ».١٠10
And he arose and went to Sarepta, and came to the gate of the city: and, behold, a widow-woman was there gathering sticks; and Eliu cried after her, and said to her, Fetch me, I pray you, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.
وَفِيمَا هِيَ ذَاهِبَةٌ لِتَأْتِيَ بِهِ، نَادَاهَا وَقَالَ: «هَاتِي لِي كِسْرَةَ خُبْزٍ فِي يَدِكِ».١١11
And she went to fetch it; and Eliu cried after her, and said, Bring me, I pray you, a morsel of the bread that is in your hand.
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
And the woman said, [As] the Lord your God lives, I have not a cake, but only a handful of meal in the pitcher, and a little oil in a cruse, and, behold, I am going to gather two sticks, and I shall go in and dress it for myself and my children, and we shall eat it and die.
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 Eliu said to her, Be of good courage, go in and do according to your word: but make me thereof a little cake, and you shall bring [it] out to me first, and you shall make [some] for yourself and your children last.
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 thus says the Lord, The pitcher of meal shall not fail, and the cruse of oil shall not diminish, until the day that the Lord gives rain upon the earth.
فَذَهَبَتْ وَفَعَلَتْ حَسَبَ قَوْلِ إِيلِيَّا، وَأَكَلَتْ هِيَ وَهُوَ وَبَيْتُهَا أَيَّامًا.١٥15
And the woman went and did [so], and did eat, she, and he, and her children.
كُوَّارُ ٱلدَّقِيقِ لَمْ يَفْرُغْ، وَكُوزُ ٱلزَّيْتِ لَمْ يَنْقُصْ، حَسَبَ قَوْلِ ٱلرَّبِّ ٱلَّذِي تَكَلَّمَ بِهِ عَنْ يَدِ إِيلِيَّا.١٦16
And the pitcher of meal failed not, and the cruse of oil was not diminished, according to the word of the Lord which he spoke by the hand of Eliu.
وَبَعْدَ هَذِهِ ٱلْأُمُورِ مَرِضَ ٱبْنُ ٱلْمَرْأَةِ صَاحِبَةِ ٱلْبَيْتِ وَٱشْتَدَّ مَرَضُهُ جِدًّا حَتَّى لَمْ تَبْقَ فِيهِ نَسَمَةٌ.١٧17
And it came to pass afterward, that the son of the woman the mistress of the house was sick; and his sickness was very severe, until there was no breath left in him.
فَقَالَتْ لِإِيلِيَّا: «مَا لِي وَلَكَ يَا رَجُلَ ٱللهِ! هَلْ جِئْتَ إِلَيَّ لِتَذْكِيرِ إِثْمِي وَإِمَاتَةِ ٱبْنِي؟».١٨18
And she said to Eliu, What have I to do with you, O man of God? have you come in to me to bring my sins to remembrance, and to kill my son?
فَقَالَ لَهَا: «أَعْطِينِي ٱبْنَكِ». وَأَخَذَهُ مِنْ حِضْنِهَا وَصَعِدَ بِهِ إِلَى ٱلْعُلِّيَّةِ ٱلَّتِي كَانَ مُقِيمًا بِهَا، وَأَضْجَعَهُ عَلَى سَرِيرِهِ،١٩19
And Eliu said to the woman, Give me your son. And he took him out of her bosom, and took him up to the chamber in which he himself lodged, and laid him on the bed.
وَصَرَخَ إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ وَقَالَ: «أَيُّهَا ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهِي، أَأَيْضًا إِلَى ٱلْأَرْمَلَةِ ٱلَّتِي أَنَا نَازِلٌ عِنْدَهَا قَدْ أَسَأْتَ بِإِمَاتَتِكَ ٱبْنَهَا؟»٢٠20
And Eliu cried aloud, and said, Alas, O Lord, the witness of the widow with whom I sojourn, you have wrought evil [for her] in slaying her son.
فَتَمَدَّدَ عَلَى ٱلْوَلَدِ ثَلَاثَ مَرَّاتٍ، وَصَرَخَ إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ وَقَالَ: «يَارَبُّ إِلَهِي، لِتَرْجِعْ نَفْسُ هَذَا ٱلْوَلَدِ إِلَى جَوْفِهِ».٢١21
And he breathed on the child thrice, and called on the Lord, and said, O Lord my God, let, I pray you, the soul of this child return to him.
فَسَمِعَ ٱلرَّبُّ لِصَوْتِ إِيلِيَّا، فَرَجَعَتْ نَفْسُ ٱلْوَلَدِ إِلَى جَوْفِهِ فَعَاشَ.٢٢22
And it was so, and the child cried out,
فَأَخَذَ إِيلِيَّا ٱلْوَلَدَ وَنَزَلَ بِهِ مِنَ ٱلْعُلِّيَّةِ إِلَى ٱلْبَيْتِ وَدَفَعَهُ لِأُمِّهِ، وَقَالَ إِيلِيَّا: «ٱنْظُرِي، ٱبْنُكِ حَيٌّ»٢٣23
and he brought him down from the upper chamber into the house, and gave him to his mother; and Eliu said, See, your son lives.
فَقَالَتِ ٱلْمَرْأَةُ لِإِيلِيَّا: «هَذَا ٱلْوَقْتَ عَلِمْتُ أَنَّكَ رَجُلُ ٱللهِ، وَأَنَّ كَلَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ فِي فَمِكَ حَقٌّ».٢٤24
And the woman said to Eliu, Behold, I know that you [are] a man of God, and the word of the Lord in your mouth [is] true.