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 the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, "As Jehovah, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except by my word."
وَكَانَ كَلَامُ ٱلرَّبِّ لَهُ قَائِلًا:٢2
And the word of Jehovah came to him, saying,
«ٱنْطَلِقْ مِنْ هُنَا وَٱتَّجِهْ نَحْوَ ٱلْمَشْرِقِ، وَٱخْتَبِئْ عِنْدَ نَهْرِ كَرِيثَ ٱلَّذِي هُوَ مُقَابِلُ ٱلْأُرْدُنِّ،٣3
"Go away from here, turn eastward, and hide yourself by the Wadi Cherith, that is near the Jordan.
فَتَشْرَبَ مِنَ ٱلنَّهْرِ. وَقَدْ أَمَرْتُ ٱلْغِرْبَانَ أَنْ تَعُولَكَ هُنَاكَ».٤4
And it shall be that you will drink from the wadi. I have commanded the ravens to feed you there."
فَٱنْطَلَقَ وَعَمِلَ حَسَبَ كَلَامِ ٱلرَّبِّ، وَذَهَبَ فَأَقَامَ عِنْدَ نَهْرِ كَرِيثَ ٱلَّذِي هُوَ مُقَابِلُ ٱلْأُرْدُنِّ.٥5
So he went and did according to the word of Jehovah; for he went and lived by the Wadi Cherith, that is near the Jordan.
وَكَانَتِ ٱلْغِرْبَانُ تَأْتِي إِلَيْهِ بِخُبْزٍ وَلَحْمٍ صَبَاحًا، وَبِخُبْزٍ وَلَحْمٍ مَسَاءً، وَكَانَ يَشْرَبُ مِنَ ٱلنَّهْرِ.٦6
And the ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening. And he drank from the wadi.
وَكَانَ بَعْدَ مُدَّةٍ مِنَ ٱلزَّمَانِ أَنَّ ٱلنَّهْرَ يَبِسَ، لِأَنَّهُ لَمْ يَكُنْ مَطَرٌ فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ.٧7
And it happened after a while that the wadi dried up, because there was no rain in the land.
وَكَانَ لَهُ كَلَامُ ٱلرَّبِّ قَائِلًا:٨8
The word of Jehovah came to him, saying,
«قُمِ ٱذْهَبْ إِلَى صِرْفَةَ ٱلَّتِي لِصِيدُونَ وَأَقِمْ هُنَاكَ. هُوَذَا قَدْ أَمَرْتُ هُنَاكَ ٱمْرَأَةً أَرْمَلَةً أَنْ تَعُولَكَ».٩9
"Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and stay there. Look, I have commanded a widow there to provide for 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
So he got up and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, look, a widow was there gathering wood. And he called to her, and said, "Please bring me a little water in a pitcher, that I may drink."
وَفِيمَا هِيَ ذَاهِبَةٌ لِتَأْتِيَ بِهِ، نَادَاهَا وَقَالَ: «هَاتِي لِي كِسْرَةَ خُبْزٍ فِي يَدِكِ».١١11
And as she was going to get it, he called to her, and said, "Please bring me a piece of bread 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
She said, "As Jehovah your God lives, I do not have anything baked, except a handful of flour in a jar, and a little oil in a jug. Look, I am gathering a couple of sticks, that I may go in and bake it for me and my son, that we may 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 Elijah said to her, "Do not be afraid. Go and do as you have said. But make me of it a little cake first, and bring it out to me, and afterward make some for yourself and for 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 thus says Jehovah, the God of Israel, 'The jar of flour shall not empty, neither shall the jug of oil be empty, until the day that Jehovah sends rain on the surface of the land.'"
فَذَهَبَتْ وَفَعَلَتْ حَسَبَ قَوْلِ إِيلِيَّا، وَأَكَلَتْ هِيَ وَهُوَ وَبَيْتُهَا أَيَّامًا.١٥15
And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah. And she, and he, and her household, ate for a long time.
كُوَّارُ ٱلدَّقِيقِ لَمْ يَفْرُغْ، وَكُوزُ ٱلزَّيْتِ لَمْ يَنْقُصْ، حَسَبَ قَوْلِ ٱلرَّبِّ ٱلَّذِي تَكَلَّمَ بِهِ عَنْ يَدِ إِيلِيَّا.١٦16
The jar of flour did not empty, neither did the jug of oil become empty, according to the word of Jehovah, which he spoke by Elijah.
وَبَعْدَ هَذِهِ ٱلْأُمُورِ مَرِضَ ٱبْنُ ٱلْمَرْأَةِ صَاحِبَةِ ٱلْبَيْتِ وَٱشْتَدَّ مَرَضُهُ جِدًّا حَتَّى لَمْ تَبْقَ فِيهِ نَسَمَةٌ.١٧17
It happened after these things, that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick. And his illness was so severe that 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 Elijah, "What do we have in common, O man of God? You have come to me to bring my sin to memory, 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 he said to her, "Give me your son." And he took him out of her lap and carried him up into the room where he stayed, and laid him on his own bed.
وَصَرَخَ إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ وَقَالَ: «أَيُّهَا ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهِي، أَأَيْضًا إِلَى ٱلْأَرْمَلَةِ ٱلَّتِي أَنَا نَازِلٌ عِنْدَهَا قَدْ أَسَأْتَ بِإِمَاتَتِكَ ٱبْنَهَا؟»٢٠20
He cried to Jehovah, and said, "Jehovah my God, have you also brought disaster on the widow with whom I sojourn, by killing her son?"
فَتَمَدَّدَ عَلَى ٱلْوَلَدِ ثَلَاثَ مَرَّاتٍ، وَصَرَخَ إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ وَقَالَ: «يَارَبُّ إِلَهِي، لِتَرْجِعْ نَفْسُ هَذَا ٱلْوَلَدِ إِلَى جَوْفِهِ».٢١21
And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and called out to Jehovah, and said, "Jehovah my God, please let this child's soul come into him again."
فَسَمِعَ ٱلرَّبُّ لِصَوْتِ إِيلِيَّا، فَرَجَعَتْ نَفْسُ ٱلْوَلَدِ إِلَى جَوْفِهِ فَعَاشَ.٢٢22
Jehovah listened to the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.
فَأَخَذَ إِيلِيَّا ٱلْوَلَدَ وَنَزَلَ بِهِ مِنَ ٱلْعُلِّيَّةِ إِلَى ٱلْبَيْتِ وَدَفَعَهُ لِأُمِّهِ، وَقَالَ إِيلِيَّا: «ٱنْظُرِي، ٱبْنُكِ حَيٌّ»٢٣23
And Elijah took the child and brought him down out of the room into the house and gave him to his mother. And Elijah 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 Elijah, "Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of Jehovah in your mouth is the truth."