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, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.
وَكَانَ كَلَامُ ٱلرَّبِّ لَهُ قَائِلًا:٢2
And the word of the LORD came to him, saying,
«ٱنْطَلِقْ مِنْ هُنَا وَٱتَّجِهْ نَحْوَ ٱلْمَشْرِقِ، وَٱخْتَبِئْ عِنْدَ نَهْرِ كَرِيثَ ٱلَّذِي هُوَ مُقَابِلُ ٱلْأُرْدُنِّ،٣3
Depart from here, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.
فَتَشْرَبَ مِنَ ٱلنَّهْرِ. وَقَدْ أَمَرْتُ ٱلْغِرْبَانَ أَنْ تَعُولَكَ هُنَاكَ».٤4
And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee 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 the LORD: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.
وَكَانَتِ ٱلْغِرْبَانُ تَأْتِي إِلَيْهِ بِخُبْزٍ وَلَحْمٍ صَبَاحًا، وَبِخُبْزٍ وَلَحْمٍ مَسَاءً، وَكَانَ يَشْرَبُ مِنَ ٱلنَّهْرِ.٦6
And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.
وَكَانَ بَعْدَ مُدَّةٍ مِنَ ٱلزَّمَانِ أَنَّ ٱلنَّهْرَ يَبِسَ، لِأَنَّهُ لَمْ يَكُنْ مَطَرٌ فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ.٧7
And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.
وَكَانَ لَهُ كَلَامُ ٱلرَّبِّ قَائِلًا:٨8
And 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
Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.
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 arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering sticks: and he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, 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 as she was going to bring it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thy 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 she said, As the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and prepare 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, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me of it a little cake first, and bring it to me, and afterward make for thee and for thy 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 saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not be used up, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth.
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 house, ate many days.
كُوَّارُ ٱلدَّقِيقِ لَمْ يَفْرُغْ، وَكُوزُ ٱلزَّيْتِ لَمْ يَنْقُصْ، حَسَبَ قَوْلِ ٱلرَّبِّ ٱلَّذِي تَكَلَّمَ بِهِ عَنْ يَدِ إِيلِيَّا.١٦16
And the barrel of meal was not used up, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke by Elijah.
وَبَعْدَ هَذِهِ ٱلْأُمُورِ مَرِضَ ٱبْنُ ٱلْمَرْأَةِ صَاحِبَةِ ٱلْبَيْتِ وَٱشْتَدَّ مَرَضُهُ جِدًّا حَتَّى لَمْ تَبْقَ فِيهِ نَسَمَةٌ.١٧17
And it came to pass after these things, that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so grievous, 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 have I to do with thee, O thou man of God? art thou come to me to call my sin to remembrance, and to slay 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 thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, where he abode, and laid him upon his own bed.
وَصَرَخَ إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ وَقَالَ: «أَيُّهَا ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهِي، أَأَيْضًا إِلَى ٱلْأَرْمَلَةِ ٱلَّتِي أَنَا نَازِلٌ عِنْدَهَا قَدْ أَسَأْتَ بِإِمَاتَتِكَ ٱبْنَهَا؟»٢٠20
And he cried to the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, hast thou also brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by slaying 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 cried to the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, I pray thee, let this child's soul come into him again.
فَسَمِعَ ٱلرَّبُّ لِصَوْتِ إِيلِيَّا، فَرَجَعَتْ نَفْسُ ٱلْوَلَدِ إِلَى جَوْفِهِ فَعَاشَ.٢٢22
And the LORD heard 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 from the chamber into the house, and delivered him to his mother: and Elijah said, See, thy son liveth.
فَقَالَتِ ٱلْمَرْأَةُ لِإِيلِيَّا: «هَذَا ٱلْوَقْتَ عَلِمْتُ أَنَّكَ رَجُلُ ٱللهِ، وَأَنَّ كَلَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ فِي فَمِكَ حَقٌّ».٢٤24
And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I know that thou art a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in thy mouth is truth.