اَلْمُلُوكِ ٱلْأَوَّلُ 3

وَصَاهَرَ سُلَيْمَانُ فِرْعَوْنَ مَلِكَ مِصْرَ، وَأَخَذَ بِنْتَ فِرْعَوْنَ وَأَتَى بِهَا إِلَى مَدِينَةِ دَاوُدَ إِلَى أَنْ أَكْمَلَ بِنَاءَ بَيْتِهِ وَبَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ وَسُورِ أُورُشَلِيمَ حَوَالَيْهَا. ١ 1
Solomon allied himself by marriage with Pharaoh king of Egypt. He took Pharaoh's daughter and brought her into the city of David until he had finished building his own house, the house of Yahweh, and the wall around Jerusalem.
إِلَّا أَنَّ ٱلشَّعْبَ كَانُوا يَذْبَحُونَ فِي ٱلْمُرْتَفَعَاتِ، لِأَنَّهُ لَمْ يُبْنَ بَيْتٌ لِٱسْمِ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَى تِلْكَ ٱلْأَيَّامِ. ٢ 2
The people were sacrificing at the high places, because no house had yet been built for the name of Yahweh.
وَأَحَبَّ سُلَيْمَانُ ٱلرَّبَّ سَائِرًا فِي فَرَائِضِ دَاوُدَ أَبِيهِ، إِلَّا أَنَّهُ كَانَ يَذْبَحُ وَيُوقِدُ فِي ٱلْمُرْتَفَعَاتِ. ٣ 3
Solomon showed his love for Yahweh by walking in the statutes of David his father, except that he sacrificed and burned incense at the high places.
وَذَهَبَ ٱلْمَلِكُ إِلَى جِبْعُونَ لِيَذْبَحَ هُنَاكَ، لِأَنَّهَا هِيَ ٱلْمُرْتَفَعَةُ ٱلْعُظْمَى، وَأَصْعَدَ سُلَيْمَانُ أَلْفَ مُحْرَقَةٍ عَلَى ذَلِكَ ٱلْمَذْبَحِ. ٤ 4
The king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, for that was the great high place there. Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings on that altar.
فِي جِبْعُونَ تَرَاءَى ٱلرَّبُّ لِسُلَيْمَانَ فِي حُلْمٍ لَيْلًا، وَقَالَ ٱللهُ: «ٱسْأَلْ مَاذَا أُعْطِيكَ». ٥ 5
Yahweh appeared at Gibeon to Solomon in a dream by night; he said, “Ask! What should I give you?”
فَقَالَ سُلَيْمَانُ: «إِنَّكَ قَدْ فَعَلْتَ مَعَ عَبْدِكَ دَاوُدَ أَبِي رَحْمَةً عَظِيمَةً حَسْبَمَا سَارَ أَمَامَكَ بِأَمَانَةٍ وَبِرٍّ وَٱسْتِقَامَةِ قَلْبٍ مَعَكَ، فَحَفِظْتَ لَهُ هَذِهِ ٱلرَّحْمَةَ ٱلْعَظِيمَةَ وَأَعْطَيْتَهُ ٱبْنًا يَجْلِسُ عَلَى كُرْسِيِّهِ كَهَذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ. ٦ 6
So Solomon said, “You have shown great covenant faithfulness to your servant, David my father, because he walked before you in trustworthiness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart. You have kept for him this great covenant faithfulness and have given him a son to sit on his throne today.
وَٱلْآنَ أَيُّهَا ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهِي، أَنْتَ مَلَّكْتَ عَبْدَكَ مَكَانَ دَاوُدَ أَبِي، وَأَنَا فَتىً صَغِيرٌ لَا أَعْلَمُ ٱلْخُرُوجَ وَٱلدُّخُولَ. ٧ 7
Now Yahweh my God, you have made your servant king in the place of David my father, though I am only a little child. I do not know how to go out or come in.
وَعَبْدُكَ فِي وَسَطِ شَعْبِكَ ٱلَّذِي ٱخْتَرْتَهُ، شَعْبٌ كَثِيرٌ لَا يُحْصَى وَلَا يُعَدُّ مِنَ ٱلْكَثْرَةِ. ٨ 8
Your servant is in the midst of the people whom you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to be numbered or counted.
فَأَعْطِ عَبْدَكَ قَلْبًا فَهِيمًا لِأَحْكُمَ عَلَى شَعْبِكَ وَأُمَيِّزَ بَيْنَ ٱلْخَيْرِ وَٱلشَّرِّ، لِأَنَّهُ مَنْ يَقْدِرُ أَنْ يَحْكُمَ عَلَى شَعْبِكَ ٱلْعَظِيمِ هَذَا؟» ٩ 9
So give your servant an understanding heart to judge your people, so that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of yours?”
فَحَسُنَ ٱلْكَلَامُ فِي عَيْنَيِ ٱلرَّبِّ، لِأَنَّ سُلَيْمَانَ سَأَلَ هَذَا ٱلْأَمْرَ. ١٠ 10
This request of Solomon pleased the Lord.
فَقَالَ لَهُ ٱللهُ: «مِنْ أَجْلِ أَنَّكَ قَدْ سَأَلْتَ هَذَا ٱلْأَمْرَ، وَلَمْ تَسْأَلْ لِنَفْسِكَ أَيَّامًا كَثِيرَةً وَلَا سَأَلْتَ لِنَفْسِكَ غِنًى، وَلَا سَأَلْتَ أَنْفُسَ أَعْدَائِكَ، بَلْ سَأَلْتَ لِنَفْسِكَ تَمْيِيزًا لِتَفْهَمَ ٱلْحُكْمَ، ١١ 11
So God said to him, “Because you have asked this thing and have not asked for yourself long life or riches or the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern justice.
هُوَذَا قَدْ فَعَلْتُ حَسَبَ كَلَامِكَ. هُوَذَا أَعْطَيْتُكَ قَلْبًا حَكِيمًا وَمُمَيِّزًا حَتَّى إِنَّهُ لَمْ يَكُنْ مِثْلُكَ قَبْلَكَ وَلَا يَقُومُ بَعْدَكَ نَظِيرُكَ. ١٢ 12
See, now I will do all you asked of me when you gave me your request. I give you a wise and an understanding heart, so that there has been no one like you before you, and no one like you will rise up after you.
وَقَدْ أَعْطَيْتُكَ أَيْضًا مَا لَمْ تَسْأَلْهُ، غِنًى وَكَرَامَةً حَتَّى إِنَّهُ لَا يَكُونُ رَجُلٌ مِثْلَكَ فِي ٱلْمُلُوكِ كُلَّ أَيَّامِكَ. ١٣ 13
I have also given you what you have not asked, both riches and honor, so that there will not be any among the kings like you all your days.
فَإِنْ سَلَكْتَ فِي طَرِيقِي وَحَفِظْتَ فَرَائِضِي وَوَصَايَايَ، كَمَا سَلَكَ دَاوُدُ أَبُوكَ، فَإِنِّي أُطِيلُ أَيَّامَكَ». ١٤ 14
If you will walk in my ways to keep my statutes and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days.”
فَٱسْتَيْقَظَ سُلَيْمَانُ وَإِذَا هُوَ حُلْمٌ. وَجَاءَ إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ وَوَقَفَ أَمَامَ تَابُوتِ عَهْدِ ٱلرَّبِّ وَأَصْعَدَ مُحْرَقَاتٍ وَقَرَّبَ ذَبَائِحَ سَلَامَةٍ، وَعَمِلَ وَلِيمَةً لِكُلِّ عَبِيدِهِ. ١٥ 15
Then Solomon awoke, and behold, it was a dream. He came to Jerusalem and stood before the ark of the covenant of the Lord. He offered up burnt offerings and peace offerings, and made a feast for all his servants.
حِينَئِذٍ أَتَتِ ٱمْرَأَتَانِ زَانِيَتَانِ إِلَى ٱلْمَلِكِ وَوَقَفَتَا بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ. ١٦ 16
Then two women who were prostitutes came to the king and stood before him.
فَقَالَتِ ٱلْمَرْأَةُ ٱلْوَاحِدَةُ: «ٱسْتَمِعْ يَاسَيِّدِي. إِنِّي أَنَا وَهَذِهِ ٱلْمَرْأَةُ سَاكِنَتَانِ فِي بَيْتٍ وَاحِدٍ، وَقَدْ وَلَدْتُ مَعَهَا فِي ٱلْبَيْتِ. ١٧ 17
One woman said, “Oh, my master, this woman and I live in the same house, and I gave birth to a child with her in the house.
وَفِي ٱلْيَوْمِ ٱلثَّالِثِ بَعْدَ وِلَادَتِي وَلَدَتْ هَذِهِ ٱلْمَرْأَةُ أَيْضًا، وَكُنَّا مَعًا، وَلَمْ يَكُنْ مَعَنَا غَرِيبٌ فِي ٱلْبَيْتِ غَيْرَنَا نَحْنُ كِلْتَيْنَا فِي ٱلْبَيْتِ. ١٨ 18
It happened on the third day after I gave birth that this woman also gave birth. We were together. There was no one else with us in the house, but only the two of us in the house.
فَمَاتَ ٱبْنُ هَذِهِ فِي ٱللَّيْلِ، لِأَنَّهَا ٱضْطَجَعَتْ عَلَيْهِ. ١٩ 19
Then this woman's son died in the night, because she lay on him.
فَقَامَتْ فِي وَسَطِ ٱللَّيْلِ وَأَخَذَتِ ٱبْنِي مِنْ جَانِبِي وَأَمَتُكَ نَائِمَةٌ، وَأَضْجَعَتْهُ فِي حِضْنِهَا، وَأَضْجَعَتِ ٱبْنَهَا ٱلْمَيْتَ فِي حِضْنِي. ٢٠ 20
So she arose at midnight and took my son from beside me, while your servant slept, and laid him at her breast, and laid her dead son at my breast.
فَلَمَّا قُمْتُ صَبَاحًا لِأُرَضِّعَ ٱبْنِي، إِذَا هُوَ مَيْتٌ. وَلَمَّا تَأَمَّلْتُ فِيهِ فِي ٱلصَّبَاحِ، إِذَا هُوَ لَيْسَ ٱبْنِيَ ٱلَّذِي وَلَدْتُهُ». ٢١ 21
When I rose in the morning to nurse my child, he was dead. But when I had looked at him carefully in the morning, he was not my son, whom I had borne.”
وَكَانَتِ ٱلْمَرْأَةُ ٱلْأُخْرَى تَقُولُ: «كَلَّا، بَلِ ٱبْنِيَ ٱلْحَيُّ وَٱبْنُكِ ٱلْمَيْتُ». وَهَذِهِ تَقُولُ: «لَا، بَلِ ٱبْنُكِ ٱلْمَيْتُ وَٱبْنِيَ ٱلْحَيُّ». وَتَكَلَّمَتَا أَمَامَ ٱلْمَلِكِ. ٢٢ 22
Then the other woman said, “No, the living one is my son, and the dead one is your son.” The first woman said, “No, the dead one is your son, and the living one is my son.” This is how they spoke before the king.
فَقَالَ ٱلْمَلِكُ: «هَذِهِ تَقُولُ: هَذَا ٱبْنِيَ ٱلْحَيُّ وَٱبْنُكِ ٱلْمَيْتُ، وَتِلْكَ تَقُولُ: لَا، بَلِ ٱبْنُكِ ٱلْمَيْتُ وَٱبْنِيَ ٱلْحَيُّ». ٢٣ 23
Then the king said, “One of you says, 'This is my son who is alive, and your son is dead,' and the other says, 'No, your son is the dead one, and my son is the living one.'”
فَقَالَ ٱلْمَلِكُ: «اِيتُونِي بِسَيْفٍ». فَأَتَوْا بِسَيْفٍ بَيْنَ يَدَيِ ٱلْمَلِكِ. ٢٤ 24
The king said, “Bring me a sword.” So they brought a sword before the king.
فَقَالَ ٱلْمَلِكُ: «ٱشْطُرُوا ٱلْوَلَدَ ٱلْحَيَّ ٱثْنَيْنِ، وَأَعْطُوا نِصْفًا لِلْوَاحِدَةِ وَنِصْفًا لِلْأُخْرَى». ٢٥ 25
Then the king said, “Divide the living child in two, and give half to this woman and half to the other.”
فَتَكَلَّمَتِ ٱلْمَرْأَةُ ٱلَّتِي ٱبْنُهَا ٱلْحَيُّ إِلَى ٱلْمَلِكِ، لِأَنَّ أَحْشَاءَهَا ٱضْطَرَمَتْ عَلَى ٱبْنِهَا، وَقَالَتِ: «ٱسْتَمِعْ يَا سَيِّدِي. أَعْطُوهَا ٱلْوَلَدَ ٱلْحَيَّ وَلَا تُمِيتُوهُ». وَأَمَّا تِلْكَ فَقَالَتْ: «لَا يَكُونُ لِي وَلَا لَكِ. اُشْطُرُوهُ». ٢٦ 26
Then the woman whose son was alive spoke to the king, for her heart was full of compassion for her son, and she said, “Oh, my master, give her the living child, and by no means kill him.” But the other woman said, “He shall be neither mine nor yours. Divide him.”
فَأَجَابَ ٱلْمَلِكُ وَقَالَ: «أَعْطُوهَا ٱلْوَلَدَ ٱلْحَيَّ وَلَا تُمِيتُوهُ فَإِنَّهَا أُمُّهُ». ٢٧ 27
Then the king answered and said, “Give the first woman the living child, and by no means kill him. She is his mother.”
وَلَمَّا سَمِعَ جَمِيعُ إِسْرَائِيلَ بِٱلْحُكْمِ ٱلَّذِي حَكَمَ بِهِ ٱلْمَلِكُ خَافُوا ٱلْمَلِكَ، لِأَنَّهُمْ رَأَوْا حِكْمَةَ ٱللهِ فِيهِ لِإِجْرَاءِ ٱلْحُكْمِ. ٢٨ 28
When all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had rendered, they feared the king, because they saw that the wisdom of God was in him for giving judgments.