اَلْمُلُوكِ ٱلْأَوَّلُ 8

حِينَئِذٍ جَمَعَ سُلَيْمَانُ شُيُوخَ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَكُلَّ رُؤُوسِ ٱلْأَسْبَاطِ، رُؤَسَاءَ ٱلْآبَاءِ مِنْ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ إِلَى ٱلْمَلِكِ سُلَيْمَانَ فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ، لِإِصْعَادِ تَابُوتِ عَهْدِ ٱلرَّبِّ مِنْ مَدِينَةِ دَاوُدَ، هِيَ صِهْيَوْنُ. ١ 1
Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, all the heads of the tribes, and the leaders of the families of the people of Israel, before himself in Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of Yahweh from the city of David, that is, Zion.
فَٱجْتَمَعَ إِلَى ٱلْمَلِكِ سُلَيْمَانَ جَمِيعُ رِجَالِ إِسْرَائِيلَ فِي ٱلْعِيدِ فِي شَهْرِ أَيْثَانِيمَ، هُوَ ٱلشَّهْرُ ٱلسَّابِعُ. ٢ 2
All the men of Israel assembled before King Solomon at the feast, in the month of Ethanim, which is the seventh month.
وَجَاءَ جَمِيعُ شُيُوخِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، وَحَمَلَ ٱلْكَهَنَةُ ٱلتَّابُوتَ. ٣ 3
All the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark.
وَأَصْعَدُوا تَابُوتَ ٱلرَّبِّ وَخَيْمَةَ ٱلِٱجْتِمَاعِ مَعَ جَمِيعِ آنِيَةِ ٱلْقُدْسِ ٱلَّتِي فِي ٱلْخَيْمَةِ، فَأَصْعَدَهَا ٱلْكَهَنَةُ وَٱللَّاوِيُّونَ. ٤ 4
They brought up the ark of Yahweh, the tent of meeting, and all the holy furnishings that were in the tent. The priests and the Levites brought these things up.
وَٱلْمَلِكُ سُلَيْمَانُ وَكُلُّ جَمَاعَةِ إِسْرَائِيلَ ٱلْمُجْتَمِعِينَ إِلَيْهِ مَعَهُ أَمَامَ ٱلتَّابُوتِ، كَانُوا يَذْبَحُونَ مِنَ ٱلْغَنَمِ وَٱلْبَقَرِ مَا لَا يُحْصَى وَلَا يُعَدُّ مِنَ ٱلْكَثْرَةِ. ٥ 5
King Solomon and all the assembly of Israel came together before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen that could not be counted.
وَأَدْخَلَ ٱلْكَهَنَةُ تَابُوتَ عَهْدِ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَى مَكَانِهِ فِي مِحْرَابِ ٱلْبَيْتِ فِي قُدْسِ ٱلْأَقْدَاسِ، إِلَى تَحْتِ جَنَاحَيِ ٱلْكَرُوبَيْنِ، ٦ 6
The priests brought in the ark of the covenant of Yahweh to its place, into the inner room of the house, to the most holy place, under the wings of the cherubim.
لِأَنَّ ٱلْكَرُوبَيْنِ بَسَطَا أَجْنِحَتَهُمَا عَلَى مَوْضِعِ ٱلتَّابُوتِ، وَظَلَّلَ ٱلْكَرُوبَانِ ٱلتَّابُوتَ وَعِصِيَّهُ مِنْ فَوْقُ. ٧ 7
For the cherubim spread out their wings to the place of the ark, and they covered the ark and the poles by which it was carried.
وَجَذَبُوا ٱلْعِصِيَّ فَتَرَاءَتْ رُؤُوسُ ٱلْعِصِيِّ مِنَ ٱلْقُدْسِ أَمَامَ ٱلْمِحْرَابِ وَلَمْ تُرَ خَارِجًا، وَهِيَ هُنَاكَ إِلَى هَذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ. ٨ 8
The poles were so long that their ends were seen from the holy place in front of the inner room, but they could not be seen from outside. They are there to this day.
لَمْ يَكُنْ فِي ٱلتَّابُوتِ إِلَّا لَوْحَا ٱلْحَجَرِ ٱللَّذَانِ وَضَعَهُمَا مُوسَى هُنَاكَ فِي حُورِيبَ حِينَ عَاهَدَ ٱلرَّبُّ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ عِنْدَ خُرُوجِهِمْ مِنْ أَرْضِ مِصْرَ. ٩ 9
There was nothing in the ark except the two tablets of stone that Moses had put there at Horeb, when Yahweh made a covenant with the people of Israel when they came out of the land of Egypt.
وَكَانَ لَمَّا خَرَجَ ٱلْكَهَنَةُ مِنَ ٱلْقُدْسِ أَنَّ ٱلسَّحَابَ مَلَأَ بَيْتَ ٱلرَّبِّ، ١٠ 10
It came about that when the priests came out of the holy place, the cloud filled the temple of Yahweh.
وَلَمْ يَسْتَطِعِ ٱلْكَهَنَةُ أَنْ يَقِفُوا لِلْخِدْمَةِ بِسَبَبِ ٱلسَّحَابِ، لِأَنَّ مَجْدَ ٱلرَّبِّ مَلَأَ بَيْتَ ٱلرَّبِّ. ١١ 11
The priests could not stand to serve because of the cloud, for the glory of Yahweh filled his house.
حِينَئِذٍ تَكَلَّمَ سُلَيْمَانُ: «قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ إِنَّهُ يَسْكُنُ فِي ٱلضَّبَابِ. ١٢ 12
Then Solomon said, “Yahweh has said that he would live in thick darkness,
إِنِّي قَدْ بَنَيْتُ لَكَ بَيْتَ سُكْنَى، مَكَانًا لِسُكْنَاكَ إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ». ١٣ 13
But I have built you a lofty residence, a place for you to live in forever.”
وَحَوَّلَ ٱلْمَلِكُ وَجْهَهُ وَبَارَكَ كُلَّ جُمْهُورِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، وَكُلُّ جُمْهُورِ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَاقِفٌ. ١٤ 14
Then the king turned around and blessed all the assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel was standing.
وَقَالَ: «مُبَارَكٌ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ إِسْرَائِيلَ ٱلَّذِي تَكَلَّمَ بِفَمِهِ إِلَى دَاوُدَ أَبِي وَأَكْمَلَ بِيَدِهِ قَائِلًا: ١٥ 15
He said, “May Yahweh, the God of Israel, be praised, who spoke to David my father, and has fulfilled it with his own hands, saying,
مُنْذُ يَوْمَ أَخْرَجْتُ شَعْبِي إِسْرَائِيلَ مِنْ مِصْرَ لَمْ أَخْتَرْ مَدِينَةً مِنْ جَمِيعِ أَسْبَاطِ إِسْرَائِيلَ لِبِنَاءِ بَيْتٍ لِيَكُونَ ٱسْمِي هُنَاكَ، بَلِ إِنَّمَا ٱخْتَرْتُ دَاوُدَ لِيَكُونَ عَلَى شَعْبِي إِسْرَائِيلَ. ١٦ 16
'Since the day that I brought my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel in which to build a house, in order for my name to be there. However, I chose David to rule over my people Israel.'
وَكَانَ فِي قَلْبِ دَاوُدَ أَبِي أَنْ يَبْنِيَ بَيْتًا لِٱسْمِ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِ إِسْرَائِيلَ. ١٧ 17
Now it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of Yahweh, the God of Israel.
فَقَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ لِدَاوُدَ أَبِي: مِنْ أَجْلِ أَنَّهُ كَانَ فِي قَلْبِكَ أَنْ تَبْنِيَ بَيْتًا لِٱسْمِي، قَدْ أَحْسَنْتَ بِكَوْنِهِ فِي قَلْبِكَ. ١٨ 18
But Yahweh said to David my father, 'In that it was in your heart to build a house for my name, you did well for it to be in your heart.
إِلَّا إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ لَا تَبْنِي ٱلْبَيْتَ، بَلِ ٱبْنُكَ ٱلْخَارِجُ مِنْ صُلْبِكَ هُوَ يَبْنِي ٱلْبَيْتَ لِٱسْمِي. ١٩ 19
Nevertheless you will not build the house; instead, your son, one who will be born from your loins, will build the house for my name.'
وَأَقَامَ ٱلرَّبُّ كَلَامَهُ ٱلَّذِي تَكَلَّمَ بِهِ، وَقَدْ قُمْتُ أَنَا مَكَانَ دَاوُدَ أَبِي وَجَلَسْتُ عَلَى كُرْسِيِّ إِسْرَائِيلَ كَمَا تَكَلَّمَ ٱلرَّبُّ، وَبَنَيْتُ ٱلْبَيْتَ لِٱسْمِ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، ٢٠ 20
Yahweh has carried out the word that he had said, for I have arisen in the place of David my father, and I sit on the throne of Israel, as Yahweh promised. I have built the house for the name of Yahweh, the God of Israel.
وَجَعَلْتُ هُنَاكَ مَكَانًا لِلتَّابُوتِ ٱلَّذِي فِيهِ عَهْدُ ٱلرَّبِّ ٱلَّذِي قَطَعَهُ مَعَ آبَائِنَا عِنْدَ إِخْرَاجِهِ إِيَّاهُمْ مِنْ أَرْضِ مِصْرَ». ٢١ 21
I have made a place for the ark there, in which is Yahweh's covenant, which he made with our fathers when he brought them out of the land of Egypt.”
وَوَقَفَ سُلَيْمَانُ أَمَامَ مَذْبَحِ ٱلرَّبِّ تُجَاهَ كُلِّ جَمَاعَةِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، وَبَسَطَ يَدَيْهِ إِلَى ٱلسَّمَاءِ ٢٢ 22
Solomon stood before the altar of Yahweh, before all the assembly of Israel, and spread out his hands toward the heavens.
وَقَالَ: «أَيُّهَا ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ إِسْرَائِيلَ، لَيْسَ إِلَهٌ مِثْلَكَ فِي ٱلسَّمَاءِ مِنْ فَوْقُ، وَلَا عَلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ مِنْ أَسْفَلُ، حَافِظُ ٱلْعَهْدِ وَٱلرَّحْمَةِ لِعَبِيدِكَ ٱلسَّائِرِينَ أَمَامَكَ بِكُلِّ قُلُوبِهِمْ. ٢٣ 23
He said, “Yahweh, God of Israel, there is no God like you in the heavens above or on the earth below, who keeps his covenant faithfulness with your servants who walk before you with all their heart;
ٱلَّذِي قَدْ حَفِظْتَ لِعَبْدِكَ دَاوُدَ أَبِي مَا كَلَّمْتَهُ بِهِ، فَتَكَلَّمْتَ بِفَمِكَ وَأَكْمَلْتَ بِيَدِكَ كَهَذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ. ٢٤ 24
you who have kept with your servant David my father, what you promised him. Yes, you spoke with your mouth and have fulfilled it with your hand, as it is today.
وَٱلْآنَ أَيُّهَا ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ إِسْرَائِيلَ ٱحْفَظْ لِعَبْدِكَ دَاوُدَ أَبِي مَا كَلَّمْتَهُ بِهِ قَائِلًا: لَا يُعْدَمُ لَكَ أَمَامِي رَجُلٌ يَجْلِسُ عَلَى كُرْسِيِّ إِسْرَائِيلَ، إِنْ كَانَ بَنُوكَ إِنَّماَ يَحْفَظُونَ طُرُقَهُمْ حَتَّى يَسِيرُوا أَمَامِي كَمَا سِرْتَ أَنْتَ أَمَامِي. ٢٥ 25
Now then, Yahweh, God of Israel, carry out what you have promised to your servant David my father, when you said, 'You will not fail to have a man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel, if only your descendants are careful to walk before me, as you have walked before me.'
وَٱلْآنَ يَا إِلَهَ إِسْرَائِيلَ فَلْيَتَحَقَّقْ كَلَامُكَ ٱلَّذِي كَلَّمْتَ بِهِ عَبْدَكَ دَاوُدَ أَبِي. ٢٦ 26
Now then, God of Israel, let your word be confirmed, which you have spoken to your servant David my father.
لِأَنَّهُ هَلْ يَسْكُنُ ٱللهُ حَقًّا عَلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ؟ هُوَذَا ٱلسَّمَاوَاتُ وَسَمَاءُ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ لَا تَسَعُكَ، فَكَمْ بِٱلْأَقَلِّ هَذَا ٱلْبَيْتُ ٱلَّذِي بَنَيْتُ؟ ٢٧ 27
But will God actually live on the earth? Look, the entire universe and heaven itself cannot contain you—how much less can this temple that I have built!
فَٱلْتَفِتْ إِلَى صَلَاةِ عَبْدِكَ وَإِلَى تَضَرُّعِهِ أَيُّهَا ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهِي، وَٱسْمَعِ ٱلصُّرَاخَ وَٱلصَّلَاةَ ٱلَّتِي يُصَلِّيهَا عَبْدُكَ أَمَامَكَ ٱلْيَوْمَ. ٢٨ 28
Yet please respect this prayer of your servant and his request, Yahweh my God; listen to the cry and prayer that your servant prays before you today.
لِتَكُونَ عَيْنَاكَ مَفْتُوحَتَيْنِ عَلَى هَذَا ٱلْبَيْتِ لَيْلًا وَنَهَارًا، عَلَى ٱلْمَوْضِعِ ٱلَّذِي قُلْتَ: إِنَّ ٱسْمِي يَكُونُ فِيهِ، لِتَسْمَعَ ٱلصَّلَاةَ ٱلَّتِي يُصَلِّيهَا عَبْدُكَ فِي هَذَا ٱلْمَوْضِعِ. ٢٩ 29
May your eyes be open toward this temple night and day, to the place about which you have said, 'My name and my presence will be there'—in order to listen to the prayers that your servant will pray toward this place.
وَٱسْمَعْ تَضَرُّعَ عَبْدِكَ وَشَعْبِكَ إِسْرَائِيلَ ٱلَّذِينَ يُصَلُّونَ فِي هَذَا ٱلْمَوْضِعِ، وَٱسْمَعْ أَنْتَ فِي مَوْضِعِ سُكْنَاكَ فِي ٱلسَّمَاءِ، وَإِذَا سَمِعْتَ فَٱغْفِرْ. ٣٠ 30
So listen to the request of your servant and of your people Israel when we pray toward this place. Yes, listen from the place where you live, from the heavens; and when you listen, forgive.
إِذَا أَخْطَأَ أَحَدٌ إِلَى صَاحِبِهِ وَوَضَعَ عَلَيْهِ حَلْفًا لِيُحَلِّفَهُ، وَجَاءَ ٱلْحَلْفُ أَمَامَ مَذْبَحِكَ فِي هَذَا ٱلْبَيْتِ، ٣١ 31
If a man sins against his neighbor and is required to swear an oath, and if he comes and swears an oath before your altar in this house,
فَٱسْمَعْ أَنْتَ فِي ٱلسَّمَاءِ وَٱعْمَلْ وَٱقْضِ بَيْنَ عَبِيدِكَ، إِذْ تَحْكُمُ عَلَى ٱلْمُذْنِبِ فَتَجْعَلُ طَرِيقَهُ عَلَى رَأْسِهِ، وَتُبَرِّرُ ٱلْبَارَّ إِذْ تُعْطِيهِ حَسَبَ بِرِّهِ. ٣٢ 32
listen from the heavens and act. Judge your servants, condemning the guilty and bringing what he has done upon his own head. Declare the innocent not guilty and give to him according to his righteousness.
إِذَا ٱنْكَسَرَ شَعْبُكَ إِسْرَائِيلُ أَمَامَ ٱلْعَدُوِّ لِأَنَّهُمْ أَخْطَأُوا إِلَيْكَ، ثُمَّ رَجَعُوا إِلَيْكَ وَٱعْتَرَفُوا بِٱسْمِكَ وَصَلَّوْا وَتَضَرَّعُوا إِلَيْكَ نَحْوَ هَذَا ٱلْبَيْتِ، ٣٣ 33
When your people Israel are defeated by an enemy because they have sinned against you, if they turn back to you, confess your name, pray, and request forgiveness from you in this temple—
فَٱسْمَعْ أَنْتَ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَاءِ وَٱغْفِرْ خَطِيَّةَ شَعْبِكَ إِسْرَائِيلَ، وَأَرْجِعْهُمْ إِلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ ٱلَّتِي أَعْطَيْتَهَا لِآبَائِهِمْ. ٣٤ 34
then please listen in the heavens and forgive the sin of your people Israel; bring them back to the land that you gave to their ancestors.
«إِذَا أُغْلِقَتِ ٱلسَّمَاءُ وَلَمْ يَكُنْ مَطَرٌ، لِأَنَّهُمْ أَخْطَأُوا إِلَيْكَ، ثُمَّ صَلَّوْا فِي هَذَا ٱلْمَوْضِعِ وَٱعْتَرَفُوا بِٱسْمِكَ، وَرَجَعُوا عَنْ خَطِيَّتِهِمْ لِأَنَّكَ ضَايَقْتَهُمْ، ٣٥ 35
When the skies are shut up and there is no rain because the people have sinned against you—if they pray toward this place, confess your name, and turn from their sin when you have afflicted them—
فَٱسْمَعْ أَنْتَ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَاءِ وَٱغْفِرْ خَطِيَّةَ عَبِيدِكَ وَشَعْبِكَ إِسْرَائِيلَ، فَتُعَلِّمَهُمُ ٱلطَّرِيقَ ٱلصَّالِحَ ٱلَّذِي يَسْلُكُونَ فِيهِ، وَأَعْطِ مَطَرًا عَلَى أَرْضِكَ ٱلَّتِي أَعْطَيْتَهَا لِشَعْبِكَ مِيرَاثًا. ٣٦ 36
then listen in heaven and forgive the sin of your servants and of your people Israel, when you teach them the good way in which they should walk. Send rain on your land, which you have given to your people as an inheritance.
إِذَا صَارَ فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ جُوعٌ، إِذَا صَارَ وَبَأٌ، إِذَا صَارَ لَفْحٌ أَوْ يَرَقَانٌ أَوْ جَرَادٌ جَرْدَمٌ، أَوْ إِذَا حَاصَرَهُ عَدُوُّهُ فِي أَرْضِ مُدُنِهِ، فِي كُلِّ ضَرْبَةٍ وَكُلِّ مَرَضٍ، ٣٧ 37
Suppose there is famine in the land, or suppose that there is disease, blight or mildew, locusts or caterpillars; or suppose that an enemy attacks the city gates in their land, or that there is any plague or sickness—
فَكُلُّ صَلَاةٍ وَكُلُّ تَضَرُّعٍ تَكُونُ مِنْ أَيِّ إِنْسَانٍ كَانَ مِنْ كُلِّ شَعْبِكَ إِسْرَائِيلَ، ٱلَّذِينَ يَعْرِفُونَ كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ ضَرْبَةَ قَلْبِهِ، فَيَبْسُطُ يَدَيْهِ نَحْوَ هَذَا ٱلْبَيْتِ، ٣٨ 38
and suppose then that prayers and requests are made by a person or by all your people Israel—each knowing the plague in his own heart as he spreads out his hands toward this temple.
فَٱسْمَعْ أَنْتَ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَاءِ مَكَانِ سُكْنَاكَ وَٱغْفِرْ، وَٱعْمَلْ وَأَعْطِ كُلَّ إِنْسَانٍ حَسَبَ كُلِّ طُرُقِهِ كَمَا تَعْرِفُ قَلْبَهُ. لِأَنَّكَ أَنْتَ وَحْدَكَ قَدْ عَرَفْتَ قُلُوبَ كُلِّ بَنِي ٱلْبَشَرِ، ٣٩ 39
Then listen from heaven, the place where you live, forgive and act, and reward every person for all he does; you know his heart, because you and you only know the hearts of all human beings.
لِكَيْ يَخَافُوكَ كُلَّ ٱلْأَيَّامِ ٱلَّتِي يَحْيَوْنَ فِيهَا عَلَى وَجْهِ ٱلْأَرْضِ ٱلَّتِي أَعْطَيْتَ لِآبَائِنَا. ٤٠ 40
Do this so that they may fear you all the days that they live on the land that you gave to our ancestors.
وَكَذَلِكَ ٱلْأَجْنَبِيُّ ٱلَّذِي لَيْسَ مِنْ شَعْبِكَ إِسْرَائِيلَ هُوَ، وَجَاءَ مِنْ أَرْضٍ بَعِيدَةٍ مِنْ أَجْلِ ٱسْمِكَ، ٤١ 41
In addition, concerning the foreigner who does not belong to your people Israel: When he comes from a distant country because of your name—
لِأَنَّهُمْ يَسْمَعُونَ بِٱسْمِكَ ٱلْعَظِيمِ وَبِيَدِكَ ٱلْقَوِيَّةِ وَذِرَاعِكَ ٱلْمَمْدُودَةِ، فَمَتَى جَاءَ وَصَلَّى فِي هَذَا ٱلْبَيْتِ، ٤٢ 42
for they will hear of your great name, your mighty hand, and your raised arm—when he comes and prays toward this temple,
فَٱسْمَعْ أَنْتَ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَاءِ مَكَانِ سُكْنَاكَ، وَٱفْعَلْ حَسَبَ كُلِّ مَا يَدْعُو بِهِ إِلَيْكَ ٱلْأَجْنَبِيُّ، لِكَيْ يَعْلَمَ كُلُّ شُعُوبِ ٱلْأَرْضِ ٱسْمَكَ، فَيَخَافُوكَ كَشَعْبِكَ إِسْرَائِيلَ، وَلِكَيْ يَعْلَمُوا أَنَّهُ قَدْ دُعِيَ ٱسْمُكَ عَلَى هَذَا ٱلْبَيْتِ ٱلَّذِي بَنَيْتُ. ٤٣ 43
then please listen from heaven, the place where you live, and do whatever the foreigner asks of you. Do this so that all the peoples on earth may know your name and fear you, as do your own people Israel. Do this so they might know that this house I have built is called by your name.
«إِذَا خَرَجَ شَعْبُكَ لِمُحَارَبَةِ عَدُوِّهِ فِي ٱلطَّرِيقِ ٱلَّذِي تُرْسِلُهُمْ فِيهِ، وَصَلَّوْا إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ نَحْوَ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ ٱلَّتِي ٱخْتَرْتَهَا وَٱلْبَيْتِ ٱلَّذِي بَنَيْتُهُ لِٱسْمِكَ، ٤٤ 44
Suppose that your people go out to battle against an enemy, by whatever way you may send them, and suppose that they pray to you, Yahweh, toward the city that you have chosen, and toward the house that I have built for your name.
فَٱسْمَعْ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَاءِ صَلَاتَهُمْ وَتَضَرُّعَهُمْ وَٱقْضِ قَضَاءَهُمْ. ٤٥ 45
Then listen in the heavens to their prayer and their request, and help their cause.
إِذَا أَخْطَأُوا إِلَيْكَ، لِأَنَّهُ لَيْسَ إِنْسَانٌ لَا يُخْطِئُ، وَغَضِبْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ وَدَفَعْتَهُمْ أَمَامَ ٱلْعَدُوِّ وَسَبَاهُمْ، سَابُوهُمْ إِلَى أَرْضِ ٱلْعَدُوِّ، بَعِيدَةً أَوْ قَرِيبَةً، ٤٦ 46
Suppose that they sin against you, since there is no one who does not sin, and suppose that you are angry with them and deliver them to the enemy, so that the enemy takes them away captive to their land, whether distant or near.
فَإِذَا رَدُّوا إِلَى قُلُوبِهِمْ فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ ٱلَّتِي يُسْبَوْنَ إِلَيْهَا وَرَجَعُوا وَتَضَرَّعُوا إِلَيْكَ فِي أَرْضِ سَبْيِهِمْ قَائِلِينَ: قَدْ أَخْطَأْنَا وَعَوَّجْنَا وَأَذْنَبْنَا. ٤٧ 47
Then suppose that they realize they are in the land where they have been exiled, and suppose that they repent and seek favor from you from the land of their captors. Suppose that they say, 'We have acted perversely and sinned. We have behaved wickedly.'
وَرَجَعُوا إِلَيْكَ مِنْ كُلِّ قُلُوبِهِمْ وَمِنْ كُلِّ أَنْفُسِهِمْ فِي أَرْضِ أَعْدَائِهِمْ ٱلَّذِينَ سَبَوْهُمْ، وَصَلَّوْا إِلَيْكَ نَحْوَ أَرْضِهِمْ ٱلَّتِي أَعْطَيْتَ لِآبَائِهِمْ، نَحْوَ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ ٱلَّتِي ٱخْتَرْتَ وَٱلْبَيْتِ ٱلَّذِي بَنَيْتُ لِٱسْمِكَ، ٤٨ 48
Suppose that they return to you with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their enemies who captured them, and suppose that they pray to you toward their land, which you gave to their ancestors, and toward the city that you chose, and toward the house that I have built for your name.
فَٱسْمَعْ فِي ٱلسَّمَاءِ مَكَانِ سُكْنَاكَ صَلَاتَهُمْ وَتَضَرُّعَهُمْ وَٱقْضِ قَضَاءَهُمْ، ٤٩ 49
Then from heaven, the place where you live, listen to their prayer and their request for help, and you will make matters right for them.
وَٱغْفِرْ لِشَعْبِكَ مَا أَخْطَأُوا بِهِ إِلَيْكَ، وَجَمِيعَ ذُنُوبِهِمِ ٱلَّتِي أَذْنَبُوا بِهَا إِلَيْكَ، وَأَعْطِهِمْ رَحْمَةً أَمَامَ ٱلَّذِينَ سَبَوْهُمْ فَيَرْحَمُوهُمْ، ٥٠ 50
Forgive your people who have sinned against you, and all their transgressions that they have committed against you, and make them objects of compassion before their conquerors, and cause their conquerors to have compassion on them.
لِأَنَّهُمْ شَعْبُكَ وَمِيرَاثُكَ ٱلَّذِينَ أَخْرَجْتَ مِنْ مِصْرَ، مِنْ وَسَطِ كُورِ ٱلْحَدِيدِ. ٥١ 51
They are your people whom you have chosen, whom you rescued out of Egypt as if from the middle of a furnace where iron is forged.
لِتَكُونَ عَيْنَاكَ مَفْتُوحَتَيْنِ نَحْوَ تَضَرُّعِ عَبْدِكَ وَتَضَرُّعِ شَعْبِكَ إِسْرَائِيلَ، فَتُصْغِيَ إِلَيْهِمْ فِي كُلِّ مَا يَدْعُونَكَ، ٥٢ 52
May your eyes be open to the request of your servant and to the requests of your people Israel, to listen to them whenever they cry to you.
لِأَنَّكَ أَنْتَ أَفْرَزْتَهُمْ لَكَ مِيرَاثًا مِنْ جَمِيعِ شُعُوبِ ٱلْأَرْضِ، كَمَا تَكَلَّمْتَ عَنْ يَدِ مُوسَى عَبْدِكَ عِنْدَ إِخْرَاجِكَ آبَاءَنَا مِنْ مِصْرَ يَاسَيِّدِي ٱلرَّبَّ». ٥٣ 53
For you separated them from among all the peoples of the earth to belong to you and receive your promises, just as you explained by Moses your servant, when you brought our fathers out of Egypt, Lord Yahweh.”
وَكَانَ لَمَّا ٱنْتَهَى سُلَيْمَانُ مِنَ ٱلصَّلَاةِ إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ بِكُلِّ هَذِهِ ٱلصَّلَاةِ وَٱلتَّضَرُّعِ، أَنَّهُ نَهَضَ مِنْ أَمَامِ مَذْبَحِ ٱلرَّبِّ، مِنَ ٱلْجُثُوِّ عَلَى رُكْبَتَيْهِ، وَيَدَاهُ مَبْسُوطَتَانِ نَحْوَ ٱلسَّمَاءِ، ٥٤ 54
So it was that when Solomon had finished praying all this prayer and request to Yahweh, he arose from before the altar of Yahweh, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread out toward the heavens.
وَوَقَفَ وَبَارَكَ كُلَّ جَمَاعَةِ إِسْرَائِيلَ بِصَوْتٍ عَالٍ قَائِلًا: ٥٥ 55
He stood and blessed all the assembly of Israel in a loud voice, saying,
«مُبَارَكٌ ٱلرَّبُّ ٱلَّذِي أَعْطَى رَاحَةً لِشَعْبِهِ إِسْرَائِيلَ حَسَبَ كُلِّ مَا تَكَلَّمَ بِهِ، وَلَمْ تَسْقُطْ كَلِمَةٌ وَاحِدَةٌ مِنْ كُلِّ كَلَامِهِ ٱلصَّالِحِ ٱلَّذِي تَكَلَّمَ بِهِ عَنْ يَدِ مُوسَى عَبْدِهِ. ٥٦ 56
“May Yahweh be praised, who has given rest to his people Israel, keeping all his promises. Not one word has failed out of all Yahweh's good promises that he made with Moses his servant.
لِيَكُنِ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُنَا مَعَنَا كَمَا كَانَ مَعَ آبَائِنَا فَلَا يَتْرُكَنَا وَلَا يَرْفُضَنَا. ٥٧ 57
May Yahweh our God be with us, as he was with our ancestors. May he never leave us or forsake us,
لِيَمِيلَ بِقُلُوبِنَا إِلَيْهِ لِكَيْ نَسِيرَ فِي جَمِيعِ طُرُقِهِ وَنَحْفَظَ وَصَايَاهُ وَفَرَائِضَهُ وَأَحْكَامَهُ ٱلَّتِي أَوْصَى بِهَا آبَاءَنَا. ٥٨ 58
that he may incline our hearts to him, to live in all his ways and keep his commandments and his regulations and his statutes, which he commanded our fathers.
وَلِيَكُنْ كَلَامِي هَذَا ٱلَّذِي تَضَرَّعْتُ بِهِ أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ قَرِيبًا مِنَ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِنَا نَهَارًا وَلَيْلًا، لِيَقْضِيَ قَضَاءَ عَبْدِهِ وَقَضَاءَ شَعْبِهِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، أَمْرَ كُلِّ يَوْمٍ فِي يَوْمِهِ. ٥٩ 59
Let these words I have spoken, by which I have made request before Yahweh, be near Yahweh our God day and night, so that he may help the cause of his servant and the cause of his people Israel, as every day will require;
لِيَعْلَمَ كُلُّ شُعُوبِ ٱلْأَرْضِ أَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ هُوَ ٱللهُ وَلَيْسَ آخَرُ. ٦٠ 60
that all the peoples of the earth may know that Yahweh, he is God, and there is no other God!
فَلْيَكُنْ قَلْبُكُمْ كَامِلًا لَدَى ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِنَا إِذْ تَسِيرُونَ فِي فَرَائِضِهِ وَتَحْفَظُونَ وَصَايَاهُ كَهَذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ». ٦١ 61
Therefore let your heart be true to Yahweh our God, to walk in his statutes and keep his commandments, as on this day.”
ثُمَّ إِنَّ ٱلْمَلِكَ وَجَمِيعَ إِسْرَائِيلَ مَعَهُ ذَبَحُوا ذَبَائِحَ أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ، ٦٢ 62
So the king and all Israel with him offered sacrifices to Yahweh.
وَذَبَحَ سُلَيْمَانُ ذَبَائِحَ ٱلسَّلَامَةِ ٱلَّتِي ذَبَحَهَا لِلرَّبِّ: مِنَ ٱلْبَقَرِ ٱثْنَيْنِ وَعِشْرِينَ أَلْفًا، وَمِنَ ٱلْغَنَمِ مِئَةَ أَلْفٍ وَعِشْرِينَ أَلْفًا، فَدَشَّنَ ٱلْمَلِكُ وَجَمِيعُ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ بَيْتَ ٱلرَّبِّ. ٦٣ 63
Solomon offered a sacrifice of fellowship offerings to Yahweh: twenty-two thousand oxen and 120,000 sheep. So the king and all the people of Israel dedicated the house of Yahweh.
فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلْيَوْمِ قَدَّسَ ٱلْمَلِكُ وَسَطَ ٱلدَّارِ ٱلَّتِي أَمَامَ بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ، لِأَنَّهُ قَرَّبَ هُنَاكَ ٱلْمُحْرَقَاتِ وَٱلتَّقْدِمَاتِ وَشَحْمَ ذَبَائِحِ ٱلسَّلَامَةِ، لِأَنَّ مَذْبَحَ ٱلنُّحَاسِ ٱلَّذِي أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ كَانَ صَغِيرًا عَنْ أَنْ يَسَعَ ٱلْمُحْرَقَاتِ وَٱلتَّقْدِمَاتِ وَشَحْمَ ذَبَائِحِ ٱلسَّلَامَةِ. ٦٤ 64
The same day the king set apart the middle of the courtyard in front of the temple of Yahweh, for there he offered the burnt offerings, the grain offerings, and the fat of the fellowship offerings, because the bronze altar that was before Yahweh was too small to receive the burnt offering, the grain offerings, and the fat of the fellowship offerings.
وَعَيَّدَ سُلَيْمَانُ ٱلْعِيدَ فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلْوَقْتِ وَجَمِيعُ إِسْرَائِيلَ مَعَهُ، جُمْهُورٌ كَبِيرٌ مِنْ مَدْخَلِ حَمَاةَ إِلَى وَادِي مِصْرَ، أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِنَا سَبْعَةَ أَيَّامٍ وَسَبْعَةَ أَيَّامٍ، أَرْبَعَةَ عَشَرَ يَوْمًا. ٦٥ 65
So Solomon held the feast at that time, and all Israel with him, a great assembly, from Lebo Hamath to the brook of Egypt, before Yahweh our God for seven days and also for another seven days, a total of fourteen days.
وَفِي ٱلْيَوْمِ ٱلثَّامِنِ صَرَفَ ٱلشَّعْبَ، فَبَارَكُوا ٱلْمَلِكَ وَذَهَبُوا إِلَى خِيَمِهِمْ فَرِحِينَ وَطَيِّبِي ٱلْقُلُوبِ، لِأَجْلِ كُلِّ ٱلْخَيْرِ ٱلَّذِي عَمِلَ ٱلرَّبُّ لِدَاوُدَ عَبْدِهِ وَلِإِسْرَائِيلَ شَعْبِهِ. ٦٦ 66
On the eighth day he sent the people away, and they blessed the king and went to their homes with joyful and glad hearts for all the goodness that Yahweh had shown to David, his servant, and to Israel, his people.