صَمُوئِيلَ ٱلْأَوَّلُ 16

فَقَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ لِصَمُوئِيلَ: «حَتَّى مَتَى تَنُوحُ عَلَى شَاوُلَ، وَأَنَا قَدْ رَفَضْتُهُ عَنْ أَنْ يَمْلِكَ عَلَى إِسْرَائِيلَ؟ اِمْلَأْ قَرْنَكَ دُهْنًا وَتَعَالَ أُرْسِلْكَ إِلَى يَسَّى ٱلْبَيْتَلَحْمِيِّ، لِأَنِّي قَدْ رَأَيْتُ لِي فِي بَنِيهِ مَلِكًا». ١ 1
Yahweh said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and go. I will send you to Jesse of Bethlehem, for I have selected for myself a king among his sons.”
فَقَالَ صَمُوئِيلُ: «كَيْفَ أَذْهَبُ؟ إِنْ سَمِعَ شَاوُلُ يَقْتُلْنِي». فَقَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: «خُذْ بِيَدِكَ عِجْلَةً مِنَ ٱلْبَقَرِ وَقُلْ: قَدْ جِئْتُ لِأَذْبَحَ لِلرَّبِّ. ٢ 2
Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears of it, he will kill me.” Yahweh said, “Take a heifer with you and say, 'I have come to sacrifice to Yahweh.'
وَٱدْعُ يَسَّى إِلَى ٱلذَّبِيحَةِ، وَأَنَا أُعَلِّمُكَ مَاذَا تَصْنَعُ. وَٱمْسَحْ لِيَ ٱلَّذِي أَقُولُ لَكَ عَنْهُ». ٣ 3
Call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you will do. You will anoint for me the one whom I tell you.”
فَفَعَلَ صَمُوئِيلُ كَمَا تَكَلَّمَ ٱلرَّبُّ وَجَاءَ إِلَى بَيْتِ لَحْمٍ. فَٱرْتَعَدَ شُيُوخُ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ عِنْدَ ٱسْتِقْبَالِهِ وَقَالُوا: «أَسَلَامٌ مَجِيئُكَ؟» ٤ 4
Samuel did as Yahweh said and went to Bethlehem. The elders of the city were trembling as they came to meet him and said, “Are you coming in peace?”
فَقَالَ: «سَلَامٌ. قَدْ جِئْتُ لِأَذْبَحَ لِلرَّبِّ. تَقَدَّسُوا وَتَعَالَوْا مَعِي إِلَى ٱلذَّبِيحَةِ». وَقَدَّسَ يَسَّى وَبَنِيهِ وَدَعَاهُمْ إِلَى ٱلذَّبِيحَةِ. ٥ 5
He said, “In peace; I have come to sacrifice to Yahweh. Prepare to set yourselves apart and come with me to the sacrifice.” Then he set apart Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.
وَكَانَ لَمَّا جَاءُوا أَنَّهُ رَأَى أَلِيآبَ، فَقَالَ: «إِنَّ أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ مَسِيحَهُ». ٦ 6
When they came, he looked at Eliab and said to himself that Yahweh's anointed was certainly standing before him.
فَقَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ لِصَمُوئِيلَ: «لَا تَنْظُرْ إِلَى مَنْظَرِهِ وَطُولِ قَامَتِهِ لِأَنِّي قَدْ رَفَضْتُهُ. لِأَنَّهُ لَيْسَ كَمَا يَنْظُرُ ٱلْإِنْسَانُ. لِأَنَّ ٱلْإِنْسَانَ يَنْظُرُ إِلَى ٱلْعَيْنَيْنِ، وَأَمَّا ٱلرَّبُّ فَإِنَّهُ يَنْظُرُ إِلَى ٱلْقَلْبِ». ٧ 7
But Yahweh said to Samuel, “Do not look at his outward appearance, or on the height of his stature; because I have rejected him. For Yahweh does not see as man sees; man looks on the outward appearance, but Yahweh looks on the heart.”
فَدَعَا يَسَّى أَبِينَادَابَ وَعَبَّرَهُ أَمَامَ صَمُوئِيلَ، فَقَالَ: «وَهَذَا أَيْضًا لَمْ يَخْتَرْهُ ٱلرَّبُّ». ٨ 8
Then Jesse called Abinadab and made him pass before Samuel. Then Samuel said, “Neither has Yahweh chosen this one.”
وَعَبَّرَ يَسَّى شَمَّةَ، فَقَالَ: «وَهَذَا أَيْضًا لَمْ يَخْتَرْهُ ٱلرَّبُّ». ٩ 9
Jesse then made Shammah pass by, but Samuel said, “Neither has Yahweh chosen this one.”
وَعَبَّرَ يَسَّى بَنِيهِ ٱلسَّبْعَةَ أَمَامَ صَمُوئِيلَ، فَقَالَ صَمُوئِيلُ لِيَسَّى: «ٱلرَّبُّ لَمْ يَخْتَرْ هَؤُلَاءِ». ١٠ 10
Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. Then Samuel said to Jesse, “Yahweh has not chosen any of these.”
وَقَالَ صَمُوئِيلُ لِيَسَّى: «هَلْ كَمُلُوا ٱلْغِلْمَانُ؟» فَقَالَ: «بَقِيَ بَعْدُ ٱلصَّغِيرُ وَهُوَذَا يَرْعَى ٱلْغَنَمَ». فَقَالَ صَمُوئِيلُ لِيَسَّى: «أَرْسِلْ وَأْتِ بِهِ، لِأَنَّنَا لَا نَجْلِسُ حَتَّى يَأْتِيَ إِلَى هَهُنَا». ١١ 11
Then Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all of your sons here?” He replied, “There remains yet the youngest, but he is tending the sheep.” Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and get him; for we will not sit down until he comes here.”
فَأَرْسَلَ وَأَتَى بِهِ. وَكَانَ أَشْقَرَ مَعَ حَلَاوَةِ ٱلْعَيْنَيْنِ وَحَسَنَ ٱلْمَنْظَرِ. فَقَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: «قُمِ ٱمْسَحْهُ، لِأَنَّ هَذَا هُوَ». ١٢ 12
Jesse sent and brought him in. Now this son was ruddy and had beautiful eyes and a handsome appearance. Yahweh said, “Arise, anoint him; for he is the one.”
فَأَخَذَ صَمُوئِيلُ قَرْنَ ٱلدُّهْنِ وَمَسَحَهُ فِي وَسَطِ إِخْوَتِهِ. وَحَلَّ رُوحُ ٱلرَّبِّ عَلَى دَاوُدَ مِنْ ذَلِكَ ٱلْيَوْمِ فَصَاعِدًا. ثُمَّ قَامَ صَمُوئِيلُ وَذَهَبَ إِلَى ٱلرَّامَةِ. ١٣ 13
Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the middle of his brothers. The Spirit of Yahweh rushed on David from that day forward. Then Samuel rose up and went to Ramah.
وَذَهَبَ رُوحُ ٱلرَّبِّ مِنْ عِنْدِ شَاوُلَ، وَبَغَتَهُ رُوحٌ رَدِيءٌ مِنْ قِبَلِ ٱلرَّبِّ. ١٤ 14
Now the Spirit of Yahweh left Saul, and a harmful spirit from Yahweh troubled him instead.
فَقَالَ عَبِيدُ شَاوُلَ لَهُ: «هُوَذَا رُوحٌ رَدِيءٌ مِنْ قِبَلِ ٱللهِ يَبْغَتُكَ. ١٥ 15
Saul's servants said to him, “Look, a harmful spirit from God troubles you.
فَلْيَأْمُرْ سَيِّدُنَا عَبِيدَهُ قُدَّامَهُ أَنْ يُفَتِّشُوا عَلَى رَجُلٍ يُحْسِنُ ٱلضَّرْبَ بِٱلْعُودِ. وَيَكُونُ إِذَا كَانَ عَلَيْكَ ٱلرُّوحُ ٱلرَّدِيءُ مِنْ قِبَلِ ٱللهِ، أَنَّهُ يَضْرِبُ بِيَدِهِ فَتَطِيبُ». ١٦ 16
Let our master now command your servants who are before you to look for a man who is a skillful player on the harp. Then when the harmful spirit from God is on you, he will play it and you will be well.”
فَقَالَ شَاوُلُ لِعَبِيدِهِ: «ٱنْظُرُوا لِي رَجُلًا يُحْسِنُ ٱلضَّرْبَ وَأْتُوا بِهِ إِلَيَّ». ١٧ 17
Saul said to his servants, “Find me a man that can play well and bring him to me.”
فَأَجَابَ وَاحِدٌ مِنَ ٱلْغِلْمَانِ وَقَالَ: «هُوَذَا قَدْ رَأَيْتُ ٱبْنًا لِيَسَّى ٱلْبَيْتَلَحْمِيِّ يُحْسِنُ ٱلضَّرْبَ، وَهُوَ جَبَّارُ بَأْسٍ وَرَجُلُ حَرْبٍ، وَفَصِيحٌ وَرَجُلٌ جَمِيلٌ، وَٱلرَّبُّ مَعَهُ». ١٨ 18
Then one of the young men answered, and said, “I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a strong, courageous man, a man of war, one prudent in speech, a handsome man; and Yahweh is with him.”
فَأَرْسَلَ شَاوُلُ رُسُلًا إِلَى يَسَّى يَقُولُ: «أَرْسِلْ إِلَيَّ دَاوُدَ ٱبْنَكَ ٱلَّذِي مَعَ ٱلْغَنَمِ». ١٩ 19
So Saul sent messengers to Jesse, and said, “Send me your son David, who is with the sheep.”
فَأَخَذَ يَسَّى حِمَارًا حَامِلًا خُبْزًا وَزِقَّ خَمْرٍ وَجَدْيَ مِعْزًى، وَأَرْسَلَهَا بِيَدِ دَاوُدَ ٱبْنِهِ إِلَى شَاوُلَ. ٢٠ 20
Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a container of wine, and a young goat, and sent them with his son David to Saul.
فَجَاءَ دَاوُدُ إِلَى شَاوُلَ وَوَقَفَ أَمَامَهُ، فَأَحَبَّهُ جِدًّا وَكَانَ لَهُ حَامِلَ سِلَاحٍ. ٢١ 21
Then David came to Saul and entered his service. Saul loved him greatly, and he became his armor bearer.
فَأَرْسَلَ شَاوُلُ إِلَى يَسَّى يَقُولُ: «لِيَقِفْ دَاوُدُ أَمَامِي لِأَنَّهُ وَجَدَ نِعْمَةً فِي عَيْنَيَّ». ٢٢ 22
Saul sent to Jesse, saying, “Let David stand before me, for he has found favor in my eyes.”
وَكَانَ عِنْدَمَا جَاءَ ٱلرُّوحُ مِنْ قِبَلِ ٱللهِ عَلَى شَاوُلَ أَنَّ دَاوُدَ أَخَذَ ٱلْعُودَ وَضَرَبَ بِيَدِهِ، فَكَانَ يَرْتَاحُ شَاوُلُ وَيَطِيبُ وَيَذْهَبُ عَنْهُ ٱلرُّوحُ ٱلرَّدِيءُ. ٢٣ 23
Whenever the harmful spirit from God was upon Saul, David took the harp and played it. So Saul would be refreshed and well, and the harmful spirit would depart from him.