صَمُوئِيلَ ٱلْأَوَّلُ 21

فَجَاءَ دَاوُدُ إِلَى نُوبٍ إِلَى أَخِيمَالِكَ ٱلْكَاهِنِ، فَٱضْطَرَبَ أَخِيمَالِكُ عِنْدَ لِقَاءِ دَاوُدَ وَقَالَ لَهُ: «لِمَاذَا أَنْتَ وَحْدَكَ وَلَيْسَ مَعَكَ أَحَدٌ؟». ١ 1
Then David came to Nob to see Ahimelech the priest. Ahimelech came to meet David trembling and said to him, “Why are you alone and have no one with you?”
فَقَالَ دَاوُدُ لِأَخِيمَالِكَ ٱلْكَاهِنِ: «إِنَّ ٱلْمَلِكَ أَمَرَنِي بِشَيْءٍ وَقَالَ لِي: لَا يَعْلَمْ أَحَدٌ شَيْئًا مِنَ ٱلْأَمْرِ ٱلَّذِي أَرْسَلْتُكَ فِيهِ وَأَمَرْتُكَ بِهِ، وَأَمَّا ٱلْغِلْمَانُ فَقَدْ عَيَّنْتُ لَهُمُ ٱلْمَوْضِعَ ٱلْفُلَانِيَّ وَٱلْفُلَانِيَّ. ٢ 2
David said to Ahimelech the priest, “The king has sent me on a mission and has said to me, 'Let no one know anything about the business I am sending you, and what I have commanded you.' I have directed the young men to a certain place.
وَٱلْآنَ فَمَاذَا يُوجَدُ تَحْتَ يَدِكَ؟ أَعْطِ خَمْسَ خُبْزَاتٍ فِي يَدِي أَوِ ٱلْمَوْجُودَ». ٣ 3
Now then what do you have on hand? Give me five loaves of bread, or whatever is here.”
فَأَجَابَ ٱلْكَاهِنُ دَاوُدَ وَقَالَ: «لَا يُوجَدُ خُبْزٌ مُحَلَّلٌ تَحْتَ يَدِي، وَلَكِنْ يُوجَدُ خُبْزٌ مُقَدَّسٌ إِذَا كَانَ ٱلْغِلْمَانُ قَدْ حَفِظُوا أَنْفُسَهُمْ لَا سِيَّمَا مِنَ ٱلنِّسَاءِ». ٤ 4
The priest answered David and said, “There is no ordinary bread on hand, but there is holy bread—if the young men have kept themselves from women.”
فَأَجَابَ دَاوُدُ ٱلْكَاهِنَ وَقَالَ لَهُ: «إِنَّ ٱلنِّسَاءَ قَدْ مُنِعَتْ عَنَّا مُنْذُ أَمْسِ وَمَا قَبْلَهُ عِنْدَ خُرُوجِي، وَأَمْتِعَةُ ٱلْغِلْمَانِ مُقَدَّسَةٌ. وَهُوَ عَلَى نَوْعٍ مُحَلَّلٌ، وَٱلْيَوْمَ أَيْضًا يَتَقَدَّسُ بِٱلْآنِيَةِ». ٥ 5
David answered the priest, “Surely women have been kept from us for the past three days, as usual when I set out. The things belonging to the men have been set apart even on ordinary missions. How much more today will what they have be set apart!”
فَأَعْطَاهُ ٱلْكَاهِنُ ٱلْمُقَدَّسَ، لِأَنَّهُ لَمْ يَكُنْ هُنَاكَ خُبْزٌ إِلَّا خُبْزَ ٱلْوُجُوهِ ٱلْمَرْفُوعَ مِنْ أَمَامِ ٱلرَّبِّ لِكَيْ يُوضَعَ خُبْزٌ سُخْنٌ فِي يَوْمِ أَخْذِهِ. ٦ 6
So the priest gave him the bread that was set apart. For there was no bread there except the bread of the presence, which was removed from before Yahweh, in order to put hot bread in its place on the day it was taken away.
وَكَانَ هُنَاكَ رَجُلٌ مِنْ عَبِيدِ شَاوُلَ فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلْيَوْمِ مَحْصُورًا أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ، ٱسْمُهُ دُوَاغُ ٱلْأَدُومِيُّ رَئِيسُ رُعَاةِ شَاوُلَ. ٧ 7
Now one of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained before Yahweh. His name was Doeg the Edomite, the chief of Saul's herdsmen.
وَقَالَ دَاوُدُ لِأَخِيمَالِكَ: «أَفَمَا يُوجَدُ هُنَا تَحْتَ يَدِكَ رُمْحٌ أَوْ سَيْفٌ، لِأَنِّي لَمْ آخُذْ بِيَدِي سَيْفِي وَلَا سِلَاحِي لِأَنَّ أَمْرَ ٱلْمَلِكِ كَانَ مُعَجِّلًا؟». ٨ 8
David said to Ahimelech, “Now is there not here on hand any spear or sword? For I brought neither my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king's business was urgent.”
فَقَالَ ٱلْكَاهِنُ: «إِنَّ سَيْفَ جُلْيَاتَ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّ ٱلَّذِي قَتَلْتَهُ فِي وَادِي ٱلْبُطْمِ، هَا هُوَ مَلْفُوفٌ فِي ثَوْبٍ خَلْفَ ٱلْأَفُودِ، فَإِنْ شِئْتَ أَنْ تَأْخُذَهُ فَخُذْهُ، لِأَنَّهُ لَيْسَ آخَرُ سِوَاهُ هُنَا». فَقَالَ دَاوُدُ: «لَا يُوجَدُ مِثْلُهُ، أَعْطِنِي إِيَّاهُ». ٩ 9
The priest said, “The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you killed in the Valley of Elah, is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod. If you want to take that, take it, for there is no other weapon here.” David said, “There is no other sword like that one; give it to me.”
وَقَامَ دَاوُدُ وَهَرَبَ فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلْيَوْمِ مِنْ أَمَامِ شَاوُلَ وَجَاءَ إِلَى أَخِيشَ مَلِكِ جَتَّ. ١٠ 10
David arose and fled that day from Saul and went to Achish, the king of Gath.
فَقَالَ عَبِيدُ أَخِيشَ لَهُ: «أَلَيْسَ هَذَا دَاوُدَ مَلِكَ ٱلْأَرْضِ؟ أَلَيْسَ لِهَذَا كُنَّ يُغَنِّينَ فِي ٱلرَّقْصِ قَائِلَاتٍ: ضَرَبَ شَاوُلُ أُلُوفَهُ وَدَاوُدُ رِبْوَاتِهِ؟». ١١ 11
Achish's servants said to him, “Is not this David, the king of the land? Did they not sing to one another about him in dances, 'Saul has killed his thousands, and David his ten thousands?'”
فَوَضَعَ دَاوُدُ هَذَا ٱلْكَلَامَ فِي قَلْبِهِ وَخَافَ جِدًّا مِنْ أَخِيشَ مَلِكِ جَتَّ. ١٢ 12
David took these words to heart and was very afraid of Achish, the king of Gath.
فَغَيَّرَ عَقْلَهُ فِي أَعْيُنِهِمْ، وَتَظَاهَرَ بِٱلْجُنُونِ بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ، وَأَخَذَ يُخَرْبِشُ عَلَى مَصَارِيعِ ٱلْبَابِ وَيُسِيلُ رِيقَهُ عَلَى لِحْيَتِهِ. ١٣ 13
He changed his behavior before them and pretended to be insane in their hands; he made marks on the doors of the gate and let his saliva run down his beard.
فَقَالَ أَخِيشُ لِعَبِيدِهِ: «هُوَذَا تَرَوْنَ ٱلرَّجُلَ مَجْنُونًا، فَلِمَاذَا تَأْتُونَ بِهِ إِلَيَّ؟ ١٤ 14
Then Achish said to his servants, “Look, you see the man is mad. Why have you brought him to me?
أَلَعَلِّي مُحْتَاجٌ إِلَى مَجَانِينَ حَتَّى أَتَيْتُمْ بِهَذَا لِيَتَجَنَّنَ عَلَيَّ؟ أَهَذَا يَدْخُلُ بَيْتِي؟». ١٥ 15
Do I lack madmen, so that you have brought this fellow to behave like one in my presence? Will this fellow really come into my house?”