صَمُوئِيلَ ٱلْأَوَّلُ 3

وَكَانَ ٱلصَّبِيُّ صَمُوئِيلُ يَخْدِمُ ٱلرَّبَّ أَمَامَ عَالِي. وَكَانَتْ كَلِمَةُ ٱلرَّبِّ عَزِيزَةً فِي تِلْكَ ٱلْأَيَّامِ. لَمْ تَكُنْ رُؤْيَا كَثِيرًا. ١ 1
The child Samuel served Yahweh under Eli. Yahweh's word was rare in those days; there was no frequent prophetic vision.
وَكَانَ فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلزَّمَانِ إِذْ كَانَ عَالِي مُضْطَجِعًا فِي مَكَانِهِ وَعَيْنَاهُ ٱبْتَدَأَتَا تَضْعُفَانِ لَمْ يَقْدِرْ أَنْ يُبْصِرَ. ٢ 2
At that time, when Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see well, was lying down in his own bed.
وَقَبْلَ أَنْ يَنْطَفِئَ سِرَاجُ ٱللهِ، وَصَمُوئِيلُ مُضْطَجعٌ فِي هَيْكَلِ ٱلرَّبِّ ٱلَّذِي فِيهِ تَابُوتُ ٱللهِ، ٣ 3
The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down to sleep in the temple of Yahweh, where the ark of God was.
أَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ دَعَا صَمُوئِيلَ، فَقَالَ: «هَأَنَذَا». ٤ 4
Yahweh called to Samuel, who said, “Here I am.”
وَرَكَضَ إِلَى عَالِي وَقَالَ: «هَأَنَذَا لِأَنَّكَ دَعَوْتَنِي». فَقَالَ: «لَمْ أَدْعُ. ٱرْجعِ ٱضْطَجِعْ». فَذَهَبَ وَٱضْطَجَعَ. ٥ 5
Samuel ran to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Eli said, “I did not call you; lie down again.” So Samuel went and lay down.
ثُمَّ عَادَ ٱلرَّبُّ وَدَعَا أَيْضًا صَمُوئِيلَ. فَقَامَ صَمُوئِيلُ وَذَهَبَ إِلَى عَالِي وَقَالَ: «هَأَنَذَا لِأَنَّكَ دَعَوْتَنِي». فَقَالَ: «لَمْ أَدْعُ يَاٱبْنِي. ٱرْجعِ ٱضْطَجِعْ». ٦ 6
Yahweh called again, “Samuel.” Again Samuel rose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Eli answered, “I did not call you, my son; lie down again.”
وَلَمْ يَعْرِفْ صَمُوئِيلُ ٱلرَّبَّ بَعْدُ، وَلَا أُعْلِنَ لَهُ كَلَامُ ٱلرَّبِّ بَعْدُ. ٧ 7
Now Samuel did not yet have any experience of Yahweh, nor had any message from Yahweh ever been revealed to him.
وَعَادَ ٱلرَّبُّ فَدَعَا صَمُوئِيلَ ثَالِثَةً. فَقَامَ وَذَهَبَ إِلَى عَالِي وَقَالَ: «هَأَنَذَا لِأَنَّكَ دَعَوْتَنِي». فَفَهِمَ عَالِي أَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ يَدْعُو ٱلصَّبِيَّ. ٨ 8
Yahweh called Samuel again the third time. Again Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli realized that Yahweh had called the boy.
فَقَالَ عَالِي لِصَمُوئِيلَ: «ٱذْهَبِ ٱضْطَجِعْ، وَيَكُونُ إِذَا دَعَاكَ تَقُولُ: تَكَلَّمْ يَارَبُّ لِأَنَّ عَبْدَكَ سَامِعٌ». فَذَهَبَ صَمُوئِيلُ وَٱضْطَجَعَ فِي مَكَانِهِ. ٩ 9
Then Eli said to Samuel, “Go and lie down again; if he calls you again, you must say, 'Speak, Yahweh, for your servant is listening.'” So Samuel went and lay down in his own place once more.
فَجَاءَ ٱلرَّبُّ وَوَقَفَ وَدَعَا كَٱلْمَرَّاتِ ٱلْأُوَلِ: «صَمُوئِيلُ، صَمُوئِيلُ». فَقَالَ صَمُوئِيلُ: «تَكَلَّمْ لِأَنَّ عَبْدَكَ سَامِعٌ». ١٠ 10
Yahweh came and stood; he called as at the other times, “Samuel, Samuel.” Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”
فَقَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ لِصَمُوئِيلَ: «هُوَذَا أَنَا فَاعِلٌ أَمْرًا فِي إِسْرَائِيلَ كُلُّ مَنْ سَمِعَ بِهِ تَطِنُّ أُذُنَاهُ. ١١ 11
Yahweh said to Samuel, “See, I am about to do something in Israel at which the ears of everyone who hears it will tingle.
فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلْيَوْمِ أُقِيمُ عَلَى عَالِي كُلَّ مَا تَكَلَّمْتُ بِهِ عَلَى بَيْتِهِ. أَبْتَدِئُ وَأُكَمِّلُ. ١٢ 12
On that day I will carry out against Eli everything I have said about his house, from beginning to end.
وَقَدْ أَخْبَرْتُهُ بِأَنِّي أَقْضِي عَلَى بَيْتِهِ إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ مِنْ أَجْلِ ٱلشَّرِّ ٱلَّذِي يَعْلَمُ أَنَّ بَنِيهِ قَدْ أَوْجَبُوا بِهِ ٱللَّعْنَةَ عَلَى أَنْفُسِهِمْ، وَلَمْ يَرْدَعْهُمْ. ١٣ 13
I have told him that I am about to judge his house once for all for the sin that he knew about, because his sons brought a curse upon themselves and he did not stop them.
وَلِذَلِكَ أَقْسَمْتُ لِبَيْتِ عَالِي أَنَّهُ لَا يُكَفَّرُ عَنْ شَرِّ بَيْتِ عَالِي بِذَبِيحَةٍ أَوْ بِتَقْدِمَةٍ إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ». ١٤ 14
Because of this I have sworn to the house of Eli that the sins of his house will never be atoned for by sacrifice or offering.”
وَٱضْطَجَعَ صَمُوئِيلُ إِلَى ٱلصَّبَاحِ، وَفَتَحَ أَبْوَابَ بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ. وَخَافَ صَمُوئِيلُ أَنْ يُخْبِرَ عَالِيَ بِٱلرُّؤْيَا. ١٥ 15
Samuel lay down until morning; then he opened the doors of the house of Yahweh. But Samuel was afraid to tell Eli about the vision.
فَدَعَا عَالِي صَمُوئِيلَ وَقَالَ: «يَاصَمُوئِيلُ ٱبْنِي» فَقَالَ: «هَأَنَذَا». ١٦ 16
Then Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son.” Samuel said, “Here I am.”
فَقَالَ: «مَاٱلْكَلَامُ ٱلَّذِي كَلَّمَكَ بِهِ؟ لَا تُخْفِ عَنِّي. هَكَذَا يَعْمَلُ لَكَ ٱللهُ وَهَكَذَا يَزِيدُ إِنْ أَخْفَيْتَ عَنِّي كَلِمَةً مِنْ كُلِّ ٱلْكَلَامِ ٱلَّذِي كَلَّمَكَ بِهِ». ١٧ 17
He said, “What was the word he spoke to you? Please do not hide it from me. May God do so to you, and even more, if you hide anything from me of all the words that he spoke to you.”
فَأَخْبَرَهُ صَمُوئِيلُ بِجَمِيعِ ٱلْكَلَامِ وَلَمْ يُخْفِ عَنْهُ. فَقَالَ: «هُوَ ٱلرَّبُّ. مَا يَحْسُنُ فِي عَيْنَيْهِ يَعْمَلُ». ١٨ 18
Samuel told him everything; he hid nothing from him. Eli said, “It is Yahweh. Let him do what seems good to him.”
وَكَبِرَ صَمُوئِيلُ وَكَانَ ٱلرَّبُّ مَعَهُ، وَلَمْ يَدَعْ شَيْئًا مِنْ جَمِيعِ كَلَامِهِ يَسْقُطُ إِلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ. ١٩ 19
Samuel grew up, and Yahweh was with him, and he let none of his prophetic words fall to the ground.
وَعَرَفَ جَمِيعُ إِسْرَائِيلَ مِنْ دَانَ إِلَى بِئْرِ سَبْعٍ أَنَّهُ قَدِ ٱؤْتُمِنَ صَمُوئِيلُ نَبِيًّا لِلرَّبِّ. ٢٠ 20
All Israel from Dan to Beersheba knew that Samuel was appointed to be a prophet of Yahweh.
وَعَادَ ٱلرَّبُّ يَتَرَاءَى فِي شِيلُوهَ، لِأَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ ٱسْتَعْلَنَ لِصَمُوئِيلَ فِي شِيلُوهَ بِكَلِمَةِ ٱلرَّبِّ. ٢١ 21
Yahweh appeared again in Shiloh, for he revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by his word.