صَمُوئِيلَ ٱلْأَوَّلُ 4

وَكَانَ كَلَامُ صَمُوئِيلَ إِلَى جَمِيعِ إِسْرَائِيلَ. وَخَرَجَ إِسْرَائِيلُ لِلِقَاءِ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ لِلْحَرْبِ، وَنَزَلُوا عِنْدَ حَجَرِ ٱلْمَعُونَةِ، وَأَمَّا ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيُّونَ فَنَزَلُوا فِي أَفِيقَ. ١ 1
The word of Samuel came to all of Israel. Now Israel went out to battle against the Philistines. They set up camp at Ebenezer, and the Philistines set up camp at Aphek.
وَٱصْطَفَّ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيُّونَ لِلِقَاءِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، وَٱشْتَبَكَتِ ٱلْحَرْبُ فَٱنْكَسَرَ إِسْرَائِيلُ أَمَامَ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ، وَضَرَبُوا مِنَ ٱلصَّفِّ فِي ٱلْحَقْلِ نَحْوَ أَرْبَعَةِ آلَافِ رَجُلٍ. ٢ 2
The Philistines lined up for battle against Israel. When the battle spread, Israel was defeated by the Philistines, who killed about four thousand men on the field of battle.
فَجَاءَ ٱلشَّعْبُ إِلَى ٱلْمَحَلَّةِ. وَقَالَ شُيُوخُ إِسْرَائِيلَ: «لِمَاذَا كَسَّرَنَا ٱلْيَوْمَ ٱلرَّبُّ أَمَامَ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ؟ لِنَأْخُذْ لِأَنْفُسِنَا مِنْ شِيلُوهَ تَابُوتَ عَهْدِ ٱلرَّبِّ فَيَدْخُلَ فِي وَسَطِنَا وَيُخَلِّصَنَا مِنْ يَدِ أَعْدَائِنَا». ٣ 3
When the people came into the camp, the elders of Israel said, “Why has Yahweh defeated us today before the Philistines? Let us bring the ark of the covenant of Yahweh here from Shiloh, that it may be here with us, that it might keep us safe from the hands of our enemies.”
فَأَرْسَلَ ٱلشَّعْبُ إِلَى شِيلُوهَ وَحَمَلُوا مِنْ هُنَاكَ تَابُوتَ عَهْدِ رَبِّ ٱلْجُنُودِ ٱلْجَالِسِ عَلَى ٱلْكَرُوبِيمِ. وَكَانَ هُنَاكَ ٱبْنَا عَالِي حُفْنِي وَفِينَحَاسُ مَعَ تَابُوتِ عَهْدِ ٱللهِ. ٤ 4
So the people sent men to Shiloh; from there they carried the ark of the covenant of Yahweh of hosts, who sits above the cherubim. The two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God.
وَكَانَ عِنْدَ دُخُولِ تَابُوتِ عَهْدِ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَى ٱلْمَحَلَّةِ أَنَّ جَمِيعَ إِسْرَائِيلَ هَتَفُوا هُتَافًا عَظِيمًا حَتَّى ٱرْتَجَّتِ ٱلْأَرْضُ. ٥ 5
When the ark of the covenant of Yahweh came into the camp, all of the people of Israel gave a great shout, and the earth resounded.
فَسَمِعَ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيُّونَ صَوْتَ ٱلْهُتَافِ فَقَالُوا: «مَا هُوَ صَوْتُ هَذَا ٱلْهُتَافِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ فِي مَحَلَّةِ ٱلْعِبْرَانِيِّينَ؟» وَعَلِمُوا أَنَّ تَابُوتَ ٱلرَّبِّ جَاءَ إِلَى ٱلْمَحَلَّةِ. ٦ 6
When the Philistines heard the noise of the shouting, they said, “What does this loud shouting in the camp of the Hebrews mean?” Then they realized that the ark of Yahweh had come into the camp.
فَخَافَ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيُّونَ لِأَنَّهُمْ قَالُوا: «قَدْ جَاءَ ٱللهُ إِلَى ٱلْمَحَلَّةِ». وَقَالُوا: «وَيْلٌ لَنَا لِأَنَّهُ لَمْ يَكُنْ مِثْلُ هَذَا مُنْذُ أَمْسِ وَلَا مَا قَبْلَهُ! ٧ 7
The Philistines were afraid; they said, “A god has come into the camp.” They said, “Woe to us! Nothing like this has happened before!
وَيْلٌ لَنَا! مَنْ يُنْقِذُنَا مِنْ يَدِ هَؤُلَاءِ ٱلْآلِهَةِ ٱلْقَادِرِينَ؟ هَؤُلَاءِ هُمُ ٱلْآلِهَةُ ٱلَّذِينَ ضَرَبُوا مِصْرَ بِجَمِيعِ ٱلضَّرَبَاتِ فِي ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ. ٨ 8
Woe to us! Who will protect us from the strength of these mighty gods? These are the gods who attacked the Egyptians with many different kinds of plagues in the wilderness.
تَشَدَّدُوا وَكُونُوا رِجَالًا أَيُّهَا ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيُّونَ لِئَّلَا تُسْتَعْبَدُوا لِلْعِبْرَانِيِّينَ كَمَا ٱسْتُعْبِدُوا هُمْ لَكُمْ. فَكُونُوا رِجَالًا وَحَارِبُوا». ٩ 9
Take courage, and be men, you Philistines, or you will become slaves to the Hebrews, as they have been slaves to you. Be men, and fight.”
فَحَارَبَ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيُّونَ، وَٱنْكَسَرَ إِسْرَائِيلُ وَهَرَبُوا كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ إِلَى خَيْمَتِهِ. وَكَانَتِ ٱلضَّرْبَةُ عَظِيمَةً جِدًّا، وَسَقَطَ مِنْ إِسْرَائِيلَ ثَلَاثُونَ أَلْفَ رَاجِلٍ. ١٠ 10
The Philistines fought, and Israel was defeated. Every man fled to his house, and the slaughter was very great; for thirty thousand foot soldiers from Israel fell.
وَأُخِذَ تَابُوتُ ٱللهِ، وَمَاتَ ٱبْنَا عَالِي حُفْنِي وَفِينَحَاسُ. ١١ 11
The ark of God was taken, and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, died.
فَرَكَضَ رَجُلٌ مِنْ بَنْيَامِينَ مِنَ ٱلصَّفِّ وَجَاءَ إِلَى شِيلُوهَ فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلْيَوْمِ وَثِيَابُهُ مُمَزَّقَةٌ وَتُرَابٌ عَلَى رَأْسِهِ. ١٢ 12
A man of Benjamin ran from the battle line and came to Shiloh the same day, arriving with his clothes torn and earth on his head.
وَلَمَّا جَاءَ، فَإِذَا عَالِي جَالِسٌ عَلَى كُرْسِيٍّ بِجَانِبِ ٱلطَّرِيقِ يُرَاقِبُ، لِأَنَّ قَلْبَهُ كَانَ مُضْطَرِبًا لِأَجْلِ تَابُوتِ ٱللهِ. وَلَمَّا جَاءَ ٱلرَّجُلُ لِيُخْبِرَ فِي ٱلْمَدِينَةِ صَرَخَتِ ٱلْمَدِينَةُ كُلُّهَا. ١٣ 13
When he arrived, Eli was sitting on his seat by the road watching because his heart trembled with concern for the ark of God. When the man entered the city and told the news, the whole city cried out.
فَسَمِعَ عَالِي صَوْتَ ٱلصُّرَاخِ فَقَالَ: «مَا هُوَ صَوْتُ ٱلضَّجِيجِ هَذَا؟» فَأَسْرَعَ ٱلرَّجُلُ وَأَخْبَرَ عَالِيَ. ١٤ 14
When Eli heard the noise of the outcry, he said, “What is the meaning of this uproar?” The man quickly came and told Eli.
وَكَانَ عَالِي ٱبْنَ ثَمَانٍ وَتِسْعِينَ سَنَةً، وَقَامَتْ عَيْنَاهُ وَلَمْ يَقْدِرْ أَنْ يُبْصِرَ. ١٥ 15
Now Eli was ninety-eight years old; his eyes did not focus, and he could not see.
فَقَالَ ٱلرَّجُلُ لِعَالِي: «أَنَا جِئْتُ مِنَ ٱلصَّفِّ، وَأَنَا هَرَبْتُ ٱلْيَوْمَ مِنَ ٱلصَّفِّ». فَقَالَ: «كَيْفَ كَانَ ٱلْأَمْرُ يَا ٱبْنِي؟» ١٦ 16
The man said to Eli, “I am the one who came from the battle line. I fled from the battle today.” Eli said, “How did it go, my son?”
فَأَجَابَ ٱلْمُخَبِّرُ وَقَالَ: «هَرَبَ إِسْرَائِيلُ أَمَامَ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ وَكَانَتْ أَيْضًا كَسْرَةٌ عَظِيمَةٌ فِي ٱلشَّعْبِ، وَمَاتَ أَيْضًا ٱبْنَاكَ حُفْنِي وَفِينَحَاسُ، وَأُخِذَ تَابُوتُ ٱللهِ». ١٧ 17
The man who brought the news answered and said, “Israel fled from the Philistines. Also, there has been a great defeat among the people. Also, your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God has been taken.”
وَكَانَ لَمَّا ذَكَرَ تَابُوتَ ٱللهِ، أَنَّهُ سَقَطَ عَنِ ٱلْكُرْسِيِّ إِلَى ٱلْوَرَاءِ إِلَى جَانِبِ ٱلْبَابِ، فَٱنْكَسَرَتْ رَقَبَتُهُ وَمَاتَ، لِأَنَّهُ كَانَ رَجُلًا شَيْخًا وَثَقِيلًا. وَقَدْ قَضَى لِإِسْرَائِيلَ أَرْبَعِينَ سَنَةً. ١٨ 18
When he mentioned the ark of God, Eli fell over backward from his seat by the side of the gate. His neck was broken, and he died, because he was old and heavy. He had judged Israel for forty years.
وَكَنَّتُهُ ٱمْرَأَةُ فِينَحَاسَ كَانَتْ حُبْلَى تَكَادُ تَلِدُ. فَلَمَّا سَمِعَتْ خَبَرَ أَخْذِ تَابُوتِ ٱللهِ وَمَوْتَ حَمِيهَا وَرَجُلِهَا، رَكَعَتْ وَوَلَدَتْ، لِأَنَّ مَخَاضَهَا ٱنْقَلَبَ عَلَيْهَا. ١٩ 19
Now his daughter-in-law, Phinehas' wife, was pregnant and about to give birth. When she heard the news that the ark of God was captured and that her father-in-law and her husband were dead, she knelt down and gave birth, but her labor pains overwhelmed her.
وَعِنْدَ ٱحْتِضَارِهَا قَالَتْ لَهَا ٱلْوَاقِفَاتُ عِنْدَهَا: «لَا تَخَافِي لِأَنَّكِ قَدْ وَلَدْتِ ٱبْنًا». فَلَمْ تُجِبْ وَلَمْ يُبَالِ قَلْبُهَا. ٢٠ 20
About the time of her death the women attending to her said, “Do not be afraid, for you have given birth to a son.” But she did not answer or take what they said to heart.
فَدَعَتِ ٱلصَّبِيَّ «إِيخَابُودَ» قَائِلَةً: «قَدْ زَالَ ٱلْمَجْدُ مِنْ إِسْرَائِيلَ». لِأَنَّ تَابُوتَ ٱللهِ قَدْ أُخِذَ وَلِأَجْلِ حَمِيهَا وَرَجُلِهَا. ٢١ 21
She named the child Ichabod, saying, “The glory has gone away from Israel!” for the ark of God had been captured, and because of her father-in-law and her husband.
فَقَالَتْ: «زَالَ ٱلْمَجْدُ مِنْ إِسْرَائِيلَ لِأَنَّ تَابُوتَ ٱللهِ قَدْ أُخِذَ». ٢٢ 22
She said, “The glory has gone away from Israel, because the ark of God has been captured.”