صَمُوئِيلَ ٱلْأَوَّلُ 7

فَجَاءَ أَهْلُ قَرْيَةِ يَعَارِيمَ وَأَصْعَدُوا تَابُوتَ ٱلرَّبِّ وَأَدْخَلُوهُ إِلَى بَيْتِ أَبِينَادَابَ فِي ٱلْأَكَمَةِ، وَقَدَّسُوا أَلِعَازَارَ ٱبْنَهُ لِأَجْلِ حِرَاسَةِ تَابُوتِ ٱلرَّبِّ. ١ 1
The men of Kiriath Jearim came, took the ark of Yahweh, and brought it into the house of Abinadab on the hill. They set apart his son Eleazar to keep the ark of Yahweh.
وَكَانَ مِنْ يَوْمِ جُلُوسِ ٱلتَّابُوتِ فِي قَرْيَةِ يَعَارِيمَ أَنَّ ٱلْمُدَّةَ طَالَتْ وَكَانَتْ عِشْرِينَ سَنَةً. وَنَاحَ كُلُّ بَيْتِ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَرَاءَ ٱلرَّبِّ. ٢ 2
From the day the ark remained in Kiriath Jearim, a long time passed, twenty years. All the house of Israel lamented and wished to turn to Yahweh.
وَكَلَّمَ صَمُوئِيلُ كُلَّ بَيْتِ إِسْرَائِيلَ قَائِلًا: «إِنْ كُنْتُمْ بِكُلِّ قُلُوبِكُمْ رَاجِعِينَ إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ، فَٱنْزِعُوا ٱلْآلِهَةَ ٱلْغَرِيبَةَ وَٱلْعَشْتَارُوثَ مِنْ وَسْطِكُمْ، وَأَعِدُّوا قُلُوبَكُمْ لِلرَّبِّ وَٱعْبُدُوهُ وَحْدَهُ، فَيُنْقِذَكُمْ مِنْ يَدِ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ». ٣ 3
Samuel said to the entire house of Israel, “If you return to Yahweh with your whole heart, remove the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths from among you, turn your hearts to Yahweh, and worship him only, then he will rescue you from the hand of the Philistines.”
فَنَزَعَ بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ ٱلْبَعْلِيمَ وَٱلْعَشْتَارُوثَ وَعَبَدُوا ٱلرَّبَّ وَحْدَهُ. ٤ 4
Then the people of Israel removed the Baals and the Ashtoreths, and worshiped Yahweh only.
فَقَالَ صَمُوئِيلُ: «ٱجْمَعُوا كُلَّ إِسْرَائِيلَ إِلَى ٱلْمِصْفَاةِ فَأُصَلِّيَ لِأَجْلِكُمْ إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ» ٥ 5
Then Samuel said, “Bring together all Israel to Mizpah, and I will pray to Yahweh for you.”
فَٱجْتَمَعُوا إِلَى ٱلْمِصْفَاةِ وَٱسْتَقَوْا مَاءً وَسَكَبُوهُ أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ، وَصَامُوا فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلْيَوْمِ وَقَالُوا هُنَاكَ: «قَدْ أَخْطَأْنَا إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ». وَقَضَى صَمُوئِيلُ لِبَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ فِي ٱلْمِصْفَاةِ. ٦ 6
They gathered at Mizpah, drew water and poured it out before Yahweh. They fasted that day and said, “We have sinned against Yahweh.” It was there that Samuel decided disputes for the people of Israel and led the people.
وَسَمِعَ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيُّونَ أَنَّ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ قَدِ ٱجْتَمَعُوا فِي ٱلْمِصْفَاةِ، فَصَعِدَ أَقْطَابُ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ إِلَى إِسْرَائِيلَ. فَلَمَّا سَمِعَ بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ خَافُوا مِنَ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ. ٧ 7
Now when the Philistines heard the people of Israel had gathered at Mizpah, the rulers of the Philistines attacked Israel. When the people of Israel heard of it, they were afraid of the Philistines.
وَقَالَ بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ لِصَمُوئِيلَ: «لَا تَكُفَّ عَنِ ٱلصُّرَاخِ مِنْ أَجْلِنَا إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِنَا فَيُخَلِّصَنَا مِنْ يَدِ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ». ٨ 8
Then the people of Israel said to Samuel, “Do not stop calling out to Yahweh our God for us, so he will save us from the hand of the Philistines.”
فَأَخَذَ صَمُوئِيلُ حَمَلًا رَضِيعًا وَأَصْعَدَهُ مُحْرَقَةً بِتَمَامِهِ لِلرَّبِّ، وَصَرَخَ صَمُوئِيلُ إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ مِنْ أَجْلِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، فَٱسْتَجَابَ لَهُ ٱلرَّبُّ. ٩ 9
Samuel took a nursing lamb and offered it as a whole burnt offering to Yahweh. Then Samuel cried out to Yahweh for Israel, and Yahweh answered him.
وَبَيْنَمَا كَانَ صَمُوئِيلُ يُصْعِدُ ٱلْمُحْرَقَةَ، تَقَدَّمَ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيُّونَ لِمُحَارَبَةِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، فَأَرْعَدَ ٱلرَّبُّ بِصَوْتٍ عَظِيمٍ فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلْيَوْمِ عَلَى ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ وَأَزْعَجَهُمْ، فَٱنْكَسَرُوا أَمَامَ إِسْرَائِيلَ. ١٠ 10
As Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines approached to attack Israel. But Yahweh thundered with a loud sound that day against the Philistines and threw them into confusion, and they were routed before Israel.
وَخَرَجَ رِجَالُ إِسْرَائِيلَ مِنَ ٱلْمِصْفَاةِ وَتَبِعُوا ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ وَضَرَبُوهُمْ إِلَى مَا تَحْتَ بَيْتِ كَارٍ. ١١ 11
The men of Israel went from Mizpah, and they pursued the Philistines and killed them as far as below Beth Kar.
فَأَخَذَ صَمُوئِيلُ حَجَرًا وَنَصَبَهُ بَيْنَ ٱلْمِصْفَاةِ وَٱلسِّنِّ، وَدَعَا ٱسْمَهُ «حَجَرَ ٱلْمَعُونَةِ» وَقَالَ: «إِلَى هُنَا أَعَانَنَا ٱلرَّبُّ». ١٢ 12
Then Samuel took a stone and set it between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far Yahweh has helped us.”
فَذَلَّ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيُّونَ وَلَمْ يَعُودُوا بَعْدُ لِلدُّخُولِ فِي تُخْمِ إِسْرَائِيلَ. وَكَانَتْ يَدُ ٱلرَّبِّ عَلَى ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ كُلَّ أَيَّامِ صَمُوئِيلَ. ١٣ 13
So the Philistines were subdued and they did not enter the border of Israel. The hand of Yahweh was against the Philistines all the days of Samuel.
وَٱلْمُدُنُ ٱلَّتِي أَخَذَهَا ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيُّونَ مِنْ إِسْرَائِيلَ رَجَعَتْ إِلَى إِسْرَائِيلَ مِنْ عَقْرُونَ إِلَى جَتَّ. وَٱسْتَخْلَصَ إِسْرَائِيلُ تُخُومَهَا مِنْ يَدِ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ. وَكَانَ صُلْحٌ بَيْنَ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَٱلْأَمُورِيِّينَ. ١٤ 14
The towns that the Philistines had taken from Israel were restored to Israel, from Ekron to Gath; Israel brought back their territory from the Philistines. Then there was peace between Israel and the Amorites.
وَقَضَى صَمُوئِيلُ لِإِسْرَائِيلَ كُلَّ أَيَّامِ حَيَاتِهِ. ١٥ 15
Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.
وَكَانَ يَذْهَبُ مِنْ سَنَةٍ إِلَى سَنَةٍ وَيَدُورُ فِي بَيْتِ إِيلَ وَٱلْجِلْجَالِ وَٱلْمِصْفَاةِ، وَيَقْضِي لِإِسْرَائِيلَ فِي جَمِيعِ هَذِهِ ٱلْمَوَاضِعِ. ١٦ 16
Each year he went on a circuit to Bethel, to Gilgal, and to Mizpah. He decided disputes for Israel in all these places.
وَكَانَ رُجُوعُهُ إِلَى ٱلرَّامَةِ لِأَنَّ بَيْتَهُ هُنَاكَ. وَهُنَاكَ قَضَى لِإِسْرَائِيلَ، وَبَنَى هُنَاكَ مَذْبَحًا لِلرَّبِّ. ١٧ 17
Then he would return to Ramah, because his house was there; and there also he decided disputes for Israel. He also built an altar there to Yahweh.