صَمُوئِيلَ ٱلْأَوَّلُ 1

كَانَ رَجُلٌ مِنْ رَامَتَايِمَ صُوفِيمَ مِنْ جَبَلِ أَفْرَايِمَ ٱسْمُهُ أَلْقَانَةُ بْنُ يَرُوحَامَ بْنِ أَلِيهُوَ بْنِ تُوحُوَ بْنِ صُوفٍ. هُوَ أَفْرَايِمِيٌّ. ١ 1
There was a certain man of Ramathaim of the Zuphites, of the hill country of Ephraim; his name was Elkanah son of Jeroham son of Elihu son of Tohu son of Zuph, an Ephraimite.
وَلَهُ ٱمْرَأَتَانِ، ٱسْمُ ٱلْوَاحِدَةِ حَنَّةُ، وَٱسْمُ ٱلْأُخْرَى فَنِنَّةُ. وَكَانَ لِفَنِنَّةَ أَوْلَادٌ، وَأَمَّا حَنَّةُ فَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهَا أَوْلَادٌ. ٢ 2
He had two wives; the name of the first was Hannah, and the name of the second was Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had none.
وَكَانَ هَذَا ٱلرَّجُلُ يَصْعَدُ مِنْ مَدِينَتِهِ مِنْ سَنَةٍ إِلَى سَنَةٍ لِيَسْجُدَ وَيَذْبَحَ لِرَبِّ ٱلْجُنُودِ فِي شِيلُوهَ. وَكَانَ هُنَاكَ ٱبْنَا عَالِي: حُفْنِي وَفِينَحَاسُ، كَاهِنَا ٱلرَّبِّ. ٣ 3
This man went from his city year after year to worship and to sacrifice to Yahweh of hosts in Shiloh. The two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, priests to Yahweh, were there.
وَلَمَّا كَانَ ٱلْوَقْتُ وَذَبَحَ أَلْقَانَةُ، أَعْطَى فَنِنَّةَ ٱمْرَأَتَهُ وَجَمِيعَ بَنِيهَا وَبَنَاتِهَا أَنْصِبَةً. ٤ 4
When the day came for Elkanah to sacrifice each year, he always gave portions of the meat to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters.
وَأَمَّا حَنَّةُ فَأَعْطَاهَا نَصِيبَ ٱثْنَيْنِ، لِأَنَّهُ كَانَ يُحِبُّ حَنَّةَ. وَلَكِنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ كَانَ قَدْ أَغْلَقَ رَحِمَهَا. ٥ 5
But to Hannah he always gave a double portion, for he loved Hannah, although Yahweh had closed her womb.
وَكَانَتْ ضَرَّتُهَا تُغِيظُهَا أَيْضًا غَيْظًا لِأَجْلِ ٱلْمُرَاغَمَةِ، لِأَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ أَغْلَقَ رَحِمَهَا. ٦ 6
Her rival provoked her severely in order to irritate her, because Yahweh had closed her womb.
وَهَكَذَا صَارَ سَنَةً بَعْدَ سَنَةٍ، كُلَّمَا صَعِدَتْ إِلَى بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ، هَكَذَا كَانَتْ تُغِيظُهَا. فَبَكَتْ وَلَمْ تَأْكُلْ. ٧ 7
So year after year, when she went up to the house of Yahweh with her family, her rival always provoked her. Therefore she used to weep and eat nothing.
فَقَالَ لَهَا أَلْقَانَةُ رَجُلُهَا: «يَا حَنَّةُ، لِمَاذَا تَبْكِينَ؟ وَلِمَاذَا لَا تَأْكُلِينَ؟ وَلِمَاذَا يَكْتَئِبُ قَلْبُكِ؟ أَمَا أَنَا خَيْرٌ لَكِ مِنْ عَشْرَةِ بَنِينَ؟». ٨ 8
Elkanah her husband always said to her, “Hannah, why do you weep? Why do you not eat? Why is your heart sad? Am I not better to you than ten sons?”
فَقَامَتْ حَنَّةُ بَعْدَمَا أَكَلُوا فِي شِيلُوهَ وَبَعْدَمَا شَرِبُوا، وَعَالِي ٱلْكَاهِنُ جَالِسٌ عَلَى ٱلْكُرْسِيِّ عِنْدَ قَائِمَةِ هَيْكَلِ ٱلرَّبِّ، ٩ 9
On one of these occasions, Hannah rose up after they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh. Now Eli the priest was sitting upon his seat by the doorway to the temple of Yahweh.
وَهِيَ مُرَّةُ ٱلنَّفْسِ. فَصَلَّتْ إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ، وَبَكَتْ بُكَاءً، ١٠ 10
She was deeply distressed; she prayed to Yahweh and wept bitterly.
وَنَذَرَتْ نَذْرًا وَقَالَتْ: «يَارَبَّ ٱلْجُنُودِ، إِنْ نَظَرْتَ نَظَرًا إِلَى مَذَلَّةِ أَمَتِكَ، وَذَكَرْتَنِي وَلَمْ تَنْسَ أَمَتَكَ بَلْ أَعْطَيْتَ أَمَتَكَ زَرْعَ بَشَرٍ، فَإِنِّي أُعْطِيهِ لِلرَّبِّ كُلَّ أَيَّامِ حَيَاتِهِ، وَلَا يَعْلُو رَأْسَهُ مُوسَى». ١١ 11
She made a vow and said, “Yahweh of hosts, if you will look on the affliction of your servant and call me to mind, and do not forget your servant, but give your servant a son, then I will give him to Yahweh all the days of his life, and no razor will ever touch his head.”
وَكَانَ إِذْ أَكْثَرَتِ ٱلصَّلَاةَ أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ وَعَالِي يُلَاحِظُ فَاهَا. ١٢ 12
As she continued praying before Yahweh, Eli watched her mouth.
فَإِنَّ حَنَّةَ كَانَتْ تَتَكَلَّمُ فِي قَلْبِهَا، وَشَفَتَاهَا فَقَطْ تَتَحَرَّكَانِ، وَصَوْتُهَا لَمْ يُسْمَعْ، أَنَّ عَالِيَ ظَنَّهَا سَكْرَى. ١٣ 13
Hannah spoke in her heart. Her lips moved, but her voice was not heard. Therefore Eli thought she was drunk.
فَقَالَ لَهَا عَالِي: «حَتَّى مَتَى تَسْكَرِينَ؟ ٱنْزِعِي خَمْرَكِ عَنْكِ». ١٤ 14
Eli said to her, “How long will you be drunk? Get rid of your wine.”
فَأَجَابَتْ حَنَّةُ وَقَالَتْ: «لَا يَا سَيِّدِي. إِنِّي ٱمْرَأَةٌ حَزِينَةُ ٱلرُّوحِ وَلَمْ أَشْرَبْ خَمْرًا وَلَا مُسْكِرًا، بَلْ أَسْكُبُ نَفْسِي أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ. ١٥ 15
Hannah answered, “No, my master, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have been pouring out my soul before Yahweh.
لَا تَحْسِبْ أَمَتَكَ ٱبْنَةَ بَلِيَّعَالَ، لِأَنِّي مِنْ كَثْرَةِ كُرْبَتِي وَغَيْظِي قَدْ تَكَلَّمْتُ إِلَى ٱلْآنَ». ١٦ 16
Do not consider your servant to be a shameless woman; I have been speaking out of the abundance of my great concern and provocation.”
فَأجَابَ عَالِي وَقَالَ: «ٱذْهَبِي بِسَلَامٍ، وَإِلَهُ إِسْرَائِيلَ يُعْطِيكِ سُؤْلَكِ ٱلَّذِي سَأَلْتِهِ مِنْ لَدُنْهُ». ١٧ 17
Then Eli answered and said, “Go in peace; may the God of Israel grant the request that you have asked him for.”
فَقَالَتْ: «لِتَجِدْ جَارِيَتُكَ نِعْمَةً فِي عَيْنَيْكَ». ثُمَّ مَضَتِ ٱلْمَرْأَةُ فِي طَرِيقِهَا وَأَكَلَتْ، وَلَمْ يَكُنْ وَجْهُهَا بَعْدُ مُغَيَّرًا. ١٨ 18
She said, “Let your servant find favor in your eyes.” Then the woman went her way and ate; her face was no longer sad.
وَبَكَّرُوا فِي ٱلصَّبَاحِ وَسَجَدُوا أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ، وَرَجَعُوا وَجَاءُوا إِلَى بَيْتِهِمْ فِي ٱلرَّامَةِ. وَعَرَفَ أَلْقَانَةُ ٱمْرَأَتَهُ حَنَّةَ، وَٱلرَّبُّ ذَكَرَهَا. ١٩ 19
They rose early in the morning and worshiped before Yahweh, and then they returned again to their house in Ramah. Elkanah slept with Hannah his wife, and Yahweh called her to mind.
وَكَانَ فِي مَدَارِ ٱلسَّنَةِ أَنَّ حَنَّةَ حَبِلَتْ وَوَلَدَتِ ٱبْنًا وَدَعَتِ ٱسْمَهُ صَمُوئِيلَ قَائِلَةً: «لِأَنِّي مِنَ ٱلرَّبِّ سَأَلْتُهُ». ٢٠ 20
When the time came, Hannah conceived and gave birth to a son. She called his name Samuel, saying, “Because I have asked for him from Yahweh.”
وَصَعِدَ ٱلرَّجُلُ أَلْقَانَةُ وَجَمِيعُ بَيْتِهِ لِيَذْبَحَ لِلرَّبِّ ٱلذَّبِيحَةَ ٱلسَّنَوِيَّةَ، وَنَذْرَهُ. ٢١ 21
Once again, Elkanah and all his house went up to offer to Yahweh the yearly sacrifice and pay his vow.
وَلَكِنَّ حَنَّةَ لَمْ تَصْعَدْ لِأَنَّهَا قَالَتْ لِرَجُلِهَا: «مَتَى فُطِمَ ٱلصَّبِيُّ آتِي بِهِ لِيَتَرَاءَى أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ وَيُقِيمَ هُنَاكَ إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ». ٢٢ 22
But Hannah did not go; she had said to her husband, “I will not go until the child is weaned; then I will bring him, so that he may appear before Yahweh and live there forever.”
فَقَالَ لَهَا أَلْقَانَةُ رَجُلُهَا: «ٱعْمَلِي مَا يَحْسُنُ فِي عَيْنَيْكِ. ٱمْكُثِي حَتَّى تَفْطِمِيهِ. إِنَّمَا ٱلرَّبُّ يُقِيمُ كَلَامَهُ». فَمَكَثَتِ ٱلْمَرْأَةُ وَأَرْضَعَتِ ٱبْنَهَا حَتَّى فَطَمَتْهُ. ٢٣ 23
Elkanah her husband said to her, “Do what seems good to you. Wait until you have weaned him; only, may Yahweh confirm his word.” So the woman stayed and nursed her son until she weaned him.
ثُمَّ حِينَ فَطَمَتْهُ أَصْعَدَتْهُ مَعَهَا بِثَلَاثَةِ ثِيرَانٍ وَإِيفَةِ دَقِيقٍ وَزِقِّ خَمْرٍ، وَأَتَتْ بِهِ إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ فِي شِيلُوهَ وَٱلصَّبِيُّ صَغِيرٌ. ٢٤ 24
When she had weaned him, she took him with her, along with a three-year-old bull, one ephah of meal, and a bottle of wine, and brought him to the house of Yahweh in Shiloh. Now the child was still young.
فَذَبَحُوا ٱلثَّوْرَ وَجَاءُوا بِٱلصَّبِيِّ إِلَى عَالِي. ٢٥ 25
They killed the bull, and they brought the child to Eli.
وَقَالَتْ: «أَسْأَلُكَ يَا سَيِّدِي. حَيَّةٌ هِيَ نَفْسُكَ يَا سَيِّدِي، أَنَا ٱلْمَرْأَةُ ٱلَّتِي وَقَفَتْ لَدَيْكَ هُنَا تُصَلِّي إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ. ٢٦ 26
She said, “Oh, my master! As you live, my master, I am the woman who stood here next to you praying to Yahweh.
لِأَجْلِ هَذَا ٱلصَّبِيِّ صَلَّيْتُ فَأَعْطَانِيَ ٱلرَّبُّ سُؤْلِيَ ٱلَّذِي سَأَلْتُهُ مِنْ لَدُنْهُ. ٢٧ 27
For this child I prayed and Yahweh has given me my petition which I asked of him.
وَأَنَا أَيْضًا قَدْ أَعَرْتُهُ لِلرَّبِّ. جَمِيعَ أَيَّامِ حَيَاتِهِ هُوَ عَارِيَّةٌ لِلرَّبِّ». وَسَجَدَ هُنَاكَ لِلرَّبِّ. ٢٨ 28
I have given him to Yahweh, as long as he lives he is lent to Yahweh.” Then he worshiped Yahweh there.