٢ أخبار 2

وَأَمَرَ سُلَيْمَانُ بِبِنَاءِ بَيْتٍ لِٱسْمِ ٱلرَّبِّ، وَبَيْتٍ لِمُلْكِهِ. ١ 1
Now Solomon commanded the building of a house for Yahweh's name and the building of a palace for his kingdom.
وَأَحْصَى سُلَيْمَانُ سَبْعِينَ أَلْفَ رَجُلٍ حَمَّالٍ، وَثَمَانِينَ أَلْفَ رَجُلٍ نَحَّاتٍ فِي ٱلْجَبَلِ، وَوُكَلَاءَ عَلَيْهِمْ ثَلَاثَةَ آلَافٍ وَسِتَّ مِئَةٍ. ٢ 2
Solomon assigned seventy thousand men to carry loads, and eighty thousand men as stonecutters in the mountains, and 3,600 men to supervise them.
وَأَرْسَلَ سُلَيْمَانُ إِلَى حُورَامَ مَلِكِ صُورَ قَائِلًا: «كَمَا فَعَلْتَ مَعَ دَاوُدَ أَبِي إِذْ أَرْسَلْتَ لَهُ أَرْزًا لِيَبْنِيَ لَهُ بَيْتًا يَسْكُنُ فِيهِ، ٣ 3
Solomon sent a message to Hiram, the king of Tyre, saying, “As you did with David my father, sending him cedar logs to build a house to live in, do the same with me.
فَهَأَنَذَا أَبْنِي بَيْتًا لِٱسْمِ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِي لِأُقَدِّسَهُ لَهُ، لِأُوقِدَ أَمَامَهُ بَخُورًا عَطِرًا، وَلِخُبْزِ ٱلْوُجُوهِ ٱلدَّائِمِ، وَلِلْمُحْرَقَاتِ صَبَاحًا وَمَسَاءً، وَلِلسُّبُوتِ وَٱلْأَهِلَّةِ وَمَوَاسِمِ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِنَا. هَذَا عَلَى إِسْرَائِيلَ إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ. ٤ 4
See, I am about to build a house for the name of Yahweh my God, to set it apart to him, to burn incense of sweet spices before him, to set out the bread of the presence, and for the burnt offerings morning and evening, on the Sabbaths and on the new moons, and on the appointed feasts for Yahweh our God. This is forever, for Israel.
وَٱلْبَيْتُ ٱلَّذِي أَنَا بَانِيهِ عَظِيمٌ لِأَنَّ إِلَهَنَا أَعْظَمُ مِنْ جَمِيعِ ٱلْآلِهَةِ. ٥ 5
The house that I will build will be very large, for our God is greater than all other gods.
وَمَنْ يَسْتَطِيعُ أَنْ يَبْنِيَ لَهُ بَيْتًا، لِأَنَّ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَسَمَاءَ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ لَا تَسَعُهُ! وَمَنْ أَنَا حَتَّى أَبْنِيَ لَهُ بَيْتًا إِلَّا لِلْإِيقَادِ أَمَامَهُ؟ ٦ 6
But who is able to build God a house, since the entire universe and even heaven itself cannot contain him? Who am I to build him a house, except to burn sacrifices before him?
فَٱلْآنَ أَرْسِلْ لِي رَجُلًا حَكِيمًا فِي صَنَاعَةِ ٱلذَّهَبِ وَٱلْفِضَّةِ وَٱلنُّحَاسِ وَٱلْحَدِيدِ وَٱلْأُرْجُوَانِ وَٱلْقِرْمِزِ وَٱلْأَسْمَانْجُونِيِّ، مَاهِرًا فِي ٱلنَّقْشِ، مَعَ ٱلْحُكَمَاءِ ٱلَّذِينَ عِنْدِي فِي يَهُوذَا وَفِي أُورُشَلِيمَ ٱلَّذِينَ أَعَدَّهُمْ دَاوُدُ أَبِي. ٧ 7
So send me a man who is skilled at work in gold, silver, bronze, iron, and in purple, crimson, and blue wool, a man who knows how to make all kinds of engraved wood. He will be with the skilled men who are with me in Judah and Jerusalem, whom David my father provided.
وَأَرْسِلْ لِي خَشَبَ أَرْزٍ وَسَرْوٍ وَصَنْدَلٍ مِنْ لُبْنَانَ، لِأَنِّي أَعْلَمُ أَنَّ عَبِيدَكَ مَاهِرُونَ فِي قَطْعِ خَشَبِ لُبْنَانَ. وَهُوَذَا عَبِيدِي مَعَ عَبِيدِكَ. ٨ 8
Send me also cedar, cypress, and algum trees from Lebanon, for I know that your servants know how to cut timber in Lebanon. See, my servants will be with your servants,
وَلْيُعِدُّوا لِي خَشَبًا بِكَثْرَةٍ لِأَنَّ ٱلْبَيْتَ ٱلَّذِي أَبْنِيهِ عَظِيمٌ وَعَجِيبٌ. ٩ 9
in order to prepare for me timber in abundance, for the house which I am about to build will be great and marvelous.
وَهَأَنَذَا أُعْطِي لِلْقَطَّاعِينَ ٱلْقَاطِعِينَ ٱلْخَشَبَ عِشْرِينَ أَلْفَ كُرٍّ مِنَ ٱلْحِنْطَةِ طَعَامًا لِعَبِيدِكَ، وَعِشْرِينَ أَلْفَ كُرِّ شَعِيرٍ، وَعِشْرِينَ أَلْفَ بَثِّ خَمْرٍ، وَعِشْرِينَ أَلْفَ بَثِّ زَيْتٍ». ١٠ 10
See, I will give to your servants, the men who will cut the timber, twenty thousand cors of ground wheat, twenty thousand cors of barley, twenty thousand baths of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil.”
فَقَالَ حُورَامُ مَلِكُ صُورَ بِكِتَابَةٍ أَرْسَلَهَا إِلَى سُلَيْمَانَ: «لِأَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ قَدْ أَحَبَّ شَعْبَهُ جَعَلَكَ عَلَيْهِمْ مَلِكًا». ١١ 11
Then Hiram, the king of Tyre, answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon: “Because Yahweh loves his people, he has made you king over them.”
وَقَالَ حُورَامُ: «مُبَارَكٌ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ إِسْرَائِيلَ ٱلَّذِي صَنَعَ ٱلسَّمَاءَ وَٱلْأَرْضَ، ٱلَّذِي أَعْطَى دَاوُدَ ٱلْمَلِكَ ٱبْنًا حَكِيمًا صَاحِبَ مَعْرِفَةٍ وَفَهْمٍ، ٱلَّذِي يَبْنِي بَيْتًا لِلرَّبِّ وَبَيْتًا لِمُلْكِهِ. ١٢ 12
In addition, Hiram said, “Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Israel, who made heaven and earth, who has given to David the king a wise son, gifted with prudence and understanding, who will build a house for Yahweh and a palace for himself.
وَٱلْآنَ أَرْسَلْتُ رَجُلًا حَكِيمًا صَاحِبَ فَهْمٍ «حُورَامَ أَبِي»، ١٣ 13
Now I have sent a skillful man, Huram-Abi, who is gifted with understanding.
ٱبْنَ ٱمْرَأَةٍ مِنْ بَنَاتِ دَانَ، وَأَبُوهُ رَجُلٌ صُورِيٌّ مَاهِرٌ فِي صَنَاعَةِ ٱلذَّهَبِ وَٱلْفِضَّةِ وَٱلنُّحَاسِ وَٱلْحَدِيدِ وَٱلْحِجَارَةِ وَٱلْخَشَبِ وَٱلْأُرْجُوانِ وَٱلْأَسْمَانْجُونِيِّ وَٱلْكَتَّانِ وَٱلْقِرْمِزِ، وَنَقْشِ كُلِّ نَوْعٍ مِنَ ٱلنَّقْشِ، وَٱخْتِرَاعِ كُلِّ ٱخْتِرَاعٍ يُلْقَى عَلَيْهِ، مَعَ حُكَمَائِكَ وَحُكَمَاءِ سَيِّدِي دَاوُدَ أَبِيكَ. ١٤ 14
He is the son of a woman of the daughters of Dan. His father was a man from Tyre. He is skilled at work in gold, silver, bronze, iron, stone, and in timber, and in purple, blue, and crimson wool, and fine linen. He is also skilled in making any kind of engraving and in making any kind of design. Let a place be made for him among your skilled workers, and with those of my master, David, your father.
وَٱلْآنَ ٱلْحِنْطَةُ وَٱلشَّعِيرُ وَٱلزَّيْتُ وَٱلْخَمْرُ ٱلَّتِي ذَكَرَهَا سَيِّدِي فَلْيُرْسِلْهَا لِعَبِيدِهِ. ١٥ 15
Now then, the wheat and the barley, the oil and the wine, of which my master has spoken, let him send these things to his servants.
وَنَحْنُ نَقْطَعُ خَشَبًا مِنْ لُبْنَانَ حَسَبَ كُلِّ ٱحْتِيَاجِكَ، وَنَأْتِي بِهِ إِلَيْكَ أَرْمَاثًا عَلَى ٱلْبَحْرِ إِلَى يَافَا، وَأَنْتَ تُصْعِدُهُ إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ». ١٦ 16
We will cut wood from Lebanon, as much wood as you need. We will take it to you as rafts by sea to Joppa, and you will carry it up to Jerusalem.”
وَعَدَّ سُلَيْمَانُ جَمِيعَ ٱلرِّجَالِ ٱلْأَجْنَبِيِّينَ ٱلَّذِينَ فِي أَرْضِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، بَعْدَ ٱلْعَدِّ ٱلَّذِي عَدَّهُمْ إِيَّاهُ دَاوُدُ أَبُوهُ، فَوُجِدُوا مِئَةً وَثَلَاثَةً وَخَمْسِينَ أَلْفًا وَسِتَّ مِئَةٍ. ١٧ 17
Solomon counted all the foreigners who were in the land of Israel, following the method that David, his father, had counted them. They were found to be 153,600.
فَجَعَلَ مِنْهُمْ سَبْعِينَ أَلْفَ حَمَّالٍ، وَثَمَانِينَ أَلْفَ قَطَّاعٍ عَلَى ٱلْجَبَلِ، وَثَلَاثَةَ آلَافٍ وَسِتَّ مِئَةٍ وُكَلَاءَ لِتَشْغِيلِ ٱلشَّعْبِ. ١٨ 18
He assigned seventy thousand of them to carry loads, eighty thousand to be stonecutters in the mountains, and 3,600 to be supervisors to put the people to work.