٢ أخبار 20

ثُمَّ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ أَتَى بَنُو مُوآبَ وَبَنُو عَمُّونَ وَمَعَهُمُ ٱلْعَمُّونِيُّونَ عَلَى يَهُوشَافَاطَ لِلْمُحَارَبَةِ. ١ 1
It came about after this, that the people of Moab and Ammon, and with them some Meunites came against Jehoshaphat to do battle.
فَجَاءَ أُنَاسٌ وَأَخْبَرُوا يَهُوشَافَاطَ قَائِلِينَ: «قَدْ جَاءَ عَلَيْكَ جُمْهُورٌ كَثِيرٌ مِنْ عَبْرِ ٱلْبَحْرِ مِنْ أَرَامَ، وَهَا هُمْ فِي حَصُّونَ تَامَارَ». هِيَ عَيْنُ جَدْيٍ. ٢ 2
Then some came who told Jehoshaphat, saying, “A large multitude is coming against you from beyond the Dead Sea, from Edom. See, they are in Hazezon Tamar,” that is, Engedi.
فَخَافَ يَهُوشَافَاطُ وَجَعَلَ وَجْهَهُ لِيَطْلُبَ ٱلرَّبَّ، وَنَادَى بِصَوْمٍ فِي كُلِّ يَهُوذَا. ٣ 3
Jehoshaphat became afraid and set himself to seek Yahweh. He proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.
وَٱجْتَمَعَ يَهُوذَا لِيَسْأَلُوا ٱلرَّبَّ. جَاءُوا أَيْضًا مِنْ كُلِّ مُدُنِ يَهُوذَا لِيَسْأَلُوا ٱلرَّبَّ. ٤ 4
Judah gathered together to seek Yahweh; they came to seek Yahweh from all the cities of Judah.
فَوَقَفَ يَهُوشَافَاطُ فِي جَمَاعَةِ يَهُوذَا وَأُورُشَلِيمَ فِي بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ أَمَامَ ٱلدَّارِ ٱلْجَدِيدَةِ ٥ 5
Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, at the house of Yahweh, in front of the new courtyard.
وَقَالَ: «يَارَبُّ إِلَهَ آبَائِنَا، أَمَا أَنْتَ هُوَ ٱللهُ فِي ٱلسَّمَاءِ، وَأَنْتَ ٱلْمُتَسَلِّطُ عَلَى جَمِيعِ مَمَالِكِ ٱلْأُمَمِ، وَبِيَدِكَ قُوَّةٌ وَجَبَرُوتٌ وَلَيْسَ مَنْ يَقِفُ مَعَكَ؟ ٦ 6
He said, “Yahweh, the God of our ancestors, are you not God in heaven? Are you not the ruler over all the kingdoms of the nations? Power and might are in your hand, so no one is able to resist you.
أَلَسْتَ أَنْتَ إِلَهَنَا ٱلَّذِي طَرَدْتَ سُكَّانَ هَذِهِ ٱلْأَرْضِ مِنْ أَمَامِ شَعْبِكَ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَأَعْطَيْتَهَا لِنَسْلِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ خَلِيلِكَ إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ؟ ٧ 7
Our God, did you not drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel, and give it forever to the descendants of Abraham?
فَسَكَنُوا فِيهَا وَبَنَوْا لَكَ فِيهَا مَقْدِسًا لِٱسْمِكَ قَائِلِينَ: ٨ 8
They lived in it and built you a holy place in it for your name, saying,
إِذَا جَاءَ عَلَيْنَا شَرٌّ، سَيْفٌ قَضَاءٌ أَوْ وَبَأٌ أَوْ جُوعٌ، وَوَقَفْنَا أَمَامَ هَذَا ٱلْبَيْتِ وَأَمَامَكَ، لِأَنَّ ٱسْمَكَ فِي هَذَا ٱلْبَيْتِ، وَصَرَخْنَا إِلَيْكَ مِنْ ضِيقِنَا فَإِنَّكَ تَسْمَعُ وَتُخَلِّصُ. ٩ 9
'If disaster comes on us—the sword, judgment, or disease, or famine—we will stand before this house, and before you (for your name is in this house), and we will cry to you in our affliction, and you will hear us and save us.'
وَٱلْآنَ هُوَذَا بَنُو عَمُّونَ وَمُوآبُ وَجَبَلُ سَاعِيرَ، ٱلَّذِينَ لَمْ تَدَعْ إِسْرَائِيلَ يَدْخُلُونَ إِلَيْهِمْ حِينَ جَاءُوا مِنْ أَرْضِ مِصْرَ، بَلْ مَالُوا عَنْهُمْ وَلَمْ يُهْلِكُوهُمْ، ١٠ 10
See now, here are the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir whom you would not let Israel invade when they came out of the land of Egypt; instead, Israel turned away from them and did not destroy them.
فَهُوَذَا هُمْ يُكَافِئُونَنَا بِمَجِيئِهِمْ لِطَرْدِنَا مِنْ مُلْكِكَ ٱلَّذِي مَلَّكْتَنَا إِيَّاهُ. ١١ 11
See how they are rewarding us; they are coming to drive us out of your land that you have given us to inherit.
يَا إِلَهَنَا أَمَا تَقْضِي عَلَيْهِمْ، لِأَنَّهُ لَيْسَ فِينَا قُوَّةٌ أَمَامَ هَذَا ٱلْجُمْهُورِ ٱلْكَثِيرِ ٱلْآتِي عَلَيْنَا، وَنَحْنُ لَا نَعْلَمُ مَاذَا نَعْمَلُ وَلَكِنْ نَحْوَكَ أَعْيُنُنَا». ١٢ 12
Our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power against this great army that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”
وَكَانَ كُلُّ يَهُوذَا وَاقِفِينَ أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ مَعَ أَطْفَالِهِمْ وَنِسَائِهِمْ وَبَنِيهِمْ. ١٣ 13
All Judah stood before Yahweh, with their little ones, wives, and children.
وَإِنَّ يَحْزَئِيلَ بْنَ زَكَرِيَّا بْنِ بَنَايَا بْنِ يَعِيئِيلَ بْنِ مَتَّنِيَّا ٱللَّاوِيِّ مِنْ بَنِي آسَافَ، كَانَ عَلَيْهِ رُوحُ ٱلرَّبِّ فِي وَسَطِ ٱلْجَمَاعَةِ، ١٤ 14
Then in the middle of the assembly, the Spirit of Yahweh came on Jahaziel, son of Zechariah, son of Benaiah, son of Jeiel, son of Mattaniah, the Levite, one of the sons of Asaph.
فَقَالَ: «ٱصْغَوْا يَا جَمِيعَ يَهُوذَا وَسُكَّانَ أُورُشَلِيمَ، وَأَيُّهَا ٱلْمَلِكُ يَهُوشَافَاطُ. هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ لَكُمْ: لَا تَخَافُوا وَلَا تَرْتَاعُوا بِسَبَبِ هَذَا ٱلْجُمْهُورِ ٱلْكَثِيرِ، لِأَنَّ ٱلْحَرْبَ لَيْسَتْ لَكُمْ بَلْ لِلهِ. ١٥ 15
Jahaziel said, “Listen, all Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and King Jehoshaphat. This is what Yahweh says to you, 'Do not fear; do not be discouraged because of this great army, for the battle does not belong to you, but to God.
غَدًا ٱنْزِلُوا عَلَيْهِمْ. هُوَذَا هُمْ صَاعِدُونَ فِي عَقَبَةِ صِيصَ فَتَجِدُوهُمْ فِي أَقْصَى ٱلْوَادِي أَمَامَ بَرِّيَّةِ يَرُوئِيلَ. ١٦ 16
You must go down against them tomorrow. See, they are coming up by way of the pass of Ziz. You will find them at the end of the valley, before the wilderness of Jeruel.
لَيْسَ عَلَيْكُمْ أَنْ تُحَارِبُوا فِي هَذِهِ. قِفُوا ٱثْبُتُوا وَٱنْظُرُوا خَلَاصَ ٱلرَّبِّ مَعَكُمْ يَا يَهُوذَا وَأُورُشَلِيمُ. لَا تَخَافُوا وَلَا تَرْتَاعُوا. غَدًا ٱخْرُجُوا لِلِقَائِهِمْ وَٱلرَّبُّ مَعَكُمْ». ١٧ 17
You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand in your positions, stand still, and see the rescue of Yahweh with you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not fear nor be discouraged. Go out against them tomorrow, for Yahweh is with you.'”
فَخَرَّ يَهُوشَافَاطُ لِوَجْهِهِ عَلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ، وَكُلُّ يَهُوذَا وَسُكَّانُ أُورُشَلِيمَ سَقَطُوا أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ سُجُودًا لِلرَّبِّ. ١٨ 18
Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground. All Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before Yahweh, worshiping him.
فَقَامَ ٱللَّاوِيُّونَ مِنْ بَنِي ٱلْقَهَاتِيِّينَ وَمِنْ بَنِي ٱلْقُورَحِيِّينَ لِيُسَبِّحُوا ٱلرَّبَّ إِلَهَ إِسْرَائِيلَ بِصَوْتٍ عَظِيمٍ جِدًّا. ١٩ 19
The Levites, those of the descendants of the Kohathites and Korahites, stood up to praise Yahweh, the God of Israel, with a very loud voice.
وَبَكَّرُوا صَبَاحًا وَخَرَجُوا إِلَى بَرِّيَّةِ تَقُوعَ. وَعِنْدَ خُرُوجِهِمْ وَقَفَ يَهُوشَافَاطُ وَقَالَ: «ٱسْمَعُوا يَايَهُوذَا وَسُكَّانَ أُورُشَلِيمَ، آمِنُوا بِٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِكُمْ فَتَأْمَنُوا. آمِنُوا بِأَنْبِيَائِهِ فَتُفْلِحُوا». ٢٠ 20
Early in the morning they arose and went out into the wilderness of Tekoa. As they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem! Trust in Yahweh your God, and you will be supported. Trust in his prophets, and you will succeed.”
وَلَمَّا ٱسْتَشَارَ ٱلشَّعْبَ أَقَامَ مُغَنِّينَ لِلرَّبِّ وَمُسَبِّحِينَ فِي زِينَةٍ مُقَدَّسَةٍ عِنْدَ خُرُوجِهِمْ أَمَامَ ٱلْمُتَجَرِّدِينَ وَقَائِلِينَ: «ٱحْمَدُوا ٱلرَّبَّ لِأَنَّ إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ رَحْمَتَهُ». ٢١ 21
After he consulted with the people, he appointed those who sang to Yahweh and who praised him for his majestic splendor as they went out before the army, saying, “Give thanks to Yahweh, for his covenant faithfulness endures forever.”
وَلَمَّا ٱبْتَدَأُوا فِي ٱلْغِنَاءِ وَٱلتَّسْبِيحِ جَعَلَ ٱلرَّبُّ أَكْمِنَةً عَلَى بَنِي عَمُّونَ وَمُوآبَ وَجَبَلِ سَاعِيرَ ٱلْآتِينَ عَلَى يَهُوذَا فَٱنْكَسَرُوا. ٢٢ 22
When they began to sing and to praise, Yahweh set men in ambush against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who were coming against Judah. They were defeated.
وَقَامَ بَنُو عَمُّونَ وَمُوآبُ عَلَى سُكَّانِ جَبَلِ سَاعِيرَ لِيُحَرِّمُوهُمْ وَيُهْلِكُوهُمْ. وَلَمَّا فَرَغُوا مِنْ سُكَّانِ سَاعِيرَ سَاعَدَ بَعْضُهُمْ عَلَى إِهْلَاكِ بَعْضٍ. ٢٣ 23
For the people of Ammon and Moab rose to fight the inhabitants of Mount Seir, in order to completely kill them and destroy them. When they had finished with the inhabitants of Mount Seir, they all helped to destroy each other.
وَلَمَّا جَاءَ يَهُوذَا إِلَى ٱلْمَرْقَبِ فِي ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ تَطَلَّعُوا نَحْوَ ٱلْجُمْهُورِ وَإِذَا هُمْ جُثَثٌ سَاقِطَةٌ عَلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ وَلَمْ يَنْفَلِتْ أَحَدٌ. ٢٤ 24
When Judah came to a place overlooking the wilderness, they looked out on the army. Behold, they were dead, fallen to the ground; none had escaped.
فَأَتَى يَهُوشَافَاطُ وَشَعْبُهُ لِنَهْبِ أَمْوَالِهِمْ، فَوَجَدُوا بَيْنَهُمْ أَمْوَالًا وَجُثَثًا وَأَمْتِعَةً ثَمِينَةً بِكَثْرَةٍ، فَأَخَذُوهَا لِأَنْفُسِهِمْ حَتَّى لَمْ يَقْدِرُوا أَنْ يَحْمِلُوهَا. وَكَانُوا ثَلَاثَةَ أَيَّامٍ يَنْهَبُونَ ٱلْغَنِيمَةَ لِأَنَّهَا كَانَتْ كَثِيرَةً. ٢٥ 25
When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take plunder from them, they found among them abundant goods, clothing, and valuable articles, which they took for themselves, more than they could carry away. It took them three days to carry off the plunder, there was so much of it.
وَفِي ٱلْيَوْمِ ٱلرَّابِعِ ٱجْتَمَعُوا فِي وَادِي بَرَكَةَ، لِأَنَّهُمْ هُنَاكَ بَارَكُوا ٱلرَّبَّ، لِذَلِكَ دَعَوْا ٱسْمَ ذَلِكَ ٱلْمَكَانِ «وَادِي بَرَكَةَ» إِلَى ٱلْيَوْمِ. ٢٦ 26
On the fourth day they assembled in the Valley of Berakah. There they praised Yahweh, so the name of that place is the “Valley of Berakah” to this day.
ثُمَّ ٱرْتَدَّ كُلُّ رِجَالِ يَهُوذَا وَأُورُشَلِيمَ وَيَهُوشَافَاطُ بِرَأْسِهِمْ لِيَرْجِعُوا إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ بِفَرَحٍ، لِأَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ فَرَّحَهُمْ عَلَى أَعْدَائِهِمْ. ٢٧ 27
Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphat in their lead, to go again to Jerusalem with joy, for Yahweh had made them rejoice over their enemies.
وَدَخَلُوا أُورُشَلِيمَ بِٱلرَّبَابِ وَٱلْعِيدَانِ وَٱلْأَبْوَاقِ إِلَى بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ. ٢٨ 28
They came to Jerusalem and to the house of Yahweh with lyres, harps, and trumpets.
وَكَانَتْ هَيْبَةُ ٱللهِ عَلَى كُلِّ مَمَالِكِ ٱلْأَرَاضِي حِينَ سَمِعُوا أَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ حَارَبَ أَعْدَاءَ إِسْرَائِيلَ. ٢٩ 29
The terror of God was on all the kingdoms of the nations when they heard that Yahweh had fought against Israel's enemies.
وَٱسْتَرَاحَتْ مَمْلَكَةُ يَهُوشَافَاطَ، وَأَرَاحَهُ إِلَهُهُ مِنْ كُلِّ جِهَةٍ. ٣٠ 30
So Jehoshaphat's kingdom was quiet, for his God gave him peace all around him.
وَمَلَكَ يَهُوشَافَاطُ عَلَى يَهُوذَا. كَانَ ٱبْنَ خَمْسٍ وَثَلَاثِينَ سَنَةً حِينَ مَلَكَ، وَمَلَكَ خَمْسًا وَعِشْرِينَ سَنَةً فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ، وَٱسْمُ أُمِّهِ عَزُوبَةُ بِنْتُ شَلْحِي. ٣١ 31
Jehoshaphat reigned over Judah: He was thirty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem for twenty-five years. His mother's name was Azubah, the daughter of Shilhi.
وَسَارَ فِي طَرِيقِ أَبِيهِ آسَا وَلَمْ يَحِدْ عَنْهَا إِذْ عَمِلَ ٱلْمُسْتَقِيمَ فِي عَيْنَيِ ٱلرَّبِّ. ٣٢ 32
He walked in the ways of Asa, his father; he did not turn away from them; he did what was right in the eyes of Yahweh.
إِلَّا أَنَّ ٱلْمُرْتَفَعَاتِ لَمْ تُنْتَزَعْ، بَلْ كَانَ ٱلشَّعْبُ لَمْ يُعِدُّوا بَعْدُ قُلُوبَهُمْ لِإِلَهِ آبَائِهِمْ. ٣٣ 33
However, the high places were not taken away. The people still had not directed their hearts to the God of their ancestors.
وَبَقِيَّةُ أُمُورِ يَهُوشَافَاطَ ٱلْأُولَى وَٱلْأَخِيرَةِ، هَا هِيَ مَكْتُوبَةٌ فِي أَخْبَارِ يَاهُوَ بْنِ حَنَانِي ٱلْمَذْكُورِ فِي سِفْرِ مُلُوكِ إِسْرَائِيلَ. ٣٤ 34
As for the other matters concerning Jehoshaphat, first and last, behold, they are written in the history of Jehu son of Hanani, which is recorded in the book of the kings of Israel.
ثُمَّ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ ٱتَّحَدَ يَهُوشَافَاطُ مَلِكُ يَهُوذَا مَعَ أَخَزْيَا مَلِكِ إِسْرَائِيلَ ٱلَّذِي أَسَاءَ فِي عَمَلِهِ. ٣٥ 35
After this Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, allied himself with Ahaziah, king of Israel, who committed much wickedness.
فَٱتَّحَدَ مَعَهُ فِي عَمَلِ سُفُنٍ تَسِيرُ إِلَى تَرْشِيشَ، فَعَمِلَا ٱلسُّفُنَ فِي عِصْيُونَ جَابِرَ. ٣٦ 36
He allied himself with him to build ships to go to Tarshish. They built the ships at Ezion Geber.
وَتَنَبَّأَ أَلِيعَزَرُ بْنُ دُودَاوَاهُو مِنْ مَرِيشَةَ عَلَى يَهُوشَافَاطَ قَائِلًا: «لِأَنَّكَ ٱتَّحَدْتَ مَعَ أَخَزْيَا، قَدِ ٱقْتَحَمَ ٱلرَّبُّ أَعْمَالَكَ». فَتَكَسَّرَتِ ٱلسُّفُنُ وَلَمْ تَسْتَطِعِ ٱلسَّيْرَ إِلَى تَرْشِيشَ. ٣٧ 37
Then Eliezer son of Dodavahu of Mareshah, prophesied against Jehoshaphat; he said, “Because you have allied yourself with Ahaziah, Yahweh has destroyed your projects.” The ships were wrecked so that they were not able to sail.