٢ أخبار 21

وَٱضْطَجَعَ يَهُوشَافَاطُ مَعَ آبَائِهِ فَدُفِنَ مَعَ آبَائِهِ فِي مَدِينَةِ دَاوُدَ، وَمَلَكَ يَهُورَامُ ٱبْنُهُ عِوَضًا عَنْهُ. ١ 1
Jehoshaphat slept with his ancestors and was buried with them in the city of David; Jehoram, his son, became king in his place.
وَكَانَ لَهُ إِخْوَةٌ، بَنُو يَهُوشَافَاطَ: عَزَرْيَا وَيَحِيئِيلُ وَزَكَرِيَّا وَعَزَرْيَاهُو وَمِيخَائِيلُ وَشَفَطْيَا. كُلُّ هَؤُلَاءِ بَنُو يَهُوشَافَاطَ مَلِكِ إِسْرَائِيلَ. ٢ 2
Jehoram had brothers, sons of Jehoshaphat: Azariah, Jehiel, Zechariah, Azariahu, Michael, and Shephatiah. All these were sons of Jehoshaphat, king of Israel.
وَأَعْطَاهُمْ أَبُوهُمْ عَطَايَا كَثِيرَةً مِنْ فِضَّةٍ وَذَهَبٍ وَتُحَفٍ مَعَ مُدُنٍ حَصِينَةٍ فِي يَهُوذَا. وَأَمَّا ٱلْمَمْلَكَةُ فَأَعْطَاهَا لِيَهُورَامَ لِأَنَّهُ ٱلْبِكْرُ. ٣ 3
Their father had given them large gifts of silver, gold, and other precious things, and also fortified cities in Judah, but he gave the kingdom to Jehoram.
فَقَامَ يَهُورَامُ عَلَى مَمْلَكَةِ أَبِيهِ وَتَشَدَّدَ وَقَتَلَ جَمِيعَ إِخْوَتِهِ بِٱلسَّيْفِ، وَأَيْضًا بَعْضًا مِنْ رُؤَسَاءِ إِسْرَائِيلَ. ٤ 4
Now when Jehoram had risen up over his father's kingdom and had firmly established himself as king, he killed all his brothers with the sword, and also various other leaders of Israel.
كَانَ يَهُورَامُ ٱبْنَ ٱثْنَتَيْنِ وَثَلَاثِينَ سَنَةً حِينَ مَلَكَ، وَمَلَكَ ثَمَانِيَ سِنِينَ فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ. ٥ 5
Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for eight years in Jerusalem.
وَسَارَ فِي طَرِيقِ مُلُوكِ إِسْرَائِيلَ كَمَا فَعَلَ بَيْتُ أَخْآبَ، لِأَنَّ بِنْتَ أَخْآبَ كَانَتْ لَهُ ٱمْرَأَةً. وَعَمِلَ ٱلشَّرَّ فِي عَيْنَيِ ٱلرَّبِّ. ٦ 6
He walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, as the house of Ahab was doing, for he had Ahab's daughter as his wife, and he did what was evil in the sight of Yahweh.
وَلَمْ يَشَإِ ٱلرَّبُّ أَنْ يُبِيدَ بَيْتَ دَاوُدَ لِأَجْلِ ٱلْعَهْدِ ٱلَّذِي قَطَعَهُ مَعَ دَاوُدَ، وَلِأَنَّهُ قَالَ إِنَّهُ يُعْطِيهِ وَبَنِيهِ سِرَاجًا كُلَّ ٱلْأَيَّامِ. ٧ 7
However, Yahweh did not wish to destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David; he had promised that he would always give life to him and his descendants.
فِي أَيَّامِهِ عَصَى أَدُومُ مِنْ تَحْتِ يَدِ يَهُوذَا وَمَلَّكُوا عَلَى أَنْفُسِهِمْ مَلِكًا. ٨ 8
In Jehoram's days, Edom revolted from the control of Judah, and they set a king over themselves.
وَعَبَرَ يَهُورَامُ مَعَ رُؤَسَائِهِ وَجَمِيعُ ٱلْمَرْكَبَاتِ مَعَهُ، وَقَامَ لَيْلًا وَضَرَبَ أَدُومَ ٱلْمُحِيطَ بِهِ وَرُؤَسَاءَ ٱلْمَرْكَبَاتِ. ٩ 9
Then Jehoram crossed over with his commanders and all his chariots. It was night when he rose up and fought against the Edomites who had surrounded him and his chariot commanders.
فَعَصَى أَدُومُ مِنْ تَحْتِ يَدِ يَهُوذَا إِلَى هَذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ. حِينَئِذٍ عَصَتْ لِبْنَةُ فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلْوَقْتِ مِنْ تَحْتِ يَدِهِ لِأَنَّهُ تَرَكَ ٱلرَّبَّ إِلَهَ آبَائِهِ. ١٠ 10
So Edom has been in rebellion from the control of Judah to this present day. Libnah also revolted at the same time from his control, because Jehoram had forsaken Yahweh, the God of his ancestors.
وَهُوَ أَيْضًا عَمِلَ مُرْتَفَعَاتٍ فِي جِبَالِ يَهُوذَا، وَجَعَلَ سُكَّانَ أُورُشَلِيمَ يَزْنُونَ، وَطَوَّحَ يَهُوذَا. ١١ 11
In addition, Jehoram had also built high places in the mountains of Judah and he made the inhabitants of Jerusalem to live like prostitutes, and he led Judah astray.
وَأَتَتْ إِلَيْهِ كِتَابَةٌ مِنْ إِيلِيَّا ٱلنَّبِيِّ تَقُولُ: «هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ دَاوُدَ أَبِيكَ: مِنْ أَجْلِ أَنَّكَ لَمْ تَسْلُكْ فِي طُرُقِ يَهُوشَافَاطَ أَبِيكَ وَطُرُقِ آسَا مَلِكِ يَهُوذَا، ١٢ 12
A letter from the prophet Elijah came to Jehoram. It said, “This is what Yahweh, the God of David, your ancestor, says: Because you have not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat, your father, nor in the ways of Asa, king of Judah,
بَلْ سَلَكْتَ فِي طُرُقِ مُلُوكِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، وَجَعَلْتَ يَهُوذَا وَسُكَّانَ أُورُشَلِيمَ يَزْنُونَ كَزِنَا بَيْتِ أَخْآبَ، وَقَتَلْتَ أَيْضًا إِخْوَتَكَ مِنْ بَيْتِ أَبِيكَ ٱلَّذِينَ هُمْ أَفْضَلُ مِنْكَ، ١٣ 13
but have walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and have made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to act like a prostitute, as the house of Ahab did—and because you have also killed your brothers in your father's family, men who were better than yourself—
هُوَذَا يَضْرِبُ ٱلرَّبُّ شَعْبَكَ وَبَنِيكَ وَنِسَاءَكَ وَكُلَّ مَالِكَ ضَرْبَةً عَظِيمَةً. ١٤ 14
see, Yahweh will strike with a great plague your people, your children, your wives, and all your possessions.
وَإِيَّاكَ بِأَمْرَاضٍ كَثِيرَةٍ بِدَاءِ أَمْعَائِكَ حَتَّى تَخْرُجَ أَمْعَاؤُكَ بِسَبَبِ ٱلْمَرَضِ يَوْمًا فَيَوْمًا». ١٥ 15
You yourself will have much sickness because of a disease in your intestines, until your intestines fall out because of the sickness, day after day.”
وَأَهَاجَ ٱلرَّبُّ عَلَى يَهُورَامَ رُوحَ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ وَٱلْعَرَبَ ٱلَّذِينَ بِجَانِبِ ٱلْكُوشِيِّينَ، ١٦ 16
Yahweh stirred up against Jehoram the spirit of the Philistines and of the Arabians who were near the Cushites.
فَصَعِدُوا إِلَى يَهُوذَا وَٱفْتَتَحُوهَا، وَسَبَوْا كُلَّ ٱلْأَمْوَالِ ٱلْمَوْجُودَةِ فِي بَيْتِ ٱلْمَلِكِ مَعَ بَنِيهِ وَنِسَائِهِ أَيْضًا، وَلَمْ يَبْقَ لَهُ ٱبْنٌ إِلَّا يَهُوآحَازُ أَصْغَرُ بَنِيهِ. ١٧ 17
They attacked Judah, invaded it, and carried away all the wealth that was found in the king's house. They also carried away his sons and his wives. No son was left to him except Jehoahaz, his youngest son.
وَبَعْدَ هَذَا كُلِّهِ ضَرَبَهُ ٱلرَّبُّ فِي أَمْعَائِهِ بِمَرَضٍ لَيْسَ لَهُ شِفَاءٌ. ١٨ 18
After all this, Yahweh struck him in his intestines with an incurable disease.
وَكَانَ مِنْ يَوْمٍ إِلَى يَوْمٍ وَحَسَبَ ذِهَابِ ٱلْمُدَّةِ عِنْدَ نَهَايَةِ سَنَتَيْنِ، أَنَّ أَمْعَاءَهُ خَرَجَتْ بِسَبَبِ مَرَضِهِ، فَمَاتَ بِأَمْرَاضٍ رَدِيَّةٍ، وَلَمْ يَعْمَلْ لَهُ شَعْبُهُ حَرِيقَةً كَحَرِيقَةِ آبَائِهِ. ١٩ 19
It came about in due time, at the end of two years, that his intestines fell out because of his sickness, and that he died of severe disease. His people made no fire in his honor as they had done for his ancestors.
كَانَ ٱبْنَ ٱثْنَتَيْنِ وَثَلَاثِينَ سَنَةً حِينَ مَلَكَ، وَمَلَكَ ثَمَانِيَ سِنِينَ فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ، وَذَهَبَ غَيْرَ مَأْسُوفٍ عَلَيْهِ، وَدَفَنُوهُ فِي مَدِينَةِ دَاوُدَ، وَلَكِنْ لَيْسَ فِي قُبُورِ ٱلْمُلُوكِ. ٢٠ 20
He had begun to reign when he was thirty-two years old; he reigned in Jerusalem for eight years, and when he departed no one mourned him. They buried him in the city of David, but not in the royal tombs.