٢ أخبار 23

وَفِي ٱلسَّنَةِ ٱلسَّابِعَةِ تَشَدَّدَ يَهُويَادَاعُ وَأَخَذَ مَعَهُ فِي ٱلْعَهْدِ رُؤَسَاءَ ٱلْمِئَاتِ: عَزَرْيَا بْنَ يَرُوحَامَ، وَإِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنَ يَهُوحَانَانَ، وَعَزَرْيَا بْنَ عُوبِيدَ، وَمَعَسِيَا بْنَ عَدَايَا، وَأَلِيشَافَاطَ بْنَ زِكْرِي، ١ 1
In the seventh year, Jehoiada showed his strength and entered into a covenant with the commanders of hundreds, Azariah son of Jeroham, Ishmael son of Jehohanan, Azariah son of Obed, Maaseiah son of Adaiah, and Elishaphat son of Zichri.
وَجَالُوا فِي يَهُوذَا وَجَمَعُوا ٱللَّاوِيِّينَ مِنْ جَمِيعِ مُدُنِ يَهُوذَا وَرُؤُوسَ آبَاءِ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَجَاءُوا إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ. ٢ 2
They went about in Judah and gathered the Levites from all the cities of Judah, as well as the heads of the ancestral houses of Israel, and they came to Jerusalem.
وَقَطَعَ كُلُّ ٱلْمَجْمَعِ عَهْدًا فِي بَيْتِ ٱللهِ مَعَ ٱلْمَلِكِ. وَقَالَ لَهُمْ: «هُوَذَا ٱبْنُ ٱلْمَلِكِ يَمْلِكُ كَمَا تَكَلَّمَ ٱلرَّبُّ عَنْ بَنِي دَاوُدَ. ٣ 3
All the assembly made a covenant with the king in the house of God. Jehoiada said to them, “See, the king's son will reign, as Yahweh has said concerning the descendants of David.
هَذَا هُوَ ٱلْأَمْرُ ٱلَّذِي تَعْمَلُونَهُ. ٱلثُّلْثُ مِنْكُمُ ٱلَّذِينَ يَدْخُلُونَ فِي ٱلسَّبْتِ مِنَ ٱلْكَهَنَةِ وَٱللَّاوِيِّينَ يَكُونُونَ بَوَّابِينَ لِلْأَبْوَابِ، ٤ 4
This is what you must do: A third of you priests and Levites who come to serve on the Sabbath will be guards at the doors.
وَٱلثُّلْثُ فِي بَيْتِ ٱلْمَلِكِ، وَٱلثُّلْثُ فِي بَابِ ٱلْأَسَاسِ، وَجَمِيعُ ٱلشَّعْبِ فِي دِيَارِ بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ. ٥ 5
Another third will be at the king's house, and the other third will be at the Foundation Gate. All the people will be in the courtyard of the house of Yahweh.
وَلَا يَدْخُلْ بَيْتَ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَّا ٱلْكَهَنَةُ وَٱلَّذِينَ يَخْدِمُونَ مِنَ ٱللَّاوِيِّينَ، فَهُمْ يَدْخُلُونَ لِأَنَّهُمْ مُقَدَّسُونَ، وَكُلُّ ٱلشَّعْبِ يَحْرُسُونَ حِرَاسَةَ ٱلرَّبِّ. ٦ 6
Allow no one to come into the house of Yahweh, except for the priests and the Levites who are serving. They may enter because they are consecrated. But all the other people must obey the commands of Yahweh.
وَيُحِيطُ ٱللَّاوِيُّونَ بِٱلْمَلِكِ مُسْتَدِيرِينَ، كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ سِلَاحُهُ بِيَدِهِ. وَٱلَّذِي يَدْخُلُ ٱلْبَيْتَ يُقْتَلُ. وَكُونُوا مَعَ ٱلْمَلِكِ فِي دُخُولِهِ وَفِي خُرُوجِهِ». ٧ 7
The Levites must surround the king on all sides, every man with his weapons in his hand. Whoever comes into the house, let him be killed. Stay with the king when he comes in and when he goes out.”
فَعَمِلَ ٱللَّاوِيُّونَ وَكُلُّ يَهُوذَا حَسَبَ كُلِّ مَا أَمَرَ بِهِ يَهُويَادَاعُ ٱلْكَاهِنُ. وَأَخَذُوا كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ رِجَالَهُ ٱلدَّاخِلِينَ فِي ٱلسَّبْتِ، مَعَ ٱلْخَارِجِينَ فِي ٱلسَّبْتِ، لِأَنَّ يَهُويَادَاعَ ٱلْكَاهِنَ لَمْ يَصْرِفِ ٱلْفِرَقَ. ٨ 8
So the Levites and all Judah served in every way in the manner in which Jehoiada the priest commanded. Each one took his men, those who were to come in to serve on the Sabbath, and those who were to leave off serving on the Sabbath, for Jehoiada the priest had not dismissed any of their divisions.
وَأَعْطَى يَهُويَادَاعُ ٱلْكَاهِنُ رُؤَسَاءَ ٱلْمِئَاتِ ٱلْحِرَابَ وَٱلْمَجَانَّ وَٱلْأَتْرَاسَ ٱلَّتِي لِلْمَلِكِ دَاوُدَ ٱلَّتِي فِي بَيْتِ ٱللهِ. ٩ 9
Then Jehoiada the priest brought to the commanders spears and small and large shields that had been King David's that were in the house of God.
وَأَوْقَفَ جَمِيعَ ٱلشَّعْبِ، وَكُلُّ وَاحِدٍ سِلَاحُهُ بِيَدِهِ مِنْ جَانِبِ ٱلْبَيْتِ ٱلْأَيْمَنِ إِلَى جَانِبِ ٱلْبَيْتِ ٱلْأَيْسَرِ حَوْلَ ٱلْمَذْبَحِ وَٱلْبَيْتِ، حَوْلَ ٱلْمَلِكِ مُسْتَدِيرِينَ. ١٠ 10
Jehoiada placed all the soldiers, each man with his weapon in his hand, from the right side of the temple to the left side of the temple, along by the altar and the temple, surrounding the king.
ثُمَّ أَخْرَجُوا ٱبْنَ ٱلْمَلِكِ وَوَضَعُوا عَلَيْهِ ٱلتَّاجَ وَأَعْطَوْهُ ٱلشَّهَادَةَ، وَمَلَّكُوهُ. وَمَسَحَهُ يَهُويَادَاعُ وَبَنُوهُ وَقَالُوا: «لِيَحْيَ ٱلْمَلِكُ». ١١ 11
Then they brought out the king's son, put the crown on him, and gave him the covenant decrees. Then they made him king, and Jehoiada and his sons anointed him. Then they said, “Long live the king.”
وَلَمَّا سَمِعَتْ عَثَلْيَا صَوْتَ ٱلشَّعْبِ يَرْكُضُونَ وَيَمْدَحُونَ ٱلْمَلِكَ، دَخَلَتْ إِلَى ٱلشَّعْبِ فِي بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ. ١٢ 12
When Athaliah heard the noise of the people running and praising the king, she came to the people in the house of Yahweh,
وَنَظَرَتْ وَإِذَا ٱلْمَلِكُ وَاقِفٌ عَلَى مِنْبَرِهِ فِي ٱلْمَدْخَلِ، وَٱلرُّؤَسَاءُ وَٱلْأَبْوَاقُ عِنْدَ ٱلْمَلِكِ، وَكُلُّ شَعْبِ ٱلْأَرْضِ يَفْرَحُونَ وَيَنْفُخُونَ بِٱلْأَبْوَاقِ، وَٱلْمُغَنُّونَ بِآلَاتِ ٱلْغِنَاءِ، وَٱلْمُعَلِّمُونَ ٱلتَّسْبِيحَ. فَشَقَّتْ عَثَلْيَا ثِيَابَهَا وَقَالَتْ: «خِيَانَةٌ، خِيَانَةٌ!». ١٣ 13
and she looked, and, behold, the king was standing by his pillar at the entrance, and the commanders and the trumpeters were by the king. All the people of the land were rejoicing and blowing trumpets, and the singers were playing musical instruments and leading the singing of praise. Then Athaliah tore her clothes and shouted, “Treason! Treason!”
فَأَخْرَجَ يَهُويَادَاعُ ٱلْكَاهِنُ رُؤَسَاءَ ٱلْمِئَاتِ ٱلْمُوَكَّلِينَ عَلَى ٱلْجَيْشِ وَقَالَ لَهُمْ: «أَخْرِجُوهَا إِلَى خَارِجِ ٱلصُّفُوفِ، وَٱلَّذِي يَتَّبِعُهَا يُقْتَلُ بِٱلسَّيْفِ». لِأَنَّ ٱلْكَاهِنَ قَالَ: «لَا تَقْتُلُوهَا فِي بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ». ١٤ 14
Then Jehoiada the priest brought out the commanders of hundreds who were over the army and said to them, “Bring her out between the ranks; anyone who follows her, let him be killed with the sword.” For the priest had said, “Do not kill her in the house of Yahweh.”
فَأَلْقَوْا عَلَيْهَا ٱلْأَيَادِيَ. وَلَمَّا أَتَتْ إِلَى مَدْخَلِ بَابِ ٱلْخَيْلِ إِلَى بَيْتِ ٱلْمَلِكِ قَتَلُوهَا هُنَاكَ. ١٥ 15
So they seized her as she went into the entrance of the Horse Gate of the king's house, and there they killed her.
فَقَطَعَ يَهُويَادَاعُ عَهْدًا بَيْنَهُ وَبَيْنَ كُلِّ ٱلشَّعْبِ وَبَيْنَ ٱلْمَلِكِ أَنْ يَكُونُوا شَعْبًا لِلرَّبِّ. ١٦ 16
Then Jehoiada made a covenant between himself, all the people, and the king, that they should be Yahweh's people.
وَدَخَلَ جَمِيعُ ٱلشَّعْبِ إِلَى بَيْتِ ٱلْبَعْلِ وَهَدَمُوهُ وَكَسَّرُوا مَذَابِحَهُ وَتَمَاثِيلَهُ، وَقَتَلُوا مَتَّانَ كَاهِنَ ٱلْبَعْلِ أَمَامَ ٱلْمَذْبَحِ. ١٧ 17
So all the people went to the house of Baal and tore it down. They smashed Baal's altars and his images to pieces, and they killed Mattan, the priest of Baal, in front of those altars.
وَجَعَلَ يَهُويَادَاعُ مُنَاظِرِينَ عَلَى بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ عَنْ يَدِ ٱلْكَهَنَةِ ٱللَّاوِيِّينَ ٱلَّذِينَ قَسَمَهُمْ دَاوُدُ عَلَى بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ، لِأَجْلِ إِصْعَادِ مُحْرَقَاتِ ٱلرَّبِّ كَمَا هُوَ مَكْتُوبٌ فِي شَرِيعَةِ مُوسَى، بِٱلْفَرَحِ وَٱلْغِنَاءِ حَسَبَ أَمْرِ دَاوُدَ. ١٨ 18
Jehoiada appointed officers for the house of Yahweh under the hand of the priests, who were Levites, whom David had assigned to the house of Yahweh, to offer the burnt offerings to Yahweh, as it was written in the law of Moses, together with rejoicing and singing, as David had given direction.
وَأَوْقَفَ ٱلْبَوَّابِينَ عَلَى أَبْوَابِ بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ لِئَّلَا يَدْخُلَ نَجِسٌ فِي أَمْرٍ مَّا. ١٩ 19
Jehoiada set guards at the gates of the house of Yahweh, so that no one that was unclean in any way should enter.
وَأَخَذَ رُؤَسَاءَ ٱلْمِئَاتِ وَٱلْعُظَمَاءَ وَٱلْمُتَسَلِّطِينَ عَلَى ٱلشَّعْبِ وَكُلَّ شَعْبِ ٱلْأَرْضِ، وَأَنْزَلَ ٱلْمَلِكَ مِنْ بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ، وَدَخَلُوا مِنْ وَسَطِ ٱلْبَابِ ٱلْأَعْلَى إِلَى بَيْتِ ٱلْمَلِكِ، وَأَجْلَسُوا ٱلْمَلِكَ عَلَى كُرْسِيِّ ٱلْمَمْلَكَةِ. ٢٠ 20
Jehoiada took with him the commanders of hundreds, the noblemen, the governors of the people, and all the people of the land. He brought down the king from the house of Yahweh; the people came through the Upper Gate to the king's house and sat the king on the throne of the kingdom.
فَفَرِحَ كُلُّ شَعْبِ ٱلْأَرْضِ وَٱسْتَرَاحَتِ ٱلْمَدِينَةُ، وَقَتَلُوا عَثَلْيَا بِٱلسَّيْفِ. ٢١ 21
So all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was quiet. As for Athaliah, they had killed her with the sword.