٢ أخبار 27

كَانَ يُوثَامُ ٱبْنَ خَمْسٍ وَعِشْرِينَ سَنَةً حِينَ مَلَكَ، وَمَلَكَ سِتَّ عَشَرَةَ سَنَةً فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ، وَٱسْمُ أُمِّهِ يَرُوشَةُ بِنْتُ صَادُوقَ. ١ 1
Jotham was twenty-five years old when he began to reign; he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jerushah; she was the daughter of Zadok.
وَعَمِلَ ٱلْمُسْتَقِيمَ فِي عَيْنَيِ ٱلرَّبِّ حَسَبَ كُلِّ مَا عَمِلَ عُزِّيَّا أَبُوهُ، إِلَّا أَنَّهُ لَمْ يَدْخُلْ هَيْكَلَ ٱلرَّبِّ. وَكَانَ ٱلشَّعْبُ يُفْسِدُونَ بَعْدُ. ٢ 2
He did what was right in the eyes of Yahweh, following the example of his father, Uzziah, in everything. He also refrained from going into the temple of Yahweh. But the people were still behaving in evil ways.
هُوَ بَنَى ٱلْبَابَ ٱلْأَعْلَى لِبَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ، وَبَنَى كَثِيرًا عَلَى سُورِ ٱلْأَكَمَةِ. ٣ 3
He built the upper gate of the house of Yahweh, and on the hill of Ophel he built much.
وَبَنَى مُدُنًا فِي جَبَلِ يَهُوذَا، وَبَنَى فِي ٱلْغَابَاتِ قِلَعًا وَأَبْرَاجًا. ٤ 4
Moreover he built cities in the hill country of Judah, and in the forests he built castles and towers.
وَهُوَ حَارَبَ مَلِكَ بَنِي عَمُّونَ وَقَوِيَ عَلَيْهِمْ، فَأَعْطَاهُ بَنُو عَمُّونَ فِي تِلْكَ ٱلسَّنَةِ مِئَةَ وَزْنَةٍ مِنَ ٱلْفِضَّةِ، وَعَشَرَةَ آلَافِ كُرِّ قَمْحٍ، وَعَشَرَةَ آلَافٍ مِنَ ٱلشَّعِيرِ. هَذَا مَا أَدَّاهُ لَهُ بَنُو عَمُّونَ، وَكَذَلِكَ فِي ٱلسَّنَةِ ٱلثَّانِيَةِ وَٱلثَّالِثَةِ. ٥ 5
He fought also with the king of the people of Ammon and defeated them. In that same year, the people of Ammon gave him one hundred talents of silver, ten thousand measures of wheat, ten thousand measures of barley. The people of Ammon gave him the same in the second and third years.
وَتَشَدَّدَ يُوثَامُ لِأَنَّهُ هَيَّأَ طُرُقَهُ أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِهِ. ٦ 6
So Jotham became powerful because he walked firmly before Yahweh his God.
وَبَقِيَّةُ أُمُورِ يُوثَامَ وَكُلُّ حُرُوبِهِ وَطُرُقِهِ، هَاهِيَ مَكْتُوبَةٌ فِي سِفْرِ مُلُوكِ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَيَهُوذَا. ٧ 7
As for the other matters concerning Jotham, all his wars, and his ways, see, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah.
كَانَ ٱبْنَ خَمْسٍ وَعِشْرِينَ سَنَةً حِينَ مَلَكَ، وَمَلَكَ سِتَّ عَشَرَةَ سَنَةً فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ. ٨ 8
He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign; he reigned for sixteen years in Jerusalem.
ثُمَّ ٱضْطَجَعَ يُوثَامُ مَعَ آبَائِهِ فَدَفَنُوهُ فِي مَدِينَةِ دَاوُدَ، وَمَلَكَ آحَازُ ٱبْنُهُ عِوَضًا عَنْهُ. ٩ 9
Jotham slept with his ancestors, and they buried him in the city of David. Ahaz, his son, became king in his place.