2 اخبار 7

وَلَمَّا ٱنْتَهَى سُلَيْمَانُ مِنَ ٱلصَّلَاةِ، نَزَلَتِ ٱلنَّارُ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَاءِ وَأَكَلَتِ ٱلْمُحْرَقَةَ وَٱلذَّبَائِحَ، وَمَلَأَ مَجْدُ ٱلرَّبِّ ٱلْبَيْتَ. ١ 1
When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from the sky and burned all the offerings and sacrifices [that were on the altar], and the glorious radiance of Yahweh filled the temple.
وَلَمْ يَسْتَطِعِ ٱلْكَهَنَةُ أَنْ يَدْخُلُوا بَيْتَ ٱلرَّبِّ لِأَنَّ مَجْدَ ٱلرَّبِّ مَلَأَ بَيْتَ ٱلرَّبِّ. ٢ 2
The radiance [was extremely bright], with the result that the priests could not enter the temple of Yahweh.
وَكَانَ جَمِيعُ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ يَنْظُرُونَ عِنْدَ نُزُولِ ٱلنَّارِ وَمَجْدِ ٱلرَّبِّ عَلَى ٱلْبَيْتِ، وَخَرُّوا عَلَى وُجُوهِهِمْ إِلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ عَلَى ٱلْبَلَاطِ ٱلْمُجَزَّعِ، وَسَجَدُوا وَحَمَدُوا ٱلرَّبَّ لِأَنَّهُ صَالِحٌ وَإِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ رَحْمَتُهُ. ٣ 3
When all the Israeli people [who were there] saw the fire coming down and the glory of Yahweh above the temple, they prostrated themselves with their faces touching the ground. They worshiped and thanked Yahweh, singing, “Yahweh is always good to us; he faithfully loves us forever.”
ثُمَّ إِنَّ ٱلْمَلِكَ وَكُلَّ ٱلشَّعْبِ ذَبَحُوا ذَبَائِحَ أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ. ٤ 4
Then the king and all the people who were there dedicated the temple to Yahweh by offering more sacrifices to him. King Solomon gave 22,000 cattle and 120,000 sheep and goats to be sacrificed.
وَذَبَحَ ٱلْمَلِكُ سُلَيْمَانُ ذَبَائِحَ مِنَ ٱلْبَقَرِ ٱثْنَيْنِ وَعِشْرِينَ أَلْفًا، وَمِنَ ٱلْغَنَمِ مِئَةً وَعِشْرِينَ أَلْفًا، وَدَشَّنَ ٱلْمَلِكُ وَكُلُّ ٱلشَّعْبِ بَيْتَ ٱللهِ. ٥ 5
وَكَانَ ٱلْكَهَنَةُ وَاقِفِينَ عَلَى مَحَارِسِهِمْ، وَٱللَّاوِيُّونَ بِآلَاتِ غِنَاءِ ٱلرَّبِّ ٱلَّتِي عَمِلَهَا دَاوُدُ ٱلْمَلِكُ لِأَجْلِ حَمْدِ ٱلرَّبِّ «لِأَنَّ إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ رَحْمَتَهُ» حِينَ سَبَّحَ دَاوُدُ بِهَا، وَٱلْكَهَنَةُ يَنْفُخُونَ فِي ٱلْأَبْوَاقِ مُقَابِلَهُمْ، وَكُلُّ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَاقِفٌ. ٦ 6
The priests stood in their positions, and the other descendants of Levi stood in their positions holding the musical instruments [to praise] Yahweh, instruments that King David had caused to be made for praising Yahweh and thanking him. [They sang], “He faithfully loves us forever.” Facing the other descendants of Levi the priests stood, blowing their trumpets, while all the Israeli people were standing [and listening].
وَقَدَّسَ سُلَيْمَانُ وَسَطَ ٱلدَّارِ ٱلَّتِي أَمَامَ بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ، لِأَنَّهُ قَرَّبَ هُنَاكَ ٱلْمُحْرَقَاتِ وَشَحْمَ ذَبَائِحِ ٱلسَّلَامَةِ، لِأَنَّ مَذْبَحَ ٱلنُّحَاسِ ٱلَّذِي عَمِلَهُ سُلَيْمَانُ لَمْ يَكْفِ لِأَنْ يَسَعَ ٱلْمُحْرَقَاتِ وَٱلتَّقْدِمَاتِ وَٱلشَّحْمَ. ٧ 7
Solomon dedicated the middle part of the courtyard in front of the temple. Then he gave offerings to be completely burned there along with the fat of the animals to be sacrificed to maintain fellowship with Yahweh. The priests burned them there in the courtyard because in addition to those things there were offerings of grain, with the result that there was not enough space on the bronze altar to burn all those sacrifices.
وَعَيَّدَ سُلَيْمَانُ ٱلْعِيدَ فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلْوَقْتِ سَبْعَةَ أَيَّامٍ، وَكُلُّ إِسْرَائِيلَ مَعَهُ وَجُمْهُورٌ عَظِيمٌ جِدًّا مِنْ مَدْخَلِ حَمَاةَ إِلَى وَادِي مِصْرَ. ٨ 8
Solomon [and the other people] celebrated the Festival of Living in Temporary Shelters for seven days. There was a huge group of people who celebrated with him. Some of them came from [as far away as] Lebo-Hamath [in the far north] and the border of Egypt [in the far south].
وَعَمِلُوا فِي ٱلْيَوْمِ ٱلثَّامِنِ ٱعْتِكَافًا لِأَنَّهُمْ عَمِلُوا تَدْشِينَ ٱلْمَذْبَحِ سَبْعَةَ أَيَّامٍ، وَٱلْعِيدَ سَبْعَةَ أَيَّامٍ. ٩ 9
On the eighth/next day they gathered again [to worship Yahweh]. They had celebrated the dedication of the altar for seven days and the Festival of Living in Temporary Shelters for seven days.
وَفِي ٱلْيَوْمِ ٱلثَّالِثِ وَٱلْعِشْرِينَ مِنَ ٱلشَّهْرِ ٱلسَّابِعِ صَرَفَ ٱلشَّعْبَ إِلَى خِيَامِهِمْ فَرِحِينَ وَطَيِّبِي ٱلْقُلُوبِ لِأَجْلِ ٱلْخَيْرِ ٱلَّذِي عَمِلَهُ ٱلرَّبُّ لِدَاوُدَ وَلِسُلَيْمَانَ وَلِإِسْرَائِيلَ شَعْبِهِ. ١٠ 10
Then on the next day Solomon sent them to their homes. They were very joyful because of all the good things that Yahweh had done for David and Solomon and for all his Israeli people.
وَأَكْمَلَ سُلَيْمَانُ بَيْتَ ٱلرَّبِّ وَبَيْتَ ٱلْمَلِكِ. وَكُلَّ مَا خَطَرَ بِبَالِ سُلَيْمَانَ أَنْ يَعْمَلَهُ فِي بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ وَفِي بَيْتِهِ نَجَحَ فِيهِ. ١١ 11
Solomon's [workers] finished building the temple and Solomon's palace. And Solomon finished doing everything else that he had planned to do.
وَتَرَاءَى ٱلرَّبُّ لِسُلَيْمَانَ لَيْلًا وَقَالَ لَهُ: «قَدْ سَمِعْتُ صَلَاتَكَ، وَٱخْتَرْتُ هَذَا ٱلْمَكَانَ لِي بَيْتَ ذَبِيحَةٍ. ١٢ 12
Then Yahweh appeared to him one night [in a dream] and said to him, “I have heard your prayer, and I have chosen this temple to be the place where my people will offer sacrifices to me.
إِنْ أَغْلَقْتُ ٱلسَّمَاءَ وَلَمْ يَكُنْ مَطَرٌ، وَإِنْ أَمَرْتُ ٱلْجَرَادَ أَنْ يَأْكُلَ ٱلْأَرْضَ، وَإِنْ أَرْسَلْتُ وَبَأً عَلَى شَعْبِي، ١٣ 13
When I prevent any rain from falling, or when I command locusts to eat all the crops, or when I send a plague among my people,
فَإِذَا تَوَاضَعَ شَعْبِي ٱلَّذِينَ دُعِيَ ٱسْمِي عَلَيْهِمْ وَصَلَّوْا وَطَلَبُوا وَجْهِي، وَرَجَعُوا عَنْ طُرُقِهِمِ ٱلرَّدِيةِ فَإِنَّنِي أَسْمَعُ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَاءِ وَأَغْفِرُ خَطِيَّتَهُمْ وَأُبْرِئُ أَرْضَهُمْ. ١٤ 14
if the people who belong to me humble themselves and pray, and request me to help them, and if they turn away from their sinful behavior, then I will hear from heaven. I will forgive them for having sinned and I will cause them to prosper again.
اَلْآنَ عَيْنَايَ تَكُونَانِ مَفْتُوحَتَيْنِ، وَأُذُنَايَ مُصْغِيَتَيْنِ إِلَى صَلَاةِ هَذَا ٱلْمَكَانِ. ١٥ 15
I [SYN] will see them and I [SYN] will hear them when they pray to me in this place.
وَٱلْآنَ قَدِ ٱخْتَرْتُ وَقَدَّسْتُ هَذَا ٱلْبَيْتَ لِيَكُونَ ٱسْمِي فِيهِ إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ، وَتَكُونُ عَيْنَايَ وَقَلْبِي هُنَاكَ كُلَّ ٱلْأَيَّامِ. ١٦ 16
I have chosen and have (set apart/dedicated) this temple in order that people may worship [MTY] me there forever. I will always watch over [MTY] it and protect [IDM] it.
وَأَنْتَ إِنْ سَلَكْتَ أَمَامِي كَمَا سَلَكَ دَاوُدُ أَبُوكَ، وَعَمِلْتَ حَسَبَ كُلِّ مَا أَمَرْتُكَ بِهِ، وَحَفِظْتَ فَرَائِضِي وَأَحْكَامِي، ١٧ 17
And as for you, if you obey me as David your father did, and if you do all that I command you to do, and obey all my laws and decrees,
فَإِنِّي أُثَبِّتُ كُرْسِيَّ مُلْكِكَ كَمَا عَاهَدْتُ دَاوُدَ أَبَاكَ قَائِلًا: لَا يُعْدَمُ لَكَ رَجُلٌ يَتَسَلَّطُ عَلَى إِسْرَائِيلَ. ١٨ 18
I will make sure that your descendants will always be kings, which is what I promised to David your father, saying, ‘Some of your descendants will always be the kings of Israel.’
وَلَكِنْ إِنِ ٱنْقَلَبْتُمْ وَتَرَكْتُمْ فَرَائِضِي وَوَصَايَايَ ٱلَّتِي جَعَلْتُهَا أَمَامَكُمْ، وَذَهَبْتُمْ وَعَبَدْتُمْ آلِهَةً أُخْرَى وَسَجَدْتُمْ لَهَا، ١٩ 19
But if you Israelis turn away from me and disobey the decrees and commands that I have given to you, and you start to worship other gods,
فَإِنِّي أَقْلَعُهُمْ مِنْ أَرْضِي ٱلَّتِي أَعْطَيْتُهُمْ إِيَّاهَا، وَهَذَا ٱلْبَيْتُ ٱلَّذِي قَدَّسْتُهُ لِٱسْمِي أَطْرَحُهُ مِنْ أَمَامِي وَأَجْعَلُهُ مَثَلًا وَهُزْأَةً فِي جَمِيعِ ٱلشُّعُوبِ. ٢٠ 20
I will cause you to be expelled from this land that I have given to you, and I will abandon this temple that I have set apart to be the place where people should worship me. I will cause it to be despised and ridiculed by people of all nations.
وَهَذَا ٱلْبَيْتُ ٱلَّذِي كَانَ مُرْتَفِعًا، كُلُّ مَنْ يَمُرُّ بِهِ يَتَعَجَّبُ وَيَقُولُ: لِمَاذَا عَمِلَ ٱلرَّبُّ هَكَذَا لِهَذِهِ ٱلْأَرْضِ وَلِهَذَا ٱلْبَيْتِ؟ ٢١ 21
Although this temple is now greatly respected, when that happens, all the people who pass by will be appalled, and they will say, ‘Why has Yahweh done terrible things like this to this country and to this temple?’
فَيَقُولُونَ: مِنْ أَجْلِ أَنَّهُمْ تَرَكُوا ٱلرَّبَّ إِلَهَ آبَائِهِمِ ٱلَّذِي أَخْرَجَهُمْ مِنْ أَرْضِ مِصْرَ، وَتَمَسَّكُوا بِآلِهَةٍ أُخْرَى وَسَجَدُوا لَهَا وَعَبَدُوهَا، لِذَلِكَ جَلَبَ عَلَيْهِمْ كُلَّ هَذَا ٱلشَّرِّ». ٢٢ 22
And others will reply, ‘It happened because they rejected Yahweh, the God to whom their ancestors belonged, the one who brought their ancestors out of Egypt, and they have been worshiping other gods and trying to please them. And that is why Yahweh has caused them to experience all these disasters.’”