٢ أخبار 8

وَبَعْدَ نِهَايَةِ عِشْرِينَ سَنَةً، بَعْدَ أَنْ بَنَى سُلَيْمَانُ بَيْتَ ٱلرَّبِّ وَبَيْتَهُ، ١ 1
It came about at the end of twenty years, during which Solomon had built the house of Yahweh and his own house,
بَنَى سُلَيْمَانُ ٱلْمُدُنَ ٱلَّتِي أَعْطَاهَا حُورَامُ لِسُلَيْمَانَ، وَأَسْكَنَ فِيهَا بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ. ٢ 2
that Solomon rebuilt the towns that Hiram had given to him, and he settled the people of Israel in them.
وَذَهَبَ سُلَيْمَانُ إِلَى حَمَاةِ صُوبَةَ وَقَوِيَ عَلَيْهَا. ٣ 3
Solomon attacked Hamathzobah and defeated it.
وَبَنَى تَدْمُرَ فِي ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ وَجَمِيعَ مُدُنِ ٱلْمَخَازِنِ ٱلَّتِي بَنَاهَا فِي حَمَاةَ. ٤ 4
He built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store cities, which he built in Hamath.
وَبَنَى بَيْتَ حُورُونَ ٱلْعُلْيَا وَبَيْتَ حُورُونَ ٱلسُّفْلَى، مُدُنًا حَصِينَةً بِأَسْوَارٍ وَأَبْوَابٍ وَعَوَارِضَ. ٥ 5
Also he built Beth Horon the Upper and Beth Horon the Lower, cities fortified with walls, gates, and bars.
وَبَعْلَةَ وَكُلَّ مُدُنِ ٱلْمَخَازِنِ ٱلَّتِي كَانَتْ لِسُلَيْمَانَ، وَجَمِيعَ مُدُنِ ٱلْمَرْكَبَاتِ وَمُدُنِ ٱلْفُرْسَانِ وَكُلَّ مَرْغُوبِ سُلَيْمَانَ ٱلَّذِي رَغِبَ أَنْ يَبْنِيَهُ فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ وَفِي لُبْنَانَ وَفِي كُلِّ أَرْضِ سُلْطَانِهِ. ٦ 6
He built Baalath and all the store cities that he possessed, and all the cities for his chariots and the cities for his horsemen, and whatever he wished to build for his pleasure in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the lands under his rule.
أَمَّا جَمِيعُ ٱلشَّعْبِ ٱلْبَاقِي مِنَ ٱلْحِثِّيِّينَ وَٱلْأَمُورِيِّينَ وَٱلْفِرِزِّيِّينَ وَٱلْحِوِّيِّينَ وَٱلْيَبُوسِيِّينَ ٱلَّذِينَ لَيْسُوا مِنْ إِسْرَائِيلَ، ٧ 7
As for all the people who were left of the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, who did not belong to Israel,
مِنْ بَيْنِهِمِ، ٱلَّذِينَ بَقُوا بَعْدَهُمْ فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ، ٱلَّذِينَ لَمْ يُفْنِهِمْ بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ، فَجَعَلَ سُلَيْمَانُ عَلَيْهِمْ سُخْرَةً إِلَى هَذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ. ٨ 8
their descendants who were left after them in the land, whom the people of Israel had not destroyed—Solomon made them into forced laborers, which they are to this day.
وَأَمَّا بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ فَلَمْ يَجْعَلْ سُلَيْمَانُ مِنْهُمْ عَبِيدًا لِشُغْلِهِ، لِأَنَّهُمْ رِجَالُ ٱلْقِتَالِ وَرُؤَسَاءُ قُوَّادِهِ وَرُؤَسَاءُ مَرْكَبَاتِهِ وَفُرْسَانِهِ. ٩ 9
However, Solomon made no forced laborers of the people of Israel. Instead, they became his soldiers, his commanders, his officers, and commanders of his chariot forces and his horsemen.
وَهَؤُلَاءِ رُؤَسَاءُ ٱلْمُوَكَّلِينَ ٱلَّذِينَ لِلْمَلِكِ سُلَيْمَانَ، مِئَتَانِ وَخَمْسُونَ ٱلْمُتَسَلِّطُونَ عَلَى ٱلشَّعْبِ. ١٠ 10
These were also the chief officers managing the supervisors who belonged to King Solomon, 250 of them, who supervised the people who did the work.
وَأَمَّا بِنْتُ فِرْعَوْنَ فَأَصْعَدَهَا سُلَيْمَانُ مِنْ مَدِينَةِ دَاوُدَ إِلَى ٱلْبَيْتِ ٱلَّذِي بَنَاهُ لَهَا، لِأَنَّهُ قَالَ: «لَا تَسْكُنِ ٱمْرَأَةٌ لِي فِي بَيْتِ دَاوُدَ مَلِكِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، لِأَنَّ ٱلْأَمَاكِنَ ٱلَّتِي دَخَلَ إِلَيْهَا تَابُوتُ ٱلرَّبِّ إِنَّمَا هِيَ مُقَدَّسَةٌ». ١١ 11
Solomon brought the daughter of Pharaoh out of the city of David to the house that he had built for her, for he said, “My wife must not live in the house of David king of Israel, because wherever the ark of Yahweh has come is holy.”
حِينَئِذٍ أَصْعَدَ سُلَيْمَانُ مُحْرَقَاتٍ لِلرَّبِّ عَلَى مَذْبَحِ ٱلرَّبِّ ٱلَّذِي بَنَاهُ قُدَّامَ ٱلرِّواقِ. ١٢ 12
Then Solomon offered burnt offerings to Yahweh on his altar that he had built in front of the portico.
أَمْرَ كُلِّ يَوْمٍ بِيَوْمِهِ مِنَ ٱلْمُحْرَقَاتِ حَسَبَ وَصِيَّةِ مُوسَى فِي ٱلسُّبُوتِ وَٱلْأَهِلَّةِ وَٱلْمَوَاسِمِ، ثَلَاثَ مَرَّاتٍ فِي ٱلسَّنَةِ، فِي عِيدِ ٱلْفَطِيرِ وَعِيدِ ٱلْأَسَابِيعِ وَعِيدِ ٱلْمَظَالِّ. ١٣ 13
He offered sacrifices just as the daily schedule required; he offered them, following the directions found in the commandment of Moses, on the Sabbath days, the new moons, and on the set festivals three times every year: the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Weeks, and the Festival of Shelters.
وَأَوْقَفَ حَسَبَ قَضَاءِ دَاوُدَ أَبِيهِ فِرَقَ ٱلْكَهَنَةِ عَلَى خِدْمَتِهِمْ وَٱللَّاوِيِّينَ عَلَى حِرَاسَاتِهِمْ، لِلتَّسْبِيحِ وَٱلْخِدْمَةِ أَمَامَ ٱلْكَهَنَةِ، عَمَلِ كُلِّ يَوْمٍ بِيَوْمِهِ، وَٱلْبَوَّابِينَ حَسَبَ فِرَقِهِمْ عَلَى كُلِّ بَابٍ. لِأَنَّهُ هَكَذَا هِيَ وَصِيَّةُ دَاوُدَ رَجُلِ ٱللهِ. ١٤ 14
In keeping with the decrees of his father David, Solomon appointed the divisions of the priests to their work, and the Levites to their positions, in order to praise God and to serve before the priests, as the daily schedule required. He also appointed the gatekeepers by their divisions to every gate, for David, the man of God, had also commanded this.
وَلَمْ يَحِيدُوا عَنْ وَصِيَّةِ ٱلْمَلِكِ عَلَى ٱلْكَهَنَةِ وَٱللَّاوِيِّينَ فِي كُلِّ أَمْرٍ وَفِي ٱلْخَزَائِنِ. ١٥ 15
These people did not deviate from the commands of the king to the priests and Levites concerning any matter, or concerning the storerooms.
فَتَهَيَّأَ كُلُّ عَمَلِ سُلَيْمَانَ إِلَى يَوْمِ تَأْسِيسِ بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ وَإِلَى نِهَايَتِهِ. فَكَمَلَ بَيْتُ ٱلرَّبِّ. ١٦ 16
All the work ordered by Solomon was completed, from the day the foundation of the house of Yahweh was laid until it was finished. The house of Yahweh was completed.
حِينَئِذٍ ذَهَبَ سُلَيْمَانُ إِلَى عِصْيُونَ جَابِرَ، وَإِلَى أَيْلَةَ عَلَى شَاطِئِ ٱلْبَحْرِ فِي أَرْضِ أَدُومَ. ١٧ 17
Then Solomon went to Ezion Geber and then to Elath on the coast, in the land of Edom.
وَأَرْسَلَ لَهُ حُورَامُ بِيَدِ عَبِيدِهِ سُفُنًا وَعَبِيدًا يَعْرِفُونَ ٱلْبَحْرَ، فَأَتَوْا مَعَ عَبِيدِ سُلَيْمَانَ إِلَى أُوفِيرَ، وَأَخَذُوا مِنْ هُنَاكَ أَرْبَعَ مِئَةٍ وَخَمْسِينَ وَزْنَةَ ذَهَبٍ وَأَتَوْا بِهَا إِلَى ٱلْمَلِكِ سُلَيْمَانَ. ١٨ 18
Hiram sent him ships commanded by his own officers, men who knew the sea, and with the servants of Solomon they went to Ophir and they took from there 450 talents of gold and brought it to King Solomon.