2 اخبار 9

وَسَمِعَتْ مَلِكَةُ سَبَا بِخَبَرِ سُلَيْمَانَ، فَأَتَتْ لِتَمْتَحِنَ سُلَيْمَانَ بِمَسَائِلَ إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ، بِمَوْكِبٍ عَظِيمٍ جِدًّا، وَجِمَالٍ حَامِلَةٍ أَطْيَابًا وَذَهَبًا بِكَثْرَةٍ وَحِجَارَةً كَرِيمَةً، فَأَتَتْ إِلَى سُلَيْمَانَ وَكَلَّمَتْهُ عَنْ كُلِّ مَا فِي قَلْبِهَا. ١ 1
The queen [who ruled the] Sheba [area in Arabia] heard that Solomon had become famous, so she traveled to Jerusalem to ask him questions that were difficult [to answer]. She came with a large group of servants, and she brought camels that were loaded with spices, and valuable gems, and a lot of gold. When she met Solomon, she asked him questions about all the things/topics in which she was interested.
فَأَخْبَرَهَا سُلَيْمَانُ بِكُلِّ كَلَامِهَا. وَلَمْ يُخْفَ عَنْ سُلَيْمَانَ أَمْرٌ إِلَّا وَأَخْبَرَهَا بِهِ. ٢ 2
Solomon answered all her questions. He explained everything that she asked about, even things that were very difficult.
فَلَمَّا رَأَتْ مَلِكَةُ سَبَا حِكْمَةَ سُلَيْمَانَ وَٱلْبَيْتَ ٱلَّذِي بَنَاهُ، ٣ 3
The queen realized that Solomon was very wise. She saw his palace,
وَطَعَامَ مَائِدَتِهِ، وَمَجْلِسَ عَبِيدِهِ، وَمَوْقِفَ خُدَّامِهِ وَمَلَابِسَهُمْ، وَسُقَاتَهُ وَمَلَابِسَهُمْ، وَمُحْرَقَاتِهِ ٱلَّتِي كَانَ يُصْعِدُهَا فِي بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ، لَمْ تَبْقَ فِيهَا رُوحٌ بَعْدُ. ٤ 4
she saw the food that was served on his table [every day], she saw how his officials were seated at the table, their uniforms, the servants who served the food and wine, and the sacrifices that he took to the temple to be completely burned on the altar. She was extremely amazed.
فَقَالَتْ لِلْمَلِكِ: «صَحِيحٌ ٱلْخَبَرُ ٱلَّذِي سَمِعْتُهُ فِي أَرْضِي عَنْ أُمُورِكَ وَعَنْ حِكْمَتِكَ. ٥ 5
She said to the king, “Everything that I heard in my own country about you and about how wise you are is true!
وَلَمْ أُصَدِّقْ كَلَامَهُمْ حَتَّى جِئْتُ وَأَبْصَرَتْ عَيْنَايَ، فَهُوَذَا لَمْ أُخْبَرْ بِنِصْفِ كَثْرَةِ حِكْمَتِكَ. زِدْتَ عَلَى ٱلْخَبَرِ ٱلَّذِي سَمِعْتُهُ. ٦ 6
But I did not believe it was true until I came here and saw it myself. You are [extremely wise and rich], more than what people told me.
فَطُوبَى لِرِجَالِكَ وَطُوبَى لِعَبِيدِكَ هَؤُلَاءِ ٱلْوَاقِفِينَ أَمَامَكَ دَائِمًا وَٱلسَّامِعِينَ حِكْمَتَكَ. ٧ 7
The men who work for you are very fortunate! Your officials who are constantly standing in front of you and listening to the wise things that you say are also fortunate!
لِيَكُنْ مُبَارَكًا ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُكَ ٱلَّذِي سُرَّ بِكَ وَجَعَلَكَ عَلَى كُرْسِيِّهِ مَلِكًا لِلرَّبِّ إِلَهِكَ. لِأَنَّ إِلَهَكَ أَحَبَّ إِسْرَائِيلَ لِيُثْبِتَهُ إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ، قَدْ جَعَلَكَ عَلَيْهِمْ مَلِكًا، لِتُجْرِيَ حُكْمًا وَعَدْلًا». ٨ 8
Praise Yahweh your God, who has shown that he is pleased with you by appointing you to be the king of Israel for him. God has always loved the Israeli people, and desires to assist them forever, and therefore he has appointed you to be their king, in order that you will rule them fairly and righteously.”
وَأَهْدَتْ لِلْمَلِكِ مِئَةً وَعِشْرِينَ وَزْنَةَ ذَهَبٍ وَأَطْيَابًا كَثِيرَةً جِدًّا وَحِجَارَةً كَرِيمَةً، وَلَمْ يَكُنْ مِثْلُ ذَلِكَ ٱلطِّيبِ ٱلَّذِي أَهْدَتْهُ مَلِكَةُ سَبَا لِلْمَلِكِ سُلَيْمَانَ. ٩ 9
Then the queen gave to Solomon about 4-1/2 tons of gold and a large amount of spices and gems. Never had King Solomon received more spices than the queen gave him at that time.
وَكَذَا عَبِيدُ حُورَامَ وَعَبِيدُ سُلَيْمَانَ ٱلَّذِينَ جَلَبُوا ذَهَبًا مِنْ أُوفِيرَ أَتَوْا بِخَشَبِ ٱلصَّنْدَلِ وَحِجَارَةٍ كَرِيمَةٍ. ١٠ 10
King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba everything that she wanted. He gave her more than she had given to him. Then she and those who came with her returned to her own land. [In the ships that belonged to] King Hiram, Hiram's workers and Solomon's workers brought gold from Ophir. They also brought a large amount of juniper wood and gems. King Solomon [told his workers] to use that wood to make railings in the temple and in his palace and also to make harps and lyres for the musicians. That wood was the the finest wood that had ever been seen [in Israel].
وَعَمِلَ ٱلْمَلِكُ خَشَبَ ٱلصَّنْدَلِ دَرَجًا لِبَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ وَبَيْتِ ٱلْمَلِكِ، وَأَعْوَادًا وَرَبَابًا، وَلَمْ يُرَ مِثْلُهَا قَبْلُ فِي أَرْضِ يَهُوذَا. ١١ 11
وَأَعْطَى ٱلْمَلِكُ سُلَيْمَانُ مَلِكَةَ سَبَا كُلَّ مُشْتَهَاهَا ٱلَّذِي طَلَبَتْ، فَضْلًا عَمَّا أَتَتْ بِهِ إِلَى ٱلْمَلِكِ. فَٱنْصَرَفَتْ وَذَهَبَتْ إِلَى أَرْضِهَا هِيَ وَعَبِيدُهَا. ١٢ 12
وَكَانَ وَزْنُ ٱلذَّهَبِ ٱلَّذِي جَاءَ سُلَيْمَانَ فِي سَنَةٍ وَاحِدَةٍ، سِتَّ مِئَةٍ وَسِتًّا وَسِتِّينَ وَزْنَةَ ذَهَبٍ، ١٣ 13
Each year there was brought to Solomon a total of 25 tons of gold. That was in addition to [the taxes] paid to him by the merchants and traders.
فَضْلًا عَنِ ٱلَّذِي جَاءَ بِهِ ٱلتُّجَّارُ وَٱلْمُسْتَبْضِعُونَ. وَكُلُّ مُلُوكِ ٱلْعَرَبِ وَوُلَاةُ ٱلْأَرْضِ كَانُوا يَأْتُونَ بِذَهَبٍ وَفِضَّةٍ إِلَى سُلَيْمَانَ. ١٤ 14
Also, the kings of Arabia and the governors of [the districts in] Israel brought gold and silver to Solomon.
وَعَمِلَ ٱلْمَلِكُ سُلَيْمَانُ مِئَتَيْ تُرْسٍ مِنْ ذَهَبٍ مُطَرَّقٍ، خَصَّ ٱلتُّرْسَ ٱلْوَاحِدَ سِتُّ مِئَةِ شَاقِلٍ مِنَ ٱلذَّهَبِ ٱلْمُطَرَّقِ، ١٥ 15
King Solomon's [workers took this] gold and hammered it into thin sheets and covered 200 large shields with those thin sheets of gold; they put almost 7-1/2 pounds of gold on each shield.
وَثَلَاثَ مِئَةِ مِجَنٍّ مِنْ ذَهَبٍ مُطَرَّقٍ، خَصَّ ٱلْمِجَنَّ ٱلْوَاحِدَ ثَلَاثُ مِئَةِ شَاقِلٍ مِنَ ٱلذَّهَبِ. وَجَعَلَهَا ٱلْمَلِكُ فِي بَيْتِ وَعْرِ لُبْنَانَ. ١٦ 16
His [workers] made 300 [smaller] shields. They covered each of them with almost 4 pounds of gold. Then the king put those shields in the Hall of the Forest of Lebanon.
وَعَمِلَ ٱلْمَلِكُ كُرْسِيًّا عَظِيمًا مِنْ عَاجٍ وَغَشَّاهُ بِذَهَبٍ خَالِصٍ. ١٧ 17
His [workers] also made for him a large throne. [Part of it] was covered with [decorations made from] ivory and [part of it was covered] with very fine gold.
وَلِلْكُرْسِيِّ سِتُّ دَرَجَاتٍ. وَلِلْكُرْسِيِّ مَوْطِئٌ مِنْ ذَهَبٍ كُلُّهَا مُتَّصِلَةٌ، وَيَدَانِ مِنْ هُنَا وَمِنْ هُنَاكَ عَلَى مَكَانِ ٱلْجُلُوسِ، وَأَسَدَانِ وَاقِفَانِ بِجَانِبِ ٱلْيَدَيْنِ. ١٨ 18
There were six steps in front of the throne. There was a gold footstool that was attached to the throne. At each side of the throne there was an armrest, and alongside each armrest there was a [small statue of a] lion.
وَٱثْنَا عَشَرَ أَسَدًا وَاقِفَةٌ هُنَاكَ عَلَى ٱلدَّرَجَاتِ ٱلسِّتِّ مِنْ هُنَا وَمِنْ هُنَاكَ. لَمْ يُعْمَلْ مِثْلُهُ فِي جَمِيعِ ٱلْمَمَالِكِ. ١٩ 19
On the six steps there were twelve statues of lions, one on each side. No throne like that had ever existed in any other kingdom.
وَجَمِيعُ آنِيَةِ شُرْبِ ٱلْمَلِكِ سُلَيْمَانَ مِنْ ذَهَبٍ، وَجَمِيعُ آنِيَةِ بَيْتِ وَعْرِ لُبْنَانَ مِنْ ذَهَبٍ خَالِصٍ. لَمْ تُحْسَبِ ٱلْفِضَّةُ شَيْئًا فِي أَيَّامِ سُلَيْمَانَ، ٢٠ 20
All of Solomon's cups were made of gold, and all the various dishes in the Hall of the Forest of Lebanon were made of gold. [They did not make things from silver], because during the years that Solomon [ruled], silver was not considered to be valuable.
لِأَنَّ سُفُنَ ٱلْمَلِكِ كَانَتْ تَسِيرُ إِلَى تَرْشِيشَ مَعَ عَبِيدِ حُورَامَ، وَكَانَتْ سُفُنُ تَرْشِيشَ تَأْتِي مَرَّةً فِي كُلِّ ثَلَاثِ سِنِينَ حَامِلَةً ذَهَبًا وَفِضَّةً وَعَاجًا وَقُرُودًا وَطَوَاوِيسَ. ٢١ 21
The king had a fleet of ships that sailed with the ships that King Hiram owned. Every three years the ships returned [from the places to which they had sailed], bringing gold, silver, ivory, monkeys, and baboons (OR, peacocks).
فَتَعَظَّمَ ٱلْمَلِكُ سُلَيْمَانُ عَلَى كُلِّ مُلُوكِ ٱلْأَرْضِ فِي ٱلْغِنَى وَٱلْحِكْمَةِ. ٢٢ 22
King Solomon became richer and wiser than any other king on the earth.
وَكَانَ جَمِيعُ مُلُوكِ ٱلْأَرْضِ يَلْتَمِسُونَ وَجْهَ سُلَيْمَانَ لِيَسْمَعُوا حِكْمَتَهُ ٱلَّتِي جَعَلَهَا ٱللهُ فِي قَلْبِهِ. ٢٣ 23
Kings from all over the world wanted to come and listen to the wise things that Solomon said, things that God had enabled him to know.
وَكَانُوا يَأْتُونَ كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ بِهَدِيَّتِهِ، بِآنِيَةِ فِضَّةٍ وَآنِيَةِ ذَهَبٍ وَحُلَلٍ وَسِلَاحٍ وَأَطْيَابٍ وَخَيْلٍ وَبِغَالٍ سَنَةً فَسَنَةً. ٢٤ 24
All the people who came to him brought presents: They brought things made from silver or gold, or robes, or weapons, or spices, or horses, or mules. The people continued to do this every year.
وَكَانَ لِسُلَيْمَانَ أَرْبَعَةُ آلَافِ مِذْوَدِ خَيْلٍ وَمَرْكَبَاتٍ، وَٱثْنَا عَشَرَ أَلْفَ فَارِسٍ، فَجَعَلَهَا فِي مُدُنِ ٱلْمَرْكَبَاتِ وَمَعَ ٱلْمَلِكِ فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ. ٢٥ 25
Solomon had 4,000 stalls for his horses and chariots, and 12,000 horses. Solomon put some of them in Jerusalem and some of them in other cities where he kept his chariots.
وَكَانَ مُتَسَلِّطًا عَلَى جَمِيعِ ٱلْمُلُوكِ مِنَ ٱلنَّهْرِ إِلَى أَرْضِ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ وَإِلَى تُخُومِ مِصْرَ. ٢٦ 26
Solomon ruled over all the kings in the area from the [Euphrates] River [in the northeast] to the Philistia [area in the west] to the border of Egypt [in the south].
وَجَعَلَ ٱلْمَلِكُ ٱلْفِضَّةَ فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ مِثْلَ ٱلْحِجَارَةِ، وَجَعَلَ ٱلْأَرْزَ مِثْلَ ٱلْجُمَّيْزِ ٱلَّذِي فِي ٱلسَّهْلِ فِي ٱلْكَثْرَةِ. ٢٧ 27
[During the years that Solomon] was king, he caused silver to become as common in Jerusalem as stones; and he caused cedar trees in the foothills of Judah to become as plentiful as fig trees.
وَكَانَ مُخْرَجُ خَيْلِ سُلَيْمَانَ مِنْ مِصْرَ وَمِنْ جَمِيعِ ٱلْأَرَاضِي. ٢٨ 28
Solomon's agents brought horses from the Musri [area] and other places.
وَبَقِيَّةُ أُمُورِ سُلَيْمَانَ ٱلْأُولَى وَٱلْأَخِيرَةِ، أَمَاهِيَ مَكْتُوبَةٌ فِي أَخْبَارِ نَاثَانَ ٱلنَّبِيِّ، وَفِي نُبُوَّةِ أَخِيَّا ٱلشِّيلُونِيِّ، وَفِي رُؤَى يَعْدُو ٱلرَّائِي عَلَى يَرُبْعَامَ بْنِ نَبَاطَ؟ ٢٩ 29
Lists of all the other things that Solomon did are recorded in the scrolls written by the prophet Nathan and by the prophet Ahijah from Shiloh [city], and in the scroll [in which were written] the visions that the prophet Iddo saw concerning [King] Jeroboam.
وَمَلَكَ سُلَيْمَانُ فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ عَلَى كُلِّ إِسْرَائِيلَ أَرْبَعِينَ سَنَةً. ٣٠ 30
Solomon ruled from Jerusalem all of Israel for forty years.
ثُمَّ ٱضْطَجَعَ سُلَيْمَانُ مَعَ آبَائِهِ فَدَفَنُوهُ فِي مَدِينَةِ دَاوُدَ أَبِيهِ. وَمَلَكَ رَحُبْعَامُ ٱبْنُهُ عِوَضًا عَنْهُ. ٣١ 31
Then Solomon died and was buried in the [part of Jerusalem called] ‘The City of David’. And his son Rehoboam became the king.