2 ملوك 18

وَفِي ٱلسَّنَةِ ٱلثَّالِثَةِ لِهُوشَعَ بْنِ أَيْلَةَ مَلِكِ إِسْرَائِيلَ مَلَكَ حَزَقِيَّا بْنُ آحَازَ مَلِكِ يَهُوذَا. ١ 1
And it came to pass in the third year of Osee son of Ela king of Israel [that] Ezekias son of Achaz king of Juda began to reign.
كَانَ ٱبْنَ خَمْسٍ وَعِشْرِينَ سَنَةً حِينَ مَلَكَ، وَمَلَكَ تِسْعًا وَعِشْرِينَ سَنَةً فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ، وَٱسْمُ أُمِّهِ أَبِي ٱبْنَةُ زَكَرِيَّا. ٢ 2
Five and twenty years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem: and his mother's name [was] Abu, daughter of Zacharias.
وَعَمِلَ ٱلْمُسْتَقِيمَ فِي عَيْنَيِ ٱلرَّبِّ حَسَبَ كُلِّ مَا عَمِلَ دَاوُدُ أَبُوهُ. ٣ 3
And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father David did.
هُوَ أَزَالَ ٱلْمُرْتَفَعَاتِ، وَكَسَّرَ ٱلتَّمَاثِيلَ، وَقَطَّعَ ٱلسَّوَارِيَ، وَسَحَقَ حَيَّةَ ٱلنُّحَاسِ ٱلَّتِي عَمِلَهَا مُوسَى لِأَنَّ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ كَانُوا إِلَى تِلْكَ ٱلْأَيَّامِ يُوقِدُونَ لَهَا وَدَعَوْهَا «نَحُشْتَانَ». ٤ 4
He removed the high places, and broke in pieces the pillars, and utterly destroyed the groves, and the brazen serpent which Moses made: because until those days the children of Israel burnt incense to it: and he called it Neesthan.
عَلَى ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِ إِسْرَائِيلَ ٱتَّكَلَ، وَبَعْدَهُ لَمْ يَكُنْ مِثْلُهُ فِي جَمِيعِ مُلُوكِ يَهُوذَا وَلَا فِي ٱلَّذِينَ كَانُوا قَبْلَهُ. ٥ 5
He trusted in the Lord God of Israel; and after him there was not any like him among the kings of Juda, nor among those that were before him.
وَٱلْتَصَقَ بِٱلرَّبِّ وَلَمْ يَحِدْ عَنْهُ، بَلْ حَفِظَ وَصَايَاهُ ٱلَّتِي أَمَرَ بِهَا ٱلرَّبُّ مُوسَى. ٦ 6
And he clave to the Lord, he departed not from following him; and he kept his commandments, as many as he commanded Moses.
وَكَانَ ٱلرَّبُّ مَعَهُ، وَحَيْثُمَا كَانَ يَخْرُجُ كَانَ يَنْجَحُ. وَعَصَى عَلَى مَلِكِ أَشُّورَ وَلَمْ يَتَعَبَّدْ لَهُ. ٧ 7
And the Lord was with him; and he was wise in all that he undertook: and he revolted from the king of the Assyrians, and served him not.
هُوَ ضَرَبَ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ إِلَى غَزَّةَ وَتُخُومِهَا، مِنْ بُرْجِ ٱلنَّوَاطِيرِ إِلَى ٱلْمَدِينَةِ ٱلْمُحَصَّنَةِ. ٨ 8
He struck the Philistines [even] to Gaza, and to the border of it, from the tower of the watchmen even to the strong city.
وَفِي ٱلسَّنَةِ ٱلرَّابِعَةِ لِلْمَلِكِ حَزَقِيَّا، وَهِيَ ٱلسَّنَةُ ٱلسَّابِعَةُ لِهُوشَعَ بْنِ أَيْلَةَ مَلِكِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، صَعِدَ شَلْمَنْأَسَرُ مَلِكُ أَشُّورَ عَلَى ٱلسَّامِرَةِ وَحَاصَرَهَا. ٩ 9
And it came to pass in the fourth year of King Ezekias (this is the seventh year of Osee son of Ela king of Israel, ) [that] Salamanassar king of the Assyrians came up against Samaria, and besieged it.
وَأَخَذُوهَا فِي نِهَايَةِ ثَلَاثِ سِنِينَ. فَفِي ٱلسَّنَةِ ٱلسَّادِسَةِ لِحَزَقِيَّا، وَهِيَ ٱلسَّنَةُ ٱلتَّاسِعَةُ لِهُوشَعَ مَلِكِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، أُخِذَتِ ٱلسَّامِرَةُ. ١٠ 10
And he took it at the end of three years, in the sixth year of Ezekias, (this [is] the ninth year of Osee king of Israel, when Samaria was taken.)
وَسَبَى مَلِكُ أَشُّورَ إِسْرَائِيلَ إِلَى أَشُّورَ، وَوَضَعَهُمْ فِي حَلَحَ وَخَابُورَ نَهْرِ جُوزَانَ وَفِي مُدُنِ مَادِي، ١١ 11
And the king of the Assyrians carried away the Samaritans to Assyria, and put them in Alae and in Abor, [by] the river Gozan, and [in] the mountains of the Medes;
لِأَنَّهُمْ لَمْ يَسْمَعُوا لِصَوْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِهِمْ، بَلْ تَجَاوَزُوا عَهْدَهُ وَكُلَّ مَا أَمَرَ بِهِ مُوسَى عَبْدُ ٱلرَّبِّ، فَلَمْ يَسْمَعُوا وَلَمْ يَعْمَلُوا. ١٢ 12
because they listened not to the voice of the Lord their God, and transgressed his covenant, [even] in all things that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded, and listened not [to them], nor did [them].
وَفِي ٱلسَّنَةِ ٱلرَّابِعَةَ عَشْرَةَ لِلْمَلِكِ حَزَقِيَّا، صَعِدَ سَنْحَارِيبُ مَلِكُ أَشُّورَ عَلَى جَمِيعِ مُدُنِ يَهُوذَا ٱلْحَصِينَةِ وَأَخَذَهَا. ١٣ 13
And in the fourteenth year of king Ezekias came up Sennacherim king of the Assyrians against the strong cities of Juda, and took them.
وَأَرْسَلَ حَزَقِيَّا مَلِكُ يَهُوذَا إِلَى مَلِكِ أَشُّورَ إِلَى لَخِيشَ يَقُولُ: «قَدْ أَخْطَأْتُ. ٱرْجِعْ عَنِّي، وَمَهْمَا جَعَلْتَ عَلَيَّ حَمَلْتُهُ». فَوَضَعَ مَلِكُ أَشُّورَ عَلَى حَزَقِيَّا مَلِكِ يَهُوذَا ثَلَاثَ مِئَةِ وَزْنَةٍ مِنَ ٱلْفِضَّةِ وَثَلَاثِينَ وَزْنَةً مِنَ ٱلذَّهَبِ. ١٤ 14
And Ezekias king of Juda sent messengers to the king of the Assyrians to Lachis, saying, I have offended; depart from me: whatever you shall lay upon me, I will bear. And the king of Assyria laid upon Ezekias king of Juda [a tribute of] three hundred talents of silver, and thirty talents of gold.
فَدَفَعَ حَزَقِيَّا جَمِيعَ ٱلْفِضَّةِ ٱلْمَوْجُودَةِ فِي بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ وَفِي خَزَائِنِ بَيْتِ ٱلْمَلِكِ. ١٥ 15
And Ezekias gave all the silver that was found in the house of the Lord, and in the treasures of the king's house.
فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلزَّمَانِ قَشَّرَ حَزَقِيَّا ٱلذَّهَبَ عَنْ أَبْوَابِ هَيْكَلِ ٱلرَّبِّ وَٱلدَّعَائِمِ ٱلَّتِي كَانَ قَدْ غَشَّاهَا حَزَقِيَّا مَلِكُ يَهُوذَا، وَدَفَعَهُ لِمَلِكِ أَشُّورَ. ١٦ 16
At that time Ezekias cut off [the gold from] the doors of the temple, and [from] the pillars which Ezekias king of Juda [had] overlaid with gold, and gave it to the king of the Assyrians.
وَأَرْسَلَ مَلِكُ أَشُّورَ تَرْتَانَ وَرَبْسَارِيسَ وَرَبْشَاقَى مِنْ لَخِيشَ إِلَى ٱلْمَلِكِ حَزَقِيَّا بِجَيْشٍ عَظِيمٍ إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ، فَصَعِدُوا وَأَتَوْا إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ. وَلَمَّا صَعِدُوا جَاءُوا وَوَقَفُوا عِنْدَ قَنَاةِ ٱلْبِرْكَةِ ٱلْعُلْيَا ٱلَّتِي فِي طَرِيقِ حَقْلِ ٱلْقَصَّارِ. ١٧ 17
And the king of the Assyrians sent Tharthan and Raphis and Rapsakes from Lachis to king Ezekias with a strong force against Jerusalem. And they went up and came to Jerusalem, and stood by the aqueduct of the upper pool, which is by the way of the fuller's field.
وَدَعَوْا ٱلْمَلِكَ، فَخَرَجَ إِلَيْهِمْ أَلِيَاقِيمُ بْنُ حِلْقِيَّا ٱلَّذِي عَلَى ٱلْبَيْتِ وَشِبْنَةُ ٱلْكَاتِبُ وَيُواخُ بْنُ آسَافَ ٱلْمُسَجِّلُ. ١٨ 18
And they cried to Ezekias: and there came to him Heliakim the son of Chelcias the steward, and Somnas the scribe, and Joas the son of Saphat the recorder.
فَقَالَ لَهُمْ رَبْشَاقَى: «قُولُوا لِحَزَقِيَّا: هَكَذَا يَقُولُ ٱلْمَلِكُ ٱلْعَظِيمُ مَلِكُ أَشُّورَ: مَا ٱلِٱتِّكَالُ ٱلَّذِي ٱتَّكَلْتَ؟ ١٩ 19
And Rapsakes said to them, Say now to Ezekias, Thus says the king, the great king of the Assyrians, What [is] this confidence wherein you trust?
قُلْتَ إِنَّمَا كَلَامُ ٱلشَّفَتَيْنِ هُوَ مَشُورَةٌ وَبَأْسٌ لِلْحَرْبِ. وَٱلْآنَ عَلَى مَنِ ٱتَّكَلْتَ حَتَّى عَصَيْتَ عَلَيَّ؟ ٢٠ 20
You have said, (but [they are] mere words, ) [I have] counsel and strength for war. Now then in whom do you trust, that you have revolted from me?
فَٱلْآنَ هُوَذَا قَدِ ٱتَّكَلْتَ عَلَى عُكَّازِ هَذِهِ ٱلْقَصَبَةِ ٱلْمَرْضُوضَةِ، عَلَى مِصْرَ، ٱلَّتِي إِذَا تَوَكَّأَ أَحَدٌ عَلَيْهَا، دَخَلَتْ فِي كَفِّهِ وَثَقَبَتْهَا! هَكَذَا هُوَ فِرْعَوْنُ مَلِكُ مِصْرَ لِجَمِيعِ ٱلْمُتَّكِلِينَ عَلَيْهِ. ٢١ 21
See now, are you trusting for yourself on this broken staff of reed, [even] upon Egypt? whoever shall stay himself upon it, it shall even go into his hand, and pierce it: so [is] Pharao king of Egypt to all that trust on him.
وَإِذَا قُلْتُمْ لِي: عَلَى ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِنَا ٱتَّكَلْنَا، أَفَلَيْسَ هُوَ ٱلَّذِي أَزَالَ حَزَقِيَّا مُرْتَفَعَاتِهِ وَمَذَابِحَهُ، وَقَالَ لِيَهُوذَا وَلِأُورُشَلِيمَ: أَمَامَ هَذَا ٱلْمَذْبَحِ تَسْجُدُونَ فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ؟ ٢٢ 22
And whereas you have said to me, We trust on the Lord God: [is] not this he, whose high places and altars Ezekias has removed, and has said to Juda and Jerusalem, You shall worship before this altar in Jerusalem?
وَٱلْآنَ رَاهِنْ سَيِّدِي مَلِكَ أَشُّورَ، فَأُعْطِيَكَ أَلْفَيْ فَرَسٍ إِنْ كُنْتَ تَقْدِرُ أَنْ تَجْعَلَ عَلَيْهَا رَاكِبِينَ. ٢٣ 23
And now, I pray you, make and agreement with my lord the king of the Assyrians, and I will give you two thousand horses, if you shall be able on your part to set riders upon them.
فَكَيْفَ تَرُدُّ وَجْهَ وَالٍ وَاحِدٍ مِنْ عَبِيدِ سَيِّدِي ٱلصِّغَارِ، وَتَتَّكِلُ عَلَى مِصْرَ لِأَجْلِ مَرْكَبَاتٍ وَفُرْسَانٍ؟ ٢٤ 24
How then will you turn away the face of one petty governor, from among the least of my lord's servants? whereas you trust for yourself on Egypt for chariots and horsemen.
وَٱلْآنَ هَلْ بِدُونِ ٱلرَّبِّ صَعِدْتُ عَلَى هَذَا ٱلْمَوْضِعِ لِأَخْرِبَهُ؟ اَلرَّبُّ قَالَ لِي ٱصْعَدْ عَلَى هَذِهِ ٱلْأَرْضِ وَٱخْرِبْهَا». ٢٥ 25
And now have we come up without the Lord against this place to destroy it? The Lord said to me, Go up against this land, and destroy it.
فَقَالَ أَلِيَاقِيمُ بْنُ حِلْقِيَّا وَشِبْنَةُ وَيُواخُ لِرَبْشَاقَى: «كَلِّمْ عَبِيدَكَ بِٱلْأَرَامِيِّ لِأَنَّنَا نَفْهَمُهُ، وَلَا تُكَلِّمْنَا بِٱلْيَهُودِيِّ فِي مَسَامِعِ ٱلشَّعْبِ ٱلَّذِينَ عَلَى ٱلسُّورِ». ٢٦ 26
And Heliakim the son of Chelkias, and Somnas, and Joas, said to Rapsakes, Speak now to your servants in the Syrian language, for we understand it; and speak not with us in the Jewish language: and why do you speak in the ears of the people that are on the wall?
فَقَالَ لَهُمْ رَبْشَاقَى: «هَلْ إِلَى سَيِّدِكَ وَإِلَيْكَ أَرْسَلَنِي سَيِّدِي لِكَيْ أَتَكَلَّمَ بِهَذَا ٱلْكَلَامِ؟ أَلَيْسَ إِلَى ٱلرِّجَالِ ٱلْجَالِسِينَ عَلَى ٱلسُّورِ لِيَأْكُلُوا عَذِرَتَهُمْ وَيَشْرَبُوا بَوْلَهُمْ مَعَكُمْ؟» ٢٧ 27
And Rapsakes said to them, Has my master sent me to your master, and to you, to speak these words? [has he] not [sent me] to the men who sit on the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own water together with you.
ثُمَّ وَقَفَ رَبْشَاقَى وَنَادَى بِصَوْتٍ عَظِيمٍ بِٱلْيَهُودِيِّ وَتَكَلَّمَ قَائِلًا: «ٱسْمَعُوا كَلَامَ ٱلْمَلِكِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ مَلِكِ أَشُّورَ. ٢٨ 28
And Rapsakes stood, and cried with a loud voice in the Jewish language, and spoke, and said, Hear the words of the great king of the Assyrians:
هَكَذَا يَقُولُ ٱلْمَلِكُ: لَا يَخْدَعْكُمْ حَزَقِيَّا، لِأَنَّهُ لَا يَقْدِرُ أَنْ يُنْقِذَكُمْ مِنْ يَدِهِ، ٢٩ 29
thus says the king, Let not Ezekias encourage you with words: for he shall not be able to deliver you out of his hand.
وَلَا يَجْعَلْكُمْ حَزَقِيَّا تَتَّكِلُونَ عَلَى ٱلرَّبِّ قَائِلًا: إِنْقَاذًا يُنْقِذُنَا ٱلرَّبُّ وَلَا تُدْفَعُ هَذِهِ ٱلْمَدِينَةُ إِلَى يَدِ مَلِكِ أَشُّورَ. ٣٠ 30
And let not Ezekias cause you to trust on the Lord, saying, The Lord will certainly deliver us; this city shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of the Assyrians: listen not to Ezekias:
لَا تَسْمَعُوا لِحَزَقِيَّا. لِأَنَّهُ هَكَذَا يَقُولُ مَلِكُ أَشُّورَ: ٱعْقِدُوا مَعِي صُلْحًا، وَٱخْرُجُوا إِلَيَّ، وَكُلُوا كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ مِنْ جَفْنَتِهِ وَكُلُّ وَاحِدٍ مِنْ تِينَتِهِ، وَٱشْرَبُوا كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ مَاءَ بِئْرِهِ ٣١ 31
for thus says the king of the Assyrians, Gain my favor, and come forth to me, and every man shall drink [of the wine] of his own vine, and every man shall eat of his own fig tree, and shall drink water out of his own cistern;
حَتَّى آتِيَ وَآخُذَكُمْ إِلَى أَرْضٍ كَأَرْضِكُمْ، أَرْضَ حِنْطَةٍ وَخَمْرٍ، أَرْضَ خُبْزٍ وَكُرُومٍ، أَرْضَ زَيْتُونٍ وَعَسَلٍ وَٱحْيَوْا وَلَا تَمُوتُوا. وَلَا تَسْمَعُوا لِحَزَقِيَّا لِأَنَّهُ يَغُرُّكُمْ قَائِلًا: ٱلرَّبُّ يُنْقِذُنَا. ٣٢ 32
until I come and remove you to a land like your own land, a land of corn and wine, and bread and vineyards, a land of olive oil, and honey, and you shall live and not die: and do not you listen to Ezekias, for he deceives you, saying, The Lord shall deliver you.
هَلْ أَنْقَذَ آلِهَةُ ٱلْأُمَمِ كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ أَرْضَهُ مِنْ يَدِ مَلِكِ أَشُّورَ؟ ٣٣ 33
Have the Gods of the nations at all delivered each their own land out of the hand of the king of the Assyrians?
أَيْنَ آلِهَةُ حَمَاةَ وَأَرْفَادَ؟ أَيْنَ آلِهَةُ سَفَرْوَايِمَ وَهَيْنَعَ وَعِوَّا؟ هَلْ أَنْقَذُوا ٱلسَّامِرَةَ مِنْ يَدِي؟ ٣٤ 34
Where is the god of Haemath, and of Arphad? where is the god of Seppharvaim, Ana, and Aba? for have they delivered Samaria out of my hand?
مَنْ مِنْ كُلِّ آلِهَةِ ٱلْأَرَاضِي أَنْقَذَ أَرْضَهُمْ مِنْ يَدِي، حَتَّى يُنْقِذَ ٱلرَّبُّ أُورُشَلِيمَ مِنْ يَدِي؟». ٣٥ 35
Who [is there] among all the gods of the countries, who have delivered their countries out of my hand, that the Lord should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?
فَسَكَتَ ٱلشَّعْبُ وَلَمْ يُجِيبُوهُ بِكَلِمَةٍ، لِأَنَّ أَمْرَ ٱلْمَلِكِ كَانَ قَائِلًا: «لَا تُجِيبُوهُ». ٣٦ 36
But [the men] were silent, and answered him not a word: for [there was] a commandment of the king, saying, You shall not answer him.
فَجَاءَ أَلِيَاقِيمُ بْنُ حِلْقِيَّا ٱلَّذِي عَلَى ٱلْبَيْتِ وَشِبْنَةُ ٱلْكَاتِبُ وَيُوَاخُ بْنُ آسَافَ ٱلْمُسَجِّلُ إِلَى حَزَقِيَّا وَثِيَابُهُمْ مُمَزَّقَةٌ، فَأَخْبَرُوهُ بِكَلَامِ رَبْشَاقَى. ٣٧ 37
And Heliakim the son of Chelcias, the steward, and Somnas the scribe, and Joas the son of Saphat the recorder came in to Ezekias, having tore their garments; and they reported to him the words of Rapsakes.