اَلْمُلُوكِ ٱلثَّانِي 18

وَفِي ٱلسَّنَةِ ٱلثَّالِثَةِ لِهُوشَعَ بْنِ أَيْلَةَ مَلِكِ إِسْرَائِيلَ مَلَكَ حَزَقِيَّا بْنُ آحَازَ مَلِكِ يَهُوذَا. ١ 1
Now in the third year of Hoshea son of Elah, king of Israel, Hezekiah son of Ahaz, king of Judah began to reign.
كَانَ ٱبْنَ خَمْسٍ وَعِشْرِينَ سَنَةً حِينَ مَلَكَ، وَمَلَكَ تِسْعًا وَعِشْرِينَ سَنَةً فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ، وَٱسْمُ أُمِّهِ أَبِي ٱبْنَةُ زَكَرِيَّا. ٢ 2
He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign; he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Abijah; she was the daughter of Zechariah.
وَعَمِلَ ٱلْمُسْتَقِيمَ فِي عَيْنَيِ ٱلرَّبِّ حَسَبَ كُلِّ مَا عَمِلَ دَاوُدُ أَبُوهُ. ٣ 3
He did what was right in the eyes of Yahweh, following the example of all that David, his ancestor, had done.
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, destroyed the stone pillars, and cut down the Asherah poles. He broke to pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, because in those days the people of Israel were burning incense to it; it was called “Nehushtan.”
عَلَى ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِ إِسْرَائِيلَ ٱتَّكَلَ، وَبَعْدَهُ لَمْ يَكُنْ مِثْلُهُ فِي جَمِيعِ مُلُوكِ يَهُوذَا وَلَا فِي ٱلَّذِينَ كَانُوا قَبْلَهُ. ٥ 5
Hezekiah trusted in Yahweh, the God of Israel, so that after him there was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, nor among the kings who were before him.
وَٱلْتَصَقَ بِٱلرَّبِّ وَلَمْ يَحِدْ عَنْهُ، بَلْ حَفِظَ وَصَايَاهُ ٱلَّتِي أَمَرَ بِهَا ٱلرَّبُّ مُوسَى. ٦ 6
For he held on to Yahweh. He did not stop following him but kept his commandments, which Yahweh commanded Moses.
وَكَانَ ٱلرَّبُّ مَعَهُ، وَحَيْثُمَا كَانَ يَخْرُجُ كَانَ يَنْجَحُ. وَعَصَى عَلَى مَلِكِ أَشُّورَ وَلَمْ يَتَعَبَّدْ لَهُ. ٧ 7
So Yahweh was with Hezekiah, and wherever he went he prospered. He rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him.
هُوَ ضَرَبَ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ إِلَى غَزَّةَ وَتُخُومِهَا، مِنْ بُرْجِ ٱلنَّوَاطِيرِ إِلَى ٱلْمَدِينَةِ ٱلْمُحَصَّنَةِ. ٨ 8
He attacked the Philistines to Gaza and the borders around, from the tower of the watchmen to the fortified city.
وَفِي ٱلسَّنَةِ ٱلرَّابِعَةِ لِلْمَلِكِ حَزَقِيَّا، وَهِيَ ٱلسَّنَةُ ٱلسَّابِعَةُ لِهُوشَعَ بْنِ أَيْلَةَ مَلِكِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، صَعِدَ شَلْمَنْأَسَرُ مَلِكُ أَشُّورَ عَلَى ٱلسَّامِرَةِ وَحَاصَرَهَا. ٩ 9
In the fourth year of King Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, Shalmaneser king of Assyria 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
At the end of three years they took it, in the sixth year of Hezekiah, which was the ninth year of Hoshea king of Israel; in this way Samaria was captured.
وَسَبَى مَلِكُ أَشُّورَ إِسْرَائِيلَ إِلَى أَشُّورَ، وَوَضَعَهُمْ فِي حَلَحَ وَخَابُورَ نَهْرِ جُوزَانَ وَفِي مُدُنِ مَادِي، ١١ 11
So the king of Assyria carried Israel away to Assyria and put them in Halah, and at the Habor River in Gozan, and in the cities 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
He did this because they did not obey the voice of Yahweh their God, but they violated the terms of his covenant, all that Moses the servant of Yahweh commanded. They refused to listen to it or do it.
وَفِي ٱلسَّنَةِ ٱلرَّابِعَةَ عَشْرَةَ لِلْمَلِكِ حَزَقِيَّا، صَعِدَ سَنْحَارِيبُ مَلِكُ أَشُّورَ عَلَى جَمِيعِ مُدُنِ يَهُوذَا ٱلْحَصِينَةِ وَأَخَذَهَا. ١٣ 13
Then in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah, Sennacherib king of Assyria attacked all the fortified cities of Judah and captured 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
So Hezekiah king of Judah sent word to the king of Assyria, who was at Lachish, saying, “I have offended you. Withdraw from me. Whatever you put on me I will bear.” The king of Assyria required Hezekiah king of Judah to pay three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold.
فَدَفَعَ حَزَقِيَّا جَمِيعَ ٱلْفِضَّةِ ٱلْمَوْجُودَةِ فِي بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ وَفِي خَزَائِنِ بَيْتِ ٱلْمَلِكِ. ١٥ 15
So Hezekiah gave him all the silver that was found in the house of Yahweh and in the treasuries of the king's palace.
فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلزَّمَانِ قَشَّرَ حَزَقِيَّا ٱلذَّهَبَ عَنْ أَبْوَابِ هَيْكَلِ ٱلرَّبِّ وَٱلدَّعَائِمِ ٱلَّتِي كَانَ قَدْ غَشَّاهَا حَزَقِيَّا مَلِكُ يَهُوذَا، وَدَفَعَهُ لِمَلِكِ أَشُّورَ. ١٦ 16
Then Hezekiah cut off the gold from the doors of the temple of Yahweh and from the pillars that he had overlaid; he gave the gold to the king of Assyria.
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
But the king of Assyria mobilized his great army, sending Tartan and Rabsaris and the chief commander from Lachish to King Hezekiah at Jerusalem. They traveled up the roads and arrived outside Jerusalem. They approached the conduit of the upper pool, on the highway of the launderers' field, and stood by it.
وَدَعَوْا ٱلْمَلِكَ، فَخَرَجَ إِلَيْهِمْ أَلِيَاقِيمُ بْنُ حِلْقِيَّا ٱلَّذِي عَلَى ٱلْبَيْتِ وَشِبْنَةُ ٱلْكَاتِبُ وَيُواخُ بْنُ آسَافَ ٱلْمُسَجِّلُ. ١٨ 18
When they had called to King Hezekiah, Eliakim son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah son of Asaph, the recorder, went out to meet them.
فَقَالَ لَهُمْ رَبْشَاقَى: «قُولُوا لِحَزَقِيَّا: هَكَذَا يَقُولُ ٱلْمَلِكُ ٱلْعَظِيمُ مَلِكُ أَشُّورَ: مَا ٱلِٱتِّكَالُ ٱلَّذِي ٱتَّكَلْتَ؟ ١٩ 19
So the chief commander said to them to tell Hezekiah what the great king, the king of Assyria, said: “What is the source of your confidence?
قُلْتَ إِنَّمَا كَلَامُ ٱلشَّفَتَيْنِ هُوَ مَشُورَةٌ وَبَأْسٌ لِلْحَرْبِ. وَٱلْآنَ عَلَى مَنِ ٱتَّكَلْتَ حَتَّى عَصَيْتَ عَلَيَّ؟ ٢٠ 20
You speak only useless words, saying there are allies and strength for war. In whom are you trusting, that you should rebel against 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
Look, you trust in the walking stick of this bruised reed of Egypt, but if a man leans on it, it will stick into his hand and pierce it. That is what Pharaoh king of Egypt is to anyone who trusts in 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
But if you say to me, 'We are trusting in Yahweh our God,' is not he the one whose high places and altars Hezekiah has taken away, and has said to Judah and to Jerusalem, 'You must worship before this altar in Jerusalem'?
وَٱلْآنَ رَاهِنْ سَيِّدِي مَلِكَ أَشُّورَ، فَأُعْطِيَكَ أَلْفَيْ فَرَسٍ إِنْ كُنْتَ تَقْدِرُ أَنْ تَجْعَلَ عَلَيْهَا رَاكِبِينَ. ٢٣ 23
Now therefore, I want to make you a good offer from my master the king of Assyria. I will give you two thousand horses, if you are able to find riders for them.
فَكَيْفَ تَرُدُّ وَجْهَ وَالٍ وَاحِدٍ مِنْ عَبِيدِ سَيِّدِي ٱلصِّغَارِ، وَتَتَّكِلُ عَلَى مِصْرَ لِأَجْلِ مَرْكَبَاتٍ وَفُرْسَانٍ؟ ٢٤ 24
How could you resist even one captain of the least of my master's servants? You have put your trust in Egypt for chariots and horsemen!
وَٱلْآنَ هَلْ بِدُونِ ٱلرَّبِّ صَعِدْتُ عَلَى هَذَا ٱلْمَوْضِعِ لِأَخْرِبَهُ؟ اَلرَّبُّ قَالَ لِي ٱصْعَدْ عَلَى هَذِهِ ٱلْأَرْضِ وَٱخْرِبْهَا». ٢٥ 25
Have I traveled up here without Yahweh to fight against this place and destroy it? Yahweh said to me, 'Attack 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
Then Eliakim son of Hilkiah, and Shebnah, and Joah said to the chief commander, “Please speak to your servants in the Aramaic language, for we understand it. Do not speak with us in the language of Judah in the ears of the people who 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
But the chief commander 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, who will have to eat their own dung and drink their own urine with you?”
ثُمَّ وَقَفَ رَبْشَاقَى وَنَادَى بِصَوْتٍ عَظِيمٍ بِٱلْيَهُودِيِّ وَتَكَلَّمَ قَائِلًا: «ٱسْمَعُوا كَلَامَ ٱلْمَلِكِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ مَلِكِ أَشُّورَ. ٢٨ 28
Then the chief commander stood and shouted in a loud voice in the Jews' language, saying, “Listen to the word of the great king, the king of Assyria.
هَكَذَا يَقُولُ ٱلْمَلِكُ: لَا يَخْدَعْكُمْ حَزَقِيَّا، لِأَنَّهُ لَا يَقْدِرُ أَنْ يُنْقِذَكُمْ مِنْ يَدِهِ، ٢٩ 29
The king says, 'Do not let Hezekiah deceive you, for he will not be able to rescue you from my power.
وَلَا يَجْعَلْكُمْ حَزَقِيَّا تَتَّكِلُونَ عَلَى ٱلرَّبِّ قَائِلًا: إِنْقَاذًا يُنْقِذُنَا ٱلرَّبُّ وَلَا تُدْفَعُ هَذِهِ ٱلْمَدِينَةُ إِلَى يَدِ مَلِكِ أَشُّورَ. ٣٠ 30
Do not let Hezekiah make you trust in Yahweh, saying, “Yahweh will surely rescue us, and this city will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.”'
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
Do not listen to Hezekiah, for this is what the king of Assyria says: 'Make peace with me and come out to me. Then every one of you will eat from his own vine and from his own fig tree, and drink from the water in 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
You will do this until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive trees and honey, so that you may live and not die.' Do not listen to Hezekiah when he tries to persuade you, saying, 'Yahweh will rescue us.'
هَلْ أَنْقَذَ آلِهَةُ ٱلْأُمَمِ كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ أَرْضَهُ مِنْ يَدِ مَلِكِ أَشُّورَ؟ ٣٣ 33
Has any of the gods of the peoples rescued them out of the hand of the king of Assyria?
أَيْنَ آلِهَةُ حَمَاةَ وَأَرْفَادَ؟ أَيْنَ آلِهَةُ سَفَرْوَايِمَ وَهَيْنَعَ وَعِوَّا؟ هَلْ أَنْقَذُوا ٱلسَّامِرَةَ مِنْ يَدِي؟ ٣٤ 34
Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivvah? Have they rescued Samaria out of my hand?
مَنْ مِنْ كُلِّ آلِهَةِ ٱلْأَرَاضِي أَنْقَذَ أَرْضَهُمْ مِنْ يَدِي، حَتَّى يُنْقِذَ ٱلرَّبُّ أُورُشَلِيمَ مِنْ يَدِي؟». ٣٥ 35
Among all the gods of the lands, is there any god who has rescued his land from my power? How could Yahweh save Jerusalem from my might?”
فَسَكَتَ ٱلشَّعْبُ وَلَمْ يُجِيبُوهُ بِكَلِمَةٍ، لِأَنَّ أَمْرَ ٱلْمَلِكِ كَانَ قَائِلًا: «لَا تُجِيبُوهُ». ٣٦ 36
But the people remained silent and did not respond, for the king had commanded, “Do 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
Then Eliakim son of Hilkiah, who was over the household; Shebna the scribe; and Joah son of Asaph, the recorder, came to Hezekiah with their clothes torn, and reported to him the words of the chief commander.