اَلْمُلُوكِ ٱلثَّانِي 19

فَلَمَّا سَمِعَ ٱلْمَلِكُ حَزَقِيَّا ذَلِكَ، مَزَّقَ ثِيَابَهُ وَتَغَطَّى بِمِسْحٍ وَدَخَلَ بَيْتَ ٱلرَّبِّ. ١ 1
It came about that when King Hezekiah heard their report, he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of Yahweh.
وَأَرْسَلَ أَلِيَاقِيمَ ٱلَّذِي عَلَى ٱلْبَيْتِ وَشِبْنَةَ ٱلْكَاتِبَ وَشُيُوخَ ٱلْكَهَنَةِ مُتَغَطِّينَ بِمِسْحٍ إِلَى إِشَعْيَا ٱلنَّبِيِّ ٱبْنِ آمُوصَ، ٢ 2
He sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, all covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah son of Amoz, the prophet.
فَقَالُوا لَهُ: «هَكَذَا يَقُولُ حَزَقِيَّا: هَذَا ٱلْيَوْمُ يَوْمُ شِدَّةٍ وَتَأْدِيبٍ وَإِهَانَةٍ، لِأَنَّ ٱلْأَجِنَّةَ قَدْ دَنَتْ إِلَى ٱلْمَوْلِدِ وَلَا قُوَّةَ لِلْوِلَادَةِ. ٣ 3
They said to him, “Hezekiah says, 'This day is a day of distress, rebuke, and disgrace, for the children have come to the time of birth, but there is no strength for them to be born.
لَعَلَّ ٱلرَّبَّ إِلَهَكَ يَسْمَعُ جَمِيعَ كَلَامِ رَبْشَاقَى ٱلَّذِي أَرْسَلَهُ مَلِكُ أَشُّورَ سَيِّدُهُ لِيُعَيِّرَ ٱلْإِلَهَ ٱلْحَيَّ، فَيُوَبِّخَ عَلَى ٱلْكَلَامِ ٱلَّذِي سَمِعَهُ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُكَ. فَٱرْفَعْ صَلَاةً مِنْ أَجْلِ ٱلْبَقِيَّةِ ٱلْمَوْجُودَةِ». ٤ 4
It may be that Yahweh your God will hear all the words of the chief commander, whom the king of Assyria his master has sent to defy the living God, and will rebuke the words which Yahweh your God has heard. Now lift up your prayer for the remnant that is still here.'”
فَجَاءَ عَبِيدُ ٱلْمَلِكِ حَزَقِيَّا إِلَى إِشَعْيَا، ٥ 5
So the servants of King Hezekiah came to Isaiah,
فَقَالَ لَهُمْ إِشَعْيَا: «هَكَذَا تَقُولُونَ لِسَيِّدِكُمْ: هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: لَا تَخَفْ بِسَبَبِ ٱلْكَلَامِ ٱلَّذِي سَمِعْتَهُ، ٱلَّذِي جَدَّفَ عَلَيَّ بِهِ غِلْمَانُ مَلِكِ أَشُّورَ. ٦ 6
and Isaiah said to them, “Say to your master: 'Yahweh says, “Do not be afraid of the words that you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have insulted me.
هَأَنَذَا أَجْعَلُ فِيهِ رُوحًا فَيَسْمَعُ خَبَرًا وَيَرْجِعُ إِلَى أَرْضِهِ، وَأُسْقِطُهُ بِٱلسَّيْفِ فِي أَرْضِهِ». ٧ 7
Look, I will put a spirit in him, and he will hear a certain report and go back to his own land. I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.”'”
فَرَجَعَ رَبْشَاقَى وَوَجَدَ مَلِكَ أَشُّورَ يُحَارِبُ لِبْنَةَ، لِأَنَّهُ سَمِعَ أَنَّهُ ٱرْتَحَلَ عَنْ لَخِيشَ. ٨ 8
Then the chief commander returned and found the king of Assyria fighting against Libnah, for he had heard that the king had gone away from Lachish.
وَسَمِعَ عَنْ تُرْهَاقَةَ مَلِكِ كُوشٍ قَوْلًا: «قَدْ خَرَجَ لِيُحَارِبَكَ». فَعَادَ وَأَرْسَلَ رُسُلًا إِلَى حَزَقِيَّا قَائِلًا: ٩ 9
Then Sennacherib heard that Tirhakah king of Cush and Egypt had mobilized to fight against him, so he sent messengers again to Hezekiah with a message:
«هَكَذَا تُكَلِّمُونَ حَزَقِيَّا مَلِكَ يَهُوذَا قَائِلِينَ: لَا يَخْدَعْكَ إِلَهُكَ ٱلَّذِي أَنْتَ مُتَّكِلٌ عَلَيْهِ قَائِلًا: لَا تُدْفَعُ أُورُشَلِيمُ إِلَى يَدِ مَلِكِ أَشُّورَ. ١٠ 10
“Say to Hezekiah king of Judah, 'Do not let your God in whom you trust deceive you, saying, “Jerusalem will not be given over into the hand of the king of Assyria.”
إِنَّكَ قَدْ سَمِعْتَ مَا فَعَلَ مُلُوكُ أَشُّورَ بِجَمِيعِ ٱلْأَرَاضِي لِإِهْلَاكِهَا، وَهَلْ تَنْجُو أَنْتَ؟ ١١ 11
See, you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands by destroying them completely. So will you be rescued?
هَلْ أَنْقَذَتْ آلِهَةُ ٱلْأُمَمِ هَؤُلَاءِ ٱلَّذِينَ أَهْلَكَهُمْ آبَائِي، جُوزَانَ وَحَارَانَ وَرَصْفَ وَبَنِي عَدَنَ ٱلَّذِينَ فِي تَلَاسَّارَ؟ ١٢ 12
Have the gods of the nations rescued them, the nations that my fathers destroyed: Gozan, Haran, Rezeph, and the people of Eden in Tel Assar?
أَيْنَ مَلِكُ حَمَاةَ وَمَلِكُ أَرْفَادَ وَمَلِكُ مَدِينَةِ سَفْرَوَايِمَ وَهَيْنَعَ وَعِوَّا؟». ١٣ 13
Where are the king of Hamath, the king of Arpad, the king of the cities of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivvah?'”
فَأَخَذَ حَزَقِيَّا ٱلرَّسَائِلَ مِنْ أَيْدِي ٱلرُّسُلِ وَقَرَأَهَا، ثُمَّ صَعِدَ إِلَى بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ، وَنَشَرَهَا حَزَقِيَّا أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ. ١٤ 14
Hezekiah received this letter from the messengers and read it. Then he went up to the house of Yahweh and spread it before him.
وَصَلَّى حَزَقِيَّا أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ وَقَالَ: «أَيُّهَا ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ إِسْرَائِيلَ، ٱلْجَالِسُ فَوْقَ ٱلْكَرُوبِيمَ، أَنْتَ هُوَ ٱلْإِلَهُ وَحْدَكَ لِكُلِّ مَمَالِكِ ٱلْأَرْضِ. أَنْتَ صَنَعْتَ ٱلسَّمَاءَ وَٱلْأَرْضَ. ١٥ 15
Then Hezekiah prayed before Yahweh and said, “Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel, you who sit above the cherubim, you are God alone over all the kingdoms of the earth. You made the heavens and the earth.
أَمِلْ يَارَبُّ أُذُنَكَ وَٱسْمَعْ. اِفْتَحْ يَارَبُّ عَيْنَيْكَ وَٱنْظُرْ، وَٱسْمَعْ كَلَامَ سَنْحَارِيبَ ٱلَّذِي أَرْسَلَهُ لِيُعَيِّرَ ٱللهَ ٱلْحَيَّ. ١٦ 16
Turn your ear, Yahweh, and listen. Open your eyes, Yahweh, and see, and hear the words of Sennacherib, which he has sent to mock the living God.
حَقًّا يَارَبُّ إِنَّ مُلُوكَ أَشُّورَ قَدْ خَرَّبُوا ٱلْأُمَمَ وَأَرَاضِيَهُمْ، ١٧ 17
Truly, Yahweh, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands.
وَدَفَعُوا آلِهَتَهُمْ إِلَى ٱلنَّارِ. وَلِأَنَّهُمْ لَيْسُوا آلِهَةً، بَلْ صَنْعَةُ أَيْدِي ٱلنَّاسِ: خَشَبٌ وَحَجَرٌ، فَأَبَادُوهُمْ. ١٨ 18
They have put their gods into the fire, for they were not gods but the work of men's hands, just wood and stone. So the Assyrians have destroyed them.
وَٱلْآنَ أَيُّهَا ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُنَا خَلِّصْنَا مِنْ يَدِهِ، فَتَعْلَمَ مَمَالِكُ ٱلْأَرْضِ كُلُّهَا أَنَّكَ أَنْتَ ٱلرَّبُّ ٱلْإِلَهُ وَحْدَكَ». ١٩ 19
Now then, Yahweh our God, save us, I implore you, from his power, so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you, Yahweh, are God alone.”
فَأَرْسَلَ إِشَعْيَا بْنُ آمُوصَ إِلَى حَزَقِيَّا قَائِلًا: «هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ إِسْرَائِيلَ ٱلَّذِي صَلَّيْتَ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ جِهَةِ سَنْحَارِيبَ مَلِكِ أَشُّورَ: قَدْ سَمِعْتُ. ٢٠ 20
Then Isaiah son of Amoz sent a message to Hezekiah, saying, “Yahweh, the God of Israel says, 'Because you have prayed to me concerning Sennacherib king of Assyria, I have heard you.
هَذَا هُوَ ٱلْكَلَامُ ٱلَّذِي تَكَلَّمَ بِهِ ٱلرَّبُّ عَلَيْهِ: ٱحْتَقَرَتْكَ وَٱسْتَهْزَأَتْ بِكَ ٱلْعَذْرَاءُ ٱبْنَةُ صِهْيَوْنَ، وَنَحْوَكَ أَنْغَضَتِ ٱبْنَةُ أُورُشَلِيمَ رَأْسَهَا. ٢١ 21
This is the word that Yahweh has spoken about him: “The virgin daughter of Zion despises you and laughs you to scorn. The daughter of Jerusalem shakes her head at you.
مَنْ عَيَّرْتَ وَجَدَّفْتَ؟ وَعَلَى مَنْ عَلَّيْتَ صَوْتًا؟ وَقَدْ رَفَعْتَ إِلَى ٱلْعَلَاءِ عَيْنَيْكَ عَلَى قُدُّوسِ إِسْرَائِيلَ! ٢٢ 22
Whom have you defied and insulted? Against whom have you exalted your voice and lifted up your eyes in pride? Against the Holy One of Israel!
عَلَى يَدِ رُسُلِكَ عَيَّرْتَ ٱلسَّيِّدَ، وَقُلْتَ: بِكَثْرَةِ مَرْكَبَاتِي قَدْ صَعِدْتُ إِلَى عُلْوِ ٱلْجِبَالِ، إِلَى عِقَابِ لُبْنَانَ وَأَقْطَعُ أَرْزَهُ ٱلطَّوِيلَ وَأَفْضَلَ سَرْوِهِ، وَأَدْخُلُ أَقْصَى عُلْوِهِ، وَعْرَ كَرْمَلِهِ. ٢٣ 23
By your messengers you have defied the Lord, and have said, 'With the multitude of my chariots I have gone up to the heights of the mountains, to the highest elevations of Lebanon. I will cut down the tall cedars and the choice cypress trees there. I will enter into its farthest parts, its most fruitful forest.
أَنَا قَدْ حَفَرْتُ وَشَرِبْتُ مِيَاهًا غَرِيبَةً، وَأُنَشِّفُ بِأَسْفَلِ قَدَمَيَّ جَمِيعَ خُلْجَانِ مِصْرَ. ٢٤ 24
I have dug wells and have drunk foreign waters. I dried up all the rivers of Egypt under the soles of my feet.'
أَلَمْ تَسْمَعْ؟ مُنْذُ ٱلْبَعِيدِ صَنَعْتُهُ، مُنْذُ ٱلْأَيَّامِ ٱلْقَدِيمَةِ صَوَّرْتُهُ. ٱلْآنَ أَتَيْتُ بِهِ. فَتَكُونُ لِتَخْرِيبِ مُدُنٍ مُحَصَّنَةٍ حَتَّى تَصِيرَ رَوَابِيَ خَرِبَةً. ٢٥ 25
Have you not heard how I determined it long ago, and worked it out in ancient times? Now I am bringing it to pass. You are here to reduce impregnable cities into heaps of ruins.
فَسُكَّانُهَا قِصَارُ ٱلْأَيْدِي قَدِ ٱرْتَاعُوا وَخَجِلُوا، صَارُوا كَعُشْبِ ٱلْحَقْلِ وَكَالنَّبَاتِ ٱلْأَخْضَرِ، كَحَشِيشِ ٱلسُّطُوحِ وَكَمَلْفُوحٍ قَبْلَ نُمُوِّهِ. ٢٦ 26
Their inhabitants, of little strength, are shattered and ashamed. They are plants in the field, green grass, the grass on the roof or in the field, burned before it has grown up.
وَلَكِنِّي عَالِمٌ بِجُلُوسِكَ وَخُرُوجِكَ وَدُخُولِكَ وَهَيَجَانِكَ عَلَيَّ. ٢٧ 27
But I know your sitting down, your going out, your coming in, and your raging against me.
لِأَنَّ هَيَجَانَكَ عَلَيَّ وَعَجْرَفَتَكَ قَدْ صَعِدَا إِلَى أُذُنَيَّ، أَضَعُ خِزَامَتِي فِي أَنْفِكَ وَلِجَامِي فِي شَفَتَيْكَ، وَأَرُدُّكَ فِي ٱلطَّرِيقِ ٱلَّذِي جِئْتَ فِيهِ. ٢٨ 28
Because of your raging against me, and because your arrogance has reached my ears, I will put my hook in your nose, and my bit in your mouth; I will turn you back the way you came.”
«وَهَذِهِ لَكَ عَلَامَةٌ: تَأْكُلُونَ هَذِهِ ٱلسَّنَةَ زِرِّيعًا، وَفِي ٱلسَّنَةِ ٱلثَّانِيَةِ خِلْفَةً. وَأَمَّا ٱلسَّنَةُ ٱلثَّالِثَةُ فَفِيهَا تَزْرَعُونَ وَتَحْصِدُونَ وَتَغْرِسُونَ كُرُومًا وَتَأْكُلُونَ أَثْمَارَهَا. ٢٩ 29
This will be the sign for you: This year you will eat what grows wild, and in the second year what grows from that. But in the third year you must plant and harvest, plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
وَيَعُودُ ٱلنَّاجُونَ مِنْ بَيْتِ يَهُوذَا، ٱلْبَاقُونَ، يَتَأَصَّلُونَ إِلَى أَسْفَلُ وَيَصْنَعُونَ ثَمَرًا إِلَى مَا فَوْقُ. ٣٠ 30
The remnant of the house of Judah that survives will again take root and bear fruit.
لِأَنَّهُ مِنْ أُورُشَلِيمَ تَخْرُجُ ٱلْبَقِيَّةُ، وَٱلنَّاجُونَ مِنْ جَبَلِ صِهْيَوْنَ. غَيْرَةُ رَبِّ ٱلْجُنُودِ تَصْنَعُ هَذَا. ٣١ 31
For from Jerusalem a remnant will come out, from Mount Zion survivors will come. The zeal of Yahweh of hosts will do this.
«لِذَلِكَ هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ عَنْ مَلِكِ أَشُّورَ: لَا يَدْخُلُ هَذِهِ ٱلْمَدِينَةَ، وَلَا يَرْمِي هُنَاكَ سَهْمًا، وَلَا يَتَقَدَّمُ عَلَيْهَا بِتُرْسٍ، وَلَا يُقِيمُ عَلَيْهَا مِتْرَسَةً. ٣٢ 32
Therefore Yahweh says this about the king of Assyria: “He will not come into this city nor shoot an arrow here. Neither will he come before it with shield or build up a siege ramp against it.
فِي ٱلطَّرِيقِ ٱلَّذِي جَاءَ فِيهِ يَرْجِعُ، وَإِلَى هَذِهِ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ لَا يَدْخُلُ، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ. ٣٣ 33
The way by which he came will be the same way he will leave; he will not enter this city— this is Yahweh's declaration.”
وَأُحَامِي عَنْ هَذِهِ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ لِأُخَلِّصَهَا مِنْ أَجْلِ نَفْسِي وَمِنْ أَجْلِ دَاوُدَ عَبْدِي». ٣٤ 34
For I will defend this city and rescue it, for my own sake and for my servant David's sake.'”
وَكَانَ فِي تِلْكَ ٱللَّيْلَةِ أَنَّ مَلَاكَ ٱلرَّبِّ خَرَجَ وَضَرَبَ مِنْ جَيْشِ أَشُّورَ مِئَةَ أَلْفٍ وَخَمْسَةً وَثَمَانِينَ أَلْفًا. وَلَمَّا بَكَّرُوا صَبَاحًا إِذَا هُمْ جَمِيعًا جُثَثٌ مَيْتَةٌ. ٣٥ 35
It came about that night that the angel of Yahweh went out and attacked the camp of the Assyrians, putting to death 185,000 soldiers. When the men arose early in the morning, dead bodies lay everywhere.
فَٱنْصَرَفَ سَنْحَارِيبُ مَلِكُ أَشُّورَ وَذَهَبَ رَاجِعًا وَأَقَامَ فِي نِينَوَى. ٣٦ 36
So Sennacherib king of Assyria left Israel and went home and stayed in Nineveh.
وَفِيمَا هُوَ سَاجِدٌ فِي بَيْتِ نِسْرُوخَ إِلَهِهِ، ضَرَبَهُ أَدْرَمَّلَكُ وَشَرَآصَرُ ٱبْنَاهُ بِٱلسَّيْفِ، وَنَجَوَا إِلَى أَرْضِ أَرَارَاطَ. وَمَلَكَ آسَرْحَدُّونُ ٱبْنُهُ عِوَضًا عَنْهُ. ٣٧ 37
Later, as he was worshiping in the house of Nisrok his god, his sons Adrammelek and Sharezer killed him with the sword. Then they escaped into the land of Ararat. Then Esarhaddon his son became king in his place.