اَلْمُلُوكِ ٱلثَّانِي 2

وَكَانَ عِنْدَ إِصْعَادِ ٱلرَّبِّ إِيلِيَّا فِي ٱلْعَاصِفَةِ إِلَى ٱلسَّمَاءِ، أَنَّ إِيلِيَّا وَأَلِيشَعَ ذَهَبَا مِنَ ٱلْجِلْجَالِ. ١ 1
So it came about, when Yahweh was going to take up Elijah by a whirlwind into heaven, that Elijah left with Elisha from Gilgal.
فَقَالَ إِيلِيَّا لِأَلِيشَعَ: «ٱمْكُثْ هُنَا لِأَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ قَدْ أَرْسَلَنِي إِلَى بَيْتِ إِيلَ». فَقَالَ أَلِيشَعُ: «حَيٌّ هُوَ ٱلرَّبُّ، وَحَيَّةٌ هِيَ نَفْسُكَ، إِنِّي لَا أَتْرُكُكَ». وَنَزَلَا إِلَى بَيْتِ إِيلَ. ٢ 2
Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here, please, because Yahweh has sent me to Bethel.” Elisha replied, “As Yahweh lives, and as you live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel.
فَخَرَجَ بَنُو ٱلْأَنْبِيَاءِ ٱلَّذِينَ فِي بَيْتِ إِيلَ إِلَى أَلِيشَعَ وَقَالُوا لَهُ: «أَتَعْلَمُ أَنَّهُ ٱلْيَوْمَ يَأْخُذُ ٱلرَّبُّ سَيِّدَكَ مِنْ عَلَى رَأْسِكَ؟» فَقَالَ: «نَعَمْ، إِنِّي أَعْلَمُ فَٱصْمُتُوا». ٣ 3
The sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that Yahweh will take away your master from you today?” Elisha replied, “Yes, I know it, but do not talk about it.”
ثُمَّ قَالَ لَهُ إِيلِيَّا: «يَا أَلِيشَعُ، ٱمْكُثْ هُنَا لِأَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ قَدْ أَرْسَلَنِي إِلَى أَرِيحَا». فَقَالَ: «حَيٌّ هُوَ ٱلرَّبُّ، وَحَيَّةٌ هِيَ نَفْسُكَ، إِنِّي لَا أَتْرُكُكَ». وَأَتَيَا إِلَى أَرِيحَا. ٤ 4
Elijah said to him, “Elisha, wait here, please, for Yahweh has sent me to Jericho.” Then Elisha replied, “As Yahweh lives, and as you live, I will not leave you.” So they went to Jericho.
فَتَقَدَّمَ بَنُو ٱلْأَنْبِيَاءِ ٱلَّذِينَ فِي أَرِيحَا إِلَى أَلِيشَعَ وَقَالُوا لَهُ: «أَتَعْلَمُ أَنَّهُ ٱلْيَوْمَ يَأْخُذُ ٱلرَّبُّ سَيِّدَكَ مِنْ عَلَى رَأْسِكَ؟» فَقَالَ: «نَعَمْ، إِنِّي أَعْلَمُ فَٱصْمُتُوا». ٥ 5
Then the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho came to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that Yahweh will take away your master from you today?” Elisha answered, “Yes, I know it, but do not talk about it.”
ثُمَّ قَالَ لَهُ إِيلِيَّا: «أُمْكُثْ هُنَا لِأَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ قَدْ أَرْسَلَنِي إِلَى ٱلْأُرْدُنِّ». فَقَالَ: «حَيٌّ هُوَ ٱلرَّبُّ، وَحَيَّةٌ هِيَ نَفْسُكَ، إِنِّي لَا أَتْرُكُكَ». وَٱنْطَلَقَا كِلَاهُمَا. ٦ 6
Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here, please, for Yahweh has sent me to the Jordan.” Elisha replied, “As Yahweh lives, and as you live, I will not leave you.” So the two went on.
فَذَهَبَ خَمْسُونَ رَجُلًا مِنْ بَنِي ٱلْأَنْبِيَاءِ وَوَقَفُوا قُبَالَتَهُمَا مِنْ بَعِيدٍ. وَوَقَفَ كِلَاهُمَا بِجَانِبِ ٱلْأُرْدُنِّ. ٧ 7
Later, fifty of the sons of the prophets stood opposite them at a distance while the two stood by the Jordan.
وَأَخَذَ إِيلِيَّا رِدَاءَهُ وَلَفَّهُ وَضَرَبَ ٱلْمَاءَ، فَٱنْفَلَقَ إِلَى هُنَا وَهُنَاكَ، فَعَبَرَا كِلَاهُمَا فِي ٱلْيَبَسِ. ٨ 8
Elijah took his cloak, rolled it up, and struck the water with it. The river divided on both sides so that the two of them walked over on dry ground.
وَلَمَّا عَبَرَا قَالَ إِيلِيَّا لِأَلِيشَعَ: «ٱطْلُبْ: مَاذَا أَفْعَلُ لَكَ قَبْلَ أَنْ أُوخَذَ مِنْكَ؟». فَقَالَ أَلِيشَعُ: «لِيَكُنْ نَصِيبُ ٱثْنَيْنِ مِنْ رُوحِكَ عَلَيَّ». ٩ 9
It came about, after they had crossed over, that Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask me what I should do for you before I am taken from you.” Elisha replied, “Please let a double portion of your spirit come on me.”
فَقَالَ: «صَعَّبْتَ ٱلسُّؤَالَ. فَإِنْ رَأَيْتَنِي أُوخَذُ مِنْكَ يَكُونُ لَكَ كَذَلِكَ، وَإِلَّا فَلَا يَكُونُ». ١٠ 10
Elijah answered, “You have asked for a difficult thing. Nevertheless, if you see me when I am taken from you, this will happen for you, but if not, it will not happen.”
وَفِيمَا هُمَا يَسِيرَانِ وَيَتَكَلَّمَانِ إِذَا مَرْكَبَةٌ مِنْ نَارٍ وَخَيْلٌ مِنْ نَارٍ فَفَصَلَتْ بَيْنَهُمَا، فَصَعِدَ إِيلِيَّا فِي ٱلْعَاصِفَةِ إِلَى ٱلسَّمَاءِ. ١١ 11
As they still went on and talked, behold, a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared, which separated the two men from each other, and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
وَكَانَ أَلِيشَعُ يَرَى وَهُوَ يَصْرُخُ: «يَا أَبِي، يَا أَبِي، مَرْكَبَةَ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَفُرْسَانَهَا». وَلَمْ يَرَهُ بَعْدُ، فَأَمْسَكَ ثِيَابَهُ وَمَزَّقَهَا قِطْعَتَيْنِ، ١٢ 12
Elisha saw it and cried out, “My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and their horsemen!” He saw Elijah no more, and he took hold of his own clothes and tore them into two pieces.
وَرَفَعَ رِدَاءَ إِيلِيَّا ٱلَّذِي سَقَطَ عَنْهُ، وَرَجَعَ وَوَقَفَ عَلَى شَاطِئِ ٱلْأُرْدُنِّ. ١٣ 13
He picked up Elijah's cloak that had fallen off him, and went back to stand by the bank of the Jordan.
فَأَخَذَ رِدَاءَ إِيلِيَّا ٱلَّذِي سَقَطَ عَنْهُ وَضَرَبَ ٱلْمَاءَ وَقَالَ: «أَيْنَ هُوَ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ إِيلِيَّا؟» ثُمَّ ضَرَبَ ٱلْمَاءَ أَيْضًا فَٱنْفَلَقَ إِلَى هُنَا وَهُنَاكَ، فَعَبَرَ أَلِيشَعُ. ١٤ 14
He struck the water with Elijah's cloak that had fallen and said, “Where is Yahweh, the God of Elijah?” When he had struck the waters, they divided on both sides and Elisha crossed over.
وَلَمَّا رَآهُ بَنُو ٱلْأَنْبِيَاءِ ٱلَّذِينَ فِي أَرِيحَا قُبَالَتَهُ قَالُوا: «قَدِ ٱسْتَقَرَّتْ رُوحُ إِيلِيَّا عَلَى أَلِيشَعَ». فَجَاءُوا لِلِقَائِهِ وَسَجَدُوا لَهُ إِلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ. ١٥ 15
When the sons of the prophets who were from Jericho saw him across from them, they said, “The spirit of Elijah does rest on Elisha!” So they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.
وَقَالُوا لَهُ: «هُوَذَا مَعَ عَبِيدِكَ خَمْسُونَ رَجُلًا ذَوُو بَأْسٍ، فَدَعْهُمْ يَذْهَبُونَ وَيُفَتِّشُونَ عَلَى سَيِّدِكَ، لِئَلَّا يَكُونَ قَدْ حَمَلَهُ رُوحُ ٱلرَّبِّ وَطَرَحَهُ عَلَى أَحَدِ ٱلْجِبَالِ، أَوْ فِي أَحَدِ ٱلْأَوْدِيَةِ». فَقَالَ: «لَاتُرْسِلُوا». ١٦ 16
They said to him, “See now, among your servants there are fifty strong men. Let them go, we ask, and look for your master, in case the Spirit of Yahweh has taken him up and thrown him onto some mountain or into some valley.” Elisha answered, “No, do not send them.”
فَأَلَحُّوا عَلَيْهِ حَتَّى خَجِلَ وَقَالَ: «أَرْسِلُوا». فَأَرْسَلُوا خَمْسِينَ رَجُلًا، فَفَتَّشُوا ثَلَاثَةَ أَيَّامٍ وَلَمْ يَجِدُوهُ. ١٧ 17
But when they urged Elisha until he was ashamed, he said, “Send them.” Then they sent fifty men, and they looked for three days, but did not find him.
وَلَمَّا رَجَعُوا إِلَيْهِ وَهُوَ مَاكِثٌ فِي أَرِيحَا قَالَ لَهُمْ: «أَمَا قُلْتُ لَكُمْ لَا تَذْهَبُوا؟». ١٨ 18
They came back to Elisha, while he stayed at Jericho, and he said to them, “Did I not say to you, 'Do not go'?”
وَقَالَ رِجَالُ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ لِأَلِيشَعَ: «هُوَذَا مَوْقِعُ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ حَسَنٌ كَمَا يَرَى سَيِّدِي، وَأَمَّا ٱلْمِيَاهُ فَرَدِيَّةٌ وَٱلْأَرْضُ مُجْدِبَةٌ». ١٩ 19
The men of the city said to Elisha, “See, we beg of you, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my master can see, but the water is bad and the land is not fruitful.”
فَقَالَ: «ٱئْتُونِي بِصَحْنٍ جَدِيدٍ، وَضَعُوا فِيهِ مِلْحًا». فَأَتَوْهُ بِهِ. ٢٠ 20
Elisha replied, “Bring me a new bowl and put salt in it,” so they brought it to him.
فَخَرَجَ إِلَى نَبْعِ ٱلْمَاءِ وَطَرَحَ فِيهِ ٱلْمِلْحَ وَقَالَ: «هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: قَدْ أَبْرَأْتُ هَذِهِ ٱلْمِيَاهَ. لَا يَكُونُ فِيهَا أَيْضًا مَوْتٌ وَلَا جَدْبٌ». ٢١ 21
Elisha went out to the spring of water and threw salt in it; then he said, “Yahweh says this, 'I have healed these waters. From this time on, there will be no more death or unfruitful land.'”
فَبَرِئَتِ ٱلْمِيَاهُ إِلَى هَذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ، حَسَبَ قَوْلِ أَلِيشَعَ ٱلَّذِي نَطَقَ بِهِ. ٢٢ 22
So the waters were healed to this day, by the word which Elisha spoke.
ثُمَّ صَعِدَ مِنْ هُنَاكَ إِلَى بَيْتِ إِيلَ. وَفِيمَا هُوَ صَاعِدٌ فِي ٱلطَّرِيقِ إِذَا بِصِبْيَانٍ صِغَارٍ خَرَجُوا مِنَ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ وَسَخِرُوا مِنْهُ وَقَالُوا لَهُ: «ٱصْعَدْ يَا أَقْرَعُ! ٱصْعَدْ يَا أَقْرَعُ!». ٢٣ 23
Then Elisha went up from there to Bethel. As he was going up the road, young boys came out of the city and mocked him; they said to him, “Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!”
فَٱلْتَفَتَ إِلَى وَرَائِهِ وَنَظَرَ إِلَيْهِمْ وَلَعَنَهُمْ بِٱسْمِ ٱلرَّبِّ، فَخَرَجَتْ دُبَّتَانِ مِنَ ٱلْوَعْرِ وَٱفْتَرَسَتَا مِنْهُمُ ٱثْنَيْنِ وَأَرْبَعِينَ وَلَدًا. ٢٤ 24
Elisha looked behind him and saw them; he called on Yahweh to curse them. Then two female bears came out of the woods and injured forty-two of the boys.
وَذَهَبَ مِنْ هُنَاكَ إِلَى جَبَلِ ٱلْكَرْمَلِ، وَمِنْ هُنَاكَ رَجَعَ إِلَى ٱلسَّامِرَةِ. ٢٥ 25
Then Elisha went from there to Mount Carmel, and from there he returned to Samaria.