اَلْمُلُوكِ ٱلثَّانِي 20

فِي تِلْكَ ٱلْأَيَّامِ مَرِضَ حَزَقِيَّا لِلْمَوْتِ، فَجَاءَ إِلَيْهِ إِشَعْيَا بْنُ آمُوصَ ٱلنَّبِيُّ وَقَالَ لَهُ: «هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: أَوْصِ بَيْتَكَ لِأَنَّكَ تَمُوتُ وَلَا تَعِيشُ». ١ 1
In those days Hezekiah was sick to the point of dying. So Isaiah son of Amoz, the prophet came to him, and said to him, “Yahweh says, 'Set your house in order; for you will die, and not live.'”
فَوَجَّهَ وَجْهَهُ إِلَى ٱلْحَائِطِ وَصَلَّى إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ قَائِلًا: ٢ 2
Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to Yahweh, saying,
«آهِ يَارَبُّ، ٱذْكُرْ كَيْفَ سِرْتُ أَمَامَكَ بِٱلْأَمَانَةِ وَبِقَلْبٍ سَلِيمٍ، وَفَعَلْتُ ٱلْحَسَنَ فِي عَيْنَيْكَ». وَبَكَى حَزَقِيَّا بُكَاءً عَظِيمًا. ٣ 3
“Please, Yahweh, call to mind how I have faithfully walked before you with my whole heart, and how I have done what was good in your sight.” Then Hezekiah wept loudly.
وَلَمْ يَخْرُجْ إِشَعْيَا إِلَى ٱلْمَدِينَةِ ٱلْوُسْطَى حَتَّى كَانَ كَلَامُ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَيْهِ قَائِلًا: ٤ 4
Before Isaiah had gone out into the middle courtyard, the word of Yahweh came to him, saying,
«ٱرْجِعْ وَقُلْ لِحَزَقِيَّا رَئِيسِ شَعْبِي: هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ دَاوُدَ أَبِيكَ: قَدْ سَمِعْتُ صَلَاتَكَ. قَدْ رَأَيْتُ دُمُوعَكَ. هَأَنَذَا أَشْفِيكَ. فِي ٱلْيَوْمِ ٱلثَّالِثِ تَصْعَدُ إِلَى بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ. ٥ 5
“Turn back, and say to Hezekiah, the leader of my people, 'This is what Yahweh, the God of David your ancestor, says: “I have heard your prayer, and I have seen your tears. I am about to heal you on the third day, and you will go up to the house of Yahweh.
وَأَزِيدُ عَلَى أَيَّامِكَ خَمْسَ عَشْرَةَ سَنَةً، وَأُنْقِذُكَ مِنْ يَدِ مَلِكِ أَشُّورَ مَعَ هَذِهِ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ، وَأُحَامِي عَنْ هَذِهِ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ مِنْ أَجْلِ نَفْسِي، وَمِنْ أَجْلِ دَاوُدَ عَبْدِي». ٦ 6
I will add fifteen years to your life, and I will rescue you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria, and I will defend this city for my own sake and for my servant David's sake.”'”
فَقَالَ إِشَعْيَا: «خُذُوا قُرْصَ تِينٍ». فَأَخَذُوهَا وَوَضَعُوهَا عَلَى ٱلدَّبْلِ فَبَرِئَ. ٧ 7
So Isaiah said, “Take a lump of figs.” They did so and put it on his boil, and he recovered.
وَقَالَ حَزَقِيَّا لِإِشَعْيَا: «مَا ٱلْعَلَامَةُ أَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ يَشْفِينِي فَأَصْعَدَ فِي ٱلْيَوْمِ ٱلثَّالِثِ إِلَى بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ؟» ٨ 8
Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “What will be the sign that Yahweh will heal me, and that I should go up to the temple of Yahweh on the third day?”
فَقَالَ إِشَعْيَا: «هَذِهِ لَكَ عَلَامَةٌ مِنْ قِبَلِ ٱلرَّبِّ عَلَى أَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ يَفْعَلُ ٱلْأَمْرَ ٱلَّذِي تَكَلَّمَ بِهِ: هَلْ يَسِيرُ ٱلظِّلُّ عَشَرَ دَرَجَاتٍ أَوْ يَرْجِعُ عَشَرَ دَرَجَاتٍ؟». ٩ 9
Isaiah replied, “This will be the sign for you from Yahweh, that Yahweh will do the thing that he has spoken. Shall the shadow go forward ten steps, or go back ten steps?”
فَقَالَ حَزَقِيَّا: «إِنَّهُ يَسِيرٌ عَلَى ٱلظِّلِّ أَنْ يَمْتَدَّ عَشَرَ دَرَجَاتٍ. لَا! بَلْ يَرْجِعُ ٱلظِّلُّ إِلَى ٱلْوَرَاءِ عَشَرَ دَرَجَاتٍ!». ١٠ 10
Hezekiah answered, “It is an easy thing for the shadow to go forward ten steps. No, let the shadow go backward ten steps.”
فَدَعَا إِشَعْيَا ٱلنَّبِيُّ ٱلرَّبَّ، فَأَرْجَعَ ٱلظِّلَّ بِٱلدَّرَجَاتِ ٱلَّتِي نَزَلَ بِهَا بِدَرَجَاتِ آحَازَ عَشَرَ دَرَجَاتٍ إِلَى ٱلْوَرَاءِ. ١١ 11
So Isaiah the prophet cried out to Yahweh, and he brought the shadow ten steps backward, from where it had moved on the stairway of Ahaz.
فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلزَّمَانِ أَرْسَلَ بَرُودَخُ بَلَادَانُ بْنُ بَلَادَانَ مَلِكُ بَابِلَ رَسَائِلَ وَهَدِيَّةً إِلَى حَزَقِيَّا، لِأَنَّهُ سَمِعَ أَنَّ حَزَقِيَّا قَدْ مَرِضَ. ١٢ 12
At that time Marduk-Baladan son of Baladan king of Babylon sent letters and a gift to Hezekiah, for he had heard that Hezekiah had been sick.
فَسَمِعَ لَهُمْ حَزَقِيَّا وَأَرَاهُمْ كُلَّ بَيْتِ ذَخَائِرِهِ، وَٱلْفِضَّةَ وَٱلذَّهَبَ وَٱلْأَطْيَابَ وَٱلزَّيْتَ ٱلطَّيِّبَ، وَكُلَّ بَيْتِ أَسْلِحَتِهِ وَكُلَّ مَا وُجِدَ فِي خَزَائِنِهِ. لَمْ يَكُنْ شَيْءٌ لَمْ يُرِهِمْ إِيَّاهُ حَزَقِيَّا فِي بَيْتِهِ وَفِي كُلِّ سَلْطَنَتِهِ. ١٣ 13
Hezekiah listened to those letters, and then showed the messengers all the palace and his valuable things, the silver, the gold, the spices and precious oil, and the storehouse of his weapons, and all that was found in his storehouses. There was nothing in his house, nor in all his kingdom, that Hezekiah did not show them.
فَجَاءَ إِشَعْيَا ٱلنَّبِيُّ إِلَى ٱلْمَلِكِ حَزَقِيَّا وَقَالَ لَهُ: «مَاذَا قَالَ هَؤُلَاءِ ٱلرِّجَالُ؟ وَمِنْ أَيْنَ جَاءُوا إِلَيْكَ؟» فَقَالَ حَزَقِيَّا: «جَاءُوا مِنْ أَرْضٍ بَعِيدَةٍ، مِنْ بَابِلَ» ١٤ 14
Then Isaiah the prophet came to King Hezekiah and asked him, “What did these men say to you? Where did they come from?” Hezekiah said, “They came from the distant country of Babylon.”
فَقَالَ: «مَاذَا رَأَوْا فِي بَيْتِكَ؟» فَقَالَ حَزَقِيَّا: «رَأَوْا كُلَّ مَا فِي بَيْتِي. لَيْسَ فِي خَزَائِنِي شَيْءٌ لَمْ أُرِهِمْ إِيَّاهُ». ١٥ 15
Isaiah asked, “What have they seen in your house?” Hezekiah answered, “They have seen everything in my house. There is nothing among my valuable things that I have not shown them.”
فَقَالَ إِشَعْيَا لِحَزَقِيَّا: «ٱسْمَعْ قَوْلَ ٱلرَّبِّ: ١٦ 16
So Isaiah said to Hezekiah, “Listen to the word of Yahweh:
هُوَذَا تَأْتِي أَيَّامٌ يُحْمَلُ فِيهَا كُلُّ مَا فِي بَيْتِكَ، وَمَا ذَخَرَهُ آبَاؤُكَ إِلَى هَذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ إِلَى بَابِلَ. لَا يُتْرَكُ شَيْءٌ، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ. ١٧ 17
'Look, the days are about to come when everything in your palace, the things that your ancestors stored away until this present day, will be carried to Babylon. Nothing will be left, says Yahweh.
وَيُؤْخَذُ مِنْ بَنِيكَ ٱلَّذِينَ يَخْرُجُونَ مِنْكَ، ٱلَّذِينَ تَلِدُهُمْ، فَيَكُونُونَ خِصْيَانًا فِي قَصْرِ مَلِكِ بَابِلَ». ١٨ 18
The sons born from you, whom you yourself have fathered—they will take them away, and they will become eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.'”
فَقَالَ حَزَقِيَّا لِإِشَعْيَا: «جَيِّدٌ هُوَ قَوْلُ ٱلرَّبِّ ٱلَّذِي تَكَلَّمْتَ بِهِ». ثُمَّ قَالَ: «فَكَيْفَ لَا، إِنْ يَكُنْ سَلَامٌ وَأَمَانٌ فِي أَيَّامِي؟». ١٩ 19
Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “The word of Yahweh that you have spoken is good.” For he thought, “Will there not be peace and stability in my days?”
وَبَقِيَّةُ أُمُورِ حَزَقِيَّا وَكُلُّ جَبَرُوتِهِ، وَكَيْفَ عَمِلَ ٱلْبِرْكَةَ وَٱلْقَنَاةَ وَأَدْخَلَ ٱلْمَاءَ إِلَى ٱلْمَدِينَةِ، أَمَا هِيَ مَكْتُوبَةٌ فِي سِفْرِ أَخْبَارِ ٱلْأَيَّامِ لِمُلُوكِ يَهُوذَا؟ ٢٠ 20
As for the other matters concerning Hezekiah, and all his power, and how he constructed the pool and the conduit, and how he brought water into the city—are they not written in the book of the events of the kings of Judah?
ثُمَّ ٱضْطَجَعَ حَزَقِيَّا مَعَ آبَائِهِ، وَمَلَكَ مَنَسَّى ٱبْنُهُ عِوَضًا عَنْهُ. ٢١ 21
Hezekiah slept with his ancestors, and Manasseh his son became king in his place.