اَلْمُلُوكِ ٱلثَّانِي 5

وَكَانَ نُعْمَانُ رَئِيسُ جَيْشِ مَلِكِ أَرَامَ رَجُلًا عَظِيمًا عِنْدَ سَيِّدِهِ مَرْفُوعَ ٱلْوَجْهِ، لِأَنَّهُ عَنْ يَدِهِ أَعْطَى ٱلرَّبُّ خَلَاصًا لِأَرَامَ. وَكَانَ ٱلرَّجُلُ جَبَّارَ بَأْسٍ، أَبْرَصَ. ١ 1
Now Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Aram, was a great and honorable man in his master's view, because by him Yahweh had given victory to Aram. He was also a strong, courageous man, but he was a leper.
وَكَانَ ٱلْأَرَامِيُّونَ قَدْ خَرَجُوا غُزَاةً فَسَبَوْا مِنْ أَرْضِ إِسْرَائِيلَ فَتَاةً صَغِيرَةً، فَكَانَتْ بَيْنَ يَدَيِ ٱمْرَأَةِ نُعْمَانَ. ٢ 2
The Arameans had gone out raiding in bands and had taken a little girl from the land of Israel. She served Naaman's wife.
فَقَالَتْ لِمَوْلَاتِهَا: «يَا لَيْتَ سَيِّدِي أَمَامَ ٱلنَّبِيِّ ٱلَّذِي فِي ٱلسَّامِرَةِ، فَإِنَّهُ كَانَ يَشْفِيهِ مِنْ بَرَصِهِ». ٣ 3
The girl said to her mistress, “I wish that my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! Then he would heal my master of his leprosy.”
فَدَخَلَ وَأَخْبَرَ سَيِّدَهُ قَائِلًا: «كَذَا وَكَذَا قَالَتِ ٱلْجَارِيَةُ ٱلَّتِي مِنْ أَرْضِ إِسْرَائِيلَ». ٤ 4
So Naaman went in and told the king what the little girl from the land of Israel had said.
فَقَالَ مَلِكُ أَرَامَ: «ٱنْطَلِقْ ذَاهِبًا، فَأُرْسِلَ كِتَابًا إِلَى مَلِكِ إِسْرَائِيلَ». فَذَهَبَ وَأَخَذَ بِيَدِهِ عَشَرَ وَزَنَاتٍ مِنَ ٱلْفِضَّةِ، وَسِتَّةَ آلَافِ شَاقِلٍ مِنَ ٱلذَّهَبِ، وَعَشَرَ حُلَلٍ مِنَ ٱلثِّيَابِ. ٥ 5
So the king of Aram said, “Go now, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel.” Naaman left and took with him ten talents of silver, six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of clothes.
وَأَتَى بِٱلْكِتَابِ إِلَى مَلِكِ إِسْرَائِيلَ يَقُولُ فِيهِ: «فَٱلْآنَ عِنْدَ وُصُولِ هَذَا ٱلْكِتَابِ إِلَيْكَ، هُوَذَا قَدْ أَرْسَلْتُ إِلَيْكَ نُعْمَانَ عَبْدِي فَٱشْفِهِ مِنْ بَرَصِهِ». ٦ 6
He also took the letter to the king of Israel that said, “Now when this letter is brought to you, you will see that I have sent Naaman my servant to you, so that you may cure him of his leprosy.”
فَلَمَّا قَرَأَ مَلِكُ إِسْرَائِيلَ ٱلْكِتَابَ مَزَّقَ ثِيَابَهُ وَقَالَ: «هَلْ أَنَا ٱللهُ لِكَيْ أُمِيتَ وَأُحْيِيَ، حَتَّى إِنَّ هَذَا يُرْسِلُ إِلَيَّ أَنْ أَشْفِيَ رَجُلًا مِنْ بَرَصِهِ؟ فَٱعْلَمُوا وَٱنْظُرُوا أَنَّهُ إِنَّمَا يَتَعَرَّضُ لِي». ٧ 7
When the king of Israel had read the letter, he tore his clothes and said, “Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man wants me to cure a man of his leprosy? It seems he is seeking to start an argument with me.”
وَلَمَّا سَمِعَ أَلِيشَعُ رَجُلُ ٱللهِ أَنَّ مَلِكَ إِسْرَائِيلَ قَدْ مَزَّقَ ثِيَابَهُ، أَرْسَلَ إِلَى ٱلْمَلِكِ يَقُولُ: «لِمَاذَا مَزَّقْتَ ثِيَابَكَ؟ لِيَأْتِ إِلَيَّ فَيَعْلَمَ أَنَّهُ يُوجَدُ نَبِيٌّ فِي إِسْرَائِيلَ». ٨ 8
So when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, he sent word to the king saying, “Why have you torn your clothes? Let him come now to me, and he will know that there is a prophet in Israel.”
فَجَاءَ نُعْمَانُ بِخَيْلِهِ وَمَرْكَبَاتِهِ وَوَقَفَ عِنْدَ بَابِ بَيْتِ أَلِيشَعَ. ٩ 9
So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariots and stood at the door of Elisha's house.
فَأَرْسَلَ إِلَيْهِ أَلِيشَعُ رَسُولًا يَقُولُ: «ٱذْهَبْ وَٱغْتَسِلْ سَبْعَ مَرَّاتٍ فِي ٱلْأُرْدُنِّ، فَيَرْجِعَ لَحْمُكَ إِلَيْكَ وَتَطْهُرَ». ١٠ 10
Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and dip yourself into the Jordan seven times, and your flesh will be restored; you will be clean.”
فَغَضِبَ نُعْمَانُ وَمَضَى وَقَالَ: «هُوَذَا قُلْتُ إِنَّهُ يَخْرُجُ إِلَيَّ، وَيَقِفُ وَيَدْعُو بِٱسْمِ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِهِ، وَيُرَدِّدُ يَدَهُ فَوْقَ ٱلْمَوْضِعِ فَيُشْفِي ٱلْأَبْرَصَ. ١١ 11
But Naaman was angry and went away and said, “Look, I thought he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of Yahweh his God, and wave his hand over the place and heal my leprosy.
أَلَيْسَ أَبَانَةُ وَفَرْفَرُ نَهْرَا دِمَشْقَ أَحْسَنَ مِنْ جَمِيعِ مِيَاهِ إِسْرَائِيلَ؟ أَمَا كُنْتُ أَغْتَسِلُ بِهِمَا فَأَطْهُرَ؟» وَرَجَعَ وَمَضَى بِغَيْظٍ. ١٢ 12
Are not Abanah and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Can I not bathe in them and be clean?” So he turned and went away in a rage.
فَتَقَدَّمَ عَبِيدُهُ وَكَلَّمُوهُ وَقَالُوا: «يَا أَبَانَا، لَوْ قَالَ لَكَ ٱلنَّبِيُّ أَمْرًا عَظِيمًا، أَمَا كُنْتَ تَعْمَلُهُ؟ فَكَمْ بِٱلْحَرِيِّ إِذَا قَالَ لَكَ: ٱغْتَسِلْ وَٱطْهُرْ؟». ١٣ 13
Then Naaman's servants came near and spoke to him, “My father, if the prophet had commanded you do some difficult thing, would you not have done it? How much rather then, when he says to you to simply, 'Dip yourself and be clean?'”
فَنَزَلَ وَغَطَسَ فِي ٱلْأُرْدُنِّ سَبْعَ مَرَّاتٍ، حَسَبَ قَوْلِ رَجُلِ ٱللهِ، فَرَجَعَ لَحْمُهُ كَلَحْمِ صَبِيٍّ صَغِيرٍ وَطَهُرَ. ١٤ 14
Then he went down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, obeying the instructions of the man of God. His flesh was restored again like the flesh of a little child, and he was healed.
فَرَجَعَ إِلَى رَجُلِ ٱللهِ هُوَ وَكُلُّ جَيْشِهِ وَدَخَلَ وَوَقَفَ أَمَامَهُ وَقَالَ: «هُوَذَا قَدْ عَرَفْتُ أَنَّهُ لَيْسَ إِلَهٌ فِي كُلِّ ٱلْأَرْضِ إِلَّا فِي إِسْرَائِيلَ، وَٱلْآنَ فَخُذْ بَرَكَةً مِنْ عَبْدِكَ». ١٥ 15
Naaman returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came and stood before him. He said, “Look, now I know that there is no God in all the earth except in Israel. So therefore, please take a gift from your servant.”
فَقَالَ: «حَيٌّ هُوَ ٱلرَّبُّ ٱلَّذِي أَنَا وَاقِفٌ أَمَامَهُ، إِنِّي لَا آخُذُ». وَأَلَحَّ عَلَيْهِ أَنْ يَأْخُذَ فَأَبَى. ١٦ 16
But Elisha replied, “As Yahweh lives, before whom I stand, I will receive nothing.” Naaman urged Elisha to take a gift, but he refused.
فَقَالَ نُعْمَانُ: «أَمَا يُعْطَى لِعَبْدِكَ حِمْلُ بَغْلَيْنِ مِنَ ٱلتُّرَابِ، لِأَنَّهُ لَا يُقَرِّبُ بَعْدُ عَبْدُكَ مُحْرَقَةً وَلَا ذَبِيحَةً لِآلِهَةٍ أُخْرَى بَلْ لِلرَّبِّ. ١٧ 17
So Naaman said, “If not, then I ask you to let there be given to your servant two mule loads of earth, for from now on, your servant will offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice to any god but Yahweh.
عَنْ هَذَا ٱلْأَمْرِ يَصْفَحُ ٱلرَّبُّ لِعَبْدِكَ: عِنْدَ دُخُولِ سَيِّدِي إِلَى بَيْتِ رِمُّونَ لِيَسْجُدَ هُنَاكَ، وَيَسْتَنِدُ عَلَى يَدِي فَأَسْجُدُ فِي بَيْتِ رِمُّونَ، فَعِنْدَ سُجُودِي فِي بَيْتِ رِمُّونَ يَصْفَحُ ٱلرَّبُّ لِعَبْدِكَ عَنْ هَذَا ٱلْأَمْرِ». ١٨ 18
In this one thing may Yahweh pardon your servant, that is, when my king goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, when I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, may Yahweh pardon your servant in this matter.”
فَقَالَ لَهُ: «ٱمْضِ بِسَلَامٍ». وَلَمَّا مَضَى مِنْ عِنْدِهِ مَسَافَةً مِنَ ٱلْأَرْضِ، ١٩ 19
Elisha said to him, “Go in peace.” So Naaman left.
قَالَ جِيحْزِي غُلَامُ أَلِيشَعَ رَجُلِ ٱللهِ: «هُوَذَا سَيِّدِي قَدِ ٱمْتَنَعَ عَنْ أَنْ يَأْخُذَ مِنْ يَدِ نُعْمَانَ ٱلْأَرَامِيِّ هَذَا مَا أَحْضَرَهُ. حَيٌّ هُوَ ٱلرَّبُّ، إِنِّي أَجْرِي وَرَاءَهُ وَآخُذُ مِنْهُ شَيْئًا». ٢٠ 20
He had traveled only a short distance, when Gehazi the servant of Elisha the man of God said to himself, “Look, my master has spared this Naaman the Aramean by not receiving from his hands gifts that he brought. As Yahweh lives, I will run after him and receive something from him.”
فَسَارَ جِيحْزِي وَرَاءَ نُعْمَانَ. وَلَمَّا رَآهُ نُعْمَانُ رَاكِضًا وَرَاءَهُ نَزَلَ عَنِ ٱلْمَرْكَبَةِ لِلِقَائِهِ وَقَالَ: «أَسَلَامٌ؟». ٢١ 21
So Gehazi followed after Naaman. When Naaman saw someone running after him, he jumped down from his chariot to meet him and said, “Is everything alright?”
فَقَالَ: «سَلَامٌ. إِنَّ سَيِّدِي قَدْ أَرْسَلَنِي قَائِلًا: هُوَذَا فِي هَذَا ٱلْوَقْتِ قَدْ جَاءَ إِلَيَّ غُلَامَانِ مِنْ جَبَلِ أَفْرَايِمَ مِنْ بَنِي ٱلْأَنْبِيَاءِ، فَأَعْطِهِمَا وَزْنَةَ فِضَّةٍ وَحُلَّتَيْ ثِيَابٍ». ٢٢ 22
Gehazi said, “Everything is alright. My master has sent me, saying, 'See, now there have come to me from the hill country of Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets. Please give them a talent of silver and two changes of clothes.'”
فَقَالَ نُعْمَانُ: «ٱقْبَلْ وَخُذْ وَزْنَتَيْنِ». وَأَلَحَّ عَلَيْهِ، وَصَرَّ وَزْنَتَيْ فِضَّةٍ فِي كِيسَيْنِ، وَحُلَّتَيِ ٱلثِّيَابِ، وَدَفَعَهَا لِغُلَامَيْهِ فَحَمَلَاهَا قُدَّامَهُ. ٢٣ 23
Naaman replied, “I am very happy to give you two talents.” Naaman urged Gehazi and tied two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of clothes, and laid them on two of his servants, who carried the bags of silver before Gehazi.
وَلَمَّا وَصَلَ إِلَى ٱلْأَكَمَةِ أَخَذَهَا مِنْ أَيْدِيهِمَا وَأَوْدَعَهَا فِي ٱلْبَيْتِ وَأَطْلَقَ ٱلرَّجُلَيْنِ فَٱنْطَلَقَا. ٢٤ 24
When Gehazi came to the hill, he took the bags of silver from their hands and hid them in the house; he sent the men away, and they left.
وَأَمَّا هُوَ فَدَخَلَ وَوَقَفَ أَمَامَ سَيِّدِهِ. فَقَالَ لَهُ أَلِيشَعُ: «مِنْ أَيْنَ يَاجِيحْزِي؟» فَقَالَ: «لَمْ يَذْهَبْ عَبْدُكَ إِلَى هُنَا أَوْ هُنَاكَ». ٢٥ 25
When Gehazi went in and stood before his master, Elisha said to him, “Where have you come from, Gehazi?” He answered, “Your servant went nowhere.”
فَقَالَ لَهُ: «أَلَمْ يَذْهَبْ قَلْبِي حِينَ رَجَعَ ٱلرَّجُلُ مِنْ مَرْكَبَتِهِ لِلِقَائِكَ؟ أَهُوَ وَقْتٌ لِأَخْذِ ٱلْفِضَّةِ وَلِأَخْذِ ثِيَابٍ وَزَيْتُونٍ وَكُرُومٍ وَغَنَمٍ وَبَقَرٍ وَعَبِيدٍ وَجَوَارٍ؟ ٢٦ 26
Elisha said to Gehazi, “Was not my spirit with you when the man turned his chariot to meet you? Is this a time to accept money and clothes, olive orchards and vineyards, sheep and oxen, and male servants and female servants?
فَبَرَصُ نُعْمَانَ يَلْصَقُ بِكَ وَبِنَسْلِكَ إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ». فَخَرَجَ مِنْ أَمَامِهِ أَبْرَصَ كَٱلثَّلْجِ. ٢٧ 27
So the leprosy of Naaman will be on you and your descendants forever.” So Gehazi went out from his presence, a leper as white as snow.