اَلْمُلُوكِ ٱلثَّانِي 9

وَدَعَا أَلِيشَعُ ٱلنَّبِيُّ وَاحِدًا مِنْ بَنِي ٱلْأَنْبِيَاءِ وَقَالَ لَهُ: «شُدَّ حَقَوَيْكَ وَخُذْ قِنِّينَةَ ٱلدُّهْنِ هَذِهِ بِيَدِكَ، وَٱذْهَبْ إِلَى رَامُوتِ جِلْعَادَ. ١ 1
Elisha the prophet called one of the sons of the prophets and said to him, “Dress for travel, then take this little bottle of oil in your hand and go to Ramoth Gilead.
وَإِذَا وَصَلْتَ إِلَى هُنَاكَ فَٱنْظُرْ هُنَاكَ يَاهُوَ بْنَ يَهُوشَافَاطَ بْنَ نِمْشِي، وَٱدْخُلْ وَأَقِمْهُ مِنْ وَسْطِ إِخْوَتِهِ، وَٱدْخُلْ بِهِ إِلَى مُخْدَعٍ دَاخِلَ مُخْدَعٍ. ٢ 2
When you arrive, look for Jehu son of Jehoshaphat son of Nimshi, and go in and make him arise up from among his companions, and conduct him to an inner chamber.
ثُمَّ خُذْ قِنِّينَةَ ٱلدُّهْنِ وَصُبَّ عَلَى رَأْسِهِ وَقُلْ: هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: قَدْ مَسَحْتُكَ مَلِكًا عَلَى إِسْرَائِيلَ. ثُمَّ ٱفْتَحِ ٱلْبَابَ وَٱهْرُبْ وَلَا تَنْتَظِرْ». ٣ 3
Then take the bottle of oil and pour it on his head and say, 'Yahweh says this: “I have anointed you king over Israel.”' Then open the door, and run off; do not delay.”
فَٱنْطَلَقَ ٱلْغُلَامُ، أَيِ ٱلْغُلَامُ ٱلنَّبِيُّ إِلَى رَامُوتِ جِلْعَادَ ٤ 4
So the young man, the young prophet, went to Ramoth Gilead.
وَدَخَلَ وَإِذَا قُوَّادُ ٱلْجَيْشِ جُلُوسٌ. فَقَالَ: «لِي كَلَامٌ مَعَكَ يَا قَائِدُ». فَقَالَ يَاهُو: «مَعَ مَنْ مِنَّا كُلِّنَا؟». فَقَالَ: «مَعَكَ أَيُّهَا ٱلْقَائِدُ». ٥ 5
When he arrived, behold, the captains of the army were sitting. So the young prophet said, “I have come on an errand to you, captain.” Jehu replied, “To which of us?” The young prophet answered, “To you, captain.”
فَقَامَ وَدَخَلَ ٱلْبَيْتَ، فَصَبَّ ٱلدُّهْنَ عَلَى رَأْسِهِ وَقَالَ لَهُ: «هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ إِسْرَائِيلَ: قَدْ مَسَحْتُكَ مَلِكًا عَلَى شَعْبِ ٱلرَّبِّ إِسْرَائِيلَ، ٦ 6
So Jehu arose and went into the house, and the prophet poured the oil on his head and said to Jehu, “Yahweh, the God of Israel, says this: 'I have anointed you king over the people of Yahweh, over Israel.
فَتَضْرِبُ بَيْتَ أَخْآبَ سَيِّدِكَ. وَأَنْتَقِمُ لِدِمَاءِ عَبِيدِيَ ٱلْأَنْبِيَاءِ، وَدِمَاءِ جَمِيعِ عَبِيدِ ٱلرَّبِّ مِنْ يَدِ إِيزَابَلَ. ٧ 7
You must kill the family of Ahab your master, so that I may avenge the blood of my servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of Yahweh, who were murdered by the hand of Jezebel.
فَيَبِيدُ كُلُّ بَيْتِ أَخْآبَ، وَأَسْتَأْصِلُ لِأَخْآبَ كُلَّ بَائِلٍ بِحَائِطٍ وَمَحْجُوزٍ وَمُطْلَقٍ فِي إِسْرَائِيلَ. ٨ 8
For the whole family of Ahab will perish, and I will cut off from Ahab every male child, whether he is a slave or a free person.
وَأَجْعَلُ بَيْتَ أَخْآبَ كَبَيْتِ يَرُبْعَامَ بْنِ نَبَاطَ، وَكَبَيْتِ بَعْشَا بْنِ أَخِيَّا. ٩ 9
I will make the house of Ahab like the house of Jeroboam son of Nebat and like the house of Baasha son of Ahijah.
وَتَأْكُلُ ٱلْكِلَابُ إِيزَابَلَ فِي حَقْلِ يَزْرَعِيلَ وَلَيْسَ مَنْ يَدْفِنُهَا». ثُمَّ فَتَحَ ٱلْبَابَ وَهَرَبَ. ١٠ 10
The dogs will eat Jezebel in Jezreel, and there will be no one to bury her.'” Then the prophet opened the door and ran off.
وَأَمَّا يَاهُو فَخَرَجَ إِلَى عَبِيدِ سَيِّدِهِ، فَقِيلَ لَهُ: «أَسَلَامٌ؟ لِمَاذَا جَاءَ هَذَا ٱلْمَجْنُونُ إِلَيْكَ؟» فَقَالَ لَهُمْ: «أَنْتُمْ تَعْرِفُونَ ٱلرَّجُلَ وَكَلَامَهُ». ١١ 11
Then Jehu came out to the servants of his master, and one said to him, “Is everything alright? Why did this mad fellow come to you?” Jehu answered them, “You know the man and the kinds of things he says.”
فَقَالُوا: «كَذِبٌ. فَأَخْبِرْنَا». فَقَالَ: «بِكَذَا وَكَذَا كَلَّمَنِي قَائِلًا: هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: قَدْ مَسَحْتُكَ مَلِكًا عَلَى إِسْرَائِيلَ». ١٢ 12
They said, “That is a lie. Tell us.” Jehu answered, “He said this and that to me, and he also said, 'This is what Yahweh says: I have anointed you as king over Israel.'”
فَبَادَرَ كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ وَأَخَذَ ثَوْبَهُ وَوَضَعَهُ تَحْتَهُ عَلَى ٱلدَّرَجِ نَفْسِهِ، وَضَرَبُوا بِٱلْبُوقِ وَقَالُوا: «قَدْ مَلَكَ يَاهُو». ١٣ 13
Then each of them quickly took off his outer garment and put it under Jehu at the top of the steps. They blew the trumpet and said, “Jehu is king.”
وَعَصَى يَاهُو بْنُ يَهُوشَافَاطَ بْنِ نِمْشِي عَلَى يُورَامَ. وَكَانَ يُورَامُ يُحَافِظُ عَلَى رَامُوتِ جِلْعَادَ هُوَ وَكُلُّ إِسْرَائِيلَ مِنْ حَزَائِيلَ مَلِكِ أَرَامَ. ١٤ 14
In this way Jehu son of Jehoshaphat son of Nimshi conspired against Joram. Now Joram had been defending Ramoth Gilead, he and all Israel, because of Hazael king of Aram,
وَرَجَعَ يَهُورَامُ ٱلْمَلِكُ لِكَيْ يَبْرَأَ فِي يَزْرَعِيلَ مِنَ ٱلْجُرُوحِ ٱلَّتِي ضَرَبَهُ بِهَا ٱلْأَرَامِيُّونَ حِينَ قَاتَلَ حَزَائِيلَ مَلِكَ أَرَامَ. فَقَالَ يَاهُو: «إِنْ كَانَ فِي أَنْفُسِكُمْ، لَا يَخْرُجْ مُنْهَزِمٌ مِنَ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ لِكَيْ يَنْطَلِقَ فَيُخْبِرَ فِي يَزْرَعِيلَ». ١٥ 15
but King Joram had gone back to Jezreel to be healed of the wounds that the Arameans had given him, when he had fought against Hazael king of Aram. Jehu said to the servants of Joram, “If this is your opinion, then let no one escape and go out of the city, in order to go tell this news in Jezreel.”
وَرَكِبَ يَاهُو وَذَهَبَ إِلَى يَزْرَعِيلَ، لِأَنَّ يُورَامَ كَانَ مُضْطَجِعًا هُنَاكَ. وَنَزَلَ أَخَزْيَا مَلِكُ يَهُوذَا لِيَرَى يُورَامَ. ١٦ 16
So Jehu rode in a chariot to Jezreel; for Joram was resting there. Now Ahaziah king of Judah had come down to see Joram.
وَكَانَ ٱلرَّقِيبُ وَاقِفًا عَلَى ٱلْبُرْجِ فِي يَزْرَعِيلَ، فَرَأَى جَمَاعَةَ يَاهُو عِنْدَ إِقْبَالِهِ، فَقَالَ: «إِنِّي أَرَى جَمَاعَةً». فَقَالَ يَهُورَامُ: «خُذْ فَارِسًا وَأَرْسِلْهُ لِلِقَائِهِمْ، فَيَقُولَ: أَسَلَامٌ؟» ١٧ 17
The watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel, and he saw the company of Jehu as he came at a distance; he said, “I see a group of men coming.” Joram said, “Take a horseman, and send him out to meet them; tell him to say, 'Are you coming in peace?'”
فَذَهَبَ رَاكِبُ ٱلْفَرَسِ لِلِقَائِهِ وَقَالَ: «هَكَذَا يَقُولُ ٱلْمَلِكُ: أَسَلَامٌ؟» فَقَالَ يَاهُو: «مَا لَكَ وَلِلسَّلَامِ؟ دُرْ إِلَى وَرَائِي». فَأَخْبَرَ ٱلرَّقِيبُ قَائِلًا: «قَدْ وَصَلَ ٱلرَّسُولُ إِلَيْهِمْ وَلَمْ يَرْجِعْ». ١٨ 18
So a man was sent on horseback to meet him; he said, “The king says this: 'Are coming in peace?'” So Jehu said, “What have you to do with peace? Turn and ride behind me.” Then the watchman told the king, “The messenger has met them, but he is not coming back.”
فَأَرْسَلَ رَاكِبَ فَرَسٍ ثَانِيًا، فَلَمَّا وَصَلَ إِلَيْهِمْ قَالَ: «هَكَذَا يَقُولُ ٱلْمَلِكُ: أَسَلَامٌ؟» فَقَالَ يَاهُو: «مَا لَكَ وَلِلسَّلَامِ؟ دُرْ إِلَى وَرَائِي». ١٩ 19
Then he sent out a second man on horseback, who came to them and said, “The king says this: 'Are you coming in peace?'” Jehu answered, “What have you to do with peace? Turn and ride behind me.”
فَأَخْبَرَ ٱلرَّقِيبُ قَائِلًا: «قَدْ وَصَلَ إِلَيْهِمْ وَلَمْ يَرْجِعْ. وَٱلسَّوْقُ كَسَوْقِ يَاهُوَ بْنِ نِمْشِي، لِأَنَّهُ يَسُوقُ بِجُنُونٍ». ٢٠ 20
Again the watchman reported, “He has met them, but he is not coming back. For the way that the chariot is being driven is the way that Jehu son of Nimshi drives; he is driving wildly.”
فَقَالَ يَهُورَامُ: «ٱشْدُدْ». فَشُدَّتْ مَرْكَبَتُهُ، وَخَرَجَ يَهُورَامُ مَلِكُ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَأَخَزْيَا مَلِكُ يَهُوذَا، كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ فِي مَرْكَبَتِهِ، خَرَجَا لِلِقَاءِ يَاهُو. فَصَادَفَاهُ عِنْدَ حَقْلَةِ نَابُوتَ ٱلْيَزْرَعِيلِيِّ. ٢١ 21
So Joram said, “Get my chariot ready.” They prepared his chariot, and Joram king of Israel and Ahaziah king of Judah rode out, each in his chariot, to meet Jehu. They found him at the property of Naboth the Jezreelite.
فَلَمَّا رَأَى يَهُورَامُ يَاهُوَ قَالَ: «أَسَلَامٌ يَا يَاهُو؟» فَقَالَ: «أَيُّ سَلَامٍ مَا دَامَ زِنَى إِيزَابَلَ أُمِّكَ وَسِحْرُهَا ٱلْكَثِيرُ؟» ٢٢ 22
When Joram saw Jehu, he said, “Are you coming in peace, Jehu?” He answered, “What peace is there, when the idolatrous acts of prostitution and witchcraft of your mother Jezebel are so many?”
فَرَدَّ يَهُورَامُ يَدَيْهِ وَهَرَبَ، وَقَالَ لِأَخَزْيَا: «خِيَانَةً يَا أَخَزْيَا!» ٢٣ 23
So Joram turned his chariot and fled and said to Ahaziah, “There is treachery, Ahaziah.”
فَقَبَضَ يَاهُو بِيَدِهِ عَلَى ٱلْقَوْسِ وَضَرَبَ يَهُورَامَ بَيْنَ ذِرَاعَيْهِ، فَخَرَجَ ٱلسَّهْمُ مِنْ قَلْبِهِ فَسَقَطَ فِي مَرْكَبَتِهِ. ٢٤ 24
Then Jehu drew his bow with his full strength and shot Joram between his shoulders; the arrow went through his heart, and he sank down in his chariot.
وَقَالَ لِبِدْقَرَ ثَالِثِهِ: «ٱرْفَعْهُ وَأَلْقِهِ فِي حِصَّةِ حَقْلِ نَابُوتَ ٱلْيَزْرَعِيلِيِّ. وَٱذْكُرْ كَيْفَ إِذْ رَكِبْتُ أَنَا وَإِيَّاكَ مَعًا وَرَاءَ أَخْآبَ أَبِيهِ، جَعَلَ ٱلرَّبُّ عَلَيْهِ هَذَا ٱلْحِمْلَ. ٢٥ 25
Then Jehu said to Bidkar his captain, “Pick him up and throw him in the field of Naboth the Jezreelite. Think about how when you and I rode together after Ahab his father, Yahweh placed this prophecy against him:
أَلَمْ أَرَ أَمْسًا دَمَ نَابُوتَ وَدِمَاءَ بَنِيهِ يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ، فَأُجَازِيكَ فِي هَذِهِ ٱلْحَقْلَةِ يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ. فَٱلْآنَ ٱرْفَعْهُ وَأَلْقِهِ فِي ٱلْحَقْلَةِ حَسَبَ قَوْلِ ٱلرَّبِّ». ٢٦ 26
'Yesterday I saw the blood of Naboth and the blood of his sons—declares Yahweh—and I will surely make you pay for it on this field—declares Yahweh. Now then, pick him up and throw him on this field, according to the word of Yahweh.”
وَلَمَّا رَأَى ذَلِكَ أَخَزْيَا مَلِكُ يَهُوذَا هَرَبَ فِي طَرِيقِ بَيْتِ ٱلْبُسْتَانِ، فَطَارَدَهُ يَاهُو وَقَالَ: «ٱضْرِبُوهُ». فَضَرَبُوهُ أَيْضًا فِي ٱلْمَرْكَبَةِ فِي عَقَبَةِ جُورَ ٱلَّتِي عِنْدَ يِبْلَعَامَ. فَهَرَبَ إِلَى مَجِدُّو وَمَاتَ هُنَاكَ. ٢٧ 27
When Ahaziah the king of Judah saw this, he fled up the road to Beth Haggan. But Jehu followed him, and said, “Kill him also in the chariot,” and they shot him at the ascent of Gur, which is by Ibleam. Ahaziah fled to Megiddo and died there.
فَأَرْكَبَهُ عَبِيدُهُ إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ وَدَفَنُوهُ فِي قَبْرِهِ مَعَ آبَائِهِ فِي مَدِينَةِ دَاوُدَ. ٢٨ 28
His servants carried his body in a chariot to Jerusalem and buried him in his tomb with his fathers in the city of David.
فِي ٱلسَّنَةِ ٱلْحَادِيَةَ عَشْرَةَ لِيُورَامَ بْنِ أَخْآبَ، مَلَكَ أَخَزْيَا عَلَى يَهُوذَا. ٢٩ 29
Now it was in the eleventh year of Joram son of Ahab that Ahaziah had begun to reign over Judah.
فَجَاءَ يَاهُو إِلَى يَزْرَعِيلَ. وَلَمَّا سَمِعَتْ إِيزَابَلُ كَحَّلَتْ بِٱلْأُثْمُدِ عَيْنَيْهَا، وَزَيَّنَتْ رَأْسَهَا وَتَطَلَّعَتْ مِنْ كَوَّةٍ. ٣٠ 30
When Jehu came to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it, and she painted her eyes, arranged her hair, and looked out the window.
وَعِنْدَ دُخُولِ يَاهُو ٱلْبَابَ قَالَتْ: «أَسَلَامٌ لِزِمْرِي قَاتِلِ سَيِّدِهِ؟» ٣١ 31
As Jehu was entering the gate, she said to him, “Are you coming in peace, you Zimri, your master's murderer?”
فَرَفَعَ وَجْهَهُ نَحْوَ ٱلْكَوَّةِ وَقَالَ: «مَنْ مَعِي؟ مَنْ؟» فَأَشْرَفَ عَلَيْهِ ٱثْنَانِ أَوْ ثَلَاثَةٌ مِنَ ٱلْخِصْيَانِ. ٣٢ 32
Jehu looked up at the window and said, “Who is on my side? Who?” Then two or three eunuchs looked out.
فَقَالَ: «ٱطْرَحُوهَا». فَطَرَحُوهَا، فَسَالَ مِنْ دَمِهَا عَلَى ٱلْحَائِطِ وَعَلَى ٱلْخَيْلِ فَدَاسَهَا. ٣٣ 33
So Jehu said, “Throw her down.” So they threw Jezebel down, and some of her blood spattered on the wall and the horses, and Jehu trampled her underfoot.
وَدَخَلَ وَأَكَلَ وَشَرِبَ ثُمَّ قَالَ: «ٱفْتَقِدُوا هَذِهِ ٱلْمَلْعُونَةَ وَٱدْفِنُوهَا، لِأَنَّهَا بِنْتُ مَلِكٍ». ٣٤ 34
When Jehu entered the palace, he ate and drank. Then he said, “See now to this cursed woman and bury her, for she is a king's daughter.”
وَلَمَّا مَضَوْا لِيَدْفِنُوهَا، لَمْ يَجِدُوا مِنْهَا إِلَّا ٱلْجُمْجُمَةَ وَٱلرِّجْلَيْنِ وَكَفَّيِ ٱلْيَدَيْنِ. ٣٥ 35
They went to bury her, but they found no more of her than the skull, the feet, and the palms of her hands.
فَرَجَعُوا وَأَخْبَرُوهُ، فَقَالَ: «إِنَّهُ كَلَامُ ٱلرَّبِّ ٱلَّذِي تَكَلَّمَ بِهِ عَنْ يَدِ عَبْدِهِ إِيلِيَّا ٱلتِّشْبِيِّ قَائِلًا: فِي حَقْلِ يَزْرَعِيلَ تَأْكُلُ ٱلْكِلَابُ لَحْمَ إِيزَابَلَ. ٣٦ 36
So they came back and told Jehu. He said, “This is the word of Yahweh which he spoke by his servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, 'In the land at Jezreel the dogs will eat the flesh of Jezebel,
وَتَكُونُ جُثَّةُ إِيزَابَلَ كَدِمْنَةٍ عَلَى وَجْهِ ٱلْحَقْلِ فِي قِسْمِ يَزْرَعِيلَ حَتَّى لَا يَقُولُوا: هَذِهِ إِيزَابَلُ». ٣٧ 37
and the body of Jezebel will be like dung on the surface of the fields in the land at Jezreel, so that no one will be able to say, “This is Jezebel.”'”