صَمُوئِيلَ ٱلثَّانِي 10

وَكَانَ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ أَنَّ مَلِكَ بَنِي عَمُّونَ مَاتَ، وَمَلَكَ حَانُونُ ٱبْنُهُ عِوَضًا عَنْهُ. ١ 1
It came about later that the king of the people of Ammon died, and that Hanun his son became king in his place.
فَقَالَ دَاوُدُ: «أَصْنَعُ مَعْرُوفًا مَعَ حَانُونَ بْنِ نَاحَاشَ كَمَا صَنَعَ أَبُوهُ مَعِي مَعْرُوفًا». فَأَرْسَلَ دَاوُدُ بِيَدِ عَبِيدِهِ يُعَزِّيهِ عَنْ أَبِيهِ. فَجَاءَ عَبِيدُ دَاوُدَ إِلَى أَرْضِ بَنِي عَمُّونَ. ٢ 2
David said, “I will show kindness to Hanun son of Nahash, as his father showed kindness to me.” So David sent his servants to comfort Hanun concerning his father. His servants entered the land of the people of Ammon.
فَقَالَ رُؤَسَاءُ بَنِي عَمُّونَ لِحَانُونَ سَيِّدِهِمْ: «هَلْ يُكْرِمُ دَاوُدُ أَبَاكَ فِي عَيْنَيْكَ حَتَّى أَرْسَلَ إِلَيْكَ مُعَزِّينَ؟ أَلَيْسَ لِأَجْلِ فَحْصِ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ وَتَجَسُّسِهَا وَقَلْبِهَا، أَرْسَلَ دَاوُدُ عَبِيدَهُ إِلَيْكَ؟» ٣ 3
But the leaders of the people of Ammon said to Hanun their master, “Do you really think that David is honoring your father because he has sent men to comfort you? Has not David sent his servants to you to look at the city, to spy it out, in order to overthrow it?”
فَأَخَذَ حَانُونُ عَبِيدَ دَاوُدَ وَحَلَقَ أَنْصَافَ لِحَاهُمْ، وَقَصَّ ثِيَابَهُمْ مِنَ ٱلْوَسَطِ إِلَى أَسْتَاهِهِمْ، ثُمَّ أَطْلَقَهُمْ. ٤ 4
So Hanun took David's servants, shaved off half their beards, cut off their garments up to their buttocks, and sent them away.
وَلَمَّا أَخْبَرُوا دَاوُدَ أَرْسَلَ لِلِقَائِهِمْ، لِأَنَّ ٱلرِّجَالَ كَانُوا خَجِلِينَ جِدًّا. وَقَالَ ٱلْمَلِكُ: «أَقِيمُوا فِي أَرِيحَا حَتَّى تَنْبُتَ لِحَاكُمْ ثُمَّ ٱرْجِعُوا». ٥ 5
When they explained this to David, he sent to meet with them, for the men were deeply ashamed. The king said, “Stay at Jericho until your beards have grown back, and then return.”
وَلَمَّا رَأَى بَنُو عَمُّونَ أَنَّهُمْ قَدْ أَنْتَنُوا عِنْدَ دَاوُدَ، أَرْسَلَ بَنُو عَمُّونَ وَٱسْتَأْجَرُوا أَرَامَ بَيْتِ رَحُوبَ وَأَرَامَ صُوبَا، عِشْرِينَ أَلْفَ رَاجِلٍ، وَمِنْ مَلِكِ مَعْكَةَ أَلْفَ رَجُلٍ، وَرِجَالَ طُوبَ ٱثْنَيْ عَشَرَ أَلْفَ رَجُلٍ. ٦ 6
When the people of Ammon saw that they had become a stench to David, the people of Ammon sent messengers and hired the Arameans of Beth Rehob and Zobah, twenty thousand foot soldiers, and the king of Maacah with a thousand men, and the men of Tob with twelve thousand men.
فَلَمَّا سَمِعَ دَاوُدُ أَرْسَلَ يُوآبَ وَكُلَّ جَيْشِ ٱلْجَبَابِرَةِ. ٧ 7
When David heard of it, he sent Joab and all the army of soldiers.
وَخَرَجَ بَنُو عَمُّونَ وَٱصْطَفُّوا لِلْحَرْبِ عْنْدَ مَدْخَلِ ٱلْبَابِ، وَكَانَ أَرَامُ صُوبَا وَرَحُوبُ وَرِجَالُ طُوبَ وَمَعْكَةَ وَحْدَهُمْ فِي ٱلْحَقْلِ. ٨ 8
The Ammonites came out and formed a line of battle at the entrance to their city gate, while the Arameans of Zobah and of Rehob, and the men of Tob and Maacah, stood by themselves in the open fields.
فَلَمَّا رَأَى يُوآبُ أَنَّ مُقَدَّمَةَ ٱلْحَرْبِ كَانَتْ نَحْوَهُ مِنْ قُدَّامٍ وَمِنْ وَرَاءٍ، ٱخْتَارَ مِنْ جَمِيعِ مُنْتَخَبِي إِسْرَائِيلَ وَصَفَّهُمْ لِلِقَاءِ أَرَامَ ٩ 9
When Joab saw the battle lines facing him both in front and behind, he chose some of Israel's best fighters and arranged them against the Arameans.
وَسَلَّمَ بَقِيَّةَ ٱلشَّعْبِ لِيَدِ أَخِيهِ أَبِيشَايَ، فَصَفَّهُمْ لِلِقَاءِ بَنِي عَمُّونَ. ١٠ 10
The rest of his people he put into the hand of Abishai his brother, and he set them out in position to fight against the army of Ammon.
وَقَالَ: «إِنْ قَوِيَ أَرَامُ عَلَيَّ تَكُونُ لِي مُنْجِدًا، وَإِنْ قَوِيَ عَلَيْكَ بَنُو عَمُّونَ أَذْهَبُ لِنَجْدَتِكَ. ١١ 11
Joab said, “If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you, Abishai, must rescue me. But if the army of Ammon is too strong for you, then I will come and rescue you.
تَجَلَّدْ وَلْنَتَشَدَّدْ مِنْ أَجْلِ شَعْبِنَا وَمِنْ أَجْلِ مُدُنِ إِلَهِنَا، وَٱلرَّبُّ يَفْعَلُ مَا يَحْسُنُ فِي عَيْنَيْهِ». ١٢ 12
Be strong, and let us show ourselves to be strong for our people and for the cities of our God, for Yahweh will do what is good for his purpose.”
فَتَقَدَّمَ يُوآبُ وَٱلشَّعْبُ ٱلَّذِينَ مَعَهُ لِمُحَارَبَةِ أَرَامَ فَهَرَبُوا مِنْ أَمَامِهِ. ١٣ 13
So Joab and the soldiers of his army advanced to the battle against the Arameans, who were forced to flee before the army of Israel.
وَلَمَّا رَأَى بَنُو عَمُّونَ أَنَّهُ قَدْ هَرَبَ أَرَامُ، هَرَبُوا مِنْ أَمَامِ أَبِيشَايَ وَدَخَلُوا ٱلْمَدِينَةَ. فَرَجَعَ يُوآبُ عَنْ بَنِي عَمُّونَ وَأَتَى إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ. ١٤ 14
When the army of Ammon saw that the Arameans had fled, they also fled from Abishai and went back into the city. Then Joab returned from the people of Ammon and went back to Jerusalem.
وَلَمَّا رَأَى أَرَامُ أَنَّهُمْ قَدِ ٱنْكَسَرُوا أَمَامَ إِسْرَائِيلَ، ٱجْتَمَعُوا مَعًا. ١٥ 15
When the Arameans saw that they were being defeated by Israel, they gathered themselves together again.
وَأَرْسَلَ هَدَرُ عَزَرَ فَأَبْرَزَ أَرَامَ ٱلَّذِي فِي عَبْرِ ٱلنَّهْرِ، فَأَتَوْا إِلَى حِيلَامَ وَأَمَامَهُمْ شُوبَكُ رَئِيسُ جَيْشِ هَدَرِ عَزَرَ. ١٦ 16
Then Hadarezer sent for Aramean troops from beyond the Euphrates River. They came to Helam, and Shobak, the commander of Hadarezer's army, went before them.
وَلَمَّا أُخْبِرَ دَاوُدُ، جَمَعَ كُلَّ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَعَبَرَ ٱلْأُرْدُنَّ وَجَاءَ إِلَى حِيلَامَ، فَٱصْطَفَّ أَرَامُ لِلِقَاءِ دَاوُدَ وَحَارَبُوهُ. ١٧ 17
When David was told this, he gathered all Israel together, crossed the Jordan, and arrived at Helam. The Arameans arranged themselves in battle lines against David and fought him.
وَهَرَبَ أَرَامُ مِنْ أَمَامِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، وَقَتَلَ دَاوُدُ مِنْ أَرَامَ سَبْعَ مِئَةِ مَرْكَبَةٍ وَأَرْبَعِينَ أَلْفَ فَارِسٍ، وَضَرَبَ شُوبَكَ رَئِيسَ جَيْشِهِ فَمَاتَ هُنَاكَ. ١٨ 18
The Arameans fled from Israel, and David killed seven hundred of their men in chariots and forty thousand horsemen. Shobak the commander of their army was wounded and died there.
وَلَمَّا رَأَى جَمِيعُ ٱلْمُلُوكِ، عَبِيدُ هَدَرِ عَزَرَ أَنَّهُمُ ٱنْكَسَرُوا أَمَامَ إِسْرَائِيلَ، صَالَحُوا إِسْرَائِيلَ وَٱسْتُعْبِدُوا لَهُمْ، وَخَافَ أَرَامُ أَنْ يُنْجِدُوا بَنِي عَمُّونَ بَعْدُ. ١٩ 19
When all the kings who were servants of Hadarezer saw that they were defeated by Israel, they made peace with Israel and became their subjects. So the Arameans were afraid to help the people of Ammon anymore.