صَمُوئِيلَ ٱلثَّانِي 21

وَكَانَ جُوعٌ فِي أَيَّامِ دَاوُدَ ثَلَاثَ سِنِينَ، سَنَةً بَعْدَ سَنَةٍ، فَطَلَبَ دَاوُدُ وَجْهَ ٱلرَّبِّ. فَقَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: «هُوَ لِأَجْلِ شَاوُلَ وَلِأَجْلِ بَيْتِ ٱلدِّمَاءِ، لِأَنَّهُ قَتَلَ ٱلْجِبْعُونِيِّينَ». ١ 1
There was a famine in David's time for three years in a row, and David sought the face of Yahweh. So Yahweh said, “This famine is on you because of Saul and his murderous family, because he put the Gibeonites to death.”
فَدَعَا ٱلْمَلِكُ ٱلْجِبْعُونِيِّينَ وَقَالَ لَهُمْ. وَٱلْجِبْعُونِيُّونَ لَيْسُوا مِنْ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ بَلْ مِنْ بَقَايَا ٱلْأَمُورِيِّينَ، وَقَدْ حَلَفَ لَهُمْ بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ، وَطَلَبَ شَاوُلُ أَنْ يَقْتُلَهُمْ لِأَجْلِ غَيْرَتِهِ عَلَى بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ وَيَهُوذَا. ٢ 2
Now the Gibeonites were not from the people of Israel; they were from what remained of the Amorites. The people of Israel had sworn not to kill them, but Saul tried to kill them all anyway in his zeal for the people of Israel and Judah.
قَالَ دَاوُدُ لِلْجِبْعُونِيِّينَ: «مَاذَا أَفْعَلُ لَكُمْ؟ وَبِمَاذَا أُكَفِّرُ فَتُبَارِكُوا نَصِيبَ ٱلرَّبِّ؟» ٣ 3
So King David called together the Gibeonites and said to them, “What should I do for you? How can I make atonement, so that you may bless the people of Yahweh, who inherit his goodness and promises?”
فَقَالَ لَهُ ٱلْجِبْعُونِيُّونَ: «لَيْسَ لَنَا فِضَّةٌ وَلَا ذَهَبٌ عِنْدَ شَاوُلَ وَلَا عِنْدَ بَيْتِهِ، وَلَيْسَ لَنَا أَنْ نُمِيتَ أَحَدًا فِي إِسْرَائِيلَ». فَقَالَ: «مَهْمَا قُلْتُمْ أَفْعَلُهُ لَكُمْ». ٤ 4
The Gibeonites responded to him, “It is not a matter of silver or gold between us and Saul or his family. In the same way it is not for us to put to death any man in Israel.” David replied, “What are you saying that I should do for you?”
فَقَالُوا لِلْمَلِكِ: «ٱلرَّجُلُ ٱلَّذِي أَفْنَانَا وَٱلَّذِي تَآمَرَ عَلَيْنَا لِيُبِيدَنَا لِكَيْ لَا نُقِيمَ فِي كُلِّ تُخُومِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، ٥ 5
They answered the king, “The man who tried to kill us all, who schemed against us, so that we are now destroyed and have no place within the borders of Israel—
فَلْنُعْطَ سَبْعَةَ رِجَالٍ مِنْ بَنِيهِ فَنَصْلِبَهُمْ لِلرَّبِّ فِي جِبْعَةِ شَاوُلَ مُخْتَارِ ٱلرَّبِّ». فَقَالَ ٱلْمَلِكُ: «أَنَا أُعْطِي». ٦ 6
let seven men from his descendants be handed over to us, and we will hang them before Yahweh in Gibeah of Saul, the one chosen by Yahweh.” So the king said, “I will give them to you.”
وَأَشْفَقَ ٱلْمَلِكُ عَلَى مَفِيبُوشَثَ بْنِ يُونَاثَانَ بْنِ شَاوُلَ مِنْ أَجْلِ يَمِينِ ٱلرَّبِّ ٱلَّتِي بَيْنَهُمَا، بَيْنَ دَاوُدَ وَيُونَاثَانَ بْنِ شَاوُلَ. ٧ 7
But the king spared Mephibosheth son of Jonathan son of Saul, because of Yahweh's oath between them, between David and Jonathan son of Saul.
فَأَخَذَ ٱلْمَلِكُ ٱبْنَيْ رِصْفَةَ ٱبْنَةِ أَيَّةَ ٱللَّذَيْنِ وَلَدَتْهُمَا لِشَاوُلَ: أَرْمُونِيَ وَمَفِيبُوشَثَ، وَبَنِي مِيكَالَ ٱبْنَةِ شَاوُلَ ٱلْخَمْسَةَ ٱلَّذِينَ وَلَدَتْهُمْ لِعَدْرِئِيلَ بْنِ بَرْزِلَّايَ ٱلْمَحُولِيِّ، ٨ 8
But the king took the two sons of Rizpah daughter of Aiah, sons whom she bore to Saul—the two sons were named Armoni and Mephibosheth; and David also took the five sons of Merab daughter of Saul, whom she bore to Adriel son of Barzillai the Meholathite.
وَسَلَّمَهُمْ إِلَى يَدِ ٱلْجِبْعُونِيِّينَ، فَصَلَبُوهُمْ عَلَى ٱلْجَبَلِ أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ. فَسَقَطَ ٱلسَّبْعَةُ مَعًا وَقُتِلُوا فِي أَيَّامِ ٱلْحَصَادِ، فِي أَوَّلِهَا فِي ٱبْتِدَاءِ حَصَادِ ٱلشَّعِيرِ. ٩ 9
He handed them over into the hands of the Gibeonites. They hanged them on the mountain before Yahweh, and they died all seven together. They were put to death during the time of harvest, during the first days at the beginning of barley harvest.
فَأَخَذَتْ رِصْفَةُ ٱبْنَةُ أَيَّةَ مِسْحًا وَفَرَشَتْهُ لِنَفْسِهَا عَلَى ٱلصَّخْرِ مِنِ ٱبْتِدَاءِ ٱلْحَصَادِ حَتَّى ٱنْصَبَّ ٱلْمَاءُ عَلَيْهِمْ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَاءِ، وَلَمْ تَدَعْ طُيُورَ ٱلسَّمَاءِ تَنْزِلُ عَلَيْهِمْ نَهَارًا، وَلَا حَيَوَانَاتِ ٱلْحَقْلِ لَيْلًا. ١٠ 10
Then Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah, took sackcloth and spread it for herself on the mountain beside the dead bodies, from the beginning of harvest until the rain poured down on them from the sky. She did not allow the birds of the sky to disturb the bodies by day or the wild animals by night.
فَأُخْبِرَ دَاوُدُ بِمَا فَعَلَتْ رِصْفَةُ ٱبْنَةُ أَيَّةَ سُرِّيَّةُ شَاوُلَ. ١١ 11
It was told to David what Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah, the slave wife of Saul, had done.
فَذَهَبَ دَاوُدُ وَأَخَذَ عِظَامَ شَاوُلَ وَعِظَامَ يُونَاثَانَ ٱبْنِهِ مِنْ أَهْلِ يَابِيشِ جِلْعَادَ ٱلَّذِينَ سَرِقُوهَا مِنْ شَارِعِ بَيْتِ شَانَ، حَيْثُ عَلَّقَهُمَا ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيُّونَ يَوْمَ ضَرَبَ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيُّونَ شَاوُلَ فِي جِلْبُوعَ. ١٢ 12
So David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son from the men of Jabesh Gilead, who had stolen them from the public square of Beth Shan, where the Philistines had hanged them, after the Philistines had killed Saul in Gilboa.
فَأَصْعَدَ مِنْ هُنَاكَ عِظَامَ شَاوُلَ وَعِظَامَ يُونَاثَانَ ٱبْنِهِ، وَجَمَعُوا عِظَامَ ٱلْمَصْلُوبِينَ، ١٣ 13
David took away from there the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son, and they gathered the bones of the seven men who had been hanged, as well.
وَدَفَنُوا عِظَامَ شَاوُلَ وَيُونَاثَانَ ٱبْنِهِ فِي أَرْضِ بَنْيَامِينَ فِي صَيْلَعَ، فِي قَبْرِ قَيْسَ أَبِيهِ، وَعَمِلُوا كُلَّ مَا أَمَرَ بِهِ ٱلْمَلِكُ. وَبَعْدَ ذَلِكَ ٱسْتَجَابَ ٱللهُ مِنْ أَجْلِ ٱلْأَرْضِ. ١٤ 14
They buried the bones of Saul and Jonathan his son in the country of Benjamin in Zela, in the tomb of Kish his father. They performed all that the king commanded. After that God answered their prayers for the land.
وَكَانَتْ أَيْضًا حَرْبٌ بَيْنَ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ وَإِسْرَائِيلَ، فَٱنْحَدَرَ دَاوُدُ وَعَبِيدُهُ مَعَهُ وَحَارَبُوا ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ، فَأَعْيَا دَاوُدُ. ١٥ 15
Then the Philistines went to war again with Israel. So David went down with his army and fought against the Philistines. David was overcome with battle fatigue.
وَيِشْبِي بَنُوبُ ٱلَّذِي مِنْ أَوْلَادِ رَافَا، وَوَزْنُ رُمْحِهِ ثَلَاثُ مِئَةِ شَاقِلِ نُحَاسٍ وَقَدْ تَقَلَّدَ جَدِيدًا، ٱفْتَكَرَ أَنْ يَقْتُلَ دَاوُدَ. ١٦ 16
Ishbi-Benob, a descendant of the giants, whose bronze spear weighed three hundred shekels, and who was armed with a new sword, intended to kill David.
فَأَنْجَدَهُ أَبِيشَايُ ٱبْنُ صَرُويَةَ، فَضَرَبَ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيَّ وَقَتَلَهُ. حِينَئِذٍ حَلَفَ رِجَالُ دَاوُدَ لَهُ قَائِلِينَ: «لَا تَخْرُجُ أَيْضًا مَعَنَا إِلَى ٱلْحَرْبِ، وَلَا تُطْفِئُ سِرَاجَ إِسْرَائِيلَ». ١٧ 17
But Abishai son of Zeruiah rescued David, attacked the Philistine, and killed him. Then the men of David swore to him, saying, “You must not go to battle anymore with us, so that you do not put out the lamp of Israel.”
ثُمَّ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ كَانَتْ أَيْضًا حَرْبٌ فِي جُوبَ مَعَ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ. حِينَئِذٍ سَبْكَايُ ٱلْحُوشِيُّ قَتَلَ سَافَ ٱلَّذِي هُوَ مِنْ أَوْلَادِ رَافَا. ١٨ 18
It came about after this that there was again a battle with the Philistines at Gob, when Sibbekai the Hushathite killed Saph, who was one of the descendants of the Rephaim.
ثُمَّ كَانَتْ أَيْضًا حَرْبٌ فِي جُوبَ مَعَ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ. فَأَلْحَانَانُ بْنُ يَعْرِي أُرَجِيمَ ٱلْبَيْتَلَحْمِيُّ قَتَلَ جِلْيَاتَ ٱلْجَتِّيَّ، وَكَانَتْ قَنَاةُ رُمْحِهِ كَنَوْلِ ٱلنَّسَّاجِينَ. ١٩ 19
It came about again in a battle with the Philistines at Gob, that Elhanan son of Jair the Bethlehemite killed Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam.
وَكَانَتْ أَيْضًا حَرْبٌ فِي جَتَّ، وَكَانَ رَجُلٌ طَوِيلَ ٱلْقَامَةِ أَصَابِعُ كُلٍّ مِنْ يَدَيْهِ سِتٌّ، وَأَصَابِعُ كُلٍّ مِنْ رِجْلَيْهِ سِتٌّ، عَدَدُهَا أَرْبَعٌ وَعِشْرُونَ، وَهُوَ أَيْضًا وُلِدَ لِرَافَا. ٢٠ 20
It came about in another battle at Gath that there was a man of great height who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number. He also was descended from the Rephaim.
وَلَمَّا عَيَّرَ إِسْرَائِيلَ ضَرَبَهُ يُونَاثَانُ بْنُ شِمْعَى أَخِي دَاوُدَ. ٢١ 21
When he taunted Israel, Jonathan son of Shimeah, David's brother, killed him.
هَؤُلَاءِ ٱلْأَرْبَعَةُ وُلِدُوا لِرَافَا فِي جَتَّ وَسَقَطُوا بِيَدِ دَاوُدَ وَبِيَدِ عَبِيدِهِ. ٢٢ 22
These were descendants of the Rephaim of Gath, and they were killed by the hand of David and by the hand of his soldiers.