2 صموئيل 24

وَعَادَ فَحَمِيَ غَضَبُ ٱلرَّبِّ عَلَى إِسْرَائِيلَ، فَأَهَاجَ عَلَيْهِمْ دَاوُدَ قَائِلًا: «ٱمْضِ وَأَحْصِ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَيَهُوذَا». ١ 1
Again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them, saying, "Go, number Israel and Judah."
فَقَالَ ٱلْمَلِكُ لِيُوآبَ رَئِيسِ ٱلْجَيْشِ ٱلَّذِي عِنْدَهُ: «طُفْ فِي جَمِيعِ أَسْبَاطِ إِسْرَائِيلَ مِنْ دَانَ إِلَى بِئْرِ سَبْعٍ وَعُدُّوا ٱلشَّعْبَ، فَأَعْلَمَ عَدَدَ ٱلشَّعْبِ». ٢ 2
The king said to Joab and the captains of the army, who were with him, "Now go back and forth through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan even to Beersheba, and number the people, that I may know the sum of the people."
فَقَالَ يُوآبُ لِلْمَلِكِ: «لِيَزِدِ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُكَ ٱلشَّعْبَ أَمْثَالَهُمْ مِئَةَ ضِعْفٍ، وَعَيْنَا سَيِّدِي ٱلْمَلِكِ نَاظِرَتَانِ. وَلَكِنْ لِمَاذَا يُسَرُّ سَيِّدِي ٱلْمَلِكُ بِهَذَا ٱلْأَمْرِ؟» ٣ 3
Joab said to the king, "Now may the LORD your God add to the people, however many they may be, one hundred times; and may the eyes of my lord the king see it. But why does my lord the king delight in this thing?"
فَٱشْتَدَّ كَلَامُ ٱلْمَلِكِ عَلَى يُوآبَ وَعَلَى رُؤَسَاءِ ٱلْجَيْشِ، فَخَرَجَ يُوآبُ وَرُؤَسَاءُ ٱلْجَيْشِ مِنْ عِنْدِ ٱلْمَلِكِ لِيَعُدُّوا ٱلْشَّعْبَ،أَيْ إِسْرَائِيلَ. ٤ 4
Notwithstanding, the king's word prevailed against Joab, and against the captains of the army. Joab and the captains of the army went out from the presence of the king, to number the children of Israel.
فَعَبَرُوا ٱلْأُرْدُنَّ وَنَزَلُوا فِي عَرُوعِيرَ عَنْ يَمِينِ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ ٱلَّتِي فِي وَسَطِ وَادِي جَادَ وَتُجَاهَ يَعْزِيرَ. ٥ 5
They crossed over the Jordan and began at Aroer, and from the city that is in the middle of the valley of Gad; then on to Jazer.
وَأَتَوْا إِلَى جِلْعَادَ وَإِلَى أَرْضِ تَحْتِيمَ إِلَى حُدْشِي، ثُمَّ أَتَوْا إِلَى دَانِ يَعَنَ، وَٱسْتَدَارُوا إِلَى صِيْدُونَ. ٦ 6
Then they came to Gilead, and to the region of the Hethites, to Kedesh; and they came to Dan, and around to Sidon,
ثُمَّ أَتَوْا إِلَى حِصْنِ صُورٍ وَجَمِيعِ مُدُنِ ٱلْحِوِّيِّينَ وَٱلْكَنْعَانِيِّينَ، ثُمَّ خَرَجُوا إِلَى جَنُوبِيِّ يَهُوذَا، إِلَى بِئْرِ سَبْعٍ. ٧ 7
and came to the stronghold of Tyre, and to all the cities of the Hivites, and of the Canaanites; and they went out to the south of Judah, at Beersheba.
وَطَافُوا كُلَّ ٱلْأَرْضِ، وَجَاءُوا فِي نِهَايَةِ تِسْعَةِ أَشْهُرٍ وَعِشْرِينَ يَوْمًا إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ. ٨ 8
So when they had gone back and forth through all the land, they came to Jerusalem at the end of nine months and twenty days.
فَدَفَعَ يُوآبُ جُمْلَةَ عَدَدِ ٱلشَّعْبِ إِلَى ٱلْمَلِكِ، فَكَانَ إِسْرَائِيلُ ثَمَانَ مِئَةِ أَلْفِ رَجُلٍ ذِي بَأْسٍ مُسْتَلِّ ٱلسَّيْفِ، وَرِجَالُ يَهُوذَا خَمْسَ مِئَةِ أَلْفِ رَجُلٍ. ٩ 9
Joab gave up the sum of the numbering of the people to the king: and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men who drew the sword; and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men.
وَضَرَبَ دَاوُدَ قَلْبُهُ بَعْدَمَا عَدَّ ٱلشَّعْبَ. فَقَالَ دَاوُدُ لِلرَّبِّ: «لَقَدْ أَخْطَأْتُ جِدًّا فِي مَا فَعَلْتُ، وَٱلْآنَ يَارَبُّ أَزِلْ إِثْمَ عَبْدِكَ لِأَنِّي ٱنْحَمَقْتُ جِدًّا». ١٠ 10
David's heart struck him after that he had numbered the people. David said to the LORD, "I have sinned greatly in that which I have done. But now, LORD, put away, I beg you, the iniquity of your servant; for I have done very foolishly."
وَلَمَّا قَامَ دَاوُدُ صَبَاحًا، كَانَ كَلَامُ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَى جَادٍ ٱلنَّبِيِّ رَائِي دَاوُدَ قَائِلًا: ١١ 11
When David rose up in the morning, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,
«اِذْهَبْ وَقُلْ لِدَاوُدَ: هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: ثَلَاثَةً أَنَا عَارِضٌ عَلَيْكَ، فَٱخْتَرْ لِنَفْسِكَ وَاحِدًا مِنْهَا فَأَفْعَلَهُ بِكَ». ١٢ 12
"Go and speak to David, 'Thus says the LORD, "I offer you three things. Choose one of them, that I may do it to you."'"
فَأَتَى جَادُ إِلَى دَاوُدَ وَأَخبَرهُ وَقَالَ لَهُ: «أَتَأْتِي عَلَيْكَ سَبْعُ سِنِي جُوعٍ فِي أَرْضِكَ، أَمْ تَهْرُبُ ثَلَاثَةَ أَشْهُرٍ أَمَامَ أَعْدَائِكَ وَهُمْ يَتْبَعُونَكَ، أَمْ يَكُونُ ثَلَاثَةَ أَيَّامٍ وَبَأٌ فِي أَرْضِكَ؟ فَٱلْآنَ ٱعْرِفْ وَٱنْظُرْ مَاذَا أَرُدُّ جَوَابًا عَلَى مُرْسِلِي». ١٣ 13
So Gad came to David, and told him, and said to him, "Shall three years of famine come to you in your land? Or will you flee three months before your foes while they pursue you? Or shall there be three days' pestilence in your land? Now answer, and consider what answer I shall return to him who sent me."
فَقَالَ دَاوُدُ لِجَادٍ: «قَدْ ضَاقَ بِيَ ٱلْأَمْرُ جِدًّا. فَلْنَسْقُطْ فِي يَدِ ٱلرَّبِّ، لِأَنَّ مَرَاحِمَهُ كَثِيرَةٌ وَلَا أَسْقُطْ فِي يَدِ إِنْسَانٍ». ١٤ 14
David said to Gad, "I am in distress. Let me fall now into the hand of the LORD; for his mercies are great. Let me not fall into the hand of man."
فَجَعَلَ ٱلرَّبُّ وَبَأً فِي إِسْرَائِيلَ مِنَ ٱلصَّبَاحِ إِلَى ٱلْمِيعَادِ، فَمَاتَ مِنَ ٱلشَّعْبِ مِنْ دَانٍ إِلَى بِئْرِ سَبْعٍ سَبْعُونَ أَلْفَ رَجُلٍ. ١٥ 15
So the LORD sent a pestilence on Israel from the morning even to the appointed time; and the destruction began among the people. And there died of the people from Dan even to Beersheba seventy thousand men.
وَبَسَطَ ٱلْمَلَاكُ يَدَهُ عَلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ لِيُهْلِكَهَا، فَنَدِمَ ٱلرَّبُّ عَنِ ٱلشَّرِّ، وَقَالَ لِلْمَلَاكِ ٱلْمُهْلِكِ ٱلشَّعْبَ: «كَفَى! ٱلْآنَ رُدَّ يَدَكَ». وَكَانَ مَلَاكُ ٱلرَّبِّ عِنْدَ بَيْدَرِ أَرُونَةَ ٱلْيَبُوسِيِّ. ١٦ 16
When the angel stretched out his hand toward Jerusalem to destroy it, the LORD relented of the disaster, and said to the angel who destroyed the people, "It is enough. Now stay your hand." The angel of the LORD was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite. And David lifted up his eyes and saw the angel of the LORD standing between earth and the sky, having a drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders, clothed in sackcloth, fell down on their faces.
فَكَلَّمَ دَاوُدُ ٱلرَّبَّ عِنْدَمَا رَأَى ٱلْمَلَاكَ ٱلضَّارِبَ ٱلشَّعْبَ وَقَالَ: «هَا أَنَا أَخْطَأْتُ، وَأَنَا أَذْنَبْتُ، وَأَمَّا هَؤُلَاءِ ٱلْخِرَافُ فَمَاذَا فَعَلُوا؟ فَلْتَكُنْ يَدُكَ عَلَيَّ وَعَلَى بَيْتِ أَبِي». ١٧ 17
David spoke to the LORD when he saw the angel who struck the people, and said, "Look, I have sinned, and I, the shepherd, have done great evil. But these sheep, what have they done? Please let your hand be against me, and against my father's house."
فَجَاءَ جَادُ فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلْيَوْمِ إِلَى دَاوُدَ وَقَالَ لَهُ: «ٱصْعَدْ وَأَقِمْ لِلرَّبِّ مَذْبَحًا فِي بَيْدَرِ أَرُونَةَ ٱلْيَبُوسِيِّ». ١٨ 18
Gad came that day to David, and said to him, "Go up, build an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite."
فَصَعِدَ دَاوُدُ حَسَبَ كَلَامِ جَادَ كَمَا أَمَرَ ٱلرَّبُّ. ١٩ 19
David went up according to the saying of Gad, as the LORD commanded.
فَتَطَلَّعَ أَرُونَةُ وَرَأَى ٱلْمَلِكَ وَعَبِيدَهُ يُقْبِلُونَ إِلَيْهِ، فَخَرَجَ أَرُونَةُ وَسَجَدَ لِلْمَلِكِ عَلَى وَجْهِهِ إِلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ. ٢٠ 20
And Araunah looked out and saw the king and his servants coming on toward him, so Araunah went out and bowed himself before the king with his face to the ground.
وَقَالَ أَرُونَةُ: «لِمَاذَا جَاءَ سَيِّدِي ٱلْمَلِكُ إِلَى عَبْدِهِ؟» فَقَالَ دَاوُدُ: «لِأَشْتَرِيَ مِنْكَ ٱلْبَيْدَرَ لِكَيْ أَبْنِيَ مَذْبَحًا لِلرَّبِّ فَتَكُفَّ ٱلضَّرْبَةُ عَنِ ٱلشَّعْبِ». ٢١ 21
And Araunah said, "Why has my lord the king come to his servant?" David said, "To buy your threshing floor, to build an altar to the LORD, that the plague may be stopped from afflicting the people."
فَقَالَ أَرُونَةُ لِدَاوُدَ: «فَلْيَأْخُذْهُ سَيِّدِي ٱلْمَلِكُ وَيُصْعِدْ مَا يَحْسُنُ فِي عَيْنَيْهِ. اُنْظُرْ. اَلْبَقَرُ لِلْمُحْرَقَةِ، وَٱلنَّوَارِجُ وَأَدَوَاتُ ٱلْبَقَرِ حَطَبًا». ٢٢ 22
Araunah said to David, "Let my lord the king take and offer up what seems good to him. Look, the cattle for the burnt offering, and the threshing instruments and the yokes of the oxen for the wood."
اَلْكُلُّ دَفَعَهُ أَرُونَةُ ٱلْمَالِكُ إِلَى ٱلْمَلِكِ. وَقَالَ أَرُونَةُ لِلْمَلِكِ: «ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُكَ يَرْضَى عَنْكَ». ٢٣ 23
All these Araunah gave to the king." And Araunah said to the king, "May the LORD your God accept you."
فَقَالَ ٱلْمَلِكُ لِأَرُونَةَ: «لَا، بَلْ أَشْتَرِي مِنْكَ بِثَمَنٍ، وَلَا أُصْعِدُ لِلرَّبِّ إِلَهِي مُحْرَقَاتٍ مَجَّانِيَّةً». فَٱشْتَرَى دَاوُدُ ٱلْبَيْدَرَ وَٱلْبَقَرَ بِخَمْسِينَ شَاقِلًا مِنَ ٱلْفِضَّةِ. ٢٤ 24
The king said to Araunah, "No; but I will most certainly buy it from you for a price. I will not offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God which cost me nothing." So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
وَبَنَى دَاوُدُ هُنَاكَ مَذْبَحًا لِلرَّبِّ وَأَصْعَدَ مُحْرَقَاتٍ وَذَبَائِحَ سَلَامَةٍ، وَٱسْتَجَابَ ٱلرَّبُّ مِنْ أَجْلِ ٱلْأَرْضِ، فَكَفَّتِ ٱلضَّرْبَةُ عَنْ إِسْرَائِيلَ. ٢٥ 25
David built an altar to the LORD there, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the LORD responded to the plea for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel.