عَامُوس 5

اِسْمَعُوا هَذَا ٱلْقَوْلَ ٱلَّذِي أَنَا أُنَادِي بِهِ عَلَيْكُمْ، مَرْثَاةً يَا بَيْتَ إِسْرَائِيلَ: ١ 1
Hear this word that I take up as a lament over you, house of Israel.
«سَقَطَتْ عَذْرَاءُ إِسْرَائِيلَ. لَا تَعُودُ تَقُومُ. ٱنْطَرَحَتْ عَلَى أَرْضِهَا لَيْسَ مَنْ يُقِيمُهَا». ٢ 2
The virgin Israel has fallen; she will rise no more; she is forsaken on her land; there is no one to raise her up.
لِأَنَّهُ هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلسَّيِّدُ ٱلرَّبُّ: «ٱلْمَدِينَةُ ٱلْخَارِجَةُ بِأَلْفٍ، يَبْقَى لَهَا مِئَةٌ، وَٱلْخَارِجَةُ بِمِئَةٍ يَبْقَى لَهَا عَشَرَةٌ مِنْ بَيْتِ إِسْرَائِيلَ». ٣ 3
For this is what the Lord Yahweh says: “The city that went out with a thousand will have a hundred left, and the one that went out with a hundred will have ten left belonging to the house of Israel.”
لِأَنَّهُ هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ لِبَيْتِ إِسْرَائِيلَ: «ٱطْلُبُوا فَتَحْيَوْا. ٤ 4
For this is what Yahweh says to the house of Israel: “Seek me and live!
وَلَا تَطْلُبُوا بَيْتَ إِيلَ، وَإِلَى ٱلْجِلْجَالِ لَا تَذْهَبُوا، وَإِلَى بِئْرَ سَبْعٍ لَا تَعْبُرُوا. لِأَنَّ ٱلْجِلْجَالَ تُسْبَى سَبْيًا، وَبَيْتَ إِيلَ تَصِيرُ عَدَمًا». ٥ 5
Do not seek Bethel; nor enter Gilgal; do not journey to Beersheba. For Gilgal will surely go into captivity, and Bethel will become nothing.
اُطْلُبُوا ٱلرَّبَّ فَتَحْيَوْا لِئَلَّا يَقْتَحِمَ بَيْتَ يُوسُفَ كَنَارٍ تُحْرِقُ، وَلَا يَكُونُ مَنْ يُطْفِئُهَا مِنْ بَيْتِ إِيلَ. ٦ 6
Seek Yahweh and live, or he will break out like fire in the house of Joseph. It will devour, and there will be no one to quench it in Bethel.
يَا أَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ يُحَوِّلُونَ ٱلْحَقَّ أَفْسَنْتِينًا، وَيُلْقُونَ ٱلْبِرَّ إِلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ. ٧ 7
Those people turn justice into a bitter thing and throw righteousness down to the ground!”
اَلَّذِي صَنَعَ ٱلثُّرَيَّا وَٱلْجَبَّارَ، وَيُحَوِّلُ ظِلَّ ٱلْمَوْتِ صُبْحًا، وَيُظْلِمُ ٱلنَّهَارَ كَٱللَّيْلِ. ٱلَّذِي يَدْعُو مِيَاهَ ٱلْبَحْرِ وَيَصُبُّهَا عَلَى وَجْهِ ٱلْأَرْضِ، يَهْوَهُ ٱسْمُهُ. ٨ 8
God made the Pleiades and Orion; he turns darkness into the morning; he makes the day dark with night and calls for the waters of the sea; he pours them out on the surface of the earth. Yahweh is his name!
ٱلَّذِي يُفْلِحُ ٱلْخَرِبَ عَلَى ٱلْقَوِيِّ، فَيَأْتِي ٱلْخَرِبُ عَلَى ٱلْحِصْنِ. ٩ 9
He brings sudden destruction on the strong so that destruction comes on the fortresses.
إِنَّهُمْ فِي ٱلْبَابِ يُبْغِضُونَ ٱلْمُنْذِرَ، وَيَكْرَهُونَ ٱلْمُتَكَلِّمَ بِٱلصِّدْقِ. ١٠ 10
They hate anyone who corrects them in the city gate, and they abhor anyone who speaks the truth.
لِذَلِكَ مِنْ أَجْلِ أَنَّكُمْ تَدُوسُونَ ٱلْمِسْكِينَ، وَتَأْخُذُونَ مِنْهُ هَدِيَّةَ قَمْحٍ، بَنَيْتُمْ بُيُوتًا مِنْ حِجَارَةٍ مَنْحُوتَةٍ وَلَا تَسْكُنُونَ فِيهَا، وَغَرَسْتُمْ كُرُومًا شَهِيَّةً وَلَا تَشْرَبُونَ خَمْرَهَا. ١١ 11
Because you trample down the poor and take portions of wheat from him— although you have built houses of worked stone, you will not live in them. You have delightful vineyards, but you will not drink their wine.
لِأَنِّي عَلِمْتُ أَنَّ ذُنُوبَكُمْ كَثِيرَةٌ وَخَطَايَاكُمْ وَافِرَةٌ أَيُّهَا ٱلْمُضَايِقُونَ ٱلْبَارَّ، ٱلْآخِذُونَ ٱلرَّشْوَةَ، ٱلصَّادُّونَ ٱلْبَائِسِينَ فِي ٱلْبَابِ. ١٢ 12
For I know how many are your offenses and how great are your sins— you who afflict the just, take bribes, and turn aside the needy in the city gate.
لِذَلِكَ يَصْمُتُ ٱلْعَاقِلُ فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلزَّمَانِ لِأَنَّهُ زَمَانٌ رَدِيءٌ. ١٣ 13
Therefore any prudent person is silent at such a time, for it is an evil time.
اُطْلُبُوا ٱلْخَيْرَ لَا ٱلشَّرَّ لِكَىْ تَحْيَوْا، فَعَلَى هَذَا يَكُونُ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ ٱلْجُنُودِ مَعَكُمْ كَمَا قُلْتُمْ. ١٤ 14
Seek good and not evil, so that you may live. So Yahweh, the God of hosts, will really be with you, as you say he is.
اُبْغُضُوا ٱلشَّرَّ، وَأَحِبُّوا ٱلْخَيْرَ، وَثَبِّتُوا ٱلْحَقَّ فِي ٱلْبَابِ، لَعَلَّ ٱلرَّبَّ إِلَهَ ٱلْجُنُودِ يَتَرَاءَفُ عَلَى بَقِيَّةِ يُوسُفَ. ١٥ 15
Hate evil, love good, establish justice in the city gate. Perhaps Yahweh, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.
لِذَلِكَ هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلسَّيِّدُ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ ٱلْجُنُودِ: «فِي جَمِيعِ ٱلْأَسْوَاقِ نَحِيبٌ، وَفِي جَمِيعِ ٱلْأَزِقَّةِ يَقُولُونَ: آهِ! آهِ! وَيَدْعُونَ ٱلْفَلَّاحَ إِلَى ٱلنَّوْحِ، وَجَمِيعَ عَارِفِي ٱلرِّثَاءِ لِلنَّدْبِ. ١٦ 16
Therefore, this is what Yahweh says, the God of hosts, the Lord, “Wailing will be in all the squares, and they will say in all the streets, 'Woe! Woe!' They will call the farmers to mourning and the mourners to wail.
وَفِي جَمِيعِ ٱلْكُرُومِ نَدْبٌ، لِأَنِّي أَعْبُرُ فِي وَسَطِكَ، قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ». ١٧ 17
In all vineyards there will be wailing, for I will pass through your midst,” says Yahweh.
وَيْلٌ لِلَّذِينَ يَشْتَهُونَ يَوْمَ ٱلرَّبِّ! لِمَاذَا لَكُمْ يَوْمُ ٱلرَّبِّ؟ هُوَ ظَلَامٌ لَا نُورٌ. ١٨ 18
Woe to you who desire the day of Yahweh! Why do you long for the day of Yahweh? It will be darkness and not light,
كَمَا إِذَا هَرَبَ إِنْسَانٌ مِنْ أَمَامِ ٱلْأَسَدِ فَصَادَفَهُ ٱلدُّبُّ، أَوْ دَخَلَ ٱلْبَيْتَ وَوَضَعَ يَدَهُ عَلَى ٱلْحَائِطِ فَلَدَغَتْهُ ٱلْحَيَّةُ! ١٩ 19
as when a man flees from a lion and a bear meets him, or he goes in a house and puts his hand on the wall and a snake bites him.
أَلَيْسَ يَوْمُ ٱلرَّبِّ ظَلَامًا لَا نُورًا، وَقَتَامًا وَلَا نُورَ لَهُ؟ ٢٠ 20
Will not the day of Yahweh be darkness and not light? Gloom and no brightness?
«بَغَضْتُ، كَرِهْتُ أَعْيَادَكُمْ، وَلَسْتُ أَلْتَذُّ بِٱعْتِكَافَاتِكُمْ. ٢١ 21
“I hate, I despise your festivals, I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.
إِنِّي إِذَا قَدَّمْتُمْ لِي مُحْرَقَاتِكُمْ وَتَقْدِمَاتِكُمْ لَا أَرْتَضِي، وَذَبَائِحَ ٱلسَّلَامَةِ مِنْ مُسَمَّنَاتِكُمْ لَا أَلْتَفِتُ إِلَيْهَا. ٢٢ 22
Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them, neither will I look at the fellowship offerings of your fattened animals.
أَبْعِدْ عَنِّي ضَجَّةَ أَغَانِيكَ، وَنَغْمَةَ رَبَابِكَ لَا أَسْمَعُ. ٢٣ 23
Remove from me the noise of your songs; I will not listen to the sound of your harps.
وَلْيَجْرِ ٱلْحَقُّ كَٱلْمِيَاهِ، وَٱلْبِرُّ كَنَهْرٍ دَائِمٍ. ٢٤ 24
Instead, let justice flow like water, and righteousness like a constantly flowing stream.
«هَلْ قَدَّمْتُمْ لِي ذَبَائِحَ وَتَقْدِمَاتٍ فِي ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ أَرْبَعِينَ سَنَةً يَا بَيْتَ إِسْرَائِيلَ؟ ٢٥ 25
Did you bring me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness for forty years, house of Israel?
بَلْ حَمَلْتُمْ خَيْمَةَ مَلْكُومِكُمْ، وَتِمْثَالَ أَصْنَامِكُمْ، نَجْمَ إِلَهِكُمُ ٱلَّذِي صَنَعْتُمْ لِنُفُوسِكُمْ. ٢٦ 26
You have lifted up the images of Sikkuth, your king, and Kaiwan, your star god, which you made for yourselves.
فَأَسْبِيكُمْ إِلَى مَا وَرَاءَ دِمَشْقَ، قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ ٱلْجُنُودِ ٱسْمُهُ». ٢٧ 27
Therefore I will exile you beyond Damascus,” says Yahweh, whose name is the God of hosts.