عَامُوس 8

هَكَذَا أَرَانِي ٱلسَّيِّدُ ٱلرَّبُّ وَإِذَا سَلَّةٌ لِلْقِطَافِ. ١ 1
This is what the Lord Yahweh showed me. Look, a basket of summer fruit!
فَقَالَ: «مَاذَا أَنْتَ رَاءٍ يَا عَامُوسُ؟» فَقُلْتُ: «سَلَّةً لِلْقِطَافِ». فَقَالَ لِي ٱلرَّبُّ: «قَدْ أَتَتِ ٱلنِّهَايَةُ عَلَى شَعْبِي إِسْرَائِيلَ. لَا أَعُودُ أَصْفَحُ لَهُ بَعْدُ. ٢ 2
He said, “What do you see, Amos?” I said, “A basket of summer fruit.” Then Yahweh said to me, “The end has come for my people Israel; I will spare them no longer.
فَتَصِيرُ أَغَانِي ٱلْقَصْرِ وَلَاوِلَ فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلْيَوْمِ، يَقُولُ ٱلسَّيِّدُ ٱلرَّبُّ، ٱلْجُثَثُ كَثِيرَةٌ يَطْرَحُونَهَا فِي كُلِّ مَوْضِعٍ بِٱلسُّكُوتِ». ٣ 3
The songs of the temple will become wailings in that day —this is the declaration of the Lord Yahweh— many dead bodies, they are thrown everywhere! Silence!”
اِسْمَعُوا هَذَا أَيُّهَا ٱلْمُتَهَمِّمُونَ ٱلْمَسَاكِينَ لِكَيْ تُبِيدُوا بَائِسِي ٱلْأَرْضِ، ٤ 4
Listen to this, you who trample the needy and remove the poor of the land.
قَائِلِينَ: «مَتَى يَمْضِي رَأْسُ ٱلشَّهْرِ لِنَبِيعَ قَمْحًا، وَٱلسَّبْتُ لِنَعْرِضَ حِنْطَةً؟ لِنُصَغِّرَ ٱلْإِيفَةَ، وَنُكَبِّرَ ٱلشَّاقِلَ، وَنُعَوِّجَ مَوَازِينَ ٱلْغِشِّ. ٥ 5
They say, “When will the new moon be over, so we can sell grain again? When will the Sabbath day be over, so that we can sell wheat? We will make the measure small and increase the price, as we cheat with false scales.
لِنَشْتَرِيَ ٱلضُّعَفَاءَ بِفِضَّةٍ، وَٱلْبَائِسَ بِنَعْلَيْنِ، وَنَبِيعَ نُفَايَةَ ٱلْقَمْحِ». ٦ 6
This is so we can sell bad wheat, buy the poor with silver, and the needy for a pair of sandals.”
قَدْ أَقْسَمَ ٱلرَّبُّ بِفَخْرِ يَعْقُوبَ: «إِنِّي لَنْ أَنْسَى إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ جَمِيعَ أَعْمَالِهِمْ. ٧ 7
Yahweh has sworn by the pride of Jacob, “Surely I will never forget any of their actions.”
أَلَيْسَ مِنْ أَجْلِ هَذَا تَرْتَعِدُ ٱلْأَرْضُ، وَيَنُوحُ كُلُّ سَاكِنٍ فِيهَا، وَتَطْمُو كُلُّهَا كَنَهْرٍ، وَتَفِيضُ وَتَنْضُبُ كَنِيلِ مِصْرَ؟ ٨ 8
Will not the land quake for this, and every one who lives in it mourn? All of it will rise up like the Nile River, and it will be tossed about and sink again, like the river of Egypt.
وَيَكُونُ فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلْيَوْمِ، يَقُولُ ٱلسَّيِّدُ ٱلرَّبُّ، أَنِّي أُغَيِّبُ ٱلشَّمْسَ فِي ٱلظُّهْرِ، وَأُقْتِمُ ٱلْأَرْضَ فِي يَوْمِ نُورٍ، ٩ 9
“It will come in that day —this is the declaration of the Lord Yahweh— that I will make the sun set at noon, and I will darken the earth at daylight.
وَأُحَوِّلُ أَعْيَادَكُمْ نَوْحًا، وَجَمِيعَ أَغَانِيكُمْ مَرَاثِيَ، وَأُصْعِدُ عَلَى كُلِّ ٱلْأَحْقَاءِ مِسْحًا، وَعَلَى كُلِّ رَأْسٍ قَرَعَةً، وَأَجْعَلُهَا كَمَنَاحَةِ ٱلْوَحِيدِ وَآخِرَهَا يَوْمًا مُرًّا! ١٠ 10
I will turn your festivals into mourning and all your songs into lamentation. I will make all of you wear sackcloth and have baldness on every head. I will make it like mourning for an only son, and a bitter day to its end.
«هُوَذَا أَيَّامٌ تَأْتِي، يَقُولُ ٱلسَّيِّدُ ٱلرَّبُّ، أُرْسِلُ جُوعًا فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ، لَا جُوعًا لِلْخُبْزِ، وَلَا عَطَشًا لِلْمَاءِ، بَلْ لِٱسْتِمَاعِ كَلِمَاتِ ٱلرَّبِّ. ١١ 11
Look, the days are coming —this is the declaration of the Lord Yahweh— when I will send a famine in the land, not a famine for bread, nor of thirst for water, but for hearing the words of Yahweh.
فَيَجُولُونَ مِنْ بَحْرٍ إِلَى بَحْرٍ، وَمِنَ ٱلشِّمَالِ إِلَى ٱلْمَشْرِقِ، يَتَطَوَّحُونَ لِيَطْلُبُوا كَلِمَةَ ٱلرَّبِّ فَلَا يَجِدُونَهَا. ١٢ 12
They will stagger from sea to sea; they will run from the north to the east to seek the word of Yahweh, but they will not find it.
فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلْيَوْمِ تَذْبُلُ بِٱلْعَطَشِ ٱلْعَذَارَى ٱلْجَمِيلَاتُ وَٱلْفِتْيَانُ، ١٣ 13
In that day the beautiful virgins and the young men will faint from thirst.
ٱلَّذِينَ يَحْلِفُونَ بِذَنْبِ ٱلسَّامِرَةِ، وَيَقُولُونَ: حَيٌّ إِلَهُكَ يَا دَانُ، وَحَيَّةٌ طَرِيقَةُ بِئْرِ سَبْعٍ. فَيَسْقُطُونَ وَلَا يَقُومُونَ بَعْدُ». ١٤ 14
Those who swear by the sin of Samaria and say, 'As your god lives, Dan,' and, 'As the way to Beersheba exists'— they will fall and never rise again.”