دَانِيآل 6

حَسُنَ عِنْدَ دَارِيُّوسَ أَنْ يُوَلِّيَ عَلَى ٱلْمَمْلَكَةِ مِئَةً وَعِشْرِينَ مَرْزُبَانًا يَكُونُونَ عَلَى ٱلْمَمْلَكَةِ كُلِّهَا. ١ 1
It pleased Darius to appoint over the kingdom 120 provincial governors who would rule over all the kingdom.
وَعَلَى هَؤُلَاءِ ثَلَاثَةَ وُزَرَاءَ أَحَدُهُمْ دَانِيآلُ، لِتُؤَدِّيَ ٱلْمَرَازِبَةُ إِلَيْهِمِ ٱلْحِسَابَ فَلَا تُصِيبَ ٱلْمَلِكَ خَسَارَةٌ. ٢ 2
Over them there were three chief administrators, and Daniel was one of them. These chief administrators were appointed so that they might supervise the provincial governors, so that the king should suffer no loss.
فَفَاقَ دَانِيآلُ هَذَا عَلَى ٱلْوُزَرَاءِ وَٱلْمَرَازِبَةِ، لِأَنَّ فِيهِ رُوحًا فَاضِلَةً. وَفَكَّرَ ٱلْمَلِكُ فِي أَنْ يُوَلِّيَهُ عَلَى ٱلْمَمْلَكَةِ كُلِّهَا. ٣ 3
Daniel was distinguished above the other chief administrators and the provincial governors because he had an extraordinary spirit. The king was planning to put him over the whole kingdom.
ثُمَّ إِنَّ ٱلْوُزَرَاءَ وَٱلْمَرَازِبَةَ كَانُوا يَطْلُبُونَ عِلَّةً يَجِدُونَهَا عَلَى دَانِيآلَ مِنْ جِهَةِ ٱلْمَمْلَكَةِ، فَلَمْ يَقْدِرُوا أَنْ يَجِدُوا عِلَّةً وَلَا ذَنْبًا، لِأَنَّهُ كَانَ أَمِينًا وَلَمْ يُوجَدْ فِيهِ خَطَأٌ وَلَا ذَنْبٌ. ٤ 4
Then the other chief administrators and the provincial governors looked for mistakes in the work Daniel did for the kingdom, but they could find no corruption or failure in his duty because he was faithful. No mistakes or negligence was found in him.
فَقَالَ هَؤُلَاءِ ٱلرِّجَالُ: «لَا نَجِدُ عَلَى دَانِيآلَ هَذَا عِلَّةً إِلَّا أَنْ نَجِدَهَا مِنْ جِهَةِ شَرِيعَةِ إِلَهِهِ». ٥ 5
Then these men said, “We cannot find any reason to complain against this Daniel unless we find something against him regarding the law of his God.”
حِينَئِذٍ ٱجْتَمَعَ هَؤُلَاءِ ٱلْوُزَرَاءُ وَٱلْمَرَازِبَةُ عِنْدَ ٱلْمَلِكِ وَقَالُوا لَهُ هَكَذَا: «أَيُّهَا ٱلْمَلِكُ دَارِيُوسُ، عِشْ إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ! ٦ 6
Then these administrators and governors brought a plan before the king. They said to him, “King Darius, may you live forever!
إِنَّ جَمِيعَ وُزَرَاءِ ٱلْمَمْلَكَةِ وَٱلشِّحَنِ وَٱلْمَرَازِبَةِ وَٱلْمُشِيرِينَ وَٱلْوُلَاةِ قَدْ تَشَاوَرُوا عَلَى أَنْ يَضَعُوا أَمْرًا مَلَكِيًّا وَيُشَدِّدُوا نَهْيًا، بِأَنَّ كُلَّ مَنْ يَطْلُبُ طِلْبَةً حَتَّى ثَلَاثِينَ يَوْمًا مِنْ إِلَهٍ أَوْ إِنْسَانٍ إِلَّا مِنْكَ أَيُّهَا ٱلْمَلِكُ، يُطْرَحُ فِي جُبِّ ٱلْأُسُودِ. ٧ 7
All the chief administrators of the kingdom, the regional governors, and the provincial governors, the advisors, and the governors have consulted together and decided that you, the king, should issue a decree and should enforce it, so that whoever makes a petition to any god or man for thirty days, except to you, king, that person must be thrown into the den of lions.
فَثَبِّتِ ٱلْآنَ ٱلنَّهْيَ أَيُّهَا ٱلْمَلِكُ، وَأَمْضِ ٱلْكِتَابَةَ لِكَيْ لَا تَتَغَيَّرَ كَشَرِيعَةِ مَادِي وَفَارِسَ ٱلَّتِي لَا تُنْسَخُ». ٨ 8
Now, King, issue a decree and sign the document so that it may not be changed, as directed by the laws of the Medes and Persians, so it cannot be repealed.”
لِأَجْلِ ذَلِكَ أَمْضَى ٱلْمَلِكُ دَارِيُوسُ ٱلْكِتَابَةَ وَٱلنَّهْيَ. ٩ 9
So king Darius signed the document making the decree into a law.
فَلَمَّا عَلِمَ دَانِيآلُ بِإِمْضَاءِ ٱلْكِتَابَةِ ذَهَبَ إِلَى بَيْتِهِ، وَكُواهُ مَفْتُوحَةٌ فِي عُلِّيَّتِهِ نَحْوَ أُورُشَلِيمَ، فَجَثَا عَلَى رُكْبَتَيْهِ ثَلَاثَ مَرَّاتٍ فِي ٱلْيَوْمِ، وَصَلَّى وَحَمَدَ قُدَّامَ إِلَهِهِ كَمَا كَانَ يَفْعَلُ قَبْلَ ذَلِكَ. ١٠ 10
When Daniel learned that the document had been signed into law, he went into his house (now his windows were open in his upper room toward Jerusalem), and he got down on his knees, as he did three times a day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as he had done before.
فَٱجْتَمَعَ حِينَئِذٍ هَؤُلَاءِ ٱلرِّجَالُ فَوَجَدُوا دَانِيآلَ يَطْلُبُ وَيَتَضَرَّعُ قُدَّامَ إِلَهِهِ. ١١ 11
Then these men who had formed the plot together saw Daniel make requests and seek help from God.
فَتَقَدَّمُوا وَتَكَلَّمُوا قُدَّامَ ٱلْمَلِكِ فِي نَهْيِ ٱلْمَلِكِ: «أَلَمْ تُمْضِ أَيُّهَا ٱلْمَلِكُ نَهْيًا بِأَنَّ كُلَّ إِنْسَانٍ يَطْلُبُ مِنْ إِلَهٍ أَوْ إِنْسَانٍ حَتَّى ثَلَاثِينَ يَوْمًا إِلَّا مِنْكَ أَيُّهَا ٱلْمَلِكُ يُطْرَحُ فِي جُبِّ ٱلْأُسُودِ؟» فَأَجَابَ ٱلْمَلِكُ وَقَالَ: «ٱلْأَمْرُ صَحِيحٌ كَشَرِيعَةِ مَادِي وَفَارِسَ ٱلَّتِي لَا تُنْسَخُ». ١٢ 12
Then they approached the king and spoke with him about his decree: “Did you not make a decree that everyone who makes a petition to any god or human being during the next thirty days, except to you, king, must be throw into the den of lions?” The king answered, “The matter is settled, as directed by the law of the Medes and Persians; it cannot be repealed.”
حِينَئِذٍ أَجَابُوا وَقَالُوا قُدَّامَ ٱلْمَلِكِ: «إِنَّ دَانِيآلَ ٱلَّذِي مِنْ بَنِي سَبْيِ يَهُوذَا لَمْ يَجْعَلْ لَكَ أَيُّهَا ٱلْمَلِكُ ٱعْتِبَارًا وَلَا لِلنَّهْيِ ٱلَّذِي أَمْضَيْتَهُ، بَلْ ثَلَاثَ مَرَّاتٍ فِي ٱلْيَوْمِ يَطْلُبُ طِلْبَتَهُ». ١٣ 13
Then they replied to the king, “That person Daniel, who is one of the people of the exile from Judah, pays no attention to you, king, or to the decree that you have signed. He prays to his God three times a day.”
فَلَمَّا سَمِعَ ٱلْمَلِكُ هَذَا ٱلْكَلَامَ ٱغْتَاظَ عَلَى نَفْسِهِ جِدًّا، وَجَعَلَ قَلْبَهُ عَلَى دَانِيآلَ لِيُنَجِّيَهُ، وَٱجْتَهَدَ إِلَى غُرُوبِ ٱلشَّمْسِ لِيُنْقِذَهُ. ١٤ 14
When the king heard this, he was terribly distressed, and he applied his mind to rescue Daniel from this ruling. He labored until sunset to try to save Daniel.
فَٱجْتَمَعَ أُولَئِكَ ٱلرِّجَالُ إِلَى ٱلْمَلِكِ وَقَالُوا لِلْمَلِكِ: «ٱعْلَمْ أَيُّهَا ٱلْمَلِكُ أَنَّ شَرِيعَةَ مَادِي وَفَارِسَ هِيَ أَنَّ كُلَّ نَهْيٍ أَوْ أَمْرٍ يَضَعُهُ ٱلْمَلِكُ لَا يَتَغَيَّرُ». ١٥ 15
Then these men who had formed the plot gathered together with the king and said to him, “Know, king, that it is a law of the Medes and Persians, that no decree or statute that the king issues can be changed.”
حِينَئِذٍ أَمَرَ ٱلْمَلِكُ فَأَحْضَرُوا دَانِيآلَ وَطَرَحُوهُ فِي جُبِّ ٱلْأُسُودِ. أَجَابَ ٱلْمَلِكُ وَقَالَ لِدَانِيآلَ: «إِنَّ إِلَهَكَ ٱلَّذِي تَعْبُدُهُ دَائِمًا هُوَ يُنَجِّيكَ». ١٦ 16
Then the king gave an order, and they brought in Daniel, and they threw him into the lions' den. The king said to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you.”
وَأُتِيَ بِحَجَرٍ وَوُضِعَ عَلَى فَمِ ٱلْجُبِّ وَخَتَمَهُ ٱلْمَلِكُ بِخَاتِمِهِ وَخَاتِمِ عُظَمَائِهِ، لِئَلَّا يَتَغَيَّرَ ٱلْقَصْدُ فِي دَانِيآلَ. ١٧ 17
A stone was brought over the entrance to the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the signet rings of his nobles so that nothing might be changed concerning Daniel.
حِينَئِذٍ مَضَى ٱلْمَلِكُ إِلَى قَصْرِهِ وَبَاتَ صَائِمًا، وَلَمْ يُؤْتَ قُدَّامَهُ بِسَرَارِيهِ وَطَارَ عَنْهُ نَوْمُهُ. ١٨ 18
Then the king went to his palace and he went through the night fasting. No entertainment was brought before him, and sleep fled from him.
ثُمَّ قَامَ ٱلْمَلِكُ بَاكِرًا عِنْدَ ٱلْفَجْرِ وَذَهَبَ مُسْرِعًا إِلَى جُبِّ ٱلْأُسُودِ. ١٩ 19
Then at daybreak the king got up and he quickly went to the lions' den.
فَلَمَّا ٱقْتَرَبَ إِلَى ٱلْجُبِّ نَادَى دَانِيآلَ بِصَوْتٍ أَسِيفٍ. أَجَابَ ٱلْمَلِكُ وَقَالَ لِدَانِيآلَ: «يَا دَانِيآلُ عَبْدَ ٱللهِ ٱلْحَيِّ، هَلْ إِلَهُكَ ٱلَّذِي تَعْبُدُهُ دَائِمًا قَدِرَ عَلَى أَنْ يُنَجِّيَكَ مِنَ ٱلْأُسُودِ؟» ٢٠ 20
As he came near to the den, he called out to Daniel in a sad voice, saying to Daniel, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to save you from the lions?”
فَتَكَلَّمَ دَانِيآلُ مَعَ ٱلْمَلِكِ: «يَا أَيُّهَا ٱلْمَلِكُ، عِشْ إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ! ٢١ 21
Then said Daniel to the king, “King, live forever!
إِلَهِي أَرْسَلَ مَلَاكَهُ وَسَدَّ أَفْوَاهَ ٱلْأُسُودِ فَلَمْ تَضُرَّنِي، لِأَنِّي وُجِدْتُ بَرِيئًا قُدَّامَهُ، وَقُدَّامَكَ أَيْضًا أَيُّهَا ٱلْمَلِكُ، لَمْ أَفْعَلْ ذَنْبًا». ٢٢ 22
My God has sent his messenger and has shut the lions' mouths, and they have not hurt me. For I was found blameless before him and also before you, king, and I have done you no harm.”
حِينَئِذٍ فَرِحَ ٱلْمَلِكُ بِهِ، وَأَمَرَ بِأَنْ يُصْعَدَ دَانِيآلُ مِنَ ٱلْجُبِّ. فَأُصْعِدَ دَانِيآلُ مِنَ ٱلْجُبِّ وَلَمْ يُوجَدْ فِيهِ ضَرَرٌ، لِأَنَّهُ آمَنَ بِإِلَهِهِ. ٢٣ 23
Then the king was very happy. He gave an order that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was lifted up out of the den. No harm was found on him, because he had trusted in his God.
فَأَمَرَ ٱلْمَلِكُ فَأَحْضَرُوا أُولَئِكَ ٱلرِّجَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ ٱشْتَكَوْا عَلَى دَانِيآلَ وَطَرَحُوهُمْ فِي جُبِّ ٱلْأُسُودِ هُمْ وَأَوْلَادَهُمْ وَنِسَاءَهُمْ. وَلَمْ يَصِلُوا إِلَى أَسْفَلِ ٱلْجُبِّ حَتَّى بَطَشَتْ بِهِمِ ٱلْأُسُودُ وَسَحَقَتْ كُلَّ عِظَامِهِمْ. ٢٤ 24
The king gave an order, and they brought those men who had accused Daniel and threw them into the den of lions—they, their children, and their wives. Before they reached the floor, the lions overpowered them and broke all their bones to pieces.
ثُمَّ كَتَبَ ٱلْمَلِكُ دَارِيُّوسُ إِلَى كُلِّ ٱلشُّعُوبِ وَٱلْأُمَمِ وَٱلْأَلْسِنَةِ ٱلسَّاكِنِينَ فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ كُلِّهَا: «لِيَكْثُرْ سَلَامُكُمْ. ٢٥ 25
Then King Darius wrote to all the peoples, nations, and languages that live in all the earth: “May peace increase for you.
مِنْ قِبَلِي صَدَرَ أَمْرٌ بِأَنَّهُ فِي كُلِّ سُلْطَانِ مَمْلَكَتِي يَرْتَعِدُونَ وَيَخَافُونَ قُدَّامَ إِلَهِ دَانِيآلَ، لِأَنَّهُ هُوَ ٱلْإِلَهُ ٱلْحَيُّ ٱلْقَيُّومُ إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ، وَمَلَكُوتُهُ لَنْ يَزُولَ وَسُلْطَانُهُ إِلَى ٱلْمُنْتَهَى. ٢٦ 26
I hereby make a decree that in all the dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel, for he is the living God and lives forever, and his kingdom shall not be destroyed; his dominion shall be to the end.
هُوَ يُنَجِّي وَيُنْقِذُ وَيَعْمَلُ ٱلْآيَاتِ وَٱلْعَجَائِبَ فِي ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَفِي ٱلْأَرْضِ. هُوَ ٱلَّذِي نَجَّى دَانِيآلَ مِنْ يَدِ ٱلْأُسُودِ». ٢٧ 27
He makes us safe and rescues us, and he does signs and wonders in heaven and in earth; he has kept Daniel safe from the strength of the lions.”
فَنَجَحَ دَانِيآلُ هَذَا فِي مُلْكِ دَارِيُّوسَ وَفِي مُلْكِ كُورَشَ ٱلْفَارِسِيِّ. ٢٨ 28
So Daniel prospered during the reign of Darius and during the reign of Cyrus the Persian.