اَلتَّثْنِيَة 8

«جَمِيعَ ٱلْوَصَايَا ٱلَّتِي أَنَا أُوصِيكُمْ بِهَا ٱلْيَوْمَ تَحْفَظُونَ لِتَعْمَلُوهَا، لِكَيْ تَحَيَوْا وَتَكْثُرُوا وَتَدْخُلُوا وَتَمْتَلِكُوا ٱلْأَرْضَ ٱلَّتِي أَقْسَمَ ٱلرَّبُّ لِآبَائِكُمْ. ١ 1
You must keep all the commands that I am giving you today, so that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land that Yahweh swore to your fathers.
وَتَتَذَكَّرُ كُلَّ ٱلطَّرِيقِ ٱلَّتِي فِيهَا سَارَ بِكَ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُكَ هَذِهِ ٱلْأَرْبَعِينَ سَنَةً فِي ٱلْقَفْرِ، لِكَيْ يُذِلَّكَ وَيُجَرِّبَكَ لِيَعْرِفَ مَا فِي قَلْبِكَ: أَتَحْفَظُ وَصَايَاهُ أَمْ لَا؟ ٢ 2
You will call to mind all the ways that Yahweh your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, in order that he might humble you, that he might test you to know what was in your heart, as to whether you would keep his commandments or not.
فَأَذَلَّكَ وَأَجَاعَكَ وَأَطْعَمَكَ ٱلْمَنَّ ٱلَّذِي لَمْ تَكُنْ تَعْرِفُهُ وَلَا عَرَفَهُ آبَاؤُكَ، لِكَيْ يُعَلِّمَكَ أَنَّهُ لَيْسَ بِٱلْخُبْزِ وَحْدَهُ يَحْيَا ٱلْإِنْسَانُ، بَلْ بِكُلِّ مَا يَخْرُجُ مِنْ فَمِ ٱلرَّبِّ يَحْيَا ٱلْإِنْسَانُ. ٣ 3
He humbled you, and made you hunger, and fed you with manna, which you had not known and which your fathers had not known. He did that to make you know that it is not by bread alone that people live; rather, it is by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of Yahweh that people live.
ثِيَابُكَ لَمْ تَبْلَ عَلَيْكَ، وَرِجْلُكَ لَمْ تَتَوَرَّمْ هَذِهِ ٱلْأَرْبَعِينَ سَنَةً. ٤ 4
Your clothing did not wear out and fall off you, and your feet did not swell up during those forty years.
فَٱعْلَمْ فِي قَلْبِكَ أَنَّهُ كَمَا يُؤَدِّبُ ٱلْإِنْسَانُ ٱبْنَهُ قَدْ أَدَّبَكَ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُكَ. ٥ 5
You will think about in your heart, how, as a man disciplines his son, so Yahweh your God disciplines you.
وَٱحْفَظْ وَصَايَا ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِكَ لِتَسْلُكَ فِي طُرُقِهِ وَتَتَّقِيَهُ، ٦ 6
You will keep the commandments of Yahweh your God, so that you might walk in his ways and honor him.
لِأَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ إِلَهَكَ آتٍ بِكَ إِلَى أَرْضٍ جَيِّدَةٍ. أَرْضِ أَنْهَارٍ مِنْ عُيُونٍ، وَغِمَارٍ تَنْبَعُ فِي ٱلْبِقَاعِ وَٱلْجِبَالِ. ٧ 7
For Yahweh your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing out into valleys and among hills;
أَرْضِ حِنْطَةٍ وَشَعِيرٍ وَكَرْمٍ وَتِينٍ وَرُمَّانٍ. أَرْضِ زَيْتُونِ زَيْتٍ، وَعَسَلٍ. ٨ 8
a land of wheat and barley, of vines, fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of olive trees and honey.
أَرْضٍ لَيْسَ بِٱلْمَسْكَنَةِ تَأْكُلُ فِيهَا خُبْزًا، وَلَا يُعْوِزُكَ فِيهَا شَيْءٌ. أَرْضٍ حِجَارَتُهَا حَدِيدٌ، وَمِنْ جِبَالِهَا تَحْفُرُ نُحَاسًا. ٩ 9
It is a land in which you will eat bread without lack, and where you will not go without anything; a land whose stones are made of iron, and out of whose hills you may dig copper.
فَمَتَى أَكَلْتَ وَشَبِعْتَ تُبَارِكُ ٱلرَّبَّ إِلَهَكَ لِأَجْلِ ٱلْأَرْضِ ٱلْجَيِّدَةِ ٱلَّتِي أَعْطَاكَ. ١٠ 10
You will eat and be full, and you will bless Yahweh your God for the good land that he has given you.
اِحْتَرِزْ مِنْ أَنْ تَنْسَى ٱلرَّبَّ إِلَهَكَ وَلَا تَحْفَظَ وَصَايَاهُ وَأَحْكَامَهُ وَفَرَائِضَهُ ٱلَّتِي أَنَا أُوصِيكَ بِهَا ٱلْيَوْمَ. ١١ 11
Be careful that you do not forget Yahweh your God, and that you do not neglect his commandments, his ordinances, and his statutes that I am commanding you today,
لِئَلَّا إِذَا أَكَلْتَ وَشَبِعْتَ وَبَنَيْتَ بُيُوتًا جَيِّدَةً وَسَكَنْتَ، ١٢ 12
otherwise, when you eat and are full, and when you build good houses and live in them, your heart will be lifted up.
وَكَثُرَتْ بَقَرُكَ وَغَنَمُكَ، وَكَثُرَتْ لَكَ ٱلْفِضَّةُ وَٱلذَّهَبُ، وَكَثُرَ كُلُّ مَا لَكَ، ١٣ 13
Be careful when your herds and flocks multiply and when your silver and gold increase, and all that you have is multiplied,
يَرْتَفِعُ قَلْبُكَ وَتَنْسَى ٱلرَّبَّ إِلَهَكَ ٱلَّذِي أَخْرَجَكَ مِنْ أَرْضِ مِصْرَ مِنْ بَيْتِ ٱلْعُبُودِيَّةِ، ١٤ 14
then your heart becomes lifted up and you forget Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
ٱلَّذِي سَارَ بِكَ فِي ٱلْقَفْرِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ ٱلْمَخُوفِ، مَكَانِ حَيَّاتٍ مُحْرِقَةٍ وَعَقَارِبَ وَعَطَشٍ حَيْثُ لَيْسَ مَاءٌ. ٱلَّذِي أَخْرَجَ لَكَ مَاءً مِنْ صَخْرَةِ ٱلصَّوَّانِ. ١٥ 15
Do not forget him who led you through the great and terrifying wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water, who brought you water out of the rock of flint.
ٱلَّذِي أَطْعَمَكَ فِي ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ ٱلْمَنَّ ٱلَّذِي لَمْ يَعْرِفْهُ آبَاؤُكَ، لِكَيْ يُذِلَّكَ وَيُجَرِّبَكَ، لِكَيْ يُحْسِنَ إِلَيْكَ فِي آخِرَتِكَ. ١٦ 16
He fed you in the wilderness with manna that your ancestors had never known, so that he might humble you and test you, to do you good in the end,
وَلِئَلَّا تَقُولَ فِي قَلْبِكَ: قُوَّتِي وَقُدْرَةُ يَدِيَ ٱصْطَنَعَتْ لِي هَذِهِ ٱلثَّرْوَةَ. ١٧ 17
but you may say in your heart, 'My power and the might of my hand acquired all this wealth.'
بَلِ ٱذْكُرِ ٱلرَّبَّ إِلَهَكَ، أَنَّهُ هُوَ ٱلَّذِي يُعْطِيكَ قُوَّةً لِٱصْطِنَاعِ ٱلثَّرْوَةِ، لِكَيْ يَفِيَ بِعَهْدِهِ ٱلَّذِي أَقْسَمَ لِآبَائِكَ كَمَا فِي هَذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ. ١٨ 18
But you will call to mind Yahweh your God, for it is he who gives you the power to get wealth; that he may establish his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is today.
وَإِنْ نَسِيتَ ٱلرَّبَّ إِلَهَكَ، وَذَهَبْتَ وَرَاءَ آلِهَةٍ أُخْرَى وَعَبَدْتَهَا وَسَجَدْتَ لَهَا، أُشْهِدُ عَلَيْكُمُ ٱلْيَوْمَ أَنَّكُمْ تَبِيدُونَ لَا مَحَالَةَ. ١٩ 19
It will happen that, if you will forget Yahweh your God and walk after other gods, worship them, and reverence them, I testify against you today that you will surely perish.
كَٱلشُّعُوبِ ٱلَّذِينَ يُبِيدُهُمُ ٱلرَّبُّ مِنْ أَمَامِكُمْ كَذَلِكَ تَبِيدُونَ، لِأَجْلِ أَنَّكُمْ لَمْ تَسْمَعُوا لِقَوْلِ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِكُمْ. ٢٠ 20
Like the nations that Yahweh is making to perish before you, so will you perish, because you would not listen to the voice of Yahweh your God.