حِزْقِيَال 17

وَكَانَ إِلَيَّ كَلَامُ ٱلرَّبِّ قَائِلًا: ١ 1
The word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
«يَا ٱبْنَ آدَمَ، حَاجِ أُحْجِيَّةً وَمَثِّلْ مَثَلًا لِبَيْتِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، ٢ 2
“Son of man, present a riddle and speak a parable to the house of Israel.
وَقُلْ: هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلسَّيِّدُ ٱلرَّبُّ: نَسْرٌ عَظِيمٌ كَبِيرُ ٱلْجَنَاحَيْنِ، طَوِيلُ ٱلْقَوَادِمِ، وَاسِعُ ٱلْمَنَاكِبِ، ذُو تَهَاوِيلَ، جَاءَ إِلَى لُبْنَانَ وَأَخَذَ فَرْعَ ٱلْأَرْزِ. ٣ 3
Say, 'The Lord Yahweh says this: A large eagle with large wings and long pinions, full of feathers, and that was multicolored went to Lebanon and took hold of the top of a cedar tree.
قَصَفَ رَأْسَ خَرَاعِيبِهِ، وَجَاءَ بِهِ إِلَى أَرْضِ كَنْعَانَ، وَجَعَلَهُ فِي مَدِينَةِ ٱلتُّجَّارِ. ٤ 4
It broke off the tips of the branches and took them to the land of Canaan; he planted it in a city of merchants.
وَأَخَذَ مِنْ زَرْعِ ٱلْأَرْضِ وَأَلْقَاهُ فِي حَقْلِ ٱلزَّرْعِ، وَجَعَلَهُ عَلَى مِيَاهٍ كَثِيرَةٍ. أَقَامَهُ كَٱلصَّفْصَافِ، ٥ 5
He also took some seed of the land and planted it in fertile soil. He placed it beside a large body of water like a willow.
فَنَبَتَ وَصَارَ كَرْمَةً مُنْتَشِرَةً قَصِيرَةَ ٱلسَّاقِ. ٱنْعَطَفَتْ عَلَيْهِ زَرَاجِينُهَا وَكَانَتْ أُصُولُهَا تَحْتَهُ، فَصَارَتْ كَرْمَةً وَأَنْبَتَتْ فُرُوعًا وَأَفْرَخَتْ أَغْصَانًا. ٦ 6
Then it sprouted and became a spreading vine low to the ground. Its branches turned toward him, and its roots grew under it. So it became a vine and produced branches and sent out shoots.
وَكَانَ نَسْرٌ آخَرُ عَظِيمٌ كَبِيرُ ٱلْجَنَاحَيْنِ وَاسِعُ ٱلْمَنْكَبِ، فَإِذَا بِهَذِهِ ٱلْكَرْمَةِ عَطَفَتْ عَلَيْهِ أُصُولَهَا وَأَنْبَتَتْ نَحْوَهُ زَرَاجِينَهَا لِيَسْقِيَهَا فِي خَمَائِلِ غَرْسِهَا. ٧ 7
But there was another great eagle with large wings and many feathers. Behold! This vine turned its roots toward the eagle, and it spread out its branches toward the eagle from the place it had been planted so it would be watered.
فِي حَقْلٍ جَيِّدٍ عَلَى مِيَاهٍ كَثِيرَةٍ هِيَ مَغْرُوسَةٌ لِتُنْبِتَ أَغْصَانَهَا وَتَحْمِلَ ثَمَرًا، فَتَكُونَ كَرْمَةً وَاسِعَةً. ٨ 8
It had been planted in good soil beside a large body of water so it would produce branches and sprout fruit, to become a magnificent vine.'
قُلْ: هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلسَّيِّدُ ٱلرَّبُّ: هَلْ تَنْجَحُ؟ أَفَلَا يَقْلَعُ أُصُولَهَا وَيَقْطَعُ ثَمَرَهَا فَتَيْبَسَ؟ كُلٌّ مِنْ أَوْرَاقِ أَغْصَانِهَا تَيْبَسُ، وَلَيْسَ بِذِرَاعٍ عَظِيمَةٍ أَوْ بِشَعْبٍ كَثِيرٍ لِيَقْلَعُوهَا مِنْ أُصُولِهَا. ٩ 9
Say to the people, 'The Lord Yahweh says this: Will it prosper? Will it not be uprooted and stripped of its fruit so that it withers, and all its fresh growth will wither? No strong arm or many people will be needed to pull it out by its roots.
هَا هِيَ ٱلْمَغْرُوسَةُ، فَهَلْ تَنْجَحُ؟ أَلَا تَيْبَسُ يَبْسًا كَأَنَّ رِيحًا شَرْقِيَّةً أَصَابَتْهَا؟ فِي خَمَائِلِ نَبْتِهَا تَيْبَسُ». ١٠ 10
So behold! After it has been planted, will it grow? Will it not wither when the eastern wind touches it? It will completely wither away in the garden plot where it sprouted.'”
وَكَانَ إِلَيَّ كَلَامُ ٱلرَّبِّ قَائِلًا: ١١ 11
Then the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
«قُلْ لِلْبَيْتِ ٱلْمُتَمَرِّدِ: أَمَا عَلِمْتُمْ مَا هَذِهِ؟ قُلْ: هُوَذَا مَلِكُ بَابِلَ قَدْ جَاءَ إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ وَأَخَذَ مَلِكَهَا وَرُؤَسَاءَهَا وَجَاءَ بِهِمْ إِلَيْهِ إِلَى بَابِلَ. ١٢ 12
“Speak to the rebellious house, 'Do you not know what these things mean? Behold! The king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and took her king and her princes and brought them to him in Babylon.
وَأَخَذَ مِنَ ٱلزَّرْعِ ٱلْمَلِكِيِّ وَقَطَعَ مَعَهُ عَهْدًا وَأَدْخَلَهُ فِي قَسَمٍ، وَأَخَذَ أَقْوِيَاءَ ٱلْأَرْضِ، ١٣ 13
Then he took a royal descendant, made a covenant with him, and brought him under an oath. He took away the powerful people of the land,
لِتَكُونَ ٱلْمَمْلَكَةُ حَقِيرَةً وَلَا تَرْتَفِعَ، لِتَحْفَظَ ٱلْعَهْدَ فَتَثْبُتَ. ١٤ 14
so the kingdom might become lowly and not lift itself up. By keeping his covenant the land will survive.
فَتَمَرَّدَ عَلَيْهِ بِإِرْسَالِهِ رُسُلَهُ إِلَى مِصْرَ لِيُعْطُوهُ خَيْلًا وَشَعْبًا كَثِيرِينَ. فَهَلْ يَنْجَحُ؟ هَلْ يُفْلِتُ فَاعِلُ هَذَا؟ أَوْ يَنْقُضُ عَهْدًا وَيُفْلِتُ؟ ١٥ 15
But the king of Jerusalem rebelled against him by sending his ambassadors to Egypt to acquire horses and an army. Will he succeed? Will the one doing these things escape? If he breaks the covenant, will he escape?
حَيٌّ أَنَا، يَقُولُ ٱلسَّيِّدُ ٱلرَّبُّ، إِنَّ فِي مَوْضِعِ ٱلْمَلِكِ ٱلَّذِي مَلَّكَهُ، ٱلَّذِي ٱزْدَرَى قَسَمَهُ وَنَقَضَ عَهْدَهُ، فَعِنْدَهُ فِي وَسْطِ بَابِلَ يَمُوتُ. ١٦ 16
As I live!—this is the Lord Yahweh's declaration—he will surely die in the land of the king who made him king, the king whose oath he despised, and whose covenant he broke. He will die in the middle of Babylon.
وَلَا بِجَيْشٍ عَظِيمٍ وَجَمْعٍ غَفِيرٍ يُعِينُهُ فِرْعَوْنُ فِي ٱلْحَرْبِ، بِإِقَامَةِ مِتْرَسَةٍ وَبِبِنَاءِ بُرْجٍ لِقَطْعِ نُفُوسٍ كَثِيرَةٍ. ١٧ 17
Pharaoh with his mighty army and a great company of men will not help him in battle, when ramps are constructed and siege walls are built up to cut off many lives.
إِذِ ٱزْدَرَى ٱلْقَسَمَ لِنَقْضِ ٱلْعَهْدِ، وَهُوَذَا قَدْ أَعْطَى يَدَهُ وَفَعَلَ هَذَا كُلَّهُ فَلَا يُفْلِتُ. ١٨ 18
For the king despised his oath by breaking the covenant. Behold, he reached out with his hand to make a promise and yet he did all these things. He will not escape.
لِأَجْلِ ذَلِكَ هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلسَّيِّدُ ٱلرَّبُّ: حَيٌّ أَنَا، إِنَّ قَسَمِي ٱلَّذِي ٱزْدَرَاهُ، وَعَهْدِي ٱلَّذِي نَقَضَهُ، أَرُدُّهُمَا عَلَى رَأْسِهِ. ١٩ 19
Therefore the Lord Yahweh says this: As I live, was it not my oath that he despised and my covenant that he broke? So I will bring his punishment on his head!
وَأَبْسُطُ شَبَكَتِي عَلَيْهِ فَيُؤْخَذُ فِي شَرَكِي، وَآتِي بِهِ إِلَى بَابِلَ وَأُحَاكِمُهُ هُنَاكَ عَلَى خِيَانَتِهِ ٱلَّتِي خَانَنِي بِهَا. ٢٠ 20
I will spread my net out over him, and he will be caught in my hunting net. Then I will bring him to Babylon and execute judgment on him there for his treason that he committed when he betrayed me!
وَكُلُّ هَارِبِيهِ وَكُلُّ جُيُوشِهِ يَسْقُطُونَ بِٱلسَّيْفِ، وَٱلْبَاقُونَ يُذَرُّونَ فِي كُلِّ رِيحٍ، فَتَعْلَمُونَ أَنِّي أَنَا ٱلرَّبُّ تَكَلَّمْتُ. ٢١ 21
All of his refugees in his armies will fall by the sword, and the ones who remain will be scattered in every direction. Then you will know that I am Yahweh; I have declared this would happen.”
«هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلسَّيِّدُ ٱلرَّبُّ: وَآخُذُ أَنَا مِنْ فَرْعِ ٱلْأَرْزِ ٱلْعَالِي وَأَغْرِسُهُ، وَأَقْطِفُ مِنْ رَأْسِ خَرَاعِيبِهِ غُصْنًا وَأَغْرِسُهُ عَلَى جَبَلٍ عَالٍ وَشَامِخٍ. ٢٢ 22
The Lord Yahweh says this, 'So I myself will take away the highest part of the cedar tree, and I will plant it away from its tender branches. I will break it off, and I myself will plant it on a high mountain.
فِي جَبَلِ إِسْرَائِيلَ ٱلْعَالِي أَغْرِسُهُ، فَيُنْبِتُ أَغْصَانًا وَيَحْمِلُ ثَمَرًا وَيَكُونُ أَرْزًا وَاسِعًا، فَيَسْكُنُ تَحْتَهُ كُلَّ طَائِرٍ، كُلُّ ذِي جَنَاحٍ يَسْكُنُ فِي ظِلِّ أَغْصَانِهِ. ٢٣ 23
I will plant it on the mountains of Israel so it will bear branches and produce fruit, and it will become a majestic cedar so that every winged bird will live under it. They will nest in the shade of its branches.
فَتَعْلَمُ جَمِيعُ أَشْجَارِ ٱلْحَقْلِ أَنِّي أَنَا ٱلرَّبُّ، وَضَعْتُ ٱلشَّجَرَةَ ٱلرَّفِيعَةَ، وَرَفَعْتُ ٱلشَّجَرَةَ ٱلْوَضِيعَةَ، وَيَبَّسْتُ ٱلشَّجَرَةَ ٱلْخَضْرَاءَ، وَأَفْرَخْتُ ٱلشَّجَرَةَ ٱلْيَابِسَةَ. أَنَا ٱلرَّبَّ تَكَلَّمْتُ وَفَعَلْتُ». ٢٤ 24
Then all the trees of the field will know that I am Yahweh. I bring down the high trees and I raise up the low trees. I wither the watered tree and I cause the dried tree to bloom. I am Yahweh, I have declared that this will happen; and I have done it.'”