حِزْقِيَال 9

وَصَرَخَ فِي سَمْعِي بِصَوْتٍ عَالٍ قَائِلًا: «قَرِّبْ وُكَلَاءَ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ، كُلَّ وَاحِدٍ وَعُدَّتَهُ ٱلْمُهْلِكَةَ بِيَدِهِ». ١ 1
Then he cried in my hearing with a loud voice, and said, “Let the guards come up to the city, each with his weapon of destruction in his hand.”
وَإِذَا بِسِتَّةِ رِجَالٍ مُقْبِلِينَ مِنْ طَرِيقِ ٱلْبَابِ ٱلْأَعْلَى ٱلَّذِي هُوَ مِنْ جِهَةِ ٱلشِّمَالِ، وَكُلُّ وَاحِدٍ عُدَّتُهُ ٱلسَّاحِقَةُ بِيَدِهِ، وَفِي وَسْطِهِمْ رَجُلٌ لَابِسٌ ٱلْكَتَّانَ، وَعَلَى جَانِبِهِ دَوَاةُ كَاتِبٍ. فَدَخَلُوا وَوَقَفُوا جَانِبَ مَذْبَحِ ٱلنُّحَاسِ. ٢ 2
Then behold! Six men came from the pathway of the upper gate that faces north, each with his weapon of slaughter in his hand. There was a man in their midst dressed in linen with a scribe's equipment at his side. So they went in and stood beside the bronze altar.
وَمَجْدُ إِلَهِ إِسْرَائِيلَ صَعِدَ عَنِ ٱلْكَرُوبِ ٱلَّذِي كَانَ عَلَيْهِ إِلَى عَتَبَةِ ٱلْبَيْتِ. فَدَعَا ٱلرَّجُلَ ٱللَّابِسَ ٱلْكَتَّانِ ٱلَّذِي دَوَاةُ ٱلْكَاتِبِ عَلَى جَانِبِهِ، ٣ 3
Then the glory of the God of Israel went up from the cherubim where it had been to the threshold of the house. He called to the man dressed in linen who had the scribe's equipment at his side.
وَقَالَ لَهُ ٱلرَّبُّ: «ٱعْبُرْ فِي وَسْطِ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ، فِي وَسْطِ أُورُشَلِيمَ، وَسِمْ سِمَةً عَلَى جِبَاهِ ٱلرِّجَالِ ٱلَّذِينَ يَئِنُّونَ وَيَتَنَهَّدُونَ عَلَى كُلِّ ٱلرَّجَاسَاتِ ٱلْمَصْنُوعَةِ فِي وَسْطِهَا». ٤ 4
Yahweh said to him, “Pass through the midst of the city—the midst of Jerusalem—and make a mark on the foreheads of those who groan and sigh about all the abominations being performed in the midst of the city.”
وَقَالَ لِأُولَئِكَ فِي سَمْعِي: «ٱعْبُرُوا فِي ٱلْمَدِينَةِ وَرَاءَهُ وَٱضْرِبُوا. لَا تُشْفُقْ أَعْيُنُكُمْ وَلَا تَعْفُوا. ٥ 5
Then he spoke to the others within my hearing, “Pass through the city after him and kill. Do not let your eyes have compassion, and do not spare
اَلشَّيْخَ وَٱلشَّابَّ وَٱلْعَذْرَاءَ وَٱلطِّفْلَ وَٱلنِّسَاءَ، ٱقْتُلُوا لِلْهَلَاكِ. وَلَا تَقْرُبُوا مِنْ إِنْسَانٍ عَلَيْهِ ٱلسِّمَةُ، وَٱبْتَدِئُوا مِنْ مَقْدِسِي». فَٱبْتَدَأُوا بِٱلرِّجَالِ ٱلشُّيُوخِ ٱلَّذِينَ أَمَامَ ٱلْبَيْتِ. ٦ 6
either old man, young man, virgin, little children or women. Kill all of them! But do not approach anyone who has the mark on his head. Begin at my sanctuary!” So they began with the elders who were in front of the house.
وَقَالَ لَهُمْ: «نَجِّسُوا ٱلْبَيْتَ، وَٱمْلَأُوا ٱلدُّورَ قَتْلَى. ٱخْرُجُوا». فَخَرَجُوا وَقَتَلُوا فِي ٱلْمَدِينَةِ. ٧ 7
He said to them, “Defile the house, and fill its courtyards with the dead. Proceed!” So they went out and attacked the city.
وَكَانَ بَيْنَمَا هُمْ يَقْتُلُونَ، وَأُبْقِيتُ أَنَا، أَنِّي خَرَرْتُ عَلَى وَجْهِي وَصَرَخْتُ وَقُلْتُ: «آهِ، يَا سَيِّدُ ٱلرَّبُّ! هَلْ أَنْتَ مُهْلِكٌ بَقِيَّةَ إِسْرَائِيلَ كُلَّهَا بِصَبِّ رِجْزِكَ عَلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ؟». ٨ 8
As they were attacking it, I found myself alone and I fell on my face and cried out and said, “Ah, Lord Yahweh, will you destroy all the remnant of Israel in the outpouring of your wrath on Jerusalem?”
فَقَالَ لِي: «إِنَّ إِثْمَ بَيْتِ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَيَهُوذَا عَظِيمٌ جِدًّا جِدًّا، وَقَدِ ٱمْتَلَأَتِ ٱلْأَرْضُ دِمَاءً، وَٱمْتَلَأَتِ ٱلْمَدِينَةُ جَنَفًا. لِأَنَّهُمْ يَقُولُونَ: ٱلرَّبُّ قَدْ تَرَكَ ٱلْأَرْضَ، وَٱلرَّبُّ لَا يَرَى. ٩ 9
He said to me, “The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great. The land is full of blood and the city full of perversions, since they say, 'Yahweh has forgotten the land,' and 'Yahweh does not see!'
وَأَنَا أَيْضًا عَيْنِي لَا تَشْفُقُ وَلَا أَعْفُو. أَجْلِبُ طَرِيقَهُمْ عَلَى رُؤُوسِهِمْ». ١٠ 10
So then, my eye will not look with compassion, and I will not spare them. I will instead bring it all on their heads.”
وَإِذَا بِٱلرَّجُلِ ٱللَّابِسِ ٱلْكَتَّانِ ٱلَّذِي ٱلدَّوَاةُ عَلَى جَانِبِهِ رَدَّ جَوَابًا قَائِلًا: «قَدْ فَعَلْتُ كَمَا أَمَرْتَنِي». ١١ 11
Behold! The man dressed in linen who had the scribe's equipment by his side came back. He reported and said, “I have done all that you have commanded.”