وَبَعْدَ هَذِهِ ٱلْأُمُورِ فِي مُلْكِ أَرْتَحْشَشْتَا مَلِكِ فَارِسَ، عَزْرَا بْنُ سَرَايَا بْنِ عَزَرْيَا بْنِ حِلْقِيَّا١1
Now after these things, in the reign of Artachshasta king of Persia, Ezra the son of Seraiah, the son of Azariah, the son of Hilkiah,
بْنِ شَلُّومَ بْنِ صَادُوقَ بْنِ أَخِيطُوبَ٢2
the son of Shallum, the son of Zadok, the son of Ahitub,
بْنِ أَمَرْيَا بْنِ عَزَرْيَا بْنِ مَرَايُوثَ٣3
the son of Amariah, the son of Azariah, the son of Meraioth,
بْنِ زَرَحْيَا بْنِ عُزِّي بْنِ بُقِّي٤4
the son of Zerahiah, the son of Uzzi, the son of Bukki,
بْنِ أَبِيشُوعَ بْنِ فِينَحَاسَ بْنِ أَلِعَازَارَ بْنِ هَارُونَ ٱلْكَاهِنِ ٱلرَّأْسِ.٥5
the son of Abishua, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the chief priest;
عَزْرَا هَذَا صَعِدَ مِنْ بَابِلَ، وَهُوَ كَاتِبٌ مَاهِرٌ فِي شَرِيعَةِ مُوسَى ٱلَّتِي أَعْطَاهَا ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ إِسْرَائِيلَ. وَأَعْطَاهُ ٱلْمَلِكُ حَسَبَ يَدِ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِهِ عَلَيْهِ، كُلَّ سُؤْلهِ.٦6
this Ezra went up from Babylon: and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which the LORD, the God of Israel, had given; and the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of the LORD his God on him.
وَصَعِدَ مَعَهُ مِنْ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ وَٱلْكَهَنَةِ وَٱللَّاوِيِّينَ وَٱلْمُغَنِّينَ وَٱلْبَوَّابِينَ وَٱلنَّثِينِيمِ إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ فِي ٱلسَّنَةِ ٱلسَّابِعَةِ لِأَرْتَحْشَشْتَا ٱلْمَلِكِ.٧7
There went up some of the children of Israel, and of the priests, and the Levites, and the singers, and the gatekeepers, and the Nethinim, to Jerusalem, in the seventh year of Artachshasta the king.
وَجَاءَ إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ فِي ٱلشَّهْرِ ٱلْخَامِسِ فِي ٱلسَّنَةِ ٱلسَّابِعَةِ لِلْمَلِكِ.٨8
He came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.
لِأَنَّهُ فِي ٱلشَّهْرِ ٱلْأَوَّلِ ٱبْتَدَأَ يَصْعَدُ مِنْ بَابِلَ، وَفِي أَوَّلِ ٱلشَّهْرِ ٱلْخَامِسِ جَاءَ إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ حَسَبَ يَدِ ٱللهِ ٱلصَّالِحَةِ عَلَيْهِ.٩9
For on the first day of the first month he began to go up from Babylon; and on the first day of the fifth month he came to Jerusalem, for the good hand of his God was on him.
لِأَنَّ عَزْرَا هَيَّأَ قَلْبَهُ لِطَلَبِ شَرِيعَةِ ٱلرَّبِّ وَٱلْعَمَلِ بِهَا، وَلِيُعَلِّمَ إِسْرَائِيلَ فَرِيضَةً وَقَضَاءً.١٠10
For Ezra had set his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and ordinances.
وَهَذِهِ صُورَةُ ٱلرِّسَالَةِ ٱلَّتِي أَعْطَاهَا ٱلْمَلِكُ أَرْتَحْشَشْتَا لِعَزْرَا ٱلْكَاهِنِ ٱلْكَاتِبِ، كَاتِبِ كَلَامِ وَصَايَا ٱلرَّبِّ وَفَرَائِضِهِ عَلَى إِسْرَائِيلَ:١١11
Now this is the copy of the letter that the king Artachshasta gave to Ezra the priest, the scribe, even the scribe of the words of the commandments of the LORD, and of his statutes to Israel:
«مِنْ أَرْتَحْشَشْتَا مَلِكِ ٱلْمُلُوكِ، إِلَى عَزْرَا ٱلْكَاهِنِ كَاتِبِ شَرِيعَةِ إِلَهِ ٱلسَّمَاءِ ٱلْكَامِلِ، إِلَى آخِرِهِ.١٢12
Artachshasta, king of kings, to Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, perfect and so forth.
قَدْ صَدَرَ مِنِّي أَمْرٌ أَنَّ كُلَّ مَنْ أَرَادَ فِي مُلْكِي مِنْ شَعْبِ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَكَهَنَتِهِ وَٱللَّاوِيِّينَ أَنْ يَرْجِعَ إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ مَعَكَ فَلْيَرْجِعْ.١٣13
I make a decree, that all those of the people of Israel, and their priests and the Levites, in my realm, who are minded of their own free will to go to Jerusalem, go with you.
مِنْ أَجْلِ أَنَّكَ مُرْسَلٌ مِنْ قِبَلِ ٱلْمَلِكِ وَمُشِيرِيهِ ٱلسَّبْعَةِ لِأَجْلِ ٱلسُّؤَالِ عَنْ يَهُوذَا وَأُورُشَلِيمَ حَسَبَ شَرِيعَةِ إِلَهِكَ ٱلَّتِي بِيَدِكَ،١٤14
Because you are sent of the king and his seven counselors, to inquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of your God which is in your hand,
وَلِحَمْلِ فِضَّةٍ وَذَهَبٍ تَبَرَّعَ بِهِ ٱلْمَلِكُ وَمُشِيرُوهُ لِإِلَهِ إِسْرَائِيلَ ٱلَّذِي فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ مَسْكَنُهُ.١٥15
and to carry the silver and gold, which the king and his counselors have freely offered to the God of Israel, whose habitation is in Jerusalem,
وَكُلُّ ٱلْفِضَّةِ وَٱلذَّهَبِ ٱلَّتِي تَجِدُ فِي كُلِّ بِلَادِ بَابِلَ مَعَ تَبَرُّعَاتِ ٱلشَّعْبِ وَٱلْكَهَنَةِ ٱلْمُتَبَرِّعِينَ لِبَيْتِ إِلَهِهِمِ ٱلَّذِي فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ،١٦16
and all the silver and gold that you shall find in all the province of Babylon, with the freewill offering of the people, and of the priests, offering willingly for the house of their God which is in Jerusalem;
لِكَيْ تَشْتَرِيَ عَاجِلًا بِهَذِهِ ٱلْفِضَّةِ ثِيرَانًا وَكِبَاشًا وَخِرَافًا وَتَقْدِمَاتِهَا وَسَكَائِبَهَا، وَتُقَرِّبَهَا عَلَى ٱلْمَذْبَحِ ٱلَّذِي فِي بَيْتِ إِلَهِكُمُ ٱلَّذِي فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ.١٧17
therefore you shall with all diligence buy with this money bulls, rams, lambs, with their meal offerings and their drink offerings, and shall offer them on the altar of the house of your God which is in Jerusalem.
وَمَهْمَا حَسُنَ عِنْدَكَ وَعِنْدَ إِخْوَتِكَ أَنْ تَعْمَلُوهُ بِبَاقِي ٱلْفِضَّةِ وَٱلذَّهَبِ، فَحَسَبَ إِرَادَةِ إِلَهِكُمْ تَعْمَلُونَهُ.١٨18
Whatever shall seem good to you and to your brothers to do with the rest of the silver and the gold, do that after the will of your God.
وَٱلْآنِيَةُ ٱلَّتِي تُعْطَى لَكَ لِأَجْلِ خِدْمَةِ بَيْتِ إِلَهِكَ فَسَلِّمْهَا أَمَامَ إِلَهِ أُورُشَلِيمَ.١٩19
The vessels that are given to you for the service of the house of your God, deliver before the God of Jerusalem.
وَبَاقِي ٱحْتِيَاجِ بَيْتِ إِلَهِكَ ٱلَّذِي يَتَّفِقُ لَكَ أَنْ تُعْطِيَهُ، فَأَعْطِهِ مِنْ بَيْتِ خَزَائِنِ ٱلْمَلِكِ.٢٠20
Whatever more shall be needful for the house of your God, which you shall have occasion to bestow, bestow it out of the king's treasure house.
وَمِنِّي أَنَا أَرْتَحْشَشْتَا ٱلْمَلِكِ صَدَرَ أَمْرٌ إِلَى كُلِّ ٱلْخَزَنَةِ ٱلَّذِينَ فِي عَبْرِ ٱلنَّهْرِ أَنَّ كُلَّ مَا يَطْلُبُهُ مِنْكُمْ عَزْرَا ٱلْكَاهِنُ كَاتِبُ شَرِيعَةِ إِلَهِ ٱلسَّمَاءِ فَلْيُعْمَلْ بِسُرْعَةٍ،٢١21
I, even I Artachshasta the king, do make a decree to all the treasurers who are beyond the River, that whatever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, shall require of you, it be done with all diligence,
إِلَى مِئَةِ وَزْنَةٍ مِنَ ٱلْفِضَّةِ وَمِئَةِ كُرٍّ مِنَ ٱلْحِنْطَةِ وَمِئَةِ بَثٍّ مِنَ ٱلْخَمْرِ وَمِئَةِ بَثٍّ مِنَ ٱلزَّيْتِ، وَٱلْمِلْحِ مِنْ دُونِ تَقْيِيدٍ.٢٢22
to one hundred talents of silver, and to one hundred measures of wheat, and to one hundred baths of wine, and to one hundred baths of oil, and salt without prescribing how much.
كُلُّ مَا أَمَرَ بِهِ إِلَهُ ٱلسَّمَاءِ فَلْيُعْمَلْ بِٱجْتِهَادٍ لِبَيْتِ إِلَهِ ٱلسَّمَاءِ، لِأَنَّهُ لِمَاذَا يَكُونُ غَضَبٌ عَلَى مُلْكِ ٱلْمَلِكِ وَبَنِيهِ؟٢٣23
Whatever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be done exactly for the house of the God of heaven; for why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons?
وَنُعْلِمُكُمْ أَنَّ جَمِيعَ ٱلْكَهَنَةِ وَٱللَّاوِيِّينَ وَٱلْمُغَنِّينَ وَٱلْبَوَّابِينَ وَٱلنَّثِينِيمِ وَخُدَّامِ بَيْتِ ٱللهِ هَذَا، لَا يُؤْذَنُ أَنْ يُلْقَى عَلَيْهِمْ جِزْيَةٌ أَوْ خَرَاجٌ أَوْ خِفَارَةٌ.٢٤24
Also we inform you, that touching any of the priests and Levites, the singers, doorkeepers, Nethinim, or servants of this house of God, it shall not be lawful to impose tribute, custom, or toll, on them.
أَمَّا أَنْتَ يَا عَزْرَا، فَحَسَبَ حِكْمَةِ إِلَهِكَ ٱلَّتِي بِيَدِكَ ضَعْ حُكَّامًا وَقُضَاةً يَقْضُونَ لِجَمِيعِ ٱلشَّعْبِ ٱلَّذِي فِي عَبْرِ ٱلنَّهْرِ مِنْ جَمِيعِ مَنْ يَعْرِفُ شَرَائِعَ إِلَهِكَ. وَٱلَّذِينَ لَا يَعْرِفُونَ فَعَلِّمُوهُمْ.٢٥25
You, Ezra, after the wisdom of your God who is in your hand, appoint magistrates and judges, who may judge all the people who are beyond the River, all such as know the laws of your God; and teach him who doesn't know them.
وَكُلُّ مَنْ لَا يَعْمَلُ شَرِيعَةَ إِلَهِكَ وَشَرِيعَةَ ٱلْمَلِكِ، فَلْيُقْضَ عَلَيْهِ عَاجِلًا إِمَّا بِٱلْمَوْتِ أَوْ بِٱلنَّفْيِ أَوْ بِغَرَامَةِ ٱلْمَالِ أَوْ بِٱلْحَبْسِ».٢٦26
Whoever will not do the law of your God, and the law of the king, let judgment be executed on him with all diligence, whether it be to death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods, or to imprisonment.
مُبَارَكٌ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ آبَائِنَا ٱلَّذِي جَعَلَ مِثْلَ هَذَا فِي قَلْبِ ٱلْمَلِكِ لِأَجْلِ تَزْيِينِ بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ ٱلَّذِي فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ.٢٧27
Blessed be the LORD, the God of our fathers, who has put such a thing as this in the king's heart, to beautify the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem;
وَقَدْ بَسَطَ عَلَيَّ رَحْمَةً أَمَامَ ٱلْمَلِكِ وَمُشِيرِيهِ وَأَمَامَ جَمِيعِ رُؤَسَاءِ ٱلْمَلِكِ ٱلْمُقْتَدِرِينَ. وَأَمَّا أَنَا فَقَدْ تَشَدَّدْتُ حَسَبَ يَدِ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِي عَلَيَّ، وَجَمَعْتُ مِنْ إِسْرَائِيلَ رُؤَسَاءَ لِيَصْعَدُوا مَعِي.٢٨28
and has extended loving kindness to me before the king, and his counselors, and before all the king's powerful officers. I was strengthened according to the hand of the LORD my God on me, and I gathered together out of Israel chief men to go up with me.