وَبَعْدَ هَذِهِ ٱلْأُمُورِ فِي مُلْكِ أَرْتَحْشَشْتَا مَلِكِ فَارِسَ، عَزْرَا بْنُ سَرَايَا بْنِ عَزَرْيَا بْنِ حِلْقِيَّا١1
And after these things, in the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Ezra son of Seraiah, son of Azariah, son of Hilkiah,
بْنِ شَلُّومَ بْنِ صَادُوقَ بْنِ أَخِيطُوبَ٢2
son of Shallum, son of Zadok, son of Ahitub,
بْنِ أَمَرْيَا بْنِ عَزَرْيَا بْنِ مَرَايُوثَ٣3
son of Amariah, son of Azariah, son of Meraioth,
بْنِ زَرَحْيَا بْنِ عُزِّي بْنِ بُقِّي٤4
son of Zerahiah, son of Uzzi, son of Bukki,
بْنِ أَبِيشُوعَ بْنِ فِينَحَاسَ بْنِ أَلِعَازَارَ بْنِ هَارُونَ ٱلْكَاهِنِ ٱلرَّأْسِ.٥5
son of Abishua, son of Phinehas, son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the head 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
Ezra himself hath come up from Babylon, and he [is] a scribe ready in the law of Moses, that Jehovah God of Israel gave, and the king giveth to him -- according to the hand of Jehovah his God upon him -- all his request.
وَصَعِدَ مَعَهُ مِنْ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ وَٱلْكَهَنَةِ وَٱللَّاوِيِّينَ وَٱلْمُغَنِّينَ وَٱلْبَوَّابِينَ وَٱلنَّثِينِيمِ إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ فِي ٱلسَّنَةِ ٱلسَّابِعَةِ لِأَرْتَحْشَشْتَا ٱلْمَلِكِ.٧7
And there go up of the sons of Israel, and of the priests, and the Levites, and the singers, and the gatekeepers, and the Nethinim, unto Jerusalem, in the seventh year of Artaxerxes the king.
وَجَاءَ إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ فِي ٱلشَّهْرِ ٱلْخَامِسِ فِي ٱلسَّنَةِ ٱلسَّابِعَةِ لِلْمَلِكِ.٨8
And he cometh in to Jerusalem in the fifth month, that [is 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 of the month he hath founded the ascent from Babylon, and on the first of the fifth month he hath come in unto Jerusalem, according to the good hand of his God upon him,
لِأَنَّ عَزْرَا هَيَّأَ قَلْبَهُ لِطَلَبِ شَرِيعَةِ ٱلرَّبِّ وَٱلْعَمَلِ بِهَا، وَلِيُعَلِّمَ إِسْرَائِيلَ فَرِيضَةً وَقَضَاءً.١٠10
for Ezra hath prepared his heart to seek the law of Jehovah, and to do, and to teach in Israel statute and judgment.
وَهَذِهِ صُورَةُ ٱلرِّسَالَةِ ٱلَّتِي أَعْطَاهَا ٱلْمَلِكُ أَرْتَحْشَشْتَا لِعَزْرَا ٱلْكَاهِنِ ٱلْكَاتِبِ، كَاتِبِ كَلَامِ وَصَايَا ٱلرَّبِّ وَفَرَائِضِهِ عَلَى إِسْرَائِيلَ:١١11
And this [is] a copy of the letter that the king Artaxerxes gave to Ezra the priest, the scribe, a scribe of the words of the commands of Jehovah, and of His statutes on Israel:
«مِنْ أَرْتَحْشَشْتَا مَلِكِ ٱلْمُلُوكِ، إِلَى عَزْرَا ٱلْكَاهِنِ كَاتِبِ شَرِيعَةِ إِلَهِ ٱلسَّمَاءِ ٱلْكَامِلِ، إِلَى آخِرِهِ.١٢12
'Artaxerxes, king of kings, to Ezra the priest, a perfect scribe of the law of the God of heaven, and at such a time:
قَدْ صَدَرَ مِنِّي أَمْرٌ أَنَّ كُلَّ مَنْ أَرَادَ فِي مُلْكِي مِنْ شَعْبِ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَكَهَنَتِهِ وَٱللَّاوِيِّينَ أَنْ يَرْجِعَ إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ مَعَكَ فَلْيَرْجِعْ.١٣13
By me hath been made a decree that every one who is willing, in my kingdom, of the people of Israel and of its priests and Levites, to go to Jerusalem with thee, doth go;
مِنْ أَجْلِ أَنَّكَ مُرْسَلٌ مِنْ قِبَلِ ٱلْمَلِكِ وَمُشِيرِيهِ ٱلسَّبْعَةِ لِأَجْلِ ٱلسُّؤَالِ عَنْ يَهُوذَا وَأُورُشَلِيمَ حَسَبَ شَرِيعَةِ إِلَهِكَ ٱلَّتِي بِيَدِكَ،١٤14
because that from the king and his seven counsellors thou art sent, to inquire concerning Judah and concerning Jerusalem, with the law of God that [is] in thy hand,
وَلِحَمْلِ فِضَّةٍ وَذَهَبٍ تَبَرَّعَ بِهِ ٱلْمَلِكُ وَمُشِيرُوهُ لِإِلَهِ إِسْرَائِيلَ ٱلَّذِي فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ مَسْكَنُهُ.١٥15
and to carry silver and gold that the king and his counsellors willingly offered to the God of Israel, whose tabernacle [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 thou findest in all the province of Babylon, with the free-will offerings of the people, and of the priests, offering willingly, for the house of their God that [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 thou dost speedily buy with this money, bullocks, rams, lambs, and their presents, and their libations, and dost bring them near to the altar of the house of your God that [is] in Jerusalem,
وَمَهْمَا حَسُنَ عِنْدَكَ وَعِنْدَ إِخْوَتِكَ أَنْ تَعْمَلُوهُ بِبَاقِي ٱلْفِضَّةِ وَٱلذَّهَبِ، فَحَسَبَ إِرَادَةِ إِلَهِكُمْ تَعْمَلُونَهُ.١٨18
and that which to thee and to thy brethren is good to do with the rest of the silver and gold, according to the will of your God ye do.'
وَٱلْآنِيَةُ ٱلَّتِي تُعْطَى لَكَ لِأَجْلِ خِدْمَةِ بَيْتِ إِلَهِكَ فَسَلِّمْهَا أَمَامَ إِلَهِ أُورُشَلِيمَ.١٩19
'And the vessels that are given to thee, for the service of the house of thy God, make perfect before the God of Jerusalem;
وَبَاقِي ٱحْتِيَاجِ بَيْتِ إِلَهِكَ ٱلَّذِي يَتَّفِقُ لَكَ أَنْ تُعْطِيَهُ، فَأَعْطِهِ مِنْ بَيْتِ خَزَائِنِ ٱلْمَلِكِ.٢٠20
and the rest of the needful things of the house of thy God, that it falleth to thee to give, thou dost give from the treasure-house of the king.
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
'And by me -- I Artaxerxes the king -- is made a decree to all treasurers who [are] beyond the river, that all that Ezra the priest, scribe of the law of the God of heaven, doth ask of you, be done speedily:
إِلَى مِئَةِ وَزْنَةٍ مِنَ ٱلْفِضَّةِ وَمِئَةِ كُرٍّ مِنَ ٱلْحِنْطَةِ وَمِئَةِ بَثٍّ مِنَ ٱلْخَمْرِ وَمِئَةِ بَثٍّ مِنَ ٱلزَّيْتِ، وَٱلْمِلْحِ مِنْ دُونِ تَقْيِيدٍ.٢٢22
Unto silver a hundred talents, and unto wheat a hundred cors, and unto wine a hundred baths, and unto oil a hundred baths, and salt without reckoning;
كُلُّ مَا أَمَرَ بِهِ إِلَهُ ٱلسَّمَاءِ فَلْيُعْمَلْ بِٱجْتِهَادٍ لِبَيْتِ إِلَهِ ٱلسَّمَاءِ، لِأَنَّهُ لِمَاذَا يَكُونُ غَضَبٌ عَلَى مُلْكِ ٱلْمَلِكِ وَبَنِيهِ؟٢٣23
all that [is] by the decree of the God of heaven, let be done diligently for the house of the God of heaven; for why is there wrath against the kingdom 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
'And to you we are making known, that upon any of the priests and Levites, singers, gatekeepers, Nethinim, and servants of the house of God, tribute and custom there is no authority to lift up.
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
'And thou, Ezra, according to the wisdom of thy God, that [is] in thy hand, appoint magistrates and judges who may be judges to all the people who are beyond the river, to all knowing the law of thy God, and he who hath not known ye cause to know;
وَكُلُّ مَنْ لَا يَعْمَلُ شَرِيعَةَ إِلَهِكَ وَشَرِيعَةَ ٱلْمَلِكِ، فَلْيُقْضَ عَلَيْهِ عَاجِلًا إِمَّا بِٱلْمَوْتِ أَوْ بِٱلنَّفْيِ أَوْ بِغَرَامَةِ ٱلْمَالِ أَوْ بِٱلْحَبْسِ».٢٦26
and any who doth not do the law of thy God, and the law of the king, speedily is judgment done upon him, whether to death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of riches, and to bonds.'
مُبَارَكٌ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ آبَائِنَا ٱلَّذِي جَعَلَ مِثْلَ هَذَا فِي قَلْبِ ٱلْمَلِكِ لِأَجْلِ تَزْيِينِ بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ ٱلَّذِي فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ.٢٧27
Blessed [is] Jehovah, God of our fathers, who hath given such a thing as this in the heart of the king, to beautify the house of Jehovah that [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 unto me hath stretched out kindness before the king and his counsellors, and before all the mighty heads of the king: and I have strengthened myself as the hand of Jehovah my God [is] upon me, and I gather out of Israel heads to go up with me.