اَلتَّكْوِينُ 19

فَجَاءَ ٱلْمَلَاكَانِ إِلَى سَدُومَ مَسَاءً، وَكَانَ لُوطٌ جَالِسًا فِي بَابِ سَدُومَ. فَلَمَّا رَآهُمَا لُوطٌ قَامَ لِٱسْتِقْبَالِهِمَا، وَسَجَدَ بِوَجْهِهِ إِلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ. ١ 1
The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, while Lot was sitting at the gate of Sodom. Lot saw them, arose to meet them, and bowed down with his face to the ground.
وَقَالَ: «يَا سَيِّدَيَّ، مِيلَا إِلَى بَيْتِ عَبْدِكُمَا وَبِيتَا وَٱغْسِلَا أَرْجُلَكُمَا، ثُمَّ تُبَكِّرَانِ وَتَذْهَبَانِ فِي طَرِيقِكُمَا». فَقَالَا: «لَا، بَلْ فِي ٱلسَّاحَةِ نَبِيتُ». ٢ 2
He said, “Please my masters, I urge you to turn aside into your servant's house, stay for the night, and wash your feet. Then you can rise up early and go on your way.” They replied, “No, we will spend the night in the town square.”
فَأَلَحَّ عَلَيْهِمَا جِدًّا، فَمَالَا إِلَيْهِ وَدَخَلَا بَيْتَهُ، فَصَنَعَ لَهُمَا ضِيَافَةً وَخَبَزَ فَطِيرًا فَأَكَلَا. ٣ 3
But he urged them strongly, so they went with him, and entered into his house. He prepared a meal and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.
وَقَبْلَمَا ٱضْطَجَعَا أَحَاطَ بِٱلْبَيْتِ رِجَالُ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ، رِجَالُ سَدُومَ، مِنَ ٱلْحَدَثِ إِلَى ٱلشَّيْخِ، كُلُّ ٱلشَّعْبِ مِنْ أَقْصَاهَا. ٤ 4
But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the men from every part of the city.
فَنَادَوْا لُوطًا وَقَالُوا لَهُ: «أَيْنَ ٱلرَّجُلَانِ ٱللَّذَانِ دَخَلَا إِلَيْكَ ٱللَّيْلَةَ؟ أَخْرِجْهُمَا إِلَيْنَا لِنَعْرِفَهُمَا». ٥ 5
They called to Lot, and said to him, “Where are the men that came in to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may sleep with them.”
فَخَرَجَ إِلَيْهِمْ لُوطٌ إِلَى ٱلْبَابِ وَأَغْلَقَ ٱلْبَابَ وَرَاءَهُ ٦ 6
So Lot went out the door to them and shut the door after himself.
وَقَالَ: «لَا تَفْعَلُوا شَرًّا يَا إِخْوَتِي. ٧ 7
He said, “I beg you, my brothers, do not act so wickedly.
هُوَذَا لِي ٱبْنَتَانِ لَمْ تَعْرِفَا رَجُلًا. أُخْرِجُهُمَا إِلَيْكُمْ فَٱفْعَلُوا بِهِمَا كَمَا يَحْسُنُ فِي عُيُونِكُمْ. وَأَمَّا هَذَانِ ٱلرَّجُلَانِ فَلَا تَفْعَلُوا بِهِمَا شَيْئًا، لِأَنَّهُمَا قَدْ دَخَلَا تَحْتَ ظِلِّ سَقْفِي». ٨ 8
Look, I have two daughters who have not slept with any man. Let me, I beg you, bring them out to you, and you do to them whatever is good in your eyes. Only do nothing to these men, because they have come under the shadow of my roof.”
فَقَالُوا: «ٱبْعُدْ إِلَى هُنَاكَ». ثُمَّ قَالُوا: «جَاءَ هَذَا ٱلْإِنْسَانُ لِيَتَغَرَّبَ، وَهُوَ يَحْكُمُ حُكْمًا. ٱلْآنَ نَفْعَلُ بِكَ شَرًّا أَكْثَرَ مِنْهُمَا». فَأَلَحُّوا عَلَى ٱلْرَّجُلِ لُوطٍ جِدًّا وَتَقَدَّمُوا لِيُكَسِّرُوا ٱلْبَابَ، ٩ 9
They said, “Stand back!” They also said, “This one came here to live as a foreigner, and now he has become our judge! Now we will deal worse with you than with them.” They pressed hard against the man, against Lot, and came near to break down the door.
فَمَدَّ ٱلرَّجُلَانِ أَيْدِيَهُمَا وَأَدْخَلَا لُوطًا إِلَيْهِمَا إِلَى ٱلْبَيْتِ وَأَغْلَقَا ٱلْبَابَ. ١٠ 10
But the men reached out their hands and brought Lot into the house with them and shut the door.
وَأَمَّا ٱلرِّجَالُ ٱلَّذِينَ عَلَى بَابِ ٱلْبَيْتِ فَضَرَبَاهُمْ بِٱلْعَمَى، مِنَ ٱلصَّغِيرِ إِلَى ٱلْكَبِيرِ، فَعَجِزُوا عَنْ أَنْ يَجِدُوا ٱلْبَابَ. ١١ 11
Then Lot's visitors struck with blindness the men who were outside the door of the house, both young and old, so that they became exhausted when they were trying to find the door.
وَقَالَ ٱلرَّجُلَانِ لِلُوطٍ: «مَنْ لَكَ أَيْضًا هَهُنَا؟ أَصْهَارَكَ وَبَنِيكَ وَبَنَاتِكَ وَكُلَّ مَنْ لَكَ فِي ٱلْمَدِينَةِ، أَخْرِجْ مِنَ ٱلْمَكَانِ، ١٢ 12
Then the men said to Lot, “Do you have anyone else here? Any sons-in-law, your sons and your daughters, and whoever you have in the city, get them out of here.
لِأَنَّنَا مُهْلِكَانِ هَذَا ٱلْمَكَانَ، إِذْ قَدْ عَظُمَ صُرَاخُهُمْ أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ، فَأَرْسَلَنَا ٱلرَّبُّ لِنُهْلِكَهُ». ١٣ 13
For we are about to destroy this place, because the accusations against it before Yahweh have become so loud that he has sent us to destroy it.”
فَخَرَجَ لُوطٌ وَكَلَّمَ أَصْهَارَهُ ٱلْآخِذِينَ بَنَاتِهِ وَقَالَ: «قُومُوا ٱخْرُجُوا مِنْ هَذَا ٱلْمَكَانِ، لِأَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ مُهْلِكٌ ٱلْمَدِينَةَ». فَكَانَ كَمَازِحٍ فِي أَعْيُنِ أَصْهَارِهِ. ١٤ 14
Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, the men who had promised to marry his daughters, and said, “Quick, get out of this place, for Yahweh is about to destroy the city.” But to his sons-in-law he seemed to be joking.
وَلَمَّا طَلَعَ ٱلْفَجْرُ كَانَ ٱلْمَلَاكَانِ يُعَجِّلَانِ لُوطًا قَائِلَيْنِ: «قُمْ خُذِ ٱمْرَأَتَكَ وَٱبْنَتَيْكَ ٱلْمَوْجُودَتَيْنِ لِئَلَّا تَهْلِكَ بِإِثْمِ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ». ١٥ 15
When the morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Get going, take your wife and your two daughters that are here, so you are not swept away in the punishment of the city.”
وَلَمَّا تَوَانَى، أَمْسَكَ ٱلرَّجُلَانِ بِيَدِهِ وَبِيَدِ ٱمْرَأَتِهِ وَبِيَدِ ٱبْنَتَيْهِ، لِشَفَقَةِ ٱلرَّبِّ عَلَيْهِ، وَأَخْرَجَاهُ وَوَضَعَاهُ خَارِجَ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ. ١٦ 16
But he lingered. So the men grabbed his hand, and the hand of his wife, and the hands of his two daughters, because Yahweh was merciful to him. They brought them out, and set them outside the city.
وَكَانَ لَمَّا أَخْرَجَاهُمْ إِلَى خَارِجٍ أَنَّهُ قَالَ: «ٱهْرُبْ لِحَيَاتِكَ. لَا تَنْظُرْ إِلَى وَرَائِكَ، وَلَا تَقِفْ فِي كُلِّ ٱلدَّائِرَةِ. ٱهْرُبْ إِلَى ٱلْجَبَلِ لِئَلَّا تَهْلِكَ». ١٧ 17
When they had brought them out, one of the men said, “Run for your lives! Do not look back, or stay anywhere on the plain. Escape to the mountains so you are not swept away.”
فَقَالَ لَهُمَا لُوطٌ: «لَا يَا سَيِّدُ. ١٨ 18
Lot said to them, “No, please, my masters!
هُوَذَا عَبْدُكَ قَدْ وَجَدَ نِعْمَةً فِي عَيْنَيْكَ، وَعَظَّمْتَ لُطْفَكَ ٱلَّذِي صَنَعْتَ إِلَيَّ بِٱسْتِبْقَاءِ نَفْسِي، وَأَنَا لَا أَقْدِرُ أَنْ أَهْرُبَ إِلَى ٱلْجَبَلِ لَعَلَّ ٱلشَّرَّ يُدْرِكُنِي فَأَمُوتَ. ١٩ 19
Your servant has found favor in your eyes, and you have shown me great kindness in saving my life, but I cannot escape to the mountains, because the disaster will overtake me, and I will die.
هُوَذَا ٱلْمَدِينَةُ هَذِهِ قَرِيبَةٌ لِلْهَرَبِ إِلَيْهَا وَهِيَ صَغِيرَةٌ. أَهْرُبُ إِلَى هُنَاكَ. أَلَيْسَتْ هِيَ صَغِيرَةً؟ فَتَحْيَا نَفْسِي». ٢٠ 20
Look, that city over there is near enough to flee to, and it is a little one. Please, let me escape there (is it not a little one?), and my life will be saved.”
فَقَالَ لَهُ: «إِنِّي قَدْ رَفَعْتُ وَجْهَكَ فِي هَذَا ٱلْأَمْرِ أَيْضًا، أَنْ لَا أَقْلِبَ ٱلْمَدِينَةَ ٱلَّتِي تَكَلَّمْتَ عَنْهَا. ٢١ 21
He said to him, “Alright, I am granting this request also, that I will not destroy the city which you have mentioned.
أَسْرِعِ ٱهْرُبْ إِلَى هُنَاكَ لِأَنِّي لَا أَسْتَطِيعُ أَنْ أَفْعَلَ شَيْئًا حَتَّى تَجِيءَ إِلَى هُنَاكَ». لِذَلِكَ دُعِيَ ٱسْمُ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ «صُوغَرَ». ٢٢ 22
Hurry! Escape there, for I cannot do anything until you arrive there.” Therefore the city was called Zoar.
وَإِذْ أَشْرَقَتِ ٱلشَّمْسُ عَلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ دَخَلَ لُوطٌ إِلَى صُوغَرَ، ٢٣ 23
The sun had risen upon the earth when Lot reached Zoar.
فَأَمْطَرَ ٱلرَّبُّ عَلَى سَدُومَ وَعَمُورَةَ كِبْرِيتًا وَنَارًا مِنْ عِنْدِ ٱلرَّبِّ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَاءِ. ٢٤ 24
Then Yahweh rained down upon Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from Yahweh out of the sky.
وَقَلَبَ تِلْكَ ٱلْمُدُنَ، وَكُلَّ ٱلدَّائِرَةِ، وَجَمِيعَ سُكَّانِ ٱلْمُدُنِ، وَنَبَاتِ ٱلْأَرْضِ. ٢٥ 25
He destroyed those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and the plants that grew on the ground.
وَنَظَرَتِ ٱمْرَأَتُهُ مِنْ وَرَائِهِ فَصَارَتْ عَمُودَ مِلْحٍ. ٢٦ 26
But Lot's wife, who was behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.
وَبَكَّرَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ فِي ٱلْغَدِ إِلَى ٱلْمَكَانِ ٱلَّذِي وَقَفَ فِيهِ أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ، ٢٧ 27
Abraham got up early in the morning and went to the place where he had stood before Yahweh.
وَتَطَلَّعَ نَحْوَ سَدُومَ وَعَمُورَةَ، وَنَحْوَ كُلِّ أَرْضِ ٱلدَّائِرَةِ، وَنَظَرَ وَإِذَا دُخَانُ ٱلْأَرْضِ يَصْعَدُ كَدُخَانِ ٱلْأَتُونِ. ٢٨ 28
He looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah and toward all the land of the plain. He looked and behold, smoke was rising from the land like the smoke of a furnace.
وَحَدَثَ لَمَّا أَخْرَبَ ٱللهُ مُدُنَ ٱلدَّائِرَةِ أَنَّ ٱللهَ ذَكَرَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، وَأَرْسَلَ لُوطًا مِنْ وَسَطِ ٱلِٱنْقِلَابِ. حِينَ قَلَبَ ٱلْمُدُنَ ٱلَّتِي سَكَنَ فِيهَا لُوطٌ. ٢٩ 29
So when God destroyed the cities of the plain, God called Abraham to mind. He sent Lot out of the midst of the destruction when he destroyed the cities in which Lot had lived.
وَصَعِدَ لُوطٌ مِنْ صُوغَرَ وَسَكَنَ فِي ٱلْجَبَلِ، وَٱبْنَتَاهُ مَعَهُ، لِأَنَّهُ خَافَ أَنْ يَسْكُنَ فِي صُوغَرَ. فَسَكَنَ فِي ٱلْمَغَارَةِ هُوَ وَٱبْنَتَاهُ. ٣٠ 30
But Lot went up from Zoar to live in the mountains with his two daughters, because he was afraid to live in Zoar. So he lived in a cave, he and his two daughters.
وَقَالَتِ ٱلْبِكْرُ لِلصَّغِيرَةِ: «أَبُونَا قَدْ شَاخَ، وَلَيْسَ فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ رَجُلٌ لِيَدْخُلَ عَلَيْنَا كَعَادَةِ كُلِّ ٱلْأَرْضِ. ٣١ 31
The firstborn said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is no man anywhere to sleep with us according to the way of all the world.
هَلُمَّ نَسْقِي أَبَانَا خَمْرًا وَنَضْطَجِعُ مَعَهُ، فَنُحْيِي مِنْ أَبِينَا نَسْلًا». ٣٢ 32
Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will sleep with him, so that we may extend our father's line.”
فَسَقَتَا أَبَاهُمَا خَمْرًا فِي تِلْكَ ٱللَّيْلَةِ، وَدَخَلَتِ ٱلْبِكْرُ وَٱضْطَجَعَتْ مَعَ أَبِيهَا، وَلَمْ يَعْلَمْ بِٱضْطِجَاعِهَا وَلَا بِقِيَامِهَا. ٣٣ 33
So they made their father drink wine that night. Then the firstborn went in and slept with her father; he did not know when she lay down, nor when she arose.
وَحَدَثَ فِي ٱلْغَدِ أَنَّ ٱلْبِكْرَ قَالَتْ لِلصَّغِيرَةِ: «إِنِّي قَدِ ٱضْطَجَعْتُ ٱلْبَارِحَةَ مَعَ أَبِي. نَسْقِيهِ خَمْرًا ٱللَّيْلَةَ أَيْضًا فَٱدْخُلِي ٱضْطَجِعِي مَعَهُ، فَنُحْيِيَ مِنْ أَبِينَا نَسْلًا». ٣٤ 34
The next day the firstborn said to the younger, “Listen, last night I slept with my father. Let us make him drink wine tonight also, and you should go in and sleep with him, so that we may extend our father's line.”
فَسَقَتَا أَبَاهُمَا خَمْرًا فِي تِلْكَ ٱللَّيْلَةِ أَيْضًا، وَقَامَتِ ٱلصَّغِيرَةُ وَٱضْطَجَعَتْ مَعَهُ، وَلَمْ يَعْلَمْ بِٱضْطِجَاعِهَا وَلَا بِقِيَامِهَا، ٣٥ 35
So they made their father drink wine that night also, and the younger went and slept with him. He did not know when she lay down, nor when she arose.
فَحَبِلَتِ ٱبْنَتَا لُوطٍ مِنْ أَبِيهِمَا. ٣٦ 36
So both the daughters of Lot were pregnant by their father.
فَوَلَدَتِ ٱلْبِكْرُ ٱبْنًا وَدَعَتِ ٱسْمَهُ «مُوآبَ»، وَهُوَ أَبُو ٱلْمُوآبِيِّينَ إِلَى ٱلْيَوْمِ. ٣٧ 37
The firstborn gave birth to a son, and named him Moab. He became the ancestor of the Moabites of today.
وَٱلصَّغِيرَةُ أَيْضًا وَلَدَتِ ٱبْنًا وَدَعَتِ ٱسْمَهُ «بِنْ عَمِّي»، وَهُوَ أَبُو بَنِي عَمُّونَ إِلَى ٱلْيَوْمِ. ٣٨ 38
As for the younger daughter, she also gave birth to a son, and named him Ben-Ammi. He became the ancestor of the people of Ammon of today.