اَلتَّكْوِينُ 24

وَشَاخَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ وَتَقَدَّمَ فِي ٱلْأَيَّامِ. وَبَارَكَ ٱلرَّبُّ إِبْرَاهِيمَ فِي كُلِّ شَيْءٍ. ١ 1
Now Abraham was very old and Yahweh had blessed Abraham in all things.
وَقَالَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ لِعَبْدِهِ كَبِيرِ بَيْتِهِ ٱلْمُسْتَوْلِي عَلَى كُلِّ مَا كَانَ لَهُ: «ضَعْ يَدَكَ تَحْتَ فَخْذِي، ٢ 2
Abraham said to his servant, the one who was the oldest of his household and who was in charge of all that he had, “Put your hand under my thigh
فَأَسْتَحْلِفَكَ بِٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِ ٱلسَّمَاءِ وَإِلَهِ ٱلْأَرْضِ أَنْ لَا تَأْخُذَ زَوْجَةً لِٱبْنِي مِنْ بَنَاتِ ٱلْكَنْعَانِيِّينَ ٱلَّذِينَ أَنَا سَاكِنٌ بَيْنَهُمْ، ٣ 3
and I will make you swear by Yahweh, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that you will not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I make my home.
بَلْ إِلَى أَرْضِي وَإِلَى عَشِيرَتِي تَذْهَبُ وَتَأْخُذُ زَوْجَةً لِٱبْنِي إِسْحَاقَ». ٤ 4
But you will go to my country, and to my relatives, and get a wife for my son Isaac.”
فَقَالَ لَهُ ٱلْعَبْدُ: «رُبَّمَا لَا تَشَاءُ ٱلْمَرْأَةُ أَنْ تَتْبَعَنِي إِلَى هَذِهِ ٱلْأَرْضِ. هَلْ أَرْجِعُ بِٱبْنِكَ إِلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ ٱلَّتِي خَرَجْتَ مِنْهَا؟» ٥ 5
The servant said to him, “What if the woman will not be willing to follow me to this land? Must I take your son back to the land from which you came?”
فَقَالَ لَهُ إِبْرَاهِيمُ: «ٱحْتَرِزْ مِنْ أَنْ تَرْجِعَ بِٱبْنِي إِلَى هُنَاكَ. ٦ 6
Abraham said to him, “Make sure that you do not take my son back there!
اَلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ ٱلسَّمَاءِ ٱلَّذِي أَخَذَنِي مِنْ بَيْتِ أَبِي وَمِنْ أَرْضِ مِيلَادِي، وَٱلَّذِي كَلَّمَنِي وَٱلَّذِي أَقْسَمَ لِي قَائِلًا: لِنَسْلِكَ أُعْطِي هَذِهِ ٱلْأَرْضَ، هُوَ يُرْسِلُ مَلَاكَهُ أَمَامَكَ، فَتَأْخُذُ زَوْجَةً لِٱبْنِي مِنْ هُنَاكَ. ٧ 7
Yahweh, the God of heaven, who took me from my father's house and from the land of my relatives, and who promised me with a solemn oath saying, 'To your offspring I will give this land,' he will send his angel before you, and you will get a wife for my son from there.
وَإِنْ لَمْ تَشَإِ ٱلْمَرْأَةُ أَنْ تَتْبَعَكَ، تَبَرَّأْتَ مِنْ حَلْفِي هَذَا. أَمَّا ٱبْنِي فَلَا تَرْجِعْ بِهِ إِلَى هُنَاكَ». ٨ 8
But if the woman is not willing to follow you, then you will be free from this oath of mine. Only you are not to take my son back there.”
فَوَضَعَ ٱلْعَبْدُ يَدَهُ تَحْتَ فَخْذِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ مَوْلَاهُ، وَحَلَفَ لَهُ عَلَى هَذَا ٱلْأَمْرِ. ٩ 9
So the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and swore to him concerning this matter.
ثُمَّ أَخَذَ ٱلْعَبْدُ عَشْرَةَ جِمَالٍ مِنْ جِمَالِ مَوْلَاهُ، وَمَضَى وَجَمِيعُ خَيْرَاتِ مَوْلَاهُ فِي يَدِهِ. فَقَامَ وَذَهَبَ إِلَى أَرَامِ ٱلنَّهْرَيْنِ إِلَى مَدِينَةِ نَاحُورَ. ١٠ 10
The servant took ten of his master's camels and departed. He also took with him all kinds of gifts from his master. He departed and went to the region of Aram Naharaim, to the city of Nahor.
وَأَنَاخَ ٱلْجِمَالَ خَارِجَ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ عِنْدَ بِئْرِ ٱلْمَاءِ وَقْتَ ٱلْمَسَاءِ، وَقْتَ خُرُوجِ ٱلْمُسْتَقِيَاتِ. ١١ 11
He made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water. It was evening, the time that women go out to draw water.
وَقَالَ: «أَيُّهَا ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهَ سَيِّدِي إِبْرَاهِيمَ، يَسِّرْ لِي ٱلْيَوْمَ وَٱصْنَعْ لُطْفًا إِلَى سَيِّدِي إِبْرَاهِيمَ. ١٢ 12
Then he said, “Yahweh, God of my master Abraham, grant me success today and show covenant faithfulness to my master Abraham.
هَا أَنَا وَاقِفٌ عَلَى عَيْنِ ٱلْمَاءِ، وَبَنَاتُ أَهْلِ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ خَارِجَاتٌ لِيَسْتَقِينَ مَاءً. ١٣ 13
Look, here I am standing by the spring of water, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water.
فَلْيَكُنْ أَنَّ ٱلْفَتَاةَ ٱلَّتِي أَقُولُ لَهَا: أَمِيلِي جَرَّتَكِ لِأَشْرَبَ، فَتَقُولَ: ٱشْرَبْ وَأَنَا أَسْقِي جِمَالَكَ أَيْضًا، هِيَ ٱلَّتِي عَيَّنْتَهَا لِعَبْدِكَ إِسْحَاقَ. وَبِهَا أَعْلَمُ أَنَّكَ صَنَعْتَ لُطْفًا إِلَى سَيِّدِي». ١٤ 14
Let it happen like this. When I say to a young woman, 'Please lower your pitcher so that I may drink,' and she says to me, 'Drink, and I will water your camels too,' then let her be the one that you have appointed for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown covenant faithfulness to my master.”
وَإِذْ كَانَ لَمْ يَفْرَغْ بَعْدُ مِنَ ٱلْكَلَامِ، إِذَا رِفْقَةُ ٱلَّتِي وُلِدَتْ لِبَتُوئِيلَ ٱبْنِ مِلْكَةَ ٱمْرَأَةِ نَاحُورَ أَخِي إِبْرَاهِيمَ، خَارِجَةٌ وَجَرَّتُهَا عَلَى كَتِفِهَا. ١٥ 15
It came about that even before he had finished speaking, behold, Rebekah came out with her water pitcher on her shoulder. Rebekah was born to Bethuel son of Milkah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother.
وَكَانَتِ ٱلْفَتَاةُ حَسَنَةَ ٱلْمَنْظَرِ جِدًّا، وَعَذْرَاءَ لَمْ يَعْرِفْهَا رَجُلٌ. فَنَزَلَتْ إِلَى ٱلْعَيْنِ وَمَلَأَتْ جَرَّتَهَا وَطَلَعَتْ. ١٦ 16
The young woman was very beautiful and a virgin. No man had slept with her. She went down to the spring and filled her pitcher, and came up.
فَرَكَضَ ٱلْعَبْدُ لِلِقَائِهَا وَقَالَ: «ٱسْقِينِي قَلِيلَ مَاءٍ مِنْ جَرَّتِكِ». ١٧ 17
Then the servant ran to meet her and said, “Please give me a little drink of water from your pitcher.”
فَقَالَتِ: «ٱشْرَبْ يَا سَيِّدِي». وَأَسْرَعَتْ وَأَنْزَلَتْ جَرَّتَهَا عَلَى يَدِهَا وَسَقَتْهُ. ١٨ 18
She said, “Drink, my master,” and she quickly let down her pitcher on her hand, and gave him a drink.
وَلَمَّا فَرَغَتْ مِنْ سَقْيِهِ قَالَتْ: «أَسْتَقِي لِجِمَالِكَ أَيْضًا حَتَّى تَفْرَغَ مِنَ ٱلشُّرْبِ». ١٩ 19
When she had finished giving him a drink, she said, “I will draw water for your camels also, until they have finished drinking.”
فَأَسْرَعَتْ وَأَفْرَغَتْ جَرَّتَهَا فِي ٱلْمَسْقَاةِ، وَرَكَضَتْ أَيْضًا إِلَى ٱلْبِئْرِ لِتَسْتَقِيَ، فَٱسْتَقَتْ لِكُلِّ جِمَالِهِ. ٢٠ 20
So she hurried and emptied her pitcher into the trough, then ran again to the well to draw water, and drew water for all his camels.
وَٱلرَّجُلُ يَتَفَرَّسُ فِيهَا صَامِتًا لِيَعْلَمَ: أَأَنْجَحَ ٱلرَّبُّ طَرِيقَهُ أَمْ لَا. ٢١ 21
The man watched her in silence to see whether Yahweh had prospered his journey or not.
وَحَدَثَ عِنْدَمَا فَرَغَتِ ٱلْجِمَالُ مِنَ ٱلشُّرْبِ أَنَّ ٱلرَّجُلَ أَخَذَ خِزَامَةَ ذَهَبٍ وَزْنُهَا نِصْفُ شَاقِلٍ وَسِوَارَيْنِ عَلَى يَدَيْهَا وَزْنُهُمَا عَشْرَةُ شَوَاقِلِ ذَهَبٍ. ٢٢ 22
As the camels finished drinking, the man brought out a gold nose ring weighing half a shekel, and two gold bracelets for her arms weighing ten shekels,
وَقَالَ: «بِنْتُ مَنْ أَنْتِ؟ أَخْبِرِينِي: هَلْ فِي بَيْتِ أَبِيكِ مَكَانٌ لَنَا لِنَبِيتَ؟» ٢٣ 23
and asked, “Whose daughter are you? Tell me please, is there room in your father's house for us to spend the night?”
فَقَالَتْ لَهُ: «أَنَا بِنْتُ بَتُوئِيلَ ٱبْنِ مِلْكَةَ ٱلَّذِي وَلَدَتْهُ لِنَاحُورَ». ٢٤ 24
She said to him, “I am the daughter of Bethuel son of Milkah, whom she bore to Nahor.”
وَقَالَتْ لَهُ: «عِنْدَنَا تِبْنٌ وَعَلَفٌ كَثِيرٌ، وَمَكَانٌ لِتَبِيتُوا أَيْضًا». ٢٥ 25
She also said to him, “We have plenty of both straw and feed, and also room for you to spend the night.”
فَخَرَّ ٱلرَّجُلُ وَسَجَدَ لِلرَّبِّ، ٢٦ 26
Then the man bowed down and worshiped Yahweh.
وَقَالَ: «مُبَارَكٌ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ سَيِّدِي إِبْرَاهِيمَ ٱلَّذِي لَمْ يَمْنَعْ لُطْفَهُ وَحَقَّهُ عَنْ سَيِّدِي. إِذْ كُنْتُ أَنَا فِي ٱلطَّرِيقِ، هَدَانِي ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَى بَيْتِ إِخْوَةِ سَيِّدِي». ٢٧ 27
He said, “Blessed be Yahweh, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken his covenant faithfulness and his trustworthiness toward my master. As for me, Yahweh has led me directly to the house of my master's relatives.”
فَرَكَضَتِ ٱلْفَتَاةُ وَأَخْبَرَتْ بَيْتَ أُمِّهَا بِحَسَبِ هَذِهِ ٱلْأُمُورِ. ٢٨ 28
Then the young woman ran and told her mother's household about all of these things.
وَكَانَ لِرِفْقَةَ أَخٌ ٱسْمُهُ لَابَانُ، فَرَكَضَ لَابَانُ إِلَى ٱلرَّجُلِ خَارِجًا إِلَى ٱلْعَيْنِ. ٢٩ 29
Now Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban. Laban ran to the man who was out at the road by the spring.
وَحَدَثَ أَنَّهُ إِذْ رَأَى ٱلْخِزَامَةَ وَٱلسِّوَارَيْنِ عَلَى يَدَيْ أُخْتِهِ، وَإِذْ سَمِعَ كَلَامَ رِفْقَةَ أُخْتِهِ قَائِلَةً: «هَكَذَا كَلَّمَنِي ٱلرَّجُلُ»، جَاءَ إِلَى ٱلرَّجُلِ، وَإِذَا هُوَ وَاقِفٌ عِنْدَ ٱلْجِمَالِ عَلَى ٱلْعَيْنِ. ٣٠ 30
When he had seen the nose ring and the bracelets on his sister's arms, and when he had heard the words of Rebekah his sister, “This is what the man said to me,” he went to the man, and, behold, he was standing by the camels at the spring.
فَقَالَ: «ٱدْخُلْ يَا مُبَارَكَ ٱلرَّبِّ، لِمَاذَا تَقِفُ خَارِجًا وَأَنَا قَدْ هَيَّأْتُ ٱلْبَيْتَ وَمَكَانًا لِلْجِمَالِ؟». ٣١ 31
Then Laban said, “Come, you blessed of Yahweh. Why are you standing outside? I have prepared the house, and a place for the camels.”
فَدَخَلَ ٱلرَّجُلُ إِلَى ٱلْبَيْتِ وَحَلَّ عَنِ ٱلْجِمَالِ، فَأَعْطَى تِبْنًا وَعَلَفًا لِلْجِمَالِ، وَمَاءً لِغَسْلِ رِجْلَيْهِ وَأَرْجُلِ ٱلرِّجَالِ ٱلَّذِينَ مَعَهُ. ٣٢ 32
So the man came to the house and he unloaded the camels. The camels were given straw and feed, and water was provided to wash his feet and the feet of the men who were with him.
وَوُضِعَ قُدَّامَهُ لِيَأْكُلَ. فَقَالَ: «لَا آكُلُ حَتَّى أَتَكَلَّمَ كَلَامِي». فَقَالَ: «تَكَلَّمْ». ٣٣ 33
They set food before him to eat, but he said, “I will not eat until I have said what I have to say.” So Laban said, “Speak on.”
فَقَالَ: «أَنَا عَبْدُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، ٣٤ 34
He said, “I am Abraham's servant.
وَٱلرَّبُّ قَدْ بَارَكَ مَوْلَايَ جِدًّا فَصَارَ عَظِيمًا، وَأَعْطَاهُ غَنَمًا وَبَقَرًا وَفِضَّةً وَذَهَبًا وَعَبِيدًا وَإِمَاءً وَجِمَالًا وَحَمِيرًا. ٣٥ 35
Yahweh has blessed my master very much and he has become great. He has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male servants and female servants, and camels and donkeys.
وَوَلَدَتْ سَارَةُ ٱمْرَأَةُ سَيِّدِي ٱبْنًا لِسَيِّدِي بَعْدَ مَاشَاخَتْ، فَقَدْ أَعْطَاهُ كُلَّ مَا لَهُ. ٣٦ 36
Sarah, my master's wife, bore a son to my master when she was old, and he has given everything that he owns to him.
وَٱسْتَحْلَفَنِي سَيِّدِي قَائِلًا: لَا تَأْخُذْ زَوْجَةً لِٱبْنِي مِنْ بَنَاتِ ٱلْكَنْعَانِيِّينَ ٱلَّذِينَ أَنَا سَاكِنٌ فِي أَرْضِهِمْ، ٣٧ 37
My master made me swear, saying, 'You must not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I make my home.
بَلْ إِلَى بَيْتِ أَبِي تَذْهَبُ وَإِلَى عَشِيرَتِي، وَتَأْخُذُ زَوْجَةً لِٱبْنِي. ٣٨ 38
Instead, you must go to my father's family, and to my relatives, and get a wife for my son.'
فَقُلْتُ لِسَيِّدِي: رُبَّمَا لَا تَتْبَعُنِي ٱلْمَرْأَةُ. ٣٩ 39
I said to my master, 'Perhaps the woman will not follow me.'
فَقَالَ لِي: إِنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ ٱلَّذِي سِرْتُ أَمَامَهُ يُرْسِلُ مَلَاكَهُ مَعَكَ وَيُنْجِحُ طَرِيقَكَ، فَتَأْخُذُ زَوْجَةً لِٱبْنِي مِنْ عَشِيرَتِي وَمِنْ بَيْتِ أَبِي. ٤٠ 40
But he said to me, 'Yahweh, before whom I walk, will send his angel with you and he will prosper your way, so that you will get a wife for my son from among my relatives and from my father's family line.
حِينَئِذٍ تَتَبَرَّأُ مِنْ حَلْفِي حِينَمَا تَجِيءُ إِلَى عَشِيرَتِي. وَإِنْ لَمْ يُعْطُوكَ فَتَكُونُ بَرِيئًا مِنْ حَلْفِي. ٤١ 41
But you will be free from my oath if you come to my relatives and they will not give her to you. Then you will be free from my oath.'
فَجِئْتُ ٱلْيَوْمَ إِلَى ٱلْعَيْنِ، وَقُلْتُ: أَيُّهَا ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ سَيِّدِي إِبْرَاهِيمَ، إِنْ كُنْتَ تُنْجِحُ طَرِيقِي ٱلَّذِي أَنَا سَالِكٌ فِيهِ، ٤٢ 42
So I arrived today at the spring, and said, 'O Yahweh, God of my master Abraham, please, if you do indeed intend to make my journey successful—
فَهَا أَنَا وَاقِفٌ عَلَى عَيْنِ ٱلْمَاءِ، وَلْيَكُنْ أَنَّ ٱلْفَتَاةَ ٱلَّتِي تَخْرُجُ لِتَسْتَقِيَ وَأَقُولُ لَهَا: ٱسْقِينِي قَلِيلَ مَاءٍ مِنْ جَرَّتِكِ، ٤٣ 43
here I am, standing by the spring of water—let the young woman who comes out to draw water, the woman to whom I say, “Please give me a little water from your pitcher to drink,”
فَتَقُولَ لِيَ: ٱشْرَبْ أَنْتَ، وَأَنَا أَسْتَقِي لِجِمَالِكَ أَيْضًا، هِيَ ٱلْمَرْأَةُ ٱلَّتِي عَيَّنَهَا ٱلرَّبُّ لِٱبْنِ سَيِّدِي. ٤٤ 44
the woman who says to me, “Drink, and I will also draw water for your camels”—let her be the woman whom you, Yahweh, have chosen for my master's son.'
وَإِذْ كُنْتُ أَنَا لَمْ أَفْرَغْ بَعْدُ مِنَ ٱلْكَلَامِ فِي قَلْبِي، إِذَا رِفْقَةُ خَارِجَةٌ وَجَرَّتُهَا عَلَى كَتِفِهَا، فَنَزَلَتْ إِلَى ٱلْعَيْنِ وَٱسْتَقَتْ. فَقُلْتُ لَهَا: ٱسْقِينِي. ٤٥ 45
Even before I had finished speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came out with her pitcher on her shoulder and she went down to the spring and drew water. So I said to her, 'Please give me a drink.'
فَأَسْرَعَتْ وَأَنْزَلَتْ جَرَّتَهَا عَنْهَا وَقَالَتِ: ٱشْرَبْ وَأَنَا أَسْقِي جِمَالَكَ أَيْضًا. فَشَرِبْتُ، وَسَقَتِ ٱلْجِمَالَ أَيْضًا. ٤٦ 46
She quickly lowered her pitcher from her shoulder and said, 'Drink, and I will give your camels water also.' So I drank, and she watered the camels also.
فَسَأَلْتُهَا وَقُلتُ: بِنْتُ مَنْ أَنْتِ؟ فَقَالَتْ: بِنْتُ بَتُوئِيلَ بْنِ نَاحُورَ ٱلَّذِي وَلَدَتْهُ لَهُ مِلْكَةُ. فَوَضَعْتُ ٱلْخِزَامَةَ فِي أَنْفِهَا وَٱلسِّوَارَيْنِ عَلَى يَدَيْهَا. ٤٧ 47
I asked her and said, 'Whose daughter are you?' She said, 'The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milkah bore to him.' Then I put the ring in her nose and the bracelets on her arms.
وَخَرَرْتُ وَسَجَدْتُ لِلرَّبِّ، وَبَارَكْتُ ٱلرَّبَّ إِلَهَ سَيِّدِي إِبْرَاهِيمَ ٱلَّذِي هَدَانِي فِي طَرِيقٍ أَمِينٍ لِآخُذَ ٱبْنَةَ أَخِي سَيِّدِي لِٱبْنِهِ. ٤٨ 48
Then I bowed down and worshiped Yahweh, and blessed Yahweh, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me by the right way to find the daughter of my master's relative for his son.
وَٱلْآنَ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تَصْنَعُونَ مَعْرُوفًا وَأَمَانَةً إِلَى سَيِّدِي فَأَخْبِرُونِي، وَإِلَا فَأَخْبِرُونِي لِأَنْصَرِفَ يَمِينًا أَوْ شِمَالًا». ٤٩ 49
Now therefore, if you are prepared to show covenant faithfulness and trustworthiness to my master, tell me. But if not, tell me, so that I may turn to the right hand or to the left.”
فَأَجَابَ لَابَانُ وَبَتُوئِيلُ وَقَالَا: «مِنْ عِنْدِ ٱلرَّبِّ خَرَجَ ٱلْأَمْرُ. لَا نَقْدِرُ أَنْ نُكَلِّمَكَ بِشَرٍّ أَوْ خَيْرٍ. ٥٠ 50
Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, “The thing has come from Yahweh; we cannot speak to you either bad or good.
هُوَذَا رِفْقَةُ قُدَّامَكَ. خُذْهَا وَٱذْهَبْ. فَلْتَكُنْ زَوْجَةً لِٱبْنِ سَيِّدِكَ، كَمَا تَكَلَّمَ ٱلرَّبُّ». ٥١ 51
Look, Rebekah is before you. Take her and go, so she may be the wife of your master's son, as Yahweh has spoken.”
وَكَانَ عِنْدَمَا سَمِعَ عَبْدُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ كَلَامَهُمْ أَنَّهُ سَجَدَ لِلرَّبِّ إِلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ. ٥٢ 52
When Abraham's servant heard their words, he bowed himself down to the ground to Yahweh.
وَأَخْرَجَ ٱلْعَبْدُ آنِيَةَ فِضَّةٍ وَآنِيَةَ ذَهَبٍ وَثِيَابًا وَأَعْطَاهَا لِرِفْقَةَ، وَأَعْطَى تُحَفًا لِأَخِيهَا وَلِأُمِّهَا. ٥٣ 53
The servant brought out articles of silver and articles of gold, and clothing, and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave precious gifts to her brother and to her mother.
فَأَكَلَ وَشَرِبَ هُوَ وَٱلرِّجَالُ ٱلَّذِينَ مَعَهُ وَبَاتُوا. ثُمَّ قَامُوا صَبَاحًا فَقَالَ: «ٱصْرِفُونِي إِلَى سَيِّدِي». ٥٤ 54
Then he and the men who were with him ate and drank. They stayed there overnight, and when they arose in the morning, he said, “Send me away to my master.”
فَقَالَ أَخُوهَا وَأُمُّهَا: «لِتَمْكُثِ ٱلْفَتَاةُ عِنْدَنَا أَيَّامًا أَوْ عَشْرَةً، بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ تَمْضِي». ٥٥ 55
Her brother and her mother said, “Let the young woman stay with us for a few more days, at least ten. After that she may go.”
فَقَالَ لَهُمْ: «لَا تُعَوِّقُونِي وَٱلرَّبُّ قَدْ أَنْجَحَ طَرِيقِي. اِصْرِفُونِي لِأَذْهَبَ إِلَى سَيِّدِي». ٥٦ 56
But he said to them, “Do not hinder me, since Yahweh has prospered my way. Send me on my way so that I may go to my master.”
فَقَالُوا: «نَدْعُو ٱلْفَتَاةَ وَنَسْأَلُهَا شِفَاهًا». ٥٧ 57
They said, “We will call the young woman and ask her.”
فَدَعَوْا رِفْقَةَ وَقَالُوا لَهَا: «هَلْ تَذْهَبِينَ مَعَ هَذَا ٱلرَّجُلِ؟» فَقَالَتْ: «أَذْهَبُ». ٥٨ 58
So they called Rebekah and asked her, “Will you go with this man?” She replied, “I will go.”
فَصَرَفُوا رِفْقَةَ أُخْتَهُمْ وَمُرْضِعَتَهَا وَعَبْدَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَرِجَالَهُ. ٥٩ 59
So they sent their sister Rebekah, along with her female servant, on her journey with Abraham's servant and his men.
وَبَارَكُوا رِفْقَةَ وَقَالُوا لَهَا: «أَنْتِ أُخْتُنَا. صِيرِي أُلُوفَ رِبْوَاتٍ، وَلْيَرِثْ نَسْلُكِ بَابَ مُبْغِضِيهِ». ٦٠ 60
They blessed Rebekah, and said to her, “Our sister, may you be the mother of thousands of ten thousands, and may your descendants possess the gate of those who hate them.”
فَقَامَتْ رِفْقَةُ وَفَتَيَاتُهَا وَرَكِبْنَ عَلَى ٱلْجِمَالِ وَتَبِعْنَ ٱلرَّجُلَ. فَأَخَذَ ٱلْعَبْدُ رِفْقَةَ وَمَضَى. ٦١ 61
Then Rebekah arose, and she and her servant girls mounted the camels, and followed the man. Thus the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.
وَكَانَ إِسْحَاقُ قَدْ أَتَى مِنْ وُرُودِ بِئْرِ لَحَيْ رُئِي، إِذْ كَانَ سَاكِنًا فِي أَرْضِ ٱلْجَنُوبِ. ٦٢ 62
Now Isaac was living in the Negev, and had just returned from Beer Lahai Roi.
وَخَرَجَ إِسْحَاقُ لِيَتَأَمَّلَ فِي ٱلْحَقْلِ عِنْدَ إِقْبَالِ ٱلْمَسَاءِ، فَرَفَعَ عَيْنَيْهِ وَنَظَرَ وَإِذَا جِمَالٌ مُقْبِلَةٌ. ٦٣ 63
Isaac went out to meditate in the field in the evening. When he looked up and saw, behold, there were camels coming!
وَرَفَعَتْ رِفْقَةُ عَيْنَيْهَا فَرَأَتْ إِسْحَاقَ فَنَزَلَتْ عَنِ ٱلْجَمَلِ. ٦٤ 64
Rebekah looked, and when she saw Isaac, she jumped down from the camel.
وَقَالَتْ لِلْعَبْدِ: «مَنْ هَذَا ٱلرَّجُلُ ٱلْمَاشِي فِي ٱلْحَقْلِ لِلِقَائِنَا؟» فَقَالَ ٱلْعَبْدُ: «هُوَ سَيِّدِي». فَأَخَذَتِ ٱلْبُرْقُعَ وَتَغَطَّتْ. ٦٥ 65
She said to the servant, “Who is that man who is walking in the field to meet us?” The servant said, “It is my master.” So she took her veil, and covered herself.
ثُمَّ حَدَّثَ ٱلْعَبْدُ إِسْحَاقَ بِكُلِّ ٱلْأُمُورِ ٱلَّتِي صَنَعَ، ٦٦ 66
The servant recounted to Isaac all the things that he had done.
فَأَدْخَلَهَا إِسْحَاقُ إِلَى خِبَاءِ سَارَةَ أُمِّهِ، وَأَخَذَ رِفْقَةَ فَصَارَتْ لَهُ زَوْجَةً وَأَحَبَّهَا. فَتَعَزَّى إِسْحَاقُ بَعْدَ مَوْتِ أُمِّهِ. ٦٧ 67
Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent and took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her. So Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.