اَلتَّكْوِينُ 32

وَأَمَّا يَعْقُوبُ فَمَضَى فِي طَرِيقِهِ وَلَاقَاهُ مَلَائِكَةُ ٱللهِ. ١ 1
Jacob also went on his way, and the angels of God met him.
وَقَالَ يَعْقُوبُ إِذْ رَآهُمْ: «هَذَا جَيْشُ ٱللهِ!». فَدَعَا ٱسْمَ ذَلِكَ ٱلْمَكَانِ «مَحَنَايِمَ». ٢ 2
When Jacob saw them, he said, “This is God's camp,” so he called the name of that place Mahanaim.
وَأَرْسَلَ يَعْقُوبُ رُسُلًا قُدَّامَهُ إِلَى عِيسُوَ أَخِيهِ إِلَى أَرْضِ سَعِيرَ بِلَادِ أَدُومَ، ٣ 3
Jacob sent messengers on ahead of him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, in the region of Edom.
وَأَمَرَهُمْ قَائِلًا: «هَكَذَا تَقُولُونَ لِسَيِّدِي عِيسُوَ: هَكَذَا قَالَ عَبْدُكَ يَعْقُوبُ: تَغَرَّبْتُ عِنْدَ لَابَانَ وَلَبِثْتُ إِلَى ٱلْآنَ. ٤ 4
He commanded them, saying, “This is what you will say to my master Esau: This is what your servant Jacob says: 'I have been staying with Laban, and have delayed my return until now.
وَقَدْ صَارَ لِي بَقَرٌ وَحَمِيرٌ وَغَنَمٌ وَعَبِيدٌ وَإِمَاءٌ. وَأَرْسَلْتُ لِأُخْبِرَ سَيِّدِي لِكَيْ أَجِدَ نِعْمَةً فِي عَيْنَيْكَ». ٥ 5
I have oxen, donkeys, and flocks, male servants, and female servants. I have sent this message to my master, so that I may find favor in your eyes.'”
فَرَجَعَ ٱلرُّسُلُ إِلَى يَعْقُوبَ قَائِلِينَ: «أَتَيْنَا إِلَى أَخِيكَ، إِلَى عِيسُو، وَهُوَ أَيْضًا قَادِمٌ لِلِقَائِكَ، وَأَرْبَعُ مِئَةِ رَجُلٍ مَعَهُ». ٦ 6
The messengers returned to Jacob and said, “We went to your brother Esau. He is coming to meet you, and four hundred men are with him.”
فَخَافَ يَعْقُوبُ جِدًّا وَضَاقَ بِهِ ٱلْأَمْرُ، فَقَسَمَ ٱلْقَوْمَ ٱلَّذِينَ مَعَهُ وَٱلْغَنَمَ وَٱلْبَقَرَ وَٱلْجِمَالَ إِلَى جَيْشَيْنِ. ٧ 7
Then Jacob was very afraid and upset. So he divided the people who were with him into two camps, and also the flocks, the herds, and the camels.
وَقَالَ: «إِنْ جَاءَ عِيسُو إِلَى ٱلْجَيْشِ ٱلْوَاحِدِ وَضَرَبَهُ، يَكُونُ ٱلْجَيْشُ ٱلْبَاقِي نَاجِيًا». ٨ 8
He said, “If Esau comes to one camp and attacks it, then the camp that is left will escape.”
وَقَالَ يَعْقُوبُ: «يَا إِلَهَ أَبِي إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَإِلَهَ أَبِي إِسْحَاقَ، ٱلرَّبَّ ٱلَّذِي قَالَ لِيَ: ٱرْجِعْ إِلَى أَرْضِكَ وَإِلَى عَشِيرَتِكَ فَأُحْسِنَ إِلَيْكَ. ٩ 9
Jacob said, “God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, Yahweh, who said to me, 'Return to your country and to your kindred, and I will prosper you,'
صَغِيرٌ أَنَا عَنْ جَمِيعِ أَلْطَافِكَ وَجَمِيعِ ٱلْأَمَانَةِ ٱلَّتِي صَنَعْتَ إِلَى عَبْدِكَ. فَإِنِّي بِعَصَايَ عَبَرْتُ هَذَا ٱلْأُرْدُنَّ، وَٱلْآنَ قَدْ صِرْتُ جَيْشَيْنِ. ١٠ 10
I am not worthy of all your acts of covenant faithfulness and of all the trustworthiness that you have done for your servant. For with only my staff I passed over this Jordan, and now I have become two camps.
نَجِّنِي مِنْ يَدِ أَخِي، مِنْ يَدِ عِيسُوَ، لِأَنِّي خَائِفٌ مِنْهُ أَنْ يَأْتِيَ وَيَضْرِبَنِي ٱلْأُمَّ مَعَ ٱلْبَنِينَ. ١١ 11
Please rescue me from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau, for I am afraid of him, that he will come and attack me and the mothers with the children.
وَأَنْتَ قَدْ قُلْتَ: إِنِّي أُحْسِنُ إِلَيْكَ وَأَجْعَلُ نَسْلَكَ كَرَمْلِ ٱلْبَحْرِ ٱلَّذِي لَا يُعَدُّ لِلْكَثْرَةِ». ١٢ 12
But you said, 'I will certainly make you prosper. I will make your descendants like the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for their number.'”
وَبَاتَ هُنَاكَ تِلْكَ ٱللَّيْلَةَ وَأَخَذَ مِمَّا أَتَى بِيَدِهِ هَدِيَّةً لِعِيسُو أَخِيهِ: ١٣ 13
Jacob stayed there that night. He took some of what he had with him as a gift for Esau, his brother:
مِئَتَيْ عَنْزٍ وَعِشْرِينَ تَيْسًا، مِئَتَيْ نَعْجَةٍ وَعِشْرِينَ كَبْشًا، ١٤ 14
two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,
ثَلَاثِينَ نَاقَةً مُرْضِعَةً وَأَوْلَادَهَا، أَرْبَعِينَ بَقَرَةً وَعَشْرَةَ ثِيرَانٍ، عِشْرِينَ أَتَانًا وَعَشْرَةَ حَمِيرٍ، ١٥ 15
thirty milking camels and their colts, forty cows and ten bulls, twenty female donkeys and ten male donkeys.
وَدَفَعَهَا إِلَى يَدِ عَبِيدِهِ قَطِيعًا قَطِيعًا عَلَى حِدَةٍ. وَقَالَ لِعَبِيدِهِ: «ٱجْتَازُوا قُدَّامِي وَٱجْعَلُوا فُسْحَةً بَيْنَ قَطِيعٍ وَقَطِيعٍ». ١٦ 16
These he gave these into the hand of his servants, every herd by itself. He said to his servants, “Go on ahead of me and put a space between each of the herds.”
وَأَمَرَ ٱلْأَوَّلَ قَائِلًا: «إِذَا صَادَفَكَ عِيسُو أَخِي وَسَأَلَكَ قَائِلًا: لِمَنْ أَنْتَ؟ وَإِلَى أَيْنَ تَذْهَبُ؟ وَلِمَنْ هَذَا ٱلَّذِي قُدَّامَكَ؟ ١٧ 17
He instructed the first servant, saying, “When Esau my brother meets you and asks you, saying, 'To whom do you belong? Where are you going? Whose animals are these that are in front of you?'
تَقُولُ: لِعَبْدِكَ يَعْقُوبَ. هُوَ هَدِيَّةٌ مُرْسَلَةٌ لِسَيِّدِي عِيسُوَ، وَهَا هُوَ أَيْضًا وَرَاءَنَا». ١٨ 18
Then you will say, 'They are your servant Jacob's. They are a gift sent to my master Esau. See, he is also coming after us.'”
وَأَمَرَ أَيْضًا ٱلْثَانِى وَٱلثَّالِثَ وَجَمِيعَ ٱلسَّائِرِينَ وَرَاءَ ٱلْقُطْعَانِ قَائِلًا: «بِمِثْلِ هَذَا ٱلْكَلَامِ تُكَلِّمُونَ عِيسُوَ حِينَمَا تَجِدُونَهُ، ١٩ 19
Jacob also gave instructions to the second group, the third, and all the men who followed the herds. He said, “You will say the same thing to Esau when you meet him.
وَتَقُولُونَ: هُوَذَا عَبْدُكَ يَعْقُوبُ أَيْضًا وَرَاءَنَا». لِأَنَّهُ قَالَ: «أَسْتَعْطِفُ وَجْهَهُ بِٱلْهَدِيَّةِ ٱلسَّائِرَةِ أَمَامِي، وَبَعْدَ ذَلِكَ أَنْظُرُ وَجْهَهُ، عَسَى أَنْ يَرْفَعَ وَجْهِي». ٢٠ 20
You must also say, 'Your servant Jacob is coming after us.'” For he thought, “I will appease him with the gifts that I am sending ahead of me. Then later, when I will see him, perhaps he will receive me.”
فَٱجْتَازَتِ ٱلْهَدِيَّةُ قُدَّامَهُ، وَأَمَّا هُوَ فَبَاتَ تِلْكَ ٱللَّيْلَةَ فِي ٱلْمَحَلَّةِ. ٢١ 21
So the gifts went on ahead of him. He himself stayed that night in the camp.
ثُمَّ قَامَ فِي تِلْكَ ٱللَّيْلَةِ وَأَخَذَ ٱمْرَأَتَيْهِ وَجَارِيَتَيْهِ وَأَوْلَادَهُ ٱلْأَحَدَ عَشَرَ وَعَبَرَ مَخَاضَةَ يَبُّوقَ. ٢٢ 22
Jacob got up during the night, and he took his two wives, his two women servants, and his eleven sons. He sent them across the ford of the Jabbok.
أَخَذَهُمْ وَأَجَازَهُمُ ٱلْوَادِيَ، وَأَجَازَ مَا كَانَ لَهُ. ٢٣ 23
In this way he sent them across the stream along with all his possessions.
فَبَقِيَ يَعْقُوبُ وَحْدَهُ، وَصَارَعَهُ إِنْسَانٌ حَتَّى طُلُوعِ ٱلْفَجْرِ. ٢٤ 24
Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.
وَلَمَّا رَأَى أَنَّهُ لَا يَقْدِرُ عَلَيْهِ، ضَرَبَ حُقَّ فَخْذِهِ، فَٱنْخَلَعَ حُقُّ فَخْذِ يَعْقُوبَ فِي مُصَارَعَتِهِ مَعَهُ. ٢٥ 25
When the man saw that he could not defeat him, he struck Jacob's hip. Jacob's hip was dislocated as he wrestled with him.
وَقَالَ: «أَطْلِقْنِي، لِأَنَّهُ قَدْ طَلَعَ ٱلْفَجْرُ». فَقَالَ: «لَا أُطْلِقُكَ إِنْ لَمْ تُبَارِكْنِي». ٢٦ 26
The man said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking.” Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”
فَقَالَ لَهُ: «مَا ٱسْمُكَ؟» فَقَالَ: «يَعْقُوبُ». ٢٧ 27
The man said to him, “What is your name?” Jacob said, “Jacob.”
فَقَالَ: «لَا يُدْعَى ٱسْمُكَ فِي مَا بَعْدُ يَعْقُوبَ بَلْ إِسْرَائِيلَ، لِأَنَّكَ جَاهَدْتَ مَعَ ٱللهِ وَٱلنَّاسِ وَقَدَرْتَ». ٢٨ 28
The man said, “Your name will no longer be called Jacob, but Israel. For you have struggled with God and with men and have prevailed.”
وَسَأَلَ يَعْقُوبُ وَقَالَ: «أَخْبِرْنِي بِٱسْمِكَ». فَقَالَ: «لِمَاذَا تَسْأَلُ عَنِ ٱسْمِي؟». وَبَارَكَهُ هُنَاكَ. ٢٩ 29
Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.” He said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” Then he blessed him there.
فَدَعَا يَعْقُوبُ ٱسْمَ ٱلْمَكَانِ «فَنِيئِيلَ» قَائِلًا: «لِأَنِّي نَظَرْتُ ٱللهَ وَجْهًا لِوَجْهٍ، وَنُجِّيَتْ نَفْسِي». ٣٠ 30
Jacob called the name of the place Peniel for he said, “I have seen God face to face, and my life is delivered.”
وَأَشْرَقَتْ لَهُ ٱلشَّمْسُ إِذْ عَبَرَ فَنُوئِيلَ وَهُوَ يَخْمَعُ عَلَى فَخْذِهِ. ٣١ 31
The sun rose on Jacob as he passed Peniel. He was limping because of his hip.
لِذَلِكَ لَا يَأْكُلُ بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ عِرْقَ ٱلنَّسَا ٱلَّذِي عَلَى حُقِّ ٱلْفَخْذِ إِلَى هَذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ، لِأَنَّهُ ضَرَبَ حُقَّ فَخْذِ يَعْقُوبَ عَلَى عِرْقِ ٱلنَّسَا. ٣٢ 32
That is why to this day the people of Israel do not eat the ligaments of the hip which are at the hip joint, because the man injured those ligaments while dislocating Jacob's hip.