حَبَقُّوق 1

اَلْوَحْيُ ٱلَّذِي رَآهُ حَبَقُّوقُ ٱلنَّبِيُّ. ١ 1
The message that Habakkuk the prophet received,
حَتَّى مَتَى يَارَبُّ أَدْعُو وَأَنْتَ لَا تَسْمَعُ؟ أَصْرُخُ إِلَيْكَ مِنَ ٱلظُّلْمِ وَأَنْتَ لَا تُخَلِّصُ؟ ٢ 2
“Yahweh, how long will I cry for help, and you will not hear? I cry out to you, 'Violence!' but you will not save.
لِمَ تُرِينِي إِثْمًا، وَتُبْصِرُ جَوْرًا؟ وَقُدَّامِي ٱغْتِصَابٌ وَظُلْمٌ وَيَحْدُثُ خِصَامٌ وَتَرْفَعُ ٱلْمُخَاصَمَةُ نَفْسَهَا. ٣ 3
Why do you make me see iniquity and look upon wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and contention rises up.
لِذَلِكَ جَمَدَتِ ٱلشَّرِيعَةُ وَلَا يَخْرُجُ ٱلْحُكْمُ بَتَّةً، لِأَنَّ ٱلشِّرِّيرَ يُحِيطُ بِٱلصِّدِّيقِ، فَلِذَلِكَ يَخْرُجُ ٱلْحُكْمُ مُعْوَجًّا. ٤ 4
Therefore the law is weakened, and justice does not last for any time. For the wicked surround the righteous; therefore false justice goes out.”
«اُنْظُرُوا بَيْنَ ٱلْأُمَمِ، وَأَبْصِرُوا وَتَحَيَّرُوا حَيْرَةً. لِأَنِّي عَامِلٌ عَمَلًا فِي أَيَّامِكُمْ لَا تُصَدِّقُونَ بِهِ إِنْ أُخْبِرَ بِهِ. ٥ 5
“Look at the nations and examine them; be amazed and astonished! For I am surely about to do something in your days that you will not believe when it is reported to you.
فَهَأَنَذَا مُقِيمٌ ٱلْكَلْدَانِيِّينَ ٱلْأُمَّةَ ٱلْمُرَّةَ ٱلْقَاحِمَةَ ٱلسَّالِكَةَ فِي رِحَابِ ٱلْأَرْضِ لِتَمْلِكَ مَسَاكِنَ لَيْسَتْ لَهَا. ٦ 6
For look! I am about to raise up the Chaldeans—that fierce and impetuous nation— they are marching throughout the breadth of the land to seize homes that were not their own.
هِيَ هَائِلَةٌ وَمَخُوفَةٌ. مِنْ قِبَلِ نَفْسِهَا يَخْرُجُ حُكْمُهَا وَجَلَالُهَا. ٧ 7
They are terrifying and fearsome; their judgment and splendor proceed from themselves.
وَخَيْلُهَا أَسْرَعُ مِنَ ٱلنُّمُورِ، وَأَحَدُّ مِنْ ذِئَابِ ٱلْمَسَاءِ. وَفُرْسَانُهَا يَنْتَشِرُونَ، وَفُرْسَانُهَا يَأْتُونَ مِنْ بَعِيدٍ، وَيَطِيرُونَ كَٱلنَّسْرِ ٱلْمُسْرِعِ إِلَى ٱلْأَكْلِ. ٨ 8
Their horses also are swifter than leopards, quicker than the evening wolves. So their horses stamp, and their horsemen come from a great distance—they fly like an eagle hurrying to eat.
يَأْتُونَ كُلُّهُمْ لِلظُّلْمِ. مَنْظَرُ وُجُوهِهِمْ إِلَى قُدَّامٍ، وَيَجْمَعُونَ سَبْيًا كَٱلرَّمْلِ. ٩ 9
They all come for violence; their multitudes go like the desert wind, and they gather captives like sand.
وَهِيَ تَسْخَرُ مِنَ ٱلْمُلُوكِ، وَٱلرُّؤَسَاءُ ضُحْكَةٌ لَهَا. وَتَضْحَكُ عَلَى كُلِّ حِصْنٍ، وَتُكَوِّمُ ٱلتُّرَابَ وَتَأْخُذُهُ. ١٠ 10
So they mock kings, and rulers are only a mockery for them. They laugh at every stronghold, for they heap up earth and take them.
ثُمَّ تَتَعَدَّى رُوحُهَا فَتَعْبُرُ وَتَأْثَمُ. هَذِهِ قُوَّتُهَا إِلَهُهَا». ١١ 11
Then the wind will rush on; it will move past—guilty men, those whose might is their god.”
أَلَسْتَ أَنْتَ مُنْذُ ٱلْأَزَلِ يَارَبُّ إِلَهِي قُدُّوسِي؟ لَا نَمُوتُ. يَارَبُّ لِلْحُكْمِ جَعَلْتَهَا، وَيَا صَخْرُ لِلتَّأْدِيبِ أَسَّسْتَهَا. ١٢ 12
“Are you not from ancient times, Yahweh my God, my Holy One? We will not die. Yahweh has ordained them for judgment, and you, Rock, have established them for correction.
عَيْنَاكَ أَطْهَرُ مِنْ أَنْ تَنْظُرَا ٱلشَّرَّ، وَلَا تَسْتَطِيعُ ٱلنَّظَرَ إِلَى ٱلْجَوْرِ، فَلِمَ تَنْظُرُ إِلَى ٱلنَّاهِبِينَ، وَتَصْمُتُ حِينَ يَبْلَعُ ٱلشِّرِّيرُ مَنْ هُوَ أَبَرُّ مِنْهُ؟ ١٣ 13
Your eyes are too pure to gaze upon evil, and you are not able to look on wrongdoing with favor; why then have you looked favorably on those who betray? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than they are?
وَتَجْعَلُ ٱلنَّاسَ كَسَمَكِ ٱلْبَحْرِ، كَدَبَّابَاتٍ لَا سُلْطَانَ لَهَا. ١٤ 14
You make men like fish in the sea, like creeping things without a ruler over them.
تُطْلِعُ ٱلْكُلَّ بِشِصِّهَا، وَتَصْطَادُهُمْ بِشَبَكَتِهَا وَتَجْمَعُهُمْ فِي مِصْيَدَتِهَا، فَلِذَلِكَ تَفْرَحُ وَتَبْتَهِجُ. ١٥ 15
He brings all of them up with a fishhook; he drags men away in his fishnet; he gathers them together in his dragnet; so he rejoices and he is glad.
لِذَلِكَ تَذْبَحُ لِشَبَكَتِهَا، وَتُبَخِّرُ لِمِصْيَدَتِهَا، لِأَنَّهُ بِهِمَا سَمِنَ نَصِيبُهَا، وَطَعَامُهَا مُسَمَّنٌ. ١٦ 16
Therefore he sacrifices to his net and burns incense to his dragnet, for by his net he lives in luxury, and his food is the richest kind.
أَفَلِأَجْلِ هَذَا تَفْرَغُ شَبَكَتُهَا وَلَا تَعْفُو عَنْ قَتْلِ ٱلْأُمَمِ دَائِمًا؟ ١٧ 17
Will he therefore keep emptying his net, and will he continually slaughter the nations without mercy?”