هُوشَع 12

«أَفْرَايِمُ رَاعِي ٱلرِّيحِ، وَتَابِعُ ٱلرِّيحِ ٱلشَّرْقِيَّةِ. كُلَّ يَوْمٍ يُكَثِّرُ ٱلْكَذِبَ وَٱلِٱغْتِصَابَ، وَيَقْطَعُونَ مَعَ أَشُّورَ عَهْدًا، وَٱلزَّيْتُ إِلَى مِصْرَ يُجْلَبُ. ١ 1
Ephraim feeds on the wind and follows after the east wind. He continually multiplies lies and violence. They make a covenant with Assyria and carry olive oil to Egypt.
فَلِلرَّبِّ خِصَامٌ مَعَ يَهُوذَا، وَهُوَ مُزْمِعٌ أَنْ يُعَاقِبَ يَعْقُوبَ بِحَسَبِ طُرُقِهِ. بِحَسَبِ أَفْعَالِهِ يَرُدُّ عَلَيْهِ. ٢ 2
Yahweh also has a lawsuit against Judah and will punish Jacob for what he has done; he will repay him for his deeds.
«فِي ٱلْبَطْنِ قَبَضَ بِعَقِبِ أَخِيهِ، وَبِقُوَّتِهِ جَاهَدَ مَعَ ٱللهِ. ٣ 3
In the womb Jacob grasped his brother by the heel, and in his manhood he struggled with God.
جَاهَدَ مَعَ ٱلْمَلَاكِ وَغَلَبَ. بَكَى وَٱسْتَرْحَمَهُ. وَجَدَهُ فِي بَيْتِ إِيلَ وَهُنَاكَ تَكَلَّمَ مَعَنَا. ٤ 4
He struggled with the angel and won. He wept and begged for his favor. He met God at Bethel; there God spoke with him.
وَٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ ٱلْجُنُودِ يَهْوَهُ ٱسْمُهُ. ٥ 5
This is Yahweh, the God of hosts; “Yahweh” is his name to be called on.
وَأَنْتَ فَٱرْجِعْ إِلَى إِلَهِكَ. اِحْفَظِ ٱلرَّحْمَةَ وَٱلْحَقَّ، وَٱنْتَظِرْ إِلَهَكَ دَائِمًا. ٦ 6
So turn to your God. Keep covenantal faithfulness and justice, and wait continually for your God.
«مِثْلُ ٱلْكَنْعَانِيِّ فِي يَدِهِ مَوَازِينُ ٱلْغِشِّ. يُحِبُّ أَنْ يَظْلِمَ. ٧ 7
The merchants have false scales in their hands; they love to defraud.
فَقَالَ أَفْرَايِمُ: إِنِّي صِرْتُ غَنِيًّا. وَجَدْتُ لِنَفْسِي ثَرْوَةً. جَمِيعُ أَتْعَابِي لَا يَجِدُونَ لِي فِيهَا ذَنْبًا هُوَ خَطِيَّةٌ. ٨ 8
Ephraim said, “I have certainly become very rich; I have found wealth for myself. In all my work they will not find any iniquity in me, anything that would be sin.”
وَأَنَا ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُكَ مِنْ أَرْضِ مِصْرَ حَتَّى أُسْكِنَكَ ٱلْخِيَامَ كَأَيَّامِ ٱلْمَوْسِمِ. ٩ 9
“I am Yahweh your God from the land of Egypt. I will again make you live in tents, as in the days of the appointed festival.
وَكَلَّمْتُ ٱلْأَنْبِيَاءَ وَكَثَّرْتُ ٱلرُّؤَى، وَبِيَدِ ٱلْأَنْبِيَاءِ مَثَّلْتُ أَمْثَالًا». ١٠ 10
I spoke to the prophets, and I gave them many visions for you. By the hand of the prophets I gave parables.”
إِنَّهُمْ فِي جِلْعَادَ قَدْ صَارُوا إِثْمًا، بُطْلًا لَا غَيْرُ. فِي ٱلْجِلْجَالِ ذَبَحُوا ثِيرَانًا، وَمَذَابِحُهُمْ كَرُجَمٍ فِي أَتْلَامِ ٱلْحَقْلِ. ١١ 11
If there is wickedness in Gilead, surely the people are worthless. In Gilgal they sacrifice bulls; their altars will be like heaps of stone in the furrows of the fields.
وَهَرَبَ يَعْقُوبُ إِلَى صَحْرَاءِ أَرَامَ، وَخَدَمَ إِسْرَائِيلُ لِأَجْلِ ٱمْرَأَةٍ، وَلِأَجْلِ ٱمْرَأَةٍ رَعَى. ١٢ 12
Jacob fled to the land of Aram; Israel worked in order to get a wife; and he kept flocks of sheep to get a wife.
وَبِنَبِيٍّ أَصْعَدَ ٱلرَّبُّ إِسْرَائِيلَ مِنْ مِصْرَ، وَبِنَبِيٍّ حُفِظَ. ١٣ 13
Yahweh brought Israel out of Egypt by a prophet, and by a prophet he took care of them.
أَغَاظَهُ إِسْرَائِيلُ بِمَرَارَةٍ، فَيَتْرُكُ دِمَاءَهُ عَلَيْهِ، وَيَرُدُّ سَيِّدُهُ عَارَهُ عَلَيْهِ. ١٤ 14
Ephraim has bitterly angered Yahweh. So his Lord will leave his blood on him and will turn back on him his disgrace.