إِشَعْيَاءَ 31

وَيْلٌ لِلَّذِينَ يَنْزِلُونَ إِلَى مِصْرَ لِلْمَعُونَةِ، وَيَسْتَنِدُونَ عَلَى ٱلْخَيْلِ وَيَتَوَكَّلُونَ عَلَى ٱلْمَرْكَبَاتِ لِأَنَّهَا كَثِيرَةٌ، وَعَلَى ٱلْفُرْسَانِ لِأَنَّهُمْ أَقْوِيَاءُ جِدًّا، وَلَا يَنْظُرُونَ إِلَى قُدُّوسِ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَلَا يَطْلُبُونَ ٱلرَّبَّ. ١ 1
Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and lean on horses, and trust in chariots (for they are many) and in horsemen (for they are countless). But they are not concerned about the Holy One of Israel, nor do they seek Yahweh!
وَهُوَ أَيْضًا حَكِيمٌ وَيَأْتِي بِٱلشَّرِّ وَلَا يَرْجِعُ بِكَلَامِهِ، وَيَقُومُ عَلَى بَيْتِ فَاعِلِي ٱلشَّرِّ وَعَلَى مَعُونَةِ فَاعِلِي ٱلْإِثْمِ. ٢ 2
Yet he is wise, and he will bring disaster and will not retract his words. He will arise against the evil house and against the helpers of those who commit sin.
وَأَمَّا ٱلْمِصْرِيُّونَ فَهُمْ أُنَاسٌ لَا آلِهَةٌ، وَخَيْلُهُمْ جَسَدٌ لَا رُوحٌ. وَٱلرَّبُّ يَمُدُّ يَدَهُ فَيَعْثُرُ ٱلْمُعِينُ، وَيَسْقُطُ ٱلْمُعَانُ وَيَفْنَيَانِ كِلَاهُمَا مَعًا. ٣ 3
Egypt is a man and not God, their horses flesh and not spirit. When Yahweh reaches out with his hand, both the one who helps will stumble, and the one who is helped will fall; both will perish together.
لِأَنَّهُ هَكَذَا قَالَ لِيَ ٱلرَّبُّ: «كَمَا يَهِرُّ فَوْقَ فَرِيسَتِهِ ٱلْأَسَدُ وَٱلشِّبْلُ ٱلَّذِي يُدْعَى عَلَيْهِ جَمَاعَةٌ مِنَ ٱلرُّعَاةِ وَهُوَ لَا يَرْتَاعُ مِنْ صَوْتِهِمْ وَلَا يَتَذَلَّلُ لِجُمْهُورِهِمْ، هَكَذَا يَنْزِلُ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ لِلْمُحَارَبَةِ عَنْ جَبَلِ صِهْيَوْنَ وَعَنْ أَكَمَتِهَا. ٤ 4
This is what Yahweh says to me, “As a lion, even a young lion, growls over its torn prey, when a group of shepherds is called out against it, but it does not tremble at their voices, nor creep away from their sound; thus Yahweh of hosts will descend to fight on Mount Zion, on that hill.
كَطُيُورٍ مُرِفَّةٍ هَكَذَا يُحَامِي رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ عَنْ أُورُشَلِيمَ. يُحَامِي فَيُنْقِذُ. يَعْفُو فَيُنَجِّي». ٥ 5
Like birds in flight, so Yahweh of hosts will protect Jerusalem; he will protect and rescue as he passes over it and preserves it.
اِرْجِعُوا إِلَى ٱلَّذِي ٱرْتَدَّ بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ عَنْهُ مُتَعَمِّقِينَ. ٦ 6
Return to him from whom you have deeply turned away, people of Israel.
لِأَنْ فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلْيَوْمِ يَرْفُضُونَ كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ أَوْثَانَ فِضَّتِهِ وَأَوْثَانَ ذَهَبِهِ ٱلَّتِي صَنَعَتْهَا لَكُمْ أَيْدِيكُمْ خَطِيئَةً. ٧ 7
For in that day each one will get rid of his idols of silver and his idols of gold that your own hands have sinfully made.
وَيَسْقُطُ أَشُّورُ بِسَيْفِ غَيْرِ رَجُلٍ، وَسَيْفُ غَيْرِ إِنْسَانٍ يَأْكُلُهُ، فَيَهْرُبُ مِنْ أَمَامِ ٱلسَّيْفِ، وَيَكُونُ مُخْتَارُوهُ تَحْتَ ٱلْجِزْيَةِ. ٨ 8
Assyria will fall by the sword; a sword not wielded by man will consume him. He will flee from the sword, and his young men will be forced to do hard labor.
وَصَخْرُهُ مِنَ ٱلْخَوْفِ يَزُولُ، وَمِنَ ٱلرَّايَةِ يَرْتَعِبُ رُؤَسَاؤُهُ، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ ٱلَّذِي لَهُ نَارٌ فِي صِهْيَوْنَ، وَلَهُ تَنُّورٌ فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ. ٩ 9
They will lose all confidence because of terror, and his princes will be afraid at the sight of Yahweh's battle flag— this is Yahweh's declaration—whose fire is in Zion and whose firepot is in Jerusalem.”