إِشَعْيَاءَ 40

عَزُّوا، عَزُّوا شَعْبِي، يَقُولُ إِلَهُكُمْ. ١ 1
“Comfort, comfort my people,” says your God.
طَيِّبُوا قَلْبَ أُورُشَلِيمَ وَنَادُوهَا بِأَنَّ جِهَادَهَا قَدْ كَمُلَ، أَنَّ إِثْمَهَا قَدْ عُفِيَ عَنْهُ، أَنَّهَا قَدْ قَبِلَتْ مِنْ يَدِ ٱلرَّبِّ ضِعْفَيْنِ عَنْ كُلِّ خَطَايَاهَا. ٢ 2
“Speak tenderly to Jerusalem; and proclaim to her that her warfare has ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received double from Yahweh's hand for all her sins.”
صَوْتُ صَارِخٍ فِي ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ: «أَعِدُّوا طَرِيقَ ٱلرَّبِّ. قَوِّمُوا فِي ٱلْقَفْرِ سَبِيلًا لِإِلَهِنَا. ٣ 3
A voice cries out, “In the wilderness prepare the way of Yahweh; make straight in the Arabah a highway for our God.”
كُلُّ وَطَاءٍ يَرْتَفِعُ، وَكُلُّ جَبَلٍ وَأَكَمَةٍ يَنْخَفِضُ، وَيَصِيرُ ٱلْمُعْوَجُّ مُسْتَقِيمًا، وَٱلْعَرَاقِيبُ سَهْلًا. ٤ 4
Every valley will be lifted up, and every mountain and hill will be leveled; and the rugged land will be made level, and the rough places a plain;
فَيُعْلَنُ مَجْدُ ٱلرَّبِّ وَيَرَاهُ كُلُّ بَشَرٍ جَمِيعًا، لِأَنَّ فَمَ ٱلرَّبِّ تَكَلَّمَ». ٥ 5
and the glory of Yahweh will be revealed, and all people will see it together; for the mouth of Yahweh has spoken it.
صَوْتُ قَائِلٍ: «نَادِ». فَقَالَ: «بِمَاذَا أُنَادِي؟» «كُلُّ جَسَدٍ عُشْبٌ، وَكُلُّ جَمَالِهِ كَزَهْرِ ٱلْحَقْلِ. ٦ 6
A voice says, “Cry.” Another answers, “What should I cry?” “All flesh is grass, and all their covenant faithfulness is like the flower of the field.
يَبِسَ ٱلْعُشْبُ، ذَبُلَ ٱلزَّهْرُ، لِأَنَّ نَفْخَةَ ٱلرَّبِّ هَبَّتْ عَلَيْهِ. حَقًّا ٱلشَّعْبُ عُشْبٌ! ٧ 7
The grass withers and the flower wilts when the breath of Yahweh blows on it; surely humanity is grass.
يَبِسَ ٱلْعُشْبُ، ذَبُلَ ٱلزَّهْرُ. وَأَمَّا كَلِمَةُ إِلَهِنَا فَتَثْبُتُ إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ». ٨ 8
The grass withers, the flower wilts, but the word of our God will stand forever.”
عَلَى جَبَلٍ عَالٍ ٱصْعَدِي، يَا مُبَشِّرَةَ صِهْيَوْنَ. ٱرْفَعِي صَوْتَكِ بِقُوَّةٍ، يَا مُبَشِّرَةَ أُورُشَلِيمَ. ٱرْفَعِي لَا تَخَافِي. قُولِي لِمُدُنِ يَهُوذَا: «هُوَذَا إِلَهُكِ. ٩ 9
Go up on a high mountain, Zion, bearer of good news. Shout out loud, Jerusalem. You who bring good news, raise your voice, do not be afraid. Say to the cities of Judah, “Here is your God!”
هُوَذَا ٱلسَّيِّدُ ٱلرَّبُّ بِقُوَّةٍ يَأْتِي وَذِرَاعُهُ تَحْكُمُ لَهُ. هُوَذَا أُجْرَتُهُ مَعَهُ وَعُمْلَتُهُ قُدَّامَهُ. ١٠ 10
Look, the Lord Yahweh comes as a victorious warrior, and his strong arm rules for him. See, his reward is with him, and those he has rescued go before him.
كَرَاعٍ يَرْعَى قَطِيعَهُ. بِذِرَاعِهِ يَجْمَعُ ٱلْحُمْلَانَ، وَفِي حِضْنِهِ يَحْمِلُهَا، وَيَقُودُ ٱلْمُرْضِعَاتِ». ١١ 11
He will feed his flock like a shepherd, he will gather in his arm the lambs, and carry them close to his heart, and will gently lead the ewes nursing their young.
مَنْ كَالَ بِكَفِّهِ ٱلْمِيَاهَ، وَقَاسَ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ بِٱلشِّبْرِ، وَكَالَ بِٱلْكَيْلِ تُرَابَ ٱلْأَرْضِ، وَوَزَنَ ٱلْجِبَالَ بِٱلْقَبَّانِ، وَٱلْآكَامَ بِٱلْمِيزَانِ؟ ١٢ 12
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, measured the sky with the span of his hand, held the dust of the earth in a basket, weighed the mountains in scales, or the hills in a balance?
مَنْ قَاسَ رُوحَ ٱلرَّبِّ، وَمَنْ مُشِيرُهُ يُعَلِّمُهُ؟ ١٣ 13
Who has comprehended the mind of Yahweh, or instructed him as his counselor?
مَنِ ٱسْتَشَارَهُ فَأَفْهَمَهُ وَعَلَّمَهُ فِي طَرِيقِ ٱلْحَقِّ، وَعَلَّمَهُ مَعْرِفَةً وَعَرَّفَهُ سَبِيلَ ٱلْفَهْمِ.؟ ١٤ 14
From whom did he ever receive instruction? Who taught him the correct way to do things, and taught him knowledge, or showed to him the way of understanding?
هُوَذَا ٱلْأُمَمُ كَنُقْطَةٍ مِنْ دَلْوٍ، وَكَغُبَارِ ٱلْمِيزَانِ تُحْسَبُ. هُوَذَا ٱلْجَزَائِرُ يَرْفَعُهَا كَدُقَّةٍ! ١٥ 15
Look, the nations are like a drop in a bucket, and are regarded like the dust on the scales; see, he weighs the isles as a speck.
وَلُبْنَانُ لَيْسَ كَافِيًا لِلْإِيقَادِ، وَحَيَوَانُهُ لَيْسَ كَافِيًا لِمُحْرَقَةٍ. ١٦ 16
Lebanon is not sufficient fuel, nor its wild animals sufficient for a burnt offering.
كُلُّ ٱلْأُمَمِ كَلَا شَيْءٍ قُدَّامَهُ. مِنَ ٱلْعَدَمِ وَٱلْبَاطِلِ تُحْسَبُ عِنْدَهُ. ١٧ 17
All the nations are insufficient before him; they are regarded by him as nothing.
فَبِمَنْ تُشَبِّهُونَ ٱللهَ، وَأَيَّ شَبَهٍ تُعَادِلُونَ بِهِ؟ ١٨ 18
To whom then will you compare God? To what idol will you liken him?
اَلصَّنَمُ يَسْبِكُهُ ٱلصَّانِعُ، وَٱلصَّائِغُ يُغَشِّيهِ بِذَهَبٍ وَيَصُوغُ سَلَاسِلَ فِضَّةٍ. ١٩ 19
An idol! A craftsman casts it: The goldsmith overlays it with gold and forges silver chains for it.
ٱلْفَقِيرُ عَنِ ٱلتَّقْدِمَةِ يَنْتَخِبُ خَشَبًا لَا يُسَوِّسُ، يَطْلُبُ لَهُ صَانِعًا مَاهِرًا لِيَنْصُبَ صَنَمًا لَا يَتَزَعْزَعُ! ٢٠ 20
To make an offering one chooses a wood that will not rot; he seeks a skillful artisan to make an idol that will not fall over.
أَلَا تَعْلَمُونَ؟ أَلَا تَسْمَعُونَ؟ أَلَمْ تُخْبَرُوا مِنَ ٱلْبَدَاءَةِ؟ أَلَمْ تَفْهَمُوا مِنْ أَسَاسَاتِ ٱلْأَرْضِ؟ ٢١ 21
Have you not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
ٱلْجَالِسُ عَلَى كُرَةِ ٱلْأَرْضِ وَسُكَّانُهَا كَٱلْجُنْدُبِ. ٱلَّذِي يَنْشُرُ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ كَسَرَادِقَ، وَيَبْسُطُهَا كَخَيْمَةٍ لِلسَّكَنِ. ٢٢ 22
He is the one who sits above the horizon of the earth; and the inhabitants are like grasshoppers before him. He stretches out the heavens like a curtain and spreads them out as a tent to live in.
ٱلَّذِي يَجْعَلُ ٱلْعُظَمَاءَ لَا شَيْئًا، وَيُصَيِّرُ قُضَاةَ ٱلْأَرْضِ كَٱلْبَاطِلِ. ٢٣ 23
He reduces rulers to nothing and makes the rulers of the earth insignificant.
لَمْ يُغْرَسُوا بَلْ لَمْ يُزْرَعُوا وَلَمْ يَتَأَصَّلْ فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ سَاقُهُمْ. فَنَفَخَ أَيْضًا عَلَيْهِمْ فَجَفُّوا، وَٱلْعَاصِفُ كَٱلْعَصْفِ يَحْمِلُهُمْ. ٢٤ 24
They are barely planted, barely sown, their stem has barely taken root in the earth, when he blows upon them and they wither, and the wind carries them away like straw.
«فَبِمَنْ تُشَبِّهُونَنِي فَأُسَاوِيَهُ؟» يَقُولُ ٱلْقُدُّوسُ. ٢٥ 25
“To whom then will you compare me, whom do I resemble?” says the Holy One.
ٱرْفَعُوا إِلَى ٱلْعَلَاءِ عُيُونَكُمْ وَٱنْظُرُوا، مَنْ خَلَقَ هَذِهِ؟ مَنِ ٱلَّذِي يُخْرِجُ بِعَدَدٍ جُنْدَهَا، يَدْعُو كُلَّهَا بِأَسْمَاءٍ؟ لِكَثْرَةِ ٱلْقُوَّةِ وَكَوْنِهِ شَدِيدَ ٱلْقُدْرَةِ لَا يُفْقَدُ أَحَدٌ. ٢٦ 26
Look up at the sky! Who has created all these stars? He leads out their formations and calls them all by name. By the greatness of his might and by the strength of his power, not one is missing.
لِمَاذَا تَقُولُ يَا يَعْقُوبُ وَتَتَكَلَّمُ يَا إِسْرَائِيلُ: «قَدِ ٱخْتَفَتْ طَرِيقِي عَنِ ٱلرَّبِّ وَفَاتَ حَقِّي إِلَهِي»؟ ٢٧ 27
Why do you say, Jacob, and declare, Israel, “My way is hidden from Yahweh, and my God is not concerned about my vindication”?
أَمَا عَرَفْتَ أَمْ لَمْ تَسْمَعْ؟ إِلَهُ ٱلدَّهْرِ ٱلرَّبُّ خَالِقُ أَطْرَافِ ٱلْأَرْضِ لَا يَكِلُّ وَلَا يَعْيَا. لَيْسَ عَنْ فَهْمِهِ فَحْصٌ. ٢٨ 28
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, Yahweh, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not get tired or weary; there is no limit to his understanding.
يُعْطِي ٱلْمُعْيِيَ قُدْرَةً، وَلِعَدِيمِ ٱلْقُوَّةِ يُكَثِّرُ شِدَّةً. ٢٩ 29
He gives strength to the tired; and to the weak he gives renewed energy.
اَلْغِلْمَانُ يُعْيُونَ وَيَتْعَبُونَ، وَٱلْفِتْيَانُ يَتَعَثَّرُونَ تَعَثُّرًا. ٣٠ 30
Even young people become tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall:
وَأَمَّا مُنْتَظِرُو ٱلرَّبِّ فَيُجَدِّدُونَ قُوَّةً. يَرْفَعُونَ أَجْنِحَةً كَٱلنُّسُورِ. يَرْكُضُونَ وَلَا يَتْعَبُونَ. يَمْشُونَ وَلَا يُعْيُونَ. ٣١ 31
but those who wait for Yahweh will renew their strength; they will soar with wings like eagles; they will run and not be weary; they will walk and not faint.