إِرْمِيَا 40

اَلْكَلِمَةُ ٱلَّتِي صَارَتْ إِلَى إِرْمِيَا مِنْ قِبَلِ ٱلرَّبِّ، بَعْدَ مَا أَرْسَلَهُ نَبُوزَرَادَانُ رَئِيسُ ٱلشُّرَطِ مِنَ ٱلرَّامَةِ، إِذْ أَخَذَهُ وَهُوَ مُقَيَّدٌ بِٱلسَّلَاسِلِ فِي وَسْطِ كُلِّ سَبْيِ أُورُشَلِيمَ وَيَهُوذَا ٱلَّذِينَ سُبُوا إِلَى بَابِلَ. ١ 1
The word came to Jeremiah from Yahweh after Nebuzaradan the commander of the king's bodyguards had released him at Ramah. He had found Jeremiah bound with chains among all the captives of Jerusalem and Judah who were being carried into exile to Babylon.
فَأَخَذَ رَئِيسُ ٱلشُّرَطِ إِرْمِيَا وَقَالَ لَهُ: «إِنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ إِلَهَكَ قَدْ تَكَلَّمَ بِهَذَا ٱلشَّرِّ عَلَى هَذَا ٱلْمَوْضِعِ. ٢ 2
The chief guard took Jeremiah and said to him, “Yahweh your God decreed this disaster for this place.
فَجَلَبَ ٱلرَّبُّ وَفَعَلَ كَمَا تَكَلَّمَ، لِأَنَّكُمْ قَدْ أَخْطَأْتُمْ إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ وَلَمْ تَسْمَعُوا لِصَوْتِهِ، فَحَدَثَ لَكُمْ هَذَا ٱلْأَمْرُ. ٣ 3
So Yahweh brought it about. He did just as he had decreed, since you people sinned against him and did not obey his voice. That is why this thing has happened to you people.
فَٱلْآنَ هَأَنَذَا أَحُلُّكَ ٱلْيَوْمَ مِنَ ٱلْقُيُودِ ٱلَّتِي عَلَى يَدِكَ. فَإِنْ حَسُنَ فِي عَيْنَيْكَ أَنْ تَأْتِيَ مَعِي إِلَى بَابِلَ فَتَعَالَ، فَأَجْعَلُ عَيْنَيَّ عَلَيْكَ. وَإِنْ قَبُحَ فِي عَيْنَيْكَ أَنْ تَأْتِيَ مَعِي إِلَى بَابِلَ فَٱمْتَنِعْ. اُنْظُرْ. كُلُّ ٱلْأَرْضِ هِيَ أَمَامَكَ، فَحَيْثُمَا حَسُنَ وَكَانَ مُسْتَقِيمًا فِي عَيْنَيْكَ أَنْ تَنْطَلِقَ فَٱنْطَلِقْ إِلَى هُنَاكَ». ٤ 4
But now look! I have released you today from the chains that were on your hands. If it is good in your eyes to come with me to Babylon, come, and I will take care of you. But if it is not good in your eyes to come with me to Babylon, then do not do so. Look at all the land before you. Go where it is good and right in your eyes to go.”
وَإِذْ كَانَ لَمْ يَرْجِعْ بَعْدُ، قَالَ: «ٱرْجِعْ إِلَى جَدَلْيَا بْنِ أَخِيقَامَ بْنِ شَافَانَ ٱلَّذِي أَقَامَهُ مَلِكُ بَابِلَ عَلَى مُدُنِ يَهُوذَا، وَأَقِمْ عِنْدَهُ فِي وَسْطِ ٱلشَّعْبِ، وَٱنْطَلِقْ إِلَى حَيْثُ كَانَ مُسْتَقِيمًا فِي عَيْنَيْكَ أَنْ تَنْطَلِقَ». وَأَعْطَاهُ رَئِيسُ ٱلشُّرَطِ زَادًا وَهَدِيَّةً وَأَطْلَقَهُ. ٥ 5
When Jeremiah did not reply, Nebuzaradan said, “Go to Gedaliah son of Ahikam son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon has put in charge of the cities of Judah. Stay with him among the people or go wherever it is good in your eyes to go.” The commander of the king's bodyguards gave him food and a gift, and then sent him away.
فَجَاءَ إِرْمِيَا إِلَى جَدَلْيَا بْنِ أَخِيقَامَ إِلَى ٱلْمِصْفَاةِ وَأَقَامَ عِنْدَهُ فِي وَسْطِ ٱلشَّعْبِ ٱلْبَاقِينَ فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ. ٦ 6
So Jeremiah went to Gedaliah son of Ahikam, at Mizpah. He stayed with him among the people who were left behind in the land.
فَلَمَّا سَمِعَ كُلُّ رُؤَسَاءِ ٱلْجُيُوشِ ٱلَّذِينَ فِي ٱلْحَقْلِ هُمْ وَرِجَالُهُمْ أَنَّ مَلِكَ بَابِلَ قَدْ أَقَامَ جَدَلْيَا بْنَ أَخِيقَامَ عَلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ، وَأَنَّهُ وَكَّلَهُ عَلَى ٱلرِّجَالِ وَٱلنِّسَاءِ وَٱلْأَطْفَالِ وَعَلَى فُقَرَاءِ ٱلْأَرْضِ ٱلَّذِينَ لَمْ يُسْبَوْا إِلَى بَابِلَ، ٧ 7
Now some commanders of Judean soldiers who were still in the countryside—they and their men—heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah son of Ahikam governor over the land. They also heard that he had put him in charge of the men, women, and children who were the poorest people in the land, those who had not been exiled to Babylon.
أَتَى إِلَى جَدَلْيَا إِلَى ٱلْمِصْفَاةِ: إِسْمَاعِيلُ بْنُ نَثَنْيَا، وَيُوحَانَانُ وَيُونَاثَانُ ٱبْنَا قَارِيحَ، وَسَرَايَا بْنُ تَنْحُومَثَ، وَبَنُو عِيفَايَ ٱلنَّطُوفَاتِيُّ، وَيَزَنْيَا ٱبْنُ ٱلْمَعْكِيِّ، هُمْ وَرِجَالُهُمْ. ٨ 8
So they went to Gedaliah at Mizpah. These men were Ishmael son of Nethaniah; Johanan and Jonathan, sons of Kareah; Seraiah son of Tanhumeth; the sons of Ephai the Netophathite; and Jaazaniah son of the Maakathite—they and their men.
فَحَلَفَ لَهُمْ جَدَلْيَا بْنُ أَخِيقَامَ بْنِ شَافَانَ وَلِرِجَالِهِمْ قَائِلًا: «لَا تَخَافُوا مِنْ أَنْ تَخْدِمُوا ٱلْكَلْدَانِيِّينَ. اُسْكُنُوا فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ، وَٱخْدِمُوا مَلِكَ بَابِلَ فَيُحْسَنَ إِلَيْكُمْ. ٩ 9
Gedaliah son of Ahikam son of Shaphan took an oath to them and to their men and said to them, “Do not be afraid to serve the Chaldean officials. Live in the land and serve the king of Babylon, and it will go well with you.
أَمَّا أَنَا فَهَأَنَذَا سَاكِنٌ فِي ٱلْمِصْفَاةِ لِأَقِفَ أَمَامَ ٱلْكَلْدَانِيِّينَ ٱلَّذِينَ يَأْتُونَ إِلَيْنَا. أَمَّا أَنْتُمْ فَٱجْمَعُوا خَمْرًا وَتِينًا وَزَيْتًا وَضَعُوا فِي أَوْعِيَتِكُمْ، وَٱسْكُنُوا فِي مُدُنِكُمُ ٱلَّتِي أَخَذْتُمُوهَا». ١٠ 10
Look, I am living in Mizpah to meet with the Chaldeans who came to us. So harvest wine, summer fruit, and oil and store them in your containers. Live in the cities that you have occupied.”
وَكَذَلِكَ كُلُّ ٱلْيَهُودِ ٱلَّذِينَ فِي مُوآبَ، وَبَيْنَ بَنِي عَمُّونَ، وَفِي أَدُومَ، وَٱلَّذِينَ فِي كُلِّ ٱلْأَرَاضِي، سَمِعُوا أَنَّ مَلِكَ بَابِلَ قَدْ جَعَلَ بَقِيَّةً لِيَهُوذَا، وَقَدْ أَقَامَ عَلَيْهِمْ جَدَلْيَا بْنَ أَخِيقَامَ بْنِ شَافَانَ، ١١ 11
Then all the Judeans in Moab, among the people of Ammon, and in Edom, and in every land heard that the king of Babylon had allowed a remnant of Judah to stay, that he had appointed Gedaliah son of Ahikam son of Shaphan over them.
فَرَجَعَ كُلُّ ٱلْيَهُودِ مِنْ كُلِّ ٱلْمَوَاضِعِ ٱلَّتِي طُوِّحُوا إِلَيْهَا وَأَتَوْا إِلَى أَرْضِ يَهُوذَا، إِلَى جَدَلْيَا، إِلَى ٱلْمِصْفَاةِ، وَجَمَعُوا خَمْرًا وَتِينًا كَثِيرًا جِدًّا. ١٢ 12
So all the Judeans returned from every place where they had been scattered. They came back to the land of Judah, to Gedaliah at Mizpah. They harvested wine and summer fruit in great abundance.
ثُمَّ إِنَّ يُوحَانَانَ بْنَ قَارِيحَ وَكُلَّ رُؤَسَاءِ ٱلْجُيُوشِ ٱلَّذِينَ فِي ٱلْحَقْلِ أَتَوْا إِلَى جَدَلْيَا إِلَى ٱلْمِصْفَاةِ، ١٣ 13
Johanan son of Kareah and all the army commanders in the countryside came to Gedaliah at Mizpah.
وَقَالُوا لَهُ: «أَتَعْلَمُ عِلْمًا أَنَّ بَعْلِيسَ مَلِكَ بَنِي عَمُّونَ قَدْ أَرْسَلَ إِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنَ نَثَنْيَا لِيَقْتُلَكَ؟» فَلَمْ يُصَدِّقْهُمْ جَدَلْيَا بْنُ أَخِيقَامَ. ١٤ 14
They said to him, “Do you realize that Baalis king of the people of Ammon sent Ishmael son of Nethaniah to murder you?” But Gedaliah son of Ahikim did not believe them.
فَكَلَّمَ يُوحَانَانُ بْنُ قَارِيحَ جَدَلْيَا سِرًّا فِي ٱلْمِصْفَاةِ قَائِلًا: «دَعْنِي أَنْطَلِقْ وَأَضْرِبْ إِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنَ نَثَنْيَا وَلَا يَعْلَمُ إِنْسَانٌ. لِمَاذَا يَقْتُلُكَ فَيَتَبَدَّدَ كُلُّ يَهُوذَا ٱلْمُجْتَمِعُ إِلَيْكَ، وَتَهْلِكَ بَقِيَّةُ يَهُوذَا؟». ١٥ 15
So Johanan son of Kareah spoke privately to Gedaliah in Mizpah and said, “Allow me to go kill Ishmael son of Nethaniah. No one will suspect me. Why should he kill you? Why allow all of Judah that has been gathered to you to be scattered and the remnant of Judah destroyed?”
فَقَالَ جَدَلْيَا بْنُ أَخِيقَامَ لِيُوحَانَانَ بْنِ قَارِيحَ: «لَا تَفْعَلْ هَذَا ٱلْأَمْرَ، لِأَنَّكَ إِنَّمَا تَتَكَلَّمُ بِٱلْكَذِبِ عَنْ إِسْمَاعِيلَ». ١٦ 16
But Gedaliah son of Ahikam said to Johanan son of Kareah, “Do not do this thing, for you are telling lies about Ishmael.”