يوئيل 1

قَوْلُ ٱلرَّبِّ ٱلَّذِي صَارَ إِلَى يُوئِيلَ بْنِ فَثُوئِيلَ:١1
The Lord's message that came to Joel, son of Pethuel.
اِسْمَعُوا هَذَا أَيُّهَا ٱلشُّيُوخُ، وَأَصْغُوا يَا جَمِيعَ سُكَّانِ ٱلْأَرْضِ! هَلْ حَدَثَ هَذَا فِي أَيَّامِكُمْ، أَوْ فِي أَيَّامِ آبَائِكُمْ؟٢2
Hear this, elders, pay attention, all inhabitants of the land, Has anything like this happened in your days, or in the days of your ancestors?
أَخْبِرُوا بَنِيكُمْ عَنْهُ، وَبَنُوكُمْ بَنِيهِمْ، وَبَنُوهُمْ دَوْرًا آخَرَ.٣3
Recount it to your children; let your children tell it to their children, and their children to the generation that follows.
فَضْلَةُ ٱلْقَمَصِ أَكَلَهَا ٱلزَّحَّافُ، وَفَضْلَةُ ٱلزَّحَّافِ أَكَلَهَا ٱلْغَوْغَاءُ، وَفَضْلَةُ ٱلْغَوْغَاءِ أَكَلَهَا ٱلطَّيَّارُ.٤4
That which the cutting locust has left, the swarming locust has eaten, that which the swarming locust has left, the hopping locust has eaten, and that which the hopping locust has left, the destroying locust has eaten.
اِصْحُوا أَيُّهَا ٱلسَّكَارَى، وَٱبْكُوا وَوَلْوِلُوا يَا جَمِيعَ شَارِبِي ٱلْخَمْرِ عَلَى ٱلْعَصِيرِ لِأَنَّهُ ٱنْقَطَعَ عَنْ أَفْوَاهِكُمْ.٥5
Awake, drunkards, and weep, and wail, all drinkers of wine; the new wine is cut off from your mouth.
إِذْ قَدْ صَعِدَتْ عَلَى أَرْضِي أُمَّةٌ قَوِيَّةٌ بِلَا عَدَدٍ، أَسْنَانُهَا أَسْنَانُ ٱلْأَسَدِ، وَلَهَا أَضْرَاسُ ٱللَّبْوَةِ.٦6
For a nation has come up on my land, powerful, and numberless; its teeth are the teeth of a lion, and its jaw-teeth are like those of a lioness.
جَعَلَتْ كَرْمَتِي خَرِبَةً وَتِينَتِي مُتَهَشَّمَةً. قَدْ قَشَرَتْهَا وَطَرَحَتْهَا فَٱبْيَضَّتْ قُضْبَانُهَا.٧7
It has laid waste my vines, and barked my fig-tree; it has peeled and cast it away, bleached are the branches.
نُوحِي يَا أَرْضِي كَعَرُوسٍ مُؤْتَزِرَةٍ بِمَسْحٍ مِنْ أَجْلِ بَعْلِ صِبَاهَا.٨8
Wail as a bride, clad in sack-cloth, for the husband of her youth.
ٱنْقَطَعَتِ ٱلتَّقْدِمَةُ وَٱلسَّكِيبُ عَنْ بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ. نَاحَتِ ٱلْكَهَنَةُ خُدَّامُ ٱلرَّبِّ.٩9
Cut off are the cereal and drink-offerings from the house of the Lord; in mourning are the priests, who minister at the Lord's altar.
تَلِفَ ٱلْحَقْلُ، نَاحَتِ ٱلْأَرْضُ لِأَنَّهُ قَدْ تَلِفَ ٱلْقَمْحُ، جَفَّ ٱلْمِسْطَارُ، ذَبُلَ ٱلزَّيْتُ.١٠10
The fields are blasted, the land is in mourning, for ruined is the grain, the new wine fails and the oil is dried up.
خَجِلَ ٱلْفَلَّاحُونَ، وَلْوَلَ ٱلْكَرَّامُونَ عَلَى ٱلْحِنْطَةِ وَعَلَى ٱلشَّعِيرِ، لِأَنَّهُ قَدْ تَلِفَ حَصِيدُ ٱلْحَقْلِ.١١11
Be dismayed, farmers; wail, vine-dressers. For the wheat and the barley; for the harvest is lost from the fields.
اَلْجَفْنَةُ يَبِسَتْ، وَٱلتِّينَةُ ذَبُلَتْ. اَلرُّمَّانَةُ وَٱلنَّخْلَةُ وَٱلتُّفَّاحَةُ، كُلُّ أَشْجَارِ ٱلْحَقْلِ يَبِسَتْ. إِنَّهُ قَدْ يَبِسَتِ ٱلْبَهْجَةُ مِنْ بَنِي ٱلْبَشَرِ.١٢12
The vine fails to bear fruit, and the fig-tree is drooping; the pomegranate, palm, and apple, all the trees of the field are dried up. The people's joy withers.
تَنَطَّقُوا وَنُوحُوا أَيُّهَا ٱلْكَهَنَةُ. وَلْوِلُوا يَا خُدَّامَ ٱلْمَذْبَحِ. ٱدْخُلُوا بِيتُوا بِٱلْمُسُوحِ يَا خُدَّامَ إِلَهِي، لِأَنَّهُ قَدِ ٱمْتَنَعَ عَنْ بَيْتِ إِلَهِكُمُ ٱلتَّقْدِمَةُ وَٱلسَّكِيبُ.١٣13
Put on sackcloth, and beat your breasts, priests; wail, ministers of the altar; come, lie all night in sack-cloth, ministers of God; for cereal-offering and drink-offering are cut off from the house of your God.
قَدِّسُوا صَوْمًا. نَادُوا بِٱعْتِكَافٍ. ٱجْمَعُوا ٱلشُّيُوخَ، جَمِيعَ سُكَّانِ ٱلْأَرْضِ إِلَى بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِكُمْ وَٱصْرُخُوا إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ.١٤14
Sanctify a fast, summon an assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the Lord your God, cry to the Lord:
آهِ عَلَى ٱلْيَوْمِ! لِأَنَّ يَوْمَ ٱلرَّبِّ قَرِيبٌ. يَأْتِي كَخَرَابٍ مِنَ ٱلْقَادِرِ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ.١٥15
Alas for the day! Near at hand is the day of the Lord, and as destruction from the Almighty it comes.
أَمَا ٱنْقَطَعَ ٱلطَّعَامُ تُجَاهَ عُيُونِنَا؟ ٱلْفَرَحُ وَٱلِٱبْتِهَاجُ عَنْ بَيْتِ إِلَهِنَا؟١٦16
Is not food cut off from before us, gladness and joy from the house of our God?
عَفَّنَتِ ٱلْحُبُوبُ تَحْتَ مَدَرِهَا. خَلَتِ ٱلْأَهْرَاءُ. ٱنْهَدَمَتِ ٱلْمَخَازِنُ لِأَنَّهُ قَدْ يَبِسَ ٱلْقَمْحُ.١٧17
The grains shrivel under their hoes, the storehouses are desolate, the barns broken down, for the grain is withered.
كَمْ تَئِنُّ ٱلْبَهَائِمُ! هَامَتْ قُطْعَانُ ٱلْبَقَرِ لِأَنْ لَيْسَ لَهَا مَرْعًى. حَتَّى قُطْعَانُ ٱلْغَنَمِ تَفْنَى.١٨18
How the herds of cattle bellow in distress, for they have no pasture! The flocks of sheep are forlorn.
إِلَيْكَ يَارَبُّ أَصْرُخُ، لِأَنَّ نَارًا قَدْ أَكَلَتْ مَرَاعِيَ ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ، وَلَهِيبًا أَحْرَقَ جَمِيعَ أَشْجَارِ ٱلْحَقْلِ.١٩19
To you, the Lord, I cry. For fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and flame has scorched all the trees of the field.
حَتَّى بَهَائِمُ ٱلصَّحْرَاءِ تَنْظُرُ إِلَيْكَ، لِأَنَّ جَدَاوِلَ ٱلْمِيَاهِ قَدْ جَفَّتْ، وَٱلنَّارَ أَكَلَتْ مَرَاعِيَ ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ.٢٠20
The wild animals also look up to you longingly, for the water-courses are dried up, and fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness.