يَشُوع 23

وَكَانَ غِبَّ أَيَّامٍ كَثِيرَةٍ، بَعْدَمَا أَرَاحَ ٱلرَّبُّ إِسْرَائِيلَ مِنْ أَعْدَائِهِمْ حَوَالَيْهِمْ، أَنَّ يَشُوعَ شَاخَ. تَقَدَّمَ فِي ٱلْأَيَّامِ. ١ 1
After many days, when Yahweh had given rest to Israel from all their enemies that around them, and Joshua was old and well advanced in years.
فَدَعَا يَشُوعُ جَمِيعَ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَشُيُوخَهُ وَرُؤَسَاءَهُ وَقُضَاتَهُ وَعُرَفَاءَهُ وَقَالَ لَهُمْ: «أَنَا قَدْ شِخْتُ. تَقَدَّمْتُ فِي ٱلْأَيَّامِ. ٢ 2
Joshua called for all Israel—for their elders, for their leaders, for their judges, and for their officers—and he said to them, “I am very old.
وَأَنْتُمْ قَدْ رَأَيْتُمْ كُلَّ مَا عَمِلَ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُكُمْ بِجَمِيعِ أُولَئِكَ ٱلشُّعُوبِ مِنْ أَجْلِكُمْ، لِأَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ إِلَهَكُمْ هُوَ ٱلْمُحَارِبُ عَنْكُمْ. ٣ 3
You have seen everything that Yahweh your God has done to all these nations for your sake, for it is Yahweh your God who has fought for you.
اُنْظُرُوا. قَدْ قَسَمْتُ لَكُمْ بِٱلْقُرْعَةِ هَؤُلَاءِ ٱلشُّعُوبَ ٱلْبَاقِينَ مُلْكًا حَسَبَ أَسْبَاطِكُمْ، مِنَ ٱلْأُرْدُنِّ وَجَمِيعِ ٱلشُّعُوبِ ٱلَّتِي قَرَضْتُهَا، وَٱلْبَحْرِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ نَحْوَ غُرُوبِ ٱلشَّمْسِ. ٤ 4
Look! I have assigned to you the nations that remain to be conquered as an inheritance for your tribes, along with all the nations I have already destroyed, from the Jordan to the Great Sea in the west.
وَٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُكُمْ هُوَ يَنْفِيهِمْ مِنْ أَمَامِكُمْ وَيَطْرُدُهُمْ مِنْ قُدَّامِكُمْ، فَتَمْلِكُونَ أَرْضَهُمْ كَمَا كَلَّمَكُمُ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُكُمْ. ٥ 5
Yahweh your God will drive them out. He will push them out from you. He will seize their land, and you will take possession of their land, just as Yahweh your God promised to you.
فَتَشَدَّدُوا جِدًّا لِتَحْفَظُوا وَتَعْمَلُوا كُلَّ ٱلْمَكْتُوبِ فِي سِفْرِ شَرِيعَةِ مُوسَى حَتَّى لَا تَحِيدُوا عَنْهَا يَمِينًا أَوْ شِمَالًا. ٦ 6
So be very strong, so that you keep and do all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, turning aside from it neither to the right hand nor to the left,
حَتَّى لَا تَدْخُلُوا إِلَى هَؤُلَاءِ ٱلشُّعُوبِ، أُولَئِكَ ٱلْبَاقِينَ مَعَكُمْ، وَلَا تَذْكُرُوا ٱسْمَ آلِهَتِهِمْ، وَلَا تَحْلِفُوا بِهَا، وَلَا تَعْبُدُوهَا، وَلَا تَسْجُدُوا لَهَا. ٧ 7
so you may not mix with these nations that remain among you or mention the names of their gods, swear by them, worship them, or bow down to them.
وَلَكِنِ ٱلْصَقُوا بِٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِكُمْ كَمَا فَعَلْتُمْ إِلَى هَذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ. ٨ 8
Instead, you must cling to Yahweh your God just as you have done to this day.
قَدْ طَرَدَ ٱلرَّبُّ مِنْ أَمَامِكُمْ شُعُوبًا عَظِيمَةً وَقَوِيَّةً، وَأَمَّا أَنْتُمْ فَلَمْ يَقِفْ أَحَدٌ قُدَّامَكُمْ إِلَى هَذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ. ٩ 9
For Yahweh has driven out before you large, strong nations. As for you, no one has been able to stand before you to this present day.
رَجُلٌ وَاحِدٌ مِنْكُمْ يَطْرُدُ أَلْفًا، لِأَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ إِلَهَكُمْ هُوَ ٱلْمُحَارِبُ عَنْكُمْ كَمَا كَلَّمَكُمْ. ١٠ 10
Any single man of your number will make a thousand run away, for Yahweh your God, is the one who fights for you, just as he promised you.
فَٱحْتَفِظُوا جِدًّا لِأَنْفُسِكُمْ أَنْ تُحِبُّوا ٱلرَّبَّ إِلَهَكُمْ. ١١ 11
Pay particular attention, so that you love Yahweh your God.
«وَلَكِنْ إِذَا رَجَعْتُمْ وَلَصِقْتُمْ بِبَقِيَّةِ هَؤُلَاءِ ٱلشُّعُوبِ، أُولَئِكَ ٱلْبَاقِينَ مَعَكُمْ، وَصَاهَرْتُمُوهُمْ وَدَخَلْتُمْ إِلَيْهِمْ وَهُمْ إِلَيْكُمْ، ١٢ 12
But if you turn back and cling to the survivors of these nations who remain among you, or if you intermarry with them, or if you come together with them and they with you,
فَٱعْلَمُوا يَقِينًا أَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ إِلَهَكُمْ لَا يَعُودُ يَطْرُدُ أُولَئِكَ ٱلشُّعُوبَ مِنْ أَمَامِكُمْ، فَيَكُونُوا لَكُمْ فَخًّا وَشَرَكًا وَسَوْطًا عَلَى جَوَانِبِكُمْ، وَشَوْكًا فِي أَعْيُنِكُمْ، حَتَّى تَبِيدُوا عَنْ تِلْكَ ٱلْأَرْضِ ٱلصَّالِحَةِ ٱلَّتِي أَعْطَاكُمْ إِيَّاهَا ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُكُمْ. ١٣ 13
then know for certain that Yahweh your God will no longer drive these nations out from among you. Instead, they will become a snare and a trap for you, whips on your backs and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from this good land that Yahweh your God has given you.
وَهَا أَنَا ٱلْيَوْمَ ذَاهِبٌ فِي طَرِيقِ ٱلْأَرْضِ كُلِّهَا. وَتَعْلَمُونَ بِكُلِّ قُلُوبِكُمْ وَكُلِّ أَنْفُسِكُمْ أَنَّهُ لَمْ تَسْقُطْ كَلِمَةٌ وَاحِدَةٌ مِنْ جَمِيعِ ٱلْكَلَامِ ٱلصَّالِحِ ٱلَّذِي تَكَلَّمَ بِهِ ٱلرَّبُّ عَنْكُمُ. ٱلْكُلُّ صَارَ لَكُمْ. لَمْ تَسْقُطْ مِنْهُ كَلِمَةٌ وَاحِدَةٌ. ١٤ 14
Now I am going the way of all the earth, and you know with all your hearts and souls that not one word has failed to come true of all the good things that Yahweh your God promised about you. All these things have come about for you. Not one of them has failed.
وَيَكُونُ كَمَا أَنَّهُ أَتَى عَلَيْكُمْ كُلُّ ٱلْكَلَامِ ٱلصَّالِحِ ٱلَّذِي تَكَلَّمَ بِهِ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُكُمْ عَنْكُمْ، كَذَلِكَ يَجْلِبُ عَلَيْكُمُ ٱلرَّبُّ كُلَّ ٱلْكَلَامِ ٱلرَّدِيءِ حَتَّى يُبِيدَكُمْ عَنْ هَذِهِ ٱلْأَرْضِ ٱلصَّالِحَةِ ٱلَّتِي أَعْطَاكُمُ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُكُمْ. ١٥ 15
But just as every word Yahweh your God promised you has been fulfilled, so Yahweh will bring on you all the evil things until he has destroyed you from this good land that Yahweh your God has given you.
حِينَمَا تَتَعَدَّوْنَ عَهْدَ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِكُمُ ٱلَّذِي أَمَرَكُمْ بِهِ وَتَسِيرُونَ وَتَعْبُدُونَ آلِهَةً أُخْرَى وَتَسْجُدُونَ لَهَا، يَحْمَى غَضَبُ ٱلرَّبِّ عَلَيْكُمْ فَتَبِيدُونَ سَرِيعًا عَنِ ٱلْأَرْضِ ٱلصَّالِحَةِ ٱلَّتِي أَعْطَاكُمْ». ١٦ 16
He will do this if you break the covenant of Yahweh your God, which he commanded you to keep. If you go and worship other gods and bow down to them, then the anger of Yahweh will be kindled against you, and you will quickly perish from the good land that he has given you.”