يَشُوع 3

فَبَكَّرَ يَشُوعُ فِي ٱلْغَدِ وَٱرْتَحَلُوا مِنْ شِطِّيمَ وَأَتَوْا إِلَى ٱلْأُرْدُنِّ، هُوَ وَكُلُّ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ، وَبَاتُوا هُنَاكَ قَبْلَ أَنْ عَبَرُوا. ١ 1
Joshua got up early in the morning, and they set out from Shittim. They came to the Jordan, he and all the people of Israel, and they camped there before they crossed over.
وَكَانَ بَعْدَ ثَلَاثَةِ أَيَّامٍ أَنَّ ٱلْعُرَفَاءَ جَازُوا فِي وَسَطِ ٱلْمَحَلَّةِ، ٢ 2
After three days, the officers went through the middle of the camp;
وَأَمَرُوا ٱلشَّعْبَ قَائِلِينَ: «عِنْدَمَا تَرَوْنَ تَابُوتَ عَهْدِ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِكُمْ وَٱلْكَهَنَةَ ٱللَّاوِيِّينَ حَامِلِينَ إِيَّاهُ، فَٱرْتَحِلُوا مِنْ أَمَاكِنِكُمْ وَسِيرُوا وَرَاءَهُ. ٣ 3
they commanded the people, “When you see the ark of the covenant of Yahweh your God, and the priests from the Levites carrying it, you must leave this place and follow it.
وَلَكِنْ يَكُونُ بَيْنَكُمْ وَبَيْنَهُ مَسَافَةٌ نَحْوُ أَلْفَيْ ذِرَاعٍ بِٱلْقِيَاسِ. لَا تَقْرُبُوا مِنْهُ لِكَيْ تَعْرِفُوا ٱلطَّرِيقَ ٱلَّذِي تَسِيرُونَ فِيهِ. لِأَنَّكُمْ لَمْ تَعْبُرُوا هَذَا ٱلطَّرِيقَ مِنْ قَبْلُ». ٤ 4
There must be a distance between you and it of about two thousand cubits. Do not come close to it, so that you can see which way to go, since you have not gone this way before.”
وَقَالَ يَشُوعُ لِلشَّعْبِ: «تَقَدَّسُوا لِأَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ يَعْمَلُ غَدًا فِي وَسَطِكُمْ عَجَائِبَ». ٥ 5
Joshua said to the people, “Consecrate yourselves tomorrow, for Yahweh will do wonders among you.”
وَقَالَ يَشُوعُ لِلْكَهَنَةِ: «ٱحْمِلُوا تَابُوتَ ٱلْعَهْدِ وَٱعْبُرُوا أَمَامَ ٱلشَّعْبِ». فَحَمَلُوا تَابُوتَ ٱلْعَهْدِ وَسَارُوا أَمَامَ ٱلشَّعْبِ. ٦ 6
Then Joshua said to the priests, “Take up the ark of the covenant, and pass in front of the people.” So they picked up the ark of the covenant and went in front of people.
فَقَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ لِيَشُوعَ: «ٱلْيَوْمَ أَبْتَدِئُ أُعَظِّمُكَ فِي أَعْيُنِ جَمِيعِ إِسْرَائِيلَ لِكَيْ يَعْلَمُوا أَنِّي كَمَا كُنْتُ مَعَ مُوسَى أَكُونُ مَعَكَ. ٧ 7
Yahweh said to Joshua, “This day I will make you a great man in the eyes of all Israel. They will know that as I was with Moses, I will be with you.
وَأَمَّا أَنْتَ فَأْمُرِ ٱلْكَهَنَةَ حَامِلِي تَابُوتِ ٱلْعَهْدِ قَائِلًا: عِنْدَمَا تَأْتُونَ إِلَى ضَفَّةِ مِيَاهِ ٱلْأُرْدُنِّ تَقِفُونَ فِي ٱلْأُرْدُنِّ». ٨ 8
You will command the priests who carry the ark of the covenant, 'When you have come to the edge of the waters of the Jordan, you must stand still in the Jordan River.'”
فَقَالَ يَشُوعُ لِبَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ: «تَقَدَّمُوا إِلَى هُنَا وَٱسْمَعُوا كَلَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِكُمْ». ٩ 9
Then Joshua said to the people of Israel, “Come here, and listen to the words of Yahweh your God.
ثُمَّ قَالَ يَشُوعُ: «بِهَذَا تَعْلَمُونَ أَنَّ ٱللهَ ٱلْحَيَّ فِي وَسَطِكُمْ، وَطَرْدًا يَطْرُدُ مِنْ أَمَامِكُمُ ٱلْكَنْعَانِيِّينَ وَٱلْحِثِّيِّينَ وَٱلْحِوِّيِّينَ وَٱلْفِرِزِّيِّينَ وَٱلْجِرْجَاشِيِّينَ وَٱلْأَمُورِيِّينَ وَٱلْيَبُوسِيِّينَ. ١٠ 10
By this you will know that the living God is among you and will drive out from before you the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Hivites, the Perizzites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, and the Jebusites.
هُوَذَا تَابُوتُ عَهْدِ سَيِّدِ كُلِّ ٱلْأَرْضِ عَابِرٌ أَمَامَكُمْ فِي ٱلْأُرْدُنِّ. ١١ 11
Look! The ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth crosses over ahead of you into the Jordan.
فَٱلْآنَ ٱنْتَخِبُوا ٱثْنَيْ عَشَرَ رَجُلًا مِنْ أَسْبَاطِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، رَجُلًا وَاحِدًا مِنْ كُلِّ سِبْطٍ. ١٢ 12
Now choose twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one man from each.
وَيَكُونُ حِينَمَا تَسْتَقِرُّ بُطُونُ أَقْدَامِ ٱلْكَهَنَةِ حَامِلِي تَابُوتِ ٱلرَّبِّ سَيِّدِ ٱلْأَرْضِ كُلِّهَا فِي مِيَاهِ ٱلْأُرْدُنِّ، أَنَّ مِيَاهَ ٱلْأُرْدُنِّ، ٱلمِيْاهَ ٱلْمُنْحَدِرَةَ مِنْ فَوْقُ، تَنْفَلِقُ وَتَقِفُ نَدًّا وَاحِدًا». ١٣ 13
When the soles of the feet of the priests that carry the ark of Yahweh, the Lord of all the earth, touch the waters of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan will be cut off, and even the waters that flow down from upstream will stop flowing and they will stand in one heap.”
وَلَمَّا ٱرْتَحَلَ ٱلشَّعْبُ مِنْ خِيَامِهِمْ لِكَيْ يَعْبُرُوا ٱلْأُرْدُنَّ، وَٱلْكَهَنَةُ حَامِلُو تَابُوتِ ٱلْعَهْدِ أَمَامَ ٱلشَّعْبِ، ١٤ 14
So when the people set out to cross over the Jordan, the priests that carried the ark of the covenant went ahead of the people.
فَعِنْدَ إِتْيَانِ حَامِلِي ٱلتَّابُوتِ إِلَى ٱلْأُرْدُنِّ وَٱنْغِمَاسِ أَرْجُلِ ٱلْكَهَنَةِ حَامِلِي ٱلتَّابُوتِ فِي ضَفَّةِ ٱلْمِيَاهِ، وَٱلْأُرْدُنُّ مُمْتَلِئٌ إِلَى جَمِيعِ شُطُوطِهِ كُلَّ أَيَّامِ ٱلْحَصَادِ، ١٥ 15
As soon as those who were carrying the ark had come to the Jordan, and the feet of those who carried the chest were dipped in the edge of the water (now the Jordan overflows all its banks throughout the time of the harvest),
وَقَفَتِ ٱلْمِيَاهُ ٱلْمُنْحَدِرَةُ مِنْ فَوْقُ، وَقَامَتْ نَدًّا وَاحِدًا بَعِيدًا جِدًّا عَنْ «أَدَامَ» ٱلْمَدِينَةِ ٱلَّتِي إِلَى جَانِبِ صَرْتَانَ، وَٱلْمُنْحَدِرَةُ إِلَى بَحْرِ ٱلْعَرَبَةِ «بَحْرِ ٱلْمِلْحِ» ٱنْقَطَعَتْ تَمَامًا، وَعَبَرَ ٱلشَّعْبُ مُقَابِلَ أَرِيحَا. ١٦ 16
the waters that flowed down from upstream stood up in one heap. The water stopped flowing from a great distance. The waters stopped flowing from Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan, all the way down to the sea of the Negev, the Salt Sea. The people crossed over near Jericho.
فَوَقَفَ ٱلْكَهَنَةُ حَامِلُو تَابُوتِ عَهْدِ ٱلرَّبِّ عَلَى ٱلْيَابِسَةِ فِي وَسَطِ ٱلْأُرْدُنِّ رَاسِخِينَ، وَجَمِيعُ إِسْرَائِيلَ عَابِرُونَ عَلَى ٱلْيَابِسَةِ حَتَّى ٱنْتَهَى جَمِيعُ ٱلشَّعْبِ مِنْ عُبُورِ ٱلْأُرْدُنِّ. ١٧ 17
The priests that carried the ark of the covenant of Yahweh stood on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan until all the people of Israel crossed over on dry ground.