قضاة 11

وَكَانَ يَفْتَاحُ ٱلْجِلْعَادِيُّ جَبَّارَ بَأْسٍ، وَهُوَ ٱبْنُ ٱمْرَأَةٍ زَانِيَةٍ. وَجِلْعَادُ وَلَدَ يَفْتَاحَ. ١ 1
Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valor, and he was the son of a prostitute. And Gilead became the father of Jephthah.
ثُمَّ وَلَدَتِ ٱمْرَأَةُ جِلْعَادَ لَهُ بَنِينَ. فَلَمَّا كَبِرَ بَنُو ٱلْمَرْأَةِ طَرَدُوا يَفْتَاحَ، وَقَالُوا لَهُ: «لَا تَرِثْ فِي بَيْتِ أَبِينَا لِأَنَّكَ أَنْتَ ٱبْنُ ٱمْرَأَةٍ أُخْرَى». ٢ 2
Gilead's wife bore him sons; and when his wife's sons grew up, they drove out Jephthah, and said to him, "You shall not inherit in our father's house; for you are the son of another woman."
فَهَرَبَ يَفْتَاحُ مِنْ وَجْهِ إِخْوَتِهِ وَأَقَامَ فِي أَرْضِ طُوبٍ. فَٱجْتَمَعَ إِلَى يَفْتَاحَ رِجَالٌ بَطَّالُونَ وَكَانُوا يَخْرُجُونَ مَعَهُ. ٣ 3
Then Jephthah fled from his brothers, and lived in the land of Tob: and there were gathered vain fellows to Jephthah, and they went out with him.
وَكَانَ بَعْدَ أَيَّامٍ أَنَّ بَنِي عَمُّونَ حَارَبُوا إِسْرَائِيلَ. ٤ 4
It happened after a while, that the people of Ammon made war against Israel.
وَلَمَّا حَارَبَ بَنُو عَمُّونَ إِسْرَائِيلَ ذَهَبَ شُيُوخُ جِلْعَادَ لِيَأْتُوا بِيَفْتَاحَ مِنْ أَرْضِ طُوبٍ. ٥ 5
It was so, that when the people of Ammon made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to get Jephthah out of the land of Tob;
وَقَالُوا لِيَفْتَاحَ: «تَعَالَ وَكُنْ لَنَا قَائِدًا فَنُحَارِبَ بَنِي عَمُّونَ». ٦ 6
and they said to Jephthah, "Come and be our chief, that we may fight with the people of Ammon."
فَقَالَ يَفْتَاحُ لِشُيُوخِ جِلْعَادَ: «أَمَا أَبْغَضْتُمُونِي أَنْتُمْ وَطَرَدْتُمُونِي مِنْ بَيْتِ أَبِي؟ فَلِمَاذَا أَتَيْتُمْ إِلَيَّ ٱلْآنَ إِذْ تَضَايَقْتُمْ؟» ٧ 7
And Jephthah said to the elders of Gilead, "Did you not hate me, and drive me out of my father's house, and sent me away from you? And why have you come to me now when you are in distress?"
فَقَالَ شُيُوخُ جِلْعَادَ لِيَفْتَاحَ: «لِذَلِكَ قَدْ رَجَعْنَا ٱلْآنَ إِلَيْكَ لِتَذْهَبَ مَعَنَا وَتُحَارِبَ بَنِي عَمُّونَ، وَتَكُونَ لَنَا رَأْسًا لِكُلِّ سُكَّانِ جِلْعَادَ». ٨ 8
The elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, "Not so. We have turned to you now, that you may go with us, and fight with the people of Ammon; and you shall be our head over all the inhabitants of Gilead."
فَقَالَ يَفْتَاحُ لِشُيُوخِ جِلْعَادَ: «إِذَا أَرْجَعْتُمُونِي لِمُحَارَبَةِ بَنِي عَمُّونَ وَدَفَعَهُمُ ٱلرَّبُّ أَمَامِي فَأَنَا أَكُونُ لَكُمْ رَأْسًا». ٩ 9
Jephthah said to the elders of Gilead, "If you bring me home again to fight with the people of Ammon, and the LORD delivers them before me, shall I be your head?"
فَقَالَ شُيُوخُ جِلْعَادَ لِيَفْتَاحَ: «ٱلرَّبُّ يَكُونُ سَامِعًا بَيْنَنَا إِنْ كُنَّا لَا نَفْعَلُ هَكَذَا حَسَبَ كَلَامِكَ». ١٠ 10
The elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, "The LORD shall be witness between us; surely according to your word so will we do."
فَذَهَبَ يَفْتَاحُ مَعَ شُيُوخِ جِلْعَادَ، وَجَعَلَهُ ٱلشَّعْبُ عَلَيْهِمْ رَأْسًا وَقَائِدًا. فَتَكَلَّمَ يَفْتَاحُ بِجَمِيعِ كَلَامِهِ أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ فِي ٱلْمِصْفَاةِ. ١١ 11
Then Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made him head and chief over them. And Jephthah spoke all his words before the LORD in Mizpah.
فَأَرْسَلَ يَفْتَاحُ رُسُلًا إِلَى مَلِكِ بَنِي عَمُّونَ يَقُولُ: «مَا لِي وَلَكَ أَنَّكَ أَتَيْتَ إِلَيَّ لِلْمُحَارَبَةِ فِي أَرْضِي؟» ١٢ 12
Jephthah sent messengers to the king of the people of Ammon, saying, "What have you to do with me, that you have come to me to fight against my land?"
فَقَالَ مَلِكُ بَنِي عَمُّونَ لِرُسُلِ يَفْتَاحَ: «لِأَنَّ إِسْرَائِيلَ قَدْ أَخَذَ أَرْضِي عِنْدَ صُعُودِهِ مِنْ مِصْرَ، مِنْ أَرْنُونَ إِلَى ٱلْيَبُّوقِ وَإِلَى ٱلْأُرْدُنِّ. فَٱلْآنَ رُدَّهَا بِسَلَامٍ». ١٣ 13
And the king of the people of Ammon answered the messengers of Jephthah, "Because Israel took away my land, when he came up out of Egypt, from the Arnon even to the Jabbok, and to the Jordan. Now therefore restore it peaceably, and I will depart."
وَعَادَ أَيْضًا يَفْتَاحُ وَأَرْسَلَ رُسُلًا إِلَى مَلِكِ بَنِي عَمُّونَ ١٤ 14
And the messengers returned to Jephthah, and Jephthah sent messengers again to the king of the people of Ammon;
وَقَالَ لَهُ: «هَكَذَا يَقُولُ يَفْتَاحُ: لَمْ يَأْخُذْ إِسْرَائِيلُ أَرْضَ مُوآبَ وَلَا أَرْضَ بَنِي عَمُّونَ، ١٥ 15
and he said to him, "Thus says Jephthah: 'Israel did not take away the land of Moab, nor the land of the people of Ammon,
لِأَنَّهُ عِنْدَ صُعُودِ إِسْرَائِيلَ مِنْ مِصْرَ سَارَ فِي ٱلْقَفْرِ إِلَى بَحْرِ سُوفٍ وَأَتَى إِلَى قَادَشَ. ١٦ 16
but when they came up from Egypt, and Israel went through the wilderness to the Sea of Suf, and came to Kadesh;
وَأَرْسَلَ إِسْرَائِيلُ رُسُلًا إِلَى مَلِكِ أَدُومَ قَائِلًا: دَعْنِي أَعْبُرْ فِي أَرْضِكَ. فَلَمْ يَسْمَعْ مَلِكُ أَدُومَ. فَأَرْسَلَ أَيْضًا إِلَى مَلِكِ مُوآبَ فَلَمْ يَرْضَ. فَأَقَامَ إِسْرَائِيلُ فِي قَادَشَ. ١٧ 17
then Israel sent messengers to the king of Edom, saying, 'Please let me pass through your land.' But the king of Edom did not listen. In the same way, he sent to the king of Moab; but he would not. So Israel stayed in Kadesh.
وَسَارَ فِي ٱلْقَفْرِ وَدَارَ بِأَرْضِ أَدُومَ وَأَرْضِ مُوآبَ وَأَتَى مِنْ مَشْرِقِ ٱلشَّمْسِ إِلَى أَرْضِ مُوآبَ وَنَزَلَ فِي عَبْرِ أَرْنُونَ، وَلَمْ يَأْتُوا إِلَى تُخْمِ مُوآبَ لِأَنَّ أَرْنُونَ تُخْمُ مُوآبَ. ١٨ 18
Then they went through the wilderness, and went around the land of Edom, and the land of Moab, and came by the east side of the land of Moab, and they camped on the other side of the Arnon; but they did not come within the territory of Moab, for the Arnon was the boundary of Moab.
ثُمَّ أَرْسَلَ إِسْرَائِيلُ رُسُلًا إِلَى سِيحُونَ مَلِكِ ٱلْأَمُورِيِّينَ، مَلِكِ حَشْبُونَ، وَقَالَ لَهُ إِسْرَائِيلُ: دَعْنِي أَعْبُرْ فِي أَرْضِكَ إِلَى مَكَانِي. ١٩ 19
Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, the king of Heshbon; and Israel said to him, "Please let me pass through your land to our land.'
وَلَمْ يَأْمَنْ سِيحُونُ لِإِسْرَائِيلَ أَنْ يَعْبُرَ فِي تُخْمِهِ، بَلْ جَمَعَ سِيحُونُ كُلَّ شَعْبِهِ وَنَزَلُوا فِي يَاهَصَ وَحَارَبُوا إِسْرَائِيلَ. ٢٠ 20
But Sihon did not trust Israel to pass through his territory; but Sihon gathered all his people together, and camped in Jahaz, and fought against Israel.
فَدَفَعَ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ إِسْرَائِيلَ سِيحُونَ وَكُلَّ شَعْبِهِ لِيَدِ إِسْرَائِيلَ فَضَرَبُوهُمْ، وَٱمْتَلَكَ إِسْرَائِيلُ كُلَّ أَرْضِ ٱلْأَمُورِيِّينَ سُكَّانِ تِلْكَ ٱلْأَرْضِ. ٢١ 21
The LORD, the God of Israel, delivered Sihon and all his people into the hand of Israel, and they struck them. So Israel possessed all the land of the Amorites, the inhabitants of that country.
فَٱمْتَلَكُوا كُلَّ تُخْمِ ٱلْأَمُورِيِّينَ مِنْ أَرْنُونَ إِلَى ٱلْيَبُّوقِ وَمِنَ ٱلْقَفْرِ إِلَى ٱلْأُرْدُنِّ. ٢٢ 22
They possessed all the territory of the Amorites, from the Arnon even to the Jabbok, and from the wilderness even to the Jordan.
وَٱلْآنَ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ إِسْرَائِيلَ قَدْ طَرَدَ ٱلْأَمُورِيِّينَ مِنْ أَمَامِ شَعْبِهِ إِسْرَائِيلَ. أَفَأَنْتَ تَمْتَلِكُهُ؟ ٢٣ 23
So now the LORD, the God of Israel, has driven out the Amorites from before his people Israel, and should you possess them?
أَلَيْسَ مَا يُمَلِّكُكَ إِيَّاهُ كَمُوشُ إِلَهُكَ تَمْتَلِكُ؟ وَجَمِيعُ ٱلَّذِينَ طَرَدَهُمُ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُنَا مِنْ أَمَامِنَا فَإِيَّاهُمْ نَمْتَلِكُ. ٢٤ 24
Won't you possess that which Chemosh your god gives you to possess? So whoever the LORD our God has driven out from before us, we will possess.
وَٱلْآنَ فَهَلْ أَنْتَ خَيْرٌ مِنْ بَالَاقَ بْنِ صِفُّورَ مَلِكِ مُوآبَ؟ فَهَلْ خَاصَمَ إِسْرَائِيلَ أَوْ حَارَبَهُمْ مُحَارَبَةً ٢٥ 25
And now are you anything better than Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab? Did he ever contend against Israel, or did he ever fight against them?
حِينَ أَقَامَ إِسْرَائِيلُ فِي حَشْبُونَ وَقُرَاهَا، وَعَرُوعِيرَ وَقُرَاهَا وَكُلِّ ٱلْمُدُنِ ٱلَّتِي عَلَى جَانِبِ أَرْنُونَ ثَلَاثَ مِئَةِ سَنَةٍ؟ فَلِمَاذَا لَمْ تَسْتَرِدَّهَا فِي تِلْكَ ٱلْمُدَّةِ؟ ٢٦ 26
While Israel lived in Heshbon and its towns, and in Aroer and its towns, and in all the cities that are along by the side of the Arnon, three hundred years; why did you not liberate them within that time?
فَأَنَا لَمْ أُخْطِئْ إِلَيْكَ. وَأَمَّا أَنْتَ فَإِنَّكَ تَفْعَلُ بِي شَرًّا بِمُحَارَبَتِي. لِيَقْضِ ٱلرَّبُّ ٱلْقَاضِي ٱلْيَوْمَ بَيْنَ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ وَبَنِي عَمُّونَ». ٢٧ 27
I therefore have not sinned against you, but you do me wrong by making war against me. The LORD, the Judge, be judge this day between the people of Israel and the people of Ammon."
فَلَمْ يَسْمَعْ مَلِكُ بَنِي عَمُّونَ لِكَلَامِ يَفْتَاحَ ٱلَّذِي أَرْسَلَ إِلَيْهِ. ٢٨ 28
However the king of the people of Ammon did not listen to the words of Jephthah which he sent him.
فَكَانَ رُوحُ ٱلرَّبِّ عَلَى يَفْتَاحَ، فَعَبَرَ جِلْعَادَ وَمَنَسَّى وَعَبَرَ مِصْفَاةَ جِلْعَادَ، وَمِنْ مِصْفَاةِ جِلْعَادَ عَبَرَ إِلَى بَنِي عَمُّونَ. ٢٩ 29
Then the Spirit of the LORD came on Jephthah, and he passed over Gilead and Manasseh, and passed over Mizpeh of Gilead, and from Mizpeh of Gilead he passed over to the people of Ammon.
وَنَذَرَ يَفْتَاحُ نَذْرًا لِلرَّبِّ قَائِلًا: «إِنْ دَفَعْتَ بَنِي عَمُّونَ لِيَدِي، ٣٠ 30
Jephthah made a vow to the LORD, and said, "If you will indeed deliver the people of Ammon into my hand,
فَٱلْخَارِجُ ٱلَّذِي يَخْرُجُ مِنْ أَبْوَابِ بَيْتِي لِلِقَائِي عِنْدَ رُجُوعِي بِٱلسَّلَامَةِ مِنْ عِنْدِ بَنِي عَمُّونَ يَكُونُ لِلرَّبِّ، وَأُصْعِدُهُ مُحْرَقَةً». ٣١ 31
then it shall be that whatever comes forth from the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the people of Ammon, it shall be the LORD's, and I will offer it up for a burnt offering."
ثُمَّ عَبَرَ يَفْتَاحُ إِلَى بَنِي عَمُّونَ لِمُحَارَبَتِهِمْ. فَدَفَعَهُمُ ٱلرَّبُّ لِيَدِهِ. ٣٢ 32
So Jephthah passed over to the people of Ammon to fight against them; and the LORD delivered them into his hand.
فَضَرَبَهُمْ مِنْ عَرُوعِيرَ إِلَى مَجِيئِكَ إِلَى مِنِّيتَ، عِشْرِينَ مَدِينَةً، وَإِلَى آبَلِ ٱلْكُرُومِ ضَرْبَةً عَظِيمَةً جِدًّا. فَذَلَّ بَنُو عَمُّونَ أَمَامَ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ. ٣٣ 33
He struck them from Aroer until you come to Minnith, even twenty cities, and to Abel Keramim, with a very great slaughter. So the people of Ammon were subdued before the people of Israel.
ثُمَّ أَتَى يَفْتَاحُ إِلَى ٱلْمِصْفَاةِ إِلَى بَيْتِهِ، وَإِذَا بِٱبْنَتِهِ خَارِجَةً لِلِقَائِهِ بِدُفُوفٍ وَرَقْصٍ. وَهِيَ وَحِيدَةٌ. لَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ ٱبْنٌ وَلَا ٱبْنَةٌ غَيْرَهَا. ٣٤ 34
Jephthah came to Mizpah to his house; and look, his daughter came out to meet him with tambourines and with dances: and she was his only child; besides her he had neither son nor daughter.
وَكَانَ لَمَّا رَآهَا أَنَّهُ مَزَّقَ ثِيَابَهُ وَقَالَ: «آهِ يَا بِنْتِي! قَدْ أَحْزَنْتِنِي حُزْنًا وَصِرْتِ بَيْنَ مُكَدِّرِيَّ، لِأَنِّي قَدْ فَتَحْتُ فَمِي إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ وَلَا يُمْكِنُنِي ٱلرُّجُوعُ». ٣٥ 35
And it happened, when he saw her, that he tore his clothes, and said, "Alas, my daughter. You have brought me very low. You have become a stumbling block in my sight. And you are among those who trouble me. For I have given my word to the LORD, and I can't break it."
فَقَالَتْ لَهُ: «يَا أَبِي، هَلْ فَتَحْتَ فَاكَ إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ؟ فَٱفْعَلْ بِي كَمَا خَرَجَ مِنْ فِيكَ، بِمَا أَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ قَدِ ٱنْتَقَمَ لَكَ مِنْ أَعْدَائِكَ بَنِي عَمُّونَ». ٣٦ 36
She said to him, "My father, since you have given your word to the LORD; do to me as you promised, because the LORD has taken vengeance for you on your enemies, even on the people of Ammon."
ثُمَّ قَالَتْ لِأَبِيهَا: «فَلْيُفْعَلْ لِي هَذَا ٱلْأَمْرُ: ٱتْرُكْنِي شَهْرَيْنِ فَأَذْهَبَ وَأَنْزِلَ عَلَى ٱلْجِبَالِ وَأَبْكِيَ عَذْرَاوِيَّتِي أَنَا وَصَاحِبَاتِي». ٣٧ 37
She said to her father, "Let this thing be done for me: leave me alone two months, that I may depart and go down on the mountains, and weep because of my virginity, I and my companions."
فَقَالَ: «ٱذْهَبِي». وَأَرْسَلَهَا إِلَى شَهْرَيْنِ. فَذَهَبَتْ هِيَ وَصَاحِبَاتُهَا وَبَكَتْ عَذْرَاوِيَّتَهَا عَلَى ٱلْجِبَالِ. ٣٨ 38
He said, "Go." He sent her away for two months: and she departed, she and her companions, and wept because of her virginity on the mountains.
وَكَانَ عِنْدَ نِهَايَةِ ٱلشَّهْرَيْنِ أَنَّهَا رَجَعَتْ إِلَى أَبِيهَا، فَفَعَلَ بِهَا نَذْرَهُ ٱلَّذِي نَذَرَ. وَهِيَ لَمْ تَعْرِفْ رَجُلًا. فَصَارَتْ عَادَةً فِي إِسْرَائِيلَ ٣٩ 39
It happened at the end of two months, that she returned to her father, who did with her according to what he had vowed. And she was a virgin. It became a custom in Israel,
أَنَّ بَنَاتِ إِسْرَائِيلَ يَذْهَبْنَ مِنْ سَنَةٍ إِلَى سَنَةٍ لِيَنُحْنَ عَلَى بِنْتِ يَفْتَاحَ ٱلْجِلْعَادِيِّ أَرْبَعَةَ أَيَّامٍ فِي ٱلسَّنَةِ. ٤٠ 40
that the daughters of Israel went yearly four days in a year to commemorate the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite.