اَلْقُضَاة 13

ثُمَّ عَادَ بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ يَعْمَلُونَ ٱلشَّرَّ فِي عَيْنَيِ ٱلرَّبِّ، فَدَفَعَهُمُ ٱلرَّبُّ لِيَدِ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ أَرْبَعِينَ سَنَةً. ١ 1
The people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and he gave them into the hand of the Philistines for forty years.
وَكَانَ رَجُلٌ مِنْ صُرْعَةَ مِنْ عَشِيرَةِ ٱلدَّانِيِّينَ ٱسْمُهُ مَنُوحُ، وَٱمْرَأَتُهُ عَاقِرٌ لَمْ تَلِدْ. ٢ 2
There was a man from Zorah, of the clan of the Danites, whose name was Manoah. His wife was not able to become pregnant and so she had not given birth.
فَتَرَاءَى مَلَاكُ ٱلرَّبِّ لِلْمَرْأَةِ وَقَالَ لَهَا: «هَا أَنْتِ عَاقِرٌ لَمْ تَلِدِي، وَلَكِنَّكِ تَحْبَلِينَ وَتَلِدِينَ ٱبْنًا. ٣ 3
The angel of Yahweh appeared to the woman and said to her, “See now, you have been unable to become pregnant, and you have not given birth, but you will become pregnant and you will give birth to a son.
وَٱلْآنَ فَٱحْذَرِي وَلَا تَشْرَبِي خَمْرًا وَلَا مُسْكِرًا، وَلَا تَأْكُلِي شَيْئًا نَجِسًا. ٤ 4
Now be careful not to drink wine or strong drink, and do not eat anything unclean.
فَهَا إِنَّكِ تَحْبَلِينَ وَتَلِدِينَ ٱبْنًا، وَلَا يَعْلُ مُوسَى رَأْسَهُ، لِأَنَّ ٱلصَّبِيَّ يَكُونُ نَذِيرًا لِلهِ مِنَ ٱلْبَطْنِ، وَهُوَ يَبْدَأُ يُخَلِّصُ إِسْرَائِيلَ مِنْ يَدِ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ». ٥ 5
Look, you will become pregnant and give birth to a son. No razor will be used upon his head, for the child will be a Nazirite to God from the womb, and he will begin to deliver Israel from the hand of the Philistines.”
فَدَخَلَتِ ٱلْمَرْأَةُ وَكَلَّمَتْ رَجُلَهَا قَائِلَةً: «جَاءَ إِلَيَّ رَجُلُ ٱللهِ، وَمَنْظَرُهُ كَمَنْظَرِ مَلَاكِ ٱللهِ، مُرْهِبٌ جِدًّا. وَلَمْ أَسْأَلْهُ: مِنْ أَيْنَ هُوَ، وَلَا هُوَ أَخْبَرَنِي عَنِ ٱسْمِهِ. ٦ 6
Then the woman came and told her husband, “A man of God came to me, and his appearance was like that of an angel of God, very terrible. I did not ask him where he came from, and he did not tell me his name.
وَقَالَ لِي: هَا أَنْتِ تَحْبَلِينَ وَتَلِدِينَ ٱبْنًا. وَٱلْآنَ فَلَا تَشْرَبِي خَمْرًا وَلَا مُسْكِرًا، وَلَا تَأْكُلِي شَيْئًا نَجِسًا، لِأَنَّ ٱلصَّبِيَّ يَكُونُ نَذِيرًا لِلهِ مِنَ ٱلْبَطْنِ إِلَى يَوْمِ مَوْتِهِ». ٧ 7
He said to me, 'Look! You will become pregnant, and you will give birth to a son. So then drink no wine or strong drink, and do not eat any food that the law declares to be unclean, because the child will be a Nazirite to God from the time he is in your womb until the day of his death.'”
فَصَلَّى مَنُوحُ إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ وَقَالَ: «أَسْأَلُكَ يَاسَيِّدِي أَنْ يَأْتِيَ أَيْضًا إِلَيْنَا رَجُلُ ٱللهِ ٱلَّذِي أَرْسَلْتَهُ، وَيُعَلِّمَنَا: مَاذَا نَعْمَلُ لِلصَّبِيِّ ٱلَّذِي يُولَدُ؟». ٨ 8
Then Manoah prayed to Yahweh and said, “Oh, Lord, please let the man of God you sent come again to us so that he may teach us what we are to do for the child who soon will be born.”
فَسَمِعَ ٱللهُ لِصَوْتِ مَنُوحَ، فَجَاءَ مَلَاكُ ٱللهِ أَيْضًا إِلَى ٱلْمَرْأَةِ وَهِيَ جَالِسَةٌ فِي ٱلْحَقْلِ، وَمَنُوحُ رَجُلُهَا لَيْسَ مَعَهَا. ٩ 9
God listened to the voice of Manoah, and the angel of God came to the woman again when she was sitting in the field. But Manoah her husband was not with her.
فَأَسْرَعَتِ ٱلْمَرْأَةُ وَرَكَضَتْ وَأَخْبَرَتْ رَجُلَهَاوَقَالَتْ لَهُ: «هُوَذَا قَدْ تَرَاءَى لِيَ ٱلرَّجُلُ ٱلَّذِي جَاءَ إِلَيَّ ذَلِكَ ٱلْيَوْمَ». ١٠ 10
So the woman ran quickly and told her husband, “Look! The man has appeared to me—the one who came to me the other day!”
فَقَامَ مَنُوحُ وَسَارَ وَرَاءَ ٱمْرَأَتِهِ وَجَاءَ إِلَى ٱلرَّجُلِ، وَقَالَ لَهُ: «أَأَنْتَ ٱلرَّجُلُ ٱلَّذِي تَكَلَّمَ مَعَ ٱلْمَرْأَةِ؟» فَقَالَ: «أَنَا هُوَ». ١١ 11
Manoah got up and followed his wife. When he came to the man, he said, “Are you the man who spoke with my wife?” The man said, “I am.”
فَقَالَ مَنُوحُ: «عِنْدَ مَجِيءِ كَلَامِكَ، مَاذَا يَكُونُ حُكْمُ ٱلصَّبِيِّ وَمُعَامَلَتُهُ؟» ١٢ 12
So Manoah said, “Now may your words come true. What will be the rules for the child, and what will be his work?”
فَقَالَ مَلَاكُ ٱلرَّبِّ لِمَنُوحَ: «مِنْ كُلِّ مَا قُلْتُ لِلْمَرْأَةِ فَلْتَحْتَفِظْ. ١٣ 13
The angel of Yahweh said to Manoah, “She must carefully do everything that I said to her.
مِنْ كُلِّ مَا يَخْرُجُ مِنْ جَفْنَةِ ٱلْخَمْرِ لَا تَأْكُلْ، وَخَمْرًا وَمُسْكِرًا لَا تَشْرَبْ، وَكُلَّ نَجِسٍ لَا تَأْكُلْ. لِتَحْذَرْ مِنْ كُلِّ مَا أَوْصَيْتُهَا». ١٤ 14
She may not eat anything that comes from the vines, and do not let her drink wine or strong drink or eat anything unclean. She must obey everything I have commanded her to do.”
فَقَالَ مَنُوحُ لِمَلَاكِ ٱلرَّبِّ: «دَعْنَا نُعَوِّقْكَ وَنَعْمَلْ لَكَ جَدْيَ مِعْزًى». ١٥ 15
Manoah said to the angel of Yahweh, “Please stay for a while, to give us time to prepare a young goat for you.”
فَقَالَ مَلَاكُ ٱلرَّبِّ لِمَنُوحَ: «وَلَوْ عَوَّقْتَنِي لَا آكُلُ مِنْ خُبْزِكَ، وَإِنْ عَمِلْتَ مُحْرَقَةً فَلِلرَّبِّ أَصْعِدْهَا». لِأَنَّ مَنُوحَ لَمْ يَعْلَمْ أَنَّهُ مَلَاكُ ٱلرَّبِّ. ١٦ 16
The angel of Yahweh said to Manoah, “Even if I stay, I will not eat your food. But if you prepare a burnt offering, offer it to Yahweh.” (Manoah did not know that he was the angel of Yahweh.)
فَقَالَ مَنُوحُ لِمَلَاكِ ٱلرَّبِّ: «مَا ٱسْمُكَ حَتَّى إِذَا جَاءَ كَلَامُكَ نُكْرِمُكَ؟» ١٧ 17
Manoah said to the angel of Yahweh, “What is your name, so we may honor you when your words come true?”
فَقَالَ لَهُ مَلَاكُ ٱلرَّبِّ: «لِمَاذَا تَسْأَلُ عَنِ ٱسْمِي وَهُوَ عَجِيبٌ؟». ١٨ 18
The angel of Yahweh said to him, “Why do you ask my name? It is wonderful!”
فَأَخَذَ مَنُوحُ جَدْيَ ٱلْمِعْزَى وَٱلتَّقْدِمَةَ وَأَصْعَدَهُمَا عَلَى ٱلصَّخْرَةِ لِلرَّبِّ. فَعَمِلَ عَمَلًا عَجِيبًا وَمَنُوحُ وَٱمْرَأَتُهُ يَنْظُرَانِ. ١٩ 19
So Manoah took the young goat with the grain offering and offered them on the rock to Yahweh. He did something marvelous while Manoah and his wife were watching.
فَكَانَ عِنْدَ صُعُودِ ٱللَّهِيبِ عَنِ ٱلْمَذْبَحِ نَحْوَ ٱلسَّمَاءِ، أَنَّ مَلَاكَ ٱلرَّبِّ صَعِدَ فِي لَهِيبِ ٱلْمَذْبَحِ، وَمَنُوحُ وَٱمْرَأَتُهُ يَنْظُرَانِ. فَسَقَطَا عَلَى وَجْهَيْهِمَا إِلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ. ٢٠ 20
When the flame went up from the altar toward the sky, the angel of Yahweh went up in the flame of the altar. Manoah and his wife saw this and lay facedown on the ground.
وَلَمْ يَعُدْ مَلَاكُ ٱلرَّبِّ يَتَرَاءَى لِمَنُوحَ وَٱمْرَأَتِهِ. حِينَئِذٍ عَرَفَ مَنُوحُ أَنَّهُ مَلَاكُ ٱلرَّبِّ. ٢١ 21
The angel of Yahweh did not appear again to Manoah or his wife. Then Manoah knew that he was the angel of Yahweh.
فَقَالَ مَنُوحُ لِٱمْرَأَتِهِ: «نَمُوتُ مَوْتًا لِأَنَّنَا قَدْ رَأَيْنَا ٱللهَ» ٢٢ 22
Manoah said to his wife, “We are sure to die, because we have seen God!”
فَقَالَتْ لَهُ ٱمْرَأَتُهُ: «لَوْ أَرَادَ ٱلرَّبُّ أَنْ يُمِيتَنَا، لَمَا أَخَذَ مِنْ يَدِنَا مُحْرَقَةً وَتَقْدِمَةً، وَلَمَا أَرَانَا كُلَّ هَذِهِ، وَلَمَا كَانَ فِي مِثْلِ هَذَا ٱلْوَقْتِ أَسْمَعَنَا مِثْلَ هَذِهِ». ٢٣ 23
But his wife said to him, “If Yahweh wanted to kill us, he would not have received the burnt offering and the grain offering we gave him. He would not have shown us all these things, nor at this time would he have let us hear such things.”
فَوَلَدَتِ ٱلْمَرْأَةُ ٱبْنًا وَدَعَتِ ٱسْمَهُ شَمْشُونَ. فَكَبِرَ ٱلصَّبِيُّ وَبَارَكَهُ ٱلرَّبُّ. ٢٤ 24
Later the woman gave birth to a son, and called his name Samson. The child grew up and Yahweh blessed him.
وَٱبْتَدَأَ رُوحُ ٱلرَّبِّ يُحَرِّكُهُ فِي مَحَلَّةِ دَانٍ بَيْنَ صُرْعَةَ وَأَشْتَأُولَ. ٢٥ 25
Yahweh's Spirit began to stir him in Mahaneh Dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol.