اَلْقُضَاة 8

وَقَالَ لَهُ رِجَالُ أَفْرَايِمَ: «مَا هَذَا ٱلْأَمْرُ ٱلَّذِي فَعَلْتَ بِنَا، إِذْ لَمْ تَدْعُنَا عِنْدَ ذِهَابِكَ لِمُحَارَبَةِ ٱلْمِدْيَانِيِّينَ؟». وَخَاصَمُوهُ بِشِدَّةٍ. ١ 1
The men of Ephraim said to Gideon, “What is this you have done to us? You did not call us when you went to fight against Midian.” Then they had a violent argument with him.
فَقَالَ لَهُمْ: «مَاذَا فَعَلْتُ ٱلْآنَ نَظِيرَكُمْ؟ أَلَيْسَ خُصَاصَةُ أَفْرَايِمَ خَيْرًا مِنْ قِطَافِ أَبِيعَزَرَ؟ ٢ 2
He said to them, “What have I done now compared to you? Are not the gleanings of Ephraim's grapes better than the full grape harvest of Abiezer?
لِيَدِكُمْ دَفَعَ ٱللهُ أَمِيرَيِ ٱلْمِدْيَانِيِّينَ غُرَابًا وَذِئْبًا. وَمَاذَا قَدِرْتُ أَنْ أَعْمَلَ نَظِيرَكُمْ؟». حِينَئِذٍ ٱرْتَخَتْ رُوحُهُمْ عَنْهُ عِنْدَمَا تَكَلَّمَ بِهَذَا ٱلْكَلَامِ. ٣ 3
God has given you victory over the princes of Midian—Oreb and Zeeb! What have I accomplished compared to you?” Their anger toward him died down when he said this.
وَجَاءَ جِدْعُونُ إِلَى ٱلْأُرْدُنِّ وَعَبَرَ هُوَ وَٱلثَّلَاثُ مِئَةِ ٱلرَّجُلِ ٱلَّذِينَ مَعَهُ مُعْيِينَ وَمُطَارِدِينَ. ٤ 4
Gideon came to the Jordan and crossed over it, he and the three hundred men who were with him. They were exhausted, yet they still kept up the pursuit.
فَقَالَ لِأَهْلِ سُكُّوتَ: «أَعْطُوا أَرْغِفَةَ خُبْزٍ لِلْقَوْمِ ٱلَّذِينَ مَعِي لِأَنَّهُمْ مُعْيُونَ، وَأَنَا سَاعٍ وَرَاءَ زَبَحَ وَصَلْمُنَّاعَ مَلِكَيْ مِدْيَانَ». ٥ 5
He said to the men of Succoth, “Please give loaves of bread to the people who follow me, for they are exhausted, and I am pursuing Zebah and Zalmunna, the kings of Midian.”
فَقَالَ رُؤَسَاءُ سُكُّوتَ: «هَلْ أَيْدِي زَبَحَ وَصَلْمُنَّاعَ بِيَدِكَ ٱلْآنَ حَتَّى نُعْطِيَ جُنْدَكَ خُبْزًا؟» ٦ 6
Then the officials said, “Are the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna now in your hand? Why should we give bread to your army?”
فَقَالَ جِدْعُونُ: «لِذَلِكَ عِنْدَمَا يَدْفَعُ ٱلرَّبُّ زَبَحَ وَصَلْمُنَّاعَ بِيَدِي أَدْرُسُ لَحْمَكُمْ مَعَ أَشْوَاكِ ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ بِٱلنَّوَارِجِ». ٧ 7
Gideon said, “When Yahweh has given us victory over Zebah and Zalmunna, I will tear your skin with the desert thorns and briers.”
وَصَعِدَ مِنْ هُنَاكَ إِلَى فَنُوئِيلَ وَكَلَّمَهُمْ هَكَذَا. فَأَجَابَهُ أَهْلُ فَنُوئِيلَ كَمَا أَجَابَ أَهْلُ سُكُّوتَ، ٨ 8
He went up from there to Peniel and spoke to the people there in the same way, but the men of Peniel answered him just as the men of Succoth had answered.
فَكَلَّمَ أَيْضًا أَهْلَ فَنُوئِيلَ قَائِلًا: «عِنْدَ رُجُوعِي بِسَلَامٍ أَهْدِمُ هَذَا ٱلْبُرْجَ». ٩ 9
He spoke also to the men of Peniel and said, “When I come again in peace, I will pull down this tower.”
وَكَانَ زَبَحُ وَصَلْمُنَّاعُ فِي قَرْقَرَ وَجَيْشُهُمَا مَعَهُمَا نَحْوُ خَمْسَةَ عَشَرَ أَلْفًا، كُلُّ ٱلْبَاقِينَ مِنْ جَمِيعِ جَيْشِ بَنِي ٱلْمَشْرِقِ. وَٱلَّذِينَ سَقَطُوا مِئَةٌ وَعِشْرُونَ أَلْفَ رَجُلٍ مُخْتَرِطِي ٱلسَّيْفِ. ١٠ 10
Now Zebah and Zalmunna were in Karkor with their army, about fifteen thousand men, all who remained out of the entire army of the people of the East, for there had fallen 120,000 men who drew the sword.
وَصَعِدَ جِدْعُونُ فِي طَرِيقِ سَاكِنِي ٱلْخِيَامِ شَرْقِيَّ نُوبَحَ وَيُجْبَهَةَ، وَضَرَبَ ٱلْجَيْشَ وَكَانَ ٱلْجَيْشُ مُطْمَئِنًّا. ١١ 11
Gideon went up the road taken by tent dwellers, past Nobah and Jogbehah. He defeated the enemy army, because they were not expecting an attack.
فَهَرَبَ زَبَحُ وَصَلْمُنَّاعُ، فَتَبِعَهُمَا وَأَمْسَكَ مَلِكَيْ مِدْيَانَ زَبَحَ وَصَلْمُنَّاعَ وَأَزْعَجَ كُلَّ ٱلْجَيْشِ. ١٢ 12
Zebah and Zalmunna fled, and as Gideon pursued them, he captured the two kings of Midian—Zebah and Zalmunna—and set their whole army into a panic.
وَرَجَعَ جِدْعُونُ بْنُ يُوآشَ مِنَ ٱلْحَرْبِ مِنْ عِنْدِ عَقَبَةِ حَارَسَ. ١٣ 13
Gideon, son of Joash, returned from the battle going through the pass of Heres.
وَأَمْسَكَ غُلَامًا مِنْ أَهْلِ سُكُّوتَ وَسَأَلَهُ، فَكَتَبَ لَهُ رُؤَسَاءَ سُكُّوتَ وَشُيُوخَهَا، سَبْعَةً وَسَبْعِينَ رَجُلًا. ١٤ 14
He caught a young man of Succoth and questioned him. The young man wrote down the names of seventy-seven officials and elders of Succoth.
وَدَخَلَ إِلَى أَهْلِ سُكُّوتَ وَقَالَ: «هُوَذَا زَبَحُ وَصَلْمُنَّاعُ ٱللَّذَانِ عَيَّرْتُمُونِي بِهِمَا قَائِلِينَ: هَلْ أَيْدِي زَبَحَ وَصَلْمُنَّاعَ بِيَدِكَ ٱلْآنَ حَتَّى نُعْطِي رِجَالَكَ ٱلْمُعْيِينَ خُبْزًا؟» ١٥ 15
Gideon came to the men of Succoth and said, “Look at Zebah and Zalmunna, about whom you mocked me and said, 'Have you already conquered Zebah and Zalmunna? We do not know that we should give bread to your army.'”
وَأَخَذَ شُيُوخَ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ وَأَشْوَاكَ ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ وَٱلنَّوَارِجَ وَعَلَّمَ بِهَا أَهْلَ سُكُّوتَ. ١٦ 16
Gideon took the elders of the city, and he punished the men of Succoth with the desert thorns and briers.
وَهَدَمَ بُرْجَ فَنُوئِيلَ وَقَتَلَ رِجَالَ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ. ١٧ 17
Then he pulled down the tower of Peniel and killed the men of that city.
وَقَالَ لِزَبَحَ وَصَلْمُنَّاعَ: «كَيْفَ ٱلرِّجَالُ ٱلَّذِينَ قَتَلْتُمَاهُمْ فِي تَابُورَ؟» فَقَالَا: «مَثَلُهُمْ مَثَلُكَ. كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ كَصُورَةِ أَوْلَادِ مَلِكٍ». ١٨ 18
Then Gideon said to Zebah and Zalmunna, “What kind of men did you kill at Tabor?” They answered, “As you are, so were they. Every one of them looked like the son of a king.”
فَقَالَ: «هُمْ إِخْوَتِي بَنُو أُمِّي. حَيٌّ هُوَ ٱلرَّبُّ لَوِ ٱسْتَحْيَيْتُمَاهُمْ لَمَا قَتَلْتُكُمَا!». ١٩ 19
Gideon said, “They were my brothers, the sons of my mother. As Yahweh lives, if you had saved them alive, I would not kill you.”
وَقَالَ لِيَثَرَ بِكْرِهِ: «قُمِ ٱقْتُلْهُمَا». فَلَمْ يَخْتَرِطِ ٱلْغُلَامُ سَيْفَهُ، لِأَنَّهُ خَافَ، بِمَا أَنَّهُ فَتًى بَعْدُ. ٢٠ 20
He said to Jether (his firstborn), “Get up and kill them!” But the young man did not draw his sword for he was afraid, because he was still a young boy.
فَقَالَ زَبَحُ وَصَلْمُنَّاعُ: «قُمْ أَنْتَ وَقَعْ عَلَيْنَا، لِأَنَّهُ مِثْلُ ٱلرَّجُلِ بَطْشُهُ». فَقَامَ جِدْعُونُ وَقَتَلَ زَبَحَ وَصَلْمُنَّاعَ، وَأَخَذَ ٱلْأَهِلَّةَ ٱلَّتِي فِي أَعْنَاقِ جِمَالِهِمَا. ٢١ 21
Then Zebah and Zalmunna said, “Get up yourself and kill us! For as the man is, so is his strength.” Gideon rose and killed Zebah and Zalmunna. He also took off the crescent-shaped ornaments that were on their camels' necks.
وَقَالَ رِجَالُ إِسْرَائِيلَ لِجِدْعُونَ: «تَسَلَّطْ عَلَيْنَا أَنْتَ وَٱبْنُكَ وَٱبْنُ ٱبْنِكَ، لِأَنَّكَ قَدْ خَلَّصْتَنَا مِنْ يَدِ مِدْيَانَ». ٢٢ 22
Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, “Rule over us—you, your son, and your grandson—because you have saved us out of the hand of Midian.”
فَقَالَ لَهُمْ جِدْعُونُ: «لَا أَتَسَلَّطُ أَنَا عَلَيْكُمْ وَلَا يَتَسَلَّطُ ٱبْنِي عَلَيْكُمُ. اَلرَّبُّ يَتَسَلَّطُ عَلَيْكُمْ». ٢٣ 23
Gideon said to them, “I will not rule over you, neither will my son rule over you. Yahweh will rule over you.”
ثُمَّ قَالَ لَهُمْ جِدْعُونُ: «أَطْلُبُ مِنْكُمْ طِلْبَةً: أَنْ تُعْطُونِي كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ أَقْرَاطَ غَنِيمَتِهِ». لِأَنَّهُ كَانَ لَهُمْ أَقْرَاطُ ذَهَبٍ لِأَنَّهُمْ إِسْمَاعِيلِيُّونَ. ٢٤ 24
Gideon said to them, “Let me make a request of you: Every one of you would give me the earrings from his plunder.” (The Midianites had golden earrings because they were Ishmaelites.)
فَقَالُوا: «إِنَّنَا نُعْطِي». وَفَرَشُوا رِدَاءً وَطَرَحُوا عَلَيْهِ كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ أَقْرَاطَ غَنِيمَتِهِ. ٢٥ 25
They answered, “We are glad to give them to you.” They spread out a cloak and every man threw on it the earrings from his plunder.
وَكَانَ وَزْنُ أَقْرَاطِ ٱلذَّهَبِ ٱلَّتِي طَلَبَ أَلْفًا وَسَبْعَ مِئَةِ شَاقِلٍ ذَهَبًا، مَا عَدَا ٱلْأَهِلَّةَ وَٱلْحَلَقَ وَأَثْوَابَ ٱلْأُرْجُوَانِ ٱلَّتِي عَلَى مُلُوكِ مِدْيَانَ، وَمَا عَدَا ٱلْقَلَائِدَ ٱلَّتِي فِي أَعْنَاقِ جِمَالِهِمْ. ٢٦ 26
The weight of the golden earrings that he requested was 1,700 shekels of gold. This plunder was in addition to the crescent ornaments, the pendants, the purple clothing that was worn by the kings of Midian, and in addition to the chains that had been around their camels' necks.
فَصَنَعَ جِدْعُونُ مِنْهَا أَفُودًا وَجَعَلَهُ فِي مَدِينَتِهِ فِي عَفْرَةَ. وَزَنَى كُلُّ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَرَاءَهُ هُنَاكَ، فَكَانَ ذَلِكَ لِجِدْعُونَ وَبَيْتِهِ فَخًّا. ٢٧ 27
Gideon made an ephod out of the earrings and put it in his city, in Ophrah, and all Israel prostituted themselves by worshiping it there. It became a trap for Gideon and for those in his house.
وَذَلَّ مِدْيَانُ أَمَامَ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ وَلَمْ يَعُودُوا يَرْفَعُونَ رُؤُوسَهُمْ. وَٱسْتَرَاحَتِ ٱلْأَرْضُ أَرْبَعِينَ سَنَةً فِي أَيَّامِ جِدْعُونَ. ٢٨ 28
So Midian was subdued before the people of Israel and they did not raise their heads up again. So the land had peace for forty years in the days of Gideon.
وَذَهَبَ يَرُبَّعْلُ بْنُ يُوآشَ وَأَقَامَ فِي بَيْتِهِ. ٢٩ 29
Jerub Baal, son of Joash, went and lived in his own house.
وَكَانَ لِجِدْعُونَ سَبْعُونَ وَلَدًا خَارِجُونَ مِنْ صُلْبِهِ، لِأَنَّهُ كَانَتْ لَهُ نِسَاءٌ كَثِيرَاتٌ. ٣٠ 30
Gideon had seventy sons who were his descendants, for he had many wives.
وَسُرِّيَّتُهُ ٱلَّتِي فِي شَكِيمَ وَلَدَتْ لَهُ هِيَ أَيْضًا ٱبْنًا فَسَمَّاهُ أَبِيمَالِكَ. ٣١ 31
His concubine, who was in Shechem, also bore him a son, and Gideon gave him the name Abimelech.
وَمَاتَ جِدْعُونُ بْنُ يُوآشَ بِشَيْبَةٍ صَالِحَةٍ، وَدُفِنَ فِي قَبْرِ يُوآشَ أَبِيهِ فِي عَفْرَةِ أَبِيعَزَرَ. ٣٢ 32
Gideon, son of Joash, died at a good old age and was buried in the tomb of Joash his father, at Ophrah of the clan of Abiezer.
وَكَانَ بَعْدَ مَوْتِ جِدْعُونَ أَنَّ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ رَجَعُوا وَزَنَوْا وَرَاءَ ٱلْبَعْلِيمِ، وَجَعَلُوا لَهُمْ بَعَلَ بَرِيثَ إِلَهًا. ٣٣ 33
It came about, as soon as Gideon was dead, the people of Israel turned again and prostituted themselves by worshiping the Baals. They made Baal-Berith their god.
وَلَمْ يَذْكُرْ بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ ٱلرَّبَّ إِلَهَهُمُ ٱلَّذِي أَنْقَذَهُمْ مِنْ يَدِ جَمِيعِ أَعْدَائِهِمْ مِنْ حَوْلِهِمْ. ٣٤ 34
The people of Israel did not remember to honor Yahweh, their God, who had rescued them from the hand of all their enemies on every side.
وَلَمْ يَعْمَلُوا مَعْرُوفًا مَعَ بَيْتِ يَرُبَّعْلَ، جِدْعُونَ، نَظِيرَ كُلِّ ٱلْخَيْرِ ٱلَّذِي عَمِلَ مَعَ إِسْرَائِيلَ. ٣٥ 35
They did not keep their promises to the house of Jerub Baal (that is, Gideon), in return for all the good he had done in Israel.