ملاخي 3

«هَأَنَذَا أُرْسِلُ مَلَاكِي فَيُهَيِّئُ ٱلطَّرِيقَ أَمَامِي. وَيَأْتِي بَغْتَةً إِلَى هَيْكَلِهِ ٱلسَّيِّدُ ٱلَّذِي تَطْلُبُونَهُ، وَمَلَاكُ ٱلْعَهْدِ ٱلَّذِي تُسَرُّونَ بِهِ. هُوَذَا يَأْتِي، قَالَ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ»١1
“I am about to send my messenger and he will clear a path before me: And the Lord, who you are seeking, will suddenly come to his temple. The messenger of the covenant who you long for is already coming, says the Lord of hosts.
وَمَنْ يَحْتَمِلُ يَوْمَ مَجِيئِهِ؟ وَمَنْ يَثْبُتُ عِنْدَ ظُهُورِهِ؟ لِأَنَّهُ مِثْلُ نَارِ ٱلْمُمَحِّصِ، وَمِثْلُ أَشْنَانِ ٱلْقَصَّارِ.٢2
But who can endure the day of his coming? And who will stand firm when he appears? He is like a refiner's fire, and like a launderer's soap,
فَيَجْلِسُ مُمَحِّصًا وَمُنَقِّيًا لِلْفِضَّةِ. فَيُنَقِّي بَنِي لَاوِي وَيُصَفِّيهِمْ كَٱلذَّهَبِ وَٱلْفِضَّةِ، لِيَكُونُوا مُقَرَّبِينَ لِلرَّبِّ، تَقْدِمَةً بِٱلْبِرِّ.٣3
and he will sit as a refiner and purifier. He will purify the descendants of Levi, and refine them like gold and silver, until they are fit to bring offerings to the Lord.
فَتَكُونُ تَقْدِمَةُ يَهُوذَا وَأُورُشَلِيمَ مَرْضِيَّةً لِلرَّبِّ كَمَا فِي أَيَّامِ ٱلْقِدَمِ وَكَمَا فِي ٱلسِّنِينَ ٱلْقَدِيمَةِ.٤4
Then will the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant to the Lord, as in the days of old, and as in former years.
«وَأَقْتَرِبُ إِلَيْكُمْ لِلْحُكْمِ، وَأَكُونُ شَاهِدًا سَرِيعًا عَلَى ٱلسَّحَرَةِ وَعَلَى ٱلْفَاسِقِينَ وَعَلَى ٱلْحَالِفِينَ زُورًا وَعَلَى ٱلسَّالِبِينَ أُجْرَةَ ٱلْأَجِيرِ: ٱلْأَرْمَلَةِ وَٱلْيَتِيمِ، وَمَنْ يَصُدُّ ٱلْغَرِيبَ وَلَا يَخْشَانِي، قَالَ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ.٥5
“I will come to you in judgement. I will be quick to testify against the sorcerers, adulterers, perjurers, those who cheat workers, or widows, or orphans, deny justice to immigrants, and do not fear me,” says the Lord of hosts.
لِأَنِّي أَنَا ٱلرَّبُّ لَا أَتَغَيَّرُ فَأَنْتُمْ يَا بَنِي يَعْقُوبَ لَمْ تَفْنَوْا.٦6
“For I, the Lord, do not change; and you have not ceased to be descendants of Jacob.”
«مِنْ أَيَّامِ آبَائِكُمْ حِدْتُمْ عَنْ فَرَائِضِي وَلَمْ تَحْفَظُوهَا. ٱرْجِعُوا إِلَيَّ أَرْجِعْ إِلَيْكُمْ، قَالَ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ. فَقُلْتُمْ: بِمَاذَا نَرْجِعُ؟٧7
“From the days of your ancestors, you have turned aside from my statutes, and you have not kept them. Turn to me and I will turn to you,” says the Lord. “You say, ‘How should we turn?’
أَيَسْلُبُ ٱلْإِنْسَانُ ٱللهَ؟ فَإِنَّكُمْ سَلَبْتُمُونِي. فَقُلْتُمْ: بِمَ سَلَبْنَاكَ؟ فِي ٱلْعُشُورِ وَٱلتَّقْدِمَةِ.٨8
Can a human rob God? Yet you robbed me. You ask, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In tithes and gifts!
قَدْ لُعِنْتُمْ لَعْنًا وَإِيَّايَ أَنْتُمْ سَالِبُونَ، هَذِهِ ٱلْأُمَّةُ كُلُّهَا.٩9
You - your entire nation - are all cursed, because you rob me.
هَاتُوا جَمِيعَ ٱلْعُشُورِ إِلَى ٱلْخَزْنَةِ لِيَكُونَ فِي بَيْتِي طَعَامٌ، وَجَرِّبُونِي بِهَذَا، قَالَ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ، إِنْ كُنْتُ لَا أَفْتَحُ لَكُمْ كُوَى ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ، وَأَفِيضُ عَلَيْكُمْ بَرَكَةً حَتَّى لَا تُوسَعَ.١٠10
“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there is food in my house. Test me in this way. See if I will not open to you the windows of the sky, and pour you out a blessing, until there is more than enough.
وَأَنْتَهِرُ مِنْ أَجْلِكُمْ ٱلْآكِلَ فَلَا يُفْسِدُ لَكُمْ ثَمَرَ ٱلْأَرْضِ، وَلَا يُعْقَرُ لَكُمُ ٱلْكَرْمُ فِي ٱلْحَقْلِ، قَالَ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ.١١11
I will rebuke for your sakes the devouring locust and he will not destroy your crops, nor will the vine fail to ripen its fruit in the field, says the Lord of hosts,
وَيُطَوِّبُكُمْ كُلُّ ٱلْأُمَمِ، لِأَنَّكُمْ تَكُونُونَ أَرْضَ مَسَرَّةٍ، قَالَ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ.١٢12
and all nations will call you happy, for you will be a delightful land,” says the Lord of hosts.
«أَقْوَالُكُمُ ٱشْتَدَّتْ عَلَيَّ، قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ. وَقُلْتُمْ: مَاذَا قُلْنَا عَلَيْكَ؟١٣13
“You have said terrible things about me,” says the Lord. “You ask, ‘What have we said about you?’
قُلْتُمْ: عِبَادَةُ ٱللهِ بَاطِلَةٌ، وَمَا ٱلْمَنْفَعَةُ مِنْ أَنَّنَا حَفِظْنَا شَعَائِرَهُ، وَأَنَّنَا سَلَكْنَا بِٱلْحُزْنِ قُدَّامَ رَبِّ ٱلْجُنُودِ؟١٤14
You have said, ‘It is useless to serve God, and what do we gain from the Lord of hosts by keeping his commands, and walking mournfully in funeral garb before him?
وَٱلْآنَ نَحْنُ مُطَوِّبُونَ ٱلْمُسْتَكْبِرِينَ وَأَيْضًا فَاعِلُو ٱلشَّرِّ يُبْنَوْنَ. بَلْ جَرَّبُوا ٱللهَ وَنَجَوْا».١٥15
So now we call the proud happy, evildoers thrive: they dare God and escape unharmed.’”
حِينَئِذٍ كَلَّمَ مُتَّقُو ٱلرَّبِّ كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ قَرِيبَهُ، وَٱلرَّبُّ أَصْغَى وَسَمِعَ، وَكُتِبَ أَمَامَهُ سِفْرُ تَذْكَرَةٍ لِلَّذِينَ ٱتَّقُوا ٱلرَّبَّ وَلِلْمُفَكِّرِينَ فِي ٱسْمِهِ.١٦16
Such things those who revered the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord took notice, and a record was written before him of those who revered the Lord and those who keep in mind his name.
«وَيَكُونُونَ لِي، قَالَ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ، فِي ٱلْيَوْمِ ٱلَّذِي أَنَا صَانِعٌ خَاصَّةً، وَأُشْفِقُ عَلَيْهِمْ كَمَا يُشْفِقُ ٱلْإِنْسَانُ عَلَى ٱبْنِهِ ٱلَّذِي يَخْدِمُهُ.١٧17
“They will be mine,” says the Lord of hosts, “my special possession on that day that I am preparing. I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him.
فَتَعُودُونَ وَتُمَيِّزُونَ بَيْنَ ٱلصِّدِّيقِ وَٱلشِّرِّيرِ، بَيْنَ مَنْ يَعْبُدُ ٱللهَ وَمَنْ لَا يَعْبُدُهُ.١٨18
Once again my people will see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between the person who serves God and the person who does not.”