مَلَاخِي 1

وَحْيُ كَلِمَةِ ٱلرَّبِّ لِإِسْرَائِيلَ عَنْ يَدِ مَلَاخِي: ١ 1
The declaration of the word of Yahweh to Israel by the hand of Malachi.
«أَحْبَبْتُكُمْ، قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ. وَقُلْتُمْ: بِمَ أَحْبَبْتَنَا؟ أَلَيْسَ عِيسُو أَخًا لِيَعْقُوبَ، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ، وَأَحْبَبْتُ يَعْقُوبَ ٢ 2
“I have loved you,” says Yahweh. But you say, “How have you loved us?” “Was not Esau Jacob's brother?” declares Yahweh. “Yet I have loved Jacob,
وَأَبْغَضْتُ عِيسُوَ، وَجَعَلْتُ جِبَالَهُ خَرَابًا وَمِيرَاثَهُ لِذِئَابِ ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ؟ ٣ 3
but Esau I have hated. I have made his mountains an abandoned devastation, and I have made his inheritance a place for the jackals of the wilderness.”
لِأَنَّ أَدُومَ قَالَ: قَدْ هُدِمْنَا، فَنَعُودُ وَنَبْنِي ٱلْخِرَبُ. هَكَذَا قَالَ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ: هُمْ يَبْنُونَ وَأَنَا أَهْدِمُ. وَيَدْعُونَهُمْ تُخُومَ ٱلشَّرِّ، وَٱلشَّعْبَ ٱلَّذِي غَضِبَ عَلَيْهِ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ. ٤ 4
If Edom says, “We are beaten down, but we will rebuild the ruins,” Yahweh of hosts will say, “They may rebuild, but I will throw down again. Others will call them 'The country of wickedness' and 'The people whom Yahweh has cursed forever.'
فَتَرَى أَعْيُنُكُمْ وَتَقُولُونَ: لِيَتَعَظَّمِ ٱلرَّبُّ مِنْ عِنْدِ تُخْمِ إِسْرَائِيلَ. ٥ 5
Your own eyes will see this, and you will say, 'Yahweh is great beyond the borders of Israel.'”
«ٱلِٱبْنُ يُكْرِمُ أَبَاهُ، وَٱلْعَبْدُ يُكْرِمُ سَيِّدَهُ. فَإِنْ كُنْتُ أَنَا أَبًا، فَأَيْنَ كَرَامَتِي؟ وَإِنْ كُنْتُ سَيِّدًا، فَأَيْنَ هَيْبَتِي؟ قَالَ لَكُمْ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ. أَيُّهَا ٱلْكَهَنَةُ ٱلْمُحْتَقِرُونَ ٱسْمِي. وَتَقُولُونَ: بِمَ ٱحْتَقَرْنَا ٱسْمَكَ؟ ٦ 6
“A son honors his father, and a servant honors his master. If I, then, am a father, where is my honor? If I am a master, where is the reverence for me?” says Yahweh of hosts to you priests, who despise my name. “But you say, 'How have we despised your name?'
تُقَرِّبُونَ خُبْزًا نَجِسًا عَلَى مَذْبَحِي. وَتَقُولُونَ: بِمَ نَجَّسْنَاكَ؟ بِقَوْلِكُمْ: إِنَّ مَائِدَةَ ٱلرَّبِّ مُحْتَقَرَةٌ. ٧ 7
By offering polluted bread upon my altar. But you say, 'How have we polluted you?' By saying that Yahweh's table is contemptible.
وَإِنْ قَرَّبْتُمُ ٱلْأَعْمَى ذَبِيحَةً، أَفَلَيْسَ ذَلِكَ شَرًّا؟ وَإِنْ قَرَّبْتُمُ ٱلْأَعْرَجَ وَٱلسَّقِيمَ، أَفَلَيْسَ ذَلِكَ شَرًّا؟ قَرِّبْهُ لِوَالِيكَ، أَفَيَرْضَى عَلَيْكَ أَوْ يَرْفَعُ وَجْهَكَ؟ قَالَ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ. ٨ 8
When you offer blind animals for sacrifice, is that not evil? When you offer the lame and sick, is that not evil? Present that to your governor! Will he accept you or will he lift up your face?” says Yahweh of hosts.
وَٱلْآنَ تَرَضَّوْا وَجْهَ ٱللهِ فَيَتَرَاءَفَ عَلَيْنَا. هَذِهِ كَانَتْ مِنْ يَدِكُمْ. هَلْ يَرْفَعُ وَجْهَكُمْ؟ قَالَ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ. ٩ 9
Now you keep asking the face of God, that he may be gracious to us. But Yahweh of hosts says that with such an offering in your hand, would he lift up any of your faces?
«مَنْ فِيكُمْ يُغْلِقُ ٱلْبَابَ! بَلْ لَا تُوقِدُونَ عَلَى مَذْبَحِي مَجَّانًا. لَيْسَتْ لِي مَسَّرَةٌ بِكُمْ، قَالَ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ، وَلَا أَقْبَلُ تَقْدِمَةً مِنْ يَدِكُمْ. ١٠ 10
“Oh, if only there were one of you who would shut the temple gates, so that you might not light fires on my altar in vain! I have no pleasure in you,” says Yahweh of hosts, “and I will not accept any offering from your hand.
لِأَنَّهُ مِنْ مَشْرِقِ ٱلشَّمْسِ إِلَى مَغْرِبِهَا ٱسْمِي عَظِيمٌ بَيْنَ ٱلْأُمَمِ، وَفِي كُلِّ مَكَانٍ يُقَرَّبُ لِٱسْمِي بَخُورٌ وَتَقْدِمَةٌ طَاهِرَةٌ، لِأَنَّ ٱسْمِي عَظِيمٌ بَيْنَ ٱلْأُمَمِ، قَالَ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ. ١١ 11
For from the rising of the sun to its setting my name will be great among the nations and in every place incense and pure offerings will be offered in my name. For my name will be great among the nations,” says Yahweh of hosts.
أَمَّا أَنْتُمْ فَمُنَجِّسُوهُ، بِقَوْلِكُمْ: إِنَّ مَائِدَةَ ٱلرَّبِّ تَنَجَّسَتْ، وَثَمَرَتَهَا مُحْتَقَرٌ طَعَامُهَا. ١٢ 12
“But you are profaning it when you say the Lord's table is polluted, and that its fruit, its food, is to be despised.
وَقُلْتُمْ: مَا هَذِهِ ٱلْمَشَقَّةُ؟ وَتَأَفَّفْتُمْ عَلَيْهِ، قَالَ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ. وَجِئْتُمْ بِٱلْمُغْتَصَبِ وَٱلْأَعْرَجِ وَٱلسَّقِيمِ، فَأَتَيْتُمْ بِٱلتَّقْدِمَةِ. فَهَلْ أَقْبَلُهَا مِنْ يَدِكُمْ؟ قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ. ١٣ 13
You also say, 'How tiresome this is,' and you snort at it,” says Yahweh of hosts. “You bring what has been taken by a wild animal or is lame or sick; and this you bring as your offering. Should I accept this from your hand?” says Yahweh.
وَمَلْعُونٌ ٱلْمَاكِرُ ٱلَّذِي يُوجَدُ فِي قَطِيعِهِ ذَكَرٌ وَيَنْذُرُ وَيَذْبَحُ لِلسَّيِّدِ عَائِبًا. لِأَنِّي أَنَا مَلِكٌ عَظِيمٌ، قَالَ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ، وَٱسْمِي مَهِيبٌ بَيْنَ ٱلْأُمَمِ. ١٤ 14
“May the deceiver be cursed who has a male animal in his flock and vows to give it to me, and yet sacrifices to me, the Lord, what is flawed! For I am a great king,” says Yahweh of hosts, “and my name will be honored among the nations.”