مِيخَا 7

وَيْلٌ لِي! لِأَنِّي صِرْتُ كَجَنَى ٱلصَّيْفِ، كَخُصَاصَةِ ٱلْقِطَافِ، لَا عُنْقُودَ لِلْأَكْلِ وَلَا بَاكُورَةَ تِينَةٍ ٱشْتَهَتْهَا نَفْسِي. ١ 1
Woe is me! I have become like the gathering of summer fruit, and like the grapes that have been gleaned; there is no grape cluster to eat, no ripe early fig that my soul desires.
قَدْ بَادَ ٱلتَّقِيُّ مِنَ ٱلْأَرْضِ، وَلَيْسَ مُسْتَقِيمٌ بَيْنَ ٱلنَّاسِ. جَمِيعُهُمْ يَكْمُنُونَ لِلدِّمَاءِ، يَصْطَادُونَ بَعْضُهُمْ بَعْضًا بِشَبَكَةٍ. ٢ 2
Faithful people have disappeared from the land; there is no upright person in all mankind. They all lie in wait to shed blood; each one hunts his own brother with a net.
اَلْيَدَانِ إِلَى ٱلشَّرِّ مُجْتَهِدَتَانِ. ٱلرَّئِيسُ طَالِبٌ وَٱلْقَاضِي بِٱلْهَدِيَّةِ، وَٱلْكَبِيرُ مُتَكَلِّمٌ بِهَوَى نَفْسِهِ فَيُعَكِّشُونَهَا. ٣ 3
Their hands are very good at doing harm: the ruler asks for money, the judge is ready for bribes, and the powerful man is saying to others what he wants to obtain. Thus they plot together.
أَحْسَنُهُمْ مِثْلُ ٱلْعَوْسَجِ، وَأَعْدَلُهُمْ مِنْ سِيَاجِ ٱلشَّوْكِ. يَوْمَ مُرَاقِبِيكَ عِقَابُكَ قَدْ جَاءَ. ٱلْآنَ يَكُونُ ٱرْتِبَاكُهُمْ. ٤ 4
The best of them is like a brier, the most upright is worse than a thorn hedge. It is the day foretold by your watchmen, the day of your punishment. Now is the time of their confusion.
لَا تَأْتَمِنُوا صَاحِبًا. لَا تَثِقُوا بِصَدِيقٍ. ٱحْفَظْ أَبْوَابَ فَمِكَ عَنِ ٱلْمُضْطَجِعَةِ فِي حِضْنِكَ. ٥ 5
Do not trust any neighbor; put no confidence in any friend. Be careful about what you say even to the woman who lies in your arms.
لِأَنَّ ٱلِٱبْنَ مُسْتَهِينٌ بِٱلْأَبِ، وَٱلْبِنْتَ قَائِمَةٌ عَلَى أُمِّهَا، وَٱلْكَنَّةَ عَلَى حَمَاتِهَا، وَأَعْدَاءُ ٱلْإِنْسَانِ أَهْلُ بَيْتِهِ. ٦ 6
For a son dishonors his father, a daughter rises up against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. A man's enemies are the people of his own house.
وَلَكِنَّنِي أُرَاقِبُ ٱلرَّبَّ، أَصْبِرُ لِإِلَهِ خَلَاصِي. يَسْمَعُنِي إِلَهِي. ٧ 7
But as for me, I will look to Yahweh. I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.
لَا تَشْمَتِي بِي يَا عَدُوَّتِي، إِذَا سَقَطْتُ أَقُومُ. إِذَا جَلَسْتُ فِي ٱلظُّلْمَةِ فَٱلرَّبُّ نُورٌ لِي. ٨ 8
Do not rejoice over me, my enemy. After I fall, I will rise. When I sit in darkness, Yahweh will be a light for me.
أَحْتَمِلُ غَضَبَ ٱلرَّبِّ لِأَنِّي أَخْطَأْتُ إِلَيْهِ، حَتَّى يُقِيمَ دَعْوَايَ وَيُجْرِيَ حَقِّي. سَيُخْرِجُنِي إِلَى ٱلنُّورِ، سَأَنْظُرُ بِرَّهُ. ٩ 9
Because I sinned against Yahweh, I will bear his rage until he pleads my cause, and executes judgment for me. He will bring me to the light, and I will see him rescue me in his justice.
وَتَرَى عَدُوَّتِي فَيُغَطِّيهَا ٱلْخِزْيُ، ٱلْقَائِلَةُ لِي: «أَيْنَ هُوَ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُكِ؟» عَيْنَايَ سَتَنْظُرَانِ إِلَيْهَا. اَلْآنَ تَصِيرُ لِلدَّوْسِ كَطِينِ ٱلْأَزِقَّةِ. ١٠ 10
Then my enemy will see it, and shame will cover the one who said to me, “Where is Yahweh your God?” My eyes will look at her; she will be trampled down like the mud in the streets.
يَوْمَ بِنَاءِ حِيطَانِكِ، ذَلِكَ ٱلْيَوْمَ يَبْعُدُ ٱلْمِيعَادُ. ١١ 11
A day to build your walls will come; on that day the boundaries will be extended very far.
هُوَ يَوْمٌ يَأْتُونَ إِلَيْكِ مِنْ أَشُّورَ وَمُدُنِ مِصْرَ، وَمِنْ مِصْرَ إِلَى ٱلنَّهْرِ. وَمِنَ ٱلْبَحْرِ إِلَى ٱلْبَحْرِ. وَمِنَ ٱلْجَبَلِ إِلَى ٱلْجَبَلِ. ١٢ 12
On that day your people will come to you, from Assyria and the cities in Egypt, from Egypt to the River, from sea to sea, and from mountain to mountain.
وَلَكِنْ تَصِيرُ ٱلْأَرْضُ خَرِبَةً بِسَبَبِ سُكَّانِهَا، مِنْ أَجْلِ ثَمَرِ أَفْعَالِهِمْ. ١٣ 13
But the land will be desolate because of the people who are living there, because of the fruit of their actions.
اِرْعَ بِعَصَاكَ شَعْبَكَ غَنَمَ مِيرَاثِكَ، سَاكِنَةً وَحْدَهَا فِي وَعْرٍ فِي وَسَطِ ٱلْكَرْمَلِ. لِتَرْعَ فِي بَاشَانَ وَجِلْعَادَ كَأَيَّامِ ٱلْقِدَمِ. ١٤ 14
Shepherd your people with your rod, the flock of your inheritance. They live alone in a thicket, in the midst of a pastureland. Let them graze in Bashan and Gilead as in the old days.
«كَأَيَّامِ خُرُوجِكَ مِنْ أَرْضِ مِصْرَ أُرِيهِ عَجَائِبَ». ١٥ 15
As in the days when you came out of the land of Egypt, I will show them wonders.
يَنْظُرُ ٱلْأُمَمُ وَيَخْجَلُونَ مِنْ كُلِّ بَطْشِهِمْ. يَضَعُونَ أَيْدِيَهُمْ عَلَى أَفْوَاهِهِمْ، وَتَصُمُّ آذَانُهُمْ. ١٦ 16
The nations will see and be ashamed of all their power. They will put their hands on their mouths; their ears will be deaf.
يَلْحَسُونَ ٱلتُّرَابَ كَٱلْحَيَّةِ، كَزَوَاحِفِ ٱلْأَرْضِ. يَخْرُجُونَ بِٱلرِّعْدَةِ مِنْ حُصُونِهِمْ، يَأْتُونَ بِٱلرُّعْبِ إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِنَا وَيَخَافُونَ مِنْكَ. ١٧ 17
They will lick the dust like a snake, like creatures that crawl on the earth. They will come out of their dens with fear; they will come with fear to you, Yahweh our God, and they will be afraid because of you.
مَنْ هُوَ إِلَهٌ مِثْلُكَ غَافِرٌ ٱلْإِثْمَ وَصَافِحٌ عَنِ ٱلذَّنْبِ لِبَقِيَّةِ مِيرَاثِهِ! لَا يَحْفَظُ إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ غَضَبَهُ، فَإِنَّهُ يُسَرُّ بِٱلرَّأْفَةِ. ١٨ 18
Who is a God like you— who takes away sin, who passes over the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? He does not keep his anger forever, because he delights in his covenant faithfulness.
يَعُودُ يَرْحَمُنَا، يَدُوسُ آثَامَنَا، وَتُطْرَحُ فِي أَعْمَاقِ ٱلْبَحْرِ جَمِيعُ خَطَايَاهُمْ. ١٩ 19
You will again have compassion on us; you will trample our iniquities under your feet. You will throw all our sins into the depths of the sea.
تَصْنَعُ ٱلْأَمَانَةَ لِيَعْقُوبَ وَٱلرَّأْفَةَ لِإِبْرَاهِيمَ، ٱللَّتَيْنِ حَلَفْتَ لِآبَائِنَا مُنْذُ أَيَّامِ ٱلْقِدَمِ. ٢٠ 20
You will give truth to Jacob and covenant faithfulness to Abraham, as you swore to our ancestors in ancient days.