نَاحُوم 2

قَدِ ٱرْتَفَعَتِ ٱلْمِقْمَعَةُ عَلَى وَجْهِكِ. ٱحْرُسِ ٱلْحِصْنَ. رَاقِبِ ٱلطَّرِيقَ. شَدِّدِ ٱلْحَقْوَيْنِ. مَكِّنِ ٱلْقُوَّةَ جِدًّا. ١ 1
The one who will dash you to pieces is coming up against you. Man the city walls, guard the roads, make yourselves strong, assemble your armies.
فَإِنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ يَرُدُّ عَظَمَةَ يَعْقُوبَ كَعَظَمَةِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، لِأَنَّ ٱلسَّالِبِينَ قَدْ سَلَبُوهُمْ وَأَتْلَفُوا قُضْبَانَ كُرُومِهِمْ. ٢ 2
For Yahweh is restoring the majesty of Jacob, like the majesty of Israel, although the plunderers devastated them and destroyed their vine branches.
تُرْسُ أَبْطَالِهِ مُحَمَّرٌ. رِجَالُ ٱلْجَيْشِ قِرْمِزِيُّونَ. ٱلْمَرْكَبَاتُ بِنَارِ ٱلْفُولَاذِ فِي يَوْمِ إِعْدَادِهِ. وَٱلسَّرْوُ يَهْتَزُّ. ٣ 3
The shields of his mighty men are red, and the soldiers are clothed in scarlet; the chariots flash with their metal on the day that they are made ready, and the cypress spears are waved in the air.
تَهِيجُ ٱلْمَرْكَبَاتُ فِي ٱلْأَزِقَّةِ. تَتَرَاكَضُ فِي ٱلسَّاحَاتِ. مَنْظَرُهَا كَمَصَابِيحَ. تَجْرِي كَٱلْبُرُوقِ. ٤ 4
The chariots speed through the streets; they rush back and forth in the wide streets. They look like torches, and they run like lightning.
يَذْكُرُ عُظَمَاءَهُ. يَتَعَثَّرُونَ فِي مَشْيِهِمْ. يُسْرِعُونَ إِلَى سُورِهَا، وَقَدْ أُقِيمَتِ ٱلْمِتْرَسَةُ. ٥ 5
The one who will dash you to pieces calls his officers; they stumble over each other in their march; they hurry to attack the city wall. The large shield is made ready to protect these attackers.
أَبْوَابُ ٱلْأَنْهَارِ ٱنْفَتَحَتْ، وَٱلْقَصْرُ قَدْ ذَابَ. ٦ 6
The gates at the rivers are forced open, and the palace falls to ruins.
وَهُصَّبُ قَدِ ٱنْكَشَفَتْ. أُطْلِعَتْ. وَجَوَارِيهَا تَئِنُّ كَصَوْتِ ٱلْحَمَامِ ضَارِبَاتٍ عَلَى صُدُورِهِنَّ. ٧ 7
Huzzab is stripped of her clothes and is taken away; her female servants moan like doves, beating on their breasts.
وَنِينَوَى كَبِرْكَةِ مَاءٍ مُنْذُ كَانَتْ، وَلَكِنَّهُمُ ٱلْآنَ هَارِبُونَ. «قِفُوا، قِفُوا!» وَلَا مُلْتَفِتٌ. ٨ 8
Nineveh is like a leaking pool of water, with its people fleeing away like rushing water. Others shout, “Stop, stop,” but no one looks back.
اِنْهَبُوا فِضَّةً. اِنْهَبُوا ذَهَبًا، فَلَا نِهَايَةَ لِلتُّحَفِ لِلْكَثْرَةِ مِنْ كُلِّ مَتَاعٍ شَهِيٍّ. ٩ 9
Take the silver plunder, take the gold plunder, for there is no end to it, to the splendor of all Nineveh's beautiful things.
فَرَاغٌ وَخَلَاءٌ وَخَرَابٌ، وَقَلْبٌ ذَائِبٌ وَٱرْتِخَاءُ رُكَبٍ وَوَجَعٌ فِي كُلِّ حَقْوٍ. وَأَوْجُهُ جَمِيعِهِمْ تَجْمَعُ حُمْرَةً. ١٠ 10
Nineveh is empty and ruined. Everyone's heart melts, everyone's knees strike together, and anguish is in everyone; their faces are all pale.
أَيْنَ مَأْوَى ٱلْأُسُودِ وَمَرْعَى أَشْبَالِ ٱلْأُسُودِ؟ حَيْثُ يَمْشِي ٱلْأَسَدُ وَٱللَّبُوَةُ وَشِبْلُ ٱلْأَسَدِ، وَلَيْسَ مَنْ يُخَوِّفُ. ١١ 11
Where now is the lions' den, the place where the young lion cubs were fed, the place where the lion and lioness walked, with the cubs, where they were afraid of nothing?
ٱلْأَسَدُ ٱلْمُفْتَرِسُ لِحَاجةِ جِرَائِهِ، وَٱلْخَانِقُ لِأَجْلِ لَبُوَاتِهِ حَتَّى مَلَأَ مَغَارَاتِهِ فَرَائِسَ وَمَآوِيَهُ مُفْتَرَسَاتٍ. ١٢ 12
The lion tore his victims to pieces for his cubs; he strangled victims for his lionesses, and filled his cave with victims, his dens with torn carcasses.
«هَا أَنَا عَلَيْكِ، يَقُولُ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ. فَأُحْرِقُ مَرْكَبَاتِكِ دُخَانًا، وَأَشْبَالُكِ يَأْكُلُهَا ٱلسَّيْفُ، وَأَقْطَعُ مِنَ ٱلْأَرْضِ فَرَائِسَكِ، وَلَا يُسْمَعُ أَيْضًا صَوْتُ رُسُلُكِ». ١٣ 13
“See, I am against you—this is the declaration of Yahweh of hosts. I will burn your chariots in the smoke, and the sword will devour your young lions. I will cut off your prey from your land, and the voices of your messengers will be heard no more.”