نَحَمْيَا 1

كَلَامُ نَحَمْيَا بْنِ حَكَلْيَا: حَدَثَ فِي شَهْرِ كَسْلُو فِي ٱلسَّنَةِ ٱلْعِشْرِينَ، بَيْنَمَا كُنْتُ فِي شُوشَنَ ٱلْقَصْرِ، ١ 1
The words of Nehemiah son of Hakaliah: Now it happened in the month of Kislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in the fortress of Susa,
أَنَّهُ جَاءَ حَنَانِي، وَاحِدٌ مِنْ إِخْوَتِي، هُوَ وَرِجَالٌ مِنْ يَهُوذَا، فَسَأَلْتُهُمْ عَنِ ٱلْيَهُودِ ٱلَّذِينَ نَجَوْا، ٱلَّذِينَ بَقُوا مِنَ ٱلسَّبْيِ، وَعَنْ أُورُشَلِيمَ. ٢ 2
that one of my brothers, Hanani, came with some people from Judah, and I asked them about the Jews who had escaped, the remnant of the Jews who were there, and about Jerusalem.
فَقَالُوا لِي: «إِنَّ ٱلْبَاقِينَ ٱلَّذِينَ بَقُوا مِنَ ٱلسَّبْيِ هُنَاكَ فِي ٱلْبِلَادِ، هُمْ فِي شَرٍّ عَظِيمٍ وَعَارٍ. وَسُورُ أُورُشَلِيمَ مُنْهَدِمٌ، وَأَبْوَابُهَا مَحْرُوقَةٌ بِٱلنَّارِ». ٣ 3
They said to me, “Those in the province who survived the captivity are in great trouble and disgrace because the wall of Jerusalem has been broken open, and its gates have been set on fire.”
فَلَمَّا سَمِعْتُ هَذَا ٱلْكَلَامَ جَلَسْتُ وَبَكَيْتُ وَنُحْتُ أَيَّامًا، وَصُمْتُ وَصَلَّيْتُ أَمَامَ إِلَهِ ٱلسَّمَاءِ، ٤ 4
As soon as I heard these words, I sat down and wept, and for days I continued grieving and fasting and praying before the God of heaven.
وَقُلْتُ: «أَيُّهَا ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ ٱلسَّمَاءِ، ٱلْإِلَهُ ٱلْعَظِيمُ ٱلْمَخُوفُ، ٱلْحَافِظُ ٱلْعَهْدَ وَٱلرَّحْمَةَ لِمُحِبِّيهِ وَحَافِظِي وَصَايَاهُ، ٥ 5
Then I said, “You are Yahweh, God of heaven, the God who is great and awesome, who keeps the covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments.
لِتَكُنْ أُذْنُكَ مُصْغِيَةً وَعَيْنَاكَ مَفْتُوحَتَيْنِ لِتَسْمَعَ صَلَاةَ عَبْدِكَ ٱلَّذِي يُصَلِّي إِلَيْكَ ٱلْآنَ نَهَارًا وَلَيْلًا لِأَجْلِ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ عَبِيدِكَ، وَيَعْتَرِفُ بِخَطَايَا بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ ٱلَّتِي أَخْطَأْنَا بِهَا إِلَيْكَ. فَإِنِّي أَنَا وَبَيْتُ أَبِي قَدْ أَخْطَأْنَا. ٦ 6
Listen to my prayer and open your eyes, so you may hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray before you day and night for the people of Israel your servants. I am confessing the sins of the people of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Both I and my father's house have sinned.
لَقَدْ أَفْسَدْنَا أَمَامَكَ، وَلَمْ نَحْفَظِ ٱلْوَصَايَا وَٱلْفَرَائِضَ وَٱلْأَحْكَامَ ٱلَّتِي أَمَرْتَ بِهَا مُوسَى عَبْدَكَ. ٧ 7
We have acted very wickedly against you, and we have not kept the commandments, the statutes, and the rules you commanded your servant Moses.
ٱذْكُرِ ٱلْكَلَامَ ٱلَّذِي أَمَرْتَ بِهِ مُوسَى عَبْدَكَ قَائِلًا: إِنْ خُنْتُمْ فَإِنِّي أُفَرِّقُكُمْ فِي ٱلشُّعُوبِ، ٨ 8
Please call to mind the word you commanded your servant Moses, 'If you act unfaithfully, I will scatter you among the nations,
وَإِنْ رَجَعْتُمْ إِلَيَّ وَحَفِظْتُمْ وَصَايَايَ وَعَمِلْتُمُوهَا، إِنْ كَانَ ٱلْمَنْفِيُّونَ مِنْكُمْ فِي أَقْصَاءِ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ، فَمِنْ هُنَاكَ أَجْمَعُهُمْ وَآتِي بِهِمْ إِلَى ٱلْمَكَانِ ٱلَّذِي ٱخْتَرْتُ لِإِسْكَانِ ٱسْمِي فِيهِ. ٩ 9
but if you return to me and follow my commandments and do them, though your people were scattered under the farthest skies, I will gather them from there and bring them to that place where I have chosen to make my name remain.'
فَهُمْ عَبِيدُكَ وَشَعْبُكَ ٱلَّذِي ٱفْتَدَيْتَ بِقُوَّتِكَ ٱلْعَظِيمَةِ وَيَدِكَ ٱلشَّدِيدَةِ. ١٠ 10
Now they are your servants and your people, whom you have rescued by your great power and by your strong hand.
يَا سَيِّدُ، لِتَكُنْ أُذْنُكَ مُصْغِيَةً إِلَى صَلَاةِ عَبْدِكَ وَصَلَاةِ عَبِيدِكَ ٱلَّذِينَ يُرِيدُونَ مَخَافَةَ ٱسْمِكَ. وَأَعْطِ ٱلنَّجَاحَ ٱلْيَوْمَ لِعَبْدِكَ وَٱمْنَحْهُ رَحْمَةً أَمَامَ هَذَا ٱلرَّجُلِ». لِأَنِّي كُنْتُ سَاقِيًا لِلْمَلِكِ. ١١ 11
Yahweh, I beg you, listen now to the prayer of your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight to honor your name. Now give success to your servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.” I served as cupbearer to the king.