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وَأَخَذَ قُورَحُ بْنُ يِصْهَارَ بْنِ قَهَاتَ بْنِ لَاوِي، وَدَاثَانُ وَأَبِيرَامُ ٱبْنَا أَلِيآبَ، وَأُونُ بْنُ فَالَتَ، بَنُو رَأُوبَيْنَ، ١ 1
Now Korah son of Izhar son of Kohath son of Levi, along with Dathan and Abiram sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth, descendants of Reuben, gathered some men.
يُقَاوِمُونَ مُوسَى مَعَ أُنَاسٍ مِنْ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ، مِئَتَيْنِ وَخَمْسِينَ رُؤَسَاءِ ٱلْجَمَاعَةِ مَدْعُوِّينَ لِلِٱجْتِمَاعِ ذَوِي ٱسْمٍ. ٢ 2
They rose up against Moses, along with other men from the people of Israel, two hundred and fifty leaders of the community who were well-known members in the community.
فَٱجْتَمَعُوا عَلَى مُوسَى وَهَارُونَ وَقَالُوا لَهُمَا: «كَفَاكُمَا! إِنَّ كُلَّ ٱلْجَمَاعَةِ بِأَسْرِهَا مُقَدَّسَةٌ وَفِي وَسَطِهَا ٱلرَّبُّ. فَمَا بَالُكُمَا تَرْتَفِعَانِ عَلَى جَمَاعَةِ ٱلرَّبِّ؟». ٣ 3
They assembled themselves together to confront Moses and Aaron. They said to them, “You have gone too far! All the community is set apart, every one of them, and Yahweh is among them. Why do you lift up yourselves above the rest of Yahweh's community?”
فَلَمَّا سَمِعَ مُوسَى سَقَطَ عَلَى وَجْهِهِ. ٤ 4
When Moses heard that, he lay facedown.
ثُمَّ كَلَّمَ قُورَحَ وَجَمِيعَ قَوْمِهِ قَائِلًا: «غَدًا يُعْلِنُ ٱلرَّبُّ مَنْ هُوَ لَهُ، وَمَنِ ٱلْمُقَدَّسُ حَتَّى يُقَرِّبَهُ إِلَيْهِ. فَٱلَّذِي يَخْتَارُهُ يُقَرِّبُهُ إِلَيْهِ. ٥ 5
He spoke to Korah and to all those with him, “In the morning Yahweh will make known who belongs to him and who is set apart to him. He will bring that person near to him. The one he chooses he will bring near to himself.
اِفْعَلُوا هَذَا: خُذُوا لَكُمْ مَجَامِرَ. قُورَحُ وَكُلُّ جَمَاعَتِهِ. ٦ 6
Do this, Korah and all your group. Take censers
وَٱجْعَلُوا فِيهَا نَارًا، وَضَعُوا عَلَيْهَا بَخُورًا أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ غَدًا. فَٱلرَّجُلُ ٱلَّذِي يَخْتَارُهُ ٱلرَّبُّ هُوَ ٱلْمُقَدَّسُ. كَفَاكُمْ يَا بَنِي لَاوِي!». ٧ 7
tomorrow and put fire and incense in them before Yahweh. The one whom Yahweh chooses, that man will be set apart to Yahweh. You have gone too far, you descendants of Levi.”
وَقَالَ مُوسَى لِقُورَحَ: «ٱسْمَعُوا يَا بَنِي لَاوِي. ٨ 8
Again, Moses said to Korah, “Now listen, you descendants of Levi:
أَقَلِيلٌ عَلَيْكُمْ أَنَّ إِلَهَ إِسْرَائِيلَ أَفْرَزَكُمْ مِنْ جَمَاعَةِ إِسْرَائِيلَ لِيُقَرِّبَكُمْ إِلَيْهِ لِكَيْ تَعْمَلُوا خِدْمَةَ مَسْكَنِ ٱلرَّبِّ، وَتَقِفُوا قُدَّامَ ٱلْجَمَاعَةِ لِخِدْمَتِهَا؟ ٩ 9
is it a small thing for you that the God of Israel has separated you from the community of Israel, to bring you near to himself, to do work in Yahweh's tabernacle, and to stand before the community to serve them?
فَقَرَّبَكَ وَجَمِيعَ إِخْوَتِكَ بَنِي لَاوِي مَعَكَ، وَتَطْلُبُونَ أَيْضًا كَهَنُوتًا! ١٠ 10
He has brought you near, and all your kinfolk, the descendants of Levi, with you, yet you are seeking the priesthood also!
إِذَنْ أَنْتَ وَكُلُّ جَمَاعَتِكَ مُتَّفِقُونَ عَلَى ٱلرَّبِّ. وَأَمَّا هَارُونُ فَمَا هُوَ حَتَّى تَتَذَمَّرُوا عَلَيْهِ؟» ١١ 11
That is why you and all your group have gathered together against Yahweh. So why are you complaining about Aaron, who obeys Yahweh?”
فَأَرْسَلَ مُوسَى لِيَدْعُوَ دَاثَانَ وَأَبِيرَامَ ٱبْنَيْ أَلِيآبَ. فَقَالَا: «لَا نَصْعَدُ! ١٢ 12
Then Moses called for Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, but they said, “We will not come up.
أَقَلِيلٌ أَنَّكَ أَصْعَدْتَنَا مِنْ أَرْضٍ تَفِيضُ لَبَنًا وَعَسَلًا لِتُمِيتَنَا فِي ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ حَتَّى تَتَرَأَسَ عَلَيْنَا تَرَؤُّسًا؟ ١٣ 13
Is it a small thing that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness? Now you want to make yourself ruler over us!
كَذَلِكَ لَمْ تَأْتِ بِنَا إِلَى أَرْضٍ تَفِيضُ لَبَنًا وَعَسَلًا، وَلَا أَعْطَيْتَنَا نَصِيبَ حُقُولٍ وَكُرُومٍ. هَلْ تَقْلَعُ أَعْيُنَ هَؤُلَاءِ ٱلْقَوْمِ؟ لَا نَصْعَدُ!». ١٤ 14
In addition, you have not brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, or given us the fields and vineyards as an inheritance. Now do you want to blind us with empty promises? We will not come to you.”
فَٱغْتَاظَ مُوسَى جِدًّا وَقَالَ لِلرَّبِّ: «لَا تَلْتَفِتْ إِلَى تَقْدِمَتِهِمَا. حِمَارًا وَاحِدًا لَمْ آخُذْ مِنْهُمْ، وَلَا أَسَأْتُ إِلَى أَحَدٍ مِنْهُمْ». ١٥ 15
Moses was very angry and said to Yahweh, “Do not respect their offering. I have not taken one donkey from them, and I have not harmed any of them.”
وَقَالَ مُوسَى لِقُورَحَ: «كُنْ أَنْتَ وَكُلُّ جَمَاعَتِكَ أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ، أَنْتَ وَهُمْ وَهَارُونُ غَدًا، ١٦ 16
Then Moses said to Korah, “Tomorrow you and all your company must go before Yahweh—you and they, and Aaron.
وَخُذُوا كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ مِجْمَرَتَهُ، وَٱجْعَلُوا فِيهَا بَخُورًا، وَقَدِّمُوا أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ مِجْمَرَتَهُ. مِئَتَيْنِ وَخَمْسِينَ مِجْمَرَةً. وَأَنْتَ وَهَارُونُ كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ مِجْمَرَتَهُ». ١٧ 17
Each of you must take his censer and put incense in it. Then each man must bring before Yahweh his censer, two hundred and fifty censers. You and Aaron, also, must each bring your censer.”
فَأَخَذُوا كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ مِجْمَرَتَهُ وَجَعَلُوا فِيهَا نَارًا وَوَضَعُوا عَلَيْهَا بَخُورًا، وَوَقَفُوا لَدَى بَابِ خَيْمَةِ ٱلِٱجْتِمَاعِ مَعَ مُوسَى وَهَارُونَ. ١٨ 18
So every man took his censer, put fire in it, laid incense in it, and stood at the entrance to the tent of meeting with Moses and Aaron.
وَجَمَعَ عَلَيْهِمَا قُورَحُ كُلَّ ٱلْجَمَاعَةِ إِلَى بَابِ خَيْمَةِ ٱلِٱجْتِمَاعِ، فَتَرَاءَى مَجْدُ ٱلرَّبِّ لِكُلِّ ٱلْجَمَاعَةِ. ١٩ 19
Korah assembled all the community against Moses and Aaron at the entrance to the tent of meeting, and Yahweh's glory appeared to all the community.
وَكَلَّمَ ٱلرَّبُّ مُوسَى وَهَارُونَ قَائِلًا: ٢٠ 20
Then Yahweh spoke to Moses and to Aaron:
«ٱفْتَرِزَا مِنْ بَيْنِ هَذِهِ ٱلْجَمَاعَةِ فَإِنِّي أُفْنِيهِمْ فِي لَحْظَةٍ». ٢١ 21
“Separate yourselves from among this community that I may consume them immediately.”
فَخَرَّا عَلَى وَجْهَيْهِمَا وَقَالَا: «ٱللَّهُمَّ، إِلَهَ أَرْوَاحِ جَمِيعِ ٱلْبَشَرِ، هَلْ يُخْطِئُ رَجُلٌ وَاحِدٌ فَتَسْخَطَ عَلَى كُلِّ ٱلْجَمَاعَةِ؟» ٢٢ 22
Moses and Aaron lay facedown and said, “God, the God of the spirits of all humanity, if one man sins, must you be angry with all the community?”
فَكَلَّمَ ٱلرَّبُّ مُوسَى قَائِلًا: ٢٣ 23
Yahweh replied to Moses. He said,
«كَلِّمِ ٱلْجَمَاعَةَ قَائِلًا: ٱطْلَعُوا مِنْ حَوَالَيْ مَسْكَنِ قُورَحَ وَدَاثَانَ وَأَبِيرَامَ». ٢٤ 24
“Speak to the community. Say, 'Get away from the tents of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.'”
فَقَامَ مُوسَى وَذَهَبَ إِلَى دَاثَانَ وَأَبِيرَامَ، وَذَهَبَ وَرَاءَهُ شُيُوخُ إِسْرَائِيلَ. ٢٥ 25
Then Moses rose up and went to Dathan and Abiram; the elders of Israel followed him.
فَكَلَّمَ ٱلْجَمَاعَةَ قَائِلًا: «ٱعْتَزِلُوا عَنْ خِيَامِ هَؤُلَاءِ ٱلْقَوْمِ ٱلْبُغَاةِ، وَلَا تَمَسُّوا شَيْئًا مِمَّا لَهُمْ لِئَلَّا تَهْلَكُوا بِجَمِيعِ خَطَايَاهُمْ». ٢٦ 26
He spoke to the community and said, “Now leave the tents of these wicked men and touch nothing of theirs, or you will be consumed by all their sins.”
فَطَلَعُوا مِنْ حَوَالَيْ مَسْكَنِ قُورَحَ وَدَاثَانَ وَأَبِيرَامَ، وَخَرَجَ دَاثَانُ وَأَبِيرَامُ وَوَقَفَا فِي بَابِ خَيْمَتَيْهِمَا مَعَ نِسَائِهِمَا وَبَنِيهِمَا وَأَطْفَالِهِمَا. ٢٧ 27
So the community on every side of the tents of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram left them. Dathan and Abiram came out and stood at the entrance to their tents, with their wives, sons, and their little ones.
فَقَالَ مُوسَى: «بِهَذَا تَعْلَمُونَ أَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ قَدْ أَرْسَلَنِي لِأَعْمَلَ كُلَّ هَذِهِ ٱلْأَعْمَالِ، وَأَنَّهَا لَيْسَتْ مِنْ نَفْسِي. ٢٨ 28
Then Moses said, “By this you will know that Yahweh has sent me to do all these works, for I have not done them of my own accord.
إِنْ مَاتَ هَؤُلَاءِ كَمَوْتِ كُلِّ إِنْسَانٍ، وَأَصَابَتْهُمْ مَصِيبَةُ كُلِّ إِنْسَانٍ، فَلَيْسَ ٱلرَّبُّ قَدْ أَرْسَلَنِي. ٢٩ 29
If these men die a natural death such as normally happens, then Yahweh has not sent me.
وَلَكِنْ إِنِ ٱبْتَدَعَ ٱلرَّبُّ بِدْعَةً وَفَتَحَتِ ٱلْأَرْضُ فَاهَا وَٱبْتَلَعَتْهُمْ وَكُلَّ مَا لَهُمْ، فَهَبَطُوا أَحْيَاءً إِلَى ٱلْهَاوِيَةِ، تَعْلَمُونَ أَنَّ هَؤُلَاءِ ٱلْقَوْمَ قَدِ ٱزْدَرَوْا بِٱلرَّبِّ». (Sheol h7585) ٣٠ 30
But if Yahweh creates something new, and the earth opens its mouth and swallows them, with everything that they possess, and they go down alive into Sheol, then you must understand that these men have despised Yahweh.” (Sheol h7585)
فَلَمَّا فَرَغَ مِنَ ٱلتَّكَلُّمِ بِكُلِّ هَذَا ٱلْكَلَامِ، ٱنْشَقَّتِ ٱلْأَرْضُ ٱلَّتِي تَحْتَهُمْ، ٣١ 31
As soon as Moses finished speaking all these words, the ground opened under those men.
وَفَتَحَتِ ٱلْأَرْضُ فَاهَا وَٱبْتَلَعَتْهُمْ وَبُيُوتَهُمْ وَكُلَّ مَنْ كَانَ لِقُورَحَ مَعَ كُلِّ ٱلْأَمْوَالِ، ٣٢ 32
The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them, their families, and all the people who belonged to Korah, as well as all their possessions.
فَنَزَلُوا هُمْ وَكُلُّ مَا كَانَ لَهُمْ أَحْيَاءً إِلَى ٱلْهَاوِيَةِ، وَٱنْطَبَقَتْ عَلَيْهِمِ ٱلْأَرْضُ، فَبَادُوا مِنْ بَيْنِ ٱلْجَمَاعَةِ. (Sheol h7585) ٣٣ 33
So they and all that they possessed went down alive into Sheol. The earth closed over them, and they perished from among the community. (Sheol h7585)
وَكُلُّ إِسْرَائِيلَ ٱلَّذِينَ حَوْلَهُمْ هَرَبُوا مِنْ صَوْتِهِمْ، لِأَنَّهُمْ قَالُوا: «لَعَلَّ ٱلْأَرْضَ تَبْتَلِعُنَا». ٣٤ 34
All Israel around them fled from their cries. They exclaimed, “The earth may swallow us up also!”
وَخَرَجَتْ نَارٌ مِنْ عِنْدِ ٱلرَّبِّ وَأَكَلَتِ ٱلْمِئَتَيْنِ وَٱلْخَمْسِينَ رَجُلًا ٱلَّذِينَ قَرَّبُوا ٱلْبَخُورَ. ٣٥ 35
Then fire flashed out from Yahweh and devoured the 250 men who had offered incense.
ثُمَّ كَلَّمَ ٱلرَّبُّ مُوسَى قَائِلًا: ٣٦ 36
Again Yahweh spoke to Moses and said,
«قُلْ لِأَلِعَازَارَ بْنِ هَارُونَ ٱلْكَاهِنِ أَنْ يَرْفَعَ ٱلْمَجَامِرَ مِنَ ٱلْحَرِيقِ، وَٱذْرِ ٱلنَّارَ هُنَاكَ فَإِنَّهُنَّ قَدْ تَقَدَّسْنَ. ٣٧ 37
“Speak to Eleazar son of Aaron the priest and let him take up the censers out of the flames, for the censers are set apart to me. Then let him scatter the burning coals at a distance.
مَجَامِرَ هَؤُلَاءِ ٱلْمُخْطِئِينَ ضِدَّ نُفُوسِهِمْ، فَلْيَعْمَلُوهَا صَفَائِحَ مَطْرُوقَةً غِشَاءً لِلْمَذْبَحِ، لِأَنَّهُمْ قَدْ قَدَّمُوهَا أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ فَتَقَدَّسَتْ. فَتَكُونُ عَلَامَةً لِبَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ». ٣٨ 38
Take the censers of those who lost their lives because of their sin. Let them be made into hammered plates as a covering over the altar. Those men did offer them before me, so they are set apart to me. They will be a sign of my presence to the people of Israel.”
فَأَخَذَ أَلِعَازَارُ ٱلْكَاهِنُ مَجَامِرَ ٱلنُّحَاسِ ٱلَّتِي قَدَّمَهَا ٱلْمُحْتَرِقُونَ، وَطَرَقُوهَا غِشَاءً لِلْمَذْبَحِ، ٣٩ 39
Eleazar the priest took the bronze censers that had been used by the men who were burned up, and they were hammered out into a covering for the altar,
تَذْكَارًا لِبَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ، لِكَيْ لَا يَقْتَرِبَ رَجُلٌ أَجْنَبِيٌّ لَيْسَ مِنْ نَسْلِ هَارُونَ لِيُبَخِّرَ بَخُورًا أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ، فَيَكُونَ مِثْلَ قُورَحَ وَجَمَاعَتِهِ، كَمَا كَلَّمَهُ ٱلرَّبُّ عَنْ يَدِ مُوسَى. ٤٠ 40
to be a reminder to the people of Israel, so that no outsider who was not descended from Aaron should come up to burn incense before Yahweh, so they might not become like Korah and his group—just as Yahweh had commanded through Moses.
فَتَذَمَّرَ كُلُّ جَمَاعَةِ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ فِي ٱلْغَدِ عَلَى مُوسَى وَهَارُونَ قَائِلِينَ: «أَنْتُمَا قَدْ قَتَلْتُمَا شَعْبَ ٱلرَّبِّ». ٤١ 41
But the next morning all the community of the people of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron. They said, “You have killed Yahweh's people.”
وَلَمَّا ٱجْتَمَعَتِ ٱلْجَمَاعَةُ عَلَى مُوسَى وَهَارُونَ ٱنْصَرَفَا إِلَى خَيْمَةِ ٱلِٱجْتِمَاعِ وَإِذَا هِيَ قَدْ غَطَّتْهَا ٱلسَّحَابَةُ وَتَرَاءَى مَجْدُ ٱلرَّبِّ. ٤٢ 42
Then it happened, when the community had assembled against Moses and Aaron, that they looked toward the tent of meeting and, behold, the cloud was covering it. Yahweh's glory appeared,
فَجَاءَ مُوسَى وَهَارُونُ إِلَى قُدَّامِ خَيْمَةِ ٱلِٱجْتِمَاعِ. ٤٣ 43
and Moses and Aaron came to the front of the tent of meeting.
فَكَلَّمَ ٱلرَّبُّ مُوسَى قَائِلًا: ٤٤ 44
Then Yahweh spoke to Moses. He said,
«اِطْلَعَا مِنْ وَسَطِ هَذِهِ ٱلْجَمَاعَةِ، فَإِنِّي أُفْنِيهِمْ بِلَحْظَةٍ». فَخَرَّا عَلَى وَجْهَيْهِمَا. ٤٥ 45
“Go away from in front of this community so that I may consume them immediately.” Then Moses and Aaron lay down with their faces to the ground.
ثُمَّ قَالَ مُوسَى لِهَارُونَ: «خُذِ ٱلْمِجْمَرَةَ وَٱجْعَلْ فِيهَا نَارًا مِنْ عَلَى ٱلْمَذْبَحِ، وَضَعْ بَخُورًا، وَٱذْهَبْ بِهَا مُسْرِعًا إِلَى ٱلْجَمَاعَةِ وَكَفِّرْ عَنْهُمْ، لِأَنَّ ٱلسَّخَطَ قَدْ خَرَجَ مِنْ قِبَلِ ٱلرَّبِّ. قَدِ ٱبْتَدَأَ ٱلْوَبَأُ». ٤٦ 46
Moses said to Aaron, “Take the censer, put fire in it from off the altar, put incense in it, carry it quickly to the community, and make atonement for them, because anger is coming from Yahweh. The plague has begun.”
فَأَخَذَ هَارُونُ كَمَا قَالَ مُوسَى، وَرَكَضَ إِلَى وَسَطِ ٱلْجَمَاعَةِ، وَإِذَا ٱلْوَبَأُ قَدِ ٱبْتَدَأَ فِي ٱلشَّعْبِ. فَوَضَعَ ٱلْبَخُورَ وَكَفَّرَ عَنِ ٱلشَّعْبِ. ٤٧ 47
So Aaron did as Moses directed. He ran into the middle of the community. The plague had quickly started to spread among the people, so he put in the incense and made atonement for the people.
وَوَقَفَ بَيْنَ ٱلْمَوْتَى وَٱلْأَحْيَاءِ فَٱمْتَنَعَ ٱلْوَبَأُ. ٤٨ 48
Aaron stood between the dead and the living; in this way the plague was stopped.
فَكَانَ ٱلَّذِينَ مَاتُوا بِٱلْوَبَإِ أَرْبَعَةَ عَشَرَ أَلْفًا وَسَبْعَ مِئَةٍ، عَدَا ٱلَّذِينَ مَاتُوا بِسَبَبِ قُورَحَ. ٤٩ 49
Those who died by the plague were 14,700 in number, besides those who had died in the matter of Korah.
ثُمَّ رَجَعَ هَارُونُ إِلَى مُوسَى إِلَى بَابِ خَيْمَةِ ٱلِٱجْتِمَاعِ وَٱلْوَبَأُ قَدِ ٱمْتَنَعَ. ٥٠ 50
Aaron returned to Moses at the entrance to the tent of meeting, and the plague ended.