اَلْعَدَد 20

وَأَتَى بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ، ٱلْجَمَاعَةُ كُلُّهَا، إِلَى بَرِّيَّةِ صِينَ فِي ٱلشَّهْرِ ٱلْأَوَّلِ. وَأَقَامَ ٱلشَّعْبُ فِي قَادَشَ. وَمَاتَتْ هُنَاكَ مَرْيَمُ وَدُفِنَتْ هُنَاكَ. ١ 1
So the people of Israel, the whole community, went into the wilderness of Zin in the first month; they stayed at Kadesh. There Miriam died and was buried.
وَلَمْ يَكُنْ مَاءٌ لِلْجَمَاعَةِ فَٱجْتَمَعُوا عَلَى مُوسَى وَهَارُونَ. ٢ 2
There was no water for the community, so they assembled together against Moses and Aaron.
وَخَاصَمَ ٱلشَّعْبُ مُوسَى وَكَلَّمُوهُ قَائِلِينَ: «لَيْتَنَا فَنِينَا فَنَاءَ إِخْوَتِنَا أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ. ٣ 3
The people complained against Moses. They said, “It would have been better if we had died when our fellow Israelites died in front of Yahweh!
لِمَاذَا أَتَيْتُمَا بِجَمَاعَةِ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَى هَذِهِ ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ لِكَيْ نَمُوتَ فِيهَا نَحْنُ وَمَوَاشِينَا؟ ٤ 4
Why have you brought Yahweh's community into this wilderness to die here, we and our animals?
وَلِمَاذَا أَصْعَدْتُمَانَا مِنْ مِصْرَ لِتَأْتِيَا بِنَا إِلَى هَذَا ٱلْمَكَانِ ٱلرَّدِيءِ؟ لَيْسَ هُوَ مَكَانَ زَرْعٍ وَتِينٍ وَكَرْمٍ وَرُمَّانٍ، وَلَا فِيهِ مَاءٌ لِلشُّرْبِ!». ٥ 5
Why did you make us come up out of Egypt to bring us to this horrible place? Here there is no seed, figs, vines, or pomegranates, and there is no water to drink.”
فَأَتَى مُوسَى وَهَارُونُ مِنْ أَمَامِ ٱلْجَمَاعَةِ إِلَى بَابِ خَيْمَةِ ٱلِٱجْتِمَاعِ وَسَقَطَا عَلَى وَجْهَيْهِمَا، فَتَرَاءَى لَهُمَا مَجْدُ ٱلرَّبِّ. ٦ 6
So Moses and Aaron went away from in front of the assembly. They went to the entrance of the tent of meeting and lay facedown. There Yahweh's brilliant glory appeared to them.
وَكَلَّمَ ٱلرَّبُّ مُوسَى قَائِلًا: ٧ 7
Yahweh spoke to Moses and said,
«خُذِ ٱلْعَصَا وَٱجْمَعِ ٱلْجَمَاعَةَ أَنْتَ وَهَارُونُ أَخُوكَ، وَكَلِّمَا ٱلصَّخْرَةَ أَمَامَ أَعْيُنِهِمْ أَنْ تُعْطِيَ مَاءَهَا، فَتُخْرِجُ لَهُمْ مَاءً مِنَ ٱلصَّخْرَةِ وَتَسْقِي ٱلْجَمَاعَةَ وَمَوَاشِيَهُمْ». ٨ 8
“Take the staff and assemble the community, you, and Aaron your brother. Speak to the rock before their eyes, and command it to flow with water. You will produce water for them out of that rock, and you must give it to the community and their cattle to drink.”
فَأَخَذَ مُوسَى ٱلْعَصَا مِنْ أَمَامِ ٱلرَّبِّ كَمَا أَمَرَهُ، ٩ 9
Moses took the staff from before Yahweh, as Yahweh had commanded him to do.
وَجَمَعَ مُوسَى وَهَارُونُ ٱلْجُمْهُورَ أَمَامَ ٱلصَّخْرَةِ، فَقَالَ لَهُمُ: «ٱسْمَعُوا أَيُّهَا ٱلْمَرَدَةُ، أَمِنْ هَذِهِ ٱلصَّخْرَةِ نُخْرِجُ لَكُمْ مَاءً؟». ١٠ 10
Then Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock. Moses said to them, “Listen now, you rebels. Must we bring water out of this rock for you?”
وَرَفَعَ مُوسَى يَدَهُ وَضَرَبَ ٱلصَّخْرَةَ بِعَصَاهُ مَرَّتَيْنِ، فَخَرَجَ مَاءٌ غَزِيرٌ، فَشَرِبَتِ ٱلْجَمَاعَةُ وَمَوَاشِيهَا. ١١ 11
Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with his staff, and much water came out. The community drank, and their cattle drank.
فَقَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ لِمُوسَى وَهَارُونَ: «مِنْ أَجْلِ أَنَّكُمَا لَمْ تُؤْمِنَا بِي حَتَّى تُقَدِّسَانِي أَمَامَ أَعْيُنِ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ، لِذَلِكَ لَا تُدْخِلَانِ هَذِهِ ٱلْجَمَاعَةَ إِلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ ٱلَّتِي أَعْطَيْتُهُمْ إِيَّاهَا». ١٢ 12
Then Yahweh said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust me or honor me as holy in the eyes of the people of Israel, you will not bring this assembly into the land I have given them.”
هَذَا مَاءُ مَرِيبَةَ، حَيْثُ خَاصَمَ بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ ٱلرَّبَّ، فَتَقَدَّسَ فِيهِمْ. ١٣ 13
This place was called the waters of Meribah because the people of Israel had quarreled with Yahweh there, and he showed himself to them as holy.
وَأَرْسَلَ مُوسَى رُسُلًا مِنْ قَادَشَ إِلَى مَلِكِ أَدُومَ: «هَكَذَا يَقُولُ أَخُوكَ إِسْرَائِيلُ: قَدْ عَرَفْتَ كُلَّ ٱلْمَشَقَّةِ ٱلَّتِي أَصَابَتْنَا. ١٤ 14
Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom: Your brother Israel says this: “You know all the difficulties that have happened to us.
إِنَّ آبَاءَنَا ٱنْحَدَرُوا إِلَى مِصْرَ، وَأَقَمْنَا فِي مِصْرَ أَيَّامًا كَثِيرَةً وَأَسَاءَ ٱلْمِصْرِيُّونَ إِلَيْنَا وَإِلَى آبَائِنَا، ١٥ 15
You know that our ancestors went down to Egypt and lived in Egypt a long time. The Egyptians treated us harshly and also our ancestors.
فَصَرَخْنَا إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ فَسَمِعَ صَوْتَنَا، وَأَرْسَلَ مَلَاكًا وَأَخْرَجَنَا مِنْ مِصْرَ. وَهَا نَحْنُ فِي قَادَشَ، مَدِينَةٍ فِي طَرَفِ تُخُومِكَ. ١٦ 16
When we called out to Yahweh, he heard our voice and sent an angel and brought us out of Egypt. Look, we are in Kadesh, a city on the border of your land.
دَعْنَا نَمُرَّ فِي أَرْضِكَ. لَا نَمُرُّ فِي حَقْلٍ وَلَا فِي كَرْمٍ، وَلَا نَشْرَبُ مَاءَ بِئْرٍ. فِي طَرِيقِ ٱلْمَلِكِ نَمْشِي، لَا نَمِيلُ يَمِينًا وَلَا يَسَارًا حَتَّى نَتَجَاوَزَ تُخُومَكَ». ١٧ 17
I am asking you to let us pass through your land. We will not pass through field or vineyard, nor will we drink the water in your wells. We will go along the king's highway. We will not turn aside to the right hand or to the left until we have passed your border.”
فَقَالَ لَهُ أَدُومُ: «لَا تَمُرُّ بِي لِئَلَّا أَخْرُجَ لِلِقَائِكَ بِٱلسَّيْفِ». ١٨ 18
But the king of Edom replied to him, “You may not pass through here. If you do, I will come with the sword to attack you.”
فَقَالَ لَهُ بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ: «فِي ٱلسِّكَّةِ نَصْعَدُ، وَإِذَا شَرِبْنَا أَنَا وَمَوَاشِيَّ مِنْ مَائِكَ أَدْفَعُ ثَمَنَهُ. لَا شَيْءَ. أَمُرُّ بِرِجْلَيَّ فَقَطْ». ١٩ 19
Then the people of Israel said to him, “We will go along the highway. If we or our livestock drink your water, we will pay for it. Just let us walk through on foot, without doing anything else.”
فَقَالَ: «لَا تَمُرُّ». وَخَرَجَ أَدُومُ لِلِقَائِهِ بِشَعْبٍ غَفِيرٍ وَبِيَدٍ شَدِيدَةٍ. ٢٠ 20
But the king of Edom replied, “You may not pass through.” So the king of Edom came against Israel with a strong hand with many soldiers.
وَأَبَى أَدُومُ أَنْ يَسْمَحَ لِإِسْرَائِيلَ بِٱلْمُرُورِ فِي تُخُومِهِ، فَتَحَوَّلَ إِسْرَائِيلُ عَنْهُ. ٢١ 21
The king of Edom refused to allow Israel to cross over their border. Because of this, Israel turned away from the land of Edom.
فَٱرْتَحَلَ بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ، ٱلْجَمَاعَةُ كُلُّهَا، مِنْ قَادَشَ وَأَتَوْا إِلَى جَبَلِ هُورٍ. ٢٢ 22
So the people journeyed from Kadesh. The people of Israel, the whole community, came to Mount Hor.
وَكَلَّمَ ٱلرَّبُّ مُوسَى وَهَارُونَ فِي جَبَلِ هُورٍ عَلَى تُخُمِ أَرْضِ أَدُومَ قَائِلًا: ٢٣ 23
Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron at Mount Hor, on Edom's border. He said,
«يُضَمُّ هَارُونُ إِلَى قَوْمِهِ لِأَنَّهُ لَا يَدْخُلُ ٱلْأَرْضَ ٱلَّتِي أَعْطَيْتُ لِبَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ، لِأَنَّكُمْ عَصَيْتُمْ قَوْلِي عِنْدَ مَاءِ مَرِيبَةَ. ٢٤ 24
“Aaron must be gathered to his people, for he will not enter the land that I have given to the people of Israel. This is because you both rebelled against my word at the waters of Meribah.
خُذْ هَارُونَ وَأَلِعَازَارَ ٱبْنَهُ وَٱصْعَدْ بِهِمَا إِلَى جَبَلِ هُورٍ، ٢٥ 25
Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up to Mount Hor.
وَٱخْلَعْ عَنْ هَارُونَ ثِيَابَهُ، وَأَلْبِسْ أَلِعَازَارَ ٱبْنَهُ إِيَّاهَا. فَيُضَمُّ هَارُونُ وَيَمُوتُ هُنَاكَ». ٢٦ 26
Take Aaron's priestly garments off him and put them on Eleazar his son. Aaron must die and be gathered to his people there.”
فَفَعَلَ مُوسَى كَمَا أَمَرَ ٱلرَّبُّ، وَصَعِدُوا إِلَى جَبَلِ هُورٍ أَمَامَ أَعْيُنِ كُلِّ ٱلْجَمَاعَةِ. ٢٧ 27
Moses did as Yahweh commanded. They went up Mount Hor in the sight of all the community.
فَخَلَعَ مُوسَى عَنْ هَارُونَ ثِيَابَهُ وَأَلْبَسَ أَلِعَازَارَ ٱبْنَهُ إِيَّاهَا. فَمَاتَ هَارُونُ هُنَاكَ عَلَى رَأْسِ ٱلْجَبَلِ، ثُمَّ ٱنْحَدَرَ مُوسَى وَأَلِعَازَارُ عَنِ ٱلْجَبَلِ. ٢٨ 28
Moses took Aaron's priestly garments off him and put them on Eleazar his son. Aaron died there on the top of the mountain. Then Moses and Eleazar came down.
فَلَمَّا رَأَى كُلُّ ٱلْجَمَاعَةِ أَنَّ هَارُونَ قَدْ مَاتَ، بَكَى جَمِيعُ بَيْتِ إِسْرَائِيلَ عَلَى هَارُونَ ثَلَاثِينَ يَوْمًا. ٢٩ 29
When all the community saw that Aaron was dead, the entire nation wept for Aaron for thirty days.