اَلْعَدَد 21

وَلَمَّا سَمِعَ ٱلْكَنْعَانِيُّ مَلِكُ عَرَادَ ٱلسَّاكِنُ فِي ٱلْجَنُوبِ أَنَّ إِسْرَائِيلَ جَاءَ فِي طَرِيقِ أَتَارِيمَ، حَارَبَ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَسَبَى مِنْهُمْ سَبْيًا. ١ 1
When the Canaanite king of Arad, who lived in the Negev, heard that Israel was traveling by the road to Atharim, he fought against Israel and took some of them captive.
فَنَذَرَ إِسْرَائِيلُ نَذْرًا لِلرَّبِّ وَقَالَ: «إِنْ دَفَعْتَ هَؤُلَاءِ ٱلْقَوْمَ إِلَى يَدِي أُحَرِّمُ مُدُنَهُمْ». ٢ 2
Israel vowed to Yahweh and said, “If you give us victory over these people, then we will completely destroy their cities.”
فَسَمِعَ ٱلرَّبُّ لِقَوْلِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، وَدَفَعَ ٱلْكَنْعَانِيِّينَ، فَحَرَّمُوهُمْ وَمُدُنَهُمْ. فَدُعِيَ ٱسْمُ ٱلْمَكَانِ «حُرْمَةَ». ٣ 3
Yahweh listened to Israel's voice and he gave them victory over the Canaanites. They completely destroyed them and their cities. That place was called Hormah.
وَٱرْتَحَلُوا مِنْ جَبَلِ هُورٍ فِي طَرِيقِ بَحْرِ سُوفٍ لِيَدُورُوا بِأَرْضِ أَدُومَ، فَضَاقَتْ نَفْسُ ٱلشَّعْبِ فِي ٱلطَّرِيقِ. ٤ 4
They traveled from Mount Hor by the road to the Sea of Reeds to go around the land of Edom. The people became very discouraged on the way.
وَتَكَلَّمَ ٱلشَّعْبُ عَلَى ٱللهِ وَعَلَى مُوسَى قَائِلِينَ: «لِمَاذَا أَصْعَدْتُمَانَا مِنْ مِصْرَ لِنَمُوتَ فِي ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ؟ لِأَنَّهُ لَا خُبْزَ وَلَا مَاءَ، وَقَدْ كَرِهَتْ أَنْفُسُنَا ٱلطَّعَامَ ٱلسَّخِيفَ». ٥ 5
The people spoke against God and Moses: “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? There is no bread, no water, and we hate this miserable food.”
فَأَرْسَلَ ٱلرَّبُّ عَلَى ٱلشَّعْبِ ٱلْحَيَّاتِ ٱلْمُحْرِقَةَ، فَلَدَغَتِ ٱلشَّعْبَ، فَمَاتَ قَوْمٌ كَثِيرُونَ مِنْ إِسْرَائِيلَ. ٦ 6
Then Yahweh sent poisonous snakes among the people. The snakes bit the people; many people died.
فَأَتَى ٱلشَّعْبُ إِلَى مُوسَى وَقَالُوا: «قَدْ أَخْطَأْنَا إِذْ تَكَلَّمْنَا عَلَى ٱلرَّبِّ وَعَلَيْكَ، فَصَلِّ إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ لِيَرْفَعَ عَنَّا ٱلْحَيَّاتِ». فَصَلَّى مُوسَى لِأَجْلِ ٱلشَّعْبِ. ٧ 7
The people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned because we have spoken against Yahweh and you. Pray to Yahweh for him to take the snakes away from us.” So Moses prayed for the people.
فَقَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ لِمُوسَى: «ٱصْنَعْ لَكَ حَيَّةً مُحْرِقَةً وَضَعْهَا عَلَى رَايَةٍ، فَكُلُّ مَنْ لُدِغَ وَنَظَرَ إِلَيْهَا يَحْيَا». ٨ 8
Yahweh said to Moses, “Make a snake and attach it to a pole. It will happen that everyone who is bitten will survive, if he looks at it.”
فَصَنَعَ مُوسَى حَيَّةً مِنْ نُحَاسٍ وَوَضَعَهَا عَلَى ٱلرَّايَةِ، فَكَانَ مَتَى لَدَغَتْ حَيَّةٌ إِنْسَانًا وَنَظَرَ إِلَى حَيَّةِ ٱلنُّحَاسِ يَحْيَا. ٩ 9
So Moses made a bronze snake and attached it to a pole. When a snake bit any person, if he looked at the bronze snake, he survived.
وَٱرْتَحَلَ بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ وَنَزَلُوا فِي أُوبُوتَ. ١٠ 10
Then the people of Israel traveled on and camped at Oboth.
وَٱرْتَحَلُوا مِنْ أُوبُوتَ وَنَزَلُوا فِي عَيِّي عَبَارِيمَ فِي ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ، ٱلَّتِي قُبَالَةَ مُوآبَ إِلَى شُرُوقِ ٱلشَّمْسِ. ١١ 11
They traveled from Oboth and camped at Iye Abarim in the wilderness that faces Moab toward the east.
مِنْ هُنَاكَ ٱرْتَحَلُوا وَنَزَلُوا فِي وَادِي زَارَدَ. ١٢ 12
From there they traveled on and camped in the Valley of Zered.
مِنْ هُنَاكَ ٱرْتَحَلُوا وَنَزَلُوا فِي عَبْرِ أَرْنُونَ ٱلَّذِي فِي ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ، خَارِجًا عَنْ تُخُمِ ٱلْأَمُورِيِّينَ. لِأَنَّ أَرْنُونَ هُوَ تُخْمُ مُوآبَ، بَيْنَ مُوآبَ وَٱلْأَمُورِيِّينَ. ١٣ 13
From there they traveled on and camped on the other side of the Arnon River, which is in the wilderness that extends from the border of the Amorites. The Arnon River forms the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.
لِذَلِكَ يُقَالُ فِي كِتَابِ «حُرُوبِ ٱلرَّبِّ»: «وَاهِبٌ فِي سُوفَةَ وَأَوْدِيَةِ أَرْنُونَ ١٤ 14
That is why it says in the scroll of the Wars of Yahweh, “... Waheb in Suphah, and the valleys of the Arnon,
وَمَصَبِّ ٱلْأَوْدِيَةِ ٱلَّذِي مَالَ إِلَى مَسْكَنِ عَارَ، وَٱسْتَنَدَ إِلَى تُخُمِ مُوآبَ». ١٥ 15
the slope of the valleys that lead toward the town of Ar and lie along the border of Moab.”
وَمِنْ هُنَاكَ إِلَى بِئْرٍ. وَهِيَ ٱلْبِئْرُ حَيْثُ قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ لِمُوسَى: «ٱجْمَعِ ٱلشَّعْبَ فَأُعْطِيَهُمْ مَاءً». ١٦ 16
From there they traveled to Beer, the well where Yahweh said to Moses, “Gather the people together for me to give them water.”
حِينَئِذٍ تَرَنَّمَ إِسْرَائِيلُ بِهَذَا ٱلنَّشِيدِ: «اِصْعَدِي أَيَّتُهَا ٱلْبِئْرُ! أَجِيبُوا لَهَا. ١٧ 17
Then Israel sang this song: “Spring up, well! Sing about it,
بِئْرٌ حَفَرَهَا رُؤَسَاءُ، حَفَرَهَا شُرَفَاءُ ٱلشَّعْبِ، بِصَوْلَجَانٍ، بِعِصِيِّهِمْ». وَمِنَ ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ إِلَى مَتَّانَةَ، ١٨ 18
about the well that our leaders dug, the well the nobles of the people dug, with the scepter and their staffs.” Then from the wilderness they traveled to Mattanah.
وَمِنْ مَتَّانَةَ إِلَى نَحْلِيئِيلَ، وَمِنْ نَحْلِيئِيلَ إِلَى بَامُوتَ، ١٩ 19
From Mattanah they traveled to Nahaliel, and from Nahaliel to Bamoth,
وَمِنْ بَامُوتَ إِلَى ٱلْجِوَاءِ ٱلَّتِي فِي صَحْرَاءِ مُوآبَ عِنْدَ رَأْسِ ٱلْفِسْجَةِ ٱلَّتِي تُشْرِفُ عَلَى وَجْهِ ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ. ٢٠ 20
and from Bamoth to a valley in the land of Moab. That is where the top of Mount Pisgah looks down on the wilderness.
وَأَرْسَلَ إِسْرَائِيلُ رُسُلًا إِلَى سِيحُونَ مَلِكِ ٱلْأَمُورِيِّينَ قَائِلًا: ٢١ 21
Then Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites saying,
«دَعْنِي أَمُرَّ فِي أَرْضِكَ. لَا نَمِيلُ إِلَى حَقْلٍ وَلَا إِلَى كَرْمٍ وَلَا نَشْرَبُ مَاءَ بِئْرٍ. فِي طَرِيقِ ٱلْمَلِكِ نَمْشِي حَتَّى نَتَجَاوَزَ تُخُومَكَ». ٢٢ 22
“Let us pass through your land. We will not turn into any field or vineyard. We will not drink the water from your wells. We will travel by the king's highway until we have crossed your border.”
فَلَمْ يَسْمَحْ سِيحُونُ لِإِسْرَائِيلَ بِٱلْمُرُورِ فِي تُخُومِهِ، بَلْ جَمَعَ سِيحُونُ جَمِيعَ قَوْمِهِ وَخَرَجَ لِلِقَاءِ إِسْرَائِيلَ إِلَى ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ، فَأَتَى إِلَى يَاهَصَ وَحَارَبَ إِسْرَائِيلَ. ٢٣ 23
But King Sihon would not allow Israel to pass through their border. Instead, Sihon gathered all his army together and attacked Israel in the wilderness. He came to Jahaz, where he fought against Israel.
فَضَرَبَهُ إِسْرَائِيلُ بِحَدِّ ٱلسَّيْفِ وَمَلَكَ أَرْضَهُ مِنْ أَرْنُونَ إِلَى يَبُّوقَ إِلَى بَنِي عَمُّونَ. لِأَنَّ تُخُمَ بَنِي عَمُّونَ كَانَ قَوِيًّا. ٢٤ 24
Israel attacked the army of Sihon with the edge of the sword and took their land from the Arnon to the Jabbok river, as far as the land of the people of Ammon. Now the border of the people of Ammon was fortified.
فَأَخَذَ إِسْرَائِيلُ كُلَّ هَذِهِ ٱلْمُدُنِ، وَأَقَامَ إِسْرَائِيلُ فِي جَمِيعِ مُدُنِ ٱلْأَمُورِيِّينَ فِي حَشْبُونَ وَفِي كُلِّ قُرَاهَا. ٢٥ 25
Israel took all the Amorite cities and lived in all of them, including Heshbon and all of its villages.
لِأَنَّ حَشْبُونَ كَانَتْ مَدِينَةَ سِيحُونَ مَلِكِ ٱلْأَمُورِيِّينَ، وَكَانَ قَدْ حَارَبَ مَلِكَ مُوآبَ ٱلْأَوَّلَ وَأَخَذَ كُلَّ أَرْضِهِ مِنْ يَدِهِ حَتَّى أَرْنُونَ. ٢٦ 26
Heshbon was the city of Sihon king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab. Sihon had taken all his land from his territory to the Arnon River.
لِذَلِكَ يَقُولُ أَصْحَابُ ٱلْأَمْثَالِ: «اِيتُوا إِلَى حَشْبُونَ فَتُبْنَى، وَتُصْلَحَ مَدِينَةُ سِيحُونَ. ٢٧ 27
That is why those who speak in proverbs say, “Come to Heshbon. Let the city of Sihon be rebuilt and established again.
لِأَنَّ نَارًا خَرَجَتْ مِنْ حَشْبُونَ، لَهِيبًا مِنْ قَرْيَةِ سِيحُونَ. أَكَلَتْ عَارَ مُوآبَ. أَهْلَ مُرْتَفَعَاتِ أَرْنُونَ. ٢٨ 28
A fire blazed from Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon that devoured Ar of Moab, and the owners of the high places of Arnon.
وَيْلٌ لَكَ يَا مُوآبُ. هَلَكْتِ يَا أُمَّةَ كَمُوشَ. قَدْ صَيَّرَ بَنِيهِ هَارِبِينَ وَبَنَاتِهِ فِي ٱلسَّبْيِ لِمَلِكِ ٱلْأَمُورِيِّينَ سِيحُونَ. ٢٩ 29
Woe to you, Moab! You have perished, people of Chemosh. He has made his sons to be fugitives and his daughters to be prisoners of Sihon king of the Amorites.
لَكِنْ قَدْ رَمَيْنَاهُمْ. هَلَكَتْ حَشْبُونُ إِلَى دِيبُونَ. وَأَخْرَبْنَا إِلَى نُوفَحَ ٱلَّتِي إِلَى مِيدَبَا». ٣٠ 30
But we have conquered Sihon. Heshbon is devastated all the way to Dibon. We have defeated them all the way to Nophah, which reaches to Medeba.”
فَأَقَامَ إِسْرَائِيلُ فِي أَرْضِ ٱلْأَمُورِيِّينَ. ٣١ 31
So Israel began to live in the Amorites' land.
وَأَرْسَلَ مُوسَى لِيَتَجَسَّسَ يَعْزِيرَ، فَأَخَذُوا قُرَاهَا وَطَرَدُوا ٱلْأَمُورِيِّينَ ٱلَّذِينَ هُنَاكَ. ٣٢ 32
Then Moses sent men to look at Jazer. They took its villages and drove out the Amorites who were there.
ثُمَّ تَحَوَّلُوا وَصَعِدُوا فِي طَرِيقِ بَاشَانَ. فَخَرَجَ عُوجُ مَلِكُ بَاشَانَ لِلِقَائِهِمْ هُوَ وَجَمِيعُ قَوْمِهِ إِلَى ٱلْحَرْبِ فِي إِذْرَعِي. ٣٣ 33
Then they turned and went up by the road of Bashan. Og king of Bashan went out against them, he and all his army, to fight them at Edrei.
فَقَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ لِمُوسَى: «لَا تَخَفْ مِنْهُ لِأَنِّي قَدْ دَفَعْتُهُ إِلَى يَدِكَ مَعَ جَمِيعِ قَوْمِهِ وَأَرْضِهِ، فَتَفْعَلُ بِهِ كَمَا فَعَلْتَ بِسِيحُونَ مَلِكِ ٱلْأَمُورِيِّينَ ٱلسَّاكِنِ فِي حَشْبُونَ». ٣٤ 34
Then Yahweh said to Moses, “Do not fear him, because I have given you victory over him, all his army, and his land. Do to him as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon.”
فَضَرَبُوهُ وَبَنِيهِ وَجَمِيعَ قَوْمِهِ حَتَّى لَمْ يَبْقَ لَهُ شَارِدٌ، وَمَلَكُوا أَرْضَهُ. ٣٥ 35
So they killed him, his sons, and all his army, until none of his people were left alive. Then they took over his land.