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وَكَلَّمَ ٱلرَّبُّ مُوسَى قَائِلًا: ١ 1
Yahweh spoke to Moses. He said,
«كَلِّمْ هَارُونَ وَقُلْ لَهُ: مَتَى رَفَعْتَ ٱلسُّرُجَ فَإِلَى قُدَّامِ ٱلْمَنَارَةِ تُضِيءُ ٱلسُّرُجُ ٱلسَّبْعَةُ». ٢ 2
“Speak to Aaron. Say to him, 'The seven lamps must give light in front of the lampstand when you light them.'”
فَفَعَلَ هَارُونُ هَكَذَا. إِلَى قُدَّامِ ٱلْمَنَارَةِ رَفَعَ سُرُجَهَا كَمَا أَمَرَ ٱلرَّبُّ مُوسَى. ٣ 3
Aaron did this. He lit the lamps on the lampstand to give light toward the front of it, as Yahweh had commanded Moses.
وَهَذِهِ هِيَ صَنْعَةُ ٱلْمَنَارَةِ: مَسْحُولَةٌ مِنْ ذَهَبٍ. حَتَّى سَاقُهَا وَزَهْرُهَا هِيَ مَسْحُولَةٌ. حَسَبَ ٱلْمَنْظَرِ ٱلَّذِي أَرَاهُ ٱلرَّبُّ مُوسَى هَكَذَا عَمِلَ ٱلْمَنَارَةَ. ٤ 4
The lampstand was made in this way and Yahweh showed Moses the pattern for it. It was to be hammered gold from its base to its top, with hammered cups like blossoms.
وَكَلَّمَ ٱلرَّبُّ مُوسَى قَائِلًا: ٥ 5
Again, Yahweh spoke to Moses. He said,
«خُذِ ٱللَّاوِيِّينَ مِنْ بَيْنِ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ وَطَهِّرْهُمْ. ٦ 6
“Take the Levites from among the people of Israel and purify them.
وَهَكَذَا تَفْعَلُ لَهُمْ لِتَطْهِيرِهِمِ: ٱنْضِحْ عَلَيْهِمْ مَاءَ ٱلْخَطِيَّةِ، وَلْيُمِرُّوا مُوسَى عَلَى كُلِّ بَشَرِهِمْ، وَيَغْسِلُوا ثِيَابَهُمْ فَيَتَطَهَّرُوا. ٧ 7
Do this to them to purify them: Sprinkle the water of atonement on them. Make them shave their entire body, wash their clothes, and in this way purify themselves.
ثُمَّ يَأْخُذُوا ثَوْرًا ٱبْنَ بَقَرٍ وَتَقْدِمَتَهُ دَقِيقًا مَلْتُوتًا بِزَيْتٍ. وَثَوْرًا آخَرَ ٱبْنَ بَقَرٍ تَأْخُذُ لِذَبِيحَةِ خَطِيَّةٍ. ٨ 8
Then have them take a young bull and its grain offering of fine flour mingled with oil. Let them take another young bull as a sin offering.
فَتُقَدِّمُ ٱللَّاوِيِّينَ أَمَامَ خَيْمَةِ ٱلِٱجْتِمَاعِ، وَتَجْمَعُ كُلَّ جَمَاعَةِ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ، ٩ 9
You will bring the Levites in front of the tent of meeting and assemble the whole community of the people of Israel.
وَتُقَدِّمُ ٱللَّاوِيِّينَ أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ، فَيَضَعُ بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ أَيْدِيَهُمْ عَلَى ٱللَّاوِيِّينَ. ١٠ 10
When you bring the Levites before Yahweh, the people of Israel must lay their hands on the Levites.
وَيُرَدِّدُ هَارُونُ ٱللَّاوِيِّينَ تَرْدِيدًا أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ مِنْ عِنْدِ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ فَيَكُونُونَ لِيَخْدِمُوا خِدْمَةَ ٱلرَّبِّ. ١١ 11
Aaron must offer the Levites before Yahweh, as a wave offering from the people of Israel so that they may do the service of Yahweh.
ثُمَّ يَضَعُ ٱللَّاوِيُّونَ أَيْدِيَهُمْ عَلَى رَأْسَيِ ٱلثَّوْرَيْنِ، فَتُقَرِّبُ ٱلْوَاحِدَ ذَبِيحَةَ خَطِيَّةٍ، وَٱلْآخَرَ مُحْرَقَةً لِلرَّبِّ، لِلتَّكْفِيرِ عَنِ ٱللَّاوِيِّينَ. ١٢ 12
The Levites must place their hands on the heads of the bulls. You must offer one bull for a sin offering and the other bull for a burnt offering to me, to atone for the Levites.
فَتُوقِفُ ٱللَّاوِيِّينَ أَمَامَ هَارُونَ وَبَنِيهِ وَتُرَدِّدُهُمْ تَرْدِيدًا لِلرَّبِّ. ١٣ 13
Present the Levites before Aaron and before his sons, and lift them up as a wave offering to me.
وَتُفْرِزُ ٱللَّاوِيِّينَ مِنْ بَيْنِ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ فَيَكُونُ ٱللَّاوِيُّونَ لِي. ١٤ 14
In this way you must separate the Levites from among the people of Israel. The Levites will belong to me.
وَبَعْدَ ذَلِكَ يَأْتِي ٱللَّاوِيُّونَ لِيَخْدِمُوا خَيْمَةَ ٱلِٱجْتِمَاعِ فَتُطَهِّرُهُمْ وَتُرَدِّدُهُمْ تَرْدِيدًا، ١٥ 15
After that, the Levites must go in to serve in the tent of meeting. You must purify them. You must offer them as a wave offering.
لِأَنَّهُمْ مَوْهُوبُونَ لِي هِبَةً مِنْ بَيْنِ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ. بَدَلَ كُلِّ فَاتِحِ رَحِمٍ، بِكْرِ كُلٍّ مِنْ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ قَدِ ٱتَّخَذْتُهُمْ لِي. ١٦ 16
Do this, because they are entirely mine from among the people of Israel. They will take the place of each male child who opens the womb, the firstborn of all the descendants of Israel. I have taken the Levites for myself.
لِأَنَّ لِي كُلَّ بِكْرٍ فِي بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ مِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ وَمِنَ ٱلْبَهَائِمِ. يَوْمَ ضَرَبْتُ كُلَّ بِكْرٍ فِي أَرْضِ مِصْرَ قَدَّسْتُهُمْ لِي. ١٧ 17
All the firstborn from among the people of Israel are mine, both of people and of animals. On the day that I took the lives of all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I set them apart for myself.
فَٱتَّخَذْتُ ٱللَّاوِيِّينَ بَدَلَ كُلِّ بِكْرٍ فِي بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ. ١٨ 18
I have taken the Levites from among the people of Israel instead of all the firstborn.
وَوَهَبْتُ ٱللَّاوِيِّينَ هِبَةً لِهَارُونَ وَبَنِيهِ مِنْ بَيْنِ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ، لِيَخْدِمُوا خِدْمَةَ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ فِي خَيْمَةِ ٱلِٱجْتِمَاعِ، وَلِلتَّكْفِيرِ عَنْ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ، لِكَيْ لَا يَكُونَ فِي بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ وَبَأٌ عِنْدَ ٱقْتِرَابِ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ إِلَى ٱلْقُدْسِ». ١٩ 19
I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and his sons. I have taken them from among the people of Israel to do the work of the people of Israel in the tent of meeting. I have given them to atone for the people of Israel so that no plague will harm the people when they come near to the holy place.”
فَفَعَلَ مُوسَى وَهَارُونُ وَكُلُّ جَمَاعَةِ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ لِلَّاوِيِّينَ حَسَبَ كُلِّ مَا أَمَرَ ٱلرَّبُّ مُوسَى عَنِ ٱللَّاوِيِّينَ. هَكَذَا فَعَلَ لَهُمْ بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ. ٢٠ 20
Moses, Aaron, and the whole community of the people of Israel did this with the Levites. They did everything that Yahweh had commanded Moses concerning the Levites. The people of Israel did this with them.
فَتَطَهَّرَ ٱللَّاوِيُّونَ وَغَسَّلُوا ثِيَابَهُمْ، وَرَدَّدَهُمْ هَارُونُ تَرْدِيدًا أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ، وَكَفَّرَ عَنْهُمْ هَارُونُ لِتَطْهِيرِهِمْ. ٢١ 21
The Levites purified themselves and washed their clothing, and Aaron presented them as a wave offering to Yahweh and he made atonement for them to cleanse them.
وَبَعْدَ ذَلِكَ أَتَى ٱللَّاوِيُّونَ لِيَخْدِمُوا خِدْمَتَهُمْ فِي خَيْمَةِ ٱلِٱجْتِمَاعِ أَمَامَ هَارُونَ وَأَمَامَ بَنِيهِ، كَمَا أَمَرَ ٱلرَّبُّ مُوسَى عَنِ ٱللَّاوِيِّينَ هَكَذَا فَعَلُوا لَهُمْ. ٢٢ 22
After that, the Levites went in to do their service in the tent of meeting before Aaron and before Aaron's sons. This was as Yahweh had commanded Moses about the Levites. They treated all the Levites in this way.
وَكَلَّمَ ٱلرَّبُّ مُوسَى قَائِلًا: ٢٣ 23
Yahweh spoke again to Moses. He said,
«هَذَا مَا لِلَّاوِيِّينَ: مِنِ ٱبْنِ خَمْسٍ وَعِشْرِينَ سَنَةً فَصَاعِدًا يَأْتُونَ لِيَتَجَنَّدُوا أَجْنَادًا فِي خِدْمَةِ خَيْمَةِ ٱلِٱجْتِمَاعِ. ٢٤ 24
“All of this is for the Levites who are twenty-five years old and more. They must join the company to serve in the tent of meeting.
وَمِنِ ٱبْنِ خَمْسِينَ سَنَةً يَرْجِعُونَ مِنْ جُنْدِ ٱلْخِدْمَةِ وَلَا يَخْدِمُونَ بَعْدُ. ٢٥ 25
They must stop serving in this way at the age of fifty years. At that age they must not serve any longer.
يُوازِرُونَ إِخْوَتَهُمْ فِي خَيْمَةِ ٱلِٱجْتِمَاعِ لِحَرَسِ حِرَاسَةٍ، لَكِنْ خِدْمَةً لَا يَخْدِمُونَ. هَكَذَا تَعْمَلُ لِلَّاوِيِّينَ فِي حِرَاسَاتِهِمْ». ٢٦ 26
They may help their brothers who continue to work at the tent of meeting, but they must serve no more. You must direct the Levites in all these matters.”