اَلْمَزَامِيرُ 78

قَصِيدَةٌ لِآسَافَ اِصْغَ يَا شَعْبِي إِلَى شَرِيعَتِي. أَمِيلُوا آذَانَكُمْ إِلَى كَلَامِ فَمِي. ١ 1
A maschil of Asaph. Hear my teaching, my people, listen to the words of my mouth.
أَفْتَحُ بِمَثَلٍ فَمِي. أُذِيعُ أَلْغَازًا مُنْذُ ٱلْقِدَمِ. ٢ 2
I will open my mouth in parables; I will sing about hidden things about the past.
ٱلَّتِي سَمِعْنَاهَا وَعَرَفْنَاهَا وَآبَاؤُنَا أَخْبَرُونَا. ٣ 3
These are things that we have heard and learned, things that our ancestors have told us.
لَا نُخْفِي عَنْ بَنِيهِمْ إِلَى ٱلْجِيلِ ٱلْآخِرِ، مُخْبِرِينَ بِتَسَابِيحِ ٱلرَّبِّ وَقُوَّتِهِ وَعَجَائِبِهِ ٱلَّتِي صَنَعَ. ٤ 4
We will not keep them from their descendants. We will tell the next generation about the praiseworthy deeds of Yahweh, his strength, and the wonders that he has done.
أَقَامَ شَهَادَةً فِي يَعْقُوبَ، وَوَضَعَ شَرِيعَةً فِي إِسْرَائِيلَ، ٱلَّتِي أَوْصَى آبَاءَنَا أَنْ يُعَرِّفُوا بِهَا أَبْنَاءَهُمْ، ٥ 5
For he established covenant decrees in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel. He commanded our ancestors that they were to teach them to their children.
لِكَيْ يَعْلَمَ ٱلْجِيلُ ٱلْآخِرُ. بَنُونَ يُولَدُونَ فَيَقُومُونَ وَيُخْبِرُونَ أَبْنَاءَهُمْ، ٦ 6
He commanded this so that the generation to come might know his decrees, the children not yet born, who should tell them in turn to their own children.
فَيَجْعَلُونَ عَلَى ٱللهِ ٱعْتِمَادَهُمْ، وَلَا يَنْسَوْنَ أَعْمَالَ ٱللهِ، بَلْ يَحْفَظُونَ وَصَايَاهُ. ٧ 7
Then they would place their hope in God and not forget his deeds but keep his commandments.
وَلَا يَكُونُونَ مِثْلَ آبَائِهِمْ، جِيلًا زَائِغًا وَمَارِدًا، جِيلًا لَمْ يُثَبِّتْ قَلْبَهُ وَلَمْ تَكُنْ رُوحُهُ أَمِينَةً لِلهِ. ٨ 8
Then they would not be like their ancestors, who were a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose hearts were not right, and whose spirits were not committed and faithful to God.
بَنُو أَفْرَايِمَ ٱلنَّازِعُونَ فِي ٱلْقَوْسِ، ٱلرَّامُونَ، ٱنْقَلَبُوا فِي يَوْمِ ٱلْحَرْبِ. ٩ 9
The Ephraimites were armed with bows, but they turned back on the day of battle.
لَمْ يَحْفَظُوا عَهْدَ ٱللهِ، وَأَبَوْا ٱلسُّلُوكَ فِي شَرِيعَتِهِ، ١٠ 10
They did not keep the covenant with God, and they refused to obey his law.
وَنَسُوا أَفْعَالَهُ وَعَجَائِبَهُ ٱلَّتِي أَرَاهُمْ. ١١ 11
They forgot his deeds, the wonderful things that he had shown them.
قُدَّامَ آبَائِهِمْ صَنَعَ أُعْجُوبَةً فِي أَرْضِ مِصْرَ، بِلَادِ صُوعَنَ. ١٢ 12
They forgot the marvelous things he did in the sight of their ancestors in the land of Egypt, in the land of Zoan.
شَقَّ ٱلْبَحْرَ فَعَبَّرَهُمْ، وَنَصَبَ ٱلْمِيَاهَ كَنَدٍّ. ١٣ 13
He divided the sea and led them across it; he made the waters to stand like walls.
وَهَدَاهُمْ بِٱلسَّحَابِ نَهَارًا، وَٱللَّيْلَ كُلَّهُ بِنُورِ نَارٍ. ١٤ 14
In the daytime he led them with a cloud and all the night with the light of fire.
شَقَّ صُخُورًا فِي ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ، وَسَقَاهُمْ كَأَنَّهُ مِنْ لُجَجٍ عَظِيمَةٍ. ١٥ 15
He split the rocks in the wilderness, and he gave them water abundantly, enough to fill the depths of the sea.
أَخْرَجَ مَجَارِيَ مِنْ صَخْرَةٍ، وَأَجْرَى مِيَاهًا كَٱلْأَنْهَارِ. ١٦ 16
He made streams flow out of the rock and made the water flow like rivers.
ثُمَّ عَادُوا أَيْضًا لِيُخْطِئُوا إِلَيْهِ، لِعِصْيَانِ ٱلْعَلِيِّ فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ ٱلنَّاشِفَةِ. ١٧ 17
Yet they continued to sin against him, rebelling against the Most High in the wilderness.
وَجَرَّبُوا ٱللهَ فِي قُلُوبِهِمْ، بِسُؤَالِهِمْ طَعَامًا لِشَهْوَتِهِمْ. ١٨ 18
They challenged God in their hearts by asking for food to satisfy their appetites.
فَوَقَعُوا فِي ٱللهِ. قَالُوا: «هَلْ يَقْدِرُ ٱللهُ أَنْ يُرَتِّبَ مَائِدَةً فِي ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ؟ ١٩ 19
They spoke against God; they said, “Can God really lay out a table for us in the wilderness?
هُوَذَا ضَرَبَ ٱلصَّخْرَةَ فَجَرَتِ ٱلْمِيَاهُ وَفَاضَتِ ٱلْأَوْدِيَةُ. هَلْ يَقْدِرُ أَيْضًا أَنْ يُعْطِيَ خُبْزًا، أَوْ يُهَيِّئَ لَحْمًا لِشَعْبِهِ؟». ٢٠ 20
See, when he struck the rock, waters gushed out and streams overflowed. But can he give bread also? Will he provide meat for his people?”
لِذَلِكَ سَمِعَ ٱلرَّبُّ فَغَضِبَ، وَٱشْتَعَلَتْ نَارٌ فِي يَعْقُوبَ، وَسَخَطٌ أَيْضًا صَعِدَ عَلَى إِسْرَائِيلَ، ٢١ 21
When Yahweh heard this, he was angry; so his fire burned against Jacob, and his anger attacked Israel,
لِأَنَّهُمْ لَمْ يُؤْمِنُوا بِٱللهِ وَلَمْ يَتَّكِلُوا عَلَى خَلَاصِهِ. ٢٢ 22
because they did not believe in God and did not trust in his salvation.
فَأَمَرَ ٱلسَّحَابَ مِنْ فَوْقُ، وَفَتَحَ مَصَارِيعَ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ. ٢٣ 23
Yet he commanded the skies above and opened the doors of the sky.
وَأَمْطَرَ عَلَيْهِمْ مَنًّا لِلْأَكْلِ، وَبُرَّ ٱلسَّمَاءِ أَعْطَاهُمْ. ٢٤ 24
He rained down manna for them to eat, and gave them the grain from heaven.
أَكَلَ ٱلْإِنْسَانُ خُبْزَ ٱلْمَلَائِكَةِ. أَرْسَلَ عَلَيْهِمْ زَادًا لِلشِّبَعِ. ٢٥ 25
People ate the bread of angels. He sent them food in abundance.
أَهَاجَ شَرْقِيَّةً فِي ٱلسَّمَاءِ، وَسَاقَ بِقُوَّتِهِ جَنُوبِيَّةً. ٢٦ 26
He caused the east wind to blow in the sky, and by his power he guided the south wind.
وَأَمْطَرَ عَلَيْهِمْ لَحْمًا مِثْلَ ٱلتُّرَابِ، وَكَرَمْلِ ٱلْبَحْرِ طُيُورًا ذَوَاتِ أَجْنِحَةٍ. ٢٧ 27
He rained down meat on them like dust, birds as numerous as the sands of the sea.
وَأَسْقَطَهَا فِي وَسَطِ مَحَلَّتِهِمْ حَوَالَيْ مَسَاكِنِهِمْ. ٢٨ 28
They fell in the middle of their camp, all around their tents.
فَأَكَلُوا وَشَبِعُوا جِدًّا، وَأَتَاهُمْ بِشَهْوَتِهِمْ. ٢٩ 29
So they ate and were full. He gave them what they craved.
لَمْ يَزُوغُوا عَنْ شَهْوَتِهِمْ. طَعَامُهُمْ بَعْدُ فِي أَفْوَاهِهِمْ، ٣٠ 30
But they had not yet filled up; their food was still in their mouths.
فَصَعِدَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَضَبُ ٱللهِ، وَقَتَلَ مِنْ أَسْمَنِهِمْ، وَصَرَعَ مُخْتَارِي إِسْرَائِيلَ. ٣١ 31
Then God's anger attacked them and killed the strongest of them. He brought down the young men of Israel.
فِي هَذَا كُلِّهِ أَخْطَأُوا بَعْدُ، وَلَمْ يُؤْمِنُوا بِعَجَائِبِهِ. ٣٢ 32
Despite this, they continued to sin and did not believe his wonderful deeds.
فَأَفْنَى أَيَّامَهُمْ بِٱلْبَاطِلِ وَسِنِيهِمْ بِٱلرُّعْبِ. ٣٣ 33
Therefore God cut short their days; their years were filled with terror.
إِذْ قَتَلَهُمْ طَلَبُوهُ، وَرَجَعُوا وَبَكَّرُوا إِلَى ٱللهِ، ٣٤ 34
Whenever God afflicted them, they would start to seek him, and they would return and look earnestly for him.
وَذَكَرُوا أَنَّ ٱللهَ صَخْرَتُهُمْ، وَٱللهَ ٱلْعَلِيَّ وَلِيُّهُمْ. ٣٥ 35
They would call to mind that God was their rock and that the Most High God was their rescuer.
فَخَادَعُوهُ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ، وَكَذَبُوا عَلَيْهِ بِأَلْسِنَتِهِمْ. ٣٦ 36
But they would flatter him with their mouth and lie to him with their words.
أَمَّا قُلُوبُهُمْ فَلَمْ تُثَبَّتْ مَعَهُ، وَلَمْ يَكُونُوا أُمَنَاءَ فِي عَهْدِهِ. ٣٧ 37
For their hearts were not firmly fixed on him, and they were not faithful to his covenant.
أَمَّا هُوَ فَرَؤُوفٌ، يَغْفِرُ ٱلْإِثْمَ وَلَا يُهْلِكُ. وَكَثِيرًا مَا رَدَّ غَضَبَهُ، وَلَمْ يُشْعِلْ كُلَّ سَخَطِهِ. ٣٨ 38
Yet he, being merciful, forgave their iniquity and did not destroy them. Yes, many times he held back his anger and did not stir up all his wrath.
ذَكَرَ أَنَّهُمْ بَشَرٌ. رِيحٌ تَذْهَبُ وَلَا تَعُودُ. ٣٩ 39
He called to mind that they were made of flesh, a wind that passes away and does not return.
كَمْ عَصَوْهُ فِي ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ وَأَحْزَنُوهُ فِي ٱلْقَفْرِ! ٤٠ 40
How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness and grieved him in the barren regions!
رَجَعُوا وَجَرَّبُوا ٱللهَ وَعَنَّوْا قُدُّوسَ إِسْرَائِيلَ. ٤١ 41
Again and again they challenged God and offended the Holy One of Israel.
لَمْ يَذْكُرُوا يَدَهُ يَوْمَ فَدَاهُمْ مِنَ ٱلْعَدُوِّ، ٤٢ 42
They did not think about his power, how he had rescued them from the enemy
حَيْثُ جَعَلَ فِي مِصْرَ آيَاتِهِ، وَعَجَائِبَهُ فِي بِلَادِ صُوعَنَ. ٤٣ 43
when he performed his terrifying signs in Egypt and his wonders in the region of Zoan.
إِذْ حَوَّلَ خُلْجَانَهُمْ إِلَى دَمٍ، وَمَجَارِيَهُمْ لِكَيْ لَا يَشْرَبُوا. ٤٤ 44
He turned the Egyptians' rivers to blood so that they could not drink from their streams.
أَرْسَلَ عَلَيْهِمْ بَعُوضًا فَأَكَلَهُمْ، وَضَفَادِعَ فَأَفْسَدَتْهُمْ. ٤٥ 45
He sent swarms of flies that devoured them and frogs that overran their land.
أَسْلَمَ لِلْجَرْدَمِ غَلَّتَهُمْ، وَتَعَبَهُمْ لِلْجَرَادِ. ٤٦ 46
He gave their crops to the grasshopper and their labor to the locust.
أَهْلَكَ بِٱلْبَرَدِ كُرُومَهُمْ، وَجُمَّيْزَهُمْ بِٱلصَّقِيعِ. ٤٧ 47
He destroyed their vines with hail and their sycamore trees with more hail.
وَدَفَعَ إِلَى ٱلْبَرَدِ بَهَائِمَهُمْ، وَمَوَاشِيَهُمْ لِلْبُرُوقِ. ٤٨ 48
He rained hail on their cattle and hurled lightning bolts at their livestock.
أَرْسَلَ عَلَيْهِمْ حُمُوَّ غَضَبِهِ، سَخَطًا وَرِجْزًا وَضِيْقًا، جَيْشَ مَلَائِكَةٍ أَشْرَارٍ. ٤٩ 49
The fierceness of his anger lashed out against them. He sent wrath, fury, and trouble like agents who bring disaster.
مَهَّدَ سَبِيلًا لِغَضَبِهِ. لَمْ يَمْنَعْ مِنَ ٱلْمَوْتِ أَنْفُسَهُمْ، بَلْ دَفَعَ حَيَاتَهُمْ لِلْوَبَإِ. ٥٠ 50
He leveled a path for his anger; he did not spare them from death but gave them over to the plague.
وَضَرَبَ كُلَّ بِكْرٍ فِي مِصْرَ. أَوَائِلَ ٱلْقُدْرَةِ فِي خِيَامِ حَامٍ. ٥١ 51
He killed all the firstborn in Egypt, the firstborn of their strength in the tents of Ham.
وَسَاقَ مِثْلَ ٱلْغَنَمِ شَعْبَهُ، وَقَادَهُمْ مِثْلَ قَطِيعٍ فِي ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ. ٥٢ 52
He led his own people out like sheep and guided them through the wilderness like a flock.
وَهَدَاهُمْ آمِنِينَ فَلَمْ يَجْزَعُوا. أَمَّا أَعْدَاؤُهُمْ فَغَمَرَهُمُ ٱلْبَحْرُ. ٥٣ 53
He led them secure and unafraid, but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.
وَأَدْخَلَهُمْ فِي تُخُومِ قُدْسِهِ، هَذَا ٱلْجَبَلِ ٱلَّذِي ٱقْتَنَتْهُ يَمِينُهُ. ٥٤ 54
Then he brought them to the border of his holy land, to this mountain that his right hand acquired.
وَطَرَدَ ٱلْأُمَمَ مِنْ قُدَّامِهِمْ وَقَسَمَهُمْ بِٱلْحَبْلِ مِيرَاثًا، وَأَسْكَنَ فِي خِيَامِهِمْ أَسْبَاطَ إِسْرَائِيلَ. ٥٥ 55
He drove out the nations from before them and assigned them their inheritance. He settled the tribes of Israel in their tents.
فَجَرَّبُوا وَعَصَوْا ٱللهَ ٱلْعَلِيَّ، وَشَهَادَاتِهِ لَمْ يَحْفَظُوا، ٥٦ 56
Yet they challenged and defied the Most High God and did not keep his solemn commands.
بَلِ ٱرْتَدُّوا وَغَدَرُوا مِثْلَ آبَائِهِمْ. ٱنْحَرَفُوا كَقَوْسٍ مُخْطِئَةٍ. ٥٧ 57
They were unfaithful and acted treacherously like their fathers; they were as undependable as a faulty bow.
أَغَاظُوهُ بِمُرْتَفَعَاتِهِمْ، وَأَغَارُوهُ بِتَمَاثِيلِهِمْ. ٥٨ 58
For they made him angry with their high places and provoked him to jealous anger with their idols.
سَمِعَ ٱللهُ فَغَضِبَ، وَرَذَلَ إِسْرَائِيلَ جِدًّا، ٥٩ 59
When God heard this, he was angry and completely rejected Israel.
وَرَفَضَ مَسْكِنَ شِيلُوِ، ٱلْخَيْمَةَ ٱلَّتِي نَصَبَهَا بَيْنَ ٱلنَّاسِ. ٦٠ 60
He abandoned the sanctuary of Shiloh, the tent where he had lived among people.
وَسَلَّمَ لِلسَّبْيِ عِزَّهُ، وَجَلَالَهُ لِيَدِ ٱلْعَدُوِّ. ٦١ 61
He allowed his strength to be captured and gave his glory into the enemy's hand.
وَدَفَعَ إِلَى ٱلسَّيْفِ شَعْبَهُ، وَغَضِبَ عَلَى مِيرَاثِهِ. ٦٢ 62
He handed his people over to the sword, and he was angry with his heritage.
مُخْتَارُوهُ أَكَلَتْهُمُ ٱلنَّارُ، وَعَذَارَاهُ لَمْ يُحْمَدْنَ. ٦٣ 63
Fire devoured their young men, and their young women had no wedding songs.
كَهَنَتُهُ سَقَطُوا بِٱلسَّيْفِ، وَأَرَامِلُهُ لَمْ يَبْكِينَ. ٦٤ 64
Their priests fell by the sword, and their widows could not weep.
فَٱسْتَيْقَظَ ٱلرَّبُّ كَنَائِمٍ، كَجَبَّارٍ مُعَيِّطٍ مِنَ ٱلْخَمْرِ. ٦٥ 65
Then the Lord awakened as one from sleep, like a warrior who shouts because of wine.
فَضَرَبَ أَعْدَاءَهُ إِلَى ٱلْوَرَاءِ. جَعَلَهُمْ عَارًا أَبَدِيًّا. ٦٦ 66
He drove his adversaries back; he put them to everlasting shame.
وَرَفَضَ خَيْمَةَ يُوسُفَ، وَلَمْ يَخْتَرْ سِبْطَ أَفْرَايِمَ. ٦٧ 67
He rejected the tent of Joseph, and he did not chose the tribe of Ephraim.
بَلِ ٱخْتَارَ سِبْطَ يَهُوذَا، جَبَلَ صِهْيَوْنَ ٱلَّذِي أَحَبَّهُ. ٦٨ 68
He chose the tribe of Judah and Mount Zion that he loved.
وَبَنَى مِثْلَ مُرْتَفَعَاتٍ مَقْدِسَهُ، كَٱلْأَرْضِ ٱلَّتِي أَسَّسَهَا إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ. ٦٩ 69
He built his sanctuary like the heavens, like the earth that he has established forever.
وَٱخْتَارَ دَاوُدَ عَبْدَهُ، وَأَخَذَهُ مِنْ حَظَائِرِ ٱلْغَنَمِ. ٧٠ 70
He chose David, his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds.
مِنْ خَلْفِ ٱلْمُرْضِعَاتِ أَتَى بِهِ، لِيَرْعَى يَعْقُوبَ شَعْبَهُ، وَإِسْرَائِيلَ مِيرَاثَهُ. ٧١ 71
He took him from following the ewes with their young, and he brought him to be shepherd of Jacob, his people, and of Israel, his heritage.
فَرَعَاهُمْ حَسَبَ كَمَالِ قَلْبِهِ، وَبِمَهَارَةِ يَدَيْهِ هَدَاهُمْ. ٧٢ 72
David shepherded them with the integrity of his heart, and he guided them with the skill of his hands.