زَكَريَّا 1

فِي ٱلشَّهْرِ ٱلثَّامِنِ فِي ٱلسَّنَةِ ٱلثَّانِيَةِ لِدَارِيُوسَ، كَانَتْ كَلِمَةُ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَى زَكَرِيَّا بْنِ بَرَخِيَّا بْنِ عِدُّو ٱلنَّبِيِّ قَائِلًا: ١ 1
In the eighth month of the second year of Darius' reign, the word of Yahweh came to Zechariah son of Berechiah son of Iddo, the prophet, saying,
«قَدْ غَضِبَ ٱلرَّبُّ غَضَبًا عَلَى آبَائِكُمْ. ٢ 2
“Yahweh was exceedingly angry with your fathers!
فَقُلْ لَهُمْ: هَكَذَا قَالَ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ: ٱرْجِعُوا إِلَيَّ، يَقُولُ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ، فَأَرْجِعَ إِلَيْكُمْ، يَقُولُ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ. ٣ 3
Say to them, 'Yahweh of hosts says this: Turn to me!—this is the declaration of Yahweh of hosts— and I will return to you, says Yahweh of hosts.
لَا تَكُونُوا كَآبَائِكُمُ ٱلَّذِينَ نَادَاهُمُ ٱلْأَنْبِيَاءُ ٱلْأَوَّلُونَ قَائِلِينَ: هَكَذَا قَالَ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ: ٱرْجِعُوا عَنْ طُرُقِكُمُ ٱلشِّرِّيرَةِ وَعَنْ أَعْمَالِكُمُ ٱلشِّرِّيرَةِ. فَلَمْ يَسْمَعُوا وَلَمْ يُصْغُوا إِلَيَّ، يَقُولُ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ. ٤ 4
Do not be like your fathers to whom the prophets cried out previously, saying, “Yahweh of hosts says this: Turn from your evil ways and wicked practices!” But they would not hear and did not pay attention to me—this is Yahweh's declaration.'
آبَاؤُكُمْ أَيْنَ هُمْ؟ وَٱلْأَنْبِيَاءُ هَلْ أَبَدًا يَحْيَوْنَ؟ ٥ 5
Your fathers, where are they? Where are the prophets, are they here forever?
وَلَكِنْ كَلَامِي وَفَرَائِضِي ٱلَّتِي أَوْصَيْتُ بِهَا عَبِيدِي ٱلْأَنْبِيَاءَ، أَفَلَمْ تُدْرِكْ آبَاءَكُمْ؟ فَرَجَعُوا وَقَالُوا: كَمَا قَصَدَ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ أَنْ يَصْنَعَ بِنَا كَطُرُقِنَا وَكَأَعْمَالِنَا، كَذَلِكَ فَعَلَ بِنَا». ٦ 6
But my words and my decrees that I commanded my servants the prophets, have they not overtaken your fathers? So they repented and said, 'Just as Yahweh of hosts planned to do to us what our ways and actions deserved, so he has dealt with us.'”
فِي ٱلْيَوْمِ ٱلرَّابِعِ وَٱلْعِشْرِينَ مِنَ ٱلشَّهْرِ ٱلْحَادِي عَشَرَ، هُوَ شَهْرُ شَبَاطَ. فِي ٱلسَّنَةِ ٱلثَّانِيَةِ لِدَارِيُوسَ، كَانَتْ كَلِمَةُ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَى زَكَرِيَّا بْنِ بَرَخِيَّا بْنِ عِدُّو ٱلنَّبِيِّ قَائِلًا: ٧ 7
On the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month, which is the month of Shebat, in the second year of Darius' reign, the word of Yahweh came to Zechariah son of Berechiah son of Iddo, the prophet, saying,
رَأَيْتُ فِي ٱللَّيْلِ وَإِذَا بِرَجُلٍ رَاكِبٍ عَلَى فَرَسٍ أَحْمَرَ، وَهُوَ وَاقِفٌ بَيْنَ ٱلْآسِ ٱلَّذِي فِي ٱلظِّلِّ، وَخَلْفَهُ خَيْلٌ حُمْرٌ وَشُقْرٌ وَشُهْبٌ. ٨ 8
“I saw in the night, and, look! a man was riding on a red horse, and he was among the myrtle trees that are in the valley; and behind him there were red, reddish-brown, and white horses.”
فَقُلْتُ: «يَا سَيِّدِي، مَا هَؤُلَاءِ؟» فَقَالَ لِي ٱلْمَلَاكُ ٱلَّذِي كَلَّمَنِي: «أَنَا أُرِيكَ مَا هَؤُلَاءِ». ٩ 9
I said, “What are these things, Lord?” Then the angel who talked with me said to me, “I will show you what these things are.”
فَأَجَابَ ٱلرَّجُلُ ٱلْوَاقِفُ بَيْنَ ٱلْآسِ وَقَالَ: «هَؤُلَاءِ هُمُ ٱلَّذِينَ أَرْسَلَهُمُ ٱلرَّبُّ لِلْجَوَلَانِ فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ». ١٠ 10
Then the man who stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, “These are those Yahweh has sent out to roam throughout the earth.”
فَأَجَابُوا مَلَاكَ ٱلرَّبِّ ٱلْوَاقِفَ بَيْنَ ٱلْآسِ وَقَالُوا: «قَدْ جُلْنَا فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ وَإِذَا ٱلْأَرْضُ كُلُّهَا مُسْتَرِيحَةٌ وَسَاكِنَةٌ». ١١ 11
They answered the angel of Yahweh who stood among the myrtle trees; they said to him, “We have been roaming throughout the earth; see, all the earth sits still and is at rest.”
فَأَجَابَ مَلَاكُ ٱلرَّبِّ وَقَالَ: «يَارَبَّ ٱلْجُنُودِ، إِلَى مَتَى أَنْتَ لَا تَرْحَمُ أُورُشَلِيمَ وَمُدُنَ يَهُوذَا ٱلَّتِي غَضِبْتَ عَلَيْهَا هَذِهِ ٱلسَّبْعِينَ سَنَةً؟» ١٢ 12
Then the angel of Yahweh answered and said, “Yahweh of hosts, how long will you show no compassion to Jerusalem and to the cities of Judah, which you have been angry with these seventy years?”
فَأَجَابَ ٱلرَّبُّ ٱلْمَلَاكَ ٱلَّذِي كَلَّمَنِي بِكَلَامٍ طَيِّبٍ وَكَلَامِ تَعْزِيَةٍ. ١٣ 13
Yahweh answered the angel who had talked with me, with good words, words of comfort.
فَقَالَ لِي ٱلْمَلَاكُ ٱلَّذِي كَلَّمَنِي: «نَادِ قَائِلًا: هَكَذَا قَالَ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ: غِرْتُ عَلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ وَعَلَى صِهْيَوْنَ غَيْرَةً عَظِيمَةً. ١٤ 14
So the angel who had talked with me said to me, “Call out and say, 'Yahweh of hosts says this: I have been jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great passion!
وَأَنَا مُغْضِبٌ بِغَضَبٍ عَظِيمٍ عَلَى ٱلْأُمَمِ ٱلْمُطْمَئِنِّينَ. لِأَنِّي غَضِبْتُ قَلِيلًا وَهُمْ أَعَانُوا ٱلشَّرَّ. ١٥ 15
I am very angry with the nations that are at ease. When I was only a little angry with them, they made the disaster worse.
لِذَلِكَ هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: قَدْ رَجَعْتُ إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ بِٱلْمَرَاحِمِ فَبَيْتِي يُبْنَى فِيهَا، يَقُولُ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ، وَيُمَدُّ ٱلْمِطْمَارُ عَلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ. ١٦ 16
Therefore Yahweh of hosts says this: I have returned to Jerusalem with mercies. My house will be built within her —this is the declaration of Yahweh of hosts—and the measuring line will be stretched out over Jerusalem!'
نَادِ أَيْضًا وَقُلْ: هَكَذَا قَالَ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ: إِنَّ مُدُنِي تَفِيضُ بَعْدُ خَيْرًا، وَٱلرَّبُّ يُعَزِّي صِهْيَوْنَ بَعْدُ، وَيَخْتَارُ بَعْدُ أُورُشَلِيمَ». ١٧ 17
Again call out, saying, 'Yahweh of hosts says this: My cities will once again overflow with goodness, and Yahweh will again comfort Zion, and he will once again choose Jerusalem.'”
فَرَفَعْتُ عَيْنَيَّ وَنَظَرْتُ وَإِذَا بِأَرْبَعَةِ قُرُونٍ. ١٨ 18
Then I lifted up my eyes and saw four horns!
فَقُلْتُ لِلْمَلَاكِ ٱلَّذِي كَلَّمَنِي: «مَا هَذِهِ؟» فَقَالَ لِي: «هَذِهِ هِيَ ٱلْقُرُونُ ٱلَّتِي بَدَّدَتْ يَهُوذَا وَإِسْرَائِيلَ وَأُورُشَلِيمَ». ١٩ 19
I spoke to the angel who talked with me, “What are these?” He answered me, “These are the horns that have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.”
فَأَرَانِي ٱلرَّبُّ أَرْبَعَةَ صُنَّاعٍ. ٢٠ 20
Then Yahweh showed me four craftsmen.
فَقُلْتُ: «جَاءَ هَؤُلَاءِ، مَاذَا يَفْعَلُونَ؟» فَتَكَلَّمَ قَائِلًا: «هَذِهِ هِيَ ٱلْقُرُونُ ٱلَّتِي بَدَّدَتْ يَهُوذَا حَتَّى لَمْ يَرْفَعْ إِنْسَانٌ رَأْسَهُ. وَقَدْ جَاءَ هَؤُلَاءِ لِيُرْعِبُوهُمْ وَلِيَطْرُدُوا قُرُونَ ٱلْأُمَمِ ٱلرَّافِعِينَ قَرْنًا عَلَى أَرْضِ يَهُوذَا لِتَبْدِيدِهَا». ٢١ 21
I said, “What are these people coming to do?” He answered, and said, “These are the horns that scattered Judah so that no man would lift up his head. But the blacksmiths have come to terrify them, to cast down the horns of the nations that lifted up a horn against the land of Judah to scatter her.”