صَفَنْيَا 1

كَلِمَةُ ٱلرَّبِّ ٱلَّتِي صَارَتْ إِلَى صَفَنْيَا بْنِ كُوشِي بْنِ جَدَلْيَا بْنِ أَمَرِيَا بْنِ حَزَقِيَّا، فِي أَيَّامِ يُوشِيَّا بْنِ آمُونَ مَلِكِ يَهُوذَا: ١ 1
This is the word of Yahweh that came to Zephaniah son of Cushi son of Gedaliah son of Amariah son of Hezekiah, in the days of Josiah son of Amon, king of Judah.
«نَزْعًا أَنْزَعُ ٱلْكُلَّ عَنْ وَجْهِ ٱلْأَرْضِ، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ. ٢ 2
“I will utterly destroy everything from off the surface of the earth—this is Yahweh's declaration.
أَنْزِعُ ٱلْإِنْسَانَ وَٱلْحَيَوَانَ. أَنْزِعُ طُيُورَ ٱلسَّمَاءِ وَسَمَكَ ٱلْبَحْرِ، وَٱلْمَعَاثِرَ مَعَ ٱلْأَشْرَارِ، وَأَقْطَعُ ٱلْإِنْسَانَ عَنْ وَجْهِ ٱلْأَرْضِ، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ. ٣ 3
I will destroy man and beast; I will destroy the birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea, the ruins along with the wicked. For I will cut off man from the surface of the earth—this is Yahweh's declaration.
«وَأَمُدُّ يَدِي عَلَى يَهُوذَا وَعَلَى كُلِّ سُكَّانِ أُورُشَلِيمَ، وَأَقْطَعُ مِنْ هَذَا ٱلْمَكَانِ بَقِيَّةَ ٱلْبَعْلِ، ٱسْمَ ٱلْكَمَارِيمِ، مَعَ ٱلْكَهَنَةِ. ٤ 4
I will reach out with my hand over Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem. I will cut off every remnant of Baal from this place and the names of the idolatrous people among the priests,
وَٱلسَّاجِدِينَ عَلَى ٱلسُّطُوحِ لِجُنْدِ ٱلسَّمَاءِ، وَٱلسَّاجِدِينَ ٱلْحَالِفِينَ بِٱلرَّبِّ، وَٱلْحَالِفِينَ بِمَلْكُومَ، ٥ 5
the people who on the housetops worship the heavenly bodies, and the people who worship and swear to Yahweh but who also swear by their king.
وَٱلْمُرْتَدِّينَ مِنْ وَرَاءِ ٱلرَّبِّ، وَٱلَّذِينَ لَمْ يَطْلُبُوا ٱلرَّبَّ وَلَا سَأَلُوا عَنْهُ. ٦ 6
I will also cut off those who have turned away from following Yahweh, those who neither seek Yahweh nor ask for his guidance.”
«اُسْكُتْ قُدَّامَ ٱلسَّيِّدِ ٱلرَّبِّ، لِأَنَّ يَوْمَ ٱلرَّبِّ قَرِيبٌ. لِأَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ قَدْ أَعَدَّ ذَبِيحَةً. قَدَّسَ مَدْعُوِّيهِ. ٧ 7
Be silent before the Lord Yahweh! For the day of Yahweh is near; Yahweh has prepared the sacrifice and set apart his guests.
وَيَكُونُ فِي يَوْمِ ذَبِيحَةِ ٱلرَّبِّ أَنِّي أُعَاقِبُ ٱلرُّؤَسَاءَ وَبَنِي ٱلْمَلِكِ وَجَمِيعَ ٱلّلَابِسِينَ لِبَاسًا غَرِيبًا. ٨ 8
“It will come about on the day of Yahweh's sacrifice, that I will punish the princes and the king's sons, and everyone dressed in foreign clothes.
وَفِي ذَلِكَ ٱلْيَوْمِ أُعَاقِبُ كُلَّ ٱلَّذِينَ يَقْفِزُونَ مِنْ فَوْقِ ٱلْعَتَبَةِ، ٱلَّذِينَ يَمْلَأُونَ بَيْتَ سَيِّدِهِمْ ظُلْمًا وَغِشًّا. ٩ 9
On that day I will punish all those who leap over the threshold, those who fill their master's house with violence and deceit.
وَيَكُونُ فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلْيَوْمِ، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ، صَوْتُ صُرَاخٍ مِنْ بَابِ ٱلسَّمَكِ، وَوَلْوَلَةٌ مِنَ ٱلْقِسْمِ ٱلثَّانِي وَكَسْرٌ عَظِيمٌ مِنَ ٱلْآكَامِ. ١٠ 10
So it will be on that day—this is Yahweh's declaration— that a cry of distress will come from the Fish Gate, wailing from the Second District, and a great crashing sound from the hills.
وَلْوِلُوا يَا سُكَّانَ مَكْتِيشَ، لِأَنَّ كُلَّ شَعْبِ كَنْعَانَ بَادَ. ٱنْقَطَعَ كُلُّ ٱلْحَامِلِينَ ٱلْفِضَّةَ. ١١ 11
Wail, inhabitants of the Market District, for all the merchants will be ruined; all those who weigh out silver will be cut off.
وَيَكُونُ فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلْوَقْتِ أَنِّي أُفَتِّشُ أُورُشَلِيمَ بِٱلسُّرُجِ، وَأُعَاقِبُ ٱلرِّجَالَ ٱلْجَامِدِينَ عَلَى دُرْدِيِّهِمِ، ٱلْقَائِلِينَ فِي قُلُوبِهِمْ: إِنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ لَا يُحْسِنُ وَلَا يُسِيءُ. ١٢ 12
It will come about at that time that I will search Jerusalem with lamps and punish the men who have settled into their wine and say in their heart, 'Yahweh will not do anything, either good or evil.'
فَتَكُونُ ثَرْوَتُهُمْ غَنِيمَةً وَبُيُوتُهُمْ خَرَابًا، وَيَبْنُونَ بُيُوتًا وَلَا يَسْكُنُونَهَا، وَيَغْرِسُونَ كُرُومًا وَلَا يَشْرَبُونَ خَمْرَهَا. ١٣ 13
Their wealth will become plunder, and their houses will be an abandoned devastation! They will build houses but not live in them, and plant vineyards but not drink their wine.
«قَرِيبٌ يَوْمُ ٱلرَّبِّ ٱلْعَظِيمِ. قَرِيبٌ وَسَرِيعٌ جِدًّا. صَوْتُ يَوْمِ ٱلرّبِّ. يَصْرُخُ حِينَئِذٍ ٱلْجَبَّارُ مُرًّا. ١٤ 14
The great day of Yahweh is near, near and hurrying quickly! The sound of the day of Yahweh will be that of a warrior crying bitterly!
ذَلِكَ ٱلْيَوْمُ يَوْمُ سَخَطٍ، يَوْمُ ضِيقٍ وَشِدَّةٍ، يَوْمُ خَرَابٍ وَدَمَارٍ، يَوْمُ ظَلَامٍ وَقَتَامٍ، يَوْمُ سَحَابٍ وَضَبَابٍ. ١٥ 15
That day will be a day of fury, a day of distress and anguish, a day of storm and devastation, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness.
يَوْمُ بُوقٍ وَهُتَافٍ علَى ٱلْمُدُنِ ٱلْمُحَصَّنَةِ وَعَلَى ٱلشُّرُفِ ٱلرَّفِيعَةِ. ١٦ 16
It will be a day of trumpets and alarms against the fortified cities and the high battlements.
وَأُضَايِقُ ٱلنَّاسَ فَيَمْشُونَ كَٱلْعُمْيِ، لِأَنَّهُمْ أَخْطَأُوا إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ، فَيُسْفَحُ دَمُهُمْ كَٱلتُّرَابِ وَلَحْمُهُمْ كَٱلْجِلَّةِ. ١٧ 17
For I will bring distress upon mankind, so that they will walk about like blind men since they have sinned against Yahweh. Their blood will be poured out like dust, and their inner parts like dung.
لَا فِضَّتُهُمْ وَلَا ذَهَبُهُمْ يَسْتَطِيعُ إِنْقَاذَهُمْ في يَوْمِ غَضَبِ ٱلرَّبِّ، بَلْ بِنَارِ غَيْرَتِهِ تُؤْكَلُ ٱلْأَرْضُ كُلُّهَا، لِأَنَّهُ يَصْنَعُ فَنَاءً بَاغِتًا لِكُلِّ سُكَّانِ ٱلْأَرْضِ». ١٨ 18
Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them on the day of Yahweh's fury. In the fire of his jealousy the whole earth will be consumed, for he will bring a complete, a terrible end of all the inhabitants of the earth.”