صفنيا 2

تَجَمَّعِي وَٱجْتَمِعِي يَا أَيَّتُهَا ٱلْأُمَّةُ غَيْرُ ٱلْمُسْتَحِيَةِ.١1
Be ashamed within yourselves, be ashamed,
قَبْلَ وِلَادَةِ ٱلْقَضَاءِ. كَٱلْعُصَافَةِ عَبَرَ ٱلْيَوْمُ. قَبْلَ أَنْ يَأْتِيَ عَلَيْكُمْ حُمُوُّ غَضَبِ ٱلرَّبِّ، قَبْلَ أَنْ يَأْتِيَ عَلَيْكُمْ يَوْمُ سَخَطِ ٱلرَّبِّ.٢2
before you become as the drifting chaff, before the anger of the Lord comes upon you, before the day of the Lord's wrath comes upon you.
أُطْلُبُوا ٱلرَّبَّ، يَا جَمِيعَ بَائِسِي ٱلْأَرْضِ ٱلَّذِينَ فَعَلُوا حُكْمَهُ. ٱطْلُبُوا ٱلْبِرَّ. ٱطْلُبُوا ٱلتَّوَاضُعَ. لَعَلَّكُمْ تُسْتَرُونَ فِي يَوْمِ سَخَطِ ٱلرَّبِّ.٣3
Seek the Lord all you meek of the earth, you who obey his law; Seek righteousness, seek meekness; perhaps you may be hidden in the day of the Lord's wrath.
لِأَنَّ غَزَّةَ تَكُونُ مَتْرُوكَةً، وَأَشْقَلُونَ لِلْخَرَابِ. أَشْدُودُ عِنْدَ ٱلظَّهِيرَةِ يَطْرُدُونَهَا، وَعَقْرُونُ تُسْتَأْصَلُ.٤4
For Gaza will be forsaken; Ashkelon a desolation; Ashdod - by noon will they rout her and Ekron be torn up!
وَيْلٌ لِسُكَّانِ سَاحِلِ ٱلْبَحْرِ أُمَّةِ ٱلْكِرِيتِيِّينَ! كَلِمَةُ ٱلرَّبِّ عَلَيْكُمْ: «يَا كَنْعَانُ أَرْضَ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ، إِنِّي أَخْرِبُكِ بِلَا سَاكِنٍ».٥5
Woe to those who live by the sea coast, people of the Cherethites! The word of the Lord is against you, Canaan, land of the Philistines! I will destroy you so that you will be without inhabitants,
وَيَكُونُ سَاحِلُ ٱلْبَحْرِ مَرْعًى بِآبَارٍ لِلرُّعَاةِ وَحَظَائِرَ لِلْغَنَمِ.٦6
and you will become shepherds' cots and folds for flocks.
وَيَكُونُ ٱلسَّاحِلُ لِبَقِيَّةِ بَيْتِ يَهُوذَا. عَلَيْهِ يَرْعَوْنَ. فِي بُيُوتِ أَشْقَلُونَ عِنْدَ ٱلْمَسَاءِ يَرْبُضُونَ، لِأَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ إِلَهَهُمْ يَتَعَهَّدُهُمْ وَيَرُدُّ سَبْيَهُمْ.٧7
The sea coast will belong to the survivors of the house of Judah. They will pasture their flocks there. In the house of Ashkelon they will lie down at evening. The Lord their God will be with them and restore their fortunes.
«قَدْ سَمِعْتُ تَعْيِيرَ مُوآبَ وَتَجَادِيفَ بَنِي عَمُّونَ ٱلَّتِي بِهَا عَيَّرُوا شَعْبِي، وَتَعَظَّمُوا عَلَى تُخُمِهِمْ.٨8
I have heard the taunts of Moab, and the revilings of the Ammonites, how they have taunted my people, and spoken boastfully concerning their border.
فَلِذَلِكَ حَيٌّ أَنَا، يَقُولُ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ إِلَهُ إِسْرَائِيلَ، إِنَّ مُوآبَ تَكُونُ كَسَدُومَ وَبَنِي عَمُّونَ كَعَمُورَةَ، مِلْكَ ٱلْقَرِيصِ، وَحُفْرَةَ مِلْحٍ، وَخَرَابًا إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ. تَنْهَبُهُمْ بَقِيَّةُ شَعْبِي، وَبَقِيَّةُ أُمَّتِي تَمْتَلِكُهُمْ».٩9
Therefore as I live, says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Moab will be like Sodom, and the Ammonites like Gomorrah, a breeding-place of nettles, and saltpits, and a desolation, forever; the residue of my people will plunder them, and the survivors of my nation will inherit them.
هَذَا لَهُمْ عِوَضُ تَكَبُّرِهِمْ، لِأَنَّهُمْ عَيَّرُوا وَتَعَظَّمُوا عَلَى شَعْبِ رَبِّ ٱلْجُنُودِ.١٠10
This will they have for their pride, because they have taunted and spoken boastfully against the people of the Lord of hosts.
ٱلرَّبُّ مُخِيفٌ إِلَيْهِمْ، لِأَنَّهُ يُهْزِلُ جَمِيعَ آلِهَةِ ٱلْأَرْضِ، فَسَيَسْجُدُ لَهُ ٱلنَّاسُ، كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ مِنْ مَكَانِهِ، كُلُّ جَزَائِرِ ٱلْأُمَمِ.١١11
The Lord will terrify them; he will reduce all the gods of the earth; then all the peoples of the nations will worship him, each in their own land.
«وَأَنْتُمْ يَا أَيُّهَا ٱلْكُوشِيُّونَ. قَتْلَى سَيْفِي هُمْ».١٢12
You, also, Ethiopians, slain by his sword are you!
وَيَمُدُّ يَدَهُ عَلَى ٱلشِّمَالِ وَيُبِيدُ أَشُّورَ، وَيَجْعَلُ نِينَوَى خَرَابًا يَابِسَةً كَٱلْقَفْرِ.١٣13
And he will stretch out his hand against the north and destroy Assyria; And he will make Nineveh a desolation, dry as the wilderness.
فَتَرْبُضُ فِي وَسَطِهَا ٱلْقُطْعَانُ، كُلُّ طَوَائِفِ ٱلْحَيَوَانِ. اَلْقُوقُ أَيْضًا وَٱلْقُنْفُذُ يَأْوِيَانِ إِلَى تِيجَانِ عُمُدِهَا. صَوْتٌ يَنْعِبُ فِي ٱلْكُوَى. خَرَابٌ عَلَى ٱلْأَعْتَابِ. لِأَنَّهُ قَدْ تَعَرَّى أَرْزِيُّهَا.١٤14
Herds will lie down in it, every beast of the earth, Desert owl and screech owl will lodge in its capitals. The owl will hoot in the window, the raven on the doorstep, all stripped bare of cedar.
هَذِهِ هِيَ ٱلْمَدِينَةُ ٱلْمُبْتَهِجَةُ ٱلسَّاكِنَةُ مُطْمَئِنَّةً، ٱلْقَائِلَةُ فِي قَلْبِهَا: «أَنَا وَلَيْسَ غَيْرِي». كَيْفَ صَارَتْ خَرَابًا، مَرْبِضًا لِلْحَيَوَانِ! كُلُّ عَابِرٍ بِهَا يَصْفِرُ وَيَهُزُّ يَدَهُ.١٥15
This is the exultant city which sat secure. The city who said to herself, I am and there is none else! How has she become a desolation! A lair of beasts! Every passerby hisses at her, shakes their hand.