صَمُوئِيلَ ٱلْأَوَّلُ 2

فَصَلَّتْ حَنَّةُ وَقَالَتْ: «فَرِحَ قَلْبِي بِٱلرَّبِّ. ٱرْتَفَعَ قَرْنِي بِٱلرَّبِّ. ٱتَّسَعَ فَمِي عَلَى أَعْدَائِي، لِأَنِّي قَدِ ٱبْتَهَجْتُ بِخَلَاصِكَ. ١ 1
Hannah prayed and said, “My heart exults in Yahweh. My horn is exalted in Yahweh. My mouth boasts over my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation.
لَيْسَ قُدُّوسٌ مِثْلَ ٱلرَّبِّ، لِأَنَّهُ لَيْسَ غَيْرَكَ، وَلَيْسَ صَخْرَةٌ مِثْلَ إِلَهِنَا. ٢ 2
There is no one holy like Yahweh, for there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God.
لَا تُكَثِّرُوا ٱلْكَلَامَ ٱلْعَالِيَ ٱلْمُسْتَعْلِيَ، وَلْتَبْرَحْ وَقَاحَةٌ مِنْ أَفْوَاهِكُمْ. لِأَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ إِلَهٌ عَلِيمٌ، وَبِهِ تُوزَنُ ٱلْأَعْمَالُ. ٣ 3
Boast no more so very proudly; let no arrogance come out of your mouth. For Yahweh is a God of knowledge; by him actions are weighed.
قِسِيُّ ٱلْجَبَابِرَةِ تحَطَّمَتْ، وَٱلضُّعَفَاءُ تَمَنْطَقُوا بِٱلْبَأْسِ. ٤ 4
The bow of the mighty men are broken, but those who stumble put on strength like a belt.
ٱلشَّبَاعَى آجَرُوا أَنْفُسَهُمْ بِٱلْخُبْزِ، وَٱلْجِيَاعُ كَفُّوا. حَتَّى أَنَّ ٱلْعَاقِرَ وَلَدَتْ سَبْعَةً، وَكَثِيرَةَ ٱلْبَنِينَ ذَبُلَتْ. ٥ 5
Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread; those who were hungry have stopped being hungry. Even the barren one gives birth to seven, but the woman who has many children languishes.
ٱلرَّبُّ يُمِيتُ وَيُحْيِي. يُهْبِطُ إِلَى ٱلْهَاوِيَةِ وَيُصْعِدُ. (Sheol h7585) ٦ 6
Yahweh kills and brings to life. He brings down to Sheol and raises up. (Sheol h7585)
ٱلرَّبُّ يُفْقِرُ وَيُغْنِي. يَضَعُ وَيَرْفَعُ. ٧ 7
Yahweh makes some people poor and some rich. He humbles, but he also lifts up.
يُقِيمُ ٱلْمِسْكِينَ مِنَ ٱلتُّرَابِ. يَرْفَعُ ٱلْفَقِيرَ مِنَ ٱلْمَزْبَلَةِ لِلْجُلُوسِ مَعَ ٱلشُّرَفَاءِ وَيُمَلِّكُهُمْ كُرْسِيَّ ٱلْمَجْدِ. لِأَنَّ لِلرَّبِّ أَعْمِدَةَ ٱلْأَرْضِ، وَقَدْ وَضَعَ عَلَيْهَا ٱلْمَسْكُونَةَ. ٨ 8
He raises up the poor out of the dust. He lifts the needy from the ash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit the seat of honor. For the pillars of the earth are Yahweh's and he has set the world upon them.
أَرْجُلَ أَتْقِيَائِهِ يَحْرُسُ، وَٱلْأَشْرَارُ فِي ٱلظَّلَامِ يَصْمُتُونَ. لِأَنَّهُ لَيْسَ بِٱلْقُوَّةِ يَغْلِبُ إِنْسَانٌ. ٩ 9
He will guard the feet of his faithful people, but the wicked will be put to silence in darkness, for no one will prevail by strength.
مُخَاصِمُو ٱلرَّبِّ يَنْكَسِرُونَ. مِنَ ٱلسَّمَاءِ يُرْعِدُ عَلَيْهِمْ. ٱلرَّبُّ يَدِينُ أَقَاصِيَ ٱلْأَرْضِ، وَيُعْطِي عِزًّا لِمَلِكِهِ، وَيَرْفَعُ قَرْنَ مَسِيحِهِ». ١٠ 10
Those who oppose Yahweh will be broken to pieces; he will thunder against them from heaven. Yahweh will judge the ends of the earth; he will give strength to his king and exalt the horn of his anointed.”
وَذَهَبَ أَلْقَانَةُ إِلَى ٱلرَّامَةِ إِلَى بَيْتِهِ، وَكَانَ ٱلصَّبِيُّ يَخْدِمُ ٱلرَّبَّ أَمَامَ عَالِي ٱلْكَاهِنِ. ١١ 11
Then Elkanah went to Ramah, to his house. The child served Yahweh in the presence of Eli the priest.
وَكَانَ بَنُو عَالِي بَنِي بَلِيَّعَالَ، لَمْ يَعْرِفُوا ٱلرَّبَّ ١٢ 12
Now the sons of Eli were worthless men. They did not know Yahweh.
وَلَا حَقَّ ٱلْكَهَنَةِ مِنَ ٱلشَّعْبِ. كُلَّمَا ذَبَحَ رَجُلٌ ذَبِيحَةً يَجِيءُ غُلَامُ ٱلْكَاهِنِ عِنْدَ طَبْخِ ٱللَّحْمِ، وَمِنْشَالٌ ذُو ثَلَاثَةِ أَسْنَانٍ بِيَدِهِ، ١٣ 13
The custom of the priests with the people was that when any man offered a sacrifice, the priest's servant would come with a three-pronged fork in his hand, while the meat was boiling.
فَيَضْرِبُ فِي ٱلْمِرْحَضَةِ أَوِ ٱلْمِرْجَلِ أَوِ ٱلْمِقْلَى أَوِ ٱلْقِدْرِ. كُلُّ مَا يَصْعَدُ بِهِ ٱلْمِنْشَلُ يَأْخُذُهُ ٱلْكَاهِنُ لِنَفْسِهِ. هَكَذَا كَانُوا يَفْعَلُونَ بِجَمِيعِ إِسْرَائِيلَ ٱلْآتِينَ إِلَى هُنَاكَ فِي شِيلُوهَ. ١٤ 14
He would stick it into the pan, or kettle, or cauldron, or pot. All that the fork brought up the priest would take for himself. They did this in Shiloh with all the Israelites that came there.
كَذَلِكَ قَبْلَ مَا يُحْرِقُونَ ٱلشَّحْمَ يَأْتِي غُلَامُ ٱلْكَاهِنِ وَيَقُولُ لِلرَّجُلِ ٱلذَّابِحِ: «أَعْطِ لَحْمًا لِيُشْوَى لِلْكَاهِنِ، فَإِنَّهُ لَا يَأْخُذُ مِنْكَ لَحْمًا مَطْبُوخًا بَلْ نَيْئًا». ١٥ 15
Worse, before they burned the fat, the priest's servant came, and said to the man who was sacrificing, “Give meat to roast for the priest; for he will not accept boiled meat from you, but only raw.”
فَيَقُولُ لَهُ ٱلرَّجُلُ: «لِيُحْرِقُوا أَوَّلًا ٱلشَّحْمَ، ثُمَّ خُذْ مَا تَشْتَهِيهِ نَفْسُكَ». فَيَقُولُ لَهُ: «لَا، بَلِ ٱلْآنَ تُعْطِي وَإِلَّا فَآخُذُ غَصْبًا». ١٦ 16
If the man said to him, “They must burn the fat first, and then take as much as you want.” Then he would say, “No, you will give it me now; if not, I will take it by force.”
فَكَانَتْ خَطِيَّةُ ٱلْغِلْمَانِ عَظِيمَةً جِدًّا أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ، لِأَنَّ ٱلنَّاسَ ٱسْتَهَانُوا بِتَقْدِمَةِ ٱلرَّبِّ. ١٧ 17
The sin of these young men was very great before Yahweh, for they despised Yahweh's offering.
وَكَانَ صَمُوئِيلُ يَخْدِمُ أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ وَهُوَ صَبِيٌّ مُتَمَنْطِقٌ بِأَفُودٍ مِنْ كَتَّانٍ. ١٨ 18
But Samuel served Yahweh as a child clothed with a linen ephod.
وَعَمِلَتْ لَهُ أُمُّهُ جُبَّةً صَغِيرَةً وَأَصْعَدَتْهَا لَهُ مِنْ سَنَةٍ إِلَى سَنَةٍ عِنْدَ صُعُودِهَا مَعَ رَجُلِهَا لِذَبْحِ ٱلذَّبِيحَةِ ٱلسَّنَوِيَّةِ. ١٩ 19
His mother would make him a little robe and bring it to him from year to year, when she came up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice.
وَبَارَكَ عَالِي أَلْقَانَةَ وَٱمْرَأَتَهُ وَقَالَ: «يَجْعَلْ لَكَ ٱلرَّبُّ نَسْلًا مِنْ هَذِهِ ٱلْمَرْأَةِ بَدَلَ ٱلْعَارِيَّةِ ٱلَّتِي أَعَارَتْ لِلرَّبِّ». وَذَهَبَا إِلَى مَكَانِهِمَا. ٢٠ 20
Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife and say, “May Yahweh give you more children by this woman because of the request she made of Yahweh.” Then they would return to their own home.
وَلَمَّا ٱفْتَقَدَ ٱلرَّبُّ حَنَّةَ حَبِلَتْ وَوَلَدَتْ ثَلَاثَةَ بَنِينَ وَبِنْتَيْنِ. وَكَبُرَ ٱلصَّبِيُّ صَمُوئِيلُ عِنْدَ ٱلرَّبِّ. ٢١ 21
Yahweh again helped Hannah, and again she became pregnant. She bore three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the child Samuel grew before Yahweh.
وَشَاخَ عَالِي جِدًّا، وَسَمِعَ بِكُلِّ مَا عَمِلَهُ بَنُوهُ بِجَمِيعِ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَبِأَنَّهُمْ كَانُوا يُضَاجِعُونَ ٱلنِّسَاءَ ٱلْمُجْتَمِعَاتِ فِي بَابِ خَيْمَةِ ٱلِٱجْتِمَاعِ. ٢٢ 22
Now Eli was very old; he heard all that his sons were doing to all Israel, and how they slept with the women who served at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
فَقَالَ لَهُمْ: «لِمَاذَا تَعْمَلُونَ مِثْلَ هَذِهِ ٱلْأُمُورِ؟ لِأَنِّي أَسْمَعُ بِأُمُورِكُمُ ٱلْخَبِيثَةِ مِنْ جَمِيعِ هَذَا ٱلشَّعْبِ. ٢٣ 23
He said to them, “Why do you such things? For I hear of your evil actions from all these people.”
لَا يَابَنِيَّ، لِأَنَّهُ لَيْسَ حَسَنًا ٱلْخَبَرُ ٱلَّذِي أَسْمَعُ. تَجْعَلُونَ شَعْبَ ٱلرَّبِّ يَتَعَدُّونَ. ٢٤ 24
No, my sons; for it is not a good report that I hear. You make Yahweh's people disobey.
إِذَا أَخْطَأَ إِنْسَانٌ إِلَى إِنْسَانٍ يَدِينُهُ ٱللهُ. فَإِنْ أَخْطَأَ إِنْسَانٌ إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ فَمَنْ يُصَلِّي مِنْ أَجْلِهِ؟» وَلَمْ يَسْمَعُوا لِصَوْتِ أَبِيهِمْ لِأَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ شَاءَ أَنْ يُمِيتَهُمْ. ٢٥ 25
“If one man sins against another, God will judge him; but if a man sins against Yahweh, who will speak for him?” But they would not listen to the voice of their father, because Yahweh intended to kill them.
وَأَمَّا ٱلصَّبِيُّ صَمُوئِيلُ فَتَزَايَدَ نُمُوًّا وَصَلَاحًا لَدَى ٱلرَّبِّ وَٱلنَّاسِ أَيْضًا. ٢٦ 26
The child Samuel grew up, and increased in favor with Yahweh and also with men.
وَجَاءَ رَجُلُ ٱللهِ إِلَى عَالِي وَقَالَ لَهُ: «هَكَذَا يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ: هَلْ تَجَلَّيْتُ لِبَيْتِ أَبِيكَ وَهُمْ فِي مِصْرَ فِي بَيْتِ فِرْعَوْنَ، ٢٧ 27
Now a man of God came to Eli and said to him, “Yahweh says, 'Did I not reveal myself to the house of your ancestor, when they were in Egypt in bondage to Pharaoh's house?
وَٱنْتَخَبْتُهُ مِنْ جَمِيعِ أَسْبَاطِ إِسْرَائِيلَ لِي كَاهِنًا لِيَصْعَدَ عَلَى مَذْبَحِي وَيُوقِدَ بَخُورًا وَيَلْبَسَ أَفُودًا أَمَامِي، وَدَفَعْتُ لِبَيْتِ أَبِيكَ جَمِيعَ وَقَائِدِ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ؟ ٢٨ 28
I chose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to go up to my altar, and to burn incense, to wear an ephod before me. I gave to the house of your ancestor all the offerings of the people of Israel made with fire.
فَلِمَاذَا تَدُوسُونَ ذَبِيحَتِي وَتَقْدِمَتِي ٱلَّتِي أَمَرْتُ بِهَا فِي ٱلْمَسْكَنِ، وَتُكْرِمُ بَنِيكَ عَلَيَّ لِكَيْ تُسَمِّنُوا أَنْفُسَكُمْ بِأَوَائِلِ كُلِّ تَقْدِمَاتِ إِسْرَائِيلَ شَعْبِي؟ ٢٩ 29
Why, then, do you scorn my sacrifices and offerings that I required in the place where I live? Why do you honor your sons above me by making yourselves fat with the best of every offering of my people Israel?'
لِذَلِكَ يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ إِسْرَائِيلَ: إِنِّي قُلْتُ إِنَّ بَيْتَكَ وَبَيْتَ أَبِيكَ يَسِيرُونَ أَمَامِي إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ. وَٱلْآنَ يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ: حَاشَا لِي! فَإِنِّي أُكْرِمُ ٱلَّذِينَ يُكْرِمُونَنِي، وَٱلَّذِينَ يَحْتَقِرُونَنِي يَصْغُرُونَ. ٣٠ 30
For Yahweh, the God of Israel, says, 'I promised that your house, and the house of your ancestor, should walk before me forever.' But now Yahweh says, 'Far be it from me to do this, for I will honor those who honor me, but those who despise me will be lightly esteemed.
هُوَذَا تَأْتِي أَيَّامٌ أَقْطَعُ فِيهَا ذِرَاعَكَ وَذِرَاعَ بَيْتِ أَبِيكَ حَتَّى لَا يَكُونَ شَيْخٌ فِي بَيْتِكَ. ٣١ 31
See, the days are coming when I will cut off your strength and the strength of your father's house, so that there will no longer be any old man in your house.
وَتَرَى ضِيقَ ٱلْمَسْكَنِ فِي كُلِّ مَا يُحْسَنُ بِهِ إِلَى إِسْرَائِيلَ، وَلَا يَكُونُ شَيْخٌ فِي بَيْتِكَ كُلَّ ٱلْأَيَّامِ. ٣٢ 32
You will see distress in the place where I live. Although good will be given to Israel, there will no longer be any old man in your house.
وَرَجُلٌ لَكَ لَا أَقْطَعُهُ مِنْ أَمَامِ مَذْبَحِي يَكُونُ لِإِكْلَالِ عَيْنَيْكَ وَتَذْوِيبِ نَفْسِكَ. وَجَمِيعُ ذُرِّيَّةِ بَيْتِكَ يَمُوتُونَ شُبَّانًا. ٣٣ 33
Any one of you that I do not cut off from my altar, I will cause your eyes to fail, and I will cause grief for your life. All the men born in your family will die.
وَهَذِهِ لَكَ عَلَامَةٌ تَأْتِي عَلَى ٱبْنَيْكَ حُفْنِي وَفِينَحَاسَ: فِي يَوْمٍ وَاحِدٍ يَمُوتَانِ كِلَاهُمَا. ٣٤ 34
This will be the sign for you that will come on your two sons, on Hophni and Phinehas: They will both die on the same day.
وَأُقِيمُ لِنَفْسِي كَاهِنًا أَمِينًا يَعْمَلُ حَسَبَ مَا بِقَلْبِي وَنَفْسِي، وَأَبْنِي لَهُ بَيْتًا أَمِينًا فَيَسِيرُ أَمَامَ مَسِيحِي كُلَّ ٱلْأَيَّامِ. ٣٥ 35
I will raise up for myself a faithful priest who will do what is in my heart and in my soul. I will build him a sure house; and he will walk before my anointed king forever.
وَيَكُونُ أَنَّ كُلَّ مَنْ يَبْقَى فِي بَيْتِكَ يَأْتِي لِيَسْجُدَ لَهُ لِأَجْلِ قِطْعَةِ فِضَّةٍ وَرَغِيفِ خُبْزٍ، وَيَقُولُ: ضُمَّنِي إِلَى إِحْدَى وَظَائِفِ ٱلْكَهَنُوتِ لِآكُلَ كِسْرَةَ خُبْزٍ». ٣٦ 36
Everyone who is left in your house will come and bow down to him, asking for a piece of silver and a loaf of bread, and will say, “Please assign me to one of the priests' positions so I can eat a piece of bread.”'”