اَلْجَامِعَةِ 9

لِأَنَّ هَذَا كُلَّهُ جَعَلْتُهُ فِي قَلْبِي، وَٱمْتَحَنْتُ هَذَا كُلَّهُ: أَنَّ ٱلصِّدِّيقِينَ وَٱلْحُكَمَاءَ وَأَعْمَالَهُمْ فِي يَدِ ٱللهِ. ٱلْإِنْسَانُ لَا يَعْلَمُ حُبًّا وَلَا بُغْضًا. ٱلْكُلُّ أَمَامَهُمُ. ١ 1
For I thought about all this in my mind to understand about the righteous and wise people and their deeds. They are all in God's hands. No one knows whether love or hate will come to someone.
ٱلْكُلُّ عَلَى مَا لِلْكُلِّ. حَادِثَةٌ وَاحِدَةٌ لِلصِّدِّيقِ وَلِلشِّرِّيرِ، لِلصَّالِحِ وَلِلطَّاهِرِ وَلِلنَّجِسِ، لِلذَّابِحِ وَلِلَّذِي لَا يَذْبَحُ، كَٱلصَّالِحِ ٱلْخَاطِئُ. ٱلْحَالِفُ كَٱلَّذِي يَخَافُ ٱلْحَلْفَ. ٢ 2
Everyone has the same fate. The same fate awaits righteous people and wicked, the good, the clean and the unclean, and the one who sacrifices and the one who does not sacrifice. As good people will die, so also will the sinner. As the one who swears will die, so also will the man who fears to make an oath.
هَذَا أَشَرُّ كُلِّ مَا عُمِلَ تَحْتَ ٱلشَّمْسِ: أَنَّ حَادِثَةً وَاحِدَةً لِلْجَمِيعِ. وَأَيْضًا قَلْبُ بَنِي ٱلْبَشَرِ مَلآنُ مِنَ ٱلشَّرِّ، وَٱلْحَمَاقَةُ فِي قَلْبِهِمْ وَهُمْ أَحْيَاءٌ، وَبَعْدَ ذَلِكَ يَذْهَبُونَ إِلَى ٱلْأَمْوَاتِ. ٣ 3
There is an evil fate for everything that is done under the sun, the same event happens to them all. The hearts of human beings are full of evil, and madness is in their hearts while they live. So after that they go to the dead.
لِأَنَّهُ مَنْ يُسْتَثْنَى؟ لِكُلِّ ٱلْأَحْيَاءِ يُوجَدُ رَجَاءٌ، فَإِنَّ ٱلْكَلْبَ ٱلْحَيَّ خَيْرٌ مِنَ ٱلْأَسَدِ ٱلْمَيْتِ. ٤ 4
For anyone who is united to all the living, there is hope, just as a living dog is better than a dead lion.
لِأَنَّ ٱلْأَحْيَاءَ يَعْلَمُونَ أَنَّهُمْ سَيَمُوتُونَ، أَمَّا ٱلْمَوْتَى فَلَا يَعْلَمُونَ شَيْئًا، وَلَيْسَ لَهُمْ أَجْرٌ بَعْدُ لِأَنَّ ذِكْرَهُمْ نُسِيَ. ٥ 5
For living people know they will die, but the dead do not know anything. They no longer have any reward because their memory is forgotten.
وَمَحَبَّتُهُمْ وَبُغْضَتُهُمْ وَحَسَدُهُمْ هَلَكَتْ مُنْذُ زَمَانٍ، وَلَا نَصِيبَ لَهُمْ بَعْدُ إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ، فِي كُلِّ مَا عُمِلَ تَحْتَ ٱلشَّمْسِ. ٦ 6
Their love, hatred, and envy have vanished long ago. They will never have a place again in anything done under the sun.
اِذْهَبْ كُلْ خُبْزَكَ بِفَرَحٍ، وَٱشْرَبْ خَمْرَكَ بِقَلْبٍ طَيِّبٍ، لِأَنَّ ٱللهَ مُنْذُ زَمَانٍ قَدْ رَضِيَ عَمَلَكَ. ٧ 7
Go your way, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a happy heart, for God approves of celebrating good works.
لِتَكُنْ ثِيَابُكَ فِي كُلِّ حِينٍ بَيْضَاءَ، وَلَا يُعْوِزْ رَأْسَكَ ٱلدُّهْنُ. ٨ 8
Let your clothes be always white and your head anointed with oil.
اِلْتَذَّ عَيْشًا مَعَ ٱلْمَرْأَةِ ٱلَّتِي أَحْبَبْتَهَا كُلَّ أَيَّامِ حَيَاةِ بَاطِلِكَ ٱلَّتِي أَعْطَاكَ إِيَّاهَا تَحْتَ ٱلشَّمْسِ، كُلَّ أَيَّامِ بَاطِلِكَ، لِأَنَّ ذَلِكَ نَصِيبُكَ فِي ٱلْحَيَاةِ وَفِي تَعَبِكَ ٱلَّذِي تَتْعَبُهُ تَحْتَ ٱلشَّمْسِ. ٩ 9
Live happily with the wife whom you love all the days of your life of uselessness, the days that God has given you under the sun during your days of uselessness. That is your reward in life for your work under the sun.
كُلُّ مَا تَجِدُهُ يَدُكَ لِتَفْعَلَهُ فَٱفْعَلْهُ بِقُوَّتِكَ، لِأَنَّهُ لَيْسَ مِنْ عَمَلٍ وَلَا ٱخْتِرَاعٍ وَلَا مَعْرِفَةٍ وَلَا حِكْمَةٍ فِي ٱلْهَاوِيَةِ ٱلَّتِي أَنْتَ ذَاهِبٌ إِلَيْهَا. (Sheol h7585) ١٠ 10
Whatever your hand finds to do, work at it with your strength, because there is no work or explanation or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, where you are going. (Sheol h7585)
فَعُدْتُ وَرَأَيْتُ تَحْتَ ٱلشَّمْسِ: أَنَّ ٱلسَّعْيَ لَيْسَ لِلْخَفِيفِ، وَلَا ٱلْحَرْبَ لِلْأَقْوِيَاءِ، وَلَا ٱلْخُبْزَ لِلْحُكَمَاءِ، وَلَا ٱلْغِنَى لِلْفُهَمَاءِ، وَلَا ٱلنِّعْمَةَ لِذَوِي ٱلْمَعْرِفَةِ، لِأَنَهُ ٱلْوَقْتُ وَٱلْعَرَضُ يُلَاقِيَانِهِمْ كَافَّةً. ١١ 11
I have seen some interesting things under the sun: The race does not belong to swift people. The battle does not belong to strong people. Bread does not belong to wise people. Riches do not belong to people of understanding. Favor does not belong to people of knowledge. Instead, time and chance affect them all.
لِأَنَّ ٱلْإِنْسَانَ أَيْضًا لَا يَعْرِفُ وَقْتَهُ. كَٱلْأَسْمَاكِ ٱلَّتِي تُؤْخَذُ بِشَبَكَةٍ مُهْلِكَةٍ، وَكَالْعَصَافِيرِ ٱلَّتِي تُؤْخَذُ بِٱلشَّرَكِ، كَذَلِكَ تُقْتَنَصُ بَنُو ٱلْبَشَرِ فِي وَقْتِ شَرٍّ، إِذْ يَقَعُ عَلَيْهِمْ بَغْتَةً. ١٢ 12
Surely, no one knows when his time will come. As fish are caught in a deadly net, or birds are caught in a snare, the children of human beings are ensnared by evil times that suddenly fall upon them.
هَذِهِ ٱلْحِكْمَةُ رَأَيْتُهَا أَيْضًا تَحْتَ ٱلشَّمْسِ، وَهِيَ عَظِيمَةٌ عِنْدِي: ١٣ 13
I have also seen wisdom under the sun in a way that seemed great to me.
مَدِينَةٌ صَغِيرَةٌ فِيهَا أُنَاسٌ قَلِيلُونَ، فَجَاءَ عَلَيْهَا مَلِكٌ عَظِيمٌ وَحَاصَرَهَا وَبَنَى عَلَيْهَا أَبْرَاجًا عَظِيمَةً. ١٤ 14
There was a small city with only a few men in it, and a great king came against it and besieged it and built great siege ramps against it.
وَوُجِدَ فِيهَا رَجُلٌ مِسْكِينٌ حَكِيمٌ، فَنَجَّى هُوَ ٱلْمَدِينَةَ بِحِكْمَتِهِ. وَمَا أَحَدٌ ذَكَرَ ذَلِكَ ٱلرَّجُلَ ٱلْمِسْكِينَ! ١٥ 15
Now in the city was found a poor, wise man, who by his wisdom saved the city. Yet later, no one remembered that same poor man.
فَقُلْتُ: «ٱلْحِكْمَةُ خَيْرٌ مِنَ ٱلْقُوَّةِ». أَمَّا حِكْمَةُ ٱلْمِسْكِينِ فَمُحْتَقَرَةٌ، وَكَلَامُهُ لَا يُسْمَعُ. ١٦ 16
So I concluded, “Wisdom is better than strength, but the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.”
كَلِمَاتُ ٱلْحُكَمَاءِ تُسْمَعُ فِي ٱلْهُدُوءِ، أَكْثَرَ مِنْ صُرَاخِ ٱلْمُتَسَلِّطِ بَيْنَ ٱلْجُهَّالِ. ١٧ 17
The words of wise people spoken quietly are heard better than the shouts of any ruler among fools.
اَلْحِكْمَةُ خَيْرٌ مِنْ أَدَوَاتِ ٱلْحَرْبِ. أَمَّا خَاطِئٌ وَاحِدٌ فَيُفْسِدُ خَيْرًا جَزِيلًا. ١٨ 18
Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner can ruin much good.