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28th day of Baba

اليوم الثامن والعشرون من شهر بابة

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود

18:34,39

١٨ : ٣٤، ٣٩

*He instructs my hands for war: and thou hast made my arms as a brazen bow. For thou hast girded me with strength for war: thou hast beaten down under me all that rose up against me. Alleluia.

الَّذِي يُعَلِّمُ يَدَيَّ الْقِتَالَ، وَجَعَلَ سَاعِدَيَّ أقْوَاسَاً مِنْ نُحَاسٍ. وَمَنْطَقْتَنِي قُوَّةً في الْحَرْبِ. وَعَقَلْتَ كُلَّ الَّذِينَ قَامُوا عَلَيَّ تَحْتِي. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint Mathew

الإنجيل من متى

8:5-13

٨ : ٥ − ١٣

*And when he had entered into Capharnaum, there came to him a centurion, beseeching him, And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, and is grieviously tormented. And Jesus saith to him: I will come and heal him. And the centurion making answer, said: Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldst enter under my roof: but only say the word, and my servant shall be healed. For I also am a man subject to authority, having under me soldiers; and I say to this, Go, and he goeth, and to another, Come, and he cometh, and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. And Jesus hearing this, marvelled; and said to them that followed him: Amen I say to you, I have not found so great faith in Israel. And I say to you that many shall come from the east and the west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven: But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into the exterior darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said to the centurion: Go, and as thou hast believed, so be it done to thee. And the servant was healed at the same hour. Glory be to God forever.

وَلَمَّا دَخَلَ كَفْرَنَاحُومَ، جَاءَ إلَيْهِ قَائِدُ مِئَةٍ يَطْلُبُ إلَيْهِ قَائِلاً: "يَا سَيِّدي، غُلاَمِي مَطْرُوحٌ في بَيْتِي مُخَلَّعاً مُعَذَّباً جِدّاً". فَقَالَ لَهُ يَسُوعُ: "أنا آتِي وَأَشْفِيهِ". فَأَجَابَ قَائِدُ الْمِئَةِ وَقَالَ: "يَارَبُّ، لَسْتُ مُسْتَحِقّاً أنْ تَدْخُلَ تَحْتَ سَقْفِ بَيْتِي، لكِنْ قُلْ كَلِمَةً فَقَطْ فَيَبْرَأَ غُلاَمِي. لأني أنَا أيْضاً إنْسَانٌ تَحْتَ سُلْطَانٍ. لِي جُنْدٌ تَحْتَ يَدِي. أَقُولُ لِهذَا: اذْهَبْ فَيَذْهَبُ، وَلآخَرَ: تَعَالَ فَيَأْتِي، وَلِعَبْدِي: افْعَلْ هذَا فَيَفْعَلُ". فَلَمَّا سَمِعَ يَسُوعُ تَعَجَّبَ، وَقَالَ لِلَّذِينَ يَتْبَعُونَهُ: "الْحَقَّ أَقُولُ لَكُمْ: إني لَمْ أَجِدْ إيمَانَاً بِمِقْدَارِ هذَا في أَحدٍ في إسْرَائِيلَ. وَأَقُولُ لَكُمْ: إنَّ كَثِيرينَ سَيَأْتُونَ مِنَ الْمَشَارِقِ وَالْمَغَارِبِ وَيَتَّكِئُونَ مَعَ إبْرَاهِيمَ وَإسْحَقَ وَيَعْقُوبَ في مَلَكُوتِ السَّمَوَاتِ، وَأمَّا بَنُو الْمَلَكُوتِ فَيُطْرَحُونَ إلى الظُّلْمَةِ الْخَارِجِيَّةِ. حَيْثُ يَكُونُ الْبُكَاءُ وَصَرِيرُ الأَسْنَانِ". ثُمَّ قَالَ يَسُوعُ لِقَائِدِ الْمِئَةِ: "اذْهَبْ، وَكَمَا آمَنْتَ لِيَكُنْ لَكَ". فَبَرَأَ الْغُلامُ في تِلْكَ السَّاعَةِ. وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود

68:35,3

٦٨ : ٣٥، ٣

*God is wonderful in his holy places, the God of Israel: he will give power and strength to his people: blessed be God. But let the righteous rejoice; let them exult before God: let them be delighted with joy. Alleluia.

عَجِيبٌ هُوَ اللَّهُ في قِدِّيسِيهِ. إلَهُ إسْرَائِيلَ هُوَ يُعْطِي قُوَّةً وَعِزَّاً لِشَعْبِهِ. وَالصِّدِّيقُونَ يَفْرَحُونَ وَيَتَهَلَّلُونَ أمَامَ اللَّهِ، وَيَتَنَعَّمُونَ بِالسُّرُورِ. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint Luke

الإنجيل من لوقا

12:4-12

١٢ : ٤ − ١٢

*And I say to you, my friends: Be not afraid of them who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will shew you whom you shall fear: fear ye him, who after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell. Yea, I say to you, fear him. Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? Yea, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: you are of more value than many sparrows. And I say to you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God. But he that shall deny me before men, shall be denied before the angels of God. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but to him that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven. And when they shall bring you into the synagogues, and to magistrates and powers, be not solicitous how or what you shall answer, or what you shall say; For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what you must say. Glory be to God forever.

وَلكِنْ أَقُولُ لَكُمْ يَا أَصْدِقَائِي: لا تَخَافُوا مِنَ الَّذِينَ يَقْتُلُونَ جَسَدَكُمْ، وَبَعْدَ ذلِكَ لَيْسَ لَهُمْ أنْ يَفْعَلُوا شَيئاً أكْثَرَ. بَلْ أُعْلِمُكُمْ مِمَّنْ تَخَافُونَ: خَافُوا مِنَ الَّذِي بَعْدَمَا يَقْتُلُ، لَهُ سُلْطَانٌ أنْ يُلْقِيَ في جَهَنَّمَ. نَعَمْ، أَقُولُ لَكُمْ: مِنْ هذَا خَافُوا، أَلَيْسَتْ خَمْسَةُ عَصَافِيرَ تُبَاعُ بِفَلْسَيْنِ، وَوَاحِدٌ مِنْهَا لا يُنْسَى قُدَّامَ اللَّهِ؟ بَلْ شُعُورُ رُؤوسِكُمْ أيْضاً جَمِيعُهَا مُحْصَاةٌ. فَلا تَخَافُوا إذاً، أَنْتُمْ أَفْضَلُ مِنْ عَصَافِيرَ كَثِيرَةٍ، وَأَقُولُ لَكُمْ: إنَّ كُلَّ مَنْ يَعْتَرِفُ بِي قُدَّامَ النَّاسِ، يَعْتَرِفُ بِهِ ابْنُ الإنْسَانِ أيْضاً قُدَّامَ مَلائِكَةِ اللَّهِ. وَمَنْ أَنْكَرَنِي قُدَّامَ النَّاسِ، أُنْكِرُهُ أنَا أيْضاً قُدَّامَ مَلاَئِكَةِ اللَّهِ. وَكُلُّ مَنْ يَقُولُ كَلِمَةً عَلَى ابْنِ الإنْسَانِ يُغْفَرُ لَهُ، وَأمَّا مَنْ يُجَدِّفُ عَلَى الرُّوحِ القُدُسِ فَلَنْ يُغْفَرَ لَهُ. وَمَتَى قَدَّمُوكُمْ إلى الْمَجَامِعِ وَالرُّؤَسَاءِ وَالسَّلاَطِينِ فَلاَ تَهْتَمُّوا كَيْفَ أَوْ بِمَا تُجِيبُونَ أَوْ بِمَا تَقُولُونَ، لأنَّ الرُّوحَ القُدُسَ يُعَلِّمُكُمْ في تِلْكَ السَّاعَةِ مَا يَجِبُ أنْ تَقُولُوهُ. وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.

The Pauline Epistle from 2 Corinthians

البولس من كورونثوس الثانية

10:1-18

١٠ : ١ − ١٨

*Now I Paul myself beseech you, by the mildness and modesty of Christ, who in presence indeed am lowly among you, but being absent, am bold toward you. But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present, with that confidence wherewith I am thought to be bold, against some, who reckon us as if we walked according to the flesh. For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty to God unto the pulling down of fortifications, destroying counsels, And every height that exhalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every understanding unto the obedience of Christ; And having in readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience shall be fulfilled. See the things that are according to outward appearance. If any man trust to himself, that he is Christ's, let him think this again with himself, that as he is Christ's, so are we also. For if also I should boast somewhat more of our power, which the Lord hath given us unto edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed. But that I may not be thought as it were to terrify you by epistles, (For his epistles indeed, say they, are weighty and strong; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible,) Let such a one think this, that such as we are in word by epistles, when absent, such also we will be indeed when present. For we dare not match, or compare ourselves with some, that commend themselves; but we measure ourselves by ourselves, and compare ourselves with ourselves. But we will not glory beyond our measure; but according to the measure of the rule, which God hath measured to us, a measure to reach even unto you. For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as if we reached not unto you. For we are come as far as to you in the gospel of Christ. Not glorying beyond measure in other men's labours; but having hope of your increasing faith, to be magnified in you according to our rule abundantly; Yea, unto those places that are beyond you, to preach the gospel, not to glory in another man's rule, in those things that are made ready to our hand. But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. For not he who commendeth himself, is approved, but he, whom God commendeth. The grace of God the Father be with you all. Amen.

أنَا نَفْسِي بُولُسُ أَطْلُبُ إلَيْكُمْ بِوَدَاعَةِ الْمَسِيحِ وَحِلْمِهِ، كَمَا أني ذَلِيلٌ بَيْنَكُمْ وَأمَامَكُمْ، وَلكِنْ فِيمَا أنا خَارجٌ عَنْكُمْ فَمُتَجَاسِرٌ عَلَيْكُمْ. وَأَطْلُبُ أنْ أَكُونَ مُتَجَاسِراً وَلَسْتُ عِنْدَكُمْ بِالثِّقَةِ التي بِهَا أَظنُّ أنِّي سَأَتَجَاسَرُ عَلَى قَوْمٍ، الَّذِينَ يَحْسِبُونَنَا كَأننَا نَسْلُكُ حَسَبَ الْجَسَدِ. لأننَا وَإنْ كُنَّا نَسْلُكُ حَسَبَ الْجَسَدِ، فَلَسْنَا مُتَجَنِّدِينَ حَسَبَ الْجَسَدِ. إذْ أَسْلِحَةُ جُنْدِيَّتِنا لَيْسَتْ جَسَدِيَّةً، بَلْ هِيَ قُوَاتُ اللَّهِ تَهْدِمُ الْحُصُونَ. وَتَهْدِمُ الآرَاءَ وكُلَّ عُلْوٍ يَرْتَفِعُ ضِدَّ مَعْرِفَةِ اللَّهِ، وَنَسْبِي كُلَّ فِكْرٍ إلى طَاعَةِ الْمَسِيحِ، وَمُسْتَعِدِّينَ لأنْ نَنْتَقِمَ عَلَى كُلِّ عِصْيَانٍ، مَتَى كَمُلَتْ طَاعَتُكُمْ. أَتَنْظُرُونَ إلى مَا هُوَ قُدَّامَكُمْ؟ إنْ كَانَ أَحَدٌ يَثِقُ مِنْ نَفْسِهِ بِأنهُ لِلْمَسِيحِ، فَلْيُفَكِّرْ في نَفْسِهِ أيْضاً: أنهُ كَمَا هُوَ لِلْمَسِيحِ، كَذلِكَ نَحْنُ أيْضاً. فَإنِّي وَإنِ افْتَخَرْتُ شَيْئاً أَكْثَرَ بِالسُّلْطَانِ الَّذِي أَعْطَاهُ لِي الرَّبُّ (فَهُوَ) لِلْبُنْيَانِ وَلَيْسَ لِهَدْمِكُمْ، لا أَخْجَلُ. لِئَلاَّ أَظْهَرَ كَوَاحِدٍ يُخِيفُكُمْ بِالرَّسَائِلِ. لأنهُ يَقُولُ: "الرَّسَائِلُ ثَقِيلَةٌ وَقَوِيَّةٌ، وَأَمَّا حُضُورُ الْجَسَدِ فَضَعِيفٌ، وَالْكَلاَمُ مَرْذُولٌ". مِثْلُ هذَا فَلْيَحْسِبْ هذَا: أنَّنَا كَمَا نَحْنُ في الْكَلاَمِ بِالرَّسَائِلِ وَنَحْنُ غَائِبُونَ عَنكُمْ، هكَذَا نَكُون أيْضاً بِالْفِعْلِ وَنَحْنُ حَاضِرُونَ عِنْدَكُمْ. لأننَا لا نَتَجَاسَرُ أنْ نُشَبِّهَ أنْفُسَنَا أوْ نُقَايسَ ذَوَاتَنَا بِقَوْمٍ يَمْدَحُونَ أَنْفُسَهُمْ وَحْدَهُمْ، بَلْ إذْ هُمْ يَقِيسُونَ أَنْفُسَهُمْ عَلَى أَنْفُسِهِمْ، وَيُقَابِلُونَ أنْفُسَهُمْ بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ، وَهُمْ لا يَفْهَمُونَ. وَلكِنْ نَحْنُ لاَ نَفْتَخِرُ إلى مَا لا يُقَاسُ، بَلْ حَسَبَ قِيَاسِ الْقَانُونِ الَّذِي رَسَمَهُ لَنَا اللَّهُ، لِلْبُلُوغِ إلَيْهِ وَإلَيْكُمْ بِقِيَاسٍ. لأننَا لا نُمَدِّدُ أَنْفُسَنَا كَأننَا لا نَبْلُغُ إلَيْكُمْ. إذْ قَدْ وَصَلْنَا إلَيْكُمْ أيْضاً في إنْجِيلِ الْمَسِيحِ. غَيْرَ مُفْتَخِرِينَ إلى مَا لا يُقَاسُ في أَتْعَابِ آخَرِينَ، بَلْ لَنَا رَجَاءٌ إذا نَمَا إيمَانُكُمْ لِيَتَعَظَّمَ فِيكُمْ مِثْلَ قَانُونِنَا بِزِيَادَةٍ، لِنُبَشِّرَكُمْ بِمَا هُوَ أَعْظَمُ مِنْ ذلِكَ. لا لِنَفْتَخِرَ بِالأُمُورِ الْمُعَدَّةِ في قَانُونٍ غَرِيبٍ. وَأمَّا: "مَنْ يَفْتَخِرْ فَلْيَفْتَخِرْ بِالرَّبِّ. لأنهُ لَيْسَ مَنْ يَمْدَحُ نَفْسَهُ وَحْدَهُ هُوَ الْمُخْتَارُ، بَلْ مَنْ يَمْدَحُهُ الرَّبُّ". نعمةُ اللَّهِ الآبِ فَلْتَحِلَّ عَلَى أرواحِنا يا آبائي وإخْوَتي. آمين.

The Catholic Epistle from 1 Peter

الكاثوليكون من بطرس الأولى

4:1-11

٤ : ١ − ١١

*Christ therefore having suffered in the flesh, be you also armed with the same thought: for he that hath suffered in the flesh, hath ceased from sins: That now he may live the rest of his time in the flesh, not after the desires of men, but according to the will of God. For the time past is sufficient to have fulfilled the will of the Gentiles, for them who have walked in riotousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and unlawful worshipping of idols. Wherein they think it strange, that you run not with them into the same confusion of riotousness, speaking evil of you. Who shall render account to him, who is ready to judge the living and the dead. For, for this cause was the gospel preached also to the dead: that they might be judged indeed according to men, in the flesh; but may live according to God, in the Spirit. But the end of all is at hand. Be prudent therefore, and watch in prayers. But before all things have a constant mutual charity among yourselves: for charity covereth a multitude of sins. Using hospitality one towards another, without murmuring, As every man hath received grace, ministering the same one to another: as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak, as the words of God. If any man minister, let him do it, as of the power, which God administereth: that in all things God may be honoured through Jesus Christ: to whom is glory and empire for ever and ever. Amen. Do not love the world or the things in the world. The world passes away, and its desires; but he who does the will of God abides forever. Amen.

فَإذْ قَدْ تَألَّمَ الْمَسِيحُ بِالْجَسَدِ عَنَّا، تَسَلَّحُوا أَنْتُمْ أيْضاً بِهذَا الْمِثَالِ. فَإنَّ مَنْ تَألَّمَ بِالْجَسَدِ، كُفَّ عَنِ الْخَطِيَّةِ، لِكَيْ لا يَعِيشَ أيْضاً الزَّمَانَ الْبَاقِيَ في الْجَسَدِ، لِشَهَوَاتِ النَّاسِ، بَلْ لإرَادَةِ اللَّهِ. لأنهُ يَكْفِيكُمُ الزَّمَانُ الَّذِي مَضَى إذْ كُنْتُمْ تَصْنَعُونَ فِيهِ إرَادَةَ الأُمَمِ، وَتَسْلُكُونَ في النَّجَاسَاتِ وَالشَّهَوَاتِ، وَإدْمَانِ الْمُسْكِرَاتِ الْمُتَنَوِّعَةِ، وَالْخَلاعَةِ، وَالدَّنَسِ، وَعِبَادَةِ الأَوْثَانِ الْمَرْذُولَةِ، الأَمْرُ الَّذِي فِيهِ يَسْتَغْرِبُونَ أنكُمْ لَسْتُمْ تَرْكُضُونَ مَعَهُمْ إلى فَيْضِ عَدَمِ الصِّحَّةِ عَيْنِهَا، مُجَدِّفِينَ. الَّذِينَ سَوْفَ يُعْطُونَ جَوَابَاً لِلَّذِي هُوَ عَلَى اسْتِعْدَادٍ أنْ يَدِينَ الأَحْيَاءَ وَالأَمْوَاتَ. فَإنَّهُ لأَجْلِ هذَا بُشِّرَ الْمَوْتَى أيْضاً، لِكَيْ يُدَانُوا حَسَبَ النَّاسِ بِالْجَسَدِ، وَلكِنْ لِيَحْيَوْا حَسَبَ اللَّهِ بِالرُّوحِ. وَإنَّمَا نِهَايَةُ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِ اقْتَرَبَتْ، فَتَعَقَّلُوا إذْاً وَاسْهَرُوا في الصَّلَوَاتِ. وَلكِنْ قَبْلَ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ، فَلْتَكُنِ الْمَحَبَّةُ دَائِمَةً فِيكُمْ بَعْضِكُمْ لِبَعْضٍ؛ لأنَّ الْمَحَبَّةَ تَسْتُرُ كَثْرَةً مِنَ الْخَطَايَا. كُونُوا مُحِبِّينَ ضِيافَةِ الْغُرَّبَاءِ بَعْضُكُمْ لِبَعْضٍ بِلاَ تَذَمُّرٍ. وَلِيَخْدُمْ كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ الآخَرِينَ بِمَا نَالَ مِنَ الْمَوَاهِبِ بَعْضُكُمْ بَعْضَاً، كَوُكَلاَءَ صَالِحِينَ عَلَى نِعْمَةِ اللَّهِ الْمُتَنَوِّعَةِ. مَنْ يَتَكَلَّمُ فَكَأَقْوَالِ اللَّهِ. وَمَنْ يَخْدُمُ فَكَأنهُ مِنْ قُوَّةٍ يُهَيِّئُهَا اللَّهُ، لِكَيْ يَتَمَجَّدَ اللَّهُ في كُلِّ شَيْءٍ بِيَسُوعَ الْمَسيحِ، الَّذِي لَهُ الْمَجْدُ وَالعِزَّةُ إلى أبدِ الآبِدِينَ. آمِينَ. لا تُحِبُّوا العَالَمَ ولا الأشْيَاءَ التي في العَالَمِ، لأنَّ العَالَمَ يمْضِي وَشَهْوَتُهُ مَعَهُ، وأمَّا مَنْ يَعملُ مَشِيئَةَ اللهِ فإنه يَثْبُتُ إلى الأبدِ. آمين.

Praxis

الإبركسيس

12:25-13:12

١٢ : ٢٥ − ١٣ : ١٢

*And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, having fulfilled their ministry, taking with them John, who was surnamed Mark. Saul and Barnabas are sent forth by the Holy Ghost. They preach in Cyprus and in Antioch of Pisidia. Now there were in the church which was at Antioch, prophets and doctors, among whom was Barnabas, and Simon who was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manahen, who was the foster brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. And as they were ministering to the Lord, and fasting, the Holy Ghost said to them: Separate me Saul and Barnabas, for the work whereunto I have taken them. Then they, fasting and praying, and imposing their hands upon them, sent them away. So they being sent by the Holy Ghost, went to Seleucia: and from thence they sailed to Cyprus. And when they were come to Salamina, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. And they had John also in the ministry. And when they had gone through the whole island, as far as Paphos, they found a certain man, a magician, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesu: Who was with the proconsul Sergius Paulus, a prudent man. He sending for Barnabas and Saul, desired to hear the word of God. But Elymas the magician (for so his name is interpreted) withstood them, seeking to turn away the proconsul from the faith. Then Saul, otherwise Paul, filled with the Holy Ghost, looking upon him, Said: O full of all guile, and of all deceit, child of the devil, enemy of all justice, thou ceasest not to pervert the right ways of the Lord. And now behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a time. And immediately there fell a mist and darkness upon him, and going about, he sought some one to lead him by the hand. Then the proconsul, when he had seen what was done, believed, admiring at the doctrine of the Lord. The word of the Lord shall grow, multiply, be mighty, and be confirmed, in the holy Church of God. Amen.

وَرَجَعَ بَرْنَابَا وَشَاوُلُ مِنْ أُورُشَلِيمَ بَعْدَ مَا كَمَّلاَ الْخِدْمَةَ، وَأَخَذَا مَعَهُمَا يُوحَنَّا أيْضاً الْمُلَقَّبَ مَرْقُسَ. وَكَانَ في كَنِيسَةِ أنْطَاكِيَةَ أَنْبِيَاءُ وَمُعَلِّمُونَ: بَرْنَابَا، وَسِمْعَانُ الَّذِي يُدْعَى نِيجَرَ، وَلُوقِيُوسُ الْقَيْرَوَانِيُّ، وَمَنَايِنُ الَّذِي تَرَبَّى مَعَ هِيرُودِسَ رَئِيسِ الرُّبْعِ، وَشَاوُلُ. وَبَيْنَمَا هُمْ يَخْدِمُونَ الرَّبَّ وَيَصُومُونَ، قَالَ الرُّوحُ الْقُدُسُ: "أَفْرِزُوا لِي بَرْنَابَا وَشَاوُلَ لِلْعَمَلِ الَّذِي قَدْ دَعَوْتُهُمَا إلَيْهِ". حِينَئِذٍ صَامُوا وَصَلُّوا وَوَضَعُوا عَلَيْهِمَا الأَيادِيَ، ثُمَّ أَطْلَقُوهُمَا. فَهذَانِ إذْ أُرْسِلاَ مِنَ الرُّوحِ الْقُدُسِ انْحَدَرَا إلى سَلُوكِيَةَ، وَمِنْ هُنَاكَ سَافَرَا في الْبَحْرِ إلى قُبْرُسَ. وَلَمَّا وَصَلا إلى سَلاَمِينا نَادَيَا بِكَلِمَةِ اللَّهِ في مَجَامِعِ الْيَهُودِ. وَكَانَ مَعَهُمَا يُوحَنَّا خَادِماً. وَلَمَّا اجْتَازَا الْجَزِيرَةَ كُلَّهَا إلى بَافُوسَ، وَجَدَا رَجُلاً سَاحِراً نَبِيَّاً كَذَّاباً يَهُودِيَّاً اسْمُهُ بَارْيَشُوعُ، هذَا كَانَ مَعَ الْوَالِي سِرْجِيُوسَ بُولُسَ، وَهُوَ رَجُلٌ فَهِيمٌ. فَهذَا دَعَا بَرْنَابَا وَشَاوُلَ وَالْتَمَسَ أنْ يَسْمَعَ كَلِمَةَ اللَّهِ. فَقَاوَمَهُمَا عَلِيمٌ السَّاحِرُ، لأنْ هكَذَا يُتَرْجَمُ اسْمُهُ، طَالِباً أنْ يُفْسِدَ الْوَالِيَ عَنِ الإيمَانِ. أَمَّا شَاوُلُ، الَّذِي هُوَ بُولُسُ أيْضاً، فَامْتَلأَ مِنَ الرُّوحِ الْقُدُسِ وَقَالَ: "أيهَا الْمُمْتَلِئُ مِنْ كلِّ غِشٍّ وَكُلِّ خُبْثٍ، يَا ابْنَ إبْلِيسَ، يَا عَدوَّ كُلِّ بِرٍّ، ألاَ تَزَالُ تُفْسِدُ سُبُلَ الرَّبِّ الْمُسْتَقِيمَةَ؟ فَالآنَ هُوَذَا يَدُ الرَّبِّ تَأتِي عَلَيْكَ، فَتَكُونُ أعْمَى لا تُبْصِرُ الشَّمْسَ إلى حِينٍ". فَفِي الْحَالِ وَقَعَ عَلَيْهِ ضَبَابٌ وَظُلْمَةٌ، وَكَانَ يَدُورُ مُلْتَمِساً مَنْ يَقُودُهُ. فَالْوَالِي حِينَئِذٍ لَمَّا رَأى ما جَرَى، آمَنَ وَتَعَجَّبَ مِنْ تَعْلِيمِ الرَّبِّ. لَمْ تَزَلْ كَلِمَةُ الرَّبِّ تَنْمُو وتَكْثُرُ وتَعْتَزُّ وتَثْبُتُ، في بِيعَةِ اللَّهِ الْمُقَدَّسَةِ. آمين.

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود

45:3

٤٥ : ٣

*Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O Mighty One, in thy comeliness, and in thy beauty; and bend thy bow, and prosper, and reign. Alleluia.

تَقَلَّدْ سَيْفَكَ عَلَى فَخْذِكَ، أيهَا الْقَويُّ. بِحُسْنِكَ وَجَمَالِكَ، اسْتَلَّهُ وَانْجَحْ وَامْلِكْ. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint Mathew

الإنجيل من متى

12:9-23

١٢ : ٩ − ٢٣

*And when he had passed from thence, he came into their synagogues. And behold there was a man who had a withered hand, and they asked him, saying: Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him. But he said to them: What man shall there be among you, that hath one sheep: and if the same fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not take hold on it and lift it up? How much better is a man than a sheep? Therefore it is lawful to do a good deed on the sabbath days. Then he saith to the man: Stretch forth thy hand; and he stretched it forth, and it was restored to health even as the other. And the Pharisees going out made a consultation against him, how they might destroy him. But Jesus knowing it, retired from thence: and many followed him, and he healed them all. And he charged them that they should not make him known. That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaias the prophet, saying: Behold my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved in whom my soul hath been well pleased. I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not contend, nor cry out, neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. The bruised reed he shall not break: and smoking flax he shall not extinguish: till he send forth judgment unto victory. And in his name the Gentiles shall hope. Then was offered to him one possessed with a devil, blind and dumb: and he healed him, so that he spoke and saw. And all the multitudes were amazed, and said: Is not this the son of David? Glory be to God forever.

ثُمَّ انْتَقَلَ مِنْ هُنَاكَ وَدَخَلَ مَجْمَعَهُمْ، وَإذَا إنْسَانٌ يَدُهُ يَابِسَةٌ، فَسَأَلُوهُ قَائِلِينَ: "هَلْ يَحِلُّ أنْ يُشْفَى في السَّبْتِ؟"، لِكَيْ يَشْتَكُوا عَلَيْهِ. فَقَالَ لَهُمْ: "أيُّ إنْسَانٍ مِنْكُمْ يَكُونُ لَهُ خَرُوفٌ وَاحِدٌ، فَإنْ سَقَطَ هذَا في السَّبْتِ في حُفْرَةٍ، أَفَمَا يُمْسِكُهُ وَيُقِيمُهُ؟ فَالإنْسَانُ كَمْ هُوَ أَفْضَلُ مِنْ خَرُوفٍ! إذاً يَحِلُّ فِعْلُ الْخَيْرِ في السُّبُوتِ!" حِينَئِذٍ قَالَ لِلْرَجُلِ: "مُدَّ يَدَكَ". فَمَدَّهَا. فَعَادَتْ صَحِيحَةً كَالأُخْرَى. فَلَمَّا خَرَجَ الْفَرِّيسِيُّونَ تَشَاوَرُوا عَلَيْهِ لِكَيْ يُهْلِكُوهُ، فَعَلِمَ يَسُوعُ وَانْتَقَلَ مِنْ هُنَاكَ. وَتَبِعَتْهُ جُمُوعٌ كَثِيرَةٌ فَشَفَاهُمْ جَمِيعَاً. وَأَمَرَهُمْ أنْ لا يُظْهِرُوهُ، لِكَيْ يَتِمَّ مَا قِيلَ بِإشَعْيَاءَ النَّبِيِّ الْقَائِلِ: "هُوَذَا فَتَايَ الَّذِي أَرْضَانِي، حَبِيبِي الَّذِي سُرَّتْ بِهِ نَفْسِي. أَضَعُ عَلَيْهِ رُوحِي فَيُخْبِرُ الأُمَمَ بِالْحَقِّ. لا يُخَاصِمُ وَلا يَصِيحُ، وَلا يَسْمَعُ أَحَدٌ في الشَّوَارِعِ صَوْتَهُ. قَصَبَةً مَرْضُوضَةً لا يَقْصِفُ، وَفَتِيلَةً مُدَخِّنَةً لا يُطْفِئُ، حَتَّى يُخْرِجَ الْحَقَّ إلى النُّصْرَةِ. وَعَلَى اسْمِهِ يَكُونُ رَجَاءُ الأُمَمِ". حِينَئِذٍ أُحْضِرَ إلَيْهِ أَعْمَى بِهِ شَيْطَانٌ، وَهُوَ أَخْرَسُ فَشَفَاهُ، حَتَّى إنَّ الأَخْرَسَ تَكَلَّمَ وَأَبْصَرَ. فَبُهِتَ كُلُّ الْجَمْعِ وَقَالُوا: "أَلَيْسَ هذَا هُوَ ابْنُ دَاوُدَ؟". وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.