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Friday of 2nd week of the Great Lent

يوم الجمعة من الاسبوع الثاني من الصوم الكبير

From the book of Deuteronomy

من سفر التثنية لموسى النبي

8:1-9:4

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*All the commandments, that I command thee this day, take great care to observe: that you may live, and be multiplied, and going in may possess the land, for which the Lord swore to your fathers. And thou shalt remember all the way through which the Lord thy God hath brought thee for forty years through the desert, to afflict thee and to prove thee, and that the things that were in thy heart might be made known, whether thou wouldst keep his commandments or no. He afflicted thee with want, and gave thee manna for thy food, which neither thou nor thy fathers knew: to shew that not in bread alone doth man live, but in every word that proceedeth from the mouth of God. Thy raiment, with which thou wast covered, hath not decayed for age, and thy foot is not worn, lo this is the fortieth year, That thou mayst consider in thy heart, that as a man traineth up his son, so the Lord thy God hath trained thee up. That thou shouldst keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways, and fear him. For the Lord thy God will bring thee into a good land, of brooks and of waters, and of fountains: in the plains of which and the hills deep rivers break out: A land of wheat, and barley, and vineyards, wherein fig trees and pomegranates, and oliveyards grow: a land of oil and honey. Where without any want thou shalt eat thy bread, and enjoy abundance of all things: where the stones are iron, and out of its hills are dug mines of brass: That when thou hast eaten, and art full, thou mayst bless the Lord thy God for the excellent land which he hath given thee. Take heed, and beware lest at any time thou forget the Lord thy God, and neglect his commandments and judgments and ceremonies, which I command thee this day: Lest after thou hast eaten and art filled, hast built goodly houses, and dwelt in them, And shalt have herds of oxen and flocks of sheep, and plenty of gold and of silver, and of all things, Thy heart be lifted up, and thou remember not the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage: And was thy leader in the great and terrible wilderness, wherein there was the serpent burning with his breath, and the scorpion and the dipsas, and no waters at all: who brought forth streams out of the hardest rock, And fed thee in the wilderness with manna which thy fathers knew not. And after he had afflicted and proved thee, at the last he had mercy on thee, Lest thou shouldst say in thy heart: My own might, and the strength of my own hand have achieved all these things for me. But remember the Lord thy God, that he hath given thee strength, that he might fulfill his covenant, concerning which he swore to thy fathers, as this present day sheweth. But if thou forget the Lord thy God, and follow strange gods, and serve and adore them: behold now I foretell thee that thou shalt utterly perish. As the nations, which the Lord destroyed at thy entrance, so shall you also perish, if you be disobedient to the voice of the Lord your God. Lest they should impute their victories to their own merits, they are put in mind of their manifold rebellions and other sins, for which they should have been destroyed, but God spared them for his promise made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Hear, O Israel: Thou shalt go over the Jordan this day; to possess nations very great, and stronger than thyself, cities great, and walled up to the sky, A People great and tall, the sons of the Enacims, whom thou hast seen, and heard of, against whom no man is able to stand. Thou shalt know therefore this day that the Lord thy God himself will pass over before thee, a devouring and consuming fire, to destroy and extirpate and bring them to nothing before thy face quickly, as he hath spoken to thee. Say not in thy heart, when the Lord thy God shall have destroyed them in thy sight: For my justice hath the Lord brought me in to possess this land, whereas these nations are destroyed for their wickedness. Glory be to The Holy Trinity.

"جَمِيعَ الوَصَايَا التِي أَنَا أُوصِيكُمْ بِهَا اليَوْمَ تَحْفَظُونَ لِتَعْمَلُوهَا لِتَحْيُوا وَتَكْثُرُوا وَتَدْخُلُوا وَتَمْتَلِكُوا الأَرْضَ التِي أَقْسَمَ الرَّبُّ لآِبَائِكُمْ وَتَتَذَكَّرُ كُل الطَّرِيقِ التِي فِيهَا سَارَ بِكَ الرَّبُّ إِلهُكَ هَذِهِ الأَرْبَعِينَ سَنَةً فِي القَفْرِ لِيُذِلكَ وَيُجَرِّبَكَ لِيَعْرِفَ مَا فِي قَلبِكَ أَتَحْفَظُ وَصَايَاهُ أَمْ لا؟ فَأَذَلكَ وَأَجَاعَكَ وَأَطْعَمَكَ المَنَّ الذِي لمْ تَكُنْ تَعْرِفُهُ وَلا عَرَفَهُ آبَاؤُكَ لِيُعَلِّمَكَ أَنَّهُ ليْسَ بِالخُبْزِ وَحْدَهُ يَحْيَا الإِنْسَانُ بَل بِكُلِّ مَا يَخْرُجُ مِنْ فَمِ الرَّبِّ يَحْيَا الإِنْسَانُ ثِيَابُكَ لمْ تَبْل عَليْكَ وَرِجْلُكَ لمْ تَتَوَرَّمْ هَذِهِ الأَرْبَعِينَ سَنَةً فَاعْلمْ فِي قَلبِكَ أَنَّهُ كَمَا يُؤَدِّبُ الإِنْسَانُ ابْنَهُ قَدْ أَدَّبَكَ الرَّبُّ إِلهُكَ وَاحْفَظْ وَصَايَا الرَّبِّ إِلهِكَ لِتَسْلُكَ فِي طُرُقِهِ وَتَتَّقِيَهُ لأَنَّ الرَّبَّ إِلهَكَ آتٍ بِكَ إِلى أَرْضٍ جَيِّدَةٍ أَرْضِ أَنْهَارٍ مِنْ عُيُونٍ وَغِمَارٍ تَنْبَعُ فِي البِقَاعِ وَالجِبَالِ أَرْضِ حِنْطَةٍ وَشَعِيرٍ وَكَرْمٍ وَتِينٍ وَرُمَّانٍ. أَرْضِ زَيْتُونِ زَيْتٍ وَعَسَلٍ أَرْضٌ ليْسَ بِالمَسْكَنَةِ تَأْكُلُ فِيهَا خُبْزاً وَلا يُعْوِزُكَ فِيهَا شَيْءٌ. أَرْضٌ حِجَارَتُهَا حَدِيدٌ وَمِنْ جِبَالِهَا تَحْفُرُ نُحَاساً فَمَتَى أَكَلتَ وَشَبِعْتَ تُبَارِكُ الرَّبَّ إِلهَكَ لأَجْلِ الأَرْضِ الجَيِّدَةِ التِي أَعْطَاكَ اِحْتَرِزْ مِنْ أَنْ تَنْسَى الرَّبَّ إِلهَكَ وَلا تَحْفَظَ وَصَايَاهُ وَأَحْكَامَهُ وَفَرَائِضَهُ التِي أَنَا أُوصِيكَ بِهَا اليَوْمَ لِئَلا إِذَا أَكَلتَ وَشَبِعْتَ وَبَنَيْتَ بُيُوتاً جَيِّدَةً وَسَكَنْتَ وَكَثُرَتْ بَقَرُكَ وَغَنَمُكَ وَكَثُرَتْ لكَ الفِضَّةُ وَالذَّهَبُ وَكَثُرَ كُلُّ مَا لكَ يَرْتَفِعُ قَلبُكَ وَتَنْسَى الرَّبَّ إِلهَكَ الذِي أَخْرَجَكَ مِنْ أَرْضِ مِصْرَ مِنْ بَيْتِ العُبُودِيَّةِ الذِي سَارَ بِكَ فِي القَفْرِ العَظِيمِ المَخُوفِ مَكَانِ حَيَّاتٍ مُحْرِقَةٍ وَعَقَارِبَ وَعَطَشٍ حَيْثُ ليْسَ مَاءٌ. الذِي أَخْرَجَ لكَ مَاءً مِنْ صَخْرَةِ الصَّوَّانِ الذِي أَطْعَمَكَ فِي البَرِّيَّةِ المَنَّ الذِي لمْ يَعْرِفْهُ آبَاؤُكَ لِيُذِلكَ وَيُجَرِّبَكَ لِيُحْسِنَ إِليْكَ فِي آخِرَتِكَ وَلِئَلا تَقُول فِي قَلبِكَ: قُوَّتِي وَقُدْرَةُ يَدِيَ اصْطَنَعَتْ لِي هَذِهِ الثَّرْوَةَ بَلِ اذْكُرِ الرَّبَّ إِلهَكَ أَنَّهُ هُوَ الذِي يُعْطِيكَ قُوَّةً لاِصْطِنَاعِ الثَّرْوَةِ لِيَفِيَ بِعَهْدِهِ الذِي أَقْسَمَ لآِبَائِكَ كَمَا فِي هَذَا اليَوْمِ وَإِنْ نَسِيتَ الرَّبَّ إِلهَكَ وَذَهَبْتَ وَرَاءَ آلِهَةٍ أُخْرَى وَعَبَدْتَهَا وَسَجَدْتَ لهَا أُشْهِدُ عَليْكُمُ اليَوْمَ أَنَّكُمْ تَبِيدُونَ لا مَحَالةَ كَالشُّعُوبِ الذِينَ يُبِيدُهُمُ الرَّبُّ مِنْ أَمَامِكُمْ كَذَلِكَ تَبِيدُونَ لأَجْلِ أَنَّكُمْ لمْ تَسْمَعُوا لِقَوْلِ الرَّبِّ إِلهِكُمْ" "إِسْمَعْ يَا إِسْرَائِيلُ أَنْتَ اليَوْمَ عَابِرٌ الأُرْدُنَّ لِتَدْخُل وَتَمْتَلِكَ شُعُوباً أَكْبَرَ وَأَعْظَمَ مِنْكَ وَمُدُناً عَظِيمَةً وَمُحَصَّنَةً إِلى السَّمَاءِ قَوْماً عِظَاماً وَطِوَالاً بَنِي عَنَاقٍَ الذِينَ عَرَفْتَهُمْ وَسَمِعْتَ: مَنْ يَقِفُ فِي وَجْهِ بَنِي عَنَاقٍَ؟ فَاعْلمِ اليَوْمَ أَنَّ الرَّبَّ إِلهَكَ هُوَ العَابِرُ أَمَامَكَ نَاراً آكِلةً. هُوَ يُبِيدُهُمْ وَيُذِلُّهُمْ أَمَامَكَ فَتَطْرُدُهُمْ وَتُهْلِكُهُمْ سَرِيعاً كَمَا كَلمَكَ الرَّبُّ لا تَقُل فِي قَلبِكَ حِينَ يَنْفِيهِمِ الرَّبُّ إِلهُكَ مِنْ أَمَامِكَ: لأَجْلِ بِرِّي أَدْخَلنِي الرَّبُّ لأَمْتَلِكَ هَذِهِ الأَرْضَ. وَلأَجْلِ إِثْمِ هَؤُلاءِ الشُّعُوبِ يَطْرُدُهُمُ الرَّبُّ مِنْ أَمَامِكَ مَجْدَاً لِلثَالُوث الأَقَدَسْ.

From the book of 9

From the book of 9

17:1-18:4

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*Now the Philistines gathering together their troops to battle, assembled at Socho of Juda, and camped between Socho and Azeca in the borders of Dommim. And Saul and the children of Israel being gathered together came to the valley of Terebinth, and they set the army in array to fight against the Philistines. And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them. And there went out a man baseborn from the camp of the Philistines named Goliath, of Geth, whose height was six cubits and a span: And he had a helmet of brass upon his head, and he was clothed with a coat of mail with scales, and the weight of his coat of mail was five thousand sicles of brass: And he had greaves of brass on his legs, and a buckler of brass covered his shoulders. And the staff of his spear was like a weaver's beam, and the head of his spear weighed six hundred sicles of iron: and his armourbearer went before him. And standing he cried out to the bands of Israel, and said to them: Why are you come out prepared to fight? am not I a Philistine, and you the servants of Saul? Choose out a man of you, and let him come down and fight hand to hand. If he be able to fight with me, and kill me, we will be servants to you: but if I prevail against him, and kill him, you shall be servants, and shall serve us. And the Philistine said: I have defied the bands of Israel this day: Give me a man, and let him fight with me hand to hand. And Saul and all the Israelites hearing these words of the Philistine were dismayed, and greatly afraid. Now David was the son of that Ephrathite of Bethlehem Juda before mentioned, whose name was Isai, who had eight sons, and was an old man in the days of Saul, and of great age among men. And his three eldest sons followed Saul to the battle: and the names of his three sons that went to the battle, were Eliab the firstborn, and the second Abinadab, and the third Samma. But David was the youngest. So the three eldest having followed Saul, David went, and returned from Saul, to feed his father's flock at Bethlehem. Now the Philistine came out morning and evening, and presented himself forty days. And Isai said to David his son: Take for thy brethren an ephi of frumenty, and these ten loaves, and run to the camp to thy brethren. And carry these ten little cheeses to the tribune: and go see thy brethren, if they are well: and learn with whom they are placed. But Saul, and they, and all the children of Israel were in the valley of Terebinth fighting against the Philistines. David therefore arose in the morning, and gave the charge of the flock to the keeper: and went away loaded as Isai had commanded him. And he came to the place of Magala, and to the army, which was going out to fight, and shouted for the battle. For Israel had put themselves in array, and the Philistines who stood against them were prepared. And David leaving the vessels which he had brought, under the care of the keeper of the baggage, ran to the place of the battle and asked if all things went well with his brethren. And as he talked with them, that baseborn man whose name was Goliath, the Philistine, of Geth, shewed himself coming up from the camp of the Philistines: and he spoke according to the same words, and David heard them. And all the Israelites when they saw the man, fled from his face, fearing him exceedingly. And some one of Israel said: Have you seen this man that is come up, for he is come up to defy Israel. And the man that shall slay him, the king will enrich with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and will make his father's house free from tribute in Israel. And David spoke to the men that stood by him, saying: What shall be given to the man that shall kill this Philistine, and shall take away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God? And the people answered him the same words saying: These things shall be given to the man that shall slay him. Now when Eliab his eldest brother heard this, when he was speaking with others, he was angry with David, and said: Why earnest thou hither? and why didst thou leave those few sheep in the desert? I know thy pride, and the wickedness of thy heart: that thou art come down to see the battle. And David said: What have I done? is there not cause to speak? And he turned a little aside from him to another: and said the same word. And the people answered him as before. And the words which David spoke were heard, and were rehearsed before Saul. And when he was brought to him, he said to him: Let not any man's heart be dismayed in him: I thy servant will go, and will fight against the Philistine. And Saul said to David: Thou art not able to withstand this Philistine, nor to fight against him: for thou art but a boy, but he is a warrior from his youth. And David said to Saul: Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, or a bear, and took a ram out of the midst of the flock: And I pursued after them, and struck them, and delivered it out of their mouth: and they rose up against me, and I caught them by the throat, and I strangled and killed them. For I thy servant have killed both a lion and a bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be also as one of them. I will go now, and take away the reproach of the people: for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, who hath dared to curse the army of the living God? And David said: The Lord who delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said to David: Go, and the Lord be with thee. And Saul clothed David with his garments, and put a helmet of brass upon his head, and armed him with a coat of mail. And David having girded his sword upon his armour, began to try if he could walk in armour: for he was not accustomed to it. And David said to Saul: I cannot go thus, for I am not used to it. And he laid them off, And he took his staff, which he had always in his hands: and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them into the shepherd's scrip, which he had with him, and he took a sling in his hand, and went forth against the Philistine. And the Philistine came on, and drew nigh against David, and his armourbearer before him. And when the Philistine looked, and beheld David, he despised him. For he was a young man, ruddy, and of a comely countenance. And the Philistine said to David: Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with a staff? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. And he said to David: Come to me, and I will give thy flesh to the birds of the air, and to the beasts of the earth. And David said to the Philistine: Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, which thou hast defied. This day, and the Lord will deliver thee into my hand, and I will slay thee, and take away thy head from thee: and I will give the carcasses of the army of the Philistines this day to the birds of the air, and to the beasts of the earth: that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. And all this assembly shall know, that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for it is his battle, and he will deliver you into our hands. And when the Philistine arose and was coming, and drew nigh to meet David, David made haste, and ran to the fight to meet the Philistine. And he put his hand into his scrip, and took a stone, and cast it with the sling, and fetching it about struck the Philistine in the forehead: and the stone was fixed in his forehead, and he fell on his face upon the earth. And David prevailed over the Philistine, with a sling and a stone, and he struck, and slew the Philistine. And as David had no sword in his hand, He ran, and stood over the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath, and slew him, and cut off his head. And the Philistines seeing that their champion was dead, fled away. And the men of Israel and Juda rising up shouted, and pursued after the Philistines till they came to the valley and to the gates of Accaron, and there fell many wounded of the Philistines in the way of Saraim, and as far as Geth, and as far as Accaron. And the children of Israel returning, after they had pursued the Philistines, fell upon their camp. And David taking the head of the Philistine brought it to Jerusalem: but his armour he put in his tent. Now at the time that Saul saw David going out against the Philistines, he said to Abner the captain of the army: Of what family is this young man descended, Abner? And Abner said: As thy soul liveth, O king, I know not. And the king said: Inquire thou, whose son this man is. And when David was returned, after the Philistine was slain, Abner took him, and brought him in before Saul, with the head of the Philistine in his hand. And Saul said to him: Young man, of what family art thou? And David said: I am the son of thy servant Isai the Bethlehemite. The friendship of Jonathan and David. The envy of Saul, and his design upon David's life. He marrieth him to his daughter Michol. And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. And Saul took him that day, and would not let him return to his father's house. And David and Jonathan made a covenant, for be loved him as his own soul. And Jonathan stripped himself of the coat with which he was clothed, and gave it to David, and the rest of his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle. Glory be to The Holy Trinity.

وَكَانَ الْفِلِسْطِينِيُّ يَتَقَدَّمُ وَيَقِفُ صَبَاحاً وَمَسَاءً أَرْبَعِينَ يَوْماً فَقَالَ يَسَّى لِدَاوُدَ ابْنِهِ: "خُذْ لإِخْوَتِكَ إِيفَةً مِنْ هَذَا الْفَرِيكِ, وَهَذِهِ الْعَشَرَ الْخُبْزَاتِ وَارْكُضْ إِلَى الْمَحَلَّةِ إِلَى إِخْوَتِكَ وَهَذِهِ الْعَشَرَ الْقِطْعَاتِ مِنَ الْجُبْنِ قَدِّمْهَا لِرَئِيسِ الأَلْفِ, وَافْتَقِدْ سَلاَمَةَ إِخْوَتِكَ وَخُذْ مِنْهُمْ عَرْبُوناً" وَكَانَ شَاوُلُ وَهُمْ وَجَمِيعُ رِجَالِ إِسْرَائِيلَ فِي وَادِي الْبُطْمِ يُحَارِبُونَ الْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ فَبَكَّرَ دَاوُدُ صَبَاحاً وَتَرَكَ الْغَنَمَ مَعَ حَارِسٍ وَحَمَّلَ وَذَهَبَ كَمَا أَمَرَهُ يَسَّى, وَأَتَى إِلَى الْمِتْرَاسِ وَالْجَيْشُ خَارِجٌ إِلَى الاِصْطِفَافِ وَهَتَفُوا لِلْحَرْبِ وَاصْطَفَّ إِسْرَائِيلُ وَالْفِلِسْطِينِيُّونَ صَفّاً مُقَابَِلَ صَفٍّ فَتَرَكَ دَاوُدُ الأَمْتِعَةَ الَّتِي مَعَهُ بِيَدِ حَافِظِ الأَمْتِعَةِ وَرَكَضَ إِلَى الصَّفِّ وَأَتَى وَسَأَلَ عَنْ سَلاَمَةِ إِخْوَتِهِ وَفِيمَا هُوَ يُكَلِّمُهُمْ إِذَا بِرَجُلٍ مُبَارِزٍ اسْمُهُ جُلْيَاتُ الْفِلِسْطِينِيُّ مِنْ جَتَّ صَاعِدٌ مِنْ صُفُوفِ الْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ وَتَكَلَّمَ بِمِثْلِ هَذَا الْكَلاَمِ, فَسَمِعَ دَاوُدُ وَجَمِيعُ رِجَالِ إِسْرَائِيلَ لَمَّا رَأُوا الرَّجُلَ هَرَبُوا مِنْهُ وَخَافُوا جِدّاً فَقَالَ رِجَالُ إِسْرَائِيلَ: "أَرَأَيْتُمْ هَذَا الرَّجُلَ الصَّاعِدَ؟ لِيُعَيِّرَ إِسْرَائِيلَ هُوَ صَاعِدٌ! فَيَكُونُ أَنَّ الرَّجُلَ الَّذِي يَقْتُلُهُ يُغْنِيهِ الْمَلِكُ غِنًى جَزِيلاً, وَيُعْطِيهِ ابْنَتَهُ, وَيَجْعَلُ بَيْتَ أَبِيهِ حُرّاً فِي إِسْرَائِيلَ" فَسَأَلَ دَاوُدُ الرِّجَالَ الْوَاقِفِينَ مَعَهُ: "مَاذَا يُفْعَلُ لِلرَّجُلِ الَّذِي يَقْتُلُ ذَلِكَ الْفِلِسْطِينِيَّ وَيُزِيلُ الْعَارَ عَنْ إِسْرَائِيلَ؟ لأَنَّهُ مَنْ هُوَ هَذَا الْفِلِسْطِينِيُّ الأَغْلَفُ حَتَّى يُعَيِّرَ صُفُوفَ اللَّهِ الْحَيِّ؟" فَكَلَّمَهُ الشَّعْبُ بِمِثْلِ هَذَا الْكَلاَمِ قَائِلِينَ: "كَذَا يُفْعَلُ لِلرَّجُلِ الَّذِي يَقْتُلُهُ" وَسَمِعَ أَخُوهُ الأَكْبَرُ أَلِيآبُ كَلاَمَهُ مَعَ الرِّجَالِ, فَحَمِيَ غَضَبُ أَلِيآبَ عَلَى دَاوُدَ وَقَالَ: "لِمَاذَا نَزَلْتَ, وَعَلَى مَنْ تَرَكْتَ تِلْكَ الْغُنَيْمَاتِ الْقَلِيلَةَ فِي الْبَرِّيَّةِ؟ أَنَا عَلِمْتُ كِبْرِيَاءَكَ وَشَرَّ قَلْبِكَ, لأَنَّكَ إِنَّمَا نَزَلْتَ لِتَرَى الْحَرْبَ" فَقَالَ دَاوُدُ: "مَاذَا عَمِلْتُ الآنَ؟ أَمَا هُوَ كَلاَمٌ؟" وَتَحَوَّلَ مِنْ عِنْدِهِ نَحْوَ آخَرَ وَتَكَلَّمَ بِمِثْلِ هَذَا الْكَلاَمِ, فَرَدَّ لَهُ الشَّعْبُ جَوَاباً كَالْجَوَابِ الأَوَّلِ وَسُمِعَ الْكَلاَمُ الَّذِي تَكَلَّمَ بِهِ دَاوُدُ وَأَخْبَرُوا بِهِ أَمَامَ شَاوُلَ. فَاسْتَحْضَرَهُ فَقَالَ دَاوُدُ لِشَاوُلَ: "لاَ يَسْقُطْ قَلْبُ أَحَدٍ بِسَبَبِهِ. عَبْدُكَ يَذْهَبُ وَيُحَارِبُ هَذَا الْفِلِسْطِينِيَّ" فَقَالَ شَاوُلُ لِدَاوُدَ: "لاَ تَسْتَطِيعُ أَنْ تَذْهَبَ إِلَى هَذَا الْفِلِسْطِينِيِّ لِتُحَارِبَهُ لأَنَّكَ غُلاَمٌ وَهُوَ رَجُلُ حَرْبٍ مُنْذُ صِبَاهُ" فَقَالَ دَاوُدُ لِشَاوُلَ: "كَانَ عَبْدُكَ يَرْعَى لأَبِيهِ غَنَماً, فَجَاءَ أَسَدٌ مَعَ دُبٍّ وَأَخَذَ شَاةً مِنَ الْقَطِيعِ فَخَرَجْتُ وَرَاءَهُ وَقَتَلْتُهُ وَأَنْقَذْتُهَا مِنْ فَمِهِ. وَلَمَّا قَامَ عَلَيَّ أَمْسَكْتُهُ مِنْ ذَقْنِهِ وَضَرَبْتُهُ فَقَتَلْتُهُ قَتَلَ عَبْدُكَ الأَسَدَ وَالدُّبَّ جَمِيعاً. وَهَذَا الْفِلِسْطِينِيُّ الأَغْلَفُ يَكُونُ كَوَاحِدٍ مِنْهُمَا لأَنَّهُ قَدْ عَيَّرَ صُفُوفَ اللَّهِ الْحَيِّ" وَقَالَ دَاوُدُ: "الرَّبُّ الَّذِي أَنْقَذَنِي مِنْ يَدِ الأَسَدِ وَمِنْ يَدِ الدُّبِّ هُوَ يُنْقِذُنِي مِنْ يَدِ هَذَا الْفِلِسْطِينِيِّ". فَقَالَ شَاوُلُ لِدَاوُدَ: "اذْهَبْ وَلْيَكُنِ الرَّبُّ مَعَكَ" وَأَلْبَسَ شَاوُلُ دَاوُدَ ثِيَابَهُ, وَجَعَلَ خُوذَةً مِنْ نُحَاسٍ عَلَى رَأْسِهِ وَأَلْبَسَهُ دِرْعاً فَتَقَلَّدَ دَاوُدُ بِسَيْفِهِ فَوْقَ ثِيَابِهِ وَعَزَمَ أَنْ يَمْشِيَ لأَنَّهُ لَمْ يَكُنْ قَدْ جَرَّبَ. فَقَالَ دَاوُدُ لِشَاوُلَ: "لاَ أَقْدِرُ أَنْ أَمْشِيَ بِهَذِهِ لأَنِّي لَمْ أُجَرِّبْهَا". وَنَزَعَهَا دَاوُدُ عَنْهُ وَأَخَذَ عَصَاهُ بِيَدِهِ, وَانْتَخَبَ لَهُ خَمْسَةَ حِجَارَةٍ مُلْسٍ مِنَ الْوَادِي وَجَعَلَهَا فِي كِنْفِ الرُّعَاةِ الَّذِي لَهُ وَمِقْلاَعَهُ بِيَدِهِ وَتَقَدَّمَ نَحْوَ الْفِلِسْطِينِيِّ وَاقْتَرَبَ الْفِلِسْطِينِيُّ إِلَى دَاوُدَ وَحَامِلُ التُّرْسِ أَمَامَهُ وَلَمَّا رَأَى دَاوُدَ اسْتَحْقَرَهُ لأَنَّهُ كَانَ غُلاَماً وَأَشْقَرَ جَمِيلَ الْمَنْظَرِ فَقَالَ لِدَاوُدَ: "أَلَعَلِّي أَنَا كَلْبٌ حَتَّى تَأْتِي إِلَيَّ بِعِصِيٍّ". وَلَعَنَ دَاوُدَ بِآلِهَتِهِ وَقَالَ الْفِلِسْطِينِيُّ لِدَاوُدَ: "تَعَالَ إِلَيَّ فَأُعْطِيَ لَحْمَكَ لِطُيُورِ السَّمَاءِ وَوُحُوشِ الْبَرِّيَّةِ" فَقَالَ دَاوُدُ: "أَنْتَ تَأْتِي إِلَيَّ بِسَيْفٍ وَبِرُمْحٍ وَبِتُرْسٍ. وَأَنَا آتِي إِلَيْكَ بِاسْمِ رَبِّ الْجُنُودِ إِلَهِ صُفُوفِ إِسْرَائِيلَ الَّذِينَ عَيَّرْتَهُمْ هَذَا الْيَوْمَ يَحْبِسُكَ الرَّبُّ فِي يَدِي فَأَقْتُلُكَ وَأَقْطَعُ رَأْسَكَ. وَأُعْطِي جُثَثَ جَيْشِ الْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ هَذَا الْيَوْمَ لِطُيُورِ السَّمَاءِ وَحَيَوَانَاتِ الأَرْضِ, فَتَعْلَمُ كُلُّ الأَرْضِ أَنَّهُ يُوجَدُ إِلَهٌ لإِسْرَائِيلَ وَتَعْلَمُ هَذِهِ الْجَمَاعَةُ كُلُّهَا أَنَّهُ لَيْسَ بِسَيْفٍ وَلاَ بِرُمْحٍ يُخَلِّصُ الرَّبُّ, لأَنَّ الْحَرْبَ لِلرَّبِّ وَهُوَ يَدْفَعُكُمْ لِيَدِنَا" وَرَكَضَ نَحْوَ الصَّفِّ لِلِقَاءِ الْفِلِسْطِينِيِّ وَمَدَّ دَاوُدُ يَدَهُ إِلَى الْكِنْفِ وَأَخَذَ مِنْهُ حَجَراً وَرَمَاهُ بِالْمِقْلاَعِ, وَضَرَبَ الْفِلِسْطِينِيَّ فِي جِبْهَتِهِ, فَانْغَزَرَ الْحَجَرُ فِي جِبْهَتِهِ وَسَقَطَ عَلَى وَجْهِهِ إِلَى الأَرْضِ فَتَمَكَّنَ دَاوُدُ مِنَ الْفِلِسْطِينِيِّ بِالْمِقْلاَعِ وَالْحَجَرِ, وَضَرَبَ الْفِلِسْطِينِيَّ وَقَتَلَهُ. وَلَمْ يَكُنْ سَيْفٌ بِيَدِ دَاوُدَ فَرَكَضَ دَاوُدُ وَوَقَفَ عَلَى الْفِلِسْطِينِيِّ وَأَخَذَ سَيْفَهُ وَاخْتَرَطَهُ مِنْ غِمْدِهِ وَقَتَلَهُ وَقَطَعَ بِهِ رَأْسَهُ. فَلَمَّا رَأَى الْفِلِسْطِينِيُّونَ أَنَّ جَبَّارَهُمْ قَدْ مَاتَ هَرَبُوا فَقَامَ رِجَالُ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَيَهُوذَا وَهَتَفُوا وَلَحِقُوا الْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ حَتَّى مَجِيئِكَ إِلَى الْوَادِي وَحَتَّى أَبْوَابِ عَقْرُونَ. فَسَقَطَتْ قَتْلَى الْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ فِي طَرِيقِ شَعَرَايِمَ إِلَى جَتَّ وَإِلَى عَقْرُونَ ثُمَّ رَجَعَ بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ مِنْ الاِحْتِمَاءِ وَرَاءَ الْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ وَنَهَبُوا مَحَلَّتَهُمْ وَأَخَذَ دَاوُدُ رَأْسَ الْفِلِسْطِينِيِّ وَأَتَى بِهِ إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ, وَوَضَعَ أَدَوَاتِهِ فِي خَيْمَتِهِ وَلَمَّا رَأَى شَاوُلُ دَاوُدَ خَارِجاً لِلِقَاءِ الْفِلِسْطِينِيِّ قَالَ لأَبْنَيْرَ رَئِيسِ الْجَيْشِ: "ابْنُ مَنْ هَذَا الْغُلاَمُ يَا أَبْنَيْرُ؟" فَقَالَ أَبْنَيْرُ: "وَحَيَاتِكَ أَيُّهَا الْمَلِكُ لَسْتُ أَعْلَمُ!" فَقَالَ الْمَلِكُ: "اسْأَلِ ابْنُ مَنْ هَذَا الْغُلاَمُ" وَلَمَّا رَجَعَ دَاوُدُ مِنْ قَتْلِ الْفِلِسْطِينِيِّ أَخَذَهُ أَبْنَيْرُ وَأَحْضَرَهُ أَمَامَ شَاوُلَ وَرَأْسُ الْفِلِسْطِينِيِّ بِيَدِهِ فَقَالَ لَهُ شَاوُلُ: "ابْنُ مَنْ أَنْتَ يَا غُلاَمُ؟" فَقَالَ دَاوُدُ: "ابْنُ عَبْدِكَ يَسَّى الْبَيْتَلَحْمِيِّ" وَكَانَ لَمَّا فَرَغَ مِنَ الْكَلاَمِ مَعَ شَاوُلَ أَنَّ نَفْسَ يُونَاثَانَ تَعَلَّقَتْ بِنَفْسِ دَاوُدَ, وَأَحَبَّهُ يُونَاثَانُ كَنَفْسِهِ فَأَخَذَهُ شَاوُلُ فِي ذَلِكَ الْيَوْمِ وَلَمْ يَدَعْهُ يَرْجِعُ إِلَى بَيْتِ أَبِيهِ وَقَطَعَ يُونَاثَانُ وَدَاوُدُ عَهْداً لأَنَّهُ أَحَبَّهُ كَنَفْسِهِ وَخَلَعَ يُونَاثَانُ الْجُبَّةَ الَّتِي عَلَيْهِ وَأَعْطَاهَا لِدَاوُدَ مَعَ ثِيَابِهِ وَسَيْفِهِ وَقَوْسِهِ وَمِنْطَقَتِهِ وَكَانَ دَاوُدُ يَخْرُجُ إِلَى حَيْثُمَا أَرْسَلَهُ شَاوُلُ. كَانَ يُفْلِحُ. فَجَعَلَهُ شَاوُلُ عَلَى رِجَالِ الْحَرْبِ. وَحَسُنَ فِي أَعْيُنِ جَمِيعِ الشَّعْبِ وَفِي أَعْيُنِ عَبِيدِ شَاوُلَ أَيْضاً وَكَانَ عِنْدَ مَجِيئِهِمْ حِينَ رَجَعَ دَاوُدُ مِنْ قَتْلِ الْفِلِسْطِينِيِّ أَنَّ النِّسَاءَ خَرَجَتْ مِنْ جَمِيعِ مُدُنِ إِسْرَائِيلَ بِالْغِنَاءِ وَالرَّقْصِ لِلِقَاءِ شَاوُلَ الْمَلِكِ بِدُفُوفٍ وَبِفَرَحٍ وَبِمُثَلَّثَاتٍ فَغَنَّتِ النِّسَاءُ اللاَّعِبَاتُ وَقُلْنَ: "ضَرَبَ شَاوُلُ أُلُوفَهُ وَدَاوُدُ رَبَوَاتِهِ فَغَضِبَ شَاوُلُ جِدّاً وَسَاءَ هَذَا الْكَلاَمُ فِي عَيْنَيْهِ, وَقَالَ: "أَعْطَيْنَ دَاوُدَ رَبَوَاتٍ وَأَمَّا أَنَا فَأَعْطَيْنَنِي الأُلُوفَ! وَبَعْدُ فَقَطْ تَبْقَى لَهُ الْمَمْلَكَةُ!" فَكَانَ شَاوُلُ يُعَايِنُ دَاوُدَ مِنْ ذَلِكَ الْيَوْمِ فَصَاعِداً مَجْدَاً لِلثَالُوث الأَقَدَسْ.

From the book of Isaiah

من أشعياء النبي

7:1-14

٧ : ١ − ١٤

*And it came to pass in the days of Achaz the son of Joathan, the son of Ozias, king of Juda, that Basin king of Syria, and Phacee the son of Romelia king of Israel, came up to Jerusalem, to fight against it: but they could not prevail over it. And they told the house of David, saying: Syria hath rested upon Ephraim, and his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the woods are moved with the wind. And the Lord said to Isaias: Go forth to meet Achaz, thou and Jasub thy son that is left, to the conduit of the upper pool, a in the way of the fuller's held. And thou shalt say to him: See thou be quiet: fear not, and let not thy heart be afraid of the two tails of these fire brands, smoking with the wrath of the fury of Rasin king of Syria, and of the son of Romelia. Because Syria hath taken counsel against thee, unto the evil of Ephraim and the son of Romelia, saying: Let us go up to Juda, and rouse it up, and draw it away to us, and make the son of Tabeel king in the midst thereof. Thus saith the Lord God: It shall not stand, and this shall not be. But the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Basin: and within threescore and five years, Ephraim shall cease to be a people: And the head of Ephraim is Samaria and the head of Samaria the son of Romelia. If you will not believe, you shall not continue. And the Lord spoke again to Achaz, saying: Ask thee a sign of the Lord thy God either unto the depth of hell, or unto the height above. And Achaz said: I will not ask, and I will not tempt the Lord. And he said: Hear ye therefore, O house of David: Is it a small thing for you to be grievous to men, that you are grievous to my God also? Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign. Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel. Glory be to The Holy Trinity.

وَحَدَثَ فِي أَيَّامِ آحَازَ بْنِ يُوثَامَ بْنِ عُزِّيَّا مَلِكِ يَهُوذَا أَنَّ رَصِينَ مَلِكَ أَرَامَ صَعِدَ مَعَ فَقْحَ بْنِ رَمَلْيَا مَلِكِ إِسْرَائِيلَ إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ لِمُحَارَبَتِهَا فَلَمْ يَقْدِرْ أَنْ يُحَارِبَهَا وَأُخْبِرَ بَيْتُ دَاوُدَ: "قَدْ حَلَّتْ أَرَامُ فِي أَفْرَايِمَ". فَرَجَفَ قَلْبُهُ وَقُلُوبُ شَعْبِهِ كَرَجَفَانِ شَجَرِ الْوَعْرِ قُدَّامَ الرِّيحِ فَقَالَ الرَّبُّ لإِشَعْيَاءَ: "اخْرُجْ لِمُلاَقَاةِ آحَازَ أَنْتَ وَشَآرَ يَاشُوبَ ابْنُكَ إِلَى طَرَفِ قَنَاةِ الْبِرْكَةِ الْعُلْيَا إِلَى سِكَّةِ حَقْلِ الْقَصَّارِ وَقُلْ لَهُ: احْتَرِزْ وَاهْدَأْ. لاَ تَخَفْ وَلاَ يَضْعُفْ قَلْبُكَ مِنْ أَجْلِ ذَنَبَيْ هَاتَيْنِ الشُّعْلَتَيْنِ الْمُدَخِّنَتَيْنِ بِحُمُوِّ غَضَبِ رَصِينَ وَأَرَامَ وَابْنِ رَمَلْيَا لأَنَّ أَرَامَ تَآمَرَتْ عَلَيْكَ بِشَرٍّ مَعَ أَفْرَايِمَ وَابْنِ رَمَلْيَا قَائِلَةً: نَصْعَدُ عَلَى يَهُوذَا وَنُقَوِّضُهَا وَنَسْتَفْتِحُهَا لأَنْفُسِنَا وَنُمَلِّكُ فِي وَسَطِهَا مَلِكاً ابْنَ طَبْئِيلَ هَكَذَا يَقُولُ السَّيِّدُ الرَّبُّ: لاَ تَقُومُ! لاَ تَكُونُ! لأَنَّ رَأْسَ أَرَامَ دِمَشْقَ وَرَأْسَ دِمَشْقَ رَصِينُ. وَفِي مُدَّةِ خَمْسٍ وَسِتِّينَ سَنَةً يَنْكَسِرُ أَفْرَايِمُ حَتَّى لاَ يَكُونَ شَعْباً وَرَأْسُ أَفْرَايِمَ السَّامِرَةُ وَرَأْسُ السَّامِرَةِ ابْنُ رَمَلْيَا. إِنْ لَمْ تُؤْمِنُوا فَلاَ تَأْمَنُوا" ثُمَّ عَادَ الرَّبُّ فَقَالَ لِآحَازَ: "اُطْلُبْ لِنَفْسِكَ آيَةً مِنَ الرَّبِّ إِلَهِكَ. عَمِّقْ طَلَبَكَ أَوْ رَفِّعْهُ إِلَى فَوْقٍ" فَقَالَ آحَازُ: "لاَ أَطْلُبُ وَلاَ أُجَرِّبُ الرَّبَّ" فَقَالَ: "اسْمَعُوا يَا بَيْتَ دَاوُدَ. هَلْ هُوَ قَلِيلٌ عَلَيْكُمْ أَنْ تُضْجِرُوا النَّاسَ حَتَّى تُضْجِرُوا إِلَهِي أَيْضاً؟ وَلَكِنْ يُعْطِيكُمُ السَّيِّدُ نَفْسُهُ آيَةً: هَا الْعَذْرَاءُ تَحْبَلُ وَتَلِدُ ابْناً وَتَدْعُو اسْمَهُ "عِمَّانُوئِيلَ" مَجْدَاً لِلثَالُوث الأَقَدَسْ.

From the book of Job

من أيوب الصديق

11:1-20

١١ : ١ − ٢٠

*Then Sophar the Naamathite answered, and said: Shall not he that speaketh much, hear also? or shall a man full of talk be justified? Shall men hold their peace to thee only? and when thou hast mocked others, shall no man confute thee? For thou hast said: My word is pure, and I am clean in thy sight. And I wish that God would speak with thee, and would open his lips to thee, That he might shew thee the secrets of wisdom, and that his law is manifold, and thou mightest understand that he exacteth much less of thee, than thy iniquity deserveth. Peradventure thou wilt comprehend the steps of God, and wilt find out the Almighty perfectly? He is higher than heaven, and what wilt thou do? he is deeper than hell, and how wilt thou know? The measure of him is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea. If he shall overturn all things, or shall press them together, who shall contradict him? For he knoweth the vanity of men, and when he seeth iniquity, doth he not consider it? A vain man is lifted up into pride, and thinketh himself born free like a wild ass's colt. Rut thou hast hardened thy heart, and hast spread thy hands to him. If thou wilt put away from thee the iniquity that is in thy hand, and lot not injustice remain in thy tabernacle: Then mayst thou lift up thy face without spot, and thou shalt be steadfast, and shalt not fear. Thou shalt also forget misery, and remember it only as waters that are passed away. And brightness like that of the noonday, shall arise to thee at evening: and when thou shalt think thyself consumed, thou shalt rise as the day star. And thou shalt have confidence, hope being set before thee, and being buried thou shalt sleep secure. Thou shalt rest, and there shall be none to make thee afraid: and many shall entreat thy face. But the eyes of the wicked shall decay, and the way to escape shall fail them, and their hope the abomination of the soul. Glory be to The Holy Trinity.

فَأَجَابَ صُوفَرُ النَّعْمَاتِيُّ: أَكَثْرَةُ الْكَلاَمِ لاَ يُجَاوَبُ أَمْ رَجُلٌ مِهْذَارٌ يَتَبَرَّرُ؟ أَصَلَفُكَ يُفْحِمُ النَّاسَ أَمْ تَلْغُو وَلَيْسَ مَنْ يُخْزِيكَ؟ إِذْ تَقُولُ: تَعْلِيمِي زَكِيٌّ وَأَنَا بَارٌّ فِي عَيْنَيْكَ وَلَكِنْ يَا لَيْتَ اللهَ يَتَكَلَّمُ وَيَفْتَحُ شَفَتَيْهِ مَعَكَ وَيُعْلِنُ لَكَ خَفِيَّاتِ الْحِكْمَةِ! إِنَّهَا مُضَاعَفَةُ الْفَهْمِ فَتَعْلَمَ أَنَّ اللهَ يُغَرِّمُكَ بِأَقَلَّ مِنْ إِثْمِكَ أَإِلَى عُمْقِ اللهِ تَتَّصِلُ أَمْ إِلَى نِهَايَةِ الْقَدِيرِ تَنْتَهِي؟ هُوَ أَعْلَى مِنَ السَّمَاوَاتِ فَمَاذَا عَسَاكَ أَنْ تَفْعَلَ؟ أَعْمَقُ مِنَ الْهَاوِيَةِ فَمَاذَا تَدْرِي؟ أَطْوَلُ مِنَ الأَرْضِ طُولُهُ وَأَعْرَضُ مِنَ الْبَحْرِ إِنْ بَطَشَ أَوْ أَغْلَقَ أَوْ جَمَّعَ فَمَنْ يَرُدُّهُ؟ لأَنَّهُ هُوَ يَعْلَمُ أُنَاسَ السُّوءِ وَيُبْصِرُ الإِثْمَ فَهَلْ لاَ يَنْتَبِهُ؟ أَمَّا الرَّجُلُ فَفَارِغٌ عَدِيمُ الْفَهْمِ وَكَجَحْشِ الْفَرَا يُولَدُ الإِنْسَانُ إِنْ أَعْدَدْتَ أَنْتَ قَلْبَكَ وَبَسَطْتَ إِلَيْهِ يَدَيْكَ إِنْ أَبْعَدْتَ الإِثْمَ الَّذِي فِي يَدِكَ وَلاَ يَسْكُنُ الظُّلْمُ فِي خَيْمَتِكَ حِينَئِذٍ تَرْفَعُ وَجْهَكَ بِلاَ عَيْبٍ وَتَكُونُ ثَابِتاً وَلاَ تَخَافُ لأَنَّكَ تَنْسَى الْمَشَقَّةَ. كَمِيَاهٍ عَبَرَتْ تَذْكُرُهَا وَفَوْقَ الظَّهِيرَةِ يَقُومُ حَظُّكَ. الظَّلاَمُ يَتَحَوَّلُ صَبَاحاً وَتَطْمَئِنُّ لأَنَّهُ يُوجَدُ رَجَاءٌ. تَتَجَسَّسُ حَوْلَكَ وَتَضْطَجِعُ آمِناً وَتَرْبِضُ وَلَيْسَ مَنْ يُزْعِجُ وَيَتَضَرَّعُ إِلَى وَجْهِكَ كَثِيرُونَ أَمَّا عُيُونُ الأَشْرَارِ فَتَتْلَفُ وَمَلْجَأُهُمْ يَبِيدُ وَرَجَاؤُهُمْ تَسْلِيمُ النَّفْسِ مَجْدَاً لِلثَالُوث الأَقَدَسْ.

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود

114:6

١١٤ : ٦

*Return to thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord has dealt bountifully with thee. 8 For he has delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears. Alleluia.

ارْجِعِي يَا نَفْسِي إِلَى مَوضِعِ رَاحَتِكِ، لأَنَّ الرَّبَّ قَدْ أَحْسَنَ إِلَيَّ. وَأَنْقَذَ نَفْسِي مِنَ الْمَوْتِ، وَعَيْنِي مِنَ العبراتِ. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint Mathew

الإنجيل من متى

15:39-16:12

١٥ : ٣٩ − ١٦ : ١٢

*And having dismissed the multitude, he went up into a boat, and came into the coasts of Magedan. Christ refuses to shew the Pharisees a sign from heaven. Peter's confession is rewarded. He is rebuked for opposing Christ's passion. All his followers must deny themselves. And there came to him the Pharisees and Sadducees tempting: and they asked him to shew them a sign from heaven. But he answered and said to them: When it is evening, you say, It will be fair weather, for the sky is red. And in the morning: Today there will be a storm, for the sky is red and lowering. You know then how to discern the face of the sky: and can you not know the signs of the times? A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign: and a sign shall not be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. And he left them, and went away. And when his disciples were come over the water, they had forgotten to take bread. Who said to them: Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees. But they thought within themselves, saying: Because we have taken no bread. And Jesus knowing it, said: Why do you think within yourselves, O ye of little faith, for that you have no bread? Do you not yet understand, neither do you remember the five loaves among five thousand men, and how many baskets you took up? Nor the seven loaves among four thousand men, and how many baskets you took up? Why do you not understand that it was not concerning the bread I said to you: Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees? Then they understood that he said not that they should beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees. Glory be to God forever.

ثُمَّ صَرَفَ الْجُمُوعَ وَصَعِدَ إِلَى السَّفِينَةِ وَجَاءَ إِلَى تُخُومِ مَجْدَلَ وَجَاءَ إِلَيْهِ الْفَرِّيسِيُّونَ وَالصَّدُّوقِيُّونَ لِيُجَرِّبُوهُ فَسَأَلُوهُ أَنْ يُرِيَهُمْ آيَةً مِنَ السَّمَاءِ فَأَجَابَ: "إِذَا كَانَ الْمَسَاءُ قُلْتُمْ: صَحْوٌ لأَنَّ السَّمَاءَ مُحْمَرَّةٌ وَفِي الصَّبَاحِ: الْيَوْمَ شِتَاءٌ لأَنَّ السَّمَاءَ مُحْمَرَّةٌ بِعُبُوسَةٍ. يَا مُرَاؤُونَ! تَعْرِفُونَ أَنْ تُمَيِّزُوا وَجْهَ السَّمَاءِ وَأَمَّا عَلاَمَاتُ الأَزْمِنَةِ فَلاَ تَسْتَطِيعُونَ! جِيلٌ شِرِّيرٌ فَاسِقٌ يَلْتَمِسُ آيَةً وَلاَ تُعْطَى لَهُ آيَةٌ إِلاَّ آيَةَ يُونَانَ النَّبِيِّ". ثُمَّ تَرَكَهُمْ وَمَضَى وَلَمَّا جَاءَ تَلاَمِيذُهُ إِلَى الْعَبْرِ نَسُوا أَنْ يَأْخُذُوا خُبْزاً وَقَالَ لَهُمْ يَسُوعُ: "انْظُرُوا وَتَحَرَّزُوا مِنْ خَمِيرِ الْفَرِّيسِيِّينَ وَالصَّدُّوقِيِّينَ" فَفَكَّرُوا فِي أَنْفُسِهِمْ قَائِلِينَ: "إِنَّنَا لَمْ نَأْخُذْ خُبْزاً" فَعَلِمَ يَسُوعُ وَقَالَ لَهُمْ: "لِمَاذَا تُفَكِّرُونَ فِي أَنْفُسِكُمْ يَا قَلِيلِي الإِيمَانِ أَنَّكُمْ لَمْ تَأْخُذُوا خُبْزاً؟ أَحَتَّى الآنَ لاَ تَفْهَمُونَ وَلاَ تَذْكُرُونَ خَمْسَ خُبْزَاتِ الْخَمْسَةِ الآلاَفِ وَكَمْ قُفَّةً أَخَذْتُمْ وَلاَ سَبْعَ خُبْزَاتِ الأَرْبَعَةِ الآلاَفِ وَكَمْ سَلاًّ أَخَذْتُمْ؟ كَيْفَ لاَ تَفْهَمُونَ أَنِّي لَيْسَ عَنِ الْخُبْزِ قُلْتُ لَكُمْ أَنْ تَتَحَرَّزُوا مِنْ خَمِيرِ الْفَرِّيسِيِّينَ وَالصَّدُّوقِيِّينَ؟" حِينَئِذٍ فَهِمُوا أَنَّهُ لَمْ يَقُلْ أَنْ يَتَحَرَّزُوا مِنْ خَمِيرِ الْخُبْزِ بَلْ مِنْ تَعْلِيمِ الْفَرِّيسِيِّينَ وَالصَّدُّوقِيِّينَ وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.

The Pauline Epistle from Hebrews

البولس من عبرانيين

12:28-13:16

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*Therefore receiving an immoveable kingdom, we have grace; whereby let us serve, pleasing God, with fear and reverence. For our God is a consuming fire. Divers admonitions and exhortations. Let the charity of the brotherhood abide in you. And hospitality do not forget; for by this some, being not aware of it, have entertained angels. Remember them that are in bands, as if you were bound with them; and them that labour, as being yourselves also in the body. Marriage honourable in all, and the bed undefiled. For fornicators and adulterers God will judge. Let your manners be without covetousness, contented with such things as you have; for he hath said: I will not leave thee, neither will I forsake thee. So that we may confidently say: The Lord is my helper: I will not fear what man shall do to me. Remember your prelates who have spoken the word of God to you; whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation, Jesus Christ, yesterday, and today; and the same for ever. Be not led away with various and strange doctrines. For it is best that the heart be established with grace, not with meats; which have not profited those that walk in them. We have an altar, whereof they have no power to eat who serve the tabernacle. For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the holies by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp. Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people by his own blood, suffered without the gate. Let us go forth therefore to him without the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have not here a lasting city, but we seek one that is to come. By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise always to God, that is to say, the fruit of lips confessing to his name. And do not forget to do good, and to impart; for by such sacrifices God's favour is obtained. The grace of God the Father be with you all. Amen.

لِذَلِكَ وَنَحْنُ قَابِلُونَ مَلَكُوتاً لاَ يَتَزَعْزَعُ لِيَكُنْ عِنْدَنَا شُكْرٌ بِهِ نَخْدِمُ اللهَ خِدْمَةً مَرْضِيَّةً، بِخُشُوعٍ وَتَقْوَى لأَنَّ إِلَهَنَا نَارٌ آكِلَةٌ لِتَثْبُتِ الْمَحَبَّةُ الأَخَوِيَّةُ لاَ تَنْسُوا إِضَافَةَ الْغُرَبَاءِ، لأَنْ بِهَا أَضَافَ أُنَاسٌ مَلاَئِكَةً وَهُمْ لاَ يَدْرُونَ اُذْكُرُوا الْمُقَيَّدِينَ كَأَنَّكُمْ مُقَيَّدُونَ مَعَهُمْ، وَالْمُذَلِّينَ كَأَنَّكُمْ أَنْتُمْ أَيْضاً فِي الْجَسَدِ لِيَكُنِ الزِّوَاجُ مُكَرَّماً عِنْدَ كُلِّ وَاحِدٍ، وَالْمَضْجَعُ غَيْرَ نَجِسٍ. وَأَمَّا الْعَاهِرُونَ وَالزُّنَاةُ فَسَيَدِينُهُمُ اللهُ لِتَكُنْ سِيرَتُكُمْ خَالِيَةً مِنْ مَحَبَّةِ الْمَالِ. كُونُوا مُكْتَفِينَ بِمَا عِنْدَكُمْ، لأَنَّهُ قَالَ: "لاَ أُهْمِلُكَ وَلاَ أَتْرُكُكَ" حَتَّى إِنَّنَا نَقُولُ وَاثِقِينَ: "الرَّبُّ مُعِينٌ لِي فَلاَ أَخَافُ. مَاذَا يَصْنَعُ بِي إِنْسَانٌ؟" اُذْكُرُوا مُرْشِدِيكُمُ الَّذِينَ كَلَّمُوكُمْ بِكَلِمَةِ اللهِ. انْظُرُوا إِلَى نِهَايَةِ سِيرَتِهِمْ فَتَمَثَّلُوا بِإِيمَانِهِمْ يَسُوعُ الْمَسِيحُ هُوَ هُوَ أَمْساً وَالْيَوْمَ وَإِلَى الأَبَدِ لاَ تُسَاقُوا بِتَعَالِيمَ مُتَنَّوِعَةٍ وَغَرِيبَةٍ، لأَنَّهُ حَسَنٌ أَنْ يُثَبَّتَ الْقَلْبُ بِالنِّعْمَةِ، لاَ بِأَطْعِمَةٍ لَمْ يَنْتَفِعْ بِهَا الَّذِينَ تَعَاطَوْهَا لَنَا "مَذْبَحٌ" لاَ سُلْطَانَ للَّذِينَ يَخْدِمُونَ الْمَسْكَنَ أَنْ يَأْكُلُوا مِنْهُ فَإِنَّ الْحَيَوَانَاتِ الَّتِي يُدْخَلُ بِدَمِهَا عَنِ الْخَطِيَّةِ إِلَى "الأَقْدَاسِ" بِيَدِ رَئِيسِ الْكَهَنَةِ تُحْرَقُ أَجْسَامُهَا خَارِجَ الْمَحَلَّةِ لِذَلِكَ يَسُوعُ أَيْضاً، لِكَيْ يُقَدِّسَ الشَّعْبَ بِدَمِ نَفْسِهِ، تَأَلَّمَ خَارِجَ الْبَابِ فَلْنَخْرُجْ إِذاً إِلَيْهِ خَارِجَ الْمَحَلَّةِ حَامِلِينَ عَارَهُ لأَنْ لَيْسَ لَنَا هُنَا مَدِينَةٌ بَاقِيَةٌ، لَكِنَّنَا نَطْلُبُ الْعَتِيدَةَ فَلْنُقَدِّمْ بِهِ فِي كُلِّ حِينٍ لِلَّهِ ذَبِيحَةَ التَّسْبِيحِ، أَيْ ثَمَرَ شِفَاهٍ مُعْتَرِفَةٍ بِاسْمِهِ وَلَكِنْ لاَ تَنْسُوا فِعْلَ الْخَيْرِ وَالتَّوْزِيعَ، لأَنَّهُ بِذَبَائِحَ مِثْلِ هَذِهِ يُسَرُّ اللهُ نعمةُ اللَّهِ الآبِ فَلْتَحِلَّ عَلَى أرواحِنا يا آبائي وإخْوَتي. آمين.

The Catholic Epistle from 1 Peter

الكاثوليكون من بطرس الأولى

4:7-16

٤ : ٧ − ١٦

*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. Dearly beloved, think not strange the burning heat which is to try you, as if some new thing happened to you; But if you partake of the sufferings of Christ, rejoice that when his glory shall be revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. If you be reproached for the name of Christ, you shall be blessed: for that which is of the honour, glory, and power of God, and that which is his Spirit, resteth upon you. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or a railer, or a coveter of other men's things. But if as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. 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.

وَإِنَّمَا نِهَايَةُ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِ اقْتَرَبَتْ، فَتَعَقَّلُوا وَاصْحُوا لِلصَّلَوَاتِ وَلَكِنْ قَبْلَ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ لِتَكُنْ مَحَبَّتُكُمْ بَعْضِكُمْ لِبَعْضٍ شَدِيدَةً، لأَنَّ الْمَحَبَّةَ تَسْتُرُ كَثْرَةً مِنَ الْخَطَايَا كُونُوا مُضِيفِينَ بَعْضُكُمْ بَعْضاً بِلاَ دَمْدَمَةٍ لِيَكُنْ كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ بِحَسَبِ مَا أَخَذَ مَوْهِبَةً يَخْدِمُ بِهَا بَعْضُكُمْ بَعْضاً، كَوُكَلاَءَ صَالِحِينَ عَلَى نِعْمَةِ اللهِ الْمُتَنَوِّعَةِ إِنْ كَانَ يَتَكَلَّمُ أَحَدٌ فَكَأَقْوَالِ اللهِ، وَإِنْ كَانَ يَخْدِمُ أَحَدٌ فَكَأَنَّهُ مِنْ قُوَّةٍ يَمْنَحُهَا اللهُ، لِكَيْ يَتَمَجَّدَ اللهُ فِي كُلِّ شَيْءٍ بِيَسُوعَ الْمَسِيحِ، الَّذِي لَهُ الْمَجْدُ وَالسُّلْطَانُ إِلَى أَبَدِ الآبِدِينَ. آمِينَ أَيُّهَا الأَحِبَّاءُ، لاَ تَسْتَغْرِبُوا الْبَلْوَى الْمُحْرِقَةَ الَّتِي بَيْنَكُمْ حَادِثَةٌ، لأَجْلِ امْتِحَانِكُمْ، كَأَنَّهُ أَصَابَكُمْ أَمْرٌ غَرِيبٌ، بَلْ كَمَا اشْتَرَكْتُمْ فِي آلاَمِ الْمَسِيحِ افْرَحُوا لِكَيْ تَفْرَحُوا فِي اسْتِعْلاَنِ مَجْدِهِ أَيْضاً مُبْتَهِجِينَ إِنْ عُيِّرْتُمْ بِاسْمِ الْمَسِيحِ فَطُوبَى لَكُمْ، لأَنَّ رُوحَ الْمَجْدِ وَاللهِ يَحِلُّ عَلَيْكُمْ. أَمَّا مِنْ جِهَتِهِمْ فَيُجَدَّفُ عَلَيْهِ، وَأَمَّا مِنْ جِهَتِكُمْ فَيُمَجَّدُ فَلاَ يَتَأَلَّمْ أَحَدُكُمْ كَقَاتِلٍ، أَوْ سَارِقٍ، أَوْ فَاعِلِ شَرٍّ، أَوْ مُتَدَاخِلٍ فِي أُمُورِ غَيْرِهِ وَلَكِنْ إِنْ كَانَ كَمَسِيحِيٍّ فَلاَ يَخْجَلْ، بَلْ يُمَجِّدُ اللهَ مِنْ هَذَا الْقَبِيلِ 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

15:22-31

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*Then it pleased the apostles and ancients, with the whole church, to choose men of their own company, and to send to Antioch, with Paul and Barnabas, namely, Judas, who was surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren. Writing by their hands: The apostles and ancients, brethren, to the brethren of the Gentiles that are at Antioch, and in Syria and Cilicia, greeting. Forasmuch as we have heard, that some going out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls; to whom we gave no commandment: It hath seemed good to us, being assembled together, to choose out men, and to send them unto you, with our well beloved Barnabas and Paul: Men that have given their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who themselves also will, by word of mouth, tell you the same things. For it hath seemed good to the Holy Ghost and to us, to lay no further burden upon you than these necessary things: That you abstain from things sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication; from which things keeping yourselves, you shall do well. Fare ye well. They therefore being dismissed, went down to Antioch; and gathering together the multitude, delivered the epistle. Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation. The word of the Lord shall grow, multiply, be mighty, and be confirmed, in the holy Church of God. Amen.

حِينَئِذٍ رَأَى الرُّسُلُ وَالْمَشَايِخُ مَعَ كُلِّ الْكَنِيسَةِ أَنْ يَخْتَارُوا رَجُلَيْنِ مِنْهُمْ فَيُرْسِلُوهُمَا إِلَى أَنْطَاكِيَةَ مَعَ بُولُسَ وَبَرْنَابَا: يَهُوذَا الْمُلَقَّبَ بَرْسَابَا وَسِيلاَ رَجُلَيْنِ مُتَقَدِّمَيْنِ فِي الإِخْوَةِ وَكَتَبُوا بِأَيْدِيهِمْ هَكَذَا: "اَلرُّسُلُ وَالْمَشَايِخُ وَالإِخْوَةُ يُهْدُونَ سَلاَماً إِلَى الإِخْوَةِ الَّذِينَ مِنَ الأُمَمَ فِي أَنْطَاكِيَةَ وَسُورِيَّةَ وَكِيلِيكِيَّةَ: إِذْ قَدْ سَمِعْنَا أَنَّ أُنَاساً خَارِجِينَ مِنْ عِنْدِنَا أَزْعَجُوكُمْ بِأَقْوَالٍ مُقَلِّبِينَ أَنْفُسَكُمْ وَقَائِلِينَ أَنْ تَخْتَتِنُوا وَتَحْفَظُوا النَّامُوسَ الَّذِينَ نَحْنُ لَمْ نَأْمُرْهُمْ رَأَيْنَا وَقَدْ صِرْنَا بِنَفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ أَنْ نَخْتَارَ رَجُلَيْنِ وَنُرْسِلَهُمَا إِلَيْكُمْ مَعَ حَبِيبَيْنَا بَرْنَابَا وَبُولُسَ رَجُلَيْنِ قَدْ بَذَلاَ نَفْسَيْهِمَا لأَجْلِ اسْمِ رَبِّنَا يَسُوعَ الْمَسِيحِ فَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا يَهُوذَا وَسِيلاَ وَهُمَا يُخْبِرَانِكُمْ بِنَفْسِ الأُمُورِ شِفَاهاً لأَنَّهُ قَدْ رَأَى الرُّوحُ الْقُدُسُ وَنَحْنُ أَنْ لاَ نَضَعَ عَلَيْكُمْ ثِقْلاً أَكْثَرَ غَيْرَ هَذِهِ الأَشْيَاءِ الْوَاجِبَةِ: أَنْ تَمْتَنِعُوا عَمَّا ذُبِحَ لِلأَصْنَامِ وَعَنِ الدَّمِ وَالْمَخْنُوقِ وَالزِّنَا الَّتِي إِنْ حَفِظْتُمْ أَنْفُسَكُمْ مِنْهَا فَنِعِمَّا تَفْعَلُونَ. كُونُوا مُعَافَيْنَ" فَهَؤُلاَءِ لَمَّا أُطْلِقُوا جَاءُوا إِلَى أَنْطَاكِيَةَ وَجَمَعُوا الْجُمْهُورَ وَدَفَعُوا الرِّسَالَةَ فَلَمَّا قَرَأُوهَا فَرِحُوا لِسَبَبِ التَّعْزِيَةِ لَمْ تَزَلْ كَلِمَةُ الرَّبِّ تَنْمُو وتَكْثُرُ وتَعْتَزُّ وتَثْبُتُ، في بِيعَةِ اللَّهِ الْمُقَدَّسَةِ. آمين.

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود

28:11

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*The Lord will sit a king for ever. The Lord will give strength to his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace. Alleluia.

الرَّبُّ يَجْلِسُ مَلِكاً إِلَى الأَبَدِ. الرَّبُّ يُعْطِي شَعْبَهُ قوةً. الرَّبُّ يُبَارِكُ شَعْبَهُ بِالسَّلاَمِ. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint Luke

الإنجيل من لوقا

6:39-49

٦ : ٣٩ − ٤٩

*And he spoke also to them a similitude: Can the blind lead the blind? do they not both fall into the ditch? The disciple is not above his master: but every one shall be perfect, if he be as his master. And why seest thou the mote in thy brother's eye: but the beam that is in thy own eye thou considerest not? Or how canst thou say to thy brother: Brother, let me pull the mote out of thy eye, when thou thyself seest not the beam in thy own eye? Hypocrite, cast first the beam out of thy own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to take out the mote from thy brother's eye. For there is no good tree that bringeth forth evil fruit; nor an evil tree that bringeth forth good fruit. For every tree is known by its fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns; nor from a bramble bush do they gather the grape. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth that which is evil. For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. And why call you me, Lord, Lord; and do not the things which I say? Every one that cometh to me, and heareth my words, and doth them, I will shew you to whom he is like. He is like to a man building a house, who digged deep, and laid the foundation upon a rock. And when a flood came, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and it could not shake it; for it was founded on a rock. But he that heareth, and doth not, is like to a man building his house upon the earth without a foundation: against which the stream beat vehemently, and immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great. Glory be to God forever.

وَضَرَبَ لَهُمْ مَثَلاً: "هَلْ يَقْدِرُ أَعْمَى أَنْ يَقُودَ أَعْمَى؟ أَمَا يَسْقُطُ الاِثْنَانِ فِي حُفْرَةٍ؟ لَيْسَ التِّلْمِيذُ أَفْضَلَ مِنْ مُعَلِّمِهِ بَلْ كُلُّ مَنْ صَارَ كَامِلاً يَكُونُ مِثْلَ مُعَلِّمِهِ لِمَاذَا تَنْظُرُ الْقَذَى الَّذِي فِي عَيْنِ أَخِيكَ وَأَمَّا الْخَشَبَةُ الَّتِي فِي عَيْنِكَ فَلاَ تَفْطَنُ لَهَا؟ أَوْ كَيْفَ تَقْدِرُ أَنْ تَقُولَ لأَخِيكَ: يَا أَخِي دَعْنِي أُخْرِجِ الْقَذَى الَّذِي فِي عَيْنِكَ وَأَنْتَ لاَ تَنْظُرُ الْخَشَبَةَ الَّتِي فِي عَيْنِكَ. يَا مُرَائِي! أَخْرِجْ أَوَّلاً الْخَشَبَةَ مِنْ عَيْنِكَ وَحِينَئِذٍ تُبْصِرُ جَيِّداً أَنْ تُخْرِجَ الْقَذَى الَّذِي فِي عَيْنِ أَخِيكَ لأَنَّهُ مَا مِنْ شَجَرَةٍ جَيِّدَةٍ تُثْمِرُ ثَمَراً رَدِيّاً وَلاَ شَجَرَةٍ رَدِيَّةٍ تُثْمِرُ ثَمَراً جَيِّداً لأَنَّ كُلَّ شَجَرَةٍ تُعْرَفُ مِنْ ثَمَرِهَا. فَإِنَّهُمْ لاَ يَجْتَنُونَ مِنَ الشَّوْكِ تِيناً وَلاَ يَقْطِفُونَ مِنَ الْعُلَّيْقِ عِنَباً اَلإِنْسَانُ الصَّالِحُ مِنْ كَنْزِ قَلْبِهِ الصَّالِحِ يُخْرِجُ الصَّلاَحَ وَالإِنْسَانُ الشِّرِّيرُ مِنْ كَنْزِ قَلْبِهِ الشِّرِّيرِ يُخْرِجُ الشَّرَّ. فَإِنَّهُ مِنْ فَضْلَةِ الْقَلْبِ يَتَكَلَّمُ فَمُهُ وَلِمَاذَا تَدْعُونَنِي: يَا رَبُّ يَا رَبُّ وَأَنْتُمْ لاَ تَفْعَلُونَ مَا أَقُولُهُ؟ كُلُّ مَنْ يَأْتِي إِلَيَّ وَيَسْمَعُ كَلاَمِي وَيَعْمَلُ بِهِ يُشْبِهُ إِنْسَاناً بَنَى بَيْتاً وَحَفَرَ وَعَمَّقَ وَوَضَعَ الأَسَاسَ عَلَى الصَّخْرِ. فَلَمَّا حَدَثَ سَيْلٌ صَدَمَ النَّهْرُ ذَلِكَ الْبَيْتَ فَلَمْ يَقْدِرْ أَنْ يُزَعْزِعَهُ لأَنَّهُ كَانَ مُؤَسَّساً عَلَى الصَّخْرِ وَأَمَّا الَّذِي يَسْمَعُ وَلاَ يَعْمَلُ فَيُشْبِهُ إِنْسَاناً بَنَى بَيْتَهُ عَلَى الأَرْضِ مِنْ دُونِ أَسَاسٍ فَصَدَمَهُ النَّهْرُ فَسَقَطَ حَالاً وَكَانَ خَرَابُ ذَلِكَ الْبَيْتِ عَظِيماً" وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.