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26 of Baramhat, 1736

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<Baramhat 1736>
<Baramouda 1736>
select book,chapter,verse,text,bol,eol from dr where ((book=2) and (chapter=10) and (verse>=1)) union select book,chapter,verse,text,bol,eol from dr where ((book=2) and (chapter=11) and (verse<=10)) order by book, chapter, verseselect book,chapter,verse,text,bol,eol from dr where ((book=27) and (chapter=44) and (verse>=21) and (verse<=28)) order by book, chapter, verseselect book,chapter,verse,text,bol,eol from dr where ((book=22) and (chapter=8) and (verse>=22) and (verse<=36)) order by book, chapter, verseselect book,chapter,verse,text,bol,eol from dr where ((book=20) and (chapter=34) and (verse>=1) and (verse<=37)) order by book, chapter, verseselect * from katapsalms where ((type=3) and (ref='101:14,17'))select book,chapter,verse,text,bol,eol from dr where ((book=48) and (chapter=7) and (verse>=1) and (verse<=20)) order by book, chapter, verseselect book,chapter,verse,text,bol,eol from dr where ((book=52) and (chapter=2) and (verse>=12) and (verse<=24)) order by book, chapter, verseselect book,chapter,verse,text,bol,eol from dr where ((book=68) and (chapter=1) and (verse>=20)) union select book,chapter,verse,text,bol,eol from dr where ((book=68) and (chapter=2) and (verse<=6)) order by book, chapter, verseselect book,chapter,verse,text,bol,eol from dr where ((book=51) and (chapter=26) and (verse>=1) and (verse<=8)) order by book, chapter, verseselect * from katapsalms where ((type=3) and (ref='9:7,8'))select book,chapter,verse,text,bol,eol from dr where ((book=49) and (chapter=11) and (verse>=45) and (verse<=52)) order by book, chapter, verse

Wednesday of 6th week of the Great Lent

يوم الأربعاء من الاسبوع السادس من الصوم الكبير

From the book of Exodus

من سفر الخروج لموسى النبي


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*And the Lord said to Moses: Go in to Pharao; for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants: that I may work these my signs in him. And thou mayest tell in the ears of thy sons, and of they grandsons, how often I have plagued the Egyptians, and wrought my signs amongst them: and you may know that I am the Lord: Therefore Moses and Aaron went in to Pharao, and said to him: Thus saith the Lord God of the Hebrews: How long refusest thou to submit to me? let my people go, to sacrifice to me. But if thou resist, and wilt not let them go, behold I will bring in tomorrow the locust into thy coasts: To cover the face of the earth that nothing thereof may appear, but that which the hail hath left may be eaten: for they shall feed upon all the trees that spring in the fields. And they shall fill thy houses, and the houses of thy servants, and of all the Egyptians: such a number as thy fathers have not seen, nor thy grandfathers, from the time they were first upon the earth, until this present day. And he turned himself away, and went forth from Pharao. And Pharao's servants said to him: How long shall we endure this scandal? let the men go to sacrifice to the Lord their God. Dost thou not see that Egypt is undone? And they called back Moses and Aaron to Pharao: and he said to them: Go, sacrifice to the Lord your God: who are they that shall go? Moses said: We will go with our young and old, with our sons and daughters, with our sheep and herds: for it is the solemnity of the Lord our God. And Pharao answered: So be the Lord with you, as I shall let you and your children go: who can doubt but that you intend some great evil? It shall not be so: but go ye men only, and sacrifice to the Lord: for this yourselves also desired. And immediately they were cast out from Pharao's presence. And the Lord said to Moses: Stretch forth thy hand upon the land of Egypt unto the locust, that it may come upon it, and devour every herb that is left after the hail. And Moses stretched forth his rod upon the land of Egypt: and the Lord brought a burning wind all that day, and night: and when it was morning, the burning wind raised the locusts: And they came up over the whole land of Egypt: and rested in all the coasts of the Egyptians innumerable, the like as had not been before that time, nor shall be hereafter. And they covered the whole face of the earth, wasting all things. And the grass of the earth was devoured, and what fruits soever were on the trees, which the hail had left: and there remained not any thing that was green on the trees, or in the herbs of the earth in all Egypt. Wherefore Pharao in haste called Moses and Aaron, and said to them: I have sinned against the Lord your God, and against you. But now forgive me my sin this time also, and pray to the Lord your God, that he take away from me this death. And Moses going forth from the presence of Pharao, prayed to the Lord. And he made a very strong wind to blow from the west, and it took the locusts and cast them into the Red Sea: there remained not so much as one in all the coasts of Egypt. And the Lord hardened Pharao's heart, neither did he let the children of Israel go. And the Lord said to Moses: Stretch out they hand towards heaven: and may there be darkness upon the land of Egypt, so thick that it may be felt. And Moses stretch forth his hand towards heaven: and there came horrible darkness in all the land of Egypt for three days. No man saw his brother, nor moved himself out of the place where he was: but wheresoever the children of Israel dwelt there was light. And Pharao called Moses and Aaron, and said to them: Go sacrifice to the Lord: let your sheep only, and herds remain; let your children go with you. Moses said: Thou shalt give us also sacrifices and burnt offerings, to the Lord our God. All the flocks shall go with us: there shall not a hoof remain of them: for they are necessary for the service of the Lord our God: especially as we know not what must be offered, till we come to the very place. And the Lord hardened Pharao's heart, and he would not let them go. And Pharao said to Moses: Get thee from me, and beware thou see not my face any more: in what day soever thou shalt come in my sight, thou shalt die. Moses answered: So shall it be as thou hast spoken, I will not see thy face any more. Pharao and his people are threatened with the death of their firstborn. And the Lord said to Moses: Yet one plague more will I bring upon Pharao and Egypt, and after that he shall let you go and thrust you out. Therefore thou shalt tell all the people that every man ask of his friend, and every woman of her neighbour, vessels of silver, and of gold. And the Lord will give favour to his people in the sight of the Egyptians. And Moses was a very great man in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharao's servants, and of all the people. And he said: Thus said the Lord: At midnight I will enter into Egypt. And every firstborn in the land of the Egyptians shall die, from the firstborn of Pharao who sitteth on his throne, even to the first born of the handmaid that is at the mill, and all the firstborn of beasts. And there shall be a great cry in all the land of Egypt, such as neither hath been before, nor shall be hereafter. But with all the children of Israel there shall not a dog make the least noise, from man even to beast: that you may know how wonderful a difference the Lord maketh between the Egyptians and Israel. And all these thy servants shall come down to me, and shall worship me, saying: Go forth thou, and all the people that is under thee: after that we will go out. And he went out from Pharao exceeding angry. But the Lord said to Moses: Pharao will not hear you, that many signs may be done in the land of Egypt. And Moses and Aaron did all the wonders that are written, before Pharao. And the Lord hardened Pharao's heart, neither did he let the children of Israel go out of his land. Glory be to The Holy Trinity.

ثُمَّ قَالَ الرَّبُّ لِمُوسَى: "ادْخُلْ إِلَى فِرْعَوْنَ فَإِنِّي أَغْلَظْتُ قَلْبَهُ وَقُلُوبَ عَبِيدِهِ لأَصْنَعَ آيَاتِي هَذِهِ بَيْنَهُمْ وَلِتُخْبِرَ فِي مَسَامِعِ ابْنِكَ وَابْنِ ابْنِكَ بِمَا فَعَلْتُهُ فِي مِصْرَ وَبِآيَاتِي الَّتِي صَنَعْتُهَا بَيْنَهُمْ فَتَعْلَمُونَ أَنِّي أَنَا الرَّبُّ" فَدَخَلَ مُوسَى وَهَارُونُ إِلَى فِرْعَوْنَ وَقَالاَ لَهُ: "هَكَذَا يَقُولُ الرَّبُّ إِلَهُ الْعِبْرَانِيِّينَ إِلَى مَتَى تَأْبَى أَنْ تَخْضَعَ لِي؟ أَطْلِقْ شَعْبِي لِيَعْبُدُونِي فَإِنَّهُ إِنْ كُنْتَ تَأْبَى أَنْ تُطْلِقَ شَعْبِي هَا أَنَا أَجِيءُ غَداً بِجَرَادٍ عَلَى تُخُومِكَ فَيُغَطِّي وَجْهَ الأَرْضِ حَتَّى لاَ يُسْتَطَاعَ نَظَرُ الأَرْضِ. وَيَأْكُلُ الْفَضْلَةَ السَّالِمَةَ الْبَاقِيَةَ لَكُمْ مِنَ الْبَرَدِ. وَيَأْكُلُ جَمِيعَ الشَّجَرِ النَّابِتِ لَكُمْ مِنَ الْحَقْلِ وَيَمْلَأُ بُيُوتَكَ وَبُيُوتَ جَمِيعِ عَبِيدِكَ وَبُيُوتَ جَمِيعِ الْمِصْرِيِّينَ الأَمْرُ الَّذِي لَمْ يَرَهُ آبَاؤُكَ وَلاَ آبَاءُ آبَائِكَ مُنْذُ يَوْمَ وُجِدُوا عَلَى الأَرْضِ إِلَى هَذَا الْيَوْمِ". ثُمَّ تَحَوَّلَ وَخَرَجَ مِنْ لَدُنْ فِرْعَوْنَ فَقَالَ عَبِيدُ فِرْعَوْنَ لَهُ: "إِلَى مَتَى يَكُونُ هَذَا لَنَا فَخّاً؟ أَطْلِقِ الرِّجَالَ لِيَعْبُدُوا الرَّبَّ إِلَهَهُمْ. أَلَمْ تَعْلَمْ بَعْدُ أَنَّ مِصْرَ قَدْ خَرِبَتْ؟" فَرُدَّ مُوسَى وَهَارُونُ إِلَى فِرْعَوْنَ. فَقَالَ لَهُمَا: "اذْهَبُوا اعْبُدُوا الرَّبَّ إِلَهَكُمْ. وَلَكِنْ مَنْ وَمَنْ هُمُ الَّذِينَ يَذْهَبُونَ؟" فَقَالَ مُوسَى: "نَذْهَبُ بِفِتْيَانِنَا وَشُيُوخِنَا. نَذْهَبُ بِبَنِينَا وَبَنَاتِنَا بِغَنَمِنَا وَبَقَرِنَا. لأَنَّ لَنَا عِيداً لِلرَّبِّ" فَقَالَ لَهُمَا: "يَكُونُ الرَّبُّ مَعَكُمْ هَكَذَا كَمَا أُطْلِقُكُمْ وَأَوْلاَدَكُمُ. انْظُرُوا إِنَّ قُدَّامَ وُجُوهِكُمْ شَرّاً لَيْسَ هَكَذَا. اذْهَبُوا أَنْتُمُ الرِّجَالَ وَاعْبُدُوا الرَّبَّ. لأَنَّكُمْ لِهَذَا طَالِبُونَ". فَطُرِدَا مِنْ لَدُنْ فِرْعَوْنَ ثُمَّ قَالَ الرَّبُّ لِمُوسَى: "مُدَّ يَدَكَ عَلَى أَرْضِ مِصْرَ لأَجْلِ الْجَرَادِ لِيَصْعَدَ عَلَى أَرْضِ مِصْرَ وَيَأْكُلَ كُلَّ عُشْبِ الأَرْضِ كُلَّ مَا تَرَكَهُ الْبَرَدُ" فَمَدَّ مُوسَى عَصَاهُ عَلَى أَرْضِ مِصْرَ فَجَلَبَ الرَّبُّ عَلَى الأَرْضِ رِيحاً شَرْقِيَّةً كُلَّ ذَلِكَ النَّهَارِ وَكُلَّ اللَّيْلِ. وَلَمَّا كَانَ الصَّبَاحُ حَمَلَتِ الرِّيحُ الشَّرْقِيَّةُ الْجَرَادَ فَصَعِدَ الْجَرَادُ عَلَى كُلِّ أَرْضِ مِصْرَ وَحَلَّ فِي جَمِيعِ تُخُومِ مِصْرَ. شَيْءٌ ثَقِيلٌ جِدّاً لَمْ يَكُنْ قَبْلَهُ جَرَادٌ هَكَذَا مِثْلَهُ وَلاَ يَكُونُ بَعْدَهُ كَذَلِكَ وَغَطَّى وَجْهَ كُلِّ الأَرْضِ حَتَّى أَظْلَمَتِ الأَرْضُ. وَأَكَلَ جَمِيعَ عُشْبِ الأَرْضِ وَجَمِيعَ ثَمَرِ الشَّجَرِ الَّذِي تَرَكَهُ الْبَرَدُ حَتَّى لَمْ يَبْقَ شَيْءٌ أَخْضَرُ فِي الشَّجَرِ وَلاَ فِي عُشْبِ الْحَقْلِ فِي كُلِّ أَرْضِ مِصْرَ" فَدَعَا فِرْعَوْنُ مُوسَى وَهَارُونَ مُسْرِعاً وَقَالَ: "أَخْطَأْتُ إِلَى الرَّبِّ إِلَهِكُمَا وَإِلَيْكُمَا وَالآنَ اصْفَحَا عَنْ خَطِيَّتِي هَذِهِ الْمَرَّةَ فَقَطْ وَصَلِّيَا إِلَى الرَّبِّ إِلَهِكُمَا لِيَرْفَعَ عَنِّي هَذَا الْمَوْتَ فَقَطْ" فَخَرَجَ مُوسَى مِنْ لَدُنْ فِرْعَوْنَ وَصَلَّى إِلَى الرَّبِّ فَرَدَّ الرَّبُّ رِيحاً غَرْبِيَّةً شَدِيدَةً جِدّاً فَحَمَلَتِ الْجَرَادَ وَطَرَحَتْهُ إِلَى بَحْرِ سُوفَ. لَمْ تَبْقَ جَرَادَةٌ وَاحِدَةٌ فِي كُلِّ تُخُومِ مِصْرَ وَلَكِنْ شَدَّدَ الرَّبُّ قَلْبَ فِرْعَوْنَ فَلَمْ يُطْلِقْ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ ثُمَّ قَالَ الرَّبُّ لِمُوسَى: "مُدَّ يَدَكَ نَحْوَ السَّمَاءِ لِيَكُونَ ظَلاَمٌ عَلَى أَرْضِ مِصْرَ حَتَّى يُلْمَسُ الظَّلاَمُ" فَمَدَّ مُوسَى يَدَهُ نَحْوَ السَّمَاءِ فَكَانَ ظَلاَمٌ دَامِسٌ فِي كُلِّ أَرْضِ مِصْرَ ثَلاَثَةَ أَيَّامٍ لَمْ يُبْصِرْ أَحَدٌ أَخَاهُ وَلاَ قَامَ أَحَدٌ مِنْ مَكَانِهِ ثَلاَثَةَ أَيَّامٍ. وَلَكِنْ جَمِيعُ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ كَانَ لَهُمْ نُورٌ فِي مَسَاكِنِهِمْ! فَدَعَا فِرْعَوْنُ مُوسَى وَقَالَ: "اذْهَبُوا اعْبُدُوا الرَّبَّ. غَيْرَ أَنَّ غَنَمَكُمْ وَبَقَرَكُمْ تَبْقَى. أَوْلاَدُكُمْ أَيْضاً تَذْهَبُ مَعَكُمْ" فَقَالَ مُوسَى: "أَنْتَ تُعْطِي أَيْضاً فِي أَيْدِينَا ذَبَائِحَ وَمُحْرَقَاتٍ لِنُقَرِّبُهَا لِلرَّبِّ إِلَهِنَا فَتَذْهَبُ مَوَاشِينَا أَيْضاً مَعَنَا. لاَ يَبْقَى ظِلْفٌ. لأَنَّنَا مِنْهَا نَأْخُذُ لِعِبَادَةِ الرَّبِّ إِلَهِنَا. وَنَحْنُ لاَ نَعْرِفُ بِمَاذَا نَعْبُدُ الرَّبَّ حَتَّى نَأْتِيَ إِلَى هُنَاكَ" وَلَكِنْ شَدَّدَ الرَّبُّ قَلْبَ فِرْعَوْنَ فَلَمْ يَشَأْ أَنْ يُطْلِقَهُمْ وَقَالَ لَهُ فِرْعَوْنُ: "اذْهَبْ عَنِّي. احْتَرِزْ. لاَ تَرَ وَجْهِي أَيْضاً. إِنَّكَ يَوْمَ تَرَى وَجْهِي تَمُوتُ" فَقَالَ مُوسَى: "نِعِمَّا قُلْتَ! أَنَا لاَ أَعُودُ أَرَى وَجْهَكَ أَيْضاً" ثُمَّ قَالَ الرَّبُّ لِمُوسَى: "ضَرْبَةً وَاحِدَةً أَيْضاً أَجْلِبُ عَلَى فِرْعَوْنَ وَعَلَى مِصْرَ. بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ يُطْلِقُكُمْ مِنْ هُنَا. وَعِنْدَمَا يُطْلِقُكُمْ يَطْرُدُكُمْ طَرْداً مِنْ هُنَا بِالتَّمَامِ تَكَلَّمْ فِي مَسَامِعِ الشَّعْبِ أَنْ يَطْلُبَ كُلُّ رَجُلٍ مِنْ صَاحِبِهِ وَكُلُّ امْرَأَةٍ مِنْ صَاحِبَتِهَا أَمْتِعَةَ فِضَّةٍ وَأَمْتِعَةَ ذَهَبٍ" وَأَعْطَى الرَّبُّ نِعْمَةً لِلشَّعْبِ فِي عُيُونِ الْمِصْرِيِّينَ. وَأَيْضاً مُوسَى كَانَ عَظِيماً جِدّاً فِي أَرْضِ مِصْرَ فِي عُِيُونِ عَبِيدِ فِرْعَوْنَ وَعُيُونِ الشَّعْبِ وَقَالَ مُوسَى: "هَكَذَا يَقُولُ الرَّبُّ إِنِّي نَحْوَ نِصْفِ اللَّيْلِ أَخْرُجُ فِي وَسَطِ مِصْرَ فَيَمُوتُ كُلُّ بِكْرٍ فِي أَرْضِ مِصْرَ مِنْ بِكْرِ فِرْعَوْنَ الْجَالِسِ عَلَى كُرْسِيِّهِ إِلَى بِكْرِ الْجَارِيَةِ الَّتِي خَلْفَ الرَّحَى وَكُلُّ بِكْرِ بَهِيمَةٍ وَيَكُونُ صُرَاخٌ عَظِيمٌ فِي كُلِّ أَرْضِ مِصْرَ لَمْ يَكُنْ مِثْلُهُ وَلاَ يَكُونُ مِثْلُهُ أَيْضاً وَلَكِنْ جَمِيعُ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ لاَ يُسَنِّنُ كَلْبٌ لِسَانَهُ إِلَيْهِمْ لاَ إِلَى النَّاسِ وَلاَ إِلَى الْبَهَائِمِ. لِكَيْ تَعْلَمُوا أَنَّ الرَّبَّ يُمَيِّزُ بَيْنَ الْمِصْرِيِّينَ وَإِسْرَائِيلَ فَيَنْزِلُ إِلَيَّ جَمِيعُ عَبِيدِكَ هَؤُلاَءِ وَيَسْجُدُونَ لِي قَائِلِينَ: اخْرُجْ أَنْتَ وَجَمِيعُ الشَّعْبِ الَّذِينَ فِي أَثَرِكَ. وَبَعْدَ ذَلِكَ أَخْرُجُ". ثُمَّ خَرَجَ مِنْ لَدُنْ فِرْعَوْنَ فِي حُمُوِّ الْغَضَبِ وَقَالَ الرَّبُّ لِمُوسَى: "لاَ يَسْمَعُ لَكُمَا فِرْعَوْنُ لِتَكْثُرَ عَجَائِبِي فِي أَرْضِ مِصْرَ" وَكَانَ مُوسَى وَهَارُونُ يَفْعَلاَنِ كُلَّ هَذِهِ الْعَجَائِبِ أَمَامَ فِرْعَوْنَ. وَلَكِنْ شَدَّدَ الرَّبُّ قَلْبَ فِرْعَوْنَ فَلَمْ يُطْلِقْ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ مِنْ أَرْضِهِ مَجْدَاً لِلثَالُوث الأَقَدَسْ.

From the book of Isaiah

من أشعياء النبي


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*Remember these things, O Jacob, and Israel, for thou art my servant. I have formed thee, thou art my servant, O Israel, forget me not. I have blotted out thy iniquities as a cloud, and thy sins as a mist: return to me, for I have redeemed thee. Give praise, O ye heavens, for the Lord hath shewn mercy: shout with joy, ye ends of the earth: ye mountains, resound with praise, thou, O forest, and every tree therein: for the Lord hath redeemed Jacob, and Israel shall be glorified. Thus saith the Lord thy redeemer, and thy maker, from the womb: I am the Lord, that make all things, that alone stretch out the heavens, that establish the earth, and there is none with me. That make void the tokens of diviners, and make the soothsayers mad. That turn the wise backward, and that, make their knowledge foolish. That raise up the word of my servant and perform the counsel of my messengers, who say to Jerusalem: Thou shalt be inhabited: and to the cities of Juda: You shall be built, and I will raise up the wastes thereof. Who say to the deep: Be thou desolate, and I will dry up thy rivers. Who say to Cyrus: Thou art my shepherd, and thou shalt perform all my pleasure. Who say to Jerusalem: Thou shalt be built: and to the temple: Thy foundations shall be laid. Glory be to The Holy Trinity.

"اُذْكُرْ هَذِهِ يَا يَعْقُوبُ يَا إِسْرَائِيلُ فَإِنَّكَ أَنْتَ عَبْدِي. قَدْ جَبَلْتُكَ. عَبْدٌ لِي أَنْتَ. يَا إِسْرَائِيلُ لاَ تُنْسَى مِنِّي قَدْ مَحَوْتُ كَغَيْمٍ ذُنُوبَكَ وَكَسَحَابَةٍ خَطَايَاكَ. ارْجِعْ إِلَيَّ لأَنِّي فَدَيْتُكَ تَرَنَّمِي أَيَّتُهَا السَّمَاوَاتُ لأَنَّ الرَّبَّ قَدْ فَعَلَ. اهْتِفِي يَا أَسَافِلَ الأَرْضِ. أَشِيدِي أَيَّتُهَا الْجِبَالُ تَرَنُّماً الْوَعْرُ وَكُلُّ شَجَرَةٍ فِيهِ لأَنَّ الرَّبَّ قَدْ فَدَى يَعْقُوبَ وَفِي إِسْرَائِيلَ تَمَجَّدَ" هَكَذَا يَقُولُ الرَّبُّ فَادِيكَ وَجَابِلُكَ مِنَ الْبَطْنِ: "أَنَا الرَّبُّ صَانِعٌ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ نَاشِرٌ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَحْدِي. بَاسِطٌ الأَرْضَ. مَنْ مَعِي؟ مُبَطِّلٌ آيَاتِ الْمُخَادِعِينَ وَمُحَمِّقٌ الْعَرَّافِينَ. مُرَجِّعٌ الْحُكَمَاءَ إِلَى الْوَرَاءِ وَمُجَهِّلٌ مَعْرِفَتَهُمْ مُقِيمٌ كَلِمَةَ عَبْدِهِ وَمُتَمِّمٌ رَأْيَ رُسُلِهِ. الْقَائِلُ عَنْ أُورُشَلِيمَ: سَتُعْمَرُ وَلِمُدُنِ يَهُوذَا: سَتُبْنَيْنَ وَخِرَبَهَا أُقِيمُ الْقَائِلُ لِلُّجَّةِ: انْشَفِي وَأَنْهَارَكِ أُجَفِّفُ الْقَائِلُ عَنْ كُورَشَ: رَاعِيَّ فَكُلَّ مَسَرَّتِي يُتَمِّمُ. وَيَقُولُ عَنْ أُورُشَلِيمَ: سَتُبْنَى وَلِلْهَيْكَلِ: سَتُؤَسَّسُ" مَجْدَاً لِلثَالُوث الأَقَدَسْ.

From the book of Proverbs

من أمثال سليمان الحكيم


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*The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his ways, before he made any thing from the beginning. I was set up from eternity, and of old before the earth was made. The depths were not as yet, and I was already conceived. neither had the fountains of waters as yet sprung out: The mountains with their huge bulk had not as yet been established: before the hills I was brought forth: He had not yet made the earth, nor the rivers, nor the poles of the world. When he prepared the heavens, I was present: when with a certain law and compass he enclosed the depths: When he established the sky above, and poised the fountains of waters: When he compassed the sea with its bounds, and set a law to the waters that they should not pass their limits: when be balanced the foundations of the earth; I was with him forming all things: and was delighted every day, playing before him at all times; Playing in the world: and my delights were to be with the children of men. Now therefore, ye children, hear me: Blessed are they that keep my ways. Hear instruction and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed is the man that heareth me, and that watcheth daily at my gates, and waiteth at the posts of my doors. He that shall find me, shall find life, and shall have salvation from the Lord: But he that shall sin against me, shall hurt his own soul. All that hate me love death. Glory be to The Holy Trinity.

"اَلرَّبُّ قَنَانِي أَوَّلَ طَرِيقِهِ مِنْ قَبْلِ أَعْمَالِهِ مُنْذُ الْقِدَمِ مُنْذُ الأَزَلِ مُسِحْتُ مُنْذُ الْبَدْءِ مُنْذُ أَوَائِلِ الأَرْضِ إِذْ لَمْ يَكُنْ غَمْرٌ أُبْدِئْتُ. إِذْ لَمْ تَكُنْ يَنَابِيعُ كَثِيرَةُ الْمِيَاهِ مِنْ قَبْلِ أَنْ تَقَرَّرَتِ الْجِبَالُ قَبْلَ التِّلاَلِ أُبْدِئْتُ إِذْ لَمْ يَكُنْ قَدْ صَنَعَ الأَرْضَ بَعْدُ وَلاَ الْبَرَارِيَّ وَلاَ أَوَّلَ أَعْفَارِ الْمَسْكُونَةِ لَمَّا ثَبَّتَ السَّمَاوَاتِ كُنْتُ هُنَاكَ أَنَا. لَمَّا رَسَمَ دَائِرَةً عَلَى وَجْهِ الْغَمْرِ لَمَّا أَثْبَتَ السُّحُبَ مِنْ فَوْقُ. لَمَّا تَشَدَّدَتْ يَنَابِيعُ الْغَمْرِ لَمَّا وَضَعَ لِلْبَحْرِ حَدَّهُ فَلاَ تَتَعَدَّى الْمِيَاهُ تُخْمَهُ لَمَّا رَسَمَ أُسُسَ الأَرْضِ كُنْتُ عِنْدَهُ صَانِعاً وَكُنْتُ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ لَذَّتَهُ فَرِحَةً دَائِماً قُدَّامَهُ فَرِحَةً فِي مَسْكُونَةِ أَرْضِهِ وَلَذَّاتِي مَعَ بَنِي آدَمٍَ "فَالآنَ أَيُّهَا الْبَنُونَ اسْمَعُوا لِي - فَطُوبَى للَّذِينَ يَحْفَظُونَ طُرُقِي اسْمَعُوا التَّعْلِيمَ وَكُونُوا حُكَمَاءَ وَلاَ تَرْفُضُوهُ طُوبَى لِلإِنْسَانِ الَّذِي يَسْمَعُ لِي سَاهِراً كُلَّ يَوْمٍ عِنْدَ مَصَارِيعِي حَافِظاً قَوَائِمَ أَبْوَابِي لأَنَّ مَنْ يَجِدُنِي يَجِدُ الْحَيَاةَ وَيَنَالُ رِضًى مِنَ الرَّبِّ وَمَنْ يُخْطِئُ عَنِّي يَضُرُّ نَفْسَهُ. كُلُّ مُبْغِضِيَّ يُحِبُّونَ الْمَوْتَ" مَجْدَاً لِلثَالُوث الأَقَدَسْ.

From the book of Job

من أيوب الصديق


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*And Eliu continued his discourse, and said: Hear ye, wise men, my words, and ye learned, hearken to me: For the ear trieth words, and the mouth discerneth meats by the taste. Let us choose to us judgment, and let us see among ourselves what is the best. For Job hath said: I am just, and God hath overthrown my judgment. For in judging me there is a lie: my arrow is violent without any sin. What man is there like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water? Who goeth in company with them that work iniquity, and walketh with wicked men? For he hath said: Man shall not please God, although he run with him. Therefore, ye men of understanding, hear me: far from god be wickedness, and iniquity from the Almighty. For he will render to a man his work, and according to the ways of every one he will reward them. For in very deed God will not condemn without cause, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment. What other hath he appointed over the earth? or whom hath he set over the world which he made? If he turn his heart to him, he shall draw his spirit and breath unto himself. All flesh shall perish together, and man shall return into ashes. If then thou hast understanding, hear what is said, and hearken to the voice of my words. Can he be healed that loveth not judgment? and how dost thou so far condemn him that is just? Who saith to the king: Thou art an apostate: who calleth rulers ungodly? Who accepteth not the persons of princes: nor hath regarded the tyrant, when he contended against the poor man: for all are the work of his hands. They shall suddenly die, and the people shall be troubled at midnight, and they shall pass, and take away the violent without hand. For his eyes are upon the ways of men, and he considereth all their steps. There is no darkness, and there is no shadow of death, where they may be hid who work iniquity. For it is no longer in the power of man to enter into judgment with God. He shall break in pieces many and innumerable, and shall make others to stand in their stead. For he knoweth their works: and therefore he shall bring night on them, and they shall be destroyed. He hath struck them, as being wicked, in open sight. Who as it were on purpose have revolted from him, and would not understand all his ways: So that they caused the cry of the needy to come to him, and he heard the voice of the poor. For when he granteth peace, who is there that can condemn? When he hideth his countenance, who is there that can behold him, whether it regard nations, or all men? Who maketh a man that is a hypocrite to reign for the sins of the people? Seeing then I have spoken of God, I will not hinder thee in thy turn. If I have erred, teach thou me: if I have spoken iniquity, I will add no more. Doth God require it of thee, because it hath displeased thee? for thou begannest to speak, and not I: but if thou know any thing better, speak. Let men of understanding speak to me, and let a wise man hearken to me. But Job hath spoken foolishly, and his words sound not discipline. My father, let Job be tried even to the end: cease not from the man of iniquity. Because he addeth blasphemy upon his sins, let him be tied fast in the mean time amongst us: and then let him provoke God to judgment with his speeches. Glory be to The Holy Trinity.

وَقَالَ أَلِيهُو: اسْمَعُوا أَقْوَالِي أَيُّهَا الْحُكَمَاءُ وَاصْغُوا لِي أَيُّهَا الْعَارِفُونَ لأَنَّ الأُذُنَ تَمْتَحِنُ الأَقْوَالَ كَمَا أَنَّ الْحَنَكَ يَذُوقُ طَعَاماً لِنَمْتَحِنْ لأَنْفُسِنَا الْحَقَّ وَنَعْرِفْ بَيْنَ أَنْفُسِنَا مَا هُوَ طَيِّبٌ لأَنَّ أَيُّوبَ قَالَ: تَبَرَّرْتُ وَاللهُ نَزَعَ حَقِّي عِنْدَ مُحَاكَمَتِي أُكَذَّبُ. جُرْحِي عَدِيمُ الشِّفَاءِ مِنْ دُونِ ذَنْبٍ فَأَيُّ إِنْسَانٍ كَأَيُّوبَ يَشْرَبُ الْهُزْءَ كَالْمَاءِ وَيَسِيرُ مُتَّحِداً مَعَ فَاعِلِي الإِثْمِ وَذَاهِباً مَعَ أَهْلِ الشَّرِّ؟ لأَنَّهُ قَالَ: لاَ يَنْتَفِعُ الإِنْسَانُ بِكَوْنِهِ مَرْضِيّاً عِنْدَ اللهِ لأَجْلِ ذَلِكَ اسْمَعُوا لِي يَا ذَوِي الأَلْبَابِ. حَاشَا لِلَّهِ مِنَ الشَّرِّ وَلِلْقَدِيرِ مِنَ الظُّلْمِ لأَنَّهُ يُجَازِي الإِنْسَانَ عَلَى فِعْلِهِ وَيُنِيلُ الرَّجُلَ كَطَرِيقِهِ فَحَقّاً إِنَّ اللهَ لاَ يَفْعَلُ سُوءاً وَالْقَدِيرَ لاَ يُعَوِّجُ الْقَضَاءَ مَنْ وَكَّلَهُ بِالأَرْضِ وَمَنْ صَنَعَ الْمَسْكُونَةَ كُلَّهَا؟ إِنْ جَعَلَ عَلَيْهِ قَلْبَهُ إِنْ جَمَعَ إِلَى نَفْسِهِ رُوحَهُ وَنَسَمَتَهُ يُسَلِّمُ الرُّوحَ كُلُّ بَشَرٍ جَمِيعاً وَيَعُودُ الإِنْسَانُ إِلَى التُّرَابِ فَإِنْ كَانَ لَكَ فَهْمٌ فَاسْمَعْ هَذَا وَاصْغَ إِلَى صَوْتِ كَلِمَاتِي أَلَعَلَّ مَنْ يُبْغِضُ الْحَقَّ يَتَسَلَّطُ أَمِ الْبَارَّ الْكَبِيرَ تَسْتَذْنِبُ أَيُقَالُ لِلْمَلِكِ: يَا لَئِيمُ وَلِلشُّرَفَاءِ: يَا أَشْرَارُ؟! الَّذِي لاَ يُحَابِي بِوُجُوهِ الرُّؤَسَاءِ وَلاَ يَعْتَبِرُ غَنِيّاً دُونَ فَقِيرٍ. لأَنَّهُمْ جَمِيعَهُمْ عَمَلُ يَدَيْهِ بَغْتَةً يَمُوتُونَ وَفِي نِصْفِ اللَّيْلِ. يَرْتَجُّ الشَّعْبُ وَيَزُولُونَ وَيُنْزَعُ الأَعِزَّاءُ لاَ بِيَدٍ لأَنَّ عَيْنَيْهِ عَلَى طُرُقِ الإِنْسَانِ وَهُوَ يَرَى كُلَّ خَطَوَاتِهِ لاَ ظَلاَمَ وَلاَ ظِلَّ مَوْتٍ حَيْثُ تَخْتَفِي عُمَّالُ الإِثْمِ لأَنَّهُ لاَ يُلاَحِظُ الإِنْسَانَ زَمَاناً لِلدُّخُولِ فِي الْمُحَاكَمَةِ مَعَ اللهِ يُحَطِّمُ الأَعِزَّاءَ مِنْ دُونِ فَحْصٍ وَيُقِيمُ آخَرِينَ مَكَانَهُمْ لَكِنَّهُ يَعْرِفُ أَعْمَالَهُمْ وَيُقَلِّبُهُمْ لَيْلاً فَيَنْسَحِقُونَ لِكَوْنِهِمْ أَشْرَاراً يَصْفَعُهُمْ فِي مَرْأَى النَّاظِرِينَ لأَنَّهُمُ انْصَرَفُوا مِنْ وَرَائِهِ وَكُلُّ طُرُقِهِ لَمْ يَتَأَمَّلُوهَا حَتَّى بَلَّغُوا إِلَيْهِ صُرَاخَ الْمِسْكِينِ فَسَمِعَ زَعْقَةَ الْبَائِسِينَ إِذَا هُوَ سَكَّنَ فَمَنْ يَشْغَبُ؟ وَإِذَا حَجَبَ وَجْهَهُ فَمَنْ يَرَاهُ سَوَاءٌ كَانَ عَلَى أُمَّةٍ أَوْ عَلَى إِنْسَانٍ؟ حَتَّى لاَ يَمْلِكَ الْفَاجِرُ وَلاَ يَكُونَ شَرَكاً لِلشَّعْبِ وَلَكِنْ هَلْ لِلَّهِ قَالَ: احْتَمَلْتُ. لاَ أَعُودُ أُفْسِدُ مَا لَمْ أُبْصِرْهُ فَأَرِنِيهِ أَنْتَ. إِنْ كُنْتُ قَدْ فَعَلْتُ إِثْماً فَلاَ أَعُودُ أَفْعَلُهُ؟ هَلْ كَرَأْيِكَ يُجَازِيهِ قَائِلاً: لأَنَّكَ رَفَضْتَ فَأَنْتَ تَخْتَارُ لاَ أَنَا. وَبِمَا تَعْرِفُهُ تَكَلَّمْ؟ ذَوُو الأَلْبَابِ يَقُولُونَ لِي بَلِ الرَّجُلُ الْحَكِيمُ الَّذِي يَسْمَعُنِي يَقُولُ: إِنَّ أَيُّوبَ يَتَكَلَّمُ بِلاَ مَعْرِفَةٍ وَكَلاَمُهُ لَيْسَ بِتَعَقُّلٍ فَلَيْتَ أَيُّوبَ كَانَ يُمْتَحَنُ إِلَى الْغَايَةِ مِنْ أَجْلِ أَجْوِبَتِهِ كَأَهْلِ الإِثْمِ لَكِنَّهُ أَضَافَ إِلَى خَطِيَّتِهِ مَعْصِيَةً. يُصَفِّقُ بَيْنَنَا وَيُكْثِرُ كَلاَمَهُ عَلَى اللهِ مَجْدَاً لِلثَالُوث الأَقَدَسْ.

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود


١٠١ : ١٤، ١٧

*He has had regard to the prayer of the lowly, and has not despised their petition. To proclaim the name of the Lord in Sion, and his praise in Jerusalem. Alleluia.

*لانه نظر إلى صلاة المساكين ولم يرذل طلبهم. ليخبروا في صهيون باسم الرب وبتسبحته في أورشليم. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint Mark

الإنجيل من مرقس


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*And there assembled together unto him the Pharisees and some of the scribes, coming from Jerusalem. And when they had seen some of his disciples eat bread with common, that is, with unwashed hands, they found fault. For the Pharisees, and all the Jews eat not without often washing their hands, holding the tradition of the ancients: And when they come from the market, unless they be washed, they eat not: and many other things there are that have been delivered to them to observe, the washings of cups and of pots, and of brazen vessels, and of beds. And the Pharisees and scribes asked him: Why do not thy disciples walk according to the tradition of the ancients, but they eat bread with common hands? But he answering, said to them: Well did Isaias prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. And in vain do they worship me, teaching doctrines and precepts of men. For leaving the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men, the washing of pots and of cups: and many other things you do like to these. And he said to them: Well do you make void the commandment of God, that you may keep your own tradition. For Moses said: Honour thy father and thy mother; and He that shall curse father or mother, dying let him die. But you say: If a man shall say to his father or mother, Corban, (which is a gift,) whatsoever is from me, shall profit thee. And further you suffer him not to do any thing for his father or mother, Making void the word of God by your own tradition, which you have given forth. And many other such like things you do. And calling again the multitude unto him, he said to them: Hear ye me all, and understand. There is nothing from without a man that entering into him, can defile him. But the things which come from a man, those are they that defile a man. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. And when he was come into the house from the multitude, his disciples asked him the parable. And he saith to them: So are you also without knowledge? understand you not that every thing from without, entering into a man cannot defile him: Because it entereth not into his heart, but goeth into the belly, and goeth out into the privy, purging all meats? But he said that the things which come out from a man, they defile a man. Glory be to God forever.

وَاجْتَمَعَ إِلَيْهِ الْفَرِّيسِيُّونَ وَقَوْمٌ مِنَ الْكَتَبَةِ قَادِمِينَ مِنْ أُورُشَلِيمَ وَلَمَّا رَأَوْا بَعْضاً مِنْ تَلاَمِيذِهِ يَأْكُلُونَ خُبْزاً بِأَيْدٍ دَنِسَةٍ أَيْ غَيْرِ مَغْسُولَةٍ لاَمُوا - لأَنَّ الْفَرِّيسِيِّينَ وَكُلَّ الْيَهُودِ إِنْ لَمْ يَغْسِلُوا أَيْدِيَهُمْ بِاعْتِنَاءٍ لاَ يَأْكُلُونَ مُتَمَسِّكِينَ بِتَقْلِيدِ الشُّيُوخِ وَمِنَ السُّوقِ إِنْ لَمْ يَغْتَسِلُوا لاَ يَأْكُلُونَ. وَأَشْيَاءُ أُخْرَى كَثِيرَةٌ تَسَلَّمُوهَا لِلتَّمَسُّكِ بِهَا مِنْ غَسْلِ كُؤُوسٍ وَأَبَارِيقَ وَآنِيَةِ نُحَاسٍ وَأَسِرَّةٍ ثُمَّ سَأَلَهُ الْفَرِّيسِيُّونَ وَالْكَتَبَةُ: "لِمَاذَا لاَ يَسْلُكُ تَلاَمِيذُكَ حَسَبَ تَقْلِيدِ الشُّيُوخِ بَلْ يَأْكُلُونَ خُبْزاً بِأَيْدٍ غَيْرِ مَغْسُولَةٍ؟" فَأَجَابَ: "حَسَناً تَنَبَّأَ إِشَعْيَاءُ عَنْكُمْ أَنْتُمُ الْمُرَائِينَ كَمَا هُوَ مَكْتُوبٌ: هَذَا الشَّعْبُ يُكْرِمُنِي بِشَفَتَيْهِ وَأَمَّا قَلْبُهُ فَمُبْتَعِدٌ عَنِّي بَعِيداً وَبَاطِلاً يَعْبُدُونَنِي وَهُمْ يُعَلِّمُونَ تَعَالِيمَ هِيَ وَصَايَا النَّاسِ لأَنَّكُمْ تَرَكْتُمْ وَصِيَّةَ اللَّهِ وَتَتَمَسَّكُونَ بِتَقْلِيدِ النَّاسِ: غَسْلَ الأَبَارِيقِ وَالْكُؤُوسِ وَأُمُوراً أُخَرَ كَثِيرَةً مِثْلَ هَذِهِ تَفْعَلُونَ" ثُمَّ قَالَ لَهُمْ: "حَسَناً! رَفَضْتُمْ وَصِيَّةَ اللَّهِ لِتَحْفَظُوا تَقْلِيدَكُمْ لأَنَّ مُوسَى قَالَ: أَكْرِمْ أَبَاكَ وَأُمَّكَ وَمَنْ يَشْتِمُ أَباً أَوْ أُمّاً فَلْيَمُتْ مَوْتاً وَأَمَّا أَنْتُمْ فَتَقُولُونَ: إِنْ قَالَ إِنْسَانٌ لأَبِيهِ أَوْ أُمِّهِ: قُرْبَانٌ أَيْ هَدِيَّةٌ هُوَ الَّذِي تَنْتَفِعُ بِهِ مِنِّي فَلاَ تَدَعُونَهُ فِي مَا بَعْدُ يَفْعَلُ شَيْئاً لأَبِيهِ أَوْ أُمِّهِ مُبْطِلِينَ كَلاَمَ اللَّهِ بِتَقْلِيدِكُمُ الَّذِي سَلَّمْتُمُوهُ. وَأُمُوراً كَثِيرَةً مِثْلَ هَذِهِ تَفْعَلُونَ" ثُمَّ دَعَا كُلَّ الْجَمْعِ وَقَالَ لَهُمُ: "اسْمَعُوا مِنِّي كُلُّكُمْ وَافْهَمُوا لَيْسَ شَيْءٌ مِنْ خَارِجِ الإِنْسَانِ إِذَا دَخَلَ فِيهِ يَقْدِرُ أَنْ يُنَجِّسَهُ لَكِنَّ الأَشْيَاءَ الَّتِي تَخْرُجُ مِنْهُ هِيَ الَّتِي تُنَجِّسُ الإِنْسَانَ إِنْ كَانَ لأَحَدٍ أُذْنَانِ لِلسَّمْعِ فَلْيَسْمَعْ" وَلَمَّا دَخَلَ مِنْ عِنْدِ الْجَمْعِ إِلَى الْبَيْتِ سَأَلَهُ تَلاَمِيذُهُ عَنِ الْمَثَلِ فَقَالَ لَهُمْ: "أَفَأَنْتُمْ أَيْضاً هَكَذَا غَيْرُ فَاهِمِينَ؟ أَمَا تَفْهَمُونَ أَنَّ كُلَّ مَا يَدْخُلُ الإِنْسَانَ مِنْ خَارِجٍ لاَ يَقْدِرُ أَنْ يُنَجِّسَهُ لأَنَّهُ لاَ يَدْخُلُ إِلَى قَلْبِهِ بَلْ إِلَى الْجَوْفِ ثُمَّ يَخْرُجُ إِلَى الْخَلاَءِ وَذَلِكَ يُطَهِّرُ كُلَّ الأَطْعِمَةِ" ثُمَّ قَالَ: "إِنَّ الَّذِي يَخْرُجُ مِنَ الإِنْسَانِ ذَلِكَ يُنَجِّسُ الإِنْسَانَ وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.

The Pauline Epistle from Romans

البولس من رومية


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*For whosoever have sinned without the law, shall perish without the law; and whosoever have sinned in the law, shall be judged by the law. For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. For when the Gentiles, who have not the law, do by nature those things that are of the law; these having not the law are a law to themselves: Who shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness to them, and their thoughts between themselves accusing, or also defending one another, In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel. But if thou art called a Jew and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God, And knowest his will, and approvest the more profitable things, being instructed by the law, Art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them that are in darkness, An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of infants, having the form of knowledge and of truth in the law. Thou therefore that teachest another, teachest not thyself: thou that preachest that men should not steal, stealest: Thou that sayest, men should not commit adultery, committest adultery: thou that abhorrest idols, committest sacrilege: Thou that makest thy boast of the law, by transgression of the law dishonourest God. (For the name of God through you is blasphemed among the Gentiles, as it is written.) The grace of God the Father be with you all. Amen.

لأَنَّ كُلَّ مَنْ أَخْطَأَ بِدُونِ النَّامُوسِ فَبِدُونِ النَّامُوسِ يَهْلِكُ وَكُلُّ مَنْ أَخْطَأَ فِي النَّامُوسِ فَبِالنَّامُوسِ يُدَانُ لأَنْ لَيْسَ الَّذِينَ يَسْمَعُونَ النَّامُوسَ هُمْ أَبْرَارٌ عِنْدَ اللهِ بَلِ الَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ بِالنَّامُوسِ هُمْ يُبَرَّرُونَ لأَنَّهُ الأُمَمُ الَّذِينَ لَيْسَ عِنْدَهُمُ النَّامُوسُ مَتَى فَعَلُوا بِالطَّبِيعَةِ مَا هُوَ فِي النَّامُوسِ فَهَؤُلاَءِ إِذْ لَيْسَ لَهُمُ النَّامُوسُ هُمْ نَامُوسٌ لأَنْفُسِهِمِ الَّذِينَ يُظْهِرُونَ عَمَلَ النَّامُوسِ مَكْتُوباً فِي قُلُوبِهِمْ شَاهِداً أَيْضاً ضَمِيرُهُمْ وَأَفْكَارُهُمْ فِيمَا بَيْنَهَا مُشْتَكِيَةً أَوْ مُحْتَجَّةً فِي الْيَوْمِ الَّذِي فِيهِ يَدِينُ اللهُ سَرَائِرَ النَّاسِ حَسَبَ إِنْجِيلِي بِيَسُوعَ الْمَسِيحِ هُوَذَا أَنْتَ تُسَمَّى يَهُودِيّاً وَتَتَّكِلُ عَلَى النَّامُوسِ وَتَفْتَخِرُ بِاللَّهِ وَتَعْرِفُ مَشِيئَتَهُ وَتُمَيِّزُ الأُمُورَ الْمُتَخَالِفَةَ مُتَعَلِّماً مِنَ النَّامُوسِ وَتَثِقُ أَنَّكَ قَائِدٌ لِلْعُمْيَانِ وَنُورٌ للَّذِينَ فِي الظُّلْمَةِ وَمُهَذِّبٌ لِلأَغْبِيَاءِ وَمُعَلِّمٌ لِلأَطْفَالِ وَلَكَ صُورَةُ الْعِلْمِ وَ الْحَقِّ فِي النَّامُوسِ فَأَنْتَ إِذاً الَّذِي تُعَلِّمُ غَيْرَكَ أَلَسْتَ تُعَلِّمُ نَفْسَكَ؟ الَّذِي تَكْرِزُ أَنْ لاَ يُسْرَقَ أَتَسْرِقُ؟ الَّذِي تَقُولُ أَنْ لاَ يُزْنَى أَتَزْنِي؟ الَّذِي تَسْتَكْرِهُ الأَوْثَانَ أَتَسْرِقُ الْهَيَاكِلَ؟ الَّذِي تَفْتَخِرُ بِالنَّامُوسِ أَبِتَعَدِّي النَّامُوسِ تُهِينُ اللهَ؟ لأَنَّ اسْمَ اللهِ يُجَدَّفُ عَلَيْهِ بِسَبَبِكُمْ بَيْنَ الأُمَمِ كَمَا هُوَ مَكْتُوبٌ نعمةُ اللَّهِ الآبِ فَلْتَحِلَّ عَلَى أرواحِنا يا آبائي وإخْوَتي. آمين.

The Catholic Epistle from 2 Peter

الكاثوليكون من بطرس الثانية


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*Understanding this first, that no prophecy of scripture is made by private interpretation. For prophecy came not by the will of man at any time: but the holy men of God spoke, inspired by the Holy Ghost. He warns them against false teachers and foretells their punishment. But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there shall be among you lying teachers, who shall bring in sects of perdition, and deny the Lord who bought them: bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their riotousnesses, through whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you. Whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their perdition slumbereth not. For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but delivered them, drawn down by infernal ropes to the lower hell, unto torments, to be reserved unto judgment: And spared not the original world, but preserved Noe, the eighth person, the preacher of justice, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly. And reducing the cities of the Sodomites, and of the Gomorrhites, into ashes, condemned them to be overthrown, making them an example to those that should after act wickedly. 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.

عَالِمِينَ هَذَا أَوَّلاً: أَنَّ كُلَّ نُبُوَّةِ الْكِتَابِ لَيْسَتْ مِنْ تَفْسِيرٍ خَاصٍّ، لأَنَّهُ لَمْ تَأْتِ نُبُوَّةٌ قَطُّ بِمَشِيئَةِ إِنْسَانٍ، بَلْ تَكَلَّمَ أُنَاسُ اللَّهِ الْقِدِّيسُونَ مَسُوقِينَ مِنَ الرُّوحِ الْقُدُسِ وَلَكِنْ كَانَ أَيْضاً فِي الشَّعْبِ أَنْبِيَاءُ كَذَبَةٌ، كَمَا سَيَكُونُ فِيكُمْ أَيْضاً مُعَلِّمُونَ كَذَبَةٌ، الَّذِينَ يَدُسُّونَ بِدَعَ هَلاَكٍ. وَإِذْ هُمْ يُنْكِرُونَ الرَّبَّ الَّذِي اشْتَرَاهُمْ، يَجْلِبُونَ عَلَى أَنْفُسِهِمْ هَلاَكاً سَرِيعاً وَسَيَتْبَعُ كَثِيرُونَ تَهْلُكَاتِهِمْ. الَّذِينَ بِسَبَبِهِمْ يُجَدَّفُ عَلَى طَرِيقِ الْحَقِّ وَهُمْ فِي الطَّمَعِ يَتَّجِرُونَ بِكُمْ بِأَقْوَالٍ مُصَنَّعَةٍ، الَّذِينَ دَيْنُونَتُهُمْ مُنْذُ الْقَدِيمِ لاَ تَتَوَانَى وَهَلاَكُهُمْ لاَ يَنْعَسُ لأَنَّهُ إِنْ كَانَ اللَّهُ لَمْ يُشْفِقْ عَلَى مَلاَئِكَةٍ قَدْ أَخْطَأُوا، بَلْ فِي سَلاَسِلِ الظَّلاَمِ طَرَحَهُمْ فِي جَهَنَّمَ، وَسَلَّمَهُمْ مَحْرُوسِينَ لِلْقَضَاءِ، وَلَمْ يُشْفِقْ عَلَى الْعَالَمِ الْقَدِيمِ، بَلْ إِنَّمَا حَفِظَ نُوحاً ثَامِناً كَارِزاً لِلْبِرِّ إِذْ جَلَبَ طُوفَاناً عَلَى عَالَمِ الْفُجَّارِ وَإِذْ رَمَّدَ مَدِينَتَيْ سَدُومَ وَعَمُورَةَ حَكَمَ عَلَيْهِمَا بِالاِنْقِلاَبِ، وَاضِعاً عِبْرَةً لِلْعَتِيدِينَ أَنْ يَفْجُرُوا، لا تُحِبُّوا العَالَمَ ولا الأشْيَاءَ التي في العَالَمِ، لأنَّ العَالَمَ يمْضِي وَشَهْوَتُهُ مَعَهُ، وأمَّا مَنْ يَعملُ مَشِيئَةَ اللهِ فإنه يَثْبُتُ إلى الأبدِ. آمين.




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*Then Agrippa said to Paul: Thou art permitted to speak for thyself. Then Paul stretching forth his hand, began to make his answer. I think myself happy, O king Agrippa, that I am to answer for myself this day before thee, touching all the things whereof I am accused by the Jews. Especially as thou knowest all, both customs and questions that are among the Jews: Wherefore I beseech thee to hear me patiently. And my life indeed from my youth, which was from the beginning among my own nation in Jerusalem, all the Jews do know: Having known me from the beginning (if they will give testimony) that according to the most sure sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee. And now for the hope of the promise that was made by God to the fathers, do I stand subject to judgment: Unto which, our twelve tribes, serving night and day, hope to come. For which hope, O king, I am accused by the Jews. Why should it be thought a thing incredible, that God should raise the dead? The word of the Lord shall grow, multiply, be mighty, and be confirmed, in the holy Church of God. Amen.

فَقَالَ أَغْرِيبَاسُ لِبُولُسَ: "مَأْذُونٌ لَكَ أَنْ تَتَكَلَّمَ لأَجْلِ نَفْسِكَ". حِينَئِذٍ بَسَطَ بُولُسُ يَدَهُ وَجَعَلَ يَحْتَجُّ: "إِنِّي أَحْسِبُ نَفْسِي سَعِيداً أَيُّهَا الْمَلِكُ أَغْرِيبَاسُ إِذْ أَنَا مُزْمِعٌ أَنْ أَحْتَجَّ الْيَوْمَ لَدَيْكَ عَنْ كُلِّ مَا يُحَاكِمُنِي بِهِ الْيَهُودُ لاَ سِيَّمَا وَأَنْتَ عَالِمٌ بِجَمِيعِ الْعَوَائِدِ وَالْمَسَائِلِ الَّتِي بَيْنَ الْيَهُودِ. لِذَلِكَ أَلْتَمِسُ مِنْكَ أَنْ تَسْمَعَنِي بِطُولِ الأَنَاةِ فَسِيرَتِي مُنْذُ حَدَاثَتِي الَّتِي مِنَ الْبُدَاءَةِ كَانَتْ بَيْنَ أُمَّتِي فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ يَعْرِفُهَا جَمِيعُ الْيَهُودِ عَالِمِينَ بِي مِنَ الأَوَّلِ إِنْ أَرَادُوا أَنْ يَشْهَدُوا أَنِّي حَسَبَ مَذْهَبِ عِبَادَتِنَا الأَضْيَقِ عِشْتُ فَرِّيسِيّاً وَالآنَ أَنَا وَاقِفٌ أُحَاكَمُ عَلَى رَجَاءِ الْوَعْدِ الَّذِي صَارَ مِنَ اللهِ لِآبَائِنَا الَّذِي أَسْبَاطُنَا الاِثْنَا عَشَرَ يَرْجُونَ نَوَالَهُ عَابِدِينَ بِالْجَهْدِ لَيْلاً وَنَهَاراً. فَمِنْ أَجْلِ هَذَا الرَّجَاءِ أَنَا أُحَاكَمُ مِنَ الْيَهُودِ أَيُّهَا الْمَلِكُ أَغْرِيبَاسُ لِمَاذَا يُعَدُّ عِنْدَكُمْ أَمْراً لاَ يُصَدَّقُ إِنْ أَقَامَ اللهُ أَمْوَاتاً؟ لَمْ تَزَلْ كَلِمَةُ الرَّبِّ تَنْمُو وتَكْثُرُ وتَعْتَزُّ وتَثْبُتُ، في بِيعَةِ اللَّهِ الْمُقَدَّسَةِ. آمين.

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود


٩ : ٧، ٨

*Whose mouth is full of cursing, and bitterness, and fraud: under his tongue are trouble and pain. He lies in wait with rich men in secret places, in order to slay the innocent: his eyes are set against the poor. Alleluia.

*رتلوا للرب الساكن في صهيون وأخبروا في الأمم بأعماله. لانه طلب الدماء وتذكرها: هلليلوياه. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint Luke

الإنجيل من لوقا


١١ : ٤٥ − ٥٢

*And one of the lawyers answering, saith to him: Master, in saying these things, thou reproachest us also. But he said: Woe to you lawyers also, because you load men with burdens which they cannot bear, and you yourselves touch not the packs with one of your fingers. Woe to you who build the monuments of the prophets: and your fathers killed them. Truly you bear witness that you consent to the doings of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and you build their sepulchres. For this cause also the wisdom of God said: I will send to them prophets and apostles; and some of them they will kill and persecute. That the blood of all the prophets which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation, From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, who was slain between the alter and the temple: Yea I say to you, It shall be required of this generation. Woe to you lawyers, for you have taken away the key of knowledge: you yourselves have not entered in, and those that were entering in, you have hindered. Glory be to God forever.

فَقَالَ لَهُ وَاحِدٌ مِنَ النَّامُوسِيِّينَ: "يَا مُعَلِّمُ حِينَ تَقُولُ هَذَا تَشْتِمُنَا نَحْنُ أَيْضاً" فَقَالَ: "وَوَيْلٌ لَكُمْ أَنْتُمْ أَيُّهَا النَّامُوسِيُّونَ لأَنَّكُمْ تُحَمِّلُونَ النَّاسَ أَحْمَالاً عَسِرَةَ الْحَمْلِ وَأَنْتُمْ لاَ تَمَسُّونَ الأَحْمَالَ بِإِحْدَى أَصَابِعِكُمْ وَيْلٌ لَكُمْ لأَنَّكُمْ تَبْنُونَ قُبُورَ الأَنْبِيَاءِ وَآبَاؤُكُمْ قَتَلُوهُمْ إِذاً تَشْهَدُونَ وَتَرْضَوْنَ بِأَعْمَالِ آبَائِكُمْ لأَنَّهُمْ هُمْ قَتَلُوهُمْ وَأَنْتُمْ تَبْنُونَ قُبُورَهُمْ لِذَلِكَ أَيْضاً قَالَتْ حِكْمَةُ اللهِ: إِنِّي أُرْسِلُ إِلَيْهِمْ أَنْبِيَاءَ وَرُسُلاً فَيَقْتُلُونَ مِنْهُمْ وَيَطْرُدُونَ - لِكَيْ يُطْلَبَ مِنْ هَذَا الْجِيلِ دَمُ جَمِيعِ الأَنْبِيَاءِ الْمُهْرَقُ مُنْذُ إِنْشَاءِ الْعَالَمِ مِنْ دَمِ هَابِيلَ إِلَى دَمِ زَكَرِيَّا الَّذِي أُهْلِكَ بَيْنَ الْمَذْبَحِ وَالْبَيْتِ. نَعَمْ أَقُولُ لَكُمْ: إِنَّهُ يُطْلَبُ مِنْ هَذَا الْجِيلِ! وَيْلٌ لَكُمْ أَيُّهَا النَّامُوسِيُّونَ لأَنَّكُمْ أَخَذْتُمْ مِفْتَاحَ الْمَعْرِفَةِ. مَا دَخَلْتُمْ أَنْتُمْ وَالدَّاخِلُونَ مَنَعْتُمُوهُمْ" وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.