حجي 2 – NAV & NIRV

Ketab El Hayat

حجي 2:1-23

الوعد بمجد الهيكل الجديد

1وَفِي الْيَوْمِ الْحَادِي وَالْعِشْرِينَ مِنَ الشَّهْرِ السَّابِعِ (أَيْ شَهْرِ تِشْرِينَ الأَوَّلِ – أُكْتُوبَرَ) أَوْحَى الرَّبُّ بِهَذِهِ الْكَلِمَةِ إِلَى حَجَّيِ النَّبِيِّ: 2«خَاطِبْ زَرُبَّابِلَ بْنَ شَأَلْتِيئِيلَ حَاكِمَ يَهُوذَا، وَيَهُوشَعَ بْنَ يَهُوصَادِقَ رَئِيسَ الْكَهَنَةِ وَجَمِيعَ الْبَقِيَّةِ النَّاجِيَةِ مِنَ الشَّعْبِ قَائِلاً: 3مَنْ بَقِيَ مِنْكُمْ مِمَّنْ شَاهَدُوا هَذَا الْهَيْكَلَ فِي مَجْدِهِ السَّابِقِ؟ كَيْفَ تَرَوْنَهُ الآنَ؟ أَلَيْسَ هُوَ فِي نَظَرِكُمْ كَلا شَيْءٍ؟ 4وَالآنَ تَشَجَّعْ يَازَرُبَّابِلُ، يَقُولُ الرَّبُّ، وَتَشَدَّدْ يَا يَهُوشَعُ بْنُ يَهُوصَادِقَ رَئِيسُ الْكَهَنَةِ، وَأَنْتُمْ كَذَلِكَ يَا جَمِيعَ سُكَّانِ الأَرْضِ. تَشَجَّعُوا وَاعْمَلُوا بِجَدٍّ لأَنِّي مَعَكُمْ، يَقُولُ الرَّبُّ الْقَدِيرُ. 5بِمُقْتَضَى عَهْدِي الَّذِي أَبْرَمْتُهُ مَعَكُمْ عِنْدَمَا خَرَجْتُمْ مِنْ دِيَارِ مِصْرَ. إِنَّ رُوحِي مَاكِثٌ مَعَكُمْ، فَلا تَفْزَعُوا. 6لأَنَّهُ هَكَذَا يَقُولُ الرَّبُّ الْقَدِيرُ: هَا أَنَا مُزْمِعٌ مَرَّةً أُخْرَى، عَمَّا قَلِيلٍ، أَنْ أُزَلْزِلَ السَّمَاءَ وَالأَرْضَ وَالْبَحْرَ وَالْيَابِسَةَ. 7وَأُزَعْزِعَ أَرْكَانَ جَمِيعِ الأُمَمِ فَتُجْلَبَ نَفَائِسُهُمْ إِلَى هَذَا الْمَكَانِ وَأَمْلأَ هَذَا الْهَيْكَلَ بِالْمَجْدِ. 8فَالذَّهَبُ وَالْفِضَّةُ لِي يَقُولُ الرَّبُّ الْقَدِيرُ. 9وَيَكُونُ مَجْدُ هَذَا الْهَيْكَلِ الأَخِيرِ أَعْظَمَ مِنْ مَجْدِ الْهَيْكَلِ السَّابِقِ، وَأَجْعَلُ السَّلامَ يَسُودُ هَذَا الْمَوْضِعَ يَقُولُ الرَّبُّ الْقَدِيرُ».

البركة للشعب النجس

10وَفِي الْيَوْمِ الرَّابِعِ وَالْعِشْرِينَ مِنَ الشَّهْرِ التَّاسِعِ (أَيْ شَهْرِ كَانُونَ الأَوَّلِ – دِيسَمْبَر)، فِي السَّنَةِ الثَّانِيَةِ لِحُكْمِ دَارِيُّوسَ أَوْحَى الرَّبُّ بِهَذِهِ الْكَلِمَةِ إِلَى النَّبِيِّ حَجَّيِ: 11«هَذَا مَا يَقُولُهُ الرَّبُّ الْقَدِيرُ: اسْأَلِ الْكَهَنَةَ عَمَّا تَقُولُهُ الشَّرِيعَةُ بِشَأْنِ هَذَا السُّؤَالِ: 12إِنْ حَمَلَ إِنْسَانٌ لَحْماً مُقَدَّساً بَيْنَ طَيَّاتِ ثَوْبِهِ، وَلَمَسَ طَرَفُهُ خُبْزاً أَوْ طَبِيخاً أَوْ خَمْراً أَوْ زَيْتاً أَوْ أَيَّ طَعَامٍ آخَرَ، فَهَلْ يُصْبِحُ ذَاكَ مُقَدَّساً؟» فَأَجَابَ الْكَهَنَةُ: «لا». 13ثُمَّ سَأَلَ حَجَّي: «إِنْ لَمَسَ إِنْسَانٌ تَنَجَّسَ بِمَسِّ مَيْتٍ شَيْئاً مِنْ هَذِهِ هَلْ تُصْبِحُ نَجِسَةً؟» فَأَجَابَ الْكَهَنَةُ: «نَعَمْ، تُصْبِحُ نَجِسَةً». 14عِنْدَئِذٍ قَالَ حَجَّي: «هَذَا هُوَ حَالُ الشَّعْبِ، وَهَذَا هُوَ حَالُ الأُمَّةِ أَمَامِي يَقُولُ الرَّبُّ، فَكُلُّ أَعْمَالِ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَجَمِيعُ مَا يُقَدِّمُونَهُ نَجِسٌ. 15وَالآنَ تَأَمَّلُوا فِيمَا صَنَعْتُمُ الْيَوْمَ وَالأَيَّامَ السَّالِفَةَ قَبْلَ أَنْ تَضَعُوا حَجَراً فَوْقَ حَجَرٍ لِبِنَاءِ هَيْكَلِ الرَّبِّ. 16عِنْدَمَا كَانَ يُقْبِلُ أَحَدٌ عَلَى كَوْمَةِ حُبُوبٍ ظَنّاً مِنْهُ أَنَّ الأَرْضَ قَدْ غَلَّتْ عِشْرِينَ مِكْيَالاً، يَجِدُ أَنَّهَا لَمْ تُغِلَّ سِوَى عَشَرَةٍ فَقَطْ. وَحِينَ يَدْنُو مِنَ الْمِعْصَرَةِ لِيَغْرُفَ مِلْءَ خَمْسِينَ وِعَاءً، لَا يَجِدُ إِلّا عِشْرِينَ. 17إِنِّي ابْتَلَيْتُ تَعَبَ أَيْدِيكُمْ بِالْقَحْطِ وَالذُّبُولِ وَالْبَرَدِ، وَلَكِنَّكُمْ لَمْ تَرْجِعُوا تَائِبِينَ إِلَيَّ، يَقُولُ الرَّبُّ. 18وَلَكِنْ تَأَمَّلُوا فِيمَا يَجْرِي مُنْذُ هَذَا الْيَوْمِ وَصَاعِداً، مِنَ الْيَوْمِ الرَّابِعِ وَالْعِشْرِينَ مِنَ الشَّهْرِ التَّاسِعِ، مُنْذُ أَنْ تَمَّ وَضْعُ أَسَاسِ هَيْكَلِ الرَّبِّ. تَأَمَّلُوا. 19هَلْ فِي الأَهْرَاءِ بِذَارٌ بَعْدُ؟ حَتَّى الْكُرُومُ وَالتِّينُ وَالرُّمَّانُ وَالزَّيْتُونُ لَمْ تُثْمِرْ بَعْدُ. لَكِنْ مُنْذُ هَذَا الْيَوْمِ أُبَارِكُ فِيهَا».

زربابل خادم الرب المختار

20ثُمَّ أَوْحَى الرَّبُّ بِكَلِمَتِهِ إِلَى حَجَّي لِلْمَرَّةِ الثَّانِيَةِ فِي الْيَوْمِ الرَّابِعِ وَالْعِشْرِينَ مِنَ الشَّهْرِ قَائِلاً: 21«كَلِّمْ زَرُبَّابِلَ حَاكِمَ يَهُوذَا وَقُلْ لَهُ: أَنَا مُزْمِعٌ أَنْ أُزَلْزِلَ السَّمَاءَ وَالأَرْضَ. 22وَأُطَوِّحَ بِعُرُوشِ مَمَالِكِ الأُمَمِ، وَأُدَمِّرَ قُوَّتَهَا وَأَقْلِبَ الْمَرْكَبَاتِ وَفُرْسَانَهَا، فَتَهْوِي الْخُيُولُ وَرُكَّابُهَا وَيَلْقَى كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ حَتْفَهُ بِسَيْفِ صَاحِبِهِ. 23فِي ذَلِكَ الْيَوْمِ، يَقُولُ الرَّبُّ الْقَدِيرُ، أَصْطَفِيكَ يَازَرُبَّابِلُ بْنُ شَأَلْتِيئِيلَ عَبْدِي، وَأَجْعَلُكَ كَخَاتَمٍ فِي إِصْبَعِي (حَاكِماً بِاسْمِي) لأَنِّي اخْتَرْتُكَ يَقُولُ الرَّبُّ الْقَدِيرُ».

New International Reader’s Version

Haggai 2:1-23

1a second message came from the Lord. It came to Haggai the prophet. The message came on the 21st day of the seventh month. The Lord said, 2“Speak to Zerubbabel, the governor of Judah and the son of Shealtiel. Also speak to Joshua the high priest, the son of Jozadak. And speak to all my people who are still left alive. Ask them, 3‘Did any of you who are here see how beautiful this temple used to be? How does it look to you now? It doesn’t look so good, does it? 4But be strong, Zerubbabel,’ announces the Lord. ‘Be strong, Joshua. Be strong, all of you people in the land,’ announces the Lord. ‘Start rebuilding. I am with you,’ announces the Lord who rules over all. 5‘That is what I promised you when you came out of Egypt. My Spirit continues to be with you. So do not be afraid.’ ”

6The Lord says, “In a little while I will shake the heavens and the earth once more. I will also shake the ocean and the dry land. 7I will shake all the nations. Then what is desired by all nations will come to my temple. And I will fill the temple with glory,” says the Lord who rules over all. 8“The silver belongs to me. So does the gold,” announces the Lord who rules over all. 9“The new temple will be more beautiful than the first one was,” says the Lord. “And in this place I will bring peace,” announces the Lord who rules over all.

The Lord Will Make His People Pure and “Clean”

10A third message from the Lord came to Haggai the prophet. The message came on the 24th day of the ninth month of the second year that Darius was king. 11The Lord who rules over all speaks. He says, “Ask the priests what the law says. 12Suppose someone carries holy meat in the clothes they are wearing. And the clothes touch some bread or stew. Or they touch some wine, olive oil or other food. Then do these things also become holy?”

The priests answered, “No.”

13So Haggai said, “Suppose someone is made ‘unclean’ by touching a dead body. And then they touch one of these things. Does it become ‘unclean’ too?”

“Yes,” the priests replied. “It does.”

14Then here is what Haggai said. “The Lord announces, ‘That is how I look at these people and this nation. Anything they do and anything they sacrifice on the altar is “unclean.”

15“ ‘Think carefully about this from now on. Think about how things were before the Lord’s temple was built. This was before one stone was laid on top of another. 16People went to get 20 measures of grain. But they could find only 10. They went to where the wine was stored to get 50 measures. But only 20 were there. 17You worked very hard to produce all those things. But I struck them with rot, mold and hail. And you still did not return to me,’ announces the Lord. 18It is the 24th day of the ninth month. From this day on, here is what you should think carefully about. Think about the day when the foundation of my temple was laid. 19Are any seeds still left in your barns? Until now, your vines and fig trees have not produced any fruit. Your pomegranate and olive trees have not produced any either.

“ ‘But from this day on I will bless you.’ ”

The Lord Compares Zerubbabel to His Royal Ring

20A final message from the Lord came to Haggai. This message also came on the 24th day of the ninth month. The Lord said, 21“Speak to Zerubbabel, the governor of Judah. Tell him I am going to shake the heavens and the earth. 22I will throw down royal thrones. I will smash the power of other kingdoms. I will destroy chariots and their drivers. Horses and their riders will fall. They will be killed by the swords of their relatives.

23“ ‘Zerubbabel, at that time I will pick you,’ announces the Lord. ‘You are my servant,’ announces the Lord. ‘You will be like a ring that has my royal mark on it. I have chosen you,’ announces the Lord who rules over all.”