The Prophecies: Exodus 15:22-16:1


A reading from the Book of Exodus to Moses the Prophet, may his blessings be with us all. Amen.

من سفر الخروج من توراة موسي النبي بركته تكون مع جميعنا أمين.

So Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea; then they went out into the Wilderness of Shur. And they went three days in the wilderness and found no water.
Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people complained against Moses, saying, "What shall we drink?" So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet.
There He made a statute and an ordinance for them. And there He tested them, and said, "If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you."
Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve wells of water and seventy palm trees; so they camped there by the waters. And they journeyed from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came to the Wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai,
Glory be to the Holy Trinity, our God forever and ever. Amen.

ثُمَّ ارْتَحَلَ مُوسَى بِإِسْرَائِيلَ مِنْ بَحْرِ سُوفَ وَخَرَجُوا إِلَى بَرِّيَّةِ شُورٍ. فَسَارُوا ثَلاَثَةَ أَيَّامٍ فِي الْبَرِّيَّةِ وَلَمْ يَجِدُوا مَاءً.
َجَاءُوا إِلَى مَارَّةَ، وَلَمْ يَقْدِرُوا أَنْ يَشْرَبُوا مَاءً مِنْ مَارَّةَ لأَنَّهُ مُرٌّ. لِذلِكَ دُعِيَ اسْمُهَا «مَارَّةَ». فَتَذَمَّرَ الشَّعْبُ عَلَى مُوسَى قَائِلِينَ: «مَاذَا نَشْرَبُ؟» فَصَرَخَ إِلَى الرَّبِّ. فَأَرَاهُ الرَّبُّ شَجَرَةً فَطَرَحَهَا فِي الْمَاءِ فَصَارَ الْمَاءُ عَذْبًا.
هُنَاكَ وَضَعَ لَهُ فَرِيضَةً وَحُكْمًا، وَهُنَاكَ امْتَحَنَهُ. فَقَالَ: «إِنْ كُنْتَ تَسْمَعُ لِصَوْتِ الرَّبِّ إِلهِكَ، وَتَصْنَعُ الْحَقَّ فِي عَيْنَيْهِ، وَتَصْغَى إِلَى وَصَايَاهُ وَتَحْفَظُ جَمِيعَ فَرَائِضِهِ، فَمَرَضًا مَا مِمَّا وَضَعْتُهُ عَلَى الْمِصْرِيِّينَ لاَ أَضَعُ عَلَيْكَ. فَإِنِّي أَنَا الرَّبُّ شَافِيكَ».
ثُمَّ جَاءُوا إِلَى إِيلِيمَ وَهُنَاكَ اثْنَتَا عَشْرَةَ عَيْنَ مَاءٍ وَسَبْعُونَ نَخْلَةً. فَنَزَلُوا هُنَاكَ عِنْدَ الْمَاءِ. ثُمَّ ارْتَحَلُوا مِنْ إِيلِيمَ. وَأَتَى كُلُّ جَمَاعَةِ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ إِلَى بَرِّيَّةِ سِينٍ، الَّتِي بَيْنَ إِيلِيمَ وَسِينَاءَ
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