Tuesday, 28 May 2024 - Santi Emilio, Felice, Priamo e Feliciano ( Letture di oggi)

Giudici 1

1 Post mortem Iosue consulue runt filii Israel Dominum dicen tes: “ Quis nostrum primus ascendet ad Chananaeum ad pugnandum contra eum? ”.1 After the death of Joshua, the sons of Israel consulted the Lord, saying, “Who will ascend before us, against the Canaanite, and who will be the commander of the war?”
2 Dixitque Dominus: “ Iudas ascendet: ecce tradidi terram in manus eius ”.2 And the Lord said: “Judah shall ascend. Behold, I have delivered the land into his hands.”
3 Et ait Iudas Simeoni fratri suo: “ Ascende mecum in sorte mea, et pugnemus contra Chananaeum, et ego pergam tecum in sorte tua ”. Et abiit cum eo Simeon.3 And Judah said to his brother Simeon, “Go up with me to my lot, and fight against the Canaanite, so that I also may go forth with you to your lot.” And Simeon went with him.
4 Ascenditque Iudas, et tradidit Dominus Chananaeum ac Pherezaeum in manus eorum, et percusserunt in Bezec decem milia virorum.4 And Judah went up, and the Lord delivered the Canaanite, as well as the Perizzite, into their hands. And they struck down ten thousand of the men at Bezek.
5 Inveneruntque Adonibezec in Bezec et pugnaverunt contra eum ac percusserunt Chananaeum et Pherezaeum.5 And they found Adonibezek at Bezek, and they fought against him, and they struck down the Canaanite and the Perizzite.
6 Fugit autem Adonibezec, quem persecuti comprehenderunt, caesis pollicibus manuum eius ac pedum.6 Then Adonibezek fled. And they pursued him and captured him, and they cut off the ends of his hands and feet.
7 Dixitque Adonibezec: “ Septuaginta reges, amputatis manuum ac pedum pollicibus, colligebant sub mensa mea ciborum reliquias. Sicut feci, ita reddidit mihi Deus ”. Adduxeruntque eum in Ierusalem, et ibi mortuus est.
7 And Adonibezek said: “Seventy kings, with the ends of their hands and feet amputated, have been gathering the remnants of food under my table. Just as I have done, so has God repaid me.” And they brought him to Jerusalem, and he died there.
8 Oppugnantes ergo filii Iudae Ierusalem ceperunt eam; et percusserunt in ore gladii tradentes incendio civitatem.
8 Then the sons of Judah, besieging Jerusalem, seized it. And they struck it with edge of the sword, delivering the entire city to be burned.
9 Et postea descendentes pugnaverunt contra Chananaeum, qui habitabat in montanis et in Nageb et in Sephela.9 And afterward, descending, they fought against the Canaanites who were living in the mountains, and in the south, and in the plains.
10 Pergensque Iuda contra Chananaeum, qui habitabat in Hebron, cui nomen fuit antiquitus Cariatharbe, percussit Sesai et Ahiman et Tholmai.10 And Judah, going forth against the Canaanites who were living at Hebron, (the name of which from antiquity was Kiriath-Arba) struck down Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai.
11 Atque inde profectus abiit ad habitatores Dabir, cuius nomen vetus erat Cariathsepher (id est civitas Litterarum).
11 And continuing on from there, he went to the inhabitants of Debir, the old name of which was Kiriath-Sepher, that is, the City of Letters.
12 Dixitque Chaleb: “ Qui percusserit Cariathsepher et ceperit eam, dabo ei Axam filiam meam uxorem ”.12 And Caleb said, “Whoever will strike Kiriath-Sepher, and will lay waste to it, I will give to him my daughter Achsah as wife.”
13 Cumque cepisset eam Othoniel filius Cenez frater Chaleb minor, dedit ei Axam filiam suam coniugem.13 And when Othniel, the son of Kenaz, a younger brother of Caleb, had seized it, he gave his daughter Achsah to him in marriage.
14 Quae cum veniret, incitavit eum, ut peteret a patre suo agrum. Demisit ergo se de asino, et dixit ei Chaleb: “ Quid habes? ”.14 And as she was traveling on a journey, her husband admonished her, so that she would request a field from her father. And since she had sighed while sitting on her donkey, Caleb said to her, “What is it?”
15 At illa respondit: “ Da mihi benedictionem; quia terram arentem dedisti mihi, da et irriguam aquis ”. Dedit ergo ei Chaleb irriguum superius et irriguum inferius.
15 But she responded: “Give a blessing to me. For you have given me a dry land. Also give a watered land.” Therefore, Caleb gave to her the upper watered land and the lower watered land.
16 Filii autem Hobab Cinaei cognati Moysi ascenderunt de civitate Palmarum cum filiis Iudae in desertum Iudae, quod est ad meridiem Arad, et habitaverunt cum Amalecitis.
16 Now the sons of the Kenite, the relative of Moses, ascended from the City of Palms, with the sons of Judah, into the wilderness of his lot, which is toward the south of Arad. And they lived with him.
17 Abiit autem Iudas cum Simeone fratre suo et percusserunt simul Chananaeum, qui habitabat in Sephath, et percusserunt urbem anathemate. Vocatumque est nomen eius Horma (id est Anathema).17 Then Judah went out with his brother Simeon, and together they struck the Canaanites who were living at Zephath, and they put them to death. And the name of the city was called Hormah, that is, Anathema.
18 Cepitque Iudas Gazam cum finibus suis et Ascalonem atque Accaron cum terminis suis.18 And Judah seized Gaza, with its parts, and Ashkelon as well as Ekron, with their borders.
19 Fuitque Dominus cum Iuda, et montana possedit; nec potuit expellere habitatores vallis, quia falcatis curribus abundabant.19 And the Lord was with Judah, and he possessed the mountains. But he was not able to wipe out the inhabitants of the valley. For they abounded with chariots armed with scythes.
20 Dederuntque Chaleb Hebron, sicut dixerat Moyses, qui expulit ex ea tres filios Enac.
20 And just as Moses had said, they gave Hebron to Caleb, who destroyed out of it the three sons of Anak.
21 Iebusaeum autem habitatorem Ierusalem non expulerunt filii Beniamin, habitavitque Iebusaeus cum filiis Beniamin in Ierusalem usque in praesentem diem.
21 But the sons of Benjamin did not wipe out the Jebusite inhabitants of Jerusalem. And the Jebusite has lived with the sons of Benjamin in Jerusalem, even to the present day.
22 Domus quoque Ioseph ascendit Bethel, fuitque Dominus cum eis.22 The house of Joseph also ascended against Bethel, and the Lord was with them.
23 Nam, cum explorarent urbem, quae prius Luza vocabatur,23 For when they were besieging the city, which was previously called Luz,
24 viderunt custodes hominem egredientem de civitate dixeruntque ad eum: “ Ostende nobis introitum civitatis, et faciemus tecum misericordiam ”.24 they saw a man departing from the city, and they said to him, “Reveal to us the entrance to the city, and we will act with mercy toward you.”
25 Qui cum ostendisset eis, percusserunt urbem in ore gladii; hominem autem illum et omnem cognationem eius dimiserunt.25 And when he had revealed it to them, they struck the city with the edge of the sword. But that man, and all his relatives, they released.
26 Qui dimissus abiit in terram Hetthim et aedificavit ibi civitatem vocavitque eam Luzam, quae ita appellatur usque in praesentem diem.
26 And having been sent away, he went out to the land of the Hittites, and he built a city there, and he called it Luz. And so it is called, even to the present day.
27 Manasses quoque non occupavit Bethsan et Thanach cum viculis suis nec expulit habitatores Dor et Ieblaam et Mageddo cum viculis suis; mansitque Chananaeus in terra hac.27 Likewise, Manasseh did not destroy Bethshean and Taanach, with their villages, nor the inhabitants of Dor and Ibleam and Megiddo, with their villages. And the Canaanite began to live with them.
28 Postquam autem confortatus est Israel, fecit eos tributarios et expellere noluit.28 Then, after Israel had grown strong, he made them tributaries, but he was not willing to destroy them.
29 Ephraim etiam non expulit Chananaeum, qui habitabat in Gazer, sed habitavit Chananaeus in medio eius in Gazer.
29 And now Ephraim did not put to death the Canaanite, who was living at Gezer; instead, he lived with him.
30 Zabulon non expulit habitatores Cetron et Naalol, sed habitavit Chananaeus in medio eius factusque est ei tributarius.
30 Zebulun did not wipe out the inhabitants of Kitron and of Nahalal. Instead, the Canaanite lived in their midst and became their tributary.
31 Aser quoque non expulit habitatores Achcho et Sidonis, Ahalab et Achazib et Helba et Aphec et Rohob;31 Likewise, Asher did not destroy the inhabitants of Acco and Sidon, Ahlab and Achzib, and Helbah, and Aphik, and Rehob.
32 habitavitque Aser in medio Chananaei habitatoris illius terrae, quia non expulit eum.
32 And he lived in the midst of the Canaanites, the inhabitants of that land, for he did not put them to death.
33 Nephthali non expulit habitatores Bethsames et Bethanath et habitavit inter Chananaeum habitatorem terrae, fueruntque ei Bethsamitae et Bethanitae tributarii.
33 Naphtali also did not wipe out the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh and Bethanath. And he lived among the Canaanite inhabitants of the land. And the Beth-shemeshites and Bethanathites were tributaries to him.
34 Artavitque Amorraeus filios Dan in montem nec dedit eis locum, ut ad planiora descenderent.34 And the Amorite hemmed in the sons of Dan on the mountain, and did not give them a place, so that they might descend to the flatlands.
35 Habitavitque Amorraeus in Hathares, in Aialon et Salebim; et aggravata est manus domus Ioseph, factusque est ei tributarius.35 And he lived on the mountain at Har-heres, which is translated as ‘resembling brick,’ and at Aijalon and Sha-alabbin. But the hand of the house of Joseph was very heavy, and he became a tributary to him.
36 Fuit autem terminus Amorraei ab ascensu Acrabbim ad Petram et superiora loca.
36 Now the border of the Amorite was from the Ascent of the Scorpion, to the Rock and the higher places.