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Primo libro di Samuele 15


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NOVA VULGATACATHOLIC PUBLIC DOMAIN
1 Et dixit Samuel ad Saul: “ Me misit Dominus, ut unge rem te in regem super populum eius Israel. Nunc ergo audi vocem Domini.1 And Samuel said to Saul: “The Lord sent me, so that I would anoint you as king over his people Israel. Now therefore, listen to the voice of the Lord.
2 Haec dicit Dominus exercituum: “Recensui, quaecumque fecit Amalec Israeli, quomodo restitit ei in via, cum ascenderet de Aegypto.2 ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: I have taken account of all that Amalek has done to Israel, how he stood against him in the way, when he ascended from Egypt.
3 Nunc igitur vade et demolire Amalec et percute anathemate universa eius; non parcas ei, sed interfice a viro usque ad mulierem et parvulum atque lactantem, bovem et ovem, camelum et asinum” ”.
3 Now therefore, go and strike Amalek, and demolish all that is his. You shall not spare him, and you shall not covet anything out of the things that are his. Instead, kill from man even to woman, and little ones as well as infants, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’ ”
4 Convocavit itaque Saul populum et recensuit eos in Telem: ducenta milia peditum et decem milia virorum Iudae.4 And so, Saul instructed the people, and he numbered them like lambs: two hundred thousand foot soldiers, and ten thousand men of Judah.
5 Cumque venisset Saul usque ad civitatem Amalec, tetendit insidias in torrente5 And when Saul had arrived as far as the city of Amalek, he placed ambushes at the torrent.
6 dixitque Saul Cinaeo: “ Abite, recedite atque descendite ab Amalec, ne forte perdam te cum eo; tu enim fecisti misericordiam cum omnibus filiis Israel, cum ascenderent de Aegypto ”. Et recessit Cinaeus de medio Amalec.
6 And Saul said to the Kenite: “Go away, withdraw, and descend from Amalek. Otherwise, I will include you with him. For you showed mercy to all the sons of Israel, when they ascended from Egypt.” And so the Kenite withdrew from the midst of Amalek.
7 Percussitque Saul Amalec ab Hevila usque ad Sur, quae est e regione Aegypti.7 And Saul struck down Amalek, from Havilah even until you arrive at Shur, which is opposite the region of Egypt.
8 Et apprehendit Agag regem Amalec vivum; omne autem vulgus interfecit in ore gladii.8 And he apprehended Agag, the king of Amalek, alive. But all the common people he put to death with the edge of the sword.
9 Et pepercit Saul et populus Agag et optimis gregibus ovium et armentorum, pinguibus scilicet pecoribus et agnis et universis, quae pulchra erant, nec voluerunt disperdere ea; quidquid vero vile fuit et reprobum, hoc demoliti sunt.
9 And Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the flocks of sheep, and of the herds, and the garments, and the rams, and all that was beautiful, and they were not willing to destroy them. Yet truly, whatever was vile or worthless, these they demolished.
10 Factum est autem verbum Domini ad Samuel dicens:10 Then the word of the Lord came to Samuel, saying
11 “ Paenitet me quod constituerim Saul regem, quia dereliquit me et verba mea opere non implevit ”. Contristatusque est Samuel et clamavit ad Dominum tota nocte.
11 “It displeases me that I have appointed Saul as king. For he has forsaken me, and he has not fulfilled the work of my words.” And Samuel was greatly saddened, and he cried out to the Lord, all night long
12 Cumque de nocte surrexisset Samuel, ut iret ad Saul mane, nuntiatum est Samueli quod venisset Saul in Carmel et erexisset sibi trophaeum et reversus transisset descendissetque in Galgala.12 And when Samuel had risen while it was still dark, so that he might go to Saul in the morning, it was reported to Samuel that Saul had arrived at Carmel, and that he had erected for himself a triumphant arch. And, while returning, he had continued on and descended to Gilgal. Therefore, Samuel went to Saul. And Saul was offering a holocaust to the Lord, from the best of the spoils, which he had brought from Amalek.
13 Et cum venisset Samuel ad Saul, dixit ei Saul: “ Benedictus tu Domino; implevi verbum Domini ”.13 And when Samuel had gone to Saul, Saul said to him: “You are the blessed of the Lord. I have fulfilled the word of the Lord.”
14 Dixitque Samuel: “ Et quae est haec vox gregum, quae resonat in auribus meis, et armentorum, quam ego audio? ”.14 And Samuel said, “Then what is this voice of the flocks, which resounds in my ears, and of the herds, which I am hearing?”
15 Et ait Saul: “ De Amalec adduxerunt ea; pepercit enim populus melioribus ovibus et armentis, ut immolarentur Domino Deo tuo; reliqua vero occidimus ”.
15 And Saul said: “They have brought these from Amalek. For the people spared the best of the sheep and of the herds, so that they might be immolated to the Lord your God. Yet truly, the remainder we have slain.”
16 Dixit autem Samuel ad Saul: “ Sine me, et indicabo tibi, quae locutus sit Dominus ad me nocte ”. Dixitque ei: “ Loquere ”.16 Then Samuel said to Saul, “Permit me, and I will reveal to you what the Lord has said to me this night.” And he said to him, “Speak.”
17 Et ait Samuel: “ Nonne, cum parvulus esses in oculis tuis, caput in tribubus Israel factus es? Unxitque te Dominus regem super Israel17 And Samuel said: “Was it not when you were little in your own eyes that you were made the head of the tribes of Israel? And the Lord anointed you as king over Israel.
18 et misit te Dominus in viam et ait: “ Vade et interfice peccatores Amalec et pugnabis contra eos usque ad internecionem eorum ”.18 And the Lord sent you on the way, and he said: ‘Go and put to death the sinners of Amalek. And you shall fight against them, even unto utter annihilation.’
19 Quare ergo non audisti vocem Domini, sed versus ad praedam es et fecisti malum in oculis Domini? ”.19 Why then, did you not listen to the voice of the Lord? Instead, you turned to the spoils, and you did evil in the eyes of the Lord.”
20 Et ait Saul ad Samuelem: “ Immo audivi vocem Domini et ambulavi in via, per quam misit me Dominus; et adduxi Agag regem Amalec et Amalec interfeci.20 And Saul said to Samuel: “On the contrary, I did listen to the voice of the Lord, and I walked in the way along which the Lord sent me, and I led back Agag, the king of Amalek, and I put to death Amalek.
21 Tulit autem populus de praeda oves et boves, primitias eorum, quae caesa sunt, ut immolet Domino Deo tuo in Galgalis ”.
21 But the people took some of the spoils, sheep and oxen, as the first-fruits of those things that were slain, to immolate to the Lord their God at Gilgal.”
22 Et ait Samuel: “ Numquid vult Dominus holocausta aut victimas et non potius ut oboediatur voci Domini? Melior est enim oboedientia quam victimae, et auscultare magis quam offerre adipem arietum.22 And Samuel said: “Does the Lord want holocausts and victims, and not instead that the voice of the Lord should be obeyed? For obedience is better than sacrifice. And to heed is greater than to offer the fat of rams.
23 Vere peccatum hariolandi est repugnare, et scelus idololatriae nolle acquiescere: pro eo ergo quod abiecisti sermonem Domini, abiecit te, ne sis rex ”.
23 Therefore, it is like the sin of paganism to rebel. And it is like the crime of idolatry to refuse to obey. For this reason, therefore, because you have rejected the word of the Lord, the Lord has also rejected you from being king.”
24 Dixitque Saul ad Samuelem: “ Peccavi, quia praevaricatus sum sermonem Domini et verba tua timens populum et oboediens voci eorum;24 And Saul said to Samuel: “I have sinned, for I have transgressed the word of the Lord, and your words, by fearing the people and obeying their voice.
25 sed nunc tolle, quaeso, peccatum meum et revertere mecum, ut adorem Dominum ”.25 But now, I beg you, to bear my sin, and to return with me, so that I may adore the Lord.”
26 Et ait Samuel ad Saul: “ Non revertar tecum, quia proiecisti sermonem Domini; et proiecit te Dominus, ne sis rex super Israel ”.26 And Samuel said to Saul: “I will not return with you. For you have rejected the word of the Lord, and the Lord has rejected you from being king over Israel.”
27 Et conversus est Samuel, ut abiret; ille autem apprehendit summitatem pallii eius, quae et scissa est.
27 And Samuel turned away, so that he might depart. But Saul took hold of the edge of his cloak, and it tore.
28 Et ait ad eum Samuel: “ Scidit Dominus regnum Israel a te hodie et tradidit illud proximo tuo meliori te.28 And Samuel said to him: “The Lord has torn the kingdom of Israel away from you this day. And he has delivered it to your neighbor, who is better than you are.
29 Porro Gloria Israel non mentitur et paenitudine non flectitur; neque enim homo est, ut agat paenitentiam ”.
29 Moreover, the One who triumphs within Israel will not spare, and he will not be moved to repentance. For he is not a man, that he should repent.”
30 At ille ait: “ Peccavi, sed nunc honora me coram senibus populi mei et coram Israel; et revertere mecum, ut adorem Dominum Deum tuum ”.30 Then he said: “I have sinned. But now, honor me before the elders of my people, and before Israel, and return with me, so that I may adore the Lord your God.”
31 Reversus ergo Samuel secutus est Saulem et adoravit Saul Dominum.
31 Therefore, Samuel turned again after Saul. And Saul adored the Lord.
32 Dixitque Samuel: “ Adducite ad me Agag regem Amalec ”. Et oblatus est ei Agag tremens. Et dixit Agag: “ Certe secessit amaritudo mortis! ”.32 And Samuel said, “Bring near to me Agag, the king of Amalek.” And Agag, very fat and trembling, was presented to him. And Agag said, “Does bitter death separate in this manner?”
33 Et ait Samuel: “ Sicut fecit absque liberis mulieres gladius tuus, sic absque liberis erit inter mulieres mater tua ”. Et in frusta concidit Samuel Agag coram Domino in Galgalis.
33 And Samuel said, “Just as your sword caused women to be without their children, so will your mother be without her children among women.” And Samuel cut him into pieces, before the Lord at Gilgal.
34 Abiit autem Samuel in Rama; Saul vero ascendit in domum suam in Gabaa Saulis.34 Then Samuel went away to Ramah. But Saul ascended to his house at Gibeah.
35 Et non vidit Samuel ultra Saul usque ad diem mortis suae; verumtamen lugebat Samuel Saul, quoniam Dominum paenitebat quod constituisset Saul regem super Israel.
35 And Samuel did not see Saul any more, until the day of his death. Yet truly, Samuel mourned for Saul, because the Lord regretted that he had appointed him as king over Israel.