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12nd day of Kiahk

اليوم الثاني عشر من شهر كيهك

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود

65:4,5

٦٥ : ٤، ٥

*Blessed is he whom thou hast chosen and adopted; he shall dwell in thy courts. Hearken to us, O God our Saviour; the hope of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are on the sea afar off: Alleluia.

طُوبَى لِمَنْ اخْتَرْتَهُ وَقَبِلْتَهُ، يَسْكُنُ في دِيَارِكَ إلى الأَبدِ. اسْتَجِبْ لَنَا يَا اللَّهُ مُخَلِّصُنَا، يَا رَجَاءَ جَمِيعِ أَقْطَارِ الأَرْضِ. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint Mathew

الإنجيل من متى

24:42-47

٢٤ : ٤٢ − ٤٧

*Watch ye therefore, because ye know not what hour your Lord will come. But know this ye, that if the goodman of the house knew at what hour the thief would come, he would certainly watch, and would not suffer his house to be broken open. Wherefore be you also ready, because at what hour you know not the Son of man will come. Who, thinkest thou, is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath appointed over his family, to give them meat in season. Blessed is that servant, whom when his lord shall come he shall find so doing. Amen I say to you, he shall place him over all his goods. Glory be to God forever.

اسْهَرُوا إذَاً لأَنكُمْ لا تَعْلَمُونَ في أَيةِ سَاعَةٍ يَأتِي رَبكُمْ. وَاعْلَمُوا هَذَا: أنهُ لَوْ كَانَ رَبُّ الْبَيْتِ يَعْلَمُ في أَيةِ سَاعَةٍ يَأْتِي السَّارِقُ، لَسَهِرَ وَلَمْ يَدَعْ بَيْتَهُ يُنْهَبُ. لِذلِكَ كُونُوا أَنْتُمْ أيْضاً مُسْتَعِدِّينَ؛ لأنهُ في السَّاعَةِ التي لا تَعْرِفُونَها يَأْتِي ابْنُ الإنْسَانِ فِيهَا. فَمَنْ هُوَ يَا تُرَى الْعَبْدُ الأَمِينُ وَالْحَكِيمُ الَّذِي يُقِيمُهُ سَيِّدُهُ عَلَى عَبِيدِهِ لِيُعْطِيَهُمْ طَعَامَهُمْ في حِينِهِ؟ طُوبَى لِذلِكَ الْعَبْدِ الَّذِي إذَا جَاءَ سَيِّدُهُ يَجِدُهُ يَفْعَلُ هكَذَا، الْحَقَّ أَقُولُ لَكُمْ: إنَّهُ يُقِيمُهُ عَلَى جَمِيعِ أَمْوَالِهِ. وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود

37:16,18,29

٣٧ : ١٦، ١٨، ٢٩

*The Lord supports the righteous. The Lord knows the ways of the perfect; and their inheritance shall be for ever. But the righteous shall inherit the earth, and dwell upon it for ever. Alleluia.

الرَّبُّ يُعَضِّدُ الصِّدِّيقِينَ، يَعْرِفُ الرَّبُّ طَرِيقَ الَّذِينَ لا عَيْبَ فِيهِمْ. وَيَكُونُ مِيرَاثَهُمْ إلى الأَبدِ. وَالصِّدِّيقُونَ يَرِثُونَ الأَرْضَ، وَيَسْكُنُونَ فِيهَا إلى دَهْرِ الدَّهْرِ. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint Mark

الإنجيل من مرقس

13:33-37

١٣ : ٣٣ − ٣٧

*Take ye heed, watch and pray. For ye know not when the time is. Even as a man who going into a far country, left his house; and gave authority to his servants over every work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore, (for you know not when the lord of the house cometh: at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning,) Lest coming on a sudden, he find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch. Glory be to God forever.

اُنْظُرُوا، اسْهَرُوا وَصَلُّوا؛ لأَنكُمْ لا تَعْرفُونَ مَتَى يَكُونُ الْوَقْتُ. كَأنمَا إنْسَانٌ مسَافِرٌ تَرَكَ بَيْتَهُ، وَأَعْطَى عَبِيدَهُ السُّلْطَانَ، وَلِكُلِّ وَاحِدٍ عَمَلَهُ، وَأَوْصَى الْبَوَّابَ أنْ يَسْهَرَ. اِسْهَرُوا إذاً؛ لأَنكُمْ لا تَعْرفُونَ مَتَى يَأْتِي رَبُّ الْبَيْتِ، أَمَسَاءً، أَمْ نِصْفَ اللَّيْلِ، أَمْ صِيَاحَ الدِّيكِ، أَمْ صَبَاحَاً. لِئَلاَّ يَأْتِيَ بَغْتَةً فَيَجِدَكُمْ نِيَامَاً! وَمَا أَقُولُهُ لَكُمْ أَقُولُهُ لِلْجَمِيعِ: اسْهَرُوا. وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.

The Pauline Epistle from 1 Corinthians

البولس من كورونثوس الأولى

3:9-23

٣ : ٩ − ٢٣

*For we are God's coadjutors: you are God's husbandry; you are God's building. According to the grace of God that is given to me, as a wise architect, I have laid the foundation; and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other foundation no man can lay, but that which is laid; which is Christ Jesus. Now if any man build upon this foundation, gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble: Every man's work shall be manifest; for the day of the Lord shall declare it, because it shall be revealed in fire; and the fire shall try every man's work, of what sort it is. If any man's work abide, which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work burn, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved, yet so as by fire. Know you not, that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? But if any man violate the temple of God, him shall God destroy. For the temple of God is holy, which you are. Let no man deceive himself: if any man among you seem to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written: I will catch the wise in their own craftiness. And again: The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. Let no man therefore glory in men. For all things are yours, whether it be Paul, or Apollo, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; for all are yours; And you are Christ's; and Christ is God's. The grace of God the Father be with you all. Amen.

لأَنهُ إذَا قَالَ وَاحِدٌ: "أَنا لِبُولُسَ " وَآخَرُ: "أَنا لأَبلُّوسَ " أَفَلَسْتُمْ بَشَرِيِّينَ؟ فَمَنْ هُوَ أَبلُّوسُ، وَمَنْ هُوَ بُولُسُ؟ بَلْ خَادِمَانِ آمَنْتُمْ بِوَاسِطَتِهِمَا، وَكَمَا أَعْطَى الرَّبُّ لِكُلِّ وَاحِدٍ: أَنا غَرَسْتُ وَأَبلُّوسُ سَقَى، لكِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ يُنْمِي، إذَاً لَيْسَ الْغَارِسُ شَيْئاً وَلا السَّاقِي، بَلِ اللَّهُ الَّذِي يُنْمِي، وَالْغَارِسُ وَالسَّاقِي هُمَا وَاحِدٌ، وَلكِنَّ كُلَّ وَاحِدٍ سَيَأْخُذُ أُجْرَتَهُ بِحَسَبِ تَعَبِهِ. فَإنَّنَا نَحْنُ شُرَكَاءُ عَامِلانِ لِلَّهِ، وَأَنْتُمْ فَلاَحَةُ اللَّهِ، بِنَاءُ اللَّهِ. حَسَبَ نِعْمَةِ اللَّهِ الْمُعْطَاةِ لِي كَبَنَّاءٍ حَكِيمٍ مَاهِرٍ قَدْ وَضَعْتُ أَسَاساً، وَآخَرُ يَبْنِي عَلَيْهِ. وَلكِنْ فَلْيَنْظُرْ كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ كَيْفَ يَبْنِي عَلَيْهِ؟ فَإنَّهُ لا يَسْتَطِيعُ أَحَدٌ أنْ يَضَعَ أسَاساً آخَرَ غَيْرَ الَّذِي وُضِعَ، الَّذِي هُوَ يَسُوعُ الْمَسِيحُ. وَإنْ كَانَ وَاحِدٌ يَبْنِي عَلَى هذَا الأَسَاسِ: ذَهَباً، فِضَّةً، حِجَارَةً كَرِيمَةً، حَطَبَاً، عُشْباً، قَشَّاً، فَسَيُعْلَنُ عَمَلُ كُلِّ وَاحِدٍ لأنَّ الْيَوْمَ سَيُظْهِرُهُ؛ لأنهُ بِنَارٍ يُسْتَعْلَنُ، وَسَتَمْتَحِنُ النَّارُ عَمَلَ كُلِّ وَاحِدٍ كَيْفَ مَا هُوَ؟ فَمَنْ بَقِيَ عَمَلُهُ الَّذِي بَنَاهُ ثَابِتَاً فَسَيَنَالُ أُجْرَتَهُ. ومَنْ احْتَرَقَ عَمَلُهُ فَسَيَخْسَرُ، وَأمَّا هُوَ فَسَيَخْلُصُ، وَلكِنْ كَمَا بِنَارٍ. أَمَا تَعْلَمُونَ أَنكُمْ هَيْكَلُ اللَّهِ، وَرُوحُ اللَّهِ سَاكِنٌ فِيكُمْ؟ فَمَنْ يُنَجِّسْ هَيْكَلَ اللَّهِ فَسَيُفْسِدُهُ اللَّهُ؛ لأنَّ هَيْكَلَ اللَّهِ مُقَدَّسٌ الَّذِي أَنْتُمْ هُوَ. لا يَخْدَعَنَّ أَحَدٌ نَفْسَهُ. إنْ كَانَ أَحَدٌ يَظُنُّ أنهُ حَكِيمٌ بَيْنَكُمْ في هذَا الدَّهْرِ، فَلْيَصِرْ جَاهِلاً لِكَيْ يَصِيرَ حَكِيماً! لأنَّ حِكْمَةَ هذَا الْعَالَمِ جَهَالَةٌ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ؛ لأنهُ مَكْتُوبٌ: "الآخِذُ الْحُكَمَاءَ بِمَكْرِهِمْ". وَأيْضاً: "الرَّبُّ يَعْلَمُ أَفْكَارَ الْحُكَمَاءِ أنهَا بَاطِلَةٌ". فَلا يَفْتَخِرَنَّ أَحَدٌ بِالنَّاسِ! فَإنَّ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ لَكُمْ: إنْ كَانَ بُولُسُ، أَوْ أَبلُّوسُ، أَوْ كِيفا (صفَا)، أَوْ الْعَالَمُ، أَوْ الْحَيَاةُ، أَوْ الْمَوْتُ، أَوْ الأَشْيَاءُ الْحَاضِرَةُ، أَوْ الْمُسْتَقْبلَةُ. جَمِيعُهَا هِيَ لَكُمْ. وَأَنْتُمْ لِلْمَسِيحِ، وَالْمَسِيحُ لِلَّهِ. نعمةُ اللَّهِ الآبِ فَلْتَحِلَّ عَلَى أرواحِنا يا آبائي وإخْوَتي. آمين.

The Catholic Epistle from 1 Peter

الكاثوليكون من بطرس الأولى

5:5-14

٥ : ٥ − ١٤

*In like manner, ye young men, be subject to the ancients. And do you all insinuate humility one to another, for God resisteth the proud, but to the humble he giveth grace. Be you humbled therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in the time of visitation: Casting all your care upon him, for he hath care of you. Be sober and watch: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour. Whom resist ye, strong in faith: knowing that the same affliction befalls your brethren who are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us into his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little, will himself perfect you, and confirm you, and establish you. To him be glory and empire for ever and ever. Amen. By Sylvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I think, I have written briefly: beseeching and testifying that this is the true grace of God, wherein you stand. The church that is in Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you: and so doth my son Mark. Salute one another with a holy kiss. Grace be to all you, who are in Christ Jesus. Amen. 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.

كَذلِكَ أَنْتُمْ أيهَا الشُّبَّانُ، اخْضَعُوا لِلشُّيُوخِ، وَكُونُوا جَمِيعاً مُتَسَرْبِلِينَ بِالتَّوَاضُعِ بَعْضُكُمْ لِبَعْضٍ، لأنَّ اللَّهَ يُقَاوِمُ الْمُسْتَكْبِرِينَ، وَيُعْطِي نِعْمَةً لِلْمُتَوَاضِعِينَ. فَتَوَاضَعُوا تَحْتَ يَدِ اللَّهِ الْقَوِيَّةِ لِكَيْ يَرْفَعَكُمْ في زَمَانِ الافْتِقَادِ، مُلْقِينَ كُلَّ هَمِّكُمْ عَلَيْهِ؛ لأنهُ هُوَ يَعْتَنِي بِكُمْ. كُونُوا مُتَيَقِّظِينَ وَاسْهَرُوا. لأنَّ إبْلِيسَ عَدُوَّكُمْ يَجُولُ كَأَسَدٍ زَائِرٍ، يَلْتَمِسُ مَنْ يَبْتَلِعُهُ. فَقَاوِمُوهُ، رَاسِخِينَ في الإيمَانِ، عَالِمِينَ أنَّ نَفْسَ هذِهِ الآلامِ تُجْرَى عَلَى إخْوَتِكُمُ الَّذِينَ في الْعَالَمِ. وَإلهُ كُلِّ نِعْمَةٍ الَّذِي دَعَاكُمْ إلى مَجْدِهِ الأبدِيِّ في الْمَسِيحِ يَسُوعَ، بَعْدَمَا تَأَلَّمْتُمْ يَسِيراً، هُوَ يُهَيِّئُكُمْ، وَيُثَبِّتُكُمْ، وَيُقَوِّيكُمْ، وَيُمَكِّنُكُمْ. لَهُ السُّلْطَانُ وَالْمَجْدُ إلى الآبادِ. آمِين. بِيَدِ سِلْوَانُسَ الأخِ الأمِينِ كَمَا أَظُنُّ كَتَبْتُ إلَيْكُمْ بِكَلِمَاتٍ قَلِيلَةٍ وَاعِظاً وَشَاهِداً، أنَّ هذِهِ هيَ نِعْمَةُ اللَّهِ بِالْحَقِّ التي فِيهَا تَقُومُونَ. تُسَلِّمُ عَلَيْكُمُ الصَّدِيقَةُ الْمُخْتَارَةُ التي في بَابِلَ، وَمَرْقُسُ ابْنِي. سَلِّمُوا بَعْضُكُمْ عَلَى بَعْضٍ بِقُبْلَةِ الْمَحَبَّةِ الْمُقدَّسَةِ. السَّلاَمُ لَكُمْ جَمِيعَاً أيهَا الَّذِينَ في الْمَسِيحِ يَسُوعَ. لا تُحِبُّوا العَالَمَ ولا الأشْيَاءَ التي في العَالَمِ، لأنَّ العَالَمَ يمْضِي وَشَهْوَتُهُ مَعَهُ، وأمَّا مَنْ يَعملُ مَشِيئَةَ اللهِ فإنه يَثْبُتُ إلى الأبدِ. آمين.

Praxis

الإبركسيس

18:24-19:6

١٨ : ٢٤ − ١٩ : ٦

*Now a certain Jew, named Apollo, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus, one mighty in the scriptures. This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, spoke, and taught diligently the things that are of Jesus, knowing only the baptism of John. This man therefore began to speak boldly in the synagogue. Whom when Priscilla and Aquila had heard, they took him to them, and expounded to him the way of the Lord more diligently. And whereas he was desirous to go to Achaia, the brethren exhorting, wrote to the disciples to receive him. Who, when he was come, helped them much who had believed. For with much vigour he convinced the Jews openly, shewing by the scriptures, that Jesus is the Christ. Paul establishes the church at Ephesus. The tumult of the silversmiths. And it came to pass, while Apollo was at Corinth, that Paul having passed through the upper coasts, came to Ephesus, and found certain disciples. And he said to them: Have you received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? But they said to him: We have not so much as heard whether there be a Holy Ghost. And he said: In what then were you baptized? Who said: In John's baptism. Then Paul said: John baptized the people with the baptism of penance, saying: That they should believe in him who was to come after him, that is to say, in Jesus. Having heard these things, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had imposed his hands on them, the Holy Ghost came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied. The word of the Lord shall grow, multiply, be mighty, and be confirmed, in the holy Church of God. Amen.

وَكَانَ يُوجَدُ يَهُودِيٌّ اسْمُهُ أَبلُّوسُ، إسْكَنْدَرِيُّ الْجِنْسِ، رَجُلٌ فَصِيحٌ قَدُمَ إلى أَفَسُسَ مُقْتَدِرٌ في الْكُتُبِ. هذَا كَانَ تِلْمِيذاً لِطَرِيقِ الرَّبِّ. وَكَانَ وَهُوَ حَارٌّ بِالرُّوحِ يَتَكَلَّمُ وَيُعَلِّمُ بِتَدْقِيقٍ مَا يَخْتَصُّ بِيَسُوعَ. عَارِفَاً مَعْمُودِيَّةَ يُوحَنَّا فَقَطْ. وَابْتَدَأَ هذَا يُجَاهِرُ في الْمَجْمَعِ. فَلَمَّا سَمِعَاهُ بِرِيسْكِلاَّ وَأَكِيلاَّ قَبِلاهُ إلَيْهِمَا، وَعَلَّمَاهُ طَرِيقَ اللَّهِ بِأَكْثَرِ تَدْقِيقٍ. وَإذْ كَانَ يُرِيدُ أنْ يَنْطَلِقَ إلى أَخَائِيَةَ، حَضُّوا الإخْوَةَ وَكَتَبُوا لِلتَّلامِيذِ أنْ يَقْبَلُوهُ. فَلَمَّا جَاءَ هذَا، نَفَعَ الْمُؤمِنِينَ كَثِيرَاً بِالنِّعْمَةِ؛ لأنهُ كَانَ يُفْحِمُ الْيَهُودَ بِاشْتِدَادٍ جَهْرَاً، مُبَيِّناً لَهُمْ مِنَ الْكُتُبِ أنَّ الْمَسِيحَ هُوَ يَسُوعُ. فَحَدَثَ إذْ كَانَ أَبلُّوسُ في كُورِنْثُوسَ، أَنَّ بُولُسَ بَعْدَ مَا اجْتَازَ في النَّوَاحِي الْعَالِيَةِ لِكَيْ يَأتِيَ إلَى أَفَسُسَ، وَجَدَ تَلامِيذَ، فَقَالَ لَهُمْ: "هَلْ قَبِلْتُمُ الرُّوحَ الْقُدُسَ لَمَّا آمَنْتُمْ؟". قَالُوا لَهُ: "وَلا سَمِعْنَا أنهُ يُوجَدُ رُوحٌ قُدُسٌ". فَقَالَ لَهُمْ: "فَبِمَاذَا اعْتَمَدْتُمْ؟". فَقَالُوا: "بِمَعْمُودِيَّةِ يُوحَنَّا". فَقَالَ بُولُسُ: "إنَّ يُوحَنَّا عَمَّدَ الشَّعْبَ بِمَاءِ التَّوْبَةِ، قَائِلاً أنْ يُؤْمِنُوا بِالَّذِي يَأْتِي بَعْدَهُ، أَيْ بِيَسُوعَ". فَلَمَّا سَمِعُوا اعْتَمَدُوا بِاسْمِ الرَّبِّ يَسُوعَ. وَلَمَّا وَضَعَ بُولُسُ يَدَهُ عَلَيْهِمْ حَلَّ الرُّوحُ الْقُدُسُ عَلَيْهِمْ، فَطَفِقُوا يَنْطِقُونَ بِأَلْسِنَةٍ وَيَتَنَبَّأُونَ. لَمْ تَزَلْ كَلِمَةُ الرَّبِّ تَنْمُو وتَكْثُرُ وتَعْتَزُّ وتَثْبُتُ، في بِيعَةِ اللَّهِ الْمُقَدَّسَةِ. آمين.

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود

37:30,31

٣٧ : ٣٠، ٣١

*The mouth of the righteous will meditate wisdom, and his tongue will speak of judgment. The law of his God is in his heart; and his steps shall not slide. Alleluia.

فَمُ الصِّدِّيقِ يَتْلُو الْحِكْمَةَ، وَلِسَانُهُ يَنْطِقُ بِالْحُكْمِ. نَامُوسُ اللَّهِ في قَلْبِهِ. وَلا تَتَعَرْقَلُ خَطَوَاتُهُ. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint Luke

الإنجيل من لوقا

16:1-12

١٦ : ١ − ١٢

*And he said also to his disciples: There was a certain rich man who had a steward: and the same was accused unto him, that he had wasted his goods. And he called him, and said to him: How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship: for now thou canst be steward no longer. And the steward said within himself: What shall I do, because my lord taketh away from me the stewardship? To dig I am not able; to beg I am ashamed. I know what I will do, that when I shall be removed from the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. Therefore calling together every one of his lord's debtors, he said to the first: How much dost thou owe my lord? But he said: An hundred barrels of oil. And he said to him: Take thy bill and sit down quickly, and write fifty. Then he said to another: And how much dost thou owe? Who said: An hundred quarters of wheat. He said to him: Take thy bill, and write eighty. And the lord commended the unjust steward, forasmuch as he had done wisely: for the children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light. And I say to you: Make unto you friends of the mammon of iniquity; that when you shall fail, they may receive you into everlasting dwellings. He that is faithful in that which is least, is faithful also in that which is greater: and he that is unjust in that which is little, is unjust also in that which is greater. If then you have not been faithful in the unjust mammon; who will trust you with that which is the true? And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's; who will give you that which is your own? Glory be to God forever.

وَقَالَ أيْضاً لِتَلامِيذِهِ: "كَانَ إنْسَانٌ غَنِيٌّ لَهُ وَكِيلٌ، فَوُشِيَ بِهِ إلَيْهِ بِأَنهُ يُبَذِّرُ أَمْوَالَهُ. فَدَعَاهُ وَقَالَ لَهُ: مَا هذَا الَّذِي أَسْمَعُهُ عَنْكَ؟ أَعْطِنِي حِسَابَ الْوَكَالَةِ لأَنكَ لا تَكُونُ وَكِيلاً بَعْدُ. فَقَالَ الْوَكِيلُ في نَفْسِهِ: مَاذَا أَفْعَلُ؟ سَيِّدِي يَأْخُذُ مِنِّي الْوَكَالَةَ. وَلَسْتُ أَسْتَطِيعُ أنْ أَنْقُبَ، وَأَسْتَحِي أنْ أَسْأَلَ صَدَقَةً. قَدْ عَلِمْتُ مَاذَا أَصْنَعُ، حَتَّى إذَا عُزِلْتُ عَنِ الْوَكَالَةِ يَقْبَلُونِي في بُيُوتِهِمْ. فَدَعَا كُلَّ وَاحِدٍ مِنْ مَدْيُونِي سَيِّدِهِ، وَقَالَ لِلأَوَّلِ: كَمْ عَلَيْكَ لِسَيِّدِي؟ أَمَّا هُوَ فَقَالَ: مِئَةُ بَثِّ زَيْتٍ. فَقَالَ: خُذْ صَكَّكَ وَاجْلِسْ عَاجِلاً وَاكْتُبْ خَمْسِينَ. ثُمَّ قَالَ لآخَرَ: وَأَنْتَ كَمْ عَلَيْكَ؟ فَقَالَ: مِئَةُ كُرِّ قَمْحٍ. فَقَالَ لَهُ: خُذْ صَكَّكَ وَاكْتُبْ ثَمَانِينَ. فَمَدَحَ السَّيِّدُ وَكِيلَ الظُّلْمِ إذْ بِحِكْمَةٍ صَنَعَ؛ لأنَّ أبْنَاءَ هذَا الدَّهْرِ أَحْكَمُ مِنْ أبْنَاءِ النُّورِ في جِيلِهِمْ. وَأَنا أَقُولُ لَكُمُ: اصْنَعُوا لَكُمْ أصْدِقَاءَ بِمَالِ الظُّلْمِ؛ حَتَّى إذَا فَنِيتُمْ يَقْبَلُونَكُمْ في الْمَظَالِّ الأَبَدِيَّةِ. الأَمِينُ في الْقَلِيلِ يَكُونُ أمِيناً أيْضاً في الْكَثِيرِ. وَالظَّالِمُ في الْقَلِيلِ ظَالِمٌ أيْضاً في الْكَثِيرِ. فَإنْ لَمْ تَكُونُوا أُمَنَاءَ في مَالِ الظُّلْمِ، فَمَنْ يَأْتَمِنُكُمْ عَلَى الْحَقِّ؟ وَإنْ لَمْ تَكُونُوا أُمَنَاءَ في مَا هُوَ لِلْغَيْرِ، فَمَنْ يُعْطِيكُمْ مَا هُوَ لَكُمْ؟". وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.