لَمْ يَقُمْ في مَواليدِ النِّسَاءِ أَعْظَمُ مِنْ يُوحَنَّا المَعْمَدَان، ولكِنَّ الأَصْغَرَ في مَلَكُوتِ السَّمَاوَاتِ أَعْظَمُ مِنْهُتِ Among those who are born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptizer; yet he who is least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he

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لَمْ يَقُمْ في مَواليدِ النِّسَاءِ أَعْظَمُ مِنْ يُوحَنَّا المَعْمَدَان، ولكِنَّ الأَصْغَرَ في مَلَكُوتِ السَّمَاوَاتِ أَعْظَمُ مِنْهُ
إنجيل القدّيس متّى11/من11حتى15: قالَ الربُّ يَسوعُ (للجموع):«أَلحَقَّ أَقُولُ لَكُم: لَمْ يَقُمْ في مَواليدِ النِّسَاءِ أَعْظَمُ مِنْ يُوحَنَّا المَعْمَدَان، ولكِنَّ الأَصْغَرَ في مَلَكُوتِ السَّمَاوَاتِ أَعْظَمُ مِنْهُ.ومِنْ أَيَّامِ يُوحَنَّا المَعْمَدَانِ إِلى الآن، مَلَكُوتُ السَّمَاواتِ يُغْصَب، والغَاصِبُونَ يَخْطَفُونَهُ. فَالتَّوْرَاةُ والأَنْبِيَاءُ كُلُّهُم تَنَبَّأُوا إِلى أَنْ أَتَى يُوحَنَّا. وإِنْ شِئْتُم أَنْ تُصَدِّقُوا، فهُوَ إِيلِيَّا المُزْمِعُ أَنْ يَأْتي.مَنْ لَهُ أُذُنَانِ فَلْيَسْمَعْ!

Among those who are born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptizer; yet he who is least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he
Matthew 11/11-15: Most certainly I tell you, among those who are born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptizer; yet he who is least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he. From the days of John the Baptizer until now, the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. If you are willing to receive it, this is Elijah, who is to come. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

أَوْلادَ الجَسَدِ لَيْسُوا هُم أَوْلادَ الله، بَلْ إِنَّ أَوْلادَ الوَعْدِ هُم يُحْسَبُونَ نَسْلاً لإِبْرَاهيم؛ لأَنَّ كَلِمَةَ الوَعْدِ هِيَ هذِهِ: «سَأَرْجِعُ في مِثْلِ هذَا الوَقْت، ويَكُونُ لِسَارةَ ٱبْنٌ
رسالة القدّيس بولس إلى أهل رومة09/من06حتى13:يا إِخوَتِي، هذَا لا يَعْني أَنَّ كَلِمَةَ اللهِ قَدْ سَقَطَت! فَلَيْسَ جَميعُ الَّذِينَ مِنْ إِسْرائيلَ هُم إِسْرائِيل! ولا لأَنَّهُم نَسْلُ إِبْرَاهيمَ هُم جَميعًا أَولادُ إِبرَاهيم، بَل «بِإِسْحقَ يُدْعَى لَكَ نَسْلٌ». وذلِكَ يَعْني أَنَّ أَوْلادَ الجَسَدِ لَيْسُوا هُم أَوْلادَ الله، بَلْ إِنَّ أَوْلادَ الوَعْدِ هُم يُحْسَبُونَ نَسْلاً لإِبْرَاهيم؛ لأَنَّ كَلِمَةَ الوَعْدِ هِيَ هذِهِ: «سَأَرْجِعُ في مِثْلِ هذَا الوَقْت، ويَكُونُ لِسَارةَ ٱبْنٌ!». ومَا ذلِكَ فَحَسْب، بَلْ إِنَّ رِفْقَةَ أَيْضًا قَدْ حَمَلَتْ مِنْ رَجُلٍ وَاحِد، أَيْ مِنْ أَبينَا إِسْحق. وقَبْلَ أَنْ يُولَدَ عِيسُو ويَعْقُوب، ويَفْعَلا خَيْرًا أَو شَرًّا، فَلِكَي يَظَلَّ قَصْدُ اللهِ في ٱخْتِيَارِهِ قَائِمًا لا على الأَعْمَال، بَلْ عَلى اللهِ الَّذي يَدْعُو، قِيلَ لِرِفْقَة: «أَلأَكْبَرُ يَكُونُ عَبْدًا لِلأَصْغَر»،كَمَا هوَ مَكْتُوب: «أَحْبَبْتُ يَعْقُوب، وأَبْغَضْتُ عيسُو».

It is not the children of the flesh who are children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as heirs. For this is a word of promise
Romans 09/06-13: But it is not as though the word of God has come to nothing. For they are not all Israel that are of Israel. Neither, because they are Abraham’s offspring, are they all children. But, “your offspring will be accounted as from Isaac.” That is, it is not the children of the flesh who are children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as heirs. For this is a word of promise: “At the appointed time I will come, and Sarah will have a son.” Not only so, but Rebekah also conceived by one, by our father Isaac. For being not yet born, neither having done anything good or bad, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him who calls, it was said to her, “The elder will serve the younger.” Even as it is written, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”✡