1And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men’s sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man’s money in his sack’s mouth.44.1 the steward…: Heb. him that was over his house 2And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack’s mouth of the youngest, and his corn money. And he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken. 3As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their asses. 4And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good? 5Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and whereby indeed he divineth? ye have done evil in so doing.44.5 divineth: or, maketh trial?
6¶ And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words. 7And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words? God forbid that thy servants should do according to this thing: 8Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks’ mouths, we brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out of thy lord’s house silver or gold? 9With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord’s bondmen. 10And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words: he with whom it is found shall be my servant; and ye shall be blameless. 11Then they speedily took down every man his sack to the ground, and opened every man his sack. 12And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin’s sack. 13Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass, and returned to the city.
14¶ And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph’s house; for he was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground. 15And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have done? wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine?44.15 divine: or, make trial? 16And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants: behold, we are my lord’s servants, both we, and he also with whom the cup is found. 17And he said, God forbid that I should do so: but the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as for you, get you up in peace unto your father.
18¶ Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord’s ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh. 19My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother? 20And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him. 21And thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring him down unto me, that I may set mine eyes upon him. 22And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would die. 23And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my face no more. 24And it came to pass when we came up unto thy servant my father, we told him the words of my lord. 25And our father said, Go again, and buy us a little food. 26And we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest brother be with us, then will we go down: for we may not see the man’s face, except our youngest brother be with us. 27And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that my wife bare me two sons: 28And the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces; and I saw him not since: 29And if ye take this also from me, and mischief befall him, ye shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. 30Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad be not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad’s life; 31It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die: and thy servants shall bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave. 32For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to my father for ever. 33Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant abide instead of the lad a bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren. 34For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father.44.34 come…: Heb. find my father
Ekikopo kya Ffeeza Kibula
144:1 Lub 42:25Awo Yusufu n’alagira omuweereza mu nnyumba ye nti, “Jjuza ensawo z’abasajja emmere nga bwe basobola okugyetikka, era oteeke ensimbi za buli omu mu nsawo ye. 2Era oteeke ekikopo kyange, ekya ffeeza, mu kamwa k’ensawo ya muto waabwe, wamu n’ensimbi ze ez’okugula emmere.” N’akola nga Yusufu bwe yamugamba.
3Emmambya eba evaayo abasajja ne basiibulwa n’endogoyi zaabwe. 444:4 Zab 35:12Bwe baali baakava mu kibuga Yusufu n’agamba omuweereza we nti, “Golokoka obagoberere bw’obatuukako obabuuze nti, ‘Lwaki musasudde ekibi olw’ebirungi? Lwaki mubbye ekikopo kyange ekya ffeeza? 544:5 Lub 30:27; Ma 18:10-14Mu kino mukama wange si mwanywera, era si kyalaguza? Mu ekyo mukoze bubi.’ ”
6Bwe yabatuukako n’abategeeza ebigambo ebyo. 7Ne bamugamba nti, “Mukama waffe lwaki ayogedde ebigambo ebyo? Olowooza tuli bantu ba ngeri ki abayinza okukola ekintu ng’ekyo? 844:8 Lub 42:25; 43:21Laba, ensimbi ze twasanga ku mimwa gy’ensawo zaffe twazikuddiza okuva mu nsi ya Kanani, kale twandisobodde tutya okubba ffeeza oba zaabu okuva mu nnyumba ya mukama wo? 944:9 Lub 31:32Oyo gw’onookisanga nakyo mu ffe abaddu bo, afe, era naffe tuliba baddu ba mukama wange.”
10N’abaddamu nti, “Kale kibeere nga bwe mwogedde, oyo anaasangibwa nakyo abeere muddu wange, naye abalala mu mmwe tewaabe abaako ky’avunaanwa.” 11Amangwago buli omu nassa ensawo ye wansi n’agisumulula. 1244:12 nny 2N’alyoka abaaza ng’asookera ku asinga obukulu okutuuka ku asembayo obuto; ekikopo ne kisangibwa mu nsawo ya Benyamini. 1344:13 Lub 37:29; Kbl 14:6; 2Sa 1:11Awo ne bayuza engoye zaabwe, buli omu n’atikka endogoyi ye, ne baddayo mu kibuga.
Baganda ba Yusufu Bamuvuunamira
1444:14 Lub 37:7, 10Yusufu yali akyali mu nju, Yuda ne baganda be bwe baatuuka gy’ali, ne bagwa mu maaso ge ne bamuvuunamira. 1544:15 nny 5; Lub 30:27Yusufu n’abagamba nti, “Kiki kino kye mukoze? Temumanyi nti omuntu ali nga nze asobola okuvumbula kye mukoze?”
1644:16 a nny 9; Lub 43:18 b Lub 43:2Yuda n’addamu nti, “Tunaddamu ki mukama wange? Tunaayogera ki? Oba tuneggyako tutya omusango? Katonda avumbudde obwonoonyi bw’abaddu bo, laba tuli baddu ba mukama wange, ffenna, ffe n’oyo asangiddwa n’ekikopo.” 17Yusufu n’addamu nti, “Ekyo sijja kukikola, wabula oyo asangiddwa n’ekikopo, y’anaaba omuddu wange, naye mmwe mwambuke mirembe, mutuuke eri kitammwe.”
Yuda Yeegayirira olwa Benyamini
1844:18 Lub 18:30; Kuv 32:22Awo Yuda n’alaga eri Yusufu n’agamba nti, “Ayi mukama wange nkusaba omuddu wo abeeko kyayogera gy’oli, n’obusungu bwo buleme kubuubuuka eri omuddu wo; kubanga oli nga Falaawo yennyini. 1944:19 Lub 43:7Mukama wange yabuuza abaweereza be nti, ‘Mulina kitammwe oba muganda wammwe?’ 2044:20 a Lub 37:3 b Lub 37:33 c Lub 42:13Ne tuddamu mukama wange nti, ‘Tulina kitaffe, musajja mukulu, ne muganda waffe atusinga obuto, omwana gwe yazaala mu bukadde bwe, ne muganda wa muto waffe, yafa; muto waffe yekka y’aliwo, eyasigalawo yekka ku baana ba nnyina; era kitaawe amwagala nnyo.’
2144:21 Lub 42:15“N’olyoka ogamba abaddu bo nti, ‘Mumundeetere, mmulabeko.’ 2244:22 Lub 37:35Twategeeza mukama wange nti, ‘Omulenzi tayinza kuva ku kitaawe, kubanga bw’amuvaako, kitaawe alifa bufi!’ 2344:23 Lub 43:5N’oddamu abaddu bo nti, ‘Muto wammwe bw’ataliserengeta nammwe, temugenda kulaba maaso gange.’ 24Bwe twaddayo eri omuddu wo kitaffe, twamutegeeza ebigambo ebyo, mukama wange. 2544:25 Lub 43:2Kale kitaffe bwe yagamba nti, ‘Muddeeyo mutugulire ku mmere,’ 26ne tumuddamu nti, ‘Tetusobola kuserengeta. Muto waffe bw’atagenda naffe tetujja kugenda kubanga tetusobola kulaba maaso ga musajja oli nga muto waffe tali naffe.’
2744:27 Lub 46:19“Awo omuddu wo, kitaffe n’atugamba nti, ‘Mumanyi, mukazi wange yanzaalira abaana abalenzi babiri; 2844:28 Lub 37:33omu yambulako, ne njogera nti mazima yataagulwataagulwa; era siddangayo kumulaba. 2944:29 Lub 42:38Bwe muntwalako n’ono, akabi ne kamutuukako, muliserengesa envi zange emagombe nga nkungubaga.’
3044:30 1Sa 18:1“Kale kaakano, bwe nzirayo eri omuddu wo kitange ng’omulenzi tali naffe, obulamu bwe nga bwe bunyweredde ku bw’omulenzi, 31bw’anaalaba ng’omulenzi tali naffe, ajja kufa, n’abaddu bo baliserengesa envi z’omuddu wo kitaffe emagombe ng’akyakungubagira omwana we. 3244:32 Lub 43:9Kubanga omuweereza wo yeeyimirira omulenzi eri kitange; nga ŋŋamba nti, ‘Bwe sirimuzza gy’oli ndiba n’obuvunaanyizibwa n’okunenyezebwa ennaku zonna ez’obulamu bwange.’
3344:33 a Lub 43:18 b Yk 15:13“Kale kaakano nkwegayirira, omuddu wo nsigale ng’omuddu wa mukama wange, mu kifo ky’omulenzi; omulenzi omuleke addeyo ne baganda be. 3444:34 Es 8:6Kale n’addayo ntya eri kitange ng’omulenzi tali nange? Ntya okulaba akabi akayinza okutuuka ku kitange.”