King James Version

Genesis 44:1-34

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

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Gẹnẹsisi 44:1-34

Kọ́ọ̀bù idẹ nínú àpò

1Nígbà náà ni Josẹfu pàṣẹ fún ìránṣẹ́ rẹ̀ pé, “Di oúnjẹ kún inú àpò àwọn ọkùnrin náà tó ìwọ̀n èyí tí wọ́n le rù, kí o sì mú owó olúkúlùkù àwọn ọkùnrin náà padà sí ẹnu àpò rẹ̀. 2Nígbà náà ni kí o mú kọ́ọ̀bù idẹ mi sí ẹnu àpò èyí tí ó jẹ́ àbíkẹ́yìn nínú wọn pẹ̀lú owó tí ó fi ra ọkà,” ó sì ṣe bí Josẹfu ti sọ.

3Bí ilẹ̀ ti ń mọ́, wọ́n bẹ̀rẹ̀ ìrìnàjò wọn padà lọ pẹ̀lú kẹ́tẹ́kẹ́tẹ́ wọn. 4Wọn kò tí ì rìn jìnnà sí ìlú náà tí Josẹfu fi wí fún ìránṣẹ́ rẹ̀ pé, “Lépa àwọn ọkùnrin náà, nígbà tí o bá sì bá wọn, kí o wí pé, ‘Èéṣe ti ẹ fi búburú san rere? 5Èyí ha kọ́ ni kọ́ọ̀bù tí olúwa mi ń lò fún ohun mímu tí ó sì tún ń fi í ṣe àyẹ̀wò? Ohun tí ẹ ṣe yìí burú púpọ̀.’ ”

6Nígbà tí ó sì bá wọn, o sọ ọ̀rọ̀ wọ̀nyí fún wọn 7Ṣùgbọ́n wọ́n dá a lóhùn pé, “Kí ló dé tí olúwa mi sọ irú nǹkan wọ̀nyí? Ká má rí i! Àwọn ìránṣẹ́ rẹ kò le ṣe irú nǹkan bẹ́ẹ̀! 8A tilẹ̀ mú owó tí a rí lẹ́nu àpò wa padà tọ̀ ọ́ wá láti ilẹ̀ Kenaani. Nítorí náà èéṣe tí àwa yóò fi jí wúrà tàbí idẹ ní ilé olúwa à rẹ? 9Bí a bá rí i lọ́wọ́ èyíkéyìí nínú àwọn ìránṣẹ́ rẹ, kíkú ni yóò kú, àwọn tí ó kù yóò sì di ẹrú fún olúwa à rẹ.”

10Ó wí pé, “Ó dára, kí ó rí bí ẹ ti ṣe sọ; Ẹnikẹ́ni tí mo bá rí i lọ́wọ́ rẹ̀ yóò di ẹrú mi. Ẹ̀yin tí ó kù yóò sì wà láìlẹ́bi.”

11Olúkúlùkù wọn yára sọ àpò rẹ̀ kalẹ̀, wọ́n sì tú u. 12Nígbà náà ni ìránṣẹ́ náà bẹ̀rẹ̀ sí ní í wá a, bẹ̀rẹ̀ láti orí ẹ̀gbọ́n títí lọ sórí àbúrò pátápátá. Ó sì rí kọ́ọ̀bù náà nínú àpò ti Benjamini. 13Nígbà tí wọ́n rí èyí, wọ́n fa aṣọ wọn ya, wọ́n sì banújẹ́ gidigidi, wọn tún ẹrù wọn dì sórí kẹ́tẹ́kẹ́tẹ́, wọ́n sì padà sí inú ìlú.

14Josẹfu sì wà nínú ilé nígbà tí Juda àti àwọn arákùnrin rẹ̀ wọlé wá. Gbogbo wọn sì wólẹ̀ níwájú rẹ̀. 15Josẹfu wí fún wọn pé, “Èwo ni èyí tí ẹ ṣe yìí? Ṣe ẹ kò mọ pé, ènìyàn bí èmi le è rí ìdí nǹkan nípa ṣíṣe àyẹ̀wò?”

16Juda dáhùn pé, “Kí ni à bá sọ fún olúwa mi? Báwo ni a ṣe lè wẹ ara wa mọ́? Ọlọ́run ti tú àṣírí ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ àwọn ìránṣẹ́ rẹ̀, a ti di ẹrú olúwa à mi báyìí àwa fúnra wa àti ẹni náà tí a rí kọ́ọ̀bù lọ́wọ́ rẹ̀.”

17Ṣùgbọ́n Josẹfu dáhùn pé, “Ká má rí i pé mo ṣe irú nǹkan bẹ́ẹ̀! Ẹni tí a bá kọ́ọ̀bù mi lọ́wọ́ rẹ̀ nìkan ni yóò di ẹrú mi, ẹ̀yin tí ó kù, ẹ máa lọ sọ́dọ̀ baba yín ní àlàáfíà.”

18Nígbà náà ni Juda súnmọ́ ọ̀dọ̀ rẹ̀, ó sì wí pé, “Jọ̀wọ́ olúwa mi, jẹ́ kí ìránṣẹ́ rẹ kí ó sọ ọ̀rọ̀ kan fún olúwa mi, má ṣe bínú sí ìránṣẹ́ rẹ bí ó tilẹ̀ jẹ́ wí pé ìwọ pẹ̀lú láṣẹ bí i ti Farao. 19Olúwa mi béèrè lọ́wọ́ àwọn ìránṣẹ́ rẹ̀ pé, ‘Ǹjẹ́ ó ní baba tàbí arákùnrin?’ 20Àwa sì wí fún olúwa mi pé, ‘A ni baba tí ó ti darúgbó, ọmọkùnrin kan sì wà pẹ̀lú tí a bí fún un ní ọjọ́ ogbó rẹ̀. Ẹ̀gbọ́n rẹ̀ ti kú, òun nìkan sì ni ó kù nínú àwọn ọmọ ìyá rẹ̀, baba rẹ̀ sì fẹ́ràn án rẹ̀.’

21“Nígbà náà ni ó sọ fún àwọn ìránṣẹ́ rẹ̀ pé, ‘Ẹ mu un tọ̀ mí wá kí n le fojú ara mi rí i.’ 22A sì sọ fún olúwa à mi pé, ‘Ọmọkùnrin náà kò le è fi baba rẹ̀ sílẹ̀, bí ó bá dán an wò baba rẹ̀ yóò kú.’ 23Ṣùgbọ́n ìwọ wí fún àwọn ìránṣẹ́ rẹ̀ pé, ‘Ẹ má ṣe padà tọ̀ mí wá àyàfi bí àbíkẹ́yìn yín bá bá yín wá.’ 24Nígbà tí a padà lọ sọ́dọ̀ baba wa, tí í ṣe ìránṣẹ́ rẹ, a sọ ohun tí olúwa à mi wí fún un.

25“Nígbà náà ni baba wa wí pé, ‘Ẹ padà lọ láti lọ ra oúnjẹ díẹ̀ wá.’ 26Ṣùgbọ́n a wí pe, ‘Àwa kò le è padà lọ, àyàfi bí àbúrò wa pátápátá yóò bá bá wa lọ. A kò le è rí ojú ọkùnrin náà àyàfi tí àbúrò wa bá lọ pẹ̀lú wa.’

27“Baba mi, ìránṣẹ́ rẹ wí fún wa pé, ‘Ẹ mọ̀ pé ìyàwó mi bí ọmọkùnrin méjì fún mi. 28Ọ̀kan nínú wọn lọ kúrò lọ́dọ̀ mi, mo sì wí pé, “Dájúdájú a ti fà á ya pẹ́rẹpẹ̀rẹ.” N kò sì tí ì ri láti ọjọ́ náà. 29Tí ẹ bá tún mú èyí lọ, kúrò lọ́dọ̀ mi, tí ohunkóhun bá ṣe é, ìbànújẹ́ ni ẹ ó fi mú ewú orí mi lọ sí ipò òkú.’

30“Nítorí náà, bí a bá padà tọ baba wa lọ láìsí ọmọ náà pẹ̀lú wa nígbà tí a mọ̀ pé, ọmọ náà ni ẹ̀mí baba wa. 31Tí ó bá ri pé ọmọkùnrin náà kò wá pẹ̀lú wa, yóò kùú. Àwọn ìránṣẹ́ rẹ yóò wá mú baba wa tòun ti ewú orí lọ sí ipò òkú ní ìbànújẹ́. 32Ìránṣẹ́ rẹ ló ṣe onídùúró fún ààbò ọmọ náà lọ́dọ̀ baba mi. Mo wí pé, ‘Bí n kò bá mú un padà tọ̀ ọ́ wá, baba mi, èmi ó ru ẹ̀bi rẹ̀ ní gbogbo ọjọ́ ayé mi!’

33“Nítorí náà, jẹ́ kí ìránṣẹ́ rẹ kí ó dúró ní ìhín lọ́dọ̀ olúwa à mi bí ẹrú dípò ọmọ náà. Kí ọmọ náà bá àwọn arákùnrin rẹ̀ padà. 34Báwo ni mo ṣe lè padà tọ baba mi lọ láì bá ṣe pé ọmọ náà wà pẹ̀lú mi? Rárá, èmi kò fẹ́ kí n rí ìbànújẹ́ tí yóò dé bá baba mi.”