New Amharic Standard Version

ዘፍጥረት 44:1-34

የብር ዋንጫ በስልቻ

1ከዚህ በኋላ ዮሴፍ ለቤቱ አዛዥ እንዲህ ሲል መመሪያ ሰጠው፤ “የሰዎቹ ስልቻ የሚይዘውን ብር በየስልቻቸው አፍ ክተተው። 2ከዚያም የብር ዋንጫዬን በታናሹ ወንድማቸው ስልቻ አፍ ከእህሉ ዋጋ ጋር ጨምረው።” አዛዡም ዮሴፍ እንዳለው አደረገ።

3ጎሕ ሲቀድ ሰዎቹ ከነአህዮቻቸው ተሸኙ። 4ከከተማው ምንም ያህል ርቀው ሳይሄዱ፣ ዮሴፍ የቤቱን አዛዥ እንዲህ አለው፤ ‘እነዚያን ሰዎች ቶሎ ድረስባቸውና፣ “ለበጎ ነገር ስለ ምን ክፉ መለሳችሁ? 5ይህ ጌታዬ የሚጠጣበት፣ የተሰወረ ነገርም የሚያውቅበት ጽዋ አይደለምን? የፈጸማችሁት ድርጊት ክፉ ነው” በላቸው።

6የቤቱ አዛዥም እንደ ደረሰባቸው፣ ልክ እንደ ተባለው ተናገራቸው። 7እነርሱ ግን እንዲህ አሉት፤ “ጌታችን እንዲህ ያለ ነገር ለምን ይናገራል? እኛ አገልጋዮችህ እንዲህ ያለውን ነገር አናደርገውም። 8ከዚህ ቀደምም በየስልቾቻችን አፍ የተገኘውን ብር ከከነዓን እንኳ መልሰን አምጥተናል፤ ታዲያ አሁን ብር ወይም ወርቅ ከጌታህ ቤት እንዴት እንሰርቃለን? 9የጠፋው ዕቃ ከአገልጋዮችህ የተገኘበት ይሙት፤ የቀረነው የጌታችን ባሮች እንሁን።”

10እርሱም “መልካም ነው፤ እንዳላችሁት ይሁን፤ ጽዋው የተገኘበት ሰው ባሪያዬ ይሆናል፤ የቀራችሁት ግን ከበደሉ ነጻ ትሆናላችሁ” አላቸው።

11እያንዳንዱ ሰው ጭነቱን ወዲያውኑ አራግፎ ስልቻውን ፈታ። 12ከዚያም አዛዡ ፍተሻውን ከታላቁ ጀምሮ እስከ ታናሹ ድረስ ቀጠለ። በመጨረሻም፣ ጽዋው በብንያም ስልቻ ውስጥ ተገኘ። 13በዚህ ጊዜ ልብሳቸውን በሐዘን ቀደዱ፤ ሁሉም ስልቾቻቸውን በየአህዮቻቸው ጭነው ወደ ከተማዪቱ ተመለሱ።

14ይሁዳና ወንድሞቹ ወደ ዮሴፍ ቤት ሲገቡ፣ እርሱ ገና ከቤቱ አልወጣም ነበር። እነርሱም ከፊቱ መሬት ላይ ተደፉ። 15ዮሴፍም፣ “ለምን እንዲህ ያለ ነገር አደረጋችሁ? እንደ እኔ ያለ ሰው ስውር ነገርን የሚያውቅበት ልዩ ጥበብ እንዳለው አታውቁምን?” ሲል ጠየቃቸው።

16ይሁዳም፣ “ከእንግዲህ ለጌታችን ምን ማለት እንችላለን? ምንስ እንመልሳለን? እንዲህ ካለው በደል ንጹሕ መሆናችንን ማስረዳትስ እንዴት ይቻለናል? እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) የእኛን የአገልጋዮችህን በደል ገልጦአል፤ ከእንግዲህ ጽዋው የተገኘበት ብቻ ሳይሆን ሁላችንም ባሮችህ ነን” አለ።

17ዮሴፍም፣ “ይህንንስ ፈጽሞ አላደርገውም፤ ባሪያዬ የሚሆነው ጽዋው የተገኘበት ሰው ብቻ ነው፤ የቀራችሁት በሰላም ወደ አባታችሁ ተመለሱ” አላቸው።

18ይሁዳም ወደ ዮሴፍ ቀረብ ብሎ፣ “ጌታዬ ሆይ፤ እኔ አገልጋይህ አንዲት ቃል ብቻ ልናገር፤ አንተም የፈርዖን ያህል የተከበርህ ስለ ሆንህ፣ እባክህን እኔን አገልጋይህን አትቈጣኝ። 19ጌታዬ ‘አባት ወይም ወንድም አላችሁ?’ ብሎ አገልጋዮቹን ጠይቈ ነበር። 20እኛም፣ ‘አዎን፣ ሽማግሌ አባት አለን፤ አባታችንም በስተርጅና የወለደው ትንሽ ልጅ አለው፤ ወንድምየው ሞቶአል፤ ከአንድ እናት ከተወለዱት ልጆች መካከል የተረፈው እርሱ ብቻ ነው፤ አባቱም በጣም ይወደዋል’ ብለንህ ነበር።

21“ከዚያም አንተ አገልጋዮችህን፣ ‘እንዳየው ወደ እኔ አምጡት’ አልኸን። 22እኛም ለጌታዬ ‘ልጁ ከአባቱ ሊለይ አይችልም፤ ከተለየው ደግሞ አባትየው ይሞታል’ አልንህ። 23አንተ ግን እኛን አገልጋዮችህን፣ ‘ታናሽ ወንድማችሁ አብሮአችሁ ወደዚህ ካልመጣ ዳግመኛ ፊቴን አታዩም’ አልኸን። 24እኛም ወደ አገልጋይህ ወደ አባቴ በተመለስን ጊዜ አንተ ጌታዬ ያልኸንን ነገር ነው።

25“ከዚያም አባታችን ‘እስቲ ተመልሳችሁ ጥቂት እህል ሸምቱልን’ ሲለን፤ 26‘መሄድ አንችልም፤ መሄድ የምንችለው ታናሽ ወንድማችን አብሮን ሲሄድ ብቻ ነው። ታናሽ ወንድማችንን ይዘን ካልሄድን በስተቀር፣ የሰውየውን ፊት ማየት አንችልም’ አልነው።

27“አገልጋይህ አባቴም እንዲህ አለን፤ ‘ሚስቴ ሁለት ወንዶች ልጆች እንደ ወለደችልኝ ታውቃላችሁ፤ 28አንዱ በወጣበት በመቅረቱ፣ “በእርግጥ የአውሬ እራት ሆኖአል” አልሁ፤ ከዚያ ጊዜ ጀምሮ ይኸው የውሃ ሽታ ሆኖ ቀርቶአል። 29አሁን ደግሞ ይህን ልጅ ወስዳችሁ አንዳች ጒዳት ቢደርስበት ሽበቴን በመሪር ሐዘን ወደ መቃብር44፥29 ቍ 31 ላይ ያለውንም ጨምሮ ዕብራይስጡ ሲኦል ይለዋል ታወርዱታላችሁ።’

30“እንግዲህ አሁን ልጁን ሳንይዝ ወደ አገልጋይህ ወደ አባቴ ብመለስ፣ ሕይወቱ ከልጁ ሕይወት ጋር በጥብቅ የተሳሰረ ስለ ሆነ፣ 31የልጁን ከእኛ ጋር አለመኖር ሲያይ አባቴ ይሞታል። ከዚህም የተነሣ እኛ አገልጋዮችህ የአባታችንን ሽበት በመሪር ሐዘን ወደ መቃብር እናወርደዋለን። 32እኔ አገልጋይ፣ ‘ልጅህን መልሼ ሳላመጣ ብቀር፣ ለዘላለም በደለኛ አድርገህ ቍጠረኝ’ በማለት፣ ስለ ልጁ ደኅንነት በአባቴ ፊት ራሴን ዋስ አድርጌአለሁ።

33“ስለዚህ አሁን፣ አገልጋይህ በልጁ ፈንታ የአንተ የጌታዬ ባሪያ ሆኜ እዚሁ ልቅር፤ ልጁ ግን ከወንድሞቹ ጋር ይመለስ። 34ልጁን ሳልይዝ እንዴት ተመልሼ ወደ አባቴ እሄዳለሁ? ፈጽሞ አላደርገውም፤ እባክህ በአባቴ ላይ የሚደርሰውን መከራ እንዳይ አታድርገኝ።”

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