New International Reader's Version

Genesis 37:1-36

Joseph Has Two Dreams

1Jacob lived in the land of Canaan. It’s the land where his father had stayed.

2Here is the story of the family line of Jacob.

Joseph was a young man. He was 17 years old. He was taking care of the flocks with some of his brothers. They were the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, the wives of his father Jacob. Joseph brought their father a bad report about his brothers.

3Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons. That’s because Joseph had been born to him when he was old. Israel made him a beautiful robe. 4Joseph’s brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them. So they hated Joseph. They couldn’t even speak one kind word to him.

5Joseph had a dream. When he told it to his brothers, they hated him even more. 6He said to them, “Listen to the dream I had. 7We were tying up bundles of grain out in the field. Suddenly my bundle stood up straight. Your bundles gathered around my bundle and bowed down to it.”

8His brothers said to him, “Do you plan to be king over us? Will you really rule over us?” So they hated him even more because of his dream. They didn’t like what he had said.

9Then Joseph had another dream. He told it to his brothers. “Listen,” he said. “I had another dream. This time the sun and moon and 11 stars were bowing down to me.”

10He told his father as well as his brothers. Then his father rebuked him. He said, “What about this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers really do that? Will we really come and bow down to the ground in front of you?” 11His brothers were jealous of him. But his father kept the dreams in mind.

Joseph Is Sold by His Brothers

12Joseph’s brothers had gone to take care of their father’s flocks near Shechem. 13Israel said to Joseph, “As you know, your brothers are taking care of the flocks near Shechem. Come. I’m going to send you to them.”

“All right,” Joseph replied.

14So Israel said to him, “Go to your brothers. See how they are doing. Also see how the flocks are doing. Then come back and tell me.” So he sent him away from the Hebron Valley.

Joseph arrived at Shechem. 15A man found him wandering around in the fields. He asked Joseph, “What are you looking for?”

16He replied, “I’m looking for my brothers. Can you tell me where they are taking care of their flocks?”

17“They’ve moved on from here,” the man answered. “I heard them say, ‘Let’s go to Dothan.’ ”

So Joseph went to look for his brothers. He found them near Dothan. 18But they saw him a long way off. Before he reached them, they made plans to kill him.

19“Here comes that dreamer!” they said to one another. 20“Come. Let’s kill him. Let’s throw him into one of these empty wells. Let’s say that a wild animal ate him up. Then we’ll see whether his dreams will come true.”

21Reuben heard them talking. He tried to save Joseph from them. “Let’s not take his life,” he said. 22“Don’t spill any of his blood. Throw him into this empty well here in the desert. But don’t harm him yourselves.” Reuben said that to save Joseph from them. He was hoping he could take him back to his father.

23When Joseph came to his brothers, he was wearing his beautiful robe. They took it away from him. 24And they threw him into the well. The well was empty. There wasn’t any water in it.

25Then they sat down to eat their meal. As they did, they saw some Ishmaelite traders coming from Gilead. Their camels were loaded with spices, lotion and myrrh. They were on their way to take them down to Egypt.

26Judah said to his brothers, “What will we gain if we kill our brother and try to cover up what we’ve done? 27Come. Let’s sell him to these traders. Let’s not harm him ourselves. After all, he’s our brother. He’s our own flesh and blood.” Judah’s brothers agreed with him.

28The traders from Midian came by. Joseph’s brothers pulled him up out of the well. They sold him to the Ishmaelite traders for eight ounces of silver. Then the traders took him to Egypt.

29Later, Reuben came back to the empty well. He saw that Joseph wasn’t there. He was so upset that he tore his clothes. 30He went back to his brothers and said, “The boy isn’t there! Now what should I do?”

31Then they got Joseph’s beautiful robe. They killed a goat and dipped the robe in the blood. 32They took the robe back to their father. They said, “We found this. Take a look at it. See if it’s your son’s robe.”

33Jacob recognized it. He said, “It’s my son’s robe! A wild animal has eaten him up. Joseph must have been torn to pieces.”

34Jacob tore his clothes. He put on the rough clothing people wear when they’re sad. Then he mourned for his son many days. 35All Jacob’s other sons and daughters came to comfort him. But they weren’t able to. He said, “I will continue to mourn until I go down into the grave to be with my son.” So Joseph’s father mourned for him.

36But the traders from Midian sold Joseph to Potiphar in Egypt. Potiphar was one of Pharaoh’s officials. He was the captain of the palace guard.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Kĩambĩrĩria 37:1-36

Irooto cia Jusufu

137:1 Kĩam 17:8; Kĩam 10:19Jakubu nĩatũũrire bũrũri-inĩ ũrĩa ithe aaikarĩte, nĩguo bũrũri wa Kaanani.

237:2 Thab 78:71; 1Sam 2:24Ũyũ nĩguo ũhoro wa Jakubu.

Jusufu arĩ mwanake mũnini wa mĩaka ikũmi na mũgwanja aarĩithagia mbũri marĩ na ariũ a ithe, na ariũ a Biliha, na ariũ a Zilipa, atumia a ithe, nake agĩtwarĩra ithe wao ũhoro mũũru ũkoniĩ ariũ a ithe.

337:3 Kĩam 44:20; 2Sam 13:18-19Na rĩrĩ, Isiraeli nĩendeete Jusufu gũkĩra ariũ arĩa angĩ ake othe, tondũ aamũciarire arĩ mũkũrũ; na nĩamũtumithĩirie kanjũ ya goro ngʼemie wega mũno. 437:4 Kĩam 27:41; Atũm 7:9Na rĩrĩa ariũ a ithe moonire atĩ ithe nĩamwendete kũmakĩra-rĩ, makĩmũmena na matingĩamwarĩirie kiugo o na kĩmwe kĩega.

5Ũtukũ ũmwe Jusufu nĩarootire kĩroto, na rĩrĩa eerire ariũ a ithe ũhoro wakĩo, makĩmũmena makĩria. 6Akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Thikĩrĩriai ũhoro wa kĩroto gĩkĩ ndootete: 737:7 Kĩam 42:6, 9; Kĩam 43:26, 28Tũrohaga itĩĩa cia ngano tũrĩ mũgũnda-inĩ, na o rĩmwe gĩtĩĩa gĩakwa kĩrehaanda na igũrũ, nacio itĩĩa cianyu irathiũrũrũkĩria gĩakwa, na irakĩinamĩrĩra.”

837:8 Kĩam 49:26; Gũcook 33:16Ariũ a ithe makĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Anga nĩũrenda gũtũthamakĩra? Anga ti-itherũ nĩũgatwatha?” Nao magĩkĩrĩrĩria kũmũmena nĩ ũndũ wa kĩroto kĩu gĩake, na nĩ ũndũ wa ciugo ciake.

9Ningĩ Jusufu akĩroota kĩroto kĩngĩ, na akĩĩra ariũ a ithe ũhoro wakĩo. Akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Thikĩrĩriai, nĩndĩrarootire kĩroto kĩngĩ, na ihinda rĩĩrĩ, ndĩrarootire riũa, na mweri, na njata ikũmi na ĩmwe ikĩnyinamĩrĩra.”

1037:10 Ruth 2:16Rĩrĩa eerire ithe o na ariũ a ithe ũhoro ũcio, ithe akĩmũkũma, akĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Nĩ kĩroto kĩa mũthemba ũrĩkũ kĩu ũrotete? Anga nyũkwa, na niĩ, na ariũ a thoguo nĩtũgooka, na tũinamĩrĩre thĩ mbere yaku?” 1137:11 Atũm 7:9; Luk 2:19, 51Ariũ a ithe nĩmamũiguĩrĩire ũiru, no ithe agĩikara agĩĩciiragia ũhoro wa irooto icio.

Jusufu kwendio nĩ Ariũ a Ithe

1237:12 Kĩam 12:6Na rĩrĩ, ariũ a ithe nĩmathiĩte kũrĩithia mbũri cia ithe wao gũkuhĩ na Shekemu, 1337:13 Kĩam 17:5nake Isiraeli akĩĩra Jusufu atĩrĩ, “O ta ũrĩa ũũĩ, ariũ a thoguo nĩmararĩithia mbũri gũkuhĩ na Shekemu. Ũka, nĩngũgũtũma kũrĩ o.”

Nake akĩmũcookeria, akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Ũguo noguo.”

1437:14 1Sam 17:18Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Isiraeli akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Thiĩ ũkarore kana ariũ a thoguo marĩ o ho o wega, o ũndũ ũmwe na mbũri, na ũnjookerie ũhoro.” Nake akĩmũtũma kuuma Gĩtuamba-inĩ kĩa Hebironi.

Rĩrĩa Jusufu aakinyire Shekemu, 15mũndũ ũmwe akĩmuona akĩũrũũra mĩgũnda-inĩ, akĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Nĩ kĩĩ ũracaria?”

16Nake Jusufu agĩcookia atĩrĩ, “Nĩ ariũ a baba ndĩracaria. No ũnjĩĩre kũrĩa mararĩithia mbũri ciao?”

1737:17 2Ath 6:13Mũndũ ũcio akĩmũcookeria atĩrĩ, “Nĩmoimĩte gũkũ. Ndĩraiguire makiuga atĩrĩ, ‘Rekei tũthiĩ Dothani.’ ”

Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Jusufu akĩrũmĩrĩra ariũ a ithe, na akĩmakora hakuhĩ na Dothani. 1837:18 Mar 14:1No makĩmuona arĩ haraaya, na ataanakinya harĩa maarĩ, magĩciirĩra kũmũũraga.

1937:19 Kĩam 28:12Makĩĩrana atĩrĩ, “Mũroti ũrĩa nĩokĩte! 2037:20 Kĩam 50:20Ũkai; rekei tũmũũrage na tũmũikie irima rĩmwe rĩa maya, na tuuge atĩ nĩ nyamũ njũru ĩmũrĩĩte. Nĩtũkĩone ũrĩa irooto icio ciake ikaahinga.”

2137:21 Kĩam 42:22No rĩrĩa Rubeni aiguire ũguo, akĩgeria kũhonokia Jusufu kuuma moko-inĩ mao. Akiuga atĩrĩ, “Rekei tũtige kũmũũraga. 2237:22 Kĩam 37:20Mũtigaite thakame. Mũikiei irima-inĩ rĩĩrĩ rĩ gũkũ werũ-inĩ, no mũtikamwĩke ũũru.” Rubeni oigaga ũguo nĩgeetha amũhonokie kuuma kũrĩ o, nĩguo amũcookie kũrĩ ithe.

2337:23 Kĩam 37:3Na rĩrĩa Jusufu aakinyire harĩ ariũ a ithe, makĩmũruta kanjũ yake ĩrĩa eekĩrĩte, o ĩrĩa yarĩ ya goro na ngʼemie wega mũno. 2437:24 Kĩam 37:4Makĩmũnyiita, makĩmũikia irima rĩu. Na rĩrĩ, irima rĩu rĩarĩ rĩũmũ; rĩtiarĩ na maaĩ.

2537:25 Kĩam 37:28Magĩcooka magĩikara thĩ kũrĩa irio ciao, magĩtiira maitho makĩona gĩkundi kĩnene kĩa Aishumaeli gĩgĩũka kiumĩte Gileadi. Ngamĩĩra ciao ciakuuithĩtio mahuti manungi wega, na ũbani, na ũũkĩ-wa-ngoma ũrĩa wĩtagwo manemane, na maikũrũkĩte mathiĩ matware indo icio Misiri.

2637:26 Kĩam 4:10Juda akĩĩra ariũ a ithe atĩrĩ, “Nĩ uumithio ũrĩkũ tũkuona tũngĩũraga mũrũ wa ithe witũ na tũhithe gĩkuũ gĩake? 2737:27 Kĩam 42:21Rekei tũmwenderie Aishumaeli aya, no tũtikamwĩke ũũru na moko maitũ, tondũ ũyũ nĩ mũrũ wa ithe witũ, tũrĩ a mũthiimo ũmwe na thakame o ĩmwe.” Nao ariũ a ithe magĩtĩkĩra.

2837:28 Thaam 21:16; Thab 105:17Nĩ ũndũ ũcio hĩndĩ ĩrĩa onjorithia acio Amidiani maahĩtũkagĩra hau, ariũ a ithe makĩruta Jusufu irima, na makĩmwendia cekeri mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ cia betha37:28 nĩ ta giramu 220. kũrĩ Aishumaeli acio, nao makĩmũtwara Misiri.

2937:29 Ayub 1:20; Joel 2:13Rĩrĩa Rubeni aacookire irima-inĩ na akĩona atĩ Jusufu ndaarĩ ho, agĩtembũranga nguo ciake. 3037:30 Kĩam 37:22Agĩcooka kũrĩ ariũ a ithe akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Kamwana karĩa gatirĩ ho! Niĩ ngwĩka atĩa?”

31Nao makĩoya kanjũ ya Jusufu, magĩthĩnja mbũri na magĩtobokia kanjũ ĩyo thĩinĩ wa thakame ĩyo. 32Magĩcooka makĩoya kanjũ ĩyo yagemetio, makĩmĩtwarĩra ithe wao makĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Kanjũ ĩno nĩ kũmĩona tũramĩonire. Mĩrore wega wone kana hihi nĩ kanjũ ĩrĩa ya mũrũguo.”

3337:33 Kĩam 37:20Nake akĩmĩmenya, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Nĩ kanjũ ya mũrũ wakwa! Nyamũ njũru nĩĩmũrĩĩte. Ti-itherũ Jusufu nĩarĩkĩtie kũũragwo, agatambuurwo icunjĩ.”

3437:34 2Sam 3:31; 2Ath 6:30; Ayub 16:15Ningĩ Jakubu agĩtembũranga nguo ciake, agĩĩkĩra nguo ya ikũnia, na agĩcakaĩra mũriũ matukũ maingĩ. 3537:35 Kĩam 42:38; 2Sam 12:23Ariũ ake othe na airĩtu ake magĩũka kũmũhooreria, no akĩrega kũhoorerio, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Aca! Ngathiĩ mbĩrĩra kũrĩ mũrũ wakwa ngĩrĩraga.” Nĩ ũndũ ũcio ithe agĩthiĩ na mbere kũmũrĩrĩra.

3637:36 Kĩam 39:1; 1Sam 22:14Nao Amidiani acio makĩendia37:36 Wonjoria wa kwendia ngombo nĩwekĩrĩirwo mũno nĩ andũ arĩa maatũũraga werũ-inĩ. Jusufu kũu Misiri kũrĩ Potifaru, ũmwe wa anene a Firaũni, nake aarĩ mũrũgamĩrĩri wa arangĩri a Firaũni.