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Genesis 43:1-34

The Second Journey to Egypt

1Now the famine was still severe in the land. 2So when they had eaten all the grain they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, “Go back and buy us a little more food.”

3But Judah said to him, “The man warned us solemnly, ‘You will not see my face again unless your brother is with you.’ 4If you will send our brother along with us, we will go down and buy food for you. 5But if you will not send him, we will not go down, because the man said to us, ‘You will not see my face again unless your brother is with you.’ ”

6Israel asked, “Why did you bring this trouble on me by telling the man you had another brother?”

7They replied, “The man questioned us closely about ourselves and our family. ‘Is your father still living?’ he asked us. ‘Do you have another brother?’ We simply answered his questions. How were we to know he would say, ‘Bring your brother down here’?”

8Then Judah said to Israel his father, “Send the boy along with me and we will go at once, so that we and you and our children may live and not die. 9I myself will guarantee his safety; you can hold me personally responsible for him. If I do not bring him back to you and set him here before you, I will bear the blame before you all my life. 10As it is, if we had not delayed, we could have gone and returned twice.”

11Then their father Israel said to them, “If it must be, then do this: Put some of the best products of the land in your bags and take them down to the man as a gift—a little balm and a little honey, some spices and myrrh, some pistachio nuts and almonds. 12Take double the amount of silver with you, for you must return the silver that was put back into the mouths of your sacks. Perhaps it was a mistake. 13Take your brother also and go back to the man at once. 14And may God Almighty43:14 Hebrew El-Shaddai grant you mercy before the man so that he will let your other brother and Benjamin come back with you. As for me, if I am bereaved, I am bereaved.”

15So the men took the gifts and double the amount of silver, and Benjamin also. They hurried down to Egypt and presented themselves to Joseph. 16When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, “Take these men to my house, slaughter an animal and prepare a meal; they are to eat with me at noon.”

17The man did as Joseph told him and took the men to Joseph’s house. 18Now the men were frightened when they were taken to his house. They thought, “We were brought here because of the silver that was put back into our sacks the first time. He wants to attack us and overpower us and seize us as slaves and take our donkeys.”

19So they went up to Joseph’s steward and spoke to him at the entrance to the house. 20“We beg your pardon, our lord,” they said, “we came down here the first time to buy food. 21But at the place where we stopped for the night we opened our sacks and each of us found his silver—the exact weight—in the mouth of his sack. So we have brought it back with us. 22We have also brought additional silver with us to buy food. We don’t know who put our silver in our sacks.”

23“It’s all right,” he said. “Don’t be afraid. Your God, the God of your father, has given you treasure in your sacks; I received your silver.” Then he brought Simeon out to them.

24The steward took the men into Joseph’s house, gave them water to wash their feet and provided fodder for their donkeys. 25They prepared their gifts for Joseph’s arrival at noon, because they had heard that they were to eat there.

26When Joseph came home, they presented to him the gifts they had brought into the house, and they bowed down before him to the ground. 27He asked them how they were, and then he said, “How is your aged father you told me about? Is he still living?”

28They replied, “Your servant our father is still alive and well.” And they bowed down, prostrating themselves before him.

29As he looked about and saw his brother Benjamin, his own mother’s son, he asked, “Is this your youngest brother, the one you told me about?” And he said, “God be gracious to you, my son.” 30Deeply moved at the sight of his brother, Joseph hurried out and looked for a place to weep. He went into his private room and wept there.

31After he had washed his face, he came out and, controlling himself, said, “Serve the food.”

32They served him by himself, the brothers by themselves, and the Egyptians who ate with him by themselves, because Egyptians could not eat with Hebrews, for that is detestable to Egyptians. 33The men had been seated before him in the order of their ages, from the firstborn to the youngest; and they looked at each other in astonishment. 34When portions were served to them from Joseph’s table, Benjamin’s portion was five times as much as anyone else’s. So they feasted and drank freely with him.

Ang Pulong Sa Dios

Genesis 43:1-34

Mibalik sa Ehipto ang mga Igsoon ni Jose

1Misamot pa gayod ang kagutom sa Canaan. 2Nahurot na sa pamilya ni Jacob ang pagkaon nga nadala nila gikan sa Ehipto. Busa miingon si Jacob sa iyang mga anak, “Balik kamo didto sa Ehipto ug pagpalit kamog bisan gamay lang nga pagkaon.” 3Apan miingon si Juda kaniya, “Gipasidan-an kami sa gobernador nga dili magpakita kaniya kon dili namo kauban ang among igsoon nga si Benjamin. 4Kon paubanon mo siya kanamo mobalik kami didto aron pagpalit ug pagkaon. 5Apan kon dili, dili usab kami mobalik didto kay miingon ang gobernador nga dili magpakita kaniya kon dili namo kauban ang among igsoon.”

6Miingon si Jacob,43:6 Jacob: sa Hebreo, Israel. “Nganong gihatagan man ninyo ako ug dakong problema? Nganong gisultihan pa man ninyo ang gobernador nga may usa pa kamo ka igsoon?” 7Mitubag sila, “Unsaon nga nagsige man siya ug pangutana bahin sa atong pamilya. Nangutana siya kon buhi pa ba ang among amahan ug may lain pa ba kaming igsoon. Busa gitubag namo siya. Kinsa goy maghunahuna nga ingnon niya kami nga dad-on namo ngadto kaniya ang among igsoon?”

8Busa miingon si Juda sa ilang amahan, “Tay, paubana na lang kanamo si Benjamin aron makalakaw na dayon kami aron dili kitang tanan mangamatay sa kagutom. 9Igarantiya ko ang akong kinabuhi alang kang Benjamin. Ako ang manubag kon unsa unya ang mahitabo kaniya. Kon dili ko siya madala pagbalik kanimo nga buhi, akoy basola sa tibuok kong kinabuhi. 10Kon wala pa unta kita maglangay-langay, kaduha na unta tingali kami makabalik didto.”

11Miingon ang ilang amahan, “Kon mao kana, panglakaw na kamo. Sudli sa labing maayo nga mga produkto gikan dinhi sa atong dapit ang inyong mga sudlanan aron igasa sa gobernador sa Ehipto: mga tambal, dugos, lamas, pahumot, ug mga bunga sa pistasyo ug almond. 12Dobleha ninyo ang kantidad sa inyong dala nga kuwarta kay kinahanglan ninyong iuli ang kuwarta nga gibutang pagbalik sa inyong mga sako. Basig nasayop lang sila niadto. 13Dad-a ninyo ang inyong igsoon nga si Benjamin ug balik dayon kamo ngadto sa gobernador sa Ehipto. 14Hinaut pa nga tandogon sa Makagagahom nga Dios ang kasingkasing sa gobernador aron malooy siya ug ibalik niya kaninyo si Simeon ug si Benjamin. Apan kon dili sila makabalik, dawaton ko na lang kini sa kinasingkasing.”

15Busa gidala sa managsoon ang mga gasa ug gidoble usab nila ang ilang kuwarta. Unya milakaw sila ngadto sa Ehipto kauban si Benjamin, ug miatubang kang Jose. 16Sa pagkakita ni Jose nga kauban nila si Benjamin, gisugo niya ang iyang sinaligan, “Dad-a kining mga tawhana sa balay. Pag-ihaw ug paghikay, kay maniudto sila uban kanako.” 17Gituman sa sinaligan ang gisugo kaniya, ug gidala niya ang managsoon sa balay ni Jose.

18Nahadlok ang managsoon sa dihang gidala sila sa balay ni Jose. Miingon sila, “Basin gidala kita dinhi tungod sa kuwarta nga gibalik sa atong mga sako sa una natong pag-anhi. Basig dakpon nila kita, ug kuhaon ang atong mga asno ug himuon kita nga mga ulipon.” 19Busa giduolan nila ang sinaligan ug nakigsulti sila niini didto sa pultahan sa balay. 20Miingon sila, “Kadyot una, sir, may isulti kami kanimo. Mianhi kami sa una aron sa pagpalit ug pagkaon. 21Sa among pagpauli, nagpalabay kami sa kagabhion sa usa ka dapit. Ug didto giablihan namo ang among mga sako ug nakita namo sa sulod ang mao gayong kantidad nga gibayad namo sa pagkaon. Gani ania, among gidala pagbalik aron iuli. 22Wala kami masayod kon kinsa ang nagbutang niini sa among mga sako. Nagdala pa kami ug dugang nga kuwarta aron ipalit ug pagkaon.” 23Mitubag ang sinaligan, “Wala kadtoy kaso, ug ayaw kamo kahadlok. Ang inyong Dios, nga Dios usab sa inyong amahan, mao tingali ang nagbutang niadtong kuwartaha sa inyong mga sako. Nadawat ko ang inyong gibayad.” Unya gidala niya si Simeon ngadto kanila.

24Gipasulod sa sinaligan ang managsoon sa balay ni Jose ug gihatagan ug tubig aron makapanghugas sila sa ilang mga tiil. Gihatagan usab niya ug pagkaon ang ilang mga asno. 25Giandam sa managsoon ang ilang mga gasa kang Jose samtang gihulat nila siya nga mopauli nianang pagkaudto, kay giingnan man sila nga adto maniudto sa balay ni Jose.

26Pag-abot ni Jose, miyukbo sila sa iyang atubangan ug gihatag nila ang ilang mga gasa. 27Nangutana si Jose kanila kon kumusta na sila. Unya nangutana usab siya, “Kumusta na man ang inyong tigulang na nga amahan, sumala sa inyong gisulti kanako? Buhi pa ba siya?” 28Mitubag sila, “Buhi pa ang among amahan ug maayo usab ang iyang kahimtang.” Unya miyukbo sila pag-usab kaniya agig pagtahod.

29Sa pagkakita ni Jose kang Benjamin nga iyang igsoon sa inahan, miingon siya, “Mao ba kini ang inyong kamanghorang igsoon nga giingon ninyo kanako?” Unya giingnan niya si Benjamin, “Hinaut pa nga panalanginan ka sa Dios, anak.” 30Unya midali-dali ug gawas si Jose kay kahilakon na gayod siya tungod sa iyang kamingaw sa iyang manghod. Misulod siya sa iyang kuwarto ug didto mihilak. 31Pagkahuman, nanghilam-os siya ug mibalik didto kanila nga nagpugong sa iyang pagbati. Unya nagmando siya nga magsukad na ug pagkaon.

32Lahi ang gikan-an ni Jose, lahi ang sa iyang mga igsoon, ug lahi usab ang iya sa mga Ehiptohanon nga didto naniudto. Kay dili mokaon ang mga Ehiptohanon uban sa mga Hebreo, kay mangil-ad kini alang kanila. 33Diha sa atubangan ni Jose ang gikan-an sa iyang mga igsoon. Nagtinan-away ang iyang mga igsoon kay natingala sila nga gipasunod gikan sa kamagulangan hangtod sa kamanghoran ang pagpalingkod kanila. 34Gisilbihan sila ug pagkaon gikan sa atubangan ni Jose apan ang pagkaon nga gihatag kang Benjamin lima gayod ka pilo ang gidaghanon kay sa gihatag sa uban. Nangaon sila ug nagainom uban ni Jose.