New International Version

Genesis 44:1-34

A Silver Cup in a Sack

1Now Joseph gave these instructions to the steward of his house: “Fill the men’s sacks with as much food as they can carry, and put each man’s silver in the mouth of his sack. 2Then put my cup, the silver one, in the mouth of the youngest one’s sack, along with the silver for his grain.” And he did as Joseph said.

3As morning dawned, the men were sent on their way with their donkeys. 4They had not gone far from the city when Joseph said to his steward, “Go after those men at once, and when you catch up with them, say to them, ‘Why have you repaid good with evil? 5Isn’t this the cup my master drinks from and also uses for divination? This is a wicked thing you have done.’ ”

6When he caught up with them, he repeated these words to them. 7But they said to him, “Why does my lord say such things? Far be it from your servants to do anything like that! 8We even brought back to you from the land of Canaan the silver we found inside the mouths of our sacks. So why would we steal silver or gold from your master’s house? 9If any of your servants is found to have it, he will die; and the rest of us will become my lord’s slaves.”

10“Very well, then,” he said, “let it be as you say. Whoever is found to have it will become my slave; the rest of you will be free from blame.”

11Each of them quickly lowered his sack to the ground and opened it. 12Then the steward proceeded to search, beginning with the oldest and ending with the youngest. And the cup was found in Benjamin’s sack. 13At this, they tore their clothes. Then they all loaded their donkeys and returned to the city.

14Joseph was still in the house when Judah and his brothers came in, and they threw themselves to the ground before him. 15Joseph said to them, “What is this you have done? Don’t you know that a man like me can find things out by divination?”

16“What can we say to my lord?” Judah replied. “What can we say? How can we prove our innocence? God has uncovered your servants’ guilt. We are now my lord’s slaves—we ourselves and the one who was found to have the cup.”

17But Joseph said, “Far be it from me to do such a thing! Only the man who was found to have the cup will become my slave. The rest of you, go back to your father in peace.”

18Then Judah went up to him and said: “Pardon your servant, my lord, let me speak a word to my lord. Do not be angry with your servant, though you are equal to Pharaoh himself. 19My lord asked his servants, ‘Do you have a father or a brother?’ 20And we answered, ‘We have an aged father, and there is a young son born to him in his old age. His brother is dead, and he is the only one of his mother’s sons left, and his father loves him.’

21“Then you said to your servants, ‘Bring him down to me so I can see him for myself.’ 22And we said to my lord, ‘The boy cannot leave his father; if he leaves him, his father will die.’ 23But you told your servants, ‘Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you will not see my face again.’ 24When we went back to your servant my father, we told him what my lord had said.

25“Then our father said, ‘Go back and buy a little more food.’ 26But we said, ‘We cannot go down. Only if our youngest brother is with us will we go. We cannot see the man’s face unless our youngest brother is with us.’

27“Your servant my father said to us, ‘You know that my wife bore me two sons. 28One of them went away from me, and I said, “He has surely been torn to pieces.” And I have not seen him since. 29If you take this one from me too and harm comes to him, you will bring my gray head down to the grave in misery.’

30“So now, if the boy is not with us when I go back to your servant my father, and if my father, whose life is closely bound up with the boy’s life, 31sees that the boy isn’t there, he will die. Your servants will bring the gray head of our father down to the grave in sorrow. 32Your servant guaranteed the boy’s safety to my father. I said, ‘If I do not bring him back to you, I will bear the blame before you, my father, all my life!’

33“Now then, please let your servant remain here as my lord’s slave in place of the boy, and let the boy return with his brothers. 34How can I go back to my father if the boy is not with me? No! Do not let me see the misery that would come on my father.”

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

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.”