Joseph Makes Himself Known
1Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all his attendants, and he cried out, “Have everyone leave my presence!” So there was no one with Joseph when he made himself known to his brothers. 2And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard him, and Pharaoh’s household heard about it.
3Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still living?” But his brothers were not able to answer him, because they were terrified at his presence.
4Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come close to me.” When they had done so, he said, “I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt! 5And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you. 6For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will be no plowing and reaping. 7But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.45:7 Or save you as a great band of survivors
8“So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt. 9Now hurry back to my father and say to him, ‘This is what your son Joseph says: God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; don’t delay. 10You shall live in the region of Goshen and be near me—you, your children and grandchildren, your flocks and herds, and all you have. 11I will provide for you there, because five years of famine are still to come. Otherwise you and your household and all who belong to you will become destitute.’
12“You can see for yourselves, and so can my brother Benjamin, that it is really I who am speaking to you. 13Tell my father about all the honor accorded me in Egypt and about everything you have seen. And bring my father down here quickly.”
14Then he threw his arms around his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin embraced him, weeping. 15And he kissed all his brothers and wept over them. Afterward his brothers talked with him.
16When the news reached Pharaoh’s palace that Joseph’s brothers had come, Pharaoh and all his officials were pleased. 17Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Tell your brothers, ‘Do this: Load your animals and return to the land of Canaan, 18and bring your father and your families back to me. I will give you the best of the land of Egypt and you can enjoy the fat of the land.’
19“You are also directed to tell them, ‘Do this: Take some carts from Egypt for your children and your wives, and get your father and come. 20Never mind about your belongings, because the best of all Egypt will be yours.’ ”
21So the sons of Israel did this. Joseph gave them carts, as Pharaoh had commanded, and he also gave them provisions for their journey. 22To each of them he gave new clothing, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred shekels45:22 That is, about 7 1/2 pounds or about 3.5 kilograms of silver and five sets of clothes. 23And this is what he sent to his father: ten donkeys loaded with the best things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and other provisions for his journey. 24Then he sent his brothers away, and as they were leaving he said to them, “Don’t quarrel on the way!”
25So they went up out of Egypt and came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan. 26They told him, “Joseph is still alive! In fact, he is ruler of all Egypt.” Jacob was stunned; he did not believe them. 27But when they told him everything Joseph had said to them, and when he saw the carts Joseph had sent to carry him back, the spirit of their father Jacob revived. 28And Israel said, “I’m convinced! My son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die.”
Jusufu Kwĩmenyithia kũrĩ Ariũ a Ithe
145:1 2Sam 13:9Hĩndĩ ĩyo Jusufu akĩremwo nĩ kwĩyũmĩrĩria mbere ya arĩa othe maamũtungataga, akĩanĩrĩra na mũgambo mũnene, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Andũ othe nĩmehere harĩ niĩ!” Tondũ ũcio, hatiarĩ mũndũ o na ũmwe warĩ na Jusufu rĩrĩa emenyithanirie kũrĩ ariũ a ithe. 245:2 Atũm 7:13Na akĩrĩra anĩrĩire o nginya andũ a Misiri makĩmũigua, o na andũ a nyũmba ya Firaũni makĩigua ũhoro wa kĩrĩro kĩu.
345:3 Kĩam 43:7Jusufu akĩĩra ariũ a ithe atĩrĩ, “Nĩ niĩ Jusufu! Baba arĩ o muoyo?” No ariũ a ithe matiahotire kũmũcookeria, nĩgũkorwo nĩmamakĩte mũno marĩ mbere yake.
445:4 Kĩam 37:28Ningĩ Jusufu akĩĩra ariũ a ithe atĩrĩ, “Ta nguhĩrĩriai.” Meeka ũguo-rĩ, akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Nĩ niĩ mũrũ wa thoguo Jusufu, ũrĩa mwendirie Misiri! 545:5 Kĩam 50:20; Thab 105:17Na rĩu, mũtigathĩĩnĩke kana mwĩrakarĩre nĩkũnyendia gũkũ, tondũ nĩ Ngai wandũmire njũke mbere yanyu nĩgeetha honokie mĩoyo. 6Handũ-inĩ ha mĩaka ĩĩrĩ rĩu gũkoretwo na ngʼaragu bũrũri-inĩ, na mĩaka ĩtano ĩgũũka gũtigũkorwo na kũrĩma kana kũgetha. 7No Ngai aandũmire mbere yanyu nĩguo ndũme matigari manyu matũũre gũkũ thĩ, na honokie mĩoyo yanyu na kũhonokania kũnene.
845:8 Atiir 17:10; Kĩam 41:41“Nĩ ũndũ ũcio-rĩ, ti inyuĩ mwandũmire gũkũ, no nĩ Ngai. Na nĩanduĩte ta ithe wa Firaũni, na mwathi wa nyũmba yake yothe o na mwathi wa bũrũri wothe wa Misiri. 9Na rĩu hiũhai mũcooke kũrĩ baba mũmwĩre atĩrĩ, ‘Ũũ nĩguo mũrũguo Jusufu ekuuga: Ngai nĩanduĩte mwathi wa bũrũri wa Misiri guothe. Ikũrũka ũũke kũrĩ niĩ; ndũgaikare. 1045:10 Kĩam 47:1Ũgũtũũra bũrũri wa Gosheni45:10 Bũrũri wa Gosheni warĩ mũthia-inĩ wa Rũũĩ rwa Nili na nĩ kũndũ kwarĩ kũnoru mũno. na ũkorwo ũrĩ hakuhĩ na niĩ, wee na ciana ciaku, na ciana cia ciana ciaku, na ndũũru ciaku cia mbũri na cia ngʼombe, na kĩrĩa gĩothe ũrĩ nakĩo. 11Kũu nĩkuo ndĩrĩgũteithagĩria tondũ kũrĩ na mĩaka ĩngĩ ĩtano ya ngʼaragu ĩtigarĩte. Kwaga ũguo wee na nyũmba yaku na andũ arĩa othe makwĩgiĩ nĩmũgũtuĩka athĩĩnĩki.’
12“Inyuĩ nĩmũreyonera, o na Benjamini mũrũ wa maitũ akeyonera, atĩ nĩ niĩ mwene ndĩramwarĩria. 1345:13 Atũm 7:14Na mwĩre baba ũhoro wa gĩtĩĩo kĩrĩa gĩothe heetwo gũkũ Misiri, na ũrĩa wothe mwĩoneire, na mũikũrũkie baba gũkũ narua.”
1445:14 Kĩam 29:13Ningĩ akĩhĩmbĩria mũrũ wa nyina Benjamini na akĩrĩra, o nake Benjamini akĩmũhĩmbĩria akĩrĩraga. 1545:15 Luk 15:20Na akĩmumunya ariũ a ithe othe na akĩmahĩmbĩria akĩrĩraga. Thuutha ũcio ariũ a ithe makĩaranĩria nake.
1645:16 Kĩam 41:37Na rĩrĩa ũhoro ũcio waiguirwo nyũmba-inĩ ya ũthamaki ya Firaũni, atĩ ariũ a ithe na Jusufu nĩmokĩte-rĩ, Firaũni na anene ake othe magĩkena. 1745:17 Kĩam 42:5Firaũni akĩĩra Jusufu atĩrĩ, “Ĩra ariũ a thoguo atĩrĩ, ‘Ĩkai ũũ: Igĩrĩrai nyamũ cianyu mĩrigo mũcooke bũrũri wa Kaanani, 1845:18 Kĩam 46:34; Kĩam 47:6, 11, 27na mũndehere ithe wanyu na andũ a nyũmba cianyu. Na niĩ nĩngamũhe kũndũ kũrĩa kwega mũno bũrũri-inĩ wa Misiri, na mũkenagĩre ũnoru wa bũrũri ũyũ.’
1945:19 Kĩam 46:5“Ningĩ nĩwathĩrĩrio ũmeere atĩrĩ: ‘Ĩkai ũũ: Oyai makaari mamwe kuuma gũkũ Misiri nĩ ũndũ wa ciana na atumia anyu, mũgĩĩre ithe wanyu mũũke. 20Na mũtigatindanĩre na indo cianyu tondũ maũndũ mothe marĩa mega mũno ma Misiri megũtuĩka manyu.’ ”
21Nĩ ũndũ ũcio ariũ a Isiraeli magĩĩka o ro ũguo. Jusufu akĩmahe makaari o ta ũrĩa Firaũni aathanĩte na agĩcooka akĩmahe rĩĩgu wa rũgendo rwao. 22Ningĩ akĩhe o mũndũ o mũndũ wao nguo njerũ, no Benjamini-rĩ, akĩmũhe betha magana matatũ,45:22 nĩ ta kilo ithatũ na nuthu (3.5). na nguo ithano cia kũgarũrĩra. 23Na indo ici nĩcio aatũmĩire ithe: Ndigiri ikũmi ikuuĩte indo iria njega mũno cia Misiri, na ndigiri ingĩ ikũmi cia mĩgoma ikuuĩte ngano na mĩgate na rĩĩgu wake wa rũgendo. 24Agĩcooka akiumagaria ariũ a ithe, na magĩthiĩ akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Mũtikanegenanie mũrĩ njĩra-inĩ!”
25Nĩ ũndũ ũcio makĩambata makiuma Misiri, magĩthiĩ magĩkinya kũrĩ ithe wao Jakubu kũu bũrũri-inĩ wa Kaanani. 26Nao makĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Jusufu arĩ o muoyo! Na nĩwe mwathi wa bũrũri wothe wa Misiri.” Jakubu akĩgegeara; akĩaga kũmetĩkia. 2745:27 Kĩam 45:19No rĩrĩa maamwĩrire maũndũ marĩa mothe Jusufu aamerĩte, na rĩrĩa onire makaari marĩa Jusufu aatũmĩte ma kũmũkuua mamũtware Misiri-rĩ, roho wa Jakubu ithe wao ũkĩarahũka. 28Nake Isiraeli akiuga atĩrĩ, “Nĩndetĩkia! Mũrũ wakwa Jusufu arĩ o muoyo. Nĩngũthiĩ ngamuone itanakua.”