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.”
Yusufu Yeeraga Baganda be
145:1 Lub 43:31Awo Yusufu n’atasobola kwefuga n’alemererwa okwongera okwekuuma mu maaso gaabo bonna abaaliwo; kwe kulagira nti, “Muggyeewo abantu bonna mu maaso gange.” Bwe kityo ne wataba muntu mulala yenna Yusufu bwe yali yeeraga eri baganda be. 245:2 a Lub 29:11 b nny 16; Lub 46:29Awo n’akaaba mu ddoboozi ery’omwanguka, n’Abamisiri ne bamuwulira era n’ennyumba yonna eya Falaawo nabo ne bamuwulira.
345:3 a Bik 7:13 b nny 15Yusufu n’agamba baganda be nti, “Nze Yusufu, kitange akyali mulamu?” Naye baganda be ne batayinza kumuddamu, kubanga okweraliikirira kwabayinga mu maaso ge.
445:4 Lub 37:28Awo Yusufu n’agamba baganda be nti, “Mbasaba munsemberere.” Ne basembera gy’ali. N’abagamba nti, “Nze muganda wammwe Yusufu gwe mwatunda e Misiri. 545:5 a Lub 42:21 b Lub 42:22 c nny 7-8; Lub 50:20; Zab 105:17Naye kaakano temuggwaamu mwoyo, oba temwekubagiza olw’okuntunda wano, kubanga Katonda yantuma mbasookeyo nsobole okuwonya obulamu. 6Kubanga enjala ebadde mu nsi okumala emyaka gino ebiri; era wakyaliyo emirala etaano egitalibaamu kulima wadde okukungula. 745:7 a 2Bk 19:4, 30, 31; Is 10:20, 21; Mi 4:7; Zef 2:7 b Kuv 15:2; Es 4:14; Is 25:9Era Katonda yantuma mbasookeyo mbakuumire abalisigalawo ku nsi; ndyoke mbawonyezeewo abantu abangi ennyo mu ngeri ey’ekitalo.
845:8 a Bal 17:10 b Lub 41:41“Noolwekyo si mmwe mwansindika wano, wabula Katonda; era anfudde kitaawe wa Falaawo, era mukama w’ennyumba ye era omufuzi w’ensi yonna ey’e Misiri. 945:9 Lub 43:10Kale mwanguwe, mwambuke eri kitange mumugambe nti, ‘Bw’ati mutabani wo Yusufu bw’agamba nti, Katonda anfudde mufuzi wa Misiri yenna; serengeta gye ndi, tolwa; 1045:10 Lub 46:28, 34; 47:1ojja kubeera mu Goseni45:10 Goseni kisangibwa mu Misiri, Omugga Kiyira we luyingirira mu nnyanja ennene, Meditereniyaani, era kifo kijimu nnyo., olibeera kumpi nange. Ggwe n’abaana bo, n’abaana b’abaana bo, ebisibo byammwe, amagana gammwe ne byonna bye mulina; 1145:11 Lub 47:12eyo gye nnaabagabiririranga; si kulwa nga mmwe n’ennyumba zammwe ne byonna bye mulina biggwaawo.’
12“Era kaakano mwerabiddeko n’amaaso gammwe era ne muganda wange Benyamini akyerabiddeko nti nze njogera nammwe. 1345:13 Bik 7:14Muteekwa okutegeeza kitange ekitiibwa kye nnina mu Misiri, ne byonna bye mulabye. Temulwa, muserengese kitange wano.”
14Awo Yusufu n’agwa Benyamini mu kifuba n’akaaba ne Benyamini n’akaabira ku kibegabega kye. 1545:15 a Luk 15:20 b nny 3N’agwa baganda be mu kifuba, n’akaabira buli omu ku bo; n’oluvannyuma baganda be ne boogera naye.
Ab’olulyo lwa Yusufu Bayitibwa e Misiri
1645:16 Bik 7:13Ebigambo eby’okujja kwa baganda ba Yusufu bwe byawulirwa mu nnyumba ya Falaawo ne bisanyusa nnyo Falaawo n’abaweereza be. 17Falaawo n’agamba Yusufu nti, “Gamba baganda bo nti, ‘Mukole bwe muti: mutikke ensolo zammwe muddeyo mu nsi ya Kanani, 1845:18 a Lub 27:28; 46:34; 47:6, 11, 27; Kbl 18:12, 29 b Zab 37:19munone kitammwe n’abantu bammwe n’ebyammwe mujje gye ndi, ndibawa ekifo ekisinga obulungi mu nsi y’e Misiri, nammwe mulirya obulungi obw’ensi.’
1945:19 Lub 46:5“Era balagire batwale amagaali okuva mu nsi y’e Misiri olw’abaana baabwe abato ne bakyala bammwe, mujje ne kitammwe. 20Wabula ebintu byammwe tebibateganya nnyo, kubanga ebisinga obulungi mu Misiri yenna bijja kuba byammwe.”
2145:21 Lub 42:25Abaana ba Isirayiri ne bakola bwe batyo; Yusufu n’abawa amagaali, nga Falaawo bwe yalagira n’abawa n’entanda ey’omu kkubo. 2245:22 Lub 37:3; 43:34Buli omu ku bo n’amuwa ebyambalo eby’okukyusa, naye ye Benyamini n’amuwa ebitundu bya ffeeza ebikumi bisatu n’ebyambalo eby’okuwanyisa emigogo etaano. 23Kitaawe n’amuweereza endogoyi kkumi ezeetisse ebintu ebirungi eby’e Misiri n’endogoyi enkazi kkumi ezeetisse emmere, emigaati n’entanda ya kitaawe bw’aliba ajja. 2445:24 Lub 42:21-22Awo n’asiibula baganda be. Bwe baali bagenda n’abagamba nti, “Temuyombera mu kkubo.”
25Bwe batyo ne bambuka okuva mu Misiri ne batuuka mu nsi ya Kanani eri kitaabwe Yakobo. 2645:26 Lub 44:28Bwe baatuuka ne bamutegeeza nti Yusufu akyali mulamu, era y’afuga ensi y’e Misiri yonna. Bwe yawulira ebyo n’awunga n’atasobola kubakkiriza. 2745:27 nny 19Naye bwe baamutegeeza ebigambo bya Yusufu byonna bye yabagamba, era bwe yalaba amagaali Yusufu ge yaweereza okumutwala n’addamu omwoyo; 28n’agamba nti, “Mmatidde, omwana wange Yusufu akyali mulamu. Nzija kugenda mulabe nga sinnafa.”