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Genesis 47

1Joseph went and told Pharaoh, ‘My father and brothers, with their flocks and herds and everything they own, have come from the land of Canaan and are now in Goshen.’ He chose five of his brothers and presented them before Pharaoh.

Pharaoh asked the brothers, ‘What is your occupation?’

‘Your servants are shepherds,’ they replied to Pharaoh, ‘just as our fathers were.’ They also said to him, ‘We have come to live here for a while, because the famine is severe in Canaan and your servants’ flocks have no pasture. So now, please let your servants settle in Goshen.’

Pharaoh said to Joseph, ‘Your father and your brothers have come to you, and the land of Egypt is before you; settle your father and your brothers in the best part of the land. Let them live in Goshen. And if you know of any among them with special ability, put them in charge of my own livestock.’

Then Joseph brought his father Jacob in and presented him before Pharaoh. After Jacob blessed[a] Pharaoh, Pharaoh asked him, ‘How old are you?’

And Jacob said to Pharaoh, ‘The years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty. My years have been few and difficult, and they do not equal the years of the pilgrimage of my fathers.’ 10 Then Jacob blessed[b] Pharaoh and went out from his presence.

11 So Joseph settled his father and his brothers in Egypt and gave them property in the best part of the land, the district of Rameses, as Pharaoh directed. 12 Joseph also provided his father and his brothers and all his father’s household with food, according to the number of their children.

Joseph and the famine

13 There was no food, however, in the whole region because the famine was severe; both Egypt and Canaan wasted away because of the famine. 14 Joseph collected all the money that was to be found in Egypt and Canaan in payment for the grain they were buying, and he brought it to Pharaoh’s palace. 15 When the money of the people of Egypt and Canaan was gone, all Egypt came to Joseph and said, ‘Give us food. Why should we die before your eyes? Our money is all gone.’

16 ‘Then bring your livestock,’ said Joseph. ‘I will sell you food in exchange for your livestock, since your money is gone.’ 17 So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and he gave them food in exchange for their horses, their sheep and goats, their cattle and donkeys. And he brought them through that year with food in exchange for all their livestock.

18 When that year was over, they came to him the following year and said, ‘We cannot hide from our lord the fact that since our money is gone and our livestock belongs to you, there is nothing left for our lord except our bodies and our land. 19 Why should we perish before your eyes – we and our land as well? Buy us and our land in exchange for food, and we with our land will be in bondage to Pharaoh. Give us seed so that we may live and not die, and that the land may not become desolate.’

20 So Joseph bought all the land in Egypt for Pharaoh. The Egyptians, one and all, sold their fields, because the famine was too severe for them. The land became Pharaoh’s, 21 and Joseph reduced the people to servitude,[c] from one end of Egypt to the other. 22 However, he did not buy the land of the priests, because they received a fixed allowance from Pharaoh and had food enough from the allowance Pharaoh gave them. That is why they did not sell their land.

23 Joseph said to the people, ‘Now that I have bought you and your land today for Pharaoh, here is seed for you so you can plant the ground. 24 But when the crop comes in, give a fifth of it to Pharaoh. The other four-fifths you may keep as seed for the fields and as food for yourselves and your households and your children.’

25 ‘You have saved our lives,’ they said. ‘May we find favour in the eyes of our lord; we will be in bondage to Pharaoh.’

26 So Joseph established it as a law concerning land in Egypt – still in force today – that a fifth of the produce belongs to Pharaoh. It was only the land of the priests that did not become Pharaoh’s.

27 Now the Israelites settled in Egypt in the region of Goshen. They acquired property there and were fruitful and increased greatly in number.

28 Jacob lived in Egypt seventeen years, and the years of his life were a hundred and forty-seven. 29 When the time drew near for Israel to die, he called for his son Joseph and said to him, ‘If I have found favour in your eyes, put your hand under my thigh and promise that you will show me kindness and faithfulness. Do not bury me in Egypt, 30 but when I rest with my fathers, carry me out of Egypt and bury me where they are buried.’

‘I will do as you say,’ he said.

31 ‘Swear to me,’ he said. Then Joseph swore to him, and Israel worshipped as he leaned on the top of his staff.[d]

Notas al pie

  1. Genesis 47:7 Or greeted
  2. Genesis 47:10 Or said farewell to
  3. Genesis 47:21 Samaritan Pentateuch and Septuagint (see also Vulgate); Masoretic Text and he moved the people into the cities
  4. Genesis 47:31 Or Israel bowed down at the head of his bed

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Gẹnẹsisi 47

1Josẹfu lọ sọ fún Farao pé, “Baba mi àti àwọn arákùnrin mi, pẹ̀lú agbo ẹran, agbo màlúù àti ohun gbogbo tí wọ́n ní, ti dé láti ilẹ̀ Kenaani, wọ́n sì ti wà ní ilẹ̀ Goṣeni báyìí.” Ó yan márùn-ún àwọn arákùnrin rẹ́, ó sì fi wọ́n han Farao.

Farao béèrè lọ́wọ́ àwọn arákùnrin rẹ̀ pé, “Kí ni iṣẹ́ yín?”

Wọ́n sì fèsì pé, “Darandaran ni àwọn ìránṣẹ́ rẹ, gẹ́gẹ́ bí àwọn baba wa ti jẹ́ darandaran” Wọ́n sì tún sọ fun un síwájú sí i pé, “A wá láti gbé ìhín yìí fún ìgbà díẹ̀ nítorí ìyàn náà mú púpọ̀ ní ilẹ̀ Kenaani, àwọn ohun ọ̀sìn àwa ìránṣẹ́ rẹ kò sì rí ewéko jẹ. Nítorí náà jọ̀wọ́ má ṣàì jẹ́ kí àwọn ìránṣẹ́ rẹ tẹ̀dó sí ilẹ̀ Goṣeni.”

Farao wí fún Josẹfu pé, “Baba rẹ àti àwọn arákùnrin rẹ tọ̀ ọ́ wá, Ilẹ̀ Ejibiti sì nìyí níwájú rẹ: Mú àwọn arákùnrin rẹ tẹ̀dó sí ibi tí ó dára jù nínú ilẹ̀ náà. Jẹ́ kí wọn máa gbé ní Goṣeni. Bí o bá sì mọ ẹnikẹ́ni nínú wọn tí ó ní ẹ̀bùn ìtọ́jú ẹran, fi wọ́n ṣe olùtọ́jú ẹran ọ̀sìn mi.”

Nígbà náà ni Josẹfu mú Jakọbu baba rẹ̀ wọlé wá sí iwájú Farao. Lẹ́yìn ìgbà tí Jakọbu súre fún Farao tán. Farao béèrè lọ́wọ́ Jakọbu pé, “Ọmọ ọdún mélòó ni ọ́?”

Jakọbu sì dá Farao lóhùn, “Ọdún ìrìnàjò ayé mi jẹ́ àádóje (130), ọjọ́ mi kò pọ̀, ó sì kún fún wàhálà, síbẹ̀ kò ì tí ì tó ti àwọn baba mi.” 10 Nígbà náà ni Jakọbu tún súre fún Farao, ó sì jáde lọ kúrò níwájú rẹ̀.

11 Josẹfu sì fi baba rẹ̀ àti àwọn arákùnrin rẹ̀ sí ilẹ̀ Ejibiti, ó sì fún wọn ní ohun ìní ní ibi tí ó dára jù ní ilẹ̀ náà, ní agbègbè Ramesesi bí Farao ti pàṣẹ. 12 Josẹfu sì pèsè oúnjẹ fún baba rẹ̀ àti àwọn arákùnrin rẹ̀ àti gbogbo ìdílé baba rẹ̀ gẹ́gẹ́ bi iye àwọn ọmọ wọn.

Josẹfu àti ìyàn ní ilẹ̀ Ejibiti

13 Ṣùgbọ́n kò sí oúnjẹ ní gbogbo ilẹ̀ náà nítorí tí ìyàn náà mú púpọ̀ tó bẹ́ẹ̀ tí ilẹ̀ Ejibiti àti ilẹ̀ Kenaani gbẹ nítorí ìyàn náà. 14 Josẹfu gba gbogbo owó tí ó wà ní ilẹ̀ Ejibiti àti Kenaani ní ìpààrọ̀ fún ti ọkà tí wọn ń rà, ó sì mú owó náà wá sí ààfin Farao. 15 Nígbà tí owó wọn tán pátápátá ní Ejibiti àti Kenaani, gbogbo Ejibiti wá bá Josẹfu, wọ́n wí pé, “Fún wa ní oúnjẹ, èéṣe tí a ó fi kú ní ojú rẹ? Gbogbo owó wa ni a ti ná tán.”

16 Josẹfu wí pé, “Ẹ mú àwọn ẹran ọ̀sìn yín wá, èmi yóò fún un yín ní oúnjẹ ní ìpààrọ̀ fún ẹran ọ̀sìn yín, níwọ̀n bí owó yín ti tan.” 17 Nítorí náà wọ́n mú àwọn ẹran ọ̀sìn wọn tọ Josẹfu wá, ó sì fún wọn ní oúnjẹ ní ìpààrọ̀ fún ẹṣin, àgùntàn, ewúrẹ́, màlúù àti kẹ́tẹ́kẹ́tẹ́ wọn. Ó sì mú wọn la ọdún náà já, tí ó ń fún wọn ní oúnjẹ ní ìpààrọ̀ fún ẹran ọ̀sìn wọn.

18 Nígbà tí ọdún náà parí, wọn padà tọ̀ ọ́ wá ní ọdún tí ó tẹ̀lé, wọn wí pé, “A kò le fi pamọ́ fun olúwa wa pé níwọ̀n bí owó wa ti tan tí gbogbo ẹran ọ̀sìn wa sì ti di tirẹ̀ pé, kò sí ohunkóhun tókù fún olúwa wa bí kò ṣe ara wa àti ilẹ̀ wa. 19 Èéṣe tí àwa yóò fi parun lójú rẹ, ra àwa tìkára wa àti ilẹ̀ wa ní ìpààrọ̀ fún oúnjẹ, àwa àti ilẹ̀ wa yóò sì wà nínú ìgbèkùn Farao. Fún wa ni oúnjẹ kí àwa kí ó má ba à kú, kí ilẹ̀ wa má ba à di ahoro.”

20 Nítorí náà Josẹfu ra gbogbo ilẹ̀ tí ó wà ní Ejibiti fún Farao, kò sí ẹnìkan tí ó ṣẹ́kù ní Ejibiti tí kò ta ilẹ̀ tirẹ̀ nítorí ìyàn náà mú jù fún wọn. Gbogbo ilẹ̀ náà sì di ti Farao, 21 Josẹfu sì sọ gbogbo ará Ejibiti di ẹrú láti igun kan dé èkejì 22 Ṣùgbọ́n ṣá, kò ra ilẹ̀ àwọn àlùfáà, nítorí wọ́n ń gba ìpín oúnjẹ lọ́wọ́ Farao, wọn sì ní oúnjẹ tí ó tó láti inú ìpín tí Farao ń fún wọn. Ìdí nìyí tí wọn kò fi ta ilẹ̀ wọn.

23 Josẹfu wí fún àwọn ènìyàn náà pé, “Níwọ́n ìgbà tí mo ti ra ẹ̀yin àti ilẹ̀ yín tan lónìí fún Farao, irúgbìn rèé, ẹ lọ gbìn ín sí ilẹ̀ náà. 24 Ṣùgbọ́n nígbà tí ìre oko náà bá jáde, ẹ ó mú ìdákan nínú ìdámárùn-ún rẹ̀ fún Farao. Ẹ le pa ìdámẹ́rin tókù mọ́ fún ara yín àti ìdílé yín àti àwọn ọmọ yín.”

25 Wọ́n dá á lóhùn pé, “O ti gbà wá là, Ǹjẹ́ kí a rí ojúrere níwájú olúwa wa, àwa yóò di ẹrú Farao.”

26 Nítorí náà Josẹfu sọ ọ́ di òfin nípa ọ̀rọ̀ ilẹ̀ ni Ejibiti, ó sì wà bẹ́ẹ̀ di òní olónìí pé, ìdákan nínú ìdámárùn-ún ìre oko jẹ́ ti Farao, ilẹ̀ àwọn àlùfáà nìkan ni kò di ti Farao.

27 Àwọn ará Israẹli sì tẹ̀dó sí Ejibiti ní agbègbè Goṣeni. Wọ́n ní ohun ìní fún ara wọn, wọ́n sì bí sí i tó bẹ́ẹ̀ tí wọ́n pọ̀ si gidigidi ní iye.

28 Jakọbu gbé ní Ejibiti fún ọdún mẹ́tà-dínlógún (17) iye ọdún ọjọ́ ayé rẹ̀ sì jẹ́ ẹ̀tàdín ní àádọ́jọ (147). 29 Nígbà tí àkókò ń súnmọ́ etílé fún Israẹli láti kú, ó pe Josẹfu, ọmọ rẹ̀, ó sì wí fún un pé, “Bí mo bá rí ojúrere ni ojú rẹ̀ fi ọwọ́ rẹ sí abẹ́ itan mi, kí o sì ṣe ìlérí pé ìwọ yóò fi àánú àti òtítọ́ hàn sí mi. Má ṣe sin òkú mi sí ilẹ̀ Ejibiti, 30 Ṣùgbọ́n, nígbà tí mo bá sinmi pẹ̀lú àwọn baba mi, gbé mí jáde kúrò ní Ejibiti kí o sì sin mí sí ibi tí wọ́n sin àwọn baba mi sí.”

Josẹfu sì dáhùn wí pé, “Èmi ó ṣe bí ìwọ ti wí.”

31 Jakọbu wí pé, “Búra fún mi,” Josẹfu sì búra fún un. Israẹli sì tẹ orí rẹ̀ ba, bí ó ti sinmi lé orí ibùsùn rẹ̀.