Yosef Kyerɛ Dae Ase
1Mmere bi akyi no, ɛbaa sɛ Misraimhene Farao nsahyɛfo panyin ne ne brodotofo panyin fom no. 2Farao bo fuw ne nsahyɛfo panyin no ne ne brodotofo panyin no yiye. 3Enti ɔde wɔn koguu afiase wɔ ɔwɛmfo panyin Potifar no fi, beae koro no ara a wɔde Yosef kɔtoo no. 4Ɔwɛmfo panyin Potifar de wɔn hyɛɛ Yosef nsa sɛ, ɔnhwɛ na ɔnyɛ nea ehia wɔn nyinaa mma wɔn.
Wɔdaa afiase hɔ kyɛɛ kakraa no, 5nnipa baanu no nyinaa a na wɔyɛ ɔhene Farao brodotofo panyin ne nsahyɛfo panyin a na wogu afiase hɔ no sosoo adae anadwo koro no ara. Na saa adae abien no mu biara wɔ ne nkyerɛase.
6Ade kyee a Yosef baa nneduafo baanu no nkyɛn no, ohuu sɛ wɔn nyinaa ayeyɛ bosobosoo. 7Obisaa Farao fi mpanyimfo nneduafo a na wɔne no gu afiase hɔ no se, “Adɛn nti na nnɛ de, mo werɛ ahow mo ho sɛɛ?”
8Nneduafo no buaa Yosef se, “Anadwo yi, yɛn baanu nyinaa sosoo adae, nanso yennya obiara wɔ ha nkyerɛ yɛn ase.”
Yosef nso ka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Ɛwɔ mu sɛ Onyankopɔn na ɔkyerɛ dae ase de, nanso monka mo dae a mososoe no nkyerɛ me.”
9Enti Farao nsahyɛfo panyin no dii kan kaa ne dae a ɔsoo no kyerɛɛ Yosef se, “Me dae mu no, mihuu bobe dua. 10Na saa bobe dua no wɔ mman abiɛsa. Eguu nhwiren, hyehyɛ nyin yɛɛ kasiaw beree. 11Na mikura ɔhene Farao nsa kuruwa. Metetew bobe aba no, kyikyi guu ɔhene Farao nsa kuruwa no mu, de maa no sɛ ɔnnom.”
12Yosef ka kyerɛɛ nsahyɛfo panyin deduani no se, “Wo dae no ase ni: mman abiɛsa a wuhui no kyerɛ nnansa. 13Nnansa ntam no, Farao beyi wo, ama woakodi wo dibea sɛ ɔhene nsahyɛfo panyin. Na wode Farao kuruwa bɛhyɛ ne nsa sɛnea na woyɛ no kan no. 14Na sɛ esi wo yiye a, kae me na yɛ me adɔe; ka me ho asɛm kyerɛ ɔhene Farao, na ɔmma wommeyi me mfi afiase ha. 15Efisɛ manyɛ bɔne biara na wɔkyeree me fii me manfo Hebrifo asase so de me baa ha. Na ɛha nso mpo a meda yi, manyɛ mfomso biara a ɛsɛ sɛ wogyina so de me to afiase.”
16Bere a brodotofo panyin deduani no huu sɛ Yosef akyerɛ nsahyɛfo panyin no dae no ase, ama atɔ asom no, ɔka kyerɛɛ Yosef se, “Me nso, mesoo dae bi. Me dae no mu no, na meso nkɛntɛn abiɛsa a brodo gugu mu. 17Kɛntɛn a esi soro pɛɛ no, na nnuan ahorow a wɔato a mede rekɔma Farao gu mu a na nnomaa sisi aduan no so wɔ mʼatifi redi.”
18Yosef ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Wo dae a wosoo no nkyerɛase ni, Nkɛntɛn abiɛsa no gyina hɔ ma nnansa. 19Nnansa ntam no, Farao bɛma wɔabeyi wo afi afiase ha, atwa wo ti, de wo sin no akɔsɛn dua so, ama nnomaa asosɔw wo nam.”
20Ne nnansa so no, na Farao redi nʼawoda. Enti ɔtoo pon kɛse bi maa ne mpanyimfo ne ne fifo nyinaa. Ɔsoma ma wokoyii ne brodotofo panyin ne ne nsahyɛfo panyin nneduafo no fii afiase hɔ baa nʼanim. 21Ɔhene Farao san de ne nsahyɛfo panyin no sii ne sibea ma ɔhyɛɛ ɔhene Farao nsa. 22Nanso ne brodotofo panyin no de, Farao ma wɔkɔsɛn no sɛnea Yosef kyerɛɛ ne dae no ase kyerɛɛ no no pɛpɛɛpɛ.
23Nsahyɛfo panyin no nso werɛ fii Yosef a wankae no koraa.
The Wine Taster and the Baker
1Some time later, the Egyptian king’s baker and wine taster did something their master didn’t like. 2So Pharaoh became angry with his two officials, the chief wine taster and the chief baker. 3He put them in prison in the house of the captain of the palace guard. It was the same prison where Joseph was kept. 4The captain put Joseph in charge of those men. So Joseph took care of them.
Some time passed while they were in prison. 5Then each of the two men had a dream. The men were the Egyptian king’s baker and wine taster. They were being held in prison. Both of them had dreams the same night. Each of their dreams had its own meaning.
6Joseph came to them the next morning. He saw that they were sad. 7They were Pharaoh’s officials, and they were in prison with Joseph in his master’s house. So he asked them, “Why do you look so sad today?”
8“We both had dreams,” they answered. “But no one can tell us what they mean.”
Then Joseph said to them, “Only God knows what dreams mean. Tell me your dreams.”
9So the chief wine taster told Joseph his dream. He said to him, “In my dream I saw a vine in front of me. 10There were three branches on the vine. As soon as it budded, it flowered. And bunches of ripe grapes grew on it. 11Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand. I took the grapes. I squeezed them into Pharaoh’s cup. Then I put the cup in his hand.”
12“Here’s what your dream means,” Joseph said to him. “The three branches are three days. 13In three days Pharaoh will let you out of prison. He’ll give your job back to you. And you will put Pharaoh’s cup in his hand. That’s what you used to do when you were his wine taster. 14But when everything is going well with you, remember me. Do me a favor. Speak to Pharaoh about me. Get me out of this prison. 15I was taken away from the land of the Hebrews by force. Even here I haven’t done anything to be put in prison for.”
16The chief baker saw that Joseph had given a positive meaning to the wine taster’s dream. So he said to Joseph, “I had a dream too. There were three baskets of bread on my head. 17All kinds of baked goods for Pharaoh were in the top basket. But the birds were eating them out of the basket on my head.”
18“Here’s what your dream means,” Joseph said. “The three baskets are three days. 19In three days Pharaoh will cut your head off. Then he will stick a pole through your body and set the pole up. The birds will eat your flesh.”
20The third day was Pharaoh’s birthday. He had a feast prepared for all his officials. He brought the chief wine taster and the chief baker out of prison. He did it in front of his officials. 21He gave the chief wine taster’s job back to him. Once again the wine taster put the cup into Pharaoh’s hand. 22But Pharaoh had a pole stuck through the chief baker’s body. Then he had the pole set up. Everything happened just as Joseph had told them when he explained their dreams.
23But the chief wine taster didn’t remember Joseph. In fact, he forgot all about him.