Yosef Kyerɛ Farao Dae Ase
1Mfe abien akyi no, Farao soo dae bi. Na ogyina Asubɔnten Nil ho. 2Ohuu wɔ dae no mu sɛ anantwi ason a wɔadodɔ srade, na wɔn ho tua wɔn ho fii asubɔnten no mu ba bɛwee sare a na ɛwɔ hɔ no. 3Anantwi akɛse ason no akyi no, anantwi ason foforo a wɔafonfɔn ayeyɛ nkanyankanya fii Asubɔnten Nil mu ba begyinaa anantwi a wɔadodɔ srade no ho wɔ asu no konkɔn so. 4Anantwi ason a wɔafonfɔn ayeyɛ nkanyankanya no memenee anantwi ason a wɔadodɔ srade no. Na Farao bɔɔ pitiri nyanee!
5Nna faa Farao bio ma ɔsoo dae a ɛto so abien. Ohuu wɔ dae no mu sɛ, ɔmo kasiaw ason a ɛwɔ ahoɔden na ɛyɛ fɛ asow wɔ ɔmo dua baako so. 6Akyiri no, kasiaw ason bi a ɛyɛ nkanyankanya a apuei mframa abɔ no ama atwintwam nso fifii. 7Ɔmo nkanyankanya no memenee ɔmo a ɛwɔ ahoɔden na ɛyɛ fɛ no. Farao nyanee, na ohuu sɛ sɛɛ na nea ohuu no nyinaa yɛ ɔdae.
8Ade kyee no, nʼadwene mu yɛɛ no basaa. Enti Farao soma ma wɔkɔfrɛɛ nkonyaayifo ne anyansafo a wɔwɔ Misraim asase so nyinaa baa ne fi. Farao kaa dae a ɔsoo no nyinaa kyerɛɛ wɔn, nanso wɔn mu biara antumi ankyerɛ ase.
9Ɛhɔ na Farao nsahyɛfo panyin no ka kyerɛɛ Farao se, “Nnɛ na wɔakae me me sintɔ. 10Mmere bi a atwa mu no, wo Farao bo fuw wʼasomfo yiye. Ɛnam so ma wode me ne wo brodotofo panyin kɔtoo afiase wɔ awɛmfo panyin fi. 11Yɛn baanu nyinaa sosoo adae anadwo koro no ara a na ɛsono sɛnea yɛn mu biara dae no si te. 12Saa bere no, na Hebrini aberantewa bi a na ɔyɛ awɛmfo panyin Potifar somfo ka yɛn ho wɔ afiase hɔ. Yɛkaa yɛn dae a yɛsosoo no kyerɛɛ no no, ɔkyerɛɛ yɛn mu biara dae ase pɛpɛɛpɛ. 13Na ne nkyerɛase a ɔmaa no baa mu saa pɛpɛɛpɛ. Mesan kodii me dibea, na wɔsɛn brodotofo panyin no nso.”
14Amono mu hɔ ara, Farao soma ma wokoyii Yosef fii afiase hɔ bae. Ofi afiase hɔ no, oyii nʼabogyesɛ, sesaa nʼatade, na ɔbaa Farao anim.
15Farao ka kyerɛɛ Yosef se, “Maso dae bi a obiara ntumi nkyerɛ ase. Nanso mate sɛ wo de, sɛ obi ka ne dae kyerɛ wo a, wutumi kyerɛ ase. Ɛno nti na masoma abɛfrɛ wo yi.”
16Yosef buaa Farao se, “Me ara merentumi mfi me tumi mu nkyerɛ dae no ase. Onyankopɔn na ɔbɛkyerɛ wo dae no ase.”
17Na Farao ka kyerɛɛ Yosef se, “Mʼadaeso no mu no, na migyina Asubɔnten Nil konkɔn so. 18Mihuu sɛ anantwi ason a wɔadodɔ srade, na wɔn ho tua wɔn ho fi asubɔnten no mu ba bɛnantew wura no mu, fii ase wee sare. 19Anantwi akɛse ason no akyi no, anantwi ason foforo a wɔafonfɔn ayeyɛ nkanyankanya nso puei; minhuu anantwi a wɔyɛ tan bi saa wɔ Misraim asase so da. 20Anantwi ason a wɔafonfɔn ayeyɛ nkanyankanya no memenee anantwi ason a wɔadodɔ srade na wɔn ho tua wɔn ho a wodii kan puei no. 21Nanso wɔmemenee wɔn nyinaa akyi no, hwee ankyerɛ sɛ wɔayɛ saa, na wɔn ho da so yɛ nkanyankanya, tantan no ara. Na mebɔɔ pitiri nyanee.
22“Mesan soo dae bio hui sɛ, ɔmo kasiaw ason a ɛyɛ fɛ na ɛwɔ ahoɔden sɛ asow wɔ ɔmo dua baako so. 23Eyinom akyi no, ɔmo kasiaw ason bi a apuei mframa abɔ no, ama akisa ayeyɛ nkanyankanya nso fifii. 24Ɔmo nkanyankanya no memenee ɔmo ason a ɛyɛ fɛ na ɛwɔ ahoɔden no. Mekaa me dae no nyinaa kyerɛɛ nkonyaayifo no, wɔn mu biara antumi ankyerɛ me ase.”
25Ɛnna Yosef ka kyerɛɛ Farao se, “Wo dae abien a wososoe no nyinaa nkyerɛase yɛ pɛ. Onyankopɔn nam dae no so reda biribi a ɔrebɛyɛ no adi akyerɛ wo. 26Anantwi ason a wɔadodɔ srade no ne ɔmo kasiaw ason a ɛyɛ fɛ, na ɛwɔ ahoɔden no ase kyerɛ mfe ason; ɛyɛ dae koro. 27Anantwi ason a wɔafonfɔn, na wɔayeyɛ nkanyankanya no yɛ mfe ason, na saa ara na ɔmo kasiaw ason a ayeyɛ nhweanhweaa a apuei mframa ama akisa no te: ɛyɛ ɔkɔm a ɛbɛba mfe ason.
28“Ɛyɛ sɛnea meka kyerɛɛ Ɔhene no: Onyankopɔn akyerɛ wo nea ɔrebɛyɛ. 29Mfe ason a edi kan no, aduan bebu wɔ Misraim asase so nyinaa, 30nanso akyiri no, ɔkɔm kɛse bi bɛba mfe ason. Na nnipa werɛ befi asetena pa a wonyaa no mfe ason a edi kan no mu no. Ɔkɔm bɛposa asase no. 31Esiane ɔkɔm a ebedi mmere pa a atwa mu no akyi no ano den a ɛbɛyɛ no nti, saa bere no wɔrenkae mmere pa no bio wɔ asase no so. 32Saa dae abien a wosoo no kyerɛ sɛnea ɔkɔm no ano bɛyɛ den afa. Ɛkyerɛ sɛ, nea ɛbɛyɛ biara, asɛm a maka akyerɛ wo no bɛba mu saa pɛpɛɛpɛ. Efisɛ Onyankopɔn na wasi gyinae pi saa. Na ɛrenkyɛre koraa ɛbɛba mu saa.
33“Enti wɔmma Ɔhene hwehwɛ onyansafo kɛse a ɔwɔ nhumu wɔ Misraim asase yi so, na ɔmfa ɔman yi mu kuadwuma ho asɛm nyinaa hyɛ ne nsa. 34Ma ɔhene Farao nyiyi nnipa, ntuatua amansin ahorow anum no ano. Na saa nnipa a wɔde wɔn betuatua amansin no ano no nyiyi nnɔbae a ɛbɛba mmere pa mfe ason no mu no nkyɛmu anum mu baako, mfa nsie. 35Ɛsɛ sɛ saa nnipa a wotuatua amansin no ano no boaboa nnuan a wobegyigye mmere pa mfe ason a nnuan bebu no, de gu asan so wɔ ɔhene Farao din mu. Wɔmfa saa nnuan no nhyehyɛ asan so wɔ nkurow akɛse mu. 36Nnuan yi na mfe ason a ɔkɔm bɛba wɔ Misraim asase so no, ɔmanfo no bedi. Saa nnuan yi na wɔde besie ama ɔman no. Sɛ anyɛ saa a, akyinnye biara nni ho sɛ, ɔkɔm bɛbɔ ɔman no.”
Farao Pagyaw Yosef
37Farao ne ne mpanyimfo no gyee asɛm a Yosef ka kyerɛɛ wɔn no nyinaa too mu. 38Enti Farao bisaa wɔn se, “So yebenya obi a ɔte sɛ ɔbarima yi, nea Onyankopɔn honhom ahyɛ no ma?”
39Na Farao dan nʼani ka kyerɛɛ Yosef se, “Onyankopɔn ayi saa dae yi ne ne nkyerɛase akyerɛ wo yi, obiara nni hɔ a ɔyɛ onyansafo a ɔwɔ nhumu wɔ Misraimman yi mu sɛ wo. 40Mede saa adwuma kɛse yi nyinaa hyɛ wo nsa. Asɛm biara a wobɛka afa saa adwuma yi ho no, obiara nni ho asɛm ka wɔ Misraim nyinaa. Mʼahengua a me Farao, mete so no nko ara na ɛma meyɛ ɔkɛse sen wo.”
41Enti Farao ka kyerɛɛ Yosef se, “Mede Misraim asase nyinaa ahyɛ wo nsa.” 42Na Farao worɔw ne nsɔwano kaa de hyɛɛ Yosef nsa. Ɔde sirikyi batakari papa bi hyɛɛ Yosef, de sika ntweaban yan no. 43Ɔmaa Yosef teaseɛnam tenaa mu sɛ nʼabediakyiri. Baabiara a Yosef bɛkɔ no, na nnipa di nʼanim teɛteɛɛ mu se, “Momma kwan!” Saa ɔkwan yi so na ɔhene Farao fa de Misraim asase nyinaa hyɛɛ Yosef nsa.
44Na Farao ka kyerɛɛ Yosef se, “Mene Farao, Misraimhene de, nanso obiara ntumi mfi wʼakyi nyɛ biribiara wɔ Misraimman yi mu baabiara, gye sɛ woama ho kwan ansa.” 45Farao maa Yosef ahennin se Safnat-Panea. Farao maa Yosef ɔbea nso waree. Na ababaa no din de Asnat a ɔyɛ ɔbosom On kɔmfo Potifera babea. Ɛnam eyi so maa Yosef nyaa tumi maa ne din hyetaa wɔ Misraim asase so nyinaa.
46Bere a Yosef kɔɔ ɔhene Farao agua ase no, na wadi mfirihyia aduasa. Farao maa Yosef kwan maa ɔbɔɔ aporɔw faa Misraim asase so nyinaa. 47Mfe ason a edi kan no mu no, aduan buu so wɔ Misraim asase so yiye. 48Saa mfe ason no mu no, Yosef boaboaa nnuan a ebuu so wɔ Misraimman mu no ano kɔkoraa wɔ nkuropɔn a ɛwowɔ Misraim no mu. Wɔde aduan biara a wonya fii kurow biara mu no bi siee wɔ hɔ. 49Mfe ason akyi no, na Yosef akora nnuan wɔ nnuankorabea hɔ, ama abu so ara kosii sɛ afei na obiara mmu ho nkontaa bio.
50Ansa na ɔkɔm kɛse no rebɛba no, na Yosef yere Asnat a ɔyɛ ɔbosom On kɔmfo Potifera babea no awo mmabarima baanu. 51Yosef too nʼabakan no din Manase, a nkyerɛase ne Onyankopɔn ama me werɛ afi mʼamanehunu ne mʼagya fi nyinaa. 52Yosef babarima a ɔto so abien no nso, wɔtoo no din Efraim, a nkyerɛase ne Onyankopɔn ama mʼase afɛe wɔ asase a mebaa so sɛ akoa no so.
53Mfe ason a aduan buu so wɔ Misraim asase so no twaa mu. 54Sɛnea Yosef hyɛɛ nkɔm no, ɔkɔm a ɛbɛba mfe ason a edi so no fii ase. Ɔkɔm kɛse sii nsase a na atwa Misraim ho ahyia no nyinaa so, nanso Misraim asase ankasa so de, na aduan abu so. 55Bere a ɔkɔm no sii denneennen wɔ Misraim asase so no, ɔmanfo no su frɛɛ Farao. Farao ka kyerɛɛ Misraimfo nyinaa se, “Monkɔ Yosef nkyɛn, na biribiara a ɔbɛka akyerɛ mo sɛ monyɛ no, monyɛ.”
56Bere a ɔkɔm kɛse no trɛw faa ɔman no nyinaa mu no, Yosef buebuee ne nnuankorabea no nyinaa ano, tɔn aburow maa Misraimfo no, efisɛ na ɔkɔm no ano yɛ den yiye ma wɔn. 57Enti na aman a atwa Misraim ho ahyia no nyinaa kɔtɔ aduan wɔ Yosef nkyɛn wɔ Misraim, efisɛ na ɔkɔm a aba no ano yɛ den yiye.
1And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river. 2And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favoured kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow. 3And, behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the river, ill favoured and leanfleshed; and stood by the other kine upon the brink of the river. 4And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke. 5And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.41.5 rank: Heb. fat 6And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them. 7And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream. 8And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.
9¶ Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day: 10Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the captain of the guard’s house, both me and the chief baker: 11And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream. 12And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret. 13And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he restored unto mine office, and him he hanged.
14¶ Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.41.14 brought…: Heb. made him run 15And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that thou canst understand a dream to interpret it.41.15 thou…: or, when thou hearest a dream thou canst interpret it 16And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.
17And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river: 18And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fatfleshed and well favoured; and they fed in a meadow: 19And, behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor and very ill favoured and leanfleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness: 20And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the first seven fat kine: 21And when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten them; but they were still ill favoured, as at the beginning. So I awoke.41.21 eaten…: Heb. come to the inward parts of them 22And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full and good: 23And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them:41.23 withered: or, small 24And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I told this unto the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.
25¶ And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do. 26The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one. 27And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine. 28This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God is about to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh. 29Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt: 30And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land; 31And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following; for it shall be very grievous.41.31 grievous: Heb. heavy 32And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.41.32 established…: or, prepared of God
33Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt. 34Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years.41.34 officers: or, overseers 35And let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities. 36And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine.41.36 perish…: Heb. be not cut off
37¶ And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants. 38And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is? 39And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art: 40Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.41.40 be ruled: Heb. be armed, or, kiss 41And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. 42And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph’s hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;41.42 fine…: or, silk 43And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.41.43 Bow…: or, Tender father: Heb. Abrech 44And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt. 45And Pharaoh called Joseph’s name Zaphnath-paaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt.41.45 Zaphnath-paaneah: which in the Coptic signifies, A revealer of secrets, or, The man to whom secrets are revealed41.45 priest: or, prince
46¶ And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt. 47And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls. 48And he gathered up all the food of the seven years, which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field, which was round about every city, laid he up in the same. 49And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for it was without number. 50And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, which Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest of On bare unto him.41.50 priest: or, prince 51And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father’s house.41.51 Manasseh: that is, Forgetting 52And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.41.52 Ephraim: that is, Fruitful
53¶ And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended. 54And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread. 55And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do. 56And the famine was over all the face of the earth: and Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.41.56 all the storehouses: Heb. all wherein was 57And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands.