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1 Mose 41:1-57

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.

New International Reader’s Version

Genesis 41:1-57

Pharaoh Has Two Dreams

1When two full years had passed, Pharaoh had a dream. In his dream, he was standing by the Nile River. 2Seven cows came up out of the river. They looked healthy and fat. They were eating some of the tall grass growing along the river. 3After them, seven other cows came up out of the Nile. They looked ugly and skinny. They were standing beside the other cows on the riverbank. 4The ugly, skinny cows ate up the seven cows that looked healthy and fat. Then Pharaoh woke up.

5He fell asleep again and had a second dream. In that dream, seven heads of grain were growing on one stem. They were healthy and good. 6After them, seven other heads of grain came up. They were thin and dried up by the east wind. 7The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven healthy, full heads. Then Pharaoh woke up. It had been a dream.

8In the morning he was worried. So he sent for all the magicians and wise men of Egypt. Pharaoh told them his dreams. But no one could tell him what they meant.

9Then the chief wine taster spoke up. He said to Pharaoh, “Now I remember that I’ve done something wrong. 10Pharaoh was once angry with his servants. He put me and the chief baker in prison. We were in the house of the captain of the palace guard. 11Each of us had a dream the same night. Each dream had its own meaning. 12A young Hebrew servant was there with us. He was a servant of the captain of the guard. We told him our dreams. And he explained them to us. He told each of us the meaning of our dreams. 13Things turned out exactly as he said they would. I was given back my job. The other man had a pole stuck through his body.”

14So Pharaoh sent for Joseph. He was quickly brought out of the prison. Joseph shaved and changed his clothes. Then he came to Pharaoh.

15Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I had a dream. No one can tell me what it means. But I’ve heard that when you hear a dream you can explain it.”

16“I can’t do it,” Joseph replied to Pharaoh. “But God will give Pharaoh the answer he wants.”

17Then Pharaoh told Joseph what he had dreamed. He said, “I was standing on the bank of the Nile River. 18Seven cows came up out of the river. They were fat and looked healthy. They were eating the tall grass growing along the river. 19After them, seven other cows came up. They were bony and very ugly and thin. I had never seen such ugly cows in the whole land of Egypt. 20The thin, ugly cows ate up the seven fat cows that came up first. 21But no one could tell that the thin cows had eaten the fat cows. That’s because the thin cows looked just as ugly as they had before. Then I woke up.

22“In my dream I also saw seven heads of grain. They were full and good. They were all growing on one stem. 23After them, seven other heads of grain came up. They were weak and thin and dried up by the east wind. 24The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven good heads. I told my dream to the magicians. But none of them could explain it to me.”

25Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, “Both of Pharaoh’s dreams have the same meaning. God has shown Pharaoh what he is about to do. 26The seven good cows are seven years. And the seven good heads of grain are seven years. Both dreams mean the same thing. 27The seven thin, ugly cows that came up later are seven years. So are the seven worthless heads of grain dried up by the east wind. They are seven years when there won’t be enough food.

28“It’s just as I said to Pharaoh. God has shown Pharaoh what he’s about to do. 29Seven years with plenty of food are coming to the whole land of Egypt. 30But seven years when there won’t be enough food will follow them. Then everyone will forget about all the food Egypt had. Terrible hunger will destroy the land. 31There won’t be anything left to remind people of the years when there was plenty of food in the land. That’s how bad the hunger that follows will be. 32God gave the dream to Pharaoh in two forms. That’s because the matter has been firmly decided by God. And it’s because God will do it soon.

33“So Pharaoh should look for a wise and understanding man. He should put him in charge of the land of Egypt. 34Pharaoh should appoint officials to be in charge of the land. They should take a fifth of the harvest in Egypt during the seven years when there’s plenty of food. 35They should collect all the extra food of the good years that are coming. Pharaoh should give them authority to store up the grain. They should keep it in the cities for food. 36The grain should be stored up for the country to use later. It will be needed during the seven years when there isn’t enough food in Egypt. Then the country won’t be destroyed just because it doesn’t have enough food.”

37The plan seemed good to Pharaoh and all his officials. 38So Pharaoh said to them, “The spirit of God is in this man. We can’t find anyone else like him, can we?”

39Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “God has made all this known to you. No one is as wise and understanding as you are. 40You will be in charge of my palace. All my people must obey your orders. I will be greater than you only because I’m the one who sits on the throne.”

Joseph Is Put in Charge of Egypt

41So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I’m putting you in charge of the whole land of Egypt.” 42Then Pharaoh took from his finger the ring he used to give his official stamp. He put it on Joseph’s finger. He dressed him in robes made out of fine linen. He put a gold chain around Joseph’s neck. 43He also had him ride in a chariot. Joseph was now next in command after Pharaoh. People went in front of Joseph and shouted, “Get down on your knees!” By doing all these things, Pharaoh put Joseph in charge of the whole land of Egypt.

44Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I am Pharaoh. But unless you give an order, no one will do anything in the whole land of Egypt.” 45Pharaoh gave Joseph the name Zaphenath-Paneah. He gave Joseph a wife. She was Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera. Potiphera was the priest of On. Joseph traveled all over the land of Egypt.

46Joseph was 30 years old when he began serving Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. He left Pharaoh’s palace and traveled all over Egypt. 47During the seven years there was plenty of food. The land produced more than the people needed. 48Joseph collected all the extra food produced in those seven years in Egypt. He stored it in the cities. In each city he stored up the food grown in the fields around it. 49Joseph stored up huge amounts of grain. There was as much of it as sand by the sea. There was so much grain it couldn’t be measured. So Joseph stopped keeping records of it.

50Before the years when there wasn’t enough food, two sons were born to Joseph. He had them by Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera. Potiphera was the priest of On. 51Joseph named his first son Manasseh. That’s because he said, “God has made me forget all my trouble and my father’s whole family.” 52He named the second son Ephraim. That’s because he said, “God has given me children in the land where I’ve suffered so much.”

53The seven years when there was plenty of food in Egypt came to an end. 54Then the seven years when there wasn’t enough food began. It happened just as Joseph had said it would. There wasn’t enough food in any of the other lands. But in the whole land of Egypt there was food. 55When all the people of Egypt began to get hungry, they cried out to Pharaoh for food. He told all the Egyptians, “Go to Joseph. Do what he tells you.”

56There wasn’t enough food anywhere in the country. So Joseph opened the storerooms. He sold grain to the Egyptians because people were very hungry all over Egypt. 57People from all over the world came to Egypt. They came to buy grain from Joseph. That’s because people were very hungry everywhere.