Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 41:1-57

Yosef Kyerɛ Farao Daeɛ Ase

1Mfeɛ mmienu akyiri no, Farao soo daeɛ bi. Na ɔgyina Asubɔnten Nil ho. 2Ɔhunuu wɔ daeɛ no mu sɛ, anantwie nson a wɔadodɔre sradeɛ, na wɔn ho tua wɔn firii asubɔnten no mu baeɛ bɛwee ɛserɛ a na ɛwɔ hɔ. 3Anantwie akɛseɛ nson no akyiri no, anantwie nson foforɔ a wɔafonfɔn ayeyɛ kanyakanya firii Asubɔnten Nil mu ba bɛgyinaa anantwie a wɔadodɔ sradeɛ no ho wɔ asuo no konkɔn so. 4Anantwie nson a wɔafonfɔn ayeyɛ kanyakanya no memenee anantwie nson a wɔadodɔre sradeɛ no! Saa ɛberɛ no ara mu na Farao bɔɔ pitiri nyaneeɛ!

5Yei akyiri, nna faa Farao bio ma ɔsane soo daeɛ foforɔ. Ɔhunuu wɔ daeɛ no mu sɛ, ɛmo asiaka nson a ɛwɔ ahoɔden na ɛyɛ fɛ aso wɔ ɛmo nan baako so. 6Akyiri no prɛko pɛ, siaka nson bi soo wɔ nan no ho. Apueeɛ mframa bɔɔ no ma ɛtwintwamee. 7Ɛmo ntweantweaa no memenee ɛmo a ɛwɔ ahoɔden na ɛyɛ fɛ no. Farao sane nyanee bio, hunuu sɛ, sɛɛ na nneɛma a ɔhunuiɛ no nyinaa yɛ daeɛ.

8Adeɛ kyeeɛ no, nʼadwenem yɛɛ no basaa. Enti, Farao soma ma wɔkɔfrɛɛ nkonyaayifoɔ ne anyansafoɔ a wɔwɔ Misraim asase so nyinaa baa ne fie. Farao kaa daeɛ a ɔsoeɛ no nyinaa kyerɛɛ wɔn, nanso wɔn mu biara antumi ankyerɛ aseɛ.

9Ɛhɔ na Farao nsãhyɛfoɔ panin no ka kyerɛɛ Farao sɛ, “Ɛnnɛ na saa asɛm yi ama makae me mfomsoɔ bi a mayɛ. 10Mmerɛ bi a atwam no, wo Farao bo fuu wʼasomfoɔ yie. Ɛnam so maa wode me ne wo burodotofoɔ panin kɔtoo afiase wɔ dabehene fie. 11Yɛn baanu nyinaa soo daeɛ anadwo korɔ no ara a na ɛsono sɛdeɛ yɛn mu biara daeɛ no si teɛ. 12Saa ɛberɛ no, na Hebrini aberantewaa bi a na ɔyɛ dabehene Potifar ɔsomfoɔ ka yɛn ho wɔ afiase hɔ. Yɛkaa yɛn daeɛ a yɛsosoeɛ no kyerɛɛ no no, ɔkyerɛɛ yɛn mu biara daeɛ ase, kyerɛɛ no pɛpɛɛpɛ. 13Na sɛdeɛ ɔsi fa kyerɛɛ yɛn daeɛ no ase no baa mu saa pɛpɛɛpɛ. Mesane kɔdii me dibea, ɛnna burodotofoɔ panin no, wɔsɛn no.”

14Amonom hɔ ara, Farao soma ma wɔkɔyii Yosef firii afiase hɔ baeɛ. Ɔfiri afiase hɔ baeɛ no, ɔyii nʼabɔgyesɛ, sesaa nʼatadeɛ, baa Farao anim.

15Farao ka kyerɛɛ Yosef sɛ, “Maso daeɛ bi a obiara ntumi nkyerɛ aseɛ. Nanso, mate sɛ wo deɛ, sɛ obi ka ne daeɛ kyerɛ wo a, wotumi kyerɛ aseɛ. Ɛno enti na masoma abɛfrɛ wo yi.”

16Yosef buaa Farao sɛ, “Me ara merentumi mfiri me tumi mu nkyerɛ daeɛ no ase. Onyankopɔn na ɔbɛkyerɛ wo daeɛ no ase.”

17Afei, Farao ka kyerɛɛ Yosef sɛ, “Me daeɛ no mu, na megyina Asubɔnten Nil konkɔn so. 18Mehunuu wɔ daeɛ no mu sɛ, anantwie nson a wɔadodɔre sradeɛ, na wɔn ho tua wɔn firii asubɔnten no mu baeɛ bɛnantee wira no mu, hyɛɛ aseɛ wee serɛ. 19Anantwie akɛseɛ nson no akyiri no, anantwie nson foforɔ a wɔafonfɔn ayeyɛ kanyakanya firii Asubɔnten Nil mu ba bɛgyinaa anantwie a wɔadodɔ sradeɛ no ho wɔ asuo no konkɔn so. Ɛfiri sɛ wɔwoo me, menhunuu anantwie a wɔn ho yɛ tan saa da wɔ Misraim asase yi so. 20Anantwie nson a wɔafonfɔn ayeyɛ kanyakanya no memenee anantwie nson a wɔadodɔre sradeɛ na wɔn ho tua wɔn a wɔdii ɛkan baeɛ no! 21Nanso wɔmemenee wɔn nyinaa akyiri no, na sɛdeɛ wɔte ara na wɔte, ɛfiri sɛ, na wɔn ho da so yɛ tan kanyakanya no ara. Saa ɛberɛ no ara mu na mebɔɔ pitiri nyaneeɛ.

22“Mesane soo daeɛ bio hunuu sɛ, ɛmo siaka nson a ɛyɛ fɛ na ɛwɔ ahoɔden sɛ aso wɔ ɛmo nan baako so. 23Yeinom akyiri no, ɛmo asiaka nson bi a apueeɛ mframa abɔ no, ama akusa, ayeyɛ ntweantweaa soo wɔ ɛmo nan no so. 24Ɛmo ntweantweaa no memenee ɛmo nson a ɛyɛ fɛ na ɛwɔ ahoɔden no. Mekaa me daeɛ no nyinaa kyerɛɛ nkonyaayifoɔ no, wɔn mu biara antumi ankyerɛ me aseɛ.”

25Ɛnna Yosef ka kyerɛɛ Farao sɛ, “Wo daeɛ mmienu a wososoeɛ no nyinaa nkyerɛaseɛ yɛ pɛ. Onyankopɔn nam wo daeɛ no so, reda biribi a ɔrebɛma asi wɔ Misraim asase so no adi akyerɛ wo. 26Anantwie nson a wɔadodɔre sradeɛ no ne ɛmo siaka nson a ɛyɛ fɛ, na ɛwɔ ahoɔden no nso, ase kyerɛ sɛ, mfeɛ nson a ɛdi anim a ɛreba no bɛyɛ mfeɛ pa ama ɔman no. 27Anantwie nson a wɔafonfɔn, na wɔayeyɛ kanyakanya no ne ɛmo siaka nson a akusa ayeyɛ ntweantweaa no nso kyerɛ sɛ, mfeɛ pa nson no akyiri no, ɛkɔm bɛba mfeɛ nson.

28“Enti, Onyankopɔn akyerɛ wo deɛ ɔrebɛyɛ. 29Mfeɛ nson a ɛdi ɛkan no, aduane bɛbu wɔ Misraim asase so nyinaa. 30Nanso, akyire no, ɛkɔm kɛseɛ bi bɛba mfeɛ nson, ama nnipa werɛ afiri asetena pa a wɔnyaa no mfeɛ nson a ɛdi ɛkan no mu no. Ɛkɔm bɛmene asase no. 31Esiane ɛkɔm a ɛbɛdi mmerɛ pa a atwam no akyiri no ano den a ɛbɛyɛ no enti, saa ɛberɛ no, wɔrenkae mmerɛ pa no bio wɔ asase no so. 32Saa daeɛ mmienu a wosoeɛ no kyerɛ sɛdeɛ ɛkɔm no ano bɛyɛ den afa. Ɛkyerɛ sɛ, deɛ ɛbɛyɛ biara, asɛm a maka akyerɛ wo no bɛba mu saa pɛpɛɛpɛ. Ɛfiri sɛ, Onyankopɔn na wasi gyinaeɛ pi saa. Na ɛrenkyɛre koraa, ɛbɛba mu saa.

33“Enti, mʼafotuo ne sɛ, hwehwɛ onyansafoɔ kɛseɛ a ɔwɔ nhunumu wɔ Misraim asase yi so, na fa ɔman yi mu kuadwuma ho asɛm nyinaa hyɛ ne nsa. 34Ma ɔhene Farao nyiyi nnipa, ntuatua amansini ahodoɔ enum no ano. Na saa nnipa a wɔde wɔn bɛtuatua amansini no ano no nyiyi nnɔbaeɛ a ɛbɛba mmerɛ pa mfeɛ nson no mu no nkyɛmu enum mu baako, mfa nsie. 35Ɛsɛ sɛ saa nnipa a wɔtuatua amansini no ano no boaboa nnuane a wɔbɛgyegye mmerɛ pa mfeɛ nson a nnuane bɛbu no, de gu asan so wɔ ɔhene Farao edin mu. Wɔmfa saa nnuane no nhyehyɛ asan so wɔ nkuro akɛseɛ mu. 36Nnuane yi na mfeɛ nson a ɛkɔm bɛba Misraim asase so no, ɔmanfoɔ no bɛdi. Saa nnuane yi na wɔde bɛsie ama ɔman no. Sɛ anyɛ saa a, akyinnyeɛ biara nni ho sɛ, ɛkɔm bɛbɔ ɔman no.”

Farao Pagya Yosef

37Farao ne ne mpanimfoɔ no gyee asɛm a Yosef ka kyerɛɛ wɔn no nyinaa too mu. 38Ɛberɛ a wɔredwennwene onipa ko a ɛsɛ sɛ wɔde saa adwuma kɛseɛ yi hyɛ ne nsa no ho no, Farao bisaa sɛ, “Hwan koraa na ɔbɛtumi ayɛ adwuma kɛseɛ a ɛte sɛɛ yi asene Yosef? Ɛfiri sɛ, ɔyɛ onipa bi a, akwan nyinaa mu, ɛda adi pefee sɛ, Onyankopɔn honhom ahyɛ no ma.”

39Afei, Farao danee nʼani ka kyerɛɛ Yosef sɛ, “Onyankopɔn ayi saa daeɛ yi ne nʼasekyerɛ akyerɛ wo yi, hwan bio na ɔyɛ onyansafoɔ a ɔwɔ nhunumu sene wo wɔ Misraim ɔman yi mu! 40Ɛnnɛ, mede saa adwuma kɛseɛ yi nyinaa hyɛ wo nsa. Asɛm biara a wobɛka afa saa adwuma yi ho no, obiara nni ho asɛm ka wɔ Misraim nyinaa. Mʼahennwa a me Farao, mete so no nko ara na ɛma meyɛ kɛse sene wo.”

41Enti, Farao ka kyerɛɛ Yosef sɛ, “Ɛfiri ɛnnɛ de rekorɔ, mede Misraim asase nyinaa ahyɛ wo nsa.” 42Afei, Farao worɔɔ ne nsɔano kawa de hyɛɛ Yosef nsa. Ɔde serekye batakari papa bi hyɛɛ Yosef, de sika ntweaban yan no. 43Ɔmaa Yosef teaseɛnam tenaa mu sɛ nʼabadiakyire. Baabiara a Yosef bɛkɔ no, na nnipa di nʼanim teateaam sɛ, “monkoto no!” Saa ɛkwan yi so na ɔhene Farao fa de Misraim asase nyinaa hyɛɛ Yosef nsa.

44Afei, Farao ka kyerɛɛ Yosef sɛ, “Mene Farao Misraimhene deɛ, nanso obiara ntumi mfiri wʼakyi nyɛ biribiara wɔ Misraiman yi mu baabiara, gye sɛ woama ho kwan ansa.” 45Farao maa Yosef ahene din sɛ Safnat-Panea. Farao maa Yosef ɔbaa nso wareeɛ. Na ababaawa no din de Asnat a ɔyɛ ɔbosom On kɔmfoɔ Potifera babaa. Ɛnam yei so maa Yosef nyaa tumi maa ne din hyetaa Misraim asase so nyinaa.

46Ɛberɛ a Yosef kɔɔ ɔhene Farao adwa ase no, na wadi mfirinhyia aduasa. Farao maa Yosef ɛkwan ma ɔbɔɔ aporɔ faa Misraim asase so nyinaa. 47Mfeɛ nson a ɛdi ɛkan no mu no, aduane buu so wɔ Misraim asase so yie. 48Saa mfeɛ nson no mu no, Yosef boaboaa nnuane a ɛbuu so wɔ Misraiman mu no ano kɔkoraa no wɔ nkuropɔn a ɛwowɔ Misraim no mu. Aduane biara a wɔnya firii kuro biara mu no bi no, wɔde sie wɔ hɔ. 49Mfeɛ nson akyiri no, na Yosef akora nnuane wɔ nnuanekorabea hɔ, ama abu so ara kɔsii sɛ, afei na obiara mmu ho nkonta bio.

50Ansa na ɛkɔm kɛseɛ no rebɛba no, na Yosef yere Asnat, a ɔyɛ ɔbosom On kɔmfoɔ Potifera babaa no, awo mmammarima baanu. 51Yosef too nʼabakan no edin Manase, a asekyerɛ ne Onyankopɔn ama me werɛ afiri mʼamanehunu ne mʼagya fie nyinaa. 52Yosef babarima a ɔtɔ so mmienu no nso, wɔtoo no edin Efraim, a asekyerɛ ne Onyankopɔn ama mʼase afɛe wɔ asase a mebaa so sɛ akoa no so.

53Afei, mfeɛ nson a aduane buu so wɔ Misraim asase so no twaam. 54Sɛdeɛ Yosef hyɛɛ nkɔm no, ɛkɔm a ɛbɛba mfeɛ nson a ɛdi so no hyɛɛ aseɛ. Ɛkɔm kɛseɛ sii nsase a na atwa Misraim ho ahyia no nyinaa so, nanso Misraim asase ankasa so deɛ, na aduane abu so. 55Ɛberɛ a ɛkɔm no sii dendeenden wɔ Misraim asase so no, ɔmanfoɔ no su frɛɛ Farao. Farao ka kyerɛɛ Misraimfoɔ nyinaa sɛ, “Monkɔ Yosef nkyɛn, na biribiara a ɔbɛka akyerɛ mo sɛ monyɛ no, monyɛ.”

56Ɛberɛ a ɛkɔm kɛseɛ no trɛtrɛɛ ɔman no nyinaa mu no, Yosef buebuee ne nnuane korabea no nyinaa ano, tɔnee aburoo maa Misraimfoɔ no, ɛfiri sɛ, na ɛkɔm no ano yɛ den yie ma wɔn. 57Enti, na aman a atwa Misraim ho ahyia no nyinaa kɔtɔ aduane wɔ Yosef nkyɛn wɔ Misraim, ɛfiri sɛ, na ɛkɔm a aba no ano yɛ den yie.

King James Version

Genesis 41:1-57

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.