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1 Mose 46:1-34

Yakob Kɔ Misraim

1Enti, Israel de nʼahodeɛ nyinaa siim kɔduruu Beer-Seba. Ɔbɔɔ Onyankopɔn a na nʼagya Isak somm no no afɔdeɛ wɔ hɔ.

2Anadwo anisoadehunu mu no, Onyankopɔn frɛɛ Yakob sɛ, “Yakob! Yakob!”

Yakob gyee so sɛ, “Me nie.”

3Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Mene Onyankopɔn. Onyankopɔn a wʼagya somm no. Nsuro sɛ wobɛkɔ Misraim, ɛfiri sɛ, mɛma wʼase adɔre ayɛ ɔman kɛseɛ wɔ hɔ. 4Mʼankasa me ne wo bɛkɔ Misraim, na masane ne wo aba ha bio. Ɛduru ɛberɛ a worebɛwu a, wobɛwu Yosef anim.”

5Afei, Yakob siim firii Beer-Seba. Israel mma no de wɔn agya Yakob, wɔn yerenom ne wɔn mma tenatenaa nteaseɛnam a Farao soma maa wɔde bɛfaa wɔn no mu. 6Wɔfaa wɔn mmoa ne wɔn agyapadeɛ a wɔanya wɔ Kanaan asase so nyinaa kaa wɔn ho kɔɔ Misraim. Yakob ne nʼasefoɔ nyinaa siim kɔɔ Misraim. 7Israel de ne mmammarima, ne nananom, ne mmammaa ne wɔn mma a wɔn nyinaa yɛ nʼasefoɔ kaa ne ho kɔɔ Misraim.

8Edin a ɛdidi so yi yɛ Israelfoɔ, Yakob asefoɔ a ɔde wɔn kɔɔ Misraim.

Ruben yɛ Yakob abakan.

9Ruben nso mmammarima edin na ɛdidi so yi:

Hanok, Palu, Hesron ne Karmi.

10Simeon nso mmammarima yɛ:

Yemuel, Yamin, Ohad, Yakin, Sohar ne Saulo a ne na yɛ Kanaanni.

11Lewi mmammarima din na ɛdidi so yi:

Gerson, Kohat ne Merari.

12Yuda nso mmammarima yɛ:

Er, Onan, Sela, Peres ne Serah. Nanso Er ne Onan deɛ, wɔwuwuiɛ wɔ Kanaan asase so, ansa na Israel reba Misraim asase so.

Peres mmammarima yɛ:

Hesron ne Hamul.

13Isakar mmammarima nso yɛ:

Tola, Puwa, Hiob ne Simron.

14Sebulon mmammarima nso yɛ:

Sered, Elon ne Yakleel.

15Wɔn a wɔabobɔ wɔn din yi yɛ Lea mma a ɔne Yakob woeɛ wɔ Paddan-Aram a ne babaa Dina nso ka ho. Saa mmammarima ne ne babaa yi nyinaa dodoɔ si nnipa aduasa mmiɛnsa.

16Gad nso mma din na ɛdidi so yi:

Sifion, Hagi, Suni, Esbon, Eri, Arodi ne Areli.

17Aser nso mma din na ɛdidi so yi:

Yimna, Isua, Isui ne Beria ne wɔn nuabaa Sera.

Beria nso mma yɛ:

Heber ne Malkiel.

18Yeinom nso ne Silpa, afenaa a Laban de no maa ne babaa Lea a ɔno nso de no maa ne kunu Yakob wareeɛ no mma. Wɔn nyinaa dodoɔ ano si nnipa dunsia.

19Yakob yere Rahel mma yɛ:

Yosef ne Benyamin.

20Yosef ne ne yere Asnat, a ɔyɛ Potifera a ɔyɛ On bosomfoɔ babaa woo Manase ne Efraim wɔ Misraim.

21Benyamin nso mmammarima din na ɛdidi so yi:

Bela, Beker, Asbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Ros, Mupim, Hupim ne Ard.

22Saa nnipa a wɔabobɔ wɔn din yi yɛ Rahel mmammarima a ɔne Yakob woeɛ. Wɔn nyinaa dodoɔ ano si nnipa dunan.

23Dan babarima yɛ

Husim.

24Naftali nso mmammarima din na ɛdidi so yi:

Yahseel, Guni, Yeser ne Silem.

25Bilha a ɔyɛ Laban afenaa a ɔde no maa ne babaa Rahel mmammarima a ɔne Yakob woeɛ no na wɔabobɔ wɔn din yi. Na wɔn dodoɔ ano si nnipa baason.

26Nnipa a Yakob de wɔn kɔɔ Misraim nyinaa, a wɔyɛ nʼasefoɔ ankasa, a ne mmammarima yerenom nka ho dodoɔ ano si aduosia nsia. 27Sɛ wɔde Yosef mmammarima baanu a ɔwoo wɔn wɔ Misraim no ka ho a, na Yakob asefoɔ a ɔde wɔn kɔɔ Misraim no nyinaa dodoɔ ano si nnipa aduɔson.

Farao Bɔ Yakob Atenaseɛ Wɔ Gosen

28Israel somaa Yuda, ma ɔdii ɛkan kɔɔ Yosef hɔ kɔbisaa no Gosen ɛkwan. Akyire no, wɔkɔduruu Gosen. 29Yosef siesiee ne nteaseɛnam ma wɔkɔɔ Gosen kɔhyiaa nʼagya Israel. Yosef duruu nʼagya Yakob anim pɛ, ɔbam no, suiɛ ara kwansin.

30Israel ka kyerɛɛ Yosef sɛ, “Ohunu a mahunu wo sɛ wote ase yi enti, sɛ owuo bɛfa me ɛnnɛ koraa a, mepɛ.”

31Yosef ka kyerɛɛ ne nuanom no ne nʼagya fiefoɔ no sɛ, “Mɛkɔ makɔka makyerɛ Farao sɛ, ‘Me nuammarimanom ne mʼagya fiefoɔ a na anka wɔte Kanaan asase so nyinaa aba ha abɛka me ho. 32Mmarima no yɛ nnwanhwɛfoɔ. Wɔhwɛ mmoa so. Na wɔde wɔn nnwan ne wɔn anantwie ne biribiara a wɔwɔ aba.’ 33Sɛ Farao frɛ mo, na ɔbisa mo sɛ, ‘Adwuma bɛn na moyɛ a,’ 34momma no mmuaeɛ sɛ, ‘Wo nkoa ayɛn mmoa firi wɔn mmɔfraase, te sɛ deɛ yɛn agyanom yɛeɛ no ara pɛpɛɛpɛ.’ Sɛ moka saa kyerɛ no a, ɔbɛma mode Gosen ayɛ mo atenaeɛ, ɛfiri sɛ, Misraimfoɔ kyiri nnwanhwɛfoɔ kɔkɔɔkɔ.”

King James Version

Genesis 46:1-34

1And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac. 2And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I. 3And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation: 4I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.

5And Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba: and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him. 6And they took their cattle, and their goods, which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him: 7His sons, and his sons’ sons with him, his daughters, and his sons’ daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.

8¶ And these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob’s firstborn. 9And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.

10¶ And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.46.10 Jemuel: or, Nemuel46.10 Jachin: or, Jarib46.10 Zohar: or, Zerah

11¶ And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.46.11 Gershon: or, Gershom

12¶ And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zerah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul.

13¶ And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.46.13 Phuvah, and Job: or, Puah, and Jashub

14¶ And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel. 15These be the sons of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob in Padan-aram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three.

16¶ And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.46.16 Ziphion: or, Zephon46.16 Ezbon: or, Ozni46.16 Arodi: or, Arod

17¶ And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister: and the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel. 18These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter, and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls. 19The sons of Rachel Jacob’s wife; Joseph, and Benjamin.

20¶ And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest of On bare unto him.46.20 priest: or, prince

21¶ And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.46.21 Ehi: or, Ahiram46.21 Muppim: or, Shupham or, Shuppim46.21 Huppim: or, Hupham 22These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the souls were fourteen.

23¶ And the sons of Dan; Hushim.46.23 Hushim: or, Shuham

24¶ And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem. 25These are the sons of Bilhah, which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls were seven. 26All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides Jacob’s sons’ wives, all the souls were threescore and six;46.26 loins: Heb. thigh 27And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt, were two souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore and ten.

28¶ And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen. 29And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while. 30And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou art yet alive. 31And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his father’s house, I will go up, and shew Pharaoh, and say unto him, My brethren, and my father’s house, which were in the land of Canaan, are come unto me; 32And the men are shepherds, for their trade hath been to feed cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.46.32 their trade…: Heb. they are men of cattle 33And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say, What is your occupation? 34That ye shall say, Thy servants’ trade hath been about cattle from our youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers: that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians.