Mawu a Mulungu mu Chichewa Chalero

Genesis 47:1-31

1Yosefe anapita kukamuwuza Farao kuti, “Abambo anga, abale anga pamodzi ndi nkhosa, ngʼombe zawo, ndi antchito awo abwera kuchokera ku dziko la Kanaani ndipo tsopano ali ku Goseni.” 2Iye anapita kwa Farao kuja ndi abale ake asanu, kukawaonetsa.

3Farao anafunsa abale akewo kuti, “Mumagwira ntchito yanji?”

Iwo anamuyankha kuti, “Ife, bwana ndife oweta ziweto, monga ankachitira makolo athu. 4Ife tabwera kudzakhala kuno kwa kanthawi chifukwa njala yafika poopsa ku Kanaani motero kuti kulibe msipu wodyetsera ziweto. Ndiye bwana tiloleni kuti tikhale ku Goseni.”

5Farao anati kwa Yosefe, “Abambo ako ndi abale ako abwera kwa iwe. 6Dziko lonse la Igupto lili mʼdzanja lako. Uwakhazike abambo ako ndi abale ako mʼmalo achonde kwambiri. Akhale ku Goseni. Ndipo ngati ukudziwapo ena mwa iwo amene ali akatswiri pa kuweta ziweto, uwapatse udindo woyangʼanira ziweto zanga.”

7Kenaka Yosefe anapita ndi abambo ake kwa Farao kukawaonetsa, ndipo Yakobo anadalitsa Faraoyo. 8Atatero, Farao anafunsa Yakobo kuti, “Muli ndi zaka zingati?”

9Yakobo anayankha kuti, “Zaka za maulendo anga zakwana 130. Zaka za moyo wanga ndi zowerengeka, komanso zakhala zaka za masautso. Zaka za moyo wanga sizingafanane ndi zaka za moyo wa makolo anga.” 10Atatha kumudalitsa Farao uja, Yakobo anatsanzika nʼkunyamuka.

11Choncho Yosefe anakhazika abambo ake aja ndi abale ake mʼdziko la Igupto. Iye anawapatsa dera la Ramesesi limene linali dziko lachonde kwambiri monga analamulira Farao. 12Yosefe anaperekanso chakudya kwa abambo ake, kwa abale ake ndi kwa onse a mʼnyumba ya abambo ake monga mwa chiwerengero cha ana awo.

Yosefe pa Nthawi ya Njala

13Njala inakula kwambiri motero kuti chakudya chinasowa mʼdziko lonse. Anthu a ku Igupto ndi ku Kanaani analefuka nayo njalayo. 14Yosefe anasonkhanitsa ndalama zonse zimene anthu a mu Igupto ndi Kanaani ankapereka pogula tirigu, ndipo anabwera nazo ku nyumba kwa Farao. 15Anthu a ku Igupto ndi Kanaani ndalama zitawathera, Aigupto onse anabwera kwa Yosefe nati, “Tipatseni chakudya. Nanga tiferenji pamaso panu? Ndalama zathu zatha.”

16Ndipo Yosefe anawayankha kuti, “Bwerani ndi ziweto zanu ndipo tidzasinthana ndi chakudya poti mukuti ndalama zanu zatha.” 17Choncho anthu anabwera ndi ziweto zawo monga akavalo, nkhosa, mbuzi, ngʼombe ndi abulu ndipo Yosefe anawapatsa zakudya.

18Chitatha chaka chimenecho, anthu anapitanso kwa Yosefe chaka chinacho nati, “Ife sitingakubisireni mbuye wathu kuti ndalama zathu zatithera ndipo ziweto zathu zili ndi inu, palibenso choti nʼkukupatsani mbuye wathu kupatula matupi athu ndi dziko lathu. 19Tiferenji ife ndi dziko lathu inu mukuona? Mutipatse chakudya ndipo tidzigulitsa ife ndi minda yathu yomwe. Ife tidzakhala akapolo a Farao. Tipatseni mbewuzo kuti tikhale ndi moyo tisafe ndipo dziko lisachite bwinja.”

20Choncho Yosefe anamugulira Farao dziko lonse la Igupto. Aliyense mu Igupto anagulitsa munda wake chifukwa njala inakula kwambiri. Dziko lonse linasanduka la Farao, 21ndipo Yosefe anawasandutsa anthu onse kukhala akapolo a Farao, kuchokera ku malire a mbali ina ya Igupto kukafika ku malire a mbali ina ya dzikolo. 22Komabe, sanagule minda ya ansembe chifukwa Farao ankawapatsa thandizo lokwanira. Nʼchifukwa chake sanagulitse minda yawo.

23Yosefe anati kwa anthuwo, “Tsono poti ndakugulani inu ndi minda yanu, kugulira Farao. Nayi mbewu kuti mudzale mʼminda yanu. 24Koma podzakolola, mudzapereka gawo limodzi la magawo asanu aliwonse kwa Farao. Magawo anayi enawo adzakhala anu. Zina mudzasunge mbewu ndi zina mudzadye inuyo, mabanja anu ndi ana anu.”

25Iwo anati, “Mwatipulumutsa potichitira zabwinozi, mbuye wathu, tsono tidzakhala akapolo a Farao.”

26Choncho Yosefe anakhazikitsa lamulo limene lilipobe mpaka lero mʼdziko lonse la Igupto kuti limodzi la magawo asanu a zokolola ndi la Farao. Ndi minda ya ansembe yokha imene sinatengedwe kukhala ya Farao.

27Tsono Aisraeli anakhazikika mʼdziko la Igupto ku chigawo cha Goseni. Kumeneko anapeza chuma ndipo anaberekana nachuluka kwambiri.

28Yakobo anakhala ku Igupto zaka 17 ndipo zaka za moyo wake zinali 147. 29Nthawi itayandikira yoti Israeli amwalire, anayitanitsa mwana wake Yosefe nati kwa iye, “Ngati ukundikondadi monga abambo ako, ika dzanja lako pansi pa ntchafu yanga ndipo ulonjeze kuti udzaonetsa kukoma mtima ndi kukhulupirika kwako kwa ine kuti sudzayika mtembo wanga kuno ku Igupto. 30Ine ndikagona pamodzi ndi makolo anga. Choncho ndikadzamwalira udzanditulutse mu Igupto muno ndipo ukayike mtembo wanga kumene anayikidwa makolo anga.”

Yosefe anati, “Ndidzachita monga mwanenera.”

31Yakobo anati, “Lumbira kwa ine.” Yosefe analumbira kwa iye, ndipo Israeli anapembedza Mulungu atatsamira ndodo yake.

King James Version

Genesis 47:1-31

1Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brethren, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen. 2And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh. 3And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and also our fathers. 4They said moreover unto Pharaoh, For to sojourn in the land are we come; for thy servants have no pasture for their flocks; for the famine is sore in the land of Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee, let thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen. 5And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy brethren are come unto thee: 6The land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land make thy father and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle. 7And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh. 8And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou?47.8 How…: Heb. How many are the days of the years of thy life? 9And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage. 10And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.

11¶ And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded. 12And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father’s household, with bread, according to their families.47.12 according…: or, as a little child is nourished: Heb. according to the little ones

13¶ And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore, so that the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine. 14And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh’s house. 15And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in thy presence? for the money faileth. 16And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if money fail. 17And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, and for the asses: and he fed them with bread for all their cattle for that year.47.17 fed…: Heb. led them 18When that year was ended, they came unto him the second year, and said unto him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that our money is spent; my lord also hath our herds of cattle; there is not ought left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands: 19Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate. 20And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed over them: so the land became Pharaoh’s. 21And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof. 22Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they sold not their lands.47.22 priests: or, princes 23Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this day and your land for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for you, and ye shall sow the land. 24And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye shall give the fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for them of your households, and for food for your little ones. 25And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us find grace in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh’s servants. 26And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth part; except the land of the priests only, which became not Pharaoh’s.47.26 priests: or, princes

27¶ And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly. 28And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.47.28 the whole…: Heb. the days of the years of his life 29And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt: 30But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their buryingplace. And he said, I will do as thou hast said. 31And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed’s head.