King James Version

Genesis 43:1-34

1And the famine was sore in the land. 2And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food. 3And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.43.3 did…: Heb. protesting protested 4If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food: 5But if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down: for the man said unto us, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you. 6And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother? 7And they said, The man asked us straitly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these words: could we certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down?43.7 asked…: Heb. asking asked us43.7 tenor: Heb. mouth43.7 could…: Heb. knowing could we know 8And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and thou, and also our little ones. 9I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him: if I bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever: 10For except we had lingered, surely now we had returned this second time.43.10 this: or, twice by this

11And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds: 12And take double money in your hand; and the money that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your hand; peradventure it was an oversight: 13Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man: 14And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.43.14 If…: or, And I, as I have been, etc.

15¶ And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph. 16And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready; for these men shall dine with me at noon.43.16 slay: Heb. kill a killing43.16 dine: Heb. eat 17And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men into Joseph’s house. 18And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph’s house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses.43.18 seek…: Heb. roll himself upon us 19And they came near to the steward of Joseph’s house, and they communed with him at the door of the house, 20And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:43.20 we…: Heb. coming down we came down 21And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and, behold, every man’s money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand. 22And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks. 23And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And he brought Simeon out unto them.43.23 I had…: Heb. your money came to me 24And the man brought the men into Joseph’s house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses provender. 25And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there.

26¶ And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth. 27And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well, the old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive?43.27 welfare: Heb. peace43.27 Is your…: Heb. Is there peace to your father? 28And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance. 29And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother’s son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto thee, my son. 30And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brother: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there. 31And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on bread. 32And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, which did eat with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians. 33And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled one at another. 34And he took and sent messes unto them from before him: but Benjamin’s mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him.43.34 were…: Heb. drank largely

Ang Pulong Sa Dios

Genesis 43:1-34

Mibalik sa Ehipto ang mga Igsoon ni Jose

1Misamot pa gayod ang kagutom sa Canaan. 2Nahurot na sa pamilya ni Jacob ang pagkaon nga nadala nila gikan sa Ehipto. Busa miingon si Jacob sa iyang mga anak, “Balik kamo didto sa Ehipto ug pagpalit kamog bisan gamay lang nga pagkaon.” 3Apan miingon si Juda kaniya, “Gipasidan-an kami sa gobernador nga dili magpakita kaniya kon dili namo kauban ang among igsoon nga si Benjamin. 4Kon paubanon mo siya kanamo mobalik kami didto aron pagpalit ug pagkaon. 5Apan kon dili, dili usab kami mobalik didto kay miingon ang gobernador nga dili magpakita kaniya kon dili namo kauban ang among igsoon.”

6Miingon si Jacob,43:6 Jacob: sa Hebreo, Israel. “Nganong gihatagan man ninyo ako ug dakong problema? Nganong gisultihan pa man ninyo ang gobernador nga may usa pa kamo ka igsoon?” 7Mitubag sila, “Unsaon nga nagsige man siya ug pangutana bahin sa atong pamilya. Nangutana siya kon buhi pa ba ang among amahan ug may lain pa ba kaming igsoon. Busa gitubag namo siya. Kinsa goy maghunahuna nga ingnon niya kami nga dad-on namo ngadto kaniya ang among igsoon?”

8Busa miingon si Juda sa ilang amahan, “Tay, paubana na lang kanamo si Benjamin aron makalakaw na dayon kami aron dili kitang tanan mangamatay sa kagutom. 9Igarantiya ko ang akong kinabuhi alang kang Benjamin. Ako ang manubag kon unsa unya ang mahitabo kaniya. Kon dili ko siya madala pagbalik kanimo nga buhi, akoy basola sa tibuok kong kinabuhi. 10Kon wala pa unta kita maglangay-langay, kaduha na unta tingali kami makabalik didto.”

11Miingon ang ilang amahan, “Kon mao kana, panglakaw na kamo. Sudli sa labing maayo nga mga produkto gikan dinhi sa atong dapit ang inyong mga sudlanan aron igasa sa gobernador sa Ehipto: mga tambal, dugos, lamas, pahumot, ug mga bunga sa pistasyo ug almond. 12Dobleha ninyo ang kantidad sa inyong dala nga kuwarta kay kinahanglan ninyong iuli ang kuwarta nga gibutang pagbalik sa inyong mga sako. Basig nasayop lang sila niadto. 13Dad-a ninyo ang inyong igsoon nga si Benjamin ug balik dayon kamo ngadto sa gobernador sa Ehipto. 14Hinaut pa nga tandogon sa Makagagahom nga Dios ang kasingkasing sa gobernador aron malooy siya ug ibalik niya kaninyo si Simeon ug si Benjamin. Apan kon dili sila makabalik, dawaton ko na lang kini sa kinasingkasing.”

15Busa gidala sa managsoon ang mga gasa ug gidoble usab nila ang ilang kuwarta. Unya milakaw sila ngadto sa Ehipto kauban si Benjamin, ug miatubang kang Jose. 16Sa pagkakita ni Jose nga kauban nila si Benjamin, gisugo niya ang iyang sinaligan, “Dad-a kining mga tawhana sa balay. Pag-ihaw ug paghikay, kay maniudto sila uban kanako.” 17Gituman sa sinaligan ang gisugo kaniya, ug gidala niya ang managsoon sa balay ni Jose.

18Nahadlok ang managsoon sa dihang gidala sila sa balay ni Jose. Miingon sila, “Basin gidala kita dinhi tungod sa kuwarta nga gibalik sa atong mga sako sa una natong pag-anhi. Basig dakpon nila kita, ug kuhaon ang atong mga asno ug himuon kita nga mga ulipon.” 19Busa giduolan nila ang sinaligan ug nakigsulti sila niini didto sa pultahan sa balay. 20Miingon sila, “Kadyot una, sir, may isulti kami kanimo. Mianhi kami sa una aron sa pagpalit ug pagkaon. 21Sa among pagpauli, nagpalabay kami sa kagabhion sa usa ka dapit. Ug didto giablihan namo ang among mga sako ug nakita namo sa sulod ang mao gayong kantidad nga gibayad namo sa pagkaon. Gani ania, among gidala pagbalik aron iuli. 22Wala kami masayod kon kinsa ang nagbutang niini sa among mga sako. Nagdala pa kami ug dugang nga kuwarta aron ipalit ug pagkaon.” 23Mitubag ang sinaligan, “Wala kadtoy kaso, ug ayaw kamo kahadlok. Ang inyong Dios, nga Dios usab sa inyong amahan, mao tingali ang nagbutang niadtong kuwartaha sa inyong mga sako. Nadawat ko ang inyong gibayad.” Unya gidala niya si Simeon ngadto kanila.

24Gipasulod sa sinaligan ang managsoon sa balay ni Jose ug gihatagan ug tubig aron makapanghugas sila sa ilang mga tiil. Gihatagan usab niya ug pagkaon ang ilang mga asno. 25Giandam sa managsoon ang ilang mga gasa kang Jose samtang gihulat nila siya nga mopauli nianang pagkaudto, kay giingnan man sila nga adto maniudto sa balay ni Jose.

26Pag-abot ni Jose, miyukbo sila sa iyang atubangan ug gihatag nila ang ilang mga gasa. 27Nangutana si Jose kanila kon kumusta na sila. Unya nangutana usab siya, “Kumusta na man ang inyong tigulang na nga amahan, sumala sa inyong gisulti kanako? Buhi pa ba siya?” 28Mitubag sila, “Buhi pa ang among amahan ug maayo usab ang iyang kahimtang.” Unya miyukbo sila pag-usab kaniya agig pagtahod.

29Sa pagkakita ni Jose kang Benjamin nga iyang igsoon sa inahan, miingon siya, “Mao ba kini ang inyong kamanghorang igsoon nga giingon ninyo kanako?” Unya giingnan niya si Benjamin, “Hinaut pa nga panalanginan ka sa Dios, anak.” 30Unya midali-dali ug gawas si Jose kay kahilakon na gayod siya tungod sa iyang kamingaw sa iyang manghod. Misulod siya sa iyang kuwarto ug didto mihilak. 31Pagkahuman, nanghilam-os siya ug mibalik didto kanila nga nagpugong sa iyang pagbati. Unya nagmando siya nga magsukad na ug pagkaon.

32Lahi ang gikan-an ni Jose, lahi ang sa iyang mga igsoon, ug lahi usab ang iya sa mga Ehiptohanon nga didto naniudto. Kay dili mokaon ang mga Ehiptohanon uban sa mga Hebreo, kay mangil-ad kini alang kanila. 33Diha sa atubangan ni Jose ang gikan-an sa iyang mga igsoon. Nagtinan-away ang iyang mga igsoon kay natingala sila nga gipasunod gikan sa kamagulangan hangtod sa kamanghoran ang pagpalingkod kanila. 34Gisilbihan sila ug pagkaon gikan sa atubangan ni Jose apan ang pagkaon nga gihatag kang Benjamin lima gayod ka pilo ang gidaghanon kay sa gihatag sa uban. Nangaon sila ug nagainom uban ni Jose.