King James Version

Genesis 45:1-28

1Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren. 2And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard.45.2 wept…: Heb. gave forth his voice in weeping 3And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.45.3 troubled: or, terrified 4And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt. 5Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.45.5 nor…: Heb. neither let there be anger in your eyes 6For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest. 7And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.45.7 to preserve…: Heb. to put for you a remnant 8So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt. 9Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not: 10And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children’s children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast: 11And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years of famine; lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty. 12And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you. 13And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen; and ye shall haste and bring down my father hither. 14And he fell upon his brother Benjamin’s neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck. 15Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren talked with him.

16¶ And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh’s house, saying, Joseph’s brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.45.16 pleased…: Heb. was good in the eyes of Pharaoh 17And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan; 18And take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land. 19Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take you wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come. 20Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours.45.20 regard…: Heb. let not your eye spare, etc. 21And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.45.21 commandment: Heb. mouth 22To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment. 23And to his father he sent after this manner; ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten she asses laden with corn and bread and meat for his father by the way.45.23 laden…: Heb. carrying 24So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way.

25¶ And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father, 26And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob’s heart fainted, for he believed them not.45.26 Jacob’s: Heb. his 27And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived: 28And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before I die.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 45:1-28

Yosef Yi Ne Ho Adi Kyerɛ Ne Nuanom

1Afei, na Yosef yɛ ne ho biribiara a, ɛnyɛ yie wɔ nʼasomfoɔ no nyinaa anim. Enti, ɔteaam kyerɛɛ nʼasomfoɔ no sɛ, “Obiara mfiri ha nkɔ.” Enti, ɛberɛ a ɔyii ne ho adi kyerɛɛ ne nuanom no, na asomfoɔ no mu biara nni hɔ. 2Ɔsuu dendeenden maa Misraimfoɔ no teeɛ. Ɛyɛɛ saa ma ɛduruu Farao fiefoɔ asom.

3Afei, Yosef ka kyerɛɛ ne nuammarimanom no sɛ, “Mene Yosef! Mʼagya te ase anaa?” Asɛm no yɛɛ wɔn nwanwa yie ma ɛtɔree wɔn mumu wɔ nʼanim.

4Yosef ka kyerɛɛ ne nuammarimanom no sɛ, “Montwe mmɛn me.” Wɔtwe bɛn no no, ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, “Mene mo nuabarima Yosef. Me na motɔnee me maa wɔde me kɔɔ Misraim no. 5Mommma biribiara nha mo. Na monnkasakasa so sɛ motɔnee me maa wɔde mebaa ha. Onyankopɔn na ɔyɛeɛ. Ɔno na ɔsomaa me, dii mo anim baa ha sɛ memmɛgye mo nkwa. 6Mfeɛ mmienu ni a ɛkɔm baa asase yi so. Mfeɛ enum a ɛreba yi nso, obiara rennua, na obiara nso rentwa. 7Onyankopɔn asoma me ha sɛ, memma mo ne mo fiefoɔ ntena nkwa mu, na moayɛ ɔman kɛseɛ.

8“Enti, ɛnyɛ mo na mode mebaa ha, na ɛyɛ Onyankopɔn ankasa! Wayɛ me Farao fotufoɔ ne ne fie sohwɛfoɔ, ɛnna ɔde Misraiman nyinaa nso ahyɛ me nsa. 9Afei, monka mo ho nkɔ mʼagya nkyɛn nkɔka nkyerɛ no sɛ, ‘Sɛdeɛ wo babarima Yosef seɛ ni, Onyankopɔn ayɛ me Misraiman nyinaa sohwɛfoɔ. Enti, ntwentwɛn wo nan ase koraa, na bra Misraim! 10Wobɛba abɛtena Gosen45.10 Na Gosen da Nil fam a na ɛyɛ asase pa. asase so, na woabɛn me. Fa wo mma, wo nananom, wo nnwan ne wʼanantwie ne biribiara a wowɔ bra. 11Sɛ woba hɔ a, mɛhwɛ wo, ɛfiri sɛ saa ɛkɔm kɛseɛ yi aka mfeɛ enum. Sɛ anyɛ saa a, wo ne wo fiefoɔ ne wɔn a wɔka wo ho nyinaa bɛdi hia buruburoo.’

12“Mo ne me nua Benyamin nyinaa di adanseɛ sɛ, ampa ara, ɛyɛ me Yosef na me ne morekasa yi. 13Monka animuonyam a Onyame adom enti, wɔahyɛ me wɔ Misraim asase so ne biribiara a mo ankasa mode mo ani abɛhunu no nyinaa ho asɛm nkyerɛ mʼagya. Monkɔfa mʼagya nsiane mmrɛ me ntɛm so.”

14Ɔyɛɛ Benyamin atuu, suiɛ, a anigyeɛ ne awerɛhoɔ adi afra. Benyamin nso firii aseɛ suiɛ. 15Ɔfefee ne nuanom no nyinaa ano suiɛ, na ɛno akyiri no, wɔtumi ne no kasaeɛ.

Farao Hyia Yakob Ba Misraim

16Ɛberɛ a wɔtee wɔ Farao fie sɛ Yosef nuanom no aba no, Farao ne ne mpanimfoɔ a wɔka ne ho no nyinaa ani gyeeɛ. 17Afei, Farao ka kyerɛɛ Yosef sɛ, “Ka kyerɛ wo nuanom no se, wɔmfa nneɛma nsoasoa wɔn mmoa no, na wɔnkɔ Kanaan asase so, 18na wɔnkɔfa wɔn agya ne wɔn abusuafoɔ nyinaa mmra Misraim asase so ha mmɛtena ha. Ka kyerɛ wɔn sɛ, ‘Farao bɛma mo Misraim asase no fa a ɛyɛ pa ara atena so. Wɔbɛdi asase no so nnepa!’

19“Ka kyerɛ wɔn sɛ, ‘Momfa nteaseɛnam mfiri Misraim ha nkɔfa mo yerenom ne mo mma. Momfa mo agya nso nka ho mmra. 20Monnha mo ho wɔ mo agyapadeɛ ho, ɛfiri sɛ, mede nnepa a ɛwɔ Misraim asase so nyinaa no bi bɛma mo.’ ”

21Enti, Yosef maa wɔn nteaseɛnam ne nnuane a wɔbɛdi wɔ ɛkwan so, sɛdeɛ Farao hyɛeɛ no. 22Ɔmaa ne nuanom no mu biara atadeɛ foforɔ, nanso Benyamin deɛ, ɔmaa no ntadeɛ ahodoɔ enum ne dwetɛ kilogram mmiɛnsa ne fa. 23Saa nneɛma a ɛdidi so yi nso na Yosef de kɔmaa nʼagya Israel: mfunumunini edu a wɔahyehyɛ Misraim nneɛma pa wɔ wɔn so, mfunumubereɛ edu a wɔsoso aburoo, burodo ne nnuane ahodoɔ ne nʼakwansoduane. 24Ɔgyaa ne nuanom no kwan, na akwannya no mu no, ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, “Monnkɔkasakasa wɔ ɛkwan so.”

25Enti, wɔfirii Misraiman mu kɔɔ wɔn agya Israel nkyɛn wɔ Kanaan asase so. 26Wɔduruiɛ no, wɔde anigyeɛ bɔɔ wɔn agya amaneɛ sɛ, “Yosef te ase! Nokwasɛm nie, ɔno na ɔdi Misraiman nyinaa so!” Israel tee saa asɛm yi no, ne ho dwirii no. Wannye anni. 27Na ɛberɛ a wɔkaa nsɛm a Yosef ka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ wɔmmɛka no wieeɛ no, na ɔhunuu nteaseɛnam a Yosef de somaa sɛ wɔmfa mmɛfa no no, wɔn agya Yakob ho sanee no. 28Afei, Israel kaa sɛ, “Magye nsɛm no nyinaa adi. Ɛyɛ nokorɛ turodoo sɛ, Yosef te ase. Mɛkɔ makɔhunu no ansa na mawu.”