1And Joseph fell upon his father’s face, and wept upon him, and kissed him. 2And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel. 3And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days.50.3 mourned: Heb. wept 4And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spake unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying, 5My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again. 6And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear.
7¶ And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt, 8And all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father’s house: only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen. 9And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very great company. 10And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days. 11And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore the name of it was called Abel-mizraim, which is beyond Jordan.50.11 Abel-mizraim: that is, The mourning of the Egyptians 12And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them: 13For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field for a possession of a buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.
14¶ And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.
15¶ And when Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him. 16And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying,50.16 sent: Heb. charged 17So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him. 18And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants. 19And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God? 20But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. 21Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.50.21 kindly…: Heb. to their hearts
22¶ And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father’s house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years. 23And Joseph saw Ephraim’s children of the third generation: the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph’s knees.50.23 brought…: Heb. born 24And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. 25And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence. 26So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.
Wɔsie Yakob Wɔ Kanaan
1Afei, Yosef too ne ho hwee nʼagya so suiɛ, fee nʼano. 2Ɛno akyiri no, Yosef maa nʼaduruyɛfoɔ bɛhyɛɛ nʼagya Israel akyenkyennuro, sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a, ɔrensɛe. Enti, aduroyɛfoɔ no hyɛɛ no akyenkyennuro. 3Wɔde adaduanan na ɛhyɛɛ Israel akyenkyennuro no, ɛfiri sɛ, saa nna dodoɔ no na ɛsɛ sɛ wɔde hyɛ no aduro no. Misraimfoɔ suu no nnafua aduɔson.
4Wɔsuu no wieeɛ no, Yosef kasa kyerɛɛ Farao fiefoɔ sɛ, “Sɛ manya mo anim animuonyam a, monka nkyerɛ Farao mma me sɛ, 5‘Mʼagya maa mekaa ntam,’ na ɔkaa sɛ: Hwɛ, aka kakra na mawu. Enti, sɛ mewu a, ɔboda a mʼankasa metwaa wɔ Kanaan asase so no mu na monkɔsie me. ‘Enti, mommisa otumfoɔ Farao ɛkwan mma me na menkɔsie mʼagya, na mɛsane maba.’ ”
6Farao penee akwansra no so, kaa sɛ, “Kɔ na kɔsie wʼagya, sɛdeɛ ɔmaa wo kaa no ntam no.”
7Ɛno enti, Yosef kɔ kɔsiee nʼagya. Farao asomfoɔ nyinaa ne ne mpanimfoɔ ne nʼatenankonnwa ne Misraim nnipa titire nyinaa kɔgyaa Yosef ayie. 8Ɛno akyiri, Yosef fiefoɔ nyinaa a ne nuammarimanom ne nʼagya fiefoɔ ka ho ne no kɔɔ ayie no. Wɔn mma ne wɔn nnwan ne wɔn anantwie nko ara na wɔgyaa wɔn wɔ Gosen asase so hɔ. 9Nteaseɛnam ne apɔnkɔsotefoɔ nso kaa wɔn ho kɔɔ ayie no bi. Nnipadɔm pa ara na wɔkɔeɛ.
10Wɔduruu Atad a nʼasekyerɛ ne baabi a wɔpo atokoɔ, a ɛwɔ Asubɔnten Yordan atɔeɛ fam no, wɔde nnanson twaa agyaadwoɔ, yɛɛ Yosef agya Israel ayi kɛseɛ wɔ hɔ. 11Ɛberɛ a Kanaanfoɔ a na wɔte asase no so hunuu sɛdeɛ wɔsi yɛɛ ayie no wɔ Atad no, wɔkaa sɛ, “Yei yɛ ayi kɛseɛ bi a Misraimfoɔ ayɛ.” Ɛno enti, Kanaanfoɔ a wɔte asase no so no too hɔ edin Abel-Misraim, a asekyerɛ ne Misraimfoɔ ayi kɛseɛ yɛ.
12Enti, Yakob mmammarima no yɛɛ sɛdeɛ wɔn agya kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ wɔnyɛ no pɛpɛɛpɛ. 13Wɔsoaa no, de no kɔɔ Kanaan asase so, kɔsiee no wɔ ɔboda a ɛwɔ Makpela a ɛbɛn Mamrɛ afuo a na Abraham atɔ afiri Hetini Efron nkyɛn de ayɛ amusieeɛ no mu. 14Yosef siee nʼagya wieeɛ no, ɔne ne nuanom ne wɔn a wɔkɔgyaa no ayie no nyinaa sane baa Misraim.
Yosef De Ne Nuanom Bɔne Kyɛ Wɔn
15Yosef agya wuo akyiri no, ne nuanom no de ehu ka kyerɛɛ wɔn ho wɔn ho sɛ, “Sɛ ɛba sɛ Yosef da so wɔ yɛn ho menasepɔ, na ɔtua yɛn bɔne ahodoɔ a yɛayɛ no nyinaa so ka a, na yɛreyɛ no ɛdeɛn.” 16Enti, wɔtuu nnipa kɔɔ Yosef hɔ kɔka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Wʼagya kaa saa asɛm yi ansa na ɔrewu. 17‘Asɛm yi na ɛsɛ sɛ moka kyerɛ Yosef: Mesrɛ wo, fa bɔne ahodoɔ a wo nuanom ayɛ wo no nyinaa kyɛ wɔn.’ Enti, afei mesrɛ wo, fa Onyankopɔn a wʼagya somm no no nkoa bɔne kyɛ wɔn.” Ɛberɛ a Yosef tee asɛm a ne nuanom no kaeɛ no, ɔsuiɛ.
18Yosef nuammarima no bɛtotoo wɔn ho guguu nʼanim, kaa sɛ, “Yɛyɛ wo nkoa.”
19Nanso, Yosef ka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, “Monnsuro me! Meyɛ Onyankopɔn a mɛtumi abu mo atɛn, atwe mo aso anaa? 20Ɛwom sɛ moyɛɛ mo adwene sɛ mobɛyɛ me bɔne deɛ, nanso na Onyankopɔn adwene ne sɛ, ɛbɛdane ade pa, sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a, ɔbɛtumi agye nnipa dodoɔ nkwa, sɛdeɛ ɔreyɛ no ɛnnɛ yi. 21Enti, monnsuro! Mʼankasa mede biribiara a ɛhia mo ne mo mma nyinaa bɛma mo.” Yosef nam saa kasakyerɛ yi so hyɛɛ wɔn bɔ sɛ, ɔrenyɛ wɔn bɔne biara.
22Yosef ankasa ne ne nuanom ne nʼagya abusuafoɔ nyinaa tenaa Misraim asase so. Ɔdii mfeɛ ɔha ne edu ansa na ɔrewu. 23Yosef hunuu Efraim mma nana ne Manase ba Makir mma nso. Wɔwoo wɔn guu ne srɛ so.
24Afei, Yosef ka kyerɛɛ ne nuammarima no sɛ, “Ɛrenkyɛre biara na mawu. Nanso, Onyankopɔn bɛboa mo, ayi mo afiri saa asase yi so, de mo akɔ bɔhyɛ asase a ɔkaa ho ntam sɛ ɔde bɛma Abraham, Isak ne Yakob no so.” 25Yosef maa Israel mmammarima no kaa ntam, na Yosef kaa sɛ, “Nokorɛm, Onyankopɔn bɛdi aboa mo. Sɛ mewu nso a, monsoa me nnompe mfiri ha nkɔ Kanaan asase so.”
26Yosef dii mfeɛ ɔha ne edu, na ɔwuiɛ. Wɔhyɛɛ no akyenkyennuro de no too efunu adaka mu wɔ Misraim.