Luganda Contemporary Bible

Olubereberye 41:1-57

Ekirooto kya Falaawo

141:1 Lub 20:3Oluvannyuma lw’emyaka ebiri emirambirira, Falaawo n’aloota ng’ayimiridde ku mugga Kiyira; 241:2 a nny 26 b Is 19:6laba mu mugga ne muvaamu ente ennungi ensava musanvu, ne ziriira mu bisaalu. 3Era laba ente endala embi enkovvu musanvu nazo ne ziva mu mugga, ne ziyimirira wamu na ziri ku lubalama lw’omugga. 4Ente enkovvu, embi ne zirya ente ennungi ensava. Awo Falaawo n’azuukuka. 5Ate n’addamu okwebaka n’aloota ekirooto ekirala, laba ebirimba eby’emmere ey’empeke musanvu ebigimu nga biri ku kiti kimu. 6Era laba oluvannyuma ebirimba ebirala musanvu nga bikaze olw’empewo ez’ebbugumu ez’ebuvanjuba nabyo ne biddirira. 7Awo ebirimba biri ebikaze ne bimira ebirimba biri omusanvu ebigimu ebirungi. Falaawo n’azuukuka, laba nga kibadde kirooto.

841:8 a Dan 2:1, 3; 4:5, 19 b Kuv 7:11, 22; Dan 1:20; 2:2, 27; 4:7Awo ku makya Falaawo ne yeeraliikirira; n’atumya ne baleeta abalogo bonna ab’e Misiri, n’abagezigezi baamu bonna; Falaawo n’abategeeza ekirooto kye, kyokka ne watabaawo n’omu eyasobola okukivvuunulira Falaawo.

9Awo omusenero wa Falaawo n’agamba Falaawo nti, “Ntegedde nasobya nnyo. 1041:10 a Lub 40:2 b Lub 39:20Falaawo bwe yasunguwalira abaddu be, nze n’omukulu w’abafumbi n’atuteeka mu kkomera, 1141:11 Lub 40:5ekiro kimu omukulu wa bafumbi nange twaloota ebirooto, nga buli kimu kirina amakulu ga njawulo ku kinnaakyo. 1241:12 Lub 40:12Mu ffe mwalimu omuvubuka Omwebbulaniya nga muddu wa mukulu w’abambowa; bwe twamutegeeza nannyonnyola buli omu ekirooto kye nga bwe kyali. 1341:13 Lub 40:22Nga bwe yatunnyonnyola era bwe kityo bwe kyali; nze nazzibwa ku mulimu gwange, ye omufumbiro, n’awanikibwa ku muti.”

Falaawo ategeeza Yusufu ekirooto kye

1441:14 Zab 105:20; Dan 2:25Awo Falaawo n’atumya baleete Yusufu, ne bamuleeta mangu okumuggya mu kkomera. Bwe yamala okumwebwa omutwe41:14 okumwebwa omutwe Abamisiri baamwanga ebirevu n’enviiri, ekintu Abaebbulaniya kye bataakolanga. n’okukyusa engoye ze, n’ajja mu maaso ga Falaawo. 1541:15 Dan 5:16Falaawo n’agamba Yusufu nti, “Naloose ekirooto, naye tewali n’omu ayinza kukivvuunula.” 1641:16 Lub 40:8; Dan 2:30; Bik 3:12; 2Ko 3:5Yusufu n’addamu Falaawo nti, “Si nze nzija okukikola, wabula Katonda y’anaabuulira Falaawo amakulu gaakyo.”

17Awo Falaawo n’agamba Yusufu nti, “Laba, bwe nabadde nga nneebase ne ndoota nga nnyimiridde ku lubalama lw’omugga Kiyira; 18ente ennungi ensava musanvu ne ziva mu mugga ne ziriira mu bisaalu; 19ate ente endala ennafu embi ennyo enkovvu ze sirabangako mu nsi y’e Misiri nazo ne zijja. 20Awo ente embi enkovvu ne zirya ente ziri omusanvu ensava ezaasoose, 21naye bwe zamaze okuzirya nga toyinza na kutegeera nti ziziridde, kubanga nga nkovvu nga bwe zaabadde olubereberye. Awo ne ndyoka nzuukuka.

22“Ate era mu kirooto kyange nalabye ebirimba ebigimu ebirungi musanvu nga biri ku kiti kimu, 23n’ebirimba ebirala musanvu ebikaze olw’empewo ez’ebbugumu ez’ebuvanjuba, nabyo ne bivaayo. 2441:24 nny 8Ebirimba ebikaze ne bimira biri ebigimu. Ebyo nabitegeezezza abagezigezi ne wabulawo n’omu abivvuunula.”

2541:25 Dan 2:45Awo Yusufu n’agamba Falaawo nti, “Ekirooto kya Falaawo kiri kimu: Katonda alaze Falaawo ky’agenda okukola. 2641:26 nny 2Ente omusanvu ennungi gy’emyaka musanvu n’ebirimba omusanvu ebigimu gy’emyaka musanvu; ekirooto kiri kimu. 2741:27 Lub 12:10; 2Bk 8:1Ente omusanvu embi enkovvu ezajja oluvannyuma, gy’emyaka musanvu, n’ebirimba omusanvu ebikaze olw’empewo ez’ebbugumu ez’ebuvanjuba gy’emyaka omusanvu egy’enjala.

28“Nga bwe ŋŋambye Falaawo, Katonda alaze Falaawo ekyo ky’agenda okukola. 2941:29 nny 47Wajja kubaawo emyaka musanvu egy’ekyengera mu nsi yonna ey’e Misiri, 3041:30 a nny 54; Lub 47:13 b Lub 47:56naye oluvannyuma lwagyo waliddawo emyaka musanvu egy’enjala eryerabiza ekyengera mu nsi yonna ey’e Misiri; enjala eribuna ensi. 31Ekyengera tekirimanyika n’akatono olw’enjala empitirivu era embi ennyo, eribuna Misiri yenna. 3241:32 Kbl 23:19; Is 46:10-11Ekirooto kya Falaawo kyekivudde kiddiŋŋanwa, kitegeeza nti ekintu Katonda akikakasa era ajja kukituukiriza mangu. 3341:33 nny 39Kale kaakano Falaawo alonde omusajja omukalabakalaba era ow’amagezi amuwe obuvunaanyizibwa ku nsi yonna ey’e Misiri. 3441:34 a 1Sa 8:15 b nny 48Era asseewo abalabirira balabirire ensi bakuŋŋaanye ekimu ekyokutaano eky’emmere ey’empeke yonna mu nsi ey’e Misiri okumalirako ddala emyaka omusanvu egy’ekyengera. 3541:35 nny 48Bakuŋŋaanye emmere eyo mu myaka egijja egy’ekyengera, bazimbe ebyagi ebinene mu buli kibuga bagikuŋŋaanyize omwo olw’ekiragiro kya Falaawo, bagikuume. 3641:36 nny 56Emmere eyo eriterekebwa olw’enjala eriba mu nsi okumalako emyaka omusanvu egy’enjala erigwa mu Misiri yonna; ensi ereme okuzikirizibwa enjala.”

Falaawo Afuula Yusufu Omufuzi

3741:37 Lub 45:16Ebigambo bya Yusufu ne biwulikika bulungi mu matu ga Falaawo n’ag’abaweereza be bonna. 3841:38 Kbl 27:18; Yob 32:8; Dan 4:8-9, 18; 5:11, 14Falaawo n’agamba abaweereza be nti, “Tuyinza okufuna omuntu ng’ono Yusufu omuli Omwoyo wa Katonda?” 39Awo Falaawo n’agamba Yusufu nti, “Katonda nga bw’akulaze bino byonna, tewali mulala mukalabakalaba, omugezi okukwenkana ggwe. 4041:40 Zab 105:21-22; Bik 7:10Gw’onoofuganga olubiri lwange, era abantu bange banaakolanga kyonna ky’onoobalagiranga; wabula nze kabaka n’abanga waggulu wo.” 4141:41 Lub 42:6; Dan 6:3Awo Falaawo n’agamba Yusufu nti, “Laba, nkutadde wo okufuga ensi yonna ey’e Misiri.” 4241:42 a Es 3:10 b Dan 5:7, 16, 29Olwo Falaawo n’alyoka aggya empeta41:42 Empeta zakozesebwanga okukakasa ebiwandiiko ebikulu. ku ngalo ye n’aginaanika Yusufu, n’amwambaza ekyambalo ekya linena omulungi, n’omukuufu ogwa zaabu mu bulago bwe. 4341:43 Es 6:9N’amuwa n’okutambuliranga mu ggaali lye eriddirira mu kitiibwa ng’erya Falaawo mwe yatambuliranga. Bonna ne bavuunama mu maaso ga Yusufu nga bwe bagamba nti, “Muvuuname.” Bw’atyo Falaawo n’amuteekawo okufuga ensi yonna ey’e Misiri.

4441:44 Zab 105:22Falaawo n’agamba Yusufu nti, “Nze Falaawo, naye awatali kigambo kyo tewali muntu aliyimusa mukono gwe newaakubadde ekigere kye mu Misiri.” 4541:45 nny 50; Lub 46:20, 27Falaawo n’atuuma Yusufu erinnya Zafenasipaneya; n’amuwa Asenaasi muwala wa Potiferi kabona wa Oni okuba mukazi we. Bw’atyo Yusufu n’atambula okubuna Misiri yonna.

Ekirooto kituukirira

4641:46 a Lub 37:2 b 1Sa 16:21; Dan 1:19Yusufu yali aweza emyaka amakumi asatu bwe yatandika okuweereza Falaawo, ye kabaka w’e Misiri. Awo Yusufu n’ava mu maaso ga Falaawo n’agenda n’abuna Misiri yenna. 47Mu myaka omusanvu egy’ekyengera emmere yabala n’ekamala. 48Yusufu n’akuŋŋaanya emmere mu Misiri mu myaka omusanvu egy’ekyengera n’agiterekera mu byagi ebinene mu bibuga. Mu buli kibuga n’akuŋŋaanyizamu emmere eyavanga mu nnimiro ezikyetoolodde. 49Yusufu n’atereka emmere mpitirivu, n’ebanga omusenyu ogw’oku nnyanja, okutuusa lwe yalekeraawo okugipima, nga tekisoboka kugipima.

5041:50 Lub 46:20; 48:5Omwaka ogw’enjala nga tegunnatuuka Yusufu yafuna abaana aboobulenzi babiri, Asenaasi, muwala wa Potiferi kabona wa Oni be yamuzaalira. 5141:51 Lub 48:14, 18, 20Omwana eyasooka yamutuuma Manase, kubanga Yusufu yagamba nti, “Katonda anneerabizza obuzibu bwange bwonna, n’ennyumba ya kitange.” 5241:52 a Lub 48:1, 5; 50:23 b Lub 17:6; 28:3; 49:22Owookubiri n’amutuuma Efulayimu, kubanga yagamba nti, “Katonda anjazizza mu nsi mwe nabonaabonera.”

53Awo emyaka omusanvu egy’ekyengera ekyali mu nsi y’e Misiri ne giggwaako. 5441:54 nny 30; Zab 105:11; Bik 7:11Emyaka omusanvu egy’enjala ne gitandika nga Yusufu bwe yayogera. Enjala n’egwa n’ebuna mu nsi zonna, kyokka yo mu Misiri nga emmere mweri. 5541:55 a Ma 32:24 b nny 41Enjala bwe yagwa mu Misiri, abantu ne bakaabira Falaawo olw’emmere. Falaawo n’agamba Abamisiri nti, “Mugende eri Yusufu; ky’anaabagamba, kye muba mukola.”

5641:56 Lub 12:10Kale enjala bwe yabuna Misiri, Yusufu n’asumulula ebyagi by’emmere byonna; n’aguza Abamisiri emmere. 5741:57 Lub 42:5; 47:15Ensi zonna nazo ne zijja e Misiri eri Yusufu okugula emmere; kubanga enjala yayitirira mu nsi zonna.

New International Reader’s Version

Genesis 41:1-57

Pharaoh Has Two Dreams

1When two full years had passed, Pharaoh had a dream. In his dream, he was standing by the Nile River. 2Seven cows came up out of the river. They looked healthy and fat. They were eating some of the tall grass growing along the river. 3After them, seven other cows came up out of the Nile. They looked ugly and skinny. They were standing beside the other cows on the riverbank. 4The ugly, skinny cows ate up the seven cows that looked healthy and fat. Then Pharaoh woke up.

5He fell asleep again and had a second dream. In that dream, seven heads of grain were growing on one stem. They were healthy and good. 6After them, seven other heads of grain came up. They were thin and dried up by the east wind. 7The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven healthy, full heads. Then Pharaoh woke up. It had been a dream.

8In the morning he was worried. So he sent for all the magicians and wise men of Egypt. Pharaoh told them his dreams. But no one could tell him what they meant.

9Then the chief wine taster spoke up. He said to Pharaoh, “Now I remember that I’ve done something wrong. 10Pharaoh was once angry with his servants. He put me and the chief baker in prison. We were in the house of the captain of the palace guard. 11Each of us had a dream the same night. Each dream had its own meaning. 12A young Hebrew servant was there with us. He was a servant of the captain of the guard. We told him our dreams. And he explained them to us. He told each of us the meaning of our dreams. 13Things turned out exactly as he said they would. I was given back my job. The other man had a pole stuck through his body.”

14So Pharaoh sent for Joseph. He was quickly brought out of the prison. Joseph shaved and changed his clothes. Then he came to Pharaoh.

15Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I had a dream. No one can tell me what it means. But I’ve heard that when you hear a dream you can explain it.”

16“I can’t do it,” Joseph replied to Pharaoh. “But God will give Pharaoh the answer he wants.”

17Then Pharaoh told Joseph what he had dreamed. He said, “I was standing on the bank of the Nile River. 18Seven cows came up out of the river. They were fat and looked healthy. They were eating the tall grass growing along the river. 19After them, seven other cows came up. They were bony and very ugly and thin. I had never seen such ugly cows in the whole land of Egypt. 20The thin, ugly cows ate up the seven fat cows that came up first. 21But no one could tell that the thin cows had eaten the fat cows. That’s because the thin cows looked just as ugly as they had before. Then I woke up.

22“In my dream I also saw seven heads of grain. They were full and good. They were all growing on one stem. 23After them, seven other heads of grain came up. They were weak and thin and dried up by the east wind. 24The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven good heads. I told my dream to the magicians. But none of them could explain it to me.”

25Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, “Both of Pharaoh’s dreams have the same meaning. God has shown Pharaoh what he is about to do. 26The seven good cows are seven years. And the seven good heads of grain are seven years. Both dreams mean the same thing. 27The seven thin, ugly cows that came up later are seven years. So are the seven worthless heads of grain dried up by the east wind. They are seven years when there won’t be enough food.

28“It’s just as I said to Pharaoh. God has shown Pharaoh what he’s about to do. 29Seven years with plenty of food are coming to the whole land of Egypt. 30But seven years when there won’t be enough food will follow them. Then everyone will forget about all the food Egypt had. Terrible hunger will destroy the land. 31There won’t be anything left to remind people of the years when there was plenty of food in the land. That’s how bad the hunger that follows will be. 32God gave the dream to Pharaoh in two forms. That’s because the matter has been firmly decided by God. And it’s because God will do it soon.

33“So Pharaoh should look for a wise and understanding man. He should put him in charge of the land of Egypt. 34Pharaoh should appoint officials to be in charge of the land. They should take a fifth of the harvest in Egypt during the seven years when there’s plenty of food. 35They should collect all the extra food of the good years that are coming. Pharaoh should give them authority to store up the grain. They should keep it in the cities for food. 36The grain should be stored up for the country to use later. It will be needed during the seven years when there isn’t enough food in Egypt. Then the country won’t be destroyed just because it doesn’t have enough food.”

37The plan seemed good to Pharaoh and all his officials. 38So Pharaoh said to them, “The spirit of God is in this man. We can’t find anyone else like him, can we?”

39Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “God has made all this known to you. No one is as wise and understanding as you are. 40You will be in charge of my palace. All my people must obey your orders. I will be greater than you only because I’m the one who sits on the throne.”

Joseph Is Put in Charge of Egypt

41So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I’m putting you in charge of the whole land of Egypt.” 42Then Pharaoh took from his finger the ring he used to give his official stamp. He put it on Joseph’s finger. He dressed him in robes made out of fine linen. He put a gold chain around Joseph’s neck. 43He also had him ride in a chariot. Joseph was now next in command after Pharaoh. People went in front of Joseph and shouted, “Get down on your knees!” By doing all these things, Pharaoh put Joseph in charge of the whole land of Egypt.

44Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I am Pharaoh. But unless you give an order, no one will do anything in the whole land of Egypt.” 45Pharaoh gave Joseph the name Zaphenath-Paneah. He gave Joseph a wife. She was Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera. Potiphera was the priest of On. Joseph traveled all over the land of Egypt.

46Joseph was 30 years old when he began serving Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. He left Pharaoh’s palace and traveled all over Egypt. 47During the seven years there was plenty of food. The land produced more than the people needed. 48Joseph collected all the extra food produced in those seven years in Egypt. He stored it in the cities. In each city he stored up the food grown in the fields around it. 49Joseph stored up huge amounts of grain. There was as much of it as sand by the sea. There was so much grain it couldn’t be measured. So Joseph stopped keeping records of it.

50Before the years when there wasn’t enough food, two sons were born to Joseph. He had them by Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera. Potiphera was the priest of On. 51Joseph named his first son Manasseh. That’s because he said, “God has made me forget all my trouble and my father’s whole family.” 52He named the second son Ephraim. That’s because he said, “God has given me children in the land where I’ve suffered so much.”

53The seven years when there was plenty of food in Egypt came to an end. 54Then the seven years when there wasn’t enough food began. It happened just as Joseph had said it would. There wasn’t enough food in any of the other lands. But in the whole land of Egypt there was food. 55When all the people of Egypt began to get hungry, they cried out to Pharaoh for food. He told all the Egyptians, “Go to Joseph. Do what he tells you.”

56There wasn’t enough food anywhere in the country. So Joseph opened the storerooms. He sold grain to the Egyptians because people were very hungry all over Egypt. 57People from all over the world came to Egypt. They came to buy grain from Joseph. That’s because people were very hungry everywhere.