Luganda Contemporary Bible

Olubereberye 45:1-28

Yusufu Yeeraga Baganda be

145:1 Lub 43:31Awo Yusufu n’atasobola kwefuga n’alemererwa okwongera okwekuuma mu maaso gaabo bonna abaaliwo; kwe kulagira nti, “Muggyeewo abantu bonna mu maaso gange.” Bwe kityo ne wataba muntu mulala yenna Yusufu bwe yali yeeraga eri baganda be. 245:2 a Lub 29:11 b nny 16; Lub 46:29Awo n’akaaba mu ddoboozi ery’omwanguka, n’Abamisiri ne bamuwulira era n’ennyumba yonna eya Falaawo nabo ne bamuwulira.

345:3 a Bik 7:13 b nny 15Yusufu n’agamba baganda be nti, “Nze Yusufu, kitange akyali mulamu?” Naye baganda be ne batayinza kumuddamu, kubanga okweraliikirira kwabayinga mu maaso ge.

445:4 Lub 37:28Awo Yusufu n’agamba baganda be nti, “Mbasaba munsemberere.” Ne basembera gy’ali. N’abagamba nti, “Nze muganda wammwe Yusufu gwe mwatunda e Misiri. 545:5 a Lub 42:21 b Lub 42:22 c nny 7-8; Lub 50:20; Zab 105:17Naye kaakano temuggwaamu mwoyo, oba temwekubagiza olw’okuntunda wano, kubanga Katonda yantuma mbasookeyo nsobole okuwonya obulamu. 6Kubanga enjala ebadde mu nsi okumala emyaka gino ebiri; era wakyaliyo emirala etaano egitalibaamu kulima wadde okukungula. 745:7 a 2Bk 19:4, 30, 31; Is 10:20, 21; Mi 4:7; Zef 2:7 b Kuv 15:2; Es 4:14; Is 25:9Era Katonda yantuma mbasookeyo mbakuumire abalisigalawo ku nsi; ndyoke mbawonyezeewo abantu abangi ennyo mu ngeri ey’ekitalo.

845:8 a Bal 17:10 b Lub 41:41“Noolwekyo si mmwe mwansindika wano, wabula Katonda; era anfudde kitaawe wa Falaawo, era mukama w’ennyumba ye era omufuzi w’ensi yonna ey’e Misiri. 945:9 Lub 43:10Kale mwanguwe, mwambuke eri kitange mumugambe nti, ‘Bw’ati mutabani wo Yusufu bw’agamba nti, Katonda anfudde mufuzi wa Misiri yenna; serengeta gye ndi, tolwa; 1045:10 Lub 46:28, 34; 47:1ojja kubeera mu Goseni45:10 Goseni kisangibwa mu Misiri, Omugga Kiyira we luyingirira mu nnyanja ennene, Meditereniyaani, era kifo kijimu nnyo., olibeera kumpi nange. Ggwe n’abaana bo, n’abaana b’abaana bo, ebisibo byammwe, amagana gammwe ne byonna bye mulina; 1145:11 Lub 47:12eyo gye nnaabagabiririranga; si kulwa nga mmwe n’ennyumba zammwe ne byonna bye mulina biggwaawo.’ 

12“Era kaakano mwerabiddeko n’amaaso gammwe era ne muganda wange Benyamini akyerabiddeko nti nze njogera nammwe. 1345:13 Bik 7:14Muteekwa okutegeeza kitange ekitiibwa kye nnina mu Misiri, ne byonna bye mulabye. Temulwa, muserengese kitange wano.”

14Awo Yusufu n’agwa Benyamini mu kifuba n’akaaba ne Benyamini n’akaabira ku kibegabega kye. 1545:15 a Luk 15:20 b nny 3N’agwa baganda be mu kifuba, n’akaabira buli omu ku bo; n’oluvannyuma baganda be ne boogera naye.

Ab’olulyo lwa Yusufu Bayitibwa e Misiri

1645:16 Bik 7:13Ebigambo eby’okujja kwa baganda ba Yusufu bwe byawulirwa mu nnyumba ya Falaawo ne bisanyusa nnyo Falaawo n’abaweereza be. 17Falaawo n’agamba Yusufu nti, “Gamba baganda bo nti, ‘Mukole bwe muti: mutikke ensolo zammwe muddeyo mu nsi ya Kanani, 1845:18 a Lub 27:28; 46:34; 47:6, 11, 27; Kbl 18:12, 29 b Zab 37:19munone kitammwe n’abantu bammwe n’ebyammwe mujje gye ndi, ndibawa ekifo ekisinga obulungi mu nsi y’e Misiri, nammwe mulirya obulungi obw’ensi.’

1945:19 Lub 46:5“Era balagire batwale amagaali okuva mu nsi y’e Misiri olw’abaana baabwe abato ne bakyala bammwe, mujje ne kitammwe. 20Wabula ebintu byammwe tebibateganya nnyo, kubanga ebisinga obulungi mu Misiri yenna bijja kuba byammwe.”

2145:21 Lub 42:25Abaana ba Isirayiri ne bakola bwe batyo; Yusufu n’abawa amagaali, nga Falaawo bwe yalagira n’abawa n’entanda ey’omu kkubo. 2245:22 Lub 37:3; 43:34Buli omu ku bo n’amuwa ebyambalo eby’okukyusa, naye ye Benyamini n’amuwa ebitundu bya ffeeza ebikumi bisatu n’ebyambalo eby’okuwanyisa emigogo etaano. 23Kitaawe n’amuweereza endogoyi kkumi ezeetisse ebintu ebirungi eby’e Misiri n’endogoyi enkazi kkumi ezeetisse emmere, emigaati n’entanda ya kitaawe bw’aliba ajja. 2445:24 Lub 42:21-22Awo n’asiibula baganda be. Bwe baali bagenda n’abagamba nti, “Temuyombera mu kkubo.”

25Bwe batyo ne bambuka okuva mu Misiri ne batuuka mu nsi ya Kanani eri kitaabwe Yakobo. 2645:26 Lub 44:28Bwe baatuuka ne bamutegeeza nti Yusufu akyali mulamu, era y’afuga ensi y’e Misiri yonna. Bwe yawulira ebyo n’awunga n’atasobola kubakkiriza. 2745:27 nny 19Naye bwe baamutegeeza ebigambo bya Yusufu byonna bye yabagamba, era bwe yalaba amagaali Yusufu ge yaweereza okumutwala n’addamu omwoyo; 28n’agamba nti, “Mmatidde, omwana wange Yusufu akyali mulamu. Nzija kugenda mulabe nga sinnafa.”

New International Reader’s Version

Genesis 45:1-28

Joseph Tells His Brothers Who He Is

1Joseph couldn’t control himself anymore in front of all his attendants. He cried out, “Have everyone leave me!” So there wasn’t anyone with Joseph when he told his brothers who he was. 2He wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard him. Everyone in Pharaoh’s house heard about it.

3Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?” But his brothers weren’t able to answer him. They were too afraid of him.

4Joseph said to his brothers, “Come close to me.” So they did. Then he said, “I am your brother Joseph. I’m the one you sold into Egypt. 5But don’t be upset. And don’t be angry with yourselves because you sold me here. God sent me ahead of you to save many lives. 6For two years now, there hasn’t been enough food in the land. And for the next five years, people won’t be plowing or gathering crops. 7But God sent me ahead of you to keep some of you alive on earth. He sent me here to save your lives by an act of mighty power.

8“So then, it wasn’t you who sent me here. It was God. He made me like a father to Pharaoh. He made me master of Pharaoh’s entire house. God made me ruler of the whole land of Egypt. 9Now hurry back to my father. Say to him, ‘Your son Joseph says, “God has made me master of the whole land of Egypt. Come down to me. Don’t waste any time. 10You will live in the area of Goshen. You, your children and grandchildren, your flocks and herds, and everything you have will be near me. 11There I will provide everything you need. There are still five years to come when there won’t be enough food. If you don’t come down here, you and your family and everyone who belongs to you will lose everything.” ’

12“My brothers, I am Joseph. You can see for yourselves that I am the one speaking to you. My brother Benjamin can see it too. 13Tell my father about all the honor given to me in Egypt. Tell him about everything you have seen. And bring my father down here quickly.”

14Then Joseph threw his arms around his brother Benjamin and wept. Benjamin also hugged him and wept. 15Joseph kissed all his brothers and wept over them. After that, his brothers talked with him.

16The news reached Pharaoh’s palace that Joseph’s brothers had come. Pharaoh and all his officials were pleased. 17Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Here’s what I want you to tell your brothers. Say to them, ‘Load your animals. Return to the land of Canaan. 18Bring your father and your families back to me. I’ll give you the best land in Egypt. You can enjoy all the good things in the land.’

19“And here’s something else I want you to tell them. Say to them, ‘Take some carts from Egypt. Your children and your wives can use them. Get your father and come back. 20Don’t worry about the things you have back there. The best of everything in Egypt will belong to you.’ ”

21Then the sons of Israel did so. Joseph gave them carts, as Pharaoh had commanded. He also gave them supplies for their journey. 22He gave new clothes to each of them. But he gave Benjamin more than seven pounds of silver. He also gave him five sets of clothes. 23He sent his father ten male donkeys loaded with the best things from Egypt. He also sent ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and other supplies for his journey. 24Then Joseph sent his brothers away. As they were leaving he said to them, “Don’t argue on the way!”

25So they went up out of Egypt. They came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan. 26They told him, “Joseph is still alive! In fact, he is ruler of the whole land of Egypt.” Jacob was shocked. He didn’t believe them. 27So they told him everything Joseph had said to them. Jacob saw the carts Joseph had sent to carry him back. That gave new life to their father Jacob. 28Israel said, “I believe it now! My son Joseph is still alive. I’ll go and see him before I die.”