New Amharic Standard Version

ዘፍጥረት 40:1-23

የመጠጥ አሳላፊውና የእንጀራ ቤቱ

1ከዚህም በኋላ የግብፅ ንጉሥ የመጠጥ አሳላፊና እንጀራ ቤቱ ጌታቸውን የግብፅን ንጉሥ በደሉት። 2ፈርዖንም በመጠጥ አሳላፊዎቹ አለቃና በእንጀራ ቤቱ አዛዥ፣ በሁለቱም ሹማምቱ ላይ ክፉኛ ተቈጣ፤ 3በዘበኞቹ አለቃ ቤት ወዳለው ዮሴፍ ወደ ተጋዘበትም እስር ቤት አስገባቸው።

4የዘበኞቹም አለቃ እስረኞቹን ለዮሴፍ አስረከባቸው፤ ዮሴፍም በሚያስፈልጋቸው ይረዳቸው ነበር።

እስር ቤት ገብተው ጥቂት እንደ ቈዩም፣ 5ታስረው የነበሩት የግብፅ የንጉሥ የመጠጥ አሳላፊዎች አለቃና የእንጀራ ቤቱ አዛዥ፣ በአንድ ሌሊት የየራሳቸውን ሕልም አዩ፤ የሁለቱም ሕልም ለየራሱ የተለየ ፍቺ ነበረው።

6በማግስቱ ጧት ዮሴፍ ወደ እነርሱ ሲገባ ተክዘው አገኛቸው። 7ስለዚህም፣ “ምነው ዛሬስ ፊታችሁ ላይ ሐዘን ይነበባል?” በማለት አብረውት በጌታው ግቢ የታሰሩትን የፈርዖን ሹማምት ጠየቃቸው።

8እነርሱም “ሁለታችንም ሕልም አየን፤ ነገር ግን የሚተረጒምልን ሰው አጣን” ሲሉ መለሱለት።

ዮሴፍም፣ “ሁልጊዜስ ቢሆን የሕልም ትርጓሜ ከእግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) የሚገኝ አይደለምን? እስቲ ያያችሁትን ሕልም ንገሩኝ” አላቸው።

9ስለዚህ የመጠጥ አሳላፊዎቹ አለቃ እዲህ ሲል ሕልሙን ለዮሴፍ ነገረው፤ ከፊት ለፊቴ አንዲት የወይን ተክል አየሁ፤ 10ተክሏም ሦስት ሐረጎች ነበሯት፤ ወዲያው አቈቊጣ አበበች፤ ዘለላዎቿም ተንዠርግገው በሰሉ። 11የፈርዖንንም ጽዋ ይዤ ነበረ፤ የወይኑን ፍሬ ለቅሜ በጽዋው ውስጥ ጨምቄ ጽዋውን በእጁ ሰጠሁት።”

12ዮሴፍም እንዲህ አለው፤ “እንግዲህ የሕልሙ ትርጓሜ ይህ ነው፤ ሦስቱ ሐረግ ሦስት ቀን ነው፤ 13በሦስት ቀን ውስጥ ፈርዖን ከእስር ቤት ያወጣሃል፣ ወደ ቀድሞ ሹመትህም ይመልስሃል፤ በፊት የመጠጥ አሳላፊ በነበርህበት ጊዜ ታደርግ እንደነረው ሁሉ የፈርዖንን ጽዋ በእጁ ትሰጠለህ። 14እንግዲህ፣ በጎ ነገር በገጠመህ ጊዜ፣ እኔን አስበህ ቸርነት አድርግልኝ፤ ስለ እኔም ለፈርዖን ንገርልኝ፤ ከዚህም እስር ቤት አስወጣኝ፤ 15ከዕብራውያን ምድር ወደዚህ የመጣሁት በአፈና ነው፤ አሁንም ቢሆን እዚህ እስር ቤት የተጣልሁት አንዳች ጥፋት ኖሮብኝ አይደለም።”

16የእንጀራ ቤት አዛዡም፣ ለመጠጥ አላፊዎቹ አለቃ ሕልም፣ የተሰጠው ፍቺ ደስ የሚያሰኝ መሆኑን ሲሰማ፣ የራሱን ሕልም ለዮሴፍ እንዲህ ሲል ነገረው፤ “እኔም ደግሞ ሕልም አይቻለሁ፤ ሦስት መሶቦች40፥16 ወይም ሦስት የሸንበቆ ቅርጫቶች በራሴ ላይ ተሸክሜ ነበር፤ 17በላይኛው መሶብ ውስጥ ለፈርዖን የተዘጋጀ የተለያየ ምግብ ነበረበት፤ ወፎችም ራሴ ላይ ካለው መሶብ ይበሉ ነበር።”

18ዮሴፍም እንዲህ ሲል መለሰለት፤ “የሕልሙ ፍቺ ይህ ነው፤ ሦስቱ መሶብ ሦስት ቀን ነው፤ 19በሦስት ቀን ውስጥ ፈርዖን ከእስር ቤት ያወጣሃል፤ በዕንጨትም ላይ ይሰቅልሃል፤40፥19 ወይም በእንጨትም ላይ ይወጋሃል ወፎችም ሥጋህን ይበሉታል።”

20በሦስተኛውም ቀን የፈርዖን የልደት በዓል ነበረ፤ ለሹማምቱም ሁሉ ግብር አበላ። በዚያኑ ዕለትም የመጠጥ አሳላፊዎችን አለቃና የእንጀራ ቤት አዛዡን ሹማምቱ ካሉበት ከእስር ቤት አወጣቸው።

21የመጠጥ አሳላፊዎቹን አለቃ ወደ ቀድሞ ሹመቱ መለሰው፤ እርሱም እንደ ቀድሞው ጽዋውን ለፈርዖን በእጁ ይሰጠው ጀመር፤ 22የእንጀራ ቤት አዛዡን ግን ልክ ዮሴፍ እንደ ተረጐመላቸው ሰቀለው።40፥22 ወይም ወጋው

23የሆነው ሆኖ፣ የመጠጥ አሳላፊዎቹ አለቃ ዮሴፍን አላስታወሰውም፤ ረሳው።

New International Version

Genesis 40:1-23

The Cupbearer and the Baker

1Some time later, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt offended their master, the king of Egypt. 2Pharaoh was angry with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker, 3and put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in the same prison where Joseph was confined. 4The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he attended them.

After they had been in custody for some time, 5each of the two men—the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were being held in prison—had a dream the same night, and each dream had a meaning of its own.

6When Joseph came to them the next morning, he saw that they were dejected. 7So he asked Pharaoh’s officials who were in custody with him in his master’s house, “Why do you look so sad today?”

8“We both had dreams,” they answered, “but there is no one to interpret them.”

Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams.”

9So the chief cupbearer told Joseph his dream. He said to him, “In my dream I saw a vine in front of me, 10and on the vine were three branches. As soon as it budded, it blossomed, and its clusters ripened into grapes. 11Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand, and I took the grapes, squeezed them into Pharaoh’s cup and put the cup in his hand.”

12“This is what it means,” Joseph said to him. “The three branches are three days. 13Within three days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore you to your position, and you will put Pharaoh’s cup in his hand, just as you used to do when you were his cupbearer. 14But when all goes well with you, remember me and show me kindness; mention me to Pharaoh and get me out of this prison. 15I was forcibly carried off from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing to deserve being put in a dungeon.”

16When the chief baker saw that Joseph had given a favorable interpretation, he said to Joseph, “I too had a dream: On my head were three baskets of bread.40:16 Or three wicker baskets 17In the top basket were all kinds of baked goods for Pharaoh, but the birds were eating them out of the basket on my head.”

18“This is what it means,” Joseph said. “The three baskets are three days. 19Within three days Pharaoh will lift off your head and impale your body on a pole. And the birds will eat away your flesh.”

20Now the third day was Pharaoh’s birthday, and he gave a feast for all his officials. He lifted up the heads of the chief cupbearer and the chief baker in the presence of his officials: 21He restored the chief cupbearer to his position, so that he once again put the cup into Pharaoh’s hand— 22but he impaled the chief baker, just as Joseph had said to them in his interpretation.

23The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him.