New Amharic Standard Version

ዘፍጥረት 45:1-28

ዮሴፍ ለወንድሞቹ ራሱን ገለጠ

1በዚያን ጊዜ ዮሴፍ አጠገቡ በነበሩ ሰዎች ፊት ስሜቱን ሊገታ ባለመቻሉ፣ “እዚህ ያሉትን ሰዎች በሙሉ አስወጡልኝ” ብሎ ጮኾ ተናገረ፤ ስለዚህም ዮሴፍ ራሱን ለወንድሞቹ በገለጠበት ጊዜ፣ ከእርሱ ጋር ሌላ ማንም ሰው አልነበረም። 2ዮሴፍም ድምፁን ከፍ አድርጎ በማልቀሱ፣ ግብፃውያን ሰሙት፤ ወሬውም ወደ ፈርዖን ቤተ ሰዎች ደረሰ።

3ዮሴፍም ወንድሞቹን፣ “እኔ ዮሴፍ ነኝ፤ ለመሆኑ አባቴ እስካሁን በሕይወት አለ?” ሲል ጠየቃቸው። ወንድሞቹ ግን በፊቱ ተደናግጠው ስለ ነበር መልስ ሊሰጡት አልቻሉም።

4ዮሴፍም ወንድሞቹን፣ “እስቲ ወደ እኔ ቀረብ በሉ” አላቸው፤ ወደ እርሱም በቀረቡ ጊዜ እንዲህ አለ፤ “ወደ ግብፅ የሸጣችሁኝ ወንድማችሁ እኔ ዮሴፍ ነኝ፤ 5አሁንም በመሸጣችሁ አትቈጩ፤ በራሳችሁም ዐትዘኑ፤ ምክንያቱም እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ሕይወት ለማዳን ሲል ከእናንተ አስቀድሞ እኔን ወደዚህ ልኮኛል። 6በምድር ላይ ራብ ከገባ ይኸው ሁለት ዓመት ሆነ፤ ከዚህ በኋላም የማይታረስባቸውና ሰብል የማይሰበሰ ብባቸው አምስት ዓመታት ገና አሉ። 7ነገር ግን እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ሕይወታችሁን በታላቅ ማዳን ለመታደግና45፥7 ወይም በሕይወት እንደ ተረፉ ታላቅ ሰራዊት ለመታደግ ዘራችሁ ከምድር ላይ እንዳይጠፋ በማሰብ ከእናንተ አስቀድሞ ወደዚህ ላከኝ።

8“ስለዚህ አሁን ወደዚህ የላከኝ እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) እንጂ እናንተ አይደላችሁም፤ እርሱም ለፈርዖን እንደ አባት፣ በቤት ንብረቱ ላይ ጌታ፣ እንዲሁም በግብፅ ምድር ላይ ገዥ አደረገኝ። 9አሁንም በፍጥነት ወደ አባቴ ተመልሳችሁ እንዲህ በሉት፤ ‘ልጅህ ዮሴፍ እንዲህ ይላል፤ ‘እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) የመላው ግብፅ ጌታ አድርጎኛል፤ ስለዚህ ሳትዘገይ ወደ እኔ ና። 10ልጆችህን፣ የልጅ ልጆችህን፣ በጎችህን፣ ፍየሎችህን፣ ከብቶችህንና ያለህን ሁሉ ይዘህ በአቅራቢያዬ በጌሤም ትኖራለህ። 11ገና ወደ ፊት የሚመጣ የአምስት ዓመት ራብ ስላለ፣ በዚያ የሚያስፈልጋችሁን እኔ እሰጣችኋለሁ፤ ያለበለዚያ ግን አንተና ቤተ ሰዎችህ ያንተም የሆነው ሁሉ፣ ችግር ላይ ትወድቃላችሁ።’

12“ፊታችሁ ሆኜ የማናግራችሁ እኔ ዮሴፍ ራሴ መሆኔን እናንተም ሆናችሁ ወንድሜ ብንያም በዐይናችሁ የምታዩት ነው። 13በግብፅ ስላለኝ ክብርና ስላያችሁትም ሁሉ ለአባቴ ንገሩት፤ አባቴንም በፍጥነት ይዛችሁት ኑ።

14ከዚያም በወንድሙ በብንያም ዐንገት ላይ ተጠምጥሞ አለቀሰ፤ ብንያምም እያለቀሰ ዮሴፍን ዐቀፈው። 15የቀሩትንም ወንድሞቹን አንድ በአንድ እየሳመ አለቀሰ። ከዚያም ወንድሞቹ ከእርሱ ጋር መጨዋወት ጀመሩ።

16የዮሴፍ ወንድሞች መምጣት በፈርዖን ቤተ መንግሥት በተሰማ ጊዜ፣ ፈርዖንና ሹማምቱ ሁሉ ደስ አላቸው። 17ፈርዖንም ዮሴፍን እንዲህ አለው፤ “ለወንድሞችህ እንዲህ ብለህ ንገራቸው፤ ‘እንዲህ አድርጉ፤ አህዮቻችሁን ጭናችሁ ወደ ከነዓን ምድር ተመለሱ። 18ከዚያም አባታችሁንና ቤተ ሰባችሁን ይዛችሁ ወደ እኔ ኑ፤ እኔም እጅግ ለም ከሆነው የግብፅ ምድር እሰጣችኋለሁ፤ በምድሪቱ በረከት ደስ ብሎአችሁ ትኖራላችሁ።’

19“ደግሞም እንዲህ ብለህ እዘዛቸው፤ ‘ይህን አድርጉ፤ ከግብፅ ምድር ልጆቻችሁንና ሚስቶቻችሁን የምታጓጉዙበት ሠረገላዎች ወስዳችሁ፣ አባታችሁን ይዛችሁት ኑ። 20ስለ ንብረታችሁ ምንም አታስቡ፣ ከግብፅ ምድር እጅግ ለም የሆነው የእናንተ ይሆናልና።’ ”

21የእስራኤልም ልጆች ይህንኑ አደረጉ። ዮሴፍም ፈርዖን ባዘዘው መሠረት ሠረገላዎች አቀረበላቸው፤ የመንገድም ስንቅ አስያዛቸው። 22ለእያንዳንዳቸው ሁለት ሁለት የክት ልብስ ሰጣቸው፤ ለብንያም ግን ሦስት መቶ ጥሬ ብርና አምስት የክት ልብስ ሰጠው። 23ለአባቱም በግብፅ ምድር ከሚገኘው የተመረጠ ነገር በዐሥር አህዮች፣ እንደዚሁም ለመንገዱ ስንቅ የሚሆነው እህል፣ ዳቦና ሌላ ምግብ በዐሥር እንስት አህዮች አስጭኖ ሰደደለት። 24ከዚህ በኋላ ወንድሞቹን አሰናበታቸው፤ ከእርሱም ሲሰናበቱ፣ መንገድ ላይ እንዳትጣሉ” አላቸው።

25እነርሱም ከግብፅ ወጥተው በከነዓን ምድር ወደሚኖረው ወደ አባታቸው ወደ ያዕቆብ መጡ። 26አባታቸውንም፣ “እነሆ ዮሴፍ በሕይወት አለ፤ እንዲያውም በግብፅ ምድር ሁሉ ገዥ ሆኖአል” ብለው ነገሩት። ያዕቆብም በድንጋጤ ክው አለ፤ ሊያምናቸውም አልቻለም። 27ነገር ግን ዮሴፍ የነገራቸውን ሁሉ ሲያጫውቱትና እርሱንም ወደ ግብፅ ለማጓጓዝ ዮሴፍ የላከለትን ሠረገላዎች ሲያይ የአባታቸው የያዕቆብ መንፈስ ታደሰ። 28ከዚያም እስራኤል፤ “ልጄ ዮሴፍ በሕይወት አለ፤ ከመሞቴ በፊት ሄጄ ልየው” አለ።

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.