New Amharic Standard Version

ዘፍጥረት 48:1-22

ምናሴና ኤፍሬም

1ከጥቂት ጊዜ በኋላም፣ “አባትህ ታሞአል” ተብሎ ለዮሴፍ ስለ ተነገረው ሁለቱን ልጆቹን ምናሴንና ኤፍሬምን ይዞ ሄደ። 2ለያዕቆብ፣ “ልጅህ ዮሴፍ ወደ አንተ መጥቶአል” ተብሎ በተነገረው ጊዜ፣ እስራኤል ተበረታትቶ ዐልጋው ላይ ተቀመጠ።

3ያዕቆብም ዮሴፍን እንዲህ አለው፤ “ሁሉን የሚችል አምላክ48፥3 ዕብራይስጡ ኤልሻዳይ ይላል በከነዓን ምድር ሎዛ በምትባል ቦታ ተገለጠልኝ፤ ባረከኝም፤ 4እንዲህም አለኝ፤ ‘ፍሬያማ አደርግሃለሁ፣ ይህችንም ምድር ከአንተ በኋላ ለሚነሡ ዘሮችህ የዘላለም ርስት አድርጌ እሰጣቸዋለሁ።’

5“ወደዚህ ከመምጣቴ በፊት በግብፅ የወለድሃቸው ሁለቱ ልጆችህ ከእንግዲህ የእኔ ልጆች ሆነው ይቈጠራሉ፤ ሮቤልና ስምዖን ልጆቼ እንደሆኑ ሁሉ፣ ኤፍሬምና ምናሴም ልጆቼ ይሆናሉ። 6ከእነርሱ በኋላ የሚወለዱልህ ልጆች ግን፣ የአንተ ይሁኑ፤ በርስት ድልድላቸው ግን በወንድሞቻቸው ስም ይቈጠራሉ። 7ከሰሜን ምዕራብ መስጴጦምያ መልስ ኤፍራታ ለመድረስ ጥቂት ሲቀረኝ፣ እናትህ ራሔል በከነዓን ምድር ሞታብኝ ዐዘንሁ። እኔም ወደ ኤፍራታ ማለት ወደ ቤተ ልሔም በሚወስደው መንገድ ዳር ቀበርኋት።”

8እስራኤልም የዮሴፍን ልጆች ባየ ጊዜ፣

“እነዚህ እነማን ናቸው?” ሲል ጠየቀ፤

9ዮሴፍም፣ “እነዚህ እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) የሰጠኝ ልጆች ናቸው” ብሎ ለአባቱ መለሰለት፤ እስራኤልም፣ “አቅርባቸውና ልመርቃቸው” አለ።

10በዚህ ጊዜ እስራኤል ዐይኖቹ በእርጅና ምክንያት በመድከማቸው አጥርቶ ማየት ይሳነው ነበር፤ ስለዚህ ዮሴፍ ልጆቹን አባቱ ዘንድ አቀረባቸው፤ አባቱም ስሞ ዐቀፋቸው።

11እስራኤልም ዮሴፍን፣ “ዐይንህን እንደ ገና ዐያለሁ ብዬ አላሰብኩም ነበር፤ እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ግን ልጆችህን ጭምር ለማየት አበቃኝ” አለው።

12ዮሴፍም ልጆቹን ከእስራኤል ጒልበት ፈቀቅ በማድረግ አጐንብሶ በግንባሩ መሬት ላይ ተደፋ። 13ከዚያም ዮሴፍ ሁለቱን ልጆቹን ይዞ ኤፍሬምን ከራሱ በስተ ቀኝ፣ ከእስራኤል በስተ ግራ፣ ምናሴን ደግሞ ከራሱ በስተ ግራ፣ ከእስራኤል በስተ ቀኝ በኩል አቀረባቸው። 14እስራኤል ግን ቀኝ እጁን በታናሹ በኤፍሬም ራስ ላይ አኖረ፤ ግራ እጁንም በቀኝ እጁ ላይ አስተላልፎ በበኵሩ በምናሴ ራስ ላይ አኖረ።

15ከዚህ በኋላ ዮሴፍን ባረከ፤ እንዲህም አለው፤

“አባቶቼ አብርሃምና ይስሐቅ በፊቱ

የተመላለሱት እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም)

ለእኔም እስከ ዛሬ ድረስ

በዘመኔ ሁሉ እረኛ የሆነኝ አምላክ (ኤሎሂም)

16ከጒዳትም ሁሉ የታደገኝ መልአክ፣

እርሱ እነዚህን ልጆች ይባርክ፤

እነርሱም በስሜ፣

በአባቶቼ በአብርሃምና

በይስሐቅ ስም ይጠሩ፤

በምድር ላይ እጅግ ይብዙ።

17ዮሴፍ፣ አባቱ ቀኝ እጁን በኤፍሬም ራስ ላይ ማድረጉን ሲያይ ተከፋ፤ ከኤፍሬም ራስ ላይ አንሥቶ በምናሴ ራስ ላይ ለማኖር የአባቱን እጅ ያዘ፤ 18ዮሴፍም፣ “አባቴ ሆይ፤ እንዲህ አይደለም በኵሩ ይህኛው ስለ ሆነ፣ ቀኝ እጅህን እርሱ ራስ ላይ አድርግ” አለው።

19አባቱ ግን፣ “ዐውቃለሁ፤ ልጄ ዐውቃለሁ፤ እርሱም እኮ ሕዝብ ይሆናል፤ ታላቅም ይሆናል፤ ይሁን እንጂ ታናሽ ወንድሙ ከእርሱ ይበልጣል፤ ዘሮቹም ታላቅ ሕዝቦች ይሆናሉ” ብሎ እምቢ አለው። 20በዚያን ዕለት ባረካቸው፤ እንዲህም አላቸው፤

“በአንተ ስም እስራኤል እንዲህ ብሎ ይመርቃል፤

“እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) እንደ ኤፍሬምና እንደ ምናሴ ያድርጋችሁ።”

በዚህ ሁኔታም ኤፍሬምን ከምናሴ አስቀደመው።

21ከዚህ በኋላ እስራኤል ዮሴፍን እንዲህ አለው፤ እኔ የምሞትበት ጊዜ ተቃርቦአል፤ ነገር ግን እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ከእናንተ ጋር ይሆናል፤ ወደ አባቶቻችሁም ምድር መልሶ ያገባችኋል። 22እነሆ በሰይፌና በቀስቴ ከአሞራውያን እጅ የወሰድኳትን ዐምባ ከወንድሞችህ ድርሻ አብልጬ ለአንተ ሰጥቼሃለሁ።”48፥22 ወይም ከወንድሞችህ ድርሻ አብልጬ ለአንተ አንድ ክፍል እሰጥሃለሁ

King James Version

Genesis 48:1-22

1And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. 2And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed. 3And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me, 4And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this land to thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession.

5¶ And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine. 6And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance. 7And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when yet there was but a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is Beth-lehem.

8And Israel beheld Joseph’s sons, and said, Who are these? 9And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them. 10Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.48.10 dim: Heb. heavy 11And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed. 12And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth. 13And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel’s left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel’s right hand, and brought them near unto him. 14And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim’s head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh’s head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.

15¶ And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, 16The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.48.16 grow: Heb. as fishes do increase 17And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father’s hand, to remove it from Ephraim’s head unto Manasseh’s head.48.17 displeased…: was evil in his eyes 18And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head. 19And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.48.19 multitude: Heb. fulness 20And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh. 21And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers. 22Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.