Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

Mwanzo 45:1-28

Yosefu Anajitambulisha

145:1 2Sam 13:9Hapo Yosefu hakuweza kujizuia zaidi mbele ya wote waliokuwa wamesimama karibu naye, akapaza sauti, akasema, “Mwondoeni kila mtu mbele yangu!” Kwa hiyo hapakuwepo mtu yeyote pamoja na Yosefu alipojitambulisha kwa ndugu zake. 245:2 Mdo 7:13Naye akalia kwa sauti kubwa kiasi kwamba Wamisri walimsikia, hata watu wa nyumbani mwa Farao wakapata hizo habari.

345:3 Mwa 43:7Yosefu akawaambia ndugu zake, “Mimi ni Yosefu! Je, baba yangu angali hai bado?” Lakini ndugu zake hawakuweza kumjibu, kwa sababu walipatwa na hofu kuu mbele yake.

445:4 Mwa 37:28Ndipo Yosefu akawaambia ndugu zake, “Sogeeni karibu nami.” Waliposogea, akasema, “Mimi ni ndugu yenu Yosefu, yule ambaye mlimuuza Misri! 545:5 Mwa 50:20; Za 105:17Sasa, msihuzunike wala msijichukie wenyewe kwa kuniuza huku, kwa sababu ilikuwa ni ili kuokoa maisha ya watu ndiyo sababu Mungu alinituma niwatangulie ninyi. 6Kwa miaka miwili sasa imekuwepo njaa katika nchi, pia kwa miaka mitano ijayo hapatakuwepo kulima wala kuvuna. 7Lakini Mungu alinitanguliza mbele yenu ili kuhifadhi mabaki kwa ajili yenu katika nchi, na kuokoa maisha yenu kwa wokovu mkuu.

845:8 Amu 17:10; Mwa 41:41“Kwa hiyo basi, si ninyi mlionileta huku, bali ni Mungu. Alinifanya kuwa baba kwa Farao, bwana wa watu wa nyumbani mwake wote, na mtawala wa Misri yote. 9Sasa rudini haraka kwa baba yangu na mwambieni, ‘Hili ndilo mwanao Yosefu asemalo: Mungu amenifanya mimi kuwa bwana wa Misri yote. Shuka uje kwangu, wala usikawie. 1045:10 Mwa 47:1Nawe utaishi katika nchi ya Gosheni na kuwa karibu nami, wewe, watoto wako na wajukuu wako, makundi yako ya kondoo, mbuzi na ngʼombe, pamoja na vyote ulivyo navyo. 11Nitawatunza huko, kwa sababu bado iko miaka mingine mitano inayokuja ya njaa. La sivyo, wewe na nyumba yako na wote ulio nao mtakuwa fukara.’

12“Mnaweza kujionea wenyewe, hata ndugu yangu Benyamini, kwamba hakika ni mimi ninayezungumza nanyi. 1345:13 Mdo 7:14Mwambieni baba yangu juu ya heshima yote niliyopewa huku Misri, na kuhusu kila kitu mlichokiona. Mleteni baba yangu huku haraka.”

1445:14 Mwa 29:13Ndipo akamkumbatia Benyamini ndugu yake na kulia, naye Benyamini akamkumbatia akilia. 1545:15 Lk 15:20Pia akawabusu ndugu zake wote, huku akilia. Baada ya hayo ndugu zake wakazungumza naye.

1645:16 Mwa 41:37Habari zilipofika kwenye jumba la Farao kwamba ndugu zake Yosefu wamefika, Farao na maafisa wake wote wakafurahi. 1745:17 Mwa 42:5Farao akamwambia Yosefu, “Waambie ndugu zako, ‘Fanyeni hivi: Pakieni wanyama wenu mrudi mpaka nchi ya Kanaani, 1845:18 Mwa 46:34; 47:6, 11, 27mkamlete baba yenu na jamaa zenu kwangu. Nitawapa sehemu nzuri sana ya nchi ya Misri nanyi mtafurahia unono wa nchi.’

1945:19 Mwa 46:5“Mnaagizwa pia kuwaambia, ‘Fanyeni hivi: Chukueni magari ya kukokotwa kutoka Misri, kwa ajili ya watoto wenu na wake zenu, mkamchukue baba yenu mje. 20Msijali kamwe kuhusu mali zenu, kwa sababu mema yote ya Misri yatakuwa yenu.’ ”

21Hivyo wana wa Israeli wakafanya hivyo. Yosefu akawapa magari ya kukokotwa, kama Farao alivyoagiza, pia akawapa mahitaji kwa ajili ya safari yao. 22Kila mmoja mavazi mapya, lakini Benyamini akampa shekeli 30045:22 Shekeli 300 za fedha ni sawa na kilo 3.4. za fedha, na jozi tano za nguo. 23Hivi ndivyo vitu alivyotuma kwa baba yake: punda kumi waliochukua vitu vizuri vya Misri, punda wake kumi waliobeba nafaka, mikate na mahitaji mengine ya safari. 24Akaagana na ndugu zake walipokuwa wakiondoka, akawaambia, “Msigombane njiani!”

25Basi wakatoka Misri na kufika kwa baba yao Yakobo katika nchi ya Kanaani. 26Wakamwambia baba yao, “Yosefu angali hai! Ukweli ni kwamba yeye ndiye mtawala wa Misri yote.” Yakobo akapigwa na bumbuazi; hakuwasadiki. 2745:27 Mwa 45:19Lakini walipokwisha kumweleza kila kitu ambacho Yosefu alikuwa amewaambia, na alipoona magari ya kukokotwa Yosefu aliyokuwa amempelekea ya kumchukua aende Misri, roho ya baba yao Yakobo ikahuishwa. 28Ndipo Israeli akasema, “Nimesadiki! Mwanangu Yosefu bado yu hai. Nitakwenda nikamwone kabla sijafa.”

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.