1Joseph threw himself on his father and wept over him and kissed him. 2Then Joseph directed the physicians in his service to embalm his father Israel. So the physicians embalmed him, 3taking a full forty days, for that was the time required for embalming. And the Egyptians mourned for him seventy days.
4When the days of mourning had passed, Joseph said to Pharaoh’s court, “If I have found favor in your eyes, speak to Pharaoh for me. Tell him, 5‘My father made me swear an oath and said, “I am about to die; bury me in the tomb I dug for myself in the land of Canaan.” Now let me go up and bury my father; then I will return.’ ”
6Pharaoh said, “Go up and bury your father, as he made you swear to do.”
7So Joseph went up to bury his father. All Pharaoh’s officials accompanied him—the dignitaries of his court and all the dignitaries of Egypt— 8besides all the members of Joseph’s household and his brothers and those belonging to his father’s household. Only their children and their flocks and herds were left in Goshen. 9Chariots and horsemen50:9 Or charioteers also went up with him. It was a very large company.
10When they reached the threshing floor of Atad, near the Jordan, they lamented loudly and bitterly; and there Joseph observed a seven-day period of mourning for his father. 11When the Canaanites who lived there saw the mourning at the threshing floor of Atad, they said, “The Egyptians are holding a solemn ceremony of mourning.” That is why that place near the Jordan is called Abel Mizraim.50:11 Abel Mizraim means mourning of the Egyptians.
12So Jacob’s sons did as he had commanded them: 13They carried him to the land of Canaan and buried him in the cave in the field of Machpelah, near Mamre, which Abraham had bought along with the field as a burial place from Ephron the Hittite. 14After burying his father, Joseph returned to Egypt, together with his brothers and all the others who had gone with him to bury his father.
Joseph Reassures His Brothers
15When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “What if Joseph holds a grudge against us and pays us back for all the wrongs we did to him?” 16So they sent word to Joseph, saying, “Your father left these instructions before he died: 17‘This is what you are to say to Joseph: I ask you to forgive your brothers the sins and the wrongs they committed in treating you so badly.’ Now please forgive the sins of the servants of the God of your father.” When their message came to him, Joseph wept.
18His brothers then came and threw themselves down before him. “We are your slaves,” they said.
19But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? 20You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. 21So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children.” And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.
The Death of Joseph
22Joseph stayed in Egypt, along with all his father’s family. He lived a hundred and ten years 23and saw the third generation of Ephraim’s children. Also the children of Makir son of Manasseh were placed at birth on Joseph’s knees.50:23 That is, were counted as his
24Then Joseph said to his brothers, “I am about to die. But God will surely come to your aid and take you up out of this land to the land he promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.” 25And Joseph made the Israelites swear an oath and said, “God will surely come to your aid, and then you must carry my bones up from this place.”
26So Joseph died at the age of a hundred and ten. And after they embalmed him, he was placed in a coffin in Egypt.
1Nake Jusufu agĩkĩĩgũithia thĩ mbere ya ithe, akĩmũrĩrĩra na akĩmũmumunya. 250:2 Kĩam 50:26; 2Maũ 16:14Ningĩ agĩcooka agĩatha athondekani arĩa maarĩ ndungata ciake mathondeke mwĩrĩ wa ithe Isiraeli nĩguo ndũkabuthe. Nĩ ũndũ ũcio athondekani makĩmũthondeka, 350:3 Gũcook 1:3; Kĩam 30:27handũ ha ihinda rĩa thikũ mĩrongo ĩna, tondũ rĩu nĩrĩo ihinda rĩrĩa rĩabatarainie rĩa kũũthondeka. Nao andũ a Misiri makĩmũcakaĩra matukũ mĩrongo mũgwanja.
450:4 Kĩam 27:41Namo matukũ ma kũmũcakaĩra maathira-rĩ, Jusufu akĩĩra kĩama kĩa Firaũni atĩrĩ, “Angĩkorwo nĩnjĩtĩkĩrĩkĩte maitho-inĩ manyu-rĩ, njarĩrĩriai kũrĩ Firaũni. Mwĩrei atĩrĩ, 550:5 Kĩam 24:37; 2Sam 18:18‘Baba nĩatũmire ndĩĩhĩte na mwĩhĩtwa, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Ndĩ hakuhĩ gũkua; na ndakua ũgaathika mbĩrĩra-inĩ ĩrĩa niĩ mwene ndeyenjeire bũrũri-inĩ wa Kaanani.” Rĩu rekei nyambate thiĩ ngathike baba; na nĩngũcooka hũndũke.’ ”
6Nake Firaũni akĩmũtũmanĩra, akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Ambata, ũthiĩ ũgathike thoguo, o ta ũrĩa aatũmire wĩhĩte.”
750:7 Kĩam 45:16Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Jusufu akĩambata agĩthiĩ gũthika ithe. Nao anene othe a Firaũni magĩthiĩ nake, andũ a gĩtĩĩo othe a kĩama kĩa Firaũni o na andũ arĩa atĩĩku a Misiri othe, 8o hamwe na andũ othe a nyũmba ya Jusufu, na ariũ a ithe, na arĩa othe maarĩ a nyũmba ya ithe. No ciana ciki na ndũũru ciao cia mbũri na cia ngʼombe ciatigĩtwo Gosheni. 950:9 Kĩam 41:43Thigari cia ngaari cia ita na cia mbarathi o na cio igĩthiĩ nake. Kĩarĩ gĩkundi kĩnene mũno kĩa andũ.
1050:10 Ndar 15:20; 1Sam 31:13Nao maakinya ihuhĩro-inĩ rĩa ngano rĩa Atadi, hakuhĩ na Jorodani, makĩrĩra manĩrĩire marĩ na ruo; na hau Jusufu agĩcakaĩra ithe matukũ mũgwanja. 1150:11 Kĩam 10:18; Kĩam 37:34Na rĩrĩa Akaanani arĩa maatũũraga kũu moonire macakaya macio hau ihuhĩro-inĩ rĩa ngano rĩa Atadi, makĩĩrana atĩrĩ, “Andũ a Misiri marĩ na igongona rĩa macakaya ma kĩeha.” Na nĩkĩo handũ hau hakuhĩ na Jorodani heetagwo Abeli-Miziraimu.
12Nĩ ũndũ ũcio ariũ a Jakubu magĩĩka o ũrĩa aamaathĩte: 1350:13 Kĩam 23:20Makĩmũkuua makĩmũtwara bũrũri wa Kaanani, na makĩmũthika ngurunga-inĩ ĩrĩa yarĩ gĩthaka-inĩ kĩa Makipela, hakuhĩ na Mamure, ĩrĩa Iburahĩmu aagũranĩirie na gĩthaka kĩu kĩrĩ handũ ha gũthikanwo kuuma kũrĩ Efironi ũrĩa Mũhiti. 14Thuutha wa gũthika ithe-rĩ, Jusufu agĩcooka Misiri hamwe na ariũ a ithe na arĩa othe maathiĩte nake gũthika ithe.
Jusufu Kũũmĩrĩria Ariũ a Ithe
1550:15 Kĩam 37:28Na rĩrĩa ariũ a ithe moonire atĩ ithe wao nĩakua, makiuga atĩrĩ, “Ĩ angĩkorwo Jusufu nĩatũũire atũiguagĩra ũũru, na atũrĩhie maũru marĩa mothe twamwĩkire?” 16Nĩ ũndũ ũcio magĩtũmana kũrĩ Jusufu makiuga atĩrĩ, “Thoguo atanakua nĩatigire oiga atĩrĩ: 1750:17 Math 6:14; Kĩam 29:11‘Ũũ nĩguo mũkeera Jusufu: ndagũthaitha ũrekere ariũ a thoguo mehia na mahĩtia marĩa meekire nĩ ũndũ nĩmagwĩkire ũũru mũno.’ Na rĩu twagũthaitha wohere ndungata cia Ngai wa thoguo mehia macio.” Na rĩrĩa ndũmĩrĩri yao yamũkinyĩire, Jusufu akĩrĩra.
1850:18 Kĩam 37:7Ariũ a ithe magĩcooka magĩthiĩ kũrĩ we, makĩĩgũithia thĩ mbere yake, makiuga atĩrĩ, “Tũrĩ ngombo ciaku.”
1950:19 Arom 12:19; Ahib 10:30No Jusufu akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Tigai gwĩtigĩra. Kaĩ niĩ akĩrĩ niĩ Ngai? 2050:20 Arom 8:28; Kĩam 45:5Inyuĩ mwaciirĩte kũnjĩka ũũru, no Ngai aanjiirĩire ũndũ mwega nĩguo akinyanĩrie ũrĩa kũrekĩka rĩu, ũhoro wa kũhonokia mĩoyo ya andũ aingĩ. 2150:21 Kĩam 45:11; Aef 4:32Nĩ ũndũ ũcio-rĩ, mũtigetigĩre. Nĩndĩĩmũheaga irio cianyu na cia ciana cianyu.” Nake akĩmomĩrĩria na akĩmarĩria wega.
Gĩkuũ kĩa Jusufu
2250:22 Kĩam 25:7; Josh 24:29Jusufu agĩikara Misiri, hamwe na andũ othe a nyũmba ya ithe. Aatũũrire muoyo mĩaka igana rĩmwe na ikũmi, 23na akĩona rũciaro rwa gatatũ rwa ciana cia Efiraimu. O na ciana cia Makiru mũrũ wa Manase ciaciarwo nĩciaigĩrĩirwo maru-inĩ ma Jusufu.
2450:24 Ruth 1:6; Thab 35:2; Kĩam 12:7Ningĩ Jusufu akĩĩra ariũ a ithe atĩrĩ, “Ndĩ hakuhĩ gũkua. No rĩrĩ, ti-itherũ Ngai nĩagooka kũmũrora amũteithie na amũrute kuuma bũrũri ũyũ, amũtware bũrũri ũrĩa erĩire Iburahĩmu, na Isaaka na Jakubu na mwĩhĩtwa.” 25Nake Jusufu agĩtũma ariũ a Isiraeli mehĩte na mwĩhĩtwa, akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Ti-itherũ Ngai nĩagooka kũmũteithia, na hĩndĩ ĩyo yakinya no nginya mũgaakuua mahĩndĩ makwa kuuma kũndũ gũkũ.”
26Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Jusufu agĩkua, arĩ na ũkũrũ wa mĩaka igana rĩmwe na ikũmi. Thuutha wa kũmũthondeka ndakabuthe, makĩmũiga ithandũkũ-inĩ rĩa gũthikwo narĩo o kũu Misiri.