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Gẹnẹsisi 44:1-34

Kọ́ọ̀bù idẹ nínú àpò

1Nígbà náà ni Josẹfu pàṣẹ fún ìránṣẹ́ rẹ̀ pé, “Di oúnjẹ kún inú àpò àwọn ọkùnrin náà tó ìwọ̀n èyí tí wọ́n le rù, kí o sì mú owó olúkúlùkù àwọn ọkùnrin náà padà sí ẹnu àpò rẹ̀. 2Nígbà náà ni kí o mú kọ́ọ̀bù idẹ mi sí ẹnu àpò èyí tí ó jẹ́ àbíkẹ́yìn nínú wọn pẹ̀lú owó tí ó fi ra ọkà,” ó sì ṣe bí Josẹfu ti sọ.

3Bí ilẹ̀ ti ń mọ́, wọ́n bẹ̀rẹ̀ ìrìnàjò wọn padà lọ pẹ̀lú kẹ́tẹ́kẹ́tẹ́ wọn. 4Wọn kò tí ì rìn jìnnà sí ìlú náà tí Josẹfu fi wí fún ìránṣẹ́ rẹ̀ pé, “Lépa àwọn ọkùnrin náà, nígbà tí o bá sì bá wọn, kí o wí pé, ‘Èéṣe ti ẹ fi búburú san rere? 5Èyí ha kọ́ ni kọ́ọ̀bù tí olúwa mi ń lò fún ohun mímu tí ó sì tún ń fi í ṣe àyẹ̀wò? Ohun tí ẹ ṣe yìí burú púpọ̀.’ ”

6Nígbà tí ó sì bá wọn, o sọ ọ̀rọ̀ wọ̀nyí fún wọn 7Ṣùgbọ́n wọ́n dá a lóhùn pé, “Kí ló dé tí olúwa mi sọ irú nǹkan wọ̀nyí? Ká má rí i! Àwọn ìránṣẹ́ rẹ kò le ṣe irú nǹkan bẹ́ẹ̀! 8A tilẹ̀ mú owó tí a rí lẹ́nu àpò wa padà tọ̀ ọ́ wá láti ilẹ̀ Kenaani. Nítorí náà èéṣe tí àwa yóò fi jí wúrà tàbí idẹ ní ilé olúwa à rẹ? 9Bí a bá rí i lọ́wọ́ èyíkéyìí nínú àwọn ìránṣẹ́ rẹ, kíkú ni yóò kú, àwọn tí ó kù yóò sì di ẹrú fún olúwa à rẹ.”

10Ó wí pé, “Ó dára, kí ó rí bí ẹ ti ṣe sọ; Ẹnikẹ́ni tí mo bá rí i lọ́wọ́ rẹ̀ yóò di ẹrú mi. Ẹ̀yin tí ó kù yóò sì wà láìlẹ́bi.”

11Olúkúlùkù wọn yára sọ àpò rẹ̀ kalẹ̀, wọ́n sì tú u. 12Nígbà náà ni ìránṣẹ́ náà bẹ̀rẹ̀ sí ní í wá a, bẹ̀rẹ̀ láti orí ẹ̀gbọ́n títí lọ sórí àbúrò pátápátá. Ó sì rí kọ́ọ̀bù náà nínú àpò ti Benjamini. 13Nígbà tí wọ́n rí èyí, wọ́n fa aṣọ wọn ya, wọ́n sì banújẹ́ gidigidi, wọn tún ẹrù wọn dì sórí kẹ́tẹ́kẹ́tẹ́, wọ́n sì padà sí inú ìlú.

14Josẹfu sì wà nínú ilé nígbà tí Juda àti àwọn arákùnrin rẹ̀ wọlé wá. Gbogbo wọn sì wólẹ̀ níwájú rẹ̀. 15Josẹfu wí fún wọn pé, “Èwo ni èyí tí ẹ ṣe yìí? Ṣe ẹ kò mọ pé, ènìyàn bí èmi le è rí ìdí nǹkan nípa ṣíṣe àyẹ̀wò?”

16Juda dáhùn pé, “Kí ni à bá sọ fún olúwa mi? Báwo ni a ṣe lè wẹ ara wa mọ́? Ọlọ́run ti tú àṣírí ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ àwọn ìránṣẹ́ rẹ̀, a ti di ẹrú olúwa à mi báyìí àwa fúnra wa àti ẹni náà tí a rí kọ́ọ̀bù lọ́wọ́ rẹ̀.”

17Ṣùgbọ́n Josẹfu dáhùn pé, “Ká má rí i pé mo ṣe irú nǹkan bẹ́ẹ̀! Ẹni tí a bá kọ́ọ̀bù mi lọ́wọ́ rẹ̀ nìkan ni yóò di ẹrú mi, ẹ̀yin tí ó kù, ẹ máa lọ sọ́dọ̀ baba yín ní àlàáfíà.”

18Nígbà náà ni Juda súnmọ́ ọ̀dọ̀ rẹ̀, ó sì wí pé, “Jọ̀wọ́ olúwa mi, jẹ́ kí ìránṣẹ́ rẹ kí ó sọ ọ̀rọ̀ kan fún olúwa mi, má ṣe bínú sí ìránṣẹ́ rẹ bí ó tilẹ̀ jẹ́ wí pé ìwọ pẹ̀lú láṣẹ bí i ti Farao. 19Olúwa mi béèrè lọ́wọ́ àwọn ìránṣẹ́ rẹ̀ pé, ‘Ǹjẹ́ ó ní baba tàbí arákùnrin?’ 20Àwa sì wí fún olúwa mi pé, ‘A ni baba tí ó ti darúgbó, ọmọkùnrin kan sì wà pẹ̀lú tí a bí fún un ní ọjọ́ ogbó rẹ̀. Ẹ̀gbọ́n rẹ̀ ti kú, òun nìkan sì ni ó kù nínú àwọn ọmọ ìyá rẹ̀, baba rẹ̀ sì fẹ́ràn án rẹ̀.’

21“Nígbà náà ni ó sọ fún àwọn ìránṣẹ́ rẹ̀ pé, ‘Ẹ mu un tọ̀ mí wá kí n le fojú ara mi rí i.’ 22A sì sọ fún olúwa à mi pé, ‘Ọmọkùnrin náà kò le è fi baba rẹ̀ sílẹ̀, bí ó bá dán an wò baba rẹ̀ yóò kú.’ 23Ṣùgbọ́n ìwọ wí fún àwọn ìránṣẹ́ rẹ̀ pé, ‘Ẹ má ṣe padà tọ̀ mí wá àyàfi bí àbíkẹ́yìn yín bá bá yín wá.’ 24Nígbà tí a padà lọ sọ́dọ̀ baba wa, tí í ṣe ìránṣẹ́ rẹ, a sọ ohun tí olúwa à mi wí fún un.

25“Nígbà náà ni baba wa wí pé, ‘Ẹ padà lọ láti lọ ra oúnjẹ díẹ̀ wá.’ 26Ṣùgbọ́n a wí pe, ‘Àwa kò le è padà lọ, àyàfi bí àbúrò wa pátápátá yóò bá bá wa lọ. A kò le è rí ojú ọkùnrin náà àyàfi tí àbúrò wa bá lọ pẹ̀lú wa.’

27“Baba mi, ìránṣẹ́ rẹ wí fún wa pé, ‘Ẹ mọ̀ pé ìyàwó mi bí ọmọkùnrin méjì fún mi. 28Ọ̀kan nínú wọn lọ kúrò lọ́dọ̀ mi, mo sì wí pé, “Dájúdájú a ti fà á ya pẹ́rẹpẹ̀rẹ.” N kò sì tí ì ri láti ọjọ́ náà. 29Tí ẹ bá tún mú èyí lọ, kúrò lọ́dọ̀ mi, tí ohunkóhun bá ṣe é, ìbànújẹ́ ni ẹ ó fi mú ewú orí mi lọ sí ipò òkú.’

30“Nítorí náà, bí a bá padà tọ baba wa lọ láìsí ọmọ náà pẹ̀lú wa nígbà tí a mọ̀ pé, ọmọ náà ni ẹ̀mí baba wa. 31Tí ó bá ri pé ọmọkùnrin náà kò wá pẹ̀lú wa, yóò kùú. Àwọn ìránṣẹ́ rẹ yóò wá mú baba wa tòun ti ewú orí lọ sí ipò òkú ní ìbànújẹ́. 32Ìránṣẹ́ rẹ ló ṣe onídùúró fún ààbò ọmọ náà lọ́dọ̀ baba mi. Mo wí pé, ‘Bí n kò bá mú un padà tọ̀ ọ́ wá, baba mi, èmi ó ru ẹ̀bi rẹ̀ ní gbogbo ọjọ́ ayé mi!’

33“Nítorí náà, jẹ́ kí ìránṣẹ́ rẹ kí ó dúró ní ìhín lọ́dọ̀ olúwa à mi bí ẹrú dípò ọmọ náà. Kí ọmọ náà bá àwọn arákùnrin rẹ̀ padà. 34Báwo ni mo ṣe lè padà tọ baba mi lọ láì bá ṣe pé ọmọ náà wà pẹ̀lú mi? Rárá, èmi kò fẹ́ kí n rí ìbànújẹ́ tí yóò dé bá baba mi.”

New International Reader’s Version

Genesis 44:1-34

A Silver Cup in a Sack

1Joseph told the manager of his house what to do. “Fill the men’s sacks with as much food as they can carry,” he said. “Put each man’s money in his sack. 2Then put my silver cup in the youngest one’s sack. Put it there along with the money he paid for his grain.” So the manager did what Joseph told him to do.

3When morning came, the men were sent on their way with their donkeys. 4They hadn’t gone very far from the city when Joseph spoke to his manager. “Go after those men right away,” he said. “Catch up with them. Say to them, ‘My master was good to you. Why have you paid him back by doing evil? 5Isn’t this the cup my master drinks from? Doesn’t he also use it to find things out? You have done an evil thing.’ ”

6When the manager caught up with them, he told them what Joseph had said. 7But they said to him, “Why do you say these things? We would never do anything like that! 8We even brought back to you from Canaan the money we found in our sacks. So why would we steal silver or gold from your master’s house? 9If you find out that any of us has the cup, he will die. And the rest of us will become your slaves.”

10“All right, then,” he said. “As you wish. The one found to have the cup will become my slave. But the rest of you will not be blamed.”

11Each of them quickly put his sack down on the ground and opened it. 12Then the manager started to search. He began with the oldest and ended with the youngest. The cup was found in Benjamin’s sack. 13When that happened, they were so upset they tore their clothes. Then all of them loaded their donkeys and went back to the city.

14Joseph was still in the house when Judah and his brothers came in. They threw themselves down on the ground in front of him. 15Joseph said to them, “What have you done? Don’t you know that a man like me has ways to find things out?”

16“What can we say to you?” Judah replied. “What can we say? How can we prove we haven’t done anything wrong? God has shown you that we are guilty. We are now your slaves. All of us are, including the one found to have the cup.”

17But Joseph said, “I would never do anything like that! Only the man found to have the cup will become my slave. The rest of you may go back to your father in peace.”

18Then Judah went up to him. He said, “Please, sir. Let me speak a word to you. Don’t be angry with me, even though you are equal to Pharaoh himself. 19You asked us, ‘Do you have a father or a brother?’ 20We answered, ‘We have an old father. A young son was born to him when he was old. His brother is dead. He’s the only one of his mother’s sons left. And his father loves him.’

21“Then you said to us, ‘Bring him down to me. I want to see him for myself.’ 22We said to you, ‘The boy can’t leave his father. If he does, his father will die.’ 23But you told us, ‘Your youngest brother must come down here with you. If he doesn’t, you won’t see my face again.’ 24So we went back to my father. We told him what you had said.

25“Then our father said, ‘Go back. Buy a little more food.’ 26But we said, ‘We can’t go down. We’ll only go if our youngest brother goes there with us. We can’t even see the man’s face unless our youngest brother goes with us.’

27“Your servant my father said to us, ‘You know that my wife had two sons by me. 28One of them went away from me. And I said, “He must have been torn to pieces.” I haven’t seen him since. 29What if you take this one from me too and he is harmed? Then you would cause me to die as a sad old man. I would go down into the grave full of pain and suffering.’

30“So now, what will happen if the boy isn’t with us when I go back to my father? His life depends on the boy’s life. 31When he sees that the boy isn’t with us, he’ll die. Because of us, he’ll go down into the grave as a sad old man. 32I promised my father I would keep the boy safe. I said, ‘Father, I’ll bring him back to you. If I don’t, you can put the blame on me for the rest of my life.’

33“Now then, please let me stay here. Let me be your slave in place of the boy. Let the boy return with his brothers. 34How can I go back to my father if the boy isn’t with me? No! Don’t let me see the pain and suffering that would come to my father.”