Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Gẹnẹsisi 47:1-31

1Josẹfu lọ sọ fún Farao pé, “Baba mi àti àwọn arákùnrin mi, pẹ̀lú agbo ẹran, agbo màlúù àti ohun gbogbo tí wọ́n ní, ti dé láti ilẹ̀ Kenaani, wọ́n sì ti wà ní ilẹ̀ Goṣeni báyìí.” 2Ó yan márùn-ún àwọn arákùnrin rẹ́, ó sì fi wọ́n han Farao.

3Farao béèrè lọ́wọ́ àwọn arákùnrin rẹ̀ pé, “Kí ni iṣẹ́ yín?”

Wọ́n sì fèsì pé, “Darandaran ni àwọn ìránṣẹ́ rẹ, gẹ́gẹ́ bí àwọn baba wa ti jẹ́ darandaran” 4Wọ́n sì tún sọ fun un síwájú sí i pé, “A wá láti gbé ìhín yìí fún ìgbà díẹ̀ nítorí ìyàn náà mú púpọ̀ ní ilẹ̀ Kenaani, àwọn ohun ọ̀sìn àwa ìránṣẹ́ rẹ kò sì rí ewéko jẹ. Nítorí náà jọ̀wọ́ má ṣàì jẹ́ kí àwọn ìránṣẹ́ rẹ tẹ̀dó sí ilẹ̀ Goṣeni.”

5Farao wí fún Josẹfu pé, “Baba rẹ àti àwọn arákùnrin rẹ tọ̀ ọ́ wá, 6Ilẹ̀ Ejibiti sì nìyí níwájú rẹ: Mú àwọn arákùnrin rẹ tẹ̀dó sí ibi tí ó dára jù nínú ilẹ̀ náà. Jẹ́ kí wọn máa gbé ní Goṣeni. Bí o bá sì mọ ẹnikẹ́ni nínú wọn tí ó ní ẹ̀bùn ìtọ́jú ẹran, fi wọ́n ṣe olùtọ́jú ẹran ọ̀sìn mi.”

7Nígbà náà ni Josẹfu mú Jakọbu baba rẹ̀ wọlé wá sí iwájú Farao. Lẹ́yìn ìgbà tí Jakọbu súre fún Farao tán. 8Farao béèrè lọ́wọ́ Jakọbu pé, “Ọmọ ọdún mélòó ni ọ́?”

9Jakọbu sì dá Farao lóhùn, “Ọdún ìrìnàjò ayé mi jẹ́ àádóje (130), ọjọ́ mi kò pọ̀, ó sì kún fún wàhálà, síbẹ̀ kò ì tí ì tó ti àwọn baba mi.” 10Nígbà náà ni Jakọbu tún súre fún Farao, ó sì jáde lọ kúrò níwájú rẹ̀.

11Josẹfu sì fi baba rẹ̀ àti àwọn arákùnrin rẹ̀ sí ilẹ̀ Ejibiti, ó sì fún wọn ní ohun ìní ní ibi tí ó dára jù ní ilẹ̀ náà, ní agbègbè Ramesesi bí Farao ti pàṣẹ. 12Josẹfu sì pèsè oúnjẹ fún baba rẹ̀ àti àwọn arákùnrin rẹ̀ àti gbogbo ìdílé baba rẹ̀ gẹ́gẹ́ bi iye àwọn ọmọ wọn.

Josẹfu àti ìyàn ní ilẹ̀ Ejibiti

13Ṣùgbọ́n kò sí oúnjẹ ní gbogbo ilẹ̀ náà nítorí tí ìyàn náà mú púpọ̀ tó bẹ́ẹ̀ tí ilẹ̀ Ejibiti àti ilẹ̀ Kenaani gbẹ nítorí ìyàn náà. 14Josẹfu gba gbogbo owó tí ó wà ní ilẹ̀ Ejibiti àti Kenaani ní ìpààrọ̀ fún ti ọkà tí wọn ń rà, ó sì mú owó náà wá sí ààfin Farao. 15Nígbà tí owó wọn tán pátápátá ní Ejibiti àti Kenaani, gbogbo Ejibiti wá bá Josẹfu, wọ́n wí pé, “Fún wa ní oúnjẹ, èéṣe tí a ó fi kú ní ojú rẹ? Gbogbo owó wa ni a ti ná tán.”

16Josẹfu wí pé, “Ẹ mú àwọn ẹran ọ̀sìn yín wá, èmi yóò fún un yín ní oúnjẹ ní ìpààrọ̀ fún ẹran ọ̀sìn yín, níwọ̀n bí owó yín ti tan.” 17Nítorí náà wọ́n mú àwọn ẹran ọ̀sìn wọn tọ Josẹfu wá, ó sì fún wọn ní oúnjẹ ní ìpààrọ̀ fún ẹṣin, àgùntàn, ewúrẹ́, màlúù àti kẹ́tẹ́kẹ́tẹ́ wọn. Ó sì mú wọn la ọdún náà já, tí ó ń fún wọn ní oúnjẹ ní ìpààrọ̀ fún ẹran ọ̀sìn wọn.

18Nígbà tí ọdún náà parí, wọn padà tọ̀ ọ́ wá ní ọdún tí ó tẹ̀lé, wọn wí pé, “A kò le fi pamọ́ fun olúwa wa pé níwọ̀n bí owó wa ti tan tí gbogbo ẹran ọ̀sìn wa sì ti di tirẹ̀ pé, kò sí ohunkóhun tókù fún olúwa wa bí kò ṣe ara wa àti ilẹ̀ wa. 19Èéṣe tí àwa yóò fi parun lójú rẹ, ra àwa tìkára wa àti ilẹ̀ wa ní ìpààrọ̀ fún oúnjẹ, àwa àti ilẹ̀ wa yóò sì wà nínú ìgbèkùn Farao. Fún wa ni oúnjẹ kí àwa kí ó má ba à kú, kí ilẹ̀ wa má ba à di ahoro.”

20Nítorí náà Josẹfu ra gbogbo ilẹ̀ tí ó wà ní Ejibiti fún Farao, kò sí ẹnìkan tí ó ṣẹ́kù ní Ejibiti tí kò ta ilẹ̀ tirẹ̀ nítorí ìyàn náà mú jù fún wọn. Gbogbo ilẹ̀ náà sì di ti Farao, 21Josẹfu sì sọ gbogbo ará Ejibiti di ẹrú láti igun kan dé èkejì 22Ṣùgbọ́n ṣá, kò ra ilẹ̀ àwọn àlùfáà, nítorí wọ́n ń gba ìpín oúnjẹ lọ́wọ́ Farao, wọn sì ní oúnjẹ tí ó tó láti inú ìpín tí Farao ń fún wọn. Ìdí nìyí tí wọn kò fi ta ilẹ̀ wọn.

23Josẹfu wí fún àwọn ènìyàn náà pé, “Níwọ́n ìgbà tí mo ti ra ẹ̀yin àti ilẹ̀ yín tan lónìí fún Farao, irúgbìn rèé, ẹ lọ gbìn ín sí ilẹ̀ náà. 24Ṣùgbọ́n nígbà tí ìre oko náà bá jáde, ẹ ó mú ìdákan nínú ìdámárùn-ún rẹ̀ fún Farao. Ẹ le pa ìdámẹ́rin tókù mọ́ fún ara yín àti ìdílé yín àti àwọn ọmọ yín.”

25Wọ́n dá á lóhùn pé, “O ti gbà wá là, Ǹjẹ́ kí a rí ojúrere níwájú olúwa wa, àwa yóò di ẹrú Farao.”

26Nítorí náà Josẹfu sọ ọ́ di òfin nípa ọ̀rọ̀ ilẹ̀ ni Ejibiti, ó sì wà bẹ́ẹ̀ di òní olónìí pé, ìdákan nínú ìdámárùn-ún ìre oko jẹ́ ti Farao, ilẹ̀ àwọn àlùfáà nìkan ni kò di ti Farao.

27Àwọn ará Israẹli sì tẹ̀dó sí Ejibiti ní agbègbè Goṣeni. Wọ́n ní ohun ìní fún ara wọn, wọ́n sì bí sí i tó bẹ́ẹ̀ tí wọ́n pọ̀ si gidigidi ní iye.

28Jakọbu gbé ní Ejibiti fún ọdún mẹ́tà-dínlógún (17) iye ọdún ọjọ́ ayé rẹ̀ sì jẹ́ ẹ̀tàdín ní àádọ́jọ (147). 2947.29,30: Gẹ 49.29-32; 50.6.Nígbà tí àkókò ń súnmọ́ etílé fún Israẹli láti kú, ó pe Josẹfu, ọmọ rẹ̀, ó sì wí fún un pé, “Bí mo bá rí ojúrere ni ojú rẹ̀ fi ọwọ́ rẹ sí abẹ́ itan mi, kí o sì ṣe ìlérí pé ìwọ yóò fi àánú àti òtítọ́ hàn sí mi. Má ṣe sin òkú mi sí ilẹ̀ Ejibiti, 30Ṣùgbọ́n, nígbà tí mo bá sinmi pẹ̀lú àwọn baba mi, gbé mí jáde kúrò ní Ejibiti kí o sì sin mí sí ibi tí wọ́n sin àwọn baba mi sí.”

Josẹfu sì dáhùn wí pé, “Èmi ó ṣe bí ìwọ ti wí.”

31Jakọbu wí pé, “Búra fún mi,” Josẹfu sì búra fún un. Israẹli sì tẹ orí rẹ̀ ba, bí ó ti sinmi lé orí ibùsùn rẹ̀.

New International Reader’s Version

Genesis 47:1-31

1Joseph went to Pharaoh. He told him, “My father and brothers have come from the land of Canaan. They’ve brought along their flocks and herds and everything they own. They are now in Goshen.” 2Joseph had chosen five of his brothers to meet with Pharaoh.

3Pharaoh asked the brothers, “What do you do for a living?”

“We’re shepherds,” they replied to Pharaoh. “And that’s what our fathers were.” 4They also said to him, “We’ve come to live in Egypt for a while. There isn’t enough food anywhere in Canaan. There isn’t any grass for our flocks. So please let us live in Goshen.”

5Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Your father and your brothers have come to you. 6The land of Egypt is open to you. Let your father and brothers live in the best part of the land. Let them live in Goshen. Do any of them have special skills? If they do, put them in charge of my own livestock.”

7Then Joseph brought his father Jacob in to meet Pharaoh. Jacob gave Pharaoh his blessing. 8Then Pharaoh asked him, “How old are you?”

9Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The years of my journey through life are 130. My years have been few and hard. They aren’t as many as the years of my father and grandfather before me.” 10Jacob gave Pharaoh his blessing. Then he left him.

11So Joseph helped his father and his brothers make their homes in Egypt. He gave them property in the best part of the land, just as Pharaoh had directed him to do. That part was known as the territory of Rameses. 12Joseph also provided food for his father and brothers. He provided for them and the rest of his father’s family. He gave them enough for all their children.

Joseph Saves Many Lives

13But there wasn’t any food in the whole area. In fact, there wasn’t enough food anywhere. The people of Egypt and Canaan lost their strength because there wasn’t enough food to go around. 14Joseph collected all the money in Egypt and Canaan. People paid it to him for the grain they were buying. And Joseph brought it to Pharaoh’s palace. 15When the money of the people of Egypt and Canaan was gone, all the Egyptians came to Joseph. They said, “Give us food. What good would it do you to watch us all die? Our money is all gone.”

16“Then bring your livestock,” said Joseph. “You say your money is gone. So I’ll trade you food for your livestock.” 17They brought their livestock to Joseph. He traded them food for their animals. They gave him their horses, sheep, goats, cattle and donkeys. He helped the people live through that year by trading them food for all their livestock.

18When that year was over, they came to him the next year. They said, “We can’t hide the truth from you. Our money is gone. Our livestock belongs to you. We don’t have anything left to give you except our bodies and our land. 19What good would it do you to watch us die? Why should our land be destroyed? Trade us food for ourselves and our land. Then we and our land will belong to Pharaoh. Give us some seeds so we can live and not die. We don’t want the land to become a desert.”

20So Joseph bought all the land in Egypt for Pharaoh. All the people of Egypt sold their fields. They did that because there wasn’t enough food anywhere. So the land became Pharaoh’s. 21Joseph made the people slaves from one end of Egypt to the other. 22But Joseph didn’t buy the land that belonged to the priests. They received a regular share of food from Pharaoh. They had enough food from what Pharaoh gave them. That’s why they didn’t have to sell their land.

23Joseph said to the people, “I’ve bought you and your land today for Pharaoh. So here are some seeds for you to plant in the ground. 24But when the crop comes in, give a fifth of it to Pharaoh. Keep the other four-fifths for yourselves. They will be seeds for the fields. And they will be food for yourselves, your children, and the other people who live with you.”

25“You have saved our lives,” they said. “If you are pleased with us, we will be Pharaoh’s slaves.”

26So Joseph made a law about land in Egypt. It’s still the law today. A fifth of the produce belongs to Pharaoh. Only the land belonging to the priests didn’t become Pharaoh’s.

27The people of Israel lived in Egypt in the area of Goshen. They received property there. They had children and so became many.

28Jacob lived 17 years in Egypt. He lived a total of 147 years. 29The time came near for Israel to die. So he sent for his son Joseph. He said to him, “If you are pleased with me, put your hand under my thigh. Promise me that you will be kind and faithful to me. Don’t bury me in Egypt. 30When I join the members of my family who have already died, carry me out of Egypt. Bury me where they are buried.”

“I’ll do exactly as you say,” Joseph said.

31“Give me your word that you will do it,” Jacob said. So Joseph gave him his word. And Israel worshiped God as he leaned on the top of his walking stick.