اَلتَّكْوِينُ 43

وَكَانَ ٱلْجُوعُ شَدِيدًا فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ. ١ 1
The famine was severe in the land.
وَحَدَثَ لَمَّا فَرَغُوا مِنْ أَكْلِ ٱلْقَمْحِ ٱلَّذِي جَاءُوا بِهِ مِنْ مِصْرَ، أَنَّ أَبَاهُمْ قَالَ لَهُمُ: «ٱرْجِعُوا ٱشْتَرُوا لَنَا قَلِيلًا مِنَ ٱلطَّعَامِ». ٢ 2
It came about when they had eaten the grain that they had brought out of Egypt, their father said to them, “Go again; buy us some food.”
فَكَلَّمَهُ يَهُوذَا قَائِلًا: «إِنَّ ٱلرَّجُلَ قَدْ أَشْهَدَ عَلَيْنَا قَائِلًا: لَا تَرَوْنَ وَجْهِي بِدُونِ أَنْ يَكُونَ أَخُوكُمْ مَعَكُمْ. ٣ 3
Judah told him, “The man solemnly warned us, 'You will not see my face unless your brother is with you.'
إِنْ كُنْتَ تُرْسِلُ أَخَانَا مَعَنَا، نَنْزِلُ وَنَشْتَرِي لَكَ طَعَامًا، ٤ 4
If you send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food.
وَلَكِنْ إِنْ كُنْتَ لَا تُرْسِلُهُ لَا نَنْزِلُ. لِأَنَّ ٱلرَّجُلَ قَالَ لَنَا: لَا تَرَوْنَ وَجْهِي بِدُونِ أَنْ يَكُونَ أَخُوكُمْ مَعَكُمْ». ٥ 5
But if you do not send him, we will not go down. For the man said to us, 'You will not see my face unless your brother is with you.'”
فَقَالَ إِسْرَائِيلُ: «لِمَاذَا أَسَأْتُمْ إِلَيَّ حَتَّى أَخْبَرْتُمُ ٱلرَّجُلَ أَنَّ لَكُمْ أَخًا أَيْضًا؟» ٦ 6
Israel said, “Why did you treat me so badly by telling the man that you had another brother?”
فَقَالُوا: «إِنَّ ٱلرَّجُلَ قَدْ سَأَلَ عَنَّا وَعَنْ عَشِيرَتِنَا، قَائِلًا: هَلْ أَبُوكُمْ حَيٌّ بَعْدُ؟ هَلْ لَكُمْ أَخٌ؟ فَأَخْبَرْنَاهُ بِحَسَبِ هَذَا ٱلْكَلَامِ. هَلْ كُنَّا نَعْلَمُ أَنَّهُ يَقُولُ: ٱنْزِلُوا بِأَخِيكُمْ؟». ٧ 7
They said, “The man asked details about us and our family. He said, 'Is your father still alive? Do you have another brother?' We answered him according to these questions. How could we have known that he would say, 'Bring your brother down?'”
وَقَالَ يَهُوذَا لِإِسْرَائِيلَ أَبِيهِ: «أَرْسِلِ ٱلْغُلَامَ مَعِي لِنَقُومَ وَنَذْهَبَ وَنَحْيَا وَلَا نَمُوتَ، نَحْنُ وَأَنْتَ وَأَوْلَادُنَا جَمِيعًا. ٨ 8
Judah said to Israel his father, “Send the boy with me. We will rise and go that we may live and not die, both we, you, and also our children.
أَنَا أَضْمَنُهُ. مِنْ يَدِي تَطْلُبُهُ. إِنْ لَمْ أَجِئْ بِهِ إِلَيْكَ وَأُوقِفْهُ قُدَّامَكَ، أَصِرْ مُذْنِبًا إِلَيْكَ كُلَّ ٱلْأَيَّامِ. ٩ 9
I will be a guarantee for him. You will hold me responsible. If I do not bring him back to you and set him before you, then let me bear the blame forever.
لِأَنَّنَا لَوْ لَمْ نَتَوَانَ لَكُنَّا قَدْ رَجَعْنَا ٱلْآنَ مَرَّتَيْنِ». ١٠ 10
For if we had not delayed, surely by now we would have come back here a second time.”
فَقَالَ لَهُمْ إِسْرَائِيلُ أَبُوهُمْ: «إِنْ كَانَ هَكَذَا فَٱفْعَلُوا هَذَا: خُذُوا مِنْ أَفْخَرِ جَنَى ٱلْأَرْضِ فِي أَوْعِيَتِكُمْ، وَأَنْزِلُوا لِلرَّجُلِ هَدِيَّةً. قَلِيلًا مِنَ ٱلْبَلَسَانِ، وَقَلِيلًا مِنَ ٱلْعَسَلِ، وَكَثِيرَاءَ وَلَاذَنًا وَفُسْتُقًا وَلَوْزًا. ١١ 11
Their father Israel said to them, “If it be so, now do this. Take some of the best products of the land in your bags. Carry down to the man a gift—some balm and honey, spices and myrrh, pistachio nuts and almonds.
وَخُذُوا فِضَّةً أُخْرَى فِي أَيَادِيكُمْ. وَٱلْفِضَّةَ ٱلْمَرْدُودَةَ فِي أَفْوَاهِ عِدَالِكُمْ رُدُّوهَا فِي أَيَادِيكُمْ، لَعَلَّهُ كَانَ سَهْوًا. ١٢ 12
Take double money in your hand. The money that was returned in the opening of your sacks, carry again in your hand. Perhaps it was a mistake.
وَخُذُوا أَخَاكُمْ وَقُومُوا ٱرْجِعُوا إِلَى ٱلرَّجُلِ. ١٣ 13
Take also your brother. Rise and go again to the man.
وَٱللهُ ٱلْقَدِيرُ يُعْطِيكُمْ رَحْمَةً أَمَامَ ٱلرَّجُلِ حَتَّى يُطْلِقَ لَكُمْ أَخَاكُمُ ٱلْآخَرَ وَبَنْيَامِينَ. وَأَنَا إِذَا عَدِمْتُ ٱلْأَوْلَادَ عَدِمْتُهُمْ». ١٤ 14
May God Almighty give you mercy before the man, so that he may release to you your other brother and Benjamin. If I am bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.”
فَأَخَذَ ٱلرِّجَالُ هَذِهِ ٱلْهَدِيَّةَ، وَأَخَذُوا ضِعْفَ ٱلْفِضَّةِ فِي أَيَادِيهِمْ، وَبَنْيَامِينَ، وَقَامُوا وَنَزَلُوا إِلَى مِصْرَ وَوَقَفُوا أَمَامَ يُوسُفَ. ١٥ 15
The men took this gift, and in their hand they took double the amount of money, along with Benjamin. They got up and went down to Egypt and stood before Joseph.
فَلَمَّا رَأَى يُوسُفُ بَنْيَامِينَ مَعَهُمْ، قَالَ لِلَّذِي عَلَى بَيْتِهِ: «أَدْخِلِ ٱلرِّجَالَ إِلَى ٱلْبَيْتِ وَٱذْبَحْ ذَبِيحَةً وَهَيِّئْ، لِأَنَّ ٱلرِّجَالَ يَأْكُلُونَ مَعِي عِنْدَ ٱلظُّهْرِ». ١٦ 16
When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, “Bring the men into the house, slaughter an animal and prepare it, for the men will eat with me at noon.”
فَفَعَلَ ٱلرَّجُلُ كَمَا قَالَ يُوسُفُ. وَأَدْخَلَ ٱلرَّجُلُ ٱلرِّجَالَ إِلَى بَيْتِ يُوسُفَ. ١٧ 17
The steward did as Joseph said. He brought the men to Joseph's house.
فَخَافَ ٱلرِّجَالُ إِذْ أُدْخِلُوا إِلَى بَيْتِ يُوسُفَ، وَقَالُوا: «لِسَبَبِ ٱلْفِضَّةِ ٱلَّتِي رَجَعَتْ أَوَّلًا فِي عِدَالِنَا نَحْنُ قَدْ أُدْخِلْنَا لِيَهْجِمَ عَلَيْنَا وَيَقَعَ بِنَا وَيَأْخُذَنَا عَبِيدًا وَحَمِيرَنَا». ١٨ 18
The men were afraid because they were brought to Joseph's house. They said, “It is because of the money that was returned in our sacks the first time we were brought in, that he may seek an opportunity against us. He might arrest us and take us as slaves, and take our donkeys.”
فَتَقَدَّمُوا إِلَى ٱلرَّجُلِ ٱلَّذِي عَلَى بَيْتِ يُوسُفَ، وَكَلَّمُوهُ فِي بَابِ ٱلْبَيْتِ ١٩ 19
They approached the steward of Joseph's house, and they spoke to him at the door of the house,
وَقَالُوا: «ٱسْتَمِعْ يَا سَيِّدِي، إِنَّنَا قَدْ نَزَلْنَا أَوَّلًا لِنَشْتَرِيَ طَعَامًا. ٢٠ 20
saying, “My master, we came down the first time to buy food.
وَكَانَ لَمَّا أَتَيْنَا إِلَى ٱلْمَنْزِلِ أَنَّنَا فَتَحْنَا عِدَالَنَا، وَإِذَا فِضَّةُ كُلِّ وَاحِدٍ فِي فَمِ عِدْلِهِ. فِضَّتُنَا بِوَزْنِهَا. فَقَدْ رَدَدْنَاهَا فِي أَيَادِينَا. ٢١ 21
It came about, when we reached the lodging place, that we opened our sacks, and, behold, every man's money was in the opening of his sack, our money in full weight. We have brought it back in our hands.
وَأَنْزَلْنَا فِضَّةً أُخْرَى فِي أَيَادِينَا لِنَشْتَرِيَ طَعَامًا. لَا نَعْلَمُ مَنْ وَضَعَ فِضَّتَنَا فِي عِدَالِنَا». ٢٢ 22
Other money we have also brought down in our hand to buy food. We do not know who put our money in our sacks.”
فَقَالَ: «سَلَامٌ لَكُمْ، لَا تَخَافُوا. إِلَهُكُمْ وَإِلَهُ أَبِيكُمْ أَعْطَاكُمْ كَنْزًا فِي عِدَالِكُمْ. فِضَّتُكُمْ وَصَلَتْ إِلَيَّ». ثُمَّ أَخْرَجَ إِلَيْهِمْ شِمْعُونَ. ٢٣ 23
The steward said, “Peace be to you, do not fear. Your God and the God of your father must have put your money in your sacks. I received your money.” The steward then brought Simeon out to them.
وَأَدْخَلَ ٱلرَّجُلُ ٱلرِّجَالَ إِلَى بَيْتِ يُوسُفَ وَأَعْطَاهُمْ مَاءً لِيَغْسِلُوا أَرْجُلَهُمْ، وَأَعْطَى عَلِيقًا لِحَمِيرِهِمْ. ٢٤ 24
The steward took the men into Joseph's house. He gave them water, and they washed their feet. He gave feed to their donkeys.
وَهَيَّأُوا ٱلْهَدِيَّةَ إِلَى أَنْ يَجِيءَ يُوسُفُ عِنْدَ ٱلظُّهْرِ، لِأَنَّهُمْ سَمِعُوا أَنَّهُمْ هُنَاكَ يَأْكُلُونَ طَعَامًا. ٢٥ 25
They prepared the gifts for Joseph's coming at noon, for they had heard that they would eat there.
فَلَمَّا جَاءَ يُوسُفُ إِلَى ٱلْبَيْتِ أَحْضَرُوا إِلَيْهِ ٱلْهَدِيَّةَ ٱلَّتِي فِي أَيَادِيهِمْ إِلَى ٱلْبَيْتِ، وَسَجَدُوا لَهُ إِلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ. ٢٦ 26
When Joseph came home, they brought the gifts which were in their hand into the house, and bowed down before him to the ground.
فَسَأَلَ عَنْ سَلَامَتِهِمْ، وَقَالَ: «أَسَالِمٌ أَبُوكُمُ ٱلشَّيْخُ ٱلَّذِي قُلْتُمْ عَنْهُ؟ أَحَيٌّ هُوَ بَعْدُ؟» ٢٧ 27
He asked them about their welfare and said, “Is your father well, the old man of whom you spoke? Is he still alive?”
فَقَالُوا: «عَبْدُكَ أَبُونَا سَالِمٌ. هُوَ حَيٌّ بَعْدُ». وَخَرُّوا وَسَجَدُوا. ٢٨ 28
They said, “Your servant our father is well. He is still alive.” They prostrated themselves and bowed down.
فَرَفَعَ عَيْنَيْهِ وَنَظَرَ بَنْيَامِينَ أَخَاهُ ٱبْنَ أُمِّهِ، وَقَالَ: «أَهَذَا أَخُوكُمُ ٱلصَّغِيرُ ٱلَّذِي قُلْتُمْ لِي عَنْهُ؟» ثُمَّ قَالَ: «ٱللهُ يُنْعِمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ٱبْنِي». ٢٩ 29
When he lifted up his eyes he saw Benjamin his brother, his mother's son, and he said, “Is this your youngest brother of whom you spoke to me?” Then he said, “May God be gracious to you, my son.”
وَٱسْتَعْجَلَ يُوسُفُ لِأَنَّ أَحْشَاءَهُ حَنَّتْ إِلَى أَخِيهِ وَطَلَبَ مَكَانًا لِيَبْكِيَ، فَدَخَلَ ٱلْمَخْدَعَ وَبَكَى هُنَاكَ. ٣٠ 30
Joseph hurried to go out of the room, for he was deeply moved about his brother. He sought somewhere to weep. He went to his room and wept there.
ثُمَّ غَسَلَ وَجْهَهُ وَخَرَجَ وَتَجَلَّدَ، وَقَالَ: «قَدِّمُوا طَعَامًا». ٣١ 31
He washed his face and came out. He controlled himself, saying, “Serve the food.”
فَقَدَّمُوا لَهُ وَحْدَهُ، وَلَهُمْ وَحْدَهُمْ، وَلِلْمِصْرِيِّينَ ٱلْآكِلِينَ عِنْدَهُ وَحْدَهُمْ، لِأَنَّ ٱلْمِصْرِيِّينَ لَا يَقْدِرُونَ أَنْ يَأْكُلُوا طَعَامًا مَعَ ٱلْعِبْرَانِيِّينَ، لِأَنَّهُ رِجْسٌ عِنْدَ ٱلْمِصْرِيِّينَ. ٣٢ 32
The servants served Joseph by himself and the brothers by themselves. The Egyptians there ate with him by themselves because the Egyptians could not eat bread with the Hebrews, for that is detestable to the Egyptians.
فَجَلَسُوا قُدَّامَهُ: ٱلْبِكْرُ بِحَسَبِ بَكُورِيَّتِهِ، وَٱلصَّغِيرُ بِحَسَبِ صِغَرِهِ، فَبُهِتَ ٱلرِّجَالُ بَعْضُهُمْ إِلَى بَعْضٍ. ٣٣ 33
The brothers sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth. The men were astonished together.
وَرَفَعَ حِصَصًا مِنْ قُدَّامِهِ إِلَيْهِمْ، فَكَانَتْ حِصَّةُ بَنْيَامِينَ أَكْثَرَ مِنْ حِصَصِ جَمِيعِهِمْ خَمْسَةَ أَضْعَافٍ. وَشَرِبُوا وَرَوُوا مَعَهُ. ٣٤ 34
Joseph sent portions to them from the food in front of him. But Benjamin's portion was five times as much as any of his brothers. They drank and were merry with him.