اَلتَّكْوِينُ 48

وَحَدَثَ بَعْدَ هَذِهِ ٱلْأُمُورِ أَنَّهُ قِيلَ لِيُوسُفَ: «هُوَذَا أَبُوكَ مَرِيضٌ». فَأَخَذَ مَعَهُ ٱبْنَيْهِ مَنَسَّى وَأَفْرَايِمَ. ١ 1
It came about after these things, that one said to Joseph, “Look, your father is sick.” So he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.
فَأُخْبِرَ يَعْقُوبُ وَقِيلَ لَهُ: «هُوَذَا ٱبْنُكَ يُوسُفُ قَادِمٌ إِلَيْكَ». فَتَشَدَّدَ إِسْرَائِيلُ وَجَلَسَ عَلَى ٱلسَّرِيرِ. ٢ 2
When Jacob was told, “Look, your son Joseph has arrived to see you,” Israel gathered strength and sat up in bed.
وَقَالَ يَعْقُوبُ لِيُوسُفَ: «ٱللهُ ٱلْقَادِرُ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ ظَهَرَ لِي فِي لُوزَ، فِي أَرْضِ كَنْعَانَ، وَبَارَكَنِي. ٣ 3
Jacob said to Joseph, “God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan. He blessed me
وَقَالَ لِي: هَا أَنَا أَجْعَلُكَ مُثْمِرًا وَأُكَثِّرُكَ، وَأَجْعَلُكَ جُمْهُورًا مِنَ ٱلْأُمَمِ، وَأُعْطِي نَسْلَكَ هَذِهِ ٱلْأَرْضَ مِنْ بَعْدِكَ مُلْكًا أَبَدِيًّا. ٤ 4
and said to me, 'Behold, I will make you fruitful, and multiply you. I will make of you an assembly of nations. I will give this land to your descendants as an everlasting possession.'
وَٱلْآنَ ٱبْنَاكَ ٱلْمَوْلُودَانِ لَكَ فِي أَرْضِ مِصْرَ، قَبْلَمَا أَتَيْتُ إِلَيْكَ إِلَى مِصْرَ هُمَا لِي. أَفْرَايِمُ وَمَنَسَّى كَرَأُوبَيْنَ وَشِمْعُونَ يَكُونَانِ لِي. ٥ 5
Now your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you into Egypt, they are mine. Ephraim and Manasseh will be mine, just as Reuben and Simeon are mine.
وَأَمَّا أَوْلَادُكَ ٱلَّذِينَ تَلِدُ بَعْدَهُمَا فَيَكُونُونَ لَكَ. عَلَى ٱسْمِ أَخَوَيْهِمْ يُسَمَّوْنَ فِي نَصِيبِهِمْ. ٦ 6
The children you have after them will be yours; they will be listed under the names of their brothers in their inheritance.
وَأَنَا حِينَ جِئْتُ مِنْ فَدَّانَ مَاتَتْ عِنْدِي رَاحِيلُ فِي أَرْضِ كَنْعَانَ فِي ٱلطَّرِيقِ، إِذْ بَقِيَتْ مَسَافَةٌ مِنَ ٱلْأَرْضِ حَتَّى آتِيَ إِلَى أَفْرَاتَةَ، فَدَفَنْتُهَا هُنَاكَ فِي طَرِيقِ أَفْرَاتَةَ، ٱلَّتِي هِيَ بَيْتُ لَحْمٍ». ٧ 7
But as for me, when I came from Paddan, to my sorrow Rachel died in the land of Canaan on the way, while there was still some distance to go to Ephrath. I buried her there on the way to Ephrath” (that is, Bethlehem).
وَرَأَى إِسْرَائِيلُ ٱبْنَيْ يُوسُفَ فَقَالَ: «مَنْ هَذَانِ؟». ٨ 8
When Israel saw Joseph's sons, he said, “Whose are these?”
فَقَالَ يُوسُفُ لِأَبِيهِ: «هُمَا ٱبْنَايَ ٱللَّذَانِ أَعْطَانِيَ ٱللهُ هَهُنَا». فَقَالَ: «قَدِّمْهُمَا إِلَيَّ لِأُبَارِكَهُمَا». ٩ 9
Joseph said to his father, “They are my sons, whom God has given me here.” Israel said, “Bring them to me, that I may bless them.”
وَأَمَّا عَيْنَا إِسْرَائِيلَ فَكَانَتَا قَدْ ثَقُلَتَا مِنَ ٱلشَّيْخُوخَةِ، لَا يَقْدِرُ أَنْ يُبْصِرَ، فَقَرَّبَهُمَا إِلَيْهِ فَقَبَّلَهُمَا وَٱحْتَضَنَهُمَا. ١٠ 10
Now Israel's eyes were failing because of his age, so he could not see. So Joseph brought them near to him, and he kissed them and embraced them.
وَقَالَ إِسْرَائِيلُ لِيُوسُفَ: «لَمْ أَكُنْ أَظُنُّ أَنِّي أَرَى وَجْهَكَ، وَهُوَذَا ٱللهُ قَدْ أَرَانِي نَسْلَكَ أَيْضًا». ١١ 11
Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see your face again, but God has even allowed me to see your children.”
ثُمَّ أَخْرَجَهُمَا يُوسُفُ مِنْ بَيْنَ رُكْبَتَيْهِ وَسَجَدَ أَمَامَ وَجْهِهِ إِلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ. ١٢ 12
Joseph brought them out from between Israel's knees, and then he bowed with his face to the earth.
وَأَخَذَ يُوسُفُ ٱلِٱثْنَيْنِ أَفْرَايِمَ بِيَمِينِهِ عَنْ يَسَارِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، وَمَنَسَّى بِيَسَارِهِ عَنْ يَمِينِ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَقَرَّبَهُمَا إِلَيْهِ. ١٣ 13
Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them close to him.
فَمَدَّ إِسْرَائِيلُ يَمِينَهُ وَوَضَعَهَا عَلَى رَأْسِ أَفْرَايِمَ وَهُوَ ٱلصَّغِيرُ، وَيَسَارَهُ عَلَى رَأْسِ مَنَسَّى. وَضَعَ يَدَيْهِ بِفِطْنَةٍ فَإِنَّ مَنَسَّى كَانَ ٱلْبِكْرَ. ١٤ 14
Israel reached out with his right hand and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head. He crossed his hands, for Manasseh was the firstborn.
وَبَارَكَ يُوسُفَ وَقَالَ: «ٱللهُ ٱلَّذِي سَارَ أَمَامَهُ أَبَوَايَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ وَإِسْحَاقُ، ٱللهُ ٱلَّذِي رَعَانِي مُنْذُ وُجُودِي إِلَى هَذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ، ١٥ 15
Israel blessed Joseph, saying, “The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who has cared for me to this day,
ٱلْمَلَاكُ ٱلَّذِي خَلَّصَنِي مِنْ كُلِّ شَرٍّ، يُبَارِكُ ٱلْغُلَامَيْنِ. وَلْيُدْعَ عَلَيْهِمَا ٱسْمِي وَٱسْمُ أَبَوَيَّ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَإِسْحَاقَ، وَلْيَكْثُرَا كَثِيرًا فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ». ١٦ 16
the angel who has protected me from all harm, may he bless these boys. May my name be named in them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac. May they grow into a multitude on the earth.”
فَلَمَّا رَأَى يُوسُفُ أَنَّ أَبَاهُ وَضَعَ يَدَهُ ٱلْيُمْنَى عَلَى رَأْسِ أَفْرَايِمَ، سَاءَ ذَلِكَ فِي عَيْنَيْهِ، فَأَمْسَكَ بِيَدِ أَبِيهِ لِيَنْقُلَهَا عَنْ رَأْسِ أَفْرَايِمَ إِلَى رَأْسِ مَنَسَّى. ١٧ 17
When Joseph saw his father place his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him. He took his father's hand to move it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's head.
وَقَالَ يُوسُفُ لِأَبِيهِ: «لَيْسَ هَكَذَا يَا أَبِي، لِأَنَّ هَذَا هُوَ ٱلْبِكْرُ. ضَعْ يَمِينَكَ عَلَى رَأْسِهِ». ١٨ 18
Joseph said to his father, “Not so, my father; for this is the firstborn. Put your right hand upon his head.”
فَأَبَى أَبُوهُ وَقَالَ: «عَلِمْتُ يَا ٱبْنِي، عَلِمْتُ. هُوَ أَيْضًا يَكُونُ شَعْبًا، وَهُوَ أَيْضًا يَصِيرُ كَبِيرًا. وَلَكِنَّ أَخَاهُ ٱلصَّغِيرَ يَكُونُ أَكْبَرَ مِنْهُ، وَنَسْلُهُ يَكُونُ جُمْهُورًا مِنَ ٱلْأُمَمِ». ١٩ 19
His father refused and said, “I know, my son, I know. He also will become a people, and he also will be great. Yet his younger brother will be greater than he, and his descendants will become a multitude of nations.”
وَبَارَكَهُمَا فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلْيَوْمِ قَائِلًا: «بِكَ يُبَارِكُ إِسْرَائِيلُ قَائِلًا: يَجْعَلُكَ ٱللهُ كَأَفْرَايِمَ وَكَمَنَسَّى». فَقَدَّمَ أَفْرَايِمَ عَلَى مَنَسَّى. ٢٠ 20
Israel blessed them that day with these words, “The people of Israel will pronounce blessings by your names saying, 'May God make you like Ephraim and like Manasseh'.” In this way, Israel put Ephraim before Manasseh.
وَقَالَ إِسْرَائِيلُ لِيُوسُفَ: «هَا أَنَا أَمُوتُ، وَلَكِنَّ ٱللهَ سَيَكُونُ مَعَكُمْ وَيَرُدُّكُمْ إِلَى أَرْضِ آبَائِكُمْ. ٢١ 21
Israel said to Joseph, “See, I am about to die, but God will be with you, and will bring you back to the land of your fathers.
وَأَنَا قَدْ وَهَبْتُ لَكَ سَهْمًا وَاحِدًا فَوْقَ إِخْوَتِكَ، أَخَذْتُهُ مِنْ يَدِ ٱلْأَمُورِيِّينَ بِسَيْفِي وَقَوْسِي». ٢٢ 22
To you, as one who is above your brothers, I give to you the mountain slope that I took from the Amorites with my sword and my bow.”