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Genesis 41

 
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1 ἐγένετο δὲ μετὰ δύο ἔτη ἡμερῶν Φαραω εἶδεν ἐνύπνιον ᾤετο ἑστάναι ἐπὶ τοῦ ποταμοῦ 2 καὶ ἰδοὺ ὥσπερ ἐκ τοῦ ποταμοῦ ἀνέβαινον ἑπτὰ βόες καλαὶ τῷ εἴδει καὶ ἐκλεκταὶ ταῖς σαρξὶν καὶ ἐβόσκοντο ἐν τῷ ἄχει 3 ἄλλαι δὲ ἑπτὰ βόες ἀνέβαινον μετὰ ταύτας ἐκ τοῦ ποταμοῦ αἰσχραὶ τῷ εἴδει καὶ λεπταὶ ταῖς σαρξὶν καὶ ἐνέμοντο παρὰ τὰς βόας παρὰ τὸ χεῖλος τοῦ ποταμοῦ 4 καὶ κατέφαγον αἱ ἑπτὰ βόες αἱ αἰσχραὶ καὶ λεπταὶ ταῖς σαρξὶν τὰς ἑπτὰ βόας τὰς καλὰς τῷ εἴδει καὶ τὰς ἐκλεκτάς ἠγέρθη δὲ Φαραω 5 καὶ ἐνυπνιάσθη τὸ δεύτερον καὶ ἰδοὺ ἑπτὰ στάχυες ἀνέβαινον ἐν πυθμένι ἑνὶ ἐκλεκτοὶ καὶ καλοί 6 ἄλλοι δὲ ἑπτὰ στάχυες λεπτοὶ καὶ ἀνεμόφθοροι ἀνεφύοντο με{T'} αὐτούς 7 καὶ κατέπιον οἱ ἑπτὰ στάχυες οἱ λεπτοὶ καὶ ἀνεμόφθοροι τοὺς ἑπτὰ στάχυας τοὺς ἐκλεκτοὺς καὶ τοὺς πλήρεις ἠγέρθη δὲ Φαραω καὶ ἦν ἐνύπνιον 8 ἐγένετο δὲ πρωὶ καὶ ἐταράχθη ἡ ψυχὴ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀποστείλας ἐκάλεσεν πάντας τοὺς ἐξηγητὰς Αἰγύπτου καὶ πάντας τοὺς σοφοὺς αὐτῆς καὶ διηγήσατο αὐτοῖς Φαραω τὸ ἐνύπνιον καὶ οὐκ ἦν ὁ ἀπαγγέλλων αὐτὸ τῷ Φαραω 1 Then, two years afterwards, Pharao himself had a dream. He thought that he was standing by the Nile, 2 and out of its channel there came up seven heifers, sleek and well fattened, which began feeding on the river bank, among the reeds. 3 Then seven others came up, also out of the river, ill-favoured and ill-nourished; and these too stood grazing where it was green, close to the river. 4 And it seemed as if they ate up those other seven, that were so fine and well fed. With that Pharao awoke, 5 and when he slept again, it was to dream a second dream. This time, there were seven ears of corn growing from a single stalk, all plump and fair, 6 and another seven ears, all shrunken and blighted, came up in their turn, 7 to eat up the fair promise of the other seven. Pharao, then, awoke from his dream, 8 and as soon as it was daylight, he sent in great confusion of mind for all the diviners and all the wise men of Egypt. When they answered his summons, he told them of his dream, without finding anyone who could interpret it. 1 Post duos annos vidit Pharao somnium. Putabat se stare super fluvium, 2 de quo ascendebant septem boves, pulchræ et crassæ nimis: et pascebantur in locis palustribus. 3 Aliæ quoque septem emergebant de flumine, fœdæ confectæque macie: et pascebantur in ipsa amnis ripa in locis virentibus: 4 devoraveruntque eas, quarum mira species et habitudo corporum erat. Expergefactus Pharao, 5 rursum dormivit, et vidit alterum somnium: septem spicæ pullulabant in culmo uno plenæ atque formosæ: 6 aliæ quoque totidem spicæ tenues, et percussæ uredine oriebantur, 7 devorantes omnium priorum pulchritudinem. Evigilans Pharao post quietem, 8 et facto mane, pavore perterritus, misit ad omnes conjectores Ægypti, cunctosque sapientes, et accersitis narravit somnium, nec erat qui interpretaretur.
9 καὶ ἐλάλησεν ὁ ἀρχιοινοχόος πρὸς Φαραω λέγων τὴν ἁμαρτίαν μου ἀναμιμνῄσκω σήμερον 10 Φαραω ὠργίσθη τοῖς παισὶν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἔθετο ἡμᾶς ἐν φυλακῇ ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ τοῦ ἀρχιμαγείρου ἐμέ τε καὶ τὸν ἀρχισιτοποιόν 11 καὶ εἴδομεν ἐνύπνιον ἐν νυκτὶ μιᾷ ἐγώ τε καὶ αὐτός ἕκαστος κατὰ τὸ αὑτοῦ ἐνύπνιον εἴδομεν 12 ἦν δὲ ἐκεῖ με{Q'} ἡμῶν νεανίσκος παῖς Εβραῖος τοῦ ἀρχιμαγείρου καὶ διηγησάμεθα αὐτῷ καὶ συνέκρινεν ἡμῖν 13 ἐγενήθη δὲ καθὼς συνέκρινεν ἡμῖν οὕτως καὶ συνέβη ἐμέ τε ἀποκατασταθῆναι ἐπὶ τὴν ἀρχήν μου ἐκεῖνον δὲ κρεμασθῆναι 14 ἀποστείλας δὲ Φαραω ἐκάλεσεν τὸν Ιωσηφ καὶ ἐξήγαγον αὐτὸν ἐκ τοῦ ὀχυρώματος καὶ ἐξύρησαν αὐτὸν καὶ ἤλλαξαν τὴν στολὴν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἦλθεν πρὸς Φαραω 15 εἶπεν δὲ Φαραω τῷ Ιωσηφ ἐνύπνιον ἑώρακα καὶ ὁ συγκρίνων οὐκ ἔστιν αὐτό ἐγὼ δὲ ἀκήκοα περὶ σοῦ λεγόντων ἀκούσαντά σε ἐνύπνια συγκρῖναι αὐτά 16 ἀποκριθεὶς δὲ Ιωσηφ τῷ Φαραω εἶπεν ἄνευ τοῦ θεοῦ οὐκ ἀποκριθήσεται τὸ σωτήριον Φαραω 9 And now, at last, the chief cup-bearer remembered; I am much to blame, he said. 10 When thou, my lord, wast vexed with thy servants, thou didst commit me and thy chief cook to prison, with the captain of thy guard in charge of us; 11 and there, on a single night, either of us had a dream which foretold what was to become of us. 12 One of our fellow-prisoners, a Hebrew slave, belonging to this same captain, heard what our dreams were, 13 and gave us an account of them which the event proved right, when I was restored to my office, and that other was hung on a gibbet. 14 With that, the king sent to have Joseph released from prison and brought before him, with his beard shaved and new clothes to wear. 15 I have had certain dreams, he said, and no one can tell me the meaning of them; I have heard of thee as one who can interpret such things with sovereign skill. 16 No skill of mine is needed, said Joseph; the Lord will give Pharao his answer, and a favourable one. 9 Tunc demum reminiscens pincernarum magister, ait: Confiteor peccatum meum: 10 iratus rex servis suis, me et magistrum pistorum retrudi jussit in carcerem principis militum: 11 ubi una nocte uterque vidimus somnium præsagum futurorum. 12 Erat ibi puer hebræus, ejusdem ducis militum famulus: cui narrantes somnia, 13 audivimus quidquid postea rei probavit eventus; ego enim redditus sum officio meo, et ille suspensus est in cruce. 14 Protinus ad regis imperium eductum de carcere Joseph totonderunt: ac veste mutata obtulerunt ei. 15 Cui ille ait: Vidi somnia, nec est qui edisserat: quæ audivi te sapientissime conjicere. 16 Respondit Joseph: Absque me Deus respondebit prospera Pharaoni.
17 ἐλάλησεν δὲ Φαραω τῷ Ιωσηφ λέγων ἐν τῷ ὕπνῳ μου ᾤμην ἑστάναι παρὰ τὸ χεῖλος τοῦ ποταμοῦ 18 καὶ ὥσπερ ἐκ τοῦ ποταμοῦ ἀνέβαινον ἑπτὰ βόες καλαὶ τῷ εἴδει καὶ ἐκλεκταὶ ταῖς σαρξὶν καὶ ἐνέμοντο ἐν τῷ ἄχει 19 καὶ ἰδοὺ ἑπτὰ βόες ἕτεραι ἀνέβαινον ὀπίσω αὐτῶν ἐκ τοῦ ποταμοῦ πονηραὶ καὶ αἰσχραὶ τῷ εἴδει καὶ λεπταὶ ταῖς σαρξίν οἵας οὐκ εἶδον τοιαύτας ἐν ὅλῃ γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ αἰσχροτέρας 20 καὶ κατέφαγον αἱ ἑπτὰ βόες αἱ αἰσχραὶ καὶ λεπταὶ τὰς ἑπτὰ βόας τὰς πρώτας τὰς καλὰς καὶ ἐκλεκτάς 21 καὶ εἰσῆλθον εἰς τὰς κοιλίας αὐτῶν καὶ οὐ διάδηλοι ἐγένοντο ὅτι εἰσῆλθον εἰς τὰς κοιλίας αὐτῶν καὶ αἱ ὄψεις αὐτῶν αἰσχραὶ καθὰ καὶ τὴν ἀρχήν ἐξεγερθεὶς δὲ ἐκοιμήθην 22 καὶ εἶδον πάλιν ἐν τῷ ὕπνῳ μου καὶ ὥσπερ ἑπτὰ στάχυες ἀνέβαινον ἐν πυθμένι ἑνὶ πλήρεις καὶ καλοί 23 ἄλλοι δὲ ἑπτὰ στάχυες λεπτοὶ καὶ ἀνεμόφθοροι ἀνεφύοντο ἐχόμενοι αὐτῶν 24 καὶ κατέπιον οἱ ἑπτὰ στάχυες οἱ λεπτοὶ καὶ ἀνεμόφθοροι τοὺς ἑπτὰ στάχυας τοὺς καλοὺς καὶ τοὺς πλήρεις εἶπα οὖν τοῖς ἐξηγηταῖς καὶ οὐκ ἦν ὁ ἀπαγγέλλων μοι 17 So Pharao described what he had seen; I thought I was standing on the river bank, 18 and seven heifers came up out of the stream, sleek and well fed, that grazed on the rushes, there in the marsh-land. 19 Then, on a sudden, seven other heifers followed them, so pinched and starved that in all this land of Egypt I never saw the like. 20 These ate up the first seven, wholly consuming them, 21 and yet they shewed no sign of having had their fill; they languished there, as gaunt and wretched as ever. Then I woke up, but was soon plunged in sleep again; 22 and this time I dreamed that seven ears of corn, plump and fair, were growing from a single stalk, 23 until seven others, all shrunken and blighted, sprang up out of the stubble near by 24 and devoured all the fair promise of the first seven. This is the dream I have told to these diviners of mine, and none of them can tell me what it means. 17 Narravit ergo Pharao quod viderat: Putabam me stare super ripam fluminis, 18 et septem boves de amne conscendere, pulchras nimis, et obesis carnibus: quæ in pastu paludis virecta carpebant. 19 Et ecce, has sequebantur aliæ septem boves, in tantum deformes et macilentæ, ut numquam tales in terra Ægypti viderim: 20 quæ, devoratis et consumptis prioribus, 21 nullum saturitatis dedere vestigium: sed simili macie et squalore torpebant. Evigilans, rursus sopore depressus, 22 vidi somnium. Septem spicæ pullulabant in culmo uno plenæ atque pulcherrimæ. 23 Aliæ quoque septem tenues et percussæ uredine, oriebantur e stipula: 24 quæ priorum pulchritudinem devoraverunt. Narravi conjectoribus somnium, et nemo est qui edisserat.
25 καὶ εἶπεν Ιωσηφ τῷ Φαραω τὸ ἐνύπνιον Φαραω ἕν ἐστιν ὅσα ὁ θεὸς ποιεῖ ἔδειξεν τῷ Φαραω 26 αἱ ἑπτὰ βόες αἱ καλαὶ ἑπτὰ ἔτη ἐστίν καὶ οἱ ἑπτὰ στάχυες οἱ καλοὶ ἑπτὰ ἔτη ἐστίν τὸ ἐνύπνιον Φαραω ἕν ἐστιν 27 καὶ αἱ ἑπτὰ βόες αἱ λεπταὶ αἱ ἀναβαίνουσαι ὀπίσω αὐτῶν ἑπτὰ ἔτη ἐστίν καὶ οἱ ἑπτὰ στάχυες οἱ λεπτοὶ καὶ ἀνεμόφθοροι ἔσονται ἑπτὰ ἔτη λιμοῦ 28 τὸ δὲ ῥῆμα ὃ εἴρηκα Φαραω ὅσα ὁ θεὸς ποιεῖ ἔδειξεν τῷ Φαραω 29 ἰδοὺ ἑπτὰ ἔτη ἔρχεται εὐθηνία πολλὴ ἐν πάσῃ γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ 30 ἥξει δὲ ἑπτὰ ἔτη λιμοῦ μετὰ ταῦτα καὶ ἐπιλήσονται τῆς πλησμονῆς ἐν ὅλῃ γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ καὶ ἀναλώσει ὁ λιμὸς τὴν γῆν 31 καὶ οὐκ ἐπιγνωσθήσεται ἡ εὐθηνία ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ἀπὸ τοῦ λιμοῦ τοῦ ἐσομένου μετὰ ταῦτα ἰσχυρὸς γὰρ ἔσται σφόδρα 32 περὶ δὲ τοῦ δευτερῶσαι τὸ ἐνύπνιον Φαραω δίς ὅτι ἀληθὲς ἔσται τὸ ῥῆμα τὸ παρὰ τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ ταχυνεῖ ὁ θεὸς τοῦ ποιῆσαι αὐτό 33 νῦν οὖν σκέψαι ἄνθρωπον φρόνιμον καὶ συνετὸν καὶ κατάστησον αὐτὸν ἐπὶ γῆς Αἰγύπτου 34 καὶ ποιησάτω Φαραω καὶ καταστησάτω τοπάρχας ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς καὶ ἀποπεμπτωσάτωσαν πάντα τὰ γενήματα τῆς γῆς Αἰγύπτου τῶν ἑπτὰ ἐτῶν τῆς εὐθηνίας 35 καὶ συναγαγέτωσαν πάντα τὰ βρώματα τῶν ἑπτὰ ἐτῶν τῶν ἐρχομένων τῶν καλῶν τούτων καὶ συναχθήτω ὁ σῖτος ὑπὸ χεῖρα Φαραω βρώματα ἐν ταῖς πόλεσιν φυλαχθήτω 36 καὶ ἔσται τὰ βρώματα πεφυλαγμένα τῇ γῇ εἰς τὰ ἑπτὰ ἔτη τοῦ λιμοῦ ἃ ἔσονται ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ καὶ οὐκ ἐκτριβήσεται ἡ γῆ ἐν τῷ λιμῷ 25 My lord, answered Joseph, the two dreams are all one, God is warning my lord Pharao of what he intends to do. 26 The seven sleek cattle, the seven plump ears, have the same sense in the two dreams; they stand for seven years of plenty. 27 Whereas the seven gaunt, starved cattle which came up after them, and the seven shrunken, blighted ears of corn, prophesy seven years of famine. 28 And they will come about in this order; 29 first, there will be seven harvests of great abundance all over this land of Egypt, 30 and they will be followed by seven years of such drought as will efface the memory of the good times that went before them. Famine will ravage the whole country, 31 till the evil effect of the drought does away with all the good effect of those abundant harvests. 32 That thou shouldst have dreamed twice to the same purpose, is proof that God’s decree stands firm; what he foretells will come about, and there will be no delay in its fulfilment. 33 It is for thee, my lord king, to find some man that has the wisdom and the skill for it, and put the whole of Egypt under his charge. 34 He must appoint a commissioner for each region, to collect a fifth of the harvest during the seven years of plenty which are now upon us, and store it up in barns. 35 All this reserve of corn must be held at the royal disposition, and kept in the various cities, 36 to make provision for the seven years’ famine by which Egypt will be overtaken; if not, the whole land will perish for want of it. 25 Respondit Joseph: Somnium regis unum est: quæ facturus est Deus, ostendit Pharaoni. 26 Septem boves pulchræ, et septem spicæ plenæ, septem ubertatis anni sunt: eamdemque vim somnii comprehendunt. 27 Septem quoque boves tenues atque macilentæ, quæ ascenderunt post eas, et septem spicæ tenues, et vento urente percussæ, septem anni venturæ sunt famis. 28 Qui hoc ordine complebuntur: 29 ecce septem anni venient fertilitatis magnæ in universa terra Ægypti, 30 quos sequentur septem anni alii tantæ sterilitatis, ut oblivioni tradatur cuncta retro abundantia: consumptura est enim fames omnem terram, 31 et ubertatis magnitudinem perditura est inopiæ magnitudo. 32 Quod autem vidisti secundo ad eamdem rem pertinens somnium: firmitatis indicium est, eo quod fiat sermo Dei, et velocius impleatur. 33 Nunc ergo provideat rex virum sapientem et industrium, et præficiat eum terræ Ægypti: 34 qui constituat præpositos per cunctas regiones: et quintam partem fructuum per septem annos fertilitatis, 35 qui jam nunc futuri sunt, congreget in horrea: et omne frumentum sub Pharaonis potestate condatur, serveturque in urbibus. 36 Et præparetur futuræ septem annorum fami, quæ oppressura est Ægyptum, et non consumetur terra inopia.
37 ἤρεσεν δὲ τὰ ῥήματα ἐναντίον Φαραω καὶ ἐναντίον πάντων τῶν παίδων αὐτοῦ 38 καὶ εἶπεν Φαραω πᾶσιν τοῖς παισὶν αὐτοῦ μὴ εὑρήσομεν ἄνθρωπον τοιοῦτον ὃς ἔχει πνεῦμα θεοῦ ἐν αὐτῷ 39 εἶπεν δὲ Φαραω τῷ Ιωσηφ ἐπειδὴ ἔδειξεν ὁ θεός σοι πάντα ταῦτα οὐκ ἔστιν ἄνθρωπος φρονιμώτερος καὶ συνετώτερός σου 40 σὺ ἔσῃ ἐπὶ τῷ οἴκῳ μου καὶ ἐπὶ τῷ στόματί σου ὑπακούσεται πᾶς ὁ λαός μου πλὴν τὸν θρόνον ὑπερέξω σου ἐγώ 41 εἶπεν δὲ Φαραω τῷ Ιωσηφ ἰδοὺ καθίστημί σε σήμερον ἐπὶ πάσης γῆς Αἰγύπτου 42 καὶ περιελόμενος Φαραω τὸν δακτύλιον ἀπὸ τῆς χειρὸς αὐτοῦ περιέθηκεν αὐτὸν ἐπὶ τὴν χεῖρα Ιωσηφ καὶ ἐνέδυσεν αὐτὸν στολὴν βυσσίνην καὶ περιέθηκεν κλοιὸν χρυσοῦν περὶ τὸν τράχηλον αὐτοῦ 43 καὶ ἀνεβίβασεν αὐτὸν ἐπὶ τὸ ἅρμα τὸ δεύτερον τῶν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐκήρυξεν ἔμπροσθεν αὐτοῦ κῆρυξ καὶ κατέστησεν αὐτὸν ἐ{F'} ὅλης γῆς Αἰγύπτου 44 εἶπεν δὲ Φαραω τῷ Ιωσηφ ἐγὼ Φαραω ἄνευ σοῦ οὐκ ἐξαρεῖ οὐθεὶς τὴν χεῖρα αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ πάσῃ γῇ Αἰγύπτου 45 καὶ ἐκάλεσεν Φαραω τὸ ὄνομα Ιωσηφ Ψονθομφανηχ καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτῷ τὴν Ασεννεθ θυγατέρα Πετεφρη ἱερέως Ἡλίου πόλεως αὐτῷ γυναῖκα 46 Ιωσηφ δὲ ἦν ἐτῶν τριάκοντα ὅτε ἔστη ἐναντίον Φαραω βασιλέως Αἰγύπτου ἐξῆλθεν δὲ Ιωσηφ ἐκ προσώπου Φαραω καὶ διῆλθεν πᾶσαν γῆν Αἰγύπτου 47 καὶ ἐποίησεν ἡ γῆ ἐν τοῖς ἑπτὰ ἔτεσιν τῆς εὐθηνίας δράγματα 48 καὶ συνήγαγεν πάντα τὰ βρώματα τῶν ἑπτὰ ἐτῶν ἐν οἷς ἦν ἡ εὐθηνία ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτου καὶ ἔθηκεν τὰ βρώματα ἐν ταῖς πόλεσιν βρώματα τῶν πεδίων τῆς πόλεως τῶν κύκλῳ αὐτῆς ἔθηκεν ἐν αὐτῇ 49 καὶ συνήγαγεν Ιωσηφ σῖτον ὡσεὶ τὴν ἄμμον τῆς θαλάσσης πολὺν σφόδρα ἕως οὐκ ἠδύναντο ἀριθμῆσαι οὐ γὰρ ἦν ἀριθμός 50 τῷ δὲ Ιωσηφ ἐγένοντο υἱοὶ δύο πρὸ τοῦ ἐλθεῖν τὰ ἑπτὰ ἔτη τοῦ λιμοῦ οὓς ἔτεκεν αὐτῷ Ασεννεθ θυγάτηρ Πετεφρη ἱερέως Ἡλίου πόλεως 51 ἐκάλεσεν δὲ Ιωσηφ τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ πρωτοτόκου Μανασση ὅτι ἐπιλαθέσθαι με ἐποίησεν ὁ θεὸς πάντων τῶν πόνων μου καὶ πάντων τῶν τοῦ πατρός μου 52 τὸ δὲ ὄνομα τοῦ δευτέρου ἐκάλεσεν Εφραιμ ὅτι ηὔξησέν με ὁ θεὸς ἐν γῇ ταπεινώσεώς μου 37 The plan commended itself to Pharao and to all his courtiers. 38 And now he asked them, Where are we to find another man such as this, so full of God’s inspiration? 39 Then he turned to Joseph, and said, Every word thou hast spoken comes to thee revealed by God, and shall I look for some other whose wisdom can match thine? 40 Thou shalt have charge of my household and all my people shall obey thy word of command; thou shalt share all I have, except this royal throne. 41 Hereby, Pharao said to Joseph, I put the whole land of Egypt under thy care. 42 And with that, he took off the signet-ring from his own hand, and put it on Joseph’s hand instead; gave him robes, too, of lawn, and hung a gold chain about his neck; 43 then bade him mount on a chariot that was next in honour to his own, and would have a herald proclaim that all must do him reverence, and acknowledge him as ruler of the whole land of Egypt. 44 And he gave Joseph this assurance, On the word of Pharao, no one in all Egypt shall be free to move hand or foot without thy permission. 45 He gave him a new name, calling him in Egyptian Saviour of the World; and bestowed on him the hand of Aseneth, daughter of Putiphare, that was priest at Heliopolis.

So Joseph set out on his mission to the land of Egypt, 46 having thus won the favour of king Pharao when he was only thirty years old; and there was no part of Egypt he did not visit. 47 Seven years of abundance came, and the corn was bound in sheaves and taken away to all the storehouses that could be found in Egypt; 48 all that could be spared of the crops was thus stored away in the various cities. 49 And indeed the yield of wheat was so rich that it might have been sand by the sea-shore; there was no measuring the amount of it. 50 In these years before the famine came, Joseph’s wife Aseneth, daughter of Putiphare that was priest at Heliopolis, bore him two sons. 51 He called his first-born Manasses, Oblivion; God has bidden me forget all my troubles, said he, forget my home. 52 The second he called Ephraim, as if he would say of God, Hiphrani, he has made me fruitful, in this land where I was once so poor.
37 Placuit Pharaoni consilium et cunctis ministris ejus: 38 locutusque est ad eos: Num invenire poterimus talem virum, qui spiritu Dei plenus sit? 39 Dixit ergo ad Joseph: Quia ostendit tibi Deus omnia quæ locutus es, numquid sapientiorem et consimilem tui invenire potero? 40 Tu eris super domum meam, et ad tui oris imperium cunctus populus obediet: uno tantum regni solio te præcedam. 41 Dixitque rursus Pharao ad Joseph: Ecce, constitui te super universam terram Ægypti. 42 Tulitque annulum de manu sua, et dedit eum in manu ejus: vestivitque eum stola byssina, et collo torquem auream circumposuit. 43 Fecitque eum ascendere super currum suum secundum, clamante præcone, ut omnes coram eo genu flecterent, et præpositum esse scirent universæ terræ Ægypti. 44 Dixit quoque rex ad Joseph: Ego sum Pharao: absque tuo imperio non movebit quisquam manum aut pedem in omni terra Ægypti. 45 Vertitque nomen ejus, et vocavit eum, lingua ægyptiaca, Salvatorem mundi. Deditque illi uxorem Aseneth filiam Putiphare sacerdotis Heliopoleos. Egressus est itaque Joseph ad terram Ægypti 46 (triginta autem annorum erat quando stetit in conspectu regis Pharaonis), et circuivit omnes regiones Ægypti. 47 Venitque fertilitas septem annorum: et in manipulos redactæ segetes congregatæ sunt in horrea Ægypti. 48 Omnis etiam frugum abundantia in singulis urbibus condita est. 49 Tantaque fuit abundantia tritici, ut arenæ maris coæquaretur, et copia mensuram excederet. 50 Nati sunt autem Joseph filii duo antequam veniret fames: quos peperit ei Aseneth filia Putiphare sacerdotis Heliopoleos. 51 Vocavitque nomen primogeniti Manasses, dicens: Oblivisci me fecit Deus omnium laborum meorum, et domus patris mei. 52 Nomen quoque secundi appellavit Ephraim, dicens: Crescere me fecit Deus in terra paupertatis meæ.
53 παρῆλθον δὲ τὰ ἑπτὰ ἔτη τῆς εὐθηνίας ἃ ἐγένοντο ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ 54 καὶ ἤρξαντο τὰ ἑπτὰ ἔτη τοῦ λιμοῦ ἔρχεσθαι καθὰ εἶπεν Ιωσηφ καὶ ἐγένετο λιμὸς ἐν πάσῃ τῇ γῇ ἐν δὲ πάσῃ γῇ Αἰγύπτου ἦσαν ἄρτοι 55 καὶ ἐπείνασεν πᾶσα ἡ γῆ Αἰγύπτου ἐκέκραξεν δὲ ὁ λαὸς πρὸς Φαραω περὶ ἄρτων εἶπεν δὲ Φαραω πᾶσι τοῖς Αἰγυπτίοις πορεύεσθε πρὸς Ιωσηφ καὶ ὃ ἐὰν εἴπῃ ὑμῖν ποιήσατε 56 καὶ ὁ λιμὸς ἦν ἐπὶ προσώπου πάσης τῆς γῆς ἀνέῳξεν δὲ Ιωσηφ πάντας τοὺς σιτοβολῶνας καὶ ἐπώλει πᾶσι τοῖς Αἰγυπτίοις 57 καὶ πᾶσαι αἱ χῶραι ἦλθον εἰς Αἴγυπτον ἀγοράζειν πρὸς Ιωσηφ ἐπεκράτησεν γὰρ ὁ λιμὸς ἐν πάσῃ τῇ γῇ 53 So the first seven years passed, years of plenty for Egypt; 54 and now, as Joseph had prophesied, seven years of scarcity began; famine reigned all over the world, but everywhere in Egypt there was bread to be had. 55 When food grew scarce, there was ever a cry made to Pharao for bread, and still he would answer, Betake yourselves to Joseph, do what he bids you. 56 And Joseph, as the famine grew daily worse everywhere, opened the storehouses and made the Egyptians, too, buy their corn, for they were as hungry as the rest. 57 Soon the whole world was coming to Egypt and buying food to relieve its want. 53 Igitur transactis septem ubertatis annis, qui fuerant in Ægypto, 54 cœperunt venire septem anni inopiæ, quos prædixerat Joseph: et in universo orbe fames prævaluit, in cuncta autem terra Ægypti panis erat. 55 Qua esuriente, clamavit populus ad Pharaonem, alimenta petens. Quibus ille respondit: Ite ad Joseph: et quidquid ipse vobis dixerit, facite. 56 Crescebat autem quotidie fames in omni terra: aperuitque Joseph universa horrea, et vendebat Ægyptiis: nam et illos oppresserat fames. 57 Omnesque provinciæ veniebant in Ægyptum, ut emerent escas, et malum inopiæ temperarent.
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