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The Story of Joseph

The Story of Joseph is one of the most popular Bible stories for children. It is being retold here in Penang Hokkien, as part of the effort to create more reading material in the Penang dialect of the Hokkien language. The writing system used is Taiji Romanisation, which is created specifically for Penang Hokkien. Proper names are not translated, so that they can be easily identified. To help readers become familiar with the writing system, audio is provided sentence by sentence, and the Penang Hokkien Dictionary with Taiji Romanisation is also made available for free. All reading material in Penang Hokkien can be found under Learn Penang Hokkien.


Genesis 35 and 37

Ku33ca4-eh3 si2, uh33 cit3-khien1 ho1giak3 lang2 mia3 Jacob. Ie1 uh33 nor33-leh3 bor4. Tua33 bor4 mia3 Leah. Jee33 bor4 mia3 Rachel.

Jacob uh33 cap3-jee33-leh3 hau3snaeh1. Leah-eh3 hau3snaeh1 tok33si33 Reuben, Levi, Judah, Issachar kah1 Zebulun. Rachel-eh3 hau3snaeh1 tok33si33 Joseph kah1 Benjamin. Rachel kah1 Leah-eh3 ca3bor1kan4 pun1 uh33 snaeh3knia4 ka1 Jacob. Rachel-eh3 ca3bor1kan4 Bilhah snaeh1 Dan kah1 Naphtali. Leah-eh3 ca3bor1kan4 Zilpah snaeh1 Gad kah1 Asher. Joseph tok33si33 Jacob-eh3 te33 cap3-it1-leh3 hau1snaeh1. Benjamin tok3si33 sio1boey4 eh2. Ie1lang3 ka1liau4 tua3 cit3-leh3 sor1cai3 mia3 Canaan.

Joseph cap3-chit1 hoay3-eh3 si2, toay3 ie1-eh3 ko4 chut3 khee1 kor1 gu2. Ie1 tnui4 lai2 chu3, ie1 tau2 hor33 ie1-eh3 pa1 thnia1, ie1-eh1 ko1 co1 ha1mik1 ti1 gua33khau3.

Jacob-eh3 cap3-jee33-leh3 hau1snaeh1, ie1 te33-it1 sa3yang1 tok33si33 Joseph. In3ui33, it1 snaeh1 Joseph-eh3 si2, ie1 cin3cnia1 lau33 liau4. Ie1 hor33 Joseph cit3-tiau3 gua33bin33sna1, ce33-cee33 seik3 eh2. Joseph-eh3 ko1, khnua1 Ah1 Pa1 khah1 sa3yang1 ie1, co3 ie1lang2 cin3cnia1 gin33 ie1.

Joseph uh33 cit3-leh3 bang33. Ie1 kong4 hor33 ie1-eh3 ko1 thnia1 ie1-eh3 bang33, co3 ie1lang2 kho1khah1 gin33 ie1.

Ie1 ka3 ie1lang2 kong4, "Thnia1 cit3 ae33 wah4-eh3 bang33. Lan4lang2 ti1 chan2 park3 chek3. Hong3hiam4 wah1-eh3 chek3 khia3 khah1 kuan2 lu1lang2-eh3 chek3. Lu1lang2-eh3 chek2 ui2 tiau2 wah4-eh3 chek3 liau4 kui33 lok1 wah1-eh2.

Ie1-eh3 ko1 ka3 ie1 kong4, "Lu4 si33 kong1 ha1mik1 wa33? Lu1-eh3 i1su33 si33, lu4 pien3 khah1 tua33liap1 koay1 wah1lang2 lah4 nia2? Ie1-eh3 bang33 co1 ie1-eh3 ko1 cin3cnia1 gin33 ie1.

Khoh1 boh3 liau4, ie1 khoh1 than3 khoh1 cit3-leh3 bang33. "Lu1lang2 thnia1 cit3 ae33," ie1 kong4. "Wah1 than3 khoh1 cit3-leh3 bang33. Cit1 tau4, jit3thau2, goay1niau4, cap3-it1-liap3 chnae1, ka1liau4 kui33 wah4." Ie1-eh3 ko1 thnia1 tiok1 ie1-eh3 bang33, ka1liau4 paek3 khi3 lai3 thiau3.

Joseph pun1 uh33 ka1 ie1-eh3 pa1 kong4 ie1-eh3 bang33. Ie1 hor33 ie1-eh3 pa1 mae33. "Cit1-leh1 si33 ha1mik1 bang33 lai2? Lu1-eh3 i1su33 si33 kong4, wah1lang2 ka1liau4 kui33 lu4 lah4 nia2?"

Joseph hor33 ie1-eh3 ko1 beh33

Uh33 cit3 jit1-eh3 si2, Joseph-eh3 ko1 chua3 ie1lang2-eh3 pa3pa1-eh3 nyau2 khee1 ciak3 chau4 kin3 Shechem. Ah3 Pa1 ka3 Joseph kong4, "Lu4 cai1 boh2, lu1-eh3 ko3ko1 ti1 Shechem kor1 nyau2? Khee3 heh1-peng2 choay33 ie1lang2."

Joseph tap3, "Ho4."

Ah3 Pa1 kong4, "Lu4 khee1 khnua3, ka1liau4 ho1seh3 boh2, liau4 tnui4 lai2 ka3 wah1 kong4."

Joseph kau3 Shechem-eh3 si2, ie1 tu4 tiok3 cit3-khien1 lang2. Heh1-leh1 lang2 mui3 ie1, "Lu4 choay33 ha1mik1?"

Joseph tap3, "Wah1 choay33 wah1-eh3 ko3ko1. Lu1 cai1 boh3, ie1lang2 kor1 nyau2 ti1 ta1lok1?"

"Ie1lang2 sua1 ui33 liau4 loh4," heh1-leh1 lang2 kong4. "Wah1 thnia1 ie1lang2 kong4,'Lai1, lan4 khee3 Dothan.'"

Joseph pun1 knia2 khee4 Dothan. Ti1 hnui33-hnui33, ie1-eh3 ko1 tok33 hien33tiok3 ie1 liau4. Ie1 a1boey3 knia2 kau3, ie1lang2 uh33 pa3kat3 boek1 co3 ie1 si4 liau4.

"Nah3, khnua3, heh1-leh1 khun1bang33-eh2 lai2 liau4," ie1lang2 kong4. "Lan4 sat3 ie1 liau4 tim3 ie1 lok3 cnae4, hor33 khim3siu3 ciak1 ie4. Liau4 khnua3 lah3, ie1-eh3 bang33 e33 huat1seng1 boh2."

Ta3pi1, si3tua33-eh2 Reuben, boek1 choay33 pan3huat3 kiu3 Joseph-eh3 mia33. Ie1 kong4, "Mm33thang3 thek1 ie1-leh3 mia33. Tim3 ie1 lok3 cnae4 kau3 liau4." Reuben hi3bang33, ie1lang2 cau4 liau4-eh3 si2, ie1 e33 tnui4 lai3 kiu3 Joseph.

Joseph knia2 kau3-eh2 si2, ie1lang2 liak1 ie1, thek1 ie1-eh3 pa3pa1 hor33 ie1-eh3 gua33bin33sna1, liau4 tim3 ie1 lok3 cnae4. Mm33tu1ho4, heh1-leh1 si2, heh1-leh1 cnae4 boh3 chooi4.

Tim3 ie1 lok3 cnae4 liau4, ie1lang2 ceh33 lok1 ciak3 mi3knia1. Heh1-leh1 si2, uh33 cit3-chiu1-eh3 lang2 ceh33 lork3tho2 koay3. Ie1lang2 si33 Ishmaelite-eh3 lang2, Gilead lai2 eh2. Ie1lang2-eh3 lork3tho2 cai3 ma3cam3-ma3cam1-eh3 lum3pah3liau33, boek1 khee3 Ai3kip3English beh33 eh2.

Judah ka1 ie1-eh3 hnia3tee33 kong4, "Na33si33 lan4 sat3 ie1 si4, lan4 boh3 than3 pnua1hang3. Ie1-eh3 hoek3 kokh1 ti1 lan4-eh3 chiu4. Lai2, lan4 beh33 ie1 hor33 Ishmaelite-eh2 lang2. Lan4 mai1 co3 ie1, ie1 mah3 si33 lan4-eh3 sio1tee33 lai2." Ie1-eh3 hnia3tee33 ciap1siu33 cit1-leh1 pan33huat3.

Joseph-eh3 ko1 pun1 khiu4 ie1 chut3 heh1-leh1 cnae4, liau3 beh33 ie1 hor33 heh1-leh1 Ismaelite-eh3 lang2. Heh1-leh1 lang2 liak1 ie1 khee3 Ai3kip3. Heh1-leh1 lang2 beh4 ie1-eh2 hor33 ie1-eh3 ko1 jee33-cap3-tay3 gin3 tun4.

Cit1-leh1 ka1liau4 Reuben mm33 cai1, in3ui33 ie1 mm33tu1ho4 boh3 ti3. Koay3 liau4, ie1 tok3tnui4 lai2, ta3pi1 khnua3 boh3 lang2 ti1 cnae4-eh3 lai33bin33 liau4.

"Heh1-leh1 gin3na4 ni4? An1cnua1 ho4 hna3?"

Reuben-eh3 hnia3tee33 thiak3 Joseph-eh3 gua33bin33sna1 liau4, ie1lang2 thai3 cit3-ciak1 nyau2, tik3 nyau2-eh3 hoek3 lok3 khee3 heh1-leh1 sna1. Ie1lang2 gia2 heh1-leh1 sna1 tnui4 khee1 hor33 ie1lang2-eh3 pa1 khnua3.

"Ah3 Pa1 khnua3, cit1-leh1 si33 mm33 si33 Joseph-eh3 sna1?"

Ah3 Pa1 hien33tiok3 heh1-leh1 sna1, ie1 kiam1-kiam4 sit3 khee1. Heh1-leh1 tok33si33 ie1 pun1 sin1 hor33-eh3 sna1.

"Wah1-eh3 knia4! Khim3siu3 ciak1 khee3 liau4!" Ie1 hau4 ka1 tua33-tua33 sniah1. Ie1 mai3 pnua1 lang2 po3lo3so1 ie1.

Joseph ti1 ta1lok1?

Joseph hor33 lang3 liak1 khee3 Ai3kip3 liau4. Ti1 Ai3kip3, heh1-leh1 lang2 liak1 ie1 khee1 beh33 hor33 Huat1lo4English-eh3 peng1-eh3 ka3pi1tan1English Heh1-leh1 ka3pi1tan1 mia3 Potiphar.

Genesis 39: Joseph kah1 Potiphar-eh3 bor4

Joseph hor33 lang3 liak1 khee3 Ai3kip3 liau4 loh4. Ti1 heh1-peng2, ie1 beh33 hor33 Potiphar. Potiphar hor33 Joseph tua3 ti1 ie1-eh3 chu3. In3ui33 Seong3tay3 ciork1hock3 Joseph, ka1liau4 ie1 co3-eh2 seng3kong1. Potiphar hnua3hee4 hor33 ie1 kor3 ie1-eh3 kae3teng2. Ka1liau4 ie1-eh3 kae3teng2-eh3 mi3knia3, ie1 pang3 ti1 Joseph-eh3 chiu4. Heh1-leh1 tiam1sniah1 khi4, Seong3tay3 pun1 ciork1hock3 Potiphar-eh3 kae3teng2.

In3ui33 Joseph cin3cnia1 en3tau2, ban33-ban33 lai2, Potiphar-eh3 bor4 cu1i33 tiok3 ie1. Ee1 jip3 sim1 ka1 Joseph.

"Lai2 wah1-eh3 pang3keng1," ee1 kio3.

Joseph mai1 khee3. "Potiphar si33 wah1-eh3 cu1lang2," ie1 kong4. "Ie1 pang3 ka1liau4-eh3 mi3knia3 hor33 wah1 kuan4. Ta3pi1 lu4 si33 ie1-eh3 bor4 lai2. Lu4 wah1 be33sai1 tong33.

Cit3 jit1 kokh1 cit3 jit1 ee1 kio3 ie1 khee3 ee1-eh3 pang3keng1, ta3pi1 Joseph mai1 khee3.

Cit3 jit1 ie1 co1 khang3khoay3-eh3 si2, boh3 pa3-khien1 kang3lang2 ti1 chu3. Potiphar-eh3 bor4 lai2 lai3 choay3 ie1. Ee1 gim3 ie1-eh3 sna1 an3-an2. Joseph kun1leong3 cau4, ta3pi1 ee1 thiak3 khi4 lai2 Joseph-eh3 sna1.

Potiphar tnui4 lai2 eh3 si2, ee1 hor33 ee1-eh3 ang1 khnua3.

"Nah3, lu1 khnua3 lah!" ee1 kong4. "Lu1-eh1 chao1 lor33cai2. Lu1 boh33 ti3-eh3 si2, ie1 lai2, boek1 lai3 kau1sua1 wah4!"

Potiphar hien3 tiok3 Joseph-eh3 sna1 ti1 ie1-eh3 bor4-eh3 chiu4, ie1 cin3 khi1hong2. "Wah4 ka1 lu4 an1nae1 ho4, lu4 co3 wah4 an1nae1 nyau3!" Ie1 cit3thau3 liak1 Joseph, tim33 ie1 jip3 kha3ku1.

Joseph ti1 kha1ku1

Joseph hor33 ie1-eh3 cu1lang2 tim3 jip3 kha3ku1 liau4. Ti1 kha3ku1, Seong3tay3 ciau1kor3 ie1, co1 kor3kha1ku1-eh3 thau2 su3kak3 ie1. In3ui33 ie1 khnua3 Joseph-eh3 lang2 e33 ha3lap3, ie1 hor33 Joseph tau1 ie1 kor33.

Genesis 40

Koay3 tam3pok3 tiam1sniah1 liau4, uh33 cit3 jit1-eh3 si2, Huat1lo4-eh3 kor1 au1-eh3 thau2, kah1 co1 lo3ti1-eh3 thau2, nor33-nor33 khien4 teik1coay3 tiok3 Huat1lo4. Nor33-nor33 khien4 pun1 hor33 Huat1lo4 tim3 jip3 kha3ku1. Kha3ku1-eh3 thau2 hor33 Joseph kuan4 ie1lang2.

Koay3 liau4 tam3pok3 tiam1sniah1, kau1 cit3 meh2, cit1-leh1 nor33 khien4 kor1lang2 than3 cit3-leh3 bang33. Kau3 ca1khi4, Joseph khnua3 ie1lang2 nor33 khien4 cin3cnia1 keik1sim1. "Ha1mik1 su33 ka1 lu1lang2?" ie1 mui33.

"Wah1lang2 nor33 khien4 cna3meh2 than3 cit3-leh3 bang33. Ta3pi1 wang1 mm33cai1 i1-eh3 i1su33."

"Ka3 wah1 kong4 lu1lang2-eh3 bang33," Joseph kong4.

Kor1au1-eh3 thau2 pun1 kong4 hor33 thnia1 ie1-eh3 bang33.

"Ti1 wah4-eh3 bang33, uh33 cit3-cang2 phu1to2-eh3 cang2. I1 snaeh3 snar3-leh3 ki1. Ki1 khui3 hua1 liau4 snaeh3 tua33-tua33-ko2-eh3 phu3to2. Huat1lo4-eh3 au1 ti1 wah1-eh3 chiu4. Wah4 thek1 phu3to2, tnae33 lok1 au1 liau4 sang3 hor33 Huat1lo4."

Joseph ka3 ie1 kong4, "Cit1-leh1 tok33si33 lu4-eh3 bang33-eh3 i1su33. Phu3to2-eh3 snar3-leh3 ki1 tai1piau4 snar3 jit1. I1su33 si33, kokh1 snar3 jit1, lu4 tok33 pang3 chut3 kha3ku1 liau4, than3 tok1tnui4 lu4-eh3 ku33-eh3 kang1."

Joseph kokh1 ka3 gim3au1-eh3 thau2 kong4, "Lu4 pang3 chut3 kha3ku1 liau4-eh2 si2, to3long3 kau3tai3 Huat1lo4 kong4. Kio3 ie1 pang3 wah4 chut3 lai2. Wah4 boh3 co1 cho3, wah4 boh3 eng3kai1 jip3 kha3ku1 eh2.

Thnia1 tiok3 heh1-leh1 ho1 siau3sit3, co1 lo3ti1-eh3 thau2 kong4, "Wah4 pun1 than3 cit3-leh3 bang33. Ti1 wah4-eh3 bang33, tua33 ti1 wah1-eh3 thau2, wah1 gia3 snar3-leh3 lo3ti3 thai1. Ti1 teng3bin33 thai1, uh33 ho1ciak3-ho1ciak1-eh3 lo3ti1, boek1 sang3 hor33 Huat1lo4. Ta3pi1 ciau4 poay1 lok1 lai3 ciak3 heh1-leh1 lo3ti1.

"Cit1-leh1 tok33si33 lu4-eh3 bang33-eh3 i1su33," Joseph kong4. "Heh1-leh1 snar3-leh3 thai1 tai1piau4 snar3 jit1. Snar3 jit3 au3, Huat1lo4 boek1 cam3 lu1-eh3 thau2 liau4 teng3 lu1-eh3 sin3ku1 ti1 thiau3. Ciau4 poay1 lok1 lai3 ciak1 lu1-eh3 bak3."

Snar3 jit3 au3 tok33si33 Huat1lo4-eh3 snaeh3jit1. Ie1 co1 snaeh3jit1 chnia4 ie1-eh3 thau3lang2 lai3 ciak1. Siang33-siang33 Joseph kong4, ie1 pang3 gim3au1-eh3 thau2 chut1 kha1ku1. Co1 lo3ti1-eh3 pu1lak1, tiok3 thai2 si4.

Gim3au1-eh3 thau2 cin3 huan3hee4 than1 pang3 chut3 kha1ku1. Ta3pi1 ie1 khuai1-khuai3 be33ki33 Joseph kau3tai3 ie1-eh3 wa33 liau4. Genesis 41

Nor33 ni2 au33, Huat1lo4 pu1lak1 than3 cit3-leh3 bang33. Ti1 ie1-eh3 bang33, ie1 khia1 ti1 Nile-eh3 kang1pni1. Chit1 ciak3 pui3-pui2-eh3 gu2 knia2 chut3 kang4 lai3 ciak3 chau4. Toay1 au33, kokh1 chit1 ciak3 san1-san4-eh2 gu2 knia2 chut3 lai2. Cit1 leh1 cin3 phnai1khnua3-eh3 gu2 ciak1 heh1-leh1 chit1-ciak3 pui3-pui1-eh2. Huat1lo4 pun1 chnae4 khi4 lai2.

Ie1 khoon3 tok1 tnui4-eh3 si2, ie1 kokh1 cai1 bang33. Ti1 te33-jee33 bang33, uh33 chit1-liap3 cheik3, pui3-pui2, sui1-sui4, ti1 cit3 kor2. Ti1 au33bin33 lai2 kokh1 cit3 kor2, ta3-ta1, san1-san4. San4-eh3 cheik3 ciak1 pui2-eh3 cheik3. Huat1lo4 kokh1 cai1 chnae4 khi4 lai2.

Kau3 ca1khi4, Huat1lo4 sim1 boh3 cheng1. Ie1 kio33 ka1liau4 ie1-eh3 gau3 lang2 lai1, mui33 ie1lang2 ie1-eh3 bang33 uh33 ha1mik1 i1su33. Ta3pi1 boh3 pnua1 leh2 e33 ka3 ie1 kong4.

Hong3hiam4 gim3au1-eh2 khui3 chui3, "Wah4 cin3 boh3 ki1ti2. Lu4 knuai1 wah4 kah1 co1 lo3ti1-eh2 ti1 kha3ku1-eh3 si2, wah1lang2 pnae3-pnae3 than3 cit3-leh3 bang33. Uh33 cit3-khien1 siau1lien3 Hebrew-eh3 lang2, ie1 e33 kai1seik3 wah1lang2-eh3 bang33. Ie1 kong4-eh2 tui1-tui3 huat1seng1.

Huat1lo4 pun1 khuai1-khuai3 sang3 Joseph chut1 kha3ku1. Ie1 khau3 chiu1 wna3 sna1 liau4, ie1 lai3 ciap3 Huat1lo4.

Huat1lo4 ka3 Joseph kong4, "Wah1 thnia1 kong4, lu1 e33 kai1seik3 bang33."

"Mm33 si33 wah4," Joseph kong4, "si33 Seong3tay3 tap3 eh2."

Huat1lo4 pun1 ka3 Joseph kong4, "Ti1 wah1-eh3 bang33, wah4 knia3 ti1 Nile1-eh3 pni1, khnua3 lok1khee3 kang4. Chit1 ciak3 pui3-pui2 sui1-sui4-eh3 gu2 knia2 chut3 lai2, lai3 ciak3 chau4. Toay3 ti1 au33bin33, kokh1 chit1 ciak3 ta3-ta1 san1-san4-eh2 chut3 lai2 ciak1 heh1-leh1 pui3-pui2-eh3 gu2. Wah1 chnae4 khi4 lai2 liau4, wah1 khoon3, kokh1 cai1 bang33.

Uh33 chit1 liap3 pui3-pui2-eh3 cheik3 ti1 cit3 kor2. Au33bin33 lai2, kokh1 chit3 liap3 san1-san4-eh3 cheik3, ciak1 pui3-pui2-eh2 khi4 lai2. Wah1 mui33 ka1liau1 lang2, boh3 pnua1 leh2 e33 ka3 wah1 kong4, ha1mik1 i1su33.

Joseph pun1 kong4, "Huat1lo4-eh3 bang33, nor33-nor33-leh2 si33 siang33 eh2. Seong3tay3 boek1 hor33 Huat1lo4 cai1, chit1-ciak1 gu2 tai1piau4 chit1 ni2, chit1-liap3 cheik3 tai1piau4 chit1 ni2. Pui3-pui2-eh3 gu2 tok33si33 ho1 ni2, san1-san4-eh3 gu2 tok33si33 phnai1 ni2. Pui3-pui2-eh3 cheik3 tok33si33 ho1 ni2, san1-san4-eh3 cheik3 tok33si33 phnai1 ni2. I1su33 si33, chit1-leh3 ho1 ni2 e33 si2, ceng3 eh2 huat3 sui1-sui4. Koay3 liau4, chit1-leh3 phnai1 ni2 lai2, ceng3 eh2 mai1 huat4.

"Huat1lo4 ho1 cun1pi33. Chit1-leh3 ho1 ni2-eh3 si2, kae1-eh3 cheik3 khiok3 lai3 siu1. Ba3lu1, kau3 chit3-leh3 phnai1 ni2-eh3 si2, uh33 kau1 mi3knia1 ciak1. Na33si33 boh3, Ai3kip3 tok3 cin3 khan3khor4.
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