Genesis 50

Genesis 50

1The mourning for Jacob. 4Joseph getteth leave of Pharaoh to go to bury him. 7The funeral. 14Joseph returneth to Egypt with his brethren. 15They appeal to him for pardon of the wrong they had done him; he comforteth them. 22His age: he seeth the third generation of his sons, 24he prophesieth unto his brethren of their return, and taketh an oath of them concerning his bones. 26He dieth, and is put into a coffin.

1 And Joseph 1fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.

2 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to 1embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.

3 And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians amourned for him threescore and ten days.

4 And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph 1spake unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have 2found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,

5 My 1father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have 2digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou 3bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again.

6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear.

7 ¶ And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,

8 And all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father's house: only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left 1in the land of Goshen.

9 And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very great company.

10 And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is 1beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and 2he made a mourning for his father seven days.

11 And when 1the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore the name of it was called aAbel-mizraim, which is beyond Jordan.

12 And his sons did unto him 1according as he commanded them:

13 For 1his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham 2bought with the field for a possession of a buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.

14 ¶ And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.

15 ¶ And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, 1Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.

16 And they asent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying,

17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, 1Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the 2servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.

18 And his brethren also went and 1fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.

19 And Joseph said unto them, 1Fear not: for am 2I in the place of God?

20 But as for you, 1ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

21 Now therefore fear ye not: 1I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly aunto them.

22 ¶ And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.

23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation: 1the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were abrought up upon Joseph's knees.

24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, 1I die: and 2God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he 3sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

25 And 1Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.

26 So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they 1embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

Genesis 50