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Book of Genesis  Chapter 50

Death of Joseph

GENESIS 50:1  And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed  him.

GENESIS 50:2  And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his  father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.

GENESIS 50:3  And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days  of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and  ten days.

GENESIS 50:4  And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spake unto the  house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I  pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,

GENESIS 50:5  My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have  digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore  let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again.

GENESIS 50:6  And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made  thee swear.

GENESIS 50:7  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,

GENESIS 50:8  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  in the land of Goshen.

GENESIS 50:9  And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a  very great company.

GENESIS 50:10  And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond  Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he  made a mourning for his father seven days.

GENESIS 50:11  And when the 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 Abelmizraim, which is beyond  Jordan.

GENESIS 50:12  And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them:

GENESIS 50:13  For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him  in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field  for a possession of a buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.

GENESIS 50:14  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.

GENESIS 50:15  And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they  said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the  evil which we did unto him.

GENESIS 50:16  And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did  command before he died, saying,

GENESIS 50:17  So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, 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 servants of the God of thy father. And  Joseph wept when they spake unto him.

GENESIS 50:18  And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they  said, Behold, we be thy servants.

GENESIS 50:19  And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?

GENESIS 50:20  But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto  good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

GENESIS 50:21  Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones.  And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.

GENESIS 50:22  And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and Joseph  lived an hundred and ten years.

GENESIS 50:23  And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation: the  children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph's  knees.

GENESIS 50:24  And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit  you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham,  to Isaac, and to Jacob.

GENESIS 50:25  And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will  surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.

GENESIS 50:26  So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they  embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

 

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