Genesis 50 ©

Joseph bewails his father, and embalms him, vs. 1, etc. After that the Egyptians bewailed him, Joseph carries him with Pharaoh’s leave, and stately accompanied into Canaan, 4. Where he, after the mourning solemnity, is buried in Abraham’s grave, 10. Joseph, being returned into Egypt, is humbly sought unto by his brethren for forgiveness, 14. His age, and offspring to the third and fourth generation, 22. He encourages and takes an oath of his brethren touching the carrying away of his bones, and thereupon he dies, and is embalmed, 24.


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


And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians 2to embalm 3his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.


And 4forty days were fulfilled 5for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him 6threescore and ten days.


And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spake unto the 7house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found 8grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,


My father madea me swear, saying, 9Lo, I die: in my grave 10which 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.


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


¶And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up 11all the 12servants of Pharaoh, the 13elders of his 14house, and all 15the elders of the land of Egypt,


And all the 16house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father's house: only their little ones, and their 17flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen.


And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very 18great company.


And they came to the 19threshingfloor of 20Atad, which is 21beyond 22Jordan, and there they 23mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father 24seven days.


And when the 25inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore 26the name of it was called 27Abel-mizraim, 28which is beyond Jordan.


And his sons did unto 29him according as 30he commanded them:


For hisb sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of 31Machpelah,c which Abraham bought with the field for a possession of a buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before 32Mamre.


¶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.


¶And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will 33certainly requite us all the evil which we 34did unto him.


And they 35sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, 36Thy father did command before he died, saying,


So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespassd of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass 37of the servants 38of the God of thy father. And Joseph 39wept when they spake unto him.


40And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.


And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for 41am I ine the place of God?


But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, 42as it is this day, to save much people alive.


Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and 43spake kindly unto them.


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


And Joseph saw Ephraim’s 44children of the third generation: the children also of Machirf the son of Manasseh were brought up 45upon Joseph’s knees.


And Joseph said unto his brethren, 46I die:g and God will surely 47visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.


And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye 48shall carry up my bonesh from hence.


So Joseph died, being an 49hundred and ten years old: and they 50embalmed him, and he was put in a 51coffin in Egypt.