NASB — Genesis 50 — KJV

The Death of Israel

1 Then Joseph fell on his father’s face, and wept over him and kissed him. 2 Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. So the physicians aembalmed Israel. 3 Now forty days were Irequired for IIit, for IIIsuch is the period required for embalming. And the Egyptians awept for him seventy days.

[2] aGn 50:26; 2Ch 16:14; Mt 26:12; Mk 16:1; Jn 19:39, 40
[3] ILit fulfilled IIOr him IIILit so are fulfilled the days of embalming aGn 50:10; Nu 20:29; Dt 34:8

4 ¶ When the days of Imourning for him were past, Joseph spoke to the household of Pharaoh, saying, “If now I have found favor in your sight, please speak IIto Pharaoh, saying, 5aMy father made me swear, saying, “Behold, I am about to die; in my grave bwhich I dug for myself in the land of Canaan, there you shall bury me.” Now therefore, please let me go up and bury my father; then I will return.’” 6 Pharaoh said, “Go up and bury your father, as he made you swear.”

[4] ILit weeping IILit In the ears of
[5] aGn 47:29-31 b2Ch 16:14; Is 22:16; Mt 27:60

7 ¶ So Joseph went up to bury his father, and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his household and all the elders of the land of Egypt, 8 and all the household of Joseph and his brothers and his father’s household; they left only their little ones and their flocks and their herds in the land of Goshen. 9 There also went up with him both chariots and horsemen; and it was a very great company. 10 When they came to the Ithreshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, they alamented there with a very great and IIsorrowful lamentation; and he IIIobserved seven days mourning for his father. 11 Now when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning at Ithe threshing floor of Atad, they said, “This is a IIgrievous IIImourning for the Egyptians.” Therefore it was named IVAbel-mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan.

[10] IHeb Goren ha-Atad IILit heavy IIILit made a mourning for seven days aAc 8:2
[11] IHeb Goren ha-Atad IILit heavy IIIHeb ebel IVI.e. the meadow (or mourning) of Egypt

Burial at Machpelah

12 Thus his sons did for him as he had charged them; 13 for his sons carried him to the land of Canaan and buried him in athe cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre, which Abraham had bought along with the field for a Iburial site from Ephron the Hittite. 14 After he had buried his father, Joseph returned to Egypt, he and his brothers, and all who had gone up with him to bury his father.

[13] ILit possession of a burial place aGn 23:16-20; Ac 7:16

15 ¶ When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “aWhat if Joseph bears a grudge against us and pays us back in full for all the wrong which we did to him!” 16 So they Isent [a message] to Joseph, saying, “Your father charged before he died, saying, 17 ‘Thus you shall say to Joseph, “Please forgive, I beg you, the transgression of your brothers and their sin, for they did you wrong.”’ And now, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father.” And Joseph wept when they spoke to him. 18 Then his brothers also came and afell down before him and said, “Behold, we are your servants.” 19 But Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in God’s place? 20 As for you, ayou meant evil against me, [but] God meant it for good in order to bring about Ithis present result, to preserve many people alive. 21 So therefore, do not be afraid; aI will provide for you and your little ones.” So he comforted them and spoke Ikindly to them.

[15] aGn 37:28; 42:21, 22
[16] ILit commanded
[18] aGn 37:8-10; 41:43
[20] ILit as it is this day aGn 37:26, 27; 45:5, 7
[21] ILit to their heart aGn 45:11; 47:12

Death of Joseph

22 ¶ Now Joseph stayed in Egypt, he and his father’s household, and Joseph lived one hundred and ten years. 23 Joseph saw the third generation of Ephraim’s sons; also the sons of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were aborn on Joseph’s knees. 24 Joseph said to his brothers, “aI am about to die, but God will surely Itake care of you and bring you up from this land to the land which He IIpromised on oath to bAbraham, to cIsaac and to dJacob.” 25 Then Joseph made the sons of Israel swear, saying, “God will surely Itake care of you, and ayou shall carry my bones up from here.” 26 So Joseph died at the age of one hundred and ten years; and Ihe was aembalmed and placed in a coffin in Egypt.

[23] aGn 30:3
[24] IOr visit IILit swore aGn 48:21; Ex 3:16, 17; He 11:22 bGn 13:15, 17; 15:7, 8, 18 cGn 26:3 dGn 28:13; 35:12
[25] IOr visit aGn 47:29, 30; Ex 13:19; Jsh 24:32; He 11:22
[26] ILit they embalmed him aGn 50:2


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The mourning for Jacob.

1 ¶ And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him. 2 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm 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 mourned for him threescore and ten days.

[1] Gn 23:2; 46:4; Dt 6:7; 2K 13:14; Mk 5:38; Jn 11:35; Ac 8:2; Ep 6:4; 1Th 4:13.
[2] Gn 50:26; 2Ch 16:14; Mt 26:12; Mk 14:8; 16:1; Lk 24:1; Jn 12:7; 19:39.
[3] Nu 20:29; Dt 21:13; 34:8.

Joseph getteth leave of Pharaoh to go to bury him.

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

[4] Gn 18:3; 50:10; Es 4:2.
[5] Gn 3:19; 47:29; 48:21; 49:29; 50:24; Dt 4:22; 1S 14:43; 2Ch 16:14; Jb 30:23; Ps 79:3; Ec 6:3; 12:5, 7; Is 22:16; Mt 8:21; 27:60; Lk 9:59.
[6] Gn 48:21.

The funeral.

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 in 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] beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days. 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. 12 And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them: 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.

[7] Gn 14:16.
[8] Ex 10:8, 26; Nu 32:24.
[9] Gn 41:43; 46:29; Ex 14:7, 17, 28; 2K 18:24; So 1:9; Ac 8:2.
[10] Gn 50:4, 11; Nu 19:11; Dt 1:1; 34:8; 1S 31:13; 2S 1:17; Jb 2:13; Ac 8:2.
[11] Gn 10:15; 13:7; 24:6; 34:30; 50:10; Dt 3:25, 27; 11:30; 1S 6:18.
[12] Gn 47:29; 49:29; Ex 20:12; Ac 7:16; Ep 6:1.
[13] Gn 23:16; 25:9; 35:27, 29; 49:29; 2K 21:18.

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.

Joseph comforteth his brethren, who craved his pardon.

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. 16 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying, 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. 18 And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we [be] thy servants. 19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for [am] I in the place of God? 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. 21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.

[15] Gn 27:41; 42:17; Lv 26:36; Jb 15:21; Ps 14:5; 53:5; Pv 28:1; Ro 2:15.
[16] Pv 29:25.
[17] Gn 31:42; 42:21; 45:4, 8; 49:25; 50:20; Jb 33:27; Ps 21:11; Pv 28:13; Mt 6:12, 14; 10:42; 18:35; 25:40; Mk 10:41; Lk 17:3; Ga 6:10, 16; Ep 4:32; Col 3:12; Phm 1:8; Jm 5:16.
[18] Gn 27:29; 37:7; 42:6; 44:14; 45:3.
[19] Gn 30:2; 45:5; Dt 32:35; 2K 5:7; Jb 34:19; Mt 14:27; Lk 24:37; Ro 12:19; He 10:30.
[20] Gn 37:4, 18; 45:5; Ps 56:5; 76:10; 105:16; 119:71; Is 10:7; Ac 2:23; 3:13, 26; Ro 8:28.
[21] Gn 34:3; 45:10; 47:12; Is 40:2; Mt 5:44; 6:14; Ro 12:20; 1Th 5:15; 1P 3:9.

His age.

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

[22] Gn 50:22.

He seeth the third generation of his sons.

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.

[23] Gn 30:3; 48:19; 49:12; Nu 32:33, 39; Jsh 17:1; Jb 42:16; Ps 128:6.

He prophesieth unto his brethren of their return.

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.

[24] Gn 3:19; 12:7; 13:15, 17; 15:7, 14, 18; 17:8; 21:1; 26:3; 28:13; 35:12; 46:4; 48:21; 50:5; Ex 3:16; 4:31; 33:1; Nu 32:11; Dt 1:8; 6:10; Jb 30:23; Ec 12:5, 7; Ro 5:12; He 9:27.

He taketh an oath of them for his bones.

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.

[25] Gn 47:29; 50:5; Ex 13:19; Jsh 24:32; Ac 7:16; He 11:22.

He dieth, and is chested.

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

[26] Gn 47:9, 28; 50:2, 22; Jsh 24:29.


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