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°.
 aGn 50:26; 2Ch 16:14; Mt 26:12; Mk 16:1; Jn 19:39, 40
 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°, 5 ‘aMy 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°.”
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°.
 IHeb Goren ha-Atad IILit heavy IIILit made a mourning for seven days aAc 8:2
 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°.
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.
 aGn 37:28; 42:21, 22
 ILit commanded
 aGn 37:8-10; 41:43
 ILit as it is this day aGn 37:26, 27; 45:5, 7
 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°.
 aGn 30:3
 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
 IOr visit aGn 47:29, 30; Ex 13:19; Jsh 24:32; He 11:22
 ILit they embalmed him aGn 50:2
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The mourning for Jacob.
1 ¶ And Josephº fellºª upon² his father'sº face,º and weptºª upon² him, and kissedºª him. 2 And Josephº commandedºª² his servantsº² the physiciansºª to embalmºª² his father:º and the physiciansºª embalmedºª² Israel.º 3 And fortyº daysº were fulfilledºª for him; for² so² are fulfilledºª the daysº of those which are embalmed:ºª and the Egyptiansº mournedºª for him threescore and tenº days.º
 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.
 Gn 50:26; 2Ch 16:14; Mt 26:12; Mk 14:8; 16:1; Lk 24:1; Jn 12:7; 19:39.
 Nu 20:29; Dt 21:13; 34:8.
Joseph getteth leave of Pharaoh to go to bury him.
4 And when the daysº of his mourningº were past,ºª Josephº spakeºª unto² the houseº of Pharaoh,º saying,ºª If² now² I have foundºª graceº in your eyes,º speak,ºª I pray you,² in the earsº of Pharaoh,º saying,ºª 5 My fatherº made me swear,ºª saying,ºª Lo,º I² die:ºª in my graveº which² I have diggedºª for me in the landº of Canaan,º there² shalt thou bury² me.¹ª Now² therefore let me go up,ºª I pray thee,² and buryºª² my father,º and I will come again.ºª 6 And Pharaohº said,ºª Go up,ºª and buryºª² thy father,º according as² he made thee swear.ºª
 Gn 18:3; 50:10; Es 4:2.
 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.
 Gn 48:21.
7 ¶ And Josephº went upºª to buryºª² his father:º and with² him went upºª all² the servantsº of Pharaoh,º the eldersº of his house,º and all² the eldersº of the landº of Egypt,º 8 And all² the houseº of Joseph,º and his brethren,º and his father'sº house:º only² their little ones,º and their flocks,º and their herds,º they leftºª in the landº of Goshen.º 9 And there went upºª with² him both² chariotsº and² horsemen:º and it was² a veryº greatº company.º 10 And they cameºª to² the threshingfloorº of Atad,º which² [is] beyondº Jordan,º and there² they mournedºª with a greatº and veryº soreº lamentation:º and he madeºª a mourningº for his fatherº sevenº days.º 11 And when the inhabitantsºª of the land,º the Canaanites,º sawºª² the mourningº in the floorº of Atad,º they said,ºª This² [is] a grievousº mourningº to the Egyptians:º wherefore²² the name² of it¹ was calledºª Abelmizraim,º which² [is] beyondº Jordan.º 12 And his sonsº didºª unto him according as²² he commandedºª them: 13 For his sonsº carriedºª him into the landº of Canaan,º and buriedºª him in the caveº of the fieldº of Machpelah,º which² Abrahamº boughtºª with² the fieldº for a possessionº of a buryingplaceº of²² Ephronº the Hittite,º beforeº² Mamre.º
 Gn 14:16.
 Ex 10:8, 26; Nu 32:24.
 Gn 41:43; 46:29; Ex 14:7, 17, 28; 2K 18:24; So 1:9; Ac 8:2.
 Gn 50:4, 11; Nu 19:11; Dt 1:1; 34:8; 1S 31:13; 2S 1:17; Jb 2:13; Ac 8:2.
 Gn 10:15; 13:7; 24:6; 34:30; 50:10; Dt 3:25, 27; 11:30; 1S 6:18.
 Gn 47:29; 49:29; Ex 20:12; Ac 7:16; Ep 6:1.
 Gn 23:16; 25:9; 35:27, 29; 49:29; 2K 21:18.
Joseph comforteth his brethren, who craved his pardon.
15 ¶ And when Joseph'sº brethrenº sawºª that² their fatherº was dead,ºª they said,ºª Josephº will peradventureº hate² us,¹ª and will certainly¹ª requiteºª us² all² the evilº which² we didºª unto him. 16 And they sent a messengerºª unto² Joseph,º saying,ºª Thy fatherº did commandºª beforeº he died,º saying,ºª 17 So² shall ye sayºª unto Joseph,º Forgive,ºª I pray theeº now,² the trespassº of thy brethren,º and their sin;º for² they didºª unto thee evil:º and now,² we pray thee,² forgiveºª the trespassº of the servantsº of the Godº of thy father.º And Josephº weptºª when they spakeºª unto² him. 18 And his brethrenº also² went¹ª² and fell downºª before his face;º and they said,ºª Behold,² we [be] thy servants.º 19 And Josephº saidºª unto² them, Fearºª not:² for² [am] I² in the place² of God?º 20 But as for you,² ye thoughtºª evilº against² me; [but] Godº meant² it¹ª unto good,º toº bring to pass,ºª as [it is] this² day,º to save¹ª much¹ people¹ alive.ºª²² 21 Now² therefore fearºª ye not:² I² will nourishºª you, and your little ones.º And he comfortedºª them, and spakeºª kindlyº² unto them.
 Gn 27:41; 42:17; Lv 26:36; Jb 15:21; Ps 14:5; 53:5; Pv 28:1; Ro 2:15.
 Pv 29:25.
 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.
 Gn 27:29; 37:7; 42:6; 44:14; 45:3.
 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.
 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.
 Gn 34:3; 45:10; 47:12; Is 40:2; Mt 5:44; 6:14; Ro 12:20; 1Th 5:15; 1P 3:9.
He seeth the third generation of his sons.
He prophesieth unto his brethren of their return.
 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.
He dieth, and is chested.
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