Genesis 50


Jacob Entombed in Mamre

And Joseph falling upon the face of his father, wept over him, and kissed him. And Joseph assigned to his servants, to the embalmers to embalm his father. And [3embalmed 1the 2embalmers] Israel. And they accomplished embalming him in forty days, for thus they counted down the days of the burial. And [2mourned 3him 1Egypt] seventy days. And when [3went by 1the 2days] of the mourning, Joseph spoke to the mighty ones of Pharaoh, saying, If I found favor before you, speak into the ears of Pharaoh! saying, My father bound me by an oath before his coming to an end, saying, In the memorial which I dug myself, in the land of Canaan, there entomb me! Now then, ascending, I will entomb my father, and I will return back. And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Ascend, entomb your father! just as he bound you by an oath. And Joseph ascended to entomb his father. And went up with him all the servants of Pharaoh, and the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt, and all the whole family of Joseph, and his brothers, and all the house hold of his father, and the kin. And the sheep and the oxen were left behind in the land of Goshen. And went up with him also chariots and horsemen. And [3became 1the 2camp 5great 4exceedingly]. 10 And they came upon the threshing-floor of Atad, which is on the other side of the Jordan. And they lamented him by beating the breast, great and strong, exceedingly. And he made the mourning of his father seven days. 11 And [6saw 1the 2inhabitants 3of the 4land 5of Canaan] the mourning at the threshing-floor of Atad. And they said, [4mourning 3a great 1This 2is] to the Egyptians. On account of this they called the name of that place, Mourning of Egypt, which is on the other side of the Jordan. 12 And [2did 3to him 4thus 1his sons], as he gave charge to them. 13 And [2took 3him 1his sons] into the land of Canaan. And they entombed him in the [2cave 1double] which Abraham acquired; the cave for a possession of a memorial from Ephron the Hittite, over against Mamre. 14 And Joseph returned to Egypt, himself and his brothers, and all the ones going up with him to entomb his father. 15 [5knowing 1And 2the 3brothers 4of Joseph] that [2died 1their father], said, Lest at any time [2should resent 3us 1Joseph], and with a recompense, recompense to us all the bad things which we demonstrated against him, 16 that they having come to Joseph, said, Your father bound us by an oath before he came to an end, saying, 17 So say to Joseph, You forgive them the injustice and their sin! for the wicked way they demonstrated against you. And now you accept the injustice of the attendants of the God of your father! And Joseph wept during their speaking to him. 18 And coming to him, they said, See! we are your servants. 19 And [2said 3to them 1Joseph], Do not fear! for [2of God 1I am]. 20 You planned concerning me for evil, but God planned concerning me for good, that it should be as it is today, that he might maintain [2people 1many]. 21 And he said to them, Do not fear! I will maintain you, and your residence. And he comforted them, and spoke of them in the heart. 22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he and his brothers, and all the whole family of his father. And Joseph lived [3years 1a hundred 2ten]. 23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children unto the third generation. And the sons of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were born upon Joseph's thighs. 24 And Joseph said to his brothers, saying, I die, and visiting, [2will visit 3you 1God], and lead you from out of this land, into the land which [2swore by an oath 1God] to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. 25 And Joseph bound by an oath the sons of Israel, saying, In the visitation in which God will visit you, even you shall join in carrying off my bones from here with you. 26 And Joseph came to an end -- [3years old 1a hundred 2ten]. And they entombed him, and they placed him in the coffin in Egypt.
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