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Genesis 50
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50Joseph threw himself on his father and wept over him and kissed him.H3130H5307H1H6440H1058H5401 2Then Joseph told the physicians who served him to embalm his father's body; so Jacob was embalmed.H3130H6680H5650H7495H2590H1H7495H2590H3478 3The embalming process took the usual forty days. And the Egyptians mourned his death for seventy days.H705H3117H4390H4390H3117H2590H4714H1058H7657H3117 4When the period of mourning was over, Joseph approached Pharaoh's advisers and said, "Please do me this favor and speak to Pharaoh on my behalf.H3117H1068H5674H3130H1696H1004H6547H559H4672H2580H5869H1696H241H6547H559 5Tell him that my father made me swear an oath. He said to me, 'Listen, I am about to die. Take my body back to the land of Canaan, and bury me in the tomb I prepared for myself.' So please allow me to go and bury my father. After his burial, I will return without delay."H1H7650H559H2009H4191H6913H3738H776H3667H6912H5927H6912H1H7725 6Pharaoh agreed to Joseph's request. "Go and bury your father, as he made you promise," he said.H6547H559H5927H6912H1H7650 7So Joseph went up to bury his father. He was accompanied by all of Pharaoh's officials, all the senior members of Pharaoh's household, and all the senior officers of Egypt.H3130H5927H6912H1H5927H5650H6547H2205H1004H2205H776H4714 8Joseph also took his entire household and his brothers and their households. But they left their little children and flocks and herds in the land of Goshen.H1004H3130H251H1H1004H2945H6629H1241H5800H776H1657 9A great number of chariots and charioteers accompanied Joseph.H5927H7393H6571H3966H3515H4264 10When they arrived at the threshing floor of Atad, near the Jordan River, they held a very great and solemn memorial service, with a seven-day period of mourning for Joseph's father.H935H1637H329H5676H3383H5594H1419H3966H3515H4553H6213H60H1H7651H3117 11The local residents, the Canaanites, watched them mourning at the threshing floor of Atad. Then they renamed that place (which is near the Jordan) Abel-mizraim, for they said, "This is a place of deep mourning for these Egyptians."H3427H776H3669H7200H60H1637H329H559H3515H60H4714H8034H7121H67H5676H3383 12So Jacob's sons did as he had commanded them.H1121H6213H6680 13They carried his body to the land of Canaan and buried him in the cave in the field of Machpelah, near Mamre. This is the cave that Abraham had bought as a permanent burial site from Ephron the Hittite.H1121H5375H776H3667H6912H4631H7704H4375H85H7069H7704H272H6913H6085H2850H6440H4471

Joseph Reassures His Brothers

14After burying Jacob, Joseph returned to Egypt with his brothers and all who had accompanied him to his father's burial.H3130H7725H4714H251H5927H6912H1H310H6912H1 15But now that their father was dead, Joseph's brothers became fearful. "Now Joseph will show his anger and pay us back for all the wrong we did to him," they said.H3130H251H7200H1H4191H559H3130H3863H7852H7725H7725H7451H1580 16So they sent this message to Joseph: "Before your father died, he instructed usH6680H3130H559H1H6680H6440H4194H559 17to say to you: 'Please forgive your brothers for the great wrong they did to you—for their sin in treating you so cruelly.' So we, the servants of the God of your father, beg you to forgive our sin." When Joseph received the message, he broke down and wept.H559H3130H5375H577H6588H251H2403H1580H7451H5375H6588H5650H430H1H3130H1058H1696 18Then his brothers came and threw themselves down before Joseph. "Look, we are your slaves!" they said.H251H3212H5307H6440H559H5650 19But Joseph replied, "Don't be afraid of me. Am I God, that I can punish you?H3130H559H3372H430 20You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.H2803H7451H430H2803H2896H4616H6213H3117H2421H7227H5971H2421 21No, don't be afraid. I will continue to take care of you and your children." So he reassured them by speaking kindly to them.H3372H3557H2945H5162H1696H3820

The Death of Joseph

22So Joseph and his brothers and their families continued to live in Egypt. Joseph lived to the age of 110.H3130H3427H4714H1H1004H3130H2421H3967H6235H8141 23He lived to see three generations of descendants of his son Ephraim, and he lived to see the birth of the children of Manasseh's son Makir, whom he claimed as his own.H3130H7200H669H1121H8029H1121H4353H1121H4519H3205H3130H1290 24"Soon I will die," Joseph told his brothers, "but God will surely come to help you and lead you out of this land of Egypt. He will bring you back to the land he solemnly promised to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob."H3130H559H251H4191H430H6485H6485H5927H776H776H7650H85H3327H3290 25Then Joseph made the sons of Israel swear an oath, and he said, "When God comes to help you and lead you back, you must take my bones with you."H3130H7650H1121H3478H559H430H6485H6485H5927H6106H2088 26So Joseph died at the age of 110. The Egyptians embalmed him, and his body was placed in a coffin in Egypt.H3130H4191H3967H6235H8141H1121H2590H3455H727H4714


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