The mourning for Jacob.
Genesis 50:1 And Ioseph fell vpon his fathers face, and wept vpon him, and kissed him. Genesis 50:2 And Ioseph commanded his seruants the physicians to imbalme his father: and the physicians imbalmed Israel. Genesis 50:3 And fortie dayes were fulfilled for him, (for so are fulfilled the dayes of those which are imbalmed) and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten dayes.
Joseph getteth leave of Pharaoh to go to bury him.
Genesis 50:4 And when the dayes of his mourning were past, Ioseph spake vnto the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I haue found grace in your eyes, speake, I pray you, in the eares of Pharaoh, saying, Genesis 50:5 My father made me sweare, saying, Loe, I die: in my graue which I haue digged for me, in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now therfore let me goe vp, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come againe. Genesis 50:6 And Pharaoh said, Goe vp, and bury thy father, according as he made thee sweare.
Genesis 50:7 And Ioseph went vp to bury his father: and with him went vp all the seruants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt, Genesis 50:8 And all the house of Ioseph, and his brethren, and his fathers house: onely their litle ones, and their flockes, and their heards, they left in the land of Goshen. Genesis 50:9 And there went vp with him both charets and horsemen: and it was a very great company. Genesis 50:10 And they came to the threshing floore of Atad, which is beyond Iordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seuen dayes. Genesis 50:11 And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites sawe the mourning in the floore of Atad, they saide, This is a grieuous mourning to the Egyptians: wherfore the name of it was called, Abel Mizraim, which is beyond Iordan. Genesis 50:12 And his sonnes did vnto him according as he commanded them. Genesis 50:13 For his sonnes caried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the caue of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field for a possession of a burying place, of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.
Genesis 50:14 And Ioseph returned into Egypt, he and his brethren, and all that went vp with him, to bury his father, after he had buried his father.
Joseph comforteth his brethren, who craved his pardon.
Genesis 50:15 And when Iosephs brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Ioseph will peraduenture hate vs, and will certainely requite vs all the euill which we did vnto him. Genesis 50:16 And they sent a messenger vnto Ioseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying, Genesis 50:17 So shall ye say vnto Ioseph, Forgiue, I pray thee now, the trespasse of thy brethren, and their sinne: for they did vnto thee euill: And now wee pray thee, forgiue the trespasse of the seruants of the God of thy father. And Ioseph wept, when they spake vnto him. Genesis 50:18 And his brethren also went and fell downe before his face, and they said, Behold, we [be] thy seruants. Genesis 50:19 And Ioseph saide vnto them, Feare not: for [am] I in the place of God? Genesis 50:20 But as for you, yee thought euill against me, [but] God meant it vnto good, to bring to passe, as it is this day, to saue much people aliue. Genesis 50:21 Now therefore feare yee not: I will nourish you, and your litle ones. And hee comforted them, and spake kindly vnto them.
Genesis 50:22 And Ioseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his fathers house: and Ioseph liued an hundred and ten yeeres.
He seeth the third generation of his sons.
Genesis 50:23 And Ioseph sawe Ephraims children, of the third generation: the children also of Machir, the sonne of Manasseh were brought vp vpon Iosephs knees.
He prophesieth unto his brethren of their return.
Genesis 50:24 And Ioseph saide vnto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land, vnto the land which hee sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Iacob.
He taketh an oath of them for his bones.
Genesis 50:25 And Ioseph tooke an othe of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visite you, and ye shal carie vp my bones from hence.
He dieth, and is chested.
Genesis 50:26 So Ioseph died, being an hundred and ten yeeres old: and they imbalmed him, and he was put in a coffin, in Egypt.