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Genesis 50

The mourning for Jacob.

Genesis 50:1 And Ioseph fell vpon his fathers face, and wept vpon him, and kyssed hym. Genesis 50:2 And Ioseph comaunded his seruauntes the phisitians to imbawme his father. And the phisitians enbawmed Israel. Genesis 50:3 And fourtie dayes were continued (for so long doth the imbawmyng last) and the Egyptians mourned for him thre score and ten dayes.

Joseph getteth leave of Pharaoh to go to bury him.

Genesis 50:4 And when the dayes of mournyng were ended, Ioseph spake vnto ye house of Pharao, saying: If I haue founde fauour in your eyes, speake I pray you in the eares of Pharao, saying: Genesis 50:5 My father made me sweare, & sayde, Lo I dye, bury me in the graue which I haue made me in the lande of Chanaan. Nowe therfore let me go vp I pray thee, and bury my father, and then wyl I come agayne. Genesis 50:6 And Pharao sayde: Go vp, and bury thy father, accordyng as he made thee sweare.

The funeral.

Genesis 50:7 And Ioseph went vp to bury his father, and with hym went all the seruautes of Pharao that were the elders of his house, and all the elders of the lande of Egypt: Genesis 50:8 And all the house of Ioseph and his brethren, and his fathers house: onlye their chyldren, and their sheepe, & their cattell, left they behynde in the lande of Gosen. Genesis 50:9 And there went with hym also charrettes and horsemen: and it was an exceedyng great companie. Genesis 50:10 And they came to the corne floore of Atad, which is beyonde Iordane, and there they made a great and exceedyng sore lamentation: and he mourned for his father seuen dayes. Genesis 50:11 And when the inhabiters of the lande [euen] the Chananites, sawe the mournyng in the corne floore of Atad, they sayde: This is a great mournyng vnto the Egyptians. Wherefore the name of the place is called, The mournyng of the Egyptians, & it is beyond Iordane. Genesis 50:12 And his sonnes dyd vnto hym accordyng as he had commaunded them. Genesis 50:13 For his sonnes caryed hym into the lande of Chanaan, & buryed hym in the caue of the fielde Machpelah, whiche fielde Abraham bought to be a place to bury in of Ephron the Hethite, before Mamre.

Genesis 50:14 And Ioseph returned into Egypt agayne, he and his brethren, and all that went vp with hym to bury his father, assoone as he had buryed hym.

Joseph comforteth his brethren, who craved his pardon.

Genesis 50:15 And when Iosephes brethren sawe that their father was dead, they saide: Ioseph may peraduenture hate vs, & rewarde vs againe all the euyll whiche we dyd vnto hym. Genesis 50:16 And they dyd sende a message vnto Ioseph, saying: Thy father dyd commaunde before he dyed, saying: Genesis 50:17 This wyse shall ye say vnto Ioseph, Forgeue [I pray thee] the trespasse of thy brethren, and their sinne: for they rewarded thee euyll. And nowe we praye thee forgeue the trespasse of the seruauntes of the God of thy father. And Ioseph wept when they spake vnto hym. Genesis 50:18 Also his brethren came vnto hym, and fell flat before his face, saying: beholde, we be thy seruauntes. Genesis 50:19 To whom Ioseph sayde: Feare not, am I God? Genesis 50:20 Ye thought euil against me, but God turned it vnto good, to bryng to passe as it is this day, and to saue muche people alyue. Genesis 50:21 Feare not therefore, nowe I wyll noryshe you and your chyldren. And he comforted them, and spake kyndly vnto them.

His age.

Genesis 50:22 Ioseph dwelt in Egypt, he and his fathers house: and Ioseph lyued an hundred and ten yeres.

He seeth the third generation of his sons.

Genesis 50:23 And Ioseph sawe Ephraims children euen vnto the thirde generation: and vnto Machir the sonne of Manasses, were chyldren borne on Iosephes knees.

He prophesieth unto his brethren of their return.

Genesis 50:24 And Ioseph sayde vnto his brethren, I dye, & God wyll surely visite you, and bryng you out of this lande, vnto the lande whiche he sware vnto Abraham, Isahac, and Iacob.

He taketh an oath of them for his bones.

Genesis 50:25 And Ioseph toke an othe of the chyldren of Israel, saying: God wyll not fayle but visite you, and ye shall cary my bones hence.

He dieth, and is chested.

Genesis 50:26 And so Ioseph dyed when he was an hundred and ten yeres olde: And they imbawmed hym with spyces, puttyng hym in a chest in Egypt.

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