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Genesis 50

The mourning for Jacob.

Genesis 50:1 Then Ioseph fell vpon his fathers face and wept vpon him, and kissed him. Genesis 50:2 And Ioseph commaunded his seruantes the physicions, to enbaume his father, and the physicions enbaumed Israel. Genesis 50:3 So fourtie dayes were accomplished (for so long did the dayes of them that were enbaumed last) and the Egyptians bewayled him seuentie 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 to the house of Pharaoh, saying, If I haue nowe found fauour in your eyes, speake, I pray you, in the eares of Pharaoh, and say, Genesis 50:5 My father made me sweare, saying, Loe, I die, bury me in my graue, which I haue made me in the land of Canaan: now therefore let me go, I pray thee, & bury my father, & I wil come againe. Genesis 50:6 Then Pharaoh said, Goe vp and bury thy father, as he made thee to sweare.

The funeral.

Genesis 50:7 So Ioseph went vp to bury his father, and with him went all the seruants of Pharaoh, both the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt. Genesis 50:8 Likewise all the house of Ioseph, and his brethren, and his fathers house: onely their children, and their sheepe, and their cattell left they in the land of Goshen. Genesis 50:9 And there went vp with him both charets and horsemen: and they were an exceeding great company. Genesis 50:10 And they came to Goren Atad, which is beyond Iorden, and there they made a great and exceeding sore lamentation: and he mourned for his father seuen dayes. Genesis 50:11 And when the Canaanites the inhabitants of the lande sawe the mourning in Goren Atad, they sayde, This is a great mourning vnto the Egyptians: wherefore the name thereof was called Abel Mizraim, which is beyond Iorden. Genesis 50:12 So his sonnes did vnto him, according as he had commanded them: Genesis 50:13 For his sonnes caried him into the lande of Canaan, & buried him in the caue of the fielde of Machpelah, which caue Abraham bought with the fielde, to be a place to bury in, of Ephron the Hittite besides Mamre.

Genesis 50:14 Then Ioseph returned into Egypt, he and his brethren, and al that went vp with him to bury his father, after that 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 sayde, It may be that Ioseph will hate vs, and will pay vs againe all the euill, which we did vnto him. Genesis 50:16 Therefore they sent vnto Ioseph, saying, Thy father commanded before his death, saying, Genesis 50:17 Thus shal ye say vnto Ioseph, Forgiue now, I pray thee, the trespasse of thy brethren, and their sinne: for they rewarded thee euil; nowe, we pray thee, forgiue the trespasse of the seruants of thy fathers God; Ioseph wept, when they spake vnto him. Genesis 50:18 Also his brethren came vnto him, and fell downe before his face, and sayde, Beholde, we be thy seruants. Genesis 50:19 To whome Ioseph sayde, Feare not: for am not I vnder God? Genesis 50:20 When ye thought euill against mee, God disposed it to good, that he might bring to passe, as it is this day, and saue much people aliue. Genesis 50:21 Feare not nowe therefore, I will nourish you, and your children: and hee comforted them, and spake kindly vnto them.

His age.

Genesis 50:22 So Ioseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his fathers house: and Ioseph liued an hundreth and tenne yeere.

He seeth the third generation of his sons.

Genesis 50:23 And Ioseph saw Ephraims children, euen vnto the third generation: also the sonnes of Machir the sonne of Manasseh were brought vp on Iosephs knees.

He prophesieth unto his brethren of their return.

Genesis 50:24 And Ioseph sayd vnto his brethren, I am ready to dye, and God will surely visite you, and bring you out of this land, vnto ye land which hee sware vnto Abraha, vnto Izhak, and vnto Iaakob.

He taketh an oath of them for his bones.

Genesis 50:25 And Ioseph tooke an oth of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visite you, and ye shall cary my bones hence.

He dieth, and is chested.

Genesis 50:26 So Ioseph died, when he was an hundreth and ten yere olde: and they enbaumed him & put him in a chest in Egypt.

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