The mourning for Jacob.
Genesis 50:1 And Ioseph fell vpon his fathers face, & wepte vpon him, and kyssed hym. Genesis 50:2 And Ioseph commaunded his seruauntes that were Phisicions, to enbawme his father, and the Phisicions enbawmed Israel Genesis 50:3 .xl. daies longe, for so long doth the embawmyng last & the Egypcians bewepte him .lxx. dayes.
Joseph getteth leave of Pharaoh to go to bury him.
Genesis 50:4 And when the dayes of wepyng were ended, Ioseph spake vnto the house of Pharao sayinge. If I haue founde fauoure in youre eyes, speake vnto Pharao and tell him, Genesis 50:5 how that my father made me swere and sayd: loo, I dye, se that thou burye me in my graue whych I haue made me in the lande of Canaan. Now therfore let me go and burye my father, and than wyll I come agayne. Genesis 50:6 And Pharao sayd, goo and bury thy father, acordyng as he made the swere.
Genesis 50:7 And Ioseph went vp to bury his father, and with him went al the seruauntes of Pharao that were the elders of his house, and al the elders of Egypte, Genesis 50:8 and al the house of Ioseph and hys brethren & hys fathers house: only their chyldren and their shepe and their catell lefte they behynde them in the land of Gosan. Genesis 50:9 And there went wyth hym also Charettes and horsemen: so that they were an exceadyng great company. Genesis 50:10 And when they came to the felde of Atad beyonde Iordane, there they made great & exceadyng sore lamentacion. And he mourned for his father .vij. daies. Genesis 50:11 When þe enhabiters of the land of the Cananytes sawe the mournyng in the feld of Atad, they sayd: this is a great mournynge whiche the Egypcians make. Wherfore the name of þe place is called Abel mizraim, which place lyeth beyond Iordane. Genesis 50:12 And his sonnes dyd vnto him acordyng as he had commaunded them. Genesis 50:13 And his sonnes caryed him in to the land of Canaan & buryed him in the double caue which Abraham had bought wyth the felde to be a place to burye in, of Ephron the Hethite before Mamre.
Genesis 50:14 And Ioseph returned to Egypte agayne and hys brethren, and all that went vp wyth hym to burye hys father, assoue as he had buryed hym.
Joseph comforteth his brethren, who craved his pardon.
Genesis 50:15 When Iosephs brethren sawe that their father was deade, they sayd: Ioseph myghte fortune to hate vs and rewarde vs agayne al the euel which we did vnto him. Genesis 50:16 They did therfore a commandement vnto Ioseph saying: thy father charged vs before his deth saying. Genesis 50:17 This wyse say vnto Ioseph, forgeue I pray the the trespace of thy brethren & their synne for they rewarded the euell. Nowe therfore we pray the, forgeue the trespace of the seruauntes of thy fathers God. And Ioseph wepte when they spake vnto him. Genesis 50:18 And his brethren came and fel before hym and sayd: beholde we be thy seruauntes. Genesis 50:19 And Ioseph sayde vnto them feare not, for am not I vnder god? Genesis 50:20 Ye thoughte euel vnto me, but God turned it vnto good to brynge to passe, as it is thys daye, euen to saue moche people a lyue. Genesis 50:21 Feare not therfore, for I wyll care for you and for youre chyldren, and he spake kyndly vnto them.
Genesis 50:22 Ioseph dwelt in Egypte and hys fathers house also, and liued an hundred and .x. yere.
He seeth the third generation of his sons.
Genesis 50:23 And Ioseph sawe Ephraims chyldren, euen vnto the thyrde generacion. And vnto Machir the sonne of Manasses were chyldren borne, and sat on Iosephes knees.
He prophesieth unto his brethren of their return.
Genesis 50:24 And Ioseph sayd vnto his brethren: I dye: And God wyl suerlye vyset you & brynge you out of thys lande, vnto the lande whych he sware vnto Abraham, Isaac and Iacob.
He taketh an oath of them for his bones.
Genesis 50:25 And Ioseph toke an ooth of the chyldren of Israel and sayd: God wyl not fayle but vpset you: se therfore that ye cary my boones hence.
He dieth, and is chested.
Genesis 50:26 And so Ioseph dyed, when he was an hundred & .x. yere olde. And they enbawmed him & put him in a chest in Egypte.