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Genesis 50 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Then Joseph fell on his father’s face and wept over him and kissed him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:2 - And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. So the physicians embalmed Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:3 - Then the forty days to do this were fulfilled, because in this manner the days of embalming are fulfilled. And the Egyptians wept for him seventy days.
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Then the days of weeping for him were past, and Joseph spoke to the household of Pharaoh, saying, “If now I have found favor in your sight, please speak in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:5 - ‘My father made me swear, saying, “Behold, I am about to die; in my grave which I dug for myself in the land of Canaan, there you shall bury me.” So now, please let me go up and bury my father; then I will return.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:6 - And Pharaoh said, “Go up and bury your father, as he made you swear.”
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So Joseph went up to bury his father, and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his household, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:8 - and all the household of Joseph and his brothers and his father’s household; they left only their little ones and their flocks and their herds in the land of Goshen.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:9 - There also went up with him both chariots and horsemen; and it was a very [fn]immense camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:10 - And they came to the [fn]threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, and they lamented there with a very great and [fn]immense lamentation; and he [fn]observed seven days of mourning for his father.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:11 - Now the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning at [fn]the threshing floor of Atad, and they said, “This is an [fn]immense [fn]mourning for the Egyptians.” Therefore it was named [fn]Abel-mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan.

Jacob’s Burial at Machpelah

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:12 - Thus his sons did for him as he had commanded them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:13 - Indeed, his sons carried him to the land of Canaan and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre, which Abraham had bought along with the field for his possession as a burial site from Ephron the Hittite.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:14 - After he had buried his father, Joseph returned to Egypt, he and his brothers, and all who had gone up with him to bury his father.
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Then Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, and they said, “What if Joseph bears a grudge against us and returns back to us all the evil which we dealt against him!”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:16 - So they [fn]sent a message to Joseph, saying, “Your father commanded before he died, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:17 - ‘Thus you shall say to Joseph, “Please forgive, I beg you, the transgression of your brothers and their sin, for they dealt evil against you.”’ So now, please forgive the transgression of the slaves of the God of your father.” And Joseph wept when they spoke to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:18 - Then his brothers also came and fell down before him and said, “Behold, we are your slaves.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:19 - But Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in God’s place?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:20 - “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to do [fn]what has happened on this day, to keep many people alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:21 - “So now, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones.” And he comforted them and spoke to their heart.

The Death of Joseph

(Heb 11:22 )
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Now Joseph stayed in Egypt, he and his father’s household, and Joseph lived 110 years.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:23 - And Joseph saw the third generation of Ephraim’s sons; also the sons of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were born on Joseph’s knees.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:24 - And Joseph said to his brothers, “I am about to die, but God will surely [fn]take care of you and bring you up from this land to the land which He swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:25 - Then Joseph made the sons of Israel swear, saying, “God will surely [fn]take care of you, and you shall carry my bones up from here.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:26 - So Joseph died at the age of 110 years; and they embalmed him, and he was placed in a coffin in Egypt.
LSB Footnotes
Lit heavy
Heb Goren ha-Atad
Lit heavy
Lit made a mourning for seven days
Heb Goren ha-Atad
Lit heavy
Heb ebel
The meadow (or mourning) of Egypt
Lit commanded
Lit as it is this day
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