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Genesis 50 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Jacob Is Buried

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

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:2 - Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. So the physicians embalmed Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:3 - Now forty days were [fn]required for [fn]it, for [fn]such is the period required for embalming. And the Egyptians wept for him seventy days.
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When the days of [fn]mourning for him were past, Joseph spoke to the household of Pharaoh, saying, “If now I have found favor in your sight, please speak [fn]to 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.” Now then, please let me go up and bury my father; then I will return.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:6 - 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 - Chariots with teams of horses also went up with him; and it was a very great company.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:10 - When they came to the [fn]threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, they mourned there with a very great and [fn]sorrowful lamentation; and he [fn]observed seven days of mourning for his father.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:11 - Now when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning at [fn]the threshing floor of Atad, they said, “This is a [fn]grievous [fn]mourning for the Egyptians.” Therefore it was named [fn]Abel-mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan.

Burial at Machpelah

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:12 - And so his sons did for him as he had commanded them;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:13 - for his sons carried him to the land of Canaan and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah opposite Mamre, which Abraham had bought along with the field as a [fn]burial site from Ephron the Hittite.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:14 - And 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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When Joseph’s brothers had seen that their father was dead, they said, “What if Joseph holds a grudge against us and pays us back in full for all the wrong which we did to him!”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:16 - So they sent instructions to Joseph, saying, “Your father commanded us before he died, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:17 - ‘This is what you shall say to Joseph: “Please forgive, I beg you, the offense of your brothers and their sin, for they did you wrong.”’ And now, please forgive the offense of the servants 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 servants.”
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 bring about [fn]this present result, to keep many people alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:21 - “So therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones.” So he comforted them and spoke [fn]kindly to them.

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 - 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 - Joseph said to his brothers, “I am about to die, but God will assuredly [fn]take care of you and bring you up from this land to the land which He [fn]promised on oath to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:25 - Then Joseph made the sons of Israel swear, saying, “God will assuredly [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 placed him in a coffin in Egypt.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit fulfilled
Or him
Lit so are fulfilled the days of embalming
Lit weeping
Lit In the ears of
Heb Goren ha-Atad
Lit heavy
Lit made a mourning for seven days
Heb Goren ha-Atad
Lit heavy
Heb ebel
I.e., the meadow (or mourning) of Egypt
Lit possession of a burial place
Lit as this day
Lit to their heart
Or visit
Lit swore
Or visit

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