1 At this Joseph threw himself on his father's face, covering it with tears and kisses.
Gen 46:4 1Thess 4:13 2Kgs 13:14 Acts 8:2 Deut 6:7-8 Eph 6:4 Gen 23:2
2 Then Joseph ordered the doctors in his service to embalm his father. The doctors embalmed Israel,
2Chr 16:14 Gen 50:26 John 19:39-40 Mark 16:1 Matt 26:12 John 12:7 Luke 24:1
3 and it took them forty days, for embalming takes forty days to complete. The Egyptians mourned him for seventy days.
Deut 34:8 Num 20:29 Deut 21:13 Gen 50:10
4 When the period of mourning for him was over, Joseph said to Pharaoh's household, 'If you have any affection for me, see that this message reaches Pharaoh's ears,
Esth 4:2 Gen 18:3
5 "My father put me under oath, saying: I am about to die. In the tomb which I dug for myself in Canaan, that is where you are to bury me. So may I have leave to go up and bury my father, and then come back?" '
2Chr 16:14 Isa 22:16 Matt 27:60 Gen 47:29-31 1Sam 14:43 Deut 4:22 Eccl 6:3
6 Pharaoh replied, 'Go up and bury your father, as he made you swear to do.'
7 Joseph went up to bury his father, and with him went all Pharaoh's officials, the dignitaries of his palace and all the dignitaries of Egypt,
8 as well as all Joseph's family, his brothers and his father's family. The only people they left behind in Goshen were those unfit to travel, and their flocks and cattle.
Exod 10:8-9 Exod 10:26 Num 32:24-27
9 Chariots and horsemen went up with him too; it was a very large retinue.
2Kgs 18:24 Acts 8:2 Exod 14:7 Exod 14:17 Exod 14:28 Gen 41:43 Gen 46:29
10 On arriving at Goren-ha-Atad, which is across the Jordan, they there held a long and solemn lamentation, and Joseph observed seven days' mourning for his father.
Acts 8:2 2Sam 1:17 Job 2:13 1Sam 31:13 Deut 1:1 Deut 34:8 Gen 50:4
11 When the Canaanites, the local inhabitants, witnessed the mourning at Goren-ha-Atad, they said, 'This is a solemn act of mourning by the Egyptians,' which is why the place was given the name Abel-Mizraim-it is across the Jordan.
Gen 10:15-19 Gen 24:6 1Sam 6:18 Deut 3:25 Deut 3:27 Deut 11:30 Gen 13:7
12 His sons did what he had ordered them to do for him.
Acts 7:16 Eph 6:1 Exod 20:12 Gen 47:29-31 Gen 49:29-32
13 His sons carried him to Canaan and buried him in the cave in the field at Machpelah, facing Mamre, which Abraham had bought from Ephron the Hittite as a burial site of his own.
Acts 7:16 Gen 23:16-18 Gen 49:29-31 2Kgs 21:18 Gen 23:20 Gen 25:9 Gen 35:27
14 Then Joseph returned to Egypt with his brothers and all those who had come up with him to bury his father.
15 Seeing that their father was dead, Joseph's brothers said, 'What if Joseph intends to treat us as enemies and pay us back for all the wrong we did him?'
Prov 28:1 Gen 27:41-42 Gen 37:28 Gen 42:17 Gen 42:21-22 Job 15:21-22 Lev 26:36
16 So they sent this message to Joseph: 'Before your father died, he gave us this order:
17 "You are to say to Joseph: Now please forgive the crime and faults of your brothers and all the wrong they did you." So now please forgive the crime of the servants of your father's God.' Joseph wept at the message they sent to him.
Col 3:12-13 Eph 4:32 Gal 6:10 Gal 6:16 Gen 31:42 Gen 42:21-24 Gen 45:4-5
18 Then his brothers went to him themselves and, throwing themselves at his feet, said, 'Take us as your slaves!'
Gen 37:7-11 Gen 27:29 Gen 42:6 Gen 44:14 Gen 45:3
19 But Joseph replied, 'Do not be afraid; is it for me to put myself in God's place?
Rom 12:19 2Kgs 5:7 Deut 32:35 Gen 30:2 Gen 45:5 Heb 10:30 Job 34:19-29
20 The evil you planned to do me has by God's design been turned to good, to bring about the present result: the survival of a numerous people.
Rom 8:28 Ps 119:71 Gen 45:5-8 Acts 2:23 Gen 37:4 Gen 37:18-20 Acts 3:13-15
21 So there is no need to be afraid; I shall provide for you and your dependants.' In this way he reassured them by speaking affectionately to them.
Gen 47:12 1Pet 3:9 1Thess 5:15 Gen 45:10-11 Isa 40:2 Matt 5:44 Matt 6:14
22 So Joseph stayed in Egypt with his father's family; and Joseph lived a hundred and ten years.
23 Joseph saw the third generation of Ephraim's line, as also the children of Machir son of Manasseh, who were born on Joseph's lap.
Job 42:16 Num 32:39 Gen 30:3 Ps 128:6 Gen 48:19 Gen 49:12 Josh 17:1
24 At length Joseph said to his brothers, 'I am about to die; but God will be sure to remember you kindly and take you out of this country to the country which he promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.'
Gen 26:3 Gen 35:12 Exod 3:16-17 Gen 28:13 Gen 46:4 Gen 48:21 Gen 15:18
25 And Joseph put Israel's sons on oath, saying, 'When God remembers you with kindness, be sure to take my bones away from here.'
Exod 13:19 Josh 24:32 Heb 11:22 Acts 7:16 Gen 47:29-31 Gen 50:5
26 Joseph died at the age of a hundred and ten; he was embalmed and laid in a coffin in Egypt.
Gen 47:9 Gen 47:28 Gen 50:2-3 Gen 50:22 Josh 24:29