Genesis Chapter 50 (Review)

  1. And Joseph fell upon his father’s face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.

And Joseph fell upon his father and cried.

  1. And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.

Joseph gave the order that Israel should be embalmed, and he was.


  1. And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days.

And after 40 days (as embalming is done for 40 days) the Egyptians mourned him for 70 days.

  1. And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spake unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,
  2. My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again.

And after weeping, Joseph told the house of pharaoh, if he has found grace in their sight, they should please say to pharaoh for him, that he swore to his dad not to bury him in Egypt, so pharaoh should please let him go bury his dad, then he would return later.

  1. And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear.

And pharaoh said…you’re free. Go bury your father, just have you have sworn.

  1. And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,
  2. and all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father’s house: only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen.
  3. And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very great company.

And Joseph went to bury his father and all the house of pharaoh, all his house and the elders of his house went with him. Only the children and flock were left in Goshen.
And chariots and horsemen went with him. It was a great multitude of people

  1. And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan; and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days.

On passing Jordan, Joseph mourned his father bitterly for 7 days.

  1. And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore the name of it was called Abel-mizraim [the mourning of the Egyptians], which is beyond Jordan.

And when the Canaanites saw the mourning, they named the place ‘the mourning of Egyptians’

  1. And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them:
  2. for his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field for a possession of a buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.
  3. And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.

And the sons of Israel did as they were told by their father (they buried him with his fathers).

And Joseph and all that went with him returned into Egypt.

  1. And when Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.

And when his brothers saw that their father was dead, they said unto themselves, Joseph will now hate us and pay us back for the evil we did him. (They still felt guilt and hadn’t forgiven themselves)

  1. And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying,
  2. So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.

And they sent a messenger unto Joseph saying…before your father died, he said to us, to tell you to forgive your brethren for that which they did. And Joseph cried.

  1. And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.

And they went unto Joseph and bowed down before him. And they said…we are your servants.

  1. And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?

And Joseph said…don’t be scared. I am not God.

  1. But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

You thought evil against me, but God planned good for me the whole time, for me to keep people alive

  1. Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.

So don’t be scared. I will feed you and your little ones. And he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

  1. And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father’s house: and Joseph lived a hundred and ten years.

Joseph and his family lived in Egypt and Joseph was 110 years of age.

  1. And Joseph saw Ephraim’s children of the third generation: the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph’s knees.

And Joseph saw Ephraim’s grandchildren and Manasseh’s grandchildren.

  1. And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die; and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

And Joseph said. I will die. And God will surely visit you. He will take you out of this land to the place he told unto Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Israel).

  1. And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.

And he had an oath with them and said…when God visits you, take out my remains from here

  1. So Joseph died, being a hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

And Joseph died at 110 and was embalmed and put in a coffin in Egypt.


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