Genesis 50:4-11 (New International Version)

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4 When the days of mourning1 had passed, Joseph said to Pharaoh's court,2 "If I have found favor in your eyes,3 speak to Pharaoh for me. Tell him, 5 'My father made me swear an oath4 and said, "I am about to die;5 bury me in the tomb I dug for myself6 in the land of Canaan."7 Now let me go up and bury my father;8 then I will return.' " 6 Pharaoh said, "Go up and bury your father, as he made you swear to do." 7 So Joseph went up to bury his father. All Pharaoh's officials9 accompanied him--the dignitaries of his court10 and all the dignitaries of Egypt-- 8 besides all the members of Joseph's household and his brothers and those belonging to his father's household.11 Only their children and their flocks and herds were left in Goshen.12 9 Chariots13 and horsemena also went up with him. It was a very large company. 10 When they reached the threshing floor14 of Atad, near the Jordan, they lamented loudly and bitterly;15 and there Joseph observed a seven-day period16 of mourning17 for his father.18 11 When the Canaanites19 who lived there saw the mourning at the threshing floor of Atad, they said, "The Egyptians are holding a solemn ceremony of mourning."20 That is why that place near the Jordan is called Abel Mizraim.b
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