And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, If now Joseph should be hostile to us, and should indeed requite us all the evil that we did to him!
And they sent a messenger to Joseph, saying, Thy father commanded before he died, saying,
Thus shall ye speak to Joseph: Oh forgive, I pray thee, the transgression of thy brethren, and their sin! for they did evil to thee. And now, we pray thee, forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spoke to him.
And his brethren also went and fell down before his face, and said, Behold, we are thy bondmen.
And Joseph said to them, Fear not: am I then in the place of God?
Ye indeed meant evil against me: God meant it for good, in order that he might do as [it is] this day, to save a great people alive.
And now, fear not: I will maintain you and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spoke consolingly to them.
And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he and his father's house; and Joseph lived a hundred and ten years.
And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third [generation]; the sons also of Machir the son of Manasseh were born on Joseph's knees.
And Joseph said to his brethren, I die; and God will certainly visit you, and bring you up out of this land, into the land that he swore unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will certainly visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones hence.
And Joseph died, a hundred and ten years old; and they embalmed him; and he was put in a coffin a in Egypt.