And when Joseph'sbrethrensaw that their father was dead , they said , Joseph will peradventure hate us , and will certainlyrequite us all the evil which we did unto him.
And they sent a messenger unto Joseph,saying , Thy father did commandbefore he died,saying ,
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 Josephwept when they spake unto him.
And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said , Behold, we be thy servants.19
And Josephsaid unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?20
But as for you, ye thoughtevil against me; but God meant it unto good,to bring to pass , as it is this day, to savemuchpeoplealive .
Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spakekindlya unto them.
And Josephdwelt in Egypt, he, and his father'shouse: and Josephlived an hundred and tenyears.23
And JosephsawEphraim'schildren of the third generation: the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph'sknees.24
And Josephsaid unto his brethren, I die : and God will surelyvisit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.25
And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel,saying , God will surelyvisit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.26
So Josephdied , being an hundred and tenyearsold: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.