And Joseph returned into Egypt
As he promised he would, ( Genesis 50:5 ) he and his brethren;
the eleven sons of Jacob; for though they had not made the same promise, nor Joseph for them, yet they returned, having left their little ones, flocks and herds, in Egypt: and all that went up with him to bury his father;
the elders and great men of the land of Egypt, with their attendants: after he had buried his father;
in the land of Canaan, which, though given to the seed of Jacob, the time was not come for them to possess it, nor the time of their departure out of Egypt thither, which was to be a good while hence, and after another manner.