And Joseph went up to bury his father
According to his request; having obtained leave of Pharaoh, and being desirous of paying his last respects, and doing his last office to so dear a parent, with all the honour and decency this service could be done with: and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh;
a great number of them, some must be left to wait upon him; who these were the next words explain: the elders of his house:
his senators and counsellors, his courtiers and principal officers of state: and all the elders of the land of Egypt;
governors of provinces and cities, the chief officers, civil and military; all which was done by the orders of Pharaoh, out of respect to Joseph and his family, and to make the funeral procession grand and honourable.