Genesis 50:15-26 CSB

Joseph's Kindness

15 When Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said to one another, "If Joseph is holding a grudge against us, he will certainly repay us for all the wrong we caused him."

References for Genesis 50:15

      16 So they sent this message to Joseph, "Before he died your father gave a command:
      17 'Say this to Joseph: Please forgive your brothers' transgression and their sin-the wrong they caused you.' Therefore, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father." Joseph wept when their message came to him.
      18 Then his brothers also came to him, bowed down before him, and said, "We are your slaves!"
      19 But Joseph said to them, "Don't be afraid. Am I in the place of God?
      20 You planned evil against me; God planned it for good to bring about the present result-the survival of many people.a

      References for Genesis 50:20

        • d 50:20 - Gn 45:7; Rm 8:28
          21 Therefore don't be afraid. I will take care of you and your little ones." And he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.b

          References for Genesis 50:21

            • e 50:21 - Lit spoke to their hearts

              Joseph's Death

              22 Joseph and his father's household remained in Egypt. Joseph lived 110 years.

              References for Genesis 50:22

                  23 He saw Ephraim's sons to the third generation; the sons of Manasseh's son Machir were recognized byc Joseph.

                  References for Genesis 50:23

                    • f 50:23 - Lit were born on the knees of; referring to a ritual of adoption or of legitimation; Gn 30:3
                      24 Joseph said to his brothers, "I am about to die, but God will certainly come to your aid and bring you up from this land to the land He promised Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob."
                      25 So Joseph made the Israelites take an oath: "When God comes to your aid, you are to carry my bones up from here."d

                      References for Genesis 50:25

                          26 Joseph died at the age of 110. They embalmed him and placed him in a coffin in Egypt.