Genesis 50:1-14 NIV

1 Joseph threw himself on his father and wept over him and kissed him.

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2 Then Joseph directed the physicians in his service to embalm his father Israel. So the physicians embalmed him,

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3 taking a full forty days, for that was the time required for embalming. And the Egyptians mourned for him seventy days.

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4 When the days of mourning had passed, Joseph said to Pharaoh’s court, “If I have found favor in your eyes, speak to Pharaoh for me. Tell him,

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      5 ‘My father made me swear an oath and said, “I am about to die; bury me in the tomb I dug for myself in the land of Canaan.” Now let me go up and bury my father; then I will return.’ ”

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      6 Pharaoh said, “Go up and bury your father, as he made you swear to do.”
      7 So Joseph went up to bury his father. All Pharaoh’s officials accompanied him—the dignitaries of his court and all the dignitaries of Egypt—

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      8 besides all the members of Joseph’s household and his brothers and those belonging to his father’s household. Only their children and their flocks and herds were left in Goshen.

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          9 Chariots and horsemena also went up with him. It was a very large company.

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            • Ŀ 50:9 - Or "charioteers"
              10 When they reached the threshing floor of Atad, near the Jordan, they lamented loudly and bitterly; and there Joseph observed a seven-day period of mourning for his father.
              11 When the Canaanites who lived there saw the mourning at the threshing floor of Atad, they said, “The Egyptians are holding a solemn ceremony of mourning.” That is why that place near the Jordan is called Abel Mizraim.b

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                • ŀ 50:11 - "Abel Mizraim" means "mourning of the Egyptians."
                  12 So Jacob’s sons did as he had commanded them:

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                  13 They carried him to the land of Canaan and buried him in the cave in the field of Machpelah, near Mamre, which Abraham had bought along with the field as a burial place from Ephron the Hittite.

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                  14 After burying his father, Joseph returned to Egypt, together with his brothers and all the others who had gone with him to bury his father.

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