Genesis 50:1-14 NIV

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

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

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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.3

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4 When the days of mourning4 had passed, Joseph said to Pharaoh's court,5 "If I have found favor in your eyes,6 speak to Pharaoh for me. Tell him,

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      5 'My father made me swear an oath7 and said, "I am about to die;8 bury me in the tomb I dug for myself9 in the land of Canaan."10 Now let me go up and bury my father;11 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 officials12 accompanied him--the dignitaries of his court13 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.14 Only their children and their flocks and herds were left in Goshen.15

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          9 Chariots16 and horsemena also went up with him. It was a very large company.

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            • a 50:9 - Or "charioteers"
              10 When they reached the threshing floor17 of Atad, near the Jordan, they lamented loudly and bitterly;18 and there Joseph observed a seven-day period19 of mourning20 for his father.21
              11 When the Canaanites22 who lived there saw the mourning at the threshing floor of Atad, they said, "The Egyptians are holding a solemn ceremony of mourning."23 That is why that place near the Jordan is called Abel Mizraim.b

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                • b 50:11 - "Abel Mizraim" means "mourning of the Egyptians."
                  12 So Jacob's sons did as he had commanded them:24

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                  13 They carried him to the land of Canaan and buried him in the cave in the field of Machpelah,25 near Mamre,26 which Abraham had bought as a burial place from Ephron the Hittite,27 along with the field.28

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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.29

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