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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              Joseph Reassures His Brothers

              15 When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “What if Joseph holds a grudge against us and pays us back for all the wrongs we did to him?”

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              16 So they sent word to Joseph, saying, “Your father left these instructions before he died:

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              17 ‘This is what you are to say to Joseph: I ask you to forgive your brothers the sins and the wrongs they committed in treating you so badly.’ Now please forgive the sins of the servants of the God of your father.” When their message came to him, Joseph wept.

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                  18 His brothers then came and threw themselves down before him. “We are your slaves,” they said.

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                  19 But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God?

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