Then Josephfell on his father'sface, and weptover him and kissed him.
2Josephcommanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. So the physicians1embalmedIsrael.
Now fortydays were arequired for bit, for csuch is the periodrequired for embalming. And the Egyptians2wept for him seventydays.
When the days of dmourning for him were past, Josephspoke to the household of Pharaoh, saying, "Ifnow I have foundfavor in your sight, pleasespeaketo Pharaoh, saying,
'3My father made me swear, saying, "Behold, I am about to die; in my grave4which I dug for myself in the land of Canaan, there you shall bury me." Now therefore, please let me go up and bury my father; then I will return.' "
6Pharaohsaid, "Go up and bury your father, as he made you swear."
So Josephwent up to bury his father, and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his household and all the elders of the land of Egypt,
and all the household of Joseph and his brothers and his father'shousehold; they leftonly their littleones and their flocks and their herds in the land of Goshen.
There also went up with him bothchariots and horsemen; and it was a verygreatcompany.
When they came to the fthreshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, they 5lamentedthere with a verygreat and gsorrowfullamentation; and he hobservedsevendaysmourning for his father.
Now when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning at ithe threshingfloor of Atad, they said, "This is a jgrievouskmourning for the Egyptians." Therefore it was namedlAbel-mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan.
12Thus his sonsdid for him as he had charged them;
for his sonscarried him to the land of Canaan and buried him in 6the cave of the field of MachpelahbeforeMamre, whichAbraham had bought along with the field for a mburialsite from Ephron the Hittite.
14After he had buried his father, Josephreturned to Egypt, he and his brothers, and all who had gone up with him to bury his father.
When Joseph'sbrotherssaw that their father was dead, they said, "7What if Josephbears a grudgeagainst us and pays us back in full for all the wrongwhich we did to him!"
So they nsent a message to Joseph, saying, "Your fatherchargedbefore he died, saying,
17'Thus you shall say to Joseph, "Pleaseforgive, I beg you, the transgression of your brothers and their sin, for they did you wrong."' And now, pleaseforgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father." And Josephwept when they spoke to him.
Then his brothersalsocame and 8felldownbefore him and said, "Behold, we are your servants."
But Josephsaid to them, "Do not be afraid, for am I in God'splace?
"As for you, 9you meantevilagainst me, but Godmeant it for good in order to bringaboutothispresent result, to preservemanypeoplealive.
21"So therefore, do not be afraid; 10I will provide for you and your littleones." So he comforted them and spokepkindly to them.
Now Josephstayed in Egypt, he and his father'shousehold, and Josephlived one hundred and tenyears.
23Josephsaw the third generation of Ephraim'ssons; also the sons of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were 11born on Joseph'sknees.
24Josephsaid to his brothers, "12I am about to die, but God will surelyqtakecare of you and bring you up from thisland to the landwhich He rpromised on oath to 13Abraham, to 14Isaac and to 15Jacob."
Then Joseph made the sons of Israelswear, saying, "God will surelystakecare of you, and 16you shall carry my bones up from here."
So Josephdied at the age of one hundred and tenyears; and the was 17embalmed and placed in a coffin in Egypt.