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Genesis 50 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him. 1 Joseph threw himself upon his father and wept over him and kissed him.
2 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. And the physicians embalmed Israel. 2 Then Joseph directed the physicians in his service to embalm his father Israel. So the physicians embalmed him,
3 And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those who are embalmed. And the Egyptians mourned for him seventy days. 3 taking a full forty days, for that was the time required for embalming. And the Egyptians mourned for him seventy days.
4 And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spoke to the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found favour in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying, 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,
5 My father made me swear, saying, Behold, I die; in my grave which I have dug myself in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. And now, let me go up, I pray thee, that I may bury my father; and I will come again. 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.' "
6 And Pharaoh said, Go up and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear. 6 Pharaoh said, "Go up and bury your father, as he made you swear to do."
7 And Joseph went up to bury his father; and with him went up all the bondmen of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt, 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--
8 and all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father's house; only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen. 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.
9 And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen; and the camp was very great. 9 Chariots and horsemen also went up with him. It was a very large company.
10 And they came to the threshing-floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan; and there they lamented with a great and very grievous lamentation; and he made a mourning for his father of seven days. 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 And the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning at the threshing-floor of Atad, and they said, This is a grievous mourning of the Egyptians. Therefore the name of it was called Abel-Mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan. 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.
12 And his sons did to him according as he had commanded them; 12 So Jacob's sons did as he had commanded them:
13 and his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah which Abraham had bought along with the field, for a possession of a sepulchre, of Ephron the Hittite, opposite to Mamre. 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 as a burial place from Ephron the Hittite, along with the field.
14 And, after he had buried his father, Joseph returned to Egypt, he and his brethren, and all that had gone up with him to bury his father. 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.
15 And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, If now Joseph should be hostile to us, and should indeed requite us all the evil that we did to him! 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?"
16 And they sent a messenger to Joseph, saying, Thy father commanded before he died, saying, 16 So they sent word to Joseph, saying, "Your father left these instructions before he died:
17 Thus shall ye speak to Joseph: Oh forgive, I pray thee, the transgression of thy brethren, and their sin! for they did evil to thee. And now, we pray thee, forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spoke to him. 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.
18 And his brethren also went and fell down before his face, and said, Behold, we are thy bondmen. 18 His brothers then came and threw themselves down before him. "We are your slaves," they said.
19 And Joseph said to them, Fear not: am I then in the place of God? 19 But Joseph said to them, "Don't be afraid. Am I in the place of God?
20 Ye indeed meant evil against me: God meant it for good, in order that he might do as [it is] this day, to save a great people alive. 20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
21 And now, fear not: I will maintain you and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spoke consolingly to them. 21 So then, don't be afraid. I will provide for you and your children." And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.
22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he and his father's house; and Joseph lived a hundred and ten years. 22 Joseph stayed in Egypt, along with all his father's family. He lived a hundred and ten years
23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third [generation]; the sons also of Machir the son of Manasseh were born on Joseph's knees. 23 and saw the third generation of Ephraim's children. Also the children of Makir son of Manasseh were placed at birth on Joseph's knees.
24 And Joseph said to his brethren, I die; and God will certainly visit you, and bring you up out of this land, into the land that he swore unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. 24 Then Joseph said to his brothers, "I am about to die. But God will surely come to your aid and take you up out of this land to the land he promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob."
25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will certainly visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones hence. 25 And Joseph made the sons of Israel swear an oath and said, "God will surely come to your aid, and then you must carry my bones up from this place."
26 And Joseph died, a hundred and ten years old; and they embalmed him; and he was put in a coffin in Egypt. 26 So Joseph died at the age of a hundred and ten. And after they embalmed him, he was placed in a coffin in Egypt.