Genesis 50 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Joseph threw himself on his father and wept over him and kissed him. 1 Joseph threw himself upon his father and wept over him and kissed him.
2 Then Joseph told his morticians to embalm the body. 2 Then Joseph directed the physicians in his service to embalm his father Israel. So the physicians embalmed him,
3 The embalming process took forty days, and there was a period of national mourning for 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 When the period of mourning was over, Joseph approached Pharaoh's advisers and asked them to speak to Pharaoh on his behalf. 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 He told them, "Tell Pharaoh that my father made me swear an oath. He said to me, 'I am about to die; take my body back to the land of Canaan, and bury me in our family's burial cave.' Now I need to go and bury my father. After his burial is complete, I will return without delay." 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 Pharaoh agreed to Joseph's request. "Go and bury your father, as you promised," he said. 6 Pharaoh said, "Go up and bury your father, as he made you swear to do."
7 So Joseph went, with a great number of Pharaoh's counselors and advisers -- all the senior officers 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 Joseph also took his brothers and the entire household of Jacob. But they left their little children and flocks and herds 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 So a great number of chariots, cavalry, and people accompanied Joseph. 9 Chariots and horsemen also went up with him. It was a very large company.
10 When they arrived at the threshing floor of Atad, near the Jordan River, they held a very great and solemn funeral, with a seven-day period of mourning for Joseph's father. 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 The local residents, the Canaanites, renamed the place Abel-mizraim, for they said, "This is a place of very deep mourning for these Egyptians." 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 So Jacob's sons did as he had commanded them. 12 So Jacob's sons did as he had commanded them:
13 They carried his body to the land of Canaan and buried it there in the cave of Machpelah. This is the cave that Abraham had bought for a permanent burial place in the field of Ephron the Hittite, near 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 Then Joseph returned to Egypt with his brothers and all who had accompanied him to his father's funeral. 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 But now that their father was dead, Joseph's brothers became afraid. "Now Joseph will pay us back for all the evil we did to him," they said. 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 So they sent this message to Joseph: "Before your father died, he instructed us 16 So they sent word to Joseph, saying, "Your father left these instructions before he died:
17 to say to you: 'Forgive your brothers for the great evil they did to you.' So we, the servants of the God of your father, beg you to forgive us." When Joseph received the message, he broke down and wept. 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 Then his brothers came and bowed low before him. "We are your slaves," they said. 18 His brothers then came and threw themselves down before him. "We are your slaves," they said.
19 But Joseph told them, "Don't be afraid of me. Am I God, to judge and punish you? 19 But Joseph said to them, "Don't be afraid. Am I in the place of God?
20 As far as I am concerned, God turned into good what you meant for evil. He brought me to the high position I have today so I could save the lives of many people. 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 No, don't be afraid. Indeed, I myself will take care of you and your families." And he spoke very kindly to them, reassuring 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 So Joseph and his brothers and their families continued to live in Egypt. Joseph was 110 years old when he died. 22 Joseph stayed in Egypt, along with all his father's family. He lived a hundred and ten years
23 He lived to see three generations of descendants of his son Ephraim and the children of Manasseh's son Makir, who were treated as if they were his own. 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 "Soon I will die," Joseph told his brothers, "but God will surely come for you, to lead you out of this land of Egypt. He will bring you back to the land he vowed to give to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and 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 Then Joseph made the sons of Israel swear an oath, and he said, "When God comes to lead us back to Canaan, you must take my body back with you." 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 So Joseph died at the age of 110. They embalmed him, and his body was placed 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.