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Genesis 50:15-26 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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15 Realizing that their father was dead, Joseph's brothers said, "What if Joseph still bears a grudge against us and pays us back in full for all the wrong 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 So they approached Joseph, saying, "Your father gave this instruction before he died, 16 So they sent word to Joseph, saying, "Your father left these instructions before he died:
17 "Say to Joseph: I beg you, forgive the crime of your brothers and the wrong they did in harming you.' Now therefore please forgive the crime of the servants of the God of your father." 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 Then his brothers also wept, fell down before him, and said, "We are here as your slaves." 18 His brothers then came and threw themselves down before him. "We are your slaves," they said.
19 But Joseph said to them, "Do not be afraid! Am I in the place of God? 19 But Joseph said to them, "Don't be afraid. Am I in the place of God?
20 Even though you intended to do harm to me, God intended it for good, in order to preserve a numerous people, as he is doing today. 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 So have no fear; I myself will provide for you and your little ones." In this way he reassured them, speaking kindly 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 So Joseph remained in Egypt, he and his father's household; and Joseph lived one hundred ten years. 22 Joseph stayed in Egypt, along with all his father's family. He lived a hundred and ten years
23 Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation; the children of Machir son of Manasseh were also 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 Then Joseph said to his brothers, "I am about to die; but God will surely come to you, and bring you up out of this land to the land that he swore to 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 So Joseph made the Israelites swear, saying, "When God comes to you, you shall carry up my bones from here." 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, being one hundred ten years old; he was embalmed and 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.