Genesis 50:12

12 So Jacob’s sons did as he had commanded them:

Genesis 50:12 in Other Translations

KJV
12 And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them:
ESV
12 Thus his sons did for him as he had commanded them,
NLT
12 So Jacob’s sons did as he had commanded them.
MSG
12 Jacob's sons continued to carry out his instructions to the letter.
CSB
12 So Jacob's sons did for him what he had commanded them.

Genesis 50:12 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 50:12

And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them.
] Not only Joseph, but all the sons of Jacob were concerned in the burial of him, being all charged by him with it, and who were obedient to his commands as follows; see ( Genesis 49:29 ) .

Genesis 50:12 In-Context

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.
12 So Jacob’s sons did as he had commanded them:
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.
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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