Genesis 50:24

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.”

Genesis 50:24 in Other Translations

KJV
24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
ESV
24 And Joseph said to his brothers, "I am about to die, but God will visit you and bring you up out of this land to the land that he swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob."
NLT
24 “Soon I will die,” Joseph told his brothers, “but God will surely come to help you and lead you out of this land of Egypt. He will bring you back to the land he solemnly promised to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.”
MSG
24 At the end, Joseph said to his brothers, "I am ready to die. God will most certainly pay you a visit and take you out of this land and back to the land he so solemnly promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob."
CSB
24 Joseph said to his brothers, "I am about to die, but God will certainly come to your aid and bring you up from this land to the land He promised Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob."

Genesis 50:24 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 50:24

And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die
Some time before his death he called them together, and observed to them, that he expected to die in a little time, as all must:

and God will surely visit you;
not in a way of wrath and vindictive justice, as he sometimes does, but in a way of love, grace, and mercy:

and bring you out of this land;
the land of Egypt, in which they then dwelt:

unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob;
meaning the land of Canaan, which he swore to those patriarchs that he would give to their posterity.

Genesis 50:24 In-Context

22 Joseph stayed in Egypt, along with all his father’s family. He lived a hundred and ten years
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 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 made the Israelites 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 a hundred and ten. And after they embalmed him, he was placed in a coffin in Egypt.

Cross References 6

  • 1. ver 5; Genesis 48:21
  • 2. Ruth 1:6; Psalms 35:2; Psalms 106:4; Isaiah 38:14; Exodus 3:16-17
  • 3. S Genesis 15:14
  • 4. S Genesis 13:17
  • 5. S Genesis 17:19
  • 6. S Genesis 12:7; S Genesis 15:16; Genesis 26:3; Genesis 28:13; Genesis 35:12