You plotted evil against me, but God turned it into good, in order to preserve the lives of many people who are alive today because of what happened.
You have nothing to fear. I will take care of you and your children." So he reassured them with kind words that touched their hearts.
Joseph continued to live in Egypt with his father's family; he was a hundred and ten years old when he died.
He lived to see Ephraim's children and grandchildren. He also lived to receive the children of Machir son of Manasseh into the family.
He said to his brothers, "I am about to die, but God will certainly take care of you and lead you out of this land to the land he solemnly promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob."
Then Joseph asked his people to make a vow. "Promise me," he said, "that when God leads you to that land, you will take my body with you." 1
So Joseph died in Egypt at the age of a hundred and ten. They embalmed his body and put it in a coffin.