1 Then Joseph fell on his father’s face, and wept over him and kissed him.
2 Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. So the physicians aembalmed Israel.
5 ‘aMy father made me swear, saying, “Behold, I am about to die; in my grave bwhich I dug for myself in the land of Canaan, there you shall bury me.” Now therefore, please let me go up and bury my father; then I will return.’ ”
11 Now when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning at 1the threshing floor of Atad, they said, “This is a 2grievous 3mourning for the Egyptians.” Therefore it was named 4Abel-mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan.
12 Thus his sons did for him as he had charged them;
13 for his sons carried him to the land of Canaan and buried him in athe cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre, which Abraham had bought along with the field for a 1burial site from Ephron the Hittite.
15 When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “aWhat if Joseph bears a grudge against us and pays us back in full for all the wrong which we did to him!”
16 So they 1sent a message to Joseph, saying, “Your father charged before he died, saying,
17 ‘Thus you shall say to Joseph, “Please forgive, I beg you, the transgression of your brothers and their sin, for they did you wrong.” ’ And now, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father.” And Joseph wept when they spoke to him.
18 Then his brothers also came and afell down before him and said, “Behold, we are your servants.”
22 Now Joseph stayed in Egypt, he and his father’s household, and Joseph lived one hundred and ten years.
23 Joseph saw the third generation of Ephraim’s sons; also the sons of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were aborn on Joseph’s knees.
24 Joseph said to his brothers, “aI am about to die, but God will surely 1take care of you and bring you up from this land to the land which He 2promised on oath to bAbraham, to cIsaac and to dJacob.”
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