The Death of Jacob
1 And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and
wept upon him, and kissed him.
2 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to
embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.
3 And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are
fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the
Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days.
4 And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph
spake unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found
grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of
5 My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my
grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan,
there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray
thee, and bury my father, and I will come again.
6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father,
according as he made thee swear.
7 And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him
went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his
house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,
8 And all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his
father's house: only their little ones, and their flocks,
and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen.
9 And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen:
and it was a very great company.
10 And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is
beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very
sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father
11 And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites,
saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a
grievous mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore the name of it
was called Abelmizraim, which is beyond Jordan.
12 And his sons did unto him according as he commanded
13 For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and
buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which
Abraham bought with the field for a possession of a
buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.
14 And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren,
and all that went up with him to bury his father, after he
had buried his father.
Joseph Reassures His
15 And when Joseph's brethren saw that their
father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate
us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did
16 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy
father did command before he died, saying,
17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee
now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they
did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the
trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And
Joseph wept when they spake unto him.
18 And his brethren also went and fell down before his
face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.
19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the
place of God?
20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God
meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to
save much people alive.
21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and
your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly
The Death of Joseph
22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his
father's house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.
23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third
generation: the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh
were brought up upon Joseph's knees.
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.
25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel,
saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my
bones from hence.
26 So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old:
and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.