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1 Then Ioseph fell vpon his fathers face and wept vpon him, and kissed him.

2 And Joseph commanded his servants theHe means those who embalmed the dead and buried them.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 himThey were more excessive in lamenting than the faithful.threescore and ten days.

4 And when the dayes of his mourning were past, Ioseph spake to the house of Pharaoh, saying, If I haue nowe found fauour in your eyes, speake, I pray you, in the eares of Pharaoh, and say,

5 My father made me sweare, saying, Loe, I die, bury me in my graue, which I haue made me in the land of Canaan: now therefore let me go, I pray thee, & bury my father, & I wil come againe.

6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, accordingEven the infidels would have oaths carried he made thee swear.

7 So Ioseph went vp to bury his father, and with him went all the seruants of Pharaoh, both the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt.

8 Likewise all the house of Ioseph, and his brethren, and his fathers house: onely their children, and their sheepe, and their cattell left they in the land of Goshen.

9 And there went vp with him both charets and horsemen: and they were an exceeding great company.

10 And they came to Goren Atad, which is beyond Iorden, and there they made a great and exceeding sore lamentation: and he mourned for his father seuen dayes.

11 And when the Canaanites the inhabitants of the lande sawe the mourning in Goren Atad, they sayde, This is a great mourning vnto the Egyptians: wherefore the name thereof was called Abel Mizraim, which is beyond Iorden.

12 So his sonnes did vnto him, according as he had commanded them:

13 For his sonnes caried him into the lande of Canaan, & buried him in the caue of the fielde of Machpelah, which caue Abraham bought with the fielde, to be a place to bury in, of Ephron the Hittite besides Mamre.

14 Then Ioseph returned into Egypt, he and his brethren, and al that went vp with him to bury his father, after that he had buried his father.

15 And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said,An evil conscience is never fully at rest.Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.

16 Therefore they sent vnto Ioseph, saying, Thy father commanded before his death, 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 theMeaning, that they who have one God should be joined in most sure love.God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.

18 Also his brethren came vnto him, and fell downe before his face, and sayde, Beholde, we be thy seruants.

19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for [am] I in the place ofWho by the good success seems to remit it, and therefore it should not be revenged by me.God?

20 When ye thought euill against mee, God disposed it to good, that he might bring to passe, as it is this day, and saue much people aliue.

21 Feare not nowe therefore, I will nourish you, and your children: and hee comforted them, and spake kindly vnto them.

22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and Joseph lived anWho, even though he ruled in Egypt about eighty years, yet was joined with the church of God in faith and religion.hundred and ten years.

23 And Ioseph saw Ephraims children, euen vnto the third generation: also the sonnes of Machir the sonne of Manasseh were brought vp on Iosephs knees.

24 And Ioseph sayd vnto his brethren, I am ready to dye, and God will surely visite you, and bring you out of this land, vnto ye land which hee sware vnto Abraha, vnto Izhak, and vnto Iaakob.

25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying,He speaks this by the spirit of prophecy, exhorting his brethren to have full trust in God's promise for their deliverance.God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.

26 So Ioseph died, when he was an hundreth and ten yere olde: and they enbaumed him & put him in a chest in Egypt.

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