1 And Joseph fell on his father's face, and wept over him, and kissed him.
2 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. So the
physicians embalmed Israel.
3 Forty days were fulfilled for him, for such are the days fulfilled for those who are
embalmed; and the Egyptians wept for him seventy days.
4 And when the days of his weeping were past, Joseph spoke to the house of Pharaoh,
saying, If now I have found favor in your eyes, please speak in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,
5 My father made me swear, saying, Behold, I am dying; in my grave which 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, and return.
6 And Pharaoh said, Go up and bury your father, as he made you 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 as well as all the house of Joseph, his brothers, and his father's house. Only their little
ones, 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
10 And they came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is on the other side of Jordan, and
they mourned there with great and heavy lamentation. He observed seven days of
mourning for his father.
11 And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning at the
threshing floor of Atad, they said, This is a great mourning of the Egyptians. Therefore its
name was called Abel Mizraim, which is on the other side of Jordan.
12 So his sons did for him just as he had commanded them.
13 For his sons carried him to the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field
of Machpelah, before Mamre, which Abraham bought with the field from Ephron the
Hittite as property for a burial place.
14 And after he had buried his father, Joseph returned to Egypt, he and his brothers and
all who went up with him to bury his father.
15 And when Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, Perhaps
Joseph will hold a grudge against us, and return and repay us for all the evil which we did
16 So they sent a messenger to Joseph, saying, Before your father died he commanded,
17 Thus you shall say to Joseph: I beg you, please forgive the transgression of your
brothers and their sin; for they did evil to you. Now, please, forgive the transgression of
the servants of the God of your father. And Joseph wept when they spoke to him.
18 And his brothers also went and prostrated before his face, and they said, Behold, we
are your slaves.
19 And Joseph said to them, Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God?
20 As for you, you had devised evil against me; but God had planned it for good, in order
to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.
21 Now therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones. And he
comforted them and spoke to their hearts.
22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he and his father's house. And Joseph lived one hundred
and ten years.
23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children to the third generation. Also the children of
Machir, the son of Manasseh, were born upon Joseph's knees.
24 And Joseph said to his brethren, I am dying; but God will attend to visit you, and bring
you up out of this land to the land of which He swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
25 And Joseph made the sons of Israel swear, saying, God will attend to visit you, and you
shall carry up my bones from here.
26 So Joseph died, being one hundred and ten years old; and they embalmed him, and he
was put in a coffin in Egypt.