- And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and
wept on him, and kissed him.
- And Joseph
commanded his servants the embalmers
to embalm his father; and the embalmers
- And they fulfilled forty
days for him, for so are the days of embalming
numbered; and Egypt mourned for him
- And when the days of
mourning were past, Joseph spoke to the
princes of Pharao, saying, If I have found
favour in your sight, speak concerning me
in the ears of Pharao, saying,
- My father
adjured me, saying, In the sepulchre which
I dug for myself in the land of Chanaan,
there thou shalt bury me; now then I will
go up and bury my father, and return again.
- And Pharao said to Joseph, Go up, bury
thy father, as he constrained thee to swear.
- So Joseph went up to bury his father; and
all the servants of Pharao went up with
him, and the elders of his house, and all the
elders of the land of Egypt.
- And all the
household of Joseph, and his brethren, and
all the house of his father, and his kindred;
and they left behind the sheep and the
oxen in the land of Gesem.
- And there
went up with him also chariots and horsemen;
and there was a very great company.
- And they came to the threshing-floor of
Atad, which is beyond Jordan; and they
bewailed him with a great and very sore
lamentation; and he made a mourning for
his father seven days.
- And the inhabitants
of the land of Chanaan saw the
mourning at the floor of Atad, and said,
This is a great mourning to the Egyptians;
therefore he called its name, The mourning
of Egypt, which is beyond Jordan.
- And thus his sons did to him.
- So his sons
carried him up into the land of Chanaan,
and buried him in the double cave, which
cave Abraam bought for possession of a
burying place, of Ephrom the Chettite,
- And Joseph returned to
Egypt, he and his brethren, and those that
had gone up with him to bury his father.
- And when the brethren of Joseph saw
that their father was dead, they said, Let us
take heed, lest at any time Joseph remember
evil against us, and recompense to us all the
evils which we have done against him.
they came to Joseph, and said, Thy father
adjured us before his death, saying,
say ye to Joseph, Forgive them their injustice
and their sin, forasmuch as they have
done thee evil; and now [a] pardon the injustice
of the servants of the God of thy
father. And Joseph wept while they spoke
- And they came to him and said,
We, these persons, are thy servants.
Joseph said to them, Fear not, for I am
- Ye took counsel against me for
evil, but God took counsel for me for good,
that the matter might be as it is to-day, and
much people might be fed.
- And he said
to them, Fear not, I will maintain you, and
your families: and he comforted them, and
spoke kindly to them.
- And Joseph dwelt
in Egypt, he and his brethren, and all the
family of his father; and Joseph lived a
hundred and ten years.
- And Joseph saw
the children of Ephraim to the third generation;
and the sons of Machir the son of
Manasse were borne on the [b] sides of Joseph.
- And Joseph spoke to his brethren, saying,
I die, and God will surely visit you, and
will bring you out of this land to the land
concerning which God sware to our fathers,
Abraam, Isaac, and Jacob.
- And Joseph
adjured the sons of Israel, saying, At the
visitation with which God shall visit you,
then ye shall carry up my bones hence with
- And Joseph died, aged an hundred
and ten years; and [c] they prepared his
corpse, and put him in a coffin in Egypt.
[a] Gr. accept.
[b] Gr. thighs.
[c] Gr. buried him.
[English translation of the Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee
Brenton (1807-1862) originally published by Samuel Bagster & Sons,
Ltd., London, 1851]