King James Version

Genesis 50:1-26

1And Joseph fell upon his father’s face, and wept upon him, and kissed him. 2And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel. 3And 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.50.3 mourned: Heb. wept 4And 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 Pharaoh, saying, 5My 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. 6And 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, 8And 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. 9And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very great company. 10And 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 seven days. 11And 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 Abel-mizraim, which is beyond Jordan.50.11 Abel-mizraim: that is, The mourning of the Egyptians 12And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them: 13For 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.

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 unto him. 16And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying,50.16 sent: Heb. charged 17So 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. 18And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants. 19And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God? 20But 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. 21Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.50.21 kindly…: Heb. to their hearts

22¶ And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father’s house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years. 23And 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.50.23 brought…: Heb. born 24And 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. 25And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence. 26So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

创世记 50:1-26

安葬雅各

1约瑟伏在父亲身上痛哭,亲吻他, 2然后吩咐医生用香料保存父亲的遗体。医生遵命而行, 3按照常例花了四十天处理尸体。埃及人为他哀悼七十天。

4哀悼的日子完了,约瑟对法老宫中的人说:“如果你们恩待我, 5请告诉法老,我父亲死前要我起誓把他葬在迦南他自己预备好的坟地。请准许我到迦南去安葬我父亲,我办完丧事就回来。” 6法老说:“去按照你的誓言埋葬你父亲吧。” 7于是,约瑟启程去埋葬他的父亲,随行的有法老所有的臣仆和埃及所有的达官贵人, 8以及约瑟全家、他的众弟兄和雅各的家眷,只有他们的孩子和牛羊仍然留在歌珊9随行的还有大队车辆和兵马,人数众多。 10他们来到约旦河附近的亚达麦场,在那里痛哭哀悼。约瑟为父亲守丧七天。 11迦南人看见他们在亚达麦场痛哭,就说:“埃及人在痛哭哀悼。”因此,约旦河附近的那个地方叫亚伯·麦西50:11 亚伯·麦西”意思是“埃及人在哀哭”。12以色列的儿子们遵照父亲的遗言, 13把父亲的遗体带回迦南,安葬在幔利附近、麦比拉田间的洞里。洞和田地都是亚伯拉罕以弗仑买来作坟地的。 14葬礼之后,约瑟就跟众弟兄和一切随行的人返回埃及

上帝的美好旨意

15约瑟的哥哥们见父亲死了,就说:“约瑟会不会怀恨在心,因我们以前恶待他而报复我们呢?” 16于是,他们派人去对约瑟说:“你父亲临终时交待这样的话给你, 17‘从前你哥哥们恶待你,求你饶恕他们的罪恶和过犯。’我们是你父亲的上帝的仆人,求你饶恕我们的罪恶。”约瑟听见这些话,就哭了。 18约瑟的哥哥们来见他,俯伏在他面前,说:“我们是你的奴仆。” 19约瑟对他们说:“你们不要害怕,我岂能代替上帝? 20从前你们是要加害于我,但上帝有祂的美意,祂借此保全许多人的性命,正如今日的光景。 21因此,你们不要害怕,我会照顾你们和你们的儿女。”约瑟好言好语地宽慰他们。

约瑟去世

22约瑟和他父亲全家住在埃及约瑟享年一百一十岁。 23他看到了以法莲的孙子,也曾把玛拿西的儿子玛吉的孩子抱在膝上。 24一天,约瑟对他的弟兄们说:“我快要死了,但上帝必看顾你们,带你们离开这里,回到祂起誓应许给亚伯拉罕以撒雅各的地方。” 25约瑟以色列的子孙发誓把他的骸骨带回迦南,又说:“上帝必看顾你们。” 26约瑟享年一百一十岁。他们把他的遗体用香料保存好,放在棺材里,停放在埃及