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Genesis 50:1-26

1Joseph threw himself on his father and wept over him and kissed him. 2Then Joseph directed the physicians in his service to embalm his father Israel. So the physicians embalmed him, 3taking a full forty days, for that was the time required for embalming. And the Egyptians mourned for him seventy days.

4When the days of mourning had passed, Joseph said to Pharaoh’s court, “If I have found favor in your eyes, speak to Pharaoh for me. Tell him, 5‘My father made me swear an oath and said, “I am about to die; bury me in the tomb I dug for myself in the land of Canaan.” Now let me go up and bury my father; then I will return.’ ”

6Pharaoh said, “Go up and bury your father, as he made you swear to do.”

7So Joseph went up to bury his father. All Pharaoh’s officials accompanied him—the dignitaries of his court and all the dignitaries of Egypt— 8besides all the members of Joseph’s household and his brothers and those belonging to his father’s household. Only their children and their flocks and herds were left in Goshen. 9Chariots and horsemen50:9 Or charioteers also went up with him. It was a very large company.

10When they reached the threshing floor of Atad, near the Jordan, they lamented loudly and bitterly; and there Joseph observed a seven-day period of mourning for his father. 11When the Canaanites who lived there saw the mourning at the threshing floor of Atad, they said, “The Egyptians are holding a solemn ceremony of mourning.” That is why that place near the Jordan is called Abel Mizraim.50:11 Abel Mizraim means mourning of the Egyptians.

12So Jacob’s sons did as he had commanded them: 13They carried him to the land of Canaan and buried him in the cave in the field of Machpelah, near Mamre, which Abraham had bought along with the field as a burial place from Ephron the Hittite. 14After burying his father, Joseph returned to Egypt, together with his brothers and all the others who had gone with him to bury his father.

Joseph Reassures His Brothers

15When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “What if Joseph holds a grudge against us and pays us back for all the wrongs we did to him?” 16So they sent word to Joseph, saying, “Your father left these instructions before he died: 17‘This is what you are to say to Joseph: I ask you to forgive your brothers the sins and the wrongs they committed in treating you so badly.’ Now please forgive the sins of the servants of the God of your father.” When their message came to him, Joseph wept.

18His brothers then came and threw themselves down before him. “We are your slaves,” they said.

19But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? 20You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. 21So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children.” And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.

The Death of Joseph

22Joseph stayed in Egypt, along with all his father’s family. He lived a hundred and ten years 23and saw the third generation of Ephraim’s children. Also the children of Makir son of Manasseh were placed at birth on Joseph’s knees.50:23 That is, were counted as his

24Then Joseph said to his brothers, “I am about to die. But God will surely come to your aid and take you up out of this land to the land he promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.” 25And Joseph made the Israelites swear an oath and said, “God will surely come to your aid, and then you must carry my bones up from this place.”

26So Joseph died at the age of a hundred and ten. And after they embalmed him, he was placed in a coffin in Egypt.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Gẹnẹsisi 50:1-26

1Josẹfu sì ṣubú lé baba rẹ̀, ó sọkún, ó sì fẹnukò ó ní ẹnu. 2Nígbà náà ni Josẹfu pàṣẹ fún àwọn oníṣègùn tí ó wà ní ìkáwọ́ rẹ̀ pé kí wọn kí ó ṣe òkú Israẹli baba rẹ̀ lọ́jọ̀, àwọn oníṣègùn náà sì ṣe bẹ́ẹ̀, 3Fún ogójì ọjọ́ ni wọ́n fi ṣe èyí, nítorí èyí ni àsìkò tí a máa ń fi ṣe ẹ̀ǹbáàmù òkú. Àwọn ará Ejibiti sì ṣọ̀fọ̀ rẹ̀ fún àádọ́rin ọjọ́.

4Nígbà tí ọjọ́ ìṣọ̀fọ̀ náà kọjá. Josẹfu wí fún àwọn ará ilé Farao pé, “Bí mo bá bá ojúrere yín pàdé, ẹ bá mi sọ fún Farao. 550.5: Gẹ 47.29-31.‘Baba mi mú mi búra ó sì wí fún mi pé, “Mo ti fẹ́rẹ kú: sinmi sínú ibojì tí mo gbẹ́ fún ara mi ní ilẹ̀ Kenaani.” Nísinsin yìí, jẹ́ kí n lọ kí n sì sìnkú baba mi, lẹ́yìn náà èmi yóò padà wa.’ ”

6Farao wí pé, “Gòkè lọ, kí o sì sin baba rẹ, bí ó tí mú ọ búra.”

7Báyìí ni Josẹfu gòkè lọ láti sìnkú baba rẹ̀. Gbogbo àwọn ìjòyè Farao ni ó sìn ín lọ—àwọn àgbàgbà ilé rẹ̀, àti gbogbo àwọn àgbàgbà ilẹ̀ Ejibiti. 8Yàtọ̀ fún gbogbo àwọn ará ilé Josẹfu àti ti àwọn arákùnrin rẹ̀ àti àwọn tí ó jẹ́ ilé baba rẹ̀, àwọn ọmọ wọn nìkan àti agbo ẹran pẹ̀lú agbo màlúù ni ó sẹ́ kù ní Goṣeni. 9Kẹ̀kẹ́-ẹṣin àti àwọn ẹlẹ́ṣin pẹ̀lú gòkè lọ. Àìmoye ènìyàn ni ó lọ.

10Nígbà tí wọ́n dé ilẹ̀ ìpakà Atadi, ní ẹ̀bá Jordani, wọn pohùnréré ẹkún; Níbẹ̀ ni Josẹfu sì tún dúró ṣọ̀fọ̀ baba rẹ̀ fún ọjọ́ méje. 11Nígbà tí àwọn ará Kenaani tí ń gbé níbẹ̀ rí i bí wọ́n ti ń ṣọ̀fọ̀ náà ni ilẹ̀ ìpakà Atadi, wọ́n wí pé, “Ọ̀fọ̀ ńlá ni àwọn ará Ejibiti ń ṣe yìí.” Ìdí èyí ni a fi ń pe ibẹ̀ ní Abeli-Misraimu (Ìṣọ̀fọ̀ àwọn ará Ejibiti). Kò sì jìnnà sí Jordani.

12Báyìí ni àwọn ọmọ Jakọbu ṣe ohun tí baba wọn pàṣẹ fún wọn. 1350.13: Ap 7.16.Wọ́n gbé e lọ sí ilẹ̀ Kenaani, wọ́n sì sin ín sínú ihò àpáta tí ó wà ní oko Makpela, ní tòsí i Mamre tí Abrahamu rà gẹ́gẹ́ bí ilẹ̀ ìsìnkú lọ́wọ́ Efroni ará Hiti, pẹ̀lú ilẹ̀ náà. 14Lẹ́yìn ìgbà tí ó ti sìnkú baba rẹ̀ tan, Josẹfu padà sí Ejibiti pẹ̀lú àwọn arákùnrin rẹ̀ àti àwọn mìíràn tí ó tẹ̀lé e lọ láti sin baba rẹ̀.

Josẹfu fi ọkàn àwọn arákùnrin rẹ̀ balẹ̀

15Nígbà tí àwọn arákùnrin Josẹfu rí i pé baba wọn kú, wọ́n wí fún ara wọn pé, “Ǹjẹ́ bí ó bá ṣe pé Josẹfu ṣì fi wá sínú ńkọ́, tí ó sì fẹ́ gbẹ̀san gbogbo aburú tí a ti ṣe sí i?” 16Nítorí náà wọ́n ránṣẹ́ sí Josẹfu wí pé, “Baba rẹ fi àṣẹ yìí sílẹ̀ kí ó tó lọ wí pé: 17‘Èyí ni kí ẹ̀yin kí ó sọ fún Josẹfu: Mo bẹ̀ ọ́ kí o dáríjì àwọn arákùnrin rẹ, gbogbo ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ àti aburú tí wọ́n ṣe sí ọ, èyí tí ó mú ibi bá ọ’. Nísinsin yìí, jọ̀wọ́ dárí ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ àwọn ìránṣẹ́ Ọlọ́run baba rẹ jì wọ́n.” Nígbà tí iṣẹ́ ti wọ́n rán dé ọ̀dọ̀ rẹ̀, Josẹfu sọkún.

18Àwọn arákùnrin rẹ̀ wá, wọ́n sì wólẹ̀ níwájú rẹ̀, wọ́n wí pé, “Ẹrú rẹ ni a jẹ́.” 19Ṣùgbọ́n Josẹfu wí fún wọn pé, “Ẹ má ṣe bẹ̀rù, èmi ha wà ní ipò Ọlọ́run bí? 20Bí ó tilẹ̀ jẹ́ pé ẹ gbèrò láti ṣe mi ní ibi, ṣùgbọ́n Ọlọ́run gbèrò láti fi ṣe rere tí ń ṣe lọ́wọ́ yìí; ni gbígba ẹ̀mí ọ̀pọ̀lọpọ̀ ènìyàn là. 21Nítorí náà, ẹ má ṣe bẹ̀rù. Èmi yóò pèsè fún ẹ̀yin àti àwọn ọmọ yín.” Ó tún fi wọ́n lọ́kàn balẹ̀, ó sì sọ ọ̀rọ̀ rere fun wọn.

Ikú Josẹfu

22Josẹfu sì ń gbé ní Ejibiti pẹ̀lú gbogbo ìdílé baba rẹ̀. Ó sì wà láààyè fún àádọ́fà (110) ọdún. 23Ó sì rí ìran kẹta ọmọ Efraimu-Àwọn ọmọ Makiri, ọmọkùnrin Manase ni a sì gbé le eékún Josẹfu nígbà tí ó bí wọn.

24Nígbà náà ni Josẹfu wí fún àwọn arákùnrin rẹ̀ pé, “Mo ti fẹ́rẹ kú, ṣùgbọ́n dájúdájú Ọlọ́run yóò wá sí ìrànlọ́wọ́ yín, yóò sì mú un yín jáde kúrò ní ilẹ̀ yìí lọ sí ilẹ̀ tí ó ti ṣèlérí ní ìbúra fún Abrahamu, Isaaki àti Jakọbu.” 25Josẹfu sì mú kí àwọn ọmọ Israẹli búra májẹ̀mú kan wí pé, “Dájúdájú Ọlọ́run yóò wá sí ìrànlọ́wọ́ yín, nígbà náà ni ẹ gbọdọ̀ kó egungun mi lọ́wọ́ kúrò ní ìhín.”

26Báyìí ni Josẹfu kú nígbà tí ó pé àádọ́fà (110) ọdún. Lẹ́yìn ìgbà tí wọ́n ṣe òkú rẹ̀ lọ́jọ̀ tan, a gbé e sí inú pósí ní Ejibiti.