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.
1Basi Yosefu akamwangukia baba yake, akalilia juu yake na akambusu. 250:2 Mwa 50:26; 2Nya 16:14Ndipo Yosefu akawaagiza matabibu waliokuwa wakimhudumia, wamtie baba yake Israeli dawa ili asioze. Hivyo matabibu wakamtia dawa asioze, 350:3 Kum 1:3; Mwa 30:27wakatumia siku arobaini, kwa maana ndio muda uliotakiwa wa kutia dawa ili asioze. Nao Wamisri wakamwombolezea Yakobo kwa siku sabini.
450:4 Mwa 27:41Siku za kumwombolezea zilipokwisha, Yosefu akawaambia washauri wa Farao, “Kama nimepata kibali machoni penu semeni na Farao kwa ajili yangu. Mwambieni, 550:5 Mwa 24:37; 2Sam 18:18‘Baba yangu aliniapisha na kuniambia, “Mimi niko karibu kufa; unizike katika kaburi lile nililochimba kwa ajili yangu mwenyewe katika nchi ya Kanaani.” Sasa nakuomba uniruhusu niende kumzika baba yangu, nami nitarudi.’ ”
6Farao akasema, “Panda, uende kumzika baba yako, kama alivyokuapiza kufanya.”
750:7 Mwa 45:16Hivyo Yosefu akapanda kwenda kumzika baba yake. Maafisa wote wa Farao wakaenda pamoja naye, watu mashuhuri wa baraza lake na watu mashuhuri wote wa Misri. 8Hawa ni mbali na watu wote wa nyumbani kwa Yosefu, na ndugu zake, na wale wote wa nyumbani mwa baba yake. Ni watoto wao, makundi yao ya kondoo, mbuzi na ngʼombe tu waliobakia katika nchi ya Gosheni. 950:9 Mwa 41:43Magari makubwa na wapanda farasi pia walipanda pamoja naye. Likawa kundi kubwa sana.
1050:10 Hes 15:20; 1Sam 31:13Walipofika kwenye sakafu ya kupuria nafaka ya Atadi, karibu na Yordani, wakalia kwa sauti na kwa uchungu; Yosefu akapumzika huko kwa siku saba kumwombolezea baba yake. 1150:11 Mwa 10:18; 37:34Wakanaani walioishi huko walipoona maombolezo yaliyofanyika katika sakafu ile ya kupuria ya Atadi, wakasema, “Wamisri wanafanya maombolezo makubwa.” Kwa hiyo mahali pale karibu na Yordani pakaitwa Abel-Mizraimu.50:11 Abel-Mizraimu maana yake Maombolezo ya Wamisri.
12Hivyo wana wa Yakobo wakafanya kama baba yao alivyowaagiza: 1350:13 Mwa 23:20Wakamchukua mpaka nchi ya Kanaani, wakamzika kwenye pango katika shamba la Makpela, karibu na Mamre, ambalo Abrahamu alilinunua kutoka kwa Efroni, Mhiti, pamoja na shamba liwe mahali pa kuzikia. 14Baada ya Yosefu kumzika baba yake, akarudi Misri pamoja na ndugu zake na wale wote waliokuwa wamekwenda naye kumzika baba yake.
Yosefu Awaondolea Ndugu Zake Mashaka
1550:15 Mwa 37:28Ndugu zake Yosefu walipoona kwamba baba yao amekufa, wakasema, “Itakuwaje kama Yosefu ataweka kinyongo dhidi yetu na kutulipa mabaya yote tuliyomtendea?” 16Kwa hiyo wakampelekea Yosefu ujumbe, wakasema, “Kabla baba yako hajafa aliacha maagizo haya: 1750:17 Mt 6:14; Mwa 29:11‘Hili ndilo mtakalomwambia Yosefu: Ninakuomba uwasamehe ndugu zako dhambi na mabaya kwa vile walivyokutenda vibaya.’ Sasa tafadhali samehe dhambi za watumishi wa Mungu wa baba yako.” Ujumbe huu ulipomfikia, Yosefu akalia.
1850:18 Mwa 37:7Ndipo ndugu zake wakaja na kujitupa chini mbele yake. Wakasema, “Sisi ni watumwa wako.”
1950:19 Rum 12:19; Ebr 10:30Lakini Yosefu akawaambia, “Msiogope. Je, mimi ni badala ya Mungu? 2050:20 Rum 8:28; Mwa 45:5Mlikusudia kunidhuru, lakini Mungu alikusudia mema, ili litimie hili linalofanyika sasa, kuokoa maisha ya watu wengi. 2150:21 Mwa 45:11; Efe 4:32Hivyo basi, msiogope. Mimi nitawatunza ninyi nyote pamoja na watoto wenu.” Akawahakikishia na kusema nao kwa wema.
Kifo Cha Yosefu
2250:22 Mwa 25:7; Yos 24:29Yosefu akakaa katika nchi ya Misri, yeye pamoja na jamaa yote ya baba yake. Akaishi miaka 110, 23naye akaona kizazi cha tatu cha watoto wa Efraimu. Pia akaona watoto wa Makiri mwana wa Manase, wakawekwa magotini mwa Yosefu walipozaliwa.
2450:24 Rut 1:6; Za 35:2; Mwa 12:7Ndipo Yosefu akawaambia ndugu zake, “Mimi ninakaribia kufa. Lakini kwa hakika Mungu atawasaidia na kuwachukueni kutoka nchi hii na kuwapeleka katika nchi aliyomwahidi kwa kiapo Abrahamu, Isaki na Yakobo.” 25Naye Yosefu akawaapisha wana wa Israeli na kuwaambia, “Hakika Mungu atawasaidia, nanyi ni lazima mhakikishe mmepandisha mifupa yangu kutoka mahali hapa.”
26Kwa hiyo Yosefu akafa akiwa na umri wa miaka 110. Baada ya kumtia dawa ili asioze, akawekwa kwenye jeneza huko Misri.