The Death of Joseph
22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father’s house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.
23 And 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.
24 And 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.
25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.
26 So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.
K.J.V. Bible Text
Joseph and all his father’s family remained in Egypt. Joseph died there at the age of one hundred and ten years. He lived to see the third generation of Ephraim’s children and also the grandchildren of Manasseh. Through all this time, Joseph remembered the promise of God to give the Israelites the land they promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Joseph knew he would die in Egypt but requested of the Israelites that they carry his bones away from Egypt.
After Joseph’s death, he was embalmed and laid to rest in a coffin in Egypt.
Thus ends the book of Genesis.
If any of my readers have been with me since the beginning, you know that we have been a long time reading Genesis. Now that we have completed it, I feel a great sense of accomplishment—and tomorrow we begin reading Exodus.
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