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Chapter XLI.

THE BURIAL OF JACOB, AND DEATH OF

JOSEPH.

When Jacob was dead, they mourned for him in Egypt seventy days.

And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph asked Pharaoh the king to let him go and bury his father in the land of Canaan, as he had promised to his father. And Pharaoh said that he might go.

Then Joseph, with his brethren, went up to the land of Canaan to bury their father. And all the servants of Pharaoh, and all the elders of the land of Egypt, went up with them, with chariots and horsemen; and it was a very great company,

The Egyptians honoured Jacob for Joseph's sake, and because God had blessed him. Therefore they went with Joseph and his brethren to his burial.

And they came to the burying-place of Abraham, in the land of Canaan, and Jacob's twelve sons made a mourning for their father seven days. So the sons of Jacob did unto him according as he had commanded them, and they buried him in the cave in the field of Machpelah, before Mamre, which Abraham had bought for a burying-place.

And Joseph returned into Egypt with his brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father.

And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he and all his father's house. And he treated his brethren kindly, and gave them all that they needed for themselves, and for their households. And Joseph lived many years, and he saw the children of Ephraim and Manasseh his sons, of the third generation; he saw the children of their children.

And when Joseph's end drew near, he said unto his brethren, “I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land into the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.” Joseph had faith in the promise which God had made to Jacob his father, and he made the children of Israel promise, that when God should visit them, and bring them back out of the land of Egypt into the land of Canaan, they would carry up his bones with them, and bury them there.

“ So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old; and they embalmed him :" they put sweet herbs and spices with his body to preserve it. “ And he was put in a coffin in Egypt.”

OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY.

Part II.

THE HISTORY

OF THE

Children of Israel,

FROM THE DEATH OF JOSEPH TO THEIR SETTLE

MENT IN THE PROMISED LAND.

Erodus to Joshua.

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