Genesis 50:1
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New International Version
Joseph threw himself on his father and wept over him and kissed him.

New Living Translation
Joseph threw himself on his father and wept over him and kissed him.

English Standard Version
Then Joseph fell on his father’s face and wept over him and kissed him.

New American Standard Bible
Then Joseph fell on his father's face, and wept over him and kissed him.

King James Bible
And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Joseph, leaning over his father's face, wept and kissed him.

International Standard Version
Then Joseph embraced his father, cried over him, and kissed him.

NET Bible
Then Joseph hugged his father's face. He wept over him and kissed him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Joseph threw himself on his father, cried over him, and kissed him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Joseph fell upon his father's face and wept upon him and kissed him.

King James 2000 Bible
And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.

American King James Version
And Joseph fell on his father's face, and wept on him, and kissed him.

American Standard Version
And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when Joseph saw this, he fell upon his father's face weeping and kissing him.

Darby Bible Translation
And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.

English Revised Version
And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.

World English Bible
Joseph fell on his father's face, wept on him, and kissed him.

Young's Literal Translation
And Joseph falleth on his father's face, and weepeth over him, and kisseth him;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

50:1-6 Though pious relatives and friends have lived to a good old age, and we are confident they are gone to glory, yet we may regret our own loss, and pay respect to their memory by lamenting them. Grace does not destroy, but it purifies, moderates, and regulates natural affection. The departed soul is out of the reach of any tokens of our affection; but it is proper to show respect to the body, of which we look for a glorious and joyful resurrection, whatever may become of its remains in this world. Thus Joseph showed his faith in God, and love to his father. He ordered the body to be embalmed, or wrapped up with spices, to preserve it. See how vile our bodies are, when the soul has forsaken them; they will in a very little time become noisome, and offensive.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 1. - And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him. Joseph had no doubt closed the eyes of his revered and beloved parent, as God had promised to the patriarch that he would (Genesis 46:4), and now, in demonstration both of the intensity of his love and of the bitterness of his sorrow, he sinks upon the couch upon which the lifeless form is lying, bonding over the pallid countenance with warm tears, and imprinting kisses of affection on the cold and irresponsive lip. It is neither unnatural nor irreligious to mourn for the dead; and he must be callous indeed who can see a parent die without an outburst of tender grief.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Joseph fell upon his father's face,.... Laid his own face to the cold face and pale cheeks of his dead father, out of his tender affection for him, and grief at parting with him; this shows that Joseph had been present from the time his father sent for him, and all the while he had been blessing the tribes, and giving orders about his funeral:

and wept upon him; which to do for and over the dead is neither unlawful nor unbecoming, provided it is not carried to excess, as the instances of David, Christ, and others show:

and kissed him; taking his farewell of him, as friends used to do, when parting and going a long journey, as death is. This was practised by Heathens, who had a notion that the soul went out of the body by the mouth, and they in this way received it into themselves: so Augustus Caesar died in the kisses of Livia, and Drusius in the embraces and kisses of Caesar (w). Joseph no doubt at this time closed the eyes of his father also, as it is said he should, and as was usual; see Genesis 46:4.

(w) Vid. Kirchman. de Funer. Rom. l. 1. c. 5.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

CHAPTER 50

Ge 50:1-26. Mourning for Jacob.

1. Joseph fell upon his father's face, &c.—On him, as the principal member of the family, devolved the duty of closing the eyes of his venerable parent (compare Ge 46:4) and imprinting the farewell kiss.

Genesis 50:1 Additional Commentaries
Context
Mourning and Burial for Jacob
1Then Joseph fell on his father's face, and wept over him and kissed him. 2Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. So the physicians embalmed Israel.…
Cross References
Genesis 46:4
I will go down to Egypt with you, and I will surely bring you back again. And Joseph's own hand will close your eyes."

Genesis 49:33
When Jacob had finished giving instructions to his sons, he drew his feet up into the bed, breathed his last and was gathered to his people.

Genesis 50:2
Then Joseph directed the physicians in his service to embalm his father Israel. So the physicians embalmed him,
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