Genesis 50:26
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New International Version
So Joseph died at the age of a hundred and ten. And after they embalmed him, he was placed in a coffin in Egypt.

New Living Translation
So Joseph died at the age of 110. The Egyptians embalmed him, and his body was placed in a coffin in Egypt.

English Standard Version
So Joseph died, being 110 years old. They embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

New American Standard Bible
So Joseph died at the age of one hundred and ten years; and he was embalmed and placed in a coffin in Egypt.

King James Bible
So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Joseph died at the age of 110. They embalmed him and placed him in a coffin in Egypt.

International Standard Version
Some time later, Joseph died at the age of 110 years, and he was embalmed and placed in a coffin in Egypt.

NET Bible
So Joseph died at the age of 110. After they embalmed him, his body was placed in a coffin in Egypt.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Joseph died when he was 110 years old. His body was embalmed and placed in a coffin in Egypt. GENESIS

Jubilee Bible 2000
So Joseph died, being one hundred and ten years old; and they embalmed him, and he was put in an ark in Egypt.

King James 2000 Bible
So Joseph died, being a hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

American King James Version
So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

American Standard Version
So Joseph died, being a hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he died being a hundred and ten years old. And being embalmed he was laid in a coffin in Egypt.

Darby Bible Translation
And Joseph died, a hundred and ten years old; and they embalmed him; and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

English Revised Version
So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

Webster's Bible Translation
So Joseph died, being a hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

World English Bible
So Joseph died, being one hundred ten years old, and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

Young's Literal Translation
And Joseph dieth, a son of an hundred and ten years, and they embalm him, and he is put into a coffin in Egypt.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

50:22-26 Joseph having honoured his father, his days were long in the land, which, for the present, God had given him. When he saw his death approaching, he comforted his brethren with the assurance of their return to Canaan in due time. We must comfort others with the same comforts with which we have been comforted of God, and encourage them to rest on the promises which are our support. For a confession of his own faith, and a confirmation of theirs, he charges them to keep his remains unburied till that glorious day, when they should be settled in the land of promise. Thus Joseph, by faith in the doctrine of the resurrection, and the promise of Canaan, gave commandment concerning his bones. This would keep up their expectation of a speedy departure from Egypt, and keep Canaan continually in their minds. This would also attach Joseph's posterity to their brethren. The death, as well as the life of this eminent saint, was truly excellent; both furnish us with strong encouragement to persevere in the service of God. How happy to set our early in the heavenly race, to continue stedfastly, and to finish the course with joy! This Joseph did, this we also may do. Even when the pains of death are upon us, if we have trusted in Him upon whom the patriarchs, prophets, and apostles depended, we need not fear to say, My flesh and my heart faileth, but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 26. - So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old (literally, a son of a hundred and ten years), and they (i.e. the children of Israel) embalmed him (vide on ver. 2), and he was put in a coffin (or chest, i.e. a mummy case, which was commonly constructed of sycamore wood) in Egypt, where he remained for a period of 360 years, until the time of the Exodus, when, according to the engagement now given, his remains were carried up to Canaan, and solemnly deposited in the sepulcher of Shechem (Joshua 24:32).





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old,.... The exact age assigned him by Polyhistor (x), from Demetrius an Heathen. The Jewish writers (y) say, that he died the first of the twelve patriarchs, though he was the youngest of them; he died, according to Bishop Usher (z), in the year of the world 2369, and before Christ 1635:

and they embalmed him; his servants, the physicians, according to the manner of the Egyptians, and as his father Jacob had been embalmed; see Gill on Genesis 50:2,

and he was put into a coffin in Egypt; in an ark or chest, very probably into such an one in which the Egyptians had used to put dead bodies when embalmed; which Herodotus (a) calls a or chest, and which they set up against a wall: in what part of Egypt this coffin was put is not certain, it was most likely in Goshen, and in the care and custody of some of Joseph's posterity; so Leo Africanus says (b), that he was buried in Fioum, the same with the Heracleotic nome, supposed to be Goshen; See Gill on Genesis 47:11, and was dug up by Moses, when the children of Israel departed. The Targum of Jonathan says, it was sunk in the midst of the Nile of Egypt; and an Arabic writer (c) says, the corpse of Joseph was put into a marble coffin, and cast into the Nile: the same thing is said in the Talmud (d), from whence the story seems to be taken, and where the coffin is said to be a molten one, either of iron or brass; which might arise, as Bishop Patrick observes, from a mistake of the place where such bodies were laid; which were let down into deep wells or vaults, and put into a cave at the bottom of those wells, some of which were not far from the river Nile; and such places have been searched for mummies in late times, where they have been found, and the coffins and clothes sound and incorrupt. And so some of the Jewish writers say (e) he was buried on the banks of the river Sihor, that is, the Nile; but others (f) say he was buried in the sepulchre of the kings, which is much more likely.

(x) Apud Euseb. Praepar. Evangel. l. 9. c. 21. p. 425. (y) Shalshalet Hakabala, fol. 4. 1. & T. Bab. Sotah, fol. 13. 2.((z) Annalea Vet. Test. A. M. 2369. (a) Euterpe, sive, l. 2. c. 86, 91. (b) Descriptio Africae, l. 8. p. 722. (c) Patricides, p. 24. apud Hottinger. Smegma Oriental. c. 8. p. 379. (d) T. Bab. Sotah, c. 1. fol. 13. 1.((e) Sepher Hajaschar, p. 118. apud Wagenseil Sotah, p. 300. (f) In T. Bab. Sotah, ut supra. (c. 1. fol. 13.1.)

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

26. and they embalmed him—[See on [13]Ge 50:2]. His funeral would be conducted in the highest style of Egyptian magnificence and his mummied corpse carefully preserved till the Exodus.

Genesis 50:26 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Death of Joseph
25Then Joseph made the sons of Israel swear, saying, "God will surely take care of you, and you shall carry my bones up from here." 26So Joseph died at the age of one hundred and ten years; and he was embalmed and placed in a coffin in Egypt.
Cross References
Genesis 50:2
Then Joseph directed the physicians in his service to embalm his father Israel. So the physicians embalmed him,

Exodus 1:6
Now Joseph and all his brothers and all that generation died,
Treasury of Scripture

So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

being an hundred and ten years old. {Ben meah wediser shanim;} the son of an hundred and ten years; the period he lived being personified.

Genesis 50:22 And Joseph dwelled in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and Joseph …

Genesis 47:9,28 And Jacob said to Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage …

Joshua 24:29 And it came to pass after these things, that Joshua the son of Nun, …

they embalmed.

Genesis 50:2,3 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: …

CONCLUDING REMARKS.

Thus terminates the Book of Genesis, the most ancient record in the world; including the History of two grand and stupendous subjects, Creation and Providence; of each of which it presents a summary, but astonishingly minute and detailed accounts. From this Book, almost all the ancient philosophers, astronomers, chronologists, and historians have taken their respective data; and all the modern improvements and accurate discoveries in different arts and sciences, have only served to confirm the facts detailed by Moses, and to shew, that all the ancient writers on these subjects have approached, or receded from, truth and the phenomena of Nature, in exactly the same proportion as they have followed or receded from, the Mosaic history. The great fact of the deluge is fully confirmed by the fossilised remains in every quarter of the globe. Add to this, that general traditions of the deluge have veen traced among the Egyptians, Chinese, Japanese, Hindoos, Burmans, ancient Goths and Druids, Mexicans, Peruvians, Brazilians, North American Indians, Greenlanders, Otaheiteans, Sandwich Islanders, and almost every nation under heaven; while the allegorical turgidity of these distorted traditions sufficiently distinguishes them from the unadorned simplicity of the Mosaic narrative. In fine, without this history the world would be in comparative darkness, not knowing whence it came, nor whither it goeth. In the first page, a child may learn more in an hour, than all the philosophers in the world learned without it in a thousand years.

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