Genesis 50:26
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English Standard Version
So Joseph died, being 110 years old. They embalmed him, and he was put 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.

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.

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

After their father's death, Joseph's brethren were filled with alarm, and said, "If Joseph now should punish us and requite all the evil that we have done to him," sc., what would become of us! The sentence contains an aposiopesis, like Psalm 27:13; and לוּ with the imperfect presupposes a condition, being used "in cases which are not desired, and for the present not real, though perhaps possible" (Ew. 358). The brethren therefore deputed one of their number (possibly Benjamin) to Joseph, and instructed him to appeal to the wish expressed by their father before his death, and to implore forgiveness: "O pardon the misdeed of thy brethren and their sin, that they have done thee evil; and now grant forgiveness to the misdeed of the servants of the God of thy father." The ground of their plea is contained in ועתּה "and now," sc., as we request it by the desire and direction of our father, and in the epithet applied to themselves, "servants of the God of thy father." There is no reason whatever for regarding the appeal to their father's wish as a mere pretence. The fact that no reference was made by Jacob in his blessing to their sin against Joseph, merely proved that he as their father had forgiven the sin of his sons, since the grace of God had made their misdeed the means of Israel's salvation; but it by no means proves that he could not have instructed his sons humbly to beg for forgiveness from Joseph, even though Joseph had hitherto shown them only goodness and love. How far Joseph was from thinking of ultimate retribution and revenge, is evident from the reception which he gave to their request (Genesis 50:17): "Joseph wept at their address to him." viz., at the fact that they could impute anything so bad to him; and when they came themselves, and threw themselves as servants at his feet, he said to them (Genesis 50:19), "Fear not, for am I in the place of God?" i.e., am I in a position to interfere of my own accord with the purposes of God, and not rather bound to submit to them myself? "Ye had indeed evil against me in your mind, but God had it in mind for good (to turn this evil into good), to do (עשׂה like ואה Genesis 48:11), as is now evident (lit., as has occurred this day, cf. Deuteronomy 2:30; Deuteronomy 4:20, etc.), to preserve alive a great nation (cf. Genesis 45:7). And now fear not, I shall provide for you and your families." Thus he quieted them by his affectionate words.

Genesis 50:26 Parallel Commentaries

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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 lived an hundred and ten years.

Genesis 47:9,28 And Jacob said to Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years...

Joshua 24:29 And it came to pass after these things, that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years old.

they embalmed.

Genesis 50:2,3 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel...

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.

Cross References
Genesis 50:2
And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. So the physicians embalmed Israel.

Exodus 1:6
Then Joseph died, and all his brothers and all that generation.

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