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Genesis Chapter 50

Genesis 50:2
50:2 And Joseph commanded his servants the {a} physicians to
     embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.

     (a) He means those who embalmed the dead and buried them.

Genesis 50:3
50:3 And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled
     the days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians
     mourned for him {b} threescore and ten days.

     (b) They were more excessive in lamenting than the

Genesis 50:6
50:6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according {c}
     as he made thee swear.

     (c) Even the infidels would have oaths carried out.

Genesis 50:15
50:15 And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead,
      they said, {d} Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will
      certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.

      (d) An evil conscience is never fully at rest.

Genesis 50:17
50:17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the
      trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto
      thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of
      the servants of the {e} God of thy father. And Joseph wept
      when they spake unto him.

      (e) Meaning, that they who have one God should be joined
          in most sure love.

Genesis 50:19
50:19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for [am] I in the
      place of {s} God?

      (s) Who by the good success seems to remit it, and
          therefore it should not be revenged by me.

Genesis 50:22
50:22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and
      Joseph lived an {g} hundred and ten years.

      (g) Who, even though he ruled in Egypt about eighty years,
          yet was joined with the church of God in faith and

Genesis 50:25
50:25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying,
      {h} God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my
      bones from hence.

      (h) He speaks this by the spirit of prophecy, exhorting
          his brethren to have full trust in God's promise for
          their deliverance.

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