Genesis 50:1
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New International Version
Joseph threw himself on his father 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.

Darby 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;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Joseph fell upon his father's face - Though this act appears to be suspended by the unnatural division of this verse from the preceding chapter, yet we may rest assured it was the immediate consequence of Jacob's death.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Genesis 46:4 I will go down with you into Egypt; and I will also surely bring you up again: and Joseph shall put his hand on your eyes.

Deuteronomy 6:7,8 And you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way...

Ephesians 6:4 And, you fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.


Genesis 23:2 And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

2 Kings 13:14 Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And Joash the king of Israel came down to him, and wept over his face...

Mark 5:38,39 And he comes to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and sees the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly...

John 11:35-38 Jesus wept...

Acts 8:2 And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.

1 Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning them which are asleep, that you sorrow not...

Joseph's Faith
'Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.'--GENESIS l. 25. This is the one act of Joseph's life which the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews selects as the sign that he too lived by faith. 'By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.' It was at once a proof of how entirely he believed God's promise, and of how earnestly he longed
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Worst Things Work for Good to the Godly
DO not mistake me, I do not say that of their own nature the worst things are good, for they are a fruit of the curse; but though they are naturally evil, yet the wise overruling hand of God disposing and sanctifying them, they are morally good. As the elements, though of contrary qualities, yet God has so tempered them, that they all work in a harmonious manner for the good of the universe. Or as in a watch, the wheels seem to move contrary one to another, but all carry on the motions of the watch:
Thomas Watson—A Divine Cordial

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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