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Pharaoh said, "Go up and bury your father, as he made you swear to do."
King James Bible
And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear.
Darby Bible Translation
And Pharaoh said, Go up and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear.
World English Bible
Pharaoh said, "Go up, and bury your father, just like he made you swear."
Young's Literal Translation
and Pharaoh saith, 'Go up and bury thy father, as he caused thee to swear.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh - But why did not Joseph apply himself? Because he was now in his mourning habits, and in such none must appear in the presence of the eastern monarchs. See Esther 4:2.
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as he made.
'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 …
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My father made me swear an oath and said, "I am about to die; bury me in the tomb I dug for myself in the land of Canaan." Now let me go up and bury my father; then I will return.'"
So Joseph went up to bury his father. All Pharaoh's officials accompanied him--the dignitaries of his court and all the dignitaries of Egypt--
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