The Death of Jacob

29 Then he gave them these instructions:(A) “I am about to be gathered to my people.(B) Bury me with my fathers(C) in the cave in the field of Ephron the Hittite,(D) 30 the cave in the field of Machpelah,(E) near Mamre(F) in Canaan, which Abraham bought along with the field(G) as a burial place(H) from Ephron the Hittite. 31 There Abraham(I) and his wife Sarah(J) were buried, there Isaac and his wife Rebekah(K) were buried, and there I buried Leah.(L) 32 The field and the cave in it were bought from the Hittites.[a](M)

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.(N)

50 Joseph threw himself on his father and wept over him and kissed him.(O) Then Joseph directed the physicians in his service to embalm his father Israel. So the physicians embalmed him,(P) taking a full forty days, for that was the time required for embalming. And the Egyptians mourned for him seventy days.(Q)

When the days of mourning(R) had passed, Joseph said to Pharaoh’s court,(S) “If I have found favor in your eyes,(T) speak to Pharaoh for me. Tell him, ‘My father made me swear an oath(U) and said, “I am about to die;(V) bury me in the tomb I dug for myself(W) in the land of Canaan.”(X) Now let me go up and bury my father;(Y) then I will return.’”

Pharaoh said, “Go up and bury your father, as he made you swear to do.”

Footnotes

  1. Genesis 49:32 Or the descendants of Heth

21 By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons,(A) and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.

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31 But about the resurrection of the dead—have you not read what God said to you, 32 ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’[a]?(A) He is not the God of the dead but of the living.”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 22:32 Exodus 3:6

27 Just as people are destined to die once,(A) and after that to face judgment,(B)

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23 for all have sinned(A) and fall short of the glory of God,

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23 For the wages of sin is death,(A) but the gift of God is eternal life(B) in[a] Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 6:23 Or through

24 “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me(A) has eternal life(B) and will not be judged(C) but has crossed over from death to life.(D)

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24 I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am he,(A) you will indeed die in your sins.”

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26 and whoever lives by believing(A) in me will never die.(B) Do you believe this?”

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