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Genesis 50:1

    Genesis 50:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Joseph fell on his father's face, and wept on him, and kissed him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Joseph put his head down on his father's face, weeping and kissing him.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 50:1

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 50:1

    After the natural outburst of sorrow for his deceased parent, Joseph gave orders to embalm the body, according to the custom of Egypt. "His servants, the physicians." As the grand vizier of Egypt, he has physicians in his retinue. The classes and functions of the physicians in Egypt may be learned from Herodotus (ii.-81-86). There were special physicians for each disease; and the embalmers formed a class by themselves. "Forty days" were employed in the process of embalming; "seventy days," including the forty, were devoted to mourning for the dead. Herodotus mentions this number as the period of embalming. Diodorus (i. 91) assigns upwards of thirty days to the process. It is probable that the actual process was continued for forty days, and that the body lay in natron for the remaining thirty days of mourning. See Hengstenberg's B. B. Mos. u. Aeg., and Rawlinson's Herodotus.