Commentary on Genesis 50

Last updated: December 21, 2009 English Translation (ESV) 1Then Joseph fell on his father’s face and wept over him and kissed him. 2And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. So the physicians embalmed Israel. 3Forty days were required for it, for that is how many are required for embalming. And the …

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Commentary on Genesis 49

Last updated: December 20, 2009 English Translation (ESV) 1Then Jacob called his sons and said, "Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you what shall happen to you in days to come. 2"Assemble and listen, O sons of Jacob, listen to Israel your father. 3"Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, and the firstfruits of …

Commentary on Genesis 48

Last updated: December 17, 2009 English Translation (ESV) 1After this, Joseph was told, "Behold, your father is ill." So he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. 2And it was told to Jacob, "Your son Joseph has come to you." Then Israel summoned his strength and sat up in bed. 3And Jacob said …

Commentary on Genesis 47

Last updated: December 16, 2009 English Translation (ESV) 1So Joseph went in and told Pharaoh, "My father and my brothers, with their flocks and herds and all that they possess, have come from the land of Canaan. They are now in the land of Goshen." 2And from among his brothers he took five men and …

Commentary on Genesis 46

Last updated: December 15, 2009 English Translation (ESV) 1So Israel took his journey with all that he had and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac. 2And God spoke to Israel in visions of the night and said, "Jacob, Jacob." And he said, "Here am I." 3Then he said, …

Commentary on Genesis 45

Last updated: December 12, 2009 English Translation (ESV) 1Then Joseph could not control himself before all those who stood by him. He cried, "Make everyone go out from me." So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers. 2And he wept aloud, so that the Egyptians heard it, and the …

Commentary on Genesis 43

Last updated: December 10, 2009 English Translation (ESV) 1Now the famine was severe in the land. 2And when they had eaten the grain that they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, "Go again, buy us a little food." 3But Judah said to him, "The man solemnly warned us, saying, 'You shall not …