“And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.”
King James Version (KJV)
50:25 And ye shall carry up my bones from hence - Herein he had an eye to the promise, #Gen 15:13|,14, and in God's name assures them of the performance of it. In Egypt they buried their great men very honourably, and with abundance of pomp; but Joseph prefers a plain burial in Canaan, and that deferred almost two hundred years, before a magnificent one in Egypt. Thus Joseph by faith in the doctrine of the resurrection, and the promise of Canaan, gave commandment concerning his bones, #Heb 11:22|. He dies in Egypt; but lays his bones at stake, that God will surely visit Israel, and bring them to Canaan.