Genesis 50:25

“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)

Other Translations

And Ioseph tooke an othe of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visite you, and ye shal carie vp my bones from hence.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Joseph made the sons of Israel swear, saying, "God will surely take care of you, and you shall carry my bones up from here."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Joseph made the children of Israel take an oath, saying, God will certainly give effect to his word, and you are to take my bones away from here.
- Basic English Bible

And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will certainly visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones hence.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, "God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here."
- World English Bible

And Joseph causeth the sons of Israel to swear, saying, `God doth certainly inspect you, and ye have brought up my bones from this [place].'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying: 'God will surely remember you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 50:25


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.


Discussion for Genesis 50:25

  • Anonymous for verse 25
    Joseph was a man of faith. He kept his hope alive that one day, his people would leave Egypt for the promised land.
  • Anonymous for verse 25
    Joseph was a man of faith. He kept his hope alive that one day, his people would leave Egypt for the promised land.

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