22Joseph stayed in Egypt, along with all his
father’s family. He lived
a hundred and ten years
23and saw the third
generation of Ephraim’s
children. Also the children of Makir son of
Manasseh were placed at
birth on Joseph’s knees.
24Then Joseph said to
his brothers, “I am about
to die. But God will surely come to your aid
and take you up out of this land to the land he promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”
25And Joseph made the
Israelites swear an oath and said, “God will surely come to your aid, and then you must carry my bones up from this
26So Joseph died at the
age of a hundred and ten. And after they embalmed
him, he was placed in a coffin in Egypt.
Joseph who knew God, was confident
that God would fulfill
his promises to his
people, and because of that he did not wavier.