Comparison of Pentateuch:
Jewish Publication Society 1917
Targums Onkelos,
Jonathan Ben Uzziel/Palestinian,
Jerusalem Fragments

 

Genesis
Chapter 50

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Genesis 49 JPS TOC Comparison TOC Targums TOC Exodus 1
GENESIS 50:1
JPS 50:1 And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.
ONK 50:1 And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept over him, and kissed him.
PAL 50:1 And Joseph laid his father upon a couch of ivory which was framed with pure gold, and inlaid with precious stones, and secured with cords of byssus. There they poured out fervid wines, and there burned they most costly perfumes: there stood the chiefs of the house of Esau and the chiefs of the house of Ishmael; there stood the Lion of Jehuda, the strength of his brethren. He answered and said to his brethren, Come, and let us raise up to our father a tall cedar whose head shall reach to the top of heaven, and its branches overshadow all the inhabitants of the earth, and its roots extend to the depths of the abyss: from it have arisen the twelve tribes, and from it will arise kings, princes, and priests in their divisions, to offer oblations, and from it the Levites in their appointments for singing. Then, behold, Joseph bowed himself upon his father's face, and wept over him, and kissed him.
JER 50:1 And Joseph laid him on a couch of ivory which was covered with pure gold, and inset with pearls, and spread with clothes of byssos and purple. There they poured out wine with choice perfumes, there they burned aromatic gums; there stood the chiefs of the house of Esau; there stood the princes of the house of Ishmael; there stood the Lion Jehuda, the strength of his brethren. And Jehuda answered and said to his brethren, Come, let us raise up to our father a tall cedar, whose head shall reach to heaven, but whose branches unto the inhabitants of the world. From it have arisen the twelve tribes, from it the priests with their trumpets and the Levites with their harps. And they wept, and Joseph bowed himself on the face of his father, and wept over him and kissed him.
 
GENESIS 50:2
JPS 50:2 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. And the physicians embalmed Israel.
ONK 50:2 And Joseph commanded his servants, the physicians, to embalm his father; and the physicians embalmed Israel.
PAL 50:2 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father; and the physicians embalmed Israel.
 
GENESIS 50:3
JPS 50:3 And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of embalming. And the Egyptians wept for him threescore and ten days.
ONK 50:3 And forty days were completed to him; for so are completed the days of the embalmed; and the Mizraee mourned for him seventy days.
PAL 50:3 And the forty days of embalming were completed to him; for so fulfil they the days of embalming; and the Mizraee lamented him seventy days; saying one to another, Come, let us lament over Jakob the Holy, whose righteousness turned away the famine from the land of Mizraim. For it had been decreed that there should be forty and two years of famine, but through the righteousness of Jakob forty years are withheld from Mizraim, and there came famine but for two years only.
 
GENESIS 50:4
JPS 50:4 And when the days of weeping for him were past, Joseph spoke unto the house of Pharaoh, saying: 'If now I have found favour in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying:
ONK 50:4 And the days of his mourning passed: and Joseph spake with the house of Pharoh, saying, If now I have found favour in your eyes, speak, I pray, before Pharoh, saying,
PAL 50:4 And the days of his mourning passed. And Joseph spake with the lords of the house of Pharoh, saying, If I may find favour in your eyes, speak now in the hearing of Pharoh, saying,
 
GENESIS 50:5
JPS 50:5 My father made me swear, saying: Lo, I die; in my grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come back.'
ONK 50:5 My father adjured me, saying, Behold, I die; in my sepulchre which I have prepared for me in the land of Kenaan, there shalt thou bury me. And now let me go up, I pray, and I will bury my father and return.
PAL 50:5 My father made me swear, saying, Behold, I die, in the sepulchre which I have prepared for me in the land of Kenaan there shalt thou bury me. And now let me go up and bury my father, and I will return.
 
GENESIS 50:6
JPS 50:6 And Pharaoh said: 'Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear.'
ONK 50:6 And Pharoh said, Go up and bury thy father, as he adjured thee.
PAL 50:6 And Pharoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear.
 
GENESIS 50:7
JPS 50:7 And Joseph went up to bury his father; and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,
ONK 50:7 And Joseph went up to bury his father; and all the servants of Pharoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Mizraim,
PAL 50:7 And Joseph went up to bury his father; and all the servants of Pharoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Mizraim, went up with him.
 
GENESIS 50:8
JPS 50:8 and all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father's house; only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen.
ONK 50:8 went up with him; and all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and the house of his father: only the children, and the flocks, and the cattle, they left in the land of Goshen.
PAL 50:8 And all the men of Joseph's house, and his brethren, and his father's household: only their children, and their sheep and oxen, left they in the land of Goshen.
 
GENESIS 50:9
JPS 50:9 And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen; and it was a very great company.
ONK 50:9 And with him went up, also, chariots and horsemen;(252) and there was a very great host.
PAL 50:9 And there went up with him chariots and horsemen and a very great host.
 
GENESIS 50:10
JPS 50:10 And they came to the threshing-floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, and there they wailed with a very great and sore wailing; and he made a mourning for his father seven days.
ONK 50:10 And they came to the threshing-floor(253) of Atad, which is beyond Jardena, and lamented there with lamentations great and very strong. And he made a mourning for his father seven days.
PAL 50:10 And they came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jardena, and there they lamented with a great and mighty lamentation. And he made there a mourning for his father seven days.
 
GENESIS 50:11
JPS 50:11 And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said: 'This is a grievous mourning to the Egyptians.' Wherefore the name of it was called Abel-mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan.
ONK 50:11 And the inhabitants of the land of Kenaan saw the mourning at the threshing-floor(254) of Atad, and said, This is a mighty mourning of the Mizraee; therefore its name is called Abel Mizraim; which is beyond Jardena.
PAL 50:11 And the inhabitants of the land of Kenaan beheld the mourning at the threshing-floor of Atad, and they loosed the girdles of their loins in honour of Jakob, and spread forth their hands, and said, This is a mighty mourning of the Mizraee. Therefore he called the name of the place Abel Mizraim, which is on the other side of Jardena.
 
GENESIS 50:12
JPS 50:12 And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them.
ONK 50:12 And his sons did as he had commanded them.
PAL 50:12 And his sons did for him as he had commanded them.
 
GENESIS 50:13
JPS 50:13 For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field, for a possession of a burying-place, of Ephron the Hittite, in front of Mamre.
ONK 50:13 And his sons carried him into the land of Kenaan, and buried him in the cavern of the Double Field, which Abraham bought for an inheritance-sepulchre of Ephron the Hitaah, before Mamre.
PAL 50:13 But when his sons had brought him into the land of Kenaan, and the thing was heard by Esau the Wicked, he journeyed from the mountain of Gebala with many legions, and came to Hebron, and would not suffer Joseph to bury his father in the Double Cave. Then forthwith went Naphtali, and ran, and went down to Mizraim, and came in that day, and brought the Instrument that Esau had written for Jakob his brother in the controversy of the Double Cave. And immediately he beckoned to Hushim the son of Dan, who unsheathed the sword and struck off the head of the wicked Esau, and the head of Esau rolled into the midst of the cave, and rested upon the bosom of Izhak his father; and the sons of Esau buried his body in the double field, and afterward the sons of Jakob buried him in the cave of the double field; in the field which Abraham bought for an inheritance-sepulchre, of Ephron the Hitah, over against Mamre.
 
GENESIS 50:14
JPS 50:14 And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.
ONK 50:14 And Joseph returned into Mizraim, he and his brethren, and all who went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.
PAL 50:14 And Joseph returned to Mizraim, he and his brethren, and all who went up with him to bury his father, after they had buried his father.
 
GENESIS 50:15
JPS 50:15 And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said: 'It may be that Joseph will hate us, and will fully requite us all the evil which we did unto him.'
ONK 50:15 And the brethren of Joseph saw that their father was dead; and they said, Perhaps Joseph will retain enmity against us, and requiting will requite us all the evil which we did him.
PAL 50:15 And Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, and that he (Joseph) did not return to eat together with them, and they said, Perhaps Joseph retaineth enmity against us, and will bring upon us all the evil that we did him.
 
GENESIS 50:16
JPS 50:16 And they sent a message unto Joseph, saying: 'Thy father did command before he died, saying:
ONK 50:16 And they made visitation to Joseph, saying, Thy father commanded before his death, saying,
PAL 50:16 And they instructed Bilhah to say to Joseph, Thy father commanded before his death to speak to thee,
JER 50:16 And they instructed the tribe of Bilhah the handmaid of Rahel to say, Thy father before he was gathered commanded, saying.
 
GENESIS 50:17
JPS 50:17 So shall ye say unto Joseph: Forgive, I pray thee now, the transgression of thy brethren, and their sin, for that they did unto thee evil. And now, we pray thee, forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of thy father.' And Joseph wept when they spoke unto him.
ONK 50:17 Thus shall you speak to Joseph, I pray you to forgive the guilt of thy brethren and their sin wherewith they did evil against thee. And now forgive, I beseech thee, the guilt of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake with him.
PAL 50:17 Thus shall you say to Joseph, Forgive now the guilt of thy brethren and their sin, for they committed evil against thee; but forgive, I beseech thee, the guilt of the servants of the God of thy father, And Joseph wept when they spake with him.
 
GENESIS 50:18
JPS 50:18 And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said: 'Behold, we are thy bondmen.'
ONK 50:18 And his brethren came and fell before him, and said, Behold, we are thy servants.
PAL 50:18 And his brethren came also, and bowed themselves before him, and said, Behold, we are thy servants.
 
GENESIS 50:19
JPS 50:19 And Joseph said unto them: 'Fear not; for am I in the place of God?
ONK 50:19 And Joseph said to them, Fear not, for I fear the Lord.
PAL 50:19 And Joseph said to them, Fear not, for I will not do you evil, but good; for I fear and humble myself before the Lord.
JER 50:19 And Joseph said to them, Fear not, for the evil that you did me hath ended. Are not the thoughts of the sons of men before the Lord?
 
GENESIS 50:20
JPS 50:20 And as for you, ye meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
ONK 50:20 When you thought evil against me, before the Lord it was intended for good, to be done, as at this day, for the preservation of much people.
PAL 50:20 You indeed imagined against me evil thoughts, that when I did not recline with you to eat it was because I retained enmity against you. But the Word of the Lord thought on me for good; for my father hath caused me to sit at the head, and on account of his honour I received; but now not for the sake of my (own) righteousness or merit was it given me to work out for you deliverance this day for the preservation of much people of the house of Jakob.
 
GENESIS 50:21
JPS 50:21 Now therefore fear ye not; I will sustain you, and your little ones.' And he comforted them, and spoke kindly unto them.
ONK 50:21 And now do not fear; I will sustain you and your children. And he consoled them, and spake consolation to their heart.
PAL 50:21 And now fear not; I will sustain you and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake consolation to their heart.
 
GENESIS 50:22
JPS 50:22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house; and Joseph lived a hundred and ten years.
ONK 50:22 And Joseph dwelt in Mizraim, he and his father's house. And Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.
PAL 50:22 And Joseph dwelt in Mizraim, he and his father's house. And Joseph lived a hundred and ten years.
 
GENESIS 50:23
JPS 50:23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation; the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were born upon Joseph's knees.
ONK 50:23 And Joseph saw of Ephraim three sons; also the sons of Makir, the son of Menashe, were born, whom Joseph brought up.
PAL 50:23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation; also the sons of Makir the son of Menasheh, when they were born, were circumcised by Joseph.
 
GENESIS 50:24
JPS 50:24 And Joseph said unto his brethren: 'I die; but God will surely remember you, and bring you up out of this land unto the land which He swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.'
ONK 50:24 And Joseph said to his brethren, I die; but the Lord remembering will remember you, and bring you up from this land to the land of which He sware to Abraham, to Izhak, and to Jakob.
PAL 50:24 And Joseph said to his brethren, Behold, I die; but the Lord remembering will remember you, and will bring you up from this land, into the land which He sware to Abraham, to Izhak, and to Jakob.
 
GENESIS 50:25
JPS 50:25 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.'
ONK 50:25 And Joseph adjured the sons of Israel, saying, The Lord remembering will remember you, and you shall carry my bones up from hence.
PAL 50:25 And Joseph adjured the sons of Israel to say to their sons, Behold, you will be brought into servitude in Mizraim; but you shall not presume to go up out of Mizraim until the time that two Deliverers shall come, and say to you, Remembering, remember ye the Lord. And at the time when ye go up ye shall carry up my bones from hence.
 
GENESIS 50:26
JPS 50:26 So Joseph died, being a hundred and ten years old. And they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.
ONK 50:26 And Joseph died, the son of a hundred and ten years, and they embalmed him, and laid him in an ark in Mizraim.
PAL 50:26 And Joseph died, the son of a hundred and ten years. And they embalmed him with perfumes, and laid him in an ark, and submerged him in the midst of the Nilos of Mizraim.
JER 50:26 And they embalmed him, and laid him in an ark in the land of Mizraim.(134)
 
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