Genesis 50:22 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 50:22, NIV: Joseph stayed in Egypt, along with all his father's family. He lived a hundred and ten years

Genesis 50:22, ESV: So Joseph remained in Egypt, he and his father’s house. Joseph lived 110 years.

Genesis 50:22, KJV: And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.

Genesis 50:22, NASB: Now Joseph stayed in Egypt, he and his father’s household, and Joseph lived 110 years.

Genesis 50:22, NLT: So Joseph and his brothers and their families continued to live in Egypt. Joseph lived to the age of 110.

Genesis 50:22, CSB: Joseph and his father's family remained in Egypt. Joseph lived 110 years.

What does Genesis 50:22 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This is the closing passage of the book of Genesis. It concludes Joseph's story, as well. Joseph's forgiveness of his brothers—willingness to be used by God to save instead of harm them for their evil against him—has led to this quiet moment in Israel's history. Jacob's twelve sons are united and their tribes are thriving and expanding. This is in the land of Goshen, in Egypt (Genesis 47:4–6, 11–12). Of course, God's promise is that Jacob's offspring will one day possess the land of Canaan (Genesis 17:5–8). That time is not yet, but Joseph clearly anticipates it (Genesis 50:24).

Jacob—the man God named Israel (Genesis 35:10–11)—has died in Egypt (Genesis 49:33). Now his son, Joseph, will die as well, at the age of 110 years old. Jacob made explicit requests not to be buried in Egypt (Genesis 49:29–30). Joseph's request will be less immediate, but no less important (Genesis 50:25).