27 So Israel cdwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions there and dgrew and multiplied exceedingly. 28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years. So the length of Jacob’s life was one hundred and forty-seven years. 29 When the time edrew near that Israel must die, he called his son Joseph and said to him, “Now if I have found favor in your sight, please fput your hand under my thigh, and gdeal kindly and truly with me. hPlease do not bury me in Egypt, 30 but ilet me lie with my fathers; you shall carry me out of Egypt and jbury me in their burial place.”
And he said, “I will do as you have said.”
31 Then he said, “Swear to me.” And he swore to him. So kIsrael bowed himself on the head of the bed.
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