By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and gave instructions about his bones.
By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the exodus of the sons of Israel, and gave orders concerning his bones.
And it was by faith that Joseph, when he was about to die, confidently spoke of God’s bringing the people of Israel out of Egypt. He was so sure of it that he commanded them to carry his bones with them when they left!
By an act of faith, Joseph, while dying, prophesied the exodus of Israel, and made arrangements for his own burial.
By faith Joseph, when his end was near, said that the children of Israel would go out of Egypt; and gave orders about his bones.
By faith Joseph, at the end of his life, made mention of the exodus of the Israelites and gave instructions about his burial.
By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel, and gave instructions concerning his bones.
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1 tn Grk “coming to an end,” “dying.”
2 sn Joseph’s prophecy about the exodus of the sons of Israel is found in Gen 50:24.
3 tn Grk “about his bones,” which refers by metonymy to the disposition of his bones, i.e., his burial.
sn The instructions about his burial are recorded in Gen 50:25.