Genesis 47:30
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30  When I lie down with my fathers, take me up from Egypt and bury me in their burial-place.” He replied, “I will do as you have spoken.”

v’-sha-khav-TEE im a-vo-TAI un-sa-TA-nee mi-mitz-RA-yim uk-var-TA-nee bik-vu-ra-TAM va-yo-MAR a-no-KHEE e-SEH khid-va-RE-kha

ל  וְשָׁכַבְתִּי עִם־אֲבֹתַי וּנְשָׂאתַנִי מִמִּצְרַיִם וּקְבַרְתַּנִי בִּקְבֻרָתָם וַיֹּאמַר אָנֹכִי אֶעֱשֶׂה כִדְבָרֶךָ׃

47:30   Take me up from Egypt

In requesting that he be buried in Eretz Yisrael with his father and grandfather, Yaakov is instilling in Yosef a message to carry through the ages. Though he journeyed to Egypt with God’s blessing, Yaakov longs to return to the Holy Land — if not during his lifetime then at least after death. No matter how comfortable life may be at this historical juncture, Yaakov recognizes that Egypt is not where he belongs. He wants only to return to the land of his fathers. Yosef takes his father’s message to heart, and later insists that his own bones also be carried back to the Land of Israel when the nation will ultimately be redeemed from Egypt (Genesis 50:25).

Yaakov’s grave inside the Machpelah cave

Ariel view of Yosef’s tomb in Shechem

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  • The journey of Egypt is like the journey of humanity , humanity journeyed from one area of the globe to another to seek security, nourishment, etc…….. Yet, this continues today in modern times as well……. Somehow, someway, the Lord is guiding us………………

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