Genesis 46

Jacob Moves to Egypt

1So Israel set out with all that he had, and came to a  Beersheba, and offered sacrifices to the b  God of his father Isaac. 2 c  God spoke to Israel
Lit in the visions
in visions of the night and said e  Jacob, Jacob.” And he said, “Here I am.”
3He said f  I am God, the God of your father; do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will g  make you a great nation there. 4 h  I will go down with you to Egypt, and i  I will also surely bring you up again; and j  Joseph will
Lit put his hand on
close your eyes.”

5Then Jacob arose from Beersheba; and the sons of Israel carried their father Jacob and their little ones and their wives in the l  wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him. 6They took their livestock and their property, which they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and m  came to Egypt, Jacob and all his
Lit seed
descendants with him:
7his sons and his grandsons with him, his daughters and his granddaughters, and all his
Lit seed
descendants he brought with him to Egypt.

Those Who Came to Egypt

8Now these are the p  names of the sons of Israel, Jacob and his sons, who went to Egypt: Reuben, Jacob’s firstborn. 9The sons of Reuben: Hanoch and Pallu and Hezron and Carmi. 10The q  sons of Simeon:
In Num 26:12 and 1 Chr 4:24, Nemuel
Jemuel and Jamin and Ohad and
In 1 Chr 4:24, Jarib
Jachin and
In Num 26:13 and 1 Chr 4:24, Zerah
Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman.
11The sons of Levi:
In 1 Chr 6:16, Gershom
Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
12The sons of Judah: Er and Onan and Shelah and Perez and Zerah (but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan). And the v  sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul. 13The sons of Issachar: Tola and
In Num 26:23, Puvah; in 1 Chr 7:1, Puah
Puvvah and
In Num 26:24 and 1 Chr 7:1, Jashub
Iob and Shimron.
14The sons of Zebulun: Sered and Elon and Jahleel. 15These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan-aram, with his daughter Dinah;
Lit all the souls of
all his sons and his daughters numbered thirty-three.
16The z  sons of Gad:
In Num 26:15, Zephon
Ziphion and Haggi, Shuni and
In Num 26:16, Ozni
Ezbon, Eri and
In Num 26:17, Arod
Arodi and Areli.
17The ad  sons of Asher: Imnah and Ishvah and Ishvi and Beriah and their sister Serah. And the ae  sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel. 18These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to his daughter Leah; and she bore to Jacob these sixteen persons. 19The sons of Jacob’s wife Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin. 20 af  Now to Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, bore to him. 21The ag  sons of Benjamin: Bela and Becher and Ashbel, Gera and Naaman,
In Num 26:38, Ahiram
Ehi and Rosh,
In Num 26:39, Shephupham; in 1 Chr 7:12, Shuppim
Muppim and
In Num 26:39, Hupham
Huppim and Ard.
22These are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob; there were fourteen persons in all. 23The sons of Dan:
In Num 26:42, Shuham
24The sons of Naphtali:
In 1 Chr 7:13, Jahziel
Jahzeel and Guni and Jezer and
In 1 Chr 7:13, Shallum
25These are the an  sons of Bilhah, whom ao  Laban gave to his daughter Rachel, and she bore these to Jacob; there were seven persons in all. 26 ap  All the persons belonging to Jacob, who came to Egypt
Lit who came out of his loins
his direct descendants, not including the wives of Jacob’s sons, were sixty-six persons in all,
27and the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt were
Lit two souls
two; as  all the persons of the house of Jacob, who came to Egypt, were seventy.

28Now he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to point out the way before him to at  Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen. 29Joseph
Lit tied, harnessed
prepared his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel; as soon as he appeared
Lit to
before him, he fell on his neck and aw  wept on his neck a long time.
30Then Israel said to Joseph, “Now let me die, since I have seen your face, that you are still alive.” 31Joseph said to his brothers and to his father’s household ax  I will go up and tell Pharaoh, and will say to him, ‘My brothers and my father’s household, who were in the land of Canaan, have come to me; 32and the men are shepherds, for they have been
Lit men
keepers of livestock; and they have brought their flocks and their herds and all that they have.’
33When Pharaoh calls you and says, ‘ az  What is your occupation?’ 34you shall say, ‘Your servants have been
Lit men
bb  keepers of livestock from our youth even until now, both we and our fathers,’ that you may
Lit dwell
live in the land of bd  Goshen; for every shepherd is
Lit an abomination
bf  loathsome to the Egyptians.”
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