|Genesis 46 |
1 So Israel made his journey with all that he had and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.
2 And God spoke to Israel in visions of the night, and said, "Jacob, Jacob!" And he said, "Here I am."
3 And he said, "I am God, the God of your father; do not be afraid to go down into Egypt, for I will make of you a great nation there.
4 I will go down with you into Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again; and Joseph will close your eyes when you die."
5 So Jacob rose up from Beersheba, and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, their little ones, and their wives in the wagons that Pharaoh had sent to carry him.
6 And they took their livestock and their goods, which they had gotten in the land of Canaan and came into Egypt, Jacob and all his offspring with him.
7 His sons and his grandsons with him, his daughters and his sons' daughters. He brought all his offspring with him into Egypt.
8 These are the names of the descendants of Israel who came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.
9 And the sons of Reuben: Hanoch, Phallu, Hezron, and Carmi.
10 The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman.
11 The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
12 The sons of Judah: Er, Onan, Shelah, Pharez, and Zarah; but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul.
13 The sons of Issachar: Tola, Phuvah, Job, and Shimron.
14 The sons of Zebulun: Sered, Elon, and Jahleel.
15 These are the sons of Leah, which she bore to Jacob in Padanaram, along with his daughter Dinah. All of these sons and daughters numbered thirty three.
16 The sons of Gad: Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, and Areli.
17 The sons of Asher: Jimnah, Ishuah, Isui, Beriah, and Serah their sister. And the sons of Beriah: Heber, and Malchiel.
18 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter, and she bore these sixteen souls to Jacob.
19 The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife: Joseph, and Benjamin.
20 And in the land of Egypt Manasseh and Ephraim were born to Joseph by Asenath the daughter of Potipherah, priest of On.
21 The sons of Benjamin were Belah, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim, and Ard.
22 These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob. There were fourteen in all.
23 The son of Dan was Hushim.
24 The sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, and Shillem.
25 These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, and she bore these seven to Jacob.
26 All the people who came with Jacob into Egypt, who came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, numbered sixty six.
27 With the two sons of Joseph who were born to him in Egypt, the members of the house of Jacob, who came into Egypt, were seventy in all.
28 And he sent Judah ahead of him to Joseph, to get directions to Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.
29 Then Joseph made ready his chariot and went up to meet Israel his father in Goshen; and he presented himself to him, and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a long time.
30 And Israel said to Joseph, "Now I am ready to die, since I have seen your face, that you are still alive."
31 And Joseph said to his brothers and to his father's household, "I will go up and speak to Pharaoh and say to him, 'My brothers and my father's household, which were in the land of Canaan, have come to me.
32 And the men are shepherds, for their trade has been to feed livestock, and they have brought their flocks and their herds and all that they have.'
33 And when Pharaoh calls you and says, 'What is your occupation?'
34 You shall say, 'Your servants' trade has been with livestock from our youth until now, both we and also our fathers;' so that you may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians."
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