1 And Israel journeyeth, and all that he hath, and cometh in to Beer-Sheba, and sacrificeth sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac; 2and God speaketh to Israel in visions of the night, and saith, ‘Jacob, Jacob;’ and he saith, ‘Here am I.’ 3And He saith, ‘I am God, God of thy father, be not afraid of going down to Egypt, for for a great nation I set thee there; 4I—I go down with thee to Egypt, and I—I also certainly bring thee up, and Joseph doth put his hand on thine eyes.’
5 And Jacob riseth from Beer-Sheba, and the sons of Israel bear away Jacob their father, And their infants, and their wives, in the waggons which Pharaoh hath sent to bear him, 6and they take their cattle, and their goods which they have acquired in the land of Canaan, and come into Egypt—Jacob, and all his seed with him, 7his sons, and his sons’ sons with him, his daughters, and his sons’ daughters, yea, all his seed he brought with him into Egypt. 8And these are the names of the sons of Israel who are coming into Egypt: Jacob and his sons, Jacob’s first-born, Reuben. 9And sons of Reuben: Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi. 10And sons of Simeon: Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul son of the Canaanitess. 11And sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 12And sons of Judah: Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zarah, (and Er and Onan die in the land of Canaan.) And sons of Pharez are Hezron and Hamul. 13And sons of Issachar: Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron. 14And sons of Zebulun: Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel. 15These are sons of Leah whom she bare to Jacob in Padan-Aram, and Dinah his daughter; all the persons of his sons and his daughters are thirty and three. 16And sons of Gad: Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli. 17And sons of Asher: Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister. And sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel. 18These are sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter, and she beareth these to Jacob—sixteen persons. 19Sons of Rachel, Jacob’s wife: Joseph and Benjamin. 20And born to Joseph in the land of Egypt (whom Asenath daughter of Poti-Pherah, priest of On, hath borne to him) are Manasseh and Ephraim. 21And sons of Benjamin: Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard. 22These are sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob; all the persons are fourteen. 23And sons of Dan: Hushim. 24And sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem. 25These are sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel his daughter; and she beareth these to Jacob—all the persons are seven. 26All the persons who are coming to Jacob to Egypt, coming out of his thigh, apart from the wives of Jacob’s sons, all the persons are sixty and six. 27And the sons of Joseph who have been born to him in Egypt are two persons. All the persons of the house of Jacob who are coming into Egypt are seventy.
28 And Judah he hath sent before him unto Joseph, to direct before him to Goshen, and they come into the land of Goshen; 29and Joseph harnesseth his chariot, and goeth up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and appeareth unto him, and falleth on his neck, and weepeth on his neck again; 30and Israel saith unto Joseph, ‘Let me die this time, after my seeing thy face, for thou art yet alive.’ 31And Joseph saith unto his brethren, and unto the house of his father, ‘I go up, and declare to Pharaoh, and say unto him, My brethren, and the house of my father who are in the land of Canaan have come in unto me; 32and the men are feeders of a flock, for they have been men of cattle; and their flock, and their herd, and all that they have, they have brought.’ 33‘And it hath come to pass when Pharaoh calleth for you, and hath said, What are your works? 34that ye have said, Thy servants have been men of cattle from our youth, even until now, both we and our fathers,—in order that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen, for the abomination of the Egyptians is every one feeding a flock.’