Chapter 46

Jacob Moves to Egypt

1 So Israel set out with all that he had, and came to aBeersheba, and offered sacrifices to the bGod of his father Isaac.

2 aGod spoke to Israel 1in visions of the night and said, “bJacob, Jacob.” And he said, “Here I am.”

3 He said, “aI am God, the God of your father; do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will bmake you a great nation there.

4 “aI will go down with you to Egypt, and bI will also surely bring you up again; and cJoseph will 1close your eyes.”

5 Then Jacob arose from Beersheba; and the sons of Israel carried their father Jacob and their little ones and their wives in the awagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.

6 They took their livestock and their property, which they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and acame to Egypt, Jacob and all his 1descendants with him:

7 his sons and his grandsons with him, his daughters and his granddaughters, and all his 1descendants he brought with him to Egypt.

Those Who Came to Egypt

8 Now these are the anames of the sons of Israel, Jacob and his sons, who went to Egypt: Reuben, Jacob’s firstborn.

9 The sons of Reuben: Hanoch and Pallu and Hezron and Carmi.

10 The asons of Simeon: 1Jemuel and Jamin and Ohad and 2Jachin and 3Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman.

11 The sons of Levi: 1Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

12 The sons of Judah: Er and Onan and Shelah and Perez and Zerah (but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan). And the asons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.

13 The sons of Issachar: Tola and 1Puvvah and 2Iob and Shimron.

14 The sons of Zebulun: Sered and Elon and Jahleel.

15 These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan-aram, with his daughter Dinah; 1all his sons and his daughters numbered thirty-three.

16 The asons of Gad: 1Ziphion and Haggi, Shuni and 2Ezbon, Eri and 3Arodi and Areli.

17 The asons of Asher: Imnah and Ishvah and Ishvi and Beriah and their sister Serah. And the bsons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel.

18 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to his daughter Leah; and she bore to Jacob these sixteen persons.

19 The sons of Jacob’s wife Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.

20 aNow to Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, bore to him.

21 The asons of Benjamin: Bela and Becher and Ashbel, Gera and Naaman, 1Ehi and Rosh, 2Muppim and 3Huppim and Ard.

22 These are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob; there were fourteen persons in all.

23 The sons of Dan: 1Hushim.

24 The sons of Naphtali: 1Jahzeel and Guni and Jezer and 2Shillem.

25 These are the asons of Bilhah, whom bLaban gave to his daughter Rachel, and she bore these to Jacob; there were seven persons in all.

26 aAll the persons belonging to Jacob, who came to Egypt, 1his direct descendants, not including the wives of Jacob’s sons, were sixty-six persons in all,

27 and the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt were 1two; aall the persons of the house of Jacob, who came to Egypt, were seventy.

28 Now he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to point out the way before him to aGoshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.

29 Joseph 1prepared his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel; as soon as he appeared 2before him, he fell on his neck and awept on his neck a long time.

30 Then Israel said to Joseph, “Now let me die, since I have seen your face, that you are still alive.”

31 Joseph said to his brothers and to his father’s household, “aI 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;

32 and the men are shepherds, for they have been 1keepers of livestock; and they have brought their flocks and their herds and all that they have.’

33 “When Pharaoh calls you and says, ‘aWhat is your occupation?’

34 you shall say, ‘Your servants have been 1akeepers of livestock from our youth even until now, both we and our fathers,’ that you may 2live in the land of bGoshen; for every shepherd is 3cloathsome to the Egyptians.”


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