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Jacob’s Journey to Egypt

46 So Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to aBeersheba, and offered sacrifices bto the God of his father Isaac. Then God spoke to Israel cin the visions of the night, and said, “Jacob, Jacob!”

And he said, “Here I am.”

So He said, “I am God, dthe God of your father; do not fear to go down to Egypt, for I will emake of you a great nation there. fI will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely gbring you up again; and hJoseph 1will put his hand on your eyes.”

Then iJacob arose from Beersheba; and the sons of Israel carried their father Jacob, their little ones, and their wives, in the 2carts jwhich Pharaoh had sent to carry him. So they took their livestock and their goods, which they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and went to Egypt, kJacob and all his descendants with him. His sons and his sons’ sons, his daughters and his sons’ daughters, and all his descendants he brought with him to Egypt.

Now lthese were the names of the children of Israel, Jacob and his sons, who went to Egypt: mReuben was Jacob’s firstborn. The nsons of Reuben were Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi. 10 oThe sons of Simeon were 3Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, 4Jachin, 5Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman. 11 The sons of pLevi were Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 12 The sons of qJudah were rEr, Onan, Shelah, Perez, and Zerah (but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan). sThe sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul. 13 The sons of Issachar were Tola, 6Puvah, 7Job, and Shimron. 14 The tsons of Zebulun were Sered, Elon, and Jahleel. 15 These were the usons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Padan Aram, with his daughter Dinah. All the persons, his sons and his daughters, were thirty-three.

16 The sons of Gad were 8Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, 9Ezbon, Eri, 1Arodi, and Areli. 17 vThe sons of Asher were Jimnah, Ishuah, Isui, Beriah, and Serah, their sister. And the sons of Beriah were Heber and Malchiel. 18 wThese were the sons of Zilpah, xwhom Laban gave to Leah his daughter; and these she bore to Jacob: sixteen persons.

19 The ysons of Rachel, zJacob’s wife, were Joseph and Benjamin. 20 aAnd to Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On, bore to him. 21 bThe sons of Benjamin were Belah, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, cEhi, Rosh, dMuppim, 2Huppim, and Ard. 22 These were the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob: fourteen persons in all.

23 The son of Dan was 3Hushim. 24 eThe sons of Naphtali were 4Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, and 5Shillem. 25 fThese were the sons of Bilhah, gwhom Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, and she bore these to Jacob: seven persons in all.

26 hAll the persons who went with Jacob to Egypt, who came from his body, ibesides Jacob’s sons’ wives, were sixty-six persons in all. 27 And the sons of Joseph who were born to him in Egypt were two persons. jAll the persons of the house of Jacob who went to Egypt were seventy.


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