So Israel set out with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac. (Genesis 46:1)

God spoke to Israel in visions of the night and said, "Jacob, Jacob." And he said, "Here I am." (Genesis 46:2)

He said, "I am God, the God of your father; do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you a great nation there. (Genesis 46:3)

"I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again; and Joseph will close your eyes." (Genesis 46:4)

Then Jacob arose from Beersheba; and the sons of Israel carried their father Jacob and their little ones and their wives in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him. (Genesis 46:5)

They took their livestock and their property, which they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and came to Egypt, Jacob and all his descendants with him: (Genesis 46:6)

his sons and his grandsons with him, his daughters and his granddaughters, and all his descendants he brought with him to Egypt. (Genesis 46:7)

Now these are the names of the sons of Israel, Jacob and his sons, who went to Egypt: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn. (Genesis 46:8)

The sons of Reuben: Hanoch and Pallu and Hezron and Carmi. (Genesis 46:9)

The sons of Simeon: Jemuel and Jamin and Ohad and Jachin and Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman. (Genesis 46:10)

The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. (Genesis 46:11)

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 sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul. (Genesis 46:12)

The sons of Issachar: Tola and Puvvah and Iob and Shimron. (Genesis 46:13)

The sons of Zebulun: Sered and Elon and Jahleel. (Genesis 46:14)

These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan-aram, with his daughter Dinah; all his sons and his daughters numbered thirty-three. (Genesis 46:15)

The sons of Gad: Ziphion and Haggi, Shuni and Ezbon, Eri and Arodi and Areli. (Genesis 46:16)

The sons of Asher: Imnah and Ishvah and Ishvi and Beriah and their sister Serah. And the sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel. (Genesis 46:17)

These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to his daughter Leah; and she bore to Jacob these sixteen persons. (Genesis 46:18)

The sons of Jacob's wife Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin. (Genesis 46:19)

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. (Genesis 46:20)

The sons of Benjamin: Bela and Becher and Ashbel, Gera and Naaman, Ehi and Rosh, Muppim and Huppim and Ard. (Genesis 46:21)

These are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob; there were fourteen persons in all. (Genesis 46:22)

The sons of Dan: Hushim. (Genesis 46:23)

The sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel and Guni and Jezer and Shillem. (Genesis 46:24)

These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to his daughter Rachel, and she bore these to Jacob; there were seven persons in all. (Genesis 46:25)

All the persons belonging to Jacob, who came to Egypt, his direct descendants, not including the wives of Jacob's sons, were sixty-six persons in all, (Genesis 46:26)

and the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt were two; all the persons of the house of Jacob, who came to Egypt, were seventy. (Genesis 46:27)

Now he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to point out the way before him to Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen. (Genesis 46:28)

Joseph prepared his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel; as soon as he appeared before him, he fell on his neck and wept on his neck a long time. (Genesis 46:29)

Then Israel said to Joseph, "Now let me die, since I have seen your face, that you are still alive." (Genesis 46:30)

Joseph said to his brothers and to his father's household, "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; (Genesis 46:31)

and the men are shepherds, for they have been keepers of livestock; and they have brought their flocks and their herds and all that they have.' (Genesis 46:32)

"When Pharaoh calls you and says, `What is your occupation?' (Genesis 46:33)

you shall say, `Your servants have been keepers of livestock from our youth even until now, both we and our fathers,' that you may live in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is loathsome to the Egyptians." (Genesis 46:34)


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