Genesis 46
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1So Israel set out with all that he had and arrived at Beersheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac. 2And God spoke to Israel in a vision at night, and said, "Jacob, Jacob." And he said, "Here I am." 3He said, "I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for there I will make you into a great nation. 4I will go down with you into Egypt, and I myself will surely bring you up again, and Joseph will close your eyes."

5Then Jacob rose up from Beersheba, and the sons of Israel carried their father Jacob, and their little ones, and their wives on the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him. 6So they took their livestock and their possessions which they had aquired in the land of Canaan, and arrived in Egypt, Jacob and all his descendants with him, 7his sons, and his sons? sons with him, his daughters, and his sons? daughters, and he brought all his descendants with him to Egypt.

8Now these are the names of the sons of Israel who went to Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob?s firstborn. 9And the sons of Reuben: Hanoch, and Pallu, and Hezron, and Carmi. 10And the sons of Simeon: Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jakin, and Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman. 11And the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 12And 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 Hamuel. 13And the sons of Issachar: Tola, and Puah, and Jashub, and Shimron. 14And the sons of Zebulun: Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel. 15These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan Aram, as well as his daughter Dinah. All the persons of his sons and his daughters were thirty-three. 16And the sons of Gad: Zephon, and Haggi, and Shuni, and Ezbon, and Eri, and Arodi, and Areli. 17And the sons of Asher: Jimnah, and Jishvah, and Jishvi, and Beriah, and Serah their sister. And the sons of Beriah: Heber, and Malkiel. 18These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to his daughter Leah, and these she bore to Jacob, sixteen persons. 19The sons of Rachel, Jacob?s wife: Joseph and Benjamin. 20To Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath the daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, bore to him. 21And the sons of Benjamin: Bela, and Beker, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, and Ahiram, and Shuppim, and Huppim, and Ard. 22These are the sons of Rachel who were born to Jacob: all the persons were fourteen. 23And the sons of Dan: Shuham. 24And the sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem. 25These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to his daughter Rachel; and these she bore to Jacob: all the persons were seven. 26All the persons who came with Jacob into Egypt, who were his direct descendants, not including the wives of Jacob's sons, all the persons were sixty-six. 27And the sons of Joseph who were born to him in Egypt were two persons. All the persons of the house of Jacob who came into Egypt were seventy.

28And he sent Judah ahead of him to Joseph to accompany him to Goshen. Then they arrived in the land of Goshen. 29And Joseph prepared his chariot and went up to meet his father Israel in Goshen. And he presented himself to him and he threw his arms around his neck and wept for a long time. 30Then Israel said to Joseph, "Now let me die since I have seen your face, that you are still alive." 31Then Joseph said to his brothers and to his father's household, "I will go up and speak with Pharaoh and will tell him, 'My brothers and my father?s household who were in the land of Canaan have come to me. 32The men are shepherds, for they have been keepers of livestock, and they have brought their flocks and their herds and all that they have.' 33And it will come to pass, when Pharaoh summons you and says, 'What is your occupation?' 34that you are to say, 'Your servants have looked after livestock from our youth until now, both we, and our fathers: 'in order that you may settle in the land of Goshen; since all shepherds are detestable to the Egyptians."



New Heart English Bible
Edited by Wayne A. Mitchell.
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