1And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac.2And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.3And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation:4I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again : and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.5And Jacob rose up from Beersheba: and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.6And they took their cattle, and their goods, which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him:7His sons, and his sons'sons with him, his daughters, and his sons'daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.8And these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob' firstborn.9And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.10And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.11And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.12And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zerah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul.13And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.14And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.15These be the sons of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob in Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three.16And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.17And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister: and the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel.18These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter, and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls.19The sons of Rachel Jacob' wife; Joseph, and Benjamin.20And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.21And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.22These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the souls were fourteen.23And the sons of Dan; Hushim.24And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem.25These are the sons of Bilhah, which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls were seven.26All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides Jacob' sons'wives, all the souls were threescore and six;27And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt, were two souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore and ten.28And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.29And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.30And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou art yet alive.31And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his father' house, I will go up, and shew Pharaoh, and say unto him, My brethren, and my father' house, which were in the land of Canaan, are come unto me;32And the men are shepherds, for their trade hath been to feed cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.33And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say, What is your occupation?34That ye shall say, Thy servants'trade hath been about cattle from our youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers: that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians.
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Joseph Brings His Family to Egypt
1So Israel took his journey with all that he had and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac. (Ge 21:31; Ge 21:33; Ge 26:24; Ge 26:33; Ge 28:10; Ge 28:13; Ge 31:42)2And God spoke to Israel in visions of the night and said, “Jacob, Jacob.” And he said, “Here I am.” (Ge 15:1; Job 33:14)3Then he 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. (Ge 12:2; Ge 28:13; Ge 35:11; Ex 1:7; Ex 1:9; De 26:5)4I myself will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also bring you up again, and Joseph’s hand shall close your eyes.” (Ge 15:16; Ge 28:15; Ge 48:21; Ge 50:1; Ge 50:24; Ex 3:8)5Then Jacob set out from Beersheba. The sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons that Pharaoh had sent to carry him. (Ge 45:19; Ge 45:21; Ge 45:27)6They also took their livestock and their goods, which they had gained in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob and all his offspring with him, (Jos 24:4; Ps 105:23; Isa 52:4; Ac 7:14)7his sons, and his sons’ sons with him, his daughters, and his sons’ daughters. All his offspring he brought with him into Egypt.8Now these are the names of the descendants of Israel, who came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons. Reuben, Jacob’s firstborn, (Ex 1:1; Ex 6:14; Nu 26:5; 1Ch 5:1)9and the sons of Reuben: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.10The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman.11The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. (1Ch 6:1)12The sons of Judah: Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez, and Zerah (but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan); and the sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul. (Ge 38:3; Ge 38:7; Ge 38:10; Ge 38:29; 1Ch 2:3; 1Ch 2:5; 1Ch 4:21)13The sons of Issachar: Tola, Puvah, Yob, and Shimron. (1Ch 7:1)14The sons of Zebulun: Sered, Elon, and Jahleel.15These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan-aram, together with his daughter Dinah; altogether his sons and his daughters numbered thirty-three. (Ge 29:32; Ge 30:1)16The sons of Gad: Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, and Areli.17The sons of Asher: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, with Serah their sister. And the sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel. (1Ch 7:30)18These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter; and these she bore to Jacob—sixteen persons. (Ge 29:24; Ge 30:10)19The sons of Rachel, Jacob’s wife: Joseph and Benjamin.20And to Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera the priest of On, bore to him. (Ge 41:45; Ge 41:50)21And the sons of Benjamin: Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim, and Ard. (Nu 26:38; 1Ch 7:6; 1Ch 8:1)22These are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob—fourteen persons in all.23The son of Dan: Hushim.24The sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, and Shillem. (1Ch 7:13)25These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, and these she bore to Jacob—seven persons in all. (Ge 29:29; Ge 30:5)26All the persons belonging to Jacob who came into Egypt, who were his own descendants, not including Jacob’s sons’ wives, were sixty-six persons in all.27And the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt, were two. All the persons of the house of Jacob who came into Egypt were seventy. (Ex 1:5; De 10:22; Ac 7:14)
Jacob and Joseph Reunited
28He had sent Judah ahead of him to Joseph to show the way before him in Goshen, and they came into the land of Goshen. (Ge 45:10)29Then Joseph prepared his chariot and went up to meet Israel his father in Goshen. He presented himself to him and fell on his neck and wept on his neck a good while. (Ge 45:14)30Israel said to Joseph, “Now let me die, since I have seen your face and know that you are still alive.” (Lu 2:29)31Joseph 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. (Ge 47:1)32And 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.’ (Ge 47:3)33When Pharaoh calls you and says, ‘What is your occupation?’ (Ge 46:32)34you shall say, ‘Your servants have been keepers of livestock from our youth even until now, both we and our fathers,’ in order that you may dwell in the land of Goshen, for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians.” (Ge 37:12; Ge 43:32; Ge 46:28; Ge 46:32; Ex 8:26)