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Genesis 46

Genesis 46:1  
And Israel went on his journey with all he had, and came to Beer-sheba, where he made offerings to the God of his father Isaac.

Genesis 46:2  
And God said to Israel in a night-vision, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.

Genesis 46:3  
And he said, I am God, the God of your father: go down to Egypt without fear, for I will make a great nation of you there:

Genesis 46:4  
I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will see that you come back again, and at your death Joseph will put his hands on your eyes.

Genesis 46:5  
Then Jacob went on from Beer-sheba; and the sons of Jacob took their father and their little ones and their wives in the carts which Pharaoh had sent for them.

Genesis 46:6  
And they took their cattle and all the goods which they had got in the land of Canaan, and came to Egypt, even Jacob and all his seed:

Genesis 46:7  
His sons and his sons' sons, his daughters and his daughters' sons and all his family he took with him into Egypt.

Genesis 46:8  
And these are the names of the children of Israel who came into Egypt, even Jacob and all his sons: Reuben, Jacob's oldest son;

Genesis 46:9  
And the sons of Reuben: Hanoch and Pallu and Hezron and Carmi;

Genesis 46:10  
And the sons of Simeon: Jemuel and Jamin and Ohad and Jachin and Zohar and Shaul, the son of a woman of Canaan;

Genesis 46:11  
And the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari;

Genesis 46:12  
And the sons of Judah: Er and Onan and Shelah and Perez and Zerah: but Er and Onan had come to their death in the land of Canaan; and the sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.

Genesis 46:13  
And the sons of Issachar: Tola and Puah and Job and Shimron;

Genesis 46:14  
And the sons of Zebulun: Sered and Elon and Jahleel;

Genesis 46:15  
All these, together with his daughter Dinah, were the children of Leah, whom Jacob had by her in Paddan-aram; they were thirty-three in number.

Genesis 46:16  
And the sons of Gad: Ziphion and Haggi, Shuni and Ezbon, Eri and Arodi and Areli;

Genesis 46:17  
And the sons of Asher: Jimnah and Ishvah and Ishvi and Beriah, and Sarah, their sister; and the sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel.

Genesis 46:18  
These are the children of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to his daughter Leah, and Jacob had these sixteen children by her.

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

Genesis 46:20  
And Joseph had Manasseh and Ephraim in the land of Egypt, by Asenath, the daughter of Poti-phera, priest of On.

Genesis 46:21  
And the sons of Benjamin were Belah and Becher and Ashbel, Gera and Naaman, Ehi and Rosh, Muppim and Huppim and Ard.

Genesis 46:22  
All these were the children of Rachel whom Jacob had by her, fourteen persons.

Genesis 46:23  
And the son of Dan was Hushim.

Genesis 46:24  
And the sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel and Guni and Jezer and Shillem.

Genesis 46:25  
These were the children of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to his daughter Rachel, seven persons.

Genesis 46:26  
All the persons who came with Jacob into Egypt, the offspring of his body, were sixty-six, without taking into account the wives of Jacob's sons.

Genesis 46:27  
And the sons of Joseph whom he had in Egypt were two. Seventy persons of the family of Jacob came into Egypt.

Genesis 46:28  
Now he had sent Judah before him to Goshen, to get word from Joseph; and so they came to the land of Goshen.

Genesis 46:29  
And Joseph got his carriage ready and went to Goshen for the meeting with his father; and when he came before him, he put his arms round his neck, weeping.

Genesis 46:30  
And Israel said to Joseph, Now that I have seen you living again, I am ready for death.

Genesis 46:31  
And Joseph said to his brothers and to his father's people, I will go and give the news to Pharaoh, and say to him, My brothers and my father's people, from the land of Canaan, have come to me;

Genesis 46:32  
And these men are keepers of sheep and owners of cattle, and have with them their flocks and their herds and all they have.

Genesis 46:33  
Now when Pharaoh sends for you and says, What is your business?

Genesis 46:34  
You are to say, Your servants have been keepers of cattle from our early days up to now, like our fathers; in this way you will be able to have the land of Goshen for yourselves; because keepers of sheep are unclean in the eyes of the Egyptians.


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