Jacob Goes to Egypt
1So Israel set out, along with everything that belonged to him. When he came to Beersheba, he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.
2In visions of the night God said to Israel, Jacob, Jacob. Hineni, he said.
3I am God, the God of your father, He said. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will turn you into a great nation there.
4I Myself will go down with you to Egypt and I Myself will also most certainly bring you up. Joseph will put his hands on your eyes.
5Then Jacob arose from Beersheba and Israels sons carried Jacob their father, their little children, and their wives in the carts that Pharaoh had sent to carry him.
6They also took their livestock and their possessions they had acquired in the land of Canaan and they came to Egypt, Jacob and all his offspring with him.
7His sons and his grandsons with him, his daughters and his granddaughters, and all his offspring, he brought with him to Egypt.
8Now these are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Jacobs firstborn, Reuben,
9and Reubens sons: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron and Carmi.
10Simeons sons: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zochar and Shaul the son of the Canaanite woman.
11Levis sons: Gershon, Kohath and Merari.
12Judahs sons: Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez and Zerah. Er died along with Onan in the land of Canaan. Perezs sons were Hezron and Hamul.
13Issachars sons: Tola, Puvah, Iob and Shimron.
14Zebuluns sons: Sered, Elon and Jahleel.
15These are Leahs sons whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan-aram, along with his daughter Dinah. The tally of all of his sons and daughters was 33 people.
16Gads sons: Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi and Areli.
17Ashers sons: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and Serah their sister. Beriahs sons: Heber and Malchiel.
18These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter. She bore these to Jacob: 16 people.
19The sons of Jacobs wife Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.
20Manasseh and Ephraim were born to Joseph in the land of EgyptAsenath the daughter of Potiphera priest of On bore them to him.
21Benjamins sons: Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim and Ard.
22These are Rachels sons who were born to Jacob. The tally of all the people was 14.
23The sons of Dan: Hushim
24Naphtalis sons: Yachzeel, Guni, Yezer and Shillem.
25These are the sons of Bilhah whom Laban gave to Rachel his daughter and she bore these to Jacob. The tally of all the people was seven.
26All the people belonging to Jacob who came to Egyptthose coming from his loins (not counting the wives of Jacobs sons)the tally of all the people was 66.
27The sons of Joseph who were born to him in Egypt was a tally of two people. The tally of all the people belonging to Jacobs house who came to Egypt was 70.
28Now he sent Judah before him to Joseph to show him the way to Goshen. When they came to the land of Goshen,
29Joseph harnessed his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel. As soon as he appeared before him, he fell upon his neck, and wept on his neck for some time.
30Then Israel said to Joseph, At this time I am ready to die, after seeing your face in personfor youre still alive!
31Then Joseph said to his brothers and to his fathers household, Ill go up and tell Pharaoh, and say to him, My brothers and my fathers household who were in the land of Canaan have come to me.
32The men are shepherds, for theyve been men who handle livestock, who have brought their flocks and cattle and everything that they possess.
33So when Pharaoh calls you and says, What is your occupation?
34you must say, Your servants have been men who handle livestock since the time of our youth until now, both we and our fathers, so that you can live in the land of Goshen, because every shepherd is loathsome to the Egyptians.