Genesis 46

So then Israel set out with all he had, came to Beersheba, offered sacrifice
To the God of his father Isaac. God called to Israel in visions of the night.
God said, “Jacob! Jacob!” He said, “Here I am.” God said, “I am God, God of your father.
Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for a great nation I’ll make of you there.
I Myself will go down with you to Egypt, and I Myself will bring you up again.
Joseph shall lay his hand on your eyes when you die.” Jacob set out from Beersheba then.
The sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, their wives, and their little-ones too
In the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to transport him. And they took what they had accrued,
All their livestock and all of the property that they had gained in the land of Canaan.
They came to Egypt, Jacob and his offspring with him, his sons, and the sons of his sons,
Jacob’s daughters and Jacob’s sons’ daughters; all his offspring he brought with him to Egypt.

Now these are the names of the sons of Israel who came down to Egypt on the trip:
Jacob and his sons: Jacob’s firstborn Reuben. His sons: Enoch, Pallu, Carmi, Hezron.
Simeon’s sons: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Saul (a Canaanite’s son).
Levi’s sons: Gershon, Kehat, and Merari. Judah’s sons: Shelah, Perez, Onan, Er,
And Zerah– but Onan and Er died in the land of Canaan. And Perez’s sons were:
Hezron and Hamul. The sons of Issachar were: Puvah, Iob, Shimron, and Tola.
Zebulun’s sons were: Sered, Elon, and Jahleel. And those were the sons born by Leah.
Leah bore those sons to Jacob, along with his daughter Dinah, in Aram-country,
Hence the persons among all the daughters and sons of Jacob numbered thirty and three.
Gad’s sons: Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, Areli. All Gad’s.
Asher’s sons: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and Serah, the sister that they had.
And Beriah’s sons Heber and Malchiel. Those were the sons that were born by Zilpah,
Whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter. Zilpah bore Jacob sixteen persons in all.

The sons of Rachel, Jacob’s wife: Joseph and Benjamin. Then in the land of Egypt,
Asenath, daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, bore Joseph two sons from her hips:
Their names were Manasseh and Ephraim. The sons of Benjamin were: Ard, and Huppim,
Bela, and Becher, and Ashbel, and Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, and Muppim.
Those were the sons of Rachel that were born to Jacob. In all, there were fourteen of them.
While Dan’s only son was: Hushim. Naphtali’s sons were: Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, Shillem.
Those were the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban had given to Rachel his daughter as maid,
Bilhah bore all of these sons to Jacob. They were seven persons, when fully arrayed.
All the persons who came into Egypt with Jacob, the ones that were his own offspring,
Aside from the wives of Jacob’s sons, there were sixty-six persons when finished counting.
And then Joseph’s sons, who were born to him in Egypt, they numbered two. So it would be,
That the total number of all Joseph’s household that came to Egypt was seventy.

Now Jacob had sent Judah ahead of him to Joseph, to point the way to Goshen.
When they came to the region of Goshen, Joseph had his chariot harnessed, and then
He went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel, presenting himself to him.
Joseph flung himself around his neck, and wept on it until in tears his face did swim.
Israel said to Joseph, “Now I can die, since I have seen your face– you’re still alive!”
Joseph said to his brothers and his father’s household, “Here is a plan so we can thrive:
I will go up and tell the news to Pharaoh, saying, ‘My brothers and father’s household,
Who were in the land of Canaan have come to me. They are shepherds, their calling of old.
They have always been breeders of livestock, they brought all they have, all their flocks and their herds.’
Now when Pharaoh has you called and says, ‘What is your occupation?’ Then you must answer,
‘Your servants have been breeders of livestock from our youth, both we and also our fathers.’
So that you may all settle in the region of Goshen to practice your occupation.
For to the Egyptians, every shepherd of flocks is no more than an abomination.”

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