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Genesis 46 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Joseph Brings His Family to Egypt

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:1 - So Israel took his journey with all that he had and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:2 - And God spoke to Israel in visions of the night and said, “Jacob, Jacob.” And he said, “Here I am.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:3 - Then 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:4 - I myself will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also bring you up again, and Joseph’s hand shall close your eyes.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:5 - Then 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:6 - They 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,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:7 - his sons, and his sons’ sons with him, his daughters, and his sons’ daughters. All his offspring he brought with him into Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:8 - Now these are the names of the descendants of Israel, who came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons. Reuben, Jacob’s firstborn,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:9 - and the sons of Reuben: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:10 - The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:11 - The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:12 - The 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:13 - The sons of Issachar: Tola, Puvah, Yob, and Shimron.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:14 - The sons of Zebulun: Sered, Elon, and Jahleel.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:15 - These 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:16 - The sons of Gad: Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, and Areli.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:17 - The sons of Asher: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, with Serah their sister. And the sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:18 - These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter; and these she bore to Jacob—sixteen persons.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:19 - The sons of Rachel, Jacob’s wife: Joseph and Benjamin.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:20 - And 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:21 - And the sons of Benjamin: Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim, and Ard.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:22 - These are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob—fourteen persons in all.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:23 - The son[fn] of Dan: Hushim.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:24 - The sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, and Shillem.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:25 - These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, and these she bore to Jacob—seven persons in all.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:26 - All 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:27 - And 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.

Jacob and Joseph Reunited

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:28 - He had sent Judah ahead of him to Joseph to show the way before him in Goshen, and they came into the land of Goshen.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:29 - Then 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:30 - Israel said to Joseph, “Now let me die, since I have seen your face and know that you are still alive.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:31 - Joseph 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:32 - And 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.’

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:33 - When Pharaoh calls you and says, ‘What is your occupation?’

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:34 - you 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.”
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