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Genesis 46 :: Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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Jacob Leaves for Egypt

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Israel set out with all that he had and came to Beer-sheba, and he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.

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That night God spoke to Israel in a vision: “Jacob, Jacob! ” He said.

And Jacob replied, “Here I am.”

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God said, “I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there.

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I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also bring you back. Joseph will put his hands on your eyes.”[fn]

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Jacob left Beer-sheba. The sons of Israel took their father Jacob in the wagons Pharaoh had sent to carry him, along with their children and their wives.

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They also took their cattle and possessions they had acquired in the land of Canaan. Then Jacob and all his children went with him to Egypt.

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His sons and grandsons, his daughters and granddaughters, indeed all his offspring, he brought with him to Egypt.

  
Jacob’s Family

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These are the names of the Israelites, Jacob and his sons, who went to Egypt:

Jacob’s firstborn: Reuben.

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Reuben’s sons: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.

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Simeon’s sons: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman.

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Levi’s sons: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

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Judah’s sons: Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez, and Zerah; but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.

Perez’s sons: Hezron and Hamul.

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Issachar’s sons: Tola, Puvah,[fn] Jashub,[fn] and Shimron.

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Zebulun’s sons: Sered, Elon, and Jahleel.

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These were Leah’s sons born to Jacob in Paddan-aram, as well as his daughter Dinah. The total number of persons:[fn] 33.

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Gad’s sons: Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, and Areli.

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Asher’s sons: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and their sister Serah.

Beriah’s sons were Heber and Malchiel.

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These were the sons of Zilpah — whom Laban gave to his daughter Leah — that she bore to Jacob: 16 persons.

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The sons of Jacob’s wife Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.

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Manasseh and Ephraim were born to Joseph in the land of Egypt. They were born to him by Asenath daughter of Potiphera, a priest at On.[fn]

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Benjamin’s sons: Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim, and Ard.

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These were Rachel’s sons who were born to Jacob: 14 persons.

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Dan’s son:[fn] Hushim.

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Naphtali’s sons: Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, and Shillem.

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These were the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to his daughter Rachel. She bore to Jacob: seven persons.

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The total number of persons belonging to Jacob — his direct descendants,[fn] not including the wives of Jacob’s sons — who came to Egypt: 66.

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And Joseph’s sons who were born to him in Egypt: two persons.

All those of Jacob’s household who had come to Egypt: 70[fn] persons.

  
Jacob Arrives in Egypt

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Now Jacob had sent Judah ahead of him to Joseph to prepare for his arrival[fn] at Goshen. When they came to the land of Goshen,

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Joseph hitched the horses to his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel. Joseph presented himself to him, threw his arms around him, and wept for a long time.

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Then Israel said to Joseph, “At last I can die, now that I have seen your face and know you are still alive! ”

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Joseph said to his brothers and to his father’s household, “I will go up and inform Pharaoh, telling him: My brothers and my father’s household, who were in the land of Canaan, have come to me.

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The men are shepherds; they also raise livestock. They have brought their sheep and cattle and all that they have.

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When Pharaoh addresses you and asks, ‘What is your occupation? ’

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you are to say, ‘Your servants, both we and our fathers, have raised livestock[fn] from our youth until now.’ Then you will be allowed to settle in the land of Goshen, since all shepherds are abhorrent to Egyptians.”

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= Joseph will close your eyes after you die
Sam, Syr read Puah ; 1Ch 7:1
Sam, LXX; MT reads Iob
Lit All persons his sons and his daughters
Or Heliopolis
Alt Hb tradition reads sons
Lit Jacob who came out from his loins
LXX reads 75 ; Ac 7:14
Lit to give directions before him
Lit fathers, are men of livestock

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