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Genesis 46 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Jacob Moves to Egypt

(Exo 6:14–25 )
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:1 - So Israel set out 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 [fn]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 I will make you into a great nation there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:4 - “I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also assuredly bring you up again; and Joseph will [fn]close your eyes.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:5 - Then Jacob left Beersheba, and the sons of Israel carried their father Jacob and their little ones and their wives in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:6 - They also took their livestock and their possessions, which they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and came to Egypt, Jacob and all his [fn]descendants with him:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:7 - his sons and his grandsons with him, his daughters and his granddaughters, and all his [fn]descendants he brought with him to Egypt.

Those Who Came to Egypt

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:8 - Now these are the names of the sons of Israel who went to 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 - And the sons of Simeon: [fn]Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, [fn]Jachin, [fn]Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:11 - And the sons of Levi: [fn]Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:12 - And 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 - And the sons of Issachar: Tola, [fn]Puvvah, [fn]Iob, and Shimron.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:14 - And 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, with his daughter Dinah; [fn]all his sons and his daughters numbered thirty-three.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:16 - And the sons of Gad: [fn]Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, [fn]Ezbon, Eri, [fn]Arodi, and Areli.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:17 - And the sons of Asher: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and their sister Serah. And the sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:18 - These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to his daughter Leah; and she bore to Jacob these sixteen persons.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:19 - The sons of Jacob’s wife Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:20 - Now to Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, bore to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:21 - And the sons of Benjamin: Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, [fn]Ehi, Rosh, [fn]Muppim, [fn]Huppim, and Ard.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:22 - These are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob; there were fourteen persons in all.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:23 - And the sons of Dan: [fn]Hushim.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:24 - And the sons of Naphtali: [fn]Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, and [fn]Shillem.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:25 - These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to his daughter Rachel, and she bore these to Jacob; there were seven persons in all.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:26 - All the people belonging to Jacob, who came to Egypt, [fn]his direct descendants, not including the wives of Jacob’s sons, were sixty-six persons in all,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:27 - and the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt, were [fn]two; all the people of the house of Jacob, who came to Egypt, were seventy.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:28 - Now Jacob sent Judah ahead of him to Joseph, to [fn]guide him to Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:29 - And Joseph [fn]prepared his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel; as soon as he appeared to him, Joseph threw himself on his neck and wept on his neck a long time.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:30 - Then Israel said to Joseph, “Now let me die, since I have seen your face, that you are still alive.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:31 - But 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 [fn]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 for you and says, ‘What is your occupation?’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:34 - you shall say, ‘Your servants have been [fn]keepers of livestock since our youth even until now, both we and our fathers,’ so that you may live in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians.”
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit in the visions
Lit put his hand on
Lit seed
Lit seed
In Num 26:12 and 1 Chr 4:24, Nemuel
In 1 Chr 4:24, Jarib
In Num 26:13 and 1 Chr 4:24, Zerah
In 1 Chr 6:16, Gershom
In Num 26:23, Puvah; in 1 Chr 7:1, Puah
In Num 26:24 and 1 Chr 7:1, Jashub
Lit all the souls of
In Num 26:15, Zephon
In Num 26:16, Ozni
In Num 26:17, Arod
In Num 26:38, Ahiram
In Num 26:39, Shephupham; in 1 Chr 7:12, Shuppim
In Num 26:39, Hupham
In Num 26:42, Shuham
In 1 Chr 7:13, Jahziel
In 1 Chr 7:13, Shallum
Lit who came out of his loins
Lit two souls
Lit instruct before him
Lit harnessed
Lit men
Lit men

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