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Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:1 - So Israel began his journey, taking with him all that he had. When he came to Beer Sheba he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:2 - God spoke to Israel in a vision during the night and said, "Jacob, Jacob!" He replied, "Here I am!"

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:3 - 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 myself will certainly bring you back from there. Joseph will close your eyes."

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:5 - Then Jacob started out from Beer Sheba, and the sons of Israel carried their father Jacob, their little children, and their wives in the wagons that Pharaoh had sent along to transport him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:6 - Jacob and all his descendants took their livestock and the possessions they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and they went to Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:7 - He brought with him to Egypt his sons and grandsons, his daughters and granddaughters - all his descendants.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:8 - These are the names of the sons of Israel who went to Egypt - Jacob and his sons: Reuben, the firstborn of Jacob.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:10 - The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, 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). The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.

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

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

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:15 - These were the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan Aram, along with Dinah his daughter. His sons and daughters numbered thirty-three in all.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:17 - The sons of Asher: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and Serah their sister. The sons of Beriah were Heber and Malkiel.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:18 - These were the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter. She bore these to Jacob, sixteen in all.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:20 - Manasseh and Ephraim were born to Joseph in the land of Egypt. Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, bore them to him.

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

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

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

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

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:25 - These were the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel his daughter. She bore these to Jacob, seven in all.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:26 - All the direct descendants of Jacob who went to Egypt with him were sixty-six in number. (This number does not include the wives of Jacob's sons.)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:27 - Counting the two sons of Joseph who were born to him in Egypt, all the people of the household of Jacob who were in Egypt numbered seventy.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:28 - Jacob sent Judah before him to Joseph to accompany him to Goshen. So they came to the land of Goshen.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:29 - Joseph harnessed his chariot and went up to meet his father Israel in Goshen. When he met him, he hugged his neck and wept on his neck for quite some time.

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 - Then Joseph said to his brothers and his father's household, "I will go up and tell Pharaoh, 'My brothers and my father's household who were in the land of Canaan have come to me.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:32 - The men are shepherds; they take care of livestock. They have brought their flocks and their herds and all that they have.'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:33 - Pharaoh will summon you and say, 'What is your occupation?'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:34 - Tell him, 'Your servants have taken care of cattle from our youth until now, both we and our fathers,' so that you may live in the land of Goshen, for everyone who takes care of sheep is disgusting to the Egyptians."

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