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Genesis 46 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Jacob Goes to Egypt

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:1 - So Israel set out with all that was his, and when he reached Beersheba, he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:2 - And God spoke to Israel in a vision at night and said, “Jacob! Jacob!” “Here I am,” he replied.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:3 - “I am God, the God of your father,” he said. “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 to Egypt with you, and I will surely bring you back again. And Joseph’s own hand will close your eyes.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:5 - Then Jacob left Beersheba, and Israel’s sons took their father Jacob and their children and their wives in the carts that Pharaoh had sent to transport him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:6 - So Jacob and all his offspring went to Egypt, taking with them their livestock and the possessions they had acquired in Canaan.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:7 - Jacob brought with him to Egypt his sons and grandsons and his daughters and granddaughters—all his offspring.

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

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

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 had died in the land of Canaan). The sons of Perez: Hezron and Hamul.

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

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

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:15 - These were the sons Leah bore to Jacob in Paddan Aram,[fn] besides his daughter Dinah. These sons and daughters of his were thirty-three in all.

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

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

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:18 - These were the children born to Jacob by Zilpah, whom Laban had given to his daughter Leah—sixteen in all.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:20 - In Egypt, Manasseh and Ephraim were born to Joseph by Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On.[fn]

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 born to Jacob by Bilhah, whom Laban had given to his daughter Rachel—seven in all.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:26 - All those who went to Egypt with Jacob—those who were his direct descendants, not counting his sons’ wives—numbered sixty-six persons.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:27 - With the two sons[fn] who had been born to Joseph in Egypt, the members of Jacob’s family, which went to Egypt, were seventy[fn] in all.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:28 - Now Jacob sent Judah ahead of him to Joseph to get directions to Goshen. When they arrived in the region of Goshen,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:29 - Joseph had his chariot made ready and went to Goshen to meet his father Israel. As soon as Joseph appeared before him, he threw his arms around his father[fn] and wept for a long time.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:30 - Israel said to Joseph, “Now I am ready to die, since I have seen for myself that you are still alive.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:31 - Then Joseph said to his brothers and to his father’s household, “I will go up and speak to Pharaoh and will say to him, ‘My brothers and my father’s household, who were living in the land of Canaan, have come to me.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:32 - The men are shepherds; they tend livestock, and they have brought along their flocks and herds and everything they own.’

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

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:34 - you should answer, ‘Your servants have tended livestock from our boyhood on, just as our fathers did.’ Then you will be allowed to settle in the region of Goshen, for all shepherds are detestable to the Egyptians.”
NIV Footnotes
Samaritan Pentateuch and Syriac (see also 1 Chron. 7:1); Masoretic Text Puvah
Samaritan Pentateuch and some Septuagint manuscripts (see also Num. 26:24 and 1 Chron. 7:1); Masoretic Text Iob
That is, Northwest Mesopotamia
Samaritan Pentateuch and Septuagint (see also Num. 26:15); Masoretic Text Ziphion
That is, Heliopolis
Hebrew; Septuagint the nine children
Hebrew (see also Exodus 1:5 and note); Septuagint (see also Acts 7:14) seventy-five
Hebrew around him
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