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Genesis 46 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Jacob’s Journey to Egypt
Judah Pleads for His Brother Benjamin
(Ex. 6:14–25 )
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 - Then God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, “Jacob, Jacob!” And he said, “Here I am.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:3 - So He said, “I am God, the God of your father; do not fear to go down to Egypt, for I will make of you a great nation there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:4 - “I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again; and Joseph will put his hand on your eyes.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:5 - Then Jacob arose from Beersheba; and the sons of Israel carried their father Jacob, their little ones, and their wives, in the carts which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:6 - So they took their livestock and their goods, which they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and went to Egypt, Jacob and all his descendants with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:7 - His sons and his sons’ sons, his daughters and his sons’ daughters, and all his descendants he brought with him to Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:8 - Now these were the names of the children of Israel, Jacob and his sons, who went to Egypt: Reuben was Jacob’s firstborn.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:9 - The sons of Reuben were Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:10 - The sons of Simeon were Jemuel,[fn] Jamin, Ohad, Jachin,[fn] Zohar,[fn] and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:11 - The sons of Levi were Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:12 - The sons of Judah were 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 were Tola, Puvah,[fn] Job,[fn] and Shimron.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:14 - The sons of Zebulun were Sered, Elon, and Jahleel.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:15 - These were the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Padan Aram, with his daughter Dinah. All the persons, his sons and his daughters, were thirty-three.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:16 - The sons of Gad were Ziphion,[fn] Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon,[fn] Eri, Arodi,[fn] and Areli.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:17 - The sons of Asher were Jimnah, Ishuah, Isui, Beriah, and Serah, their sister. And the sons of Beriah were Heber and Malchiel.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:18 - These were 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, were 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 Poti-Pherah priest of On, bore to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:21 - The sons of Benjamin were Belah, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim,[fn] and Ard.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:22 - These were the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob: fourteen persons in all.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:23 - The son of Dan was Hushim.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:24 - The sons of Naphtali were Jahzeel,[fn] Guni, Jezer, and Shillem.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:25 - These were the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, and she bore these to Jacob: seven persons in all.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:26 - All the persons who went with Jacob to Egypt, who came from his body, besides 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 persons. All the persons of the house of Jacob who went to Egypt were seventy.
Jacob Settles in Goshen
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:28 - Then he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to point out before him the way to Goshen. And they came to the land of Goshen.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:29 - So Joseph made ready his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel; and he presented himself to him, and fell on his neck and wept on his neck a good while.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:30 - And Israel said to Joseph, “Now let me die, since I have seen your face, because 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 tell Pharaoh, and say to him, ‘My brothers and those of my father’s house, who were in the land of Canaan, have come to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:32 - ‘And the men are shepherds, for their occupation has been to feed livestock; and they have brought their flocks, their herds, and all that they have.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:33 - “So it shall be, when Pharaoh calls you and says, ‘What is your occupation?’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:34 - “that you shall say, ‘Your servants’ occupation has been with livestock from our youth even till now, both we and also our fathers,’ that you may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians.”
NKJV Footnotes
Spelled Nemuel in 1 Chronicles 4:24
Called Jarib in 1 Chronicles 4:24
Called Zerah in 1 Chronicles 4:24
Spelled Puah in 1 Chronicles 7:1
Same as Jashub in Numbers 26:24 and 1 Chronicles 7:1
Spelled Zephon in Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint, and Numbers 26:15
Called Ozni in Numbers 26:16
Spelled Arod in Numbers 26:17
Called Hupham in Numbers 26:39
Called Shuham in Numbers 26:42
Spelled Jahziel in 1 Chronicles 7:13
Spelled Shallum in 1 Chronicles 7:13

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