The First Book of Moses Called Genesis

Chapter 46

The Lord sends Jacob and his family of seventy souls to Egypt—The descendants of Jacob are named—Joseph meets Jacob.

 And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to aBeer-sheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac.

 And God spake unto Israel in the avisions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.

 And he said, I am God, the God of thy afather: fear not to go down into bEgypt; for I will there make of thee a great cnation:

 aI will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bbring thee up again: and cJoseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.

 And Jacob arose up from Beer-sheba: and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the bwagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.

 And they took their cattle, and their goods, which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into aEgypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him:

 His sons, and his sons’ sons with him, his daughters, and his sons’ daughters, and all his aseed brought he with him into Egypt.

 ¶And these are the anames of the bchildren of Israel, which came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob’s firstborn.

 And the sons of aReuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.

 10 ¶And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.

 11 ¶And the sons of aLevi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

 12 ¶And the sons of Judah; aEr, and bOnan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and cZerah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul.

 13 ¶And the sons of aIssachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.

 14 ¶And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.

 15 These be the sons of aLeah, which she bare unto Jacob in Padan-aram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three.

 16 ¶And the sons of aGad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.

 17 ¶And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister: and the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel.

 18 These are the sons of aZilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter, and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls.

 19 The sons of Rachel Jacob’s wife; Joseph, and aBenjamin.

 20 ¶And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born aManasseh and Ephraim, which bAsenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest of On bare unto him.

 21 ¶And the sons of aBenjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.

 22 These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the souls were fourteen.

 23 ¶And the sons of aDan; Hushim.

 24 ¶And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem.

 25 These are the sons of aBilhah, which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls were seven.

 26 All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides Jacob’s sons’ wives, all the souls were threescore and six;

 27 And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt, were two souls: all the souls of the house of aJacob, which came into Egypt, were bthreescore and ten.

 28 ¶And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into the land of aGoshen.

 29 And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and awept on his neck a good while.

 30 And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou art yet alive.

 31 And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his father’s house, I will go up, and shew aPharaoh, and say unto him, My brethren, and my father’s house, which were in the land of Canaan, are come unto me;

 32 And the men are shepherds, for their trade hath been to feed cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.

 33 And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say, What is your aoccupation?

 34 That ye shall say, Thy servants’ trade hath been about acattle from our youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers: that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an babomination unto the Egyptians.