Joseph Brings His Family to Egypt

Genesis 46

1 So Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to a Beersheba, and offered sacrifices b to the God of his father Isaac. 2 Then God spoke to Israel c in the visions of the night, and said, "Jacob, Jacob!" And he said, "Here I am." 3 So He said, "I am God, d the God of your father; do not fear to go down to Egypt, for I will e make of you a great nation there. 4 f "I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely g bring you up again; and h Joseph 1 will put his hand on your eyes."

5 Then i Jacob arose from Beersheba; and the sons of Israel carried their father Jacob, their little ones, and their wives, in the 2 carts j which Pharaoh had sent to carry him. 6 So they took their livestock and their goods, which they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and went to Egypt, k Jacob and all his descendants with him. 7 His sons and his sons' sons, his daughters and his sons' daughters, and all his descendants he brought with him to Egypt.

8 Now l these were the names of the children of Israel, Jacob and his sons, who went to Egypt: m Reuben was Jacob's firstborn. 9 The n sons of Reuben were Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi. 10 o The sons of Simeon were 3 Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, 4 Jachin, 5 Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman. 11 The sons of p Levi were Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 12 The sons of q Judah were r Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez, and Zerah (but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan). s The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul. 13 The sons of Issachar were Tola, 6 Puvah, 7 Job, and Shimron. 14 The t sons of Zebulun were Sered, Elon, and Jahleel. 15 These were the u 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.

16 The sons of Gad were 8 Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, 9 Ezbon, Eri, 10 Arodi, and Areli. 17 v The sons of Asher were Jimnah, Ishuah, Isui, Beriah, and Serah, their sister. And the sons of Beriah were Heber and Malchiel. 18 w These were the sons of Zilpah, x whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter; and these she bore to Jacob: sixteen persons.

19 The y sons of Rachel, z Jacob's wife, were Joseph and Benjamin. 20 a And to Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath, the daughter of PotiPherah' priest of On, bore to him. 21 b The sons of Benjamin were Belah, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, c Ehi, Rosh, d Muppim, 11 Huppim, and Ard. 22 These were the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob: fourteen persons in all.

23 The son of Dan was 12 Hushim. 24 e The sons of Naphtali were 13 Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, and 14 Shillem. 25 f These were the sons of Bilhah, g whom Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, and she bore these to Jacob: seven persons in all.

26 h All the persons who went with Jacob to Egypt, who came from his body, i besides Jacob's sons' wives, were sixty-six persons in all. 27 And the sons of Joseph who were born to him in Egypt were two persons. j All the persons of the house of Jacob who went to Egypt were seventy.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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