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Genesis 46

1 - So Israel set out with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.

2 - And God spoke to Israel in visions of the night and said, "Jacob, Jacob." And he said, "Here I am."

3 - And He said, "I am God, the God of your father; do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you a great nation there.

4 - "I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again; and Joseph will close your eyes."

5 - Then Jacob arose from Beersheba; and the sons of Israel carried their father Jacob and their little ones and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.

6 - And they took their livestock and their property, which they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and came to Egypt, Jacob and all his descendants with him:

7 - his sons and his grandsons with him, his daughters and his granddaughters, and all his descendants he brought with him to Egypt.

8 - Now these are the names of the sons of Israel, Jacob and his sons, who went to Egypt: Reuben, Jacob's first-born.

9 - And the sons of Reuben: Hanoch and Pallu 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 Canaanite woman.

11 - And the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

12 - And the sons of Judah: Er and Onan and Shelah and Perez and Zerah (but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan). And the sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.

13 - And the sons of Issachar: Tola and Puvvah and Iob and Shimron.

14 - And the sons of Zebulun: Sered and Elon and Jahleel.

15 - These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan-aram, with his daughter Dinah; all his sons and his daughters [numbered] thirty-three.

16 - And the sons of Gad: Ziphion and Haggi, Shuni and Ezbon, Eri and Arodi and Areli.

17 - And the sons of Asher: Imnah and Ishvah and Ishvi and Beriah and their sister Serah. And the sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel.

18 - These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to his daughter Leah; and she bore to Jacob these sixteen persons.

19 - The sons of Jacob's wife Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.

20 - Now to Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, bore to him.

21 - And the sons of Benjamin: Bela and Becher and Ashbel, Gera and Naaman, Ehi and Rosh, Muppim and Huppim and Ard.

22 - These are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob; [there were] fourteen persons in all.

23 - And the sons of Dan: Hushim.

24 - And the sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel and Guni and Jezer and Shillem.

25 - These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to his daughter Rachel, and she bore these to Jacob; [there were] seven persons in all.

26 - All the persons belonging to Jacob, who came to Egypt, his direct descendants, not including the wives of Jacob's sons, [were] sixty-six persons in all,

27 - and the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt were two; all the persons of the house of Jacob, who came to Egypt, [were] seventy.

28 - Now he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to point out [the way] before him to Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.

29 - And Joseph prepared his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel; as soon as he appeared before him, he fell on his neck and wept on his neck a long time.

30 - Then Israel said to Joseph, "Now let me die, since I have seen your face, that you are still alive."

31 - And Joseph said to his brothers and to his father's household, "I will go up and tell Pharaoh, and will say to him, 'My brothers and my father's household, who [were] in the land of Canaan, have come to me;

32 - and the men are shepherds, for they have been keepers of livestock; and they have brought their flocks and their herds and all that they have.'

33 - "And it shall come about when Pharaoh calls you and says, 'What is your occupation?'

34 - that you shall say, 'Your servants have been keepers of livestock from our youth even until now, both we and our fathers,' that you may live in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is loathsome to the Egyptians."

Genesis 46 Images and Notes

Brief Summary: The Lord send Jacob and his family of 70 to Egypt, The generations of Jacob are set forth, Joseph meets Jacob

Outline
1 Jacob Is comforted by God at Beersheba.
5 Jacob with his household go down into Egypt
8 The number of his family that went Into Egypt
28 Joseph meets Jacob
31 Joseph instructs his brethren how to answer to Pharaoh

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