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Jacob Leaves for Egypt

1Israel traveled with all that he had and came to Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.
  2God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, “Jacob, Jacob!” He said, “Here I am.”

3He said, “I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down into Egypt, for there I will make of you a great nation.
  4I myself will go down with you into Egypt, and I myself will bring you up, yes, up again. Joseph will close your eyes.”

5Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, their little ones, and their wives in the wagons that Pharaoh had sent to carry him.
  6They took their livestock and their goods that they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob and all his seed with him,
  7his sons, and his sons’ sons with him, his daughters, and his sons’ daughters, and he brought all his seed with him into Egypt.

Jacob’s Family

8These are the names of the children of Israel who came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob’s firstborn.
  9The sons of Reuben: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.
  10The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman.
  11The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
  12The sons of Judah: Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez, and Zerah; but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.
  13The sons of Issachar: Tola, Puvah, Iob, and Shimron.
  14The sons of Zebulun: Sered, Elon, and Jahleel.
  15These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan-aram, with his daughter Dinah. All the souls of his sons and his daughters were 33.
  16The sons of Gad: Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, and Areli.
  17The sons of Asher: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and Serah their sister. The sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel.
  18These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter; and these she bore to Jacob—16 souls.

19The sons of Rachel, Jacob’s wife: Joseph and Benjamin.
  20To Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, bore to him.
  21The sons of Benjamin: Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim, and Ard.
  22These are the sons of Rachel who were born to Jacob—all the souls were 14.
  23The son of Dan: Hushim.
  24The sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, and Shillem.
  25These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, and these she bore to Jacob—all the souls were seven.
  26All the souls who came with Jacob into Egypt, who came out of his thigh,a not counting Jacob’s sons’ wives, all the souls were 66.
  27The sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt, were two souls. All the souls of the house of Jacob who came into Egypt were 70.

Jacob Arrives in Egypt

28He sent Judah before him to Joseph to show the way before him to Goshen, and they came into the land of Goshen.
  29Joseph prepared his chariot and went up to meet Israel his father in Goshen. He presented himself to him and fell on his neck and wept on his neck a good while.

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

31Joseph said to his brothers and to his father’s house, “I will go up and speak with Pharaoh and will tell him, ‘My brothers and my father’s house, who were in the land of Canaan, have come to me.
  32These men are shepherds, for they have been keepers of livestock, and they have brought their flocks and their herds and all that they have.’
  33It will happen when Pharaoh summons you and will say, ‘What is your occupation?’
  34that you are to say, ‘Your servants have been keepers of livestock from our youth even until now, both we and our fathers,’ that you may dwell in the land of Goshen, for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians.”

I.e., Jacob’s direct descendants

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