Jacob Leaves for Egypt

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

References for Genesis 46:1

      2 That night God spoke to Israel in a vision: "Jacob, Jacob!" He said. And Jacob replied, "Here I am."
      3 God 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.a

      References for Genesis 46:3

        • a 46:3 - Gn 15:13-14
          4 I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also bring you back. Joseph will put his hands on your eyes."b

          References for Genesis 46:4

            • b 46:4 - Joseph will close your eyes after you die
              5 Jacob left Beer-sheba. The sons of Israel took their father Jacob in the wagons Pharaoh had sent to carry him, along with their children and their wives.
              6 They also took their cattle and possessions they had acquired in the land of Canaan. Then Jacob and all his children with him went to Egypt.
              7 His sons and grandsons, his daughters and granddaughters, indeed all his offspring, he brought with him to Egypt.

              Jacob's Family

              8 These are the names of the Israelites, Jacob and his descendants, who went to Egypt: Jacob's firstborn: Reuben.

              References for Genesis 46:8

                  9 Reuben's sons: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.
                  10 Simeon's sons: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman.
                  11 Levi's sons: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
                  12 Judah's sons: Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez, and Zerah; but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. Perez's sons: Hezron and Hamul.
                  13 Issachar's sons: Tola, Puvah,c Jashub,d and Shimron.

                  References for Genesis 46:13

                    • c 46:13 - Sam, Syr read Puah; 1 Ch 7:1
                    • d 46:13 - Sam, LXX; MT reads Iob
                      14 Zebulun's sons: Sered, Elon, and Jahleel.
                      15 These were Leah's sons born to Jacob in Paddan-aram, as well as his daughter Dinah. The total number of persons:e 33.

                      References for Genesis 46:15

                        • e 46:15 - Lit All persons his sons and his daughters
                          16 Gad's sons: Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, and Areli.
                          17 Asher's sons: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and their sister Serah. Beriah's sons were Heber and Malchiel.
                          18 These were the sons of Zilpah-whom Laban gave to his daughter Leah-that she bore to Jacob: 16 persons.
                          19 The sons of Jacob's wife Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.
                          20 Manasseh and Ephraim were born to Joseph in the land of Egypt. They were born to him by Asenath daughter of Potiphera, a priest at On.f

                          References for Genesis 46:20

                            • f 46:20 - Or Heliopolis
                              21 Benjamin's sons: Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim, and Ard.
                              22 These were Rachel's sons who were born to Jacob: 14 persons.
                              23 Dan's son:g Hashum.

                              References for Genesis 46:23

                                • g 46:23 - Alt Hb tradition reads sons
                                  24 Naphtali's sons: Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, and Shillem.
                                  25 These were the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to his daughter Rachel. She bore to Jacob: seven persons.
                                  26 The total number of persons belonging to Jacob-his direct descendants,h not including the wives of Jacob's sons-who came to Egypt: 66.

                                  References for Genesis 46:26

                                    • h 46:26 - Lit Jacob who came out from his loins
                                      27 And Joseph's sons who were born to him in Egypt: two persons. All those of Jacob's household who had come to Egypt: 70i persons.

                                      References for Genesis 46:27

                                        • i 46:27 - LXX reads 75; Ac 7:14

                                          Jacob Arrives in Egypt

                                          28 Now Jacob had sent Judah ahead of him to Joseph to prepare for his arrivalj at Goshen. When they came to the land of Goshen,

                                          References for Genesis 46:28

                                            • j 46:28 - Lit to give directions before him
                                              29 Joseph hitched [the horses to] his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel. Joseph presented himself to him, threw his arms around him, and wept for a long time.
                                              30 Then Israel said to Joseph, "At last I can die, now that I have seen your face [and know] you are still alive!"
                                              31 Joseph said to his brothers and to his father's household, "I will go up and inform Pharaoh, telling him: My brothers and my father's household, who were in the land of Canaan, have come to me.
                                              32 The men are shepherds; indeed they raise livestock. They have brought their sheep and cattle and all that they have.
                                              33 When Pharaoh addresses you and asks, 'What is your occupation?'
                                              34 you are to say, 'Your servants, both we and our fathers, have raised livestockk from our youth until now.' Then you will be allowed to settle in the land of Goshen, since all shepherds are abhorrent to Egyptians."

                                              References for Genesis 46:34

                                                • k 46:34 - Lit fathers, are men of livestock