Israel set out with all that he had and came to Beer-sheba, and he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.
That night God spoke to Israel in a vision: "Jacob, Jacob!" He said. And Jacob replied, "Here I am."
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.a4
I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also bring you back. Joseph will put his hands on your eyes."b5
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.
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.
His sons and grandsons, his daughters and granddaughters, indeed all his offspring, he brought with him to Egypt.