And God spoke to Israel1 in a vision at night2 and said, "Jacob! Jacob!" "Here I am,"3 he replied.
"I am God, the God of your father,"4 he said. "Do not be afraid5 to go down to Egypt,6 for I will make you into a great nation7 there.84
I will go down to Egypt with you, and I will surely bring you back again.9 And Joseph's own hand will close your eyes.10"
Then Jacob left Beersheba,11 and Israel's12 sons took their father Jacob and their children and their wives in the carts13 that Pharaoh had sent to transport him.
They also took with them their livestock and the possessions14 they had acquired15 in Canaan, and Jacob and all his offspring went to Egypt.167
He took with him to Egypt17 his sons and grandsons and his daughters and granddaughters--all his offspring.188
These are the names of the sons of Israel19 (Jacob and his descendants) who went to Egypt: Reuben the firstborn20 of Jacob.
The sons of Reuben:21 Hanoch, Pallu,22 Hezron and Carmi.2310
The sons of Simeon:24 Jemuel,25 Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar26 and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman.
The sons of Levi:27 Gershon,28 Kohath29 and Merari.3012
The sons of Judah:31 Er,32 Onan,33 Shelah, Perez34 and Zerah35 (but Er and Onan had died in the land of Canaan).36 The sons of Perez:37 Hezron and Hamul.