"I am God, the God of your father,"1 he said. "Do not be afraid2 to go down to Egypt,3 for I will make you into a great nation4 there.54
I will go down to Egypt with you, and I will surely bring you back again.6 And Joseph's own hand will close your eyes.7"
Then Jacob left Beersheba,8 and Israel's9 sons took their father Jacob and their children and their wives in the carts10 that Pharaoh had sent to transport him.
They also took with them their livestock and the possessions11 they had acquired12 in Canaan, and Jacob and all his offspring went to Egypt.137
He took with him to Egypt14 his sons and grandsons and his daughters and granddaughters--all his offspring.158
These are the names of the sons of Israel16 (Jacob and his descendants) who went to Egypt: Reuben the firstborn17 of Jacob.
The sons of Reuben:18 Hanoch, Pallu,19 Hezron and Carmi.2010
The sons of Simeon:21 Jemuel,22 Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar23 and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman.
The sons of Levi:24 Gershon,25 Kohath26 and Merari.2712
The sons of Judah:28 Er,29 Onan,30 Shelah, Perez31 and Zerah32 (but Er and Onan had died in the land of Canaan).33 The sons of Perez:34 Hezron and Hamul.
The sons of Issachar:35 Tola, Puah,a36 Jashubb37 and Shimron.