Genesis 46:1-27 NIV

Jacob Goes to Egypt

1 So Israel1 set out with all that was his, and when he reached Beersheba,2 he offered sacrifices3 to the God of his father Isaac.4

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2 And God spoke to Israel5 in a vision at night6 and said, "Jacob! Jacob!" "Here I am,"7 he replied.

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3 "I am God, the God of your father,"8 he said. "Do not be afraid9 to go down to Egypt,10 for I will make you into a great nation11 there.12

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4 I will go down to Egypt with you, and I will surely bring you back again.13 And Joseph's own hand will close your eyes.14"

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      5 Then Jacob left Beersheba,15 and Israel's16 sons took their father Jacob and their children and their wives in the carts17 that Pharaoh had sent to transport him.

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          6 They also took with them their livestock and the possessions18 they had acquired19 in Canaan, and Jacob and all his offspring went to Egypt.20

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          7 He took with him to Egypt21 his sons and grandsons and his daughters and granddaughters--all his offspring.22

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          8 These are the names of the sons of Israel23 (Jacob and his descendants) who went to Egypt: Reuben the firstborn24 of Jacob.

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          9 The sons of Reuben:25 Hanoch, Pallu,26 Hezron and Carmi.27

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          10 The sons of Simeon:28 Jemuel,29 Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar30 and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman.

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          11 The sons of Levi:31 Gershon,32 Kohath33 and Merari.34

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          12 The sons of Judah:35 Er,36 Onan,37 Shelah, Perez38 and Zerah39 (but Er and Onan had died in the land of Canaan).40 The sons of Perez:41 Hezron and Hamul.

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          13 The sons of Issachar:42 Tola, Puah,a43 Jashubb44 and Shimron.

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            • a 46:13 - Samaritan Pentateuch and Syriac (see also 1 Chron. 7:1); Masoretic Text "Puvah"
            • b 46:13 - Samaritan Pentateuch and some Septuagint manuscripts (see also Num. 26:24 and 1 Chron. 7:1); Masoretic Text "Iob"
              14 The sons of Zebulun:45 Sered, Elon and Jahleel.

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              15 These were the sons Leah bore to Jacob in Paddan Aram,c46 besides his daughter Dinah.47 These sons and daughters of his were thirty-three in all.

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                • c 46:15 - That is, Northwest Mesopotamia
                  16 The sons of Gad:48 Zephon,d49 Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi and Areli.

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                    • d 46:16 - Samaritan Pentateuch and Septuagint (see also Num. 26:15); Masoretic Text "Ziphion"
                      17 The sons of Asher:50 Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi and Beriah. Their sister was Serah. The sons of Beriah: Heber and Malkiel.

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                      18 These were the children born to Jacob by Zilpah,51 whom Laban had given to his daughter Leah52--sixteen in all.

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                      19 The sons of Jacob's wife Rachel:53 Joseph and Benjamin.54

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                      20 In Egypt, Manasseh55 and Ephraim56 were born to Joseph57 by Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On.e58

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                        • e 46:20 - That is, Heliopolis
                          21 The sons of Benjamin:59 Bela, Beker, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim and Ard.60

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                          22 These were the sons of Rachel61 who were born to Jacob--fourteen in all.

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                          23 The son of Dan:62 Hushim.63

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                          24 The sons of Naphtali:64 Jahziel, Guni, Jezer and Shillem.

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                          25 These were the sons born to Jacob by Bilhah,65 whom Laban had given to his daughter Rachel66--seven in all.

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                          26 All those who went to Egypt with Jacob--those who were his direct descendants, not counting his sons' wives--numbered sixty-six persons.67

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                          27 With the two sonsf who had been born to Joseph in Egypt,68 the members of Jacob's family, which went to Egypt, were seventyg in all.69

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                            • f 46:27 - Hebrew; Septuagint "the nine children"
                            • g 46:27 - Hebrew (see also Exodus 1:5 and footnote); Septuagint (see also Acts 7:14) "seventy-five"