Genesis 46:1-27 NIV

Jacob Goes to Egypt

1 So Israel set out with all that was his, and when he reached Beersheba, he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.

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2 And God spoke to Israel in a vision at night and said, “Jacob! Jacob!” “Here I am,” he replied.

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3 “I am God, the God of your father,” he said. “Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there.

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

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      5 Then Jacob left Beersheba, and Israel’s sons took their father Jacob and their children and their wives in the carts that Pharaoh had sent to transport him.

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          6 So Jacob and all his offspring went to Egypt, taking with them their livestock and the possessions they had acquired in Canaan.

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          7 Jacob brought with him to Egypt his sons and grandsons and his daughters and granddaughters—all his offspring.

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

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          9 The sons of Reuben: Hanok, Pallu, Hezron and Karmi.

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

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          11 The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath and Merari.

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          12 The sons of Judah: Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez and Zerah (but Er and Onan had died in the land of Canaan). The sons of Perez: Hezron and Hamul.

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          13 The sons of Issachar: Tola, Puah,a Jashubb and Shimron.

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            • Ĝ 46:13 - Samaritan Pentateuch and Syriac (see also 1 Chron. 7:1); Masoretic Text "Puvah"
            • ĝ 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: Sered, Elon and Jahleel.

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

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

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                    • ğ 46:16 - Samaritan Pentateuch and Septuagint (see also Num. 26:15); Masoretic Text "Ziphion"
                      17 The sons of Asher: 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, whom Laban had given to his daughter Leah—sixteen in all.

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                      19 The sons of Jacob’s wife Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.

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                      20 In Egypt, Manasseh and Ephraim were born to Joseph by Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On.e

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

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                          22 These were the sons of Rachel who were born to Jacob—fourteen in all.

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                          23 The son of Dan: Hushim.

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

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                          25 These were the sons born to Jacob by Bilhah, whom Laban had given to his daughter Rachel—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.

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

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