Genesis 46:3-13 NIV

3 "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.5

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4 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"

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      5 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.

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          6 They also took with them their livestock and the possessions11 they had acquired12 in Canaan, and Jacob and all his offspring went to Egypt.13

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          7 He took with him to Egypt14 his sons and grandsons and his daughters and granddaughters--all his offspring.15

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          8 These are the names of the sons of Israel16 (Jacob and his descendants) who went to Egypt: Reuben the firstborn17 of Jacob.

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          9 The sons of Reuben:18 Hanoch, Pallu,19 Hezron and Carmi.20

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          10 The sons of Simeon:21 Jemuel,22 Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar23 and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman.

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          11 The sons of Levi:24 Gershon,25 Kohath26 and Merari.27

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          12 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.

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          13 The sons of Issachar:35 Tola, Puah,a36 Jashubb37 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"