Yisra'el took his journey with all that he had, and came to Be'er-Sheva, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father, Yitzchak.
God spoke to Yisra'el in the visions of the night, and said, "Ya`akov, Ya`akov!" He said, "Here I am."
He said, "I am God, the God of your father. Don't be afraid to go down into Mitzrayim; for there I will make of you a great nation.
I will go down with you into Mitzrayim. I will also surely bring you up again. Yosef will close your eyes."
Ya`akov rose up from Be'er-Sheva, and the sons of Yisra'el carried Ya`akov, their father, their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Par`oh had sent to carry him.
They took their cattle, and their goods, which they had gotten in the land of Kana`an, and came into Mitzrayim - Ya`akov, and all his seed with him,
his sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons' daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Mitzrayim.
These are the names of the children of Yisra'el, who came into Mitzrayim, Ya`akov and his sons: Re'uven, Ya`akov's firstborn.
The sons of Re'uven: Hanokh, Pallu, Hetzron, and Karmi.
The sons of Shim`on: Yemu'el, Yamin, Ohad, Yakhin, Tzochar, and Sha'ul the son of a Kana`ani woman.
The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kehat, and Merari.
The sons of Yehudah: `Er, Onan, Shelach, Peretz, and Zerach; but `Er and Onan died in the land of Kana`an. The sons of Peretz were Hetzron and Hamul.
The sons of Yissakhar: Tola, Puvah, Yov, and Shimron.
The sons of Zevulun: Sered, Elon, and Yachle'el.
These are the sons of Le'ah, whom she bore to Ya`akov in Paddan-Aram, with his daughter Dinah. All the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty-three.
The sons of Gad: Tzifyon, Haggi, Shuni, Etzbon, `Eri, Arodi, and Ar'eli.
The sons of Asher: Yimna, Yishvah, Yishvi, Beri`ah, and Serach their sister. The sons of Beri`ah: Hever and Malki'el.
These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Lavan gave to Le'ah, his daughter, and these she bore to Ya`akov, even sixteen souls.
The sons of Rachel, Ya`akov's wife: Yosef and Binyamin.
To Yosef in the land of Mitzrayim were born Menashsheh and Efrayim, whom Asenat, the daughter of Potiphera, Kohen of On, bore to him.
The sons of Binyamin: Bela, Bekher, Ashbel, Gera, Na`aman, Echi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim, and Ard.
These are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Ya`akov: all the souls were fourteen.
The sons of Dan: Hushim.
The sons of Naftali: Yachtze'el, Guni, Yetzer, and Shillem.
These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Lavan gave to Rachel, his daughter, and these she bore to Ya`akov: all the souls were seven.
All the souls who came with Ya`akov into Mitzrayim, who were his direct descendants, besides Ya`akov's sons' wives, all the souls were sixty-six.
The sons of Yosef, who were born to him in Mitzrayim, were two souls. All the souls of the house of Ya`akov, who came into Mitzrayim, were seventy.
He sent Yehudah before him to Yosef, to show the way before him to Goshen, and they came into the land of Goshen.
Yosef made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Yisra'el, his father, in Goshen. He presented himself to him, and fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.
Yisra'el said to Yosef, "Now let me die, since I have seen your face, that you are still alive."
Yosef said to his brothers, and to his father's house, "I will go up, and speak with Par`oh, and will tell him, 'My brothers, and my father's house, who were in the land of Kana`an, have come to me.
These men are shepherds, for they have been keepers of cattle, and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.'
It will happen, when Par`oh summons you, and will say, 'What is your occupation?'
that you shall say, 'Your servants have been keepers of cattle from our youth even until now, both we, and our fathers:' that you may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination to the Mitzrim."