So Israelset out with all that he had, and came to 1Beersheba, and offeredsacrifices to the 2God of his fatherIsaac.
23Godspoke to Israelain visions of the night and said, "4Jacob, Jacob." And he said, "Here I am."
He said, "5I am God, the God of your father ; do not be afraid to godown to Egypt, for I will 6make you a greatnationthere.
"7I will godown with you to Egypt, and 8I will alsosurelybring you up again ; and 9Joseph will bclose your eyes."
Then Jacobarose from Beersheba ; and the sons of Israelcarried their fatherJacob and their littleones and their wives in the 10wagonswhichPharaoh had sent to carry him.
They took their livestock and their property, which they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and 11came to Egypt, Jacob and all his cdescendants with him:
his sons and his grandsons with him, his daughters and his granddaughters , and all his ddescendants he brought with him to Egypt.
Now these are the 12names of the sons of Israel, Jacob and his sons, who went to Egypt : Reuben, Jacob'sfirstborn.
The sons of Reuben : Hanoch and Pallu and Hezron and Carmi.
The 13sons of Simeon : eJemuel and Jamin and Ohad and fJachin and gZohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman.
The sons of Levi : hGershon, Kohath, and Merari.
The sons of Judah : Er and Onan and Shelah and Perez and Zerah (but Er and Onandied in the land of Canaan ). And the 14sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.
The sons of Issachar : Tola and iPuvvah and jIob and Shimron.
The sons of Zebulun : Sered and Elon and Jahleel.
15These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan-aram, with his daughterDinah ; kall his sons and his daughters numbered thirty-three .
The 15sons of Gad : lZiphion and Haggi, Shuni and mEzbon, Eri and nArodi and Areli.
The 16sons of Asher : Imnah and Ishvah and Ishvi and Beriah and their sisterSerah. And the 17sons of Beriah : Heber and Malchiel.
18These are the sons of Zilpah, whomLabangave to his daughterLeah ; and she bore to Jacobthesesixteenpersons.
The sons of Jacob'swifeRachel : Joseph and Benjamin.
2018Now to Joseph in the land of Egypt were bornManasseh and Ephraim, whomAsenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, bore to him.
The 19sons of Benjamin : Bela and Becher and Ashbel, Gera and Naaman, oEhi and Rosh, pMuppim and qHuppim and Ard.
22These are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob ; there were fourteenpersons in all.
The sons of Dan : rHushim.
The sons of Naphtali : sJahzeel and Guni and Jezer and tShillem.
25These are the 20sons of Bilhah, whom21Labangave to his daughterRachel, and she borethese to Jacob ; there were sevenpersons in all.
2622All the persons belonging to Jacob, who came to Egypt, uhis directdescendants, not including the wives of Jacob'ssons, were sixty-sixpersons in all,
and the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt were vtwo ; 23all the persons of the house of Jacob, who came to Egypt, were seventy.
Now he sentJudahbefore him to Joseph, to point out the way before him to 24Goshen ; and they came into the land of Goshen.
29Josephwprepared his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his fatherIsrael ; as soon as he appearedxbefore him, he fell on his neck and 25wept on his neck a longtime.
Then Israelsaid to Joseph, "Now let me die, since I have seen your face, that you are stillalive."
31Josephsaid to his brothers and to his father'shousehold, "26I will go up and tellPharaoh, and will say to him, 'My brothers and my father'shousehold, who were in the land of Canaan, have come to me;
and the men are shepherds, for they have beenykeepers of livestock ; and they have brought their flocks and their herds and all that they have.'
33"WhenPharaohcalls you and says, '27What is your occupation ?'
you shall say, 'Your servants have beenz28keepers of livestock from our youth even untilnow, both we and our fathers,' that you may aalive in the land of 29Goshen ; for everyshepherd is bb30loathsome to the Egyptians."