Genesis 46:1-6 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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