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Genesis 46:8

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

Read Genesis 46:8 Using Other Translations

And these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.
Now these are the names of the descendants of Israel, who came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons. Reuben, Jacob's firstborn,
These are the names of the descendants of Israel—the sons of Jacob—who went to Egypt: Reuben was Jacob’s oldest son.

What does Genesis 46:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 46:8

And these [are] the names of the children of Israel which came
into Egypt
Not meaning precisely Jacob's seed and offspring, but the body of the people of Israel, as they were when they went into Egypt, including Jacob himself: Jacob and his sons;
for he went with them to Egypt, and was the head and principal of them: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn;
see ( Genesis 29:32 ) .

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