Israel moved with all he had. When he came to Beersheba, he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.
God spoke to Israel in a vision that night and said, "Jacob, Jacob!" "Here I am," he answered.
"I am God, the God of your father," he said. "Don't be afraid to go to Egypt, because I will make you a great nation there.
I will go with you to Egypt, and I will make sure you come back again. Joseph will close your eyes [when you die]."
So Jacob left Beersheba. Israel's sons put their father Jacob, their children, and their wives in the wagons Pharaoh had sent to bring him back.
They also took their livestock and the possessions they had accumulated in Canaan. Jacob and all his family arrived in Egypt.
He had brought his sons, his grandsons, his daughters, and his granddaughters--his entire family.
These are the names of Israel's descendants (Jacob and his descendants) who arrived in Egypt. Reuben was Jacob's firstborn.
The sons of Reuben were Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.
The sons of Simeon were Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman.
The sons of Levi were Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.