So Israeln took all he had and startedhis trip. He went to Beer- sheba, where he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.
During the night God spoke to Israel in a vision and said, "Jacob, Jacob." And Jacob answered, "Here I am."
Then God said, "I am God, the God of your father. Don't be afraid to go to Egypt, because I will make your descendants a great nation there.
I will go to Egypt with you, and I will bring you out of Egypt again. Joseph's own hands will close your eyes when you die."
Then Jacob left Beersheba. The sons of Israel loaded their father, their children, and their wives in the wagons the king of Egypt had sent.
They also took their farm animals and everything they had gotten in Canaan. So Jacob went to Egypt with all his descendants --
his sons and grandsons, his daughters and granddaughters. He took all his family to Egypt with him.
Now these are the names of the children of Israel who went into Egypt (Jacob and his descendants). Reuben was Jacob's first son.