So the total number of Jacob's direct descendants who went to Egypt was sixty-six, not counting the wives of Jacob's sons.
Joseph had two sons born in Egypt, so the total number in the family of Jacob in Egypt was seventy.
Jacob sent Judah ahead of him to see Joseph in Goshen. When Jacob and his people came into the land of Goshen,
Joseph prepared his chariot and went to meet his father Israel in Goshen. As soon as Joseph saw his father, he hugged him, and cried there for a long time.
Then Israel said to Joseph, "Now I am ready to die, because I have seen your face and I know you are still alive."
Joseph said to his brothers and his father's family, "I will go and tell the king you are here. I will say, 'My brothers and my father's family have left the land of Canaan and have come here to me.
They are shepherds and take care of farm animals, and they have brought their flocks and their herds and everything they own with them.'
When the king calls you, he will ask, 'What work do you do?'
This is what you should tell him: 'We, your servants, have taken care of farm animals all our lives. Our ancestors did the same thing.' Then the king will allow you to settle in the land of Goshen, away from the Egyptians, because they don't like to be near shepherds."