Bishops' Bible

Genesis 46

Jacob is comforted by God at Beer-sheba.

Genesis 46:1 Israel toke his iourney with all that he had, and came to Beer seba, and offred offeringes vnto the God of his father Isahac. Genesis 46:2 And God spake vnto Israel in a vision by nyght, saying: Iacab, Iacob? And he aunswered: here am I. Genesis 46:3 And he sayde: I am God, the God of thy father, feare not to go downe into Egypt: for I wyll there make of thee a great people. Genesis 46:4 I wyll go downe with thee into Egypt: and I wyll surely make thee come vp agayne, and Ioseph shall put his hande vpon thyne eyes.

Thence he with his company goeth into Egypt.

Genesis 46:5 And Iacob rose vp from Beer-seba: and the sonnes of Israel caryed Iacob their father, and their childre, and their wyues, in the charettes whiche Pharao had sent to cary him. Genesis 46:6 And they toke their cattell, and the goodes whiche they had gotten in the lande of Chanaan, & came into Egypt, both Icob and all his seede with him, Genesis 46:7 His sonnes, & his sonnes sonnes with him, his daughters, and his sonnes daughters, and all his seede brought he with him into Egypt.

The number of his family that went into Egypt.

Genesis 46:8 These are the names of the chyldren of Israel which came into Egypt, [both] Iacob and his sonnes. Ruben Iacobs first borne. Genesis 46:9 The children of Ruben: Hanoch, and Phallu, Hesron, and Charnu.

Genesis 46:10 The children of Simeon: Iemuel, & Iamin, and Ohad, and Iachin, and Sohar, and Saul the sonne of a Chanaanitishe woman.

Genesis 46:11 The chyldren of Leui: Gerson, Cehath, and Merari.

Genesis 46:12 The children of Iuda: Er, & Onan, Selah, & Phares, and Zarah: but Er and Onan dyed in the lande of Chanaan. The children of Phares also were Hesron and Hamul.

Genesis 46:13 And the children of Isachar: Thola, Puuah, and Iob, and Simron.

Genesis 46:14 The chyldren of Zabulon: Sered, and Elon, and Iahelel. Genesis 46:15 These be the children of Lea, whiche she bare vnto Iacob in Mesopotamia, with his daughter Dina. All the soules of his sonnes and daughters, [make] thirtie and three.

Genesis 46:16 The children of Gad: Siphion, and Haggi, Suni, and Esbon, Eri, & Arodi, and Areli.

Genesis 46:17 The children of Aser: Imnah, and Iisuah, and Iisui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister. And the chyldren of Beriah: Heber, and Malchiel. Genesis 46:18 These are the sonnes of Zilpha, who Laban gaue to Lea his daughter: and these she bare vnto Iacob, [euen] sixteene soules. Genesis 46:19 The chyldren of Rachel Iacobs wife: Ioseph and Beniamin.

Genesis 46:20 And vnto Ioseph in the lande of Egypt, were borne Manasses, and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Potipera priest of On bare vnto him.

Genesis 46:21 The children of Beniamin: Bela, and Becher, and Asbel, Gera, & Naaman, Ehi, and Ros, Muppim, and Huppim, and Arde. Genesis 46:22 These are the chyldren of Rachel which she bare vnto Iacob, foureteene soules altogether.

Genesis 46:23 And the children of Dan: Husim.

Genesis 46:24 The children of Naphthali: Iahseel, and Guni, Ieser, and Sillem. Genesis 46:25 These are the sonnes of Bilha, which Laban gaue vnto Rachel his daughter, and she bare these vnto Iacob altogether seuen soules. Genesis 46:26 And so the soules that came with Iacob into Egypt, whiche came out of his loynes, besides Iacobs sonnes wyues, were altogether threscore & sixe soules. Genesis 46:27 And the sonnes of Ioseph whiche were borne hym in Egypt, were two soules: so that all the soules of the house of Iacob whiche came into Egypt, [were] threscore and ten.

Joseph meeteth Jacob.

Genesis 46:28 And he sent Iuda before hym vnto Ioseph, to direct his face vnto Gosen, and they came into the lande of Gosen. Genesis 46:29 And Ioseph made redy his charet, and went vp to meete Israel his father vnto Gosen, and presented him self vnto him, and he fell on his necke, and wept on his necke a good whyle. Genesis 46:30 And Israel sayd vnto Ioseph: nowe am I content to dye, insomuche as I haue seene thy face, and because thou art yet aliue.

He instructeth his brethren how to answer to Pharaoh.

Genesis 46:31 And Ioseph sayde vnto his brethren, and vnto his fathers house: I wyll go vp, and shewe Pharao, and tell him: my brethren, and my fathers house, whiche were in the lande of Chanaan, are come vnto me. Genesis 46:32 And they are shepheardes, for theyr trade hath ben to feede cattell: and they haue brought theyr sheepe and theyr cattell, and all that they haue. Genesis 46:33 And if that Pharao call you, and aske you, what your occupation is? Genesis 46:34 Ye shal annswere: thy seruauntes haue ben occupied about cattell from our childhood vnto this tyme, we and our fathers: that ye may dwell in the lande of Gosen. For euery one that kepeth cattell, is an abhomination vnto the Egyptians.

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