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Genesis 46

Jacob is comforted by God at Beer-sheba.

Genesis 46:1 Israel toke his iourney with all that he had. And whan he came to Berseba, he offred offerynges vnto ye God of his father Isaac. Genesis 46:2 And God spake vnto him in a vision by night: Iacob Iacob. He sayde: here am I. Genesis 46:3 And he saide: I am ye mightie God of thy father, be not afrayed to go into Egipte, for there wyl I make a greate people of the. Genesis 46:4 I wyll go downe with the, & wil brynge the vp also. And Ioseph shal laye his hande vpon thine eyes.

Thence he with his company goeth into Egypt.

Genesis 46:5 Then Iacob gat him vp from Berseba, and ye children of Israel caried Iacob their father with their children and wyues vpon the charettes that Pharao had sent to cary him. Genesis 46:6 And they toke their catell & substaunce which they had gotten in the lande of Canaan, and so came in to Egipte: Iacob & all his sede with him, Genesis 46:7 his children & his childers children with him, his doughters, and the doughters of his children, & all his sede.

The number of his family that went into Egypt.

Genesis 46:8 These are ye names of the children of Israel, which came in to Egipte, Iacob & his sonnes. The first borne sonne of Iacob: Ruben. Genesis 46:9 The children of Ruben: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron and Charmi.

Genesis 46:10 The children of Simeon: Iemuel, Iamin, Ohad, Iachim, Zohar and Saul the sonne of the Cananitish woman.

Genesis 46:11 The childre of Leui: Gerson, Cahath & Merari.

Genesis 46:12 The childre of Iuda: Er, Onan, Sela, Phares & Serah. But Er and Onan dyed in the lande of Canaan. The childre of Phares: Hesron and Hamul.

Genesis 46:13 The children of Isachar: Thola, Phua, Iob & Semron.

Genesis 46:14 The children of Zabulon: Sered, Elon and Iahleel. Genesis 46:15 These are the childre of Lea, which she bare vnto Iacob in Mesopotamia with his doughter Dina. These all together with sonnes & doughters make thre & thirtie soules.

Genesis 46:16 The childre of Gad: Zipheon, Haggi, Suni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi and Areli.

Genesis 46:17 The children of Asser: Iemna, Iesua, Iesui, Bria & Sera their sister. The children of Bria: Heber and Malchiel. Genesis 46:18 These are the children of Silpa, whom Laban gaue vnto Lea his doughter, and she bare vnto Iacob these sixtene soules. Genesis 46:19 The childre of Rachel Iacobs wife: Ioseph and Ben Iamin.

Genesis 46:20 And vnto Ioseph in ye land of Egipte were borne Manasses and Ephraim, whom Asnath the doughter of Potiphar prest of On bare vnto him.

Genesis 46:21 The children of Ben Iamin: Bela, Becher, Asber, Gera, Naama, Ehi, Ros, Mupim, Hupim and Ard. Genesis 46:22 These are the children of Rachel, which were borne vnto Iacob, fourtene soules alltogether.

Genesis 46:23 The children of Dan: Husim.

Genesis 46:24 The childre of Nephtali: Iahzeel, Guni, Iezer, Sillem. Genesis 46:25 These are the children of Bilha, whom Laban gaue vnto his doughter Rachel, & she bare Iacob these seuen soules. Genesis 46:26 All the soules yt came wt Iacob in to Egipte, which proceaded out of his loynes (besyde the wyues of his childre) are all together sixe & sixtie soules. Genesis 46:27 And Iosephs childre which were borne vnto him in Egipte, were two soules: so that all the soules of the house of Iacob which came into Egipte, were seuentye.

Joseph meeteth Jacob.

Genesis 46:28 And he sent Iuda before him vnto Ioseph, to shew him the waye to Gosen, & they came in to the lande of Gosen. Genesis 46:29 Then Ioseph bended his charett fast, and wente vp to mete Israel his father vnto Gosen. And whan he sawe him, he fell aboute his neck, & wepte sore vpon his neck. Genesis 46:30 Then sayde Israel vnto Ioseph: Now am I content to dye, for so moch as I haue sene thy face, that thou art yet alyue.

He instructeth his brethren how to answer to Pharaoh.

Genesis 46:31 Ioseph sayde vnto his brethren, & to his fathers house: I will go vp, & tell Pharao, & saye vnto him: My brethre and my fathers house are come vnto me out of the lande of Canaan, Genesis 46:32 and are kepers of catell (for they are men that deale with catell:) their small & greate catell, and all that they haue, haue they brought with them. Genesis 46:33 Now yf Pharao call you, and saye: what is youre occupacio? Genesis 46:34 then ye shal saye: Thy seruauntes are men yt haue dealt wt catell from oure youth vp hytherto, both we & oure fathers, that ye maye dwell in the lande of Gosen: for the Egipcians abhorre all kepers of catell.

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