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Genesis 46

Jacob is comforted by God at Beer-sheba.

Genesis 46:1 And Israel taking his journey, with all that he had, came to the well of the oath, and killing victims there to the God of his father Isaac, Genesis 46:2 He heard him, by a vision in the night, calling him, and saying to him: Jacob, Jacob. And he answered him: Lo, here I am. Genesis 46:3 God said to him: I am the most mighty God of thy father; fear not, go down into Egypt, for I will make a great nation of thee there. Genesis 46:4 I will go down with thee thither, and will bring thee back again from thence: Joseph also shall put his hands upon thy eyes.

Thence he with his company goeth into Egypt.

Genesis 46:5 And Jacob rose up from the well of the oath: and his sons took him up, with their children and wives in the wagons, which Pharao had sent to carry the old man, Genesis 46:6 And all that he had in the land of Chanaan: and he came into Egypt with all his seed; Genesis 46:7 His sons, and grandsons, daughters, and all his offspring together.

The number of his family that went into Egypt.

Genesis 46:8 And these are the names of the children of Israel, that entered into Egypt, he and his children. His firstborn Ruben, Genesis 46:9 The sons of Ruben: Henoch and Phallu, and Hesron and Charmi.

Genesis 46:10 The sons of Simeon: Jamuel and Jamin and Ahod, and Jachin and Sohar, and Saul, the son of a woman of Chanaan.

Genesis 46:11 The sons of Levi: Gerson and Caath, and Merari.

Genesis 46:12 The sons of Juda: Her and Onan, and Sela, and Phares and Zara. And Her and Onan died in the land of Chanaan. And sons were born to Phares: Hesron and Hamul.

Genesis 46:13 The sons of Issachar: Thola and Phua, and Job and Semron.

Genesis 46:14 The sons of Zabulon: Sared, and Elon, and Jahelel. Genesis 46:15 These are the sons of Lia, whom she bore in Mesopotamia of Syria, with Dina, his daughter. All the souls of her sons and daughters, thirty-three.

Genesis 46:16 The sons of Gad: Sephion and Haggi, and Suni and Esebon, and Heri and Arodi, and Areli.

Genesis 46:17 The sons of Aser: Jamne and Jesua, and Jessuri and Beria, and Sara their sister. The sons of Beria: Heber and Melchiel. Genesis 46:18 These are the sons of Zelpha, whom Laban gave to Lia, his daughter. And these she bore to Jacob, sixteen souls. Genesis 46:19 The sons of Rachel, Jacob's wife: Joseph and Benjamin.

Genesis 46:20 And sons were born to Joseph, in the land of Egypt, whom Aseneth, the daughter of Putiphare, priest of Heliopolis, bore him: Manasses and Ephraim.

Genesis 46:21 The sons of Benjamin: Bela and Bechor, and Asbel and Gera, and Naaman and Echi, and Ross and Mophim, and Ophim and Ared. Genesis 46:22 These are the sons of Rachel, whom she bore to Jacob: all the souls, fourteen.

Genesis 46:23 The sons of Dan: Husim.

Genesis 46:24 The sons of Nephthali: Jaziel and Guni, and Jeser and Sallem. Genesis 46:25 These are the sons of Bala, whom Laban gave to Rachel, his daughter: and these she bore to Jacob: all the souls, seven. Genesis 46:26 All the souls that went with Jacob into Egypt, and that came out of his thigh, besides his sons' wives, sixty-six. Genesis 46:27 And the sons of Joseph, that were born to him in the land of Egypt, two souls. All the souls of the house of Jacob, that entered into Egypt, were seventy.

Joseph meeteth Jacob.

Genesis 46:28 And he sent Juda before him to Joseph, to tell him; and that he should meet him in Gessen. Genesis 46:29 And when he was come thither, Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet his father in the same place: and seeing him, he fell upon his neck, and embracing him, wept. Genesis 46:30 And the father said to Joseph: Now shall I die with joy, because I have seen thy face, and leave thee alive.

He instructeth his brethren how to answer to Pharaoh.

Genesis 46:31 And Joseph said to his brethren, and to all his father's house: I will go up, and will tell Pharao, and will say to him: My brethren, and my father's house, that were in the land of Chanaan, are come to me: Genesis 46:32 And the men are shepherds, and their occupation is to feed cattle; their flocks, and herds, and all they have, they have brought with them. Genesis 46:33 And when he shall call you, and shall say: What is your occupation? Genesis 46:34 You shall answer: We, thy servants, are shepherds, from our infancy until now, both we and our fathers. And this you shall say, that you may dwell in the land of Gessen, because the Egyptians have all shepherds in abomination.

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