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Genesis 46

Jacob is comforted by God at Beer-sheba.

Genesis 46:1 Then Israel tooke his iourney with all that he had, and came to Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifice vnto the God of his father Izhak. Genesis 46:2 And God spake vnto Israel in a vision by night, saying, Iaakob, Iaakob. Who answered, I am here. Genesis 46:3 Then hee sayde, I am God, the God of thy father, feare not to goe downe into Egypt: for I will there make of thee a great nation. Genesis 46:4 I wil go downe with thee into Egypt, and I will also bring thee vp againe, and Ioseph shal put his hand vpon thine eyes.

Thence he with his company goeth into Egypt.

Genesis 46:5 Then Iaakob rose vp from Beer-sheba: and the sonnes of Israel caried Iaakob their father, & their children, & their wiues in the charets, which Pharaoh had sent to cary him. Genesis 46:6 And they tooke their cattell & their goods, which they had gotten in the lande of Canaan, and came into Egypt, both Iaakob and all his seede with him, Genesis 46:7 His sonnes and his sonnes sonnes with him, his daughters and his sonnes daughters, and al his seede brought he with him into Egypt.

The number of his family that went into Egypt.

Genesis 46:8 And these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt, euen Iaakob and his sonnes: Reuben, Iaakobs first borne. Genesis 46:9 And the sonnes of Reuben: Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.

Genesis 46:10 And the sonnes of Simeon: Iemuel, & Iamin, and Ohad, and Iachin, and Zohar; & Shaul the sonne of a Canaanitish woman.

Genesis 46:11 Also the sonnes of Leui: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Genesis 46:12 Also the sonnes of Iudah: Er, & Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zerah: (but Er and Onan died in ye land of Canaan) And the sonnes of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul.

Genesis 46:13 Also the sonnes of Issachar: Tola, and Phuuah, and Iob, and Shimron.

Genesis 46:14 Also the sonnes of Zebulun: Sered, and Elon, and Iahleel. Genesis 46:15 These bee the sonnes of Leah, which shee bare vnto Iaakob in Padan Aram, with his daughter Dinah. All the soules of his sonnes & his daughters were thirtie and three.

Genesis 46:16 Also the sonnes of Gad: Ziphion, & Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.

Genesis 46:17 Also the sonnes of Asher: Iimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister; the sonnes of Beriah: Heber, and Malchiel. Genesis 46:18 These are the children of Zilpah, whome Laban gaue to Leah his daughter: and these shee bare vnto Iaakob, euen sixtene soules. Genesis 46:19 The sonnes of Rahel Iaakobs wife were Ioseph and Beniamin.

Genesis 46:20 And vnto Ioseph in the lande of Egypt were borne Manasseh, and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah prince of On bare vnto him.

Genesis 46:21 Also the sonnes of Beniamin: Belah, & Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard. Genesis 46:22 These are the sonnes of Rahel, which were borne vnto Iaakob, fourteene soules in all.

Genesis 46:23 Also the sonnes of Dan: Hushim.

Genesis 46:24 Also the sonnes of Naphtali: Iahzeel, & Guni, and Iezer, and Shillem. Genesis 46:25 These are the sonnes of Bilhah, which Laban gaue vnto Rahel his daughter, and shee bare these to Iaakob, in all, seuen soules. Genesis 46:26 Al the soules, that came with Iaakob into Egypt, which came out of his loynes (beside Iaakobs sonnes wiues) were in the whole, three score and sixe soules. Genesis 46:27 Also the sonnes of Ioseph, which were borne him in Egypt, were two soules: so that al the soules of the house of Iaakob, which came into Egypt, are seuentie.

Joseph meeteth Jacob.

Genesis 46:28 The he sent Iudah before him vnto Ioseph, to direct his way vnto Goshen, and they came into the land of Goshen. Genesis 46:29 Then Ioseph made ready his charet and went vp to Goshen to meete Israel his father, and presented himselfe vnto him and fel on his necke, and wept vpon his necke a good while. Genesis 46:30 And Israel sayde vnto Ioseph, Now let me die, since I haue seene thy face, and that thou art yet aliue.

He instructeth his brethren how to answer to Pharaoh.

Genesis 46:31 Then Ioseph said to his brethren, & to his fathers house, I wil go vp and shew Pharaoh, and tell him, My brethren & my fathers house, which were in the land of Canaan, are come vnto me, Genesis 46:32 And the men are shepheardes, & because they are shepheardes, they haue brought their sheepe and their cattell, and all that they haue. Genesis 46:33 And if Pharaoh call you, and aske you, What is your trade? Genesis 46:34 Then ye shal say, Thy seruants are men occupied about cattell, from our childehoode euen vnto this time, both we and our fathers: that yee may dwell in the lande of Goshen: for euery sheepe keeper is an abomination vnto the Egyptians.

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