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Genesis 46

Jacob is comforted by God at Beer-sheba.

Genesis 46:1 Israel toke hys iourney wt all that he had, and came vnto Beer Seba & offred offringes vnto the God of his father Isahac. Genesis 46:2 And God spake vnto Israel in a visyon by nyght sayenge: Iacob, Iacob. And he answered: here am I. Genesis 46:3 And he sayde: I am God, the God of thy father, fere not to goo downe into Egypt. For I wyll there make of the a great people. Genesis 46:4 I will goo downe with the into Egypt, & I will also bringe the agayne, and Ioseph shall put hys hande vpon thyne eyes.

Thence he with his company goeth into Egypt.

Genesis 46:5 And Iacob rose vp from Beer Seba. And þe sonnes of Israel caryed Iacob theyr father, and their chyldren & theyr wyues in the charettes whych Pharao had sent to carye him. Genesis 46:6 And they toke theyr catell and the goodes which they had gotten in the lande of Canaan, & came in to Egypte: both Iacob & all hys seed with hym, Genesis 46:7 hys sonnes & hys sonnes sonnes with hym, his daughters and hys sonnes daughters and all hys seed brought he with hym in to Egypte.

The number of his family that went into Egypt.

Genesis 46:8 These are the names of the chyldren of Israel whych came in to Egypte, both Iacob & his sonnes: Ruben, Iacobs first sonne: Genesis 46:9 The chyldren of Ruben: Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron & Charmi.

Genesis 46:10 The chyldren of Symeon: Iemuel, Iamin, Ohad, Iachin, & Zohar & Saul the sonne of a Cananitish woman.

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

Genesis 46:12 The chyldren of Iuda: Er, & Onan, Sela, and Pharez and Zerah, But Er & Onan dyed in the lande of Canaan, The chyldren of Pharez also were Hezron & Hamul.

Genesis 46:13 The chyldren of Isachar: Tola, Phua, Iob and Simron.

Genesis 46:14 The chyldren of Zabulon: Sered, Elon & Iaheleleel. Genesis 46:15 These be the chyldren of Lea whych she bare vnto Iacob in Mesopotamia with his daughter Dina. All the soules of hys sonnes and daughters make .xxx. and .iij.

Genesis 46:16 The chyldren of Gad: Ziphion, & Haggi, Suni, and Ezbon, Eri, & Arodi, and Areli.

Genesis 46:17 The chyldren of Asser: Iemna, and Iesua, Iesui, and Brya and Serah theyr syster. And the chyldren of Brya: Heber and Malchiel. Genesis 46:18 These are the chyldren of Silpha, whom Laban gaue to Lea hys daughter. And these she bare vnto Iacob euen .xvi. soules. Genesis 46:19 The chyldren of Rahel Iacobs wyfe: Ioseph and Ben Iamin.

Genesis 46:20 And vnto Ioseph in the lande of Egypte were borne: Manasses and Ephraim whych Asnath the daughter of Putiphar preast of On bare vnto hym.

Genesis 46:21 The chyldren of Ben Iamin: Bela, Becher, Asbel, Gera, Naeman, Ehi & Ros, Mupim, Hupim and Ard. Genesis 46:22 These are the children of Rahel, whych she bare vnto Iacob, .xiiii. soules alltogether.

Genesis 46:23 The chyldren of Dan: Husim.

Genesis 46:24 The children of Nephtali: Iahezeel, Guni, Iezer and Sillem. Genesis 46:25 These are the sonnes of Bilha, whych Laban gaue vnto Rahel hys daughter, and she bare these vnto Iacob, alltogether .vii. soules. Genesis 46:26 And so the soules that came wt Iacob in to Egypte, whych came out of hys loyns (besyde Iacobs sonnes wyfes) were all together .lx. and .vi. soules. Genesis 46:27 And the sonnes of Ioseph, which were borne him in Egypte, were .ij. soules: So that all þe soules of the house of Iacob whych came into Egypte, are .lxx.

Joseph meeteth Jacob.

Genesis 46:28 And he sent Iuda before hym vnto Ioseph, to directe hys face vnto Gosan, & they came in to the lande of Gosan. Genesis 46:29 And Ioseph made redye hys charett, and went vp to mete Israel hys father vnto Gosan, and presented hym selfe vnto hym, and fell on hys necke, and wepte vpon hys necke a good whyle. Genesis 46:30 And Israel sayde vnto Ioseph: Nowe am I content to dye, in somoch as I haue sene the and because thou art yet alyue.

He instructeth his brethren how to answer to Pharaoh.

Genesis 46:31 And Ioseph sayde vnto hys brethren, and vnto hys fathers house: I wyll goo vp and shewe Pharao & tell hym: My brethren and my fathers house which were in the lande of Canaan, are come vnto me, Genesis 46:32 and they are shepherdes (for they were men of catell) & they haue brought theyr shepe and theyr oxen and all that they haue. Genesis 46:33 And yf it chaunce that Pharao call you, and aske you, what youre occupacyon is, Genesis 46:34 ye shall answere: thy seruauntes haue bene men occupyed aboute catell, from our chyldhode vnto thys tyme, we and oure fathers, that ye maye dwell in the lande of Gosan. For euery shepe keper is abhominacyon vnto the Egypcyans.

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