Matthew Bible

Genesis 46

Jacob is comforted by God at Beer-sheba.

Genesis 46:1 Israel toke his iourney wt all the he had, & came vnto Berseba and offred offrynges vnto the God of hys father Isaac. Genesis 46:2 And God sayd vnto Israel in a visyon by nyghte, & called vnto him: Iacob Iacob. And he answered: here am I. Genesis 46:3 And he sayde: I am the myghtie God of thy father, feare not to goo doune in to Egypte. For I wyl make of the a great people. Genesis 46:4 I wyll go doune wyth the in to Egypt, and I wyll also bryng the vp agayn, & Ioseph shal put his hand vpon thyne eyes.

Thence he with his company goeth into Egypt.

Genesis 46:5 And Iacob rose vp from Berseba. And the sonnes of Israel caryed Iacob their father, & their children & their wyues in þe charettes which Pharao had sent to carie him. Genesis 46:6 And they toke their catel & the goodes which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came in to Egypte: both Iacob & al hys seed wyth hym, Genesis 46:7 hys sonnes and hys sonnes sonnes wt hym, hys doughters & hys sonnes doughters & all his seed brought he wt him into Egypte.

The number of his family that went into Egypt.

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

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

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

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

Genesis 46:16 The children of Gad: Ziphion, Raggi, Suni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi and Areli.

Genesis 46:17 The chyldren of Asser: Iemna, Iesua, Iesui, Brya & Serah their syster. And þe chyldren of Brya were Heber and Malchiel. Genesis 46:18 These are the chyldren of Silpha whom Laban gaue to Lea hys doughter. And these she bare vnto Iacob in nombre .xvi. soules. Genesis 46:19 The chyldren of Rahel Iacobs wyfe: Ioseph and Beniamin.

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

Genesis 46:21 The chyldren of Beniamin: Bela, Becher, Asbel, Gera, Nacman, Ehi, Ros, Mupim, Hupim and Ard. Genesis 46:22 These are the chyldren of Rahel whiche were borne vnto Iacob .xiiij. soules al to gether.

Genesis 46:23 The chyldren of Dan: Husim.

Genesis 46:24 The chyldren of Nepthali: Zahezeel Guni, Iezer and Sillem. Genesis 46:25 These are þe sonnes of Bilha which Laban gaue vnto Rahel his daughter, and she bare these vnto Iacob, all together .vij. soules. Genesis 46:26 Al the soules that came wyth Iacob in to Egypte whyche came oute of hys loyns (besyde hys sonnes wyfes) were al together .lx. and .vi. soules. Genesis 46:27 And the sonnes of Ioseph, whiche were borne hym in Egypte were two soules: So that al the soules of the house of Iacob whyche came in to Egypte are .lxx.

Joseph meeteth Jacob.

Genesis 46:28 And he sent Iuda before him vnto Ioseph that the waye myghte be shewed hym vnto Gosan, and they came in to the lande of Gosan. Genesis 46:29 And Ioseph made redye his charet and went to mete Israhel 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 sayd vnto Ioseph: Nowe am I content to dye, in so moch I haue sene the, that 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 wyl go and shewe Phrrao and teel hym: that my brethren and my fathers house whyche were in the lande of Canaan are come vnto me, Genesis 46:32 and howe they are shepardes (for they were men of catell) and they haue brought their shepe and their oxen and all that they haue wyth them. Genesis 46:33 If Pharao call you and axe you what youre occupacion is, Genesis 46:34 saye: thy seruauntes haue bene occupyed aboute catell, from oure chylhode vnto thys tyme: both we and oure fathers, that ye maye dwell in the lande of Gosan. For the Egyptyans abhore all shepardes.

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