Jacob is comforted by God at Beer-sheba.
Genesis 46:1 And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac. Genesis 46:2 And God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob: and he said, Here [am] I. Genesis 46:3 And he said, I [am] God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation: Genesis 46:4 I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up [again]: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.
Thence he with his company goeth into Egypt.
Genesis 46:5 And Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba: and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him. Genesis 46:6 And they took their cattle, and their goods which they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him: Genesis 46:7 His sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons' daughters, and all his seed 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, who came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's first-born. Genesis 46:9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.
Genesis 46:10 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.
Genesis 46:11 And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
Genesis 46:12 And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zerah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron, and Hamul.
Genesis 46:13 And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.
Genesis 46:14 And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel. Genesis 46:15 These [are] the sons of Leah, which she bore to Jacob in Padan-aram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters [were] thirty and three.
Genesis 46:16 And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggai, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.
Genesis 46:17 And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister. And the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel. Genesis 46:18 These [are] the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter: and these she bore to Jacob, [even] sixteen souls. Genesis 46:19 The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph, and Benjamin.
Genesis 46:20 And to Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest of On bore to him.
Genesis 46:21 And the sons of Benjamin [were] Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard. Genesis 46:22 These [are] the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob; all the souls [were] fourteen.
Genesis 46:23 And the sons of Dan; Hushim.
Genesis 46:24 And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem. Genesis 46:25 These [are] the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, and she bore these to Jacob: all the souls [were] seven. Genesis 46:26 All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, who came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls [were] sixty and six. Genesis 46:27 And the sons of Joseph who were born to him in Egypt, [were] two souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, who came into Egypt, [were] seventy.
Joseph meeteth Jacob.
Genesis 46:28 And he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to direct his face to Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen. Genesis 46:29 And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went to meet Israel his father to Goshen; and presented himself to him: and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while. Genesis 46:30 And Israel said to Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou [art] yet alive.
He instructeth his brethren how to answer to Pharaoh.
Genesis 46:31 And Joseph said to his brethren, and to his father's house, I will go up, and show Pharaoh, and say to him, My brethren, and my father's house, who [were] in the land of Canaan are come to me. Genesis 46:32 And the men [are] shepherds, for their employment hath been to feed cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have. Genesis 46:33 And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say, What [is] your occupation? Genesis 46:34 That ye shall say, The occupation of thy servants hath been about cattle from our youth even until now, both we, [and] also our fathers: that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd [is] an abomination to the Egyptians.