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  • 1.Mose 46

Joseph Brings His Family to Egypt

461So Israel took his journey with all that he had and came to gBeersheba, and offered sacrifices hto the God of his father Isaac.

26:24; 28:13; 31:42

21:31, 33; 26:33; 28:10

2And God spoke to Israel iin visions of the night and said, “Jacob, Jacob.” And he said, “Here I am.”

15:1; Job 33:14

3Then he said, “I am God, jthe God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for there I will kmake you into a great nation.

35:11; [12:2; Ex. 1:7, 9; Deut. 26:5]


4I myself will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also lbring you up again, and mJosephs hand shall close your eyes.”


15:16; 28:15; 48:21; 50:24; Ex. 3:8

5Then Jacob set out from Beersheba. The sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons nthat Pharaoh had sent to carry him.

45:19, 21, 27

6They also took their livestock and their goods, which they had gained in the land of Canaan, and ocame into Egypt, Jacob and all his offspring with him,

Josh. 24:4; Ps. 105:23; Isa. 52:4; Acts 7:14

7his sons, and his sons sons with him, his daughters, and his sons daughters. All his offspring he brought with him into Egypt.

8pNow qthese are the names of the descendants of Israel, who came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons. rReuben, Jacobs firstborn,

Num. 26:5; 1 Chr. 5:1-3

Ex. 1:1-5

For 8-11, see Ex. 6:14-16

9and the sons of Reuben: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.

10The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman.

11The sons of sLevi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

1 Chr. 6:1

12The sons of tJudah: Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez, and Zerah (but uEr and Onan died in the land of Canaan); and the sons of vPerez were Hezron and Hamul.

38:29; 1 Chr. 2:5

38:3, 7, 10

1 Chr. 2:3; 4:21

13wThe sons of Issachar: Tola, Puvah, Yob, and Shimron.

1 Chr. 7:1

14The sons of Zebulun: Sered, Elon, and Jahleel.

15These are the sons of Leah, xwhom she bore to Jacob in Paddan-aram, together with his daughter Dinah; altogether his sons and his daughters numbered thirty-three.

See 29:32-35; 30:1-21

16The sons of Gad: Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, and Areli.

17yThe sons of Asher: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, with Serah their sister. And the sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel.

1 Chr. 7:30

18zThese are the sons of Zilpah, awhom Laban gave to Leah his daughter; and these she bore to Jacobsixteen persons.


See 30:10-13

19The sons of Rachel, Jacobs wife: Joseph and Benjamin.

20And bto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera the priest of cOn, bore to him.



21And dthe sons of Benjamin: Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim, and Ard.

See Num. 26:38-40; 1 Chr. 7:6-12; 8:1

22These are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacobfourteen persons in all.

23The son1 of Dan: Hushim.

Hebrew sons

24eThe sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, and Shillem.

1 Chr. 7:13

25fThese are the sons of Bilhah, gwhom Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, and these she bore to Jacobseven persons in all.


See 30:5-8

26All the persons belonging to Jacob who came into Egypt, who were his own descendants, not including Jacobs sons wives, were sixty-six persons in all.

27And the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt, were two. hAll the persons of the house of Jacob who came into Egypt were seventy.

Ex. 1:5; Deut. 10:22; [Acts 7:14]

Jacob and Joseph Reunited

28He had sent Judah ahead of him to Joseph to show the way before him in Goshen, and they came iinto the land of Goshen.

See 45:10

29Then Joseph prepared his chariot and went up to meet Israel his father in Goshen. He presented himself to him and jfell on his neck and wept on his neck a good while.


30Israel said to Joseph, k“Now let me die, since I have seen your face and know that you are still alive.”

[Luke 2:29]

31Joseph said to his brothers and to his fathers household, l“I will go up and tell Pharaoh and will say to him, ‘My brothers and my fathers household, who were in the land of Canaan, have come to me.


32mAnd the men are shepherds, for they have been keepers of livestock, and they have brought their flocks and their herds and all that they have.’


33When Pharaoh calls you and says, m‘What is your occupation?’

[See 32 above]

34you shall say, m‘Your servants have been keepers of livestock nfrom our youth even until now, both we and our fathers,’ in order that you may dwell oin the land of Goshen, for every shepherd is pan abomination to the Egyptians.”

43:32; Ex. 8:26



[See 32 above]