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Genesis 46

46
Jacob Goes to Egypt
1So Israel set out with all that was his, and when he reached Beersheba, he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.
2And God spoke to Israel in a vision at night and said, “Jacob! Jacob!”
“Here I am,” he replied.
3“I am God, the God of your father,” he said. “Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there. 4I will go down to Egypt with you, and I will surely bring you back again. And Joseph’s own hand will close your eyes.”
5Then Jacob left Beersheba, and Israel’s sons took their father Jacob and their children and their wives in the carts that Pharaoh had sent to transport him. 6So Jacob and all his offspring went to Egypt, taking with them their livestock and the possessions they had acquired in Canaan. 7Jacob brought with him to Egypt his sons and grandsons and his daughters and granddaughters—all his offspring.
8These are the names of the sons of Israel (Jacob and his descendants) who went to Egypt:
Reuben the firstborn of Jacob.
9The sons of Reuben:
Hanok, Pallu, Hezron and Karmi.
10The sons of Simeon:
Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman.
11The sons of Levi:
Gershon, Kohath and Merari.
12The sons of Judah:
Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez and Zerah (but Er and Onan had died in the land of Canaan).
The sons of Perez:
Hezron and Hamul.
13The sons of Issachar:
Tola, Puah,#46:13 Samaritan Pentateuch and Syriac (see also 1 Chron. 7:1); Masoretic Text Puvah Jashub#46:13 Samaritan Pentateuch and some Septuagint manuscripts (see also Num. 26:24 and 1 Chron. 7:1); Masoretic Text Iob and Shimron.
14The sons of Zebulun:
Sered, Elon and Jahleel.
15These were the sons Leah bore to Jacob in Paddan Aram,#46:15 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia besides his daughter Dinah. These sons and daughters of his were thirty-three in all.
16The sons of Gad:
Zephon,#46:16 Samaritan Pentateuch and Septuagint (see also Num. 26:15); Masoretic Text Ziphion Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi and Areli.
17The sons of Asher:
Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi and Beriah.
Their sister was Serah.
The sons of Beriah:
Heber and Malkiel.
18These were the children born to Jacob by Zilpah, whom Laban had given to his daughter Leah—sixteen in all.
19The sons of Jacob’s wife Rachel:
Joseph and Benjamin. 20In Egypt, Manasseh and Ephraim were born to Joseph by Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On.#46:20 That is, Heliopolis
21The sons of Benjamin:
Bela, Beker, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim and Ard.
22These were the sons of Rachel who were born to Jacob—fourteen in all.
23The son of Dan:
Hushim.
24The sons of Naphtali:
Jahziel, Guni, Jezer and Shillem.
25These were the sons born to Jacob by Bilhah, whom Laban had given to his daughter Rachel—seven in all.
26All those who went to Egypt with Jacob—those who were his direct descendants, not counting his sons’ wives—numbered sixty-six persons. 27With the two sons#46:27 Hebrew; Septuagint the nine children who had been born to Joseph in Egypt, the members of Jacob’s family, which went to Egypt, were seventy#46:27 Hebrew (see also Exodus 1:5 and note); Septuagint (see also Acts 7:14) seventy-five in all.
28Now Jacob sent Judah ahead of him to Joseph to get directions to Goshen. When they arrived in the region of Goshen, 29Joseph had his chariot made ready and went to Goshen to meet his father Israel. As soon as Joseph appeared before him, he threw his arms around his father#46:29 Hebrew around him and wept for a long time.
30Israel said to Joseph, “Now I am ready to die, since I have seen for myself that you are still alive.”
31Then Joseph said to his brothers and to his father’s household, “I will go up and speak to Pharaoh and will say to him, ‘My brothers and my father’s household, who were living in the land of Canaan, have come to me. 32The men are shepherds; they tend livestock, and they have brought along their flocks and herds and everything they own.’ 33When Pharaoh calls you in and asks, ‘What is your occupation?’ 34you should answer, ‘Your servants have tended livestock from our boyhood on, just as our fathers did.’ Then you will be allowed to settle in the region of Goshen, for all shepherds are detestable to the Egyptians.”
46
1And Isra’el took his journey with all that he had, and came to Be’er-Sheva, and offered sacrifices unto the God-Elōhīm [The Living Word - The Many Powered] of his father Yitz’chak [Laughter].
2And God-Elōhīm [The Living Word - The Many Powered] spoke unto Isra’el in the visions of the night, and said, Ya’akov, Ya’akov. And he said, Here [am] I.
3And he said, I [am] God-El [The Powerful Living Word], the God-Elohe [The Living Word - The Many Powered] of youri father: fear not to go down into Mitzrayim [Egypt]; for I will there make of youi a great nation:
4I will go down with youi into Mitzrayim [Egypt]; and I will also surely bring youi up [again]: and Yosef shall put his hand upon youri eyes.
5And Ya’akov (he who holds onto the heel of) rose up from Be’er-Sheva (well of the sevenfold oath): and the sons of Isra’el (he who holds onto God-The Creator) carried Ya’akov their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh (Great House) had sent to carry him.
6And they took their cattle, and their goods, which they had gotten in the land of Kena’an (merchant; trader; or that humbles and subdues), and came into Mitzrayim [Egypt], Ya’akov (he who holds onto the heel of), and all his seed with him:
7His sons, and his sons’ sons with him, his daughters, and his sons’ daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Mitzrayim [Egypt]
8And these [are] the names of the children of Isra’el (he who holds onto God-The Creator), which came into Mitzrayim [Egypt] (Double Distress or Double Stronghold, Black Land), Egypt, Ya’akov (he who holds onto the heel of) and his sons: Re’uven (behold a son), Ya’akov’s firstborn.
9And the sons of Re’uven (behold a son); Hanokh (Dedicated), and Pallu (distinguished), and Hetzron (enclosed), and Karmi (my vineyard).
10And the sons of Shim’on (heard; he who hears; man of hearing); Y’mu’el (God’s Day; son of God [EL]), and Yamin (right hand; south wind), and Ohad (united in praise), and Yakhin, and Tzochar (shining oil; brightness), and Shaul the son of a Kena’ani woman.
11And the sons of Levi (Levite) [Joined to] (joined); Gershon (exile), K’hat (assembly; congregation), and M’rari (bitter; to provoke).
12And the sons of Y’hudah (Let the Powerful One be Praised [Yah]); ‘Er (watchful; watchman), and Onan (strong; pain, force, iniquity), and Shelah (Sent Out, Branch or Javelin; to prosper, rest), and Peretz (a breach (breaking forth; a break; opening, inlet); divided; rupture), and Zerach (a rising as the sun): but ‘Er and Onan died in the land of Kena’an (merchant; trader; or that humbles and subdues). And the sons of Peretz (a breach (breaking forth; a break; opening, inlet); divided; rupture) were Hetzron (enclosed) and Hamul (spared; godly; merciful).
13And the sons of Yissakhar (there is recompense); Tola (worm; grub; scarlet stuff), and Puvah (splendid; mouth), and Yov, (aka: Ya’Shuv; he turns; a controversy), and Shimron [Watch-Height] (watch-height).
14And the sons of Z’vulun (exalted; Glorious Dwelling Place); Sered (fear; fright), and Elon (terebinth; mighty), and Yachle’el (waiting for, or beseeching, or hope in- God [EL]).
15These [be] the sons of Le’ah (weary; grieved), which she bore unto Ya’akov (he who holds onto the heel of) in Paddan-aram (a place of height; field; plain), with his daughter Dinah (judgment): all the souls of his sons and his daughters [were] thirty and three.
16And the sons of Gad (troop; good fortune with much effort); Tzifyon (treasure; observer), and Haggi (festive), Shuni (fortunate; changed), and Etzbon (hasting to discern: I will be enlargement), ‘Eri (watchful), and Arodi (I shall subdue: I shall roam), and Ar’eli (lion of my God).
17And the sons of Asher (happy); Yimnah (prosperity), and Yishvah (he will resemble; he is quiet), and Yishvi (he resembles me), and B’ri’ah (with a friend in envy), and Serach (abundance; song; the prince breathed) their sister: and the sons of B’ri’ah (with a friend in envy); Hever (comrade; with a friend), and Malki’el (My God is King or Counselor).
18These [are] the sons of Zilpah (a tickling; a sprinkle), whom Lavan (to be white; white guy) gave to Le’ah (weary; grieved) his daughter, and these she bore unto Ya’akov (he who holds onto the heel of), [even] sixteen souls.
19The sons of Rachel (ewe) Ya’akov’s (he who holds onto the heel of) wife; Yosef (Increaser; May God the Powerful One add [Yah]), and Binyamin (This Son Is Strength).
20And unto Yosef (Increaser; May God the Powerful One add [Yah]) in the land of Mitzrayim [Egypt] (Double Distress or Double Stronghold, Black Land) were born M’nasheh (causing to forget; from a debt) and Efrayim (Out of the Ashes I am Fruitful; fruitful in affliction), which Osnat (gift of the water) the daughter of Poti-Fera (belonging to the sun-god; he whom Ra gave) priest of On (meaning: sun-city; Heliopolis) bore unto him.
21And the sons of Binyamin (This Son Is Strength) [were] Belah (destruction), and Bekher (the firstborn; a young camel), and Ashbel (a man in God: a man of Ba’al [lord (a false god)]: fire of Bel: I will make a path), Gera [A Grain] (a grain), and Na’aman (pleasantness), Ehi (my brother), and Rosh (head; chief), Mupim (serpent; out of the mouth), and Hupim (protected; a chamber covered; the sea-shore), and Ard (I shall subdue).
22These [are] the sons of Rachel (ewe), which were born to Ya’akov (he who holds onto the heel of): all the souls [were] fourteen.
23And the sons of Dan (Judge); Hushim (who makes haste).
24And the sons of Naftali (My Wrestling); Yachtze’el (God divides or hastens [EL]), and Guni [A garden, a covering], and Yetzer (forming; purpose), and Shillem (repaid; requital; peace made).
25These [are] the sons of Bilhah (troubled; timid), which Lavan (to be white; white guy) gave unto Rachel (ewe) his daughter, and she bore these unto Ya’akov (he who holds onto the heel of): all the souls [were] seven.
26All the souls that came with Ya’akov (he who holds onto the heel of) into Mitzrayim [Egypt] (Double Distress or Double Stronghold, Black Land), which came out of his waist, besides Ya’akov’s (he who holds onto the heel of) sons’ wives, all the souls [were] threescore and six;
27And the sons of Yosef (Increaser; May God the Powerful One add [Yah]), which were born him in Mitzrayim [Egypt] (Double Distress or Double Stronghold, Black Land), [were] two souls: all the souls of the house of Ya’akov (he who holds onto the heel of), which came into Mitzrayim [Egypt] [were] threescore and ten.
28And he sent Y’hudah (Let the Powerful One be Praised [Yah]) before him unto Yosef (Increaser; May God the Powerful One add [Yah]), to direct his face unto Goshen [Drawing Near] (approaching; drawing near); and they came into the land of Goshen [Drawing Near].
29And Yosef made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Isra’el his father, to Goshen [Drawing Near], and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.
30And Isra’el (he who holds onto God-The Creator) said unto Yosef (Increaser; May God the Powerful One add [Yah]), Now let me die, since I have seen youri face, because youi [are] yet alive.
31And Yosef said unto his brethren, and unto his father’s house, I will go up, and show Pharaoh, and say unto him, My brethren, and my father’s house, which [were] in the land of Kena’an (merchant; trader; or that humbles and subdues), are come unto me;
32And the men [are] shepherds, for their trade has been to feed cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.
33And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh (Great House) shall call you, and shall say, What [is] youri occupation?
34That you1sf shall say, youri servants’ trade has been about cattle from our youth even until now, both we, [and] also our fathers: that you1sf may dwell in the land of Goshen [Drawing Near] (approaching; drawing near); for every shepherd [is] an abomination unto the Mitzrayimot [Egyptians] (People of the Black Land).