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Darby Bible Translation
Jacob's Journey to Egypt
1And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beer-sheba; and he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.
2And God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night and said, Jacob, Jacob! And he said, Here am I.
3And he said, I am �God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down to Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation.
4I will go down with thee to Egypt, and I will also certainly bring thee up; and Joseph shall put his hand on thine eyes.
5And Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba; and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, on the waggons that Pharaoh had sent to carry him.
6And they took their cattle, and their goods which they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and came to Egypt, Jacob and all his seed with him;
7his sons and his sons' sons with him, his daughters and his sons' daughters and all his seed he brought with him to Egypt.
Those who went to Egypt
8And these are the names of the sons of Israel who came into Egypt: Jacob and his sons. Jacob's firstborn, Reuben.
9And the sons of Reuben: Enoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.
10And the sons of Simeon: Jemuel, And Jamin, And Ohad, And Jachin, And Zohar, And Saul the son of a Canaanitish woman.
11And the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, And Merari.
12And the sons of Judah: Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pherez, and Zerah; but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pherez were Hezron and Hamul.
13And the sons of Issachar: Tola, And Puah, And Job, And Shimron.
14And the sons of Zebulun: Sered, And Elon, And Jahleel.
15These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Padan-Aram; and his daughter, Dinah. All the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty-three.
16And the sons of Gad: Ziphion and Haggi, Shuni and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.
17And the sons of Asher: Jimnah, and Jishvah, and Jishvi, and Beriah; and Serah their sister; and the sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel.
18These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter; and she bore these to Jacob: sixteen souls.
19The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife: Joseph and Benjamin.
20And to Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asnath bore to him, the daughter of Potipherah the priest in On.
21And the sons of Benjamin: Belah, And Becher, And Ashbel, Gera And Naaman, Ehi And Rosh, Muppim, And Huppim, And Ard.
22these are the sons of Rachel who were born to Jacob: all the souls were fourteen.
23And the sons of Dan: Hushim.
24And the sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel, And Guni, And Jezer, And Shillem.
25These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel his daughter; and she bore these to Jacob: all the souls were seven.
26All the souls that came with Jacob to Egypt, that had come out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives: all the souls were sixty-six.
27And the sons of Joseph who were born to him in Egypt, were two souls. All the souls of the house of Jacob that came to Egypt were seventy.
Joseph Meets Jacob
28And he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to give notice before he came to Goshen. And they came into the land of Goshen.
29Then Joseph yoked his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and he presented himself to him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.
30And Israel said to Joseph, Now let me die, after I have seen thy face, since thou still livest.
31And Joseph said to his brethren and to his father's house, I will go up, and tell Pharaoh, and say to him, My brethren and my father's house, who were in the land of Canaan, are come to me;
32and the men are shepherds, for they have been occupied with cattle; and they have brought their sheep, and their cattle, and all that they have.
33And it shall come to pass that when Pharaoh shall call you and say, What is your occupation?
34then ye shall say, Thy servants are men that have been occupied with cattle from our youth even until now, both we and our fathers; in order that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians.