And Israel journeyeth, and all that he hath, and cometh in
to Beer-Sheba, and sacrificeth sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac;
and God speaketh to Israel in visions of the night, and
saith, 'Jacob, Jacob;' and he saith, 'Here am I.'
And He saith, 'I am God, God of thy father, be not
afraid of going down to Egypt, for for a great nation I set thee there;
I -- I go down with thee to Egypt, and I -- I also certainly
bring thee up, and Joseph doth put his hand on thine eyes.'
And Jacob riseth from Beer-Sheba, and the sons of Israel
bear away Jacob their father, And their infants, and their wives, in the
waggons which Pharaoh hath sent to bear him,
and they take their cattle, and their goods which they have
acquired in the land of Canaan, and come into Egypt -- Jacob, and all his seed
his sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and
his sons' daughters, yea, all his seed he brought with him into Egypt.
And these are the names of the sons of Israel who are
coming into Egypt: Jacob and his sons, Jacob's first-born, Reuben.
And sons of Reuben: Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and
And sons of Simeon: Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin,
and Zohar, and Shaul son of the Canaanitess.
And sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
And sons of Judah: Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and
Zarah, (and Er and Onan die in the land of Canaan.) And sons of Pharez are
Hezron and Hamul.
And sons of Issachar: Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and
And sons of Zebulun: Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.
These are sons of Leah whom she bare to Jacob in
Padan-Aram, and Dinah his daughter; all the persons of his sons and his
daughters are thirty and three.
And sons of Gad: Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri,
and Arodi, and Areli.
And sons of Asher: Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah,
and Serah their sister. And sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel.
These are sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his
daughter, and she beareth these to Jacob -- sixteen persons.
Sons of Rachel, Jacob's wife: Joseph and Benjamin.
And born to Joseph in the land of Egypt (whom Asenath
daughter of Poti-Pherah, priest of On, hath borne to him) are Manasseh
And sons of Benjamin: Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera,
and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.
These are sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob; all
the persons are fourteen.
And sons of Dan: Hushim.
And sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and
These are sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel
his daughter; and she beareth these to Jacob -- all the persons are
All the persons who are coming to Jacob to Egypt, coming out
of his thigh, apart from the wives of Jacob's sons, all the persons are
sixty and six.
And the sons of Joseph who have been born to him in Egypt are
two persons. All the persons of the house of Jacob who are coming into Egypt are
And Judah he hath sent before him unto Joseph, to direct
before him to Goshen, and they come into the land of Goshen;
and Joseph harnesseth his chariot, and goeth up to meet
Israel his father, to Goshen, and appeareth unto him, and falleth on his neck,
and weepeth on his neck again;
and Israel saith unto Joseph, 'Let me die this time, after
my seeing thy face, for thou art yet alive.'
And Joseph saith unto his brethren, and unto the house of
his father, 'I go up, and declare to Pharaoh, and say unto him, My brethren,
and the house of my father who are in the land of Canaan have come in
and the men are feeders of a flock, for they have
been men of cattle; and their flock, and their herd, and all that they have,
they have brought.'
'And it hath come to pass when Pharaoh calleth for you, and
hath said, What are your works?
that ye have said, Thy servants have been men of cattle from
our youth, even until now, both we and our fathers, -- in order that ye may
dwell in the land of Goshen, for the abomination of the Egyptians is every one
feeding a flock.'