NASB — Genesis 46 — KJV

Jacob Moves to Egypt

1 So Israel set out with all that he had, and came to aBeersheba, and offered sacrifices to the bGod of his father Isaac. 2 aGod spoke to Israel Iin visions of the night and said, “bJacob, Jacob.” And he said, “Here I am.” 3 He said, “aI am God, the God of your father; do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will bmake you a great nation there. 4 aI will go down with you to Egypt, and bI will also surely bring you up again; and cJoseph will Iclose your eyes.”

[1] aGn 21:31; 28:10 bGn 26:24; 28:13; 31:42
[2] ILit in the visions aGn 15:1; Nu 12:6; Jb 33:14, 15 bGn 22:11; 31:11
[3] aGn 17:1; 28:13 bGn 12:2; Ex 1:9; Dt 26:5
[4] ILit put his hand on aGn 28:15; 48:21 bGn 50:24; Ex 3:8 cGn 50:1

5 ¶ Then Jacob arose from Beersheba; and the sons of Israel carried their father Jacob and their little ones and their wives in the awagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him. 6 They took their livestock and their property, which they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and acame to Egypt, Jacob and all his Idescendants with him: 7 his sons and his grandsons with him, his daughters and his granddaughters, and all his Idescendants he brought with him to Egypt.

[5] aGn 45:21
[6] ILit seed aDt 26:5; Jsh 24:4; Ps 105:23; Is 52:4; Ac 7:15
[7] ILit seed

Those Who Came to Egypt

8 ¶ Now these are the anames of the sons of Israel, Jacob and his sons, who went to Egypt: Reuben, Jacob’s firstborn. 9 The sons of Reuben: Hanoch and Pallu and Hezron and Carmi. 10 The asons of Simeon: IJemuel and Jamin and Ohad and IIJachin and IIIZohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman. 11 The sons of Levi: IGershon, Kohath, and Merari. 12 The sons of Judah: Er and Onan and Shelah and Perez and Zerah (but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan). And the asons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul. 13 The sons of Issachar: Tola and IPuvvah and IIIob and Shimron. 14 The sons of Zebulun: Sered and Elon and Jahleel. 15 These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan-aram, with his daughter Dinah; Iall his sons and his daughters [numbered] thirty-three. 16 The asons of Gad: IZiphion and Haggi, Shuni and IIEzbon, Eri and IIIArodi and Areli. 17 The asons of Asher: Imnah and Ishvah and Ishvi and Beriah and their sister Serah. And the bsons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel. 18 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to his daughter Leah; and she bore to Jacob these sixteen persons. 19 The sons of Jacob’s wife Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin. 20 aNow to Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, bore to him. 21 The asons of Benjamin: Bela and Becher and Ashbel, Gera and Naaman, IEhi and Rosh, IIMuppim and IIIHuppim and Ard. 22 These are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob; [there were] fourteen persons in all. 23 The sons of Dan: IHushim. 24 The sons of Naphtali: IJahzeel and Guni and Jezer and IIShillem. 25 These are the asons of Bilhah, whom bLaban gave to his daughter Rachel, and she bore these to Jacob; [there were] seven persons in all. 26 aAll the persons belonging to Jacob, who came to Egypt, Ihis direct descendants, not including the wives of Jacob’s sons, [were] sixty-six persons in all, 27 and the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt were Itwo; aall the persons of the house of Jacob, who came to Egypt, [were] seventy.

[8] aEx 1:1-4; Nu 26:4, 5; 1Ch 2:1ff
[10] IIn Nu 26:12 and 1Ch 4:24, Nemuel IIIn 1Ch 4:24, Jarib IIIIn Nu 26:13 and 1Ch 4:24, Zerah aEx 6:15
[11] IIn 1Ch 6:16, Gershom
[12] a1Ch 2:5
[13] IIn Nu 26:23, Puvah; in 1Ch 7:1, Puah IIIn Nu 26:24 and 1Ch 7:1, Jashub
[15] ILit all the souls of
[16] IIn Nu 26:15, Zephon IIIn Nu 26:16, Ozni IIIIn Nu 26:17, Arod aNu 26:15-18
[17] a1Ch 7:30 b1Ch 7:31
[20] aGn 41:50-52
[21] IIn Nu 26:38, Ahiram IIIn Nu 26:39, Shephupham; in 1Ch 7:12, Shuppim IIIIn Nu 26:39, Hupham a1Ch 7:6
[23] IIn Nu 26:42, Shuham
[24] IIn 1Ch 7:13, Jahziel IIIn 1Ch 7:13, Shallum
[25] aGn 30:5, 7 bGn 29:29
[26] ILit who came out of his loins aEx 1:5
[27] ILit two souls aEx 1:5; Dt 10:22; Ac 7:14

28 ¶ Now he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to point out [the way] before him to aGoshen; and they came into the land of Goshen. 29 Joseph Iprepared his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel; as soon as he appeared IIbefore him, he fell on his neck and awept on his neck a long time. 30 Then Israel said to Joseph, “Now let me die, since I have seen your face, that you are still alive.” 31 Joseph said to his brothers and to his father’s household, “aI will go up and tell Pharaoh, and will say to him, ‘My brothers and my father’s household, who [were] in the land of Canaan, have come to me; 32 and the men are shepherds, for they have been Ikeepers of livestock; and they have brought their flocks and their herds and all that they have.’ 33 When Pharaoh calls you and says, ‘aWhat is your occupation?’ 34 you shall say, ‘Your servants have been Iakeepers of livestock from our youth even until now, both we and our fathers,’ that you may IIlive in the land of bGoshen; for every shepherd is IIIcloathsome to the Egyptians.”

[28] aGn 45:10
[29] ILit tied, harnessed IILit to aGn 45:14, 15
[31] aGn 47:1
[32] ILit men
[33] aGn 47:2, 3
[34] ILit men IILit dwell IIILit an abomination aGn 13:7, 8; 26:20; 37:2 bGn 45:10, 18; 47:6, 11 cGn 43:32; Ex 8:26


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Jacob is comforted by God at Beer-sheba.

1 ¶ And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac. 2 And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here [am] I. 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: 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.

[1] Gn 4:4; 8:20; 12:8; 21:14, 31, 33; 22:13; 26:22, 23, 25; 28:10, 13; 31:42, 53; 33:20; 35:3, 7; 1S 3:20; Jb 1:5; 42:8.
[2] Gn 15:1, 13; 22:1, 11; Ex 3:3; Nu 12:6; 24:4; 1S 3:4, 10; 2Ch 26:5; Jb 4:13; 33:14; Dn 2:19; Ac 9:4, 10; 10:3, 13; 16:9.
[3] Gn 12:2; 13:15; 15:1, 13; 18:18; 22:17; 26:2; 28:13, 14; 35:11; 47:27; Ex 1:7; Dt 1:10; 10:22; 26:5; Is 41:10; 43:1; Jr 40:9; Ac 7:17; 27:24.
[4] Gn 15:14; 28:15; 48:21; 50:1, 5, 13, 24; Ex 3:8; Is 43:1.

Thence he with his company goeth into Egypt.

5 And Jacob rose up from Beersheba: 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. 6 And they took their cattle, and their goods, which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him: 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.

[5] Gn 31:17; 45:19, 21, 27; Ex 10:24, 26; Ac 7:15.
[6] Gn 15:13; Nu 20:15; Dt 10:22; 26:5; Jsh 24:4; 1S 12:8; Ps 105:23; Is 52:4; Ac 7:15.

The number of his family that went into Egypt.

8 ¶ And these [are] the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn. 9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.

[8] Gn 29:1, 32; 35:22, 23; 49:1, 3; Ex 1:1; 6:14; Nu 1:5, 20; 2:10; 26:5; Dt 33:6; 1Ch 2:1; 8:1.

10 ¶ And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.

[10] Gn 28:1; 29:33; 34:25, 30; 49:5; Ex 6:15; Nu 1:6, 22; 2:12; 26:12; 1Ch 2:1; 4:24.

11 ¶ And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

[11] Gn 29:34; 49:5; Ex 6:16; Nu 3:17; 4:1; 8:1; 26:57; Dt 33:8; 1Ch 2:1, 11, 16; 6:1, 16; 22:1.

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.

[12] Gn 29:35; 38:1, 7, 10, 24; 49:8; Nu 1:7, 26; 26:19; Dt 33:7; Jg 1:2; 1Ch 2:1, 3; 3:1; 4:1, 21; 5:2; Ps 78:68; Mt 1:1; He 7:14; Rv 5:5.

13 ¶ And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.

[13] Gn 30:14; 35:23; 49:14; Nu 1:8, 28; 26:23; Dt 33:18; 1Ch 2:1; 7:1; 12:32.

14 ¶ And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel. 15 These [be] the sons of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob in Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters [were] thirty and three.

[14] Gn 30:19; 49:13; Nu 1:9, 30; 26:26; Dt 33:18; 1Ch 2:1.
[15] Gn 25:20; 29:32; 30:17, 21; 34:1; 35:23; 49:3; Ex 1:2; Nu 1:1; 10:1; 26:1; 1Ch 2:1.

16 ¶ And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.

[16] Gn 30:11; 35:26; 49:19; Nu 1:11, 24; 26:15; Dt 33:20; 1Ch 2:2; 5:11.

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. 18 These [are] the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter, and these she bare unto Jacob, [even] sixteen souls. 19 The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph, and Benjamin.

[17] Gn 30:13; 35:26; 49:20; Nu 1:13, 40; 26:44; Dt 33:24; 1Ch 2:2; 7:30.
[18] Gn 29:24; 30:9; 35:26; Ex 1:4.
[19] Gn 29:18; 30:24; 35:16, 24; 37:1; 39:1; 40:1; 44:27; 47:1; 49:22; 50:1; Ex 1:3, 5; Nu 1:36; 26:38; Dt 33:12; 1Ch 2:2.

20 ¶ And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.

[20] Gn 41:45, 50; 48:4, 13, 20; Nu 1:32; 26:28; Dt 33:13; 1Ch 5:23; 7:14.

21 ¶ And the sons of Benjamin [were] Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard. 22 These [are] the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the souls [were] fourteen.

[21] Gn 49:27; Nu 1:11, 36; 26:38, 39; Dt 33:12; 1Ch 7:6, 12; 8:1.

23 ¶ And the sons of Dan; Hushim.

[23] Gn 30:6; 35:25; 49:16; Nu 1:12, 38; 10:25; 26:42; Dt 33:22; 1Ch 2:2; 7:12; 12:35.

24 ¶ And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem. 25 These [are] the sons of Bilhah, which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls [were] seven. 26 All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls [were] threescore and six; 27 And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt, [were] two souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, [were] threescore and ten.

[24] Gn 30:7; 35:25; 49:21; Nu 1:15, 42; 26:48; Dt 33:23; 2K 15:29; 1Ch 2:2; 7:13; 12:34.
[25] Gn 29:29; 30:3; 35:22, 25; Ex 1:2.
[26] Gn 35:11; Ex 1:5; Jg 8:30.
[27] Gn 46:15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 26; Ex 1:5; 24:1; Dt 10:22; Ac 7:14.

Joseph meeteth Jacob.

28 ¶ And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen. 29 And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while. 30 And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou [art] yet alive.

[28] Gn 31:21; 43:8; 44:16; 45:10; 46:34; 47:1; 49:8.
[29] Gn 33:4; 41:43; 45:14, 19, 21; Lk 15:20; Ac 20:37.
[30] Gn 45:28; Lk 2:29.

He instructeth his brethren how to answer to Pharaoh.

31 And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his father's house, I will go up, and shew Pharaoh, and say unto him, My brethren, and my father's house, which [were] in the land of Canaan, are come unto me; 32 And the men [are] shepherds, for their trade hath been to feed cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have. 33 And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say, What [is] your occupation? 34 That ye shall say, Thy servants' trade 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 unto the Egyptians.

[31] Gn 45:16; 47:1; Ac 18:3; He 2:11.
[32] Gn 4:2; 9:20; 31:18; 37:2; 45:10; 46:34; 47:3; Ex 3:1; 1S 16:11; 17:15; 1K 9:27; 18:5; Ps 78:70; Is 40:11; Zc 13:5.
[33] Gn 46:32; 47:2; Jna 1:8.
[34] Gn 30:35; 34:5; 37:12; 43:32; 46:32; Ex 8:26.


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