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Genesis chapter .xlvi.

Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came unto Berseba and offered offerings unto the God of his father Isaac. And God said unto Israel in a vision by night, and called unto him: Iacob, Iacob. And he answered: here am I. And he said: I am that mighty God of thy father, fear not to go down into Egypt. For I will make of thee there a great people. I will go down with thee into Egypt, and I will also bring thee up again, and Ioseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.
And Iacob rose up from Berseba. And the sons of Israel carried Iacob their father, and their children and their wives in the chariots which Pharao had sent to carry him. And they took their cattle and the goods which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt: both Iacob and all his seed with him, his sons and his sons' sons with him: his daughters and his sons daughters and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt. These are the names of the children of Israel which came into Egypt, both Iacob and his sons: Ruben Iacob's first son. The children of Ruben: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron and Charmi. The children of Simeon: Iemuel, Iami, Ohad, Iachin, Zohar and Saul the son of a Cananitish woman. The children of Levi: Gerson, Kahath and Merari. The children of Iuda: Er, Onan, Sela, Pharez and Zerah, but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. The children of Pharez, Hezron, and Hamul. The children of Isachar: Tola, Phua, Iob and Semnon. The children of Zabulon: Sered, Elon and Iaheleel. These be the children of Lea which she bare unto Iacob in Mesopotamia with his daughter Dina. All these souls of his sons and daughters make thirty and six. The children of Gad: Ziphion, Haggi, Suni, Ezbon, Eri Arodi and Areli. The children of Asser: Iemna, Iesua, Iesui, Bria and Serah their sister. And the children of Bria were Heber and Malchiel. These are the children of Silpha whom Laban gave to Lea his daughter. And these she bare unto Iacob in number sixteen souls. The children of Rahel Iacob's wife: Ioseph and Ben Iamin. And unto Ioseph in the land of Egypt were borne: Manasses and Ephraim which Asnath the daughter of Putiphar priest of On bare unto him. The children of Ben Iamin: Bela, Becher, Asbel, Gera, Naeman, Ehi, Ros, Mupim, Hupim and Ard. These are the children of Rahel which were born unto Iacob: fourteen souls altogether. The children of Dan: Husim. The children Nepthali: Iahezeel, Guni, Iezer and Sillem. These are the sons of Bilha which Laban gave unto Rahel his daughter, and she bare these unto Iacob, altogether seven souls. All the souls that came with Iacob into Egypt which came out of his loins (beside his son's wives) were all together sixty and six souls. And the sons of Ioseph, which were born him in Egypt were: two souls. So that all the souls of the house of Iacob which came into Egypt are seventy.
And he sent Iuda before him unto Ioseph that the way might be shewed him unto Gosan, and they came into the land of Gosan. And Ioseph made ready his chariot and went against Israel his father unto Gosan, and presented himself unto him, and fell on his neck and wept upon his neck a good while. And Israel said unto Ioseph: Now I am content to die, insomuch I have seen thee, that thou art yet alive. And Ioseph said unto his brethren and unto his father's house: I will go and shew Pharao and tell him: that my brethren and my father's house which were in the land of Canaan are come unto me, and how they are shepherds (for they were men of cattle) and they have brought their sheep and their oxen and all that they have with them. If Pharao call you and ask you what your occupation is, say: thy servants have been occupied about cattle, from our childhood unto this time: both we and our fathers, that ye may dwell in the land of Gosan. For an abomination unto the Egyptians are all that feed sheep.

 

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