The New Book of Genesis Chapter 46


46:1     Thus Israel left with all he had

and when he reached Beersheba

he made offerings

to the God of his teacher Isaac.


46:2     God spoke to Israel that night

in a vision and said:

Jacob! Jacob, behold Me.


46:3     I am the Supreme

the God of your teacher.

Don’t worry about going to Egypt

for I will give you

many followers there.


46:4     I will be with you in Egypt

and will surely bring you back to Me.

Then Joseph will close your eyes.


46:5     And Jacob left Beersheba.

Israel’s sons took their father Jacob

and their children

and their wives in the wagons

Pharaoh had given to transport him.


46:6     They brought their herds property

they had acquired in Canaan.

Jacob and family went with them.


46:7     To Egypt Jacob brought

his sons and grandsons

his daughters and granddaughters

and all his followers.


46:8     These are the names

of Israel’s sons who went to Egypt:

Reuben Jacob’s firstborn.


46:9     The sons of Reuben:

Hanok and Pallu

Hezron and Karmi.


46:10   The sons of Simeon:

Jemuel and Jamin

Ohad and Jakin

Zohar and Shaul

the son of a Canaanite woman.


46:11   The sons of Levi:

Gershon, Kohath and Merari.


46:12   The sons of Judah:

Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez and Zerah

though Er and Onan passed away in Canaan.

The sons of Perez:

Hezron and Hamul.


46:13   The sons of Issachar:

Tola and Puah

Jashub and Shimron.


46:14   The sons of Zebulun:

Sered, Elon and Jahleel.


46:15   These were the sons Leah bore

to Jacob in Paddan Aram

besides his daughter Dinah.

There were 33 sons and daughters in all.


46:16   The sons of Gad:

Zephon and Haggi

Shuni and Ezbon

Eri, Arodi and Areli.


46:17   The sons of Asher:

Imnah and Ishvah

Ishvi and Beriah.

Their sister was Serah.

The sons of Beriah:

Heber and Malkiel.


46:18   These are the sons

born to Jacob by Zilpah

whom Laban had given

to his daughter Leah

sixteen in total.


46:19   The sons of Jacob’s wife Rachel:

Joseph and Benjamin.


46:20   To Joseph in Egypt

were born Manasseh and Ephraim

from Asenath the daughter of Potiphera

who was the priest of On.


46:21   The sons of Benjamin were:

Bela, Beker, Ashbel and Gera

Naaman, Ehi and Rosh

Muppim, Huppim and Ard.


46:22   These were the sons of Rachel

who were born to Jacob

numbering fourteen in all.


46:23   The son of Dan was Hushim.


46:24   The sons of Naphtali were:

Jahziel, Guni, Jezer and Shillem.


46:25   These were the sons

born to Jacob from Bilhah

whom Laban gave to his daughter Rachel

numbering seven in all.


46:26   All those with Jacob

who traveled to Egypt with him

except for his sons’ wives

were his direct descendants

numbering sixty-six persons.


46:27   With the two sons

born to Joseph in Egypt

the members of Jacob’s family

that traveled to Egypt

numbered seventy total.


46:28   Then he sent Judah ahead of him

to Joseph to get directions to Goshen.

then they arrived in Goshen.


46:29   Joseph prepared his chariot

and traveled to Goshen

to meet his father Israel.

When Joseph saw him

he hugged his father

and wept on his shoulder

for a long time.


46:30   Israel said to Joseph:

Now I am ready to die

since I have seen myself

that you are still alive.


46:31   Joseph then told his brothers

and his father’s household:

I will go speak to Pharaoh

and will say to him:

My brothers and my father’s household

who lived in Canaan

have come to me.


46:32   These men are shepherds

for they tend to the herds

and they have brought with them

their flocks and herds

and all that they have.


46:33   When Pharaoh calls you in

and asks what your occupation is


46:34   you should tell him

that your servants have tended herds

from our youth to now

just as your fathers did.

Then you will be given

permission to live in Goshen

because all shepherds

are detestable to Egyptians.