Joseph Brings His Family to Egypt

Genesis 46

1 So Israel took his journey with all that he had and came to g Beersheba, and offered sacrifices h to the God of his father Isaac. 2 And God spoke to Israel i in visions of the night and said, "Jacob, Jacob." And he said, "Here am I." 3 Then he said, "I am God, j the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for there I will k make you into a great nation. 4 I myself will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also l bring you up again, and m Joseph's hand shall close your eyes."

5 Then Jacob set out from Beersheba. The sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons n that Pharaoh had sent to carry him. 6 They also took their livestock and their goods, which they had gained in the land of Canaan, and o came into Egypt, Jacob and all his offspring with him, 7 his sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons' daughters. All his offspring he brought with him into Egypt.

8 p Now q these are the names of the descendants of Israel, who came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons. r Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, 9 and the sons of Reuben: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi. 10 The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman. 11 The sons of s Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 12 The sons of t Judah: Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez, and Zerah (but u Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan); and the sons of v Perez were Hezron and Hamul. 13 w The sons of Issachar: Tola, Puvah, Yob, and Shimron. 14 The sons of Zebulun: Sered, Elon, and Jahleel. 15 These are the sons of Leah, x whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan-aram, together with his daughter Dinah; altogether his sons and his daughters numbered thirty-three.

16 The sons of Gad: Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, and Areli. 17 y The sons of Asher: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, with Serah their sister. And the sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel. 18 z These are the sons of Zilpah, a whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter; and these she bore to Jacob - sixteen persons.

19 The sons of Rachel, Jacob's wife: Joseph and Benjamin. 20 And b to Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera the priest of c On, bore to him. 21 And d the sons of Benjamin: Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim, and Ard. 22 These are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob - fourteen persons in all.

23 The sons of Dan: Hushim. 24 e The sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, and Shillem. 25 f These are the sons of Bilhah, g whom Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, and these she bore to Jacob - seven persons in all.

26 All the persons belonging to Jacob who came into Egypt, who were his own descendants, not including Jacob's sons' wives, were sixty-six persons in all. 27 And the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt, were two. h All the persons of the house of Jacob who came into Egypt were seventy.

  1. Cross References
    Genesis 21:31
    Therefore that place was called Beersheba, because there both of them swore an oath.
    Genesis 21:33
    Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba and called there on the name of the Lord, the Everlasting God.
    Genesis 26:33
    He called it Shibah; therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day.
    Genesis 28:10
    Jacob left Beersheba and went toward Haran.
  2. Cross References
    Genesis 26:24 - 25
    And the Lord appeared to him the same night and said, "I am the God of Abraham your father. Fear not, for I am with you and will bless you and multiply your offspring for my servant Abraham's sake.
    Genesis 28:13
    And behold, the Lord stood above it and said, "I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac. The land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring.
    Genesis 31:42
    If the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac, had not been on my side, surely now you would have sent me away empty-handed. God saw my affliction and the labor of my hands and rebuked you last night.
  3. Cross References
    Genesis 15:1
    After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: "Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.
    Job 33:14 - 15
    For God speaks in one way, and in two, though man does not perceive it.
  4. Cross References
    Genesis 28:13
    And behold, the Lord stood above it and said, "I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac. The land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring.
  5. Cross References
    Genesis 35:11
    And God said to him, "I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply. A nation and a company of nations shall come from you, and kings shall come from your own body.
    Genesis 12:2
    And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.
    Exodus 1:7
    But the people of Israel were fruitful and increased greatly; they multiplied and grew exceedingly strong, so that the land was filled with them.
    Exodus 1:9
    And he said to his people, "Behold, the people of Israel are too many and too mighty for us.
    Deuteronomy 26:5
    And you shall make response before the Lord your God, 'A wandering Aramean was my father. And he went down into Egypt and sojourned there, few in number, and there he became a nation, great, mighty, and populous.
  6. Cross References
    Genesis 15:16
    And they shall come back here in the fourth generation, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.
    Genesis 28:15
    Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.
    Genesis 48:21
    Then Israel said to Joseph, "Behold, I am about to die, but God will be with you and will bring you again to the land of your fathers.
    Genesis 50:24
    And Joseph said to his brothers, "I am about to die, but God will visit you and bring you up out of this land to the land that he swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
    Exodus 3:8
    And I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
  7. Cross References
    Genesis 50:1
    Then Joseph fell on his father's face and wept over him and kissed him.
  8. Cross References
    Genesis 45:19
    And you, Joseph, are commanded to say, 'Do this: take wagons from the land of Egypt for your little ones and for your wives, and bring your father, and come.
    Genesis 45:21
    The sons of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the command of Pharaoh, and gave them provisions for the journey.
    Genesis 45:27
    But when they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said to them, and when he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of their father Jacob revived.
  9. Cross References
    Joshua 24:4
    And to Isaac I gave Jacob and Esau. And I gave Esau the hill country of Seir to possess, but Jacob and his children went down to Egypt.
    Psalms 105:23
    Then Israel came to Egypt; Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
    Isaiah 52:4
    For thus says the Lord God : "My people went down at the first into Egypt to sojourn there, and the Assyrian oppressed them for nothing.
    Acts 7:14 - 15
    And Joseph sent and summoned Jacob his father and all his kindred, seventy-five persons in all.
  10. Cross References
    Genesis 46:8 - 11
    Now these are the names of the descendants of Israel, who came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons. Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.
    Exodus 6:14 - 16
    These are the heads of their fathers' houses: the sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi; these are the clans of Reuben.
  11. Cross References
    Exodus 1:1 - 5
    These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob, each with his household:
  12. Cross References
    Numbers 26:5
    Reuben, the firstborn of Israel; the sons of Reuben: of Hanoch, the clan of the Hanochites; of Pallu, the clan of the Palluites.
    1 Chronicles 5:1 - 3
    The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel ( for he was the firstborn, but because he defiled his father's couch, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel, so that he could not be enrolled as the oldest son.
  13. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 6:1
    The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
  14. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 2:3
    The sons of Judah: Er, Onan and Shelah; these three Bath-shua the Canaanite bore to him. Now Er, Judah's firstborn, was evil in the sight of the Lord, and he put him to death.
    1 Chronicles 4:21
    The sons of Shelah the son of Judah: Er the father of Lecah, Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the clans of the house of linen workers at Beth-ashbea.
  15. Cross References
    Genesis 38:3
    And she conceived and bore a son, and he called his name Er.
    Genesis 38:7
    But Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord put him to death.
    Genesis 38:10
    And what he did was wicked in the sight of the Lord, and he put him to death also.
  16. Cross References
    Genesis 38:29
    But as he drew back his hand, behold, his brother came out. And she said, "What a breach you have made for yourself!" Therefore his name was called Perez.
    1 Chronicles 2:5
    The sons of Perez: Hezron and Hamul.
  17. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 7:1
    The sons of Issachar: Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron, four.
  18. Cross References
    Genesis 29:32 - 35
    And Leah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben, for she said, "Because the Lord has looked upon my affliction; for now my husband will love me.
    Genesis 30:1 - 21
    When Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, she envied her sister. She said to Jacob, "Give me children, or I shall die!
  19. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 7:30
    The sons of Asher: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and their sister Serah.
  20. Cross References
    Genesis 30:10 - 13
    Then Leah's servant Zilpah bore Jacob a son.
  21. Cross References
    Genesis 29:24
    (Laban gave his female servant Zilpah to his daughter Leah to be her servant.)
  22. Cross References
    Genesis 41:50 - 52
    Before the year of famine came, two sons were born to Joseph. Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of On, bore them to him.
  23. Cross References
    Genesis 41:45
    And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphenath-paneah. And he gave him in marriage Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of On. So Joseph went out over the land of Egypt.
  24. Cross References
    Numbers 26:38 - 40
    The sons of Benjamin according to their clans: of Bela, the clan of the Belaites; of Ashbel, the clan of the Ashbelites; of Ahiram, the clan of the Ahiramites.
    1 Chronicles 7:6 - 12
    The sons of Benjamin: Bela, Becher, and Jediael, three.
    1 Chronicles 8:1
    Benjamin fathered Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, Aharah the third.
  25. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 7:13
    The sons of Naphtali: Jahziel, Guni, Jezer and Shallum, the descendants of Bilhah.
  26. Cross References
    Genesis 30:5 - 8
    And Bilhah conceived and bore Jacob a son.
  27. Cross References
    Genesis 29:29
    (Laban gave his female servant Bilhah to his daughter Rachel to be her servant.)
  28. Cross References
    Exodus 1:5
    All the descendants of Jacob were seventy persons; Joseph was already in Egypt.
    Deuteronomy 10:22
    Your fathers went down to Egypt seventy persons, and now the Lord your God has made you as numerous as the stars of heaven.
    Acts 7:14
    And Joseph sent and summoned Jacob his father and all his kindred, seventy-five persons in all.
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