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Genesis 46:1-5 And Israel took his journey with all that he had and came to Beersheba and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac. And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I. And he said, I am God, the God of your father. Fear not to go down into Egypt, for I will there make of you a great nation. I will go down with you into Egypt and I will also surely bring you up again. And Joseph shall put his hand upon your eyes.(Joseph was already in Egypt and in the highest postion there under the king and could hardly wait to see his dad, who was on his way there). 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. 

Genesis 46:6 And they.(how many were they? verse 26, below).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..(Jacob's name was changed to Israel {Genesis 32:28}, why? and his name is often used in the Bible as a synonym for the people of Israel).

Genesis 46:7 His sons and his sons' sons with him, his daughters and his sons' daughters and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.

Genesis 46:8 And these are the names of the children.(twelve sons, out of which grew.the twelve tribes.of the man Israel).of the man.(verse 6 above).named Israel.(who's Israel today?), which came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons.(Jacob's name was changed to the name Israel).;

1).Reuben, Jacob's firstborn. And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch and Phallu and Hezron and Carmi.

2).And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel and Jamin and Ohad and Jachin and Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.

3).And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath and Merari.

4).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.

5).And the sons of Issachar; Tola and Phuvah and Job and Shimron. 

6).And the sons of Zebulun; Sered and Elon and Jahleel.

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.

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

8).And the sons of Asher; Jimnah and Ishuah and Isui and Beriah and Serah their sister and the sons of Beriah; Heber and Malchiel. These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls.

9, 10).And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan and Naphtali;

11, 12).The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph and Benjamin.(Younger son of Jacob by Rachel:.Genesis 35:18. His mother died in giving him birth and with her last breath named him Ben-oni, son of my pain, a name which was changed by his father into Benjamin. His posterity are called Benjamites. Benjamin got together with Judah his brother and all their descendents split off from descendents of the other 10 sons and there was then the kingdom of Israel and the kingdom of Judah)


Genesis 46:12 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.

Genesis 46:13 And the sons of Issachar; Tola and Phuvah and Job and Shimron.

Genesis 46:14-16 And the sons of Zebulun; Sered and Elon and Jahleel. 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. And the sons of Gad; Ziphion and Haggi, Shuni and Ezbon, Eri and Arodi and Areli.

Genesis 46:17 And the sons of Asher; Jimnah and Ishuah and Isui and Beriah and Serah their sister and the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel.

Genesis 46:18,19 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls. The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph and Benjamin.

Genesis 46:20 And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On.(means 'city of the Sun'; Potipherah was priest over this ancient city:.Genesis 41:45).bare unto him..(*)

Genesis 46:21 And the sons of Benjamin were Belah and Becher and Ashbel, Gera and Naaman, Ehi and Rosh Muppim and Huppim and Ard.

Genesis 46:22 These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob. All the souls were fourteen.

Genesis 46:23 And the sons of Dan; Hushim. And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel and Guni and Jezer and Shillem.

Genesis 46:24 And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel and Guni and Jezer and Shillem.

Genesis 46:25 These are the sons of Bilhah, which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter and she bare these unto Jacob. All the souls were seven.

Genesis 46:25 These are the sons of Bilhah.(name means faltering; bashful, was Rachel's handmaid whom she gave to Jacob {Genesis 29:29}; she was the mother of Dan and Naphtali {Genesis 30:3-8}; Reuben was cursed by his father for committing adultery with her {Genesis 35:22; 49:3,4}, he was deprived of the birthright which was given to the sons of Joseph), which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter and she bare these unto Jacob. All the souls were seven.

Genesis 46:26 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; 

Genesis 46:27 And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt, were two souls.(named Ephraim and Manasseh). All the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore and ten.(and they multiplied exceedingly:.Deuteronomy 10:22)

Genesis 46:28-32 And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen and they came into the land of Goshen. 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. And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou art yet alive. And Joseph said unto his brethren and unto his father's house, I will go up and show Pharaoh and say unto him, My brethren and my father's house, which were in the land of Canaan, are come unto me; 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. 

Genesis 46:33,34 And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh.(which pharaoh?).shall call you and shall say, What is your occupation? That you shall say, Thy servants' trade has been about cattle from our youth even until now, both we and also our fathers; that you may dwell in the land of Goshen, for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians

Generally shepherds were bandits, stealing cattle, etc., but this pharaoh had high regard for Joseph and trusted him regarding his family being shepherds:.Genesis 41:37-44.


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