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. 2And God spoke unto Israel in the visions of the night and said, "Jacob, Jacob." And he said, "Here am I." 3And 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. 4I 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." 5And 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. 6And 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: 7his sons and his sons' sons with him, his daughters and his sons' daughters; and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt. 8And these are the names of the children of Israel who came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn. 9And the sons of Reuben: Hanoch and Pallu, and Hezron and Carmi. 10And the sons of Simeon: Jemuel and Jamin and Ohad and Jachin and Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman. 11And the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 12And 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 sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul. 13And the sons of Issachar: Tola, and Puvah and Job, and Shimron. 14And the sons of Zebulun: Sered and Elon and Jahleel. 15These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore unto Jacob in Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah. All the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three. 16And the sons of Gad: Ziphion and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli. 17And the sons of Asher: Jimnah and Ishuah, and Isui and Beriah, and Serah their sister. And the sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel. 18These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter, and these she bore unto Jacob, even sixteen souls. 19The sons of Rachel, Jacob's wife: Joseph and Benjamin. 20And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath the daughter of Potipherah, priest of On, bore unto him. 21And the sons of Benjamin were Belah and Becher and Ashbel, Gera and Naaman, Ehi and Rosh, Muppim and Huppim and Ard. 22These are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob; all the souls were fourteen. 23And the son of Dan: Hushim. 24And the sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel and Guni, and Jezer and Shillem. 25These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bore these unto Jacob; all the souls were seven. 26All the souls who came with Jacob into Egypt, who came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were threescore and six. 27And the sons of Joseph who were born to him in Egypt were two souls; all the souls of the house of Jacob who came into Egypt, were threescore and ten. 28And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph to direct his face unto Goshen, and they came into the land of Goshen. 29And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father in Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while. 30And Israel said unto Joseph, "Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou art yet alive." 31And 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, who were in the land of Canaan, have come unto me. 32And 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.' 33And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you and shall say, `What is your occupation?' 34that 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."