1 Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came unto Beersheba and offered offerings unto the God of his father Isaac. 2 And God said unto Israel in a vision by night, and called unto him, "Jacob, Jacob." And he answered, "Here am I."
3 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. 4 I will go down with thee into Egypt, and I will also bring thee up again, and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes."
5 And Jacob rose up from Beersheba. And the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their children and their wives in the chariots which Pharaoh had sent to carry him. 6 And they took their cattle and the goods which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt: both Jacob and all his seed with him; 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.
8 These are the names of the children of Israel which came into Egypt, both Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's first son. 9 The children of Reuben: Hanoch, Phallu, Hezron and Carmi. 10 The children of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman. 11 The children of Levi: Gershon, Kohath and Merari. 12 The children of Judah: Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez and Sarah - but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. The children of Perez, Hezron, and Hamul. 13 The children of Issachar: Tola, Puva, Iob and Shimron. 14 The children of Zebulon: Sered, Elon and Jahleel. 15 These be the children of Lea which she bare unto Jacob in Mesopotamia with his daughter Dina. All these souls of his sons and daughters make thirty and six. 16 The children of Gad: Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi and Areli. 17 The children of Asher: Imnah, Isvah, Ishvi, Beriah and Serah their sister. And the children of Beriah were Heber and Malchiel. 18 These are the children of Zilpah whom Laban gave to Lea his daughter. And these she bare unto Jacob in number sixteen souls. 19 The children of Rachel, Jacob's wife: Joseph and Benjamin. 20 And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were borne: Manasseh and Ephraim which Asenath the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On bare unto him. 21 The children of Benjamin: Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim and Ard. 22 These are the children of Rachel which were born unto Jacob: fourteen souls altogether. 23 The children of Dan: Hushim. 24 The children Naphtali: Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer and Shillem. 25 These are the sons of Bilhah which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob, altogether seven souls. 26 All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt which came out of his loins - beside his son's wives - were all together sixty and six souls. 27 And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt were: two souls. So that all the souls of the house of Jacob which came into Egypt are seventy.
28 And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph that the way might be showed him unto Goshen, and they came into the land of Goshen. 29 And Joseph made ready his chariot and went to meet Israel his father unto Goshen, and presented himself unto him, and fell on his neck and wept upon his neck a good while.
30 And Israel said unto Joseph, "Now I am content to die, insomuch I have seen thee, that thou art yet alive."
31 And Joseph said unto his brethren and unto his father's house, "I will go and show Pharaoh, and tell him that my brethren and my father's house which were in the land of Canaan are come unto me, 32 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. 33 If Pharaoh call you and ask you what your occupation is, 34 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 Goshen. For an abomination unto the Egyptians are all that feed sheep."