:B:1 Israel left with all he owned and reached Beersheba where he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac. 2 God spoke to Israel in visions that he had during the night, Jacob! Jacob! Here I am, he said. 3 I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go to Egypt, for there I will make you into a great nation. 4 I will go with you to Egypt and I will bring you back again and Josephs hand will close your eyes.
5 Jacob left Beersheba and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father with their little children and their wives in the wagons that Joseph had sent to fetch him. 6They also took their flocks and all that they had acquired in Canaan. And so it was that Jacob came to Egypt and with him all his family,7his sons and his grandsons, his daughters and his granddaughters, in short all his children he took with him to Egypt.
8Here are the names of the descendants of Israel who came to Egypt:
8Reuben, Jacobs firstborn,9and the sons of Reuben: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi. 10the sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, whose mother was a Canaanite. 11The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Me rari.12The sons of Judah: Er, Onan, She lah, Perez, and Zerah (but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan)
26The total number of all the persons who came to Egypt with Jacob, all who were of his own blood, not counting the wives of his sons, was sixty-six. 27With the two sons born to Joseph in Egypt, the total number of Jacobs household that came to Egypt was seventy.
Jacob meets Joseph
28 Jacob sent Judah ahead to let Joseph know he was coming and that he would soon arrive in the land of Goshen.
29 Joseph got his chariot ready in order to meet Israel his father in Goshen. He presented himself, threw his arms around his father and wept on his shoulder for a long time. 30 Israel said to Joseph, Now I can die, for I have seen your face and know you are alive.
31 After that Joseph said to his brothers and all his fathers family, I will go and give the news to Pharaoh and tell him that my brothers and my fathers family who were in the land of Canaan have come to me. 32 I will also tell him that you are shepherds, keeping livestock, and have brought your flocks and cattle and all your belongings. 33 So when Pharaoh summons you and says: What is your occupation? 34 you will say: Your servants keep flocks and herds