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27 In addition, Joseph had two sons[a] who were born in Egypt. So altogether, there were seventy[b] members of Jacob’s family in the land of Egypt.

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Footnotes

  1. 46:27a Greek version reads nine sons, probably including Joseph’s grandsons through Ephraim and Manasseh (see 1 Chr 7:14-20).
  2. 46:27b Greek version reads seventy-five; see note on Exod 1:5.

14 Then Joseph sent for his father, Jacob, and all his relatives to come to Egypt, seventy-five persons in all.

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22 When your ancestors went down into Egypt, there were only seventy of them. But now the Lord your God has made you as numerous as the stars in the sky!

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In all, Jacob had seventy[a] descendants in Egypt, including Joseph, who was already there.

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Footnotes

  1. 1:5 Dead Sea Scrolls and Greek version read seventy-five; see notes on Gen 46:27.

Israel Accepts the Lord’s Covenant

24 Then the Lord instructed Moses: “Come up here to me, and bring along Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and seventy of Israel’s elders. All of you must worship from a distance.

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