46 So Israel set out with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.2 God spoke to Israel [a]in visions of the night and said, “Jacob, Jacob.” And he said, “Here I am.”3 He said, “I am God, the God of your father; do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you a great nation there.4 I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again; and Joseph will [b]close your eyes.”
5 Then Jacob arose from Beersheba; and the sons of Israel carried their father Jacob and their little ones and their wives in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.6 They took their livestock and their property, which they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and came to Egypt, Jacob and all his [c]descendants with him:7 his sons and his grandsons with him, his daughters and his granddaughters, and all his [d]descendants he brought with him to Egypt.
Genesis 46:28-34New American Standard Bible (NASB)
28 Now he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to point out the way before him to Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.29 Joseph [a]prepared his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel; as soon as he appeared [b]before him, he fell on his neck and wept on his neck a long time.30 Then Israel said to Joseph, “Now let me die, since I have seen your face, that you are still alive.”31 Joseph said to his brothers and to his father’s household, “I will go up and tell Pharaoh, and will say to him, ‘My brothers and my father’s household, who were in the land of Canaan, have come to me;32 and the men are shepherds, for they have been [c]keepers of livestock; and they have brought their flocks and their herds and all that they have.’33 When Pharaoh calls you and says, ‘What is your occupation?’34 you shall say, ‘Your servants have been [d]keepers of livestock from our youth even until now, both we and our fathers,’ that you may [e]live in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is [f]loathsome to the Egyptians.”
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