Bible: Genesis 46:1-7

The Family of Jacob goes to Egypt

46:1 So Israel began his journey, taking with him all that he had. 1  When he came to Beer Sheba 2  he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac. 46:2 God spoke to Israel in a vision during the night 3  and said, “Jacob, Jacob!” He replied, “Here I am! 46:3 He said, “I am God, 4  the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there. 46:4 I will go down with you to Egypt and I myself will certainly bring you back from there. 5  Joseph will close your eyes.” 6 

46:5 Then Jacob started out 7  from Beer Sheba, and the sons of Israel carried their father Jacob, their little children, and their wives in the wagons that Pharaoh had sent along to transport him. 46:6 Jacob and all his descendants took their livestock and the possessions they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and they went to Egypt. 8  46:7 He brought with him to Egypt his sons and grandsons, 9  his daughters and granddaughters – all his descendants.

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