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Genesis 46:1-34

Jacob Goes to Egypt

1So Israel set out with all that was his, and when he reached Beersheba, he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.

2And God spoke to Israel in a vision at night and said, “Jacob! Jacob!”

“Here I am,” he replied.

3“I am God, the God of your father,” he said. “Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there. 4I will go down to Egypt with you, and I will surely bring you back again. And Joseph’s own hand will close your eyes.”

5Then Jacob left Beersheba, and Israel’s sons took their father Jacob and their children and their wives in the carts that Pharaoh had sent to transport him. 6So Jacob and all his offspring went to Egypt, taking with them their livestock and the possessions they had acquired in Canaan. 7Jacob brought with him to Egypt his sons and grandsons and his daughters and granddaughters—all his offspring.

8These are the names of the sons of Israel (Jacob and his descendants) who went to Egypt:

Reuben the firstborn of Jacob.

9The sons of Reuben:

Hanok, Pallu, Hezron and Karmi.

10The sons of Simeon:

Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman.

11The sons of Levi:

Gershon, Kohath and Merari.

12The sons of Judah:

Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez and Zerah (but Er and Onan had died in the land of Canaan).

The sons of Perez:

Hezron and Hamul.

13The sons of Issachar:

Tola, Puah,46:13 Samaritan Pentateuch and Syriac (see also 1 Chron. 7:1); Masoretic Text Puvah Jashub46:13 Samaritan Pentateuch and some Septuagint manuscripts (see also Num. 26:24 and 1 Chron. 7:1); Masoretic Text Iob and Shimron.

14The sons of Zebulun:

Sered, Elon and Jahleel.

15These were the sons Leah bore to Jacob in Paddan Aram,46:15 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia besides his daughter Dinah. These sons and daughters of his were thirty-three in all.

16The sons of Gad:

Zephon,46:16 Samaritan Pentateuch and Septuagint (see also Num. 26:15); Masoretic Text Ziphion Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi and Areli.

17The sons of Asher:

Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi and Beriah.

Their sister was Serah.

The sons of Beriah:

Heber and Malkiel.

18These were the children born to Jacob by Zilpah, whom Laban had given to his daughter Leah—sixteen in all.

19The sons of Jacob’s wife Rachel:

Joseph and Benjamin. 20In Egypt, Manasseh and Ephraim were born to Joseph by Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On.46:20 That is, Heliopolis

21The sons of Benjamin:

Bela, Beker, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim and Ard.

22These were the sons of Rachel who were born to Jacob—fourteen in all.

23The son of Dan:

Hushim.

24The sons of Naphtali:

Jahziel, Guni, Jezer and Shillem.

25These were the sons born to Jacob by Bilhah, whom Laban had given to his daughter Rachel—seven in all.

26All those who went to Egypt with Jacob—those who were his direct descendants, not counting his sons’ wives—numbered sixty-six persons. 27With the two sons46:27 Hebrew; Septuagint the nine children who had been born to Joseph in Egypt, the members of Jacob’s family, which went to Egypt, were seventy46:27 Hebrew (see also Exodus 1:5 and note); Septuagint (see also Acts 7:14) seventy-five in all.

28Now Jacob sent Judah ahead of him to Joseph to get directions to Goshen. When they arrived in the region of Goshen, 29Joseph had his chariot made ready and went to Goshen to meet his father Israel. As soon as Joseph appeared before him, he threw his arms around his father46:29 Hebrew around him and wept for a long time.

30Israel said to Joseph, “Now I am ready to die, since I have seen for myself that you are still alive.”

31Then Joseph said to his brothers and to his father’s household, “I will go up and speak to Pharaoh and will say to him, ‘My brothers and my father’s household, who were living in the land of Canaan, have come to me. 32The men are shepherds; they tend livestock, and they have brought along their flocks and herds and everything they own.’ 33When Pharaoh calls you in and asks, ‘What is your occupation?’ 34you should answer, ‘Your servants have tended livestock from our boyhood on, just as our fathers did.’ Then you will be allowed to settle in the region of Goshen, for all shepherds are detestable to the Egyptians.”

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 46:1-34

Yakob Kɔ Misraim

1Enti Israel de nʼahode nyinaa sii mu koduu Beer-Seba. Ɔbɔɔ Onyankopɔn a na nʼagya Isak som no no afɔre wɔ hɔ.

2Anadwo anisoadehu mu no, Onyankopɔn frɛɛ Yakob se, “Yakob! Yakob!”

Yakob gyee so se, “Me ni.”

3Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Mene Onyankopɔn. Onyankopɔn a wʼagya som no. Nsuro sɛ wobɛkɔ Misraim, efisɛ mɛma wʼase adɔ ayɛ ɔman kɛse wɔ hɔ. 4Mʼankasa ne wo bɛkɔ Misraim, na masan de wo aba ha. Edu bere a worebewu a, wubewu wɔ Yosef nsam.”

5Na Yakob sii mu fii Beer-Seba. Israelmma no de wɔn agya Yakob, wɔn yerenom ne wɔn mma tenatenaa nteaseɛnam a Farao soma ma wɔde bɛfaa wɔn no mu. 6Wɔfaa wɔn mmoa ne wɔn agyapade a wɔanya wɔ Kanaan asase so no nyinaa kaa wɔn ho kɔɔ Misraim. Yakob ne nʼasefo nyinaa sii mu kɔɔ Misraim. 7Israel de ne mmabarima, ne nenanom, ne mmabea ne wɔn mma a wɔn nyinaa yɛ nʼasefo kaa ne ho kɔɔ Misraim.

8Din a edidi so yi yɛ Israelfo, Yakob asefo a ɔde wɔn kɔɔ Misraim.

Ruben yɛ Yakob abakan.

9Ruben nso mmabarima din na edidi so yi:

Hanok, Palu, Hesron ne Karmi.

10Simeon nso mmabarima yɛ:

Yemuel, Yamin, Ohad, Yakin, Sohar ne Saulo a ne na yɛ Kanaanni.

11Lewi mmabarima din na edidi so yi:

Gerson, Kohat ne Merari.

12Yuda nso mmabarima yɛ:

Er, Onan, Sela, Peres ne Serah. Nanso Er ne Onan de, wowuwuu wɔ Kanaan asase so ansa na Israel reba Misraim asase so.

Peres mmabarima yɛ:

Hesron ne Hamul.

13Isakar mmabarima nso yɛ:

Tola, Puwa, Hiob ne Simron.

14Sebulon mmabarima nso yɛ:

Sered, Elon ne Yakleel.

15Wɔn a wɔabobɔ wɔn din yi yɛ Lea mma a ɔne Yakob woo wɔ Paddan-Aram a ne babea Dina nso ka ho. Saa mmabarima ne ne babea yi nyinaa dodow si nnipa aduasa abiɛsa.

16Gad nso mma din na edidi so yi:

Sifion, Hagi, Suni, Esbon, Eri, Arodi ne Areli.

17Aser nso mma din na edidi so yi:

Yimna, Isua, Isui ne Beria ne wɔn nuabea Sera.

Beria nso mma yɛ:

Heber ne Malkiel.

18Eyinom nso ne Silpa, afenaa a Laban de no maa ne babea Lea a ɔno nso de no maa ne kunu Yakob waree no mma. Wɔn nyinaa dodow ano si nnipa dunsia.

19Yakob yere Rahel mma yɛ:

Yosef ne Benyamin.

20Yosef ne ne yere Asnat, a ɔyɛ Potifera a ɔyɛ On bosomfo babea woo Manase ne Efraim wɔ Misraim.

21Benyamin nso mmabarima din na edidi so yi:

Bela, Beker, Asbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Ros, Mupim, Hupim ne Ard.

22Saa nnipa a wɔabobɔ wɔn din yi yɛ Rahel mmabarima a ɔne Yakob woe. Wɔn nyinaa dodow yɛ nnipa dunan.

23Dan babarima yɛ

Husim.

24Naftali nso mmabarima din na edidi so yi:

Yahseel, Guni, Yeser ne Silem.

25Bilha a ɔyɛ Laban afenaa a ɔde no maa ne babea Rahel mmabarima a ɔne Yakob woo no na wɔabobɔ wɔn din yi. Na wɔn dodow yɛ nnipa baason.

26Nnipa a Yakob de wɔn kɔɔ Misraim nyinaa, a wɔyɛ nʼasefo ankasa, a ne mmabarima yerenom nka ho dodow yɛ aduosia asia. 27Sɛ wɔde Yosef mmabarima baanu a ɔwoo wɔn wɔ Misraim no ka ho a, na Yakob asefo a ɔde wɔn kɔɔ Misraim no nyinaa dodow yɛ nnipa aduɔson.

Farao Bɔ Yakob Atenase Wɔ Gosen

28Israel somaa Yuda ma odii kan kɔɔ Yosef hɔ kobisaa no Gosen kwan. Akyiri no, wokoduu Gosen. 29Yosef siesiee ne nteaseɛnam ma wɔkɔɔ Gosen kohyiaa nʼagya Israel. Yosef duu nʼagya Yakob anim pɛ na ɔbam no, sui ara kwansin.

30Israel ka kyerɛɛ Yosef se, “Ohu a mahu wo sɛ wote ase yi nti, sɛ owu bɛfa me nnɛ koraa a, mepɛ.”

31Yosef ka kyerɛɛ ne nuanom no ne nʼagya fifo no se, “Mɛkɔ akɔka akyerɛ Farao se, ‘Me nuabarimanom ne mʼagya fifo a na anka wɔte Kanaan asase so nyinaa aba ha abɛka me ho. 32Mmarima no yɛ nguanhwɛfo. Wɔhwɛ mmoa so. Na wɔde wɔn nguan ne wɔn anantwi ne biribiara a wɔwɔ aba.’ 33Sɛ Farao frɛ mo, na obisa mo se, ‘Adwuma bɛn na moyɛ a,’ 34momma no mmuae se, ‘Wo nkoa ayɛn mmoa fi wɔn mmofraase, te sɛ nea yɛn agyanom yɛe no ara pɛpɛɛpɛ.’ Sɛ moka saa kyerɛ no a, ɔbɛma mode Gosen ayɛ mo atenae, efisɛ Misraimfo kyi nguanhwɛfo kɔkɔɔkɔ.”