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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.”

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 46:1-34

Yakob Kɔ Misraim

1Enti, Israel de nʼahodeɛ nyinaa siim kɔduruu Beer-Seba. Ɔbɔɔ Onyankopɔn a na nʼagya Isak somm no no afɔdeɛ wɔ hɔ.

2Anadwo anisoadehunu mu no, Onyankopɔn frɛɛ Yakob sɛ, “Yakob! Yakob!”

Yakob gyee so sɛ, “Me nie.”

3Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Mene Onyankopɔn. Onyankopɔn a wʼagya somm no. Nsuro sɛ wobɛkɔ Misraim, ɛfiri sɛ, mɛma wʼase adɔre ayɛ ɔman kɛseɛ wɔ hɔ. 4Mʼankasa me ne wo bɛkɔ Misraim, na masane ne wo aba ha bio. Ɛduru ɛberɛ a worebɛwu a, wobɛwu Yosef anim.”

5Afei, Yakob siim firii Beer-Seba. Israel mma no de wɔn agya Yakob, wɔn yerenom ne wɔn mma tenatenaa nteaseɛnam a Farao soma maa wɔde bɛfaa wɔn no mu. 6Wɔfaa wɔn mmoa ne wɔn agyapadeɛ a wɔanya wɔ Kanaan asase so nyinaa kaa wɔn ho kɔɔ Misraim. Yakob ne nʼasefoɔ nyinaa siim kɔɔ Misraim. 7Israel de ne mmammarima, ne nananom, ne mmammaa ne wɔn mma a wɔn nyinaa yɛ nʼasefoɔ kaa ne ho kɔɔ Misraim.

8Edin a ɛdidi so yi yɛ Israelfoɔ, Yakob asefoɔ a ɔde wɔn kɔɔ Misraim.

Ruben yɛ Yakob abakan.

9Ruben nso mmammarima edin na ɛdidi so yi:

Hanok, Palu, Hesron ne Karmi.

10Simeon nso mmammarima yɛ:

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

11Lewi mmammarima din na ɛdidi so yi:

Gerson, Kohat ne Merari.

12Yuda nso mmammarima yɛ:

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

Peres mmammarima yɛ:

Hesron ne Hamul.

13Isakar mmammarima nso yɛ:

Tola, Puwa, Hiob ne Simron.

14Sebulon mmammarima nso yɛ:

Sered, Elon ne Yakleel.

15Wɔn a wɔabobɔ wɔn din yi yɛ Lea mma a ɔne Yakob woeɛ wɔ Paddan-Aram a ne babaa Dina nso ka ho. Saa mmammarima ne ne babaa yi nyinaa dodoɔ si nnipa aduasa mmiɛnsa.

16Gad nso mma din na ɛdidi so yi:

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

17Aser nso mma din na ɛdidi so yi:

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

Beria nso mma yɛ:

Heber ne Malkiel.

18Yeinom nso ne Silpa, afenaa a Laban de no maa ne babaa Lea a ɔno nso de no maa ne kunu Yakob wareeɛ no mma. Wɔn nyinaa dodoɔ ano si nnipa dunsia.

19Yakob yere Rahel mma yɛ:

Yosef ne Benyamin.

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

21Benyamin nso mmammarima din na ɛdidi so yi:

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

22Saa nnipa a wɔabobɔ wɔn din yi yɛ Rahel mmammarima a ɔne Yakob woeɛ. Wɔn nyinaa dodoɔ ano si nnipa dunan.

23Dan babarima yɛ

Husim.

24Naftali nso mmammarima din na ɛdidi so yi:

Yahseel, Guni, Yeser ne Silem.

25Bilha a ɔyɛ Laban afenaa a ɔde no maa ne babaa Rahel mmammarima a ɔne Yakob woeɛ no na wɔabobɔ wɔn din yi. Na wɔn dodoɔ ano si nnipa baason.

26Nnipa a Yakob de wɔn kɔɔ Misraim nyinaa, a wɔyɛ nʼasefoɔ ankasa, a ne mmammarima yerenom nka ho dodoɔ ano si aduosia nsia. 27Sɛ wɔde Yosef mmammarima baanu a ɔwoo wɔn wɔ Misraim no ka ho a, na Yakob asefoɔ a ɔde wɔn kɔɔ Misraim no nyinaa dodoɔ ano si nnipa aduɔson.

Farao Bɔ Yakob Atenaseɛ Wɔ Gosen

28Israel somaa Yuda, ma ɔdii ɛkan kɔɔ Yosef hɔ kɔbisaa no Gosen ɛkwan. Akyire no, wɔkɔduruu Gosen. 29Yosef siesiee ne nteaseɛnam ma wɔkɔɔ Gosen kɔhyiaa nʼagya Israel. Yosef duruu nʼagya Yakob anim pɛ, ɔbam no, suiɛ ara kwansin.

30Israel ka kyerɛɛ Yosef sɛ, “Ohunu a mahunu wo sɛ wote ase yi enti, sɛ owuo bɛfa me ɛnnɛ koraa a, mepɛ.”

31Yosef ka kyerɛɛ ne nuanom no ne nʼagya fiefoɔ no sɛ, “Mɛkɔ makɔka makyerɛ Farao sɛ, ‘Me nuammarimanom ne mʼagya fiefoɔ a na anka wɔte Kanaan asase so nyinaa aba ha abɛka me ho. 32Mmarima no yɛ nnwanhwɛfoɔ. Wɔhwɛ mmoa so. Na wɔde wɔn nnwan ne wɔn anantwie ne biribiara a wɔwɔ aba.’ 33Sɛ Farao frɛ mo, na ɔbisa mo sɛ, ‘Adwuma bɛn na moyɛ a,’ 34momma no mmuaeɛ sɛ, ‘Wo nkoa ayɛn mmoa firi wɔn mmɔfraase, te sɛ deɛ yɛn agyanom yɛeɛ no ara pɛpɛɛpɛ.’ Sɛ moka saa kyerɛ no a, ɔbɛma mode Gosen ayɛ mo atenaeɛ, ɛfiri sɛ, Misraimfoɔ kyiri nnwanhwɛfoɔ kɔkɔɔkɔ.”