New International Version

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.”

Japanese Contemporary Bible

創世記 46:1-34

46

ヤコブ、エジプトへ

1イスラエル(ヤコブ)は彼に属するすべてのものとともに出発し、ベエル・シェバまで来ると、そこで父イサクの神にいけにえをささげました。 2やがて夜になり、幻の中で神の語りかける声がありました。

「ヤコブ、ヤコブ。」

「はい。」

3-4「わたしは神、あなたの父の神だ。エジプトへ行くのを恐れてはならない。大きな国になるよう、あなたを守ろう。わたしもいっしょにエジプトへ下り、時がきたら、あなたの子孫を再びここに連れ帰る。あなたはエジプトで、ヨセフに看取られながら死ぬだろう。」

5それからヤコブはベエル・シェバを発ちました。息子たちはヤコブを、エジプトの王からもらった荷馬車に乗せました。女性や子どもたちもいっしょです。 6また、家畜と、カナンの地で手に入れた全財産も持って行きました。ヤコブをはじめ、 7息子、娘、孫と、一族こぞってエジプトへ移住したのです。

8-14ヤコブといっしょにエジプトに行った息子と孫は、次のとおりです。

長男ルベンとその息子エノク、パル、ヘツロン、カルミ。シメオンとその息子エムエル、ヤミン、オハデ、ヤキン、ツォハル、それから、カナン人の母親を持つサウル。レビとその息子ゲルション、ケハテ、メラリ。ユダとその息子エル、オナン、シェラ、ペレツ、ゼラフ〔エルとオナンはエジプトへ行く前にカナンで死んだ〕。ペレツの息子ヘツロンとハムル。イッサカルとその息子トラ、プワ、ヨブ、シムロン。ゼブルンとその息子セレデ、エロン、ヤフレエル。 15以上は、パダン・アラムでヤコブとレアの間に生まれた息子とその孫で、娘ディナを除いて総勢三十三人でした。

16-17このほかに、ガドとその息子ツィフヨン、ハギ、シュニ、エツボン、エリ、アロディ、アルエリ。アシェルとその息子イムナ、イシュワ、イシュビ、ベリア、妹セラフ。ベリアの息子ヘベル、マルキエル。 18以上十六人は、ラバンが上の娘レアに与えた奴隷ジルパとヤコブの間に生まれた息子と孫です。

19-22この一族には、ヤコブとラケルに生まれた息子と孫、合わせて十四名も含まれます。ヨセフとベニヤミン。エジプトで生まれたヨセフの息子はマナセとエフライム〔母親はヘリオポリスの祭司ポティ・フェラの娘アセナテ〕。ベニヤミンの息子はベラ、ベケル、アシュベル、ゲラ、ナアマン、エヒ、ロシュ、ムピム、フピム、アルデ。

23-25さらに、ラバンが下の娘ラケルに与えた奴隷ビルハとヤコブの間に生まれた息子と孫、合わせて七人も含まれます。ダンとその息子フシム。ナフタリとその息子ヤフツェエル、グニ、エツェル、シレム。

26エジプトへ下ったヤコブの子孫は、ヤコブの息子たちの妻を除いて総勢六十六名でした。 27ヨセフとその二人の息子、それにヤコブ自身を加えると、エジプトでのヤコブの一族は七十名になります。

28ヤコブはユダを先に送り、まもなくゴシェンに到着すると、ヨセフに伝えました。やがて、一行はゴシェンに着きました。 29ヨセフは馬車で駆けつけ、父親を出迎えました。二人はしっかり抱き合ってただ泣くばかりです。 30「こうしておまえの顔を見られるとは、夢にも思わなかった。無事でほんとうによかった。もう思い残すことはない。これで安心して死ねる。」イスラエルは涙ながらに言いました。

31ヨセフは彼らに言いました。「これから王のところへ上がります。一族の者がカナンから到着したと報告しなければなりませんから。 32その時、『一族の者はみな、羊飼いで、羊や牛の群れを連れ、全財産を携えて来ました』と申し上げておきます。 33あとで王のお召しがあり、職業は何かと聞かれたら、 34『先祖代々の羊飼いで、私どもも若い時からずっと羊を飼っております』と答えてください。そう申し上げれば、このゴシェンの地に住まわせてもらえるでしょう。エジプト人は羊飼いを軽蔑し、嫌っていますから、いっしょには住まないのです。」