New International Version

Genesis 46

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.

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

“Here I am,” he replied.

“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. I will go down to Egypt with you, and I will surely bring you back again. And Joseph’s own hand will close your eyes.”

Then 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. So Jacob and all his offspring went to Egypt, taking with them their livestock and the possessions they had acquired in Canaan. Jacob brought with him to Egypt his sons and grandsons and his daughters and granddaughters—all his offspring.

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

Reuben the firstborn of Jacob.

The sons of Reuben:

Hanok, Pallu, Hezron and Karmi.

10 The sons of Simeon:

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

11 The sons of Levi:

Gershon, Kohath and Merari.

12 The 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.

13 The sons of Issachar:

Tola, Puah,[a] Jashub[b] and Shimron.

14 The sons of Zebulun:

Sered, Elon and Jahleel.

15 These were the sons Leah bore to Jacob in Paddan Aram,[c] besides his daughter Dinah. These sons and daughters of his were thirty-three in all.

16 The sons of Gad:

Zephon,[d] Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi and Areli.

17 The sons of Asher:

Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi and Beriah.

Their sister was Serah.

The sons of Beriah:

Heber and Malkiel.

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

19 The sons of Jacob’s wife Rachel:

Joseph and Benjamin. 20 In Egypt, Manasseh and Ephraim were born to Joseph by Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On.[e]

21 The sons of Benjamin:

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

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

23 The son of Dan:

Hushim.

24 The sons of Naphtali:

Jahziel, Guni, Jezer and Shillem.

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

26 All those who went to Egypt with Jacob—those who were his direct descendants, not counting his sons’ wives—numbered sixty-six persons. 27 With the two sons[f] who had been born to Joseph in Egypt, the members of Jacob’s family, which went to Egypt, were seventy[g] in all.

28 Now Jacob sent Judah ahead of him to Joseph to get directions to Goshen. When they arrived in the region of Goshen, 29 Joseph 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 father[h] and wept for a long time.

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

31 Then 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. 32 The men are shepherds; they tend livestock, and they have brought along their flocks and herds and everything they own.’ 33 When Pharaoh calls you in and asks, ‘What is your occupation?’ 34 you 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.”

Footnotes

  1. Genesis 46:13 Samaritan Pentateuch and Syriac (see also 1 Chron. 7:1); Masoretic Text Puvah
  2. Genesis 46:13 Samaritan Pentateuch and some Septuagint manuscripts (see also Num. 26:24 and 1 Chron. 7:1); Masoretic Text Iob
  3. Genesis 46:15 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia
  4. Genesis 46:16 Samaritan Pentateuch and Septuagint (see also Num. 26:15); Masoretic Text Ziphion
  5. Genesis 46:20 That is, Heliopolis
  6. Genesis 46:27 Hebrew; Septuagint the nine children
  7. Genesis 46:27 Hebrew (see also Exodus 1:5 and note); Septuagint (see also Acts 7:14) seventy-five
  8. Genesis 46:29 Hebrew around him

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

创世记 46

以色列全家下埃及

1以色列带着他所有的一切来到别示巴,向他父亲以撒的上帝献祭。 晚上,上帝在异象中对他说:“雅各!雅各!”他说:“我在这里。” 上帝说:“我是上帝,是你父亲的上帝,不要害怕下到埃及,因为我要使你在那里成为大族。 我必跟你一起下到埃及,也必带领你回来,约瑟必为你送终。”

于是,雅各从别示巴启程。以色列的儿子们带着父亲和妻儿,乘坐法老送来的车, 带着在迦南获得的牲畜和财物前往埃及。这样,雅各带着他所有的子孙, 就是他的儿子、孙子、女儿和孙女一起去了埃及。

以下是去埃及的以色列人,即雅各和他后代的名字。

雅各的长子是吕便, 吕便的儿子是哈诺、法路、希斯伦和迦米。 10 西缅的儿子是耶姆利、雅悯、阿辖、雅斤、琐辖和迦南女子生的扫罗。 11 利未的儿子是革顺、哥辖和米拉利。 12 犹大的儿子是珥、俄南、示拉、法勒斯和谢拉,珥和俄南死在了迦南,法勒斯的儿子是希斯伦和哈姆勒。 13 以萨迦的儿子是陀拉、普瓦、约伯和伸仑。 14 西布伦的儿子是西烈、以伦和雅利。 15 这些都是利亚在巴旦·亚 兰给雅各生的儿孙,加上女儿底娜共有三十三人。

16 迦得的儿子是洗非芸、哈基、书尼、以斯本、以利、亚罗底和亚列利。 17 亚设的儿子是音拿、亦施瓦、亦施韦、比利亚和他们的妹妹西拉,比利亚的儿子是希别和玛结。 18 这些是悉帕给雅各生的儿孙,共有十六人,悉帕是拉班给女儿利亚的婢女。

19 雅各的妻子拉结生的儿子是约瑟和便雅悯。 20 约瑟在埃及生的儿子是玛拿西和以法莲,他们的母亲是安城祭司波提非拉的女儿亚西纳。 21 便雅悯的儿子是比拉、比结、亚实别、基拉、乃幔、以希、罗实、姆平、户平和亚勒。 22 这些是拉结给雅各生的儿孙,共有十四人。

23 但的儿子是户伸。 24 拿弗他利的儿子是雅薛、沽尼、耶色和示冷。 25 这些是辟拉给雅各生的儿孙,共有七人,辟拉是拉班给女儿拉结的婢女。

26 跟雅各一同到埃及去的儿孙共有六十六人,他的儿媳妇除外。 27 加上约瑟在埃及生的两个儿子,雅各一家来到埃及的共有七十人。

28 雅各派犹大先去见约瑟,请他派人引路到歌珊去。他们来到歌珊, 29 约瑟备好车前去迎接父亲以色列。父子重逢,约瑟抱住父亲哭了很久。 30 以色列对约瑟说:“我现在看到你还活着,就是死也安心了。”

31 约瑟对他的弟兄们和其他家人说:“我要去告诉法老,你们已经从迦南来到我这里。 32 你们是牧人,以畜牧为业,已经把羊群、牛群和所有的一切都带来了。 33 等法老召见你们,问你们以什么为业, 34 你们要说,‘仆人们跟我们的祖先一样,从小以畜牧为业。’这样,你们就可以住在歌珊,因为埃及人厌恶牧羊的。”