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.”

New Amharic Standard Version

ዘፍጥረት 46:1-34

ያዕቆብ ወደ ግብፅ ሄደ

1እስራኤልም ጓዙን ሁሉ ጠቅልሎ ተነሣ፤ ቤርሳቤህም ሲደርስ፣ ለአባቱ ለይስሐቅ አምላክ (ኤሎሂም) መሥዋዕት ሠዋ።

2እግዚአብሔርም (ኤሎሂም) ሌሊት በራእይ ለእስራኤል ተገልጦ “ያዕቆብ፣ ያዕቆብ” ብሎ ጠራው። እርሱም፣ “እነሆ፣ አለሁ” አለ። 3እግዚአብሔርም እንዲህ አለው፤ “እኔ የአባትህ አምላክ እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ነኝ፤ ወደ ግብፅ ለመውረድ አትፍራ፤ በዚያ ታላቅ ሕዝብ አደርግሃለሁና፤ 4አብሬህ ወደ ግብፅ እወርዳለሁ፤ ከዚያም መልሼ አወጣሃለሁ፤ የዮሴፍ የራሱ እጆችም ዐይኖችህን ይገጥሟቸዋል።”

5ከዚህ በኋላ ያዕቆብ ከቤርሳቤህ ተነሣ፤ የእስራኤል ወንዶች ልጆችም አባታቸውን ያዕቆብን፣ ልጆቻቸውንና ሚስቶቻቸውን ፈርዖን ለያዕቆብ በላካቸው ሠረገላዎች ላይ አወጧቸው። 6ከብቶቻቸውንና በከነዓን ምድር ያፈሩትን ሀብት ንብረታቸውን ይዘው፣ ያዕቆብና ዘሮቹ በሙሉ ወደ ግብፅ ወረዱ። 7ወደ ግብፅም የወረደው፣ ወንዶች ልጆቹንና ወንዶች የልጅ ልጆቹን፣ ሴቶች ልጆቹንና ሴቶች የልጅ ልጆቹን ማለት ዘሮቹን ሁሉ ይዞ ነው።

8ወደ ግብፅ የወረዱት የእስራኤል ልጆች፣ ያዕቆብ ዘሮቹ እነዚህ ናቸው፦

የያዕቆብ የበኵር ልጅ ሮቤል።

9የሮቤል ልጆች፦

ሄኖኅ፣ ፈሉሶ፣ አስሮን እና ከርሚ ናቸው።

10የስምዖን ልጆች፦

ይሙኤል፣ ያሚን፣ ኦሃድ፣ ያኪን፣

ጾሐርና ከከነዓናዊቷ ሴት የተወለደው

ሳኡል ናቸው።

11የሌዊ ልጆች፦

ጌድሶን፣ ቀዓትና ሜራሪ ናቸው።

12የይሁዳ ልጆች፦

ዔር፣ አውናን፣ ሴሎም፣ ፋሬስ እና

ዛራ ናቸው። ነገር ግን ዔርና አውናን

በከነዓን ምድር ሞቱ።

13የይሳኮር ልጆች፦

ቶላ፣ ፉዋ፣46፥13 ከኦሪተ ሳምራውያንና ከሱርስቱ ጋር ተመሳሳይ ሲሆን (1ዜና 7፥1 ይመ) የማሶሬቲክ ጽሑፍ ግን ፋቫ ይለዋል። ዮብና ሺምሮን ናቸው፤

14የዛብሎን ልጆች፦

ሴሬድ፣ ኤሎንና ያሕልኤል ናቸው፤

15እነዚህ ወንዶች ልጆች ያዕቆብ በሰሜን ምዕራብ መስጴጦምያ ሳለ፣ ልያ የወለደችለት ናቸው። ሴቷን ዲናን ጨምሮ፣ የወንዶችና የሴቶች ልጆቹ ቍጥር ሠላሳ ሦስት ነው።

16የጋድ ልጆች፦

ጽፎን፣46፥16 ከኦሪተ ሳምራውያንና ከሰብዓ ሊቃናት ጋር ተመሳሳይ ሲሆን (ዘኁ 26፥15 ይመ) የማሶሬቲክ ጽሑፍ ግን ጸሬን ይለዋል ሐጊ፣ ሹኒ፣ ኤስቦን፣

ዔሪ፣ አሮዲና አርኤሊ ናቸው፤

17የአሴር ልጆች፦

ዪምና፣ የሱዋ፣ የሱዊና በሪዓ ናቸው፤

እኅታቸውም ሤራሕ ናት፤

የበሪዓ ልጆች፦

ሐቤርና መልኪኤል ናቸው፤

18እነዚህ ዐሥራ ስድስት ልጆች ሁሉ፣ ላባ ለልጁ ለልያ ከሰጣት ከዘለፋ ላይ ያዕቆብ የወለዳቸው ናቸው።

19የያዕቆብ ሚስት የራሔል ልጆች፦

ዮሴፍና ብንያም ናቸው፤ 20በግብፅም የሄልዮቱ46፥20 ሆሲዮፖሊስን ያመለክታል ከተማ ካህን የጶጥፌራ ልጅ አስናት፣ ምናሴንና ኤፍሬምን ለዮሴፍ ወለደችለት።

21የብንያም ልጆች፦

ቤላ፣ ቤኬር፣ አስቤል፣ ጌራ፣ ናዕማን፣

አኪ፣ ሮስ፣ ማንፌን

ሑፊምና አርድ ናቸው።

22እነዚህ ዐሥራ አራቱ፣ ራሔል ለያዕቆብ የወለደችለት ልጆችና የልጅ ልጆች ናቸው።

23የዳን ልጅ፦

ሑሺም ነው፤

24የንፍታሌም ልጆች፦

ያሕጽኤል፣ ጉኒ፣ ዬጽርና ሺሌም ናቸው፤

25እነዚህ ሰባቱ ልጆች ሁሉ ላባ ለልጁ ለራሔል ከሰጣት ከባላ ላይ ያዕቆብ የወለዳቸው ናቸው።

26ከያዕቆብ ጋር ወደ ግብፅ የሄዱት የገዛ ዘሮቹ ብዛት ሥልሳ ስድስት ሲሆን ይህ ቍጥር ግን የልጆቹን ሚስቶች አይጨምርም። 27ዮሴፍ በግብፅ የወለዳቸውን ሁለት ልጆች46፥27 ከዕብራይስጡ ጋር ተመሳሳይ ሲሆን ሰብዓ ሊቃናት ግን ዘጠኙ ልጆች ይለዋል ጨምሮ፣ ወደ ግብፅ የወረደው የያዕቆብ ቤተ ሰብ ቍጥር ሰባ46፥27 ከዕብራይስጡ ጋር ተመሳሳይ ሲሆን (ዘፀ 1፥5 እና ማብ ይመ) ሰብዐ ሊቃናት ግን (ሐሥ 7፥14 ይመ) ሰባ አምስት ይለዋል ነበር።

28ያዕቆብም ወደ ጌሤም ለመሄድ መመሪያን ይቀበል ዘንድ፣ ይሁዳን አስቀድሞ ወደ ዮሴፍ ላከው። እነርሱም ጌሤም ሲደርሱ፣ 29ዮሴፍ ሠረገላውን አዘጋጅቶ፤ አባቱን እስራኤልን ለመቀበል ወደ ጌሤም አመራ።

ዮሴፍ አባቱ ዘንድ እንደ ደረሰ፣ ዐንገቱ ላይ46፥29 ዕብራይስጡ በላዩ ላይ ይለዋል ተጠምጥሞ ለረጅም ጊዜ አለቀሰ።

30እስራኤልም ዮሴፍን፣ “በሕይወት መኖርህን ስላየሁ፣ ከእንግዲህ ብሞትም አይቈጨኝ” አለው።

31ከዚህ በኋላ ዮሴፍ ወንድሞቹንና የአባቱን ቤተ ሰዎች እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “ወደ ፈርዖን ወጥቼ አናግረዋለሁ፤ እንዲህም እለዋለሁ፣ ‘በከነዓን ምድር የሚኖሩት ወንድሞቼና የአባቴ ቤተ ሰዎች ወደ እኔ መጥተዋል። 32ሰዎቹ ከብት የሚጠብቁ ስለሆኑ እረኞች ናቸው፤ ሲመጡም በጎቻቸውን፣ ፍየሎቻቸውንና ከብቶቻቸውን እንዲሁም ያላቸውን ሁሉ ይዘው መጥተዋል።’ 33ፈርዖን አስጠርቶአችሁ፣ ‘ሥራችሁ ምንድን ነው?’ ብሎ ቢጠይቃችሁ፣ 34እናንተ ‘እኛ ባሮችህ ሥራችን ከልጅነታችን ጀምሮ ልክ እንደ አባቶቻችን ከብት ማርባት ነው’ ብላችሁ መልሱለት። ከዚያም ግብፃውያን ከብት አርቢዎችን እንደ ጸያፍ ስለሚቈጥሩ፣ በጌሤም ምድር እንድትኖሩ ይፈቅድላችኋል።”