46 Accordingly Israel and all who were his pulled out and came to Beʹer-sheʹba,+ and he proceeded to sacrifice sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.+ 2 Then God talked to Israel in visions of the night and said:+ “Jacob, Jacob!” to which he said: “Here I am!”+ 3 And he went on to say: “I am the [true] God,+ the God of your father.*+ Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I shall constitute you there into a great nation.+ 4 I myself shall go down with you to Egypt and I myself shall surely bring you up also;+ and Joseph will lay his hand upon your eyes.”*+
5 After that Jacob got up out of Beʹer-sheʹba, and the sons of Israel continued transporting Jacob their father and their little ones and their wives in the wagons that Pharʹaoh had sent to transport him.+ 6 Further, they took along their herds and their goods, which they had accumulated in the land of Caʹnaan.+ Eventually they came into Egypt, Jacob and all his offspring with him. 7 He brought his sons and his sons’ sons with him, his daughters and his sons’ daughters, even all his offspring, with him into Egypt.+
And the sons of Be·riʹah were Heʹber and Malʹchi·el.+
22 These are the sons of Rachel who were born to Jacob. All the souls were fourteen.
26 All the souls who came to Jacob into Egypt were those who issued out of his upper thigh,+ aside from the wives of Jacob’s sons. All the souls were sixty-six. 27 And Joseph’s sons who were born to him in Egypt were two souls. All the souls of the house of Jacob who came into Egypt were seventy.*+
28 And he sent Judah+ in advance of him to Joseph to impart information ahead of him* to Goʹshen. After that they came into the land of Goʹshen.*+ 29 Then Joseph had his chariot made ready and went up to meet Israel his father at Goʹshen.+ When he appeared to him he at once fell upon his neck and gave way to tears upon his neck again and again.+ 30 Finally Israel said to Joseph: “This time I am willing to die,+ now that I have seen your face, since you are still alive.”
31 Then Joseph said to his brothers and to his father’s household: “Let me go up and report to Pharʹaoh and say to him,+ ‘My brothers and my father’s household who were in the land of Caʹnaan have come here to me.+ 32 And the men are shepherds,+ because they became stock raisers;+ and their flocks and their herds and all they have they have brought here.’+ 33 And what must occur is that when Pharʹaoh will call YOU and actually say, ‘What is YOUR occupation?’ 34 YOU must say, ‘Your servants have continued to be stock raisers from our youth until now, both we and our forefathers,’+ in order that YOU may dwell in the land of Goʹshen,+ because every herder of sheep is a detestable thing to Egypt.”+