Genesis 46

Jacob and his family travel to the land of Goshen in Egypt.
46:1-7

46:1 And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac.

46:2 And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.

When Jacob began his journey to Egypt, God said to him,

Jacob, Jacob. [1]

46:3 And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation:

I am your father's God.

Don't be afraid to go to Egypt. I'll make a great nation from you while you're there.

46:4 I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.

I'll go to Egypt with you, and I'll bring you back again. [2]

Joseph will put his hand on your eyes.

46:5 And Jacob rose up from Beersheba: and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.

46:6 And they took their cattle, and their goods, which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him:

46:7 His sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons' daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.

So Jacob and his family went to Egypt.
The names of Jacob's family (~ 70 in all)
46:8-28

46:8 And these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.

The children and grandchildren of Jacob and Leah are listed in verses 9-15.

46:9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.

Reuben and his four sons.

46:10 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.

Simeon and his six sons.

46:11 And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Levi and his three sons.
Was Mahli the son of Levi?

46:12 And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zarah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul.

Judah and his three living sons and two grandsons.
(God killed his first two sons in chapter 38.)

46:13 And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.

Issachar and his four sons.

46:14 And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.

Zebulun and his three sons.

46:15 These be the sons of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob in Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three.

Total number of descendants of Jacob and Leah: 33 [3]
How many descendants of Jacob and Leah went to Egypt with Jacob?

46:16 And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.

The children and grandchildren of Jacob and Zilpah are listed in verses 16-18.

Gad and his seven sons.

46:17 And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister: and the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel.

Asher and his four sons, one daughter (Serah), and two grandsons.

46:18 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter, and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls.

Total number of descendants of Jacob and Zilpah: 16 [4]

46:19 The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph, and Benjamin.

The children and grandchildren of Jacob and Rachel are listed in verses 19-21.

46:20 And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.

Joseph and his Egyptian wife had two sons.
Will God destroy those that intermarry?

46:21 And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.

46:22 These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the souls were fourteen.

Total number of descendants of Jacob and Rachel: 14 [6]

46:23 And the sons of Dan; Hushim.

The children of Jacob and Bilhah are listed in verses 23-24.

Dan and one son.

46:24 And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem.

Naphtali and four sons.

46:25 These are the sons of Bilhah, which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls were seven.

Total number of descendants of Jacob and Bilhah: 7 [7]

46:26 All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were threescore and six;

46:27 And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt, were two souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore and ten.

46:28 And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.

There were a total of seventy people in Jacob's family when they came to Egypt.

How many were in Jacob's family when they came into Egypt?

Joseph meets Jacob and his family.
46:29-34

46:29 And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.

46:30 And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou art yet alive.

46:31 And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his father's house, I will go up, and shew Pharaoh, and say unto him, My brethren, and my father's house, which were in the land of Canaan, are come unto me;

46:32 And the men are shepherds, for their trade hath been to feed cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.

46:33 And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say, What is your occupation?

46:34 That ye shall say, Thy servants' trade hath been about cattle from our youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers: that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians.

Joseph rides his chariot over to Goshen to meet his father.