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.
2 And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and
said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.
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:
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
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.
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:
7 His sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and
his sons' daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into
8 And these are the names of the children of Israel, which came
into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.
9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and
10 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and
Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.
11 And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
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.
13 And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and
14 And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.
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.
16 And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon,
Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.
17 And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and
Beriah, and Serah their sister: and the sons of Beriah; Heber,
18 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his
daughter, and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls.
19 The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph, and Benjamin.
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.
21 And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel,
Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.
22 These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all
the souls were fourteen.
23 And the sons of Dan; Hushim.
24 And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and
25 These are the sons of Bilhah, which Laban gave unto Rachel
his daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls were
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;
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.
28 And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face
unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.
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.
30 And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have
seen thy face, because thou art yet alive.
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;
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.
33 And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and
shall say, What is your occupation?
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.
1 Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh,
and said, My father and my brethren, and their flocks, and their
herds, and all that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan;
and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen.
2 And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and presented
them unto Pharaoh.
3 And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation?
And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both
we, and also our fathers.
4 They said morever unto Pharaoh, For to sojourn in the land
are we come; for thy servants have no pasture for their flocks;
for the famine is sore in the land of Canaan: now therefore,
we pray thee, let thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen.
5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy
brethren are come unto thee:
6 The land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land
make thy father and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen
let them dwell: and if thou knowest any men of activity among
them, then make them rulers over my cattle.
7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before
Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou?
9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage
are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days
of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the
days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their
10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.
11 And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and gave them
a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land,
in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.
12 And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all
his father's household, with bread, according to their families.
13 And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was
very sore, so that the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan
fainted by reason of the famine.
14 And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the
land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which
they bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house.
15 And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land
of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give
us bread: for why should we die in thy presence? for the money
16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for
your cattle, if money fail.
17 And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph gave
them bread in exchange for horses, and for the flocks, and for
the cattle of the herds, and for the asses: and he fed them
with bread for all their cattle for that year.
18 When that year was ended, they came unto him the second year,
and said unto him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that
our money is spent; my lord also hath our herds of cattle; there
is not ought left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and
19 Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our
land? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will
be servants unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live,
and not die, that the land be not desolate.
20 And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for
the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed
over them: so the land became Pharaoh's.
21 And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one
end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof.
22 Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests
had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion
which Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they sold not their lands.
23 Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you
this day and your land for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for you,
and ye shall sow the land.
24 And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye shall
give the fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your
own, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for them
of your households, and for food for your little ones.
25 And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us find grace
in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants.
26 And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this
day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth part, except the land
of the priests only, which became not Pharaoh's.
27 And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of
Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied
28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so
the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.
29 And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called
his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace
in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and
deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in
30 But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out
of Egypt, and bury me in their buryingplace. And he said, I
will do as thou hast said.
31 And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel
bowed himself upon the bed's head.
1 And it came to pass after these
things, that one told Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick: and
he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.
2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh
unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the
3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me
at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,
4 And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply
thee, and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will
give this land to thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession.
5 And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born
unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into
Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.
6 And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine,
and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their
7 And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in
the land of Canaan in the way, when yet there was but a little
way to come unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way
of Ephrath; the same is Bethlehem.
8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?
9 And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God
hath given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray
thee, unto me, and I will bless them.
10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could
not see. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them,
and embraced them.
11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy
face: and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed.
12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he
bowed himself with his face to the earth.
13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward
Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's
right hand, and brought them near unto him.
14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon
Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon
Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was
15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers
Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life
long unto this day,
16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads;
and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers
Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the
midst of the earth.
17 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon
the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's
hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.
18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this
is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.
19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know
it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great:
but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and
his seed shall become a multitude of nations.
20 And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel
bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and
he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall
be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.
22 Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren,
which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and
with my bow.