BERĔSHITH 46 (Genesis 46)

1 And Yisra’ĕl departed with all that he had, and came to Be’ĕrsheḇa, and brought offerings to the Elohim of his father Yitsḥaq.

2 And Elohim spoke to Yisra’ĕl in the visions of the night, and said, “Ya’aqoḇ, Ya’aqoḇ!” And he said, “Here I am.”

3 And He said, “I am the Ĕl, Elohim of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Mitsrayim, for I shall make you there into a great nation.

4 “I Myself am going down with you to Mitsrayim and I Myself shall certainly bring you up again. And let Yosĕph put his hand on your eyes.”

5 And Ya’aqoḇ rose up from Be’ĕrsheḇa. And the sons of Yisra’ĕl brought their father Ya’aqoḇ, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to transport him.

6 And they took their livestock and their property which they had acquired in the land of Kena’an, and came into Mitsrayim, Ya’aqoḇ and all his seed with him.

7 His sons and his sons’ sons, his daughters and his sons’ daughters, and all his seed he brought with him to Mitsrayim.

8 And these were the names of the children of Yisra’ĕl, Ya’aqoḇ and his sons, who came into Mitsrayim: Re’uḇĕn was Ya’aqoḇ’s first-born.

9 And the sons of Re’uḇĕn: Ḥanoḵ, and Pallu, and Ḥetsron, and Karmi.

10 And the sons of Shim’on: Yemu’ĕl, and Yamin, and Ohaḏ, and Yaḵin, and Tsoḥar, and Sha’ul, son of a Kena’anite woman.

11 And the sons of Lĕwi: Gĕreshon, Qehath, and Merari.

12 And the sons of Yahuḏah: Ĕr, and Onan, and Shĕlah, and Perets, and Zeraḥ – but Ĕr and Onan died in the land of Kena’an. And the sons of Perets were Ḥetsron and Ḥamul.

13 And the sons of Yissasḵar: Tola, and Puw’ah, and Yoḇ, and Shimron.

14 And the sons of Zeḇulun: Sereḏ, and Ĕlon, and Yaḥle’ĕl.

15 These were the sons of Lĕ’ah, whom she bore to Ya’aqoḇ in Paddan Aram, with his daughter Dinah. All the beings, his sons and his daughters, were thirty-three.

16 And the sons of Gaḏ: Tsiphyon and Ḥaggi, Shuni and Etsbon, Ĕri and Aroḏi, and Arĕli.

17 And the sons of Ashĕr: Yimnah, and Yishwah, and Yishwi, and Beri’ah, and Seraḥ, their sister. And the sons of Beri’ah: Ḥeber and Malki’ĕl.

18 These were the sons of Zilpah, whom Laḇan gave to Lĕ’ah his daughter. And these she bore to Ya’aqoḇ: sixteen beings.

19 The sons of Raḥĕl, Ya’aqoḇ’s wife: Yosĕph and Binyamin.

20 And to Yosĕph in the land of Mitsrayim were born Menashsheh and Ephrayim, whom Asenath, the daughter of Poti-Phera priest of On, bore to him.

21 And the sons of Binyamin: Belah, and Beḵer, and Ashbĕl, Gĕra and Na’aman, Ĕḥi and Rosh, Muppim and Ḥuppim, and Ard.

22 These were the sons of Raḥĕl who were born to Ya’aqoḇ: fourteen beings in all.

23 And the son of Dan: Ḥushim.

24 And the sons of Naphtali: Yaḥtse’ĕl, and Guni, and Yĕtser, and Shillĕm.

25 These were the sons of Bilhah, whom Laḇan gave to Raḥĕl his daughter, and she bore these to Ya’aqoḇ: seven beings in all.

26 All the beings who went with Ya’aqoḇ to Mitsrayim, who came from his body, besides Ya’aqoḇ’s sons’ wives, were sixty-six beings in all.

27 And the sons of Yosĕph who were born to him in Mitsrayim were two beings. All the beings of the house of Ya’aqoḇ who went to Mitsrayim were seventy.

28 And he sent Yahuḏah before him to Yosĕph, to point out before him the way to Goshen. And they came to the land of Goshen.

29 And Yosĕph made ready his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Yisra’ĕl. And he appeared to him, and fell on his neck and wept on his neck a long time.

30 And Yisra’ĕl said to Yosĕph, “Now let me die, since I have seen your face, that you are still alive.”

31 And Yosĕph said to his brothers and to his father’s household, “I am going up to inform Pharaoh, and say to him, ‘My brothers and those of my father’s house, who were in the land of Kena’an, have come to me.

32 ‘And the men are shepherds, that they have been men of livestock, and they have brought their flocks and their herds, and all that they have.’

33 “And it shall be, when Pharaoh calls you and says, ‘What is your occupation?’

34 that you shall say, ‘Your servants have been men of livestock from our youth even till now, both we and also our fathers,’ so that you dwell in the land of Goshen, for every shepherd is an abomination to the Mitsrites.”