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Genesis 46

Overview

Genesis 46:1, Jacob is comforted by God at Beer-sheba; Genesis 46:5, Thence he with his company goes into Egypt; Genesis 46:8, The number of his family that went into Egypt; Genesis 46:28, Joseph meets Jacob; Genesis 46:31, He instructs his brethren how to answer Pharaoh.

Verse 1

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Beersheba: Genesis 21:14, Genesis 21:31, Genesis 21:33, Genesis 26:22, Genesis 26:23, Genesis 28:10, 1 Samuel 3:20

and offered: Genesis 4:4, Genesis 8:20, Genesis 12:8, Genesis 22:13, Genesis 33:20, Genesis 35:3, Genesis 35:7, Job 1:5, Job 42:8

unto: Genesis 21:33, Genesis 26:23, Genesis 26:25, Genesis 28:13, Genesis 31:42, Genesis 31:53

Reciprocal: Genesis 15:14 - that Genesis 17:21 - my Deuteronomy 26:5 - he went down Joshua 24:4 - Jacob Amos 7:9 - the high

Verse 2

in the visions: Genesis 15:1, Genesis 15:13, Genesis 22:11, Numbers 12:6, Numbers 24:4, 2 Chronicles 26:5, Job 4:13, Job 33:14, Job 33:15, Daniel 2:19, Acts 9:10, Acts 10:3, Acts 16:9

Jacob: Genesis 22:1, Exodus 3:3, Exodus 3:4, 1 Samuel 3:4, 1 Samuel 3:10, Acts 9:4, Acts 10:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 31:3 - Return Genesis 35:9 - General Exodus 2:24 - remembered Numbers 26:38 - Ahiram Judges 7:9 - the same 1 Samuel 28:6 - by dreams Psalms 105:23 - Israel Ezekiel 1:1 - I saw Daniel 7:1 - visions Hebrews 1:1 - at

Verse 3

the God: Genesis 28:13

fear not: Genesis 15:1, Genesis 15:13, Genesis 26:2, Genesis 26:3, Isaiah 41:10, Isaiah 43:1, Isaiah 43:2, Jeremiah 40:9, Acts 27:24

I will: Genesis 12:2, Genesis 13:15, Genesis 13:16, Genesis 18:18, Genesis 22:17, Genesis 28:14, Genesis 35:11, Genesis 47:27, Exodus 1:7-10, Deuteronomy 1:10, Deuteronomy 10:22, Deuteronomy 26:5, Acts 7:17

Reciprocal: Genesis 12:10 - went Genesis 21:17 - fear Genesis 31:3 - Return Genesis 32:12 - I will Genesis 35:9 - General Genesis 48:4 - Behold I Exodus 12:37 - six hundred Numbers 1:46 - General Judges 7:9 - the same 1 Kings 18:36 - Lord God 1 Chronicles 16:20 - they went Psalms 105:24 - And he Isaiah 44:8 - have declared Matthew 1:20 - fear not Acts 7:15 - Jacob

Verse 4

will go: Genesis 28:15, Genesis 48:21, Isaiah 43:1, Isaiah 43:2

and I will: Genesis 15:14-16, Genesis 50:5, Genesis 50:13, Genesis 50:24, Genesis 50:25, Exodus 3:8

and Joseph: This last and most solemn office, as Mr. Hewlett observes, that could be paid to a parent, was generally performed by the nearest relation of the deceased. This promise must have given great consolation to the venerable patriarch's mind. Genesis 50:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 12:10 - went Genesis 32:12 - I will Exodus 3:17 - I will bring Numbers 1:46 - General

Verse 5

Jacob: Acts 7:15

in the wagons: Genesis 31:17, Genesis 31:18, Genesis 45:19, Genesis 45:21, Genesis 45:27, Exodus 10:24, Exodus 10:26

Reciprocal: Genesis 12:5 - the souls 1 Samuel 12:8 - Jacob

Verse 6

into Egypt: Genesis 15:13, Numbers 20:15, Deuteronomy 10:22, Deuteronomy 26:5, Joshua 24:4, 1 Samuel 12:8, Psalms 105:23, Isaiah 52:4, Acts 7:15

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 16:20 - they went

Verse 7

Reciprocal: Genesis 34:7 - were Deuteronomy 23:7 - because thou 1 Chronicles 1:41 - The sons

Verse 8

the names: Genesis 29:1 - Genesis 30:43, Genesis 35:23, Genesis 49:1-33, Exodus 1:1-5, Exodus 6:14-18, 1 Chronicles 2:1-55, 1 Chronicles 8:1-40

Reuben: Genesis 29:32, Genesis 35:22, Genesis 35:23, Genesis 49:3, Genesis 49:4, Exodus 6:14, Numbers 1:5, Numbers 1:20, Numbers 1:21, Numbers 2:10-13, Numbers 26:5-11, Deuteronomy 33:6, 1 Chronicles 2:1-10

Reciprocal: Genesis 42:13 - Thy servants Ruth 4:11 - Rachel 1 Chronicles 5:1 - he was Matthew 1:2 - Jacob begat

Verse 9

Reciprocal: Genesis 29:32 - his name Genesis 42:37 - Slay my Exodus 6:14 - The sons Numbers 1:20 - General Numbers 26:5 - the eldest Numbers 26:7 - General 1 Chronicles 5:3 - sons

Verse 10

Simeon: Genesis 29:33, Genesis 34:25, Genesis 34:30, Genesis 49:5-7, Exodus 6:15, Numbers 1:6, Numbers 1:22, Numbers 1:23, Numbers 2:12, Numbers 2:13, Numbers 26:12, Numbers 26:13, 1 Chronicles 2:1, 1 Chronicles 4:24-43

Jemuel: or, Nemuel

Jachin: or, Jarib

Zohar: or, Zerah, 1 Chronicles 4:24

Canaanitish: Genesis 28:1

Verse 11

Levi: Genesis 29:34, Genesis 49:5-7, Exodus 6:16, Numbers 3:17-22, Numbers 4:1-49, Numbers 8:1-26, Numbers 26:57, Numbers 26:58, Deuteronomy 33:8-11, 1 Chronicles 2:1, 1 Chronicles 2:11, 1 Chronicles 2:16, 1 Chronicles 6:1-3, 1 Chronicles 22:1 - 1 Chronicles 26:32

Gershon: or, Gershom, 1 Chronicles 6:16

Reciprocal: Exodus 6:17 - General Joshua 21:5 - General 1 Chronicles 6:38 - Kohath 1 Chronicles 6:43 - Gershom 1 Chronicles 6:47 - Merari 1 Chronicles 6:63 - Merari

Verse 12

Judah: Genesis 29:35, Genesis 38:1-3, Genesis 38:7, Genesis 38:10, Genesis 38:24-30, Genesis 49:8-12, Numbers 1:7, Numbers 1:26, Numbers 1:27, Numbers 26:19-21, Deuteronomy 33:7, Judges 1:2, 1 Chronicles 2:1, 1 Chronicles 2:3-5, 1 Chronicles 3:1-24, 1 Chronicles 4:1, 1 Chronicles 4:21, 1 Chronicles 5:2, Psalms 78:68, Matthew 1:1-3, Hebrews 7:14, Revelation 5:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 38:3 - Er Genesis 38:4 - Onan Genesis 38:5 - Shelah Genesis 38:29 - his name Numbers 26:20 - Pharez Ruth 4:12 - the house 1 Chronicles 2:5 - Hezron 1 Chronicles 9:4 - Pharez Matthew 1:3 - Judas Luke 3:33 - Esrom Acts 7:14 - threescore

Verse 13

Issachar: Genesis 30:14-18, Genesis 35:23, Genesis 49:14, Genesis 49:15, Numbers 1:8, Numbers 1:28-30, Numbers 26:23-25, Deuteronomy 33:18, 1 Chronicles 2:1, 1 Chronicles 7:1-5, 1 Chronicles 12:32

Phuvah: or, Puah

Job: or, Jashub, 1 Chronicles 7:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 30:18 - and she Numbers 26:24 - Jashub

Verse 14

Zebulun: Genesis 30:19, Genesis 30:20, Genesis 49:13, Numbers 1:9, Numbers 1:30, Numbers 1:31, Numbers 26:26, Numbers 26:27, Deuteronomy 33:18, Deuteronomy 33:19, 1 Chronicles 2:1

Verse 15

Leah: Genesis 29:32-35, Genesis 30:17-21, Genesis 35:23, Genesis 49:3-15, Exodus 1:2, Exodus 1:3, Numbers 1:1-54, Numbers 10:1-36, Numbers 26:1-65, 1 Chronicles 2:1

Padanaram: Genesis 25:20

with his: Genesis 30:21, Genesis 34:1-31

Reciprocal: Genesis 28:2 - Padanaram Genesis 29:16 - was Leah Genesis 33:18 - a city of Shechem Genesis 46:27 - threescore and ten 2 Samuel 13:20 - desolate

Verse 16

sons of: Genesis 30:11, Genesis 35:26, Genesis 49:19, Numbers 1:11, Numbers 1:24, Numbers 1:25, Numbers 26:15-17, Deuteronomy 33:20, Deuteronomy 33:21, 1 Chronicles 2:2, 1 Chronicles 5:11-16

Ziphion: or, Zephon

Ezbon: or, Ozni

Arodi: or, Arod, Numbers 26:15-17

Reciprocal: Numbers 26:16 - General Numbers 26:17 - General

Verse 17

Asher: Genesis 30:13, Genesis 35:26, Genesis 49:20, Numbers 1:13, Numbers 1:40, Numbers 1:41, Numbers 26:44-46, Deuteronomy 33:24, 1 Chronicles 2:2, 1 Chronicles 7:30-40

Reciprocal: Exodus 1:4 - Asher Numbers 26:46 - Sarah 1 Chronicles 4:18 - Heber 1 Chronicles 5:13 - Zia

Verse 18

Zilpah: Genesis 29:24, Genesis 30:9-13, Genesis 35:26, Exodus 1:4

Reciprocal: Genesis 46:27 - threescore and ten

Verse 19

Rachel: Genesis 29:18, Genesis 30:24, Genesis 35:16-18, Genesis 35:24, Genesis 44:27, Exodus 1:3, Exodus 1:5, 1 Chronicles 2:2

Joseph: Genesis 37:1-36, Genesis 39:1-23, Genesis 40:1 - Genesis 45:28, 47:1-31, Genesis 49:22-27, Genesis 50:1-14, Numbers 1:36, Numbers 1:37, Numbers 26:38-41, Deuteronomy 33:12-17

Reciprocal: Genesis 29:17 - Rachel

Verse 20

Manasseh: Genesis 41:50-52, Genesis 48:4, Genesis 48:5, Genesis 48:13, Genesis 48:14, Genesis 48:20, Numbers 1:32-35, Numbers 26:28-37, Deuteronomy 33:13-17, 1 Chronicles 5:23-26, 1 Chronicles 7:14-29

priest: or, prince, Genesis 41:45, Genesis 41:50, *marg.

Reciprocal: Genesis 46:27 - threescore and ten Numbers 1:34 - Manasseh Joshua 17:1 - the firstborn

Verse 21

the sons: Genesis 49:27, Numbers 1:11, Numbers 1:36, Numbers 1:37, Deuteronomy 33:12, 1 Chronicles 7:6-12, 1 Chronicles 8:1-7

Ehi: Numbers 26:38, Ahiram

Muppim: Numbers 26:39, Shupham, 1 Chronicles 7:12, Shuppim

Huppim: Numbers 26:39, Hupham

Reciprocal: Genesis 44:20 - a child Numbers 26:41 - General 1 Chronicles 8:3 - Addar 1 Chronicles 8:6 - Ehud

Verse 22

Reciprocal: Genesis 46:27 - threescore and ten

Verse 23

Dan: Genesis 30:6, Genesis 35:25, Genesis 49:16, Genesis 49:17, Numbers 1:12, Numbers 1:38, Numbers 1:39, Numbers 10:25, Deuteronomy 33:22, 1 Chronicles 2:2, 1 Chronicles 7:12, 1 Chronicles 12:35

Hushim: Numbers 26:42, Numbers 26:43, Shuham

Verse 24

Naphtali: Genesis 30:7, Genesis 30:8, Genesis 35:25, Genesis 49:21, Numbers 1:15, Numbers 1:42, Numbers 1:43, Numbers 26:48-50, Deuteronomy 33:23, 2 Kings 15:29, 1 Chronicles 2:2, 1 Chronicles 12:34

Jahzeel: 1 Chronicles 7:13, Jahziel

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 5:15 - Abdiel

Verse 25

Bilhah: Genesis 29:29, Genesis 30:3-8, Genesis 35:22, Genesis 35:25, Exodus 1:2

Reciprocal: Genesis 46:27 - threescore and ten 1 Chronicles 7:13 - the sons of Bilhah

Verse 26

loins: Heb. thigh, Genesis 35:11, Exodus 1:5, Judges 8:30

Reciprocal: Genesis 46:27 - threescore and ten Acts 7:14 - threescore Hebrews 7:5 - come Hebrews 7:10 - General

Verse 27

threescore and ten: Threescore and six were before mentioned - Genesis 46:26, so that Joseph and his two sons, together with Jacob himself, complete the seventy persons here enumerated; and the number in Genesis 46:15, Genesis 46:18, Genesis 46:22, and Genesis 46:25, amount to that number. The addition of five persons in the LXX in Genesis 46:20, was either the cause or the consequence of another difference here; for in that version the number is seventy-five - Genesis 46:15, Genesis 46:18, Genesis 46:22, Genesis 46:25. Exodus 1:5, Exodus 24:1, Deuteronomy 10:22, Acts 7:14

Reciprocal: Genesis 49:22 - a fruitful Numbers 1:40 - General Numbers 11:16 - seventy Deuteronomy 26:5 - a few

Verse 28

Judah: Genesis 43:8, Genesis 44:16-34, Genesis 49:8

to direct: Genesis 31:21

Goshen: Goshen seems to have been a city, after which the land of Goshen was called. The LXX render it by סששםנןכיע, Heroonpolis, "city of Heroon;" which by some writers is simply called Heroum, and is by the ancient geographers placed in the eastern part of Egypt, not far from the Arabian Gulf. Genesis 46:34, Genesis 45:10, Genesis 47:1

Verse 29

his chariot: Genesis 41:43, Genesis 45:19, Genesis 45:21

fell on: Genesis 33:4, Genesis 45:14, Luke 15:20, Acts 20:37

Reciprocal: Genesis 37:9 - the sun Genesis 45:10 - in the land Genesis 50:9 - chariots Exodus 18:7 - went Numbers 22:36 - went Philippians 2:28 - ye see

Verse 30

Genesis 45:28, Luke 2:29, Luke 2:30

Reciprocal: Proverbs 13:12 - when Philippians 2:28 - ye see

Verse 31

Genesis 45:16-20, Genesis 47:1-3, Acts 18:3, Hebrews 2:11

Reciprocal: Acts 7:13 - Joseph

Verse 32

shepherds: Genesis 4:2, Genesis 31:18, Genesis 37:2, Genesis 47:3, Exodus 3:1, 1 Samuel 16:11, 1 Samuel 17:15, Psalms 78:70-72, Isaiah 40:11, Zechariah 13:5

their trade hath been to feed cattle: Heb. they are men of cattle, Genesis 46:34, Genesis 9:20, 1 Kings 9:27, 1 Kings 18:5, 1 Kings 18:6

and they: Genesis 45:10

Reciprocal: Genesis 46:33 - What is

Verse 33

What is: Genesis 46:32, Genesis 47:2-4, Jonah 1:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 47:3 - What is

Verse 34

Thy servants': Genesis 46:32, Genesis 30:35, Genesis 34:5, Genesis 37:12

for every: From the fragments of Manetho, preserved in Josephus and Africanus, it appears that hordes of marauders, call hycassos, or shepherd kings, whose chief occupation, like the Bedouin Arabs of the present day, was to keep flocks, made a powerful irruption into Egypt, which they subdued, and ruled, by a succession of kings, with great tyranny for 259 years. Hence the persons, and even the very name of shepherds were execrated, and held in the greatest odium by the Egyptians. Genesis 43:32, Exodus 8:26

Reciprocal: Genesis 25:27 - a plain man Genesis 45:10 - in the land Genesis 46:28 - Goshen Genesis 47:1 - in the land Genesis 47:3 - What is Genesis 47:4 - let thy 1 Samuel 13:4 - was had in abomination 1 Samuel 27:5 - some town

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Genesis 46". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/genesis-46.html.