21So the sons of Israel did this. Joseph gave
them carts, as Pharaoh had commanded, and he
also gave them provisions for their journey.
22To each of them he gave new clothing, but to
Benjamin he gave three
hundred shekels of silver
and five sets of clothes.
23And this is what he
sent to his father: ten donkeys loaded with the
best things of Egypt, and
ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and other provisions for his journey.
24Then he sent his brothers away, and as they were leaving he said
to them, “Don’t quarrel
on the way!”
25So they went up out of
Egypt and came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan.
26They told him,
“Joseph is still alive! In
fact, he is ruler of all
Egypt.” Jacob was stunned; he did not believe them.
27But when they told
him everything Joseph had said to them, and when he saw the carts Joseph had sent to carry
him back, the spirit of their father Jacob revived.
28And Israel said, “I’m convinced! My son Joseph is still alive. I will
go and see him before I die.”
1So Israel set out with all
that was his, and when he
reached Beersheba, he offered sacrifices to the
God of his father Isaac.
2And God spoke to Israel
in a vision at night and
said, “Jacob! Jacob!”
“Here I am,” he replied.
3“I am God, the God of
your father,” he said. “Do not be afraid to go
down to Egypt, for I will
make you into a great nation there.
4I will go down to Egypt
with you, and I will surely bring you back again. And Joseph’s own
hand will close your eyes.”
5Then Jacob left Beersheba, and Israel’s sons took their father Jacob and their children
and their wives in the
carts that Pharaoh had sent to transport him.
6So Jacob and all his offspring went to Egypt,
taking with them their
livestock and the possessions they had acquired in Canaan.
7Jacob brought with him
to Egypt his sons and grandsons and his daughters and granddaughters—all his