The Bible in Its Traditions

Exodus 1:1–7

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NOW THESE are the names of the sons of Israel, who came into Egypt with Jacob; every man came with his household

These are the names of the sons of Israel that came into Egypt together with Jacob their father; they came in each with their whole family.

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Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah;

Ruben, Simeon, Levi, Judas,

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Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin;

And Issachar, and Zebulun, and Benjamin

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Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher.

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And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls; and Joseph was in Egypt already.

But Joseph was in Egypt. And all the souls born of Jacob were seventy-five.

Therefore, all the souls of those who went forth from Jacob’s thigh were seventy. Now Joseph was in Egypt.

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And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation.

When he had died, along with all of his brothers and all of that generation,

And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.

the sons of Israel increased, and they multiplied like seedlings. And having been strengthened exceedingly, they filled the land.