Jacob moves to Egypt in a cart

Genesis 46:1-47:12. Jacob traveled to Egypt in a cart with all his family, his servants and animals.

The cart was supplied by his son Joseph, who now was second to the Pharaoh of Egypt.

If Joseph had not been sold into slavery all those many years ago, God could not have used him to save his family.

God promised Jacob – You will go in few and come out many. To see if this happened look up the life of Moses.

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Jacob Moves to Egypt

46:1 Later, Israel began his journey, taking along everything that he owned, and arrived at Beer-sheba, where he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac. 2 God spoke to Israel through night visions, addressing him, “Jacob! Jacob!”

“Here I am!” Jacob replied.

3 “I’m God, your father’s God. Don’t be afraid to move down to Egypt, because I’m going to turn you into a mighty nation there. 4 I’m going down with you to Egypt, and I’m certainly going to bring you back again. And Joseph himself will be with you when you die.” 5 So Jacob got up and left Beer-sheba, and Israel’s sons carried their father Jacob, their little ones, and their wives in the transport wagons that Pharaoh had sent to carry them. 6 They took their livestock and their household property that they had acquired in the land of Canaan and traveled to Egypt. Jacob and all of his descendants went with him— 7 including his sons, his grandsons, his daughters, and his granddaughters—every one of his descendants accompanied him to Egypt.
Genesis 46:1-7

Continued in Genesis 46:8-47:12.

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