46:28 Jacob 3 sent Judah before him to Joseph to accompany him to Goshen. 4 So they came to the land of Goshen. 46:29 Joseph harnessed his chariot and went up to meet his father Israel in Goshen. When he met him, 5 he hugged his neck and wept on his neck for quite some time.
46:30 Israel said to Joseph, “Now let me die since I have seen your face and know that you are still alive.” 6 46:31 Then Joseph said to his brothers and his father’s household, “I will go up and tell Pharaoh, 7 ‘My brothers and my father’s household who were in the land of Canaan have come to me.
1 tn The LXX reads “nine sons,” probably counting the grandsons of Joseph born to Ephraim and Manasseh (cf. 1 Chr 7:14-20).
2 tn Heb “And the sons of Joseph who were born to him in Egypt were two people; all the people belonging to the house of Jacob who came to Egypt were seventy.”
sn The number seventy includes Jacob himself and the seventy-one descendants (including Dinah, Joseph, Manasseh, and Ephraim) listed in vv. 8-25, minus Er and Onan (deceased). The LXX gives the number as “seventy-five” (cf. Acts 7:14).
3 tn Heb “and he”; the referent (Jacob) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
4 tn Heb “to direct before him to Goshen.”
5 tn Heb “and he appeared to him.”
6 tn Heb “after my seeing your face that you are still alive.”
7 tn Heb “tell Pharaoh and say to him.”