Scripture Readings

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Genesis 46:1-7 (Vespers, 1st reading)

So Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.
Then God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, “Jacob, Jacob!” And he said, “Here I am.”
So He said, “I am God, the God of your father; do not fear to go down to Egypt, for I will make of you a great nation there.
“I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again; and Joseph will put his hand on your eyes.”
Then Jacob arose from Beersheba; and the sons of Israel carried their father Jacob, their little ones, and their wives, in the carts which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.
So they took their livestock and their goods, which they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and went to Egypt, Jacob and all his descendants with him.
His sons and his sons’ sons, his daughters and his sons’ daughters, and all his descendants he brought with him to Egypt.