Bible: Genesis 48:1-6

Manasseh and Ephraim

48:1 After these things Joseph was told, 1 Your father is weakening.” So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim with him. 48:2 When Jacob was told, 2 Your son Joseph has just 3  come to you,” Israel regained strength and sat up on his bed. 48:3 Jacob said to Joseph, “The sovereign God 4  appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me. 48:4 He said to me, ‘I am going to make you fruitful 5  and will multiply you. 6  I will make you into a group of nations, and I will give this land to your descendants 7  as an everlasting possession.’ 8 

48:5Now, as for your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, they will be mine. 9  Ephraim and Manasseh will be mine just as Reuben and Simeon are. 48:6 Any children that you father 10  after them will be yours; they will be listed 11  under the names of their brothers in their inheritance. 12 

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