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1 Some time later, Joseph was informed, 'Your father has been taken ill.' So he took with him his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim.
Gen 41:50-52  Gen 46:20  Gen 50:23  Job 42:16  John 11:3  Ps 128:6 

2 When Jacob was told, 'Look, your son Joseph has come to you,' Israel, summoning his strength, sat up in bed.
1Sam 23:16  Deut 3:28  Eph 6:10  Neh 2:18  Ps 41:3  Prov 23:15 

3 'El Shaddai appeared to me at Luz in Canaan,' Jacob told Joseph, 'and he blessed me,
Exod 6:3  Gen 17:1  Gen 28:3  Gen 28:12-19  Gen 35:6-7  Gen 35:9-12  Hos 12:4 

4 saying to me, "I shall make you fruitful and numerous, and shall make you into an assembly of peoples and give this country to your descendants after you, to own in perpetuity."
Gen 17:8  Gen 35:11  Amos 9:14-15  Gen 46:3  Gen 32:12  Gen 28:13-15  Gen 28:3 

5 Now your two sons, born to you in Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, shall be mine; Ephraim and Manasseh shall be as much mine as Reuben and Simeon.
Josh 14:4  Gen 46:20  Gen 41:50-52  1Chr 5:1-2  Josh 13:7  Ezek 16:8  Num 26:28-37 

6 But with regard to the children you have had since them, they shall be yours, and they shall be known by their brothers' names for the purpose of their inheritance.
Josh 14:4 

7 'When I was on my way from Paddan, to my sorrow death took your mother Rachel from me in Canaan, on the journey while only a short distance from Ephrath. I buried her there on the road to Ephrath -- now Bethlehem.'
Gen 35:9  Gen 35:16-19  Matt 2:18  1Sam 1:1  1Sam 10:2  1Sam 17:12  Gen 25:20 

8 When Israel saw Joseph's two sons, he asked, 'Who are these?'

9 'They are my sons, whom God has given me here,' Joseph told his father. 'Then bring them to me', he said, 'so that I may bless them.'
Gen 27:4  Gen 33:5  Heb 11:21  1Chr 25:5  Ps 127:3  Isa 56:3-5  Isa 8:18 

10 Now, Israel's eyes were dim with age, and he could not see. So Joseph made them come closer to him and he kissed and embraced them.
Gen 27:1  Gen 27:27  1Kgs 19:20  1Sam 3:2  1Sam 4:15  Gen 31:55  Gen 45:15 

11 Then Israel said to Joseph, 'I did not think I should ever see you again, and now God has let me see your children as well!'
Gen 37:33  Gen 45:26  Eph 3:20  Gen 37:35  Gen 42:36 

12 Then Joseph took them from his lap and bowed to the ground.
Gen 42:6  1Kgs 2:19  Lev 19:32  Lev 19:3  Gen 33:3  Gen 23:7  Gen 19:1 

13 Then Joseph took the two of them, Ephraim with his right hand so that he should be on Israel's left, and Manasseh with his left hand, so that he should be on Israel's right, and brought them close to him.

14 But Israel held out his right hand and laid it on the head of Ephraim, the younger, and his left on the head of Manasseh, crossing his hands -- Manasseh was, in fact, the elder.
Gen 41:51  1Tim 4:14  Matt 6:5  Matt 16:18  Matt 19:13  Matt 19:15  Num 8:10 

15 Then he blessed Joseph saying: May the God in whose presence my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who has been my shepherd from my birth until this day,
Gen 17:1  1Cor 10:31  Gen 28:22  Gen 48:16  Gen 49:24  Gen 49:28  Heb 11:21 

16 the Angel who has saved me from all harm, bless these boys, so that my name may live on in them, and the names of my ancestors Abraham and Isaac, and they grow into teeming multitudes on earth!
Isa 63:9  Gen 49:22  Amos 9:12  Acts 15:17  Ps 34:22  2Tim 4:18  Ps 121:7 

17 Joseph saw that his father was laying his right hand on the head of Ephraim, and this he thought was wrong, so he took his father's hand and tried to shift it from the head of Ephraim to the head of Manasseh.
Gen 48:14  Rom 9:11  Rom 9:7-8  Num 22:34  Num 11:1  1Chr 21:7  Gen 38:10 

18 Joseph protested to his father, 'Not like that, father! This one is the elder; put your right hand on his head.'
Acts 10:14  Acts 11:8  Exod 10:11  Gen 19:18  Gen 27:15  Gen 29:26  Gen 43:33 

19 But his father refused. 'I know, my son, I know,' he said. 'He too shall become a people; he too will be great. But his younger brother will be greater, his offspring will be sufficient to constitute nations.'
Deut 33:17  Deut 1:10  Rev 7:8  Rev 7:6  Num 2:19-21  Num 1:33-35  Isa 7:17 

20 So he blessed them that day, saying: By you shall Israel bless itself, saying, 'God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh!' putting Ephraim before Manasseh.
Gen 24:60  Ruth 4:11-12  Num 2:18-21  Num 7:48  Num 7:54  Gen 28:3  Num 13:8 

21 Then Israel said to Joseph, 'Now I am about to die. But God will be with you and take you back to the land of your ancestors.
Gen 50:24  Gen 46:4  Gen 26:3  Gen 28:15  Heb 7:23-25  Josh 1:5  Josh 1:9 

22 As for me, I give you a Shechem more than your brothers, the one I took from the Amorites with my sword and bow.'
Josh 24:32  John 4:5  1Chr 5:2  Josh 17:14-18  Gen 34:28  Gen 33:19  Gen 15:16