Joseph said to him, "No, my father, this one is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head."119
But his father refused and said, "I know, my son, I know. He too will become a people, and he too will become great.2 Nevertheless, his younger brother will be greater than he,3 and his descendants will become a group of nations.4"
He blessed5 them that day6 and said, "In youra name will Israel7 pronounce this blessing:8 'May God make you like Ephraim9 and Manasseh.10' " So he put Ephraim ahead of Manasseh.