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Genesis 47:27-31 (Common English Bible)

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Jacob blesses Ephraim and Manasseh

27 Israel lived in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen. They settled in it, had many children, and became numerous. 28 After Jacob had lived in the land of Egypt for seventeen years, and after he had lived a total of 147 years, 29 Israel's death approached. He summoned his son Joseph and said to him, "If you would be so kind, lay your hand under my thigh, and be loyal and true to me. Don't bury me in Egypt. 30 When I lie down with my fathers, carry me from Egypt and bury me in their grave." Joseph said, "I will do just as you say." 31 Israel said, "Give me your word!" and Joseph gave his word. Then Israel slumped down at the head of the bed.
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