Genesis 48:1-6 (New International Version)

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Manasseh and Ephraim

1 Some time later Joseph was told, "Your father is ill." So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim1 along with him. 2 When Jacob was told, "Your son Joseph has come to you," Israel2 rallied his strength and sat up on the bed. 3 Jacob said to Joseph, "God Almightya3 appeared to me at Luz4 in the land of Canaan, and there he blessed me5 4 and said to me, 'I am going to make you fruitful and will increase your numbers.6 I will make you a community of peoples, and I will give this land7 as an everlasting possession to your descendants after you.'8 5 "Now then, your two sons born to you in Egypt9 before I came to you here will be reckoned as mine; Ephraim and Manasseh will be mine,10 just as Reuben11 and Simeon12 are mine. 6 Any children born to you after them will be yours; in the territory they inherit they will be reckoned under the names of their brothers.
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