Genesis 48:1-6 NIV

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.

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2 When Jacob was told, "Your son Joseph has come to you," Israel2 rallied his strength and sat up on the bed.

References for Genesis 48:2

    • 2 48:2 - ver 8,9,11,14,20
      3 Jacob said to Joseph, "God Almightya3 appeared to me at Luz4 in the land of Canaan, and there he blessed me5

      References for Genesis 48:3

        • a 48:3 - Hebrew "El-Shaddai"
          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

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          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.

          References for Genesis 48:5

          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.