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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When Jacob was told, "Your son Joseph has come to you," Israel2 rallied his strength and sat up on the bed.
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Jacob said to Joseph, "God Almighty3 appeared to me at Luz4 in the land of Canaan, and there he blessed me5
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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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"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.
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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.