Some time later Joseph was told, “Your father is ill.” So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim along with him.
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When Jacob was told, “Your son Joseph has come to you,” Israel rallied his strength and sat up on the bed.
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Jacob said to Joseph, “God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and there he blessed me
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and said to me, ‘I am going to make you fruitful and increase your numbers. I will make you a community of peoples, and I will give this land as an everlasting possession to your descendants after you.’
References for Genesis 48:4
“Now then, your two sons born to you in Egypt before I came to you here will be reckoned as mine; Ephraim and Manasseh will be mine, just as Reuben and Simeon 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.