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Genesis 48 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 After this happened, Joseph was told,"Your father is getting weaker," so he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim with him. 1 Some time later Joseph was told, "Your father is ill." So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim along with him.
2 When Jacob was informed,"Your son Joseph is here now," he pulled himself together and sat up in bed. 2 When Jacob was told, "Your son Joseph has come to you," Israel rallied his strength and sat up on the bed.
3 Jacob said to Joseph, "God Almighty appeared to me in Luz in the land of Canaan. He blessed me 3 Jacob said to Joseph, "God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and there he blessed me
4 and said to me, ‘I am about to give you many children, to increase your numbers, and to make you a large group of peoples. I will give this land to your descendants following you as an enduring possession.' 4 and said to me, 'I am going to make you fruitful and will 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.'
5 Now, your two sons born to you in the land of Egypt before I arrived in Egypt are my own. Ephraim and Manasseh are just like Reuben and Simeon to me. 5 "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.
6 Your family who is born to you after them are yours, but their inheritance will be determined under their brothers' names. 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.
7 When I came back from Paddan-aram, Rachel died, to my sorrow, on the road in the land of Canaan, with some distance yet to go to Ephrathah, so I buried her there near the road to Ephrathah, which is Bethlehem." 7 As I was returning from Paddan, to my sorrow Rachel died in the land of Canaan while we were still on the way, a little distance from Ephrath. So I buried her there beside the road to Ephrath" (that is, Bethlehem).
8 When Israel saw Joseph's sons, he said, "Who are these?" 8 When Israel saw the sons of Joseph, he asked, "Who are these?"
9 Joseph told his father, "They're my sons, whom God gave me here." Israel said, "Bring them to me and I will bless them." 9 "They are the sons God has given me here," Joseph said to his father. Then Israel said, "Bring them to me so I may bless them."
10 Because Israel's eyesight had failed from old age and he wasn't able to see, Joseph brought them close to him, and he kissed and embraced them. 10 Now Israel's eyes were failing because of old age, and he could hardly see. So Joseph brought his sons close to him, and his father kissed them and embraced them.
11 Israel said to Joseph, "I didn't expect I'd see your face, but now God has shown me your children too." 11 Israel said to Joseph, "I never expected to see your face again, and now God has allowed me to see your children too."
12 Then Joseph took them from Israel's knees, and he bowed low with his face to the ground. 12 Then Joseph removed them from Israel's knees and bowed down with his face to the ground.
13 Joseph took both of them, Ephraim in his right hand at Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand at Israel's right hand, and brought them close to him. 13 And Joseph took both of them, Ephraim on his right toward Israel's left hand and Manasseh on his left toward Israel's right hand, and brought them close to him.
14 But Israel put out his right hand and placed it on the head of Ephraim, the younger one, and his left hand on Manasseh's head, crossing his hands because Manasseh was the oldest son. 14 But Israel reached out his right hand and put it on Ephraim's head, though he was the younger, and crossing his arms, he put his left hand on Manasseh's head, even though Manasseh was the firstborn.
15 He blessed them and said, "May the God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, may the God who was my shepherd from the beginning until this day, 15 Then he blessed Joseph and said, "May the God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who has been my shepherd all my life to this day,
16 may the divine messenger who protected me from all harm, bless the young men. Through them may my name be kept alive and the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac. May they grow into a great multitude throughout the land." 16 the Angel who has delivered me from all harm --may he bless these boys. May they be called by my name and the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac, and may they increase greatly upon the earth."
17 When Joseph saw that his father had placed his right hand on Ephraim's head, he was upset and grasped his father's hand to move it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's head. 17 When Joseph saw his father placing his right hand on Ephraim's head he was displeased; so he took hold of his father's hand to move it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's head.
18 Joseph said to his father, "No, my father! This is the oldest son. Put your right hand on his head." 18 Joseph said to him, "No, my father, this one is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head."
19 But his father refused and said, "I know, my son, I know. He'll become a people too, and he'll also be great. But his younger brother will be greater than he will, and his descendants will become many nations." 19 But his father refused and said, "I know, my son, I know. He too will become a people, and he too will become great. Nevertheless, his younger brother will be greater than he, and his descendants will become a group of nations."
20 Israel blessed them that day, saying, "Through you, Israel will pronounce blessings, saying, ‘May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh.'" So Israel put Ephraim before Manasseh. 20 He blessed them that day and said, "In your name will Israel pronounce this blessing: 'May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh.' " So he put Ephraim ahead of Manasseh.
21 Then Israel said to Joseph, "I'm about to die. God will be with you and return you to the land of your fathers. 21 Then Israel said to Joseph, "I am about to die, but God will be with you and take you back to the land of your fathers.
22 I'm giving you one portion more than to your brothers, a portion that I took from the Amorites with my sword and my bow." 22 And to you, as one who is over your brothers, I give the ridge of land I took from the Amorites with my sword and my bow."