Genesis 48 HNV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 It happened after these things, that one said to Yosef, "Behold, your father is sick." He took with him his two sons, Menashsheh and Efrayim. 1 Some time later Joseph was told, "Your father is ill." So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim along with him.
2 One told Ya`akov, and said, "Behold, your son Yosef comes to you," and Yisra'el strengthened himself, and sat on the bed. 2 When Jacob was told, "Your son Joseph has come to you," Israel rallied his strength and sat up on the bed.
3 Ya`akov said to Yosef, "El Shaddai appeared to me at Luz in the land of Kana`an, and 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, 'Behold, I will make you fruitful, and multiply you, and I will make of you a company of peoples, and will give this land to your seed after you for an everlasting 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, who were born to you in the land of Mitzrayim before I came to you into Mitzrayim, are mine; Efrayim and Menashsheh, even as Re'uven and Shim`on, will be mine. 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 issue, who you become the father of after them, will be yours. They will be called after the name of their brothers in their inheritance. 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 As for me, when I came from Paddan, Rachel died by me in the land of Kana`an in the way, when there was still some distance to come to Efrat, and I buried her there in the way to Efrat (the same is Beit-Lechem)." 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 Yisra'el saw Yosef's sons, and said, "Who are these?" 8 When Israel saw the sons of Joseph, he asked, "Who are these?"
9 Yosef said to his father, "They are my sons, whom God has given me here." He said, "Please 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 Now the eyes of Yisra'el were dim for age, so that he couldn't see. He brought them near to him; and he kissed them, 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 Yisra'el said to Yosef, "I didn't think I would see your face, and, behold, God has let me see your seed also." 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 Yosef brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the eretz. 12 Then Joseph removed them from Israel's knees and bowed down with his face to the ground.
13 Yosef took them both, Efrayim in his right hand toward Yisra'el's left hand, and Menashsheh in his left hand toward Yisra'el's right hand, and brought them near 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 Yisra'el stretched out his right hand, and laid it on Efrayim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand on Menashsheh's head, guiding his hands knowingly, for Menashsheh was the firstborn. 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 Yosef, and said, "The God before whom my fathers Avraham and Yitzchak did walk, the God who has fed me all my life long to 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 the angel who has redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads, and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Avraham and Yitzchak. Let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the eretz." 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 Yosef saw that his father laid his right hand on the head of Efrayim, it displeased him. He held up his father's hand, to remove it from Efrayim's head to Menashsheh'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 Yosef said to his father, "Not so, my father; for this is the firstborn; 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 His father refused, and said, "I know, my son, I know. He also will become a people, and he also will be great. However, his younger brother will be greater than he, and his seed will become a multitude of 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 He blessed them that day, saying, "In you will Yisra'el bless, saying, 'God make you as Efrayim and as Menashsheh'" He set Efrayim before Menashsheh. 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 Yisra'el said to Yosef, "Behold, I am dying, but God will be with you, and bring you again 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 Moreover I have given to you one portion above your brothers, which I took out of the hand of the Amori with my sword and with 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."