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Genesis 48

KJV 1 And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick : and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. NIV 1 Some time later Joseph was told, "Your father is ill." So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim along with him. KJV 2 And one told Jacob, and said , Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed. NIV 2 When Jacob was told, "Your son Joseph has come to you," Israel rallied his strength and sat up on the bed. KJV 3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me, NIV 3 Jacob said to Joseph, "God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and there he blessed me KJV 4 And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful , and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this land to thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession. NIV 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.' KJV 5 And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine. NIV 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. KJV 6 And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance. NIV 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. KJV 7 And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when yet there was but a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is Bethlehem. NIV 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). KJV 8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said , Who are these? NIV 8 When Israel saw the sons of Joseph, he asked, "Who are these?" KJV 9 And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given me in this place. And he said , Bring them , I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them. NIV 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." KJV 10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see . And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them. NIV 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. KJV 11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed. NIV 11 Israel said to Joseph, "I never expected to see your face again, and now God has allowed me to see your children too." KJV 12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth. NIV 12 Then Joseph removed them from Israel's knees and bowed down with his face to the ground. KJV 13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near unto him. NIV 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. KJV 14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly ; for Manasseh was the firstborn. NIV 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. KJV 15 And he blessed Joseph, and said , God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk , the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, NIV 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, KJV 16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth. NIV 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." KJV 17 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head. NIV 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. KJV 18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head. NIV 18 Joseph said to him, "No, my father, this one is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head." KJV 19 And his father refused , and said , I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great : but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations. NIV 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." KJV 20 And he blessed them that day, saying , In thee shall Israel bless , saying , God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh. NIV 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. KJV 21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die : but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers. NIV 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. KJV 22 Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow. NIV 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."