After this Joseph was told, "Behold, your father is ill"; so he took with him his two sons, Manas'seh and E'phraim.
And it was told to Jacob, "Your son Joseph has come to you"; then Israel summoned his strength, and sat up in bed.
And Jacob said to Joseph, "God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me,
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 descendants after you for an everlasting possession.'
And now your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, are mine; E'phraim and Manas'seh shall be mine, as Reuben and Simeon are.
And the offspring born to you after them shall be yours; they shall be called by the name of their brothers in their inheritance.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)