Genesis 48:5

5 And now your 1two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, 2are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh shall be mine, as Reuben and Simeon are.

Genesis 48:5 In-Context

3 And Jacob said to Joseph, "God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and 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 offspring after you for an everlasting possession.'
5 And now your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh shall be mine, as Reuben and Simeon are.
6 And the children that you fathered after them shall be yours. They shall be called by the name of their brothers in their inheritance.
7 As for me, when I came from Paddan, to my sorrow Rachel died in the land of Canaan on the way, when there was still some distance to go to Ephrath, and I buried her there on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem)."

Cross References 2

  • 1. Genesis 41:50-52; Genesis 46:20
  • 2. Joshua 13:7; Joshua 14:4; Joshua 17:17
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