Genesis 41:47-52

47 During the seven years of abundance the land produced plentifully.
48 Joseph collected all the food produced in those seven years of abundance in Egypt and stored it in the cities. In each city he put the food grown in the fields surrounding it.
49 Joseph stored up huge quantities of grain, like the sand of the sea; it was so much that he stopped keeping records because it was beyond measure.
50 Before the years of famine came, two sons were born to Joseph by Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On.
51 Joseph named his firstborn Manasseh[a] and said, “It is because God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father’s household.”
52 The second son he named Ephraim[b] and said, “It is because God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering.”

Cross References 8

  • 1. ver 29
  • 2. S ver 34
  • 3. S Genesis 12:2
  • 4. S ver 45; Genesis 46:20; Genesis 48:5
  • 5. Ge 48:14,18,20; Genesis 49:3
  • 6. Genesis 46:20; Genesis 48:1; Genesis 50:23; Numbers 1:34; Deuteronomy 33:17; Joshua 4:12; Joshua 17:1; 1 Chronicles 7:14
  • 7. Genesis 46:20; Genesis 48:1,5; Genesis 50:23; Numbers 1:32; Numbers 26:28; Deuteronomy 33:17; Joshua 14:4; Judges 5:14; 1 Chronicles 7:20; 2 Chronicles 30:1; Psalms 60:7; Jeremiah 7:15; Obadiah 1:19
  • 8. S Genesis 17:6; Genesis 28:3; Genesis 49:22

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. "Manasseh" sounds like and may be derived from the Hebrew for "forget."
  • [b]. "Ephraim" sounds like the Hebrew for "twice fruitful."
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