One told Ya`akov, and said, "Behold, your son Yosef comes to you," and Yisra'el strengthened himself, and sat on the bed.
Ya`akov said to Yosef, "El Shaddai appeared to me at Luz in the land of Kana`an, 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 seed after you for an everlasting possession.'
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.
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.
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)."
Yisra'el saw Yosef's sons, and said, "Who are these?"
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."
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.
Yisra'el said to Yosef, "I didn't think I would see your face, and, behold, God has let me see your seed also."
Yosef brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the eretz.