Joseph visits Jacob
48:1 And it came to pass after these things, that [one] told Joseph,
Behold, your father [is] sick and he took with him his
two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.
48:2 And [one] told Jacob, and said, Behold, your son Joseph
comes to you and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the
48:3 And Jacob said to Joseph, God Almighty appeared to me
at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,
48:4 And said to me, Behold, I will make you fruitful, and
multiply you, and I will make of you a multitude of people ; and
will give this land to your seed after you [for] an everlasting
48:5 And now your two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born to
you in the land of Egypt before I came to you into Egypt, [are]
mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.
48:6 And your issue, which you father after them, shall be
your, [and] shall be called after the name of their
brethren in their inheritance.
48:7 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 to Ephrath and I buried her there in the way
of Ephrath ; the same [is] Bethlehem.
48:8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who [are]
48:9 And Joseph said to his father, They [are] my
sons, whom God has given me in this [place]. And he said, Bring
them, I pray you, to me, and I will bless them.
48:10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, [so that]
he could not see. And he brought them near to him; and he kissed
them, and embraced them.
48:11 And Israel said to Joseph, I had not thought to see
your face and, look, God has shown me also your seed.
48:12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and
he bowed himself with his face to the earth.
48:13 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 to him.
48:14 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.
48:15 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 to this day,
48:16 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.
48:17 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 to Manasseh's
48:18 And Joseph said to his father, Not so, my father for
this [is] the firstborn ; put your right hand upon his
48:19 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
48:20 And he blessed them that day, saying, In you shall
Israel bless, saying, God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh and
he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
Jacob fortells a return to Canaan
48:21 And Israel said to Joseph, Behold, I die but God shall
be with you, and bring you again to the land of your fathers.
48:22 Moreover I have given to you one portion above your
brothers, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my
sword and with my bow.
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