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Manasseh and Ephraim...
1.  And after these events it came to be that it was said to Yoseph, 'See, your father is sick.' And he took with him his two sons, Menashsheh and Ephrayim.
2.  And Ya'aqob was told, 'See, your son Yoseph is coming to you.' And Yisra'el strengthened himself and sat up on the bed.
3.  And Ya'aqob said to Yoseph, 'El Shaddai appeared to me at Luz in the land of Kena'an and blessed me,
4.  and said to me, 'See, I am making you bear fruit and shall increase you and make of you an assembly of peoples, and give this land to your seed after you as an everlasting possession.'
5.  'And now, your two sons, Ephrayim and Menashsheh, who were born to you in the land of Mitsrayim before I came to you in Mitsrayim, are mine - as Re'uben and Shim'on, they are mine.
6.  'Your offspring whom you shall bring forth after them are yours, and let them be called by the name of their brothers in their inheritance.
7.  'And I, when I came from Paddan, Rahel died beside me in the land of Kena'an on the way, when there was but a little distance to go to Ephrath. And I buried her there on the way to Ephrath, that is Beyth Lehem.'
8.  And Yisra'el saw Yoseph's sons, and said, 'Who are these?'
9.  And Yoseph said to his father, 'They are my sons, whom Elohim has given me in this place.' And he said, 'Please bring them to me, and let me bless them.'
10.  And the eyes of Yisra'el were dim with age, and he was unable to see. And he drew them near him, and he kissed them and embraced them.
11.  And Yisra'el said to Yoseph, 'I had not thought to see your face. But see, Elohim has also shown me your seed!'
12.  So Yoseph brought them from between his knees, and he bowed down with his face to the earth.
13.  And Yoseph took them both, Ephrayim with his right hand toward Yisra'el's left hand, and Menashsheh with his left hand toward Yisra'el's right hand, and brought them near him.
14.  And Yisra'el stretched out his right hand and laid it on Ephrayim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand on Menashsheh's head, consciously directing his hands, for Menashsheh was the first-born.
15.  And he blessed Yoseph, and said, 'The Elohim before whom my fathers Abraham and Yitshaq walked, the Elohim who has fed me all my life long to this day,
16.  the Messenger who has redeemed me from all evil - bless the youths! And let my name be called upon them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Yitshaq. And let them increase to a multitude in the midst of the earth.'
17.  And when Yoseph saw that his father laid his right hand on the head of Ephrayim, it was evil in his eyes; and he took hold of his father's hand to remove it from the head of Ephrayim to the head of Menashsheh.
18.  And Yoseph said to his father, 'Not so, my father, for this one is the first-born, put your right hand on his head.'
19.  But his father refused and said, 'I know, my son, I know. He also becomes a people, and he also is great. And yet, his younger brother is greater than he, and his seed is to become the completeness of the nations.'
20.  And he blessed them on that day, saying, 'In you Yisra'el shall bless, saying, 'Elohim make you as Ephrayim and as Menashsheh!'' Thus he put Ephrayim before Menashsheh.
21.  And Yisra'el said to Yoseph, 'See, I am dying, but Elohim shall be with you and bring you back to the land of your fathers.
22.  'And I, I have given to you one portion above your brothers, which I took from the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.'
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