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Genesis 48:13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim with his right hand toward Israel's left, and Manasseh with his left hand toward Israel's right, and brought them close to him.

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      13. Joseph took them both--The very act of pronouncing the blessing was remarkable, showing that Jacob's bosom was animated by the spirit of prophecy.


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Brief Summary: Jacob tells of the appearance of God to him in Luz, Jacob adopts Ephraim and Manasseh as his own children, Jacob blesses Joseph, Jacob puts Ephraim before Manasseh, The seed of Ephraim shall become a multitude of nations, the children of Israel shall come again into the land of their fathers

1 Joseph with his sons visits his sick father
2 Jacob strengthens himself to bless them
3 Jacob repeats the promise
5 Jacob takes Ephraim and Manasseh as his own
7 Jacob tells Joseph of his mother's grave
8 Jacob blesses Ephraim and Manasseh
17 Jacob prefers the younger before the elder
21 Jacob prophesies about their return to Canaan

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everlasting possession
they are mine
name of their brethren
bowed himself with his face to the earth
crossing his hands
adoption of children

Ancient Topics
God Almighty
The Angel which redeemed me
God shall be with you
one portion above thy brethren
which I took out of the hand of the Amorite
with my sword and with my bow

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Jacob, Joseph, Ephriam, Manasseh, Reuben, Simeon, Rachael
Abraham and Isaac

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