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Genesis 48:17 When Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand on Ephraim's head, it displeased him; and he grasped his father's hand to remove it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's head.

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Where in Scripture does it mention prophecies about Ephraim being blessed before Manasseh?

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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

Outline
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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