Genesis 48
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1And after these matters, it was told to Yoseph, “Behold, your father is ill”, and he took his two sons with him, Menasheh and Aphreim. 2And they told Yaquuv, and they said to him, “Behold, your son Yoseph has come to you”, and Israel was encouraged and he sat up on the bed. 3And Israel said to Yoseph, “God Almighty was revealed to me in Luz in the land of Canaan and he blessed me. 4And he said to me, ‘Behold, I am blessing you and I am multiplying you, and I shall give you the multitudes of the nations, and I shall give this land to your seed after you as an inheritance for eternity.’ 5And now, your two children that were born to you in the land of Egypt, before I came to you to the land of Egypt, are mine; Aphreim and Menasheh shall be mine, like Rubil and like Shemon, they shall be mine. 6And the sons that you beget after them they shall be yours; they shall be called for the name of their brothers in their inheritance. 7And I, when I came from Padan of Aram, Rakhyl died by me in the land of Canaan on the road, on a journey of about a Pharsakh of the land, to the entrance of Ephrath, and I buried her there on the road of Ephrath, which is Bayth Lekhem.”

8And Israel saw the children of Yoseph, and said to him, “Who are these?” 9And Yoseph said to his father, “They are my sons whom God gave to me here”; and he said, “Bring them to me and I shall bless them.” 10And the eyes of Israel were dim from old age, and he was not able to see well, and he brought them to him, and he kissed them and he embraced them. 11And Israel said to Yoseph, “The appearance of your face I had not hoped for, and behold, God has shown me also your sons.” 12And he removed them from before his knees and they bowed before him on their faces on the ground. 13And Yoseph took both the children, Aphreim at his right from the left of Israel and Menasheh at his left, from the right of Israel and he brought them near to him. 14And Israel reached his right hand and he placed it on the head of Aphreim, he is the younger, and his left on the head of Menasheh, and he changed his hands because Menasheh was the firstborn.

15And Yaquuv blessed Yoseph his son and said, “God, before whom my fathers, Abraham and Isaac, were pleasing, God, who supported me from my youth and unto today

16The Messenger who has delivered me from every evil, will bless the boys, and my name will be called in them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac, and they shall grow and they shall multiply within the Earth.

17And Yoseph saw that his father placed his right hand on the head of Aphreim, and it was displeasing in his eyes, and he held the hand of his father to move it from the head of Aphreim and to place it on the head of Menasheh. 18And Yoseph said to his father, “It is not in this way, my father, but this is the first born; lay your right hand on his head.” 19And his father would not, and he said, “I know, my son, I also know he shall be a people, also he shall be great, however his little brother will be greater than he, and his seed shall be the fullness of the nations.”

20And he blessed them that day and he said, “In you Israel shall be blessed and they will say, ‘God make you as Aphreim and like Manassheh’”, and he put Aphreim before Menasheh.

21And Israel said to Yoseph, “Behold, I am dying and God shall be with you and he shall return you to the land of your fathers. 22And I, behold, I have given you one part more than your brethren, which I took from the hand of the Amorites with my sword and with my bow.”

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
Lulu Publishing
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Genesis 47
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