| Genesis 48 - Versions
| Genesis 48 Text (WEB)
- It happened after these things, that someone said to Joseph, "Behold, your father is sick." He took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.
- Someone told Jacob, and said, "Behold, your son Joseph comes to you," and Israel strengthened himself, and sat on the bed.
- Jacob said to Joseph, "God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,
- and said to me, 'Behold, I will make you fruitful, and multiply you, and I will make of you a company of peoples, and will give this land to your seed after you for an everlasting possession.'
- Now your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you into Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh, even as Reuben and Simeon, will be mine.
- Your issue, who you become the father of after them, will be yours. They will be called after the name of their brothers in their inheritance.
- As for me, when I came from Paddan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when there was still some distance to come to Ephrath, and I buried her there in the way to Ephrath (the same is Bethlehem)."
- Israel saw Joseph's sons, and said, "Who are these?"
- Joseph said to his father, "They are my sons, whom God has given me here." He said, "Please bring them to me, and I will bless them."
- Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he couldn't see. He brought them near to him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.
- Israel said to Joseph, "I didn't think I would see your face, and behold, God has let me see your seed also."
- Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.
- 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.
- Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it on Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand on Manasseh's head, guiding his hands knowingly, for Manasseh was the firstborn.
- He blessed Joseph, and said, "The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God who has fed me all my life long to this day,
- the angel who has 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. Let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth."
- When Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand on the head of Ephraim, it displeased him. He held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's head.
- Joseph said to his father, "Not so, my father; for this is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head."
- His father refused, and said, "I know, my son, I know. He also will become a people, and he also will be great. However, his younger brother will be greater than he, and his seed will become a multitude of nations."
- He blessed them that day, saying, "In you will Israel bless, saying, 'God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh'" He set Ephraim before Manasseh.
- Israel said to Joseph, "Behold, I am dying, but God will be with you, and bring you again to the land of your fathers.
- 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."
| Genesis 48 Text (Hebrew)
- ויהי אחרי הדברים האלה ויאמר ליוסף הנה אביך חלה ויקח את־שני בניו עמו את־מנשה ואת־אפרים׃
- ויגד ליעקב ויאמר הנה בנך יוסף בא אליך ויתחזק ישראל וישב על־המטה׃
- ויאמר יעקב אל־יוסף אל שדי נראה־אלי בלוז בארץ כנען ויברך אתי׃
- ויאמר אלי הנני מפרך והרביתך ונתתיך לקהל עמים ונתתי את־הארץ הזאת לזרעך אחריך אחזת עולם׃
- ועתה שני־בניך הנולדים לך בארץ מצרים עד־באי אליך מצרימה לי־הם אפרים ומנשה כראובן ושמעון יהיו־לי׃
- ומולדתך אשר־הולדת אחריהם לך יהיו על שם אחיהם יקראו בנחלתם׃
- ואני בבאי מפדן מתה עלי רחל בארץ כנען בדרך בעוד כברת־ארץ לבא אפרתה ואקברה שם בדרך אפרת הוא בית לחם׃
- וירא ישראל את־בני יוסף ויאמר מי־אלה׃
- ויאמר יוסף אל־אביו בני הם אשר־נתן־לי אלהים בזה ויאמר קחם־נא אלי ואברכם׃
- ועיני ישראל כבדו מזקן לא יוכל לראות ויגש אתם אליו וישק להם ויחבק להם׃
- ויאמר ישראל אל־יוסף ראה פניך לא פללתי והנה הראה אתי אלהים גם את־זרעך׃
- ויוצא יוסף אתם מעם ברכיו וישתחו לאפיו ארצה׃
- ויקח יוסף את־שניהמ את־אפרים בימינו משמאל ישראל ואת־מנשה בשמאלו מימין ישראל ויגש אליו׃
- וישלח ישראל את־ימינו וישת על־ראש אפרים והוא הצעיר ואת־שמאלו על־ראש מנשה שכל את־ידיו כי מנשה הבכור׃
- ויברך את־יוסף ויאמר האלהים אשר התהלכו אבתי לפניו אברהם ויצחק האלהים הרעה אתי מעודי עד־היום הזה׃
- המלאך הגאל אתי מכל־רע יברך את־הנערים ויקרא בהם שמי ושם אבתי אברהם ויצחק וידגו לרב בקרב הארץ׃
- וירא יוסף כי־ישית אביו יד־ימינו על־ראש אפרים וירע בעיניו ויתמך יד־אביו להסיר אתה מעל ראש־אפרים על־ראש מנשה׃
- ויאמר יוסף אל־אביו לא־כן אבי כי־זה הבכר שים ימינך על־ראשו׃
- וימאן אביו ויאמר ידעתי בני ידעתי גם־הוא יהיה־לעם וגם־הוא יגדל ואולם אחיו הקטן יגדל ממנו וזרעו יהיה מלא־הגוים׃
- ויברכם ביום ההוא לאמור בך יברך ישראל לאמר ישמך אלהים כאפרים וכמנשה וישם את־אפרים לפני מנשה׃
- ויאמר ישראל אל־יוסף הנה אנכי מת והיה אלהים עםכם והשיב אתכם אל־ארץ אבתיכם׃
- ואני נתתי לך שכם אחד על־אחיך אשר לקחתי מיד האמרי בחרבי ובקשתי׃ ף
| Genesis 48 Text (Latin)
- His ita transactis, nuntiatum est Joseph quod ægrotaret pater suus : qui, assumptis duobus filiis Manasse et Ephraim, ire perrexit.
- Dictumque est seni : Ecce filius tuus Joseph venit ad te. Qui confortatus sedit in lectulo.
- Et ingresso ad se ait : Deus omnipotens apparuit mihi in Luza, quæ est in terra Chanaan : benedixitque mihi,
- et ait : Ego te augebo et multiplicabo, et faciam te in turbas populorum : daboque tibi terram hanc, et semini tuo post te in possessionem sempiternam.
- Duo ergo filii tui, qui nati sunt tibi in terra Ægypti antequam huc venirem ad te, mei erunt : Ephraim et Manasses, sicut Ruben et Simeon reputabuntur mihi.
- Reliquos autem quos genueris post eos, tui erunt, et nomine fratrum suorum vocabuntur in possessionibus suis.
- Mihi enim, quando veniebam de Mesopotamia, mortua est Rachel in terra Chanaan in ipso itinere, eratque vernum tempus : et ingrediebar Ephratam, et sepelivi eam juxta viam Ephratæ, quæ alio nomine appellatur Bethlehem.
- Videns autem filios ejus dixit ad eum : Qui sunt isti ?
- Respondit : Filii mei sunt, quos donavit mihi Deus in hoc loco. Adduc, inquit, eos ad me, ut benedicam illis.
- Oculi enim Israël caligabant præ nimia senectute, et clare videre non poterat. Applicitosque ad se, deosculatus et circumplexus eos,
- dixit ad filium suum : Non sum fraudatus aspectu tuo : insuper ostendit mihi Deus semen tuum.
- Cumque tulisset eos Joseph de gremio patris, adoravit pronus in terram.
- Et posuit Ephraim ad dexteram suam, id est, ad sinistram Israël : Manassen vero in sinistra sua, ad dexteram scilicet patris, applicuitque ambos ad eum.
- Qui extendens manum dexteram, posuit super caput Ephraim minoris fratris : sinistram autem super caput Manasse qui major natu erat, commutans manus.
- Benedixitque Jacob filiis Joseph, et ait : Deus, in cujus conspectu ambulaverunt patres mei Abraham, et Isaac ; Deus qui pascit me ab adolescentia mea usque in præsentem diem :
- angelus, qui eruit me de cunctis malis, benedicat pueris istis : et invocetur super eos nomen meum, nomina quoque patrum meorum Abraham et Isaac, et crescant in multitudinem super terram.
- Videns autem Joseph quod posuisset pater suus dexteram manum super caput Ephraim, graviter accepit : et apprehensam manum patris levare conatus est de capite Ephraim, et transferre super caput Manasse.
- Dixitque ad patrem : Non ita convenit, pater : quia hic est primogenitus, pone dexteram tuam super caput ejus.
- Qui renuens, ait : Scio, fili mi, scio : et iste quidem erit in populos, et multiplicabitur : sed frater ejus minor, major erit illo : et semen illius crescet in gentes.
- Benedixitque eis in tempore illo, dicens : In te benedicetur Israël, atque dicetur : Faciat tibi Deus sicut Ephraim, et sicut Manasse. Constituitque Ephraim ante Manassen.
- Et ait ad Joseph filium suum : En ego morior, et erit Deus vobiscum, reducetque vos ad terram patrum vestrorum.
- Do tibi partem unam extra fratres tuos, quam tuli de manu Amorrhæi in gladio et arcu meo.
| Genesis 48 Text (KJV)
- And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.
- And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.
- And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,
- And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this land to thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession.
- And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.
- And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance.
- 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 unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is Bethlehem.
- And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?
- And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them.
- Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.
- And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed.
- And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.
- 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 unto him.
- 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.
- 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 unto this day,
- 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.
- 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 unto Manasseh's head.
- And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.
- 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 nations.
- And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
- And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.
- Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.