48:1 After these things Joseph was told, 1 “Your father is weakening.” So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim with him. 48:2 When Jacob was told, 2 “Your son Joseph has just 3 come to you,” Israel regained strength and sat up on his bed. 48:3 Jacob said to Joseph, “The sovereign God 4 appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me.
1 tn Heb “and one said.” With no expressed subject in the Hebrew text, the verb can be translated with the passive voice.
2 tn Heb “and one told and said.” The verbs have no expressed subject and can be translated with the passive voice.
3 tn Heb “Look, your son Joseph.”