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Genesis 48:1-3

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Manasseh and Ephraim

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.”

4 tn Heb “El Shaddai.” See the extended note on the phrase “sovereign God” in Gen 17:1.



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