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Deuteronomy 33:17


May the firstborn of his bull bring him honor, and may his horns be those of a wild ox; with them may he gore all peoples, all the far reaches of the earth. They are the ten thousands of Ephraim, 1  and they are the thousands of Manasseh.


Ge 48:19; Nu 23:22; Nu 24:8; Nu 26:34,37; 1Ki 22:11; 1Ch 5:1; 2Ch 18:10; Job 39:9,10; Ps 22:21; Ps 29:6; Ps 44:5; Ps 92:10; Isa 34:7; Ho 5:3; Ho 6:4; Ho 7:1

NET © Notes

sn Ephraim and Manasseh were the sons of Joseph who became founders of the two tribes into which Joseph’s descendants were split (Gen 48:19-20). Jacob’s blessing granted favored status to Ephraim; this is probably why Ephraim is viewed here as more numerous than Manasseh.

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