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Genesis Chapter 48

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48:1 And it came to pass after these things, that [one] told Yosef (יוסף), hinnei, avicha [is] sick: and he took with him his two banim, Menasheh and Efrayim (אפרים).

48:2 And [one] told Yaakov, and said, hinnei, your son Yosef (יוסף) comes to you: and Yisrael strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.

48:3 And Yaakov said to Yosef (יוסף), EL Shaddai (שׁדּי) appeared to me at Luz in eretz Kenaan, and blessed me,

48:4 And said to me, hinnei, I will make you fruitful, and multiply you, and I will make of you a multitude of people; and will give this eretz to your seed after you [for] an everlasting possession.

48:5 And now your two banim, Efrayim (אפרים) and Menasheh , which were born to you in eretz Mitzrayim before I came to you into Mitzrayim, [are] mine; as Reuven and Shimon, they shall be mine.

48:6 Your offspring whom you beget after them shall be yours; they will be called by the name of their brothers in their inheritance.

48:7 And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in eretz Kenaan in the way, when yet [there was] but a little way to come to Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same [is] Beit Lechem. (Mikhah 5:2)

48:8 And Yisrael beheld Yosef (יוסף)'s banim, and said, Who [are] these?

48:9

Yosef (יוסף) said to his father,

"They are my sons, whom Elohim (אלהים) has given me in this place."

And he said,

"Please bring them to me, and I will bless them."

48:10 (ii)

Now the eyes of Yisrael were dim for age, [so that] he could not see. And he brought them near to him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.

48:11And Yisrael said to Yosef (יוסף), "I had not thought to see your face; but in fact, Elohim (אלהים) has also shown me your offspring!"

48:12 And Yosef (יוסף) brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.

48:13 And Yosef (יוסף) took them both, Efrayim (אפרים) in his right hand toward Yisrael's left hand, and Menasheh in his left hand toward Yisrael's right hand, and brought [them] near to him.

48:14 And Yisrael stretched out his right hand, and laid [it] upon Efrayim (אפרים)'s head, who [was] the younger, and his left hand upon Menasheh 's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Menasheh [was] the bachor.

48:17 (iii) And when Yosef (יוסף) saw that his avi laid his right hand upon the head of Efrayim (אפרים), it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Efrayim (אפרים)'s head to Menasheh 's head.

48:18 And Yosef (יוסף) said to his avi, Not so, my avi: for this [is] the bachor; put your right hand upon his head.

48:19 And his avi 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.

48:20 {Shabbat siddur}

And he blessed them that day, saying,

48:21 And Yisrael said to Yosef (יוסף), hinnei, I die: but Elohim (אלהים) shall be with you, and bring you again to eretz your avot.

48:22 Moreover I have given to you one portion above your achim (brethren), which I took out of the hand of the Emorite with my sword and with my bow.


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EL Shaddai - the Almighty Omnipotent - This is the fifth time the Name El-Shaddai is found in Beresheet 17:1; 28:3; 35:11; 43:14; 49:25