20 In Egypt, Manasseh(A) and Ephraim(B) were born to Joseph(C) by Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On.[a](D)

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  1. Genesis 46:20 That is, Heliopolis

20 And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.

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Manasseh and Ephraim

48 Some time later Joseph was told, “Your father is ill.” So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim(A) along with him.

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48 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.

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“Now then, your two sons born to you in Egypt(A) before I came to you here will be reckoned as mine; Ephraim and Manasseh will be mine,(B) just as Reuben(C) and Simeon(D) are mine.

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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.

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23 and saw the third generation(A) of Ephraim’s(B) children.(C) Also the children of Makir(D) son of Manasseh(E) were placed at birth on Joseph’s knees.[a](F)

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  1. Genesis 50:23 That is, were counted as his

23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation: the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph's knees.

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32 From the sons of Joseph:(A)

From the descendants of Ephraim:(B)

All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, according to the records of their clans and families.

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32 Of the children of Joseph, namely, of the children of Ephraim, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

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28 The descendants of Joseph(A) by their clans through Manasseh and Ephraim(B) were:

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28 The sons of Joseph after their families were Manasseh and Ephraim.

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17 In majesty he is like a firstborn bull;
    his horns(A) are the horns of a wild ox.(B)
With them he will gore(C) the nations,
    even those at the ends of the earth.
Such are the ten thousands of Ephraim;(D)
    such are the thousands of Manasseh.(E)

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17 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.

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for Joseph’s descendants had become two tribes—Manasseh and Ephraim.(A) The Levites received no share of the land but only towns to live in, with pasturelands for their flocks and herds.(B)

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For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim: therefore they gave no part unto the Levites in the land, save cities to dwell in, with their suburbs for their cattle and for their substance.

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14 Some came from Ephraim,(A) whose roots were in Amalek;(B)
    Benjamin(C) was with the people who followed you.
From Makir(D) captains came down,
    from Zebulun those who bear a commander’s[a] staff.

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Footnotes

  1. Judges 5:14 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.

14 Out of Ephraim was there a root of them against Amalek; after thee, Benjamin, among thy people; out of Machir came down governors, and out of Zebulun they that handle the pen of the writer.

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Ephraim

20 The descendants of Ephraim:(A)

Shuthelah, Bered his son,

Tahath his son, Eleadah his son,

Tahath his son,

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20 And the sons of Ephraim; Shuthelah, and Bered his son, and Tahath his son, and Eladah his son, and Tahath his son,

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Hezekiah Celebrates the Passover

30 Hezekiah sent word to all Israel