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11 Jacob turned to Joseph and told him, “For many years I thought you were dead and that I would never see you again. But now God has even let me live to see your children.” 12 Then Joseph made his sons move away from Jacob’s knees,[a] and Joseph bowed down in front of him with his face to the ground.

13 After Joseph got up, he brought his two sons over to Jacob again. He led his younger son Ephraim to the left side of Jacob and his older son Manasseh to the right.

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  1. 48.12 move. . . Jacob’s knees: The two boys were placed either on or between Jacob’s knees, as a sign that he had accepted them as his sons.

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