Prepare me the kind of tasty food I like(A) and bring it to me to eat, so that I may give you my blessing(B) before I die.”(C)

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19 Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn.(A) I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game,(B) so that you may give me your blessing.”(C)

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28 So Isaac called for Jacob and blessed(A) him. Then he commanded him: “Do not marry a Canaanite woman.(B)

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55 Early the next morning Laban kissed his grandchildren and his daughters(A) and blessed(B) them. Then he left and returned home.[a](C)

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  1. Genesis 31:55 In Hebrew texts this verse (31:55) is numbered 32:1.
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“They are the sons God has given me here,”(A) Joseph said to his father.

Then Israel said, “Bring them to me so I may bless(B) them.”

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15 Then he blessed(A) Joseph and said,

“May the God before whom my fathers
    Abraham and Isaac walked faithfully,(B)
the God who has been my shepherd(C)
    all my life to this day,

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20 He blessed(A) them that day(B) and said,

“In your[a] name will Israel(C) pronounce this blessing:(D)
    ‘May God make you like Ephraim(E) and Manasseh.(F)’”

So he put Ephraim ahead of Manasseh.

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  1. Genesis 48:20 The Hebrew is singular.
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Then Joshua blessed(A) them and sent them away, and they went to their homes.

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