50 Before the years of famine came, two sons were born to Joseph by Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On.(A) 51 Joseph named his firstborn(B) Manasseh[a](C) and said, “It is because God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father’s household.” 52 The second son he named Ephraim[b](D) and said, “It is because God has made me fruitful(E) in the land of my suffering.”

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 41:51 Manasseh sounds like and may be derived from the Hebrew for forget.
  2. Genesis 41:52 Ephraim sounds like the Hebrew for twice fruitful.

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