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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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 46:20 That is, Heliopolis

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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“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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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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Footnotes

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

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

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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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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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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.

Ephraim

20 The descendants of Ephraim:(A)

Shuthelah, Bered his son,

Tahath his son, Eleadah his son,

Tahath his son,

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Hezekiah Celebrates the Passover

30 Hezekiah sent word to all Israel(A) and Judah and also wrote letters to Ephraim and Manasseh,(B) inviting them to come to the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem and celebrate the Passover(C) to the Lord, the God of Israel.

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Gilead(A) is mine, and Manasseh is mine;
    Ephraim(B) is my helmet,
    Judah(C) is my scepter.(D)

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15 I will thrust you from my presence,(A) just as I did all your fellow Israelites, the people of Ephraim.’(B)

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19 People from the Negev will occupy
    the mountains of Esau,
and people from the foothills will possess
    the land of the Philistines.(A)
They will occupy the fields of Ephraim and Samaria,(B)
    and Benjamin(C) will possess Gilead.

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