Genesis 48

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1 And it was, after these words*, that one said to Joseph, Behold, thy father is·​·sick; and he took his two sons with him, Manasseh and Ephraim.

2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph comes to thee; and Israel strengthened himself, and sat on the bed.

3 And Jacob said to Joseph, God Shaddai was seen by me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,

4 and He said to me, Behold I will make· thee ·fruitful, and will cause thee to be multiplied, and will give thee for an assembly of peoples; and I will give this land to thy seed after thee for an eternal possession.

5 And now thy two sons, who were·​·born to thee in the land of Egypt, before I came to thee into Egypt, they are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh, as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.

6 And thy begotten which thou begettest after them, shall be thine; on the name of their brothers they shall be called in their inheritance.

7 And I, in my coming from Paddan, Rachel died on me in the land of Canaan, in the way, when there was still a tract of land to come toward Ephrath; and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath, this is Bethlehem.

8 And Israel saw the sons of Joseph, and said, Whose are these?

9 And Joseph said to his father, These are my sons, whom God has given me in this place. And he said, Take them, I pray, to me, and I will bless them.

10 And the eyes of Israel were·​·heavy from being·​·old; he was· not ·able to see. And he presented them to him; and he kissed them and embraced them.

11 And Israel said to Joseph, I did not judge to see thy face again; and behold, God has made me see thy seed also.

12 And Joseph brought· them ·out from between his knees; and he bowed· himself ·down with his face to the earth.

13 And Joseph took the two of them, Ephraim in his right·​·hand on Israel’s left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand on Israel’s right·​·hand, and presented them to him.

14 And Israel put·​·forth his right·​·hand, and put it on the head of Ephraim, and he was the younger, and his left hand on the head of Manasseh; he put·​·forth his hands crosswise*, for Manasseh was the firstborn.

15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, The God before whom my fathers walked, Abraham and Isaac, the God who shepherds me as·​·long·​·as I am, even·​·until this day,

16 the Angel who redeems me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be called in them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow to a multitude in the midst of the earth.

17 And Joseph saw that his father put his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, and it was·​·evil in his eyes; and he held the hand of his father to remove it from on the head of Ephraim onto the head of Manasseh.

18 And Joseph said to his father, Not so, my father; for this is the firstborn; set thy right·​·hand on his head.

19 And his father refused, and said, I know, my son, I know; he also shall be for a people, and he also shall become·​·great; nevertheless his younger brother shall be·​·greater than he, and his seed shall be the fullness of the nations.

20 And he blessed them on this day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God set thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh; and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

21 And Israel said to Joseph, Behold, I die; and God shall be with you, and shall return you to the land of your fathers.

22 And I give thee one portion* above thy brothers, which I took out·​·of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.

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words
'Word,' as in Psalms 119:6-17, stands for doctrine in general. 'The Word,' as in Psalms 147:18, signifies divine good united with divine truth. 'Word,' as...

sick
'The sick,' as in Matthew 25:35, signify people in evil, and those who acknowledge that in themselves there is nothing but evil.

comes
As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “come” in the Bible is highly dependent on context – its meaning is determined largely by...

strengthened
To 'be strengthened,' as in Genesis 21:18, signifies being supported.

sat
If you think about sitting, it seems fair to say that where you're sitting is more important than that you're sitting. Sitting in a movie...

Jacob
Jacob is told twice that his name will now be Israel. The first time is when he wrestles with an angel on his journey to...

Shaddai
'Shaddai,' as in Genesis 43:14, signifies temptation, and consolation after temptation. This is because the ancients called the one and only God by various names...

seen
To look,' as in Genesis 18:22, signifies thinking, because seeing denotes understanding. Look not back behind thee,' as in Genesis 19:17, means that Lot, who...

luz
'Luz,' as in Genesis 28, signifies a state wherein truth and good are together in the ultimate principle of order.

fruitful
To be fruitful is predicated of goodnesses, and to be multiplied, of truths.

assembly
A congregation is a group of people with common loves, interests, and purposes. It often refers to a church group. In the Word it is...

eternal
'Perpetual' in the literal sense, means to the end of one’s life, after death, and eternity.

born
In a general sense, being "born" in the Bible represents one spiritual state producing another, usually some form of love or affection producing or "giving...

egypt
In the Bible, Egypt means knowledge and the love of knowledge. In a good sense that means knowledge of truth from the Lord through the...

came
As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “come” in the Bible is highly dependent on context – its meaning is determined largely by...

reuben
'Reuben,' in the highest sense, signifies omniscience. In a spiritual sense, he signifies wisdom, intelligence, science, and faith. In a natural sense, he signifies sight....

Simeon
In Revelation 7, 'Simeon', in the highest sense, signifies providence, in a spiritual sense, love towards our neighbor, or charity, and in a natural sense,...

begotten
To beget or to be begotten is very similar in meaning to birth: It represents one spiritual state leading to the next spiritual state. "Beget,"...

after
Behind, or after, (Gen. 16:13), signifies within or above, or an interior or superior principle.

inheritance
In Biblical times, possessions passed from fathers to sons, a patriarchal system that would not be accepted in today's society – but one that is...

coming
As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “come” in the Bible is highly dependent on context – its meaning is determined largely by...

rachel
'Rachel' denotes the affection of interior truth.

died
Dead (Gen. 23:8) signifies night, in respect to the goodnesses and truths of faith.

Land of Canaan
The land of Canaan' in the Word, means love, and consequently, the will of the celestial self.

canaan
Canaan signifies a worship in things external without internals, which arose out of the internal church corrupted, called Ham. Thus it is that Ham is...

way
These days we tend to think of "roads" as smooth swaths of pavement, and judge them by how fast we can drive cars on them....

come
As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “come” in the Bible is highly dependent on context – its meaning is determined largely by...

ephrath
Ephrata (Gen. 35:16, 19 and Psalms 132:6) signifies the spiritual of the celestial principle, in a former state, the new state succeeding that, is called...

buried
'Being buried' or 'put into monuments' signifies resurrection and continuation of life.

bethlehem
There is a strong relationship between Ephrath and Bethlehem in the Bible; they might be two different names for the same town, or it’s possible...

given
Like other common verbs, the meaning of "give" in the Bible is affected by context: who is giving what to whom? In general, though, giving...

eyes
'Pairs of hands, eyes, etc.' relate to the will and understanding, or to good and truth. The right side to the will or good, and...

kissed
To kiss' signifies uniting or conjunction from affection. To kiss,' as in c, signifies initiation. 'To kiss' signifies conjunction and acknowledgment.

see
To look,' as in Genesis 18:22, signifies thinking, because seeing denotes understanding. Look not back behind thee,' as in Genesis 19:17, means that Lot, who...

face
“The eyes are the windows of the soul.” That’s a sentiment with roots somewhere in murky antiquity, but one that has become hopelessly cliché because...

knees
A knee,' as in Genesis 30:5, signifies conjugial love. The king,' as in Isaiah 66:12, signifies celestial love. A knee,' as in Ezekiel 7:17, signifies...

bowed
To bow, as in Genesis 18:2 signifies to humble.

two
The number "two" has two different meanings in the Bible. In most cases "two" indicates a joining together or unification. This is easy to see...

hands
Scientists believe that one of the most crucial developments in the evolution of humans was bipedalism – walking on two legs. That left our hands...

walked
To walk in the Bible represents living, and usually means living according to the true things taught to us by the Lord -- to "walk...

shepherds
The Writings tell us that shepherds represent those who lead and teach others, using knowledge and true ideas to help people reach the goodness of...

long
'Long' and thence to prolong, refer to good.

angel
'A messenger' signifies communication.

evil
'Wickedness' signifies evil, and 'iniquity' signifies falsities.

name
It's easy to see that names are important in the Bible. Jehovah changed Abram and Sarai to Abraham and Sarah, changed Jacob to Israel and...

called
To call someone or summon someone in the Bible represents a desire for conjunction between higher and lower states of life. For instance, imagine someone...

Abraham
Abraham (or Abram, as he is named in the beginning of his story) is one of the major characters in the story of the sacred...

isaac
'Isaac' represents spiritual love. 'Isaac,' in Genesis 17:19, signifies the rational divine. 'Isaac' signifies the Lord's divine rational in reference to divine good. Isaac' signifies...

Grow
‘To grow’ signifies to be perfected.

To
‘To grow’ signifies to be perfected.

earth
"Earth" in the Bible can mean a person or a group of like-minded people as in a church. But it refers specifically to the external...

saw
To look,' as in Genesis 18:22, signifies thinking, because seeing denotes understanding. Look not back behind thee,' as in Genesis 19:17, means that Lot, who...

Put
'To put' has reference to order, arrangement, application, and influx.

Right hand
'The right hand' signifies the whole of a person regarding intellectual power, and so, regarding faith. 'To place the right hand on the head,' signifies...

remove
As with many verbs, the meaning of "remove" in the Bible varies a good bit depending on context. It generally involves a separation of spiritual...

firstborn
When the Bible talks about generations or birth order, the internal meaning has to do with the progression of spiritual states and their relative importance....

head
The head is the part of us that is highest, which means in a representative sense that it is what is closest to the Lord....

father
Father in the Word means what is most interior, and in those things that are following the Lord's order, it means what is good. In...

know
In a general sense, men represent things of the intellect – facts, ideas, knowledge, everything from the deepest truths to the most pernicious falsities about...

son
Marriages in the Bible represent the union we all can have between the desire for good and the understanding of truth (or an understanding of...

people
The Bible generally uses two different terms for large groups: “people” and “nation.” When it uses the term “nation,” it is talking about a group...

younger
In general, birth order in the Bible reflects the progression of spiritual states, but the specifics of those states depends greatly on context: who the...

brother
There are two ways "brother" is used in the Bible, ways that are still reflected in modern language. One denotes an actual blood relationship; the...

seed
'A seed' signifies love, and everyone who has love, as in Genesis 12:7. 8:15, 16. 'A seed' signifies faith grounded in charity. 'A seed' signifies...

nations
'A nation,' as in Genesis 21:18, signifies the spiritual church which should receive the good of faith. Nation from afar,' as in Jeremiah 5:17, signifies...

blessed
The Lord is perfect love expressed as perfect wisdom. He created us so that He could love us, could give us love and wisdom of...

bless
The Lord is perfect love expressed as perfect wisdom. He created us so that He could love us, could give us love and wisdom of...

day
The expression 'even to this day' or 'today' sometimes appears in the Word, as in Genesis 19:37-38, 22:14, 26:33, 32:32, 35:20, and 47:26. In a...

ephraim
Ephraim was the second son born to Joseph in Egypt and was, along with his older brother Manasseh, elevated by Jacob to the same status...

manasseh
'Manasseh' signifies the will of the spiritual church.

before
In most cases, the meaning of "before" is pretty straightforward, both as a way of assessing relative time, and in its use meaning "in someone's...

israel
Jacob is told twice that his name will now be Israel. The first time is when he wrestles with an angel on his journey to...

said
As with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Who is speaking? Who is hearing? What...

joseph
'The tribe of Zebulon' signifies the conjunction of people in the third heaven with the Lord, 'the tribe of Joseph,' the conjunction of people in...

die
Dead (Gen. 23:8) signifies night, in respect to the goodnesses and truths of faith.

God
When the Bible speaks of "Jehovah," it is representing love itself, the inmost love that is the essence of the Lord. That divine love is...

return
There are many instances in the Bible which describe people turning back, looking back or going back. In most cases it is a negative, sometimes...

land
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.

fathers
Father in the Word means what is most interior, and in those things that are following the Lord's order, it means what is good. In...

give
Like other common verbs, the meaning of "give" in the Bible is affected by context: who is giving what to whom? In general, though, giving...

one
A company might have executives setting policy and strategy, engineers designing products, line workers building them, managers handling personnel and others handling various functions. They...

brothers
Brethren (Gen. 27:29) signify the affections of good.

hand
Scientists believe that one of the most crucial developments in the evolution of humans was bipedalism – walking on two legs. That left our hands...

sword
The three words, sword, famine and pestilence, appear in a group in 26 different Bible verses. That's not an accident. Sword, famine and pestilence describe...

bow
A bow signifies falsity of doctrine destroying truth, and spear, the falsity of evil de­stroying good. (Jer. 6:23.)

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 Israel Blesses Joseph’s Two Sons
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Joseph's Sons
A New Church Bible story explanation for teaching Sunday school. Includes lesson materials for Primary (3-8 years), Junior (9-11 years), Intermediate (12-14 years), Senior (15-17 years) and Adults.
Teaching Support | Ages over 3

 Joseph's Sons Blessed - Level A
Complete lesson with activity choices: learn a blessing song (video demonstration), make a movable picture of Jacob blessing Ephraim and Manasseh, learn the Lord Blesses Me action rhyme (video demonstration), scripted story discussion, coloring picture, and a memory verse.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 Joseph's Sons Blessed - Level B
Complete lesson with activity choices: learn a blessing song (video demonstration), make a movable picture of Jacob blessing Ephraim and Manasseh, make blessing bracelets and learn how the Lord blesses us with His truth and His love, scripted story discussion, coloring picture, and a memory verse.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 Joseph's Sons Blessed - Level C
Complete lesson with activity choices: act out scenarios in pairs to practice behaving with integrity, explore Joseph's character, read and reflect on a door handle sign about living in harmony with your higher self, and a scripted story discussion.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 14

 Joseph's Sons Blessed - Level D
Complete lesson with activity choices: share your blessings with a blessing jar, explore ways you can walk the path of integrity using Micah 6:8, experiment with different ways of walking physically and discuss the implications of walking with God, read and reflect on a door handle sign about living in harmony with your higher self, and a scripted story discussion.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 15 - 17

 Joseph Welcomes His Family
Lesson outline provides teaching ideas with questions for discussion, projects, and activities.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 Overview of Joseph a Man of Integrity Levels A B C D for Ages 3-18
Overview of the Youth Journey Program "Joseph: a man of integrity", Levels A, B, C, and D for ages 3-18.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 3 - 18


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