48 Now it came about after these things that [a]Joseph was told, “Behold, your father is sick.” So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim with him.2 When [b]it was told to Jacob, “Behold, your son Joseph has come to you,” Israel [c]collected his strength and sat [d]up in the bed.3 Then Jacob said to Joseph, “[e]God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me,4 and He said to me, ‘Behold, I will make you fruitful and numerous, and I will make you a company of peoples, and will give this land to your [f]descendants after you for an everlasting possession.’5 Now your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh shall be mine, as Reuben and Simeon are.6 But your offspring that [g]have been born after them shall be yours; they shall be called by the [h]names of their brothers in their inheritance.7 Now as for me, when I came from Paddan, Rachel died, [i]to my sorrow, in the land of Canaan on the journey, when there was still some distance to go to Ephrath; and I buried her there on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).”
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