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.

50 And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.

51 And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.

52 And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.

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