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45 Pharaoh gave Joseph the name Zaphenath-paneah; and he gave him Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, as his wife. Thus Joseph gained authority over the land of Egypt.

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50 Before the years of famine came, Joseph had two sons, whom Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, bore to him. 51 Joseph named the firstborn Manasseh,[a] “For,” he said, “God has made me forget all my hardship and all my father’s house.” 52 The second he named Ephraim,[b] “For God has made me fruitful in the land of my misfortunes.”

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 41:51 That is Making to forget
  2. Genesis 41:52 From a Hebrew word meaning to be fruitful