12 So Joseph brought them from beside his knees, and he bowed down with his face to the earth. 13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim with his right hand toward Israel’s left hand, and Manasseh with his left hand toward Israel’s right hand, and brought them near him. 14 Then Israel stretched out his right hand and (A)laid it on Ephraim’s head, who was the younger, and his left hand on Manasseh’s head, (B)guiding his hands knowingly, for Manasseh was the (C)firstborn. 15 And (D)he blessed Joseph, and said:

“God, (E)before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked,
The God who has fed me all my life long to this day,
16 The Angel (F)who has redeemed me from all evil,
Bless the lads;
Let (G)my name be named upon them,
And the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac;
And let them (H)grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.”

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