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Genesis 48 - AMP

2 When Jacob was told, Your son Joseph has come to you, Israel collected his strength and sat up on the bed.

3 And Jacob said to Joseph, God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me

4 And said to me, Behold, I will make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will make you a multitude of people and will give this land to your descendants after you as an everlasting possession.

5 And now your two sons, , who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, are mine. as Reuben and Simeon, shall be mine.

6 But other sons who may be born after them shall be your own; and they shall be called after the names of these brothers and reckoned as belonging to them into their inheritance.

7 And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died at my side in the land of Canaan on the way, when yet there was but a little way to come to Ephrath; and I buried her there on the way to Ephrath, that is, Bethlehem.

8 When Israel saw Joseph's sons, he said, Who are these?

9 And Joseph said to his father, They are my sons, whom God has given me in this place. And he said, Bring them to me, I pray you, that I may bless them.

10 Now Israel's eyes were dim from age, so that he could not see. And Joseph brought them near to him, and he kissed and embraced them.

11 Israel said to Joseph, I had not thought that I would see your face, but see, God has shown me your offspring also.

12 Then Joseph took from and he bowed with his face to the earth.

13 Then Joseph took both , Ephraim with his right hand toward Israel's left, and Manasseh with his left hand toward Israel's right, and brought them close to him.

14 And Israel reached out his right hand and laid it on the head of Ephraim, who was the younger, and his left hand on Manasseh's head, God acts independently of the claims of priority based on time of birth when He chooses men. He too ``crossed His hands" in the case of Seth whom He chose over Cain; of Shem over Japheth; of Isaac over Ishmael; of Jacob over Esau; of Judah and Joseph over Reuben; of Moses over Aaron; of David over all his brothers; and of Mary over Martha.crossing his hands intentionally, for Manasseh was the firstborn.

15 Then blessed Joseph and said, God , before Whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac lived and walked habitually, God , Who has fed me from the time I came into being until this day,

16 The The ``Angel of the Lord" is here identified as Christ Himself. See also the footnote on Gen. 16:7.redeeming Angel Who has redeemed me continually from every evil, bless the lads! And let my name be perpetuated in them , and the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them become a multitude in the midst of the earth.

17 When Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand on Ephraim's head, it displeased him; and he held up his father's hand to move it to Manasseh's head.

18 And Joseph said, Not so, my father, for this is the firstborn; put your right hand upon his head.

19 But his father refused and said, I know, my son, I know. He also shall become a people and shall be great; but his younger brother shall be This prophecy begins to be fulfilled ``from the days of the judges onward, as the tribe of Ephraim in power and compass so increased that it became the head of the northern ten tribes, and its name became of like significance with that of Israel; although, in the time of Moses, Manasseh still outnumbered Ephraim by 20,000" (Karl F. Keil and F. Delitzsch, Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament). Joshua, whom Israel so long regarded as their ruler, was an Ephraimite. The ark of the covenant was placed in Shiloh in the territory of Ephraim, which increased the tribe's prestige. How could Jacob have prophesied Ephraim's supremacy so positively except by divine inspiration?greater than he, and his offspring shall become a multitude of nations.

20 And he blessed them that day, saying, By you shall Israel bless , saying, May God make you like Ephraim and like Manasseh. And he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

21 And Israel said to Joseph, Behold, I die, but God will be with you and bring you again to the land of your fathers.

22 Moreover, I have given to you one portion more than any of your brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorites with my sword and with my bow.




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Elmer Towns avatar
Jacob the Spiritual Giver Lesson 1
Shared by: Elmer Towns on Nov, 2016
Summary: Jacob told them his testimony: what you were like before salvation, what you did to receive Christ and how you were changed.
Scripture: Genesis 48:1-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 66
John Shearhart avatar
Genesis 47:28-48:22
Shared by: John Shearhart on Jun, 2014
Summary: God shows His sovereignty and faithfulness when Jacob blesses Ephraim ahead of Manasseh and adopts them both as his own.
Scripture: Genesis 47:28-48:22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,081
Derrick Strickland avatar
A Powerful Father's Blessing
Shared by: Derrick Strickland on Jun, 2014
Summary: As Dad's, we should never underestimate the power we have to bestow, with our lives, blessings upon our children
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 48:1-22
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,645
Damian Phillips avatar
The Paternal Blessing
Shared by: Damian Phillips on Jan, 2012
Summary: The paternal, or fatherly, blessing was the most valuable heritage that Jewish parents could bestow on their children. From its earliest appearances in the Old Testament, blessing is revealed as fatherly word and gift of life.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 48:8-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,825
C. Philip Green avatar
Optimistic Outlook
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Dec, 2011
Summary: When we rely on the promises of God, we can look ahead with confidence; we can look up with commitment; and we can look around with compassion.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 48:1-22
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 2,601
Edward Hardee avatar
Studies in Genesis: Chapter 48
Shared by: Edward Hardee on Oct, 2011
Summary: This is a study of the book of Genesis. Genesis and Revelation are two of the most disputed books in the Bible. The premise of this study is the foundation of creation.
Series: Genesis
Scripture: Genesis 48:1-22
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,547
Mark Aarssen avatar
The Grandparents Bible
Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Jul, 2011
Summary: When it comes to religious instruction and example we can see that Jacob gave his grandson’s four important things to remember him by and to help point his grandchildren to the true and living God. You and I can do the same thing today for our Grandchild
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Scripture: Genesis 48:1-22
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 3,060
Charles Jones avatar
THE CROSS BLESSING
Shared by: Charles Jones on Dec, 2010
Summary: I will call them my people, which were not my people, and her beloved which was not beloved.” “And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there shall they be called the children of the living God. (Roma
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Scripture: Genesis 48:13-14
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 7,480
Ajai Prakash avatar
The CROSS Blessing
Shared by: Ajai Prakash on Apr, 2010
Summary: Today we enjoy the CROSS blessing as we don’t have to make daily burnt offerings for our sins and have been given the Holy Spirit to stay permanently till Christ returns. Let us not hesitate to pass on the CROSS blessing to others who still haven’t receiv
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Scripture: Genesis 48:1-22
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Steve Ely avatar
Switched - Part 1
Shared by: Steve Ely on Mar, 2010
Summary: We usually like for things to stay the same. However, sometimes an exchange takes place for our good. Some things need to be “Switched!”
Series: Switched
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 48:1-20
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 6,207
Paul Clemente avatar
P-A-W-B-A Genesis 48
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Aug, 2009
Summary: P-A-W-B-A: Proclaim God Almighty, Acknowledge God’s Gifts, Worship Jesus, Bless OTHERS, Affirm God’s Word!
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 48:1-22
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 886
Tom Owen avatar
Genesis 52
Shared by: Tom Owen on Aug, 2009
Summary: verse-by-verse
Series: Beginnings
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 47:11-48:20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,595
Ken Harris avatar
"Dad's Right Hand"
Shared by: Ken Harris on Jun, 2009
Summary: The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the hearers to affirm to others that faith – in relationship reconciliation - recognizes that God’s ways are not man’s ways.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 48:8-14
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 3,059
Owen Bourgaize avatar
Father's Day - Responsibilities and Blessing
Shared by: Owen Bourgaize on Jun, 2009
Summary: Father’s Day reminds us of parental responsibilities and blessing, as we show our love and acceptance to children in: Our Words, Giving our Time, Sharing Caring Love, and Modelling ourselves on Jesus and our Heavenly Father.
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,783
Joel Smith avatar
Your Blessed Life Now
Shared by: Joel Smith on Mar, 2009
Summary: This sermon answers the question, "How did I get here?"
based on 19 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 48:1-49:28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,869
Joseph Smith avatar
One Portion More
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Jan, 2009
Summary: For Baptist Identity Sunday. God has given the Baptist tribe one portion more of evangelistic zeal, missions involvement, and investment in freedom. This church is equipped with one portion more to do its mission.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 48:21-49:26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 473
Bill Purvis avatar
Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Perfect Dad
Shared by: Bill Purvis on Oct, 2008
Summary: Using Genesis 48:9 this Father’s Day sermon can be used year around to help people appreciate their fathers or learn to cope with the absence of a good father figure.
based on 31 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,867
Dean Rhine avatar
God is With Us
Shared by: Dean Rhine on May, 2008
Summary: We learn from the patriarchs that God is with us
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 22:1-48:21
Views: 386
Tom Fuller avatar
How to Change Your Character
Shared by: Tom Fuller on Jul, 2005
Summary: We as humans see things we don’t like in ourselves - then just decide to change. But we are who we are and cannot change - unless God does the transformation. We also hear how God uses this to turn what the enemy means for harm into good.
Series: Genesis
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 48:1-50:26
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,839
Daniel Olukoya avatar
The Analysis of confusion
Shared by: Daniel Olukoya on May, 2004
Summary: God does not sustain what He has not ordained so all the lack of intimacy with God is a symptom of confusion.
based on 93 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 48:13-18
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 16,022
Ron Wofford avatar
Are You Sure You Want To Be Healed?
Shared by: Ron Wofford on Feb, 2003
Summary: Needing a miracle and being willing to pay the price to get one are two different things. If you are to be healed you must be willing to give up your sickness.
based on 50 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,010
Joel Pankow avatar
A Different Kind of Eulogy
Shared by: Joel Pankow on Aug, 2002
Summary: how Joseph and Jacob prepared for their funerals and dealt with their deaths
based on 31 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 48:15-50:26
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 5,772
Bruce Landry avatar
Becoming God's Chosen--Nation
Shared by: Bruce Landry on Jun, 2002
Summary: Jacob-Israel chooses Ephraim and Manasseh into his family. Just as we born again Christians are grafted into God’s Family, Jacob shows us similar undertaking in giving the first two children of Joseph equal standing within the nation of Israel. Jacob un
Series: Genesis
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Scripture: Genesis 48:1-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,620