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GEN 48:17 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon
the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's
hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.
GEN 48:18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this
is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.
GEN 48:19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know
it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly
his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become
a multitude of nations.
GEN 48:20 And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel
bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set
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