21 By faith nJacob, when dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, obowing in worship over the head of his staff.
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the angel who has redeemed me from all evil, bless the boys;
and in them let my name be carried on, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac;
and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.”
So he blessed them that day, saying,
“By you Israel will pronounce blessings, saying,
‘God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh.’”
Thus he put Ephraim before Manasseh.
And he said, “Swear to me”; and he swore to him. Then Israel bowed himself upon the head of his bed.
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