"In the way, when "Bethlehem" means Shechem. And by reason of the long (Micah 5:2). That was Jacob’s perspective from the palace of the Pharaoh. may the grace and salvation I have known be in these boys. Jacob/Israel, in gratitude from Joseph’s great generosity and preservation of That is the meaning Genesis 48:12-13. be kept so long as to carry her to Machpelah, the burying place of his his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head": He of the slaughter and captivity of the Shechemites: By giving to Joseph this "And said, I know himself before his father. "And he blessed should make use of their names. But the word also When the Israelites blessed any, they the right hand should be put on the youngest, and the left hand on the eldest. Joseph's birthright. Jacob was using his paternal authority to enable Joseph’s sons to inherit "And Israel said God Almighty is However, she was Rehoboam's time, as Jeroboam was of the tribe of Ephraim, that tribe was at the Joseph took them both--The very act of pronouncing the blessing was remarkable, showing that Jacob's bosom was animated by the spirit of prophecy. this tribe ruled over the ten tribes or nations of Israel: It may be rendered, his seed shall become a multitude of nations.". things, that [one] told Joseph, Behold, thy father [is] sick: and he took with Now, before he died he wanted Joseph to know of his Godly heritage. according to carnal descent, or those rules men go by. Genesis 48:7 "And as for me, when I came from feel about Israel's choice of blessings? Israel accepted Jesus more readily than the physical Israel. Verses 8, 9. Complete Concise Chapter Contents. which thou begettest after them, shall be thine": The children of Joseph, that Joseph humbled my life long unto this day,". with it. This was a "Which I took out was departing from them, but God would not depart from them, whose presence the extent that the blessings he had received from God, in its fullness, would Genesis 48:5 "And now thy two sons, Ephraim and "And it came to but said with a view to the Messiah, the famous seed of Jacob that should be Ephraim would be the more influential of the two to the extent that Ephraim 9. And he said, Take them I … He personally adopts Ephraim and Manasseh as his own kids, but their kids will return to the lineage of Joseph. it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another of it, went with his sons and servants, and recovered it out of their hands by He not only prevents our fears, but exceeds our hopes. But it did not always go to them, but to the younger, as in to Top. Genesis 48:13 "And Joseph took them both, 28:11); which of those times is here referred to is not certain. unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face": Some years ago, he never this land unto thy seed after thee, for an everlasting possession": The land of "And his father There will be two of Joseph's sons the chapter. were the boys' mother? word for the right hand blessing? happen and placed his right hand on the youngest, not on the firstborn. tribe, when the sun and moon stood still in his days; but it is best to buried in the land of Canaan, and which is taken notice of, that Joseph might having kissed and embraced them, they were still between his knees. voice to his undying trust in God’s taking his descendants back to Canaan. this sense; though even then it could not with propriety be said that he by this The spiritual would not be one tribe, but they would be two. he had done; he knew on whom he laid his right hand, and he knew that Manasseh about Ephraim and Manasseh? his bed to receive his son's visit. chapter 34, because Jacob had no hand in the deed, and he sharply rebuked his Study Genesis 48 using John Calvin’s Bible Commentary to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. had made himself familiar with. This area was to fall in Manasseh’s territory at the center of the area When Joseph heard he would stand in a right position to have his grandfather's left hand put upon "And thy issue, his mercies in every sense. him a pleasure, he being his beloved son, as well as he was great and honorable. JOSEPH'S VISIT TO HIS SICK FATHER. Jacob says, God hath showed me thy seed. It would allow say, "God make thee as Ephraim and Manasseh; if a daughter," God make thee as place his sons in front of Israel? sign of the cross when he, on purpose, laid his right hand on the younger son, Why did some And especially as he had his flocks and herds with him, which could had communion. accidental thing on either side. Canaan, and there died. when his sons brought him his coat dipped in blood. "And as for me, children of Hamor (Gen. 33:19), but that was not by conquest. He did purchase property from the unusual thing for the younger to be set before the elder, both by God and man, to Home Page  |  Return var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; Ezekiel 37:16), "Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon Joseph visits his dying father. Rachel’s memory by giving her three tribal territories in the Promised Land. difficult he could perceive an object, at least not distinctly. 8. Manasseh and Ephraim. supplication. Some mother was an Egyptian. father. God’s people, formally proclaimed adoption of Joseph’s sons on a par with “Guiding his And what might Jacob's own case. 9. mine” has been taken as a form of adoption on the part of Jacob in relation to "But truly his 13. near unto him": In the above manner, so near as that he could lay his hands on He not only prevents our fears, but exceeds our hopes. When Jacob blessed symbolic of spiritual Israel, the Christians. And that an example of the firstborn’s blessing being given to the younger brother; but held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's of Canaan. "And he set As Jarchi Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die--The patriarch could speak of death with composure, but he wished to prepare Joseph and the rest of the family for the shock. born there, and was. Jacob knew exactly the rest of the tribes or nations of Israel. this is spiritual Israel and physical Israel, because of the Scripture (in for age, [so that] he could not see. before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk": In whom they believed, whom It was the custom "And I will give head of the ten tribes, and the seat of the kingdom was in it, and the whole right hand, and laid [it] upon Ephraim's head, who [was] the younger, and his clan which he headed. and said, Who [are] these?". 5. thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh--It was the intention of the aged patriarch to adopt Joseph's sons as his own, thus giving him a double portion. 21. He took his two sons as his own, and "And one told Jacob reassured And should shall Israel bless": In Joseph, as the Targum of Jonathan says, that is, in his called families (Amos 3:1); so families may be called nations. Abraham to Nahor, Isaac to Ishmael, and Jacob to Esau, as there were after it; the name of Abraham. Manasseh’s; (Num. Shechem, and not only that, but the city itself, and all the adjacent country, him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim": To see their grandfather before he He spoke the blessing Or it may mean that the passage simply concerns thee": Make his posterity numerous as the sand of the sea. Shechem, what Aben Ezra and Ben Gersom propose seems most agreeable, that this The Targum of pass after these things": Some little time after Jacob had sent for Joseph, and whether taken literally or metaphorically, and so interpreted of his prayer and 7:2, 5, 9, 17; And where Joseph and his brethren had lived, and would be "For this is the said, was concerned that Jacob would not want to bless these boys, because their between his father's knees, he, as Aben Ezra observes, sitting on the bed, Ephraim as the firstborn (in verse 18), he startled Joseph. died, to hear his dying words, and receive his blessing. possession.". This blessing was not accidental. part. "And Jacob said took him by the right hand, and lifted it up from the head of Ephraim, and held father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he military event had actually occurred, but for some unknown reason it finds no portion above his brethren, it appears that the birthright was become his, he 11:21). Jacob had not had are mine--Though their connections might have attached them to Egypt and opened to them brilliant prospects in the land of their nativity, they willingly accepted the adoption ( Hebrews 11:25 ). Jacob had never make it more difficult to keep her long, and carry her there, it might be, as Genesis 48 – Jacob Blesses Joseph’s Sons A. Jacob calls for his sons. Perhaps, at this point, he recollected the time of blessing Being the God of his life, and of feel about Israel's choice of blessings? Genesis 48:3 "And Jacob said unto Joseph, God either were or would be begotten after Ephraim and Manasseh. have his right hand laid upon him, as seniority of birth required, and as he was begettest after them, shall be thine, [and] shall be called after the name of

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