Ephraim

Ephraim

 
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  • Joseph named his second son Ephraim,* for he said, "God has made me fruitful in this land of my suffering."3 - Genesis 41:52


  • Joseph's sons, born in the land of Egypt, were Manasseh and Ephraim. Their mother was Asenath, daughter of Potiphera, priest of Heliopolis.*4 - Genesis 46:20


  • One day not long after this, word came to Joseph that his father was failing rapidly. So Joseph went to visit him, and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. - Genesis 48:1


  • Now I am adopting as my own sons these two boys of yours, Ephraim and Manasseh, who were born here in the land of Egypt before I arrived. They will inherit from me just as Reuben and Simeon will. - Genesis 48:5


  • But the children born to you in the future will be your own. The land they inherit will be within the territories of Ephraim and Manasseh. - Genesis 48:6


  • Then he positioned the boys so Ephraim was at Jacob's left hand and Manasseh was at his right hand. - Genesis 48:13


  • But Jacob crossed his arms as he reached out to lay his hands on the boys' heads. So his right hand was on the head of Ephraim, the younger boy, and his left hand was on the head of Manasseh, the older. - Genesis 48:14


  • But Joseph was upset when he saw that his father had laid his right hand on Ephraim's head. So he lifted it to place it on Manasseh's head instead. - Genesis 48:17


  • So Jacob blessed the boys that day with this blessing: "The people of Israel will use your names to bless each other. They will say, `May God make you as prosperous as Ephraim and Manasseh.' " In this way, Jacob put Ephraim ahead of Manasseh. - Genesis 48:20


  • He lived to see three generations of descendants of his son Ephraim and the children of Manasseh's son Makir, who were treated as if they were his own. - Genesis 50:23


  • Gideon also sent messengers throughout the hill country of Ephraim, saying, "Come down to attack the Midianites. Cut them off at the shallows of the Jordan River at Beth-barah." And the men of Ephraim did as they were told. - Judges 7:24


  • Then the people of Ephraim asked Gideon, "Why have you treated us this way? Why didn't you send for us when you first went out to fight the Midianites?" And they argued heatedly with Gideon. - Judges 8:1


  • But Gideon replied, "What have I done compared to you? Aren't the last grapes of Ephraim's harvest better than the entire crop of my little clan of Abiezer? - Judges 8:2


  • God gave you victory over Oreb and Zeeb, the generals of the Midianite army. What have I done compared to that?" When the men of Ephraim heard Gideon's answer, they were no longer angry. - Judges 8:3


  • That evening an old man came home from his work in the fields. He was from the hill country of Ephraim, but he was living in Gibeah in the territory of Benjamin. - Judges 19:16
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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