Genesis 1, 2,
21, 22, 23,
Genesis 48:1 And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph,
Behold, thy father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and
2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and
Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.
3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land
of Canaan, and blessed me,
4 And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I
will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this land to thy seed
after thee for an everlasting possession.
5 And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the
land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and
Simeon, they shall be mine.
6 And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and shall be
called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance.
7 And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan
in the way, when yet there was but a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I
buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is Beth-lehem.
8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?
9 And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given me in
this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless
10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he
brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.
11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God
hath shewed me also thy seed.
12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with
his face to the earth.
Joseph brothers told Jacob Joseph was dead
13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left
hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them
near unto him.
14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who
was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands
wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.
15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and
Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day,
Ephraim's head, who was the younger
Manasseh was the firstborn.
16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be
named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow
into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
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.
Let them grow into a multitude in the midst of
the earth as long as they served God
18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the
firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.
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.
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 Ephraim before Manasseh.
21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and
bring you again unto the land of your fathers.
22 Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took
out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.
God shall be with you, and bring you again unto
the land of your fathers.
I have given to thee one portion above thy
Joseph own brothers sold him and God used Joseph
to save them
Both Abraham and Jacob bought property at
And here supplemental history tells how Jacob
recovered it out of the hand of the Amorite who
must have seized it.
Above = the double portion of the
firstborn, which Reuben forfeited.
Deuteronomy 21:17 But he shall acknowledge the
son of the hated for the firstborn, by giving
him a double portion of all that he hath: for he
is the beginning of his strength; the right of
the firstborn is his.
1 Chronicles 5:2 For Judah prevailed above his
brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but
the birthright was Joseph's:
Ezekiel 47:13 Thus saith the Lord God; This
shall be the border, whereby ye shall inherit
the land according to the twelve tribes
of Israel: Joseph shall have
14 And ye shall inherit it, one
as well as another: concerning the which I
lifted up mine hand to give it unto your
fathers: and this land shall fall unto
you for inheritance.
• Exactly 2520 years from the exile
of Benjamin, Iceland became an independent nation.
The first tribe to be
conquered by the Assyrians was Manasseh,
in 745 B.C. Exactly 2520 years later America became a nation on July 4, 1776.
(Leviticus. 26: 28-46) God warned Israel that if they persisted in continually
breaking His Laws, not only would curses come upon them.
He would punish them for seven times, (a time being 360 years, seven times would
be 2520 years) and would banish them from the land of Palestine and scatter them
among the heathens (like lost sheep)
• Study the book:
(A study outline of the identity of God's people) By E. Raymond Capt
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Jeremiah 17:5 Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh
his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord.