GENESIS 48:12

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.”

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Genesis 48:12 Translation & Meaning

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And Joseph יוֹסֵ֛ף Joseph, the name of seven Israelites Joseph
brought them out וַיּוֹצֵ֥א To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim brought out
from between מֵעִ֣ם Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) between
his knees, בִּרְכָּ֑יו A knee knees
and he bowed himself וַיִּשְׁתַּ֥חוּ To depress, i.e., prostrate (especially reflexive, in homage to royalty or God) bowed himself
with his face לְאַפָּ֖יו Properly, the nose or nostril; hence, the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire face
to the earth. אָֽרְצָה׃ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) earth

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  • 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.

  • 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.




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