GENESIS 48:5

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Genesis 48:5 Translation & Meaning

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And now וְעַתָּ֡ה At this time, whether adverb, conjunction or expletive now
thy two שְׁנֵֽי Two; also (as ordinal) twofold two
sons, בָנֶיךָ֩ A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) sons
Ephraim אֶפְרַ֙יִם֙ Ephrajim, a son of Joseph; also the tribe descended from him, and its territory Ephraim
and Manasseh, וּמְנַשֶּׁ֔ה Menashsheh, a grandson of Jacob, also the tribe descended from him, and its territory Manasseh
which were born הַנּֽוֹלָדִ֨ים To bear young; causatively, to beget; medically, to act as midwife; specifically, to show lineage born
unto thee in the land בְּאֶ֣רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
of Egypt מִצְרַ֗יִם Mitsrajim, i.e., Upper and Lower Egypt Egypt
before עַד As far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with) before
I came בֹּאִ֥י To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) came
unto אֵלֶ֛יךָ Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
thee into Egypt, מִצְרַ֖יְמָה Mitsrajim, i.e., Upper and Lower Egypt Egypt
are (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
mine; as Reuben כִּרְאוּבֵ֥ן Reuben, a son of Jacob Reuben
and Simeon, וְשִׁמְע֖וֹן Shimon, one of Jacob's sons, also the tribe descended from him Simeon
they shall be יִֽהְיוּ To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) they shall be
mine. יִֽהְיוּ To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) mine

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  • 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 Bethlehem.




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