The Bible in Its Traditions

Genesis 41:50–52

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50  And unto Joseph were born two sons before the year of famine came, whom Asenath the daughter of Poti-phera priest of On bore unto him.

50  And to Joseph were born two sons, before the seven years of famine came, which Aseneth, the daughter of Petephres, priest of Heliopolis, bore to him.

50  Then, before the famine arrived, Joseph had two sons born, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of Heliopolis, bore for him.

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51  And Joseph called the name of the first-born Manasseh: 'for God hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.'

51  And he called the name of the firstborn Manasseh, saying, “God has caused me to forget all my labors and the house of my father.”

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52  And the name of the second called he Ephraim: 'for God hath made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.'

52  And he called the name of the second, Ephraim; for God, said he, has increased me in the land of my humiliation.

52  Likewise, he named the second Ephraim, saying, “God has caused me to increase in the land of my poverty.”