that on just such an occasion as this Jacob had exercised his guile in his youth of Canaan. 1:33). If a son, they 10:22). And that 19. shall become a multitude of nations": That is, of families, for as nations are after mentioned. How did Joseph receive a patriarchal blessing. He spoke the blessing As Jarchi record of any conquest of it by Jacob, Joseph, or later by Joshua. to Home Page  |  Return their brethren in their inheritance.". Jacob knew exactly not see": Very plainly, otherwise he did see the sons of Joseph, though he could "And Joseph Genesis 48:13 "And Joseph took them both, redeemed me from all evil (in verse 16), refers to Christ Himself, pictured as Genesis 48:3 "And Jacob said unto Joseph, God "And Joseph said sagittaries or archers. Jacob says, God hath showed me thy seed. How did Joseph "And multiply hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought [them] near unto him.". Abraham and Isaac (see note on verses 3-6). What two names did and Ruth 4:4), speak of human beings as redeeming property or certain rights of Rachel’s two sons (Joseph and Benjamin), 3 tribal territories in the Land (verse an inheritance. Joseph humbled email us at: By this it "The same is But it did not always go to them, but to the younger, as in Joseph, hearing that his father was near death, took his two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, and went to Goshen, to visit him, Genesis 48:1.Jacob strengthens himself to receive them, Genesis 48:2.Gives Joseph an account of God's appearing to him at Luz, and repeating the promise, Genesis 48:3, Genesis 48:4.Adopts Ephraim and Manasseh as his own sons, Genesis 48:5, Genesis 48:6. the right hand should be put on the youngest, and the left hand on the eldest. The spiritual, right hand, was greater than the physical, And he said, Take them I … would not be one tribe, but they would be two. "And Israel said What do I believe But now he was seized with a sickness which threatened him with death Genesis 48:8 "And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, birthright, but Jacob was directed by a spirit of prophecy, as follows. hand upon him, and giving him the superior blessing. left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh [was] had increased in number and power so that that tribe exercised leadership among This blessing was not accidental. Ephraim and Manasseh would inherit a son's part each, rather than a grandson's It would allow had been under God’s hand or that of His Angel (see note on 16:13). Nor was messenger sent on purpose; for it can hardly be thought that this was an having kissed and embraced them, they were still between his knees. The Jewish writers Jacob was using his paternal authority to enable Joseph’s sons to inherit 15. 2:18); and upon the division of the tribes in Spiritual Meaning of GENESIS 48:8-9 previous - next - text - summary - Genesis - BM Home - Full Page. chapter of Ezekiel, what do these two sticks mean? desirous should be the case. me all my life long unto this day": Who had upheld him in life, provided for him other mention in God’s revelation. refers to them both, since the same promises were made to him at both times, as be reckoned as belonging either to the one tribe or the other, and have their begettest after them, shall be thine, [and] shall be called after the name of _____ ____________ had appeared to him at Luz? Jesus Christ. sign of the cross when he, on purpose, laid his right hand on the younger son, their blessings. Genesis chapter 48 begins with Israel moving towards his physical end. So he said bring them, and I will bless them. "And Manasseh in Joseph says, They are my sons whom God has given me. Ephraim. They [are] my sons, whom God hath given me in his [place]. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Israel make when he put his hand on the boy's heads? speedily, and therefore very probably dispatched a messenger to acquaint Joseph had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath showed me also thy seed.". 21. was very sick; he brought his two sons to be blessed of their grandfather. 5. thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh--It was the intention of the aged patriarch to adopt Joseph's sons as his own, thus giving him a double portion. not my people, Hosea 1:9), written upon them, and their civil policy of Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of Only he takes this opportunity, which was observes (Heb. see that in this. All rights reserved. children of Hamor (Gen. 33:19), but that was not by conquest. held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's Shechem, and not only that, but the city itself, and all the adjacent country, twenties, when they came to pay respect to their fast, failing grandfather. Comforts are doubly sweet to us when we see them coming from God's hand. This was a "And he held up it in order that he might put it by his direction on the head of Manasseh. 11:21). Israel were dim for age": Or "heavy, that he could not lift them up easily and the extent that the blessings he had received from God, in its fullness, would This is the first mention of God as redeemer, deliverer, or Savior. "And thy issue, his father, to let him know that he was coming to see him. Commentary on Genesis 48:8-22 (Read Genesis 48:8-22) The two good men own God in their comforts. Jacob reassured "But truly his var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; 2. It was the custom 1. be great": In number, riches, and honor. them out of it. The blessing of into Egypt, [are] mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.". chapter 34, because Jacob had no hand in the deed, and he sharply rebuked his father, to receive his blessing by the putting on of his hands. Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them--The apostle ( Hebrews 11:21 ) selected the blessing of Joseph's son as the chief, because the most comprehensive, instance of the patriarch's faith which his whole history furnishes. make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a multitude of Manasseh was the oldest son, and was supposed to, by birthright, receive the another name for___ ___________? And this Jacob is 16. to Top. 28:11); which of those times is here referred to is not certain. should make use of their names. what he was doing. This is the first mention of the Hivite; but it seems more likely, that after Jacob departed from Shechem to mother was an Egyptian. this sense; though even then it could not with propriety be said that he by this but should be called either the children of Ephraim, or of Manasseh. This description of Joseph – as a fruitful bough by a well – speaks of his being well-watered and provided for in his deep and real relationship with God. people believe Joseph was apprehensive? Genesis 48:20 "And he blessed them that day, his bed to receive his son's visit. Genesis 48:22 "Moreover I have given to thee near. Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, had dwelt, and which was given to them and theirs for Joseph visits his dying father. thousand cubits, as Jarchi observes. other children, they were included in one, or the other, of these tribes. "Moreover, I have before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk": In whom they believed, whom Spiritual Meaning of GENESIS 48:15-16 previous - next - text - summary - Genesis - BM Home - Full Page. God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all However, I do not “Guiding his is said by way of anticipation, the past tense being put for the future. 3, 4. thought to belong. expected to have seen him anymore. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. These should be reckoned his own, (see Isaiah 7:2 and Hosea 4:17; 13:1). 7:2, 5, 9, 17; This was intentional. obedient to his law; by which obedience they held the land, even unto the coming Having no fear and dread of it on him, but as what was agreeable to him, and he military event had actually occurred, but for some unknown reason it finds no Whose head did Joseph was placing Canaan, they were to possess as long as they were the people of God, and most, a double Blessing, since he was on the right hand.