Portion 13.ii “And she called his name Moses”

Exodus 1,18 And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them:
‘Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men-children alive?’
19 And the midwives said unto Pharaoh:
‘Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwife come unto them.’
20 And God dealt well with the midwives; and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty. 21 And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that He made them houses. 22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying:
‘Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.’ {P}

Exodus Chapter 2

1 And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. 2 And the woman conceived, and bore a son; and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. 3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch; and she put the child therein, and laid it in the flags by the river’s brink. 4 And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him. 5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe in the river; and her maidens walked along by the river-side; and she saw the ark among the flags, and sent her handmaid to fetch it. 6 And she opened it, and saw it, even the child; and behold a boy that wept. And she had compassion on him, and said:
‘This is one of the Hebrews’ children.’
7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter:
‘Shall I go and call thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?’
8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her:
‘Go.’
And the maiden went and called the child’s mother. 9 And Pharaoh’s daughter said unto her:
‘Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages.’
And the woman took the child, and nursed it. 10 And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses, and said:
‘Because I drew him out of the water.’

Writings:Psalms 65 “O Thou that hearest prayer, unto Thee doth all flesh come”

Psalms Chapter 65

1 For the Leader. A Psalm. A Song of David.

2 Praise waiteth for Thee, O God, in Zion;
and unto Thee the vow is performed.
3 O Thou that hearest prayer, unto Thee doth all flesh come.
4 The tale of iniquities is too heavy for me;
as for our transgressions, Thou wilt pardon them.
5 Happy is the man whom Thou choosest, and bringest near, that he may dwell in Thy courts; {N}
may we be satisfied with the goodness of Thy house, the holy place of Thy temple!
6 With wondrous works dost Thou answer us in righteousness, O God of our salvation; {N}
Thou the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of the far distant seas;
7 Who by Thy strength settest fast the mountains, who art girded about with might;
8 Who stillest the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the tumult of the peoples;
9 So that they that dwell in the uttermost parts stand in awe of Thy signs;
Thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.
10 Thou hast remembered the earth, and watered her, greatly enriching her, with the river of God that is full of water; {N}
Thou preparest them corn, for so preparest Thou her.
11 Watering her ridges abundantly, settling down the furrows thereof, Thou makest her soft with showers;
Thou blessest the growth thereof.
12 Thou crownest the year with Thy goodness;
and Thy paths drop fatness.
13 The pastures of the wilderness do drop;
and the hills are girded with joy.
14 The meadows are clothed with flocks;
the valleys also are covered over with corn; {N}
they shout for joy, yea, they sing. {P}

Writings:Psalms 64 “Thence are their wounds”

Psalms Chapter 64

1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.

2 Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint;
preserve my life from the terror of the enemy.
3 Hide me from the council of evil-doers;
from the tumult of the workers of iniquity;
4 Who have whet their tongue like a sword, and have aimed their arrow, a poisoned word;
5 That they may shoot in secret places at the blameless;
suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.
6 They encourage one another in an evil matter;
they converse of laying snares secretly; {N}
they ask, who would see them.
7 They search out iniquities, they have accomplished a diligent search; {N}
even in the inward thought of every one, and the deep heart.
8 But God doth shoot at them with an arrow suddenly;
thence are their wounds.
9 So they make their own tongue a stumbling unto themselves;
all that see them shake the head.
10 And all men fear;
and they declare the work of God, and understand His doing.
11 The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall take refuge in Him;
and all the upright in heart shall glory. {P

Portion 13.i “But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded”

Exodus Chapter 1

1 Now these are the names of the sons of Israel, who came into Egypt with Jacob; every man came with his household:
2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah; 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin; 4 Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher.
5 And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls; and Joseph was in Egypt already. 6 And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation. 7 And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them. {P}

8 Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who knew not Joseph. 9 And he said unto his people:
‘Behold, the people of the children of Israel are too many and too mighty for us; 10 come, let us deal wisely with them, lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there befalleth us any war, they also join themselves unto our enemies, and fight against us, and get them up out of the land.’
11 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh store-cities, Pithom and Raamses. 12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread abroad. And they were adread because of the children of Israel. 13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour. 14 And they made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field; in all their service, wherein they made them serve with rigour. 15 And the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of whom the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah; 16 and he said:
‘When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, ye shall look upon the birthstool: if it be a son, then ye shall kill him; but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.’
17 But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men-children alive.

Writings:Psalms 62,63 ” Only for God wait thou in stillness, my soul “

[ Rest is the highest form of worship – 62.2

Shabbat Shalom,
Danny ]

Psalms Chapter 62

1 For the Leader; for Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

2 Only for God doth my soul wait in stillness;
from Him cometh my salvation.
3 He only is my rock and my salvation, my high tower, I shall not be greatly moved.
4 How long will ye set upon a man, that ye may slay him, all of you, {N}
as a leaning wall, a tottering fence?
5 They only devise to thrust him down from his height, delighting in lies; {N}
they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly.

Selah

6 Only for God wait thou in stillness, my soul;
for from Him cometh my hope.
7 He only is my rock and my salvation, my high tower, I shall not be moved.
8 Upon God resteth my salvation and my glory;
the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
9 Trust in Him at all times, ye people;
pour out your heart before Him; {N}
God is a refuge for us.

Selah

10 Men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie; {N}
if they be laid in the balances, they are together lighter than vanity.
11 Trust not in oppression, and put not vain hope in robbery; {N}
if riches increase, set not your heart thereon.
12 God hath spoken once, twice have I heard this:
that strength belongeth unto God;
13 Also unto Thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy;
for Thou renderest to every man according to his work. {P}

Psalms Chapter 63

1 A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.

2 O God, Thou art my God, earnestly will I seek Thee; {N}
my soul thirsteth for Thee, my flesh longeth for Thee, {N}
in a dry and weary land, where no water is.
3 So have I looked for Thee in the sanctuary, to see Thy power and Thy glory.
4 For Thy lovingkindness is better than life;
my lips shall praise Thee.
5 So will I bless Thee as long as I live;
in Thy name will I lift up my hands.
6 My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness;
and my mouth doth praise Thee with joyful lips;
7 When I remember Thee upon my couch, and meditate on Thee in the night-watches.
8 For Thou hast been my help, and in the shadow of Thy wings do I rejoice.
9 My soul cleaveth unto Thee;
Thy right hand holdeth me fast.
10 But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the nethermost parts of the earth.
11 They shall be hurled to the power of the sword;
they shall be a portion for foxes.
12 But the king shall rejoice in God; {N}
every one that sweareth by Him shall glory;
for the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped. {P}

parsha 12.vi,vii ” God meant it for good “

Genesis 49

27 Benjamin is a wolf that raveneth; in the morning he devoureth the prey, and at even he divideth the spoil.’
28 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is it that their father spoke unto them and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them. 29 And he charged them, and said unto them:
‘I am to be gathered unto my people; bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite, 30 in the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field from Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a burying-place. 31 There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah. 32 The field and the cave that is therein, which was purchased from the children of Heth.’
33 And when Jacob made an end of charging his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and expired, and was gathered unto his people.

Genesis Chapter 50

1 And Joseph fell upon his father’s face, and wept upon him, and kissed him. 2 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. And the physicians embalmed Israel. 3 And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of embalming. And the Egyptians wept for him threescore and ten days. 4 And when the days of weeping for him were past, Joseph spoke unto the house of Pharaoh, saying:
‘If now I have found favour in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying: 5 My father made me swear, saying: Lo, I die; in my grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come back.’
6 And Pharaoh said:
‘Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear.’
7 And Joseph went up to bury his father; and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt, 8 and all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father’s house; only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen. 9 And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen; and it was a very great company. 10 And they came to the threshing-floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, and there they wailed with a very great and sore wailing; and he made a mourning for his father seven days. 11 And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said:
‘This is a grievous mourning to the Egyptians.’
Wherefore the name of it was called Abel-mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan. 12 And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them. 13 For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field, for a possession of a burying-place, of Ephron the Hittite, in front of Mamre. 14 And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father. 15 And when Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said:
‘It may be that Joseph will hate us, and will fully requite us all the evil which we did unto him.’
16 And they sent a message unto Joseph, saying:
‘Thy father did command before he died, saying:
17 So shall ye say unto Joseph:
Forgive, I pray thee now, the transgression of thy brethren, and their sin, for that they did unto thee evil. And now, we pray thee, forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of thy father.’
And Joseph wept when they spoke unto him. 18 And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said:
‘Behold, we are thy bondmen.’
19 And Joseph said unto them:
‘Fear not; for am I in the place of God? 20 And as for you, ye meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. 21 Now therefore fear ye not; I will sustain you, and your little ones.’
And he comforted them, and spoke kindly unto them. 22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father’s house; and Joseph lived a hundred and ten years. 23 And Joseph saw Ephraim’s children of the third generation; the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were born upon Joseph’s knees. 24 And Joseph said unto his brethren:
‘I die; but God will surely remember you, and bring you up out of this land unto the land which He swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.’
25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying:
‘God will surely remember you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.’
26 So Joseph died, being a hundred and ten years old. And they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt. {P}

Portion 12.v ” The blessings of thy father are mighty beyond the blessings of my progenitors “

Genesis 49,{S} 19 Gad, a troop shall troop upon him; but he shall troop upon their heel.
{S} 20 As for Asher, his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.
{S} 21 Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.
{S} 22 Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine by a fountain; its branches run over the wall. 23 The archers have dealt bitterly with him, and shot at him, and hated him; 24 But his bow abode firm, and the arms of his hands were made supple, by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob, from thence, from the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel, 25 Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee, and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee, with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that coucheth beneath, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb.
26 The blessings of thy father are mighty beyond the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills; they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of the prince among his brethren. {P}

Wrtings:Psalms 61 ” So will I sing praise unto Thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows “

Psalms Chapter 61

1 For the Leader; with string-music. [A Psalm] of David.

2 Hear my cry, O God;
attend unto my prayer.
3 From the end of the earth will I call unto Thee, when my heart fainteth; {N}
lead me to a rock that is too high for me.
4 For Thou hast been a refuge for me, a tower of strength in the face of the enemy.
5 I will dwell in Thy Tent for ever;
I will take refuge in the covert of Thy wings.

Selah

6 For Thou, O God, hast heard my vows;
Thou hast granted the heritage of those that fear Thy name.
7 Mayest Thou add days unto the king’s days!
May his years be as many generations!
8 May he be enthroned before God for ever!
Appoint mercy and truth, that they may preserve him.
9 So will I sing praise unto Thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows. {P}

Portion 12.iv ” That which shall befall you in the end of days “

4. Genesis Chapter 49

1 And Jacob called unto his sons, and said:
‘Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the end of days.
2 Assemble yourselves, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.
3 Reuben, thou art my first-born, my might, and the first-fruits of my strength; the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power. 4 Unstable as water, have not thou the excellency; because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it–

he went up to my couch. {P}
5 Simeon and Levi are brethren; weapons of violence their kinship. 6 Let my soul not come into their council; unto their assembly let my glory not be united; for in their anger they slew men, and in their self-will they houghed oxen. 7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce, and their wrath, for it was cruel; I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
{ 8 Judah, thee shall thy brethren praise; thy hand shall be on the neck of thine enemies; thy father’s sons shall bow down before thee. 9 Judah is a lion’s whelp; from the prey, my son, thou art gone up. He stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as a lioness; who shall rouse him up? 10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, as long as men come to Shiloh; and unto him shall the obedience of the peoples be. 11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine; he washeth his garments in wine, and his vesture in the blood of grapes; 12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk. {P}
13 Zebulun shall dwell at the shore of the sea, and he shall be a shore for ships, and his flank shall be upon Zidon. {P}
14 Issachar is a large-boned ass, couching down between the sheep-folds. 15 For he saw a resting-place that it was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and he bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant under task-work.
{S} 16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. 17 Dan shall be a serpent in the way, a horned snake in the path, that biteth the horse’s heels, so that his rider falleth backward. 18 I wait for Thy salvation, O LORD.

Writings:Psalms 60 ” He it is that will tread down our adversaries “

Psalms Chapter 60

1 For the Leader; upon Shushan Eduth; Michtam of David, to teach; 2 when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, {N} and Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the Valley of Salt twelve thousand.

3 O God, Thou hast cast us off, Thou hast broken us down;
Thou hast been angry;
O restore us.
4 Thou hast made the land to shake, Thou hast cleft it;
heal the breaches thereof;
for it tottereth.
5 Thou hast made Thy people to see hard things;
Thou hast made us to drink the wine of staggering.
6 Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth.

Selah

7 That Thy beloved may be delivered, save with Thy right hand, and answer me.
8 God spoke in His holiness, that I would exult;
that I would divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
9 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine;
Ephraim also is the defence of my head;
Judah is my sceptre.
10 Moab is my washpot;
upon Edom do I cast my shoe;
Philistia, cry aloud because of me!
11 Who will bring me into the fortified city?
Who will lead me unto Edom?
12 Hast not Thou, O God, cast us off?
And Thou goest not forth, O God, with our hosts.
13 Give us help against the adversary;
for vain is the help of man.
14 Through God we shall do valiantly;
for He it is that will tread down our adversaries. {P}

Portion 12.iii ” God will be with you, and bring you back “

Genesis Chapter 48

17 And when Joseph saw that his father was laying 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. 18 And Joseph said unto his father:
‘Not so, my father, for this is the first-born; 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; howbeit 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:
‘By 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 will be with you, and bring you back 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.’ {P}

Writings:Psalms 59 ” Behold, they belch out with their mouth “

Psalms Chapter 59

1 For the Leader; Al-tashheth. [A Psalm] of David; Michtam; when Saul sent, {N}
and they watched the house to kill him.

2 Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God;
set me on high from them that rise up against me.
3 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from the men of blood.
4 For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul;
the impudent gather themselves together against me; {N}
not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.
5 Without my fault, they run and prepare themselves;
awake Thou to help me, and behold.
6 Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, arouse Thyself to punish all the nations; {N}
show no mercy to any iniquitous traitors.

Selah

7 They return at evening, they howl like a dog, and go round about the city.
8 Behold, they belch out with their mouth;
swords are in their lips:
‘For who doth hear?’
9 But Thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them;
Thou shalt have all the nations in derision.
10 Because of his strength, I will wait for Thee;
for God is my high tower.
11 The God of my mercy will come to meet me;
God will let me gaze upon mine adversaries.
12 Slay them not, lest my people forget, make them wander to and fro by Thy power, and bring them down, O Lord our shield.
13 For the sin of their mouth, and the words of their lips, {N}
let them even be taken in their pride, and for cursing and lying which they speak.
14 Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they be no more; {N}
and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob, unto the ends of the earth.

Selah

15 And they return at evening, they howl like a dog, and go round about the city;
16 They wander up and down to devour, and tarry all night if they have not their fill.
17 But as for me, I will sing of Thy strength;
yea, I will sing aloud of Thy mercy in the morning; {N}
for Thou hast been my high tower, and a refuge in the day of my distress.
18 O my strength, unto Thee will I sing praises;
for God is my high tower, the God of my mercy. {P}

Portion 12.ii “I had not thought to see thy face”

Genesis Chapter 48

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 let me see thy seed also.’
12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees; and he fell down on 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 first-born. 15 And he blessed Joseph, and said:
‘The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk,
the God who hath been my shepherd all my life long unto this day,
16 the angel who hath redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads;
and let my name be named in them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac;
and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.’

Writings:Psalms 58 “There is a reward for the righteous”

Psalms Chapter 58

1 For the Leader; Al-tashheth. [A Psalm] of David; Michtam.

2 Do ye indeed speak as a righteous company?
Do ye judge with equity the sons of men?
3 Yea, in heart ye work wickedness;
ye weigh out in the earth the violence of your hands.
4 The wicked are estranged from the womb;
the speakers of lies go astray as soon as they are born.
5 Their venom is like the venom of a serpent;
they are like the deaf asp that stoppeth her ear;
6 Which hearkeneth not to the voice of charmers, or of the most cunning binder of spells.
7 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth;
break out the cheek-teeth of the young lions, O LORD.
8 Let them melt away as water that runneth apace; {N}
when he aimeth his arrows, let them be as though they were cut off.
9 Let them be as a snail which melteth and passeth away;
like the untimely births of a woman, that have not seen the sun.
10 Before your pots can feel the thorns, He will sweep it away with a whirlwind, the raw and the burning alike.
11 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance;
he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
12 And men shall say:
‘Verily there is a reward for the righteous;
verily there is a God that judgeth in the earth.’ {P}

Portionn12.i “‘Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them.'”

Genesis Chapter 47

28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years; so the days of Jacob, the years of his life, were a hundred forty and seven years.

29 And the time drew near that Israel must die; and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him:
‘If now I have found favour in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt. 30 But when I sleep with my fathers, thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their burying-place.’
And he said:
‘I will do as thou hast said.’
31 And he said:
‘Swear unto me.’
And he swore unto him. And Israel bowed down upon the bed’s head. {P}

Genesis Chapter 48

1 And it came to pass after these things, that one said to Joseph:
‘Behold, thy father is sick.’
And he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. 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 company of peoples; and will give this land to thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession. 5 And now thy two sons, who were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh, even as Reuben and Simeon, shall be mine. 6 And thy issue, that thou begettest after them, shall be thine; they shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance. 7 And as for me, when I came from Paddan, Rachel died unto me in the land of Canaan in the way, when there was still some way to come unto Ephrath; and I buried her there in the way to 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 here.’
And he said:
‘Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them.’