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Septuagint GENESIS / ΓΕΝΕΣΙΣ - 48

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ND it came to pass after these things, that it was reported to Joseph, Behold, thy father is ill; and, having taken his two sons, Manasse and Ephraim, he came to Jacob. 2 And it was reported to Jacob, saying, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh to thee; and Israel having strengthened himself, sat upon the bed. 3 And Jacob said to Joseph, My God appeared to me in Luza, in the land of Chanaan, and blessed me, 4 and said to me, Behold, I will increase thee, and multiply thee, and will make of thee multitudes of nations; and I will give this land to thee, and to thy seed after thee, for an everlasting possession. 5 Now then thy two sons, who were born to thee in the land of Egypt, before I came to thee into Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and Manasse, as Ruben and Symeon they shall be mine. 6 And the children which thou shalt beget hereafter, shall be in the name of their brethren; they shall be named after their inheritances. 7 And as for me, when I came out of Mesopotamia of Syria, Rachel, thy mother, died in the land of Chanaan, as I drew nigh to the horse-course of Chabratha of the land [of Chanaan], so as to come to Ephratha; and I buried her in the road of the course; this is Bethlehem. 8 And when Israel saw the sons of Joseph, he said, Who are these to thee? 9 And Joseph said to his father, They are my sons, whom God gave me here; and Jacob said, Bring me them, that I may bless them. 10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim through age, and he could not see; and he brought them near to him, and he kissed them, and embraced them.

ΕΓΕΝΕΤΟ δὲ μετὰ τὰ ρήματα ταῦτα καὶ ἀπηγγέλη τῷ ᾿Ιωσήφ, ὅτι ὁ πατήρ σου ἐνοχλεῖται. καὶ ἀναλαβὼν τοὺς δύο υἱοὺς αὐτοῦ, τὸν Μανασσῆ καὶ τὸν ᾿Εφραΐμ, ἦλθε πρὸς ᾿Ιακώβ. 2 ἀπηγγέλη δὲ τῷ ᾿Ιακὼβ λέγοντες· ἰδοὺ ὁ υἱός σου ᾿Ιωσὴφ ἔρχεται πρὸς σέ. καὶ ἐνισχύσας ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐκάθησεν ἐπὶ τὴν κλίνην. 3 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιακὼβ τῷ ᾿Ιωσήφ· ὁ Θεός μου ὤφθη μοι ἐν Λουζᾷ ἐν γῇ Χαναὰν καὶ εὐλόγησέ με 4 καὶ εἶπέ μοι· ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ αὐξανῶ σε καὶ πληθυνῶ σε καὶ ποιήσω σε εἰς συναγωγὰς ἐθνῶν καὶ δώσω σοι τὴν γῆν ταύτην καὶ τῷ σπέρματί σου μετὰ σὲ εἰς κατάσχεσιν αἰώνιον. 5 νῦν οὖν οἱ δύο υἱοί σου οἱ γενόμενοί σοι ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ πρὸ τοῦ με ἐλθεῖν πρὸς σὲ εἰς Αἴγυπτον, ἐμοί εἰσιν, ᾿Εφραΐμ καὶ Μανασσῆ, ὡς Ρουβὴν καὶ Συμεὼν ἔσονταί μοι· 6 τὰ δέ ἔκγονα, ἃ ἐὰν γεννήσῃς μετὰ ταῦτα, ἔσονται ἐπὶ τῷ ὀνόματι τῶν ἀδελφῶν αὐτῶν· κληθήσονται ἐπὶ τοῖς ἐκείνων κλήροις. 7 ἐγὼ δὲ ἡνίκα ἠρχόμην ἐκ Μεσοποταμίας τῆς Συρίας, ἀπέθανε Ραχὴλ ἡ μήτηρ σου ἐν γῇ Χαναάν, ἐγγίζοντός μου κατὰ τὸν ἱππόδρομον Χαβραθὰ τῆς γῆς τοῦ ἐλθεῖν ᾿Εφραθά, καὶ κατώρυξα αὐτὴν ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ τοῦ ἱπποδρόμου (αὕτη ἐστὶ Βηθλεέμ). 8 ἰδὼν δὲ ᾿Ισραὴλ τοὺς υἱοὺς ᾿Ιωσὴφ εἶπε· τίνες σοι οὗτοι; 9 εἶπε δὲ ᾿Ιωσὴφ τῷ πατρὶ αὐτοῦ· υἱοί μου εἰσιν, οὓς ἔδωκέ μοι ὁ Θεὸς ἐνταῦθα. καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιακώβ· προσάγαγέ μοι αὐτούς, ἵνα εὐλογήσω αὐτούς. 10 οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ δὲ ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐβαρυώπησαν ἀπὸ τοῦ γήρως, καὶ οὐκ ἠδύνατο βλέπειν· καὶ ἤγγισεν αὐτοὺς πρὸς αὐτόν, καὶ ἐφίλησεν αὐτοὺς καὶ περιέλαβεν αὐτούς.

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