Genesis 41:52
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New International Version
The second son he named Ephraim and said, "It is because God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering."

New Living Translation
Joseph named his second son Ephraim, for he said, "God has made me fruitful in this land of my grief."

English Standard Version
The name of the second he called Ephraim, “For God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.”

New American Standard Bible
He named the second Ephraim, "For," he said, "God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction."

King James Bible
And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And the second son he named Ephraim, meaning, "God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction."

International Standard Version
He named his second son Ephraim because, he said, "God has made me fruitful in the land of my troubles."

NET Bible
He named the second child Ephraim, saying, "Certainly God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering."

New Heart English Bible
The name of the second, he called Ephraim: "For God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He named the second son Ephraim [Blessed Twice With Children], because God gave him children in the land where he had suffered.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the name of the second called he Ephraim: 'for God hath made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.'

New American Standard 1977
And he named the second Ephraim, “For,” he said, “God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the name of the second he called Ephraim, For God, said he, has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.

King James 2000 Bible
And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.

American King James Version
And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.

American Standard Version
And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he named the second Epharaim, saying: God hath made me to grow in the land of my poverty.

Darby Bible Translation
And the name of the second he called Ephraim -- For God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.

English Revised Version
And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the name of the second called he Ephraim: for God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.

World English Bible
The name of the second, he called Ephraim: "For God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction."

Young's Literal Translation
and the name of the second he hath called Ephraim: 'for, God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of mine affliction.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
41:46-57 In the names of his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim, Joseph owned the Divine providence. 1. He was made to forget his misery. 2. He was made fruitful in the land of his affliction. The seven plenteous years came, and were ended. We ought to look forward to the end of the days, both of our prosperity and of our opportunity. We must not be secure in prosperity, nor slothful in making good use of opportunity. Years of plenty will end; what thy hand finds to do, do it; and gather in gathering time. The dearth came, and the famine was not only in Egypt, but in other lands. Joseph was diligent in laying up, while the plenty lasted. He was prudent and careful in giving out, when the famine came. Joseph was engaged in useful and important labours. Yet it was in the midst of this his activity that his father Jacob said, Joseph is not! What a large portion of our troubles would be done away if we knew the whole truth! Let these events lead us to Jesus. There is a famine of the bread of life throughout the whole earth. Go to Jesus, and what he bids you, do. Attend to His voice, apply to him; he will open his treasures, and satisfy with goodness the hungry soul of every age and nation, without money and without price. But those who slight this provision must starve, and his enemies will be destroyed.
Study Bible
The Sons of Joseph
51Joseph named the firstborn Manasseh, "For," he said, "God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father's household." 52He named the second Ephraim, "For," he said, "God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction." 53When the seven years of plenty which had been in the land of Egypt came to an end,…
Cross References
Genesis 17:6
"I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of you, and kings will come forth from you.

Genesis 28:3
"May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples.

Genesis 41:51
Joseph named the firstborn Manasseh, "For," he said, "God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father's household."

Genesis 41:53
When the seven years of plenty which had been in the land of Egypt came to an end,

Genesis 48:1
Now it came about after these things that Joseph was told, "Behold, your father is sick." So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim with him.

Genesis 48:14
But Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it on the head of Ephraim, who was the younger, and his left hand on Manasseh's head, crossing his hands, although Manasseh was the firstborn.

Genesis 49:22
"Joseph is a fruitful bough, A fruitful bough by a spring; Its branches run over a wall.

1 Samuel 1:20
It came about in due time, after Hannah had conceived, that she gave birth to a son; and she named him Samuel, saying, "Because I have asked him of the LORD."
Treasury of Scripture

And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.

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Genesis 29:32-35 And Leah conceived, and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben: …

Genesis 30:6-13 And Rachel said, God has judged me, and has also heard my voice, …

Genesis 50:23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation…

Ephraim. i.e., Fruitful.

Genesis 48:16-19 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let …

Genesis 49:22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose …

Isaiah 40:1,2 Comfort you, comfort you my people, said your God…

the land.

Psalm 105:17,18 He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant…

Amos 6:6 That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: …

Acts 7:10 And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor …

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