Genesis 41:51
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New International Version
Joseph named his firstborn Manasseh and said, "It is because God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father's household."

New Living Translation
Joseph named his older son Manasseh, for he said, "God has made me forget all my troubles and everyone in my father's family."

English Standard Version
Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh. “For,” he said, “God has made me forget all my hardship and all my father’s house.”

Berean Study Bible
Joseph named the firstborn Manasseh, saying, “God has made me forget all my hardship and all my father’s household.”

New American Standard Bible
Joseph named the firstborn Manasseh, "For," he said, "God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father's household."

King James Bible
And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.

Christian Standard Bible
Joseph named the firstborn Manasseh and said, "God has made me forget all my hardship and my whole family."

Contemporary English Version
Their first son was named Manasseh, which means, "God has let me forget all my troubles and my family back home."

Good News Translation
He said, "God has made me forget all my sufferings and all my father's family"; so he named his first son Manasseh.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Joseph named the firstborn Manasseh, meaning, "God has made me forget all my hardship in my father's house."

International Standard Version
Joseph named his firstborn son Manasseh because, he said, "God has made me forget all of my hard life and my father's house."

NET Bible
Joseph named the firstborn Manasseh, saying, "Certainly God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father's house."

New Heart English Bible
Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh, "For," he said, "God has made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Joseph named his firstborn son Manasseh [He Helps Me Forget], because God helped him forget all his troubles and all about his father's family.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.'

New American Standard 1977
And Joseph named the first-born Manasseh, “For,” he said, “God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father’s household.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh; For God, said he, has made me forget all my toil and all my father's house.

King James 2000 Bible
And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, has made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.

American King James Version
And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, has made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.

American Standard Version
And Joseph called the name of the first-born Manasseh: For,'said he , God hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he called the name of the first born Manasses, saying: God hath made me to forget all my labours, and my father's house.

Darby Bible Translation
And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh -- For God has made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.

English Revised Version
And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For, said he, God hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Joseph called the name of the first-born Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.

World English Bible
Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh, "For," he said, "God has made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house."

Young's Literal Translation
and Joseph calleth the name of the first-born Manasseh: 'for, God hath made me to forget all my labour, and all the house of my father;'
Study Bible
The Seven Years of Plenty
50Before the years of famine arrived, two sons were born to Joseph by Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On. 51Joseph named the firstborn Manasseh, saying, “God has made me forget all my hardship and all my father’s household.” 52And the second son he named Ephraim, saying, “God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.”…
Cross References
Genesis 41:50
Before the years of famine arrived, two sons were born to Joseph by Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On.

Genesis 41:52
And the second son he named Ephraim, saying, "God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction."

Genesis 48:1
Some time later, Joseph was told, "Your father is ill." So he set out with his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.

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

Joshua 14:4
The descendants of Joseph became two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim. And no portion of the land was given to the Levites, except for cities in which to live, along with pasturelands for their flocks and herds.

Joshua 17:1
Now this was the allotment for the tribe of Manasseh as Joseph's firstborn son, namely for Machir the firstborn of Manasseh and father of the Gileadites, who had received Gilead and Bashan because Machir was a man of war.

1 Samuel 1:20
So in the course of time, Hannah conceived and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, saying, "Because I have asked for him from the LORD."

Treasury of Scripture

And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, has made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.

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Genesis 48:5,13,14,18-20 And now your two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born to you …

Deuteronomy 33:17 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are …

Manasseh. i.e., Forgetting. See on ver.

Genesis 41:30 And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the …

Psalm 45:10 Listen, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear; forget also …

Isaiah 57:16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: …

forget.

Psalm 30:5,11 For his anger endures but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping …

Proverbs 31:7 Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

Isaiah 65:16 That he who blesses himself in the earth shall bless himself in the …







(51) Manasseh.--That is, causing to forget. Joseph has been blamed for forgetting "his father's house," but the phrase means that now that he was married and had a child, he ceased to suffer from home sickness, and became contented with his lot. He pined no longer for the open downs of Canaan as he had done in the prison; but his love for his father was as warm as ever.

And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh,.... Which signifies forgetfulness, as the reason of it shows:

for God, said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house; all his toil and labour in Potiphar's house, and especially in the prison; and all the injuries his brethren had done him; all this he was made to forget by the grandeur and honour, wealth and riches, power and authority he was possessed of; and indeed he had so much business upon his hands, that he had scarce time to think of his father, and his family. 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.
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