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."
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.
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.
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.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Two sons - Whom he called by names expressive of God's particular and bountiful providence towards him. Manasseh, מנשה menashsheh, signifies forgetfulness, from נשה nashah, to forget; and Ephraim, אפרים ephrayim, fruitfulness, from פרה parah, to be fruitful; and he called his sons by these names, because God had enabled him to forget all his toil, disgrace, and affliction, and had made him fruitful in the very land in which he had suffered the greatest misfortune and indignities.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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Ephraim. i.e., Fruitful.
LibraryThe Covenant of Works
Q-12: I proceed to the next question, WHAT SPECIAL ACT OF PROVIDENCE DID GOD EXERCISE TOWARDS MAN IN THE ESTATE WHEREIN HE WAS CREATED? A: When God had created man, he entered into a covenant of life with him upon condition of perfect obedience, forbidding him to eat of the tree of knowledge upon pain of death. For this, consult with Gen 2:16, 17: And the Lord commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt …
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity
The First Chaldaean Empire and the Hyksos in Egypt
I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you.
May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and increase your numbers until you become a community of peoples.
Joseph named his firstborn Manasseh and said, "It is because God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father's household."
The seven years of abundance in Egypt came to an end,
Some time later Joseph was told, "Your father is ill." So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim along with him.
But Israel reached out his right hand and put it on Ephraim's head, though he was the younger, and crossing his arms, he put his left hand on Manasseh's head, even though Manasseh was the firstborn.
"Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine near a spring, whose branches climb over a wall.
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