Genesis 48:9
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"They are the sons God has given me here," Joseph said to his father. Then Israel said, "Bring them to me so I may bless them."

King James Bible
And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them.

Darby Bible Translation
And Joseph said to his father, They are my sons, whom God has given me here. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, to me, that I may bless them.

World English Bible
Joseph said to his father, "They are my sons, whom God has given me here." He said, "Please bring them to me, and I will bless them."

Young's Literal Translation
and Joseph saith unto his father, 'They are my sons, whom God hath given to me in this place;' and he saith, 'Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I bless them.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Who are these? - At Genesis 48:10 it is said, that Jacob's eyes were dim for age, that he could not see - could not discern any object unless it were near him; therefore, though he saw Ephraim and Manasseh, yet he could not distinguish them till they were brought nigh unto him.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

my sons.

Genesis 30:2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God's stead, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?

Genesis 33:5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, Who are those with you? And he said...

Ruth 4:11-14 And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders, said, We are witnesses...

1 Samuel 1:20,27 Why it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bore a son, and called his name Samuel, saying...

1 Samuel 2:20,21 And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, The LORD give you seed of this woman for the loan which is lent to the LORD...

1 Chronicles 25:5 All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn...

Psalm 127:3 See, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

Isaiah 8:18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts...

Isaiah 56:3-5 Neither let the son of the stranger, that has joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying...

bless them.

Genesis 27:4,28,29,34-40 And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless you before I die...

Genesis 28:3,4 And God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, that you may be a multitude of people...

Genesis 49:28 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their father spoke to them, and blessed them...

Deuteronomy 33:1 And this is the blessing, with which Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.

Hebrews 11:21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning on the top of his staff.

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Two Retrospects of one Life
'And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, Few and evil have the days of the years of my life been.'--GENESIS xlvii. 9. 'The God which fed me all my life long unto this day; the Angel which redeemed me from all evil.' --GENESIS xlviii. 15,16. These are two strangely different estimates of the same life to be taken by the same man. In the latter Jacob categorically contradicts everything that he had said in the former. 'Few and evil,' he said before Pharaoh. 'All my life long,' 'the Angel which redeemed me from
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Blessing Children. Concerning Childlikeness.
(in Peræa.) ^A Matt. XIX. 13-15; ^B Mark X. 13-16; ^C Luke XVIII. 15-17. ^a 13 Then were there brought ^b 13 And they were bringing ^a unto him little children, { ^c also their babes,} that he should touch them: ^a that he should lay his hands on them, and pray [According to Buxtorf, children were often brought to the presidents of the synagogue in order that they might pray over them. The prayers of a good man in our behalf have always been regarded as a blessing; no wonder, then, that the
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Genesis 27:4
Prepare me the kind of tasty food I like and bring it to me to eat, so that I may give you my blessing before I die."

Genesis 33:5
Then Esau looked up and saw the women and children. "Who are these with you?" he asked. Jacob answered, "They are the children God has graciously given your servant."

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