New Living Translation
"No, my father," he said. "This one is the firstborn. Put your right hand on his head."
King James Bible
And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.
Darby Bible Translation
And Joseph said to his father, Not so, my father, for this is the firstborn: put thy right hand on his head.
World English Bible
Joseph said to his father, "Not so, my father; for this is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head."
Young's Literal Translation
and Joseph saith unto his father, 'Not so, my father, for this is the first-born; set thy right hand on his head.'
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Subdivision B. At Jacob's Well, and at Sychar. ^D John IV. 5-42. ^d 5 So he cometh to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 and Jacob's well was there. [Commentators long made the mistake of supposing that Shechem, now called Nablous, was the town here called Sychar. Sheckem lies a mile and a half west of Jacob's well, while the real Sychar, now called 'Askar, lies scarcely half a mile north of the well. It was a small town, loosely called …
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel
But Joseph was upset when he saw that his father placed his right hand on Ephraim's head. So Joseph lifted it to move it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's head.
But his father refused. "I know, my son; I know," he replied. "Manasseh will also become a great people, but his younger brother will become even greater. And his descendants will become a multitude of nations."
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