in the presence of God – 836

when israel saw joseph’s sons, he said, “who are these?” joseph said to his father, “they are my sons, whom God has given me here.” and he said, “bring them to me, please, that i may bless them.” now the eyes of israel were dim with age, so that he could not see. so...

in the presence of God – 835

and now your two sons, who were born to you in the land of egypt before i came to you in egypt, are mine; ephraim and manasseh shall be mine, as reuben and simeon are. and the children that you fathered after them shall be yours. they shall be called by the name of...

in the presence of God – 834

after this, joseph was told, “behold, your father is ill.” so he took with him his two sons, manasseh and ephraim. and it was told to jacob, “your son joseph has come to you.” then israel summoned his strength and sat up in bed. and jacob said to joseph, “God...

in the presence of God – 833

then joseph said to the people, “behold, i have this day bought you and your land for pharaoh. now here is seed for you, and you shall sow the land. and at the harvests you shall give a fifth to pharaoh, and four fifths shall be your own, as seed for the field and as...

in the presence of God – 832

you prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and i shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.  [psalm 23:5-6]   take some time...