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Matthew 18:2-5
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Then He called a child to Him and had him stand among them.
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"I assure you," He said, "unless you are converted and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
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Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child-- this one is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
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And whoever welcomes one child like this in My name welcomes Me.
Genesis 48:1
Some time after this, Joseph was told, "Your father is weaker." So he set out with his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.
Genesis 48:9-20
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And Joseph said to his father, "They are my sons God has given me here." So Jacob said, "Bring them to me and I will bless them."
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Now Jacob's eyesight was poor because of old age; he could hardly see. Joseph brought them to him, and he kissed and embraced them.
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Israel said to Joseph, "I never expected to see your face [again], but now God has even let me see your offspring."
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Then Joseph took them from his [father's] knees and bowed with his face to the ground.
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Then Joseph took them both-- with his right hand Ephraim toward Israel's left, and with his left hand Manasseh toward Israel's right-- and brought them to Israel.
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But Israel stretched out his right hand and put it on the head of Ephraim, the younger, and crossing his hands, put his left on Manasseh's head, although Manasseh was the firstborn.
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Then he blessed Joseph and said: The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who has been my shepherd all my life to this day,
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the Angel who has redeemed me from all harm-- may He bless these boys. And may they be called by my name and the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac, and may they grow to be numerous within the land.
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When Joseph saw that his father had placed his right hand on Ephraim's head, he thought it was a mistake and took his father's hand to move it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's.
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Joseph said to his father, "Not that way, my father! This one is the firstborn. Put your right hand on his head."
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But his father refused and said, "I know, my son, I know! He too will become a tribe, and he too will be great; nevertheless, his younger brother will be greater than he, and his offspring will become a populous nation."
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So he blessed them that day with these words: Israel will invoke blessings by you, saying, "May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh," putting Ephraim before Manasseh.
1 Samuel 1:24
When she had weaned him, she took him with her to Shiloh, as well as a three-year-old bull, two and one-half gallons of flour, and a jar of wine. Though the boy was [still] young, she took him to the LORD's house at Shiloh.
Psalm 115:14
May the LORD add to [your numbers], both yours and your children's.
Psalm 115:15
May you be blessed by the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
Jeremiah 32:39
I will give them one heart and one way so that for their good and for [the good of] their descendants after them, they will fear Me always.
Mark 10:13
Some people were bringing little children to Him so He might touch them, but His disciples rebuked them.
Luke 18:15
Some people were even bringing infants to Him so He might touch them, but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
Acts 2:39
For the promise is for you and for your children, and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call."
1 Corinthians 7:14
For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the Christian husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy.
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Matthew 16:22
Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, "Oh no, Lord! This will never happen to You!"
Matthew 20:31
The crowd told them to keep quiet, but they cried out all the more, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!"
Luke 9:49
John responded, "Master, we saw someone driving out demons in Your name, and we tried to stop him because he does not follow us."
Luke 9:50
"Don't stop him," Jesus told him, "because whoever is not against you is for you."
Luke 9:54
When the disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Lord, do You want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?"
Luke 9:55
But He turned and rebuked them,