a fruitful
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_1 30:22-24
22
Then God remembered Rachel. He listened to her and opened her womb.
23
She conceived and bore a son, and said, "God has taken away my shame."
24
She named him Joseph: "May the LORD add another son to me."
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_1 41:52
And the second son he named Ephraim, meaning, "God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction."
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_1 46:27
And Joseph's sons who were born to him in Egypt: two persons. All those of Jacob's household who had come to Egypt: 70 persons.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_1 48:1
Some time after this, Joseph was told, "Your father is weaker." So he set out with his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_1 48:5
Your two sons born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt are now mine. Ephraim and Manasseh belong to me just as Reuben and Simeon do.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_1 48:16
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.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_1 48:19
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."
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_1 48:20
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.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_4 32:1-42
1
The Reubenites and Gadites had a very large number of livestock. When they surveyed the lands of Jazer and Gilead, they saw that the region was a [good] one for livestock.
2
So the Gadites and Reubenites came to Moses, Eleazar the priest, and the leaders of the community and said:
3
"[The territory of] Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam, Nebo, and Beon,
4
which the LORD struck down before the community of Israel, is [good] land for livestock, and your servants own livestock."
5
They said, "If we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given to your servants as a possession. Don't make us cross the Jordan."
6
But Moses asked the Gadites and Reubenites, "Should your brothers go to war while you stay here?
7
Why are you discouraging the Israelites from crossing into the land the LORD has given them?
8
That's what your fathers did when I sent them from Kadesh-barnea to see the land.
9
After they went up as far as Eshcol Valley and saw the land, they discouraged the Israelites from entering the land the LORD had given them.
10
So the Lord's anger burned that day, and He swore an oath:
11
'Because they did not follow Me completely, none of the men 20 years old or more who came up from Egypt will see the land I swore [to give] Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob--
12
none except Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite and Joshua son of Nun, because they did follow the LORD completely.'
13
The Lord's anger burned against Israel, and He made them wander in the wilderness 40 years until the whole generation that had done what was evil in the LORD's sight was gone.
14
And here you, a brood of sinners, stand in your fathers' place adding even more to the LORD's burning anger against Israel.
15
If you turn back from following Him, He will once again leave this people in the wilderness, and you will destroy all of them."
16
Then they approached him and said, "We want to build sheepfolds here for our livestock and cities for our dependents.
17
But we will arm ourselves and be ready [to go] ahead of the Israelites until we have brought them into their place. Meanwhile, our dependents will remain in the fortified cities because of the inhabitants of the land.
18
We will not return to our homes until each of the Israelites has taken possession of his inheritance.
19
Yet we will not have an inheritance with them across the Jordan and beyond, because our inheritance will be across the Jordan to the east."
20
Moses replied to them, "If you do this-- if you arm yourselves for battle before the Lord,
21
and every one of your armed men crosses the Jordan before the LORD until He has driven His enemies from His presence,
22
and the land is subdued before the LORD-- afterwards you may return and be free from obligation to the LORD and to Israel. And this land will belong to you as a possession before the LORD.
23
But if you don't do this, you will certainly sin against the LORD; be sure your sin will catch up with you.
24
Build cities for your dependents and folds for your flocks, but do what you have promised."
25
The Gadites and Reubenites answered Moses, "Your servants will do just as my lord commands.
26
Our little children, wives, livestock, and all our animals will remain here in the cities of Gilead,
27
but your servants are equipped for war before the LORD and will go across to the battle as my lord orders."
28
So Moses gave orders about them to Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the family leaders of the Israelite tribes.
29
Moses told them, "If the Gadites and Reubenites cross the Jordan with you, every man in battle formation before the LORD, and the land is subdued before you, you are to give them the land of Gilead as a possession.
30
But if they don't go across with you in battle formation, they must accept land in Canaan with you."
31
The Gadites and Reubenites replied, "What the LORD has spoken to your servants is what we will do.
32
We will cross over in battle formation before the LORD into the land of Canaan, but we will keep our hereditary possession across the Jordan."
33
So Moses gave them-- the Gadites, Reubenites, and half the tribe of Manasseh son of Joseph-- the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land including its cities with the territories surrounding them.
34
The Gadites rebuilt Dibon, Ataroth, Aroer,
35
Atroth-shophan, Jazer, Jogbehah,
36
Beth-nimrah, and Beth-haran as fortified cities, and [built] sheepfolds.
37
The Reubenites rebuilt Heshbon, Elealeh, Kiriathaim,
38
as well as Nebo and Baal-meon (whose names were changed), and Sibmah. They gave names to the cities they rebuilt.
39
The descendants of Machir son of Manasseh went to Gilead, captured it, and drove out the Amorites who were there.
40
So Moses gave Gilead to [the clan of] Machir son of Manasseh, and they settled in it.
41
Jair, a descendant of Manasseh, went and captured their villages, which he renamed Jair's Villages.
42
Nobah went and captured Kenath with its villages and called it Nobah after his own name.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_5 33:17
His firstborn bull has splendor, and horns like those of a wild ox; he gores all the peoples with them to the ends of the earth. Such are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and such are the thousands of Manasseh.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_6 16:1-10
1
The allotment for the descendants of Joseph went from the Jordan at Jericho to the waters of Jericho on the east, through the wilderness ascending from Jericho into the hill country of Bethel.
2
From Bethel it went to Luz and proceeded to the border of the Archites by Ataroth.
3
It then descended westward to the border of the Japhletites as far as the border of lower Beth-horon, then to Gezer, and ended at the Mediterranean Sea.
4
So Ephraim and Manasseh, the sons of Joseph, received their inheritance.
5
This was the territory of the descendants of Ephraim by their clans: The border of their inheritance went from Ataroth-addar on the east of Upper Beth-horon.
6
In the north the border went westward from Michmethath; it turned eastward from Taanath-shiloh and passed it east of Janoah.
7
From Janoah it descended to Ataroth and Naarah, and then reached Jericho and went to the Jordan.
8
From Tappuah the border went westward along the Brook of Kanah and ended at the Mediterranean Sea. This was the inheritance of the tribe of the descendants of Ephraim by their clans, together with
9
the cities set apart for the descendants of Ephraim within the inheritance of the descendants of Manasseh-- all these cities with their villages.
10
But, they did not drive out the Canaanites who lived in Gezer. So the Canaanites live in Ephraim to this day, but they are forced laborers.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_6 17:14-17
14
Joseph's descendants said to Joshua: "Why did you give us only one tribal allotment as an inheritance? We have many people, because the LORD has greatly blessed us."
15
"If you have so many people," Joshua replied to them, "go to the forest and clear [an area] for yourselves there in the land of the Perizzites and the Rephaim, because Ephraim's hill country is too small for you."
16
But the descendants of Joseph said, "The hill country is not enough for us, and all the Canaanites who inhabit the valley area have iron chariots, both at Beth-shean with its towns and in the Jezreel Valley."
17
So Joshua replied to Joseph's family (that is, Ephraim and Manasseh), "You have many people and great strength. You will not have just one lot,
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_19 1:1-3
1
How happy is the man who does not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path of sinners, or join a group of mockers!
2
Instead, his delight is in the LORD's instruction, and he meditates on it day and night.
3
He is like a tree planted beside streams of water that bears its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_19 128:1
[A song of ascents.] How happy is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in His ways!
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_19 128:3
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house, your sons, like young olive trees around your table.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_26 19:11
It had strong branches, [fit] for the scepters of rulers; its height towered among the clouds. So it was conspicuous for its height as well as its many branches.