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In this chapter Jacob's dying words are recorded, because he speaks by a spirit of prophecy; Abraham's and Isaac's are not. God's gifts and graces shine forth much more in some than in others upon their death-beds. Here is,

I. Joseph hearing of his father's sickness goes to visit him, and takes his two sons with him, ver. 1-2.

II. Jacob solemnly adopts his two sons, and takes them for his own, ver. 3-7.

III. He blesseth them, ver. 8-16.

IV. He explains and justifies the crossing of his hands in blessing them, ver. 17-20.

V. He leaves a particular legacy to Joseph, ver. 21-22.

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