Ephraim and Manasseh

And Joseph said unto his father, Jacob: “Not so, my father, for this is the firstborn. Put thy right hand upon his head.”

But his father refused and said, “I know it, my son, I know it. He also shall become a people, and he also shall be great; but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.”

So Jacob blessed them, “In thee shall Israel bless, saying, ‘God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh.’” And he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

And so that Great people became Great Britain but those of Ephraim whose name means “doubly fruitful” became the United States of America.

“Like Britain in the nineteenth century, the United States in the twenty–first century has power to spare.  In fact the US has more power than Britain did at the height of its empire, more power than any other state in modern times.  It deploys the world’s only blue–water navy of any significance and the world’s most powerful air force; its armed forces have expeditionary capability undreamed of by any other power; its economy, powered by unceasing technological innovation, is the biggest and most dynamic on earth; its language has achieved a ubiquity unrivaled by any tongue since Latin; its culture permeates distant lands; and its political ideals remain a beacon of hope for all those ‘yearning to be free.’”

~ by Joel Huan on June 21, 2019.

2 Responses to “Ephraim and Manasseh”

  1. […] More about Ephraim, click HERE, HERE and HERE […]

  2. […] “Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of [My] rebuke; among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be” Hosea 5:9. […]

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