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To Ephraim and Manasseh (2 Nephi 3:3-16; Mormon 8:35)

TitleTo Ephraim and Manasseh (2 Nephi 3:3-16; Mormon 8:35)
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsAnderson, Sharon Price
Book TitleThe Glory of the Son
PublisherTime Lines Etc.
CityOrem, UT
KeywordsEphraim (Tribe); Manasseh (Tribe)

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To Ephraim and Manasseh

Remember . . . 
. . .  youthful Joseph,
elect and birthright blessed,
despised by his brethren.
Jealous of the coat,
when obedient he came,
they conspired and cast him,
struggling and stripped, into the pit,
heard not the anguished pleadings 
of his soul, but sold him
into Egypt as a slave.
. . . faithful Joseph,
honorable and pure, prospered 
of the Lord in Potiphar’s house.
He would not defile his
Master’s bed, hearkened not
to temptation’s persistent voice, 
refused such wickedness and fled.
. . . fruitful Joseph,
wise and discreet.
Knowing dreams and plan of God,
he gathered, from the plenty, corn 
and wheat to save his father’s house.
In dearth his brethren came
seeking bread of life, and Joseph, 
forgiving, nourished them
without money, gold, or price
and preserved by great deliverance 
the posterity of promise.
Again, the famine waxes sore;
many hunger for truth and right.
The waning world wants
purpose, courage, honor,
knowledge, mercy, life.
Know that you have bread
to fill the need.
Remember, oh, remember,
you are Joseph’s seed!


Scripture Reference

2 Nephi 3:3-16
Mormon 8:35