Genesis 48:20 NKJV 20 So he blessed them that day, saying, "By you Israel will bless, saying, 'May God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh!'" And thus he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
Why did Jacob single out Joseph’s two sons? What is the significance of this blessing and prophecy? Why is the younger son, Ephraim, listed first?