||His father refused and said, 'I know, my son, I know. [The older one] will also become a nation. He too will attain greatness. But his younger brother will become even greater, and his descendants will become full-fledged nations.'
Vayema'en aviv vayomer yadati vni yadati gam-hu yihyeh-le'am vegam-hu yigdal ve'ulam achiv hakaton yigdal mimenu vezar'o yihyeh melo-hagoyim.
||On that day [Jacob] blessed them. He said, '[In time to come] Israel will use you as a blessing. They will say, 'May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh.' ' He [deliberately] put Ephraim before Manasseh.
Vayevarechem bayom hahu lemor becha yevarech Yisra'el lemor yesimcha Elohim ke'Efrayim vechiMenasheh vayasem et-Efrayim lifney Menasheh.
(Saadia). Or, 'famous nations;' 'many nations' (Targum Yonathan; Ibn Ezra); 'world-filling nations' (Rashi; Radak); 'rulers of nations' (Onkelos); 'destroyers of nations' (Lekach Tov); or 'famous among nations.'
|May God make you...|
This blessing is still used today.