Thus says the Lord GOD;
This shall be the borders, by which you shall inherit the land according to the twelve tribes of Israel: Joseph shall have two portions.
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George Leo Haydock
Double portion. Literally, "cord. "(Haydock)
His two sons would each have a share, as Levi was better provided for. (Worthington)
He had no portion of the land assigned to him by Josue, but here one part is appointed (Calmet) for the sacred ministers and the prince, chap. xlv. 1.