In Genesis, it is clear that the term, “issue” refers to all of a man’s children and not some of a man’s children. When there is divorce and remarriage within a family, the second family must never be permitted to be the sole heirs or the controlling heirs of any family property. When parents permit this to happen, they are mistakenly making the children of their second family into false cornerstones of their family. Be very careful about the words that lawyers put into wills and other documents.
Genesis 48:5-6, Jacob said to Joseph, “And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine. And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance.”