Genesis 49:1-6 NIV

Jacob Blesses His Sons

1 Then Jacob called for his sons and said: “Gather around so I can tell you what will happen to you in days to come.

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2 “Assemble and listen, sons of Jacob; listen to your father Israel.

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3 “Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, the first sign of my strength, excelling in honor, excelling in power.

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4 Turbulent as the waters, you will no longer excel, for you went up onto your father’s bed, onto my couch and defiled it.

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5 “Simeon and Levi are brothers— their swordsa are weapons of violence.

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    • į 49:5 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
      6 Let me not enter their council, let me not join their assembly, for they have killed men in their anger and hamstrung oxen as they pleased.

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