Genesis 49:3-7 NIV

3 "Reuben, you are my firstborn,1 my might, the first sign of my strength,2 excelling in honor,3 excelling in power.

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4 Turbulent as the waters,4 you will no longer excel, for you went up onto your father's bed, onto my couch and defiled it.5

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5 "Simeon6 and Levi7 are brothers-- their swordsa are weapons of violence.8

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    • a 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,9 for they have killed men in their anger10 and hamstrung11 oxen as they pleased.

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      7 Cursed be their anger, so fierce, and their fury,12 so cruel!13 I will scatter them in Jacob and disperse them in Israel.14

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