Genesis 49:3-7 New International Version

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

5  "Simeon and Levi are brothers- their swords[1] are weapons of violence. 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. 7  Cursed be their anger, so fierce, and their fury, so cruel! I will scatter them in Jacob and disperse them in Israel.


Footnotes

[1] 49:5 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.

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