Genesis 49:3-5 New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition (NRSVACE)
3 ‘Reuben, you are my firstborn,
my might and the first fruits of my vigour,
excelling in rank and excelling in power.
4 Unstable as water, you shall no longer excel
because you went up on to your father’s bed;
then you defiled it—you went up on to my couch!
5 ‘Simeon and Levi are brothers;
weapons of violence are their swords.
New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition (NRSVACE)
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