Genesis 49:3-5 Revised Standard Version (RSV)
3 Reuben, you are my first-born,
my might, and the first fruits of my strength,
pre-eminent in pride and pre-eminent in power.
4 Unstable as water, you shall not have pre-eminence
because you went up to your father’s bed;
then you defiled it—you went up to my couch!
5 Simeon and Levi are brothers;
weapons of violence are their swords.
Revised Standard Version (RSV)
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