Deuteronomy 21:16-17New American Standard Bible (NASB)
16 then it shall be in the day he [a]wills what he has to his sons, he cannot make the son of the loved the firstborn before the son of the [b]unloved, who is the firstborn.17 But he shall acknowledge the firstborn, the son of the [c]unloved, by giving him a double portion of all that [d]he has, for he is the beginning of his strength; to him belongs the right of the firstborn.
1 Chronicles 5:1-2New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Genealogy from Reuben
5 Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel (for he was the firstborn, but because he defiled his father’s bed, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel; so that he is not enrolled in the genealogy according to the birthright.2 Though Judah prevailed over his brothers, and from him came the leader, yet the birthright belonged to Joseph),
You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more
You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content. Please log in below or if you don't have an account, creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. After you log in your content will be available in your library.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate of $3.99/month, click the button below.
Upgrade to the best Bible Gateway experience! With Bible Gateway Plus, you gain instant access to a digital Bible study library, including complete notes from the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible and the New Bible Commentary. Try it free for 30 days!