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21 And Israel journeyed on and pitched his tent beyond the tower of Eder.[a] 22 And while Israel was living in that land Reuben went and had sexual relations with Bilhah, his father’s concubine. And Israel heard about it.

The Twelve Sons of Jacob

Now the sons of Jacob were twelve. 23 The sons of Leah: The firstborn of Jacob was Reuben. Then Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 35:21 Or “Migdal-Eder”

21 Israel moved on again and pitched his tent beyond Migdal Eder.(A) 22 While Israel was living in that region, Reuben went in and slept with his father’s concubine(B) Bilhah,(C) and Israel heard of it.

Jacob had twelve sons:

23 The sons of Leah:(D)

Reuben the firstborn(E) of Jacob,

Simeon, Levi, Judah,(F) Issachar and Zebulun.(G)

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