Genesis 49:3-5 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
3 ¶ Reuben mine eldest son, thou art my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:
4 Thou wast light as water: thou shalt not be excellent, because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed: then diddest thou defile my bed, thy dignity is gone.
5 ¶ Simeon and Levi, brethren in evil, the instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
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Genesis 49:3-5 New International Version (NIV)
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 are weapons of violence.
New International Version (NIV)
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