New American Standard Bible
3 “Reuben, you are my firstborn;
My might and (A)the beginning of my strength,
[a]Preeminent in dignity and [b]preeminent in power.
4 “[c]Uncontrolled as water, you shall not have preeminence,
(B)Because you went up to your father’s bed;
Then you defiled it—he went up to my couch.
5 “(C)Simeon and Levi are brothers;
Their swords are implements of violence.