32 Leah conceived, gave birth to a son, and named him Reuben,[a] for she said, “The Lord has seen my affliction;(A) surely my husband will love me now.”

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. 29:32 = See, a Son; in Hb, the name Reuben sounds like “has seen my affliction.”

Reuben, you are my firstborn,(A)
my strength and the firstfruits of my virility,(B)
excelling in prominence, excelling in power.
Turbulent as water, you will not excel,
because you got into your father’s bed(C)
and you defiled it—he[a] got into my bed.

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. 49:4 LXX, Syr, Tg read you

Reuben’s Descendants

These were the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel. He was the firstborn,(A) but his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph(B) son of Israel, because Reuben defiled his father’s bed.(C) He is not listed in the genealogy according to birthright.

Read full chapter

Bible Gateway Recommends

The CSB Study Bible for Women, Teal Flowers LeatherTouch
The CSB Study Bible for Women, Teal Flowers LeatherTouch
Retail: $59.99
Our Price: $34.99
Save: $25.00 (42%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
CSB Baker Illustrated Study Bible, hardcover
CSB Baker Illustrated Study Bible, hardcover
Retail: $49.99
Our Price: $14.99
Save: $35.00 (70%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
CSB Nurse's Bible, Navy LeatherTouch
CSB Nurse's Bible, Navy LeatherTouch
Retail: $24.99
Our Price: $12.99
Save: $12.00 (48%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
CSB Tony Evans Study Bible--soft leather-look, British tan
CSB Tony Evans Study Bible--soft leather-look, British tan
Retail: $69.99
Our Price: $41.99
Save: $28.00 (40%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars

Bible Gateway Sponsors