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And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.
Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.
Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:
Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

49:3 Reuben. No prophet, judge, king or other notable leader ever came from Reuben’s tribe. He lost his birthright because of incest with his father’s concubine.

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