Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was the firstborn; but, forasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright.


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1 Chronicles 2:1
These the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, and Zebulon,
Genesis 29:32
And Leah will conceive and will bring forth a son, and she will call his name Reuben: for she said that Jehovah saw my affliction, for now my husband will love me.
Genesis 46:8
And these the names of the sons of Israel having come to Egypt. Jacob and his sons: the first born of Jacob, Reuben.
Genesis 49:3
Reuben, my first-born, thou my strength, and the beginning of my strength, the abundance of elevation, and the abundance of might
Exodus 6:14
These the heads of the house of their father: the sons of Reuben the first-born of Israel: Hanoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi: these the tribes of Reuben.
Numbers 1:5
And these the names of the men who shall stand with you: for Reuben: Elizur, son of Shedeur.
Numbers 16:1
And Korah son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi, will take, and Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab; and On, son of Peleth, sons of Reuben;
Numbers 26:5
Reuben, the first-born of Israel; the sons of Reuben: Hanoch, the families of the Hanochites: for Pallu, the families of the Palluites


Genesis 35:22
And it will be in the dwelling of Israel in that land, and Reuben will go, and will lie with Bilhah, his father's concubine: and Israel will hear. And the sons of Jacob will be twelve.
Genesis 49:4
Vain glorious as water, thou shalt not be preeminent; for thou didst go up out of thy father's. bed; then didst thou defile, going up to my couch.
Leviticus 18:8
The nakedness of thy father's wife thou shalt not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness.
Leviticus 20:11
And a man who shall lie with his father's wife, uncovered his father's nakedness: dying, they shall die: they two their blood is upon them,
Deuteronomy 27:20
Cursed he lying with his father's wife, for he uncovered his father's wing: and all the people said, Amen.
1 Corinthians 5:1
In general is fornication heard among you, and such fornication which is not named in the nations, for any to have his father's wife.


1 Chronicles 26:10
And to Hosah from the sons of Merari, Shimri the head, (for he was not the first-born, and his father will set him for head;)
Genesis 48:15
And he will bless Joseph, and will say, God, before whom my fathers went, Abraham and Isaak, the God having fed me, from ever since I was till this day.
Deuteronomy 21:17
But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated, the first-born, to give to him the portion of two in all that shall be found to him; for he is the beginning of his strength; to him is the judgment of the first-born.
Colossians 1:15
Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation:


Genesis 25:23
And Jehovah will say to her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two peoples shall be separated from thy belly: and a people shall be strong above a people, and the great shall serve the small.
1 Samuel 16:6
And it will be in their coming, and he will see Eliab, and he said, Surely, before Jehovah his Messiah.


Joshua 14:6
And the sons of Judah will come near to Joshua in Gilgal: and Caleb, son of Jephunneh will say to him, Thou knewest the word which Jehovah spake to Moses the man of God on account of me and on account of thee in Kadesh-Barnea.

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Numbers 1:20
And the sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel, shall be their generations, according to their families, according to the house of their fathers, according to the number of names, according to their heads, every male from the son of twenty years and above, all going forth to war.
Deuteronomy 27:20
Cursed he lying with his father's wife, for he uncovered his father's wing: and all the people said, Amen.