Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:

Bible References

Lay with

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.
2 Samuel 16:21
And Ahithophel will say to Absalom, Come in to thy father's concubines which he left to watch the house; and all Israel hearing that thou madest thy father loathsome, and the hands of all that are with thee were strengthened.
2 Samuel 20:3
And David will come to his house to Jerusalem; and the king will take the ten women, the concubines which he left to watch the house, and he will give them to the house of watch, and he will nourish them, and he went not in to them. And they will be bound together till the day of their death to live widows.
1 Chronicles 5:1
And the sons of Reuben the first-born of Israel, (for he the firstborn; and in his defiling his father's bed, the birth-right was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel; and not to be enrolled for the birthright
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.

Now the sons

Exodus 1:1
These the names of the sons of Israel coming into Egypt with Jacob; a man and his house came.
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 2:3
And they encamping eastward from the sunrising, the flag of the camp Judah for their warfare; and the chief for the sons of Judah, Nashon, son of Amminadab
Numbers 7:12
And it shall be, he bringing near his offering in the first day, Nashon, son of Amminadab, for the tribe of Judah.
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
Numbers 34:14
For the tribe of the sons of Reuben took according to the house of their fathers, and the tribe of the sons of Gad according to the house of their fathers, and the half tribe of Manasseh took their inheritance.
1 Chronicles 2:1
These the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, and Zebulon,
1 Chronicles 12:23
And these the numbers of heads drawn out for the army, they came to David to Hebron to turn the kingdom of Saul to him according to the mouth of Jehovah.
1 Chronicles 27:16
And over the tribes of Israel: for the Reubenites, the leader, Eliezer son of Zichri: for the Simeonites Shephatiah son of Maacah
Acts 7:8
And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so he begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac Jacob; and Jacob the twelve patriarchs.
Revelation 7:4
And I heard the number of the sealed: an hundred and fortyfour thousand sealed of all the tribes of the sons of Israel.
Revelation 21:14
And the wall of the city having twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve sent of the Lamb.

General references

Genesis 44:7
And they will say to him, For what will my lord speak according to these words? far be it for thy servants to do according to this word.
Leviticus 18:8
The nakedness of thy father's wife thou shalt not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness.
Deuteronomy 27:20
Cursed he lying with his father's wife, for he uncovered his father's wing: and all the people said, Amen.