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
Unstable as water, you shall not excel [any longer], for you went up upon the bed of your father, then defiled [it]. You went up upon my couch!
Leviticus 18:8
You must not expose the nakedness of your father's wife--it is your father's nakedness.
2 Samuel 16:21
And Ahithophel said to Absalom, "Go to the concubines of your father whom he left behind to watch over the house, then all of Israel will hear that you made yourself odious to your father, and {all of your followers will be motivated}!"
2 Samuel 20:3
David went up to his house in Jerusalem, then the king took the ten concubines whom he had left to look after the house, and he put them {under confinement}. However, he provided for them, but {he did not sleep with them}. So they were confined until the day of their death, like a lifetime of widowhood.
1 Chronicles 5:1
The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel (for he was the firstborn, but when he defiled the couch of his father, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph, the son of Israel, so that he was not enrolled in the genealogy as the firstborn,
1 Corinthians 5:1
It is reported everywhere [that there] is sexual immorality among you, and sexual immorality of such a kind which [does] not [even exist] among the Gentiles, so that someone has the wife of [his] father.

Now the sons

Exodus 1:1
And these [are] the names of the sons of Israel who came [to] Egypt; with Jacob, they each came with his {family}:
Exodus 6:14
These [are] the heads of {their families}. The sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel, [are] Enoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi. These [are] the clans of Reuben.
Numbers 1:5
And these [are] the names of the men who will {assist you}: from Reuben, Elizur son of Shedeur;
Numbers 2:3
The ones who encamp on the eastern side, toward the sunrise, [will be] of the standard of the camp of Judah according to their divisions; and the leader of the descendants of Judah [will be] Nahshon son of Amminadab,
Numbers 7:12
And it happened, the one who presented his offering on the first day [was] Nahshon son of Amminadab from the tribe of Judah.
Numbers 26:5
Reuben, the firstborn of Israel, the descendants of Reuben: [of] Hanoch, the clan of the Hanochites; of Pallu, the clan of the Palluites;
Numbers 34:14
For the tribe of the children of the Reubenites, the children of the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh took their inheritance according to the house of their families.
1 Chronicles 2:1
These [are] the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun,
1 Chronicles 12:23
And these are the numbers of the chiefs of those prepared for the army who came to David at Hebron to turn the kingdom of Saul over to him according to the word of Yahweh.
1 Chronicles 27:16
And over the tribes of Israel, for the Reubenites: the commander [was] Eliezer the son of Zikri. For the Simeonites: Shephatiah the son of Maacah.
Acts 7:8
And he gave him the covenant of circumcision, and so he became the father of Isaac and circumcised him on the eighth day, and Isaac [did so with] Jacob, and Jacob [did so with] the twelve patriarchs.
Revelation 7:4
And I heard the number of the ones who were sealed, one hundred forty-four thousand sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel:
Revelation 21:14
And the wall of the city has twelve foundations, and on them [are] twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

General references

Genesis 44:7
And they said to him, "Why has my lord spoken according to these words? Far be it from your servants to do such a thing!
Leviticus 18:8
You must not expose the nakedness of your father's wife--it is your father's nakedness.
Deuteronomy 27:20
'Cursed be the one who lies with the wife of his father, because {he has dishonored his father's bed}.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'