Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

While Israel was living in that region, Reuben went in and slept with his father’s concubine Bilhah, and Israel heard about it.Jacob had 12 sons:

New American Standard Bible

It came about while Israel was dwelling in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine, and Israel heard of it.

King James Version

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:

International Standard Version

But while Israel lived in that land, Reuben went inside his father's tent and had sexual relations with his father's concubine Bilhah, and Israel heard about it. Now Jacob had twelve sons.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

When Israel dwelt there, Reuben [his eldest son] went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine; and Israel heard about it. Now Jacob's sons were twelve.

Bible in Basic English

Now while they were living in that country, Reuben had connection with Bilhah, his father's servant-woman: and Israel had news of it.

Darby Translation

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 of it. And the sons of Jacob were twelve.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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 of it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:

Julia Smith Translation

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.

King James 2000

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:

Lexham Expanded Bible

And while Israel was living in that land Reuben went and had sexual relations with Bilhah, his father's concubine. And Israel heard [about it].

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And it chanced, as Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine, and it came to Israel's ear. The sons of Jacob were twelve in number.

NET Bible

While Israel was living in that land, Reuben had sexual relations with Bilhah, his father's concubine, and Israel heard about it. Jacob had twelve sons:

New Heart English Bible

It happened, while Israel lived in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah, his father's concubine, and Israel heard of it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve.

The Emphasized Bible

And it came to pass while Israel inhabited that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine; and Israel heard of it. And so the Sons of Israel came to be Twelve.

Webster

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:

World English Bible

It happened, while Israel lived in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah, his father's concubine, and Israel heard of it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve.

Youngs Literal Translation

and it cometh to pass in Israel's dwelling in that land, that Reuben goeth, and lieth with Bilhah his father's concubine; and Israel heareth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
Usage: 2505

שׁכן 
Shakan 
Usage: 128

in that land
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

ראוּבן 
R@'uwben 
Usage: 72

ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

and lay
שׁכב 
Shakab 
Usage: 210

with Bilhah
בּלהה 
Bilhah 
Usage: 11

פּלגשׁ פּילגשׁ 
Piylegesh 
Usage: 37

and Israel
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
Usage: 2505

it. Now the sons

Usage: 0

of Jacob
יעקב 
Ya`aqob 
Usage: 349

Context Readings

Israel's Sons

21 Israel set out again and pitched his tent beyond the Tower of Eder. 22 While Israel was living in that region, Reuben went in and slept with his father’s concubine Bilhah, and Israel heard about it.Jacob had 12 sons: 23 Leah’s sons were Reuben (Jacob’s firstborn),
Simeon, Levi, Judah,
Issachar, and Zebulun.



Cross References

1 Chronicles 5:1

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

Leviticus 18:8

You are not to have sex with your father’s wife; it will shame your father.

2 Samuel 20:3

When David came to his palace in Jerusalem, he took the 10 concubines he had left to take care of the palace and placed them under guard. He provided for them, but he was not intimate with them. They were confined until the day of their death, living as widows.

1 Corinthians 5:1

It is widely reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and the kind of sexual immorality that is not even tolerated among the Gentiles—a man is living with his father’s wife.

Genesis 29:31-35

When the Lord saw that Leah was unloved, He opened her womb; but Rachel was unable to conceive.

Genesis 30:5-24

Bilhah conceived and bore Jacob a son.

Genesis 35:18

With her last breath—for she was dying—she named him Ben-oni, but his father called him Benjamin.

Genesis 46:8-27

These are the names of the Israelites, Jacob and his sons, who went to Egypt:Jacob’s firstborn: Reuben.

Genesis 49:1-28

Then Jacob called his sons and said, “Gather around, and I will tell you what will happen to you in the days to come.

Exodus 1:1-5

These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob; each came with his family:

Exodus 6:14-16

These are the heads of their fathers’ families:The sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel:
Hanoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi.
These are the clans of Reuben.

Numbers 1:5-15

These are the names of the men who are to assist you:Elizur son of Shedeur from Reuben;

Numbers 1:20-46

The descendants of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel: according to their family records by their clans and their ancestral houses, counting one by one the names of every male 20 years old or more, everyone who could serve in the army,

Numbers 2:3-33

Judah’s military divisions will camp on the east side toward the sunrise under their banner. The leader of the descendants of Judah is Nahshon son of Amminadab.

Numbers 7:12-89

The one who presented his offering on the first day was Nahshon son of Amminadab from the tribe of Judah.

Numbers 26:5-51

Reuben was the firstborn of Israel.
Reuben’s descendants:
the Hanochite clan from Hanoch;
the Palluite clan from Pallu;

Numbers 26:57-62

These were the Levites registered by their clans:
the Gershonite clan from Gershon;
the Kohathite clan from Kohath;
the Merarite clan from Merari.

Numbers 34:14-28

For the tribe of the Reubenites and the tribe of the Gadites have received their inheritance according to their ancestral houses, and half the tribe of Manasseh has received its inheritance.

Deuteronomy 33:1-29

This is the blessing that Moses, the man of God, gave the Israelites before his death.

Joshua 13:1-21

Joshua was now old, getting on in years, and the Lord said to him, “You have become old, getting on in years, but a great deal of the land remains to be possessed.

2 Samuel 16:21-22

Ahithophel replied to Absalom, “Sleep with your father’s concubines he left to take care of the palace. When all Israel hears that you have become repulsive to your father, everyone with you will be encouraged.”

1 Chronicles 2:1-2

These were Israel’s sons:
Reuben, Simeon, Levi,
Judah, Issachar, Zebulun,

1 Chronicles 12:23-40

The numbers of the armed troops who came to David at Hebron to turn Saul’s kingdom over to him, according to the Lord’s word, were as follows:

1 Chronicles 27:16-22

The following were in charge of the tribes of Israel:
For the Reubenites, Eliezer son of Zichri was the chief official;
for the Simeonites, Shephatiah son of Maacah;

Ezekiel 48:1-35

“Now these are the names of the tribes:From the northern end, along the road of Hethlon, to Lebo-hamath as far as Hazar-enon, at the northern border of Damascus, alongside Hamath and extending from the eastern side to the sea, will be Dan—one portion.

Acts 7:8

Then He gave him the covenant of circumcision. After this, he fathered Isaac and circumcised him on the eighth day; Isaac did the same with Jacob, and Jacob with the 12 patriarchs.

Revelation 7:4-8

And I heard the number of those who were sealed:144,000 sealed from every tribe of the Israelites:

Revelation 21:14

The city wall had 12 foundations, and the 12 names of the Lamb’s 12 apostles were on the foundations.

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