Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:

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Bible References

My firstborn

Genesis 29:32
And Leah conceived, and bore a son, and called his name Reuben; for she said, Because Jehovah has looked upon my affliction; for now my husband will love me.
Genesis 46:8
And these are the names of the sons of Israel who came into Egypt: Jacob and his sons. Jacob's firstborn, Reuben.
Genesis 48:18
And Joseph said to his father, Not so, my father, for this is the firstborn: put thy right hand on his head.
Numbers 1:20
And the sons of Reuben, Israel's eldest son, their generations, after their families, according to their fathers' houses, by the number of the names, according to their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that went forth to military service:
Numbers 26:5
Reuben, the firstborn of Israel: the children of Reuben: of Enoch, the family of the Enochites; of Pallu, the family of the Palluites;
1 Chronicles 2:1
These are the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah, Issachar and Zebulun,
1 Chronicles 5:1
And the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel (for he was the firstborn; but, inasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel; but the genealogy is not registered according to the birthright,

My might

Deuteronomy 21:17
but he shall acknowledge as firstborn the son of the hated, by giving him a double portion of all that is found with him; for he is the firstfruits of his vigour: the right of the firstborn is his.
Psalm 78:51
And he smote all the firstborn in Egypt, the first-fruits of their vigour in the tents of Ham.
Psalm 105:36
And he smote every firstborn in their land, the firstfruits of all their vigour.

General references

Numbers 1:20
And the sons of Reuben, Israel's eldest son, their generations, after their families, according to their fathers' houses, by the number of the names, according to their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that went forth to military service:
Deuteronomy 33:6
Let Reuben live, and not die; And let his men be few.