Parallel Verses

New Heart English Bible

"Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength; excelling in dignity, and excelling in power.

New American Standard Bible

“Reuben, you are my firstborn;
My might and the beginning of my strength,
Preeminent in dignity and preeminent in power.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Reuben, you are my firstborn,
my strength and the firstfruits of my virility,
excelling in prominence, excelling in power.

International Standard Version

"Reuben, you're my firstborn, my strength, and the first fruit of my vitality. You excel in rank and excel in power.

A Conservative Version

Reuben, thou are my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the pre-eminence of dignity, and the pre-eminence of power.

American Standard Version

Reuben, thou art my first-born, my might, and the beginning of my strength; The pre-eminence of dignity, and the pre-eminence of power.

Amplified


“Reuben, you are my firstborn;
My might, the beginning of my strength and vigor,
Preeminent in dignity and preeminent in power [that should have been your birthright].

Bible in Basic English

Reuben, you are my oldest son, the first-fruit of my strength, first in pride and first in power:

Darby Translation

Reuben, thou art my firstborn, My might, and the firstfruits of my vigour: Excellency of dignity, and excellency of strength.

Julia Smith Translation

Reuben, my first-born, thou my strength, and the beginning of my strength, the abundance of elevation, and the abundance of might

King James 2000

Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Reuben, you [are] my firstborn, my strength, and the firstfruit of my vigor, excelling in rank and excelling in power.

Modern King James verseion

Reuben, you are my first-born, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity and the excellency of power.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Reuben, thou art mine eldest son, my might and the beginning of my strength, chief in receiving and chief in power.

NET Bible

Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might and the beginning of my strength, outstanding in dignity, outstanding in power.

The Emphasized Bible

Reuben, my first-born, thou, My vigour, and the first-fruit of my strength, - Pre-eminence of elevation and pre-eminence of power:

Webster

Reuben, thou art my first-born, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellence of dignity, and the excellence of power:

World English Bible

"Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength; excelling in dignity, and excelling in power.

Youngs Literal Translation

Reuben! my first-born thou, My power, and beginning of my strength, The abundance of exaltation, And the abundance of strength;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ראוּבן 
R@'uwben 
Usage: 72

thou art my firstborn
בּכור 
B@kowr 
Usage: 117

my might
כּוח כּח 
Koach 
Usage: 126

and the beginning
ראשׁית 
Re'shiyth 
Usage: 51

of my strength
און 
'own 
Usage: 12

of dignity
שׂאת 
S@'eth 
Usage: 14

Context Readings

Jacob Blesses His Twelve Sons

2 Assemble yourselves, and hear, you sons of Jacob. Listen to Israel, your father. 3 "Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength; excelling in dignity, and excelling in power. 4 Boiling over as water, you shall not excel; because you went up to your father's bed, then defiled it. He went up to my couch.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 21:17

but he shall acknowledge the firstborn, the son of the hated, by giving him a double portion of all that he has; for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his.

Genesis 29:32

Leah conceived, and bore a son, and she named him Reuben. For she said, "Because the LORD has looked at my affliction. For now my husband will love me."

Psalm 78:51

and struck all the firstborn in Egypt, the chief of their strength in the tents of Ham.

Psalm 105:36

He struck also all the firstborn in their land, the first fruits of all their manhood.

Genesis 46:8

These are the names of the children of Israel, who came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.

Genesis 48:18

Joseph said to his father, "Not so, my father; for this is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head."

Numbers 1:20

The children of Reuben, Israel's firstborn, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, one by one, every male from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war;

Numbers 26:5

Reuben, the firstborn of Israel; the sons of Reuben: of Hanoch, the family of the Hanochites; of Pallu, the family of the Palluites;

1 Chronicles 2:1

These are the children of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun,

1 Chronicles 5:1

The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel (for he was the firstborn; but, because he defiled his father's couch, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel; and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright.

1 Chronicles 5:3

the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel: Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.

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