Genesis 49:4

Boiling over as water, you shall not have the pre-eminence; Because you went up to your father's bed; Then defiled it. He went up to my couch.

Alternate Versions of Genesis 49-4

A Conservative Version: Genesis 49:4
Boiling over as water, thou shall not have the pre-eminence, because thou went up to thy father's bed, then thou defiled it; he went up to my couch.

American Standard Version: Genesis 49:4
Boiling over as water, thou shalt not have the pre-eminence; Because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; Then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.

Bible in Basic English: Genesis 49:4
But because you were uncontrolled, the first place will not be yours; for you went up to your father's bed, even his bride-bed, and made it unclean.

Darby English Bible: Genesis 49:4
Impetuous as the waters, thou shalt have no pre-eminence; Because thou wentest up to thy father's couch: Then defiledst thou [it]: he went up to my bed.

King James Version: Genesis 49:4
Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.

King James Version (UK): Genesis 49:4
Unstable as water, you shall not excel; because you went up to your father's bed; then defiled you it he went up to my couch.

Webster's: Genesis 49:4
Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it; he went up to my couch.

Youngs Literal Translation: Genesis 49:4
Unstable as water, thou art not abundant; For thou hast gone up thy father's bed; Then thou hast polluted: My couch he went up!

Verses Related to Genesis 49-4

Genesis 35:22
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.

Genesis 46:8
These are the names of the children of Israel, who came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.

Leviticus 18:8
"'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife: it is your father's nakedness.

Deuteronomy 5:21
"Neither shall you covet your neighbor's wife; neither shall you desire your neighbor's house, his field, or his man-servant, or his maid-servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's."

Deuteronomy 27:20
Cursed be he who lies with his father's wife, because he has uncovered his father's skirt. All the people shall say, Amen.

Deuteronomy 33:6
Let Reuben live, and not die; Nor let his men be few.

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 Corinthians 5:1
It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and such sexual immorality as is not even named among the Gentiles, that one has his father's wife.