be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel.
Assemble yourselves, and hear, you sons of Jacob.
Listen to Israel, your father.
“Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength;
excelling in dignity, and excelling in power.
Boiling over like water, you shall not excel;
because you went up to your father’s bed,
then defiled it. He went up to my couch.
“Simeon and Levi are brothers.
Their swords are weapons of violence.
My soul, don’t come into their council.
My glory, don’t be united to their assembly;
for in their anger they killed men.
In their self-will they hamstrung cattle.
Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce;
and their wrath, for it was cruel.
I will divide them in Jacob,
and scatter them in Israel.
“Judah, your brothers will praise you.
Your hand will be on the neck of your enemies.
Your father’s sons will bow down before you.
Judah is a lion’s cub.
From the prey, my son, you have gone up.
He stooped down, he crouched as a lion,
as a lioness.
Who will rouse him up?
PIB Scriptures are derived from the World English Bible