Genesis 49:6
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New International Version
Let me not enter their council, let me not join their assembly, for they have killed men in their anger and hamstrung oxen as they pleased.

New Living Translation
May I never join in their meetings; may I never be a party to their plans. For in their anger they murdered men, and they crippled oxen just for sport.

English Standard Version
Let my soul come not into their council; O my glory, be not joined to their company. For in their anger they killed men, and in their willfulness they hamstrung oxen.

New American Standard Bible
"Let my soul not enter into their council; Let not my glory be united with their assembly; Because in their anger they slew men, And in their self-will they lamed oxen.

King James Bible
O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May I never enter their council; may I never join their assembly. For in their anger they kill men, and on a whim they hamstring oxen.

International Standard Version
I'll never join their council; I'll never enter their assembly. In their anger they committed murder and lamed cattle just for fun.

NET Bible
O my soul, do not come into their council, do not be united to their assembly, my heart, for in their anger they have killed men, and for pleasure they have hamstrung oxen.

New Heart English Bible
My soul, do not come into their council. My glory, do not be united to their assembly; for in their anger they killed men. In their self-will they hamstrung cattle.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not let me attend their secret meetings. Do not let me join their assembly. In their anger they murdered men. At their whim they crippled cattle.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let my soul not come into their council; Unto their assembly let my glory not be not united; For in their anger they slew men, And in their self-will they houghed oxen.

New American Standard 1977
“Let my soul not enter into their council;
            Let not my glory be united with their assembly;
            Because in their anger they slew men,
            And in their self-will they lamed oxen.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let my soul not enter into their secret; nor let my honour join their assembly; for in their anger they slew a man, and in their own will they dug down a wall.

King James 2000 Bible
O my soul, come not into their secret; unto their assembly, my spirit, be not united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they dug down a wall.

American King James Version
O my soul, come not you into their secret; to their assembly, my honor, be not you united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they dig down a wall.

American Standard Version
O my soul, come not thou into their council; Unto their assembly, my glory, be not thou united; For in their anger they slew a man, And in their self-will they hocked an ox.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let not my soul go into their counsel, nor my glory be in their assembly: "be- cause in their fury they slew a man, and in their selfwill they undermined a wall.

Darby Bible Translation
My soul, come not into their council; Mine honour, be not united with their assembly; For in their anger they slew men, And in their wantonness houghed oxen.

English Revised Version
O my soul, come not thou into their council; Unto their assembly, my glory, be not thou united; For in their anger they slew a man, And in their selfwill they houghed an ox.

Webster's Bible Translation
O my soul, come not thou into their secret; to their assembly, my honor, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they digged down a wall.

World English Bible
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.

Young's Literal Translation
Into their secret, come not, O my soul! Unto their assembly be not united, O mine honour; For in their anger they slew a man, And in their self-will eradicated a prince.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
49:3-7 Reuben was the first-born; but by gross sin, he forfeited the birthright. The character of Reuben is, that he was unstable as water. Men do not thrive, because they do not fix. Reuben's sin left a lasting infamy upon his family. Let us never do evil, then we need not fear being told of it. Simeon and Levi were passionate and revengeful. The murder of the Shechemites is a proof of this. Jacob protested against that barbarous act. Our soul is our honour; by its powers we are distinguished from, and raised above, the beasts that perish. We ought, from our hearts, to abhor all bloody and mischievous men. Cursed be their anger. Jacob does not curse their persons, but their lusts. I will divide them. The sentence as it respects Levi was turned into a blessing. This tribe performed an acceptable service in their zeal against the worshippers of the golden calf, Ex 32. Being set apart to God as priests, they were in that character scattered through the nation of Israel.
Study Bible
Jacob Blesses his Sons
5"Simeon and Levi are brothers; Their swords are implements of violence. 6"Let my soul not enter into their council; Let not my glory be united with their assembly; Because in their anger they slew men, And in their self-will they lamed oxen. 7"Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce; And their wrath, for it is cruel. I will disperse them in Jacob, And scatter them in Israel.…
Cross References
Joshua 11:9
Joshua did to them as the LORD had told him; he hamstrung their horses and burned their chariots with fire.

2 Samuel 8:4
David captured from him 1,700 horsemen and 20,000 foot soldiers; and David hamstrung the chariot horses, but reserved enough of them for 100 chariots.

1 Chronicles 18:4
David took from him 1,000 chariots and 7,000 horsemen and 20,000 foot soldiers, and David hamstrung all the chariot horses, but reserved enough of them for 100 chariots.

Psalm 64:2
Hide me from the secret counsel of evildoers, From the tumult of those who do iniquity,
Treasury of Scripture

O my soul, come not you into their secret; to their assembly, my honor, be not you united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they dig down a wall.

O my soul.

Judges 5:21 The river of Kishon swept them away, that ancient river, the river …

Psalm 42:5,11 Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you disquieted in me? …

Psalm 43:5 Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you disquieted within …

Psalm 103:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

Jeremiah 4:19 My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart makes …

Luke 12:19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for …

come.

Genesis 34:30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, You have troubled me to make me …

Psalm 5:10 Destroy you them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast …

Psalm 26:4,5 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers…

Psalm 38:3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of your anger; neither …

Psalm 94:20,21 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with you, which frames …

Psalm 139:19 Surely you will slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, …

Proverbs 1:11,15,16 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk …

Proverbs 12:5 The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the …

secret.

Deuteronomy 27:24 Cursed be he that smites his neighbor secretly. And all the people …

Psalm 26:9 Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:

Psalm 94:20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with you, which frames …

2 Corinthians 6:14 Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship …

honour.

Psalm 16:9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices: my flesh also …

Psalm 30:12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to you, and not be silent. …

Psalm 57:8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

a man.

Genesis 34:25,26 And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two …

digged down a wall. or, houghed oxen.

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