New Living Translation
Moses said this about the tribe of Reuben: "Let the tribe of Reuben live and not die out, though they are few in number."
King James Bible
Let Reuben live, and not die; and let not his men be few.
Darby Bible Translation
Let Reuben live, and not die; And let his men be few.
World English Bible
"Let Reuben live, and not die; Nor let his men be few."
Young's Literal Translation
Let Reuben live, and not die, And let his men be a number.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
33:6 Let Reuben live - Though Reuben deserve to be cut off or greatly diminished and obscured, according to Jacob's prediction, Gen 49:4, yet God will spare them and give them a name and portion among the tribes of Israel, and bless them with increase of their numbers. All the ancient paraphrasts refer this to the other world, so far were they from expecting temporal blessings only. Let Reuben live in life eternal, says Onkelos, and not die the second death. Let Reuben live in this world, so Jonathan and the Jerusalem Targum, and not die that death which the wicked die in the world to come.
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The fact of Covenanting, under the Old Testament dispensations, being approved of God, gives a proof that it was proper then, which is accompanied by the voice of prophecy, affording evidence that even in periods then future it should no less be proper. The argument for the service that is afforded by prophecy is peculiar, and, though corresponding with evidence from other sources, is independent. Because that God willed to make known truth through his servants the prophets, we should receive it …
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"Reuben, you are my firstborn, my strength, the child of my vigorous youth. You are first in rank and first in power.
But you are as unruly as a flood, and you will be first no longer. For you went to bed with my wife; you defiled my marriage couch.
"These are the tribes and the names of the leaders who will assist you: Tribe Leader Reuben Elizur son of Shedeur
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