When Shechem(A) son of Hamor(B) the Hivite,(C) the ruler of that area, saw her, he took her and raped her.(D)

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13 Because their sister Dinah had been defiled,(A) Jacob’s sons replied deceitfully(B) as they spoke to Shechem and his father Hamor.

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27 The sons of Jacob came upon the dead bodies and looted the city(A) where[a] their sister had been defiled.(B)

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  1. Genesis 34:27 Or because
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22 While Israel was living in that region, Reuben went in and slept with his father’s concubine(A) Bilhah,(B) and Israel heard of it.

Jacob had twelve sons:

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Turbulent as the waters,(A) you will no longer excel,
    for you went up onto your father’s bed,
    onto my couch and defiled it.(B)

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20 “Cursed is anyone who sleeps with his father’s wife, for he dishonors his father’s bed.”(A)

Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”

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“Let Reuben live and not die,
    nor[a] his people be few.”(A)

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  1. Deuteronomy 33:6 Or but let
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Reuben

The sons of Reuben(A) the firstborn of Israel (he was the firstborn, but when he defiled his father’s marriage bed,(B) his rights as firstborn were given to the sons of Joseph(C) son of Israel;(D) so he could not be listed in the genealogical record in accordance with his birthright,(E)

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