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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11 “‘If a man has sexual relations with his father’s wife, he has dishonored his father.(A) Both the man and the woman are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.(B)

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30 A man is not to marry his father’s wife; he must not dishonor his father’s bed.[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 22:30 In Hebrew texts this verse (22:30) is numbered 23:1.
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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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