Genesis 49:4 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 49:4, NIV: "Turbulent as the waters, you will no longer excel, for you went up onto your father's bed, onto my couch and defiled it."

Genesis 49:4, ESV: "Unstable as water, you shall not have preeminence, because you went up to your father’s bed; then you defiled it—he went up to my couch!"

Genesis 49:4, KJV: "Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch."

Genesis 49:4, NASB: "Uncontrollable as water, you shall not have preeminence, Because you went up to your father’s bed; Then you defiled it—he went up to my couch."

Genesis 49:4, NLT: "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."

Genesis 49:4, CSB: "Turbulent as water, you will not excel, because you got into your father's bed and you defiled it--he got into my bed."

What does Genesis 49:4 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

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