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Genesis 49:5

“¶ Simeon and Leui are brethren, instruments of crueltie are in their habitations.”

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Genesis 49:5

2. Gather your selues together, and heare ye sonnes of Iacob, and hearken vnto Israel your father. 3. ¶ Reuben, thou art my first borne, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellencie of dignitie, and the excellencie of power: 4. Unstable as water, thou shalt not excell, because thou wentest vp to thy fathers bed: then defiledst thou it. He went vp to my couche. 5. ¶ Simeon and Leui are brethren, instruments of crueltie are in their habitations. 6. O my soule, come not thou into their secret: vnto their assembly mine honour be not thou vnited: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfe will they digged downe a wall. 7. Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruell: I will diuide them in Iacob, and scatter them in Israel. 8. ¶ Iudah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the necke of thine enemies, thy fathers children shall bow downe before thee.

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