Then Jacob called his sons and said, “Gather around, and I will tell you what will happen to you in the days to come.
Come together and listen, sons of Jacob;
listen to your father Israel:
Reuben, you are my firstborn,
my strength and the firstfruits of my virility,
excelling in prominence, excelling in power.
Turbulent as water, you will no longer excel,
because you got into your father’s bed
and you defiled it — he got into my bed.