Jacob called his sons and said, “Gather around. I want to tell you what you can expect in the days to come.”
Come together, listen sons of Jacob,
listen to Israel your father.
Reuben, you’re my firstborn,
my strength, first proof of my manhood,
at the top in honor and at the top in power,
But like a bucket of water spilled,
you’ll be at the top no more,
Because you climbed into your father’s marriage bed,
mounting that couch, and you defiled it.