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Genesis 49:4

Unstable as water, you shall not have preeminence,

because you awent up to your father’s bed;

then you defiled it—he went up to my couch!

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Genesis 49:4 — The New International Version (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 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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 — New Living Translation (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 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Unstable as water, you shall not excel,

Because you went up to your father’s bed;

Then you defiled it

He went up to my couch.

Genesis 49:4 — New Century Version (NCV)

But you are uncontrolled like water,

so you will no longer lead your brothers.

This is because you got into your father’s bed

and shamed me by having sexual relations with my slave girl.

Genesis 49:4 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Boiling over as water, thou shalt not have the pre-eminence;

Because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed;

Then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.

Genesis 49:4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Impetuous as the waters, thou shalt have no pre-eminence; Because thou wentest up to thy father’s couch: Then defiledst thou it: he went up to my bed.

Genesis 49:4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

You will no longer be first

because you were out of control like a flood

and you climbed into your father’s bed.

Then you dishonored it.

He climbed up on my couch.

Genesis 49:4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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.

Genesis 49:4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Unstable as water, you shall no longer excel

because you went up onto your father’s bed;

then you defiled it—you went up onto my couch!

Genesis 49:4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Unstable as water, you shall not excel any longer,

for you went up upon the bed of your father,

then defiled it. You went up upon my couch!

Genesis 49:4 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

But you are as unsteady as water. So you won’t be first anymore.

You had sex with your father’s concubine in his bed.

You lay on his couch and made it ‘unclean.’

Genesis 49:4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Uncontrolled 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.