Deuteronomy

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Deuteronomy 33:6

“ Let Reuben liue, and not die, and let not his men be few.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




Viewing the original 1611 KJV with archaic English spelling.
Click to switch to the Standard KJV.

Other Translations

Let Reuben live, and not die; and let [not] his men be few.
- King James Version

"May Reuben live and not die, Nor his men be few."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let Reuben live, and not die; Nor let his men be few.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let life not death be Reuben's, let not the number of his men be small.
- Basic English Bible

Let Reuben live, and not die; And let his men be few.
- Darby Bible

Let Reuben live, and not die; and let not his men be few.
- Webster's Bible

Let Reuben live, and not die; Nor let his men be few.
- World English Bible

Let Reuben live, and not die, And let his men be a number.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Let Reuben live, and not die in that his men become few.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 33:6


33:6 Let Reuben live - Though Reuben deserve to be cut off or greatly diminished and obscured, according to Jacob's prediction, #Gen 49:4|, yet God will spare them and give them a name and portion among the tribes of Israel, and bless them with increase of their numbers. All the ancient paraphrasts refer this to the other world, so far were they from expecting temporal blessings only. Let Reuben live in life eternal, says Onkelos, and not die the second death. Let Reuben live in this world, so Jonathan and the Jerusalem Targum, and not die that death which the wicked die in the world to come.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 33

  • Wstg😄 Kate
    Best of the best from GOD Through his man Holy Moses.THANKS.
  • BSP
    Verse 28~Prosperity for the Israelites depended on Jehovah God's blessing. He was their provider.
  • A disciple
    Dear Joyce; I was just reading in Ezekiel 13 and found clearly written answers to our questions about missing names or tribes. "And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel.." Please read Ezekiel 13!
  • Ann
    Simeon is mentioned 50 times through out the King James Bible, in Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezekiel, Luke, Acts, and Revelation.
    May God bless you.
  • A disciple
    Have you noticed also in Revelation 7, Dan is not mentioned? Is it an indication of some that are not going to make it?
  • Brenda
    Read Genesis 34:25-31 it tells a bit more of Simeon and how he joined forces with is younger brother Levi in the massacre of Shecemites and the reason why it was done.

What Do You Think of Deuteronomy 33?

Share your own thoughts or commentary here...

Notify me if someone responds on this discussion/thread

Bible Options

Sponsored Links