Deuteronomy 33:6

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let Reuben liue, and not die, and let not his men be few.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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.


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