The Bible in Its Traditions

Genesis 35:21–22

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21  And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond Migdal-eder.

21  And it came to pass when Israel dwelt in that land, that Ruben went and lay with Balla, the concubine of his father Jacob; and Israel heard, and the thing appeared grievous before him.

21  Departing from there, he pitched his tent beyond the Tower of the Flock.

22  And it came to pass, while Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine; and Israel heard of it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve

22  And the sons of Jacob were twelve.

22  And when he was living in that region, Reuben went out, and he slept with Bilhah the concubine of his father, which was not such a small matter as to be hidden from him. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve.