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{Genesis 37:21} And Reuben 7205 heard 8085 z8799 [it], and he delivered 5337 z8686 him out of their hands; 3027 x4480 and said, 559 z8799 Let us not x3808 kill 5221 z8686 y5315 him.
Reuben heard:
"And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard [it]. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:" {Gen 35:22} + "And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required." {Gen 42:22}
not kill him:
Heb. nephesh, "And that day Joshua took Makkedah, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and the king thereof he utterly destroyed, them, and all the souls that [were] therein; he let none remain: and he did to the king of Makkedah as he did unto the king of Jericho." {Jsh 10:28} + "And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man." {Gen 9:5} + "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." {Mtt 10:28}

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