Reuben- Silk Tie- Twelve Tribes
Reuben was the first child of Jacob and Leah, and the founder of the tribe of Reuben. When the Bible lists the names of Jacob's 12 sons, Reuben's is listed first. But Reuben lost the privileges that traditionally were given to first-born sons because he had an affair with Bilhah, who was his father's concubine (Genesis 35:22). Reuben, however, is noted for some good things. He intervened with his brothers to spare Joseph's life in Genesis 37:21-30. He also offered his own sons as surety for Benjamin's safety in Genesis 42:37.