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1 Chronicles 5

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 1  (Reuben was the firstborn of Israel, but because Reuben had relations with Bilhah, his father's concubine, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel; so the genealogy is not recorded according to the birthright.

 2 For Judah prevailed above his brothers, and from him was to come the chief ruler [Jesus]; but the birthright became Joseph's.)

 3 The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel were: Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.

 4 The son of Joel was Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son,

 5 Micah his son, Reaia his son, Baal his son,

 6 Beerah his son, whom Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria carried away captive; he was prince of the Reubenites.

 7 And his brothers by their families, when the genealogy of their generations was reckoned, were the chief, Jeiel, and Zechariah,

 8 And Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who dwelled in Aroer, even to Nebo and Baalmeon.

 9 He inhabited eastward to the entering in of the wilderness from the river Euphrates because their cattle were multiplied in the land of Gilead.

 10 And in the days of Saul they made war with the Hagarites, who fell by their hand; and they dwelled in their tents throughout all the east land of Gilead.

 11 And the children of Gad dwelled over against them, in the land of Bashan to Salcah:

 12 Joel the chief, and Shapham the next, and Jaanai, and Shaphat in Bashan.

 13 And their brothers of the house of their fathers were, Michael, and Meshullam, and Sheba, and Jorai, and Jachan, and Zia, and Heber, seven.

 14 These are the children of Abihail the son of Huri, the son of Jaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michael, the son of Jeshishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz;

 15 Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, chief of the house of their fathers.

 16 And they dwelled in Gilead in Bashan, and in her towns, and in all the suburbs of Sharon, upon their borders.

 17 All these were reckoned by genealogies in the days of Jotham king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel.

 18 The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh, of their valiant men were able to bear shield and sword, to shoot with the bow, and were skillful in war; there were forty four thousand seven hundred and sixty men of them, who went out to the war.

 19 And they made war with the Hagarites, with Jetur, and Nephish, and Nodab.

 20 They were helped in their war against them, and the Hagarites were delivered into their hand, along with all who were with them. Because they had cried to God in the battle, and he responded to them because they had put their trust in him.

 21 And they took away their cattle; of their camels fifty thousand, and of sheep two hundred and fifty thousand, and of asses two thousand, and of men a hundred thousand.

 22 Many were struck down and slain because the war was of God. And they dwelled in their lands until the captivity.

 23 And the children of the half tribe of Manasseh dwelled in the land; they increased from Bashan to Baalhermon and Senir, and to mount Hermon.

 24 And these were the heads of the house of their fathers, even Epher, and Ishi, and Eliel, and Azriel, and Jeremiah, and Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of valor, famous men, and heads of the house of their fathers.

 25 But they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring after the gods of the people of the land, whom God destroyed before them.

 26 And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul, king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, and brought them to Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, to this day.

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