The Bible in Its Traditions

1 Chronicles 5:1–41

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And the sons of Reuben the first-born of Israel--for he was the first-born; but, forasmuch as he defiled his father's couch, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel, yet not so that he was to be reckoned in the genealogy as first-born.

Also, there were the sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel. For indeed, he was his firstborn, but when he had violated the bed of his father, his right as firstborn was given to the sons of Joseph, the son of Israel, and he was not reputed as firstborn.

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For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came he that is the prince; but the birthright was Joseph's--

Moreover, Judah, who was strongest among his brothers, from his stock leaders sprung up, but the right of firstborn was reputed to Joseph.

For from Judah shall come forth Messiah the King, but the blessings shall be given to Joseph),

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the sons of Reuben the first-born of Israel: Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.

So then, the sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel, were Hanoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi.

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The sons of Joel: Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son;

The sons of Joel; Semei, and Banaia his son: and the sons of Gug the son of Semei.

Micah his son, Reaiah his son, Baal his son;

His son was Micha, his son Recha, his son Joel,

Beerah his son, whom Tillegath-pilneser king of Assyria carried away captive; he was prince of the Reubenites.

his son Beel, whom Thagla-phallasar king of Assyria carried away captive: he is the chief of the Rubenites.

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And his brethren by their families, when the genealogy of their generations was reckoned: the chief Jeiel, and Zechariah,

Now his brothers and all his kindred, when they were being numbered according to their families, had as leaders Jeiel and Zechariah.

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and Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who dwelt in Aroer, even unto Nebo and Baal-meon;

Now Bela, the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, lived in Aroer, as far as Nebo and Baalmeon.

And Bela and the son of Uzai, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who dwelt in Adoer and as far as Nebo and the plain of Meon,

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and eastward he dwelt even unto the entrance of the wilderness from the river Euphrates; because their cattle were multiplied in the land of Gilead.

And he dwelt eastward to the borders of the wilderness, from the river Euphrates: for they had much cattle in the land of Galaad.

And he lived toward the eastern region, as far as the entrance to the wilderness and the river Euphrates. For indeed, they possessed a great number of cattle in the land of Gilead.

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

10  Then, in the days of Saul, they battled against the Hagarites and put them to death. And they lived in place of them, in their dwellings, throughout the entire region that looks to the east of Gilead.

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11  And the sons of Gad dwelt over against them, in the land of Bashan unto Salcah

11  Truly, the sons of Gad lived in the opposite region from them, in the land of Bashan, as far as Salecah

11  And the children of Gad dwelt opposite them, in the land of Mathnin as far as the border of Siba and Salcah.

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12  Joel the chief, and Shapham the second, and Janai, and Shaphat in Bashan;

12  Joel was their chief, and he judged them and taught them good scriptures.

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13  and their brethren of their fathers' houses: Michael, and Meshullam, and Sheba, and Jorai, and Jacan, and Zia, and Eber, seven.

13  Truly, their brothers, according to the houses of their kindred, were: Michael, and Meshullam, and Sheba, and Jorai, and Jacan, and Zia, and Eber, seven.

13  These are the sons of Abihail, the son of Khuri, the son of Zerah, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir.

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14  These were the sons of Abihail the son of Huri, the son of Jaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michael, the son of Jehishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz;

14  The son of Abdael, the son of Eli, chiefs of the house of their fathers.

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

15  who was the brother of the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, he was chief of the house of their families.

15  And they dwelt in Mathnin and its villages.

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16  And they dwelt in Gilead in Bashan, and in the towns thereof, and in all the open lands of the plain, upon their borders.

16  They dwelt in Galaad, in Basan, and in their villages, and in all the country round about Saron to the border.

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

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

17  The enumeration of them all took place in the days of Joatham king of Juda, and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel.

17  The Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, valiant men, able to bear sword and shield and to shoot with bow, and skilled in war, were forty-four thousand six hundred and sixty-six.

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18  The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, as many as were valiant men, men able to bear buckler and sword, and to shoot with bow, and skilful in war, were forty and four thousand seven hundred and threescore, that were able to go forth to war.

18  The sons of Ruben and Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasse, of mighty men, bearing shields and sword, and bending the bow, and skilled in war, were forty and four thousand and seven hundred and sixty, going forth to battle.

18  All of these went out to war and fought against the inhabitants of Sekah.

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19  And they made war with the Hagrites, with Jetur, and Naphish, and Nodab.

19  They struggled against the Hagarites, yet truly the Jetureans, and Naphish, and Nodab offered assistance to them.

19  And they were delivered into their hands, for they prayed to the LORD in the battle, and he heard their voice because they put their trust in him.

20  And they were helped against them, and the Hagrites were delivered into their hand, and all that were with them; for they cried to God in the battle, and He was entreated of them, because they put their trust in Him.

20  And the Hagarites were delivered into their hands, and all who were with them. For they called upon God while they did battle. And he heeded them, because they had trusted in him.

20  And they carried away abundant goods and cattle: fifty thousand camels, two hundred and fifty thousand sheep, two thousand asses, and a hundred thousand persons.

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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 souls of men a hundred thousand.

21  For many fell slain in the battle of those who dwelt in tents. And the remnant stayed in their tents.

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22  For there fell many slain, because the war was of God. And they dwelt in their stead until the captivity.

22  And many fell down wounded. For it was a war of the Lord. And they lived in place of them, until the transmigration.

22  And the children of the half tribe of Manasseh dwelt in the land of Mathnin, as far as the plain of mount Hermon and as far as Har, and there they multiplied and became great.

23  And the children of the half-tribe of Manasseh dwelt in the land, from Bashan unto Baal-hermon and Senir and mount Hermon, where they increased.

23  Also, the sons of the one half tribe of Manasseh possessed the land, from the parts of Bashan as far as Baal, Hermon, and Sanir, and Mount Hermon. For certainly, their number was immense.

23  These were the heads of the house of their fathers: Apha, Shob, Eldaa, Azriel, Adomiah, Uriah, and Hezaiel,

24  And these were the heads of their fathers' houses: Epher, and Ishi, and Eliel, and Azriel, and Jeremiah, and Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of valour, famous men, heads of their fathers' houses.

24  And these were leaders of the house of their kindred: Epher, and Ishi, and Eliel, and Azriel, and Jeremiah, and Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, very valiant and powerful men, and renown leaders in their families.

24  All mighty men of valour, famous men, and heads of the house of their families.

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25  And they broke faith with the God of their fathers, and went astray after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God destroyed before them.

25  But they rebelled against the God of their fathers, and went a-whoring after the gods of the nations of the land, whom God cast out from before them.

25  But they abandoned the God of their fathers, and they fornicated after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God took away before them.

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