5:1 Now the sons of Reuben the first-born of Israel, (for he
[was] the first-born; but, forasmuch as he defiled his father's
bed, his birth-right was given to the sons of Joseph the son of
Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the
5:2 For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him [came]
the chief ruler; but the birth-right [was] Joseph's:)
5:3 The sons, [I say], of Reuben the first-born of Israel
[were], Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.
5:4 The sons of Joel; Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his
5:5 Micah his son, Reaia his son, Baal his son,
5:6 Beerah his son, whom Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria
carried away [captive]: he [was] prince of the Reubenites.
5:7 And his brethren by their families, when the genealogy of
their generations was reckoned, [were] the chief, Jeiel, and
5:8 And Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel,
who dwelt in Aroer, even to Nebo, and Baal-meon:
5:9 And eastward he inhabited to the entrance of the wilderness
from the river Euphrates: because their cattle were multiplied
in the land of Gilead.
5:10 And in the days of Saul they made war with the Hagarites,
who fell by their hand: and they dwelt in their tents
throughout all the east [land] of Gilead.
5:11 And the children of Gad dwelt over against them, in the
land of Bashan to Salcah:
5:12 Joel the chief, and Shapham the next, and Jaanai, and
Shaphat in Bashan.
5:13 And their brethren of the house of their fathers [were],
Michael, and Meshullam, and Sheba, and Jorai, and Jachan, and
Zia, and Heber, seven.
5:14 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;
5:15 Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, chief of the house
of their fathers.
5:16 And they dwelt in Gilead in Bashan, and in its towns, and
in all the suburbs of Sharon, upon their borders.
5:17 All these were reckoned by genealogies in the days of
Jotham king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam king of
5:18 The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and half the tribe of
Manasseh, of valiant men, men able to bear buckler and sword,
and to shoot with bow, and skillful in war, [were] four and
forty thousand seven hundred and sixty, that went out to the
5:19 And they made war with the Hagarites, with Jetur, and
Nephish, and Nodab.
5:20 And they were helped against them, and the Hagarites were
delivered into their hand, and all that [were] with them: for
they cried to God in the battle, and he was entreated by them;
because they put their trust in him.
5:21 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.
5:22 For there fell down many slain, because the war [was] of
God. And they dwelt in their steads until the captivity.
5:23 And the children of the half tribe of Manasseh dwelt in the
land: they increased from Bashan to Baal-hermon and Senir, and
to mount Hermon.
5:24 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.
5:25 And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and
went astray after the gods of the people of the land, whom God
destroyed before them.
5:26 And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of
Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgath-pilneser 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.