1 Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel (for ahe was the firstborn, but because bhe defiled his father’s bed, chis birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel; so that he is not enrolled in the genealogy according to the birthright. 2 aThough Judah prevailed over his brothers, and bfrom him came the leader, yet the birthright belonged to Joseph), 3 athe sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel were Hanoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi. 4 The sons of Joel were Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, aShimei his son, 5 Micah his son, Reaiah his son, Baal his son, 6 Beerah his son, whom 1Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria carried away into exile; he was leader of the Reubenites. 7 His 1kinsmen by their families, ain the genealogy of their generations, were Jeiel the chief, then Zechariah 8 and Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who lived in aAroer, even to Nebo and Baal-meon. 9 To the east he settled as far as the entrance of the wilderness from the river Euphrates, abecause their cattle had increased in the land of Gilead. 10 In the days of Saul athey made war with the Hagrites, who fell by their hand, so that they 1occupied their tents throughout 2all the land east of Gilead.
11 Now the sons of Gad lived opposite them in the land of aBashan as far as bSalecah. 12 Joel was the chief and Shapham the second, then Janai and Shaphat in Bashan. 13 Their 1kinsmen of their fathers’ households were Michael, Meshullam, Sheba, Jorai, Jacan, Zia and Eber, seven. 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 Jeshishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz; 15 Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, was head of their fathers’ households. 16 They lived in Gilead, in Bashan and in its towns, and in all the pasture lands of aSharon, as far as their 1borders. 17 All of these were enrolled in the genealogies in the days of aJotham king of Judah and in the days of bJeroboam king of Israel.
18 The sons of Reuben and the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, consisting of valiant men, men who bore shield and sword and shot with bow and were skillful in battle, were 44,760, who awent to war. 19 They made war against athe Hagrites, bJetur, Naphish and Nodab. 20 They were helped against them, and the Hagrites and all who were with them were given into their hand; for athey cried out to God in the battle, and He answered their prayers because bthey trusted in Him. 21 They took away their cattle: their 50,000 camels, 250,000 sheep, 2,000 donkeys; and 100,000 1men. 22 For many fell slain, because athe war was of God. And bthey settled in their place until the cexile.
23 Now the sons of the half-tribe of Manasseh lived in the land; from Bashan to Baal-hermon and aSenir and Mount Hermon they were numerous. 24 These were the heads of their fathers’ households, even Epher, Ishi, Eliel, Azriel, Jeremiah, Hodaviah and Jahdiel, mighty men of valor, famous men, heads of their fathers’ households.
25 But they aacted treacherously against the God of their fathers and bplayed the harlot cafter the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them. 26 So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of aPul, king of Assyria, even the spirit of 1Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria, and he bcarried them away into exile, namely the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, and brought them to Halah, Habor, Hara and to the river of Gozan, to this day.
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