Great(i) 1 The sonnes of Ruben the eldest sonne of Israel: for asmoche as he was the eldest, and had defyled hys fathers bedd, his byrthryght was geuen vnto the sonnes of Ioseph the sonne of Israel. Howbeit, the genealogy is not rekoned after this byrthryght. 2 For Iuda, he preuayled aboue hys brethren, and of this trybe came the chefe, and the byrthryght was geuen to Ioseph. 3 The sonnes then of Ruben the eldest sonne of Israel were: Henoch, Phalu, Hezron and Charmi. 4 The sonnes of Ioel: Samaiah: hys sonne, Gog hys sonne, and Semhi hys sonne, 5 Micah hys sonne, Reaia hys sonne, and Baal hys sonne, 6 Beera hys sonne. Whome Thiglath Pylneser kynge of Assyria caryed awaye: for he was a great lorde among the Rubenites. 7 And when hys brethren in theyr kynredes, rekoned the genealogye of theyr generacyons: Ieiel and Zachariah were the chefe. 8 And Baal the sonne of Azan, the sonne of Sema, the sonne of Ioel, dwelt in Aroer: and so forthe vnto Nebo and Baalmeon. 9 And eastwarde, he enhabited vnto the entrynge in of the wyldernesse, from the ryuer Euphrates: for they had moche catell in the lande of Gilead. 10 And in the dayes of Saul, they warred with the Hagarites, which were ouerthrowen into theyr hande. And they dwelte in theyr tentes thorowout all the east lande of Gilgal. 11 And the chyldren of Gad dwelte ouer against them in the lande of Basan, euen vnto Salcha. 12 And in Basan, Ioel was the chefest, and Sapham the nexte, then Ianai and Saphat. 13 And theyr brethren of the housholde of theyr fathers, were Michael, Meosuesam, Seba, Iorai, Iahcan, Zia, Eber, Senen. 14 These are the chyldren of Abihail the sonne of Huri, the sonne of Ieroah, the sonne of Gilead, the sonne of Michael, the sonne of Iesisai, the sonne of Iahdo, the sonne of Buz. 15 Ahi (the sonne of Abdiel, the sonne of Guni) was a captayne of the housholde of theyr fathers. 16 And they dwelt in Gilead, in Basan, and in her townes, and in all the suburbes of Saron, and in theyr borders. 17 All these were rekoned by kynredes in the dayes of Iotham kynge of Iuda, and in the dayes of Ieroboam kyng of Israel. 18 The sonnes of Ruben, and of Gad, and of halfe the trybe of Manasse, were fyghtynge men, and able to beare shylde and swearde, and to shote with bowe, excercysed in warre, euen foure and fourtye thousande, seuen hundred and threskore, that wente out to the warre. 19 And they fought with the Hagarites, with Ietur, Nephis and Nodab. 20 And they were helped of the Lorde against them, and the Hagarites were deliuered into their hande, and so were all that were with them. For they cryed to God in the battayll, and he hearde them, because they put theyr trust in hym. 21 And they toke of theyr catell and of theyr camels fyftye thousande, and two hundred and fyftye thousande shepe, and two thousande asses, and of the soules of men, an hondred thousande: 22 and there fell many wounded, because the warre was of God. And they dwelt in theyr steades, vntyll the tyme that they were caryed awaye. 23 And the chyldren of the halfe tribe of Manasse dwelt in the lande, from Basan vnto Baal Hermon, and Semir, and vnto mount Hermon: 24 for they were growne to a greate multitude. And these were the heedes of the housholdes of theyr fathers: Epher, and Iesi, Eliel and Azriel, Ieremia and Hodauia, and Iaohdiel, stronge men and valeaunt, famouse men, and heedes of the housholdes of theyr fathers. 25 And they transgressed agaynste the God of theyr fathers, and went a whorynge after the goddes of the people of the land, whom God destroyed before them: 26 and God stered vp the sprete of Phul kynge of Assiria, and the sprete of Thiglath Pilneser kynge of Assiria, and caryed them awaye: euen the Rubenytes, the Gaddites, and the halfe trybe of Manasse, and brought them vnto Halah, Habor, Hara: and to the ryuer Gozan, vnto thys daye.