1 Chronicles 5

Thomson(i) 1 And the sons of Reuben the first born of Israel; for he was the first born, but when he went up to his father's bed, his father gave his birth right to his son Joseph as the son of Israel: yet in the genealogy he did not attain the right of primogeniture; 2 for Juda being mighty in power prevailed over his brethren to have the Ruler appointed out of him, though the blessing was Joseph's. 3 Now the sons of Reuben, the first born of Israel, were Enoch and Phallus, Asrom and Charmi. 4 The sons of Joel, Semei and Bania, his son. And the sons of Goug son of Semei, 5 Micha his son; Recha his son; Joel his son; 6 Beel his son, whom Thalgathphallasar, king of Assyria, carried away captive. He was the chief of the Reubenites. 7 And his brethren in his patriarchal family in their classes according to their genealogies, were the chief Joel and Zacharias, 8 and Balek Son Azouz, Son Sama, Son Joel. Now the Reubenites dwelt at Aroer, and at Nabau and Beelmasson, 9 and eastward to the edge of the wilderness which bordereth on the river Euphrates; for they had many cattle in the land of Galaad. 10 And in the days of Saul they made war on their neighbours; and all those who dwelt in tents on the east of Galaad fell by their hands. 11 The children of Gad dwelt along side of them in the land of Basan, even to Sela; 12 Joel was the first born and Sapham the second, and Janin the muster master in Basan. 13 And their brethren according to the houses of their patriarchal families were, Michael, Mosollam and Sebe, and Joree and Joachan, and Zue and Obed, seven. 14 These were the sons of Abichaia son of Ouri, son of Idai, son of Galaad, son of Michael, son of Jesai, son of Jeddai, son of Buz, 15 brother's son of Abdiel, son of Gouni. He was the chief of the patriarchal house. 16 They dwelt in Galaad, in Basan and in their towns, and occupied all the borders of Saron to the outlet. 17 Of all these an account was taken in the days of Joatham king of Juda, and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel. 18 The Reubenites and the Gadites, and the half of the tribe of Manasses who were fit for war, men wielding shields and swords and bending the bow and disciplined for battle, were forty four thousand seven hundred and sixty who marched out in array. 19 When they were at war with the Agarenians and the Itureans, and the Naphaisaians and the Nadabeans, 20 they prevailed over them. And the Agarenians with all their tents, were delivered into their hands. For in the battle they cried to God and he hearkened to them, because they trusted in him. 21 So they took all their substance, five thousand camels, two hundred and fifty thousand sheep, two thousand asses, and a hundred thousand prisoners, 22 and many were slain; for the battle was from God. And they dwelt in their stead till the captivity. 23 Now the half of the tribe of Manasses inhabited, from Basan to Baal, Ermon and Sanir and Mount Aermon. And on Libanus they were very numerous. 24 And these were the leaders of the house of their families, Opher and Sei, and Eliel and Jeremia, and Oduia and Jediel, men mighty in power, men of renown, chiefs of the houses of their families. 25 But when they revolted from the God of their fathers and went a whoring after the gods of the people of the land, whom God had removed from before them, 26 the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Phaloch king of Assur, and the spirit of Thaglaphalassar king [of Assur, and he removed Reuben and Gad, and the half of the tribe of Manasses, and carried them to Chaach and Chabor, and to the river of Gozan, where they are to this day.