1 Chronicles 51 And the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel (for he was the firstborn; but because of his going up to his father's couch, his father gave his blessing to his son Joseph, even the son of Israel; and he was not reckoned as firstborn; 2 for Judah was very mighty even among his brethren, and one was to be a ruler out of him: but the blessing was Joseph's). 3 The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel were Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi. 4 The sons of Joel were Shemaiah, and Benaiah his son; and Gog his son, and Shimei his son. 5 His son was Micah, his son Reaiah, his son Joel, 6 his son Baal, whom Tiglath-Pileser king of Assyria carried away captive; he is the chief of the Reubenites. 7 And his brethren in his family, in their distribution according to their generations: the chief, Jeiel, and Zechariah. 8 And Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel; he dwelt in Aroer, and even to Nebo, and Baal Meon. 9 And he dwelt eastward to the borders of the wilderness, from the River Euphrates; for they had much cattle in the land of Gilead. 10 And in the days of Saul they made war with the Hagrites; and they fell into their hands, all of them dwelling in their tents eastward of Gilead. 11 The sons of Gad dwelt over against them in the land of Bashan as far as Salcah. 12 Joel was the firstborn, and Shapham the second, and Jaanai the scribe in Bashan. 13 And their brethren according to the houses of their fathers were: Michael, Meshullam, Sheba, Jorai, Jachan, Zia, and Eber, seven in all. 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 who was the brother of the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, he was chief of the house of their families. 16 They dwelt in Gilead, in Bashan, and in their villages, and in all the country round about Sharon to the border. 17 The numbering of them all took place in the days of Jotham king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel. 18 The sons of Reuben and Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, of mighty men, bearing shields and sword, and bending the bow, and skilled in war, were forty-four thousand seven hundred and sixty, going forth to battle. 19 And they made war with the Hagrites, Jetur, Naphish, and Nodab, 20 and they prevailed against them; and the Hagrites were given into their hands, they and all their tents, for they cried to God in the battle, and He hearkened to them, because they trusted on Him. 21 And they took captive their store; five thousand camels, two hundred and fifty thousand sheep, two thousand donkeys, and a hundred thousand men. 22 For many fell slain, because the war was of God. And they dwelt in their place until the captivity. 23 And the half-tribe of Manasseh dwelt from Bashan to Baal, Hermon and Senir, and to Mount Hermon; and they increased in Lebanon. 24 And these were the heads of the houses of their families: Epher, Ishi, Eliel, Jeremiah, Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of valor, men of renown, heads of the houses of their families. 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 had cast out from before them. 26 And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tiglath-Pileser king of Assyria, and carried away Reuben and Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, and brought them to Halah, Habor, and to the river of Gozan, until this day.
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