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1 Chronicles

1 Now the sons of Reuben the first­born of Is­rael, (for he was the first­born; but, foras­much as he de­filed his father's bed, his birthright was giv­en unto the sons of Joseph the son of Is­rael: and the ge­neal­o­gy is not to be reck­oned af­ter the birthright. 2 For Ju­dah pre­vailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph's:) 3 The sons, I say, of Reuben the first­born of Is­rael were, Hanoch, and Pal­lu, Hezron, and Car­mi. 4 The sons of Joel; She­ma­iah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son, 5 Mic­ah his son, Rea­ia his son, Baal his son, 6 Beer­ah his son, whom Til­gath­pil­neser king of As­syr­ia car­ried away captive: he was prince of the Reuben­ites. 7 And his brethren by their fam­i­lies, when the ge­neal­o­gy of their gen­er­a­tions was reck­oned, were the chief, Jeiel, and Zechari­ah, 8 And Bela the son of Azaz, the son of She­ma, the son of Joel, who dwelt in Aroer, even unto Nebo and Baalme­on: 9 And east­ward he in­hab­it­ed unto the en­ter­ing in of the wilder­ness from the riv­er Eu­phrates: be­cause their cat­tle were mul­ti­plied in the land of Gilead. 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. 11 And the chil­dren of Gad dwelt over against them, in the land of Bashan unto Salchah: 12 Joel the chief, and Shapham the next, and Jaanai, and Shaphat in Bashan. 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. 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; 15 Ahi the son of Ab­diel, the son of Gu­ni, chief of the house of their fa­thers. 16 And they dwelt in Gilead in Bashan, and in her towns, and in all the sub­urbs of Sharon, upon their bor­ders. 17 All these were reck­oned by ge­nealo­gies in the days of Jotham king of Ju­dah, and in the days of Jer­oboam king of Is­rael. 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 skil­ful in war, were four and forty thou­sand sev­en hun­dred and three­score, that went out to the war. 19 And they made war with the Ha­garites, with Je­tur, and Nephish, and Nodab. 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 in­treat­ed of them; be­cause they put their trust in him. 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 an hun­dred thou­sand. 22 For there fell down many slain, be­cause the war was of God. And they dwelt in their steads un­til the cap­tiv­i­ty. 23 And the chil­dren of the half tribe of Man­asseh dwelt in the land: they in­creased from Bashan unto Baal­her­mon and Senir, and unto mount Her­mon. 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 val­our, fa­mous men, and heads of the house of their fa­thers. 25 And they trans­gressed against the God of their fa­thers, and went a whor­ing af­ter the gods of the peo­ple of the land, whom God de­stroyed be­fore them. 26 And the God of Is­rael stirred up the spir­it of Pul king of As­syr­ia, and the spir­it of Til­gath­pil­neser king of As­syr­ia, and he car­ried them away, even the Reuben­ites, and the Ga­dites, and the half tribe of Man­asseh, and brought them unto Ha­lah, and Ha­bor, and Hara, and to the riv­er Gozan, unto this day.