1 Chronicles Chapter 5 |
1The sons of Reuben the first-born of Israel. (He was the first-born; but when he defiled his father’s bed, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph son of Israel, so he is not reckoned as first-born in the genealogy; 2though Judah became more powerful than his brothers and a leader came from him, yet the birthright belonged to Joseph.) 3The sons of Reuben, the first-born of Israel: Enoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi. 4The sons of Joel: his son Shemaiah, his son Gog, his son Shimei, 5his son Micah, his son Reaiah, his son Baal, 6his son Beerah—whom King Tillegath-pilneser of Assyria exiled—was chieftain of the Reubenites. 7And his kinsmen, by their families, according to their lines in the genealogy: the head, Jeiel, and Zechariah, 8and Bela son of Azaz son of Shema son of Joel; he dwelt in Aroer as far as Nebo and Baal-meon. 9He also dwelt to the east as far as the fringe of the wilderness this side of the Euphrates, because their cattle had increased in the land of Gilead. 10And in the days of Saul they made war on the Hagrites, who fell by their hand; and they occupied their tents throughout all the region east of Gilead.
11The sons of Gad dwelt facing them in the land of Bashan as far as Salcah: 12Joel the chief, Shapham the second, Janai, and Shaphat in Bashan. 13And by clans: Michael, Meshullam, Sheba, Jorai, Jacan, Zia, and Eber—seven. 14These were the sons of Abihail son of Huri son of Jaroah son of Gilead son of Michael son of Jeshishai son of Jahdo son of Buz; 15Ahi son of Abdiel son of Guni was chief of their clan, 16and they dwelt in Gilead, in Bashan, and in its dependencies, and in all the pasturelands of Sharon, to their limits. 17All of them were registered by genealogies in the days of King Jotham of Judah, and in the days of King Jeroboam of Israel.
18The Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh had warriors who carried shield and sword, drew the bow, and were experienced at war—44,760, ready for service. 19They made war on the Hagrites—Jetur, Naphish, and Nodab. 20They prevailed against them; the Hagrites and all who were with them were delivered into their hands, for they cried to God in the battle, and He responded to their entreaty because they trusted in Him. 21They carried off their livestock: 50,000 of their camels, 250,000 sheep, 2,000 asses, and 100,000 people. 22For many fell slain, because it was God’s battle. And they dwelt in their place until the exile.
23The members of the half-tribe of Manasseh dwelt in the land; they were very numerous from Bashan to Baal-hermon, Senir, and Mount Hermon. 24These were the chiefs of their clans: Epher, Ishi, Eliel, Azriel, Jeremiah, Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, men of substance, famous men, chiefs of their clans. 25But they trespassed against the God of their fathers by going astray after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them. 26So the God of Israel roused the spirit of King Pul of Assyria—the spirit of King Tillegath-pilneser of Assyria—and he carried them away, namely, the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, and brought them to Halah, Habor, Hara, and the river Gozan, to this day.
27The sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath, and Merari. 28The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. 29The children of Amram: Aaron, Moses, and Miriam. The sons of Aaron: Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 30Eleazar begot Phinehas, Phinehas begot Abishua, 31Abishua begot Bukki, Bukki begot Uzzi, 32Uzzi begot Zerahiah, Zerahiah begot Meraioth, 33Meraioth begot Amariah, Amariah begot Ahitub, 34Ahitub begot Zadok, Zadok begot Ahimaaz, 35Ahimaaz begot Azariah, Azariah begot Johanan, 36and Johanan begot Azariah (it was he who served as priest in the House that Solomon built in Jerusalem). 37Azariah begot Amariah, Amariah begot Ahitub, 38Ahitub begot Zadok, Zadok begot Shallum, 39Shallum begot Hilkiah, Hilkiah begot Azariah, 40Azariah begot Seraiah, Seraiah begot Jehozadak; 41and Jehozadak went into exile when the Lord exiled Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.