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 sonnes of Reuben the eldest sonne of Israel, were Hanoch & Pallu, Hezron and Carmi.
4 The sonnes of Ioel, Shemaiah his sonne, Gog his sonne, and Shimei his sonne,
5 Michah his sonne, Reaiah his sonne, and Baal his sonne,
6 Beerah his son, whom Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria carried away [captive]: he [was] prince of the Reubenites.
7 And when his brethren in their families rekoned the genealogie of their generations, Ieiel and Zechariah were the chiefe,
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 Also Eastwarde he inhabited vnto the entring in of the wildernes fro the riuer Perath for they had much cattel 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 ouer against them in the land of Bashan, vnto Salchah.
12 Ioel was the chiefest, and Shapham the second, but Iaanai and Shaphat were in Bashan.
13 And their brethren of the house of their fathers were Michael, and Meshullam, & Sheba, and Sorai, and Iacan, and Zia and Eber, seuen.
14 These are the childre of Abihail, the sonne of Huri, the sonne of Iaroah, the sonne of Gilead, the sonne of Michael, the sonne of Ieshishai, the sonne of Iahdo, the sonne of Buz.
15 Ahi the sonne of Abdiel, the sonne of Guni was chiefe of the houshold 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 rekoned by genealogies in the dayes of Iotham King of Iudah, and in the dayes of Ieroboam King of Israel.
18 The sonnes of Reuben and of Gad, and of halfe the tribe of Manasseh of those that were viliant men, able to beare shield, and sworde, and to draw a bowe, exercised in warre, were foure & fourtie thousand, seuen hundreth and three score, that went out to the warre.
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 led away their cattel, euen their camels fiftie thousand, and two hundreth, & fiftie thousand sheepe, and two thousand asses, and of persons an hundreth 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 housholds of their fathers, euen Epher and Ishi, and Eliel & Azriel, and Ieremiah, and Hodauiah, and Iahdiel, strong men, valiant and famous, heades of the housholdes of their fathers.
25 But they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring after the gods of the people of the lande, whome God had 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.