1As for the sons of Re’uḇĕn the first-born of Yisra’ĕl – he was the first-born, but because he profaned his father’s bed, his birthright was given to the sons of Yosĕph, son of Yisra’ĕl, so that the genealogy is not listed according to the birthright,
2for Yehuḏah prevailed over his brothers, and from him came a ruler, although the birthright was Yosĕph’s –
3the sons of Re’uḇĕn the first-born of Yisra’ĕl: Ḥanoḵ and Pallu, Ḥetsron and Karmi.
4The sons of Yo’ĕl: Shemayah his son, Goḡ his son, Shim‛i his son,
5Miḵah his son, Re’ayah his son, Ba‛al his son,
6and Be’ĕrah his son, whom Tiglath-Pileser sovereign of Ashshur took into exile. He was leader of the Re’uḇĕnites.
7And his brothers by their clans, when the genealogy of their generations was registered: the chief, Ye‛i’ĕl, and Zeḵaryahu,
8and Bela son of Azaz, son of Shema, son of Yo’ĕl, who dwelt in Aro‛ĕr, as far as Neḇo and Ba‛al Me‛on.
9And he dwelt eastward as far as the entrance of the wilderness from the River Euphrates, because their livestock had increased in the land of Gil‛aḏ.
10And in the days of Sha’ul they fought against the Haḡrites, who fell by their hand. And they dwelt in their tents over all the eastern part of Gil‛aḏ.
11And the children of Gaḏ dwelt next to them in the land of Bashan as far as Salḵah:
12Yo’ĕl was the chief, Shapham the next, then Ya‛anai and Shaphat in Bashan;
13and their brothers of their father’s house: Miḵa’ĕl, and Meshullam, and Sheḇa, and Yorai, and Yakan, and Ziya, and Ěḇer, seven.
14These were the children of Aḇiḥayil son of Ḥuri, son of Yarowaḥ, son of Gil‛aḏ, son of Miḵa’ĕl, son of Yeshishai, son of Yaḥdo, son of Buz;
15Aḥi son of Aḇdi’ĕl, son of Guni, was chief of their father’s house.
16And they dwelt in Gil‛aḏ, in Bashan and in its villages, and in all the open lands of Sharon within their borders.
17All these were registered by genealogies in the days of Yotham sovereign of Yehuḏah, and in the days of Yaroḇ‛am sovereign of Yisra’ĕl.
18The sons of Re’uḇĕn, and the Gaḏites, and half the tribe of Menashsheh had forty-four thousand seven hundred and sixty brave men, men able to bear shield and sword, to shoot with the bow, and skilled in battle, going out to the army.
19And they fought against the Haḡrites, and Yetur, and Naphish, and Noḏaḇ.
20And they were helped against them, and the Haḡrites were given into their hand, and all who were with them. For they cried out to Elohim in the battle, and He answered their prayer, because they put their trust in Him.
21And they took away their livestock: fifty thousand of their camels, and two hundred and fifty thousand of their sheep, and two thousand of their donkeys, also one hundred thousand of their men,
22for many fell dead, because the battle was of Elohim. And they dwelt in their place until the exile.
23And the children of the half-tribe of Menashsheh dwelt in the land. They increased from Bashan to Ba‛al Ḥermon, that is, to Senir, or Mount Ḥermon.
24And these were the heads of their fathers’ houses: Ěpher, and Yishi, and Eli’ĕl, and Azri’ĕl, and Yirmeyah, Hoḏawyah, and Yaḥdi’ĕl – mighty brave men, men of name, and heads of their fathers’ houses.
25But they trespassed against the Elohim of their fathers, and whored after the mighty ones of the peoples of the land, whom Elohim had destroyed before them.
26So the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl stirred up the spirit of Pul sovereign of Ashshur, even the spirit of Tiglath-Pileser sovereign of Ashshur. And he took the Re’uḇĕnites, and the Gaḏites, and the half-tribe of Menashsheh into exile, and brought them to Ḥalaḥ, and Ḥaḇor, and Hara, and the river of Gozan, unto this day.