The Descendants of Reuben
1 # Gen 35.22; 49.3,4. 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#Gen 49.8-10. For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph's:) 3the sons, I say, of Reuben the firstborn of Israel were, Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi. 4The sons of Joel; Shemai´ah his son, Gog his son, Shim´e-i his son, 5Micah his son, Re-ai´a his son, Ba´al his son, 6#2 Kgs 15.29. Be-e´rah his son, whom Til´gath–pilne´ser king of Assyria carried away captive: he was prince of the Reubenites. 7And his brethren by their families, when the genealogy of their generations was reckoned, were the chief, Je-i´el, and Zechari´ah, 8and Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who dwelt in Aro´er, even unto Nebo and Ba´al–me´on: 9and eastward he inhabited unto the entering in of the wilderness from the river Euphra´tes: because their cattle were multiplied in the land of Gil´e-ad. 10And in the days of Saul they made war with the Ha´garites, who fell by their hand: and they dwelt in their tents throughout all the east land of Gil´e-ad.
The Descendants of Gad
11And the children of Gad dwelt over against them, in the land of Bashan unto Salcah: 12Joel the chief, and Shapham the next, and Ja´anai, and Shaphat in Bashan. 13And their brethren of the house of their fathers were, Michael, and Meshul´lam, and Sheba, and Jo´rai, and Jachan, and Zi´a, and Heber, seven. 14These are the children of Ab´ihail the son of Huri, the son of Jaro´ah, the son of Gil´e-ad, the son of Michael, the son of Jeshish´ai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz; 15Ahi the son of Ab´di-el, the son of Guni, chief of the house of their fathers. 16And they dwelt in Gil´e-ad in Bashan, and in her towns, and in all the suburbs of Sharon, upon their borders. 17All these were reckoned by genealogies in the days of Jotham king of Judah, and in the days of Jerobo´am king of Israel.
The History of the Two and a Half Tribes
18The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manas´seh, 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. 19And they made war with the Ha´garites, with Jetur, and Nephish, and Nodab. 20And they were helped against them, and the Ha´garites were delivered into their hand, and all that were with them: for they cried to God in the battle, and he was entreated of them; because they put their trust in him. 21And 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 a hundred thousand. 22For there fell down many slain, because the war was of God. And they dwelt in their steads until the captivity.
23And the children of the half tribe of Manas´seh dwelt in the land: they increased from Bashan unto Ba´al–her´mon and Senir, and unto mount Hermon. 24And these were the heads of the house of their fathers, even Epher, and Ishi, and El´i-el, and Az´ri-el, and Jeremiah, and Hodavi´ah, and Jah´di-el, mighty men of valor, famous men, and heads of the house of their fathers. 25And 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#2 Kgs 15.19; 2 Kgs 15.29; 2 Kgs 17.6. And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Til´gath–pilne´ser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manas´seh, and brought them unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, unto this day.