1 Chronicles 5
The line of Reuben (who lost his birthright) unto the captivity.
1 Chronicles 5:1 The sonnes of Ruben the eldest sonne of Israel: for he was the eldest. But because he defyled his fathers beed, his byrthryght was geuen vnto the sonnes of Ioseph the sonne of Israel, and so he is not rekened vnto the byrthe ryght. 1 Chronicles 5:2 For vnto Iuda whych was mightie amonge hys brethren, was geuen the principalitye before hym. But the byrthryght was geuen Ioseph. 1 Chronicles 5:3 The sonnes then of Ruben þe eldest sonne of Israel, were Henoch, Phalu, Hezron and Carmi. 1 Chronicles 5:4 The sonnes of Ioel: Samaiah, and hys sonne Gog, and hys sonne Semei, 1 Chronicles 5:5 and hys sonne Micah, and the sonne of hym was Reaiah, and hys sonne was Baal, 1 Chronicles 5:6 and Beerah was hys sonne. Whyche Beerah Thiglath Phalneser, Kynge of Assyria caryed awaye: for he was a great Lorde amonge the Rubenites. 1 Chronicles 5:7 But vnto hys brethren in theyr kynredes, when they are rekened after theyr byrthe, were Ieiel and Zachariah the chefe heades. 1 Chronicles 5:8 And Bala the sonne of Azan the sonne of Sema the sonne of Ioel, dwelt in Aroer and so forthvnto Nebo and Baalmaon.
Their habitation and conquest of Hagarites.
1 Chronicles 5:9 And eastwarde he enhabyted vntyll the wyldernesse, euen vpon the ryuer Euphrates, for theyr catell was moche in the lande of Galaad. 1 Chronicles 5:10 And in the dayes of Saul they warred wyth the Hagarites whyche were ouerthrowen by theyre handes. And they dwelt in theyr tentes thorowe out all the eastlande of Galaad.
The chief men and habitations of Gad.
1 Chronicles 5:11 And the Chyldren of Gad dwelt ouer agaynste them in the lande of Basan, euen vnto Selcah. 1 Chronicles 5:12 And in Basan Ioel was the chefest and Sapham the next, then Iaanai and Saphat. 1 Chronicles 5:13 And theyr brethren in the auncyent housholdes of them, were Michel, Mosolam, Seba, Iorai, Ioacan, Zia, Eber and Seuen. 1 Chronicles 5:14 These were the chyldren of Abihail the sonne of Huri þe sonne of Ieroah Galaad the sonne of Michael the sonne of Iesisai the sonne of Iahado þe sonne of Buz. 1 Chronicles 5:15 Ahi was the sonne of Abdiel the sonne of Guni the head of an auncyent housholde amonge them. 1 Chronicles 5:16 And they dwelt in Galaad & in Basan and her townes, and in all the Suburbes of Saron, euen vnto the ende of theyr borders. 1 Chronicles 5:17 And they were all rekened by kynreddes in the dayes of Iotham kynge of Iuda, and in the dayes of Ieroboam kynge of Israel.
The number and conquest of Reuben, Gad, and the half of Manasseh.
1 Chronicles 5:18 The sonnes of Ruben of Gad and of halfe the trybe of Manasseh, euen of fyghtynge men able to beare shylde and swerde, & shott with bowe, and taught to make warre, were foure and fourtye thousande seuen hundred & threskore that went out to battell. 1 Chronicles 5:19 And they fought wyth the Hagarites and wyth Ietur, Naphas and Nodab. 1 Chronicles 5:20 And they were holpe agaynst them, and the Hagarites were delyuered into theyr handes with all that were wyth the Hagarites. For they cryed to God in the battell, and he hearde them, because they trusted to hym. 1 Chronicles 5:21 And they toke of theyr cattell fyftye thousande camelles, and two hundred and fyftye thousand shepe, and two thousande asses, & of the people an hundreth thousand: 1 Chronicles 5:22 for there fell manye deed because the warre was of God. And they dwelt ther in theyr steades vntyll þe tyme that they were caryed awaye.
The habitations and chief men of that tribe.
1 Chronicles 5:23 And the chyldren of halfe þe trybe of Manasseh dwelt in the lande, from Basan vnto Baal Hermon and Samir and vnto mount Hermon, 1 Chronicles 5:24 and they were manye. And these were the heades of the auncyent housholdes of them: Epher, Iesi, Eliel, Azriel, Ieremiah, Hodaiah, Iehadiel, men of great power, men of name and heades of the auncient housholdes of them.
Their captivity for their sin.
1 Chronicles 5:25 But when they had transgressed agaynst the God of theyr fathers and had gone a whorynge after þe Gods of the people of the lande, which God destroyed before them, 1 Chronicles 5:26 God stered vp the spyryte of Phul Kynge of Assyria and the spyryte of Thiglath Phalneser Kynge of Assyria, and caryed awaye the Rubenites, the Gaddites and the halfe trybe of Manasseh, and brought them vnto Helah, Habor, Hara and to the Ryuer Gozan, wher they remayne vnto thys daye.