1The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel (for he was the firstborn; but, because he defiled his father’s couch, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel; and the genealogy is not to be reckoned according to the birthright.
2For Judah prevailed above his brothers, and of him came the leader; but the birthright was Joseph‘s).
3So the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel: Hanoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi.
4The sons of Joel: Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son,
5Micah his son, Reaiah his son, Baal his son,
6Beerah his son whom Tilgath Pilneser king of Assyria carried away captive; he was leader of the Reubenites.
7His brothers by their families, when the genealogy of their generations was reckoned: the chief, Jeiel, and Zechariah,
8and Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who lived in Aroer even to Nebo and Baal Meon,
9and eastward he lived even to the entrance of the wilderness from the river Euphrates because their livestock were multiplied in the land of Gilead.
10In the days of Saul they made war with the Hagrites, who fell by their hand; and they lived in their tents throughout all the land east of Gilead.
11The sons of Gad lived over against them in the land of Bashan to Salecah:
12Joel the chief, and Shapham the second, and Janai, and Shaphat in Bashan.
13Their brothers of their fathers’ houses: Michael, and Meshullam, and Sheba, and Jorai, and Jacan, and Zia, and Eber, seven.
14These were the sons of Abihail, the son of Huri, the son of Jaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michael, the son of Jeshishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz;
15Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, chief of their fathers’ houses.
16They lived in Gilead in Bashan and in its towns and in all the open land of Sharon as far as their borders.
17All these were reckoned by genealogies in the days of Jotham king of Judah and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel.
18The sons of Reuben and the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, of valiant men, men able to bear buckler and sword and to shoot with bow, and skillful in war, were 44,760 that were able to go out to war.
19They made war with the Hagrites, with Jetur and Naphish and Nodab.
20They were helped against them, and the Hagrites were delivered into their hand, and all who were with them, for they cried out to God in the battle and he was entreated of them, because they put their trust in him.
21They took away their livestock, of their camels 50,000, and of sheep 250,000, and of donkeys 2,000, and of men 100,000.
22For there fell many slain because the war was of God. They lived in their place until the captivity.
23The children of the half-tribe of Manasseh lived in the land; they increased from Bashan to Baal Hermon and Senir and Mount Hermon.
24These were the heads of their fathers’ houses: even Epher, and Ishi, and Eliel, and Azriel, and Jeremiah, and Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of valor, famous men, heads of their fathers’ houses.
25They trespassed against the God of their fathers and prostituted themselves by going after the gods of the peoples of the land whom God destroyed before them.
26The God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria and the spirit of Tilgath Pilneser king of Assyria and he carried them away, even the Reubenites and the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, and brought them to Halah and Habor and Hara and to the river of Gozan to this day.