1And the sons of Ruben the firstborn of Israel (for he was the firstborn; but because of his going up to his father's couch, his father gave his blessing to his son Joseph, even the son of Israel; and he was not reckoned as firstborn;
2for Judas was very mighty even among his brethren, and one was to be a ruler out of him: but the blessing was Joseph's).
3The sons of Ruben the firstborn of Israel; Enoch, and Phallus, Asrom, and Charmi.
4The sons of Joel; Semei, and Banaia his son: and the sons of Gug the son of Semei.
5His son was Micha, his son Recha, his son Joel,
6his son Beel, whom Thagla-phallasar king of Assyria carried away captive: he is the chief of the Rubenites.
7And his brethren in his family, in their distribution according to their generations; the chief, Joel, and Zacharia.
8And Balec the son of Azuz, the son of Sama, the son of Joel: he lived in Aroer, and even to Naban, and Beelmasson.
9And he lived eastward to the borders of the wilderness, from the river Euphrates: for they had much cattle in the land of Galaad.
10And in the days of Saul they made war upon the sojourners in the land; and they fell into their hands, all of them dwelling in their tents eastward of Galaad.
11The sons of Gad lived over against them in the land of Basan even to Sela.
12Joel the firstborn, and Sapham the second, and Janin the scribe in Basan.
13And their brethren according to the houses of their fathers; Michael, Mosollam, and Sebee, and Joree, and Joachan, and Zue, and Obed, seven.
14These are the sons of Abichaia the son of Uri, the son of Idai, the son of Galaad, the son of Michael, the son of Jesai, the son of Jeddai, the son of Buz,
15who was the brother of the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, he was chief of the house of their families.
16They lived in Galaad, in Basan, and in their villages, and in all the country round about Saron to the border.
17The enumeration of them all took place in the days of Joatham king of Juda, and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel.
18The sons of Ruben and Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasse, of mighty men, bearing shields and sword, and bending the bow, and skilled in war, were forty and four thousand and seven hundred and sixty, going forth to battle.
19And they made war with the Agarenes, and Itureans, and Naphiseans, and Nadabeans,
20and they prevailed against them: and the Agaraeans were given into their hands, they and all their tents: for they cried to God in the battle, and he listened to them, because they trusted on him.
21And they took captive their store; five thousand camels, and two hundred and fifty thousand sheep, two thousand asses, and a hundred thousand men.
22For many fell slain, because the war was of God. And they lived in their place until the captivity.
23And the half-tribe of Manasse lived from Basan to Baal, Ermon, and Sanir, and to the mount Aermon: and they increased in Libanus.
24And these were the heads of the houses of their families; Opher, and Sei, and Eliel, and Jeremia, and Oduia, and Jediel, mighty men of valour, men of renown, heads of the houses of their families.
25But they rebelled against the God of their fathers, and went a-whoring after the gods of the nations of the land, whom God cast out from before them.
26And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Phaloch king of Assyria, and the spirit of Thagla-phallasar king of Assyria, and carried away Ruben and Gaddi, and the half-tribe of Manasse, and brought them to Chaach, and Chabor, and to the river Gozan, until this day.