1 Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel - a he was indeed the firstborn, but because he b defiled his father's bed, c his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph, the son of Israel, so that the genealogy is not listed according to the birthright; 2 yet d Judah prevailed over his brothers, and from him came a e ruler, although 1 the birthright was Joseph's - 3 the sons of f Reuben the firstborn of Israel were Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi. 4 The sons of Joel were Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son, 5 Micah his son, Reaiah his son, Baal his son, 6 and Beerah his son, whom 2 TiglathPile'ser king of Assyria g carried into captivity. He was leader of the Reubenites. 7 And his brethren by their families, h when the genealogy of their generations was registered: the chief, Jeiel, and Zechariah, 8 and Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who dwelt in i Aroer, as far as Nebo and Baal Meon. 9 Eastward they settled as far as the 3 entrance of the wilderness this side of the River Euphrates, because their cattle had 4 multiplied j in the land of Gilead. 10 Now in the days of Saul they made war k with the Hagrites, who fell by their hand; and they dwelt in their tents throughout the entire area east of Gilead.New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.