5 The 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, so that he could not be enrolled as the oldest son;2 though Judah became strong among his brothers and a chief came from him, yet the birthright belonged to Joseph),3 the sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.4 The sons of Joel: Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son,5 Micah his son, Reaiah his son, Baal his son,6 Beerah his son, whom Tiglath-pileser[a] king of Assyria carried away into exile; he was a chief of the Reubenites.7 And his kinsmen by their clans, when the genealogy of their generations was recorded: the chief, Jeiel, and Zechariah,8 and Bela the son of Azaz, son of Shema, son of Joel, who lived in Aroer, as far as Nebo and Baal-meon.9 He also lived to the east as far as the entrance of the desert this side of the Euphrates, because their livestock had multiplied in the land of Gilead.10 And in the days of Saul they waged war against the Hagrites, who fell into their hand. And they lived in their tents throughout all the region east of Gilead.
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