Friday, October 03, 2008

Reuben I Chronicles 5

I Chronicles 5:1 "Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was the firstborn; but, forasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph, the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright.

v2 For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph's)"

From there it goes on to tell of the sons of Reuben. Judah however was the chief ruler as it says.

v9 "And eastward he inhabited unto the entering in of the wilderness from the river Euphrates; because their cattle were multiplied in the land of Gilead."

They took the land from people called Hagarites when Saul was king.

Gad was their neighbor and dwelt to Bashan. These were those who choose to stay on the other side of Jordan but did fight with Israel for Canaan. They included Reuben, Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh. Manasseh was one of Joseph's sons who received property rights because of Reuben's transgression.

v25 "And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring after the gods of the people of the land, whom God destroyed before them."

So the kings of Assyria conquered them and took the captive.

Psalm 4:4 "Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah."

Keywords: Bible Study, Old Testament, Reuben, Chronicles, Assyria. A Short history of Reuben with his conquest, sin and captivity by Assyria.

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