Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was the firstborn; but, forasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, Gen. 35.22 ; 49.3, 4 his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright.
¶ The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manas'seh, of valiant men, men able to bear buckler and sword, and to shoot with bow, and skilful in war, were four and forty thousand seven hundred and threescore, that went out to the war.
And they were helped against them, and the Ha'garites were delivered into their hand, and all that were with them: for they cried to God in the battle, and he was entreated of them; because they put their trust in him.
And these were the heads of the house of their fathers, even Epher, and Ishi, and El'i-el, and Az'ri-el, and Jeremiah, and Hodavi'ah, and Jah'di-el, mighty men of valor, famous men, and heads of the house of their fathers.
And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul 2 Kgs. 15.19 king of Assyria, and the spirit of Til'gathpilne'ser 2 Kgs. 15.29 king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manas'seh, and brought them unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, unto this day. 2 Kgs. 17.6