Compare Translations for 1 Chronicles 5:2

1 Chronicles 5:2 ASV
For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the prince; but the birthright was Joseph's:)
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1 Chronicles 5:2 BBE
Though Judah became stronger than his brothers, and from him came the ruler, the birthright was Joseph's:)
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1 Chronicles 5:2 CEB
Although Judah became the strongest among his brothers and a leader came from him, the birthright belonged to Joseph.
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1 Chronicles 5:2 CJB
For Y'hudah became greater than his brothers, inasmuch as the ruler came from him; nevertheless, the birthright went to Yosef.
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1 Chronicles 5:2 RHE
But of the race of Juda, who was the strongest among his brethren, came the princes: but the first birthright was accounted to Joseph.)
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1 Chronicles 5:2 ESV
though Judah became strong among his brothers and a chief came from him, yet the birthright belonged to Joseph),
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1 Chronicles 5:2 GW
Even though Judah was more prominent than his brothers and the prince was to come from him, Joseph received the rights as firstborn.)
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1 Chronicles 5:2 GNT
It was the tribe of Judah, however, that became the strongest and provided a ruler for all the tribes.)
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1 Chronicles 5:2 HNV
For Yehudah prevailed above his brothers, and of him came the prince; but the birthright was Yosef's:)
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1 Chronicles 5:2 CSB
Although Judah became strong among his brothers and a ruler came from him, the birthright was given to Joseph.
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1 Chronicles 5:2 KJV
For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph's:)
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1 Chronicles 5:2 LEB
though Judah became strong among his brothers and a chief [came] from him, but the birthright belonged to Joseph).
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1 Chronicles 5:2 NAS
Though Judah prevailed over his brothers, and from him came the leader, yet the birthright belonged to Joseph ),
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1 Chronicles 5:2 NCV
Judah became stronger than his brothers, and a leader came from his family. But Joseph's family received the privileges that belonged to the oldest son.
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1 Chronicles 5:2 NIRV
Judah was the leader among his brothers. A ruler came from his family line. But the rights of the oldest son belonged to Joseph.
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1 Chronicles 5:2 NIV
and though Judah was the strongest of his brothers and a ruler came from him, the rights of the firstborn belonged to Joseph)--
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1 Chronicles 5:2 NKJV
yet Judah prevailed over his brothers, and from him came a ruler, although the birthright was Joseph's--
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1 Chronicles 5:2 NLT
It was the descendants of Judah that became the most powerful tribe and provided a ruler for the nation, but the birthright belonged to Joseph.
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1 Chronicles 5:2 NRS
though Judah became prominent among his brothers and a ruler came from him, yet the birthright belonged to Joseph.)
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1 Chronicles 5:2 RSV
though Judah became strong among his brothers and a prince was from him, yet the birthright belonged to Joseph),
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1 Chronicles 5:2 DBY
for Judah prevailed among his brethren, and of him was the prince, but the birthright was Joseph's),
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1 Chronicles 5:2 MSG
And even though Judah became the strongest of his brothers and King David eventually came from that family, the firstborn rights stayed with Joseph.
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1 Chronicles 5:2 WBT
For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him [came] the chief ruler; but the birth-right [was] Joseph's:)
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1 Chronicles 5:2 TMB
For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and from him came the chief ruler, but the birthright was Joseph's) --
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1 Chronicles 5:2 TNIV
and though Judah was the strongest of his brothers and a ruler came from him, the rights of the firstborn belonged to Joseph)--
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1 Chronicles 5:2 WEB
For Judah prevailed above his brothers, and of him came the prince; but the birthright was Joseph's:)
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1 Chronicles 5:2 WYC
Forsooth (of) Judah, that was the strongest among his brethren, princes were gathered of his generation (But from Judah, who was the strongest among his brothers, came the leader for all the tribes); forsooth the right of first begetting was areckoned to Joseph.
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1 Chronicles 5:2 YLT
for Judah hath been mighty over his brother, and for leader above him, and the birthright [is] to Joseph.
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1 Chronicles 5 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 5

Genealogies.

- This chapter gives some account of the two tribes and a half seated on the east side of Jordan. They were made captives by the king of Assyria, because they had forsaken the Lord. Only two things are here recorded concerning these tribes. 1. They all shared in a victory. Happy is that people who live in harmony together, who assist each other against the common enemies of their souls, trusting in the Lord, and calling upon him. 2. They shared in captivity. They would have the best land, not considering that it lay most exposed. The desire of earthly objects draws to a distance from God's ordinances, and prepares men for destruction.

1 Chronicles 5 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 5

1 Chronicles 5:1-10 . THE LINE OF REUBEN.

1. Now the sons of Reuben--In proceeding to give this genealogy, the sacred historian states, in a parenthesis ( 1 Chronicles 5:1 1 Chronicles 5:2 ), the reason why it was not placed first, as Reuben was the oldest son of Jacob. The birthright, which by a foul crime he had forfeited, implied not only dominion, but a double portion ( Deuteronomy 21:17 ); and both of these were transferred to Joseph, whose two sons having been adopted as the children of Jacob ( Genesis 48:5 ), received each an allotted portion, as forming two distinct tribes in Israel. Joseph then was entitled to the precedency; and yet, as his posterity was not mentioned first, the sacred historian judged it necessary to explain that "the genealogy was not to be reckoned after the birthright," but with a reference to a superior honor and privilege that had been conferred on Judah--not the man, but the tribe, whereby it was invested with the pre-eminence over all the other tribes, and out of it was to spring David with his royal lineage, and especially the great Messiah ( Hebrews 7:14 ). These were the two reasons why, in the order of enumeration, the genealogy of Judah is introduced before that of Reuben.

9. Eastward he inhabited unto the entering in of the wilderness from the river Euphrates--The settlement was on the east of Jordan, and the history of this tribe, which never took any part in the public affairs or movements of the nation, is comprised in "the multiplication of their cattle in the land of Gilead," in their wars with the Bedouin sons of Hagar, and in the simple labors of pastoral life. They had the right of pasture over an extensive mountain range--the great wilderness of Kedemoth ( Deuteronomy 2:26 ) and the Euphrates being a security against their enemies.

1 Chronicles 5:11-26 . THE LINE OF GAD.

11-15. the children of Gad dwelt over against them--The genealogy of the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh ( 1 Chronicles 5:24 ) is given along with that of the Reubenites, as these three were associated in a separate colony.

16. Sharon--The term "Sharon" was applied as descriptive of any place of extraordinary beauty and productiveness. There were three places in Palestine so called. This Sharon lay east of the Jordan.
upon their borders--that is, of Gilead and Bashan: Gilead proper, or at least the largest part, belonged to the Reubenites; and Bashan, the greatest portion of it, belonged to the Manassites. The Gadites occupied an intermediate settlement on the land which lay upon their borders.

17. All these were reckoned . . . in the days of Jotham--His long reign and freedom from foreign wars as well as intestine troubles were favorable for taking a census of the people.
and in the days of Jeroboam--the second of that name.

18-22. Hagarites--or, "Hagarenes," originally synonymous with "Ishmaelites," but afterwards applied to a particular tribe of the Arabs (compare Psalms 83:6 ).
Jetur--His descendants were called Itureans, and the country Auranitis, from Hauran, its chief city. These, who were skilled in archery, were invaded in the time of Joshua by a confederate army of the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and half Manasseh, who, probably incensed by the frequent raids of those marauding neighbors, took reprisals in men and cattle, dispossessed almost all of the original inhabitants, and colonized the district themselves.

26. the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul--the Phalluka of the Ninevite monuments
and the spirit of Tilgath-pilneser--the son of the former. By them the trans-jordanic tribes, including the other half of Manasseh, settled in Galilee, were removed to Upper Media. This was the first captivity ( 2 Kings 15:29 ).