The people of the half-tribe of Manasseh1 were numerous; they settled in the land from Bashan to Baal Hermon, that is, to Senir (Mount Hermon).224
These were the heads of their families: Epher, Ishi, Eliel, Azriel, Jeremiah, Hodaviah and Jahdiel. They were brave warriors, famous men, and heads of their families.
But they were unfaithful3 to the God of their fathers and prostituted4 themselves to the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them.
So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit5 of Pul6 king of Assyria (that is, Tiglath-Pileser7 king of Assyria), who took the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh into exile. He took them to Halah,8 Habor, Hara and the river of Gozan, where they are to this day.