4:22. And he that made the sun to stand, and the men of Lying, and Secure, and Burning, who were princes in Moab, and who returned into Lahem. Now these are things of old.
He that made, etc... Viz., Joazim, the meaning of whose name in Hebrew is, he that made the sun to stand. In like manner the following names, Lying (Chozeba), Secure (Joas), and Burning (Saraph), are substituted in place of the Hebrew names of the same signification.
4:23. These are the potters, and they dwelt in Plantations, and Hedges, with the king for his works, and they abode there.
Plantations and Hedges... These are the proper names of the places where they dwelt. In Hebrew Atharim and Gadira.
4:24. The sons of Simeon: Namuel and Jamin, Jarib, Zara, Saul:
4:25. Sellum his son, Mapsam his son, Masma his son.
4:26. The sons of Masma: Hamuel his son, Zachur his son, Semei his son.
4:27. The sons of Semei were sixteen, and six daughters: but his brethren had not many sons, and the whole kindred could not reach to the sum of the children of Juda.
4:28. And they dwelt in Bersabee, and Molada, and Hasarsuhal,
4:29. And in Bala, and in Asom, and in Tholad,
4:30. And in Bathuel, and in Horma, and in Siceleg,
4:31. And in Bethmarchaboth, and in Hasarsusim, and in Bethberai, and in Saarim. These were their cities unto the reign of David.
4:32. Their towns also were Etam, and Aen, Remmon, and Thochen, and Asan, five cities.
4:33. And all their villages round about these cities as far as Baal.
This was their habitation, and the distribution of their dwellings.
4:34. And Mosabab and Jemlech, and Josaphat, the son of Amasias,
4:35. And Joel, and Jehu the son of Josabia the son of Saraia, the son of Asiel,
4:36. And Elioenai, and Jacoba, and Isuhaia, and Asaia, and Adiel, and Ismiel, and Banaia,
4:37. Ziza also the son of Sephei the son of Allon the son of Idaia the son of Semri the son of Samaia.
4:38. These were named princes in their kindreds, and in the houses of their families were multiplied exceedingly.
4:39. And they went forth to enter into Gador as far as to the east side of the valley, to seek pastures for their flocks.
4:40. And they found fat pastures, and very good, and a country spacious, and quiet, and fruitful, in which some of the race of Cham had dwelt before.
4:41. And these whose names are written above, came in the days of Ezechias king of Juda: and they beat down their tents, and slew the inhabitants that were found there, and utterly destroyed them unto this day: and they dwelt in their place, because they found there fat pastures.
4:42. Some also of the children of Simeon, five hundred men, went into mount Seir, having for their captains Phaltias and Naaria and Raphaia and Oziel the sons of Jesi:
4:43. And they slew the remnant of the Amalecites, who had been able to escape, and they dwelt there in their stead unto this day.
1 Paralipomenon Chapter 5
Genealogies of Ruben and Gad: their victories over the Agarites: their captivity.
5:1. Now the sons of Ruben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was his firstborn: but forasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, his first birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel, and he was not accounted for the firstborn.
5:2. But of the race of Juda, who was the strongest among his brethren, came the princes: but the first birthright was accounted to Joseph.)
Accounted to Joseph... Viz., as to the double portion, which belonged to the firstborn; but the princely dignity was given to Juda, and the priesthood to Levi.
5:3. The sons then of Ruben the firstborn of Israel were Enoch, and Phallu, Esron, and Charmi.
5:4. The sons of Joel: Samaia his son, Gog his son, Semei his son,
5:5. Micha his son, Reia his son, Baal his son,
5:6. Beera his son, whom Thelgathphalnasar king of the Assyrians carried away captive, and he was prince in the tribe of Ruben.
5:7. And his brethren, and all his kindred, when they were numbered by their families, had for princes Jehiel, and Zacharias.
5:8. And Bala the son of Azaz, the son of Samma, the son of Joel, dwelt in Aroer as far as Nebo, and Beelmeon.
5:9. And eastward he had his habitation as far as the entrance of the desert, and the river Euphrates. For they possessed a great number of cattle in the land of Galaad.
5:10. And in the days of Saul they fought against the Agarites, and slew them, and dwelt in their tents in their stead, in all the country, that looketh to the east of Galaad.
5:11. And the children of Gad dwelt over against them in the land of Basan, as far as Selcha:
5:12. Johel the chief, and Saphan the second: and Janai, and Saphat in Basan.
5:13. And their brethren according to the houses of their kindreds, were Michael and Mosollam, and Sebe, and Jorai, and Jacan, and Zie, and Heber, seven.
5:14. These were the sons of Abihail, the son of Huri, the son of Jara, the son of Galaad, the son of Michael, the son of Jesisi, the son of Jeddo, the son of Buz.
5:15. And their brethren the sons of Abdiel, the son of Guni, chief of the house in their families,
5:16. And they dwelt in Galaad, and in Basan and in the towns thereof, and in all the suburbs of Saron, unto the borders.
5:17. All these were numbered in the days of Joathan king of Juda, and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel.
5:18. The Sons of Ruben, and of Gad, and of the half tribe of Manasses, fighting men, bearing shields, and swords, and bending the bow, and trained up to battles, four and forty thousand seven hundred and threescore that went out to war.
5:19. They fought against the Agarites: but the Itureans, and Naphis, and Nodab,
5:20. Gave them help. And the Agarites were delivered into their hands, and all that were with them, because they called upon God in the battle: and he heard them, because they had put their faith in him.
5:21. And they took all that they possessed, of camels fifty thousand, and of sheep two hundred and fifty thousand, and of asses two thousand, and of men a hundred thousand souls.
5:22. And many fell down slain: for it was the battle of the Lord. And they dwelt in their stead till the captivity.