1 Chronicles Chapter 5

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1 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.

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

The sons, I say, of Reuben the firstborn of Israel were, Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.

The sons of Joel; Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son,

Micah his son, Reaia his son, Baal his son,

Beerah his son, whom Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria carried away captive: he was prince of the Reubenites.

And his brethren by their families, when the genealogy of their generations was reckoned, were the chief, Jeiel, and Zechariah,

And Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who dwelt in Aroer, even unto Nebo and Baalmeon:

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.

10 And in the days of Saul they made war with the Hagarites, who fell by their hand: and they dwelt in their tents throughout all the east land of Gilead.

11 And the children of Gad dwelt over against them, in the land of Bashan unto Salcah:

12 Joel the chief, and Shapham the next, and Jaanai, and Shaphat in Bashan.

13 And their brethren of the house of their fathers were, Michael, and Meshullam, and Sheba, and Jorai, and Jachan, and Zia, and Heber, seven.

14 These are the children of Abihail the son of Huri, the son of Jaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michael, the son of Jeshishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz;

15 Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, chief of the house of their fathers.

16 And they dwelt in Gilead in Bashan, and in her towns, and in all the suburbs of Sharon, upon their borders.

17 All these were reckoned by genealogies in the days of Jotham king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel.

18 The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh, 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.

19 And they made war with the Hagarites, with Jetur, and Nephish, and Nodab.

20 And they were helped against them, and the Hagarites were delivered into their hand, and all that were with them: for they cried to God in the battle, and he was intreated of them; because they put their trust in him.

21 And they took away their cattle; of their camels fifty thousand, and of sheep two hundred and fifty thousand, and of asses two thousand, and of men an hundred thousand.

22 For there fell down many slain, because the war was of God. And they dwelt in their steads until the captivity.

23 And the children of the half tribe of Manasseh dwelt in the land: they increased from Bashan unto Baalhermon and Senir, and unto mount Hermon.

24 And these were the heads of the house of their fathers, even Epher, and Ishi, and Eliel, and Azriel, and Jeremiah, and Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of valour, famous men, and heads of the house of their fathers.

25 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.

26 And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, and brought them unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, unto this day.

27 thoughts on “1 Chronicles Chapter 5

  1. 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.
    v26 And the GOD of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria , and the spirit of Tilgathpilnesser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, and brought them unto HALAH, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, unto this day.

    Acts 13:16-21. The Apostle Paul reminds the people that GOD’S HIGH ARM had brought them out of Egypt,destroyed seven nations, and divided their land by lot and
    “Afterward they desired a king.” (after all that GOD had done for them) GOD answered their request and gave them a king SAUL
    We too must be reminded that GOD has brought us out of this world into HIS marvelous light. With HIS HIGH ARM.
    In v25 we see that GOD can be rejected . They worship their idols instead of
    OUR DELIVERER JESUS! HIM ONLY SHALL WE WORSHIP!
    That could be the beginning of the end.
    1Tim.4:1″ In the last days there will be a falling away from the faith( Truth) Believing strange doctrines.”

    We must destroy the idols in our own land
    ( our hearts) because I don’t want to be captive by the spirit of the anti- christ.
    The enemy knows that ONLY GOD CAN RESTORE US AGAIN and have a new beginning . When you accept total restoration by the GRACE OF GOD.

    GOD IS FAITHFUL AND WE CAN HAVE ALL HE HAS PROMISED US. BUT SIN WILL BE JUDGED.
    Disobedience always brings pain.
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  2. ILove to eat breakfast with Jesus

    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.

    WHAT CAN THE DEVIL THROW YOUR WAY THAT WOULD CAUSE YOU TO DESPISE YOUR BIRTHRIGHT.

  3. Simeon’s clan prospers until their current land is no longer adequate, so they search and find a peaceful area with lush pastureland, a prime example of the “milk and honey” image God had promised them (Dt 26:15). So naturally they decide that this spot would make a good home for their growing families and herds. But of course the enemies of God live in this quiant location. Acting on an earlier, and now handy mandate from God (Dt 20:17-18) the Simeonites move these people off the land and completely destroy them in the process. These destructive attacks may be alarming at first, because we can view God as compassionate and merciful however their is evidence that thses people not only ignore and deliberately oppose God and his ways, but also try to influence the Israelites to turn against God. Like any caring parent God makes hard rules like in Dt 20:17-18 to protect his children. When dealing with the enemy its a you or me mentality, either the enemy with take you down with him, or you will have to render it out, by the hand of God. Itsimportant to identify who the enemy really was: it was not the people, but the evil spirits they persisted to worship with. The people were the vessel in which the enemy lived through and affected/influenced others, had they vessels of evil not been smashed other empty or filled with righteousness could have been affected. God our Righteous Judge made the call and the clan of Simeon was obedient and in the act was blessed with more land filled with milk and hoeny. This moment reminds me of the parable of the talents, and the servants. The one with much was given more because he was reliable with that which he was given. So was Simeon he was blessed with many children, now after obedience they are blessed with much land. Be obedient and be blessed.

  4. 5:1 takes us back to Gen.35:22 And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhab his father’s concubine : and Israel heard it . Now the sons of Jacob were twelve …….Reuben’s act was an arrogant and premature claim to the rights of the firstborn –here the right to inherit his father’s concubine . For this would lose his legal status as firstborn

  5. I came across a scripture this morning –
    EZEKIEL 13:9-
    And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Isreal, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord God.

    This to me talks about false teaches that are out in the world. Anyone who follows them will not enter into jeaven

    • Heaven not jeaven sorry bout that my phone is really touchy.
      Thank you Lord for this scripture and revelatipn this morning I needed this direction.

      • God’s Word never changes what’s in the Old Testament is just as important as the New Testament. Thank you for being in the both Jesus.

  6. Love GOD with your WHOLE heart. Anything else is idolatry.

    25 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.

    26 And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, and brought them unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, unto this day.

    I learned this lesson the hard way. My mother taught me from a young age that the way to make everyone happy was to serve your family with all you had. She taught me to be a devoted wife and mother above all. I thought I learned the lesson well. Once I got married my husband and son became the focus of my world. My whole life revolved around them and then tragedy stroke our home and like the majority of people in this world that don’t even bother to talk to God until bad things happened that is exactly what I did. It wasn’t until then that I remember to talk to God. Then it was too late. My world as I knew it felt apart. Anger & bitterness became my constant companion. Until one day, God & I had it out, one on one & the truth was revealed. The word of God is not as complicated as people make it to be. God is very out front with everything He does and says.

    Exodus 20:3 You shall have no other gods before me.
    Exodus 20:5 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

    So am I telling you that being a devoted wife & mother is a sin? May be, all I am saying that I knew that I have put everything before God, so my gods were my husband and my son. It wasn’t until that one on one that I decided that God will be first in my life before anything is God, everything else is just an addition by His blessings and in the moment that it becomes bigger than HIM is the moment you loose it all. There is a song we sing, He gives and take away, He gives and takes away, my heart will surely say BLESSED BE HIS NAME. That song is real in my life, for it is when you experience GREAT lose and still be able to BLESS HIS HOLY NAME that you learn what comes first.

    • Thank you sister M.Vanness. for sharing and caring. You have encouraged me today. In the passing of my dear mother that song “Blessed be the Name of the Lord”. was so real to me, too.

      Only through death we can be made alive.
      Paul says, I die every day by the Grace of GOD. … Only then can we understand the cup of suffering and minister to others who face the same devastating loss.

      The LORD IS MY SHEPHERD I SHALL NOT WANT.. …. Praying this Psalm is balm ( oil ) and healing to our griefs and tears.
      ” My cup runneth over” even in my pain.

      Every bit of pain we ever endure first passed through the Father’s Cup of bitter suffering. HE knows and cares when we suffer and the pain we bare.
      HE is touched with our infirmities .
      Love you sis. GOD BLESS!

  7. Verse 1 MSG reads “The family of Reuben the firstborn of Israel: Though Reuben was Israel’s firstborn, after he slept with his father’s concubine, a defiling act, his rights as the firstborn were passed on to the sons of Joseph son of Israel. He lost his “firstborn” place in the family tree.” We talked about birthrights last Sunday in class with the story of Esau and Jacob. Esau sold his for a mere bowl of soup and Reuben lost his over a defiling act. We must hold on to, care for and tend to our rights as being the children of all mighty God.

  8. The Chronicler continues his use of genealogies to minister of those who returned from Babylon. How impoortant his list are to the tiny settlment of some 50000 Jews resettled in Judea. Despite domination by Gentile world powers God remains faithful. Hisw purposes will be fulfilled.

  9. THE BATTLE CRY

    20 And they were helped against them, and the Hagarites were delivered into their hand, and all that were with them: for they cried to God in the battle, and he was intreated of them; because they put their trust in him.

    It is such an EGO check for 44,760 men trained for war—physically fit and skilled in handling shield, sword, and bow to “cry out to GOD” unless you understand the POWER of PRAYER.

    THE CRY is not a whiny complaint of challenging circumstances, but a confident declaration of greater power and authority to operate in the supernatural.

    IN THE BATTLE is not before or after, but right in the heat of it. Most people rely on training, ability and rage in the BATTLE, however we learn here the VICTORY is in THE CRY to GOD in the BATTLE. In the middle of the fight – PRAY. When things are turned against you – PRAY. When bad news arrives – PRAY.

    TRUST IS THE KEY – because they put there trust in HIM to whom they cried. Psalm 120:1 In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me. Psalm 9:10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

    THE BATTLE CRY is PRAYER. Not whining, not pouting, sulking or negative doubting; but a confident facing of the battle that is before you.

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  10. 25 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.

    Don’t put anything/anyone before God. Remember give God your FRIST. People think they can do things that are wrong the Pastor want find out but God knows all. I have always been told be careful your sins will find you out. As a mother I’ve told my girls that same thing. I may not know the day they did something they shouldn’t have but God will reveal to us/Pastor the things that we did. So be honest with yourself and with God. Put God first and don’t have idols in your life.

  11. This chapter illustrates opportunity. What may have been if Reuben did what was right and was able to keep his birthright, would have they faced all that they did. What may have been if we made a different choice, all the more reason why we should thank God for his blood. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  12. In the geneological records, Reuben-though first born-is not recorded first in Chronicles when the sons of Irsael are listed. Reuben’s lineage is not recorded until after Judah’s lineage is listed (I Chron 4:1) because of his sin noted in the first verse. Plus Judah played an important part in keeping Joseph alive when the brothers conspired to kill him. Not only does Reuben forfeit his material blessings to Judah (and also Joseph), but he also lost the honor associated with being the first born. This family tree will forever bear the shame of 1 man’s actions when the books of Chronicles are read.

  13. 22 For there fell down many slain, because the war was of God. And they dwelt in their steads until the captivity.

    When the War is of God there is always a wonderful outcome.

    When the battle is of man it is at the whim of humanity.

    Always remember that the battle is the Lords.

  14. What’s up with Reuben?

    And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father’s concubine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: (Genesis 35:22 KJV)

    Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power: Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch. (Genesis 49:3, 4 KJV)

    Reuben could have had many things in his life because of his birthright. He chose to take what was his fathers, and not his. His greed/lust forced him to forfeit his blessing.
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  15. The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh, 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

    God is still searching for valiant men and women at POFW, able to bear the sword and make war in the heavenlies for souls to be saved.

  16. 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.

    But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. -Matthew 19:30

    So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen. -Matthew 20:16

    Thank God for our Birthright!

    Lord help me not to sale my birthright for things of this world.

    And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. -Genesis 25:31
    And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? -Genesis 25:32
    And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. -Genesis 25:33
    Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright. -Genesis 25:34

  17. 22 For there fell down many slain, because the war was of God. And they dwelt in their steads until the captivity.

    None can stand when the war belongs to God. I’ll hold my peace and let the Lord fight my battles, victory, victory shall be mine!

  18. 20 And they were helped against them, and the Hagarites were delivered into their hand, and all that were with them: for they cried to God in the battle, and he was intreated of them; because they put their trust in him.

    He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. (Psalm 91:1, 2 KJV)

    Sometimes in the heat of battle, we can become distracted with the fight and lose sight of a victorious perspective. It’s in the secret place of the Most High that we find ourselves victorious, where we are renewed in God’s plan and purpose, where we can be changed and draw closer to God. In the midst of battle, we must come again to those everlasting arms of Love of the One whom we choose to trust.

  19. Only if Reuben had been in control of his motions and hadn’t sinned he would of kept his birth right.

    Sometimes we don’t think before we act, that’s what happened to Reuben he didn’t have God in his life. Only if he would’ve had better choices he would of been a great son.

    Sometimes we learn from our mistakes the first time and sometimes we don’t. Lord help me and guide me to making the right choices in my life.

  20. 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.
    2 For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph’s:)

    This just goes to show that when you sin that God will give those blessings to those that will use them. There are many more blessings in obedience than doing what you think is right.

  21. When in the midst of a battle don’t let yourself think that your in control. When you let God fight the battle you will receive the victory!

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