English Standard Version
though Judah became strong among his brothers and a chief came from him, yet the birthright belonged to Joseph),
King James Bible
For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph's:)
Darby Bible Translation
for Judah prevailed among his brethren, and of him was the prince, but the birthright was Joseph's),
World English Bible
For Judah prevailed above his brothers, and of him came the prince; but the birthright was Joseph's:)
Young's Literal Translation
for Judah hath been mighty over his brother, and for leader above him, and the birthright is to Joseph.
1 Chronicles 5:2 Parallel
The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
"'And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.'"
Jacob said, "Sell me your birthright now."
And now your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh shall be mine, as Reuben and Simeon are.
"Judah, your brothers shall praise you; your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; your father's sons shall bow down before you.
1 Chronicles 28:4
Yet the LORD God of Israel chose me from all my father's house to be king over Israel forever. For he chose Judah as leader, and in the house of Judah my father's house, and among my father's sons he took pleasure in me to make me king over all Israel.
Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet; Judah is my scepter.
Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet, Judah my scepter.
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