1 Chronicles 5:2
New International Version
and though Judah was the strongest of his brothers and a ruler came from him, the rights of the firstborn belonged to Joseph)--

New Living Translation
The descendants of Judah became the most powerful tribe and provided a ruler for the nation, but the birthright belonged to Joseph.

English Standard Version
though Judah became strong among his brothers and a chief came from him, yet the birthright belonged to Joseph),

Berean Study Bible
And though Judah prevailed over his brothers and a ruler came from him, the birthright belonged to Joseph.

New American Standard Bible
Though Judah prevailed over his brothers, and from him came the leader, yet the birthright belonged to Joseph),

New King James Version
yet Judah prevailed over his brothers, and from him came a ruler, although the birthright was Joseph’s—

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

Christian Standard Bible
Although Judah became strong among his brothers and a ruler came from him, the birthright was given to Joseph.

Contemporary English Version
even though it was the Judah tribe that became the most powerful and produced a leader.

Good News Translation
It was the tribe of Judah, however, that became the strongest and provided a ruler for all the tribes.)

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Although Judah became strong among his brothers and a ruler came from him, the birthright was given to Joseph.

International Standard Version
Even though Judah became prominent among his relatives—that is, the Commander-in-chief will be his descendant—nevertheless the right of the firstborn went to Joseph.)

NET Bible
Though Judah was the strongest among his brothers and a leader descended from him, the right of the firstborn belonged to Joseph.)

New Heart English Bible
For Judah prevailed above his brothers, and of him came the prince; but the birthright was Joseph's:)

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even though Judah was more prominent than his brothers and the prince was to come from him, Joseph received the rights as firstborn.)

JPS Tanakh 1917
For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came he that is the prince; but the birthright was Joseph's--

New American Standard 1977
Though Judah prevailed over his brothers, and from him came the leader, yet the birthright belonged to Joseph),

Jubilee Bible 2000
For Judah prevailed above his brethren and was their prince, but the birthright was Joseph's:)

King James 2000 Bible
For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and from him came the prince; but the birthright was Joseph's:)

American King James Version
For Judah prevailed above his brothers, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph's:)

American Standard Version
For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the prince; but the birthright was Joseph's:)

Brenton Septuagint Translation
for Judas was very mighty even among his brethren, and one was to be a ruler out of him: but the blessing was Joseph's).

Douay-Rheims Bible
But of the race of Juda, who was the strongest among his brethren, came the princes: but the first birthright was accounted to Joseph.)

Darby Bible Translation
for Judah prevailed among his brethren, and of him was the prince, but the birthright was Joseph's),

English Revised Version
For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the prince; but the birthright was Joseph's:)

Webster's Bible Translation
For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birth-right 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.
Study Bible
The Descendants of Reuben
1These were the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel. Though he was the firstborn, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph son of Israel, because Reuben defiled his father’s bed. So he is not reckoned according to birthright. 2And though Judah prevailed over his brothers and a ruler came from him, the birthright belonged to Joseph. 3The sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.…
Cross References
Matthew 2:6
But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah, for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of My people Israel.'"

Genesis 25:31
"First sell me your birthright," Jacob replied.

Genesis 48:5
And now your two sons born to you in Egypt before I came to you here shall be reckoned as mine; Ephraim and Manasseh shall be mine, just as Reuben and Simeon are mine.

Genesis 49:8
Judah, your brothers shall praise you. Your hand shall be on the necks of your enemies; your father's sons shall bow down to you.

1 Chronicles 28:4
Yet the LORD, the God of Israel, chose me out of all my father's house to be king over Israel forever. For He chose Judah as leader, and from the house of Judah He chose my father's household, and from my father's sons He was pleased to make me king over all Israel.

Psalm 60:7
Gilead is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine; Ephraim is My helmet and Judah is My scepter.

Psalm 108:8
Gilead is Mine, Manasseh is Mine; Ephraim is My helmet and Judah My scepter.

Micah 5:2
But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come forth for Me One to be ruler over Israel, whose origins are of old, from the days of eternity.

Treasury of Scripture

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

Judah.

Genesis 35:23
The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun:

Genesis 49:8-10
Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee…

Numbers 2:3
And on the east side toward the rising of the sun shall they of the standard of the camp of Judah pitch throughout their armies: and Nahshon the son of Amminadab shall be captain of the children of Judah.

the chief ruler.

Genesis 49:10
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

1 Samuel 16:1,10,12
And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons…

2 Samuel 8:15
And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people.

Psalm 78:68-71
But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved…

birthright was.

Genesis 49:26
The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.

Romans 8:29
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.







Lexicon
And though
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

Judah
יְהוּדָה֙ (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

prevailed
גָּבַ֣ר (gā·ḇar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1396: To be strong, to prevail, act insolently

over his brothers
בְּאֶחָ֔יו (bə·’e·ḥāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

and a ruler
וּלְנָגִ֖יד (ū·lə·nā·ḡîḏ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5057: A commander, civil, military, religious, honorable themes

came from him,
מִמֶּ֑נּוּ (mim·men·nū)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

the birthright
וְהַבְּכֹרָ֖ה (wə·hab·bə·ḵō·rāh)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1062: The firstling of man, beast, primogeniture

belonged to Joseph.
לְיוֹסֵֽף׃ (lə·yō·w·sêp̄)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3130: Joseph -- 'he increases', a son of Jacob, also the name of several Israelites
(2) For Judah prevailed above his brethren.--Literally, was mighty among his brethren. Comp. Jacob's blessing (Genesis 49:8-10): "Judah, thou--thy brethren shall praise thee, Thy hand shall be on the neck of thy foes, Thy father's sons shall bow before thee. Sceptre shall not depart from Judah, Nor doom-staff from between his feet," &c. (See also Judges 1:1-2, where Judah is divinely commissioned to lead the attack upon the Canaanites.) At the census of Moses, Judah greatly outnumbered any other single tribe (Numbers 1:27).

And of him came the chief ruler.--"And from him (one was to become) prince." Literally, and for a prince--out of him. (Comp. Micah 5:1.) LXX., ??? ????????? ?? ?????. David is meant, as in 1Samuel 13:14. We may also remember the word of the apostolic writer: "It is evident that our Lord sprang out of Judah" (Hebrews 7:4). The prophecy concerning the royal dignity of Judah is only thus exhausted of its meaning.

But the birthright was Joseph's, who actually received the "double portion" in the two tribal domains of Ephraim and Manasseh.

5:1-26 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.
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