New American Standard Bible
These are the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun,
King James Bible
These are the sons of Israel; Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun,
Darby Bible Translation
These are the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah, Issachar and Zebulun,
World English Bible
These are the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun,
Young's Literal Translation
These are sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The sons of Israel - The order of the names here approximates to an order determined by legitimacy of birth. A single change - the removal of Dan to the place after Benjamin - would give the following result:
(1) The six sons of the first wife, Leah.
(2) the two sons of the second wife, Rachel.
(3) the two sons of the first concubine, Bilhah.
(4) the two sons of the second concubine, Zilpah.
Dan's undue prominency may, perhaps, be accounted for by his occupying the seventh place in the "blessing of Jacob" Genesis 49:16.
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
Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez was the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram.
It came about while Israel was dwelling in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine, and Israel heard of it. Now there were twelve sons of Jacob--
Now these are the names of the sons of Israel, Jacob and his sons, who went to Egypt: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.
1 Chronicles 1:54
chief Magdiel, chief Iram. These were the chiefs of Edom.
1 Chronicles 2:2
Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad and Asher.
1 Chronicles 5:1
Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel (for he was the firstborn, but because he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel; so that he is not enrolled in the genealogy according to the birthright.
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