1 Chronicles 5:2
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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)--

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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And of him came the chief ruler - This is, by both the Syriac and Arabic, understood of Christ: "From Judah the King Messiah shall proceed." The Chaldee paraphrases the verse thus: "Seeing Judah prevailed over his brethren, so the kingdom was taken from Reuben and given to Judah; and because he was strong, so was his kingdom. Levi also was godly, and did not transgress in the matter of the golden calf; therefore the high priesthood was taken away from the children of Reuben, and on their account from all the first-born, and given to Aaron and his sons. The custody of the sanctuary belonged to the Levites, but the birthright to Joseph." - T.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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, you are he whom your brothers shall praise: your hand shall be in the neck of your enemies...

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...

Numbers 7:12 And he that offered his offering the first day was Nahshon the son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah:

Joshua 14:6 Then the children of Judah came to Joshua in Gilgal: and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said to him...

Judges 1:2 And the LORD said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand.

Psalm 60:7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of my head; Judah is my lawgiver;

Psalm 108:8 Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of my head; Judah is my lawgiver;

Micah 5:2 But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you be little among the thousands of Judah...

Matthew 2:6 And you Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, are not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of you shall come a Governor...

Hebrews 7:14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.

Revelation 5:5 And one of the elders said to me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the book...

the chief ruler. or, the prince. By the chief ruler is meant first David, and after him the Messiah, agreeably to the celebrated prophecy of Jacob (

Genesis 49:10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come...

). The Syriac calls him Christ the king, and the Arabic, Messiah the king.

1 Samuel 16:1,10,12 And the LORD said to Samuel, How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel...

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

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

Jeremiah 23:5,6 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will raise to David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper...

Micah 5:2 But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you be little among the thousands of Judah...

Matthew 2:6 And you Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, are not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of you shall come a Governor...

Hebrews 7:14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.

birthright was.

Genesis 49:26 The blessings of your father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills...

Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son...

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Conclusion
"Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth" (Rev. 19:6). In our Foreword to the Second Edition we acknowledge the need for preserving the balance of Truth. Two things are beyond dispute: God is Sovereign, man is responsible. In this book we have sought to expound the former; in our other works we have frequently pressed the latter. That there is real danger of over-emphasising the one and ignoring the other, we readily admit; yea, history furnishes numerous examples of cases of each. To emphasise
Arthur W. Pink—The Sovereignty of God

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 shepherd my people Israel.'"

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

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

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

1 Chronicles 28:4
"Yet the LORD, the God of Israel, chose me from my whole family to be king over Israel forever. He chose Judah as leader, and from the tribe of Judah he chose my family, 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, Judah is my scepter.

Psalm 108:8
Gilead is mine, Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet, Judah is my scepter.

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