1 Chronicles 5:1–2; 1 Chronicles 26:10; 2 Chronicles 11:19–20; 2 Chronicles 11:22

Descendants of Reuben

The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel (cfor he was the firstborn, but because dhe defiled his father's couch, ehis birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel, so that he could not be enrolled as the oldest son; fthough Judah became strong among his brothers and a gchief came from him, yet the birthright belonged to Joseph),


10 And jHosah, of the sons of Merari, had sons: Shimri the chief (for though he was not the firstborn, his father made him chief),


19 and she bore him sons, Jeush, Shemariah, and Zaham. 20 After her he took wMaacah the daughter of Absalom, who bore him xAbijah, Attai, Ziza, and Shelomith.


22 yAnd Rehoboam appointed xAbijah the son of Maacah as chief prince among his brothers, for he intended to make him king.