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1 Chronicles 5:2

    1 Chronicles 5:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Though Judah became stronger than his brothers, and from him came the ruler, the birthright was Joseph's:)

    Webster's Revision

    For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came 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:)

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Chronicles 5:2

    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.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Chronicles 5:2

    5:2 Judah - Not the person, but the tribe of Judah. Prevailed - Excelled the other tribes, especially in the following privilege.