A (1a) Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was the firstborn;
B (1b) but, forasmuch as he defiled his father’s bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright.
C (2a) For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler;
B’ (2b) but the birthright was Joseph’s🙂
A’ (3) the sons, I say, of Reuben the firstborn of Israel were…