Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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

Birthright was

Bible References

The chief ruler

2 Samuel 8:15
So David reigned over all Israel, administering justice and righteousness for all his people.
Psalm 78:68
He chose instead the tribe of Judah,
Mount Zion, which He loved.
Jeremiah 23:5
“The days are coming”—this is the Lord’s declaration—
“when I will raise up a Righteous Branch of David.
He will reign wisely as king
and administer justice and righteousness in the land.
Micah 5:2
Bethlehem Ephrathah,
you are small among the clans of Judah;
One will come from you
to be ruler over Israel for Me.
His origin is from antiquity,
from eternity.
Matthew 2:6
And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the leaders of Judah:
because out of you will come a leader
who will shepherd My people Israel.
Hebrews 7:14
Now it is evident that our Lord came from Judah, and Moses said nothing about that tribe concerning priests.

Birthright was

Genesis 49:26
The blessings of your father excel
the blessings of my ancestors
and the bounty of the eternal hills.
May they rest on the head of Joseph,
on the crown of the prince of his brothers.
Romans 8:29
For those He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers.

General references

Numbers 1:26
The descendants of Judah: according to their family records by their clans and their ancestral houses, counting the names of those 20 years old or more, everyone who could serve in the army,
Numbers 26:22
These were Judah’s clans numbered by their registered men: 76,500.
Deuteronomy 21:16
when that man gives what he has to his sons as an inheritance, he is not to show favoritism to the son of the loved wife as his firstborn over the firstborn of the unloved wife.

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