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For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph's:)
The chief ruler
2 Samuel 8:15
And David will reign over all Israel; and David will be doing judgment and justice to all his people.
And be will choose the tribe of Judah, mount Zion which he loved.
Behold the days coming, says Jehovah, and I raised up to David a just sprout, and a king reigned and prospered, and he did judgment and justice in the earth.
And thou, house of bread, of Ephratah, for being small among the thousands of Judah, out of thee shall come forth to me he being ruler in Israel; and his goings forth from of old from the days of eternity.
And thou Bethlehem, land of Judah, by no means art thou least among the leaders of Judah for out of thee shall come forth the leader, who shall feed my people.
For it is manifest that our Lord has sprung out of Judah; to which tribe Moses spake nothing of the priesthood.
The blessings of thy father were strong above the blessings of the everlasting mountains; the delight of the eternal hills, they shall be upon the head of Joseph and upon the crown of the head of him separated from his brethren.
For whom he before knew, he also before determined of the form of the image of his Son, for him to be first born in many brethren.
And for the sons of Judah, their generations according to their families, according to the house of their fathers, according to the number of names, from the son of twenty years and above, all going forth to war.
These the families of Judah according to their reviewing, six and seventy thousand and five hundred.
And it was in the day of his causing his sons to inherit what shall be to him, he shall, not be able to make the son of the loved first-born before the son of the hated, the first-born: