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1 Chronicles 1 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

The First Book of the [a]Chronicles, or [b]Paralipomenon

1 The genealogy of Adam and Noah until Abraham. 27 And from Abraham to Esau. 35 His children. 43 Kings and Dukes came of him.

Adam, [c]Seth, Enosh,

Cainan, Mahalalel, Jared,

Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech,

Noah, [d]Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

The sons of Japheth were Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.

And the sons of Gomer, Ashkenaz, and [e]Diphath and Togarmah.

Also the sons of Javan, Elishah and Tarshishah, Kittim, and [f]Dodanim.

¶ The sons of Ham were Cush, and Mizraim, Put and Canaan.

And the sons of Cush, Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and Raama, and Sabtecha. Also the sons of Raama were Sheba and Dedan.

10 And Cush begat [g]Nimrod, who began to be mighty in the earth.

11 And Mizraim begat Ludim and Anamim, Lehabim, and Naphtuhim:

12 Pathrusim also, and Casluhim, of whom came the Philistines, and Caphtorim.

13 Also Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth,

14 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite,

15 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,

16 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.

17 The sons of Shem were Elam and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and [h]Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech.

18 Also Arphaxad begat Shelah, and Shelah begat [i]Eber.

19 Unto Eber also were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg: for in his days was the earth divided, and his brother’s name was Joktan.

20 Then Joktan begat Almodad and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth and Jerah,

21 And Hadoram, and Uzal and Diklah,

22 And Ebal, and Abimael, and Sheba,

23 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.

24 [j]Shem, [k]Arphaxad, Shelah,

25 Eber, Peleg, Reu,

26 Serug, Nahor, Terah,

27 Abram, which is Abraham.

28 ¶ The sons of Abraham were Isaac, and Ishmael.

29 These are their generations. The eldest son of Ishmael was Nebajoth, and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

30 Mishma, and Dumah, Massa, [l]Hadad, and Tema,

31 Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah: these are the sons of Ishmael.

32 ¶ And Keturah Abraham’s [m]concubine bare sons, Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah: and the sons of Jokshan, Sheba, and Dedan.

33 And the sons of Midian were Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch and Abida, and Eldaah: All these are the sons of Keturah.

34 And Abraham begat Isaac: the sons of Isaac, Esau and Israel.

35 ¶ The sons of Esau were [n]Eliphaz, Reuel, and Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.

36 The sons of Eliphaz, Teman, and Omar, [o]Zephi, and Gatam, Kenaz, and [p]Timna, and Amalek.

37 The sons of Reuel, Nahath, Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah.

38 And the sons of [q]Seir, Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah, and Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan.

39 And the sons of Lotan, Hori, and Homam, and Timna Lotan’s sister.

40 The sons of Shobal were Alian, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shephi, and Onam. And the sons of Zibeon, Ajah and Anah.

41 The son of Anah was Dishon. And the sons of Dishon, Hamran, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.

42 The sons of Ezer were Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Jaakan. The sons of Dishan were Uz, and Aran.

43 ¶ And these were the [r]Kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before a King reigned over the children of Israel, to wit, Bela the son of Beor, and the name of his city was Dinhabah.

44 Then Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of [s]Bozrah reigned in his stead.

45 And when Jobab was dead, Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his stead.

46 And when Husham was dead, Hadad the son of Bedad, which smote Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead, and the name of his city was Avith.

47 So Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.

48 And Samlah died, and Saul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in his stead.

49 And when Saul was dead, Baal-Hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.

50 And Baal-Hanan died, and Hadad reigned in his stead, and the name of his city was [t]Pai, and his wife’s name Mehetabel the daughter of Matred the daughter of Mezahab.

51 Hadad died also, and there were dukes in Edom, duke Timnah, duke [u]Aliah, duke Jetheth,

52 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,

53 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,

54 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram: these were the dukes of Edom.


  1. 1 Chronicles 1:1 Hebrew, words of days.
  2. 1 Chronicles 1:1 Or, things omitted, to wit, in the books of the kings.
  3. 1 Chronicles 1:1 Meaning, that Seth was Adam’s son, and Enosh Seth’s son.
  4. 1 Chronicles 1:4 It had been sufficient to have named Shem of whom came Abraham and David, but because the world was restored by these three, mention is also made of Ham and Japheth.
  5. 1 Chronicles 1:6 Or, Riphath.
  6. 1 Chronicles 1:7 Or, Rodanim.
  7. 1 Chronicles 1:10 Who did first lift up himself above others.
  8. 1 Chronicles 1:17 Of whom came the Syrians, and therefore they are called Aramites throughout all the Scripture.
  9. 1 Chronicles 1:18 Of him came the Hebrews, which were afterward called Israelites of Israel, which was Jacob: and Jews of Judah because of the excellency of that tribe.
  10. 1 Chronicles 1:24 He repeateth Shem again because he would come to the stock of Abraham.
  11. 1 Chronicles 1:24 Who came of Shem, and of him Shelah.
  12. 1 Chronicles 1:30 Or, Hadar.
  13. 1 Chronicles 1:32 Read Gen. 25:4.
  14. 1 Chronicles 1:35 These were born of three divers mothers, read Gen. 36:4.
  15. 1 Chronicles 1:36 Or, Zepho.
  16. 1 Chronicles 1:36 Which was Eliphaz’s concubine, read Gen. 36:12.
  17. 1 Chronicles 1:38 He is also called Seir the Horite, which inhabited mount Seir, Gen. 36:20.
  18. 1 Chronicles 1:43 He maketh mention of the Kings that came of Esau according to God’s promise made to Abraham concerning him, that kings should come of him. These eight kings reigned one after another in Idumea unto the time of David, who conquered their country.
  19. 1 Chronicles 1:44 Which was the principal city of the Edomites.
  20. 1 Chronicles 1:50 Or, Pau.
  21. 1 Chronicles 1:51 Or, Aluah.
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1 Chronicles 1 New International Version (NIV)

Historical Records From Adam to Abraham

To Noah’s Sons

Adam, Seth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Noah.

The sons of Noah:[a]

Shem, Ham and Japheth.

The Japhethites

The sons[b] of Japheth:

Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshek and Tiras.

The sons of Gomer:

Ashkenaz, Riphath[c] and Togarmah.

The sons of Javan:

Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittites and the Rodanites.

The Hamites

The sons of Ham:

Cush, Egypt, Put and Canaan.

The sons of Cush:

Seba, Havilah, Sabta, Raamah and Sabteka.

The sons of Raamah:

Sheba and Dedan.

10 Cush was the father[d] of

Nimrod, who became a mighty warrior on earth.

11 Egypt was the father of

the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites, 12 Pathrusites, Kasluhites (from whom the Philistines came) and Caphtorites.

13 Canaan was the father of

Sidon his firstborn,[e] and of the Hittites, 14 Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites, 15 Hivites, Arkites, Sinites, 16 Arvadites, Zemarites and Hamathites.

The Semites

17 The sons of Shem:

Elam, Ashur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram.

The sons of Aram:[f]

Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshek.

18 Arphaxad was the father of Shelah,

and Shelah the father of Eber.

19 Two sons were born to Eber:

One was named Peleg,[g] because in his time the earth was divided; his brother was named Joktan.

20 Joktan was the father of

Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, 21 Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, 22 Obal,[h] Abimael, Sheba, 23 Ophir, Havilah and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan.

24 Shem, Arphaxad,[i] Shelah,

25 Eber, Peleg, Reu,

26 Serug, Nahor, Terah

27 and Abram (that is, Abraham).

The Family of Abraham

28 The sons of Abraham:

Isaac and Ishmael.

Descendants of Hagar

29 These were their descendants:

Nebaioth the firstborn of Ishmael, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, 30 Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema, 31 Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah. These were the sons of Ishmael.

Descendants of Keturah

32 The sons born to Keturah, Abraham’s concubine:

Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah.

The sons of Jokshan:

Sheba and Dedan.

33 The sons of Midian:

Ephah, Epher, Hanok, Abida and Eldaah.

All these were descendants of Keturah.

Descendants of Sarah

34 Abraham was the father of Isaac.

The sons of Isaac:

Esau and Israel.

Esau’s Sons

35 The sons of Esau:

Eliphaz, Reuel, Jeush, Jalam and Korah.

36 The sons of Eliphaz:

Teman, Omar, Zepho,[j] Gatam and Kenaz;

by Timna: Amalek.[k]

37 The sons of Reuel:

Nahath, Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah.

The People of Seir in Edom

38 The sons of Seir:

Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer and Dishan.

39 The sons of Lotan:

Hori and Homam. Timna was Lotan’s sister.

40 The sons of Shobal:

Alvan,[l] Manahath, Ebal, Shepho and Onam.

The sons of Zibeon:

Aiah and Anah.

41 The son of Anah:


The sons of Dishon:

Hemdan,[m] Eshban, Ithran and Keran.

42 The sons of Ezer:

Bilhan, Zaavan and Akan.[n]

The sons of Dishan[o]:

Uz and Aran.

The Rulers of Edom

43 These were the kings who reigned in Edom before any Israelite king reigned:

Bela son of Beor, whose city was named Dinhabah.

44 When Bela died, Jobab son of Zerah from Bozrah succeeded him as king.

45 When Jobab died, Husham from the land of the Temanites succeeded him as king.

46 When Husham died, Hadad son of Bedad, who defeated Midian in the country of Moab, succeeded him as king. His city was named Avith.

47 When Hadad died, Samlah from Masrekah succeeded him as king.

48 When Samlah died, Shaul from Rehoboth on the river[p] succeeded him as king.

49 When Shaul died, Baal-Hanan son of Akbor succeeded him as king.

50 When Baal-Hanan died, Hadad succeeded him as king. His city was named Pau,[q] and his wife’s name was Mehetabel daughter of Matred, the daughter of Me-Zahab. 51 Hadad also died.

The chiefs of Edom were:

Timna, Alvah, Jetheth, 52 Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon, 53 Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar, 54 Magdiel and Iram. These were the chiefs of Edom.


  1. 1 Chronicles 1:4 Septuagint; Hebrew does not have this line.
  2. 1 Chronicles 1:5 Sons may mean descendants or successors or nations; also in verses 6-9, 17 and 23.
  3. 1 Chronicles 1:6 Many Hebrew manuscripts and Vulgate (see also Septuagint and Gen. 10:3); most Hebrew manuscripts Diphath
  4. 1 Chronicles 1:10 Father may mean ancestor or predecessor or founder; also in verses 11, 13, 18 and 20.
  5. 1 Chronicles 1:13 Or of the Sidonians, the foremost
  6. 1 Chronicles 1:17 One Hebrew manuscript and some Septuagint manuscripts (see also Gen. 10:23); most Hebrew manuscripts do not have this line.
  7. 1 Chronicles 1:19 Peleg means division.
  8. 1 Chronicles 1:22 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac (see also Gen. 10:28); most Hebrew manuscripts Ebal
  9. 1 Chronicles 1:24 Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts Arphaxad, Cainan (see also note at Gen. 11:10)
  10. 1 Chronicles 1:36 Many Hebrew manuscripts, some Septuagint manuscripts and Syriac (see also Gen. 36:11); most Hebrew manuscripts Zephi
  11. 1 Chronicles 1:36 Some Septuagint manuscripts (see also Gen. 36:12); Hebrew Gatam, Kenaz, Timna and Amalek
  12. 1 Chronicles 1:40 Many Hebrew manuscripts and some Septuagint manuscripts (see also Gen. 36:23); most Hebrew manuscripts Alian
  13. 1 Chronicles 1:41 Many Hebrew manuscripts and some Septuagint manuscripts (see also Gen. 36:26); most Hebrew manuscripts Hamran
  14. 1 Chronicles 1:42 Many Hebrew and Septuagint manuscripts (see also Gen. 36:27); most Hebrew manuscripts Zaavan, Jaakan
  15. 1 Chronicles 1:42 See Gen. 36:28; Hebrew Dishon, a variant of Dishan
  16. 1 Chronicles 1:48 Possibly the Euphrates
  17. 1 Chronicles 1:50 Many Hebrew manuscripts, some Septuagint manuscripts, Vulgate and Syriac (see also Gen. 36:39); most Hebrew manuscripts Pai
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