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1 Chronicles 1 Modern English Version (MEV)

The Generations From Adam to Abraham

Adam, Seth, Enosh; Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared; Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech;


Shem, Ham, and Japheth.


The sons of Japheth were

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

The sons of Gomer were

Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah.

The sons of Javan were

Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittites, and the Rodanites.


The sons of Ham were

Cush, Egypt, Put, and Canaan.

The sons of Cush were

Seba, Havilah, Sabta, Raamah, and Sabteka.

The sons of Raamah were

Sheba and Dedan.

10 Cush became the father of

Nimrod, who began to be mighty on the earth.

11 Egypt became the father of

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

13 Canaan became the father of

Sidon, his firstborn, and Heth 14 and the Jebusites, the Amorites, the Girgashites, 15 the Hivites, the Arkites, the Sinites, 16 the Arvadites, the Zemarites, and the Hamathites.


17 The sons of Shem were

Elam, Ashur, Arphaxad, Lud, Aram,

Uz, Hul, Gether, and Meshek.

18 Arphaxad became the father of Shelah,

and Shelah became the father of Eber.

19 Two sons were born to Eber:

The name of one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided, and the name of his brother was Joktan.

20 Joktan became the father of

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

24 Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah,

25 Eber, Peleg, Reu,

26 Serug, Nahor, Terah,

27 and Abram, who is Abraham.

The Generations of Abraham

28 The sons of Abraham were

Isaac and Ishmael.

Descendants of Hagar

29 These are their generations:

The firstborn of Ishmael was Nebaioth, then 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 of Keturah, Abraham’s concubine:

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

The sons of Jokshan were

Sheba and Dedan.

33 The sons of Midian were

Ephah, Epher, Hanok, Abida, and Eldaah.

All these were the sons of Keturah.

Descendants of Sarah

34 Abraham also became the father of Isaac.

The sons of Isaac were

Esau and Israel.

35 The sons of Esau were

Eliphaz, Reuel, Jeush, Jalam, and Korah.

36 The sons of Eliphaz were

Teman, Omar, Zephi, Gatam, Kenaz, Timna, and Amalek.

37 The sons of Reuel were

Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.

Descendants of Esau in Edom

38 The sons of Seir were

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

39 The sons of Lotan were

Hori and Homam; the sister of Lotan was Timna.

40 The sons of Shobal were

Alian, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.

The sons of Zibeon were

Aiah and Anah.

41 The son of Anah was


The sons of Dishon were

Hamran, Eshban, Ithran, and Keran.

42 The sons of Ezer were

Bilhan, Zaavan, and Jaakan.

The sons of Dishan were

Uz and Aran.

43 These are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the children of Israel:

Bela the son of Beor (the name of his city was Dinhabah).

44 When Bela died, Jobab the son of Zerah from Bozrah reigned in his place.

45 When Jobab died, Husham from the land of the Temanites reigned in his place.

46 When Husham died, Hadad the son of Bedad, the one who struck Midian in the open field of Moab, reigned in his place (the name of his city was Avith).

47 When Hadad died, Samlah from Masrekah reigned in his place.

48 When Samlah died, Shaul from Rehoboth on the River reigned in his place.

49 When Shaul died, Baal-Hanan the son of Akbor reigned in his place.

50 When Baal-Hanan died, Hadad reigned in his place (the name of his city was Pai, and the name of his wife was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Me-Zahab). 51 Then Hadad died.

The tribal chiefs of Edom were

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

Modern English Version (MEV)

The Holy Bible, Modern English Version. Copyright © 2014 by Military Bible Association. Published and distributed by Charisma House.


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