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1 Chronicles 2 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

3 The genealogy of Judah unto Jesse the father of David.

These are the sons of Israel, Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun,

Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.

The sons of [a]Judah, Er, and Onan, and Shelah. These three were born to him of the daughter of Shua the Canaanite: but Er the eldest son of Judah was evil in the sight of the Lord, and he slew him.

And Tamar his daughter-in-law bare him Perez, and Zerah: so all the sons of Judah were five.

The sons of Perez, Hezron, and Hamul.

The sons also of Zerah were [b]Zimri, and [c]Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara, which were five in all.

And the son of Carmi, [d]Achar that troubled Israel, transgressing in the thing excommunicate.

The son also of Ethan, Azariah.

And the sons of Hezron that were born unto him, Jerahmeel, and [e]Ram and Chelubai.

10 And Ram begat Amminadab, and Amminadab begat Nahshon [f]prince of the children of Judah,

11 And Nahshon begat Salma, and Salma begat Boaz,

12 And Boaz begat Obed, and Obed begat [g]Ishai,

13 And Jesse begat his eldest son Eliab, and Abinadab the second, and [h]Shimea the third,

14 Nethanel the fourth, Raddai the fifth,

15 Ozem the sixth, and David the seventh.

16 Whose sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. And the sons of Zeruiah, Abishai, and Joab, and Asahel.

17 And Abigail bare Amasa: and the father of Amasa was Jether an Ishmaelite.

18 ¶ And [i]Caleb the son of Hezron begat Jerioth of Azubah his wife, and her sons are these, Jesher, and Shobab, and Ardon.

19 And when Azubah was dead, Caleb took unto him Ephrath, which bare him Hur.

20 And Hur begat Uri, and Uri begat Bezalel.

21 And afterward came Hezron to the daughter of Machir the father of [j]Gilead, and took her when he was threescore years old, and she bare him Segub.

22 And Segub begat Jair, which had three and twenty cities in the land of Gilead.

23 And Geshur with Aram took the towns of Jair [k]from them, and Kenath and the towns thereof, even threescore cities. All these were the sons of Machir the father of Gilead.

24 And after that Hezron was dead at [l]Caleb Ephrathah, then Abijah Hezron’s wife bare him also Ashhur the [m]father of Tekoa.

25 And the sons of Jerahmeel the eldest son of Hezron were Ram the eldest, then Bunah, and Oren and Ozem and Ahijah.

26 Also Jerahmeel had another wife named Atarah, which was the mother of Onam.

27 And the sons of Ram the eldest son of Jerahmeel were Maaz, and Jamin and Eker.

28 And the sons of Onam were Shammai and Jada. And the sons of Shammai, Nadab and Abishur.

29 And the name of the wife of Abishur was called Abihail, and she bare him Ahban and Molid.

30 The sons also of Nadab were Seled and Appaim: but Seled died without children.

31 And the son of Appaim was Ishi, and the son of Ishi, Sheshan, and the son of Sheshan, [n]Ahlai.

32 And the sons of Jada the brother of Shammai were Jether and Jonathan: but Jether died without children.

33 And the sons of Jonathan were Peleth and Zaza. These were the sons of Jerahmeel.

34 And Sheshan had no sons, but daughters. And Sheshan had a servant that was an Egyptian named Jarha.

35 And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant to wife, and she bare him Attai.

36 And Attai begat Nathan, and Nathan begat Zabad,

37 And Zabad begat Ephlal, and Ephlal begat Obed,

38 And Obed begat Jehu, and Jehu begat Azariah,

39 And Azariah begat Helez, and Helez begat Eleasah,

40 And Eleasah begat Sismai, and Sismai begat Shallum,

41 And Shallum begat Jekamiah, and Jekamiah begat Elishama.

42 Also the sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel, were Mesha his eldest son, which was the [o]father of Ziph: and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron.

43 And the sons of Hebron were Korah and Tappuah, and Rekem and Shema.

44 And Shema begat Raham the father of Jorkoam: and Rekem begat Shammai.

45 The son also of Shammai was Maon: and Maon was the father of Beth Zur.

46 And Ephah a [p]concubine of Caleb bare Haran and Moza, and Gazez: Haran also begat Gazez.

47 The sons of Jahdai were Regem, and Jotham, and Geshan, and Pelet, and Ephah, and Shaaph.

48 Caleb’s concubine Maachah bare Sheber and Tirhanah.

49 She bare also Shaaph the father of Madmannah, and Sheva the father of Machbenah, and the father of Gibea. And Achsah was Caleb’s daughter.

50 These were the sons of Caleb the son of Hur the eldest son of Ephrathah, Shobal the father of Kirjath Jearim.

51 Salma the father of Bethlehem, and Hareph the father of Beth Gader.

52 And Shobal the father of Kirjath Jearim had sons, and he [q]was the overseer of half Manuhoth.

53 And the families of Kirjath Jearim were the Ithrites, and the Puthites, and the Shumathites, and the Mishraites: of them came the Zorathites, and the Eshtaolites.

54 The sons of Salma of Bethlehem, and the Netophathites, the [r]crowns of the house of Joab, and [s]half the Manahethites and the Zorites.

55 And the families of the [t]Scribes dwelling at Jabez, the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, the Suchathites, which are the [u]Kenites, that came of Hammath the father of the house of Rechab.


  1. 1 Chronicles 2:3 Though Judah was not Jacob’s eldest son, yet he first beginneth at him, because he would come to the genealogy of David, of whom came Christ.
  2. 1 Chronicles 2:6 Or, Zabdi.
  3. 1 Chronicles 2:6 Of these read 1 Kings 4:31.
  4. 1 Chronicles 2:7 Or, Achan.
  5. 1 Chronicles 2:9 Whom Saint Matthew calleth Aram, Matt. 1:3.
  6. 1 Chronicles 2:10 That is, chief of the family.
  7. 1 Chronicles 2:12 Or, Jesse.
  8. 1 Chronicles 2:13 Or, Shammah.
  9. 1 Chronicles 2:18 Who was called Chelubai the son of Hezron, verse 9.
  10. 1 Chronicles 2:21 Who was prince of mount Gilead, read Num. 32:40.
  11. 1 Chronicles 2:23 That is, the Geshurites and Syrians took the towns from Jair’s children.
  12. 1 Chronicles 2:24 Which was a town named of the husband and wife, called also Bethlehem Ephrathah.
  13. 1 Chronicles 2:24 Meaning, the chief and prince.
  14. 1 Chronicles 2:31 Who died while his father was alive, and therefore it is said, verse 34, that Sheshan had no sons.
  15. 1 Chronicles 2:42 That is, the chief governor or prince of the Ziphims, because the prince ought to have a fatherly care and affection toward his people.
  16. 1 Chronicles 2:46 This difference was between the wife and the concubine, that the wife was taken with certain solemnities of marriage, and her children did inherit: the concubine had no solemnities in marriage, neither did her children inherit, but had a portion of goods or money given them.
  17. 1 Chronicles 2:52 Or, he that saw the half, because the prince ought to oversee his subjects.
  18. 1 Chronicles 2:54 Meaning, the chief and principle.
  19. 1 Chronicles 2:54 Or, the Zorites, the half of the Manahethites.
  20. 1 Chronicles 2:55 Which were men learned and expert in the law.
  21. 1 Chronicles 2:55 Read Num. 10:29; Judg. 1:16.
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1 Chronicles 2 New International Version (NIV)

Israel’s Sons

These were the sons of Israel:

Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad and Asher.


To Hezron’s Sons

The sons of Judah:

Er, Onan and Shelah. These three were born to him by a Canaanite woman, the daughter of Shua. Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the Lord’s sight; so the Lord put him to death. Judah’s daughter-in-law Tamar bore Perez and Zerah to Judah. He had five sons in all.

The sons of Perez:

Hezron and Hamul.

The sons of Zerah:

Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Kalkol and Darda[a]—five in all.

The son of Karmi:

Achar,[b] who brought trouble on Israel by violating the ban on taking devoted things.[c]

The son of Ethan:


The sons born to Hezron were:

Jerahmeel, Ram and Caleb.[d]

From Ram Son of Hezron

10 Ram was the father of

Amminadab, and Amminadab the father of Nahshon, the leader of the people of Judah. 11 Nahshon was the father of Salmon,[e] Salmon the father of Boaz, 12 Boaz the father of Obed and Obed the father of Jesse.

13 Jesse was the father of

Eliab his firstborn; the second son was Abinadab, the third Shimea, 14 the fourth Nethanel, the fifth Raddai, 15 the sixth Ozem and the seventh David. 16 Their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. Zeruiah’s three sons were Abishai, Joab and Asahel. 17 Abigail was the mother of Amasa, whose father was Jether the Ishmaelite.

Caleb Son of Hezron

18 Caleb son of Hezron had children by his wife Azubah (and by Jerioth). These were her sons: Jesher, Shobab and Ardon. 19 When Azubah died, Caleb married Ephrath, who bore him Hur. 20 Hur was the father of Uri, and Uri the father of Bezalel.

21 Later, Hezron, when he was sixty years old, married the daughter of Makir the father of Gilead. He made love to her, and she bore him Segub. 22 Segub was the father of Jair, who controlled twenty-three towns in Gilead. 23 (But Geshur and Aram captured Havvoth Jair,[f] as well as Kenath with its surrounding settlements—sixty towns.) All these were descendants of Makir the father of Gilead.

24 After Hezron died in Caleb Ephrathah, Abijah the wife of Hezron bore him Ashhur the father[g] of Tekoa.

Jerahmeel Son of Hezron

25 The sons of Jerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron:

Ram his firstborn, Bunah, Oren, Ozem and[h] Ahijah. 26 Jerahmeel had another wife, whose name was Atarah; she was the mother of Onam.

27 The sons of Ram the firstborn of Jerahmeel:

Maaz, Jamin and Eker.

28 The sons of Onam:

Shammai and Jada.

The sons of Shammai:

Nadab and Abishur.

29 Abishur’s wife was named Abihail, who bore him Ahban and Molid.

30 The sons of Nadab:

Seled and Appaim. Seled died without children.

31 The son of Appaim:

Ishi, who was the father of Sheshan.

Sheshan was the father of Ahlai.

32 The sons of Jada, Shammai’s brother:

Jether and Jonathan. Jether died without children.

33 The sons of Jonathan:

Peleth and Zaza.

These were the descendants of Jerahmeel.

34 Sheshan had no sons—only daughters.

He had an Egyptian servant named Jarha. 35 Sheshan gave his daughter in marriage to his servant Jarha, and she bore him Attai.

36 Attai was the father of Nathan,

Nathan the father of Zabad,

37 Zabad the father of Ephlal,

Ephlal the father of Obed,

38 Obed the father of Jehu,

Jehu the father of Azariah,

39 Azariah the father of Helez,

Helez the father of Eleasah,

40 Eleasah the father of Sismai,

Sismai the father of Shallum,

41 Shallum the father of Jekamiah,

and Jekamiah the father of Elishama.

The Clans of Caleb

42 The sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel:

Mesha his firstborn, who was the father of Ziph, and his son Mareshah,[i] who was the father of Hebron.

43 The sons of Hebron:

Korah, Tappuah, Rekem and Shema. 44 Shema was the father of Raham, and Raham the father of Jorkeam. Rekem was the father of Shammai. 45 The son of Shammai was Maon, and Maon was the father of Beth Zur.

46 Caleb’s concubine Ephah was the mother of Haran, Moza and Gazez. Haran was the father of Gazez.

47 The sons of Jahdai:

Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah and Shaaph.

48 Caleb’s concubine Maakah was the mother of Sheber and Tirhanah. 49 She also gave birth to Shaaph the father of Madmannah and to Sheva the father of Makbenah and Gibea. Caleb’s daughter was Aksah. 50 These were the descendants of Caleb.

The sons of Hur the firstborn of Ephrathah:

Shobal the father of Kiriath Jearim, 51 Salma the father of Bethlehem, and Hareph the father of Beth Gader.

52 The descendants of Shobal the father of Kiriath Jearim were:

Haroeh, half the Manahathites, 53 and the clans of Kiriath Jearim: the Ithrites, Puthites, Shumathites and Mishraites. From these descended the Zorathites and Eshtaolites.

54 The descendants of Salma:

Bethlehem, the Netophathites, Atroth Beth Joab, half the Manahathites, the Zorites, 55 and the clans of scribes[j] who lived at Jabez: the Tirathites, Shimeathites and Sucathites. These are the Kenites who came from Hammath, the father of the Rekabites.[k]


  1. 1 Chronicles 2:6 Many Hebrew manuscripts, some Septuagint manuscripts and Syriac (see also 1 Kings 4:31); most Hebrew manuscripts Dara
  2. 1 Chronicles 2:7 Achar means trouble; Achar is called Achan in Joshua.
  3. 1 Chronicles 2:7 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.
  4. 1 Chronicles 2:9 Hebrew Kelubai, a variant of Caleb
  5. 1 Chronicles 2:11 Septuagint (see also Ruth 4:21); Hebrew Salma
  6. 1 Chronicles 2:23 Or captured the settlements of Jair
  7. 1 Chronicles 2:24 Father may mean civic leader or military leader; also in verses 42, 45, 49-52 and possibly elsewhere.
  8. 1 Chronicles 2:25 Or Oren and Ozem, by
  9. 1 Chronicles 2:42 The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
  10. 1 Chronicles 2:55 Or of the Sopherites
  11. 1 Chronicles 2:55 Or father of Beth Rekab
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