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1 Chronicles 2 Modern English Version (MEV)

Sons of Israel

These are the sons of Israel:

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

From Judah to David

The sons of Judah were

Er, Onan, and Shelah: These three were born to him by the daughter of Shua the Canaanitess. Now Er, the firstborn of Judah, was evil in the sight of the Lord, and He put him to death. Then Tamar his daughter-in-law bore Perez and Zerah for him. In all, Judah had five sons.

The sons of Perez were

Hezron and Hamul.

The sons of Zerah were

Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Kalkol, and Dara, five of them in all.

The sons of Karmi were

Achar, the troubler of Israel, who acted unfaithfully in regard to the ban.

The son of Ethan was

Azariah.

Now the sons of Hezron, who were born to him, were

Jerahmeel, Ram, and Kelubai.

Sons of Ram

10 Ram became the father of

Amminadab, and Amminadab became the father of Nahshon, a leader of the sons of Judah. 11 Nahshon became the father of Salma, and Salma became the father of Boaz. 12 Boaz became the father of Obed, and Obed became the father of Jesse.

13 Now Jesse became the father of

his firstborn Eliab, and Abinadab the second, and Shimea the third, 14 Nethanel the fourth, Raddai the fifth, 15 Ozem the sixth, David the seventh; 16 their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. The sons of Zeruiah were Abishai, Joab, and Asahel, three in all. 17 Abigail bore Amasa: the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmaelite.

Sons of Caleb

18 Caleb the son of Hezron had children with his wife Azubah and with Jerioth. These are her sons: Jesher, Shobab, and Ardon. 19 Now Azubah died, and Caleb took Ephrath as a wife. She bore Hur for him. 20 Hur became the father of Uri, and Uri became the father of Bezalel.

21 Afterward Hezron had relations with the daughter of Makir, the father of Gilead, whom he took as a wife when he was sixty years old, and she bore Segub for him. 22 Segub became the father of Jair, who had twenty-three cities in the land of Gilead. 23 He took Geshur and Aram, the towns of Jair, from them, with Kenath and its villages, sixty towns. All these were descendants of Makir, the father of Gilead.

24 After the death of Hezron in Caleb Ephrathah, Hezron’s wife Abijah bore him Ashhur the father of Tekoa.

Sons of Jerahmeel

25 Now the sons of Jerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron were

Ram the firstborn, Bunah, Oren, Ozem, and Ahijah. 26 Jerahmeel also had another wife. Her name was Atarah, and she was the mother of Onam.

27 The sons of Ram the firstborn of Jerahmeel were

Maaz, Jamin, and Eker.

28 The sons of Onam were

Shammai and Jada.

And the sons of Shammai were

Nadab and Abishur.

29 The name of the wife of Abishur was Abihail. She bore him Ahban and Molid.

30 The sons of Nadab were

Seled and Appaim, but Seled died without children.

31 The son of Appaim was

Ishi. The son of Ishi was Sheshan,

and the son of Sheshan was Ahlai.

32 The sons of Jada the brother of Shammai were

Jether and Jonathan, but Jether died without children.

33 The sons of Jonathan were

Peleth and Zaza.

These were the sons of Jerahmeel.

34 Now Sheshan had no children except daughters,

but he did have a servant, an Egyptian, whose name was Jarha. 35 Sheshan gave one of his daughters to Jarha his servant as a wife, and she bore him Attai.

36 Attai became the father of Nathan,

and Nathan became the father of Zabad.

37 Zabad became the father of Ephlal,

and Ephlal became the father of Obed.

38 Obed became the father of Jehu,

and Jehu became the father of Azariah.

39 Azariah became the father of Helez,

and Helez became the father of Eleasah.

40 Eleasah became the father of Sismai,

and Sismai became the father of Shallum.

41 Shallum became the father of Jekamiah,

and Jekamiah became the father of Elishama.

Caleb’s Clans

42 Now the sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel were

Mesha his firstborn, who was the father of Ziph, and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron.

43 The sons of Hebron were

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

46 Ephah, Caleb’s concubine, bore Haran, Moza, and Gazez, and Haran became the father of Gazez.

47 The sons of Jahdai were

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

48 Maakah, Caleb’s concubine, bore Sheber and Tirhanah. 49 She also bore Shaaph the father of Madmannah, Sheva the father of Makbenah, and the father of Gibea. The daughter of Caleb was Aksah.

50 These were the sons of Caleb the son 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 Now sons were born to Shobal the father of Kiriath Jearim:

Haroeh and half of the Manahathites. 53 The families of Kiriath Jearim were the Ithrites, the Puthites, the Shumathites, and the Mishraites. From these the Zorathites and the Eshtaolites went forth.

54 The sons of Salma were

Bethlehem, the Netophathites, Atroth Beth Joab, and half of the Manahathites, the Zorites. 55 The families of the scribes who lived at Jabez were the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and the Sucathites. They are the Kenites who came from Hammath, the father of the house of Rekab.

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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.

Judah

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:

Azariah.

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]

Footnotes:

  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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