1 Chronicles 4:40
New International Version
They found rich, good pasture, and the land was spacious, peaceful and quiet. Some Hamites had lived there formerly.

New Living Translation
They found lush pastures there, and the land was spacious, quiet, and peaceful. Some of Ham’s descendants had been living in that region.

English Standard Version
where they found rich, good pasture, and the land was very broad, quiet, and peaceful, for the former inhabitants there belonged to Ham.

Berean Study Bible
There they found rich, good pasture, and the land was spacious, peaceful, and quiet; for some Hamites had lived there formerly.

King James Bible
And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for they of Ham had dwelt there of old.

New King James Version
And they found rich, good pasture, and the land was broad, quiet, and peaceful; for some Hamites formerly lived there.

New American Standard Bible
They found pasture that was rich and good, and the land was spread out on both sides, and peaceful and undisturbed; for those who lived there previously were Hamites.

NASB 1995
They found rich and good pasture, and the land was broad and quiet and peaceful; for those who lived there formerly were Hamites.

NASB 1977
And they found rich and good pasture, and the land was broad and quiet and peaceful; for those who lived there formerly were Hamites.

Amplified Bible
They found rich, good pasture, and the [cleared] land was wide, quiet, and peaceful; for those who had lived there previously came from Ham [and had left it a better place for those who came after them].

Christian Standard Bible
They found rich, good pasture, and the land was broad, peaceful, and quiet, for some Hamites had lived there previously.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They found rich, good pasture, and the land was broad, peaceful, and quiet, for some Hamites had lived there previously.

American Standard Version
And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for they that dwelt there aforetime were of Ham.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they found pasture that was good and lush, and land great and good, and tranquility and peace was there because of those dwelling in it from the first.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they found abundant and good pastures, and the land before them was wide, and there was peace and quietness; for there were some of the children of Cham who dwelt there before.

Contemporary English Version
and they found a lot of good pastureland that was quiet and undisturbed. This had once belonged to the Hamites,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they found fat pastures, and very good, and a country spacious, and quiet, and fruitful, in which some of the race of Cham had dwelt before.

English Revised Version
And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for they that dwelt there aforetime were of Ham.

Good News Translation
They found plenty of fertile pasture lands there in a stretch of open country that was quiet and peaceful. The people who had lived there before were Hamites.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They found pasture that was rich and good. The land was vast, peaceful, and quiet because the Hamites used to live there.

International Standard Version
They discovered abundant and excellent grazing lands there, where the land was very broad, secure, and tranquil, because the former inhabitants there were descendants of Ham.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for they that dwelt there aforetime were of Ham.

Literal Standard Version
and they find pasture, fat and good, and the land broad of sides, and quiet, and safe, for those dwelling there before are of Ham.

NET Bible
They found fertile and rich pasture; the land was very broad, undisturbed and peaceful. Indeed some Hamites had been living there prior to that.

New Heart English Bible
They found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for those who lived there before were of Ham.

World English Bible
They found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for those who lived there before were of Ham.

Young's Literal Translation
and they find pasture, fat and good, and the land broad of sides, and quiet, and safe, for of Ham are those dwelling there before.

Additional Translations ...
Context
More Descendants of Judah
39and they journeyed to the entrance of Gedor, to the east side of the valley, in search of pasture for their flocks. 40There they found rich, good pasture, and the land was spacious, peaceful, and quiet; for some Hamites had lived there formerly. 41These who were noted by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah. They attacked the Hamites and Meunites there in their dwellings, devoting them to destruction even to this day. Then they settled in their place, because there was pasture for their flocks.…

Cross References
Judges 18:7
So the five men departed and came to Laish, where they saw that the people were living securely, like the Sidonians, tranquil and unsuspecting. There was nothing lacking in the land and no oppressive ruler. And they were far away from the Sidonians and had no alliance with anyone.

1 Chronicles 4:39
and they journeyed to the entrance of Gedor, to the east side of the valley, in search of pasture for their flocks.


Treasury of Scripture

And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for they of Ham had dwelled there of old.

the land.

Judges 18:7-10
Then the five men departed, and came to Laish, and saw the people that were therein, how they dwelt careless, after the manner of the Zidonians, quiet and secure; and there was no magistrate in the land, that might put them to shame in any thing; and they were far from the Zidonians, and had no business with any man…

Ham.

Genesis 9:22-29
And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without…

Genesis 10:6
And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.

Psalm 78:51
And smote all the firstborn in Egypt; the chief of their strength in the tabernacles of Ham:









(40) And they found fat pasture and good.--If Gerar was the right reading in 1Chronicles 4:39, we might compare Genesis 26:17 seq.

And the land was wide.--Genesis 34:21. Literally, broad of both hands--i.e., on both sides. An open plain is meant.

And quiet and peaceable.--Like Laish, which the Danites took by surprise (Judges 18:7; Judges 18:28). . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
There they found
וַֽיִּמְצְא֤וּ (way·yim·ṣə·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

rich,
שָׁמֵ֣ן (šā·mên)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 8082: Greasy, gross, rich

good
וָט֔וֹב (wā·ṭō·wḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

pasture,
מִרְעֶה֙ (mir·‘eh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4829: Pasture, the haunt of wild animals

and the land
וְהָאָ֙רֶץ֙ (wə·hā·’ā·reṣ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

was spacious,
רַחֲבַ֣ת (ra·ḥă·ḇaṯ)
Adjective - feminine singular construct
Strong's 7342: Wide, broad

peaceful,
וְשֹׁקֶ֖טֶת (wə·šō·qe·ṭeṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8252: To be quiet or undisturbed

and quiet,
וּשְׁלֵוָ֑ה (ū·šə·lê·wāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7961: Tranquil, careless, security

for
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

some
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

Hamites
חָ֔ם (ḥām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 2526: Ham -- a son of Noah, also his descendants, also a name for Egyptians

had lived
הַיֹּשְׁבִ֥ים (hay·yō·šə·ḇîm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

there
שָׁ֖ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's 8033: There, then, thither

formerly.
לְפָנִֽים׃ (lə·p̄ā·nîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 6440: The face


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