1 Chronicles 2
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The Sons of Israel
(Genesis 35:22-26; Genesis 38:1-30)

1These were the sons of Israel:

Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, 2Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.

3The sons of Judah:

Er, Onan, and Shelah. These three were born to him by Bath-shua the Canaanite. Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD, who put him to death.

4Tamar, Judah’s daughter-in-law, bore to him Perez and Zerah. Judah had five sons in all.

5The sons of Perez:

Hezron and Hamul.

6The sons of Zerah:

Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Daraa —five in all.

7The sonb of Carmi:

Achar,c who brought trouble upon Israel by violating the ban on devoted things.

8The son of Ethan:

Azariah.

9The sons who were born to Hezron:

Jerahmeel, Ram, and Caleb.d

10Ram was the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab was the father of Nahshon, a leader of the descendants of Judah.

11Nahshon was the father of Salmon, and Salmone was the father of Boaz.

12Boaz was the father of Obed, and Obed was the father of Jesse.

13Jesse was the father of Eliab his firstborn; Abinadab was born second, Shimea third, 14Nethanel fourth, Raddai fifth, 15Ozem sixth, and David seventh. 16Their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. And the three sons of Zeruiah were Abishai, Joab, and Asahel. 17Abigail was the mother of Amasa, whose father was Jether the Ishmaelite.

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

21Later, Hezron slept with the daughter of Machir the father of Gilead. He had married her when he was sixty years old, and she bore to him Segub. 22Segub was the father of Jair, who had twenty-three cities in the land of Gilead. 23But Geshur and Aram captured Havvoth-jair,f along with Kenath and its sixty surrounding villages. All these were descendants of Machir the father of Gilead.

24After Hezron died in Caleb-ephrathah, his wife Abijah bore to him Ashhur the father of Tekoa.

25The sons of Jerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron:

Ram his firstborn, Bunah, Oren, Ozem, and Ahijah. 26Jerahmeel had another wife named Atarah, who was the mother of Onam.

27The sons of Ram the firstborn of Jerahmeel:

Maaz, Jamin, and Eker.

28The sons of Onam:

Shammai and Jada.

The sons of Shammai:

Nadab and Abishur. 29Abishur’s wife was named Abihail, and she bore to him Ahban and Molid.

30The sons of Nadab:

Seled and Appaim. Seled died without children.

31The song of Appaim:

Ishi.

The son of Ishi:

Sheshan.

The son of Sheshan:

Ahlai.

32The sons of Jada the brother of Shammai:

Jether and Jonathan. Jether died without children.

33The sons of Jonathan:

Peleth and Zaza.

These were the descendants of Jerahmeel.

34Sheshan had no sons—only daughters; but he did have an Egyptian servant named Jarha. 35Sheshan gave his daughter in marriage to his servant Jarha, and she bore to him Attai.

36Attai was the father of Nathan, Nathan was the father of Zabad, 37Zabad was the father of Ephlal, Ephlal was the father of Obed, 38Obed was the father of Jehu, Jehu was the father of Azariah, 39Azariah was the father of Helez, Helez was the father of Elasah, 40Elasah was the father of Sismai, Sismai was the father of Shallum, 41Shallum was the father of Jekamiah, and Jekamiah was the father of Elishama.

42The sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel:

Meshah his firstborn, who was the father of Ziph, and Mareshah his second son, who was the father of Hebron.

43The sons of Hebron:

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

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

47The sons of Jahdai:

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

48Caleb’s concubine Maacah was the mother of Sheber and Tirhanah. 49She was also the mother of Shaaph father of Madmannah, and of Sheva father of Machbenah and Gibea. Caleb’s daughter was Acsah. 50These were the descendants of Caleb.

The sonsi of Hur the firstborn of Ephrathah:

Shobal the father of Kiriath-jearim, 51Salma the father of Bethlehem, and Hareph the father of Beth-gader.

52These were the descendants of Shobal the father of Kiriath-jearim:

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

54The descendants of Salma:

Bethlehem, the Netophathites, Atroth-beth-joab, half the Manahathites, the Zorites, 55and the clans of the scribesj who lived at Jabez—the Tirathites, Shimeathites, and Sucathites. These are the Kenites who came from Hammath, the father of the house of Rechab.k

Footnotes:

6 a Most Hebrew manuscripts; many Hebrew manuscripts, some LXX manuscripts, and Syriac (see also 1 Kings 4:31) Darda
7 b Hebrew sons
7 c Achar means troubler; also called Achan in Joshua chapters 7 and 22.
9 d Hebrew Chelubai, a variant of Caleb
11 e LXX (compare Ruth 4:21); Hebrew Salma
23 f Or the villages of Jair
31 g Hebrew sons; three times in this verse
42 h Hebrew; LXX Mareshah
50 i LXX, Vulgate; Hebrew son
55 j Or of the Sopherites
55 k Or the father of Beth-Rekab

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