1 Chronicles 7
GOD'S WORD® Translation

1Issachar's four sons were Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron. 2Tola's sons were Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, and Shemuel. These men were heads of the families of Tola. They were soldiers grouped according to their ancestry. In David's day there were 22,600 of them. 3The five descendants of Uzzi were Izrahiah and Izrahiah's sons Michael, Obadiah, Joel, and Isshiah. All of them were heads [of families]. 4They had many wives and children. So in addition to these men grouped according to their ancestry and families, there were 36,000 soldiers. 5Their relatives (that is, all of Issachar's families) were fighting men. A total of 87,000 of them was recorded in the genealogy.

6Benjamin had three sons: Bela, Becher, and Jediael. 7Bela's five sons were Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri. They were heads of families and fighting men. In the genealogy 22,034 of them were recorded. 8Becher's sons were Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and Alemeth. These were all of Becher's sons. 9In the genealogy 22,200 of them were recorded according to their ancestry (the heads of their families and fighting men). 10Jediael's son was Bilhan. Bilhan's sons were Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Chenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish, and Ahishahar. 11All of these men were Jediael's descendants. They headed families that produced 17,200 fighting men who could go to war. 12The Shuppites and Huppites were Ir's descendants. The Hushites were descendants of someone else.

13Naphtali's sons were Jahziel, Guni, Jezer, and Shallum. They were Bilhah's grandsons.

14Manasseh's sons were Asriel and Machir. Their mother was Manasseh's Aramean concubine. Machir was the first to settle Gilead. 15He married a wife from the Huppites and Shuppites. His wife's name was Maacah. The name of his second son was Zelophehad. Zelophehad had only daughters. 16Maacah, Machir's wife, had a son, and she named him Peresh. His brother's name was Sheresh, whose sons were Ulam and Rakem. 17Ulam's son was Bedan. These were the people of Gilead, descendants of Machir (son of Manasseh). 18Bedan's sister Hammolecheth gave birth to Ishhod, Abiezer, and Mahlah. 19Shemida's sons were Ahian, Shechem, Likhi, and Aniam.

20Ephraim's son was Shuthelah. Shuthelah's son was Bered. Bered's son was Tahath. Tahath's son was Eleadah. Eleadah's son was Tahath. 21Tahath's son was Zabad. Zabad's son was Shuthelah. Ephraim's sons Ezer and Elead were killed by the men of Gath when they came to take their livestock. 22Their father Ephraim mourned a long time, even though his brothers tried to comfort him. 23Then he slept with his wife, and she became pregnant. She gave birth to a son, and Ephraim named him Beriah [Tragedy], because tragedy had come to his home. 24Beriah's daughter was Sheerah, who built Upper and Lower Beth Horon and Uzzen Sheerah. 25Beriah's son was Rephah. Rephah's son was Resheph. Resheph's son was Telah. Telah's son was Tahan. 26Tahan's son was Ladan. Ladan's son was Ammihud. Ammihud's son was Elishama. 27Elishama's son was Nun. Nun's son was Joshua.

28The land and homes of Ephraim's descendants were in Bethel and its villages, Naaran to the east, Gezer with its villages to the west, Shechem and its villages, and as far as Gaza and its villages. 29Next to Manasseh were Beth Shean and its villages, Taanach and its villages, Megiddo and its villages, and Dor and its villages. The descendants of Joseph, son of Israel, live in these cities.

30Asher's sons were Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, and Beriah. Their sister was Serah. 31Beriah's sons were Heber and Malchiel, who first settled Birzaith. 32Heber was the father of Japhlet, Shomer, Hotham, and their sister Shua. 33Japhlet's sons were Pasach, Bimhal, and Ashvath. These were Japhlet's sons. 34The sons of his brother Shomer were Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram. 35His brother Helem's sons were Zophah, Imna, Shelesh, and Amal. 36Zophah's sons were Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah, 37Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilsha, Ithran, and Beera. 38Jether's sons were Jephunneh, Pispa, and Ara. 39Ulla's sons were Arah, Hanniel, and Rizia. 40All of these men were Asher's descendants-heads of their families, outstanding men, soldiers, and distinguished leaders. Their military roster had 26,000 recorded in it.

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