1 Chronicles 1
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The Family of Adam—Seth to Abraham

1Adam, Seth, Enosh, 2Cainan, Mahalalel, Jared, 3Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, 4Noah,[a] Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

5The sons of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. 6The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz, [b]Diphath, and Togarmah. 7The sons of Javan were Elishah, [c]Tarshishah, Kittim, and [d]Rodanim.

8The sons of Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan. 9The sons of Cush were Seba, Havilah, [e]Sabta, [f]Raama, and Sabtecha. The sons of Raama were Sheba and Dedan. 10Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth. 11Mizraim begot Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim, 12Pathrusim, Casluhim (from whom came the Philistines and the Caphtorim). 13Canaan begot Sidon, his firstborn, and Heth; 14the Jebusite, the Amorite, and the Girgashite; 15the Hivite, the Arkite, and the Sinite; 16the Arvadite, the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.

17The sons of Shem were Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud, Aram, Uz, Hul, Gether, and [g]Meshech. 18Arphaxad begot Shelah, and Shelah begot Eber. 19To Eber were born two sons: the name of one was [h]Peleg, for in his days the [i]earth was divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan. 20Joktan begot Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, 21Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, 22[j]Ebal, Abimael, Sheba, 23Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.

24Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah, 25Eber, Peleg, Reu, 26Serug, Nahor, Terah, 27and Abram, who is Abraham. 28The sons of Abraham were Isaac and Ishmael.

The Family of Ishmael

29These are their genealogies: The firstborn of Ishmael was Nebajoth; then Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, 30Mishma, Dumah, Massa, [k]Hadad, Tema, 31Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These were the sons of Ishmael.

The Family of Keturah

32Now the sons born to Keturah, Abraham’s concubine, were Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. The sons of Jokshan were Sheba and Dedan. 33The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.

The Family of Isaac

34And Abraham begot Isaac. The sons of Isaac were Esau and Israel. 35The sons of Esau were Eliphaz, Reuel, Jeush, Jaalam, and Korah. 36And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, [l]Zephi, Gatam, and Kenaz; and by Timna, Amalek. 37The sons of Reuel were Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.

The Family of Seir

38The sons of Seir were Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. 39And the sons of Lotan were Hori and [m]Homam; Lotan’s sister was Timna. 40The sons of Shobal were [n]Alian, Manahath, Ebal, [o]Shephi, and Onam. The sons of Zibeon were Ajah and Anah. 41The son of Anah was Dishon. The sons of Dishon were [p]Hamran, Eshban, Ithran, and Cheran. 42The sons of Ezer were Bilhan, Zaavan, and [q]Jaakan. The sons of Dishan were Uz and Aran.

The Kings of Edom

43Now these were the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before a king reigned over the children of Israel: Bela the son of Beor, and the name of his city was Dinhabah. 44And when Bela died, Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his place. 45When Jobab died, Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his place. 46And when Husham died, Hadad the son of Bedad, who [r]attacked Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his place. The name of his city was Avith. 47When Hadad died, Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his place. 48And when Samlah died, Saul of Rehoboth-by-the-River reigned in his place. 49When Saul died, Baal-Hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his place. 50And when Baal-Hanan died, [s]Hadad reigned in his place; and the name of his city was [t]Pai. His wife’s name was Mehetabel the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab. 51Hadad died also. And the chiefs of Edom were Chief Timnah, Chief [u]Aliah, Chief Jetheth, 52Chief Aholibamah, Chief Elah, Chief Pinon, 53Chief Kenaz, Chief Teman, Chief Mibzar, 54Chief Magdiel, and Chief Iram. These were the chiefs of Edom.


  1. 1 Chronicles 1:4 So with MT, Vg.; LXX adds the sons of Noah
  2. 1 Chronicles 1:6 Riphath, Gen. 10:3
  3. 1 Chronicles 1:7 Tarshish, Gen. 10:4
  4. 1 Chronicles 1:7 Dodanim, Gen. 10:4
  5. 1 Chronicles 1:9 Sabtah, Gen. 10:7
  6. 1 Chronicles 1:9 Raamah, Gen. 10:7
  7. 1 Chronicles 1:17 Mash, Gen. 10:23
  8. 1 Chronicles 1:19 Lit. Division, Gen. 10:25
  9. 1 Chronicles 1:19 Or land
  10. 1 Chronicles 1:22 Obal, Gen. 10:28
  11. 1 Chronicles 1:30 Hadar, Gen. 25:15
  12. 1 Chronicles 1:36 Zepho, Gen. 36:11
  13. 1 Chronicles 1:39 Hemam or Heman, Gen. 36:22
  14. 1 Chronicles 1:40 Alvan, Gen. 36:23
  15. 1 Chronicles 1:40 Shepho, Gen. 36:23
  16. 1 Chronicles 1:41 Hemdan, Gen. 36:26
  17. 1 Chronicles 1:42 Akan, Gen. 36:27
  18. 1 Chronicles 1:46 Lit. struck
  19. 1 Chronicles 1:50 Hadar, Gen. 36:39
  20. 1 Chronicles 1:50 Pau, Gen. 36:39
  21. 1 Chronicles 1:51 Alvah, Gen. 36:40
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