1 Chronicles 7-8 Bible in Basic English

The Descendants of Issachar

7 1  And of the sons of Issachar: Tola and Puah, Jashub and Shimron, four. 2  And the sons of Tola: Uzzi and Rephaiah and Jeriel and Jahmai and Ibsam and Shemuel, heads of their families; they were men of war; in the record of their generations their number in the time of David was twenty-two thousand, six hundred. 3  And the sons of Uzzi; Izrahiah; and the sons of Izrahiah: Michael and Obadiah and Joel and Isshiah, five; all of them chiefs. 4  And with them, recorded in generations by their families, were bands of fighting-men, thirty-six thousand of them, for they had a great number of wives and sons. 5  And there were recorded among all the families of Issachar, great men of war, eighty-seven thousand.

The Descendants of Benjamin

6  The sons of Benjamin: Bela and Becher and Jediael, three. 7  And the sons of Bela: Ezbon and Uzzi and Uzziel and Jerimoth and Iri, five; heads of their families, great men of war; there were twenty-two thousand and thirty-four of them recorded by their families. 8  And the sons of Becher: Zemirah and Joash and Eliezer and Elioenai and Omri and Jerimoth and Abijah and Anathoth and Alemeth. All these were the sons of Becher. 9  And they were recorded by their generations, heads of their families, great men of war, twenty thousand, two hundred. 10  And the sons of Jediael: Bilhan; and the sons of Bilhan: Jeush and Benjamin and Ehud and Chenaanah and Zethan and Tarshish and Ahishahar. 11  All these were the sons of Jediael, by the heads of their families, seventeen thousand, two hundred men of war, able to go out with the army for war. 12  And Shuppim and Huppim. The sons of Dan, Hushim his son, one.

The Descendants of Naphtali

13  The sons of Naphtali: Jahziel and Guni and Jezer and Shallum, the sons of Bilhah.

The Descendants of Manasseh

14  The sons of Manasseh by his servant-wife, the Aramaean woman: she gave birth to Machir, the father of Gilead; 15  (And Gilead took a wife, whose name was Maacah, and his sister's name was Hammoleketh;) and the name of his brother was Zelophehad, who was the father of daughters. 16  And Maacah, the wife of Gilead, gave birth to a son to whom she gave the name Peresh; and his brother was named Sheresh; and his sons were Ulam and Rakem. 17  And the son of Ulam: Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead, the son of Machir the son of Manasseh. 18  And his sister Hammoleketh was the mother of Ishhod and Abiezer and Mahlah. 19  And the sons of Shemida were Ahian and Shechem and Likhi and Aniam.

The Descendants of Ephraim

20  And the sons of Ephraim: Shuthelah and Bered his son, and Tahath his son, and Eleadah his son, and Tahath his son, 21  And Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer and Elead, whom the men of Gath, who had been living in the land from their birth, put to death, because they came down to take away their cattle. 22  And for a long time Ephraim their father went on weeping for them, and his brothers came to give him comfort. 23  After that, he had connection with his wife, and she became with child and gave birth to a son, to whom his father gave the name of Beriah, because trouble had come on his family. 24  And his daughter was Sheerah, the builder of Beth-horon the lower and the higher, and Uzzen-sheerah. 25  And Rephah was his son, and Resheph; his son was Telah, and his son was Tahan; 26  Ladan was his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son, 27  Nun his son, Joshua his son. 28  Their heritage and their living-places were Beth-el and its daughter-towns, and Naaran to the east, and Gezer to the west, with its daughter-towns, as well as Shechem and its daughter-towns as far as Azzah and its daughter-towns; 29  And by the limits of the children of Manasseh, Beth-shean and its daughter-towns, Taanach, Megiddo, and Dor, with their daughter-towns. In these the children of Joseph, the son of Israel, were living.

The Descendants of Asher

30  The sons of Asher: Imnah and Ishvah and Ishvi and Beriah and Serah, their sister. 31  And the sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel, who was the father of Birzaith. 32  And Heber was the father of Japhlet and Shomer and Hotham and Shua, their sister. 33  And the sons of Japhlet: Pasach and Bimhal and Ashvath. These are the sons of Japhlet. 34  And the sons of Shomer: Ahi and Rohgah, Jehubbah and Aram. 35  And the sons of Hotham, his brother: Zophah and Imna and Shelesh and Amal. 36  The sons of Zophah: Suah and Harnepher and Shual and Beri and Imrah, 37  Bezer and Hod and Shamma and Shilshah and Ithran and Beera. 38  And the sons of Jether: Jephunneh and Pispah and Ara. 39  And the sons of Ulla: Arah and Hanniel and Rizia. 40  All these were the children of Asher, heads of their families, specially strong men of war, chiefs of the rulers. They were recorded in the army for war, twenty-six thousand men in number.

The Descendants of Benjamin

8 1  And Benjamin was the father of Bela his oldest son, Ashbel the second, and Aharah the third, 2  Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth. 3  And Bela had sons, Addar and Gera, the father of Ehud, 4  And Abishua and Naaman and Ahoah 5  And Gera and Shephuphan and Huram. 6  And these are the sons of Ehud, heads of families of those living in Geba: Iglaam and Alemeth 7  And Naaman and Ahijah and Gera; and Iglaam was the father of Uzza and Ahihud. 8  And Shaharaim became the father of children in the country of the Moabites after driving out Hushim and Beerah his wives; 9  And by Hodesh his wife he became the father of Jobab and Zibia and Mesha and Malcam. 10  And Jeuz and Shachia and Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of families. 11  And Hushim became the father of Abitub and Elpaal. 12  And the sons of Elpaal: Eber and Misham and Shemed (he was the builder of Ono and Lod and their daughter-towns); 13  And Beriah and Shema, who were heads of the families of those who were living in Aijalon, who put to flight the people living in Gath; 14  And their brothers Shashak and Jeremoth. 15  And Zebadiah and Arad and Eder 16  And Michael and Ishpah and Joha, the sons of Beriah; 17  And Zebadiah and Meshullam and Hizki and Heber 18  And Ishmerai and Izliah and Jobab, the sons of Elpaal; 19  And Jakim and Zichri and Zabdi 20  And Elienai and Zillethai and Eliel 21  And Adaiah and Beraiah and Shimrath, the sons of Shimei; 22  And Ishpan and Eber and Eliel 23  And Abdon and Zichri and Hanan 24  And Hananiah and Elam and Anathothijah 25  And Iphdeiah and Penuel, the sons of Shashak; 26  And Shamsherai and Shehariah and Athaliah 27  And Jaareshiah and Elijah and Zichri, the sons of Jeremoth. 28  These were heads of families in their generations; chief men: these were living in Jerusalem. 29  And in Gibeon was living the father of Gibeon, Jeiel, whose wife's name was Maacah; 30  And his oldest son Abdon, and Zur and Kish and Baal and Ner and Nadab 31  And Gedor and Ahio and Zechariah and Mikloth. 32  And Mikloth was the father of Shimeah. And they were living with their brothers in Jerusalem opposite their brothers.

33  And Ner was the father of Abner, and Kish was the father of Saul, and Saul was the father of Jonathan and Malchi-shua and Abinadab and Eshbaal. 34  And the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal; and Merib-baal was the father of Micah. 35  And the sons of Micah: Pithon and Melech and Tarea and Ahaz. 36  And Ahaz was the father of Jehoaddah; and Jehoaddah was the father of Alemeth and Azmaveth and Zimri; and Zimri was the father of Moza; 37  And Moza was the father of Binea: Raphah was his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son; 38  And Azel had five sons, whose names are: Azrikam, his oldest, and Ishmael and Sheariah and Obadiah and Hanan. All these were the sons of Azel. 39  And the sons of Eshek his brother: Ulam his oldest son, Jeush the second, and Eliphelet the third. 40  And the sons of Ulam were men of war, bowmen, and had a great number of sons and sons' sons, a hundred and fifty. All these were the sons of Benjamin.


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