1 Chronicles 3-5 Darby’s Translation

The Sons of David

3 1  And these are the sons of David, who were born to him in Hebron: the firstborn, Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jizreelitess; the second, Daniel, of Abigail the Carmelitess; 2  the third, Absalom the son of Maachah, daughter of Talmai king of Geshur; the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith; 3  the fifth, Shephatiah of Abital; the sixth, Ithream, of Eglah his wife: 4  six were born to him in Hebron. And there he reigned seven years and six months. And in Jerusalem he reigned thirty-three years. 5  And these were born to him in Jerusalem: Shimea, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon, four, of Bath-shua the daughter of Ammiel; 6  and Ibhar, and Elishama, and Eliphelet, 7  and Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia, 8  and Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphelet, nine: 9  all were sons of David, besides the sons of the concubines; and Tamar was their sister.

The Decendants of Solomon

10  And Solomon's son was Rehoboam; Abijah his son, Asa his son, Jehoshaphat his son, 11  Joram his son, Ahaziah his son, Joash his son, 12  Amaziah his son, Azariah his son, Jotham his son, 13  Ahaz his son, Hezekiah his son, Manasseh his son, 14  Amon his son, Josiah his son. 15  And the sons of Josiah: the firstborn Johanan, the second Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum. 16  And the sons of Jehoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son. 17  And the sons of Jeconiah: Assir; Salathiel his son, 18  Malchiram also, and Pedaiah, and Shenazzar, Jecamiah, Hoshama, and Nedabiah. 19  And the sons of Pedaiah were Zerubbabel and Shimei. And the sons of Zerubbabel: Meshullam and Hananiah, and Shelomith their sister, 20  and Hashubah, and Ohel, and Berechiah, and Hasadiah, [and] Jushab-hesed, five. 21  And the sons of Hananiah: Pelatiah and Isaiah; the sons of Rephaiah, the sons of Arnan, the sons of Obadiah, the sons of Shechaniah. 22  And the sons of Shechaniah: Shemaiah; and the sons of Shemaiah: Hattush, and Jigeal, and Bariah, and Neariah, and Shaphat, six. 23  And the sons of Neariah: Elioenai, and Hezekiah, and Azrikam, three. 24  And the sons of Elioenai: Hodaviah, and Eliashib, and Pelaiah, and Akkub, and Johanan, and Delaiah, and Anani, seven.

The Descendants of Judah

4 1  The sons of Judah: Pherez, Hezron, and Carmi, and Hur, and Shobal. 2  And Reaiah the son of Shobal begot Jahath; and Jahath begot Ahumai and Lahad. These are the families of the Zoreathites. 3  And these [were of] the father of Etam: Jizreel, and Jishma, and Jidbash; and the name of their sister was Hazlelponi; 4  and Penuel the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah: these were the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah, [and] father of Bethlehem. 5  —And Ashhur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah. 6  And Naarah bore him Ahuzzam, and Hepher, and Temeni, and Ahashtari: these were the sons of Naarah. 7  And the sons of Helah: Zereth, and Zohar, and Ethnan. 8  And Koz begot Anub, and Hazzobebah, and the families of Aharhel the son of Harum. 9  And Jabez was more honoured than his brethren; and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bore him with pain. 10  And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, Oh that thou wouldest richly bless me, and enlarge my border, and that thy hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God brought about what he had requested.

11  And Chelub the brother of Shuah begot Mehir, who was the father of Eshton. 12  And Eshton begot Bethrapha, and Paseah, and Tehinnah the father of the city of Nahash: these were the men of Rechah. 13  —And the sons of Kenaz: Othniel and Seraiah; and the sons of Othniel: Hathath. 14  And Meonothai begot Ophrah: and Seraiah begot Joab, the father of the valley of craftsmen; for they were craftsmen. 15  —And the sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh: Iru, Elah, and Naam; and the sons of Elah, ... and Kenaz. 16  —And the sons of Jehalleleel: Ziph and Ziphah, Tiria and Asareel. 17  —And the sons of Ezra: Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon; and she conceived [and bore] Miriam, and Shammai, and Jishbah the father of Eshtemoa. 18  And his wife the Jewess bore Jered the father of Gedor, and Heber the father of Socho, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah. And these are the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh whom Mered took. 19  —And the sons of the wife of Hodijah, the sister of Naham: the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maachathite. 20  —And the sons of Shimon: Amnon and Rinnah, Ben-hanan and Tilon.—And the sons of Jishi: Zoheth and Ben-Zoheth. 21  The sons of Shelah the son of Judah: Er the father of Lechah, and Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the families of the house of byssus-workers, of the house of Ashbea, 22  and Jokim, and the men of Chozeba, and Joash, and Saraph, who ruled over Moab, and Jashubi-lehem. And these are ancient things. 23  These were the potters, and those that abode among plantations and enclosures: there they dwelt with the king for his work.

The Descendants of Simeon

24  The sons of Simeon: Nemuel and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, [and] Saul; 25  Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son. 26  And the sons of Mishma: Hammuel his son, Zaccur his son, Shimei his son; 27  and Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters. And his brethren had not many sons; neither did all their family multiply like to the sons of Judah. 28  And they abode at Beer-sheba, and Moladah, and Hazar-Shual, 29  and at Bilhah, and at Ezem, and at Tolad, 30  and at Bethuel, and at Hormah, and at Ziklag, 31  and at Beth-marcaboth, and Hazar-susim, and at Beth-biri, and at Shaaraim. These were their cities until the reign of David. 32  And their villages were Etam and Ain, Rimmon and Tochen, and Ashan, five cities; 33  and all their villages that were round about these cities, as far as Baal. These were their habitations and their genealogical register. 34  And Meshobab, and Jamlech, and Joshah the son of Amaziah, 35  and Joel, and Jehu the son of Josibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel, 36  and Elioenai, and Jaakobah, and Jeshohaiah, and Asaiah, and Adiel, and Jesimiel, and Benaiah, 37  and Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah: 38  these mentioned by name were princes in their families; and their fathers' houses increased greatly. 39  And they went to the entrance of Gedor, as far as the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks. 40  And they found fat and good pasture, and a land widely extended and quiet and fertile, for they who had dwelt there formerly were of Ham. 41  And these written by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and smote their tents and the habitations that were found there, and destroyed them utterly unto this day, and dwelt in their stead; for there was pasture there for their flocks. 42  And five hundred men of them, of the sons of Simeon, went to mount Seir, having at their head Pelatiah, and Neariah, and Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Jishi, 43  and they smote the rest of the Amalekites that had escaped; and they dwelt there unto this day.

The Descendants of Reuben

5 1  And the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel (for he was the firstborn; but, inasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel; but the genealogy is not registered according to the birthright, 2  for Judah prevailed among his brethren, and of him was the prince, but the birthright was Joseph's), 3  —the sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel: Enoch and Phallu, Hezron and Carmi. 4  The sons of Joel: Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son, 5  Micah his son, Reaiah his son, Baal his son, 6  Beerah his son, whom Tilgath-Pilneser king of Assyria carried away captive: he was prince of the Reubenites. 7  And his brethren by their families, in the genealogical register of their generations, were: the chief, Jeiel, and Zechariah, 8  and Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who dwelt in Aroer, as far as Nebo and Baal-meon; 9  and eastward he dwelt as far as the entrance to the wilderness from the river Euphrates; for their cattle were multiplied in the land of Gilead. 10  And in the days of Saul they made war with the Hagarites, who fell by their hand; and they dwelt in their tents throughout the east side of Gilead.

The Descendants of Gad

11  And the children of Gad dwelt over against them, in the land of Bashan, as far as Salcah: 12  Joel was the chief and Shapham the next, and Jaanai, and Shaphat in Bashan. 13  And their brethren according to their fathers' houses were Michael, and Meshullam, and Sheba, and Jorai, and Jaachan, and Zia, and Eber, seven. 14  —These were the sons of Abihail, the son of Huri, the son of Jaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michael, the son of Jeshishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz: 15  Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, was chief of their fathers' house. 16  And they dwelt in Gilead in Bashan, and in its towns, and in all the pasture-grounds of Sharon, as far as their limits. 17  All these were registered by genealogy in the days of Jotham king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel.

The History of the Two and a Half Tribes

18  The children of Reuben and the Gadites and half the tribe of Manasseh, of valiant men, men who carried shield and sword, drawing the bow and skilful in war, were forty-four thousand seven hundred and sixty, able to go forth to war. 19  And they made war with the Hagarites, with Jetur, and Naphish, and Nodab; 20  and they were helped against them, and the Hagarites were delivered into their hand, and all that were with them; for they cried to God in the battle, and he was intreated of them, because they put their trust in him. 21  And they took away their cattle: their camels fifty thousand, and two hundred and fifty thousand sheep, and two thousand asses, and a hundred thousand human souls. 22  For there fell down many slain, for the war was of God. And they dwelt in their stead until the captivity. 23  And the children of the half tribe of Manasseh dwelt in the land, from Bashan as far as Baal-Hermon and Senir, and mount Hermon; they were many. 24  And these were the heads of their fathers' houses: Epher, and Jishi, and Eliel, and Azriel, and Jeremiah, and Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of valour, famous men, heads of their fathers' houses. 25  And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them. 26  And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgath-Pilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, and brought them to Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan,—unto this day.


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