1 Chronicles 3-5 New American Standard Bible

The Sons of David

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

The Decendants of Solomon

10  Now Solomon's son was Rehoboam , Abijah was 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  The sons of Josiah were Johanan the firstborn , and the second was Jehoiakim , the third Zedekiah , the fourth Shallum . 16  The sons of Jehoiakim were Jeconiah his son , Zedekiah his son . 17  The sons of Jeconiah , the prisoner , were Shealtiel his son , 18  and Malchiram , Pedaiah , Shenazzar , Jekamiah , Hoshama and Nedabiah . 19  The sons of Pedaiah were Zerubbabel and Shimei . And the sons of Zerubbabel were Meshullam and Hananiah , and Shelomith was their sister ; 20  and Hashubah , Ohel , Berechiah , Hasadiah and Jushab-hesed , five . 21  The sons of Hananiah were Pelatiah and Jeshaiah , the sons of Rephaiah , the sons of Arnan , the sons of Obadiah , the sons of Shecaniah . 22  The descendants of Shecaniah were Shemaiah , and the sons of Shemaiah : Hattush , Igal , Bariah , Neariah and Shaphat , six . 23  The sons of Neariah were Elioenai , Hizkiah and Azrikam , three . 24  The sons of Elioenai were Hodaviah , Eliashib , Pelaiah , Akkub , Johanan , Delaiah and Anani , seven .

The Descendants of Judah

4 The sons of Judah were Perez , Hezron , Carmi , Hur and Shobal . 2  Reaiah the son of Shobal became the father of Jahath , and Jahath became the father of Ahumai and Lahad . These were the families of the Zorathites . 3  These were the sons of Etam : Jezreel , Ishma and Idbash ; and the name of their sister was Hazzelelponi . 4  Penuel was the father of Gedor , and Ezer the father of Hushah . These were the sons of Hur , the firstborn of Ephrathah , the father of Bethlehem . 5  Ashhur , the father of Tekoa , had two wives , Helah and Naarah . 6  Naarah bore him Ahuzzam , Hepher , Temeni and Haahashtari . These were the sons of Naarah . 7  The sons of Helah were Zereth , Izhar and Ethnan . 8  Koz became the father of Anub and Zobebah , and the families of Aharhel the son of Harum . 9  Jabez was more honorable than his brothers , and his mother named e him Jabez saying , "Because I bore him with pain ." 10  Now Jabez called on the God of Israel , saying , "Oh that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my border , and that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from harm that it may not pain me!" And God granted him what he requested .

11  Chelub the brother of Shuhah became the father of Mehir , who was the father of Eshton . 12  Eshton became the father of Beth-rapha and Paseah , and Tehinnah the father of Ir-nahash . These are the men of Recah . 13  Now the sons of Kenaz were Othniel and Seraiah . And the sons of Othniel were Hathath and Meonothai . 14  Meonothai became the father of Ophrah , and Seraiah became the father of Joab the father of Ge-harashim e , for they were craftsmen . 15  The sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh were Iru , Elah and Naam ; and the son of Elah was Kenaz . 16  The sons of Jehallelel were Ziph and Ziphah , Tiria and Asarel . 17  The sons of Ezrah were Jether , Mered , Epher and Jalon . (And these are the sons of Bithia the daughter of Pharaoh , whom Mered took ) and she conceived and bore Miriam , Shammai and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa . 18  His Jewish wife bore Jered the father of Gedor , and Heber the father of Soco , and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah . 19  The sons of the wife of Hodiah , the sister of Naham , were the fathers of Keilah the Garmite and Eshtemoa the Maacathite . 20  The sons of Shimon were Amnon and Rinnah , Benhanan and Tilon . And the sons of Ishi were Zoheth and Ben-zoheth . 21  The sons of Shelah the son of Judah were Er the father of Lecah and Laadah the father of Mareshah , and the families of the house of the linen workers at Beth-ashbea e ; 22  and Jokim , the men of Cozeba , Joash , Saraph , who ruled in Moab , and Jashubi-lehem . And the records are ancient . 23  These were the potters and the inhabitants of Netaim and Gederah ; they lived there with the king for his work .

The Descendants of Simeon

24  The sons of Simeon were Nemuel and Jamin , Jarib , Zerah , Shaul ; 25  Shallum his son , Mibsam his son , Mishma his son . 26  The sons of Mishma were Hammuel his son , Zaccur his son , Shimei his son . 27  Now Shimei had sixteen e sons and six daughters ; but his brothers did not have many sons , nor did all their family multiply like the sons of Judah . 28  They lived at Beersheba , Moladah and Hazar-shual , 29  at Bilhah , Ezem , Tolad , 30  Bethuel , Hormah , Ziklag , 31  Beth-marcaboth , Hazar-susim , Beth-biri and Shaaraim . These were their cities until the reign of David . 32  Their villages were Etam , Ain , Rimmon , Tochen and Ashan , five cities ; 33  and all their villages that were around the same cities as far as Baal . These were their settlements , and they have their genealogy . 34  Meshobab and Jamlech and Joshah the son of Amaziah , 35  and Joel and Jehu the son of Joshibiah , the son of Seraiah , the son of Asiel , 36  and Elioenai , Jaakobah , Jeshohaiah , Asaiah , Adiel , Jesimiel , Benaiah , 37  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 leaders in their families ; and their fathers' houses increased greatly . 39  They went to the entrance of Gedor , even to the east side of the valley , to seek pasture for their flocks . 40  They found rich and good pasture , and the land was broad and quiet and peaceful ; for those who lived there formerly were Hamites e . 41  These , recorded by name , came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah , and attacked their tents and the Meunites who were found there , and destroyed them utterly to this day , and lived in their place , because there was pasture there for their flocks . 42  From them, from the sons of Simeon , five hundred men went to Mount Seir , with Pelatiah , Neariah , Rephaiah and Uzziel , the sons of Ishi , as their leaders . 43  They destroyed the remnant of the Amalekites who escaped , and have lived there to this day .

The Descendants of Reuben

5 Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel (for he was the firstborn , but because he defiled his father's bed , his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel ; so that he is not enrolled in the genealogy according to the birthright . 2  Though Judah prevailed over his brothers , and from him came the leader , yet the birthright belonged to Joseph ), 3  the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel were Hanoch and Pallu , Hezron and Carmi . 4  The sons of Joel were 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 into exile ; he was leader of the Reubenites . 7  His kinsmen by their families , in the genealogy of their generations , were Jeiel the chief , then Zechariah 8  and Bela the son of Azaz , the son of Shema , the son of Joel , who lived in Aroer , even to Nebo and Baal-meon . 9  To the east he settled as far as the entrance of the wilderness from the river Euphrates , because their cattle had increased in the land of Gilead . 10  In the days of Saul they made war with the Hagrites , who fell by their hand , so that they occupied their tents throughout all the land east of Gilead .

The Descendants of Gad

11  Now the sons of Gad lived opposite them in the land of Bashan as far as Salecah . 12  Joel was the chief and Shapham the second , then Janai and Shaphat in Bashan . 13  Their kinsmen of their fathers' households were Michael , Meshullam , Sheba , Jorai , Jacan , 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 head of their fathers' households . 16  They lived in Gilead , in Bashan and in its towns , and in all the pasture lands of Sharon , as far as their borders . 17  All of these were enrolled in the genealogies 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 sons of Reuben and the Gadites and the half-tribe e of Manasseh , consisting of valiant men , men who bore shield and sword and shot with bow and were skillful in battle , were 44,760 e e e e e , who went to war . 19  They made war against the Hagrites , Jetur , Naphish and Nodab . 20  They were helped against them, and the Hagrites and all who were with them were given into their hand ; for they cried out to God in the battle , and He answered their prayers because they trusted in Him. 21  They took away their cattle : their 50,000 e camels , 250,000 e e sheep , 2,000 donkeys ; and 100,000 e men e . 22  For many fell slain , because the war was of God . And they settled in their place until the exile . 23  Now the sons of the half-tribe e of Manasseh lived in the land ; from Bashan to Baal-hermon and Senir and Mount Hermon they were numerous . 24  These were the heads of their fathers' households , even Epher , Ishi , Eliel , Azriel , Jeremiah , Hodaviah and Jahdiel , mighty men of valor , famous men , heads of their fathers' households . 25  But they acted treacherously against the God of their fathers and played the harlot after the gods of the peoples of the land , whom God had destroyed before e them. 26  So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul , king of Assyria , even the spirit of Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria , and he carried them away into exile , namely the Reubenites , the Gadites and the half-tribe e of Manasseh , and brought them to Halah , Habor , Hara and to the river of Gozan , to this day .

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