1 Chronicles 3-5 Revised Standard Version

The Sons of David

3 1  These are the sons of David that were born to him in Hebron: the first-born Amnon, by Ahin'o-am the Jezreelitess; the second Daniel, by Ab'igail the Car'melitess, 2  the third Ab'salom, whose mother was Ma'acah, the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur; the fourth Adoni'jah, whose mother was Haggith; 3  the fifth Shephati'ah, by Abi'tal; the sixth Ith'ream, by his wife Eglah; 4  six were born to him in Hebron, where he reigned for seven years and six months. And he reigned thirty-three years in Jerusalem. 5  These were born to him in Jerusalem: Shim'e-a, Shobab, Nathan and Solomon, four by Bath-shu'a, the daughter of Am'mi-el; 6  then Ibhar, Eli'shama, Eliph'elet, 7  Nogah, Nepheg, Japhi'a, 8  Eli'shama, Eli'ada, and Eliph'elet, nine. 9  All these were David's sons, besides the sons of the concubines; and Tamar was their sister.

The Decendants of Solomon

10  The descendants of Solomon: Rehobo'am, Abi'jah his son, Asa his son, Jehosh'aphat his son, 11  Joram his son, Ahazi'ah his son, Jo'ash his son, 12  Amazi'ah his son, Azari'ah his son, Jotham his son, 13  Ahaz his son, Hezeki'ah his son, Manas'seh his son, 14  Amon his son, Josi'ah his son. 15  The sons of Josi'ah: Joha'nan the first-born, the second Jehoi'akim, the third Zedeki'ah, the fourth Shallum. 16  The descendants of Jehoi'akim: Jeconi'ah his son, Zedeki'ah his son; 17  and the sons of Jeconi'ah, the captive: Sheal'tiel his son, 18  Malchi'ram, Pedai'ah, Shenaz'zar, Jekami'ah, Hosh'ama, and Nedabi'ah; 19  and the sons of Pedai'ah: Zerub'babel and Shim'e-i; and the sons of Zerub'babel: Meshul'lam and Hanani'ah, and Shelo'mith was their sister; 20  and Hashu'bah, Ohel, Berechi'ah, Hasadi'ah, and Ju'shab-he'sed, five. 21  The sons of Hanani'ah: Pelati'ah and Jeshai'ah, his son Rephai'ah, his son Arnan, his son Obadi'ah, his son Shecani'ah. 22  The sons of Shecani'ah: Shemai'ah. And the sons of Shemai'ah: Hattush, Igal, Bari'ah, Neari'ah, and Shaphat, six. 23  The sons of Neari'ah: Eli-o-e'nai, Hizki'ah, and Azri'kam, three. 24  The sons of Eli-o-e'nai: Hod'avi'ah, Eli'ashib, Pelai'ah, Akkub, Joha'nan, Delai'ah, and Ana'ni, seven.

The Descendants of Judah

4 1  The sons of Judah: Perez, Hezron, Carmi, Hur, and Shobal. 2  Re-ai'ah the son of Shobal was the father of Jahath, and Jahath was the father of Ahu'mai and Lahad. These were the families of the Zo'rathites. 3  These were the sons of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister was Hazzelelpo'ni, 4  and Penu'el was the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah. These were the sons of Hur, the first-born of Eph'rathah, the father of Bethlehem. 5  Ashhur, the father of Teko'a, had two wives, Helah and Na'arah; 6  Na'arah bore him Ahuz'zam, Hepher, Te'meni, and Ha-ahash'tari. These were the sons of Na'arah. 7  The sons of Helah: Zereth, Izhar, and Ethnan. 8  Koz was the father of Anub, Zobe'bah, and the families of Ahar'hel the son of Harum. 9  Jabez was more honorable than his brothers; and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, "Because I bore him in pain." 10  Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, "Oh that thou wouldst bless me and enlarge my border, and that thy hand might be with me, and that thou wouldst keep me from harm so that it might not hurt me!" And God granted what he asked.

11  Chelub, the brother of Shuhah, was the father of Mehir, who was the father of Eshton. 12  Eshton was the father of Bethra'pha, Pase'ah, and Tehin'nah the father of Irna'hash. These are the men of Recah. 13  The sons of Kenaz: Oth'ni-el and Serai'ah; and the sons of Oth'ni-el: Hathath and Meo'nothai. 14  Meo'nothai was the father of Ophrah; and Serai'ah was the father of Jo'ab the father of Ge-har'ashim, so-called because they were craftsmen. 15  The sons of Caleb the son of Jephun'neh: Iru, Elah, and Na'am; and the sons of Elah: Kenaz. 16  The sons of Jehal'lelel: Ziph, Ziphah, Tir'i-a, and As'arel. 17  The sons of Ezrah: Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon. These are the sons of Bith'i-ah, the daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered married; and she conceived and bore Miriam, Sham'mai, and Ishbah, the father of Eshtemo'a. 18  And his Jewish wife bore Jered the father of Gedor, Heber the father of Soco, and Jeku'thiel the father of Zano'ah. 19  The sons of the wife of Hodi'ah, the sister of Naham, were the fathers of Kei'lah the Garmite and Eshtemo'a the Ma-ac'athite. 20  The sons of Shimon: Amnon, Rinnah, Ben-ha'nan, and Tilon. The sons of Ishi: Zoheth and Ben-zo'heth. 21  The sons of Shelah the son of Judah: Er the father of Lecah, La'adah the father of Mare'shah, and the families of the house of linen workers at Beth-ashbe'a; 22  and Jokim, and the men of Coze'ba, and Jo'ash, and Saraph, who ruled in Moab and returned to Lehem (now the records are ancient). 23  These were the potters and inhabitants of Neta'im and Gede'rah; they dwelt there with the king for his work.

The Descendants of Simeon

24  The sons of Simeon: Nem'uel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Sha'ul; 25  Shallum was his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son. 26  The sons of Mishma: Ham'mu-el his son, Zac'cur his son, Shim'e-i his son. 27  Shim'e-i had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brothers had not many children, nor did all their family multiply like the men of Judah. 28  They dwelt in Beer-sheba, Mola'dah, Ha'zar-shu'al, 29  Bilhah, Ezem, Tolad, 30  Bethu'el, Hormah, Ziklag, 31  Beth-mar'caboth, Ha'zar-su'sim, Beth-biri, and Sha-ara'im. These were their cities until David reigned. 32  And their villages were Etam, A'in, Rimmon, Tochen, and Ashan, five cities, 33  along with all their villages which were round about these cities as far as Ba'al. These were their settlements, and they kept a genealogical record. 34  Mesho'bab, Jamlech, Joshah the son of Amazi'ah, 35  Jo'el, Jehu the son of Joshibi'ah, son of Serai'ah, son of As'i-el, 36  Eli-o-e'nai, Ja-ako'bah, Jeshohai'ah, Asai'ah, Ad'i-el, Jesim'iel, Benai'ah, 37  Ziza the son of Shiphi, son of Allon, son of Jedai'ah, son of Shimri, son of Shemai'ah-- 38  these mentioned by name were princes in their families, and their fathers' houses increased greatly. 39  They journeyed to the entrance of Gedor, to the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks, 40  where they found rich, good pasture, and the land was very broad, quiet, and peaceful; for the former inhabitants there belonged to Ham. 41  These, registered by name, came in the days of Hezeki'ah, king of Judah, and destroyed their tents and the Me-u'nim who were found there, and exterminated them to this day, and settled in their place, because there was pasture there for their flocks. 42  And some of them, five hundred men of the Simeonites, went to Mount Se'ir, having as their leaders Pelati'ah, Ne-ari'ah, Rephai'ah, and Uz'ziel, the sons of Ishi; 43  and they destroyed the remnant of the Amal'ekites that had escaped, and they have dwelt there to this day.

The Descendants of Reuben

5 1  The sons of Reuben the first-born of Israel (for he was the first-born; but because he polluted his father's couch, 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 became strong among his brothers and a prince was from him, yet the birthright belonged to Joseph), 3  the sons of Reuben, the first-born of Israel: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi. 4  The sons of Jo'el: Shemai'ah his son, Gog his son, Shim'e-i his son, 5  Micah his son, Re-ai'ah his son, Ba'al his son, 6  Be-er'ah his son, whom Til'gath-pilne'ser king of Assyria carried away into exile; he was a chieftain of the Reubenites. 7  And his kinsmen by their families, when the genealogy of their generations was reckoned: the chief, Je-i'el, and Zechari'ah, 8  and Bela the son of Azaz, son of Shema, son of Jo'el, who dwelt in Aro'er, as far as Nebo and Ba'al-me'on. 9  He also dwelt to the east as far as the entrance of the desert this side of the Euphra'tes, because their cattle had multiplied in the land of Gilead. 10  And in the days of Saul they made war on the Hagrites, who fell by their hand; and they dwelt in their tents throughout all the region east of Gilead.

The Descendants of Gad

11  The sons of Gad dwelt over against them in the land of Bashan as far as Sal'ecah: 12  Jo'el the chief, Shapham the second, Ja'nai, and Shaphat in Bashan. 13  And their kinsmen according to their fathers' houses: Michael, Meshul'lam, Sheba, Jo'rai, Jacan, Zi'a, and Eber, seven. 14  These were the sons of Ab'ihail the son of Huri, son of Jaro'ah, son of Gilead, son of Michael, son of Jeshish'ai, son of Jahdo, son of Buz; 15  Ahi the son of Ab'di-el, son of Guni, was chief in their fathers' houses; 16  and they dwelt in Gilead, in Bashan and in its towns, and in all the pasture lands of Sharon to their limits. 17  All of these were enrolled by genealogies in the days of Jotham king of Judah, and in the days of Jerobo'am king of Israel.

The History of the Two and a Half Tribes

18  The Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manas'seh had valiant men, who carried shield and sword, and drew the bow, expert in war, forty-four thousand seven hundred and sixty, ready for service. 19  They made war upon the Hagrites, Jetur, Naphish, and Nodab; 20  and when they received help against them, the Hagrites and all who were with them were given into their hands, for they cried to God in the battle, and he granted their entreaty because they trusted in him. 21  They carried off their livestock: fifty thousand of their camels, two hundred and fifty thousand sheep, two thousand asses, and a hundred thousand men alive. 22  For many fell slain, because the war was of God. And they dwelt in their place until the exile. 23  The members of the half-tribe of Manas'seh dwelt in the land; they were very numerous from Bashan to Ba'al-her'mon, Senir, and Mount Hermon. 24  These were the heads of their fathers' houses: Epher, Ishi, Eli'el, Az'ri-el, Jeremiah, Hodavi'ah, and Jah'di-el, mighty warriors, famous men, heads of their fathers' houses. 25  But they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and played the harlot after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them. 26  So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, the spirit of Til'gath-pilne'ser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, namely, the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manas'seh, and brought them to Halah, Habor, Hara, and the river Gozan, to this day.

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