1 Chronicles 3-5 World English Bible

The Sons of David

3 1  Now these were the sons of David, who were born to him in Hebron: the firstborn, Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; the second, Daniel, of Abigail the Carmelitess; 2  the third, Absalom the son of Maacah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur; the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith; 3  the fifth, Shephatiah of Abital; the sixth, Ithream by Eglah his wife: 4  six were born to him in Hebron; and there he reigned seven years and six months. 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 Bathshua 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 these were the sons of David, besides the sons of the concubines; and Tamar was their sister.

The Decendants of Solomon

10  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  The sons of Josiah: the firstborn Johanan, the second Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum. 16  The sons of Jehoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son. 17  The sons of Jeconiah, the captive: Shealtiel his son, 18  and Malchiram, and Pedaiah, and Shenazzar, Jekamiah, Hoshama, and Nedabiah. 19  The sons of Pedaiah: Zerubbabel, and Shimei. The sons of Zerubbabel: Meshullam, and Hananiah; and Shelomith was their sister; 20  and Hashubah, and Ohel, and Berechiah, and Hasadiah, Jushab Hesed, five. 21  The sons of Hananiah: Pelatiah, and Jeshaiah; the sons of Rephaiah, the sons of Arnan, the sons of Obadiah, the sons of Shecaniah. 22  The sons of Shecaniah: Shemaiah. The sons of Shemaiah: Hattush, and Igal, and Bariah, and Neariah, and Shaphat, six. 23  The sons of Neariah: Elioenai, and Hizkiah, and Azrikam, three. 24  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: Perez, Hezron, and Carmi, and Hur, and Shobal. 2  Reaiah the son of Shobal became the father of Jahath; and Jahath became the father of Ahumai and Lahad. These are the families of the Zorathites. 3  These were the sons of the father of Etam: Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister was Hazzelelponi; 4  and Penuel the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah. These are 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, and Hepher, and Temeni, and Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah. 7  The sons of Helah were Zereth, Izhar, and Ethnan. 8  Hakkoz 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 him Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him with sorrow.” 10  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 evil, that it not be to my sorrow!”

God granted him that which 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  The sons of Kenaz: Othniel, and Seraiah. The sons of Othniel: Hathath. 14  Meonothai became the father of Ophrah: and Seraiah became the father of Joab the father of Ge Harashim; for they were craftsmen. 15  The sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh: Iru, Elah, and Naam; and the sons of Elah; and Kenaz. 16  The sons of Jehallelel: Ziph, and Ziphah, Tiria, and Asarel. 17  The sons of Ezrah: Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon; and she bore Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa. 18  His wife the Jewess bore Jered the father of Gedor, and Heber the father of Soco, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah. These are the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered took. 19  The sons of the wife of Hodiah, the sister of Naham, were the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maacathite. 20  The sons of Shimon: Amnon, and Rinnah, Ben Hanan, and Tilon. The sons of Ishi: Zoheth, and Ben Zoheth. 21  The sons of Shelah the son of Judah: Er the father of Lecah, and Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the families of the house of those who worked fine linen, of the house of Ashbea; 22  and Jokim, and the men of Cozeba, and Joash, and Saraph, who had dominion in Moab, and Jashubilehem. The records are ancient. 23  These were the potters, and the inhabitants of Netaim and Gederah: there they lived with the king for his work.

The Descendants of Simeon

24  The sons of Simeon: Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Shaul; 25  Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son. 26  The sons of Mishma: Hammuel his son, Zaccur his son, Shimei his son. 27  Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brothers didn’t have many children, neither did all their family multiply like the children of Judah. 28  They lived at Beersheba, and Moladah, and Hazarshual, 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 to the reign of David. 32  Their villages were Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and Tochen, and Ashan, five cities; 33  and all their villages that were around the same cities, to Baal. These were their habitations, 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, 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  They went to the entrance of Gedor, even to the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks. 40  They found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for those who lived there before were of Ham. 41  These written by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and struck their tents, and the Meunim 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  Some of them, even of the sons of Simeon, five hundred men, went to Mount Seir, having for their captains Pelatiah, and Neariah, and Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi. 43  They struck the remnant of the Amalekites who escaped, and have lived there to this day.

The Descendants of Reuben

5 1  The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel (for he was the firstborn; but, because he defiled his father’s couch, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel; and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright. 2  For Judah prevailed above his brothers, and of him came the prince; but the birthright was Joseph’s:) 3  the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel: Hanoch, and Pallu, 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  His brothers by their families, when the genealogy of their generations was reckoned: the chief, Jeiel, and 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  and eastward he lived even to the entrance of the wilderness from the river Euphrates, because their livestock were multiplied in the land of Gilead. 10  In the days of Saul, they made war with the Hagrites, who fell by their hand; and they lived in their tents throughout all the land east of Gilead.

The Descendants of Gad

11  The sons of Gad lived over against them, in the land of Bashan to Salecah: 12  Joel the chief, and Shapham the second, and Janai, and Shaphat in Bashan. 13  Their brothers of their fathers’ houses: Michael, and Meshullam, and Sheba, and Jorai, and Jacan, 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, chief of their fathers’ houses. 16  They lived in Gilead in Bashan, and in its towns, and in all the suburbs of Sharon, as far as their borders. 17  All these were reckoned by 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 of Manasseh, of valiant men, men able to bear buckler and sword, and to shoot with bow, and skillful in war, were forty-four thousand seven hundred and sixty, that were able to go forth to war. 19  They made war with the Hagrites, with Jetur, and Naphish, and Nodab. 20  They were helped against them, and the Hagrites were delivered into their hand, and all who were with them; for they cried to God in the battle, and he was entreated of them, because they put their trust in him. 21  They took away their livestock; of their camels fifty thousand, and of sheep two hundred fifty thousand, and of donkeys two thousand, and of men one hundred thousand. 22  For there fell many slain, because the war was of God. They lived in their place until the captivity. 23  The children of the half-tribe of Manasseh lived in the land: they increased from Bashan to Baal Hermon and Senir and Mount Hermon. 24  These were the heads of their fathers’ houses: even Epher, and Ishi, and Eliel, and Azriel, and Jeremiah, and Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of valor, famous men, heads of their fathers’ houses. 25  They trespassed against the God of their fathers, and played the prostitute after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God destroyed before them. 26  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, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, and brought them to Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river of Gozan, to this day.


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