1 Chronicles 3-5 Young’s Literal Translation

The Sons of David

3 1  And these were sons of David, who were born to him in Hebron: the first-born Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; second Daniel, of Abigail the Carmelitess; 2  the third Absalom, son of Maachah daughter of Talmai king of Geshur; the fourth Adonijah, son of Haggith; 3  the fifth Shephatiah, of Abital; the sixth Ithream, of Eglah his wife. 4  Six have been borne to him in Hebron, and he reigneth there seven years and six months, and thirty and three years he hath reigned in Jerusalem. 5  And these were born to him in Jerusalem: Shimea, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon—four, of Bath-Sheba daughter of Ammiel: 6  also Ibhar, and Elishama, and Eliphelet, 7  and Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia, 8  and Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphelet, nine. 9  All 'are' sons of David, apart from sons of the concubines, and Tamar their sister.

The Decendants of Solomon

10  And the son of Solomon 'is' 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 sons of Josiah: the first-born Johanan, the second Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum. 16  And sons of Jehoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son. 17  And sons of Jeconiah: Assir; Salathiel his son; 18  also Malchiram and Pedaiah, and Shenazzar, Jecamiah, Hoshama, and Nedabiah. 19  And sons of Pedaiah: Zerubbabel, and Shimei. And sons of Zerubbabel: Meshullam, and Hananiah, and Shelomith their sister, 20  and Hashubah, and Ohel, and Berechiah, and Hasadiah, Jushab-Hesed, five. 21  And sons of Hananiah: Pelatiah, and Jesaiah, sons of Rephaiah, sons of Arnan, sons of Obadiah, sons of Shechaniah. 22  And sons of Shechaniah: Shemaiah; and sons of Shemaiah: Hattush, and Igeal, and Bariah, and Neariah, and Shaphat, six. 23  And sons of Neariah: Elioenai, and Hezekiah, and Azrikam, three. 24  And sons of Elioenai: Hodaiah, and Eliashib, and Pelaiah, and Akkub, and Johanan, and Delaiah, and Anani, seven.

The Descendants of Judah

4 1  Sons of Judah: Pharez, Hezron, and Carmi, and Hur, and Shobal. 2  And Reaiah son of Shobal begat Jahath, and Jahath begat Ahumai and Lahad; these 'are' families of the Zorathite. 3  And these 'are' of the father of Etam: Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister 'is' Hazzelelponi, 4  and Penuel 'is' father of Gedor, and Ezer father of Hushah. These 'are' sons of Hur, first-born of Ephratah, father of Beth-Lehem. 5  And to Ashhur father of Tekoa were two wives, Helah and Naarah; 6  and Naarah beareth to him Ahuzzam, and Hepher, and Temeni, and Haahashtari: these 'are' sons of Naarah. 7  And sons of Helah: Zereth, and Zohar, and Ethnan. 8  And Coz begat Anub, and Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel son of Harum. 9  And Jabez is honoured above his brethren, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, 'Because I have brought forth with grief.' 10  And Jabez calleth to the God of Israel, saying, 'If blessing Thou dost bless me, then Thou hast made great my border, and Thy hand hath been with me, and Thou hast kept 'me' from evil—not to grieve me;' and God bringeth in that which he asked.

11  And Chelub brother of Shuah begat Mehir; he 'is' father of Eshton. 12  And Eshton begat Beth-Rapha, and Paseah, and Tehinnah father of Ir-Nahash; these 'are' men of Rechah. 13  And sons of Kenaz: Othniel, and Seraiah; and sons of Othniel: Hathath. 14  And Meonothai begat Ophrah, and Seraiah begat Joab father of the valley of artificers, for they were artificers. 15  And sons of Caleb son of Jephunneh: Iru, Elah, and Naam; and sons of Elah, even Kenaz. 16  And sons of Jehaleleel: Ziph and Ziphah, Tiria, and Asareel. 17  And sons of Ezra 'are' Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon: and she beareth Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah father of Eshtemoa. 18  And his wife Jehudijah bare Jered father of Gedor, and Heber father of Socho, and Jekuthiel father of Zanoah. And these 'are' sons of Bithiah daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered took, 19  and sons of the wife of Hodiah sister of Nahom: Abi-Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maachathite. 20  And sons of Shimon 'are' Amnon, and Rinnah, Ben-Hanon, and Tilon; and sons of Ishi: Zoheth, and Ben-Zoheth. 21  Sons of Shelah son of Judah: Er father of Lecah, and Laadah father of Mareshah, and the families of the house of the service of fine linen, 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 things 'are' ancient. 23  They 'are' the potters and inhabitants of Netaim and Gedera; with the king in his work they dwelt there.

The Descendants of Simeon

24  Sons of Simeon: Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Shaul; 25  Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son. 26  And sons of Mishma: Hammuel his son, Zacchur his son, Shimei his son. 27  And to Shimei 'are' sixteen sons and six daughters, and to his brethren there are not many sons, and none of their families have multiplied as much as the sons of Judah. 28  And they dwell in Beer-Sheba, and Moladah, and Hazar-Shaul, 29  and in Bilhah, and in Ezem, and in Tolad, 30  and in Bethuel, and in Hormah, and in Ziklag, 31  and in Beth-Marcaboth, and in Hazar-Susim, and in Beth-Birei, and in Shaarim; these 'are' their cities till the reigning of David. 32  And their villages 'are' Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and Tochen, and Ashan, five cities, 33  and all their villages that 'are' round about these cities unto Baal; these 'are' their dwellings, and they have their genealogy: 34  even Meshobab, and Jamlech, and Joshah son of Amaziah, 35  and Joel, and Jehu son of Josibiah, son of Seraiah, son of Asiel, 36  and Elioenai, and Jaakobah, and Jeshohaiah, and Asaiah, and Adiel, and Jesimiel, and Benaiah, 37  and Ziza son of Shiphi, son of Allon, son of Jedaiah, son of Shimri, son of Shemaiah. 38  These who are coming in by name 'are' princes in their families, and the house of their fathers have broken forth into a multitude; 39  and they go to the entrance of Gedor, unto the east of the valley, to seek pasture for their flock, 40  and they find pasture, fat and good, and the land broad of sides, and quiet, and safe, for of Ham are those dwelling there before. 41  And these who are written by name come in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and smite their tents, and the habitations that have been found there, and devote them to destruction unto this day, and dwell in their stead, because pasture for their flock 'is' there. 42  And of them, of the sons of Simeon, there have gone to mount Seir, five hundred men, and Pelatiah, and Neariah, and Rephaiah, and Uzziel, sons of Ishi, at their head, 43  and they smite the remnant of those escaped of Amalek, and dwell there unto this day.

The Descendants of Reuben

5 1  As to sons of Reuben, first-born of Israel—for he 'is' the first-born, and on account of his profaning the couch of his father hath his birthright been given to the sons of Joseph son of Israel, and 'he is' not to be reckoned by genealogy for the birthright, 2  for Judah hath been mighty over his brother, and for leader above him, and the birthright 'is' to Joseph. 3  Sons of Reuben, first-born of Israel: Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi. 4  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 Asshur removed; he 'is' prince of the Reubenite. 7  And his brethren, by their families, in the genealogy of their generations, 'are' heads: Jeiel, and Zechariah, 8  and Bela son of Azaz, son of Shema, son of Joel—he is dwelling in Aroer, even unto Nebo and Baal-Meon; 9  and at the east he dwelt even unto the entering in of the wilderness, even from the river Phrat, for their cattle were multiplied in the land of Gilead. 10  And in the days of Saul they have made war with the Hagarites, who fall by their hand, and they dwell in their tents over all the face of the east of Gilead.

The Descendants of Gad

11  And the sons of Gad, over-against them have dwelt in the land of Bashan unto Salcah, 12  Joel the head, and Shapham the second, and Jaanai and Shaphat in Bashan; 13  and their brethren of the house of their fathers 'are' Michael, and Meshullam, and Sheba, and Jorai, and Jachan, and Zia, and Heber, seven. 14  These 'are' sons of Abihail son of Huri, son of Jaroah, son of Gilead, son of Michael, son of Jeshishai, son of Jahdo, son of Buz; 15  Ahi son of Abdiel, son of Guni, 'is' head of the house of their fathers; 16  and they dwell in Gilead in Bashan, and in her small towns, and in all suburbs of Sharon, upon their outskirts; 17  all of them reckoned themselves 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  Sons of Reuben, and the Gadite, and the half of the tribe of Manasseh, of sons of valour, men bearing shield and sword, and treading bow, and taught in battle, 'are' forty and four thousand and seven hundred and sixty, going out to the host. 19  And they make war with the Hagarites, and Jetur, and Naphish, and Nodab, 20  and they are helped against them, and the Hagarites are given into their hand, and all who 'are' with them, for they cried to God in battle, and He was entreated of them, because they trusted in Him. 21  And they take captive their cattle, of their camels fifty thousand, and of sheep two hundred and fifty thousand, and of asses two thousand, and of human beings a hundred thousand; 22  for many have fallen pierced, for of God 'is' the battle; and they dwell in their stead till the removal. 23  And the sons of the half of the tribe of Manasseh dwelt in the land, from Bashan unto Baal-Hermon, and Senir, and mount Hermon, they have multiplied. 24  And these 'are' heads of the house of their fathers, even Epher, and Ishi, and Eliel, and Azriel, and Jeremiah, and Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, men mighty in valour, men of name, heads to the house of their fathers. 25  And they trespass against the God of their fathers, and go a-whoring after the gods of the peoples of the land whom God destroyed from their presence; 26  and stir up doth the God of Israel the spirit of Pul king of Asshur, and the spirit of Tilgath-Pilneser king of Asshur, and he removeth them—even the Reubenite, and the Gadite, and the half of the tribe of Manasseh—and bringeth them in to Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and the river of Gozan unto this day.

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