28 The sons of Samuel: Joel[1] the firstborn and Abijah the second son.

Other Translations of 1 Chronicles 6:28

King James Version

28 And the sons of Samuel; the firstborn Vashni, Vashni: called also Joel and Abiah.

English Standard Version

28 The sons of Samuel: JoelSeptuagint, Syriac (compare verse 33 and 1 Samuel 8:2); Hebrew lacks Joel his firstborn, the second Abijah.Hebrew and Abijah

The Message

28 The sons of Samuel were Joel his firstborn son and Abijah his second.

New King James Version

28 The sons of Samuel were Joel the firstborn, and Abijah the second.

New Living Translation

28 The sons of Samuel were Joel (the older) and Abijah (the second).

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Chronicles 6:28

Chapter Contents


We have an account of Levi in this chapter. The priests and Levites were more concerned than any other Israelites, to preserve their descent clear, and to be able to prove it; because all the honours and privileges of their office depended upon their descent. Now, the Spirit of God calls ministers to their work, without any limit as to the families they came from; and then, as now, though believers and ministers may be very useful to the church, none but our great High Priest can make atonement for sin, nor can any be accepted but through his atonement.