1 Chronicles

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1 *aAdam, Sheth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahalaleel, Jered, Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

bThe sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and cMadai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. And the sons of Gomer; dAshchenaz, and ||Riphath, and Togarmah. And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and eTarshish, Kittim, and ||Dodanim.

fThe sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan. And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and Raamah, and Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan. 10 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be mighty upon the earth. 11 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, 12 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (of whom came the Philistines,) and Caphthorim. 13 And Canaan begat Zidon his firstborn, and Heth, 14 The Jebusite also, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite, 15 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite, 16 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.

17 gThe sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram, hand Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and ||Meshech. 18 And Arphaxad begat iShelah, and Shelah begat Eber. 19 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was ||Peleg; because in his days the earth was divided: and his brother’s name was Joktan. 20 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, 21 Hadoram also, and Uzal, and Diklah, 22 And jEbal, and Abimael, and Sheba, 23 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.

24 kShem, Arphaxad, iShelah, 25 Eber, Peleg, Reu, 26 Serug, Nahor, Terah, 27 lAbram; the same is Abraham. 28 The sons of Abraham; mIsaac, and nIshmael.

29 oThese are their generations: The firstborn of Ishmael, pNebaioth; then pKedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, 30 Mishma, and Dumah, Massa, ||Hadad, and Tema, 31 Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These are the sons of Ishmael.

32 *Now qthe sons of Keturah, Abraham’s concubine: she bare Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and rShuah. And the sons of Jokshan; sSheba, and Dedan. 33 And the sons of tMidian; tEphah, and Epher, and uHenoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these are the sons of Keturah.

34 And mAbraham begat Isaac. vThe sons of Isaac; Esau and Israel.

35 wThe sons of Esau; Eliphaz, Reuel, and Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah. 36 The sons of Eliphaz; Teman, and Omar, ||Zephi, and Gatam, Kenaz, and xTimna, and Amalek. 37 The sons of Reuel; Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.

38 yAnd the sons of Seir; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah, and Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan. 39 And the sons of Lotan; Hori, and ||Homam: and Timna was Lotan’s sister. 40 The sons of Shobal; ||Alian, and Manahath, and Ebal, ||Shephi, and Onam. And the sons of Zibeon; Aiah, and Anah. 41 The sons of Anah; Dishon. And the sons of zDishon; ||Amram, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran. 42 The sons of Ezer; Bilhan, and aZavan, and ||bJakan. The sons of Dishan; Uz, and Aran.

43 *cNow these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the children of Israel; Bela the son of Beor: and the name of his city was Dinhabah. 44 And when Bela was dead, Jobab the son of Zerah of dBozrah reigned in his stead. 45 And when Jobab was dead, Husham of the land of the eTemanites reigned in his stead. 46 And when Husham was dead, Hadad the son of Bedad, which smote Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Avith. 47 And when Hadad was dead, Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead. 48 And when Samlah was dead, fShaul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in his stead. 49 And when fShaul was dead, Baal-hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead. 50 And when Baal-hanan was dead, ||Hadad reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was ||Pai; and his wife’s name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab. 51 *Hadad died also. And the dukes of Edom were; duke Timnah, duke ||Aliah, duke Jetheth, 52 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon, 53 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar, 54 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram. These are the dukes of Edom.

2 These are the sons of ||Israel; aReuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun, Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.

The sons of Judah; bEr, and Onan, and Shelah: which three were born unto him of the daughter of cShua the Canaanitess. And dEr, the firstborn of Judah, was evil in the sight of the Lord; and he slew him. And eTamar his daughter in law bare him Pharez and Zerah. All the sons of Judah were five. The sons of fPharez; Hezron, and Hamul.

And the sons of Zerah; ||Zimri, and gEthan, and gHeman, and gCalcol, and ||Dara: five of them in all. And the sons of hCarmi; ||hAchar, the troubler of Israel, who transgressed in the thing iaccursed. And the sons of Ethan; Azariah.

The sons also of Hezron, that were born unto him; jJerahmeel, and ||kRam, and ||Chelubai. 10 And Ram begat kAmminadab; and Amminadab begat klNahshon, lprince of the children of Judah; 11 And Nahshon begat *||Salma, and Salma begat mBoaz, 12 mAnd Boaz begat Obed, and Obed begat Jesse, 13 And Jesse begat his firstborn nEliab, and nAbinadab the second, and ||Shimma the third, 14 Nethaneel the fourth, Raddai the fifth, 15 Ozem the sixth, David othe seventh: 16 Whose sisters were Zeruiah, and Abigail. And pthe sons of Zeruiah; Abishai, and Joab, and Asahel, three. 17 And Abigail bare qAmasa: and the father of Amasa was ||Jether the Ishmeelite.

18 *And rCaleb the son of Hezron begat children of Azubah his wife, and of Jerioth: her sons are these; Jesher, and Shobab, and Ardon. 19 And when Azubah was dead, Caleb took unto him sEphrath, which bare him Hur. 20 And tHur begat Uri, and Uri begat uBezaleel.

21 And afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of xMachir the father of Gilead, whom he married when he was threescore years old; and she bare him Segub. 22 And Segub begat Jair, who had three and twenty cities in the land of Gilead. 23 yAnd he took Geshur, and Aram, with the towns of Jair, from them, with Kenath, and the towns thereof, even threescore cities. All these belonged to the sons of Machir the father of Gilead. 24 *And after that Hezron was dead in zCaleb-ephratah, then Abiah Hezron’s wife bare him aAshur the father of bTekoa.

25 And the sons of cJerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron were, Ram the firstborn, and Bunah, and Oren, and Ozem, and Ahijah. 26 Jerahmeel had also another wife, whose name was Atarah; she was the mother of Onam. 27 And the sons of Ram the firstborn of Jerahmeel were, Maaz, and Jamin, and Eker. 28 And the sons of Onam were, Shammai, and Jada. And the sons of Shammai; Nadab, and Abishur. 29 And the name of the wife of Abishur was Abihail, and she bare him Ahban, and Molid. 30 And the sons of Nadab; Seled, and Appaim: but Seled died without children. 31 And the sons of Appaim; Ishi. And the sons of Ishi; Sheshan. And the children of Sheshan; dAhlai. 32 And the sons of eJada the brother of Shammai; Jether, and Jonathan: and Jether died without children. 33 And the sons of Jonathan; Peleth, and Zaza. These were the sons of Jerahmeel. 34 Now Sheshan had no sons, but daughters. And Sheshan had a servant, an Egyptian, whose name was Jarha. 35 And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha dhis servant to wife; and she bare him Attai. 36 And Attai begat Nathan, and Nathan begat fZabad, 37 And Zabad begat Ephlal, and Ephlal begat gObed, 38 And Obed begat Jehu, and Jehu begat gAzariah, 39 And Azariah begat Helez, and Helez begat Eleasah, 40 And Eleasah begat Sisamai, and Sisamai begat Shallum, 41 And Shallum begat Jekamiah, and Jekamiah begat hElishama.

42 Now the sons of iCaleb the brother of Jerahmeel were, Mesha his firstborn, which was the father of jZiph; and the sons of kMareshah the father of lHebron. 43 And the sons of Hebron; Korah, and mTappuah, and Rekem, and Shema. 44 And Shema begat Raham, the father of Jorkoam: and Rekem begat Shammai. 45 And the son of Shammai was jMaon: and Maon was the father of nBeth-zur. 46 And Ephah, Caleb’s concubine, bare Haran, and Moza, and Gazez: and Haran begat Gazez. 47 And the sons of Jahdai; Regem, and Jotham, and Geshan, and oPelet, and Ephah, and Shaaph. 48 Maachah, Caleb’s concubine, bare Sheber, and Tirhanah. 49 She bare also Shaaph the father of pMadmannah, Sheva the father of Machbenah, and the father of qGibea: and the daughter of Caleb was rAchsah.

50 These were the sons of Caleb sthe son of Hur, the firstborn of ||Ephratah; Shobal the father of tKirjath-jearim, 51 Salma the father of uBeth-lehem, Hareph the father of Beth-gader. 52 And Shobal the father of Kirjath-jearim had sons; ||Haroeh, and ||half of the Manahethites. 53 And the families of Kirjath-jearim; the xIthrites, and the Puhites, and the Shumathites, and the Mishraites; of them came the yZareathites, and the yEshtaulites. 54 The sons of zSalma; uBeth-lehem, and the aNetophathites, ||Ataroth, the house of Joab, and bhalf of the Manahethites, the yZorites. 55 And the families of the scribes which dwelt at cJabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the dKenites that came of Hemath, the father of ethe house of Rechab.

3 *aNow these were the sons of David, which were born unto him in Hebron; the firstborn Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; the second ||Daniel, of Abigail the Carmelitess: The third, Absalom the son of Maachah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur: the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith: The fifth, Shephatiah of Abital: the sixth, Ithream by Eglah his wife. These six were born unto him in Hebron; and there bhe reigned seven years and six months: and bcin Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years. dAnd these were born unto him in Jerusalem; ||Shimea, and Shobab, and Nathan, and eSolomon, four, of ||Bath-shua the daughter of ||Ammiel: Ibhar also, and ||Elishama, and Eliphelet, And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia, And Elishama, and ||Eliada, and Eliphelet, nine. These were all the sons of David, beside the sons of the …

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