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David’s Descendants

3:1 These were the sons of David who were born to him in Hebron:

The firstborn was Amnon, whose mother was Ahinoam from Jezreel;

the second was Daniel, whose mother was Abigail from Carmel;

3:2 the third was Absalom whose mother was Maacah, daughter of King Talmai of Geshur;

the fourth was Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith;

3:3 the fifth was Shephatiah, whose mother was Abital;

the sixth was Ithream, whose mother was Eglah.

3:4 These six were born to David1 in Hebron, where he ruled for seven years and six months.

He ruled thirty-three years in Jerusalem.2 3:5 These were the sons born to him in Jerusalem:

Shimea,3 Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon—the mother of these four was Bathsheba4 the daughter of Ammiel.5

3:6 The other nine were Ibhar, Elishua,6 Elpelet,7 3:7 Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia, 3:8 Elishama, Eliada, and Eliphelet.

3:9 These were all the sons of David, not counting the sons of his concubines.8 Tamar was their sister.


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