3 Now these were the sons of David who were born to him in Hebron: The firstborn was aAmnon, by bAhinoam the cJezreelitess; the second, 1Daniel, by dAbigail the Carmelitess; 2 the third, eAbsalom the son of Maacah, the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur; the fourth, fAdonijah the son of Haggith; 3 the fifth, Shephatiah, by Abital; the sixth, Ithream, by his wife gEglah.
4 These six were born to him in Hebron. hThere he reigned seven years and six months, and iin Jerusalem he reigned thirty-three years. 5 jAnd these were born to him in Jerusalem: 2Shimea, Shobab, Nathan, and kSolomon—four by 3Bathshua the daughter of 4Ammiel. 6 Also there were Ibhar, 5Elishama, 6Eliphelet, 7 Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia, 8 Elishama, 7Eliada, and Eliphelet—lnine in all. 9 These were all the sons of David, besides the sons of the concubines, and mTamar their sister.
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