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The Family of David

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; the fifth, Shephatiah, by Abital; the sixth, Ithream, by his wife gEglah.

These six were born to him in Hebron. hThere he reigned seven years and six months, and iin Jerusalem he reigned thirty-three years. jAnd these were born to him in Jerusalem: 2Shimea, Shobab, Nathan, and kSolomon—four by 3Bathshua the daughter of 4Ammiel. Also there were Ibhar, 5Elishama, 6Eliphelet, Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia, Elishama, 7Eliada, and Eliphelet—lnine in all. These were all the sons of David, besides the sons of the concubines, and mTamar their sister.


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