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1 Chronicles 2 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Israel’s Sons

(Gen 35:23–26; 46:8–25 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:1 - These were the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:2 - Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad and Asher.

To Hezron’s Sons

(Rth 4:18–22; Mat 1:2–6; Luk 3:31–33 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:3 - The sons of Judah: Er, Onan and Shelah. These three were born to him by a Canaanite woman, the daughter of Shua. Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the LORD’s sight; so the LORD put him to death.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:4 - Judah’s daughter-in-law Tamar bore Perez and Zerah to Judah. He had five sons in all.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:5 - The sons of Perez: Hezron and Hamul.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:6 - The sons of Zerah: Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Kalkol and Darda[fn]—five in all.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:7 - The son of Karmi: Achar,[fn] who brought trouble on Israel by violating the ban on taking devoted things.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:8 - The son of Ethan: Azariah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:9 - The sons born to Hezron were: Jerahmeel, Ram and Caleb.[fn]

From Ram Son of Hezron

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:10 - Ram was the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab the father of Nahshon, the leader of the people of Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:11 - Nahshon was the father of Salmon,[fn] Salmon the father of Boaz,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:12 - Boaz the father of Obed and Obed the father of Jesse.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:13 - Jesse was the father of Eliab his firstborn; the second son was Abinadab, the third Shimea,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:14 - the fourth Nethanel, the fifth Raddai,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:15 - the sixth Ozem and the seventh David.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:16 - Their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. Zeruiah’s three sons were Abishai, Joab and Asahel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:17 - Abigail was the mother of Amasa, whose father was Jether the Ishmaelite.

Caleb Son of Hezron

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:18 - Caleb son of Hezron had children by his wife Azubah (and by Jerioth). These were her sons: Jesher, Shobab and Ardon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:19 - When Azubah died, Caleb married Ephrath, who bore him Hur.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:20 - Hur was the father of Uri, and Uri the father of Bezalel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:21 - Later, Hezron, when he was sixty years old, married the daughter of Makir the father of Gilead. He made love to her, and she bore him Segub.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:22 - Segub was the father of Jair, who controlled twenty-three towns in Gilead.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:23 - (But Geshur and Aram captured Havvoth Jair,[fn] as well as Kenath with its surrounding settlements—sixty towns.) All these were descendants of Makir the father of Gilead.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:24 - After Hezron died in Caleb Ephrathah, Abijah the wife of Hezron bore him Ashhur the father[fn] of Tekoa.

Jerahmeel Son of Hezron

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:25 - The sons of Jerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron: Ram his firstborn, Bunah, Oren, Ozem and[fn] Ahijah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:26 - Jerahmeel had another wife, whose name was Atarah; she was the mother of Onam.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:27 - The sons of Ram the firstborn of Jerahmeel: Maaz, Jamin and Eker.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:28 - The sons of Onam: Shammai and Jada. The sons of Shammai: Nadab and Abishur.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:29 - Abishur’s wife was named Abihail, who bore him Ahban and Molid.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:30 - The sons of Nadab: Seled and Appaim. Seled died without children.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:31 - The son of Appaim: Ishi, who was the father of Sheshan. Sheshan was the father of Ahlai.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:32 - The sons of Jada, Shammai’s brother: Jether and Jonathan. Jether died without children.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:33 - The sons of Jonathan: Peleth and Zaza. These were the descendants of Jerahmeel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:34 - Sheshan had no sons—only daughters. He had an Egyptian servant named Jarha.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:35 - Sheshan gave his daughter in marriage to his servant Jarha, and she bore him Attai.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:36 - Attai was the father of Nathan, Nathan the father of Zabad,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:37 - Zabad the father of Ephlal, Ephlal the father of Obed,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:38 - Obed the father of Jehu, Jehu the father of Azariah,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:39 - Azariah the father of Helez, Helez the father of Eleasah,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:40 - Eleasah the father of Sismai, Sismai the father of Shallum,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:41 - Shallum the father of Jekamiah, and Jekamiah the father of Elishama.

The Clans of Caleb

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:42 - The sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel: Mesha his firstborn, who was the father of Ziph, and his son Mareshah,[fn] who was the father of Hebron.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:43 - The sons of Hebron: Korah, Tappuah, Rekem and Shema.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:44 - Shema was the father of Raham, and Raham the father of Jorkeam. Rekem was the father of Shammai.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:45 - The son of Shammai was Maon, and Maon was the father of Beth Zur.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:46 - Caleb’s concubine Ephah was the mother of Haran, Moza and Gazez. Haran was the father of Gazez.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:47 - The sons of Jahdai: Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah and Shaaph.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:48 - Caleb’s concubine Maakah was the mother of Sheber and Tirhanah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:49 - She also gave birth to Shaaph the father of Madmannah and to Sheva the father of Makbenah and Gibea. Caleb’s daughter was Aksah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:50 - These were the descendants of Caleb. The sons of Hur the firstborn of Ephrathah: Shobal the father of Kiriath Jearim,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:51 - Salma the father of Bethlehem, and Hareph the father of Beth Gader.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:52 - The descendants of Shobal the father of Kiriath Jearim were: Haroeh, half the Manahathites,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:53 - and the clans of Kiriath Jearim: the Ithrites, Puthites, Shumathites and Mishraites. From these descended the Zorathites and Eshtaolites.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:54 - The descendants of Salma: Bethlehem, the Netophathites, Atroth Beth Joab, half the Manahathites, the Zorites,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:55 - and the clans of scribes[fn] who lived at Jabez: the Tirathites, Shimeathites and Sucathites. These are the Kenites who came from Hammath, the father of the Rekabites.[fn]
NIV Footnotes
Many Hebrew manuscripts, some Septuagint manuscripts and Syriac (see also 1 Kings 4:31); most Hebrew manuscripts Dara
Achar means trouble; Achar is called Achan in Joshua.
The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the LORD, often by totally destroying them.
Hebrew Kelubai, a variant of Caleb
Septuagint (see also Ruth 4:21); Hebrew Salma
Or captured the settlements of Jair
Father may mean civic leader or military leader; also in verses 42, 45, 49-52 and possibly elsewhere.
Or Oren and Ozem, by
The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
Or of the Sopherites
Or father of Beth Rekab

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