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1 Chronicles 2 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Family of Israel
The Family of Israel
(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.
From Judah to David
(Ruth 4:18–22; Matt. 1:2–6; Luke 3:31–33 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:3 - The sons of Judah were Er, Onan, and Shelah. These three were born to him by the daughter of Shua, the Canaanitess. Er, the firstborn of Judah, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; so He killed him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:4 - And Tamar, his daughter-in-law, bore him Perez and Zerah. All the sons of Judah were five.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:5 - The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:6 - The sons of Zerah were Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Dara—five of them in all.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:7 - The son of Carmi was Achar,[fn] the troubler of Israel, who transgressed in the accursed thing.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:8 - The son of Ethan was Azariah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:9 - Also the sons of Hezron who were born to him were Jerahmeel, Ram, and Chelubai.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:10 - Ram begot Amminadab, and Amminadab begot Nahshon, leader of the children of Judah;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:11 - Nahshon begot Salma,[fn] and Salma begot Boaz;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:12 - Boaz begot Obed, and Obed begot Jesse;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:13 - Jesse begot Eliab his firstborn, Abinadab the second, Shimea[fn] the third,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:14 - Nethanel the fourth, Raddai the fifth,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:15 - Ozem the sixth, and David the seventh.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:16 - Now their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. And the sons of Zeruiah were Abishai, Joab, and Asahel—three.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:17 - Abigail bore Amasa; and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmaelite.[fn]
The Family of Hezron
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:18 - Caleb the son of Hezron had children by Azubah, his wife, and by Jerioth. Now these were her sons: Jesher, Shobab, and Ardon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:19 - When Azubah died, Caleb took Ephrath[fn] as his wife, who bore him Hur.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:20 - And Hur begot Uri, and Uri begot Bezalel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:21 - Now afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir the father of Gilead, whom he married when he was sixty years old; and she bore him Segub.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:22 - Segub begot Jair, who had twenty-three cities in the land of Gilead.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:23 - (Geshur and Syria took from them the towns of Jair, with Kenath and its towns—sixty towns.) All these belonged to the sons of Machir the father of Gilead.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:24 - After Hezron died in Caleb Ephrathah, Hezron’s wife Abijah bore him Ashhur the father of Tekoa.
The Family of Jerahmeel
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:25 - The sons of Jerahmeel, the firstborn of Hezron, were Ram, the firstborn, and Bunah, Oren, Ozem, and 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, were Maaz, Jamin, and Eker.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:28 - The sons of Onam were Shammai and Jada. The sons of Shammai were Nadab and Abishur.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:29 - And the name of the wife of Abishur was Abihail, and she bore him Ahban and Molid.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:30 - The sons of Nadab were Seled and Appaim; Seled died without children.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:31 - The son of Appaim was Ishi, the son of Ishi was Sheshan, and Sheshan’s son was Ahlai.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:32 - The sons of Jada, the brother of Shammai, were Jether and Jonathan; Jether died without children.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:33 - The sons of Jonathan were Peleth and Zaza. These were the sons of Jerahmeel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:34 - Now Sheshan had no sons, only daughters. And Sheshan had an Egyptian servant whose name was Jarha.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:35 - Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant as wife, and she bore him Attai.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:36 - Attai begot Nathan, and Nathan begot Zabad;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:37 - Zabad begot Ephlal, and Ephlal begot Obed;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:38 - Obed begot Jehu, and Jehu begot Azariah;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:39 - Azariah begot Helez, and Helez begot Eleasah;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:40 - Eleasah begot Sismai, and Sismai begot Shallum;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:41 - Shallum begot Jekamiah, and Jekamiah begot Elishama.
The Family of Caleb
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:42 - The descendants of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel were Mesha, his firstborn, who was the father of Ziph, and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:43 - The sons of Hebron were Korah, Tappuah, Rekem, and Shema.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:44 - Shema begot Raham the father of Jorkoam, and Rekem begot Shammai.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:45 - And the son of Shammai was Maon, and Maon was the father of Beth Zur.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:46 - Ephah, Caleb’s concubine, bore Haran, Moza, and Gazez; and Haran begot Gazez.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:47 - And the sons of Jahdai were Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah, and Shaaph.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:48 - Maachah, Caleb’s concubine, bore Sheber and Tirhanah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:49 - She also bore Shaaph the father of Madmannah, Sheva the father of Machbenah and the father of Gibea. And the daughter of Caleb was Achsah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:50 - These were the descendants of Caleb: The sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah, were Shobal the father of Kirjath Jearim,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:51 - Salma the father of Bethlehem, and Hareph the father of Beth Gader.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:52 - And Shobal the father of Kirjath Jearim had descendants: Haroeh, and half of the families of Manuhoth.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:53 - The families of Kirjath Jearim were the Ithrites, the Puthites, the Shumathites, and the Mishraites. From these came the Zorathites and the Eshtaolites.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:54 - The sons of Salma were Bethlehem, the Netophathites, Atroth Beth Joab, half of the Manahethites, and the Zorites.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:55 - And the families of the scribes who dwelt at Jabez were the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and the Suchathites. These were the Kenites who came from Hammath, the father of the house of Rechab.
NKJV Footnotes
Spelled Achan in Joshua 7:1 and elsewhere
Spelled Caleb in 2:18, 42
Spelled Salmon in Ruth 4:21 and Luke 3:32
Spelled Shammah in 1 Samuel 16:9 and elsewhere
Compare 2 Samuel 17:25
Spelled Ephrathah elsewhere
Same as the Manahethites, verse 54

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