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1 Chronicles 7 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Family of Issachar
The Families of Issachar, Benjamin, Naphtali, Manasseh (West), Ephraim, and Asher
(Gen. 46:13 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:1 - The sons of Issachar were Tola, Puah,[fn] Jashub, and Shimron—four in all.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:2 - The sons of Tola were Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Jibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their father’s house. The sons of Tola were mighty men of valor in their generations; their number in the days of David was twenty-two thousand six hundred.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:3 - The son of Uzzi was Izrahiah, and the sons of Izrahiah were Michael, Obadiah, Joel, and Ishiah. All five of them were chief men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:4 - And with them, by their generations, according to their fathers’ houses, were thirty-six thousand troops ready for war; for they had many wives and sons.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:5 - Now their brethren among all the families of Issachar were mighty men of valor, listed by their genealogies, eighty-seven thousand in all.
The Family of Benjamin
(Gen. 46:21 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:6 - The sons of Benjamin were Bela, Becher, and Jediael—three in all.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:7 - The sons of Bela were Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri—five in all. They were heads of their fathers’ houses, and they were listed by their genealogies, twenty-two thousand and thirty-four mighty men of valor.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:8 - The sons of Becher were Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jerimoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and Alemeth. All these are the sons of Becher.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:9 - And they were recorded by genealogy according to their generations, heads of their fathers’ houses, twenty thousand two hundred mighty men of valor.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:10 - The son of Jediael was Bilhan, and the sons of Bilhan were Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Chenaanah, Zethan, Tharshish, and Ahishahar.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:11 - All these sons of Jediael were heads of their fathers’ houses; there were seventeen thousand two hundred mighty men of valor fit to go out for war and battle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:12 - Shuppim and Huppim[fn] were the sons of Ir, and Hushim was the son of Aher.
The Family of Naphtali
(Gen. 46:24 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:13 - The sons of Naphtali were Jahziel,[fn] Guni, Jezer, and Shallum,[fn] the sons of Bilhah.
The Family of Manasseh (West)
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:14 - The descendants of Manasseh: his Syrian concubine bore him Machir the father of Gilead, the father of Asriel.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:15 - Machir took as his wife the sister of Huppim and Shuppim,[fn] whose name was Maachah. The name of Gilead’s grandson[fn] was Zelophehad,[fn] but Zelophehad begot only daughters.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:16 - (Maachah the wife of Machir bore a son, and she called his name Peresh. The name of his brother was Sheresh, and his sons were Ulam and Rakem.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:17 - The son of Ulam was Bedan.) These were the descendants of Gilead the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:18 - His sister Hammoleketh bore Ishhod, Abiezer, and Mahlah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:19 - And the sons of Shemida were Ahian, Shechem, Likhi, and Aniam.
The Family of Ephraim
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:20 - The sons of Ephraim were Shuthelah, Bered his son, Tahath his son, Eladah his son, Tahath his son,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:21 - Zabad his son, Shuthelah his son, and Ezer and Elead. The men of Gath who were born in that land killed them because they came down to take away their cattle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:22 - Then Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brethren came to comfort him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:23 - And when he went in to his wife, she conceived and bore a son; and he called his name Beriah,[fn] because tragedy had come upon his house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:24 - Now his daughter was Sheerah, who built Lower and Upper Beth Horon and Uzzen Sheerah;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:25 - and Rephah was his son, as well as Resheph, and Telah his son, Tahan his son,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:26 - Laadan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:27 - Nun[fn] his son, and Joshua his son.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:28 - Now their possessions and dwelling places were Bethel and its towns: to the east Naaran, to the west Gezer and its towns, and Shechem and its towns, as far as Ayyah[fn] and its towns;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:29 - and by the borders of the children of Manasseh were Beth Shean and its towns, Taanach and its towns, Megiddo and its towns, Dor and its towns. In these dwelt the children of Joseph, the son of Israel.
The Family of Asher
(Gen. 46:17 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:30 - The sons of Asher were Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and their sister Serah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:31 - The sons of Beriah were Heber and Malchiel, who was the father of Birzaith.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:32 - And Heber begot Japhlet, Shomer,[fn] Hotham,[fn] and their sister Shua.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:33 - The sons of Japhlet were Pasach, Bimhal, and Ashvath. These were the children of Japhlet.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:34 - The sons of Shemer were Ahi, Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:35 - And the sons of his brother Helem were Zophah, Imna, Shelesh, and Amal.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:36 - The sons of Zophah were Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:37 - Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Jithran,[fn] and Beera.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:38 - The sons of Jether were Jephunneh, Pispah, and Ara.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:39 - The sons of Ulla were Arah, Haniel, and Rizia.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:40 - All these were the children of Asher, heads of their fathers’ houses, choice men, mighty men of valor, chief leaders. And they were recorded by genealogies among the army fit for battle; their number was twenty-six thousand.
NKJV Footnotes
Spelled Puvah in Genesis 46:13
Called Hupham in Numbers 26:39
Spelled Jahzeel in Genesis 46:24
Spelled Shillem in Genesis 46:24
The son of Gilead (compare Numbers 26:30, 31)
Compare verse 12
Literally the second
Compare Numbers 26:30–33
Literally In Tragedy
Hebrew Non
Many Hebrew manuscripts, Bomberg, Septuagint, Targum, and Vulgate read Gazza.
Or Birzavith or Birzoth
Spelled Shemer in verse 34
Spelled Helem in verse 35
Spelled Jether in verse 38

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