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1 Chronicles 2 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Descendants of Israel
(Gen 35:23–26; 46:8–25 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:1 - The sons of Israel[fn] were Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:2 - Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
Descendants of Judah
(Rth 4:18–22; Mat 1:2–6; Luk 3:31–33 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:3 - Judah had three sons from Bathshua, a Canaanite woman. Their names were Er, Onan, and Shelah. But the LORD saw that the oldest son, Er, was a wicked man, so he killed him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:4 - Later Judah had twin sons from Tamar, his widowed daughter-in-law. Their names were Perez and Zerah. So Judah had five sons in all.
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 Darda[fn]—five in all.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:7 - The son of Carmi (a descendant of Zimri) was Achan,[fn] who brought disaster on Israel by taking plunder that had been set apart for the LORD.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:8 - The son of Ethan was Azariah.
From Judah’s Grandson Hezron to David
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:9 - The sons of Hezron were Jerahmeel, Ram, and Caleb.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:10 - Ram was the father of Amminadab.
Amminadab was the father of Nahshon, a leader of Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:11 - Nahshon was the father of Salmon.[fn]
Salmon was the father of Boaz.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:12 - Boaz was the father of Obed.
Obed was the father of Jesse.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:13 - Jesse’s first son was Eliab, his second was Abinadab, his third was Shimea,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:14 - his fourth was Nethanel, his fifth was Raddai,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:15 - his sixth was Ozem, and his seventh was David.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:16 - Their sisters were named Zeruiah and Abigail. Zeruiah had three sons named Abishai, Joab, and Asahel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:17 - Abigail married a man named Jether, an Ishmaelite, and they had a son named Amasa.
Other Descendants of Hezron
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:18 - Hezron’s son Caleb had sons from his wife Azubah and from Jerioth.[fn] Her sons were named Jesher, Shobab, and Ardon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:19 - After Azubah died, Caleb married Ephrathah,[fn] and they had a son named Hur.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:20 - Hur was the father of Uri. Uri was the father of Bezalel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:21 - When Hezron was sixty years old, he married Gilead’s sister, the daughter of Makir. They had a son named Segub.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:22 - Segub was the father of Jair, who ruled twenty-three towns in the land of Gilead.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:23 - (But Geshur and Aram captured the Towns of Jair[fn] and also took Kenath and its sixty surrounding villages.) All these were descendants of Makir, the father of Gilead.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:24 - Soon after Hezron died in the town of Caleb-ephrathah, his wife Abijah gave birth to a son named Ashhur (the father of[fn] Tekoa).
Descendants of Hezron’s Son Jerahmeel
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:25 - The sons of Jerahmeel, the oldest son of Hezron, were Ram (the firstborn), Bunah, Oren, Ozem, and Ahijah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:26 - Jerahmeel had a second wife named Atarah. She was the mother of Onam.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:27 - The sons of Ram, the oldest son 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 - The sons of Abishur and his wife Abihail were 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 - but Appaim had a son named Ishi. The son of Ishi was Sheshan. Sheshan had a descendant named Ahlai.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:32 - The sons of Jada, Shammai’s brother, were Jether and Jonathan. Jether died without children,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:33 - but Jonathan had two sons named Peleth and Zaza. These were all descendants of Jerahmeel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:34 - Sheshan had no sons, though he did have daughters. He also had an Egyptian servant named Jarha.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:35 - Sheshan gave one of his daughters to be the wife of Jarha, and they had a son named Attai.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:36 - Attai was the father of Nathan.
Nathan was the father of Zabad.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:37 - Zabad was the father of Ephlal.
Ephlal was the father of Obed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:38 - Obed was the father of Jehu.
Jehu was the father of Azariah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:39 - Azariah was the father of Helez.
Helez was the father of Eleasah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:40 - Eleasah was the father of Sismai.
Sismai was the father of Shallum.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:41 - Shallum was the father of Jekamiah.
Jekamiah was the father of Elishama.
Descendants of Hezron’s Son Caleb
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:42 - The descendants of Caleb, the brother of Jerahmeel, included Mesha (the firstborn), who became the father of Ziph. Caleb’s descendants also included the sons of Mareshah, the father of Hebron.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:43 - The sons of Hebron were Korah, Tappuah, Rekem, and Shema.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:44 - Shema was the father of Raham. Raham was the father of Jorkeam. Rekem was the father of Shammai.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:45 - The son of Shammai was Maon. Maon was the father of Beth-zur.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:46 - Caleb’s concubine Ephah gave birth to Haran, Moza, and Gazez. Haran was the father of Gazez.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:47 - The sons of Jahdai were Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah, and Shaaph.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:48 - Another of Caleb’s concubines, Maacah, gave birth to Sheber and Tirhanah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:49 - She also gave birth to Shaaph (the father of Madmannah) and Sheva (the father of Macbenah and Gibea). Caleb also had a daughter named Acsah.
Descendants of Caleb’s Son Hur
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:50 - These were all descendants of Caleb. The sons of Hur, the oldest son of Caleb’s wife Ephrathah, were Shobal (the founder of Kiriath-jearim),
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:51 - Salma (the founder of Bethlehem), and Hareph (the founder of Beth-gader).
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:52 - The descendants of Shobal (the founder of Kiriath-jearim) were Haroeh, half the Manahathites,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:53 - and the families of Kiriath-jearim—the Ithrites, Puthites, Shumathites, and Mishraites, from whom came the people of Zorah and Eshtaol.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:54 - The descendants of Salma were the people of Bethlehem, the Netophathites, Atroth-beth-joab, the other half of the Manahathites, the Zorites,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:55 - and the families of scribes living at Jabez—the Tirathites, Shimeathites, and Sucathites. All these were Kenites who descended from Hammath, the father of the family of Recab.[fn]
NLT Footnotes
Israel is the name that God gave to Jacob.
As in many Hebrew manuscripts, some Greek manuscripts, and Syriac version (see also 1 Kgs 4:31); Hebrew reads Dara.
Hebrew Achar; compare Josh 7:1. Achar means “disaster.”
The Hebrew term used here refers to the complete consecration of things or people to the LORD, either by destroying them or by giving them as an offering.
Hebrew Kelubai, a variant spelling of Caleb; compare 2:18.
As in Greek version (see also Ruth 4:21); Hebrew reads Salma.
Or Caleb had a daughter named Jerioth from his wife, Azubah. The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.
Hebrew Ephrath, a variant spelling of Ephrathah; compare 2:50 and 4:4.
Or captured Havvoth-jair.
Or the founder of; also in 2:42, 45, 49.
Or who founded Hebron. The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.
Or the founder of Beth-recab.

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