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1 Chronicles 8:1 ASV
And Benjamin begat Bela his first-born, Ashbel the second, and Aharah the third,
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1 Chronicles 8:1 BBE
And Benjamin was the father of Bela his oldest son, Ashbel the second, and Aharah the third,
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Benjamin was the father of Bela his oldest son, Ashbel his second son, Aharah the third,
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1 Chronicles 8:1 CJB
Binyamin fathered Bela his firstborn son; his second, Ashbel; his third, Achrach;
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1 Chronicles 8:1 RHE
Now Benjamin begot Bale his firstborn, Asbel the second, Ahara the third,
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Benjamin fathered Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, Aharah the third,
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1 Chronicles 8:1 GW
Benjamin was the father of Bela (his firstborn), Ashbel (his second son), Aharah (his third son),
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1 Chronicles 8:1 GNT
Benjamin had five sons. In order of age they were Bela, Ashbel, Aharah,
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1 Chronicles 8:1 HNV
Binyamin became the father of Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, and Achrach the third,
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1 Chronicles 8:1 CSB
Benjamin fathered Bela, his firstborn; Ashbel was [born] second, Aharah third,
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1 Chronicles 8:1 KJV
Now Benjamin begat Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, and Aharah the third,
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Now Benjamin fathered Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, Aharah the third,
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And Benjamin became the father of Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, Aharah the third,
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1 Chronicles 8:1 NCV
Benjamin was the father of Bela, his first son. Ashbel was his second son, Aharah was his third,
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1 Chronicles 8:1 NIRV
Benjamin was the father of Bela. Bela was his first son. Ashbel was his second son. Aharah was the third.
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1 Chronicles 8:1 NIV
Benjamin was the father of Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second son, Aharah the third,
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1 Chronicles 8:1 NKJV
Now Benjamin begot Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, Aharah the third,
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1 Chronicles 8:1 NLT
The sons of Benjamin, in order of age, included Bela (the oldest), Ashbel, Aharah,
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1 Chronicles 8:1 NRS
Benjamin became the father of Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, Aharah the third,
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1 Chronicles 8:1 RSV
Benjamin was the father of Bela his first-born, Ashbel the second, Ahar'ah the third,
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1 Chronicles 8:1 DBY
And Benjamin begot Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, and Aharah the third,
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1 Chronicles 8:1 MSG
Benjamin's firstborn son was Bela, followed by Ashbel, Aharah,
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1 Chronicles 8:1 WBT
Now Benjamin begat Bela his first-born, Ashbel the second, and Aharah the third.
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Now Benjamin begot Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, and Aharah the third,
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Benjamin was the father of Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second son, Aharah the third,
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Benjamin became the father of Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, and Aharah the third,
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1 Chronicles 8:1 WYC
Forsooth Benjamin begat Bela his first begotten son, Ashbel the second, Aharah the third,
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1 Chronicles 8:1 YLT
And Benjamin begat Bela his first-born, Ashbel the second, and Aharah the third,
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1 Chronicles 8 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 8

Genealogies.

- Here is a larger list of Benjamin's tribe. We may suppose that many things in these genealogies, which to us seem difficult, abrupt, and perplexed, were plain and easy at that time, and fully answered the intention for which they were published. Many great and mighty nations then were in being upon earth, and many illustrious men, whose names are now wholly forgotten; while the names of multitudes of the Israel of God are here kept in everlasting remembrance. The memory of the just is blessed.

1 Chronicles 8 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 8

1 Chronicles 8:1-32 . SONS AND CHIEF MEN OF BENJAMIN.

1. Now Benjamin begat, &c.--This chapter contains some supplementary particulars in addition to what has been already said regarding the tribe of Benjamin persons mentioned are different from those given by Moses--a diversity which may be accounted for in part on grounds formerly stated, namely, either that the persons had more than one name, or that the word "sons" is used in a loose sense for grandsons or descendants. But there are other circumstances to be taken into account in considering the details of this chapter; namely, first, that the genealogies of the Benjamites were disordered or destroyed by the almost total extermination of this tribe ( Judges 20:11-48 ); secondly, that a great number of Benjamites, born in Assyria, are mentioned here, who returned from the long captivity in Babylon, and established themselves--some in Jerusalem, others in different parts of Judea. There were more returned from Babylon of the families belonging to this tribe than to any other except Judah; and hence many strange names are here introduced; some of which will be found in the list of the restored exiles (compare Ezra 2:1-70 ).

6. these are the sons of Ehud--most probably the judge of Israel ( Judges 3:15 ). His descendants, who had at first been established in Geba in Benjamin, emigrated in a body under the direction of Gera ( 1 Chronicles 8:7 ) to Manahath, where their increased numbers would find more ample accommodation. Manahath was within the territory of Judah.

8. Shaharaim begat children in the country of Moab--He had probably been driven to take refuge in that foreign land on the same calamitous occasion that forced Elimelech to emigrate thither ( Ruth 1:1 ). But, destitute of natural affection, he forsook or divorced his two wives, and in the land of his sojourn married a third, by whom he had several sons. But there is another explanation given of the conduct of this Benjamite polygamist. His children by Hushim are mentioned ( 1 Chronicles 8:11 ), while his other wife is unnoticed. Hence it has been thought probable that it is Baara who is mentioned under the name of Hodesh, so called because her husband, after long desertion, returned and cohabited with her as before.

28. These dwelt in Jerusalem--The ordinary and stated inhabitants of Jerusalem were Judahites, Benjamites, and Levites. But at the time referred to here, the chiefs or heads of the principal families who are enumerated ( 1 Chronicles 8:14-27 ) established themselves in the city after their return from the captivity.

1 Chronicles 8:33-40 . STOCK OF SAUL AND JONATHAN.

33. Ner begat Kish--The father of Ner, though not mentioned here, is stated ( 1 Chronicles 9:35 ) to have been Jehiel. Moreover, the father of Kish is said ( 1 Samuel 9:1 ) to have been Abiel, the son of Zeror, whence it would seem that Abiel and Ner were names of the same person.
Abinadab--the same as Ishui ( 1 Samuel 14:49 ).
Esh-baal--that is, Ish-bosheth.

34. Merib-baal--that is, Mephibosheth.

36. Jehoadah--or, Jara ( 1 Chronicles 9:42 ).

40. mighty men of valour, strength as well as skill was requisite in ancient archery, as the bow, which was of steel, was bent by treading with the feet, and pulling the string with both hands.