1 Chronicles 2:1-11 NIV

Israel's Sons

2:1-2pp -- Ge 35:23-26

1 These were the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun,

References for 1 Chronicles 2:1

      2 Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad and Asher.


      2:5-15pp -- Ru 4:18-22; Mt 1:3-6

      To Hezron's Sons

      3 The sons of Judah:1 Er, Onan and Shelah.2 These three were born to him by a Canaanite woman, the daughter of Shua.3 Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the LORD's sight; so the LORD put him to death.4

      References for 1 Chronicles 2:3

      4 Tamar,5 Judah's daughter-in-law,6 bore him Perez7 and Zerah. Judah had five sons in all.

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      5 The sons of Perez:8 Hezron9 and Hamul.

      References for 1 Chronicles 2:5

      6 The sons of Zerah: Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol and Dardaa--five in all.

      References for 1 Chronicles 2:6

        • a 2:6 - Many Hebrew manuscripts, some Septuagint manuscripts and Syriac (see also 1 Kings 4:31); most Hebrew manuscripts "Dara"
          7 The son of Carmi: Achar,b10 who brought trouble on Israel by violating the ban on taking devoted things.c11

          References for 1 Chronicles 2:7

            • b 2:7 - "Achar" means "trouble"; "Achar" is called "Achan" in Joshua.
            • c 2:7 - The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.
              8 The son of Ethan: Azariah.
              9 The sons born to Hezron12 were: Jerahmeel, Ram and Caleb.d

              References for 1 Chronicles 2:9

                • d 2:9 - Hebrew "Kelubai," a variant of "Caleb"

                  From Ram Son of Hezron

                  10 Ram13 was the father of Amminadab14, and Amminadab the father of Nahshon,15 the leader of the people of Judah.

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                  11 Nahshon was the father of Salmon,e Salmon the father of Boaz,

                  References for 1 Chronicles 2:11

                    • e 2:11 - Septuagint (see also Ruth 4:21); Hebrew "Salma"