9 Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez,a saying, “I gave birth to him in pain.”

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    • „ 4:9 - "Jabez" sounds like the Hebrew for "pain."
      10 Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.
      11 Kelub, Shuhah’s brother, was the father of Mehir, who was the father of Eshton.
      12 Eshton was the father of Beth Rapha, Paseah and Tehinnah the father of Ir Nahash.b These were the men of Rekah.

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        • … 4:12 - Or "of the city of Nahash"
          13 The sons of Kenaz: Othniel and Seraiah. The sons of Othniel: Hathath and Meonothai.c

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            • † 4:13 - Some Septuagint manuscripts and Vulgate; Hebrew does not have "and Meonothai."
              14 Meonothai was the father of Ophrah. Seraiah was the father of Joab, the father of Ge Harashim.d It was called this because its people were skilled workers.

              References for 1 Chronicles 4:14

                • ‡ 4:14 - "Ge Harashim" means "valley of skilled workers."
                  15 The sons of Caleb son of Jephunneh: Iru, Elah and Naam. The son of Elah: Kenaz.
                  16 The sons of Jehallelel: Ziph, Ziphah, Tiria and Asarel.
                  17 The sons of Ezrah: Jether, Mered, Epher and Jalon. One of Mered’s wives gave birth to Miriam, Shammai and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa.

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                  18 (His wife from the tribe of Judah gave birth to Jered the father of Gedor, Heber the father of Soko, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah.) These were the children of Pharaoh’s daughter Bithiah, whom Mered had married.

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                  19 The sons of Hodiah’s wife, the sister of Naham: the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maakathite.

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