These are the sons that David had while he lived at Hebron: His firstborn was Amnon by Ahinoam of Jezreel; second, Daniel by Abigail of Carmel;
third, Absalom born of Maacah, daughter of Talmai king of Geshur; fourth, Adonijah born of Haggith;
fifth, Shephatiah born of Abital; sixth, Ithream born of his wife Eglah.
He had these six sons while he was in Hebron; he was king there for seven years and six months.
These are the sons he had in Jerusalem: first Shammua, then Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon. Bathsheba daughter of Ammiel was the mother of these four.
And then there were another nine sons: Ibhar, Elishua, Eliphelet,
Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia,
Elishama, Eliada, Eliphelet -
David's sons, plus Tamar their sister. There were other sons by his concubines.
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