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.
In the next generation Solomon had Rehoboam, who had Abijah, who had Asa, who had Jehoshaphat,
who had Jehoram, who had Ahaziah, who had Joash,
who had Amaziah, who had Azariah, who had Jotham,
who had Ahaz, who had Hezekiah, who had Manasseh,
who had Amon, who had Josiah.
Josiah's firstborn was Johanan, followed by Jehoiakim, then Zedekiah, and finally Shallum.
Jehoiakim's sons were Jeconiah (Jehoiachin) and Zedekiah.
The sons of Jeconiah born while he was captive in Babylon: Shealtiel,
Malkiram, Pedaiah, Shenazzar, Jekamiah, Hoshama, and Nedabiah.
Pedaiah had Zerubbabel and Shimei; Zerubbabel had Meshullam and Hananiah. Shelomith was their sister.
And then five more - Hashubah, Ohel, Berekiah, Hasadiah, and Jushab-Hesed.
Hananiah's sons were Pelatiah and Jeshaiah. There were also sons of Rephaiah, sons of Arnan, sons of Obadiah, and sons of Shecaniah.
Shecaniah had Shemaiah who in his turn had Hattush, Igal, Bariah, Neariah, and Shaphat - six of them.
Neariah had three sons: Elioenai, Hizkiah, and Azrikam.
And Elioenai had seven sons: Hodaviah, Eliashib, Pelaiah, Akkub, Johanan, Delaiah, and Anani.
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