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1 Chronicles 4 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Sons of Judah: Perez, Hezron, Carmi, Hur, and Shobal. 1 The descendants of Judah: Perez, Hezron, Carmi, Hur and Shobal.
2 Reaiah, Shobal's son, had Jahath; and Jahath had Ahumai and Lahad. These made up the families of the Zorathites. 2 Reaiah son of Shobal was the father of Jahath, and Jahath the father of Ahumai and Lahad. These were the clans of the Zorathites.
3 Sons of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash. Their sister was named Hazzelelponi. 3 These were the sons of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma and Idbash. Their sister was named Hazzelelponi.
4 Penuel had Gedor and Ezer had Hushah. These were the sons of Hur, firstborn son of Ephrathah, who was the father of Bethlehem. 4 Penuel was the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah. These were the descendants of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah and father of Bethlehem.
5 Ashhur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah. 5 Ashhur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah.
6 Naarah gave birth to Ahuzzam, Hepher, Temeni, and Haahashtari - Naarah's children. 6 Naarah bore him Ahuzzam, Hepher, Temeni and Haahashtari. These were the descendants of Naarah.
7 Helah's sons were Zereth, Zohar, Ethnan, 7 The sons of Helah: Zereth, Zohar, Ethnan,
8 and Koz, who had Anub, Hazzobebah, and the families of Aharhel son of Harum. 8 and Koz, who was the father of Anub and Hazzobebah and of the clans of Aharhel son of Harum.
9 Jabez was a better man than his brothers, a man of honor. His mother had named him Jabez (Oh, the pain!), saying, "A painful birth! I bore him in great pain!" 9 Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, "I gave birth to him in pain."
10 Jabez prayed to the God of Israel: "Bless me, O bless me! Give me land, large tracts of land. And provide your personal protection - don't let evil hurt me." God gave him what he asked. 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, had Mehir; Mehir had Eshton; 11 Kelub, Shuhah's brother, was the father of Mehir, who was the father of Eshton.
12 Eshton had Beth Rapha, Paseah, and Tehinnah, who founded Ir Nahash (City of Smiths). These were known as the men of Recah. 12 Eshton was the father of Beth Rapha, Paseah and Tehinnah the father of Ir Nahash. These were the men of Recah.
13 The sons of Kenaz: Othniel and Seraiah. The sons of Othniel: Hathath and Meonothai. 13 The sons of Kenaz: Othniel and Seraiah. The sons of Othniel: Hathath and Meonothai.
14 Meonothai had Ophrah; Seraiah had Joab, the founder of Ge Harashim (Colony of Artisans). 14 Meonothai was the father of Ophrah. Seraiah was the father of Joab, the father of Ge Harashim. It was called this because its people were craftsmen.
15 The sons of Caleb son of Jephunneh: Iru, Elah, and Naam. The son of Elah: Kenaz. 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. 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, Pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, gave birth to Miriam, Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa. 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.
18 His Judean wife gave birth to Jered father of Gedor, Heber father of Soco, and Jekuthiel father of Zanoah. 18 (His Judean wife gave birth to Jered the father of Gedor, Heber the father of Soco, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah.) These were the children of Pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, whom Mered had married.
19 The sons of Hodiah's wife, Naham's sister: the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maacathite. 19 The sons of Hodiah's wife, the sister of Naham: the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maacathite.
20 The sons of Shimon: Amnon, Rinnah, Ben-Hanan, and Tilon. The sons of Ishi: Zoheth and Ben-Zoheth. 20 The sons of Shimon: Amnon, Rinnah, Ben-Hanan and Tilon. The descendants of Ishi: Zoheth and Ben-Zoheth.
21 The sons of Shelah son of Judah: Er the father of Lecah, Laadah the father of Mareshah and the family of linen workers at Beth Ashbea, 21 The sons of Shelah son of Judah: Er the father of Lecah, Laadah the father of Mareshah and the clans of the linen workers at Beth Ashbea,
22 Jokim, the men of Cozeba, and Joash and Saraph, who ruled in Moab and Jashubi Lehem. (These records are from very old traditions.) 22 Jokim, the men of Cozeba, and Joash and Saraph, who ruled in Moab and Jashubi Lehem. (These records are from ancient times.)
23 They were the potters who lived at Netaim and Gederah, resident potters who worked for the king. 23 They were the potters who lived at Netaim and Gederah; they stayed there and worked for the king.
24 The Simeon family tree: Nemuel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, and Shaul; 24 The descendants of Simeon: Nemuel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerah and Shaul;
25 Shaul had Shallum, Shallum had Mibsam, and Mibsam had Mishma. 25 Shallum was Shaul's son, Mibsam his son and Mishma his son.
26 The sons of Mishma: Hammuel had Zaccur and Zaccur had Shimei. 26 The descendants of Mishma: Hammuel his son, Zaccur his son and Shimei his son.
27 Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters, but his brothers were not nearly as prolific and never became a large family like Judah. 27 Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters, but his brothers did not have many children; so their entire clan did not become as numerous as the people of Judah.
28 They lived in Beersheba, Moladah, Hazar Shual, 28 They lived in Beersheba, Moladah, Hazar Shual,
29 Bilhah, Ezem, Tolad, 29 Bilhah, Ezem, Tolad,
30 Bethuel, Hormah, Ziklag, 30 Bethuel, Hormah, Ziklag,
31 Beth Marcaboth, Hazar Susim, Beth Biri, and Shaaraim. They lived in these towns until David became king. 31 Beth Marcaboth, Hazar Susim, Beth Biri and Shaaraim. These were their towns until the reign of David.
32 Other settlements in the vicinity were the five towns of Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Token, and Ashan, 32 Their surrounding villages were Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Token and Ashan--five towns--
33 and all the villages around these towns as far as Baalath. These were their settlements. And they kept good family records. 33 and all the villages around these towns as far as Baalath. These were their settlements. And they kept a genealogical record.
34 Meshobab; Jamlech; Joshah the son of Amaziah; 34 Meshobab, Jamlech, Joshah son of Amaziah,
35 Joel; Jehu the son of Joshibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel; 35 Joel, Jehu son of Joshibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel,
36 Elioenai; Jaakobah; Jeshohaiah; Asaiah; Adiel; Jesimiel; Benaiah; 36 also Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, Benaiah,
37 and Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah 37 and Ziza son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah.
38 - all these were the leaders in their families. They prospered and increased in numbers 38 The men listed above by name were leaders of their clans. Their families increased greatly,
39 so that they had to go as far as Gedor (Gerar) to the east of the valley looking for pasture for their flocks. 39 and they went to the outskirts of Gedor to the east of the valley in search of pasture for their flocks.
40 And they found it - lush pasture, lots of elbow room, peaceful and quiet. 40 They found rich, good pasture, and the land was spacious, peaceful and quiet. Some Hamites had lived there formerly.
41 But the men in these family trees came when Hezekiah was king of Judah and attacked the Hamites, tearing down their tents and houses. There was nothing left of them, as you can see today. Then they moved in and took over because of the great pastureland. 41 The men whose names were listed came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah. They attacked the Hamites in their dwellings and also the Meunites who were there and completely destroyed them, as is evident to this day. Then they settled in their place, because there was pasture for their flocks.
42 Five hundred of these Simeonites went on and invaded the hill country of Seir, led by Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi. 42 And five hundred of these Simeonites, led by Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi, invaded the hill country of Seir.
43 They killed all the escaped Amalekites who were still around. And they still live there. 43 They killed the remaining Amalekites who had escaped, and they have lived there to this day.