1 Chronicles 2

1 These are the sons of Isra'el: Re'uven, Shim'on, Levi, Y'hudah, Yissakhar, Z'vulun,
2 Dan, Yosef, Binyamin, Naftali, Gad and Asher.
3 The sons of Y'hudah: 'Er, Onan and Shelah; the mother of these three was Bat-Shua the Kena'anit. 'Er, Y'hudah's firstborn, was wicked from ADONAI's perspective, so he killed him.
4 Tamar his daughter-in-law bore him Peretz and Zerach; thus Y'hudah had five sons altogether.
5 The sons of Peretz: Hetzron and Hamul.
6 The sons of Zerach: Zimri, Eitan, Heiman, Kalkol and Dara - five of them altogether.
7 The sons of Karmi: 'Akhar [troubler], who troubled Isra'el by violating the rule concerning things set aside to be destroyed.
8 The son of Eitan: 'Azaryah.
9 The sons born to Hetzron: Yerachme'el, Ram and K'luvai.
10 Ram fathered 'Amminadav; 'Amminadav fathered Nachshon prince of the descendants of Y'hudah;
11 Nachshon fathered Salma; Salma fathered Bo'az;
12 Bo'az fathered 'Oved; 'Oved fathered Yishai;
13 and Yishai fathered Eli'av his firstborn, Avinadav second, Shim'a third,
14 N'tan'el fourth, Radai fifth,
15 Otzem sixth, David seventh,
16 and their sisters Tz'ruyah and Avigayil. The sons of Tz'ruyah: Avshai, Yo'av and 'Asah'el, three of them.
17 Avigayil was the mother of 'Amasa; the father of 'Amasa was Yeter the Yishma'eli.
18 Kalev the son of Hetzron fathered sons with 'Azuvah his wife (and with Yeri'ot); these were her sons: Yesher, Shovav and Ardon.
19 After 'Azuvah died, Kalev married Efrat, who bore him Hur.
20 Hur fathered Uri, and Uri fathered B'tzal'el.
21 Afterwards, Hetzron had sexual relations with the daughter of Machir the father of Gil'ad; he married her when he was sixty years old, and she bore him S'guv.
22 S'guv fathered Ya'ir, who had twenty-three cities in the land of Gil'ad.
23 (But G'shur and Aram took Havot-Ya'ir away from them, along with K'nat and its villages - sixty cities.) All these were descendants of Machir the father of Gil'ad.
24 After Hetzron died in Kalev-Efratah, Aviyah Hetzron's wife bore him Ash'chur the father of T'koa.
25 The sons of Yerachme'el Hetzron's firstborn: Ram the firstborn, Bunah, Oren, Otzem and Achiyah.
26 Yerachme'el had another wife, whose name was 'Atarah; she was the mother of Onam.
27 The sons of Ram the firstborn son of Yerachme'el: Ma'atz, Yamin and 'Eker.
28 The sons of Onam: Shamai and Yada. The sons of Shamai: Nadav and Avishur.
29 Avishur's wife was named Avichayil, and she bore him Achban and Molid.
30 The sons of Nadav: Seled and Apayim. Seled died without having any children.
31 The son of Apayim: Yish'i. The son of Yish'i: Sheshan. The son of Sheshan: Achlai.
32 The sons of Yada the brother of Shamai: Yeter and Yonatan. Yeter died without having any children.
33 The sons of Yonatan: Pelet and Zaza. These were the descendants of Yerachme'el.
34 Sheshan had no sons, but daughters. Sheshan had a servant, an Egyptian, whose name was Yarcha;
35 Sheshan gave his daughter in marriage to Yarcha his servant, and she bore him 'Atai.
36 'Atai fathered Natan, Natan fathered Zavad,
37 Zavad fathered Eflal, Eflal fathered 'Oved,
38 'Oved fathered Yehu, Yehu fathered 'Azaryah,
39 'Azaryah fathered Heletz, Heletz fathered El'asah,
40 El'asah fathered Sismai, Sismai fathered Shalum,
41 Shalum fathered Y'kamyah and Y'kamyah fathered Elishama.
42 The sons of Kalev the brother of Yerachme'el: Mesha his firstborn, who was the father of Zif; and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hevron.
43 The sons of Hevron: Korach, Tapuach, Rekem and Shema.
44 Shema fathered Racham the father of Yorke'am, and Rekem fathered Shamai.
45 The son of Shamai was Ma'on, and Ma'on was the father of Beit-Tzur.
46 'Eifah, Kalev's concubine, bore Haran, Motza and Gazez; and Haran fathered Gazez.
47 The sons of Yahdai: Regem, Yotam, Geshan, Pelet, 'Eifah and Sha'af.
48 Ma'akhah, Kalev's concubine, bore Shever and Tirchanah.
49 [The wife of] Sha'af the father of Madmanah bore Sh'va the father of Machbenah and the father of Giv'a. The daughter of Kalev was 'Akhsah.
50 These were the descendants of Kalev. The sons of Hur the firstborn of Efratah: Shoval the father of Kiryat-Ye'arim,
51 Salma the father of Beit-Lechem and Haref the father of Beit-Gader.
52 Shoval the father of Kiryat-Ye'arim had sons: HaRo'eh and half of the [inhabitants of] M'nuchot.
53 The families of Kiryat-Ye'arim: the Yitri, the Puti, the Shumati and the Mishra'i; from them came the Tzor'ati and the Eshta'uli.
54 The sons of Salma: Beit-Lechem, the N'tofati, 'Atrot-Beit-Yo'av, half of the Manachati, the Tzor'i,
55 the families of scribes that lived in Ya'betz, the Tir'atim, the Shim'atim and the Sukhatim. These are the Kinim, who came from Hamat, father of the house of Rekhav.

1 Chronicles 2 Commentary

Chapter 2


- We are now come to the register of the children of Israel, that distinguished people, who were to dwell alone, and not be reckoned among the nations. But now, in Christ, all are welcome to his salvation who come to him; all have equal privileges according to their faith in him, their love and devotedness to him. All that is truly valuable consists in the favour, peace, and image of God, and a life spent to his glory, in promoting the welfare of our fellow-creatures.

Chapter Summary


This chapter begins with the twelve sons of Israel or Jacob, 1Ch 2:1,2, then reckons the sons of Judah, the fourth son of Jacob, 1Ch 2:3,4, then the posterity of Pharez and Zerah, sons of Judah, 1Ch 2:5-8, next the sons of Hezron, a son of Pharez, 1Ch 2:9, particularly the posterity of Ram, a son of Hezron, from whom sprung Jesse and his family, 1Ch 2:10-17, then of Caleb: another son of Hezron, 1Ch 2:18-24, and next of Jerahmeel, the firstborn of Hezron, 1Ch 1:25-33 and particularly the posterity of Sheshan, a descendant of his, 1Ch 1:34-41 and then other sons of Caleb, with their posterity, are reckoned, 1Ch 1:42-54 and the chapter is closed with the families of the Scribes in Jabesh, the same with the Kenites, 1Ch 2:55.

son of Isaac, who had the name of Israel given him, because of his power with God, Ge 32:28, whose twelve sons are here mentioned by name; the first four according to their birth of Leah, Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah; then the two sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid, Issachar and Zebulun; and between Dan and Naphtali, the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid, are placed Joseph and Benjamin, the sons of Rachel. 18266-941228-1518-1Ch2.2

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