1 Chronicles 2

1 These are the sons of Yisra'el: Re'uven, Shim`on, Levi, and Yehudah, Yissakhar, and Zevulun,
2 Dan, Yosef, and Binyamin, Naftali, Gad, and Asher.
3 The sons of Yehudah: `Er, and Onan, and Shelach; which three were born to him of Shu`a's daughter the Kana`anite. `Er, Yehudah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and he killed him.
4 Tamar his daughter-in-law bore him Peretz and Zerach. All the sons of Yehudah were five.
5 The sons of Peretz: Hetzron, and Hamul.
6 The sons of Zerach: Zimri, and Etan, and Heman, and Kalkol, and Dara; five of them in all.
7 The sons of Karmi: `Akar, the troubler of Yisra'el, who committed a trespass in the devoted thing.
8 The sons of Etan: `Azaryah.
9 The sons also of Hetzron, who were born to him: Yerachme'el, and Ram, and Keluvai.
10 Ram became the father of `Amminadav, and `Amminadav became the father of Nachshon, prince of the children of Yehudah;
11 and Nachshon became the father of Salma, and Salma became the father of Bo`az,
12 and Bo`az became the father of `Oved, and `Oved became the father of Yishai;
13 and Yishai became the father of his firstborn Eli'av, and Avinadav the second, and Shim`a the third,
14 Netan'el the fourth, Raddai the fifth,
15 Otzem the sixth, David the seventh;
16 and their sisters were Tzeru'yah and Avigayil. The sons of Tzeru'yah: Avishai, and Yo'av, and `Asa'el, three.
17 Avigayil bore `Amasa; and the father of `Amasa was Yeter the Yishme`elite.
18 Kalev the son of Hetzron became the father of [children] of `Azuvah [his] wife, and of Yeri`ot; and these were her sons: Yesher, and Shovav, and Ardon.
19 `Azuvah died, and Kalev took to him Efrat, who bore him Hur.
20 Hur became the father of Uri, and Uri became the father of Betzal'el.
21 Afterward Hetzron went in to the daughter of Makhir the father of Gil`ad, whom he took [as wife] when he was sixty years old; and she bore him Seguv.
22 Seguv became the father of Ya'ir, who had twenty-three cities in the land of Gil`ad.
23 Geshur and Aram took the towns of Ya'ir from them, with Kenat, and the villages of it, even sixty cities. All these were the sons of Makhir the father of Gil`ad.
24 After that Hetzron was dead in Kalev-Efratah, then Aviyah Hetzron's wife bore him Ashshur the father of Tekoa.
25 The sons of Yerachme'el the firstborn of Hetzron were Ram the firstborn, and Bunah, and Oren, and Otzem, Achiyah.
26 Yerachme'el had another wife, whose name was `Atarah; she was the mother of Onam.
27 The sons of Ram the firstborn of Yerachme'el were Ma`atz, and Yamin, and `Eker.
28 The sons of Onam were Shammai, and Yada. The sons of Shammai: Nadav, and Avishur.
29 The name of the wife of Avishur was Avichayil; and she bore him Achban, and Molid.
30 The sons of Nadav: Seled, and Appayim; but Seled died without children.
31 The sons of Appayim: Yish`i. The sons of Yish`i: Sheshan. The sons of Sheshan: Achlai.
32 The sons of Yada the brother of Shammai: Yeter, and Yonatan; and Yeter died without children.
33 The sons of Yonatan: Pelet, and Zaza. These were the sons of Yerachme'el.
34 Now Sheshan had no sons, but daughters. Sheshan had a servant, a Mitzrian, whose name was Yarcha.
35 Sheshan gave his daughter to Yarcha his servant as wife; and she bore him `Attai.
36 `Attai became the father of Natan, and Natan became the father of Zavad,
37 and Zavad became the father of Eflal, and Eflal became the father of `Oved,
38 and `Oved became the father of Yehu, and Yehu became the father of `Azaryah,
39 and `Azaryah became the father of Heletz, and Heletz became the father of El`asah,
40 and El`asah became the father of Sismai, and Sismai became the father of Shallum,
41 and Shallum became the father of Yekamyah, and Yekamyah became the father of Elishama.
42 The sons of Kalev the brother of Yerachme'el were Mesha his firstborn, who was the father of Zif; and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hevron.
43 The sons of Hevron: Korach, and Tappuach, and Rekem, and Shema.
44 Shema became the father of Racham, the father of Yorke`am; and Rekem became the father of Shammai.
45 The son of Shammai was Ma`on; and Ma`on was the father of Beit-Tzur.
46 `Efah, Kalev's concubine, bore Haran, and Motzah, and Gazez; and Haran became the father of Gazez.
47 The sons of Yohdai: Regem, and Yotam, and Geshan, and Pelet, and `Efah, and Sha`af.
48 Ma`akhah, Kalev's concubine, bore Shever and Tirchanah.
49 She bore also Sha`af the father of Madmannah, Sheva the father of Makhbena, and the father of Giv'ah; and the daughter of Kalev was `Akhsah.
50 These were the sons of Kalev, the son of Hur, the firstborn of Efratah: Shoval the father of Kiryat-Ye`arim,
51 Salma the father of Beit-Lechem, Haref the father of Beit-Gader.
52 Shoval the father of Kiryat-Ye`arim had sons: Haro'e, half of the Menuchot.
53 The families of Kiryat-Ye`arim: The Yitri, and the Puti, and the Shumati, and the Mishra`i; of them came the Tzor`ati and the Eshta'uli.
54 The sons of Salma: Beit-Lechem, and the Netofati, Atrot-Beit-Yo'av, and half of the Manachati, the Tzor`i.
55 The families of Sofrim who lived at Ya`betz: the Tir`atim, the Shim`atim, the Sukhatim. These are the Kinim who came of Hammat, the father of the house of Rechav.

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

1 Chronicles 2 Commentaries

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