1 Chronicles 2

The Sons of Israel

1 Here are the names of the sons of Israel. Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun,
2 Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, Asher.

The Family Line of Judah


The Family Line From Judah's Sons to Hezron's Sons

3 The sons of Judah were Er, Onan and Shelah. A woman from Canaan had those three sons by him. She was the daughter of Shua. Er was Judah's oldest son. He was evil in the LORD's eyes. So the LORD put him to death.
4 Tamar was Judah's daughter-in-law. She had Perez and Zerah by him. The total number of Judah's sons was five.
5 The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.
6 The sons of Zerah were Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol and Darda. The total number of Zerah's sons was five.
7 The son of Carmi was Achar. He brought trouble on Israel. He took some of the things that had been set apart to the LORD in a special way to be destroyed. When he did that, he disobeyed the LORD's command.
8 The son of Ethan was Azariah.
9 Hezron was the father of Jerahmeel, Ram and Caleb.

The Family Line of Ram

10 Ram was the father of Amminadab. Amminadab was the father of Nahshon. Nahshon was the leader of the people of Judah.
11 Nahshon was the father of Salmon. Salmon was the father of Boaz.
12 Boaz was the father of Obed. And Obed was the father of Jesse.
13 Jesse's first son was Eliab. His second son was Abinadab. The third was Shimea.
14 The fourth was Nethanel. The fifth was Raddai.
15 The sixth was Ozem. And the seventh was David.
16 Their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. Zeruiah's three sons were Abishai, Joab and Asahel.
17 Abigail was the mother of Amasa. Amasa's father was Jether. Jether belonged to the family line of Ishmael.

The Family Line of Caleb

18 Caleb was the son of Hezron. Caleb's wife Azubah had children by him. Jerioth also had children by him. Azubah's sons were Jesher, Shobab and Ardon.
19 When Azubah died, Caleb got married to Ephrath. She had Hur by him.
20 Hur was the father of Uri. And Uri was the father of Bezalel.
21 Later, Hezron made love to the daughter of Makir. He had gotten married to her when he was 60 years old. She had Segub by him. Makir was the father of Gilead.
22 Segub was the father of Jair. Jair controlled 23 towns in Gilead.
23 But Geshur and Aram captured Havvoth Jair. They also captured Kenath and the settlements that were around it. The total number of towns that were captured was 60. Hezron, Segub and Jair belonged to the family line of Makir. Makir was the father of Gilead.
24 Hezron died in Caleb Ephrathah. Abijah was Hezron's wife. She had Ashhur by him. Ashhur was born after Hezron died. Ashhur was the father of Tekoa.

The Family Line of Jerahmeel

25 Here are the sons of Jerahmeel. He was the oldest son of Hezron. Ram was Jerahmeel's oldest son. Then came Bunah, Oren, Ozem and Ahijah.
26 Jerahmeel had another wife. Her name was Atarah. She was the mother of Onam.
27 Here are the sons of Ram. He was the oldest son of Jerahmeel. The sons of Ram were Maaz, Jamin and Eker.
28 The sons of Onam were Shammai and Jada. The sons of Shammai were Nadab and Abishur.
29 Abishur's wife was named Abihail. She had Ahban and Molid by him.
30 The sons of Nadab were Seled and Appaim. Seled died without having any children.
31 The son of Appaim was Ishi. Ishi was the father of Sheshan. Sheshan was the father of Ahlai.
32 The sons of Jada were Jether and Jonathan. Jada was Shammai's brother. Jether died without having any children.
33 The sons of Jonathan were Peleth and Zaza. They belonged to the family line of Jerahmeel.
34 Sheshan didn't have any sons. All he had was daughters. He had a servant from Egypt named Jarha.
35 Sheshan gave his daughter to be married to his servant Jarha. She had Attai by Jarha.
36 Attai was the father of Nathan. Nathan was the father of Zabad.
37 Zabad was the father of Ephlal. Ephlal was the father of Obed.
38 Obed was the father of Jehu. Jehu was the father of Azariah.
39 Azariah was the father of Helez. Helez was the father of Eleasah.
40 Eleasah was the father of Sismai. Sismai was the father of Shallum.
41 Shallum was the father of Jekamiah. And Jekamiah was the father of Elishama.

The Family Groups of Caleb

42 Caleb was the brother of Jerahmeel. Caleb's oldest son was Mesha. Mesha was the father of Ziph. Caleb had another son named Mareshah. Mareshah was the father of Hebron.
43 The sons of Hebron were Korah, Tappuah, Rekem and Shema.
44 Shema was the father of Raham. Raham was the father of Jorkeam. Rekem was the father of Shammai.
45 The son of Shammai was Maon. Maon was the father of Beth Zur.
46 Caleb had a concubine named Ephah. She was the mother of Haran, Moza and Gazez. Haran was the father of Gazez.
47 The sons of Jahdai were Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah and Shaaph.
48 Caleb had a concubine named Maacah. She was the mother of Sheber and Tirhanah.
49 She was also the mother of Shaaph and Sheva. Shaaph was the father of Madmannah. Sheva was the father of Macbenah and Gibea. Caleb's daughter was Acsah.
50 All of them belonged to the family line of Caleb. Hur was the oldest son of Ephrathah. Hur was the brother of Shobal. Shobal was the father of Kiriath Jearim.
51 Hur was the father of Salma. Salma was the father of Bethlehem. Hur was also the father of Hareph. Hareph was the father of Beth Gader.
52 Here is the family line of Shobal, the father of Kiriath Jearim. It included Haroeh and half of the people of Manahath.
53 It also included the family groups of Kiriath Jearim. They were the Ithrites, Puthites, Shumathites and Mishraites. The people of Zorah and Eshtaol belonged to those family groups.
54 Here is the family line of Salma. It included Bethlehem, the people of Netophah, Atroth Beth Joab, half of the people of Manahath, and the Zorites.
55 It also included the family groups of secretaries who lived at Jabez. They were the Tirathites, Shimeathites and Sucathites. They were the Kenites who belonged to the family line of Hammath. Hammath was the father of the family line of Recab.

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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