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1 Chronicles 2

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The sons of Israel.

2:1 These are the sons of Israel:

Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun,

2:2 Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.

The posterity of Judah by Tamar.

2:3 The sons of Judah:

Er, and Onan, and Shelah;
which three were born to him of Shua’s daughter the Canaanitess.
Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of Yahweh; and he killed him.

2:4 Tamar his daughter-in-law bore him

Perez and Zerah.
All the sons of Judah were five.

2:5 The sons of Perez:

Hezron, and Hamul.

2:6 The sons of Zerah:

and Ethan,
and Heman,
and Calcol,
and Dara;
five of them in all.

2:7 The sons of Carmi:

Achar, the troubler of Israel, who committed a trespass in the devoted thing.

2:8 The sons of Ethan:


2:9 The sons also of Hezron, who were born to him:

Jerahmeel, and Ram, and Chelubai. [aka Caleb]

2:10 Ram became the father of Amminadab,
and Amminadab became the father of Nahshon,
prince of the children of Judah;

2:11 and Nahshon became the father of Salma,
and Salma became the father of Boaz,

2:12 and Boaz became the father of Obed,
and Obed became the father of Jesse;

The children of Jesse.

2:13 and Jesse became the father of

his firstborn Eliab,
and Abinadab the second,
and Shimea the third,

2:14 Nethanel the fourth,
Raddai the fifth,

2:15 Ozem the sixth,
David the seventh;

2:16 and their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail.

The sons of Zeruiah:

and Joab,
and Asahel, three.

2:17 Abigail bore

and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmaelite.

The posterity of Caleb the son of Hezron.

2:18 Caleb the son of Hezron became the father of children of Azubah his wife, and of Jerioth;
and these were her sons:

Jesher, and Shobab, and Ardon.

2:19 Azubah died, and Caleb took to him Ephrath, who bore him


2:20 Hur became the father of Uri, and Uri became the father of Bezalel.

Hezron's posterity by the daughter of Machir.

2:21 Afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir the father of Gilead,
whom he took as wife when he was sixty years old;
and she bore him


2:22 Segub became the father of Jair,
who had twenty-three cities in the land of Gilead.

2:23 Geshur and Aram took the towns of Jair from them, with Kenath, and its villages, even sixty cities.

All these were the sons of Machir the father of Gilead.

2:24 After that Hezron was dead in Caleb Ephrathah,
then Abijah Hezron’s wife bore him

the father of Tekoa.

Jerahmeel's posterity.

2:25 The sons of Jerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron were

Ram the firstborn,
and Bunah,
and Oren,
and Ozem,

2:26 Jerahmeel had another wife, whose name was Atarah;

she was the mother of Onam.

2:27 The sons of Ram the firstborn of Jerahmeel were

Maaz, and Jamin, and Eker.

2:28 The sons of Onam were

Shammai, and Jada.
The sons of Shammai: Nadab, and Abishur.

2:29 The name of the wife of Abishur was Abihail;

and she bore him Ahban, and Molid.

2:30 The sons of Nadab:

Seled, and Appaim;
but Seled died without children.

2:31 The sons of Appaim: Ishi.

The sons of Ishi: Sheshan.
The sons of Sheshan: Ahlai.
2:32 The sons of Jada the brother of Shammai:
Jether, and Jonathan; and Jether died without children.

2:33 The sons of Jonathan:

Peleth, and Zaza.
These were the sons of Jerahmeel.

Sheshan's posterity.

2:34 Now Sheshan had no sons, but daughters.
Sheshan had a servant, an Egyptian, whose name was Jarha.

2:35 Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant as wife;
and she bore him Attai.

2:36 Attai became the father of Nathan,
and Nathan became the father of Zabad,

2:37 and Zabad became the father of Ephlal,
and Ephlal became the father of Obed,

2:38 and Obed became the father of Jehu,
and Jehu became the father of Azariah,

2:39 and Azariah became the father of Helez,
and Helez became the father of Eleasah,

2:40 and Eleasah became the father of Sismai,
and Sismai became the father of Shallum,

2:41 and Shallum became the father of Jekamiah,
and Jekamiah became the father of Elishama.

Another branch of Caleb's posterity.

2:42 The sons of Caleb * the brother of Jerahmeel were

Mesha his firstborn, who was the father of Ziph;
and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron.

2:43 The sons of Hebron:

and Tappuah,
and Rekem,
and Shema.

2:44 Shema became the father of Raham, the father of Jorkeam;
and Rekem became the father of Shammai.

2:45 The son of Shammai was Maon;
and Maon was the father of Beth Zur.

2:46 Ephah, Caleb’s concubine, bore

Haran, and Moza, and Gazez;
and Haran became the father of Gazez.

2:47 The sons of Jahdai:

and Jothan,
and Geshan,
and Pelet,
and Ephah,
and Shaaph.

2:48 Maacah, Caleb’s concubine, bore Sheber and Tirhanah.

2:49 She bore also Shaaph the father of Madmannah, Sheva the father of Machbena, and the father of Gibea; and the daughter of Caleb was Achsah.

The posterity of Caleb the son of Hur.

2:50 These were the sons of Caleb, the son of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah:

Shobal the father of Kiriath Jearim,

2:51 Salma the father of Bethlehem,
Hareph the father of Beth Gader.

2:52 Shobal the father of Kiriath Jearim had sons:

Haroeh, half of the Menuhoth.

2:53 The families of Kiriath Jearim:

The Ithrites,
and the Puthites,
and the Shumathites,
and the Mishraites;
of them came the Zorathites and the Eshtaolites.

2:54 The sons of Salma:

and the Netophathites,
Atroth Beth Joab,
and half of the Manahathites,
the Zorites.

2:55 The families of scribes who lived at Jabez:

the Tirathites,
the Shimeathites,
the Sucathites.
These are the Kenites who came of Hammath, the father of the house of Rechab.

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