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1 Chronicles 2:1-55

2  These are the sons of Israel: Reuben, Shimeon, Levi and Judah, Issacar and Zebulun, 2  Dan, Joseph and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. 3  The sons of Judah were ʽEr and Onan and Shelah, three born to him from Bath-Shuaʽ the Canaanite. And Judah’s eldest son ʽEr displeased Jehovah, and Jehovah caused his death. 4  And his daughter-in-law Tamar bore him Peres and Zerah; in all there were five of Judah’s sons. 5  Peres’s sons were Hesron and Hamul, 6  and Zerah’s were Zimri and Ethan and Heman and Calcol and Dardaʽ, five of them in all; 7*  and Carmi’s were ʽAcar who troubled Israel, who was guilty of unfaithfulness in the deodand, 8  and Ethan’s were ʽAzariah. 9*  And Hesron’s sons that were born to him, Jerahmeel and Ram and Caleb. 10  And Ram begot ʽAmminadab, and ʽAmminadab begot Nahshon prince of the sons of Judah, 11  and Nahshon begot Salma, and Salma begot Boʽaz, 12  and Boʽaz begot ʽObed, and ʽObed begot Jesse, 13  and Jesse begot Eliab his eldest, and Abinadab the second, and Shimea the third, 14  Nethanel the fourth, Raddai the fifth, 15  Osem the sixth, David the seventh; 16  and their sisters were Serujah and Abigail; and Serujah’s sons were Abshai and Joab and ʽAsah-El, three of them; 17  and Abigail bore ʽAmasa, and ʽAmasa’s father was Jether the Ishmaʽelite. 18*  And Hesron’s son Caleb begot, by his wife ʽAzubah, Jeriʽoth; and these were her sons: Jesher and Shobab and Ardon. 19  And ʽAzubah died, and Caleb married Ephrath, and she bore him Hur, 20  and Hur begot Uri, and Uri begot Besalel. 21  And afterward Hesron went in to the daughter of Makir the father of Gilead, having married her when he was sixty years old, and she bore him Segub, 22  and Segub begot Jair; and he had twenty-three cities in Gilead, 23  but Geshur and Syria took the Havvoth of Jair from them, Kenath and its dependencies, sixty cities. All these belonged to the sons of Makir the father of Gilead. 24*  And after Hesron’s death Caleb went in to his father Hesron’s widow Ephrath, and she bore him Ashhur the father of Tekoaʽ. 25  And the sons of Hesron’s eldest son Jerahmeel were Ram the eldest and Bunah and Oren and his brother Osem. 26  And Jerahmeel had another wife named ʽAtarah; she was the mother of Onam. 27  And the sons of Jerahmeel’s firstborn Ram were Maʽas and Jamin and ʽEker. 28  And Onam’s sons were Shammai and Jadaʽ; and Shammai’s were Nadab and Abishur. 29  And the name of Abishur’s wife was Abihail; and she bore him Ahban and Molid. 30  And Nadab’s sons were Seled and Appaim; but Seled died childless. 31  And Appaim’s sons were Ishei; and Ishei’s sons were Sheshan; and Sheshan’s sons were Ahlai. 32  And the sons of Shammai’s brother Jada were Jether and Jonathan; but Jether died childless. 33  And Jonathan’s sons were Peleth and Zaza. These were Jerahmeel’s sons. 34  And Sheshan did not have sons, but daughters. And Sheshan had an Egyptian slave named Jarhaʽ; 35  and Sheshan married his daughter to his slave Jarhaʽ, and she bore him ʽAttai, 36  and ʽAttai begot Nathan, and Nathan begot Zabad, 37  and Zabad begot Ephlal, and Ephlal begot ʽObed, 38  and ʽObed begot Jehu, and Jehu begot ʽAzariah, 39  and ʽAzariah begot Heles, and Heles begot Eleasah, 40  and Eleasah begot Sismai, and Sismai begot Shallum, 41  and Shallum begot Jekamiah, and Jekamiah begot Elishamaʽ. 42*  And the sons of Jerahmeel’s brother Caleb were Meshaʽ his eldest; he was the father of Ziph; and the sons of Mareshah were the father of Hebron; 43  and the sons of Hebron were Korah and Tappuah and Rekem and Shemaʽ; 44  and Shemaʽ begot Raham the father of Jorkoʽam, and Rekem begot Shammai, 45  and Shammai’s son was Maʽon, and Maʽon was the father of Beth-Sur. 46*  And Caleb’s concubine Ghephah bore Haran and Mosa and Gazes; and Mosa begot Gazes. 47  And Jahdai’s sons were Regem and Jotham and Geshan and Pelet and Ghephah and Shaʽaph. 48  And Caleb’s concubine Maʽacah bore Sheber and Tirhanah. 49  And Shaʽaph the father of Madmannah begot Sheva the father of Macbenah and of Gibea. 50  And Caleb’s daughter was ʽAcsah. These were Caleb’s sons. The sons of Ephrathah’s eldest son Hur were Shobal the father of Kirjath-Jeʽarim, 51  Salma the father of Bethlehem, Hareph the father of Beth-Gader. 52*  And Shobal the father of Kirjath-Jeʽarim had sons, Haroeh, half the Manahtites. 53  And the clans of Kirjath-Jeʽarim were the Ithrites and the Puthites and the Shumathites and the Mishraʽites; from these went out the Soreathites and the Eshtaulites. 54*  The sons of Salma were Bethlehem and Netophathi, ʽAtroth, Beth-Joab, and half the Manahtites, the Soreites. 55  And the scribe clans that lived at Jaʽbes were Tirghathites, Shimeathites, Subathites. Those were the Cainites that came in from Hammath, the father of the house of Recab.


2:7 Conj. and Zimri’s sons were Carmi, and Carmi’s were
2:9 Codd. and Ram and Kelubai.
2:18 (first half) Susp.
2:24 Codd. went in, and Hesron’s widow Abijah bore him
2:42 (the father of) Susp.
2:46 Susp.
2:52 Codd. half the resting-places
2:54-55 Susp.