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Jehovah’s Witnesses



The First of Chronicles 8:1-40


  • Descendants of Benjamin (1-40)

    • Saul’s family line (33-40)

8  Benjamin+ became father to Beʹla+ his firstborn, Ashʹbel+ the second, A·harʹah the third,  Noʹhah the fourth, and Raʹpha the fifth.  Beʹla’s sons were Adʹdar, Geʹra,+ A·biʹhud,  Ab·i·shuʹa, Naʹa·man, A·hoʹah,  Geʹra, She·phuʹphan, and Huʹram.  These were the sons of Eʹhud, the heads of the paternal houses of the inhabitants of Geʹba,+ who were taken into exile to Manʹa·hath:  Naʹa·man, A·hiʹjah, and Geʹra—he was the one who took them into exile and he became father to Uzʹza and A·hiʹhud.  Sha·ha·raʹim became father to children in the territory* of Moʹab after he sent them away. Huʹshim and Baʹa·ra were his wives.*  And by his wife Hoʹdesh, he became father to Joʹbab, Zibʹi·a, Meʹsha, Malʹcam, 10  Jeʹuz, Sa·chiʹa, and Mirʹmah. These were his sons, heads of the paternal houses. 11  By Huʹshim he became father to A·biʹtub and El·paʹal. 12  And the sons of El·paʹal were Eʹber, Miʹsham, Sheʹmed (who built Oʹno+ and Lod+ and its dependent* towns), 13  Be·riʹah, and Sheʹma. These were heads of the paternal houses of the inhabitants of Aiʹja·lon.+ These drove out the inhabitants of Gath. 14  And there were A·hiʹo, Shaʹshak, Jerʹe·moth, 15  Zeb·a·diʹah, Aʹrad, Eʹder, 16  Miʹcha·el, Ishʹpah, Joʹha, the sons of Be·riʹah; 17  and Zeb·a·diʹah, Me·shulʹlam, Hizʹki, Heʹber, 18  Ishʹme·rai, Iz·liʹah, Joʹbab, the sons of El·paʹal; 19  and Jaʹkim, Zichʹri, Zabʹdi, 20  E·li·eʹnai, Zilʹle·thai, Eʹli·el, 21  A·daiʹah, Be·raʹiah, Shimʹrath, the sons of Shimʹe·i; 22  and Ishʹpan, Eʹber, Eʹli·el, 23  Abʹdon, Zichʹri, Haʹnan, 24  Han·a·niʹah, Eʹlam, An·tho·thiʹjah, 25  Iph·deʹiah, Pe·nuʹel, the sons of Shaʹshak; 26  and Shamʹshe·rai, She·ha·riʹah, Ath·a·liʹah, 27  Ja·a·re·shiʹah, E·liʹjah, Zichʹri, the sons of Je·roʹham. 28  These were heads of the paternal houses by their descendants. These headmen lived in Jerusalem. 29  The father of Gibʹe·on, Je·iʹel, lived in Gibʹe·on.+ His wife’s name was Maʹa·cah.+ 30  And his firstborn son was Abʹdon, followed by Zur, Kish, Baʹal, Naʹdab, 31  Geʹdor, A·hiʹo, and Zeʹcher. 32  Mikʹloth became father to Shimʹe·ah. And they all lived near their brothers in Jerusalem, along with their other brothers. 33  Ner+ became father to Kish; Kish became father to Saul;+ Saul became father to Jonʹa·than,+ Malʹchi-shuʹa,+ A·binʹa·dab,+ and Esh·baʹal.*+ 34  And Jonʹa·than’s son was Merʹib-baʹal.*+ Merʹib-baʹal became father to Miʹcah.+ 35  And the sons of Miʹcah were Piʹthon, Melʹech, Ta·reʹa, and Aʹhaz. 36  Aʹhaz became father to Je·hoʹad·dah; Je·hoʹad·dah became father to Alʹe·meth, Azʹma·veth, and Zimʹri. Zimʹri became father to Moʹza. 37  Moʹza became father to Binʹe·a, Raʹphah his son, El·e·aʹsah his son, Aʹzel his son. 38  Aʹzel had six sons, and their names were Az·riʹkam, Boʹche·ru, Ishʹma·el, She·a·riʹah, O·ba·diʹah, and Haʹnan. All of these were the sons of Aʹzel. 39  And the sons of his brother Eʹshek were Uʹlam his firstborn, Jeʹush the second, and E·liphʹe·let the third. 40  And the sons of Uʹlam were mighty warriors who could handle* the bow, and they had many sons and grandsons, numbering 150. All of these were descendants of Benjamin.


Lit., “field.”
Or possibly, “after he sent away his wives Hu­shim and Baara.”
Or “surrounding.”
Also called Ish-bosheth.
Also called Mephibosheth.
Lit., “who tread.”