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From Adam to Abraham

[a]Adam, Seth, Enosh; Kenan, Mahal′alel, Jared; Enoch, Methu′selah, Lamech; Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

The sons of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. The sons of Gomer: Ash′kenaz, Diphath, and Togar′mah. The sons of Javan: Eli′shah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Ro′danim.

The sons of Ham: Cush, Egypt, Put, and Canaan. The sons of Cush: Seba, Hav′ilah, Sabta, Ra′ama, and Sab′teca. The sons of Ra′amah: Sheba and Dedan. 10 Cush was the father of Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one in the earth.

11 Egypt was the father of Ludim, An′amim, Leha′bim, Naph′tuhim, 12 Pathru′sim, Caslu′him (whence came the Philistines), and Caph′torim.

13 Canaan was the father of Sidon his first-born, and Heth, 14 and the Jeb′usites, the Amorites, the Gir′gashites, 15 the Hivites, the Arkites, the Sinites, 16 the Ar′vadites, the Zem′arites, and the Ha′mathites.

17 The sons of Shem: Elam, Asshur, Arpach′shad, Lud, Aram, Uz, Hul, Gether, and Meshech. 18 Arpach′shad was the father of Shelah; and Shelah was the father of Eber. 19 To Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg (for in his days the earth was divided), and the name of his brother Joktan. 20 Joktan was the father of Almo′dad, Sheleph, Hazarma′veth, Jerah, 21 Hador′am, Uzal, Diklah, 22 Ebal, Abim′a-el, Sheba, 23 Ophir, Hav′ilah, and Jobab; all these were the sons of Joktan.

24 Shem, Arpach′shad, Shelah; 25 Eber, Peleg, Re′u; 26 Serug, Nahor, Terah; 27 Abram, that is, Abraham.

From Abraham to Jacob

28 The sons of Abraham: Isaac and Ish′mael. 29 These are their genealogies: the first-born of Ish′mael, Neba′ioth; and Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, 30 Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema, 31 Jetur, Naphish, and Ked′emah. These are the sons of Ish′mael. 32 The sons of Ketu′rah, Abraham’s concubine: she bore Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Mid′ian, Ishbak, and Shu′ah. The sons of Jokshan: Sheba and Dedan. 33 The sons of Mid′ian: Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abi′da, and Elda′ah. All these were the descendants of Ketu′rah.

34 Abraham was the father of Isaac. The sons of Isaac: Esau and Israel. 35 The sons of Esau: Eli′phaz, Reu′el, Je′ush, Jalam, and Korah. 36 The sons of Eli′phaz: Teman, Omar, Zephi, Gatam, Kenaz, Timna, and Am′alek. 37 The sons of Reu′el: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.

38 The sons of Se′ir: Lotan, Shobal, Zib′eon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. 39 The sons of Lotan: Hori and Homam; and Lotan’s sister was Timna. 40 The sons of Shobal: Al′ian, Man′ahath, Ebal, Shephi, and Onam. The sons of Zib′eon: A′iah and Anah. 41 The sons of Anah: Dishon. The sons of Dishon: Hamran, Eshban, Ithran, and Cheran. 42 The sons of Ezer: Bilhan, Za′avan, and Ja′akan. The sons of Dishan: Uz and Aran.

43 These are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the Israelites: Bela the son of Be′or, the name of whose city was Din′habah. 44 When Bela died, Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead. 45 When Jobab died, Husham of the land of the Te′manites reigned in his stead. 46 When Husham died, Hadad the son of Bedad, who defeated Mid′ian in the country of Moab, reigned in his stead; and the name of his city was Avith. 47 When Hadad died, Samlah of Masre′kah reigned in his stead. 48 When Samlah died, Sha′ul of Reho′both on the Euphra′tes reigned in his stead. 49 When Sha′ul died, Ba′al-ha′nan, the son of Achbor, reigned in his stead. 50 When Ba′al-ha′nan died, Hadad reigned in his stead; and the name of his city was Pa′i, and his wife’s name Mehet′abel the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Me′zahab. 51 And Hadad died.

The chiefs of Edom were: chiefs Timna, Al′iah, Jetheth, 52 Oholiba′mah, Elah, Pinon, 53 Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar, 54 Mag′di-el, and Iram; these are the chiefs of Edom.


  1. 1.1 Much space is given to genealogies in Chronicles. Post exilic Judaism was greatly interested in these in its efforts to preserve the race.

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