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David’s Descendants

Now these were the sons of David who were born to him in Hebron:

the firstborn was Amnon, by Ahinoam the Jezreelite woman;

second, Daniel, by Abigail the Carmelite woman;

third, Absalom the son of Maacah the daughter of King Talmai of Geshur;

fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith;

fifth, Shephatiah by Abital; the sixth, Ithream by his wife Eglah.

Six were born to him in Hebron. There he reigned seven years and six months; then in Jerusalem he reigned 33 years.

These were born to him in Jerusalem:

Shimea, Shobab, Nathan and Solomon. These four were from Bath-shua[a] the daughter of Ammiel;

and the other nine were Ibhar, Elishama, Eliphelet, Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia, Elishama, Eliada and Eliphelet. All these were sons of David, besides his sons by the concubines. Tamar was their sister.

10 Solomon’s son was Rehoboam.

Abijah was his son,

Asa his son,

Jehoshaphat his son,

11 Joram his son,

Ahaziah his son,

Joash his son,

12 Amaziah his son,

Azariah his son,

Jotham his son,

13 Ahaz his son,

Hezekiah his son,

Manasseh his son,

14 Amon his son,

and Josiah his son.

15 The sons of Josiah:

Johanan the firstborn,

Jehoiakim the second,

Zedekiah the third,

and Shallum the fourth.

16 The sons of Jehoiakim:

Jeconiah was his son,

Zedekiah his son.

17 The sons of Jeconiah, the captive:

Shealtiel his son, 18 Malchiram, Pedaiah, Shenazzar, Jekamiah, Hoshama and Nedabiah.

19 The sons of Pedaiah:

Zerubbabel and Shimei.

The sons of Zerubbabel:

Meshullam and Hananiah; Shelomith was their sister, 20 and five others:

Hashubah, Ohel, Berechiah, Hasadiah and Jushabhesed.

21 The sons of Hananiah:

Pelatiah and Jeshaiah, whose son was Rephaiah, whose son was Arnan, whose son was Obadiah, whose son was Shecaniah.

22 The descendants of Shecaniah:

Shemaiah and sons Hatush, Igal, Bariah, Neariah, and Shaphat—six in all.

23 The sons of Neariah: Elioenai, Hizkiah and Azrikam—three in all.

24 The sons of Elioenai were Hodaviah, Eliashib, Pelaiah, Akkub, Johanan, Delaiah and Anani—seven in all.


  1. 1 Chronicles 3:5 Also known as Bethsheba.