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1 Chronicles 4:9-10 New King James Version (NKJV)

Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name [a]Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.” 10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my [b]territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Chronicles 4:9 Lit. He Will Cause Pain
  2. 1 Chronicles 4:10 border
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

1 Chronicles 4:9-10 New Living Translation (NLT)

There was a man named Jabez who was more honorable than any of his brothers. His mother named him Jabez[a] because his birth had been so painful. 10 He was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and expand my territory! Please be with me in all that I do, and keep me from all trouble and pain!” And God granted him his request.

Footnotes:

  1. 4:9 Jabez sounds like a Hebrew word meaning “distress” or “pain.”
New Living Translation (NLT)

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1 Chronicles 4:9-10 New International Version (NIV)

Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez,[a] saying, “I gave birth to him in pain.” 10 Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Chronicles 4:9 Jabez sounds like the Hebrew for pain.
New International Version (NIV)

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1 Chronicles 4:9-10 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother named him Jabez saying, “Because I bore him with pain.” 10 Now Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from harm that it may not pain me!” And God granted him what he requested.

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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