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Generations of Saul

And (A)Benjamin [a]became the father of Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, (B)Aharah the third,
Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth.
Bela had sons: [b]Addar, Gera, Abihud,
Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah,
Gera, Shephuphan, and Huram.
These are the sons of Ehud: these are the heads of fathers’ households of the inhabitants of Geba, and they took them away into exile to Manahath,
namely, Naaman, Ahijah, and Gera—he took them away into exile; and he became the father of Uzza and Ahihud.
Shaharaim became the father of children in the [c]country of Moab after he had [d]sent away Hushim and Baara his wives.
By Hodesh his wife he became the father of Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malcam,
10 Jeuz, Sachia, Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of fathers’ households.
11 By Hushim he became the father of Abitub and Elpaal.
12 The sons of Elpaal were Eber, Misham, and Shemed, who built Ono and Lod, with its towns;
13 and Beriah and Shema, who were heads of fathers’ households of the inhabitants of Aijalon, who made the inhabitants of Gath flee;
14 and [e]Ahio, Shashak, and Jeremoth.
15 Zebadiah, Arad, Eder,
16 Michael, Ishpah, and Joha were the sons of Beriah.
17 Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber,
18 Ishmerai, Izliah, and Jobab were the sons of Elpaal.
19 Jakim, Zichri, Zabdi,
20 Elienai, Zillethai, Eliel,
21 Adaiah, Beraiah, and Shimrath were the sons of [f]Shimei.
22 Ishpan, Eber, Eliel,
23 Abdon, Zichri, Hanan,
24 Hananiah, Elam, Anthothijah,
25 Iphdeiah and Penuel were the sons of Shashak.
26 Shamsherai, Shehariah, Athaliah,
27 Jaareshiah, Elijah, and Zichri were the sons of Jeroham.
28 These were heads of the fathers’ households according to their generations, the heads [g]who lived in Jerusalem.
29 (C)Now in Gibeon, Jeiel the father of Gibeon lived, and his wife’s name was Maacah;
30 and his firstborn son was Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Nadab,
31 Gedor, Ahio, and [h]Zecher.
32 Mikloth became the father of [i]Shimeah. And they also lived with their [j]relatives in Jerusalem opposite their other [k]relatives.
33 (D)Ner became the father of Kish,
and Kish became the father of Saul,
and Saul became the father of Jonathan, Malchi-shua, [l]Abinadab, and [m]Eshbaal.
34 The son of Jonathan was [n]Merib-baal,
and Merib-baal became the father of Micah.
35 The sons of Micah were Pithon, Melech, [o]Tarea, and Ahaz.
36 Ahaz became the father of [p]Jehoaddah,
and Jehoaddah became the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri;
and Zimri became the father of Moza.
37 Moza became the father of Binea; [q]Raphah was his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son.
38 Azel had six sons, and these were their names: Azrikam, Bocheru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan.
All these were the sons of Azel.
39 The sons of Eshek his brother were Ulam his firstborn, Jeush the second, and Eliphelet the third.
40 The sons of Ulam were mighty men of valor, archers, and had many sons and grandsons, 150 of them.
All these were of the sons of Benjamin.


  1. 1 Chronicles 8:1 Lit begot, so in ch
  2. 1 Chronicles 8:3 In Gen 46:21 and Num 26:40, Ard
  3. 1 Chronicles 8:8 Lit field
  4. 1 Chronicles 8:8 Lit sent them away
  5. 1 Chronicles 8:14 Or his brothers
  6. 1 Chronicles 8:21 In v 13, Shema
  7. 1 Chronicles 8:28 Lit these
  8. 1 Chronicles 8:31 In ch 9:37, Zechariah
  9. 1 Chronicles 8:32 In 9:38, Shimeam
  10. 1 Chronicles 8:32 Lit brothers
  11. 1 Chronicles 8:32 Lit brothers
  12. 1 Chronicles 8:33 In 1 Sam 14:49, Ishvi
  13. 1 Chronicles 8:33 In 2 Sam 2:8, Ish-bosheth
  14. 1 Chronicles 8:34 In 2 Sam 4:4, Mephibosheth
  15. 1 Chronicles 8:35 In 9:41, Tahrea
  16. 1 Chronicles 8:36 In 9:42, Jarah
  17. 1 Chronicles 8:37 In 9:43, Rephaiah