1 Chronicles 2Expanded Bible (EXB)
2 The sons of Israel [C another name for Jacob] were Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, 2 Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
3 Judah’s sons were Er, Onan, and Shelah. A Canaanite woman, ·the daughter of Shua [or Bath-shua], was their mother. Judah’s ·first son [firstborn], Er, did ·what the Lord said was wicked [L evil in the Lord’s sight/eyes], so the Lord ·put him to death [killed him]. 4 Judah’s daughter-in-law Tamar gave birth to Perez and Zerah, giving Judah five sons in all [Gen. 38].
5 Perez’s sons were Hezron and Hamul.
6 Zerah had five sons: Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and ·Darda [or Dara; 1 Kin. 4:31].
7 Carmi’s son was ·Achan [or Achar; C “disaster”; Josh. 7:1], ·who caused trouble for [the troubler of] Israel because he ·took [stole] ·things [plunder] that had been ·given to the Lord to be destroyed [set apart/devoted to the Lord; Josh. 7:16–26].
8 Ethan’s son was Azariah.
9 Hezron’s sons were Jerahmeel, Ram, and ·Caleb [Chelubai; v. 18].
10 Ram was Amminadab’s father, and Amminadab was Nahshon’s father. Nahshon was the leader of the ·people [L sons] of Judah. 11 Nahshon was the father of ·Salmon [or Salma; Ruth 4:21], who was the father of Boaz. 12 Boaz was the father of Obed, and Obed was the father of Jesse.
13 Jesse’s ·first son [firstborn] was Eliab. His second son was Abinadab, his third was Shimea, 14 his fourth was Nethanel, his fifth was Raddai, 15 his sixth was Ozem, and his seventh son was David. 16 Their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. Zeruiah’s three sons were ·Abishai [or Abshai; 2 Sam. 2:18], Joab, and Asahel. 17 Abigail ·was the mother of [L gave birth to] Amasa, and his father was Jether, an Ishmaelite.
18 Caleb son of Hezron ·had [fathered] children by his wife Azubah and by Jerioth [C possibly two names for the same woman]. Caleb and Azubah’s sons were Jesher, Shobab, and Ardon. 19 When Azubah died, Caleb married Ephrath. They ·had [L gave birth to] a son named Hur, 20 who was the father of Uri, who was the father of Bezalel.
21 Later, when Hezron was sixty years old, he married the daughter of Makir, Gilead’s father. Hezron ·had sexual relations with [L went in to] Makir’s daughter, and she ·had [L gave birth to] a son named Segub. 22 Segub was the father of Jair. Jair ·controlled [held; owned; ruled] twenty-three cities in the ·country [land; territory] of Gilead. 23 (But Geshur and Aram ·captured [took] the Towns of Jair, as well as Kenath and the ·small towns [villages] around it—sixty towns in all.) All these were descendants of Makir, the father of Gilead.
24 After Hezron died ·in Caleb Ephrathah, his wife Abijah [or Caleb had sexual relations with Ephrath, his father Hezron’s wife, and she] ·had [L gave birth to] his son, named Ashhur. Ashhur became the father of Tekoa.
25 Hezron’s ·first son [firstborn] was Jerahmeel. Jerahmeel’s sons were Ram, Bunah, Oren, Ozem, and Ahijah. Ram was Jerahmeel’s ·first son [firstborn]. 26 Jerahmeel had another wife, named Atarah. She was the mother of Onam.
27 Jerahmeel’s ·first son [firstborn], Ram, had sons. They were Maaz, Jamin, and Eker.
28 Onam’s sons were Shammai and Jada.
Shammai’s sons were Nadab and Abishur.
29 Abishur’s wife was named Abihail, and ·their sons were [L she gave birth to] Ahban and Molid.
30 Nadab’s sons were Seled and Appaim. Seled died without having children.
31 Appaim’s son was Ishi, who became the father of Sheshan.
Sheshan was the father of Ahlai.
32 Jada was Shammai’s brother, and Jada’s sons were Jether and Jonathan. Jether died without having children.
33 Jonathan’s sons were Peleth and Zaza.
These were Jerahmeel’s descendants.
34 Sheshan did not have any sons, only daughters. He had a ·servant [slave] from Egypt named Jarha. 35 Sheshan let his daughter marry his ·servant [slave] Jarha, and she ·had [L gave birth to] a son named Attai.
36 Attai was the father of Nathan. Nathan was the father of Zabad. 37 Zabad was the father of Ephlal. Ephlal was the father of Obed. 38 Obed was the father of Jehu. Jehu was the father of Azariah. 39 Azariah was the father of Helez. Helez was the father of Eleasah. 40 Eleasah was the father of Sismai. Sismai was the father of Shallum. 41 Shallum was the father of Jekamiah, and Jekamiah was the father of Elishama.
42 Caleb was Jerahmeel’s brother. Caleb’s ·first son [firstborn] was Mesha. Mesha was the father of Ziph, and his son Mareshah was the father of Hebron.
43 Hebron’s sons were Korah, Tappuah, Rekem, and Shema. 44 Shema was the father of Raham, who was the father of Jorkeam. Rekem was the father of Shammai. 45 Shammai was the father of Maon, and Maon was the father of Beth Zur. 46 Caleb’s ·slave woman [concubine; C a secondary wife] was named Ephah, and she ·was the mother of [L gave birth to] Haran, Moza, and Gazez. Haran was the father of Gazez.
47 Jahdai’s sons were Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah, and Shaaph.
48 Caleb had another ·slave woman [concubine; C a secondary wife] named Maacah. She ·was the mother of [L gave birth to] Sheber, Tirhanah, 49 Shaaph, and Sheva. Shaaph was the father of Madmannah. Sheva was the father of Macbenah and Gibea. Caleb’s daughter was Acsah.
52 Shobal was the father of Kiriath Jearim. Shobal’s descendants were Haroeh, half the Manahathites, 53 and the ·family groups [clans] of Kiriath Jearim: the Ithrites, Puthites, Shumathites, and Mishraites. The Zorathites and the Eshtaolites ·came [descended; L went forth] from the Mishraite people.
54 Salma’s descendants were Bethlehem, the Netophathites, Atroth Beth Joab, half the Manahathites, and the Zorites. 55 His descendants included the families who lived at Jabez, who ·wrote and copied important papers [were scribes]. They were called the Tirathites, Shimeathites, and Sucathites and were from the Kenite ·family group [clan] who came from Hammath. He was the father of the ·people living in [L house of] Recab.
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